Dr. Donald McCain Chosen for Nobility in Science Award

May 16, 2016


Donald A. McCain, M.D., PhD, FACS, co-director, Pancreas Center, Hackensack University Medical Center, vice-chairman, chief of Surgical Oncology and co-chief of Gastrointestinal Oncology at John Theurer Cancer Center.

Dr. Donald McCain, co-director, Pancreas Center at Hackensack University Medical Center and vice-chairman of John Theurer Cancer Center, received the Nobility in Science Award from the NJ Chapter of the National Pancreas Foundation. This award is given to a physician who has shown compassion, dedication, innovation and leadership in the care and treatment of patients with pancreatic cancer.

A board-certified surgical oncologist, Dr. McCain is also chief of Surgical Oncology and co-chief of Gastrointestinal Oncology at John Theurer Cancer Center and specializes in pancreas, gastric cancer, colorectal cancer, hepatobiliary cancer, melanoma, sarcoma and micrometastases.

“I applaud the National Pancreas Foundation for recognizing Dr. McCain.  He shows deep compassion for his patients and is dedicated to providing the best care and treatment,” said Martin Karpeh Jr., M.D., chairman, Department of Surgery at HackensackUMC.

Dr. McCain holds an academic appointment at Rutgers, New Jersey Medical School.  Prior to joining HackensackUMC, he completed his surgical oncology fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City.  He holds memberships in several key national and regional professional organizations.

“Dr. McCain is recognized as a truly innovative surgical oncologist in pursuit of excellence in cancer care throughout his career,” said Andre Goy, M.D., M.S., chairman and director and chief of lymphoma, John Theurer Cancer Center.

The Nobility in Science Award was presented to Dr. McCain at the “Party for a Cure 2016 Event” benefitting the National Pancreas Foundation New Jersey Chapter on May 15, 2016 at Macaluso’s in Hawthorne, NJ.

Photo: Donald A. McCain, M.D., PhD, FACS, co-director, Pancreas Center, Hackensack University Medical Center, vice-chairman, chief of Surgical Oncology and co-chief of Gastrointestinal Oncology at John Theurer Cancer Center; Evangeline Epper, BSN RN- CGRN, chair NJ Chapter National Pancreas Foundation, HackensackUMC; Rosario Ligresti, M.D., FASGE, medical director, NJ Chapter National Pancreas Foundation, co-director, Pancreas Center, and chief, Gastroenterology, HackensackUMC.

About John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center
John Theurer Cancer Center is New Jersey’s largest and most comprehensive cancer center dedicated to the diagnosis, treatment, management, research, screenings, preventive care, as well as survivorship of patients with all types of cancer.  Each year, more people in the New Jersey/New York metropolitan area turn to John Theurer Cancer Center for cancer care than to any other facility in New Jersey. The 14 specialized divisions feature a team of medical, research, nursing and support staff with specialized expertise that translates into more advanced, focused care for all patients. John Theurer Cancer Center provides comprehensive multidisciplinary care, state of the art technology, and access to clinical trials, compassionate care and medical expertise— all under one roof. Physicians at John Theurer Cancer Center are members of Regional Cancer Care Associates, one of the nation’s largest professional hematology/oncology groups. For more information please visit www.jtcancercenter.org.

About Hackensack University Medical Center
HackensackUMC, a 775- bed nonprofit teaching and research hospital located in Bergen County, NJ, is the largest provider of inpatient and outpatient services in the state. Founded in 1888 as the county’s first hospital, it is the flagship hospital of Hackensack University Health Network, one of the largest health networks in the state comprised of 1,717 beds, more than 10,000 team members and 3,300 credentialed physicians. HackensackUMC was listed as the number one hospital in New Jersey in U.S. News & World Report’s 2015-16 Best Hospital rankings – maintaining its place atop the NJ rankings since the rating system was introduced. It was also named one of the top four New York Metro Area hospitals. HackensackUMC is one of only five major academic medical centers in the nation to receive Healthgrades America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award for five or more years in a row. The medical center is one of the top 25 green hospitals in the country according to Practice Greenhealth, and received 24 Gold Seals of Approval™ by The Joint Commission – more than any other hospital in the country. It was the first hospital in New Jersey and second in the nation to become a Magnet® recognized hospital for nursing excellence; receiving its fifth consecutive designation in 2014. HackensackUMC has created an entire campus of award-winning care, including: the John Theurer Cancer Center; the Heart & Vascular Hospital; and the Sarkis and Siran Gabrellian Women’s and Children’s Pavilion, which houses the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital and Donna A. Sanzari Women’s Hospital, which was designed with The Deirdre Imus Environmental Health Center and listed on the Green Guide’s list of Top 10 Green Hospitals in the U.S. HackensackUMC is the Hometown Hospital of the New York Giants and the New York Red Bulls and is Official Medical Services Provider to The Barclays PGA Golf Tournament. It remains committed to its community through fundraising and community events. To learn more, visit www.HackensackUMC.org.