James Orsini, MD
Dr. Orsini is the Director of Oncology at Clara Maass Medical Center in Belleville. He is the founder of Essex Oncology, where he partners with fellow oncologists John Conti, Said Saleh, Alan Lippman, Hemalatha Vasireddy and Sita Yerramalli. Dr. Orsini completed his residency at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, and completed oncology fellowships at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Mt. Sinai Medical Center. In 2013 Dr. Orsini was appointed to the University Hospital Board of Directors and is currently serving on the Quality Care, Strategic Planning, Audit, and Governance and Ethics Committees. He has earned many honors for his work, including being named one of New Jersey’s Top Doctors. He is the former President of the Oncology Society of New Jersey and the Essex County Chapter of the American Cancer Society, and was also named Chairman of the Essex County Medical Society Committee on Cancer. Dr. Orsini was recently appointed to the Physician’s Practice Review Panel of the New Jersey State Board of Medical Examiners by Acting Governor Richard Codey. His work in Italy led to the publication of one of the first medical reports on the adjuvant treatment of node-negative breast cancer with systemic chemotherapy. Dr. Orsini’s commitment to the field of oncology led to the opening of the first dedicated oncology unit in the North Jersey area, at the Clara Maass Medical Center. Dr. Orsini has an office in Bologna, Italy as a result of his affiliation with world-renowned tenor Andrea Bocelli. His involvement in the care of Mr. Bocelli’s father was rewarded by the dedication of the Camera di Benessere (Room of Healing) by Mr. Bocelli at the Clara Maass Medical Center, as well as a concert dedicated to the St. Barnabas Healthcare System by Mr. Bocelli at the Meadowlands Arena. Dr. Orsini has traveled to Italy on numerous occasions for consultative work for the Italian citizens.