Head & Neck Surgical Oncologist

Kenneth Newkirk, M.D.
Medical Director
Head and Neck Oncology Surgery
Jersey Shore University Medical Center

Kenneth Newkirk, M.D.

Kenneth Newkirk, M.D. is the Medical Director for the Head and Neck Oncology Surgery Program at Jersey Shore University Medical Center for Meridian Cancer Care's multidisciplinary team. Dr. Newkirk is a Board Certified Otolaryngologist, Head and Neck Surgeon, a Diplomat of the American Board of Otolaryngology, a Fellow of the American Head and Neck Society and the American College of Surgeons, as well as a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery. He is a graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, NY and completed fellowships in Head and Neck Surgical Oncology at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX and Lombardi Cancer Center in Washington, DC.


  • Otolaryngology

Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology


  • Bayshore Community Hospital
  • Jersey Shore University Medical Center
  • Riverview Medical Center
  • Southern Ocean Medical Center

Areas of Interest

  • Head and Neck Malignancies
  • Head and Neck Oncology

Education and Training

Medical School:

  • Mount Sinai School of Medicine


  • MedStar-Georgetown University Hospital


  • MedStar-Georgetown University Hospital
  • MedStar-Georgetown University Hospital


  • Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center

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