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James Vincent Fetten, M.D.


Clinical Interests

General Oncology

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 475-8700

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I find the practice of oncology challenging and rewarding. I am humbled by the profound courage of my patients who are facing life-threatening illness.

Assisting my patients along their journey is the most meaningful way I can spend my time, caring for them the way I would expect to be cared for -- with dedication, experience and compassion.

My free time is spent with my wife and three children. We enjoy most outdoor activities and I can frequently be found hiking or backpacking in the high peaks area of the Adirondacks all year round.

Conditions I Treat

- Lung cancer
- Breast cancer
- Colon cancer
- Pancreatic cancer
- Prostate cancer
- Gastric cancer
- Esophageal cancer
- Head and neck cancers
- Lymphoma
- Melanoma
- Myeloma

Professional Background

Dr. Fetten earned his medical degree from Rutgers Medical School. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine and fellowship in Oncology and Hematology at Cornell University Hospital Program and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center respectively, in New York, New York.

During Dr. Fetten's oncology fellowship at Sloan-Kettering, he was the recipient of the Clinical Scholar's Biomedical Research Training Award and received a Clinical Investigator Award from the National Cancer Institute.

Dr. Fetten is board certified in Oncology, Hematology and Internal Medicine and was a principal investigator for numerous clinical studies, and has authored many publications. Dr. Fetten is a member of The American Society of Clinical Oncology and American Society of Hematology and is a fellow of The American College of Physicians.

He is the past president of the Monroe County Medical Society.



  • Hematology - American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Medical Oncology - American Board of Internal Medicine


BS | Seton Hall University
Arts & Sciences

MD | Coll Med/Dent NJ-NJ Med School

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/1986 - 06/30/1991
Fellowship in Hematology/Oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

07/01/1984 - 06/30/1986
Residency in Internal Medicine at North Shore University Hospital

07/01/1983 - 06/30/1984
Internship in Internal Medicine at North Shore University Hospital

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