DR. M. MICHELE BLACKWOOD was recently appointed to an expanded role as Chief, Section Breast Surgery at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and as Professor of Surgery at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Blackwood wears many hats—as a busy clinician and as an administrator.

In addition, she serves as Medical Director at The Center for Breast Health and Disease Management at the Barnabas Health Ambulatory Care Center. As Northern Regional Director for RWJBH, Dr. Blackwood oversees breast cancer surgical and clinical services, programs and initiatives at Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC), Clara Maass Medical Center (CMMC), Jersey City Medical Center (JCMC) and Newark Beth Israel (NBI).

A dedicated breast surgeon, Dr. Blackwood obtained her bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University and graduated with her medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina. She completed her internship and residency at The Stamford Hospital, and a fellowship with the Breast Service from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY. She is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and is certified by the American Board of Surgery. In addition, her various academic appointments include Clinical Instructor, New York Medical College and Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Surgery, Columbia University. She is currently confirmed as an Assistant Professor of Surgery, Rutgers University.

Dr. Blackwood has published several articles in professional publications, including The Lancet and The Journal of Trauma, and served on the Editorial Review Board for Women in Medicine Journal. She is a frequent guest on national and local media programs including Fox Five Television, WOR Radio, “60 Minutes,” The Montel Williams Show, CBS News, Good Day New York, More Magazine, and CBS’s Early Show, among others.

Dr Blackwood has been honored by Castle Connolly’s “Best Doctors” lists for over 15 years. She recently was the Medical honoree for The American Cancer Society.

Dr. Blackwood is a member of Barnabas Health Medical Group and affiliated with Saint Barnabas Medical Center.