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Mahesh Bikkina Chaudhary

Robert Kayal

Jennifer Brown

David L. Abramson

Andre Fedida

Michael Benz

Hetal Gor

Jill Hazen

Ronald J. Iannacone

Nicholas Alexander

Bergen Medical Associates

Eugene Batelli

Saad

Bryan J. Massoud

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V. Lopez Matthew Kaufman Jeffrey Scott-Henning William F. Ziegler Scott A. Spiro Tarek A. Alshafie Jeffrey H. Aroesty Sunita Kanumury Vivian K. Bethala Nomaan Ashraf Rafael Levin Charles J. Marotta David Lin

Robert B. Beim

Mahesh Bikkina

Saad Chaudhary David V. Lopez

Susan G. Blank

Robert Kayal

Jennifer Brown

Matthew Kaufman

Shirish Vinayak Bhatt Nikesh K. Patel Jane E. Miller Jeffrey Schiller

Jennifer Shaw-Brachfeld

David L. Abramson

Andre Fedida

Hetal Gor

Jeffrey Scott-Henning

Michael Benz

Jill Hazen

Strassberg

David Lin

Robert B. Beim

Mahesh Bikkina

Susan G. Blank

Robert Kayal

Tamir Bloom

Ronald J. Iannacone

Nicholas Alexander

William F. Ziegler

Sunita Kanumury Vivian K. Bethala Nomaan Ashraf Rafael Levin Schiller Charles J. Marotta

Mark A. Rieger

Scott A. Spiro

Joshua Strassberg

Bergen Medical Associates

Eugene Batelli

Bryan J. Massoud

Tarek A. Alshafie

Jeffrey H. Aroesty

Shirish Vinayak Bhatt Nikesh K. Patel Jane E. Miller Jeffrey

Jennifer Shaw-Brachfeld

David L. Abramson

Mark A. Rieger

Michael Benz

Tamir Bloom

Ronald J. Iannacone

Joshua

Bergen Medical

Associates Saad Chaudhary Jennifer Brown Andre Fedida Hetal Gor Jill Hazen Nicholas Alexander Eugene Batelli Bryan J. Massoud David V. Lopez Matthew Kaufman Jeffrey Scott-Henning William F. Ziegler Scott A. Spiro Tarek A. Alshafie Jeffrey H. Aroesty

Sunita Kanumury

Vivian K. Bethala

Nomaan Ashraf

Rafael Levin

Shirish Vinayak Bhatt

Nikesh K. Patel

Miller Jeffrey Schiller Charles J. Marotta Robert B. Beim Susan G. Blank Jennifer Shaw-Brachfeld Mark A. Rieger Joshua Strassberg

David Lin

Medical Associates Bryan J. Massoud

Mahesh Bikkina

Saad Chaudhary

David V. Lopez

Robert Kayal

Jennifer Brown

Matthew Kaufman

David L. Abramson

Andre Fedida

Hetal Gor

Jeffrey Scott-Henning

Michael Benz

Jill Hazen

Tamir Bloom

Ronald J. Iannacone

Nicholas Alexander

William F. Ziegler

Jane E.

Scott A. Spiro

Bergen

Eugene Batelli

Tarek A. Alshafie

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Jeffrey H. Aroesty

Sunita Kanumury

Vivian K. Bethala

Nomaan Ashraf

Rafael Levin

Shirish Vinayak Bhatt

Nikesh K. Patel

Jane E. Miller Jeffrey Schiller Charles J. Marotta Robert B. Beim Susan G. Blank Jennifer Shaw-Brachfeld Mark A. Rieger Bloom

Joshua Strassberg

Bergen Medical Associates Batelli

Bryan J. Massoud

Jeffrey H. Aroesty

K. Patel

Jane E. Miller

Tamir Bloom

J. Iannacone

Mahesh Bikkina

Saad Chaudhary

David V. Lopez

Alshafie Rieger

David Lin

Jennifer Brown

Matthew Kaufman

Sunita Kanumury

Joshua Strassberg

David Lin

Hetal Gor

Jeffrey Scott-Henning Nomaan Ashraf

Robert B. Beim

Mahesh Bikkina

Saad Chaudhary

David L. Abramson

Andre Fedida

Vivian K. Bethala

Jeffrey Schiller Charles J. Marotta

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Jill Hazen

Rafael Levin

Susan G. Blank

Scott A. Spiro

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Shirish Vinayak Bhatt

Jennifer Shaw-Brachfeld

David L. Abramson

Andre Fedida

Ronald J. Iannacone

Nicholas Alexander

William F. Ziegler

Robert Kayal

Jennifer Brown

Michael Benz

Tamir

Hetal Gor

Nikesh

Mark A.

Michael Benz Jill Hazen

Ronald Nicholas

Alexander Eugene Batelli Bryan J. Massoud David V. Lopez Matthew Kaufman Jeffrey Scott-Henning William F. Ziegler Scott A. Spiro Tarek A. Alshafie Jeffrey H. Aroesty Sunita Kanumury Vivian K. Bethala Nomaan Ashraf Rafael Levin

A Doctor’s Journey:

Choosing A Specialty

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ABOUT US

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TOUCHPOINT PEDIATRICS

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HEART & VASCULAR ASSOCIATES OF NORTHERN JERSEY

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DIRECTORY

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KAYAL ORTHOPAEDIC CENTER, PC

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DAVID L. ABRAMSON, MD

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ADVANCED CARDIAC CARE, LLC

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ADVOCARE THE ORTHOPEDIC CENTER

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ATLANTIC ENT – NEW JERSEY SINUS CENTER

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BERGEN MEDICAL ASSOCIATES

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SAAD CHAUDHARY, MD

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THE GI GROUP

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HETAL GOR, MD, FACOG

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HAZEN PLASTIC SURGERY

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MAHWAH VALLEY ORTHOPEDIC ASSOCIATES

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METROPOLITAN ANKLE & FOOT CARE SPECIALISTS

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COMPREHENSIVE SPINE CARE

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FAIRFIELD PRIMARY DOCTORS

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NEW REFLECTIONS PLASTIC SURGERY

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NORTH HUDSON IVF

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Heart & Vascular Associates of Northern Jersey

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hen a person experiences an abnormality or disease that affects the heart, a visit to a cardiologist is mandatory. Dr. Mahesh Bikkina of Heart & Vascular Associates of Northern Jersey knows that choosing a doctor to entrust your heart to is a major decision and recommends doing research to find the right one. “Patients should make sure that their doctor is well trained and also well respected by other doctors,” he says. Dr. Bikkina takes pride in his extensive training and expert knowledge. He delivers exceptional services and is board certified in internal medicine, cardiology, interventional cardiology and endovascular disease. No matter what heart malady his patients face, he is equipped to create the best comprehensive plan to get them back on their feet. “We are a large group of well-trained cardiologists,” says Dr. Bikkina. “We can take care of all aspects of cardiac disease including prevention, peripheral vascular disease, arrhythmia management, venous disease, valvular heart disease and coronary artery disease.” Heart & Vascular Associates of Northern Jersey has 11 locations including Fair Lawn (2), Clifton (2), Wayne (2), Woodland Park, Pompton Plains, Ramsey, Passaic, Parsippany and Paterson. With several convenient office locations and extended hours, the cardiologists at Heart & Vascular Associates of Northern Jersey are able to provide a full spectrum of cardiovascular services to help patients live healthier lives. “Our practice is about taking care of people,” he says. “We aim to treat everyone the way that we would treat our own family.”

CARDIOLOGY

Heart & Vascular Associates of Northern Jersey 22-18 Broadway, Suite 201 Fair Lawn, NJ 07410 201-475-5050 www.HeartAndVascularNJ.com

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Mahesh Bikkina, MD, MPH, FACC, FSCAI, FSVM involved in teaching as well as research. Dr. Bikkina has trained worldwide at acclaimed universities. He received his medical school education at Guntur Medical College in India and his masters in public health from the University of Alabama. He completed a residency of internal medicine at Michigan State University and has held fellowships at the University of South Alabama and Boston University. Asked about the most rewarding aspect of being a doctor, he responds, “Being able to make patients feel much better physically and emotionally after treating cardiac disease and getting them back to a normal life.”

We strive to maximize each patient’s quality of life by restoring and preserving their cardiovascular function.

Dr. Bikkina utilizes the latest technologies in treating various cardiac conditions including vascular disease, cardiac arrhythmia monitoring and TAVR/aortic valve stenting. Patients who visit the practice can receive a plethora of services including lipid management, PT/INR management, vascular consultations and screenings, sleep disorder consultations, pacemaker checks, vein mapping, cardiac ablation, pacemaker implants, cardiac catheterization, angiograms and intervention and electrophysiology consultations. “Heart and Vascular recognizes that women’s heart disease presents itself differently from men’s. I emphasize an awareness of this in educating my patients,” says Dr. Bikkina. For even more convenience, the practice is affiliated with the following hospitals: Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center, Valley Hospital, Chilton Hospital and Hackensack University Medical Center. When Dr. Bikkina isn’t helping patients in his office, he’s serving as the associate program director and associate director of Interventional Cardiology Fellowship and associate professor of medicine at New York Medical College. He continues to be

EDUCATION + TRAINING Guntur Medical College, Guntur, India Masters of Public Health (MPH), University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL Internship, Michigan State University, Saginaw, MI Residency, Internal Medicine, Michigan State University, Saginaw, MI Fellowship, Cardiology, University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL Interventional Cardiology, University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL Cardiology, Framingham Heart Study, Boston University, Boston, MA

BOARD CERTIFICATION Internal Medicine Cardiovascular Disease Interventional Cardiology Endovascular Disease

SERVICES Stress Nuclear Testing Echocardiogram Holter and Event Monitoring Vascular Ultrasound Coronary Stenting Atrial Fibrillation Ablations Peripheral Vascular Interventions Women’s Heart Disease

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e always put our patients’ needs first,” says Dr. Robert Kayal, founder and president of the Kayal Orthopaedic Center with offices in Franklin Lakes, Glen Rock and Westwood, NJ. “Our team is committed to helping patients conquer their pain, overcome disease and revitalize damaged bones, joints and soft tissues.” As a board-certified physician in orthopaedic surgery, Dr. Kayal has been treating patients from Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Morris and Passaic counties in his state-of-the-art medical facilities since 1999. He received his undergraduate degree in pre-medicine from the Pennsylvania State University and went on to get his medical degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Kayal also spent five years in New York training in orthopaedic surgery. Dr. Kayal belongs to numerous prestigious medical boards. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Diplomat of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons, a member of Alpha Omega Alpha National Medical Honor Society and Sigmi Xi: the Scientific Research Society. He serves as the Director of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Hackensack University Medical Center at Pascack Valley and also at the Outpatient Surgical Center, Patient Care Associates, LLC in Englewood. “Put simply, when patients come to the Kayal Orthopaedic Center, they can be certain they’re in the hands of an experienced surgical team that’s focused on their unique needs,” he says. During his years here, Dr. Kayal has had the opportunity to pioneer a number of technologies that benefit patients,

ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY

Kayal Orthopaedic Center, PC 784 Franklin Avenue, Suite 250 Franklin Lakes, NJ 07417 201-560-0711 www.KayalOrtho.com

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Robert Kayal, MD, FAAOS including a cutting-edge advancement in customized total knee replacement surgery. “To complete the procedure, I use Zimmer Patient Specific Instrumented (PSI) computer-assisted navigation technology to create a threedimensional blueprint of a patient’s arthritic knee,” he says. This tool allows Dr. Kayal to perform a virtual knee replacement before surgery as well as create a knee specifically designed for a patient’s body. “This procedure not only speeds rehabilitation and optimizes surgical outcomes, but also greatly improves patient satisfaction.” Besides PSI, physicians at Kayal Orthopaedic Center are trained in the diagnosis and management of osteopenia and osteoporosis. They perform bone density analyses using the GE Lunar Prodigy machine and utilize an MLS Laser and platelet rich plasma injections for musculoskeletal orthopaedic disorders. “What you’ll find here isn’t just state-of-the-art facilities,” says Dr. Kayal. “It’s an entire philosophy.” Dr. Kayal provides other services, including minimally invasive orthopaedic surgery, sports medicine and arthroscopy, partial and total joint replacement, trauma

and fracture care, spinal disorder treatments, hip arthroscopy and foot and ankle care, just to name a few. “We’re focused on building lifelong patient relationships, accelerating rehabilitation and inspiring quality of life.” Kayal Orthopaedic Center physicians are privileged at with Valley Hospital, Hackensack University Medical Center (Main & Pascack Valley Campuses), Chilton Medical Center, St. Joseph’s Wayne Hospital, Patient Care Associates and Christian Health Care Center. “I firmly believe that being an orthopaedic surgeon is, without question, the most rewarding profession,” he says. “Each day, I’m given the opportunity to develop strong relationships with people, change their lives and restore their quality of life.”

Our team provides comprehensive care with the respect, compassion and one-on-one attention that each person deserves.

EDUCATION + TRAINING Bachelor of Science in Pre-Medicine, Pennsylvania State University Medical Degree, UMDNJ-NJMS Five-year Orthopaedic Surgery Training, New York

BOARD CERTIFICATION Orthopaedic Surgery

SERVICES Minimally Invasive Surgery Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Partial and Total Joint Replacement Customized Knee Replacement Treatment of Spinal Disorders Platelet Rich Plasma Injection Therapy Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement Foot and Ankle Care Two Additional Office Locations Include Glen Rock and Westwood, NJ

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PLASTIC & COSMETIC SURGERY

David L. Abramson, MD

F EDUCATION + TRAINING New York University School of Medicine Residency at the State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn (Downstate) Residency at Harvard/Brigham/Children’s Division of Plastic Surgery Fellowship at Harvard/Brigham Chief, Department of Plastic Surgery and Associate Chief of Surgical Services at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center Past President, New Jersey Society of Plastic Surgeons Past President, New York Regional Society of Plastic Surgeons Associate Clinical Professor of Surgery at Mount Sinai School of Medicine

BOARD CERTIFICATION Plastic Surgery

SERVICES Arm Lift Body Lift

practicing. Additionally, they should look at leadership roles that the physician has had since these are a sign of respect from peers.” Dr. Abramson was recently named the Acting Associate Chief of Surgical Services at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, where he also serves on the Foundation Board, and is the President of the New Jersey Society of Plastic Surgeons. He teaches continuing education courses on breast and cosmetic surgery to peers and is an Associate Clinical Professor at the elite Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Patients who visit Dr. Abramson can receive a variety of services including plastic surgery and med spa services. He offers CoolSculpting, Cellulaze, laser platforms, body contouring, breast and facial surgery, migraine treatments, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, liposuction and tummy tucks, to name just a few. He also offers patients procedural videos to view prior to an office consultation to ensure they fully understand the surgical and treatment process. “Plastic surgery not only can change your appearance, but also boost your selfconfidence and help you feel as young as you look,” says Dr. Abramson.

provide individualized care so “We that a patient will be able to obtain the best possible outcome.

