Advocate Radiation Oncology

Dr. James Rubenstein


  • Bachelor’s Degree – Yale University
  • Medical Degree – New York University – School of Medicine
  • 1st Residency – Beth Israel Hospital – Internal Medicine
  • 2nd Residency – Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania – Radiation Oncology

Board Certifications

  • Radiation Oncology
  • Internal Medicine

Areas of Expertise

  • Breast Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Colon & Rectal Cancer
  • Head & Neck Cancer

James Rubenstein, M.D., FACRO

Dr. James Rubenstein has been a part of the Southwest Florida oncology community for three decades and has dedicated his work to offering quality care to the Fort Myers community and surrounding areas. He considers working to take care of cancer patients an honor and a collaborative effort, as he works closely in conjunction with each patient’s entire care team.

Dr. Rubenstein received his bachelor’s degree from Yale University and his medical degree from New York University School of Medicine. He completed his residencies at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston and at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, where he served as Chief Resident in Radiation Oncology.

Dr. Rubenstein has received multiple awards and acknowledgments highlighting his work, including the Key to the Cure Humanitarian Award, FMA Alliance Pride in Partnership Award, and America’s Top Doctors by Castle Connelly from 2011 to 2020. He is an active fellow of the American College of Radiology Oncology.

Dr. Rubenstein is a member of several medical organizations, including the Florida Medical Association, Florida Radiological Society, and Lee County Medical Society, among others. He has served as president of the American College of Radiation Oncology and on the board of directors of the Florida Medical Association.

He is a world-traveler with his wife, Betty, and takes great pride in his five children and eight grandchildren. Dr. Rubenstein is a longtime NY Giants fan and is also a distance-runner.