Press Release

For Immediate Release
Feb 8, 2012
Contact : Tom Paolella, Public Relations Manager  

Debra Camal, M.D. Named Medical Director of the Breast Program Under Meridian Cancer Care


Red Bank, NJ - Riverview Medical Center today announced Debra Camal, M.D., FACS, a highly-regarded breast surgeon, has taken on a new and expanded role with Meridian Health, as medical director of the breast program under Meridian Cancer Care.

Dr. Camal has been a part of Meridian Health for a number of years, practicing at Riverview Medical Center. Dr. Camal and Meridian Health are widely known for providing exceptional breast cancer care. As medical director, Dr. Camal will work closely with Mark Krasna, M.D., medical director of Meridian Cancer Care, to redesign, rethink, and re-imagine the delivery of breast cancer services within the continuum of care at Meridian Health, to provide the optimal clinical and service experience for patients and their families. 

“This new role allows me to bring my passion for patient care and my commitment to advancing breast cancer care in New Jersey to a new level,” says Debra Camal, M.D., medical director of the breast program at Meridian Health. “Meridian Health treats its patients, physicians, and team members like family, and I am pleased to be a part of the team.”

Drs. Camal and Krasna will work collaboratively with the medical staff at Meridian Health, the medical staff and research team at The Cancer Institute of New Jersey (CINJ), and leading clinicians across the nation to design, adopt, and implement the most current protocols, practices, clinical trials, and standards of breast cancer care based on a multi-disciplinary prospective approach and patient-centered care.

“Patient-centered, multi-disciplinary cancer care, where the team reaches a consensus before any treatment is delivered is the paradigm for Meridian Cancer Care,” according to Dr. Krasna. “Dr. Camal brings exceptional expertise that will help us drive innovation within the breast program at Meridian Health.”

Dr. Camal will also play a key role as one of several physician chairs for this year’s annual Paint the Town Pink, a week-long community-wide event to raise awareness of the importance of breast cancer prevention, detection, and treatment. Paint the Town Pink 2012 runs from May 4 – May 12. For more information visit

Dr. Camal has also recently joined the medical staff at Bayshore Community Hospital and together with Dr. Krasna, will create a new experience in women’s services and for breast cancer patients in Northern Monmouth County.

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About Riverview Medical Center
Riverview Medical Center, a member of the Meridian Health Family, is a 463-bed not-for-profit community hospital located on the Navesink River in Red Bank, New Jersey. Riverview Medical Center provides health care programs and services in all major medical disciplines including: maternity, oncology, orthopedics and rehabilitation, neurology, thoracic and vascular surgery, cardiology, renal dialysis, diabetes management, and emergency and critical care services. Riverview’s Jane H. and John Marshall Booker Cancer Center offers comprehensive cancer services close to home, while Riverview’s Jane H. Booker Women and Children’s Center combines expertise and convenience to address preventative health, diagnosis, treatment, and support for women of all ages. Riverview Rehabilitation Center is Monmouth County’s only fully-accredited inpatient rehabilitation facility, and Riverview is a designated Primary Stroke Center and has also maintained prestigious Magnet designation for Nursing Excellence since 1998. Riverview is the only hospital in the region with the groundbreaking CyberKnife® system, offering new hope for patients with inaccessible or inoperable tumors. For more information about Riverview Medical Center and Meridian Health, please call 1-800-DOCTORS or visit