Edward J. Licitra, MD, PhD

Medical Oncology, Hematology

Languages: English

Internal Medicine, UMDNJ Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Piscataway, NJ
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Medical School, Piscataway, NJ
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Research Award, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Department of Internal Medicine Outstanding PGY2 Resident; New Jersey Monthly Magazine, Top Doctor; NJ Top Docs, Top Doctor
Medical Oncology, UMDNJ Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Piscataway, NJ

“Being able to help you through one of the most difficult times in your life is among the many reasons I chose this field. My hope is that, with individualized treatment, you can lead productive and meaningful lives… and enjoy your friends, families, and all that life has to offer. Whether you are struggling physically or emotionally, my skills and training, along with years of experience, allow me to support you with effective care. I believe my goal-oriented, compassionate approach is key to successful, exceptional cancer care.”

Patient Reviews

  • "Dr Licitra has been my doctor for more than 10 years. He is always compassionate and courteous and helped me to become a cancer survivor. I’m very grateful to be his patient."
      5.0 Stars - (2024-04-18)
  • "Dr. Licitra is wonderful. I have been going to him for many years now. He has been very caring and compassionate throughout my treatments and follow up appts. He has always made himself available to answer any questions I have had and address my concerns as well. I highly recommend Dr. Licitra and his practice and am truly grateful for all they have done for me and my family."
      5.0 Stars - (2024-04-11)
  • "I am grateful for the knowledge, and care that is given at Astera. Dr. Licitra and the staff are great. I am glad that I chose this group."
      5.0 Stars - (2024-03-31)
  • "Dr. Licitra is not only my absolute favorite doctor!! He is kind and has empathy! He has helped me with so much over the years. I know I can always go to him for his opinion with any of my medical needs."
      5.0 Stars - (2024-02-29)
  • "My husband and I were beyond pleased with the East Brunswick Astera staff and especially with Dr. Licitra. He has a very calm and caring approach with patients, is very thorough, answers all questions completely, and explains everything fully. The staff is very pleasant, knowledgeable and efficient, and we were seen for our appointment in a very timely manner. The lab staff was excellent as well. We highly recommend Astera."
      5.0 Stars - (2024-01-25)
  • "Great staff and Dr licitra is very compassionate, caring,and understanding I've been his patient for years the best"
      5.0 Stars - (2024-01-18)
  • "Dr. Licitra is brilliant and has an exemplary bedside manner."
      5.0 Stars - (2023-12-01)
      5.0 Stars - (2023-11-23)
  • "Dr. Licitra demonstrates great concern for the success of the treatment as well as the patient’s ability to tolerate it."
      5.0 Stars - (2023-11-10)
  • "Dr Licitra has been my advisor through years of battling several different flavors of cancer. Always comes up with an answer and has gotten me enlisted with the best facilities and doctors for some unique & complex treatments and surgeries."
      5.0 Stars - (2023-11-08)