David L. Abramson, MD

or more than two decades, Dr. David L. Abramson has provided excellent care in plastic, facial and cosmetic surgery at his office in Englewood, NJ. With a certification from the American Board of Plastic Surgery, Dr. Abramson’s patients can expect remarkable outcomes on all procedures. “Both myself and the staff work very hard to help patients achieve their goals, as long as they are realistic,” he says. Dr. Abramson understands that there is a very large misconception about plastic surgery. “The Internet provides a significant amount of misinformation both about the procedures as well as the recovery and risks,” he says. With this in mind, he makes sure his patients are in the loop before and post-surgery so they are aware of the step-by-step process. He regularly updates his website’s blog with pamphlets, new topics surrounding the plastic surgery field and before-and-after photos to give patients an idea of how they will look post-surgery. Asked how to select the right plastic surgery doctor, Dr. Abramson responds, “Patients should make sure their physician is board certified in the specialty they are

Breast Augmentation Breast Lift Cellulaze

David L. Abramson, MD

CoolSculpt

363 Grand Avenue Englewood, NJ 07631 201-568-6977

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CARDIOLOGY

Advanced Cardiac Care, LLC

W EDUCATION + TRAINING Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers, New York Medical College - Fellowship, Interventional Cardiology Rutgers University: New Jersey Medical School - Fellowship, Cardiovascular Disease Rutgers University: New Jersey Medical School - Medicine Residency, Internal Medicine Osmania University (Hyderabad, India), Osmania Medical College - Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery Professional Memberships and Teaching Appointments: Chief, Division of Cardiology at Christ Hospital Assistant Professor of Medicine at Rutgers University Fellow of American College of Cardiology Fellow of Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions

BOARD CERTIFICATION Interventional Cardiology Cardiovascular Disease Internal Medicine

doppler, carotid duplex and ABI/PVR. Dr. Benz places a lot of emphasis on a patient’s medical history including medication review, diet and excercise while developing a tailored treatment plan. He also offers heart catheterization, percutaneous coronary intervention/stent placement, Impella insertion, atherectomy, peripheral arterial and venous intervention, EKOS thrombolytic therapy for pulmonary embolism/DVT, IVC filter placement, atrial septal defect (ASD) closure and valvuloplasty. He performs transcatheter aortic valve replacement in collaboration with the skilled TAVR interventional team at the Newark Beth Israel Medical Center. Dr. Benz also specializes in transradial catheterization and intervention. The pursuit of knowledge is a way of life for Dr. Benz. If he is not seeing patients in his office, he spends his time reading about the latest treatments and recommendations in cardiology and applying them in practice. He traveled to the Philippines last February along with two other cardiologists to perform lifesaving procedures such as cardiovascular intervention. Dr. Benz ensures that all of his patients receive exceptional care. His main piece of advice to patients is: “Take good care of your heart. You only have one.”

come first. That is the “Patients main reason we have a practice: to

Michael Benz, MD, FACC, FSCAI, RPVI, RVT

ith seven current board certifications, Dr. Michael Benz is truly passionate about the field of medicine. Specializing in cardiovascular disease and interventional cardiology, he expanded his field of expertise into peripheral arterial disease and structural heart disease including transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). Dr. Benz founded Advanced Cardiac Care, LLC in 2008 with the primary goal of serving patients. He named it Advanced Cardic Care because he wants his patients to get the latest treatments available in cardiology. To accomplish this, his practice emphasizes dedication and hard work, as well as a well-trained staff which includes a nurse practitioner and a network of physicians and hospitals. As the chief of the division of cardiology at Christ Hospital/CarePoint Health and an assistant professor of medicine at the New Jersey Medical School/Rutgers University, Dr. Benz is actively involved in teaching medical students, residents and fellows. He also served as chief medical resident and chief cardiology fellow during his training. Advanced Cardiac Care offers procedures such as EKG, 2D echo with

serve them to the best of our ability and knowledge.

Adult Comprehensive Echocardiography Nuclear Cardiology

Advanced Cardiac Care, LLC

Vascular Medicine

142 Palisade Avenue, Suite 215 Jersey City, NJ 07306 201-222-1170

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PEDIATRIC ORTHOPEDICS

Advocare The Orthopedic Center

Advocare The Orthopedic Center BOARD CERTIFICATION Pediatric Orthopedics

EDUCATION + TRAINING Fellowship Training: Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington, DE; Campbell Clinic, Memphis, TN; Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia; Boston Children’s Hosptial; Rady Children’s Hospital, San Diego, CA Orthopedic Residency Training: Long Island Jewish Medical Center; Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers, New York, NY; New York Medical College; Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI Medical Schools: University of Connecticut School of Medicine; Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai, New York, NY; New York Medical College

SERVICES Adolescent Sports Injuries & Arthroscopy Fractures and Trauma Scoliosis ACL Repair/Knee Disorders Hip Impingement and Dysplasia Clubfoot/Foot Issues Shoulder and Upper Extremity (Overuses and Traumatic) Additional Offices: 609 Morris Avenue, Springfield, NJ 07081 1 Robertson Drive, Bedminster, NJ 07921

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dvocare The Orthopedic Center specializes in providing pediatric and adolescent patients with the highest level of care for orthopedic issues including sports injuries, fractures, scoliosis, hip dysplasia and clubfoot using the most innovative, nonoperative, minimally invasive and arthroscopic surgical techniques available. One of the largest pediatric and adolescent orthopedic practices in the tristate region, Advocare The Orthopedic Center is now affiliated with New York University’s Langone Medical Center. This allows the doctors to continue caring for their patients locally while utilizing the state-of-the-art resources available at NYU, which is ranked by US News & World Report as the fifth best orthopedic program in the U.S. “We’re excited to be able to provide outstanding care locally. Now families can rest assured knowing they can continue their relationship with their current physician while having access to all of the resources of a world-class medical center,” says Dr. Mark Rieger, founder of Advocare The Orthopedic Center and assistant clinical professor at NYU.

Known as the go-to pediatric orthopedists, Dr. Mark Rieger, Dr. David Lin, Dr. Joshua Strassberg and Dr. Tamir Bloom offer the bedside manner parents want for their children. With light-hearted, compassionate demeanors, these boardcertified orthopedic surgeons know how to comfort young children who often arrive frightened and in pain. “We treat our patients like family,” Dr. Rieger says. “We perform cutting-edge treatments to get kids back to the life they love quickly and safely, but we also take the time to help educate families on how to help prevent those injuries in the first place.” This summer, Advocare The Orthopedic Center will introduce a new x-ray machine that utilizes 10 times less radiation than those that are presently used. It will become the first and only practice in New Jersey to use this extraordinarily beneficial machine. Having won multiple awards for excellence, Dr. Rieger was asked how they have earned their stellar reputation. “My mentor, Dr. Hall, taught me, ‘You don’t seek a reputation. If you provide the best possible care for your patients, your reputation will find you.’”

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OTOLARYNGOLOGY

Atlantic ENT - New Jersey Sinus Center

D EDUCATION + TRAINING BS from Michigan State University Medical Degree from UMDNJ Residency in Michigan with training at Botsford and Oakland General Hospitals and the Children’s Hospital of Michigan

BOARD CERTIFICATION Otolaryngology Facial Plastics

SERVICES Ear, Nose & Throat Disorders Endoscopic Sinus Surgery Balloon Sinuplasty Hearing and Balance Treatment Skin & Cosmetic Procedures Snoring & Sleep Apnea Treatment

continue to learn and train and grow, but my staff is also constantly learning and training,” he says. “As we make advancements in technology and continue to grow, the learning can never stop.” Each exam room in Dr. Iannacone’s facility is outfitted with cutting-edge technology to conduct in-office procedures and exams. He offers in-office balloon sinuplasty, which he performed over 150 times last year alone, as well as highresolution video endoscopy that allows the physician and patient to view the treatment procedure more clearly. Because of his experience, vast knowledge and high-grade equipment, the New Jersey State Police have entrusted his facility to conduct annual hearing screenings for its officers. “Making a positive difference in someone’s life is a huge reward,” says Dr. Iannacone. “Helping someone hear better so they can listen to their granddaughter’s chorus recital, helping someone sleep better and stop snoring so they have more energy the next day, helping someone who has had one sinus infection after another and is sick and tired of medication finally get nearly instant relief after having balloon sinuplasty, are all huge rewards that I get on a daily basis.”

offer quality care and state-of“We the-art diagnosis and treatment for

Ronald J. Iannacone, DO

r. Ronald J. Iannacone is a board certified adult and pediatric otolaryngologist and facial plastic surgeon. As the founder of the New Jersey Sinus Center, with two NJ locations (Toms River and Manasquan), Dr. Iannacone provides specialized ENT care and services. “My clinical work includes medical and surgical diagnosis and treatment of the sinuses, specializing in minimally invasive endoscopic sinus surgery, snoring and sleep apnea, hearing and balance disorders, as well as cosmetic surgery and treatment,” says Dr. Iannacone. As you would expect, Dr. Iannacone has undergone extensive training. He received his medical degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and participated in multiple residency programs including one at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan. He is a member of many prestigious groups such as the New Jersey Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons and is a Fellow of the American Osteopathic College of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery. He regularly participates in continuing education courses to stay abreast of emerging technologies. “It’s not only important for me as the physician to

all aspects of ENT care.

New Jersey Sinus Center 2640 Highway 70, Building 6B Manasquan, NJ 08736 732-223-8686

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Bergen Medical Associates MULTI-SPECIALTY

BOARD CERTIFICATIONS & SERVICES Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Endocrinology and Metabolism Family Medicine Gastroenterology Gynecology Hospital Care Internal Medicine and Primary Care Neurology Nutrition Physiatry Podiatry Rheumatology Nutritional Counseling

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ince 1983, Bergen Medical Associates has been providing northern New Jersey residents with a commitment to the highest level of patient care. They offer a wide range of services and the doctors are highly trained professionals who strive to meet all expectations. Bergen Medical Associates has seven different locations throughout Bergen County: Emerson, Montvale and Northvale and two apiece in Paramus and Ridgewood. The practice specializes in many areas such as internal medicine and primary care, gastroenterology, gynecology, allergy and immunology, endocrinology, hospital medicine, neurology, physiatry, podiatry, rheumatology and nutritional counseling. All individual providers can be found in this magazine’s directory and online profile. Even though Bergen Medical Associates is comprised of over 40 top-of-the-line, board certified physicians with extensive knowledge in many different areas of medicine, it exudes a “small practice mentality” that encourages long-lasting relationships with patients. Their style of practice is to educate their patients, treat the whole body, provide preventive care and wellness, and monitor

Bergen Medical Associates

Our philosophy is to provide the highest level of medical care to our patients in an individualized way.

risk factors. They pride themselves on delivering state-of-the-art care utilizing the latest techniques and equipment while preserving old-fashioned values in patient service. “Our philosophy at Bergen Medical is to provide the highest level of medical care to our patients in an individualized way,” says Dr. Eric Avezzano, CEO and Managing Partner of the multi-specialty practice. “We offer a therapeutic environment and easy access to our care team. Our goal is to prevent illness and offer effective treatments when necessary.” Patients enjoy the “one-stop shopping” approach where so many medical services are provided under one umbrella. The team of physicians, nurses and highly trained staff represents a wide breadth of specialites. The multi-specialty group fosters an environment of collaboration among the physicians, which results in a seamless continuum of care for the patients. For additional convenience, the practice offers extended weeknight and Saturday hours, same-day appointments and participation in most insurance plans. “The most rewarding aspect of being a doctor,” says Dr. Avezzano, “is forging relationships with people in the community and making a difference in their health.”

Bergen Medical Associates 466 Old Hook Road, Suite 1 Emerson, NJ 07630 201-967-8221

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Saad Chaudhary, MD

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r. Saad Chaudhary knows how important patient-doctor relationships are, which is why he strives to make his practice as comfortable and inviting as

EDUCATION + TRAINING Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA Orthopedic Surgery Residency at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ Orthopedic Spine Fellowship at Cleveland Clinic - Center for Spine Health, Cleveland, OH Neurosurgical Spine Fellowship at Cleveland Clinic - Center for Spine Health, Cleveland, OH AO Spine Fellowship at Cleveland Clinic Center for Spine Health, Cleveland, OH

BOARD CERTIFICATION Orthopedic Surgery - Spinal Surgery

SERVICES Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Disc Replacement Spine Trauma and Spinal Cord Injury Care Scoliosis Surgery and Spinal Tumor Surgery Degenerative Disc Disease Herniated Disc Treatment Sciatica Treatment Complex Spine Surgery

The cornerstone of my practice is to provide individualized medical and surgical care focused on each patient’s pre-injury level and quality of life.

Saad Chaudhary, MD

possible. “It is critically important to choose a well qualified surgeon when it comes to spine surgery,” he says. “The surgeon must be fellowship trained in surgical management of spinal disorders. Board certification and membership in major spine societies can be helpful indicators of quality.” With an impressive resume under his belt, patients can rest assured they are in good hands under Dr. Chaudhary’s care. He received his undergraduate degree from Rutgers University and his medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston. He furthered his education by taking on an orthopedic surgery residency at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. After his residency, Dr. Chaudhary participated in multiple fellowships at the Cleveland Clinic – Center for Spine Health in Ohio with focuses on orthopedic spine, neurological spine and AO spine. Dr. Chaudhary currently works in the prestigious Mount Sinai Health System in

New York. Besides this role, he says he is also “an active member of various spine societies and serves as an instructor and lecturer at both national and international spine meetings and courses.” The main priority of Dr. Chaudhary’s practice is to get patients back on their feet as quickly as possible. To achieve this, he utilizes minimally invasive methods that have successfully treated spinal disorders. “While certain complex and revision surgeries may require the traditional open approach, the vast majority of my surgeries are performed using tissue sparing (1/2 inch) incisions with specialized equipment and microscopic image-guided and robotic technologies.” He provides the evaluation and management of cervical, thoracic and lumbar spinal disorders, disc replacement surgery, complex spine surgery, spine trauma and spinal cord injury care, scoliosis surgery, spinal tumor surgery, degenerative disc disease treatment and revision spine surgery. “What I love the most is providing high-quality spine care,” he says. “There is no better reward than watching my postoperative patients return to their pre-injury function with minimal or no pain, regaining control of their life.”

Saad Chaudhary, MD 33 Bleeker Street, Suite 103 Millburn, NJ 07041 212-844-6032

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GASTROENTEROLOGY

The GI Group

F EDUCATION + TRAINING Undergraduate Degree, University of Notre Dame; Medical School, Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences; Residency in Internal Medicine, Seton Hall University School of Graduate Medical Education - Saint Michael’s Medical Center, Newark, NJ; Fellowship in Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Seton Hall University School of Graduate Medical Education; St. Michael’s Medical Center, Newark, NJ; Diplomate of the American Board of Gastroenterology and Hepatology - (Brown) Medical School, St. George’s University School of Medicine; Residency in Internal Medicine, St. Michael’s Medical Center; Fellowship in Gastroenterology, St. Michael’s Medical Center; Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, NY Medical College; Teaching Faculty, St. Michael’s Medical Center; Medical Director, Harrison Endo Surgical Center; Diplomate in the American College of Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology and Hepatology - (Fedida)

BOARD CERTIFICATION Gastroenterology Internal Medicine

SERVICES

Diagnostic and Therapeutic Colonoscopy and Upper Endoscopy Diagnostic and Therapeutic ERCP Esophageal Dilitation RFA for Barrett’s Esophagus Endoscopic Feeding Tube Placement and Colonic and Esophageal Stent Placement Treatment of Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s Disease Treatment of Hepatitis B and C Capsule Endoscopy

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provide Hepatitis C treatments as well as a colon cancer screening that helps ease the normally daunting colonoscopy process. For further convenience, the GI Group is affiliated with multiple hospitals, including the Harrison Endo Surgical Center, Saint Michael’s Medical Center and the Clara Maass Medical Center. With these affiliations, patients receive expert care inside and outside of the office. Drs. Fedida and Brown are active members of their communities. Both are members of the prestigious New York Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and are committed to philanthropic initiatives. Dr. Fedida has traveled to rural Nicaragua with Bridges to Community, building homes for numerous poor families and supplying clothes and personal items. Dr. Brown is an active member of Waves of Health, an organization that delivers basic healthcare, medications and medical supplies to the people of Dajabon, a border town between the Dominican Republic and Haiti. She is also a founder of Holiday Wish, a yearly toy and clothing donation project at the Apostle House, a homeless shelter in Newark that accepts families with children. “We love practicing gastroenterology,” says Dr. Brown, “and helping our patients enjoy healthy, active lives.”

We are dedicated to ensuring that our patients receive the most current and comprehensive diagnosis and treatment options available in a warm, friendly environment.

