About Dr. Michelle C Azu MD

Dr. Michelle C Azu, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Pompton Plains, NJ, with other offices in Bronxville, NY and Pompton Plains, NJ (and 1 other location). She has 15 years of experience. Her specialties include Surgical Oncology and Surgery. Dr. Azu is affiliated with St Peters University Hospital and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at Hamilton. She speaks English.

Dr. Azu has received 2 awards.

Rating Overview

14 Ratings with 9 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Michelle C Azu is Great. Dr. Michelle C Azu has been rated by 14 patients. From those 14 patients 9 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Michelle C Azu is 4.0 of 5.0 stars.


Dr. Michelle C Azu has 4 locations

97 W Parkway
Pompton Plains, NJ 07444
55 Palmer Ave
Bronxville, NY 10708
get directions Regional Cancer Care Associates
97 W Parkway Fl 2
Pompton Plains, NJ 07444
get directions West Parkway Ambulatory Surgical Center
97 W Parkway
Pompton Plains, NJ 07444

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Dr. Michelle C Azu has the following 2 specialties

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Michelle C Azu has the following 4 expertise

  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Surgery (Mammaplasty)
  • Metastatic Breast Cancer

Board Certifications

Dr. Michelle C Azu is Board Certified in 1 specialty

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Dr. Azu is AMAZING

Dr. Azu is compassionate, intelligent, takes the time with you so that you understand what she’s saying. She does not rush you out and you can tell that she cares you. I had a mastectomy surgery and she did a wonderful job. I am so happy that I am her patient!! I LOVE Dr. Azu!!!!

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Makes you feel Suspicious

She performed a biopsy on me at CINJ and I was not comfortable with the way she just rushed through the procedure. Very unprofessional. I also did not like the way her assistants stood there with worried expressions on their faces. Made me uncomfortable and suspicious about her procedure and intent. She could not provide satisfactory answers to my questions.

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Five Stars

Dr. Azu truly cares about her patients. She explains things in ways that I can understand, she is extremely helpful, easy to speak with and overall made going through a surgery easy and seamless. I felt very comfortable with Dr. Azu and would highly recommend her to anyone in need of breast surgery.

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Diagnosis and Communication

She was my surgeon and I felt she was not very clear in her communication about the tests she was performing. During the biopsy procedures at the Cancer Institute of NJ, I found her to be not very forthright about the procedures she performed. She was temperamental and unclear in her communications, which made me suspicious about the procedures, her diagnosis, and the subsequent treatment I had to go through. Please get your first opinion or biopsies after being doubly sure of the institution and its doctors. Avoid Research Institutions at best possible.

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Poor communication and delay in start of treatment

I met this doctor at the Cancer Institute of New Jersey (CINJ) and she did my biopsy. There was confusion and back and forth on staging of the Cancer. A skin biopsy procedure was performed just before the start of chemotherapy and it was circumspect - skin rashes appeared for the first time after the biopsy. Was I becoming a subject of research without permission?

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  • Awards

    2 Awards

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2011, 2012, 2013)

    Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2011, 2012)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Azu is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Education

    15 Years Experience

  • University Of Missouri Columbia School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 2003

  • Dr. Michelle C Azu Accepts the Following Insurance

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Massachusetts
    • BCBS MA Blue Care Elect PPO
    • BCBS MA Preferred Blue PPO
  • Capital District Physicians Health Plan
    • CDPHP New York State of Health - Small Business
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • Empire BCBS
    • Empire Blue Priority EPO
    • Empire HMO
    • Empire PPO
    • Empire Prism EPO Blue Priority
  • HIP of NY
    • Emblem HIP Select PPO
  • Horizon BCBS
    • Horizon BCBS OMNIA - TIER1
    • Horizon BCBS OMNIA - TIER2
    • Horizon Direct Access
    • Horizon HMO
    • Horizon OMNIA
    • Horizon POS
    • Horizon PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • MVP Health Plan
    • MVP HMO
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • Oxford Health
    • Oxford Health Garden State
    • Oxford Metro
  • QualCare
    • QualCare HMO
    • QualCare PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO

More about Dr. Michelle C Azu

Please Visit My Personal Website: www.michelleazumd.com Additional Publications: Azu M, Abrahamse P, Katz SJ, Jagsi R, Morrow M. What is an Adequate Margin for Breast-Conserving Surgery? Surgeon Attitudes and Correlates. Annals of Surgical Oncology. 2010 Feb;17(2):558-63. Poster presented at SSO; Phoenix, AZ, March 2009. Edwards-Bennett S, Jacks L, McCormick B, Zhang Z, Azu M et al. Patterns of Utilization of Adjuvant Radiotherapy and Outcomes in Black Women after Breast Conservation at a Large Multidisciplinary Cancer Center. HYPERLINK "javascript:AL_get(this,%20'jour',%20'Int%20J%20Radiat%20Oncol%20Biol%20Phys.');" o "International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics." Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2010 June;80(5):1285-88. Presented at American Society for Radiation Oncology; Chicago, IL, October 2009 Azu M, McCormack J, Huang E, Lee T, Shapiro M. Risk factors for venous thromboembolic events in hospitalized trauma patients in Suffolk County, New York. The American Surgeon; 2007 Dec;73 (12):1228-31. Poster presented at ACS Brooklyn Long Island Chapter Murry Friedman Resident Competition; Brooklyn, NY, May 2005. Oral presentation at ACS-Committee on Trauma Greater NY Region Resident Paper Competition, New York, NY, December 2006 Azu M, Jean S, Piotrowski J, O%u2019Hea B. Effective methods for disclosing breast cancer diagnosis. Am J Surg; 2007 Oct;194(4):488-90. Poster presented at ASBS; Phoenix, AZ, May 2007. Azu M, McCormack JE, Scriven RJ, Brebbia JS, Shapiro MJ, Lee TK. Venous thromboembolic events in pediatric trauma patients: Is prophylaxis necessary? J Trauma 2005 Dec;59:1345-9. Poster presentation at Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma Conference 18th Annual Scientific Assembly; Fort Lauderdale, FL, January 2005. Book Chapters Crago A, Azu, M, Tierney S, Morrow M. Randomized Clinical Trials in Surgical Oncology. HYPERLINK "http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/10553207" Surgical Oncology Clinics of North America Jan 2010: 19 (1): 33-58 Editorials Azu M, Lilley R, Kolli A. Social media, surgeons and the Internet: an era or an error? The American Surgeon. Accepted for publication. Azu M, Goyal S, Patel U, Haffty B, Kearney T. Has Placement of Surgical Clips in the Lumpectomy Bed Fallen Out of Favor? Annals of Surgical Oncology. 2011 June;18:1529-32 Azu M, August D. Impact of Micrometasis in the sentinel node of patients with invasive breast cancer. Do they matter? American Journal of Hematology/Oncology. 2010 March;9(2):54-56.

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