From left back: Dr. Ashish Khot; Marlene Schmitz, APN; Dr. Joshua Strauss; Dr. Charlesse Pondt
From left front: Dr. Kan Huang; Dr. Maithili Rao; Brittany Gehm, APN
Maithili Rao, MD
ADVANCED CARE ONCOLOG Y & HEMATOLOGY ASSOCIATES, LLC
385 Morris Avenue, Suite 100, Springfield, NJ 07081
741 Northfield Avenue, West Orange, NJ 07052
973-379-2111 • njacoha.com
Dr. Maithili Rao founded Advanced Care Oncology & Hematology Associates (ACOHA), one of the premier practices of its kind in the region,
with the vision of bringing integrated 360-degree care to patients. Dr. Rao, along with Drs. Ashish Khot, Charlesse Pondt, Joshua Strauss and
Kan Huang, and nurse practitioners Marlene Schmitz and Brittany Gehm, o;ers the most advanced, individualized and compassionate
The ACOHA team specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of all types of cancers and blood disorders. With clinical pharmacists and
oncology nurses on site, this patient-centered group administers chemotherapy, iron infusions and blood transfusions, while employing
cutting-edge medical technology and laboratory services. Dr. Rao and her colleagues also manage complex hematology issues for high-risk
pregnancies, enroll patients in clinical trials, and provide genetic counseling and testing as well as palliative care.
“We have created a unique setting for treating cancer,” Dr. Rao says. People see world-class practitioners here, navigators to coordinate their
care. We treat patients holistically, dedicating ourselves to fully meeting both clinical and emotional needs.” Thanks to satisfied patients and
referring doctors, this is one of the fastest growing practices in the region, while maintaining the highest-quality care.
Board certified in medical oncology and hematology, Dr. Rao lectures nationwide on genetics, cancer, hematology and emerging treatments.
HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS: Overlook Medical Center, Summit; Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston; Morristown Medical Center; Saint
Clare’s Hospital, Denville. MEDICAL TRAINING: Saint Barnabas Medical Center (chief resident); University of Rochester (fellowship).