Jennifer Brown, DO Andre Fedida, MD

or more than two decades, Drs. Andre Fedida and Jennifer Brown have been proudly providing patients with compassionate, stateof- the-art medical care. As boardcertified physicians, the two developed the GI Group, a gastroenterology and liver disease practice located in Newark, NJ dedicated to helping patients overcome maladies in these areas. “We are dedicated to ensuring that our patients receive the most current and comprehensive diagnosis and treatment options available in a warm, friendly environment,” says Dr. Fedida. Drs. Fedida and Brown diagnose and develop comprehensive treatment plans for thousands of patients per year. They take into consideration each patient’s medical history, specific needs and lifestyle. They also pride themselves on providing a multilingual and multicultural environment for patients. The GI Group offers a full range of gastroenterology and hepatology services. These include advanced endoscopic procedures, screenings for colon, stomach and esophageal cancers, and treatments for liver, pancreas, gallbladder and small intestine diseases. Drs. Fedida and Brown are among the first in New Jersey to

The GI Group 268 Dr. Martin Luther King Boulevard Newark, NJ 07102 973-877-2580

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Hetal Gor, MD, FACOG

F EDUCATION + TRAINING Undergraduate and Medical Degree at University of Bombay, India Residency at BYL Nair Ch. Hospital, Bombay, India; William Harvey Hospital, Britain; and Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center, New York

BOARD CERTIFICATION Obstetrics and Gynecology

SERVICES Annual Gynecological Exam Cesarean Section Contraception Delivery Infertility Osteoporosis Postpartum Care Prenatal Care

Doctor Award and Patient Choice Award since 2009, the Top Doctor Award for the past three years and the Inspiring Lives International Award in 2015. She also participates in CME courses to maintain her board certification and learn about the new technological advances that could benefit her patients. Her office is outfitted with a multitude of top-grade equipment including CoolLipo/ CoolSculpting, a noninvasive body contouring technique, and Femilift, a laser vaginal rejuvenation and treatment for urinary incontinence. Her other services include sonograms, non-stress tests, colposcopies, prenatal care, deliveries, cesareans, postpartum care, ectopic pregnancy, cystectomy, PMS and PMD treatments, and minor officebased procedures such as a laser treatment that helps with urinary incontinence and treats vaginal relaxation. When asked about a rewarding aspect of her career, she said: “Helping people live a healthy and better-quality life.” In addition to her office work, Dr. Gor organizes health fairs and does free online consultations for second opinions. She is the co-founder of the Bergen Indian Medical Association, serves on the Board of Trustees at BergenPAC and is an advisor and member of multiple non-profits.

most rewarding aspect “The of being a doctor is helping

Hetal Gor, MD, FACOG

or adult women, regular visits to an obstetrics and gynecology physician are of utmost importance. Dr. Hetal Gor understands the significance of her role, which is why she delivers extremely personalized care in a comfortable and intimate setting. Because she is the only physician serving in her office in Englewood, NJ, Dr. Gor is able to work one-on-one with each of her patients to formulate the best treatment plan and establish a long-lasting relationship. Having spent more than two decades in the obstetrics and gynecology field, Dr. Gor has gained extensive experience internationally. She has served as a resident for BYL Nair Ch. Hospital in Bombay, the William Harvey Hospital in Britain and the Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center in New York City, where she received the Resident of the Year Award twice for her research. However, Dr. Gor’s experience does not stop there. She has been featured in publications and published multiple articles in medical journals and on WebMD. She hosts her own medical talk show on ITV (the notable Indian cable channel) as well as on YouTube, where she discusses her thoughts and concerns about the latest topics in her field. She has received the Compassionate

people live a healthy and better-quality life.

Hetal Gor, MD, FACOG 180 Grand Avenue Englewood, NJ 07631 201-541-6868 www.GorMD.com

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PLASTIC & COSMETIC SURGERY

Hazen Plastic Surgery

F EDUCATION + TRAINING Medical School, Oklahoma State College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery General Surgery Residency, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey Plastic Surgery Residency, Plastic Surgery Institute – University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Services, Des Moines, IA Plastic Surgery Fellow, Eastern Virginia Graduate School of Medicine Hand Surgery Fellow, Arizona Hand Surgery Fellowship Program

BOARD CERTIFICATION Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

SERVICES Full Spectrum Plastic Surgery of Face, Eyes, Breast and Body Full Spectrum MedSpa for Noninvasive Body Contouring and Facial Rejuvenation Full Spectrum Cosmetic Laser Center Full Spectrum Medical Aesthetic Skin Care Additional Office Location: Hazen Medical Spa in Princeton, NJ

Vanquish to Thermi-smooth, all areas of unwanted fat and loose skin can be treated. The MedSpa is also a Center of Excellence for noninvasive facial rejuvenation, offering everything from Ultherapy to injectables to photofacials to medical skin care services and products. “My staff and I develop a strong, personal rapport with each patient,” says Dr. Hazen. “We believe that a clear understanding of each patient’s needs and expectations is key to achieving a successful outcome and actively involving each patient in the treatment process.” Dr. Hazen and her staff are dedicated to creating a comfortable and caring experience for each and every patient. “New patients will feel welcome as soon as they walk through our doors,” she says. Patients return consistently because of Dr. Hazen’s expertise, knowledge and artistic eye, as well as the genuine sincerity of her entire staff. As technology advances, Hazen Aesthetic Institute will also continue to expand and provide the newest and latest procedures and services.

mission is to help patients “Our reach an aesthetic sense of

themselves through a wide range of surgical and nonsurgical options that best fit their desires, goals, philosophy and lifestyle.

Jill Hazen, DO, FACOS

or more than two decades, Dr. Jill Hazen has been providing state-ofthe-art plastic and reconstructive services to patients at the Hazen Aesthetic Institute. With two locations in Princeton and Plainsboro, Dr. Hazen’s all-encompassing practice is comprised of Hazen Plastic Surgery, Hazen Medical Spa and the Aesthetic Laser and Skin Care Center of Princeton. Dr. Hazen’s artistic visualization and clinical skills allow her to achieve beautiful, natural-looking results for patients seeking cosmetic plastic surgery of the face, body and breasts. “I take great pride in my commitment to knowing about and being professionally trained in the latest techniques available, all with one goal in mind: to give my patients the results they want using the best procedures and/or the best combination of procedures,” she says. After more than 20 years of plastic surgical experience, Dr. Hazen is also at the forefront of the growing trend for less invasive procedures. With this in mind, she opened Hazen Medical Spa in 2015. The Medspa is a true noninvasive Body Contouring Center of Excellence. Offering everything from Coolsculpting to Exilis to

Hazen Plastic Surgery 311 Commons Way Princeton, NJ 08540 609-921-7747

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Mahwah Valley Orthopedic Associates

E EDUCATION + TRAINING BA at University of Pennsylvania MD at UMDNJ – Newark Internship at UMDNJ University Hospital Newark Orthopedic Residency UMDNJ University Hospital Newark Fellowship at Johns Hopkins University – Total Joint Reconstruction and Reconstructive Surgery of the Hip and Knee

BOARD CERTIFICATION Orthopedics

SERVICES Synisc/Hyalgen Injections for Arthritis PRP Injections X-Rays Done On-Site Hip and Knee Replacement Surgery Athletic Injuries ACL Reconstruction Hip Resurfacing Surgery Computer Assisted Knee

knee-replacement surgery, treatments for athletic injuries, ACL reconstruction, minimally invasive hip surgery and rotator-cuff repair. For patients undergoing total hip- and knee-replacement surgery, he uses computer-guided navigation for better precision and accuracy. According to Dr. Alexander, “This GPS-like system allows the surgeon to achieve the most accurate bony cuts, correct deformities and achieve the most consistently accurate alignment of the implants during hip and knee replacement, which in turn will result in improved patient outcomes and the longevity of the replacement.” Dr. Alexander uses computerized electronic health records and digital x-rays to enhance overall care and decrease the incidence of medication errors. When he isn’t attending to patients at Mahwah Valley Orthopedic Associates, Dr. Alexander is out providing community lectures on hip and knee arthritis to patients and fellow physicians, keeping them updated on new trends and technologies, as well as alternatives that may be available to surgery. Dr. Alexander also serves as the Director of the Total Joint Replacement Center at Valley Hospital in Ridgewood.

is important that I offer my “Itpatients cutting-edge treatments

Nicholas Alexander, MD

verybody is susceptible to orthopedic injuries, especially if one is involved in athletic activities or has a family history of muscular disease. Because orthopedic conditions occur often and can happen simply by walking up or down stairs, doctors have to be prepared with the highest quality equipment to get patients back on their feet quickly and efficiently. With his top-of-theline services at Mahwah Valley Orthopedic Associates, Dr. Nicholas Alexander can help his patients do exactly that. Dr. Alexander has been in practice for more than two decades with a specialization in knee and hip disorders. He relies on that experience to brief patients thoroughly on their injuries and create an effective plan of recovery that best meets their lifestyle needs. “I offer my patients treatment options that range from conservative to surgical, and discuss the realistic expectations associated with each option,” he says. “It is important that I offer my patients cuttingedge treatments and help them receive quality orthopedic care.” He offers a host of treatments at his facility in Mahwah, including arthritis treatments, PRP injections, hip- and

and help them receive quality orthopedic care.

Replacement Surgery

Nicholas Alexander, MD 400 Franklin Turnpike, Suite 100 Mahwah, NJ 07430 201-818-4344

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Metropolitan Ankle & Foot Care Specialists PODIATRY

EDUCATION + TRAINING St. Peter’s College, New Jersey Doctor of Podiatric Medicine from New York College of Podiatric Medicine, NY Surgical Residency at PBI Regional Medical Center, NJ

BOARD CERTIFICATION Foot Surgery, American Board of Foot & Ankle Surgery Reconstructive Rearfoot and Ankle, American Board of Foot & Ankle Surgery

SERVICES Sports/Running Injuries Fractures Sprains/Strains Tendonitis Joint Replacement Rheumatoid Arthritis Metatarsalgia Infections

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ith a double board certification in foot surgery and reconstructive rearfoot and ankle surgery, Dr. Eugene Batelli of Metropolitan Ankle & Foot Care Specialists in Totowa has become an authority on delivering outstanding and innovative care to his patients. “At Metropolitan Ankle & Foot Care Specialists, we specialize in injury prevention, minimally invasive surgery and cutting-edge therapies for both children and adults,” says Dr. Batelli. “Our goal is to return the patient to normal activity and routine quickly.” Because of Dr. Batelli’s expertise in a plethora of foot-related specialties, he has been awarded numerous recognitions, including America’s Top Podiatrists for Foot and Ankle Surgery in 2010, Consultant for Solana Surgical (20122013) and Consultant for Trilliant Surgical (2013-present). He has also been appointed an adjunct professor in three different residency programs at St. Mary’s Hospital, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, and Palisades Medical Center, where he shares his knowledge and experience with students.

Eugene Batelli, DPM, FACFAS

At Metropolitan Ankle & Foot Care Specialists, we believe in creating a foundation of trust among our patients, surgeons and staff.

“We have built our reputation on patient referrals, as well as word-ofmouth recommendations,” he says. “The technology available in the office setting rivals that of hospitals and major teaching institutions.” Patients of Metropolitan Ankle & Foot Care Specialists receive innovative services such as cold laser, extra corporeal shockwave therapy, total ankle replacement, amniotic membrane therapy, joint fluid therapy, platelet rich plasma, laser toenail treatment and treatment for acute and chronic pain. “Our practice consists of highly trained and skilled physicians utilizing the most current equipment and technology available. The level of care is the highest quality with a focus on getting you back to your normal activities,” says Dr. Batelli. Metropolitan Ankle & Foot Care Specialists offers patients hospital affiliations so they can receive top-of-theline treatment outside the office as well. Affiliations include St. Joseph’s Medical Center, St. Mary’s Hospital, Hackensack University Medical Center, Palisades Medical Center, Millennium Healthcare of Clifton and Pleasantdale Surgery Center.

Metropolitan Ankle & Foot Care Specialists 195 Highway 46, Suite 12 Totowa, NJ 07511 973-837-8173

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OASIS Orthopedic and Spine Integrated Services

W EDUCATION + TRAINING Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (NJ) Seton Hall University, School of Graduate Medical Education Fellowship at Texas Back Institute

BOARD CERTIFICATION Orthopedic Surgery Spine Surgery

SERVICES Anterior Cervical Corpectomy Endoscopic Micro Discectomy Laminectomy/Decompression Surgery Minimally Invasive Surgeries Spinal Cord/Spine Surgery Vertebroplasty Additional Office Locations Include Jersey City, Union, Old Bridge, Asbury Park and Brooklyn, NY

treatment options, such as biologics, as well as collaborating with top international physicians to share new techniques and treatments that help all of us offer patients the best possible care.” Dr. Massoud understands that despite advanced technology, one of the most important aspects of patient care is listening. “Taking the time to discover their lifestyle, how they developed the condition and their expectations for recovery is critical to developing an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan.” He shares his expertise with aspiring physicians as assistant clinical professor of orthopedic surgery at Seton Hall Graduate School of Medical Education, and is also recognized as a Top 100 Spine Surgeon and Specialist in America by Becker’s Orthopedic & Spine Review. OASIS Orthopedic and Spine offers an array of services including scoliosis surgery, spinal fusion, biologic therapies, artificial disc replacement, anterior cervical corpectomy and more. All procedures are performed in state-ofthe-art outpatient surgical centers and hospitals. “I love seeing the smiles of my patients when they share how they can once again play with their children or do something as simple as walk—without pain,” he says.

is always a “Treatment collaborative effort between the patient and the physician.

Bryan J. Massoud, MD

hen confronted with serious injuries of the spine, neck and other critical joints, patients need a doctor who can properly diagnose their condition and create a treatment plan specifically tailored to their needs. At OASIS Orthopedic and Spine, they get that and much more. With a team of board certified orthopedic spine surgeons and neurosurgeons including Dr. Bryan J. Massoud, patients can rest assured that OASIS can handle all orthopedic cases from simple to complex with ease. “We’ve brought together the area’s top board certified orthopedic, spine and neurosurgeons to work collaboratively with physicians in pain management, internal medicine and other specialties to help patients get back to the active life they love,” says Dr. Massoud. Dr. Massoud believes that continually exploring new technologies and techniques enables OASIS to offer many of the newest proven advanced treatments that are less invasive, shorten recovery times and improve outcomes. “I am an absolute believer in continuing education so that you keep growing as a person and in your profession,” he says. “At OASIS, we are always taking classes and attending conferences to learn about new

OASIS Orthopedic and Spine Integrated Services 85 Harristown Road, Suite 103 Glen Rock, NJ 07452 844-366-8800

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ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY, SPORTS MEDICINE

Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Specialists, Inc.

