Carla Hajj, MD

About Me

I am a radiation oncologist who has extensive experience in caring for people with a variety of cancers. My practice is located at Memorial Sloan Kettering Monmouth in New Jersey and my goal is to offer personalized care that is based on science and compassion.

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Communication is key to maximizing quality of life for my patients. That’s why I always take time to speak with them and their families about their diagnosis, concerns, and treatment goals. I am also in constant communication with a team of experts from many different areas, including medical and surgical oncology, radiology, and pathology.

I have significant experience in treating a wide range of tumors using advanced techniques, including intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS)/stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT), and image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT). These techniques allow me to deliver radiation directly to a precise area, while minimizing damage to healthy tissue. 

I also conduct clinical research at MSK’s Manhattan location. My research focuses on gastrointestinal cancers and lymphomas. It involves two main areas: studying predictors of response to radiotherapy using next-generation sequencing and introducing investigational drugs into the clinic.

Cancer can be frightening, and can shake patients and their families to their roots. I want my patients to know they are not in this alone, and that they have an entire team of experts here to support them.

  • Clinical Expertise: Colon Cancer; Gallbladder & Bile Duct Cancers; Pancreatic Cancer; Stomach (Gastric) Cancer; Liver Cancer; Esophageal Cancer; Rectal Cancer; Lymphoma; Lung Cancer Metastatic Disease; Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT); Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS); Image-Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT)
  • Languages Spoken: English; Arabic; French
  • Education: MD, Université Saint Joseph (Lebanon)
  • Residencies: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Fellowships: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center


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Clinical Trials

As home to one of the world’s top cancer research centers, Memorial Sloan Kettering is typically involved in more than 900 clinical trials at a given time. Currently, clinical trials focused on the conditions I treat are enrolling new patients. If you’re interested in joining a clinical trial, click to learn about the trial’s purpose, eligibility criteria, and how to get more information.

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Most major health insurers offer plans that include MSK as one of their in-network providers. If MSK is in-network, it means all our doctors are too. Medicaid and New York State Medicare also provide benefits for care at MSK.

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