Vinnidhy Dave

Vinnidhy Dave, DO

  • Pain Medicine
  • Hospice and Palliative Care

As a palliative medicine specialist, my goal is to individualize care for my patients to improve their symptoms and quality of life by helping manage pain, nausea, loss of appetite and much more.  To give them the best results, I strongly believe in treating each patient as a human being and not just a diagnosis. 

Specialties, Procedures &
Conditions Treated

Primary Areas of Practice

  • Pain Medicine
  • Hospice and Palliative Care


  • Cancer Pain Management
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Clinical Decision Support
  • Family Counseling
  • Hospice Care
  • Medical Pain Management
  • Supportive and Palliative Care

Conditions Treated

  • Cancer Pain
  • Chronic Illness

Locations &


  • Palliative Services

    350 Engle Street 3 East Medical Suites Englewood, NJ 07631

    Main: 201-894-3690
    Fax: 201-894-5264


Insurances Accepted

Below is a list of the insurance plans that your provider participates in. It is very important that you contact your insurance company prior to receiving services or care. Each health insurance plan is different and some provide different levels of coverage: only your health insurance plan can provide complete information regarding your coverage and potential out-of-pocket costs.

1199 (SEIU)

  • 1199 (SEIU)


  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna PPO
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna Medicare Managed Care
  • Medsolutions
  • Meritan Health


  • Amerivantage
  • Amerigroup Medicaid


  • APWU Health Plan


  • Great-West Healthcare (GWH)
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna PPO
  • Cigna Supplemental
  • Health Partners

Clover Health

  • Clover Health


  • CoreSource


  • CCN


  • EmblemHealth EPO
  • EmblemHealth EPO2
  • EmblemHealth GHI PPO
  • EmblemHealth GHI CBP
  • EmblemHealth FEHB
  • EmblemHealth FEHBP
  • EmblemHealth National
  • EmblemHealth PPO1
  • EmblemHealth PPO2
  • EmblemHealth PPO3
  • EmblemHealth Tri-State
  • Vytra

Empire Plan (NYSHIP)

  • Empire Plan (NYSHIP)

First Health

  • First Health


  • GEHA Health Plan

Horizon BCBS

  • Horizon BCBS EPO
  • Federal Employee Program
  • Horizon BCBS Medicare Managed Care
  • NJ Carpenters Fund
  • OMNIA Tier 1
  • Traditional
  • Horizon BCBS PPO
  • Horizon BCBS HMO

Horizon NJ Health

  • Horizon NJ Health Medicaid
  • Total Care (DSNP)


  • Local 825
  • MagnaCare PPO

Mail Handlers

  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)


  • Medicaid NJ


  • Medicare NJ


  • Beech Street
  • MultiPlan Humana
  • PHCS
  • Pomco
  • MultiPlan Worker’s Comp

MVP Health Care

  • MVP Health Care PPO


  • NALC Health Benefit Plan

Nippon Life Insurance Co of America

  • Nippon Life Benefits


  • Freedom
  • Liberty
  • Garden State Network
  • Oxford Medicare
  • Metro


  • Choice Care
  • QualCare EPO
  • QualCare FEHB
  • QualCare GHI PPO
  • QualCare HMO
  • QualCare Humana
  • Oscar
  • QualCare PPO
  • QualCare Worker’s Comp

Railroad Medicare

  • Railroad Medicare NJ

TRICARE North Region

  • DVA


  • UMR


  • AARP
  • Commercial and Marketplace
  • Compass Benefit (Exchange)
  • UnitedHealthcare EPO
  • UnitedHealthcare HMO
  • Medica
  • UnitedHealthcare POS
  • UnitedHealthcare PPO
  • River Valley
  • UnitedHealthcare StudentResources

United Healthcare Community and State

  • United Healthcare Community and State Medicare
  • United Healthcare Community and State Medicaid (NJ Family Care)
  • Dual Complete


  • Wellcare Medicaid Managed Care
  • Wellcare Medicare Managed Care


About Vinnidhy Dave

Dr. Dave is the director of palliative medicine for the Englewood Health Physician Network. He is board certified in hospice and palliative medicine and in internal medicine. His special interests include cancer pain management, pain management in patients with multiple medical conditions not eligible for interventional treatment, symptomatic management in oncology patients, and advanced care planning.