S EDUCATION + TRAINING Cornell University, Ithaca, NY New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ Orthopedic Surgery Residency at St. Joseph’s Medical Center, Paterson, NJ Orthopedic Surgery Certificate from Seton Hall University of Graduate Medical Education, South Orange, NJ Sports Medicine Fellowship at Institute for Bone and Join Disorders, Phoenix, AZ

BOARD CERTIFICATION Orthopedic Surgery

SERVICES Direct Anterior Hip Approach Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel release General Orthopedics Hip Replacement Knee Replacement Minimally Invasive Surgery Robotic Surgery Shoulder Replacement

in his specialty that he has helped author several scientific articles and a medical book titled Field Guide to Fracture Management. To stay up-to-date on new technology that benefits his patients, Dr. Lopez says, “I regularly attend seminars and hands-on training and do online education to stay current for my patients.” Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Specialists offers minimally invasive sports medicine and joint replacement services such as knee replacement, sports medicine, shoulder replacement, general orthopedics, hip replacement, endoscopic carpal tunnel release, direct anterior hip approach, minimally invasive surgery and robotic surgery. “On site I utilize electronic medical records to help coordinate patient care,” says Dr. Lopez. “Surgical care robotics and computer guidance aid in surgical precision with knee, hip and shoulder surgery.” Dr. Lopez’s practice is affiliated with the following hospitals so patients can receive care outside as well as inside his office: Riverview Medical Center, Bayshore Community Hospital, Shrewsbury Surgical Center, Metropolitan Surgical Institute and Monmouth Medical Center.

strive to provide personalized “ Icare to keep my patients active

David V. Lopez, MD

ports injuries are beyond your control. What is in your control is the physician you choose to remedy your injury. To ensure you receive the best care, visit Dr. David V. Lopez, a sports medicine professional, at Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Specialists, Inc. in Little Silver, NJ. “I provide minimally invasive solutions for joint pain in young and older athletes,” says Dr. Lopez. “These range from injections to arthroscopic surgery to partial and minimally invasive total joint replacement. These options keep patients at the top of their game.” Before he could call himself an expert in sports medicine, Dr. Lopez went through extensive professional training. He received his undergraduate degree from Cornell University and continued his education at Seton Hall University, where he earned his orthopedic surgery certification and assisted the head physicians of the athletic teams. Additionally, he accepted a sports medicine fellowship at the Institute for Bone and Joint Disorders in Phoenix, AZ, and trained at the Dupont Children’s Hospital in Wilmington, DE. Dr. Lopez has become so well versed

and pain-free with the latest technology.

Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Specialists, Inc. 200 White Road, Suite 101 Little Silver, NJ 07739 732-888-2100

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The Plastic Surgery Center

A EDUCATION + TRAINING Undergraduate Degree from the State University of New York, Binghamton Medical School at the State University of New York, Syracuse Mount Sinai: Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery UCLA: Plastic Surgery

BOARD CERTIFICATION Plastic Surgery Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

SERVICES Facelift Blepharolasty Rhinoplasty Breast Augmentation Breast Reduction Gynecomastia Surgery Abdominoplasty Liposuction

augmentation, facelifts, rhinoplasty, neck lifts, breast reduction, tummy tuck, liposuction, post-bariatric body lift, Alma Lasers and NeoGraft, an FDA-approved hair transplant procedure. “We pride ourselves on our thorough, ongoing investigations into the latest technologies as they become available for plastic and reconstructive surgeries,” says Dr. Kaufman. “Once we feel that a technological advancement has a proven track record of providing benefits to reconstructive or cosmetic care, we offer it.” Because of their extensive knowledge, many of the surgeons at the Plastic Surgery Center lecture at national and international conferences to discuss beneficial and innovative treatments. Dr. Kaufman has made many television and radio appearances to discuss his research, including CBS News, Sirius Doctor Radio, Discovery Health and Eyewitness News. He is one of the authors of the textbook Aesthetics and Cosmetic Surgery for Darker Skin Types and has been published in more than 30 peer-reviewed articles. Dr. Kaufman also established the Axon Advance Foundation, a nonprofit for spinal cord injury and peripheral nerve disorders.

treat every patient as an “We individual, providing them with

Matthew Kaufman, MD

t The Plastic Surgery Center in Somerville, NJ, individualized attention is the operative philosophy and the one-sizefits-all mentality is frowned upon. Dr. Matthew Kaufman and the other surgeons there understand how important this credo is to ensure patients an unmatched plastic surgery experience. “It’s important for our patients to know that we treat them as individuals and provide compassionate, skilled care for their respective needs,” says Dr. Kaufman. “We tailor a unique treatment plan for each patient’s care, taking ample time to listen and address our patients’ concerns accordingly.” The Plastic Surgery Center has provided exceptional plastic surgery services since opening its doors more than four decades ago. With multiple locations in NJ (Shrewsbury, Freehold, East Brunswick, Somerville, Brick, Edison, Egg Harbor Township, Forked River, Springfield and more), as well as Los Angeles, CA, The Plastic Surgery Center’s 10 highly efficient surgeons give patients the advanced level of care they deserve. The high-grade facility offers a multitude of services for plastic and reconstructive surgery, including breast

expert plastic and reconstructive surgical services.

Matthew Kaufman, MD 30 Rehill Avenue, Suite 2300 Somerville, NJ 08876 732-741-0970

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Princeton Dermatology Associates DERMATOLOGY

Jeffrey Scott-Henning, DO EDUCATION + TRAINING Chief Resident at New York University Department of Dermatology Mid-America Nazarene University, Kansas Western University of Health and Sciences, Pomona, CA Internship at Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma, WA

BOARD CERTIFICATION Dermatology

SERVICES Dermoscopy Mole Evaluations Skin Cancer Surveillance Special Interest in Psoriasis, Eczema, Allergy, Hives and Acne

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ith training from both New York University and Bellevue Hospital, the premier dermatology program in the country, Dr. Jeffrey Scott-Henning has immersed himself in the practice of dermatology. Patients who pay him a visit at Princeton Dermatology Associates in Hillsborough, NJ, know their skin is in good hands. Princeton Dermatology Associates provides high-quality, individualized care with a focus on medical dermatology such as skin cancer treatments, as opposed to just cosmetic procedures. “We are a patient-centered practice that is expert in medical dermatology,” says Dr. ScottHenning. During his extensive career, he has traveled the globe delivering key lectures on a variety of dermatological topics, has received more than 30 peer-reviewed publications in medical journals, and still teaches medical dermatology procedures to physician’s assistants in-office. “I love what I do,” he says. “I enjoy helping people and I like dermatology because many of the conditions are treatable or controllable. I like challenging cases—people and conditions that other

We strive to deliver the best medical care with the patient always in the forefront of our minds. doctors have either given up on or cannot figure out—and I relish discovering the problem when others have failed.” Patients can receive both medical and cosmetic dermatology procedures at Princeton Dermatology Associates including skin cancer detection and treatment, Mohs micrographic surgery, laser treatments, sclerotherapy (elimination of spider veins), as well as Botox, CosmoDerm, lip thinning, Restylane and Sculptra. Dr. Scott-Henning also utilizes dermatoscope, a skin microscope that evaluates the pigmentation of skin lesions. “This is a revolutionary tool that increases accuracy when evaluating pigmented lesions,” he says. He spent six years serving as an attending physician at the Brooke Army Medical Center, the United States Army’s top-of-the-line dermatology residency program, where he served as the chief of the dermatology service. Dr. Scott-Henning continues to do medical volunteer work. “I am a medical point of contact for a summer camp in my area,” he says. “I spent 15 years in the U.S. Army as a physician and dermatologist with two combat tours.”

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INFERTILITY & REPRODUCTIVE MEDICINE

Reproductive Science Center of New Jersey

D EDUCATION + TRAINING Received his medical degree at the University of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery in Des Moines, Iowa Completed an Internal Medicine internship at Union Hospital in Union, New Jersey Completed 4-year residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Medical Center of Delaware in Newark, Delaware During his three-year fellowship, Dr. Ziegler received several awards for his presentations at the national meetings of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine and the Society for Gynecologic Investigation.

BOARD CERTIFICATION Obstetrics and Gynecology Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

SERVICES Advanced Laparoscopic Reproductive Surgery Artificial Insemination Blastocyst Transfer Comprehensive Infertility Evaluation and Treatment

and technologies, he regularly takes continuing education courses on the advances in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. The Reproductive Science Center of New Jersey treats both men and women for infertility and conducts a thorough medical history review prior to creating a comprehensive treatment plan. An evaluation includes ultrasounds, blood tests and genetic testing. The facility offers state-of-the-art treatments such as preimplantation genetic screening and diagnosis, semen analysis, in vitro fertilization, cryopreservation of eggs/ embryos, artificial insemination, tubal ligation reversal, donor sperm/egg, and endometrial lining assessment to improve implantation success. “A patient should be offered multiple treatment options,” says Dr. Ziegler. “The most aggressive treatment may not always be the best choice.” The Reproductive Science Center of New Jersey has numerous hospital affiliations including Monmouth Medical Center, Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Ocean Medical Center, the University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro and Capital Health.

our center, we provide high“Atquality, comprehensive medical

William F. Ziegler, DO, FACOG

r. William F. Ziegler of the Reproductive Science Center of New Jersey in Eatontown understands the physical and mental struggles infertile parents go through. It’s why he strives to make patients feel comfortable and confident during the treatment process. “A patient needs to feel comfortable with their physician and the practice that they choose,” says Dr. Ziegler. “At our center, we view taking care of the patient as a team effort. Every decision about a patient’s care is tailored to their specific needs both medically and psychologically.” Dr. Ziegler has two board certifications in obstetrics and gynecology and reproductive endocrinology. His patients can take comfort knowing they are in good hands. Throughout his career, Dr. Ziegler has been recognized by numerous organizations for his outstanding efforts in the field of reproductive medicine. Among the awards he’s received are the Zenith Award, Patients Choice Award 2010-2014 and the 2012 Optum Centers of Excellence. Dr. Ziegler is a member of several hospital committees and also holds positions on pharmaceutical advisor boards regarding infertility treatment. To keep apprised of new information

care in a compassionate and caring environment.

Donor Egg Preimplantation Genetic Testing Fertility Preservation In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)

Reproductive Science Center of New Jersey 234 Industrial Way West, Suite A104 Eatontown, NJ 07724 732-918-2500

www.FertilityNJ.com

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PLASTIC & COSMETIC SURGERY

Spiro Plastic Surgery, LLC

W EDUCATION + TRAINING UMDNJ Stony Brook University Hospital St. Barnabas Medical Center University of Miami School of Medicine Miami Children’s Hospital Cedars Medical Center, Miami, Florida

BOARD CERTIFICATION Plastic Surgery

SERVICES Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck), Liposuction Breast Lifting, Reduction and Augmentation Face Lift and Eyelid Surgery Gynecomastia (Male Breast Reduction) Rhinoplasty Fat Grafting CoolSculpting Post Mastectomy Reconstruction

ultimate in cosmetic care, Dr. Spiro responds, “I am always using a critical artistic eye to evaluate my surgeries and am always striving to get better even after 20 years and 30,000 procedures.” Dr. Spiro’s practice knows no bounds when it comes to ensuring patients are completely satisfied with their results. “No one tries harder to get you the best result,” he says, “whether it is a comprehensive exam, a well-thought-out plan, a wellexecuted precise surgery or very close post-op follow-up.” Dr. Spiro has outfitted his office with the latest technology in the cosmetic field such as computer-imaging rhinoplasty, medical-grade skincare procedures and hand-piece options for Coolsculpting and the latest fillers such as Restylane Silk. To benefit patients even further, Dr. Spiro frequently updates his website with patient photos that thoroughly showcase cosmetic procedures and also provides each patient with an informational packet regarding their surgery so they have a step-by-step guide to their cosmetic journey. “We surround patients with the best,” he says. “The best staff, the best anesthesia the best nursing, the best skincare center and the best surgical outcomes!”

Plastic Surgery provides the “Spiro highest quality of compassionate

Scott A. Spiro, MD, FACS

henever the subject of plastic surgery comes up, Dr. Scott A. Spiro knows best. He has spent the past 20 years perfecting his skills at his practice in West Orange, NJ, to ensure he provides patients with highquality cosmetic procedures. The countless positive patient testimonials Dr. Spiro has received serve as a testament to his skills and longstanding practice. During his career, Dr. Spiro has been awarded numerous honors including “NJ Top Doc” for multiple years and “No. 1 Medical Spa” in 2014. Most recently, he returned to the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery’s annual conference, where he lectured the audience and joined interactive panel discussions. “I served on an international panel of experts in breast lift and implant combination surgery. It was a 12-hour symposium, and my cases were used in the course brochure.” He serves as a member of the Board of Trustees at St. Barnabas Ambulatory Center, and was the chairman of the Department of Plastic Surgery at St. Barnabas Medical Center from 2007 to 2011. When asked how he maintains the

care in the safest environment possible.

Scott A. Spiro, MD, FACS 101 Old Short Hills Road, Suite 510 West Orange, NJ 07052 973-736-5907

www.DrSpiro.com

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Surgery

Plastic & Facial


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VASCULAR SURGERY

Vascular Endovascular Associates of New Jersey

D EDUCATION + TRAINING College of Science – Cairo University, Egypt Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University, Egypt Vascular Surgery Fellow, University of Arkansas for Medical Science Chief Resident, Harlem Hospital Center, NY Resident of General Surgery, Columbia University, Harlem Hospital Center, NY Research Fellow, National Institute of Health Departments of Surgery & Physiology General and Laparoscopic Surgeon at Al Salama Hospital, Saudi Arabia Attending Surgeon at Menoufyia University, Egypt

BOARD CERTIFICATION Vascular Surgery

SERVICES Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair Arterial Bypass Arterial/Venous Thrombectomy/ Embolectomy Carotid Endarterectomy

has been exposed to a variety of diseases and complicated cases.” He also is a member of notable medical societies including the American College of Surgeons, Society of Vascular Surgery, International Society of Vascular Surgeons, and the Egyptian American Medical Association. Currently, Dr. Alshafie is the attending surgeon at Valley Hospital in Ridgewood and Hackensack UMC at Pascack Valley in Westwood. Patients who visit Vascular and Endovascular Associates receive a variety of treatments, including carotid endarterectomy, arterial bypass, dialysis access procedures, varicose vein therapy, upper and lower arterial duplex, endovenous ablation for venous insufficiency, and IVC filter placement/ removal. “We have a fully equipped onsite vascular laboratory that uses the latest and most advanced ultrasound equipment,” notes Dr. Alshafie. “The vascular lab offers noninvasive studies to evaluate every part of the vascular system.” When he is not working in his office, he is out volunteering. He is the founder of the nonprofit organization Egyptian American Medical Association, which coordinates medical missions in Egypt. It has a charity clinic in the United States, as well.

to make the decision “Ifortrysurgery as stress-free as

Tarek A. Alshafie, MD, FACS

r. Tarek A. Alshafie is a boardcertified vascular physician specializing in surgery and the treatment of vascular diseases. Working with a team of professionals at the Vascular Endovascular Associates of New Jersey in Ridgewood, NJ, he is dedicated to seeing his patients recover fully, quickly and efficiently. “My expertise allows me to personalize the treatment for each individual patient,” says Dr. Alshafie. “Patient safety is a priority.” He has put together an impressive resume, including international postgraduate training at the Pancreatic Surgery and Cancer Institute in Osaka, Japan; liver surgery and hepatic vascular intervention training at Paul Brousse Institute in Paris; laparoscopic surgery at University of Gottingen in Germany; a Fellowship in General Surgery at the Faculty of Medicine at Menoufyia University in Egypt; and Chief Resident in General Surgery at the Columbia University Harlem Hospital Center in New York, to name just a few. “It is important to choose a boardcertified physician who has plenty of experience in the field,” advises Dr. Alshafie. “Finding a physician with years of experience will establish that he or she

possible, with patient safety our driving force.

Chemotherapy Port Placement and Removal

Vascular Endovascular Associates of New Jersey

Dialysis Access Procedures (AV Fistulas, AV Grafts and Dialysis Catheters)

89 N. Maple Avenue, Suite 5 Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201-389-3700

Noninvasive Vascular Imaging Including Doppler Ultrasound

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H E A LT H Y L I V I N G 2 0 1 6 ALLERGY, ASTHMA & IMMUNOLOGY

OTOLARYNGOLOGY

Jeffrey H. Aroesty, MD

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s a practitioner for over 20 years, my goal has always been to treat my patients with respect and compassion,” says Dr. Jeffrey H. Aroesty of Advocare Aroesty Ear, Nose & Throat Associates in Mt. Arlington, NJ. “We try our best to offer our patients a comprehensive evaluation with well-defined treatment goals.” Dr. Aroesty is an expert in head and neck surgery and has been board certified with the American Board of Otolaryngology since 1995. He treats a variety of illnesses including sinusitis, otitis media and allergic rhinitis. Dr. Aroesty is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and was given a distinguished membership on the American Board of General Surgery in 2010. With new technologies emerging every day, Dr. Aroesty stays up-to-date through continuing education courses and conferences. His practice offers in-office balloon sinuplasty, diagnostic testing, ultrasounds, stroboscopy, allergy testing, hearing and balance evaluations, and other treatments for ear, nose and throat maladies.

