Our Springfield Oncology Transfusion Center

Dr. Maithili Rao founded ACOHA with the vision of building an integrated approach to treating cancer and blood disorders, with a focus on excelling at patient care and quality. The practice has now grown to 3 locations in Morristown, Springfield/Short Hills and West Orange/Livingston areas. Prior to ACOHA, Dr. Rao established an extremely busy and successful practice in Morris county with offices at Carol Simon Cancer Center in Morristown Memorial Hospital and Cancer Care at Saint Clare’s Denville Hospital. She was voted NJ Monthly Magazine’s “Top Doctor” in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 – and was featured on the cover of 2013 issue.

Dr. Rao is a national speaker in the area of Genetics and other cutting edge treatments in the areas of Oncology and Hematology. With her many community outreach programs, and active involvement in cancer fund raising, Dr. Rao has solidified a strong presence in community treating all areas of hematological and oncological issues. She has a special interest in breast and ovarian cancer, leukemia, genetics, and management of complex hematology issues for high risk pregnancy patients.

Advanced Care Oncology & Hematology Associates has transformed the way patients are treated by encompassing a 360 degree integrated approach of treating patients in a private setting. We care for adults with a wide range of blood disorders and cancers.

Our Sprinfield Facility Features:

  • On-site Infusion Suite
  • Chemotherapy
  • IV Iron, Reclast
  • On-site Lab Services
  • Licensed CBC Machine
  • Coumadin Management/INR
  • Blood Transfusions
  • Genetic Counseling and Testing
  • Bone Marrow Aspiration and Biopsy
  • Supportive Care and Pain Management
  • Nutrition Counseling

Covering the Short Hills, Millburn, Summit, Chatham, Madison, Westfield, Berkeley Heights, Mountainside, New Providence, Scotch Plains,Kenilworth, Clark, Linden, Roselle Park, Cranford, Union, Elizabeth, Rahway, Edison, Roselle, Metuchen, Irvington, Hillside, Bernardsville, Gillette, Warren, Watchung areas.

Charlesse Pondt, M.D.

Dr. Pondt completed her Hematology and Oncology Fellowship at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center. She finished her residency and internship at Cornell University, New York, NY.

Charlesse maintains a special interest in management of patients with breast and gynecological cancers, management of complex hematological issues in high risk pregnancy patients and sickle cell patients.

Joshua Strauss, M.D.

Dr. Joshua Strauss is a Hematologist-Oncologist who is trained in all malignancies and blood disorders. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a BA in chemistry and went on to earn his medical degree at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, where he graduated with special distinction for research in medical oncology. After finishing his residency at New York University Medical Center, he completed his fellowship at the world-renowned New York Presbyterian-Columbia University Medical Center in NY, where he participated in high level research and published several peer reviewed articles in the area of gastrointestinal cancer.

He maintains membership in national organizations including American Society of Clinical Oncology, American Society of Hematology and American Medical Association. In his practice he strives to incorporate the most up to date knowledge in the field with an approach geared to the needs of each individual patient. He especially takes pride in treating his patients with compassion and going the extra mile to deliver the best care possible. 

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