Dr. Dave received his DO from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and did his internal medicine residency at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, followed by hospice and palliative medicine clinical and research fellowships at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. He is a member of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine and of the American Pain Society. He is a clinical instructor at Weill Cornell Medical College and has co-authored numerous clinical research papers. 

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine

  • American Pain Society

Committees and Leadership Positions

  • Director, Palliative Medicine for Englewood Health Physician Network

Education &

Education & Degrees

  • DO: New York College of Osteopathic Medicine




  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Hospice and Palliative Medicine



  • N. Moryl, V. Dave, P. Glare, V. T. Malhotra, A. Gulati, J. Hung, V. Puttanniah, Y. Griffo, R. Tickoo, A. Wiesenthal, J. Nelson C. Johnson, S. Horn and C. E. Inturrisi.The Influence of Age and Gender on Opioid Dosage in Cancer Pain Clinic Patients, American Pain Society Austin, TX May 2016, The Journal of Pain April 2016 V.17 S71
  • Dave V, Roberts R, Griffo Y, Moryl N, Association of severe pain with poor response to opioids, psychological distress, and aberrant drug taking behaviors in a large cohort of cancer patients. American Society of Clinical Oncologist Chicago,IL May 2015 Journal of Clinical Oncology 33: 9600
  • Wiesenthal A, Dave V, Thaler HT, Glare PA. Evaluation of the MPM2 score versus clinical predictions of mortality in a tertiary cancer center. American Society of Clinical Oncologist Chicago,IL May 2015 Journal of Clinical Oncology 33: 9547
  • Wiesenthal A, Bianchi AL, Dave V, Sidlow R, Seo S, Korenstein D. Inpatient care at the end of life: A closer look. American Society of Clinical Oncologist Chicago,IL May 2015 Journal of Clinical Oncology 33:43
  • Bhurgri H, Samiullah S, Dave V, Lenza,C Hard to swallow: colonic adenocarcinoma in esophagus.Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Volume 79, Issue 4, April 2014, Pages 696–698
  • Khan A, Khan S, Dave V, Bhurgri H.Small cell lung carcinoma presenting as a caecal polyp on surveillance colonoscopy BMJ Case Reports 2014: published online 25 March 2014
  • Dineen H, Dave V, Roy R, Lencina L, Cumulative Illness Rating Scale Predicts Survival in Patients with Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer. American Thoracic Society, San Diego May 2014 and American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine 189;2014:A3739
  • Dave V, Metha R, Gandhi A, Khan S. Diagnosis of small cell lung cancer during screening colonoscopy. American College of CHEST Physicians Scientific Meeting Chicago, IL October 2013 and Chest.2013;144:640A.

  • Khan A, Dave V, Srinivas S, Statins and Survival in a Cohort of Veterans with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL). American Society of Clinical Oncologist Chicago, IL June 2014, and Journal of Clinical Oncology 32: 1610

  • Dave V, Bhurgi H, Samiullah S, Gandhi A, Lenza C. Esophageal Metastasis from Colonic Adenocarcinoma: A Rare Occurrence Presenting as a Fungating Mass with Dysphagia. American College of Gastroenterology Annual Meeting, San Diego 2013 and American Journal of Gastroenterology 108:S187–S463

  • Dave. V, Kasimis. B, Chang V. Survival outcome change for stage IIIB and IV Non Small Cell Lung Cancer patients in a Veterans population. NJMS Research Day, May 17, 2012

  • Gupta. K, Dave V, Sullivan S, Moharita A, Bolarinwa O. Are we following the NJ guidelines for advance directives in the internal medicine outpatient office? NJMS Research Day, May 17 2012 & ACP New Jersey Regional Scientific Meeting March 8, 2013

  • Gandhi A, Dave V, Gandhi G, Patel P, Khan S, Kasimis B. Retroperitoneal Extra-Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor, an Adrenal Mass with Pulmonary Recurrence. NJMS Research Dave May 23 2013

  • Dave V, Dinneen H, Roy R, Lencina L, Gandhi A. Comorbidity and survival in patients with advanced lung cancer. NJMS Research Dave May 23, 2013 & ACP New Jersey Regional Scientific Meeting March 2014