Andrew L. Pecora, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.P.E.

Chief Innovation Officer, Professor and Vice President of Cancer Services

When Andrew L. Pecora, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.P.E., President Physician Enterprise, Chief Innovation Officer, joined John Theurer Cancer Center Hackensack Meridian Health, he elevated cancer care to the department level and reorganized cancer services into 14 separate divisions. His accomplishments include the aggressive recruitment of leading oncologists from all over the United States, the addition of innovative basic research and clinical trials, the expansion of patient care services, and the acquisition of new state-of-the-art technology that has helped make the John Theurer Cancer Center one of that nation’s top 50 best cancer centers – the only one in New Jersey with this designation.

A certified Hematologist/Oncologist, Dr. Pecora is recognized internationally as one of the world’s foremost experts in blood and marrow stem cell transplantation, cellular medicine and immunology research. In 1989, he spearheaded the development of John Theurer Cancer Center’s Adult Blood and Marrow Stem Cell Transplantation Program and is responsible for many advancements used in stem cell transplantation today. Dr. Pecora’s current research involves developing vaccines and other cellular medicine techniques that boost the capabilities of a patient’s own immune system to fight cancer and targeted therapies that destroy cancer cells. His research has been published extensively in prestigious medical journals and he is a frequently requested lecturer at conferences all over the world. Dr. Pecora’s award-winning research is funded by the National Cancer Institute, Amgen, Merck and the AHEPA Research Foundation.

Medical Education

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
Certified Physician Executive, American College of Physician Executives

Board Certified

Internal Medicine, Physician and Surgeon (state of NY)

Residency / Fellowship

Residency: Department of Internal Medicine, The New York Hospital, New     York, NY
Fellowship: Hematology-Oncology: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY

Research Interests

Skin and Sarcoma
Bone Marrow Transplantation


Skin and Sarcoma
Stem Cell Transplantation

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