EDUCATION + TRAINING Medical Degree from the State University of New York, Brooklyn Residency at Staten Island University Hospital Residency at SUNY/Brooklyn

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s a board-certified physician in allergy and immunology, Dr. Sunita Kanumury has been serving both pediatric and adult patients at her private practice, Asthma & Allergy Care in Denville, NJ, for more than two decades. “Our objective is to ensure that each patient has a satisfactory and pleasant experience, while receiving the highest quality of medical care,” says Dr. Kanumury. She completed a residency at the Medical College of Ohio and a fellowship at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, one of the state’s most prestigious institutions. Dr. Kanumury is a Diplomate of American Board of Integrative and Holistic Medicine and during her presidency in AAPI, published two e-books on functional medicine and optimal health. Asthma & Allergy Care provides the following services: treatment of childhood and adult asthma, food allergies, insect allergies, rhinitis and sinusitis, anaphylaxis, immunodeficiency, recurrent infections and urticaria, to name a few. Dr. Kanumury also evaluates food allergies in relation to chronic disease.

BOARD CERTIFICATION

EDUCATION + TRAINING

BOARD CERTIFICATION

Otolaryngology

Board Certified by the American Board of Allergy and Immunology

Allergy and Immunology

Head and Neck Surgery

Training at Our Lady of Mercy Hospital, New York

Allergies and Asthma

Nonsurgical and Surgical Treatment of Sinusitis, Allergic Rhinitis, Otitis Media and Other Diseases of the Ears, Nose and Throat

Training at Medical College of Ohio, Sinusitis Toledo Food, Insect, Drug and Skin Allergry Treatments Fellow in Allergy Immunology and Infectious Diseases, UMDNJ Immunodeficiency and Recurrent Infections Diplomate of the American Board of Holistic and Integrative Medicine Occupational Allergy

SERVICES

Snoring

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Sunita Kanumury, MD

Advocare Aroesty Ear, Nose & Throat Associates

Asthma & Allergy Care

400 Valley Road, Suite 105 Mt. Arlington, NJ 07856 973-770-7101 www.AdvocareAroestyENT.com

469 East Main Street Denville, NJ 07834 973-627-1000 www.AsthmaAndAllergyCare.net

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NJ TOP DOCS

ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY

GASTROENTEROLOGY

Vivian K. Bethala, MD, FACP, FACG

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r. Vivian K. Bethala has been treating patients at his private practice in Emerson, NJ for more than 30 years. With board certifications in gastroenterology and internal medicine, he is able to diagnose and treat a variety of illnesses. He offers a wide range of services including routine endoscopic procedures for treatment of gastroesophageal reflux, gastric ulcers and Barrett’s esophagus diagnosis; colonoscopies for treatment of polyps, diverticulosis and colitis; and video capsule endoscopies to detect bleeding and tumors in the small intestine. “I have advanced training in biliary endoscopies for treatment of biliary duct stones, biliary stents and chronic pancreatitis,” Dr. Bethala says. “I am also involved in pancreatic cancer research.” Dr. Bethala is affiliated with Valley Hospital and Holy Name Hospital so patients can receive top-of-the-line service in as well as out of his office. He is also a founding member of the Surgical & Endoscopy Center of Bergen County and a clinical assistant professor at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School.

Nomaan Ashraf, MD, MBA Rafael Levin, MD, MSC

S

pinal surgery is not to be taken lightly, which is why Drs. Levin and Ashraf of Comprehensive Spine Care work together to ensure none of their patients undergoes surgery unless it’s absolutely necessary. The doctors, with their practice in Emerson, NJ, say, “We often see patients who have had surgery for conditions that could have been managed nonsurgically.” To avoid unnecessary procedures and the post-surgical recovery that accompanies them, they obtain the patient’s complete medical history and weigh all treatment options. “Patients are frequently very relieved to find out that there are a number of nonsurgical options available to them,” they assert. Comprehensive Spine Care not only provides elite treatments including rehabilitation and physical therapy, but also teaches other spinal surgeons worldwide about their minimally invasive surgical practices.

EDUCATION + TRAINING

BOARD CERTIFICATION

EDUCATION + TRAINING

BOARD CERTIFICATION

Medical School, Jawaharlal Institute of Post-Graduate Medical Education

Gastroenterology

University of Pennsylvania, Tufts University School of Medicine, Internship at New York Presbyterian Hospital (Cornell), Fellowship at the Carolinas Medical Center, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center – (Ashraf)

Orthopedic Surgery

MIT, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Surgical Internship at Boston University Medical Center, Residency at Boston University School of Medicine, Fellowship at NYU/HJD in Manhattan – (Levin)

Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS)

Internal Medicine

Fellowship in Gastroenterology, SERVICES Cooper Hospital University Medical Center Routine Endoscopic Procedures Residency in Internal Medicine, Treatment of Gastro Esophageal Cooper Hospital University Medical Reflux, Gastric Ulcers and Center Radiofrequency Ablation for Barrett’s Esophagus Video Capsule Endoscopies

SERVICES Physical Therapy Anterior/Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (ALIF & PLIF)

Treatment of Spondylolisthesis, Spine Tumors, Scoliosis, Spine Trauma & Fractures, Spinal Stenosis and Herniated Discs

Vivian K. Bethala, MD, FACP, FACG

Comprehensive Spine Care

466 Old Hook Road, Suite 9 Emerson, NJ 07630 201-261-1005

466 Old Hook Road, Suite 16 Emerson, NJ 07630 201-634-1811 www.CompSpineCare.com

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H E A LT H Y L I V I N G 2 0 1 6 PLASTIC & COSMETIC SURGERY

INTERNAL MEDICINE

Shirish Vinayak Bhatt, MD

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ith decades of experience and expertise in the medical world, Dr. Shirish Vinayak Bhatt has dedicated most of his career to providing patients with extensive internal medicine care. Raised in Chicago, Dr. Bhatt relocated to New Jersey 20 years ago and opened his practice, Fairfield Primary Doctors, in Fairfield, NJ. “The crux of our practice is based on a complete physical examination and the appropriate diagnostic testing to detect disorders early,” says Dr. Bhatt. Before Dr. Bhatt established Fairfield Primary Doctors, he trained at multiple institutions in the United States, including University of Wisconsin and Medical College of Wisconsin, and held an internal medicine residency at Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Bhatt has been awarded numerous awards for his efforts in internal medicine, including Excellence in Care from St. Barnabas Medical Center in 2012, AMA Physician Recognition Award from 1997-2000, and America’s Top Physician from 2006-2012.

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r. Nikesh K. Patel of New Reflections Plastic Surgery in Freehold, NJ, is an expert in cosmetic, facial and plastic surgery. With his comfortable facility and remarkable resume, patients can rest assured they’re in extremely good hands. To ensure they receive the most beneficial treatments, Dr. Patel says, “We always try to stay ahead of the curve with technology while making sure we offer things that both produce results and improve recovery times.” Dr. Patel has outfitted his office with high-quality equipment including SculpSure, an advanced technology for body contouring or body fat reduction, and ThermiRF products such as ThermiSmooth, ThermiTight and ThermiVA that tighten loose skin. “These minimal and noninvasive techniques allow us to produce results with short treatment and easy recovery time,” says Dr. Patel. Dr. Patel offers a variety of other services including treatments in facial rejuvenation, breast enhancements, body contouring, skincare and surgeries specifically for men.

EDUCATION + TRAINING

BOARD CERTIFICATION

EDUCATION + TRAINING

BOARD CERTIFICATION

Bachelors in Medicine Science, University of Wisconsin

Internal Medicine

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

American Board of Plastic Surgery

Doctor of Medicine and Surgery, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

Complete Physicals

Wake Forest University Medical School

SERVICES

Plastic Surgery Training at Albany Medical Center

Facial Rejuvenation

Residency in Internal Medicine, Loyola Stritch University School of Medicine, Chicago

SERVICES Diabetes and Cholesterol Management Health Screening Sick Visits

Skin Care

New Reflections Plastic Surgery

Fairfield Primary Doctors 271 Route 46 West, Suite H105 Fairfield, NJ 07004 973-575-8644 www.FairfieldPrimaryDoctors.com

Body Contouring General Surgery Training at UMDNJ Robert Wood Johnson University Breast Enhancement

Cosmetic Fellowship at Cleveland Clinic

Wound Care Training and Certification, NYU Langone Medical

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1001 West Main Street, Suite A Freehold, NJ 07728 732-354-3792

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Facial, Plastic Surgery


H E A LT H Y L I V I N G 2 0 1 6 INFERTILITY & REPRODUCTIVE MEDICINE

FACIAL PLASTIC SURGERY

Jane E. Miller, MD

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r. Jane E. Miller created North Hudson IVF 21 years ago as a complete private IVF center in Englewood Cliffs. The biggest obstacles she faces today are insurance dictates (“which have nothing to do with patient care,” she points out) and the high cost of fertility medications. Whatever the challenge, she says, “we want to make patients feel our practice is the right fit for them.” Part of this “right fit” philosophy are the unrushed visits. “We take as long as the patient needs. Once our job is done, most of our patients tell us that they don’t want to leave us! After the initial consult, a series of tests that includes blood work, imaging studies and evaluation of the male partner (if appropriate) with semen analysis is scheduled. Other diagnostic tools include surgeries and hormonal therapies that are individualized.” Dr. Miller continues, “We are a state-of-the-art IVF facility where patients benefit from the latest proven technological advancements in the field of reproductive medicine, but we do our work in an old-fashioned private-office setting. We are not a fertility factory.” EDUCATION + TRAINING

BOARD CERTIFICATION

Yale University

Reproductive Endocrinology, Obstetrics & Gynecology

SUNY Downstate College of Medicine Yale University - Postdoctoral Fellowship Residency at Harvard University Residency at University of Tennessee

SERVICES In Vitro Fertilization Donor Egg IVF Egg Freezing Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injections

Jeffrey Schiller, MD

D

r. Jeffrey Schiller is a board-certified oculofacial plastic surgeon who specializes in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the eyelids, face and orbit. He has helped patients for more than 26 years with rejuvenation of the eyes and face, as well as surgical and medical treatment of diseases of the eyelids, tear ducts and orbits in adults and children. He is a graduate of Rutgers New Jersey Medical School and pursued subspecialty training in oculofacial plastic surgery in New York City and Paris. Dr. Schiller has lectured at many national and international meetings about both cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the eyelids and face, including lectures in Brussels last year and Kyoto, Japan this October. His rejuvenating procedures include cosmetic eyelid and facial surgery, midface lifts (his signature procedure published in 2012), endoscopic browlifts and minimally invasive facelift and neck liposuction, as well as non-surgical facial rejuvenation including Botox, Dysport and many advanced facial fillers. He also uses the CO2 laser for most eyelid surgeries, allowing for more precision. EDUCATION + TRAINING

BOARD CERTIFICATION

Rutgers New Jersey Medical School Ophthalmology Fellowship in Oculofacial Plastic Surgery, NYC and Paris

SERVICES

Fellow of the American Society of Oculofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Non-surgical Facial Rejuvenation

Eyelift/Blepharoplasty and Midface Lift

Minimally Invasive Face Lift, Brow Fellow of the American Academy of Lift and Neck Liposuction Ophthalmology Reconstructive Eyelid and Facial Surgery

Jeffrey Schiller, MD

North Hudson IVF 385 Sylvan Avenue Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632 201-871-1999 www.NorthHudsonIVF.com

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98 James Street Edison, NJ 08820 973-228-7760

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OB/GYN

CARDIOLOGY Charles J. Marotta, MD

Robert B. Beim, MD

EDUCATION + TRAINING

EDUCATION + TRAINING

Rutgers University UMDNJ: NJ Medical School Internship, Internal Medicine Residency, Internal Medicine Chief Medical Resident Cardiology Fellowship Interventional Cardiology Fellowship

UMDNJ, Robert Wood Johnson Division of Reproductive Sciences in Obstetrics and Gynecology

BOARD CERTIFICATION Obstetrics and Gynecology

SERVICES

BOARD CERTIFICATION

Advanced Cardiology 65 Ridgedale Avenue Cedar Knolls, NJ 07927 973-401-1100 VIEW FULL PROFILE AT

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National Board of Medical Examiners American Board of Internal Medicine Cardiovascular Diseases, Interventional Cardiology Certification Board for Nuclear Cardiology National Board of Echocardiography

SERVICES Nuclear Stress Testing Echocardiography Stress Echocardiography Cardiac Monitoring

Robotic Surgery Obstetrics Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery

Robert B. Beim, MD 190 Greenbrook Road North Plainfield, NJ 08873 908-756-6812 VIEW FULL PROFILE AT

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PEDIATRICS

PSYCHIATRY Susan G. Blank, MD

Jennifer Shaw-Brachfeld, MD, FAAP

EDUCATION + TRAINING

EDUCATION + TRAINING

Medical School at SUNY Stony Brook Medical College

Undergraduate from Union College, Schenectady, NY

Residency at Long Island-Jewish Hillside Medical Center

Medical Degree from University of Connecticut

Training in Hypnosis

General Pediatric Residency and Specialty Fellowship, Schneider Children’s Hospital of Long Island Jewish Medical Center, NY

Training in Eye Movement and Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

BOARD CERTIFICATION

BOARD CERTIFICATION

Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, General Pediatrics

Psychiatry and Neurology

SERVICES

SERVICES

Full Psychiatric Diagnostic Evaluation

Susan G. Blank, MD 45 Brant Avenue, Suite 2 Clark, NJ 07066 732-340-0300 VIEW FULL PROFILE AT

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Electronic Medical Records

Touchpoint Pediatrics

Flexible Vaccine Schedule Sees Patients in the Hospital

General Adult Psychiatry

17 Watchung Avenue Chatham, NJ 07928 973-665-0900 www.TouchpointPediatrics.com

Adolescent Psychiatry

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Physicians Available 24/7, Including Weekends and Holidays

Pharmacotherapy (Treatment with Medication) Individual Psychotherapies

Vagal Nerve Stimulation

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Experienced Pediatric Nurse to Speak to Regarding Medical Concerns

Recognized by NCQA as the Highest Level (Level 3)


A Doctor’s Journey in Choosing a Specialty BY JESSICA DIETRICH

P

erhaps many people just assume that doctors are born and not made, and that most of them always wanted to be a doctor when they grew up. This certainly

is not the case and even when they decide to be a doctor, the next question is what kind of doctor do they want to be? It may surprise you that some doc-

tors pursued medical school after attending dental school or leaving behind their childhood dream of fighting fires.

I wanted to be a carpenter and put houses together, but fate had it so I would use those skills to put children back together. - Dr. Mark Rieger

Seeing as how choosing a specialty is so important, we were curious about our very own NJ Top Docs’ journeys. We wondered: had they always known they would specialize in the areas they practice in today? When we asked some of our NJ Top Docs about their personal paths, we were happily surprised at their responses.

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putting me on this path, the physician for inspiring me to become a pediatric orthopedic surgeon, and knowing my had

grandmother is looking down on me

a calling

and smiling.” (to learn more about Dr.

to become an orthopedic surgeon, a human

thopedic Center, hadn’t decided on becoming a pediatric orthopedic surgeon until after exploring carpentry and dentistry. “I wanted to be a carpenter and put houses together, but fate had it so I would use those skills to put children

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Dr. Susan G. Blank made her deci-

carpenter.

sion to specialize in psychiatry after

“After medical school, I trained

several foreshadowing experiences

to become an orthopedic surgeon at

Dr. Mark Rieger, Advocare the Or-

Rieger, see page 10).

during her school years.

