01. Doctor Overview

Doctor Overview

Dr. Bruce Haffty has more than two decades of experience diagnosing and treating cancer. Previously, Dr. Haffty served as professor and chairman of the Department of Radiation Oncology at the UMDNJ’s Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Currently, he serves as Chief of Staff and Chair of Radiation Oncology at the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey. He also acts as Associate Vice Chancellor for Cancer Programs at Rutgers.

Dr. Haffty has also been involved with many medical societies and organizations over the course of his career. He recently served as president of the American Board of Radiology, as well as president and Chairman of the Board of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO). Dr. Haffty is also the past president of the American Radium Society, past chairman of the Residency Review Committee in Radiation Oncology. He currently serves on the RSNA Board of Directors.

Dr. Haffty has authored and co-authored over 300 medical articles and studies, and is presently an associate editor of the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

02. Fast Facts

Doctor Fast Facts

Main Specialty: Radiation Oncology

Other Interests & Specialties: General radiation oncology, head and neck cancers, breast cancer, proton beam therapy and clinical trials.

Certifications, Awards & Accolades: American Board of Radiology Certification in Radiation Oncology,Distinguished Service Award, Inside Jersey Top Doctors for Cancer Award, Inside Jersey Magazine Top Doctors Award, Top Doctors: New York Metro Area Award, New York Magazine: Top Doctors Award, America’s Top Doctors Award, Outstanding Educator of the Year, America’s Top Doctors for Cancer Award, Inside Jersey Top Doctors for Women’s Health Award, Distinguished Radiation Oncologist, Annual Oration in Radiation Oncology, Norman H Edelman Clinical Science Mentoring Award, Leadership in Patient Care Award, New Jersey Savvy Living Award, Top Cancer Doctors in America, America’s Top Doctors for Cancer, Redbook Magazine: Top Breast Cancer Doctors, Top Doctors in New York

Education & Experience:

  • Residency for Radiation Oncology at Yale New Haven Children’s Center
  • Medical Degree from Yale University School of Medicine
  • Masters of Science from Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  • Bachelors of Science from the University of Massachusetts
03. Publications


Local recurrence of breast cancer after breast conservation therapy in patients examined by means of stereotactic core-needle biopsyRadiology. December 2002;225(3):707-712. doi: 10.1148/radiol.2253011698

Correlation of clinical and pathologic features with outcome in patients with ductal carcinoma in situ of the breast treated with breast-conserving surgery and radiotherapyInternational Journal of Radiation Oncology, biology, physics. December 2002;54(5):1331-5.

Frequent alterations of Smad signaling in human head and neck squamous cell carcinomas: a tissue microarray analysisOncology Research. 2003;14(2):61-73. doi: 10.3727/000000003108748612