Donald A. McCain, MD, PhD, a Surgical Oncologist in Private Practice / with the John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack



Get to know Surgical Oncologist Dr. Donald A. McCain, who serves patients in New Jersey & New York.


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(YorkPedia Editorial):- New York City, New York Jul 6, 2021 ( – Recognized as the face of surgical oncology, Dr. McCain’s major interests are melanoma, gastric cancer, colorectal cancer, hepatobiliary cancer, sarcomas, and micrometastases. He is the Chief of Surgical Oncology (Department of surgery) and Vice Chairman of the John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center.

He opened his private practice in 2000 and, in 2015, he opened his second practice in New York to accommodate patients in the city. He has credentials in New Jersey’s Holy Name Medical Center and Mountainside Medical Center & New York’s Lenox Hill Hospital.

“When I operate on someone, I know exactly who that person is, what the problem is that he or she has, and what are the likely ways in which I’m going to fix it. I don’t operate on anyone if I haven’t thought of at least five different ways to do their surgery. Regardless of what I encounter, there’s a backup plan and a further backup plan” expressed Dr. McCain.

Alongside his clinical work, he holds an academic appointment as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School.

Academically, Dr. McCain received a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from C.U.N.Y. in 1986, as well as a Master of Science degree in 1988 and a Ph.D. in 1989 in molecular biophysics from Albert Einstein College of Medicine, NY Columbia University Graduate Programs. He continued on to receive his medical degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 1991.

His surgical residency was completed at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York from 1991-1996, followed by his fellowship in surgical oncology at the world-renowned Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York in 1998.

Providing the best surgical care for cancer, he is board-certified in general surgery by the American Board of Surgery (ABS). The ABS is an independent, non-profit organization located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, founded for the purpose of certifying surgeons who have met a defined standard of education, training, and knowledge.

Holding memberships in several key national and regional professional organizations, Dr. McCain is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the American Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association, the International Society of Gastrointestinal Oncology, the National Pancreas Foundation, the Society of Surgical Oncology, and the American College of Surgeons (Fellow).

Not only has he published his work extensively but he has been recognized throughout his career for research excellence in areas including gastric cancer, colorectal cancer, and hepatobiliary cancer.

Surgical oncology is the branch of surgery applied to oncology. It focuses on the surgical management of tumors, especially cancerous tumors. A surgical oncologist removes the tumor and nearby tissue during surgery. He or she also performs certain types of biopsies to help diagnose cancer.

As a way to give back to those who deserve it most, Dr. McCain volunteers to provide Vets at the East Orange VA Hospital with expertise in cancer care.

From the inception of his career, he has been a recipient of many awards, including Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2015, 2018) and the Patients’ Choice Award (2018). In 2016, the National Pancreas Foundation honored Dr. McCain with the Nobility in Science Award, which is given to a physician who has shown compassion, dedication, innovation, and leadership in the care and treatment of patients with pancreatic cancer.

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