Long Island Jewish Hospital. During

“In the third grade a little girl in my

my training I took a pediatric ortho-

class had difficulty separating from

pedic rotation at Boston Children’s

her mom and I was assigned to be her

Hospital under the tutelage of a world-

buddy and support system. Over the

renowned physician. He was a kind

course of the year, she flourished and

man, extremely well educated, had

we became good friends.

incomparable

surgical

skills

and

“In medical school I was unsure

made each and every patient he saw

what specialty I wanted to go into ini-

feel special.

tially. I was considering adolescent

back together.” The master carpenter

“My grandmother taught me that if

that I wanted to apprentice with sug-

in my lifetime I could change a child’s

gested that I go to college and learn

life I could change the world. The doctor

about business first. At Hofstra Uni-

epitomized those words and he changed

versity I fell in love with the sciences

children’s lives every day. I knew I

and decided to follow my father’s pro-

must become a pediatric orthopedic

fession and become a dentist.

surgeon and strive to incorporate all

medicine or endocrinology. However, as soon as I did my psychiatry clerkship, during which I had a great experience, I knew this was what I wanted to do… Part of my clerkship convinced me that I could address some of the issues in adolescent medicine and endocrinology while doing general psy-

“I attended the University of Con-

that I had seen in the doctor. To this

necticut Dental School, and our class-

day I continue that quest and feel

es were combined with the University

blessed that I am able to make a differ-

“After that experience, I was no lon-

of Connecticut School of Dental Med-

ence in so many children’s lives. Every

ger conflicted about the choice. I con-

icine. It became obvious to me that I

day I thank the master carpenter for

sider my communication skills to be

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chiatry.


my greatest strength, and psychiatry

of all the NY football Giants he treat-

strated then brought him forward as a

has allowed me to use this to become

ed and knew right then this is what I

passionate lifelong student of medical

an excellent psychiatrist. I made my

wanted to do. I later played soccer in

science with the art of attending to one

formal decision after my psychiatry

college and fractured my 5th metatar-

case at a time. That became my man-

clerkship and I have never regretted

sal. Once again I got fixed up.

tra as a third year medical student and

it. I find that I have met a lot of very

“I guess I kind of injured my way

remains so today…exactly 20 years

interesting people and have had many

into this profession.” (to learn more

later.” (to learn more about Dr. Bhatt,

very rewarding experiences… All in

about Dr. Batelli, see page 18).

see page 28).

all, if I had to do it over again I would

Dr. Shirish Bhatt of Fairfield Pri-

The next time you’re at the doctor’s

unquestionably choose to become a

mary Doctors said he decided on his

office, consider asking your doctor

psychiatrist. (to learn more about Dr.

specialty in his third year of medical

about his or her specialty journey. You

Blank, see page 30).

school. “As medical school progressed,

may be surprised at what you learn! To

When asked about his story, Dr. Eu-

there were classmates who were decid-

learn more about the journeys of our

gene Batelli of Metropolitan Ankle &

ed on their choices day one, but I was

NJ Top Docs & NJ Top Dentists, visit our

Foot Care Specialists said as a child he

interested in everything and could not

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“As my third year in medical school

“I had many ankle injuries from

occurred, I encountered a senior stu-

sports in high school. I had just come

dent who also had recently decided

back from knee surgery my junior year

to pursue internal medicine and was

and then blew out my ankle in basket-

almost an inspiration for me to select

ball. I was sent to a podiatric surgeon,

the field. Little would I know that 20

a doctor in Westwood, NJ, who got me

years later the same doctor would be-

fixed up with intensive physical ther-

come chief medical officer of Mount Si-

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nai Medical Center as what he demon-

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Pet-Friendly Destinations by Nicole Fonzino

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f you’re a pet owner, leaving home without your furry friend is no fun. So why not bring him/her along to one of NJ’s petfriendly resorts?

Ocean Place Resort & Spa

Filled with a plethora of fun summer activities for the entire family, the Ocean Place Resort & Spa is Long Branch’s beloved beachfront go-to. Whether you want to pamper yourself at the luxury spa, have fun in the game room or take a stroll along the coast, there’s an adventure waiting to unfold for you, your family and your pet. Spend your days on the beach soaking up the sun and nights indulging in one of the many on-site eateries and bars. A NJ weekend getaway was never so irresistible! www.oceanplace.com

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Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel

Asbury Park is one of the Jersey Shore’s prime destinations because of its boardwalk, legendary music venue the Stone Pony and this renowned hotel. The Berkeley Oceanfront provides guests with gorgeous views of the Atlantic Ocean and a variety of luxury amenities, including an outdoor pool, private cabanas, a tiki bar and close proximity to the beach. Relax and unwind at the hotel during the day and enjoy the nightlife come dusk. Either way, the Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel offers the ultimate package: relaxation and excitement. www.berkeleyhotelnj.com

Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club

For a weekend filled with R&R, head to Stockton’s Seaview Hotel and Golf Club with your furry friend in tow. The Seaview offers it all: two top-of-the-line golf courses, close proximity to Atlantic City for beaches and entertainment, indoor and outdoor pools, tennis courts, a luxurious Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa facility and, of course, pet-friendly accommodations. With a variety of on-site activities and close vicinity to other New Jersey venues, the Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club is as good as it gets. www.stocktonseaview.com

Want to take your furry friend on a daycation? Try these pet-friendly New Jersey beaches. Gateway National Park Sandy Hook, NJ Dogs must be leashed at all times but are allowed anywhere on the inlet side of the beach.

Island Beach State Park Seaside Park, NJ Dogs are allowed anywhere in the park except lifeguard areas. They must be kept on a leash.

Fisherman’s Cover Conservation Area Manasquan, NJ Dogs are allowed anywhere inside the park but must be on a leash.

Longport Dog Beach Somers Point, NJ Open year round, dogs are allowed on the beach at anytime with no leash required.

Wildwood Dog Beach Wildwood, NJ Look for the stretch of beach marked with the 25-foot hydrant near Poplar Avenue! Dogs must remain on a leash.

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HERS Allbirds Sneakers Allbirds is the latest brand to run the show in the athletic world. Instead of using synthetic materials as most athletic shoe companies do, Allbirds fashions their sneakers with a natural material: merino wool. The finished product not only is comfortable, but also minimizes natural odors, regulates temperature, wicks moisture, is machine washable and also the perfect accessory for winter and summer months. Available at www.allbirds.com, $95

ChiChi Active Veronica Hoodie Great for those brisk summer-morning runs, the Veronica hoodie by LA-based athletic brand ChiChi is a no-brainer. With pockets for storage and mesh hand sleeves for a fashionable additive, the Veronica hoodie is the epitome of athleisure gear. Available at www.chichiactive.com, $124

Noli Marbled Leggings White is the ultimate summer color, which is why this marbled legging by Noli is the perfect gym accessory this season. Not only are these full-length leggings stylish, but they’re also made of moisture-wicking

WHAT’S IN YOUR GYM BAG? BY NICOLE FONZINO

D

uring the summer months, men and women flock to the gym to keep their beach bodies in shape. With all the athletic gear crowding store shelves, it can be positively mind-boggling trying to narrow down the essentials when packing your gym bag. Relax. We’ve got you covered. These must-have items are as efficient as they are stylish.

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and quick-drying materials, so you can enjoy your workout for as long as you’d like. Available at www.noliyoga.com, $75


HIS Nike Zoom Celar 5 Nike makes running the track a breeze with their new Nike Zoom Celar 5 sprint spikes. Made of lightweight materials, the Celar 5 fits snugly to enhance speed and promote comfort. With spikes to establish friction on each stride and “Flywire” technology in the heel for added support, crossing the finish line never looked or felt so good. Available at store.nike.com, $90

Fitbit Blaze Monitoring your workouts and everyday activity just got a lot easier thanks to the Fitbit Blaze. With this sleek smart fitness watch, wearers can track their heart rate, daily workouts and sleep activity. And that’s not all. The Blaze also provides you with a GPS and daily guides to ensure you’re receiving the ultimate workout. You can access music and smartphone notifications as well. With Blaze, everything you need resides right on your wrist. Available at www.fitbit.com, $229.95

UA ArmourVent Trail Shorts Slip on these Under Armour shorts the next time you head out to the gym. The loose-fitting micromesh material ensures comfort and breathability while providing a low-profile cargo pocket to keep your

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wallet protected, as well as additional pockets for your iPod and cellphone so you can thoroughly enjoy your workout at all times. Available at www. underarmour.com, $69.99

HidrateSpark Water Bottle Drinking an adequate amount of water is important while exercising, especially during warmer weather. If you have trouble remembering to hydrate, pick up the HidrateSpark water bottle. The bottle syncs with your phone using Bluetooth and glows to remind you to drink! Through the app, you can track how much water you imbibe and set a goal for your desired intake. Available at www.hidratespark.com, $54.95 Healthy Living • 2016

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GEARING UP HOW SAFE IS YOUR CHILD ATHLETE’S PROTECTIVE GEAR? BY MICHAEL BANKA

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ports can be as much fun for parents as for their children who play them. But for parents there’s also worry: What if my child gets seriously hurt?

Two injuries that scare parents the most are concus-

sions and heart trauma associated with balls (or pucks) striking the chest. In recent years, no sports injury has received more attention from the media and health professionals than concussions, largely because of the increasing number of former NFL players who have died prematurely of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE. According to a 2013 report by the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, approximately 3.8 million sports-related concussions occur each year. Meanwhile, a University of Illinois study revealed that children who had

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sustained a single sports-related concussion still had impaired brain function two years later.

With some helmets costing hundreds of dollars, parents as well as high school programs and youth football clubs are

Confronted with facts like these, it’s easy to under-

looking for a product that offers more definitive protection

stand why parents are so concerned for their kids who play

against concussions. Dr. Thomas Bottiglieri, an Englewood

high-impact sports such as football, soccer, hockey, wres-

sports medicine physician who specializes in concussions,

tling and lacrosse. The key point is that all of those NFL

is skeptical. “Helmets are not the answer,” he says. “Proper

players affected with CTE had worn helmets. Although they

technique and avoidance of head contact is.”

were protected from injuries to the skull, they weren’t pro-

Some researchers have even said that special helmets

tected against “slosh”—when the brain slams against the

may be more dangerous than standard models because ath-

skull—which can lead to concussions and CTE.

letes, convinced of their reduced risk of injury, may be em-

With experts acknowledging that the only known cure for brain and other sports-related injuries is prevention, hot-button issue. Some products already on the market

had held out the hope of being successful in reducing brain injury. The SpeedFlex helmet, a futuristic design by Riddell, features a five-sided indentation on the

In baseball, where concussions are less of a concern

SOME RESEARCHERS HAVE EVEN SAID THAT SPECIAL HELMETS MAY BE MORE DANGEROUS THAN STANDARD MODELS

crown of the helmet and a faceguard that both have flexibility. This flexibility disperses some of the force instead of its going directly to the head. Even so, a Riddell senior VP said his company isn’t claiming that the SpeedFlex can help reduce concussions. Similarly, in independent lab tests, the Sport Shield Skull Cap worn under a football helmet decreased G force impact to the head by an average of 35 percent. However, the Sport Shieldz website “makes no warranty or claim in the prevention of concussions,” stating only that the shield reduces the amount of energy the head would sustain upon impact. Other specially designed helmets include the Riddell Revolution equipped with inflatable air bladders (Wyckoff Recreation in north Jersey spent $32,000 on 300 helmets) and the Schutt DNA Pro, which uses a thermoplastic urethane rather than old-fashioned foam pads. The latter is utilized by the Secaucus, NJ recreation football program.

improving protective gear has become a

boldened to be more aggressive on the field.

because of the comparatively low-impact nature of the sport, commotio cordis is the principal concern. This is a syndrome that occurs when a ball hits in a certain area above the heart at exactly the right millisecond, causing a fatal abnormal heart rhythm and triggering cardiac arrest. Commotio cordis is the second leading cause of cardiovascular death for child athletes. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), children ages 5 to 14 may be uniquely vulnerable to this blunt chest impact because their chest walls are more elastic and easily compressed. The risk decreases as they age and their rib cages and surrounding muscles grow stronger. The makers of one popular chest protector, the HeartGard, claim it disperses energy from blows to the heart and reduces the risk of commotio cordis, but concede they have no scientific proof. Other chest-protector manufacturers make similarly qualified claims.

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Research has been disappointing. One analysis done in

teaspoon of extra blood that makes a tighter fit in the skull.

2013 reviewed 216 U.S. cases of commotio cordis and found

There’s no downside doctors know of to this “bubble wrap

that, of the 115 incidents related to competitive sports, 37

for the brain,” as Bailes describes it. Initial testing of the

percent occurred while the victim wore a chest protector.

device has yielded extremely positive results. After high

Although no one would claim chest protectors are 100

school football players equipped with the collar sustained

percent effective and will always prevent heart trauma,

a reported 1,000 routine head impacts in one season, MRI

most experts agree that any equipment that disperses or re-

results showed that they experienced dramatically less

duces energy from blows to the chest is probably beneficial.

change to the brain over the season than did high school

To exactly what extent, however, has not been determined.

athletes not wearing the collar.

For concussions at least, there is promising news. Re-

A company that manufactures athletic equipment has

al-life neurosurgeon Julian Bailes, featured in the 2015

licensed the technology and applied to the FDA for approv-

movie Concussion about the long-term consequences of

al. It’s hoped that the collar will be on the market within

brain damage from football, has studied a creature in the

two years. Assuming the collar is approved, the next issue

wild that should suffer from concussions yet does not: the

will be cost and whether athletic teams or parents will bear

woodpecker. Although this bird slams its head more than

the expense.

80 million times over its lifetime, it does not suffer from

In the meantime, parents should encourage their kids to

concussions. The reason: it wraps its long tongue around its

use proper techniques while playing and avoid risky ma-

head, compressing the jugular vein.

neuvers like head butts and “mean hits.” Until more reliable

Bailes has replicated this effect with a collar for humans

protective gear is available, following the rules of the game

that gently presses the jugular vein like a necktie, reducing

will reduce your child’s risk of injury. Playing hard doesn’t

blood flow out of the brain. The result is a backflow of a

have to mean getting hurt.

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FARM FRESH EATS! BY NICOLE FONZINO

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he farm-to-table movement is here to stay, and for good reason! Who doesn’t love knowing exactly where their meal’s ingredients come from? There’s no downside to dining on divine seasonal dishes while supporting local agricultural businesses. Check out these must-try New Jersey farm-to-table restaurants the next time you want to enjoy a garden-fresh meal.

Ninety Acres at Natirar Peapack-Gladstone, NJ

Settled within Natirar, Somerset County’s famous 500-acre estate, Ninety Acres is an all-encompassing culinary center that is referred to as a table-at-the-farm rather than a farmto-table restaurant. With gardens and farmland just steps outside the front door, diners are guaranteed the freshest ingredients while having their pick of three settings: the Main Dining Room (a traditional open-floor space); BMF (Bring Me Food), where guests are seated near the chef who delivers a handmade menu of his choice; and the Bar & Cognac Lounge, perfect for quick a la carte bites and drinks. Besides the mouth-watering dishes, Ninety Acres offers al fresco dining, an exceptional wine list filled with rare selections, and cooking classes held in a state-of-the-art venue.

Latour Crystal Springs Resort Sussex County, NJ

This four-star eatery is located in New Jersey’s premier resort, Crystal Springs. Headed by Executive Chef Anthony Bucco and Chef de Cuisine Martyna Krowicka, Latour offers a modern-take on farm-to-table dining. Ingredients are sourced from Crystal Springs’ own farm as well as local purveyors and some of America’s most esteemed foragers. You can choose a five- or seven-course meal featuring a menu carefully curated by the chef. Pair your dinners with a bottle from Latour’s award-winning wine cellar or cocktails prepared with local spirits. With the warm months ahead, Latour has opened up its Chef’s Garden restaurant, which seats diners right in the middle of the exquisite garden.

Agricola Eatery Princeton, NJ

Agricola means farmer in Latin, so you know you’re in for a fresh, tasteful dish at this rustic farm-to-table eatery in Princeton. The top-notch, freshly sourced plates include savory eats such as duck, pork and pistachio terrine, steamed black sea bass and Shibumi Farms mushroom flatbread. Ingredients are directly sourced from Agricola’s certified organic 112-acre Great Road Farm (just a stone’s throw away) and local vendors. Agricola Eatery changes the menu every season so guests can enjoy the freshest selections possible for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Enoteca Ursino Union, NJ

Enoteca Ursino’s mission is “to provide locally sourced, sustainable farm-to-table dining in an approachable atmosphere.” With items originating from the Liberty Hall Farm located just down the road, patrons are guaranteed the freshest of the fresh. The Kean University-based restaurant focuses on favorite Italian dishes with a garden-fresh twist such as the gnocchi pasta made with Shibumi Farm mushrooms, sherry vinegar, hazelnut and pecorino pepato. Enoteca Ursino’s menu changes every season according to the flavors of the fresh harvests. There are also locally and regionally sourced wines to enjoy with dinner (Enoteca in Italian means wine repository). Recently acquired by the Terra Moma Restaurant Group, owner of a handful of Italian eateries, Enoteca Ursino earns a well-deserved spot on our must-try list.

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QUIZ

Understanding Belly Fat

Adding this to your diet will help combat belly fat: A) Whole grains B) Beans C) Proteins D) All of the above Which exercise is the least beneficial to losing belly fat? A) Swimming B) Crunches C) Running D) Walking Counting calories and cutting back on your food intake will help you lose belly fat more quickly. A) True B) False Visceral fat increases your risk of: A) Cardiovascular diseases B) Diabetes C) Cancer D) All of the above In 2008, what was the annual medical cost of obesity in the U.S. according to the CDC? A) $147 billion B) $140 million C) $106 billion D) $88 million What section of the U.S. has the largest obesity problem? A) Northeast B) West C) Midwest D) South When losing belly fat, which is better to lose? A) Pounds B) Inches A person with an average BMI count does not have belly fat. A) True B) False

Answers (in order of questions): D) All of the above, B) Crunches, B) False, D) All of the above, A) $147 billion, C) Midwest, B) Inches, B) False

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NUMBERS

60%

Percentage of overweight adults in New Jersey.

596,000

is the number of New Jersey adults who suffer from diabetes.

18

is the number of confirmed cases of the Zika virus in New Jersey.

71

Number of acute care hospitals in New Jersey according to NJ Biz.

18,642

is the number of people in New Jersey who died of heart disease in 2010.

84%

is the percentage of New Jersey residents who have a personal doctor.

14.3%

Percentage of young adults (ages 12-18) who smoke.

1,759

Doctors at Hackensack University Medical Center, the no. 1 healthcare facility in New Jersey, according to U.S. News.

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DIRECTORY

NJ Top Docs All practices listed in the directory have submitted an application and have been reviewed and approved by NJ Top Docs within the last 12 months. Any practice not listed may not yet have applied for review. The following providers have been reviewed and approved and are featured online ( O =Featured online) at www.NJTopDocs.com. They may also be featured in this issue ( P =Profiled in this publication).

ALLERGY, ASTHMA & IMMUNOLOGY Dr. Jessica Blume Bergen Medical Associates P O

CITY Emerson COUNTY Bergen O

Dr. Julie A. Caucino

Princeton Allergy & Asthma Associates CITY Skillman COUNTY Somerset

Dr. Sunita Kanumury Dr. Sunita Kanumury P O

CITY Denville COUNTY Morris O

Dr. Aslam Lateef

Hamilton Allergy Asthma & Sinus Center, PA

BARIATRIC MEDICINE/ SURGERY O

Dr. Michael Bilof

Garden State Bariatrics & Wellness Center CITY Millburn COUNTY Essex O

Dr. Alexander Onopchenko

Center for Weight Loss and Wellness at AtlantiCare CITY Egg

O

Dr. Basil Yurcisin II

Garden State Bariatrics & Wellness Center CITY Millburn COUNTY Essex

BREAST SURGERY

COUNTY Mercer

Dr. James M. Madden James M. Madden, MD, PA CITY Manahawkin COUNTY Ocean O

Dr. Jayanti Rao

Princeton Allergy & Asthma Associates CITY Skillman COUNTY Somerset O

Dr. Michael Hernando Morristown Surgical Associates O

CITY Morristown COUNTY Morris O Dr. Norman San Agustin Morristown Surgical Associates CITY Morristown COUNTY Morris

Dr. Muni Tahzib

COUNTY Hudson O Dr. Niya Wanich Allergy & Asthma Specialists CITY Saddle

River COUNTY Bergen

Dr. Mark E. Weinstein Hudson Essex Allergy O

CITY Belleville COUNTY Essex

ANESTHESIOLOGY/ PAIN MANAGEMENT

COUNTY Somerset P O Dr. Charles J. Marotta Advanced Cardiology, LLC CITY Cedar

Knolls

COUNTY Morris O Dr. Sheikh M. Naeem Lakeland Cardiology Center, PA CITY Mountain

Lakes

COUNTY Morris

Hyeun (Tom) Park Lakeland Cardiology Center, PA O

CITY Mountain

CARDIOLOGY P O Dr. Michael Benz Advanced Cardiac Care, PC CITY Jersey

City COUNTY Hudson P O

O

Dr. Russell Cornell

CITY Willingboro COUNTY Burlington O

Dr. Anthony G. Smeglin

Associated Cardiovascular Consultants CITY Cherry

Hill COUNTY Camden O

Dr. Marcus L. Williams

Cardiac Associates of North Jersey CITY Oakland

O

Dr. Errol Williams II

Cardiovascular Health Associates of New Jersey CITY Verona COUNTY Essex

CARDIOTHORACIC SURGERY O

Dr. Philip R. Seaver, Jr.

Laser and Vein Center of North Jersey CITY Florham

Park

COUNTY Morris

CITY Toms

River COUNTY Ocean

DERMATOLOGY Dr. Marc Abbate The Dermatology Group

CITY Neptune

CITY Verona

COUNTY Bergen

COUNTY Monmouth

COUNTY Essex

Dr. Abdul Qadir Regional Pain Care, PC

O

Dr. Riple L. Hansalia Shore Heart Group

Dr. Rebecca Baxt Baxt CosMedical

CITY Neptune

CITY Paramus

COUNTY Atlantic

COUNTY Monmouth

COUNTY Bergen

Dr. Michael Rudman New Jersey Pain Consultants

O

Dr. Frank H. Iacovone, Jr. Cardiology Center of NJ

Dr. Saida Baxt Baxt CosMedical

CITY Belleville

CITY Paramus

COUNTY Essex

COUNTY Bergen

O

Dr. Mark J. Krell Summit Cardiology, LLC

Dr. Justin Brown The Dermatology Group

CITY Summit

CITY Verona

COUNTY Union

COUNTY Essex

CITY Emerson

O

CITY Pleasantville

O

CITY Morristown COUNTY Morris

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COUNTY Middlesex O

Dr. Jonathan Gold

Dermatology Center of North Jersey CITY Clifton COUNTY Passaic O Dr. Daniel Grossier The Dermatology Group CITY Verona COUNTY Essex P O

Dr. Jeffrey Scott Henning

Princeton Dermatology Associates

O Dr. Lisa Hochman Morristown Dermatology

Cardiology Consultants of Toms River

Dr. Ihab Girgis Shore Heart Group

CITY Old

Dr. Kenneth D. Schulner Kenneth D. Schulner, MD

Heart and Vascular Associates of NJ Lawn COUNTY Bergen

Dr. Santiago Centurion

CITY Hillsborough

Dr. Mahesh Bikkina

CITY Fair

O

Dermatology Associates of Central NJ

Lakes COUNTY Morris

O

P O Dr. Anil Patel Bergen Medical Associates

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CITY Somerset

COUNTY Bergen

Hoboken Center For Asthma & Allergy CITY Hoboken

Dr. Anand U. Kulkarni

O

CITY Hamilton

O

Harbor Township

COUNTY Atlantic

O

New Brunswick Cardiology Group, PA

O

O

O

O

COUNTY Somerset

CITY Morristown COUNTY Morris O

Dr. Patricia Iannotta

CITY East

Brunswick

COUNTY Middlesex O Dr. Sylvie Khorenian Sylvie D. Khorenian, MD, PC CITY Englewood COUNTY Bergen O

Dr. Glenn Kolansky

Advanced Dermatology & Surgery Center CITY Tinton

Falls

COUNTY Monmouth O Dr. Andrew Li Warren Skin Care Center CITY Phillipsburg COUNTY Warren O Dr. Martin Moskovitz The Dermatology Group CITY Verona COUNTY Essex O Dr. Robert Nossa The Dermatology Group CITY Verona COUNTY Essex O

Dr. Alan Schechter

Lisa Silbret, MD & Alan Schechter, MD CITY Manalapan COUNTY Monmouth O

Dr. Lisa Silbret

Lisa Silbret, MD & Alan Schechter, MD CITY Manalapan COUNTY Monmouth O Dr. Stephen Spates The Dermatology Group CITY Verona COUNTY Essex


O Dr. Lewis Stolman Dermatology & Laser Center

GASTROENTEROLOGY

CITY Livingston COUNTY Essex

Dr. Karen Suchin

O

Haddonfield Dermatology Associates CITY Haddonfield COUNTY Camden O Dr. Diana Trusky Associated Dermatologists CITY Red

Bank

COUNTY Monmouth

EMG/NEUROPHYSIOLOGY Dr. John Robinton Dr. John Robinton O

CITY Montclair COUNTY Essex

ENDOCRINOLOGY P O Dr. Anna Chernov Bergen Medical Associates CITY Emerson COUNTY Bergen

ENT (OTOLARYNGOLOGY) P O

Dr. Jeffrey H. Aroesty

Advocare Aroesty Ear, Nose & Throat Associates CITY Mount

Arlington COUNTY Morris

Dr. James A. Boozan James A. Boozan, MD O

CITY Lawrenceville COUNTY Mercer O

Dr. William Drake

Drake & Presti ENT Surgical Associates CITY Mountainside COUNTY Union O

Dr. Victor G. Gentile

Advocare Ear Nose & Throat Medical Associates CITY Hackettstown COUNTY Warren P O

Dr. Ronald Iannacone

Atlantic ENT - New Jersey Sinus Center CITY Manasquan COUNTY Monmouth O

Dr. Paul Presti

Drake & Presti ENT Surgical Associates CITY Mountainside COUNTY Union

FAMILY PRACTICE Dr. Anthony Barravecchio Allied Medical Associates O

CITY Wayne COUNTY Passaic

Dr. Patrick Caruso Plaza Family Care, PC O

CITY Hackettstown COUNTY Warren

Dr. Veena Desai Bergen Medical Associates P O

Dr. Alyse Bellomo Bergen Medical Associates P O

CITY Emerson COUNTY Bergen

Dr. Vivian Bethala Vivian K. Bethala, MD, PA P O

CITY Emerson COUNTY Bergen

Dr. Crystal Broussard Bergen Medical Associates P O

CITY Emerson COUNTY Bergen

Dr. Jennifer Brown The GI Group P O

CITY Newark COUNTY Essex

Dr. Bonnie Cheng North Jersey Gastroenterology O

P O Dr. Judy Lin Bergen Medical Associates

P O Dr. Kedar Gokhale Bergen Medical Associates

CITY Emerson

CITY Emerson

COUNTY Bergen

COUNTY Bergen

O Dr. Nicholas Orfanidis GI Associates

P O Dr. Allen Griggs Bergen Medical Associates

CITY Woodbury

CITY Emerson

COUNTY Gloucester

COUNTY Bergen

P O Dr. Robert Pittman Bergen Medical Associates

P O Dr. Sanchita Gupta Bergen Medical Associates

CITY Emerson

CITY Emerson

COUNTY Bergen

COUNTY Bergen

P O Dr. Richard I. Rosenberg Bergen Medical Associates

P O Dr. Vivian Lan Bergen Medical Associates

CITY Emerson

CITY Emerson

COUNTY Bergen

COUNTY Bergen

O Dr. Jonathon Stillman North Jersey Gastroenterology

P O Dr. Robert Levine Bergen Medical Associates

CITY Wayne

CITY Emerson

COUNTY Passaic

COUNTY Bergen

CITY Wayne

HAND SURGERY

COUNTY Passaic

Dr. Holly Cullen Bergen Medical Associates P O

CITY Emerson COUNTY Bergen O

Dr. Cherag Daruwala

Hunterdon Gastroenterology Associates CITY Flemington

Dr. Teddy L. Atik Central Jersey Hand Surgery O

CITY Eatontown COUNTY Monmouth O

Dr. Matthew S. Coons

CITY Union COUNTY Union

COUNTY Hunterdon

Dr. Steven David North Jersey Gastroenterology

INTERNAL MEDICINE

O

CITY Wayne COUNTY Passaic

Dr. Anthony DeLillo Bergen Medical Associates P O

CITY Emerson COUNTY Bergen

Dr. Andre Fedida The GI Group P O

CITY Newark COUNTY Essex O

Dr. Arthur J. Geller

Middlesex/Monmouth Gastroenterology CITY Freehold COUNTY Monmouth

Dr. Satya P. Kastuar Satya Kastuar, LLC O

CITY North

Brunswick COUNTY Middlesex

Dr. Amber Khan Gastro Care, LLC O

CITY New

Providence COUNTY Union

Dr. Andy Koo Bergen Medical Associates P O

CITY Emerson COUNTY Bergen

Dr. Michael Krachman Jersey Shore Gastroenterology O

CITY Somers

Point COUNTY Atlantic

Dr. Howard S. Kroop GI Associates O

CITY Emerson

CITY Woodbury

COUNTY Bergen

COUNTY Gloucester

O

Dr. Nadia Ali

North Brunswick Medical Associates CITY North

Brunswick

COUNTY Middlesex

P O Dr. Stephen Margulis Bergen Medical Associates CITY Emerson COUNTY Bergen P O Dr. Francis McGorty Bergen Medical Associates CITY Emerson COUNTY Bergen P O Dr. Neeta Motiwala Bergen Medical Associates CITY Emerson COUNTY Bergen P O Dr. Sabrina Tempesta Bergen Medical Associates CITY Emerson COUNTY Bergen

Dr. Eric Avezzano Bergen Medical Associates P O

NEPHROLOGY

CITY Emerson COUNTY Bergen

Dr. Reyhan Berkel Bergen Medical Associates P O

CITY Emerson COUNTY Bergen

O

Dr. Virginia Irwin-Scott

Center for Kidney Disease and Hypertension CITY Turnersville COUNTY Gloucester

NEUROLOGY

P O Dr. Shirish Vinayak Bhatt Fairfield Primary Doctors CITY Fairfield COUNTY Essex

Dr. Alan Briker Bergen Medical Associates P O

CITY Emerson COUNTY Bergen O

Dr. Jim C. Chang

Plaza Family Care, PC CITY Hackettstown COUNTY Warren

Dr. Jeffrey Danzig Bergen Medical Associates P O

P O Dr. Charles Asta Bergen Medical Associates CITY Emerson COUNTY Bergen O Dr. Arun Kachroo Advocare Neurology of South NJ CITY Lumberton COUNTY Burlington O Dr. Mayank Mathur Advocare Neurology of South NJ CITY Lumberton COUNTY Burlington

OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY

CITY Emerson COUNTY Bergen P O Dr. Justina Deitz Bergen Medical Associates CITY Emerson COUNTY Bergen P O Dr. Susan A. Flanzman Bergen Medical Associates CITY Emerson COUNTY Bergen

O

Dr. Lisa Abeshaus

The Rubino OB/GYN Group CITY Bayonne COUNTY Essex P O

Dr. Robert Beim

Robert B. Beim, MD CITY North

Plainfield

COUNTY Somerset

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O

Dr. Niyati Davda

Davda Medical Group

O

Dr. Andrea L. Bowers

Dr. Ernest J. Pope

Kayal Orthopaedic Center

CITY Piscataway COUNTY Middlesex

CITY Mount

Laurel COUNTY Burlington

COUNTY Bergen

Femino-Ducey-Queler Orthopedic Group

CITY Englewood

Dr. David Chalnick Shore Orthopaedic Group

COUNTY Bergen

CITY Tinton

COUNTY Essex

P O

Dr. Hetal Gor

Women's Own OB/GYN

O

Dr. Allan Kessel

Falls COUNTY Monmouth

CITY Bayonne COUNTY Essex

CITY Toms

O Dr. Winsome Parchment Metropolitan OB/GYN

O

CITY Maplewood COUNTY Essex O

Dr. Audrey Romero

O

River COUNTY Ocean

Dr. Wayne Colizza

Tri-County Orthopedics and Sports Medicine CITY Cedar

Knolls COUNTY Morris

Dr. David Dickerson

O

COUNTY Essex

Performance Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine

Dr. Robert Rubino

The Rubino OB/GYN Group

River COUNTY Ocean

COUNTY Essex O

Dr. Jacqueline Saitta

The Rubino OB/GYN Group

O

ONCOLOGY/ HEMATOLOGY Dr. Thomas Blom Princeton Medical Group

Dr. Stephen A. Ducey

Femino-Ducey-Queler Orthopedic Group CITY Nutley COUNTY Essex

CITY Bayonne COUNTY Essex

O

Dr. Frank P. Femino

Femino-Ducey-Queler Orthopedic Group CITY Nutley COUNTY Essex

Dr. Jason Garcia

O

O

CITY Princeton

Advanced Orthopedic & Joint Replacement Center

COUNTY Mercer

Dr. Kenneth Nahum Kenneth Nahum

CITY West

Orange COUNTY Essex

O

CITY Wall

Township COUNTY Monmouth

O

Dr. Philip Glassner

Mid Jersey Orthopaedics CITY Flemington COUNTY Hunterdon

OPHTHALMOLOGY Dr. Robert Gollance Eye Associates of Wayne O

CITY Wayne COUNTY Passaic

Dr. Stephen Gollance Eye Associates of Wayne O

CITY Wayne COUNTY Passaic

ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY P O

Dr. Nicholas Alexander

Mahwah Valley Orthopedic Associates CITY Mahwah COUNTY Bergen

Dr. Joseph M. Bellapianta Kayal Orthopaedic Center P O

CITY Franklin

Lakes COUNTY Bergen

Dr. Michael Betsy Michael Betsy, MD O

CITY Woodcliff

Lake COUNTY Bergen O

Dr. Hari P. Bezwada

Princeton Orthopaedic Associates CITY Princeton COUNTY Mercer

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CITY West

Dr. Mark G. Schwartz

Burlington County Orthopaedic Specialists CITY Mount

Laurel COUNTY Burlington

Dr. Rocco Simmerano

Advocare-Morris County Orthopaedics CITY Denville COUNTY Morris O

Dr. John Vitolo

Advocare Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Center CITY Sparta COUNTY Sussex

PEDIATRIC ALLERGY, ASTHMA & IMMUNOLOGY O Dr. Ruth L.K. Gold Allergy & Asthma Specialists CITY Saddle

Dr. Paul Kovatis

CITY Paramus COUNTY Bergen

Dr. Justin P. Kubeck Ocean Orthopedic Associates O

CITY Toms

River COUNTY Ocean O

CITY Millburn COUNTY Essex O

Dr. Raphael Longobardi

Dr. Raphael S. Longobardi, MD CITY Hackensack COUNTY Bergen P O

Dr. David Lopez

Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Specialists, Inc. CITY Little

Silver COUNTY Monmouth

Knolls

COUNTY Morris

PEDIATRICS

River

O Dr. Allyson Agathis Allyson Agathis, MD CITY Bedminster COUNTY Somerset O Dr. Azin Azizi Hackensack Pediatrics CITY Hackensack COUNTY Bergen O Dr. Bobak Bidabadi Healthy Kids Pediatric Group CITY East

Windsor

COUNTY Mercer O Dr. Kathleen Chin The Pediatric Center CITY New

Providence

COUNTY Union O Dr. Martin L. Cohen Advocare Morristown Pediatrics CITY Morristown

O Dr. Jennifer Sherman Allergy & Asthma Specialists

O Dr. Charita Y. Csiky Pediatric Affiliates

CITY Saddle

River

CITY Toms

River

COUNTY Bergen

COUNTY Ocean

O Dr. Leonard Silverstein Allergy & Asthma Specialists

O Dr. Adam Dick Plaza Family Care, PC

CITY Saddle

River

COUNTY Bergen

PEDIATRIC CARDIOLOGY

CITY Hackettstown COUNTY Warren O Dr. Aimee Goodman Healthy Kids Pediatric Group CITY East

O

Dr. Joshua Dyme

Metro Pediatric Cardiology Associates CITY Livingston COUNTY Essex

Windsor

COUNTY Mercer P O Dr. Margot Kerrigan Touchpoint Pediatrics CITY Chatham

O

Dr. Donald Putman

Metro Pediatric Cardiology Associates CITY Livingston COUNTY Essex

COUNTY Morris O

Dr. Andrzej Klos

Carepoint Health Hoboken Pediatrics CITY Hoboken

PEDIATRIC NEUROLOGY

Dr. Andrew S. Levy

Center for Advanced Sports Medicine Knee & Shoulder

CITY Cedar

COUNTY Morris

CITY Franklin

O

P O Dr. Joshua Strassberg Advocare The Orthopedic Center

COUNTY Bergen

Dr. Robert Kayal Kayal Orthopaedic Center

Orthopedic Spine and Sports Medicine

Knolls

COUNTY Morris

Orange

P O

Lakes COUNTY Bergen

CITY Cedar

COUNTY Essex

CITY Toms

CITY Bayonne

Dr. Seth R. Queler

P O Dr. Mark Rieger Advocare The Orthopedic Center

O Dr. Richard Rosa Summit Medical Group

O

CITY Bayonne

Lakes

CITY Nutley

O

The Rubino OB/GYN Group

O

CITY Franklin

O O

Dr. Robert F. Closkey, Jr. Ocean Orthopedic Associates

The Rubino OB/GYN Group

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Burlington County Orthopaedic Specialists

O

Dr. Marilyn Kubichek

CITY Florham

Park

COUNTY Morris

PEDIATRIC ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY Dr. Tamir Bloom Advocare The Orthopedic Center P O

CITY Cedar

Knolls

COUNTY Morris

COUNTY Hudson O Dr. Melissa Libert Plaza Family Care, PC CITY Hackettstown COUNTY Warren O Dr. Allen Menkin Plaza Family Care, PC CITY Hackettstown COUNTY Warren O Dr. Steven Moskowitz The Pediatric Center CITY New

Dr. David Lin Advocare The Orthopedic Center P O

CITY Cedar

Knolls

COUNTY Morris

Providence

COUNTY Union


O Dr. Mannan Razzak Woodland Park Pediatrics CITY Woodland

Park

COUNTY Passaic

O Dr. Aleya Salam Mid Jersey Orthopaedics CITY Flemington COUNTY Hunterdon

PLASTIC/COSMETIC SURGERY

Dr. Nadia M. Razzak Woodland Park Pediatrics O

CITY Woodland

Park

COUNTY Passaic

Dr. Benjamin Rosenblum Advocare Atrium Pediatrics O

CITY Marlton COUNTY Burlington O Dr. Utpal (Paul) Shah Healthy Kids Pediatric Group CITY East

Windsor

COUNTY Mercer

Dr. Jennifer Shaw-Brachfeld Touchpoint Pediatrics P O

CITY Chatham COUNTY Morris O Dr. Eunhee Emily Shih The Pediatric Center CITY New

Providence COUNTY Union

Dr. Stuart Slavin Touchpoint Pediatrics P O

CITY Chatham COUNTY Morris O Dr. Martha Sliwowski Primecare Pediatrics CITY Wallington COUNTY Bergen O Dr. Denise Visci The Pediatric Center CITY New

Providence COUNTY Union

Dr. David L. Abramson Dr. David Abramson, MD, PC P O

Dr. Russell Ashinoff The Plastic Surgery Center P O

CITY Shrewsbury COUNTY Monmouth

Dr. Stephen Chidyllo Central Jersey Plastic Surgery O

CITY West

Long Branch COUNTY Monmouth P O Dr. Andrew Elkwood The Plastic Surgery Center CITY Shrewsbury COUNTY Monmouth O Dr. Paul M. Figlia Paul Figlia, MD, PA CITY West

O

Dr. Michael Gartner

Gartner Plastic Surgery & Laser Center CITY Paramus COUNTY Bergen O

Dr. Brian Glatt

Premier Plastic Surgery Center of New Jersey CITY Morristown COUNTY Morris

O

Dr. Paul Abend

CITY Oradell

P O

CITY Princeton

P O Dr. Matthew Kaufman The Plastic Surgery Center CITY Shrewsbury

CITY Freehold

COUNTY Bergen

COUNTY Monmouth

O Dr. Ana Bracilovic Princeton Spine and Joint Center

Dr. Tushar Patel The Plastic Surgery Center

CITY Princeton COUNTY Mercer O

Dr. Kristen Cardamone

Gedroic Center for Integrative Medicine CITY Morristown

CITY Shrewsbury COUNTY Monmouth

Dr. Gregory Rauscher Dr. Gregory Rauscher

CITY Totowa COUNTY Passaic P O Dr. Edward Costa Bergen Medical Associates CITY Emerson COUNTY Bergen O Dr. Stuart Honick Dr. Stuart W. Honick, DPM CITY Hammonton COUNTY Atlantic

PSYCHIATRY P O Dr. Susan G. Blank Susan G. Blank, MD, LLC CITY Clark

CITY Shrewsbury

O Dr. Sanjeevani Jain J & J Healthcare Inc. CITY Hackettstown COUNTY Bergen

SPINAL SURGERY P O Dr. Nomaan Ashraf Comprehensive Spine Care CITY Emerson COUNTY Bergen P O Dr. Saad B. Chaudhary Dr. Saad B. Chaudhary, MD CITY Millburn COUNTY Essex O Dr. Mark Drzala NJ Spine Specialists CITY Summit COUNTY Union P O Dr. Rafael Levin Comprehensive Spine Care CITY Emerson

P O

Dr. Bryan Massoud

OASIS Orthopedic and Spine Integrated Services CITY Glen

Rock

COUNTY Bergen

O Dr. Richard L. Worth Richard L. Worth, MD CITY Shrewsbury COUNTY Monmouth

Dr. Wilbert Yeung Advanced Psychiatric Associates

O Dr. Mitchell Reiter NJ Spine Specialists CITY Summit COUNTY Union

O

CITY Hackensack COUNTY Bergen

RADIOLOGY

SPORTS MEDICINE O Dr. Sammy Masri Dr. Sammy Masri CITY Paramus COUNTY Bergen

Dr. Scott Boruchov Edison Imaging Associates O

COUNTY Middlesex

Dr. Noam Eshkar Edison Imaging Associates O

O

CITY Edison P O

UROLOGY

COUNTY Monmouth

O Dr. Gabriel Pivawer Edison Imaging Associates CITY Edison

P O

Dr. Jeffrey Schiller

COUNTY Middlesex

CITY Edison

REPRODUCTIVE MEDICINE

COUNTY Middlesex O

Dr. Steven Shoen

O Dr. Anthony Catanese Dr. Anthony Catanese CITY Somerville COUNTY Somerset O Dr. James Rotolo Dr. James Rotolo CITY Manasquan COUNTY Monmouth

COUNTY Middlesex

Dr. Jane E. Miller North Hudson IVF P O

O

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Associates

CITY Princeton

CITY Metuchen

CITY Englewood

COUNTY Middlesex

COUNTY Bergen

COUNTY Mercer

CITY Emerson

COUNTY Bergen

COUNTY Union

Dr. MaryAnn Peterson Edison Imaging Associates

CITY Princeton

Dr. Zinovy Meyler Princeton Spine and Joint Center

P O Dr. Jeff Chung Bergen Medical Associates

Metropolitan Ankle & Foot Care Specialists

CITY Hackensack

Dr. Grant Cooper Princeton Spine and Joint Center

COUNTY Hunterdon

RHEUMATOLOGY

Dr. Eugene A. Batelli

COUNTY Middlesex

Dr. Adam Saad The Plastic Surgery Center

CITY Flemington

COUNTY Monmouth

COUNTY Bergen P O

O

O

Dr. Philip J. Glassner Mid Jersey Orthopaedics

PODIATRY

CITY Edison

COUNTY Bergen

O

CITY Eatontown

CITY Edison P O

COUNTY Morris

COUNTY Mercer

Dr. William Ziegler

COUNTY Monmouth

COUNTY Monmouth P O Dr. Nikesh K. Patel New Reflections Plastic Surgery

P O

Reproductive Science Center of New Jersey

CITY Shrewsbury

Orange

COUNTY Mercer

Consultants in Rehabilitation and Pain Medicine

Dr. Michael Rose The Plastic Surgery Center P O

COUNTY Essex

CITY Hackettstown

PHYSICAL MEDICINE/ PHYSIATRY

Orange COUNTY Essex

COUNTY Bergen

O

COUNTY Warren

CITY West

CITY Englewood

Dr. Jill Hazen Hazen Plastic Surgery

Dr. Kristen Walsh Plaza Family Care, PC

P O Dr. Scott Spiro Spiro Plastic Surgery, LLC

Cliffs

VASCULAR SURGERY O Dr. Michael Downes Addis Cardiovascular Care Group CITY Westfield COUNTY Union O Dr. Harry Agis Cardiovascular Care Group CITY Westfield COUNTY Union

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O Dr. Salvador Cuadra Cardiovascular Care Group

O Dr. Ned Majid North East Laser Vein Center

CITY Westfield

CITY Glen

COUNTY Union

COUNTY Essex

O

Dr. Raymond J. Holmes Cardiovascular Care Group

O

CITY Westfield

Inspira Medical Group Surgical Specialists

O Dr. Michael Pontoriero Cardiovascular Care Group

COUNTY Union

CITY Woodbury

CITY Westfield

COUNTY Gloucester

COUNTY Union

CITY Westfield

Robert Wood Johnson Vein & Vascular Center

O Dr. Mark W. Moritz Cardiovascular Care Group

O Dr. Clifford Sales Cardiovascular Care Group

COUNTY Union

CITY Westfield

CITY Westfield

COUNTY Union

COUNTY Union

CITY Hamilton

O

COUNTY Mercer

Inspira Medical Group Surgical Specialists

O Dr. Michael Ombrellino Cardiovascular Care Group

CITY Woodbury

CITY Westfield

COUNTY Gloucester

COUNTY Union

O

Dr. Imtiaz Ahmad

Cardiovascular & Vascular Associates CITY Hamilton COUNTY Mercer P O

Dr. Tarek A. Alshafie

Vascular & Endovascular Associates of NJ CITY Ridgewood COUNTY Bergen O

Dr. Alissa Brotman O'Neill

Dr. Mark Hermanth Kumar Cardiovascular Care Group

Ridge

Dr. Joseph Mike

O

Dr. Timothy Pilla

Inspira Medical Group Surgical Specialists CITY Woodbury COUNTY Gloucester

O

Dr. David J. Lynch

The following additional providers have been reviewed and approved by NJ Top Docs:

ALLERGY, ASTHMA & IMMUNOLOGY

Dr. Gregory R. Toci - Marlton

CARDIOLOGY

Dr. Noroze Khan - Jersey City

Dr. Eric Applebaum - Parsippany

Dr. Mathew Varghese - Bergenfield

Dr. Matt Bach - Long Branch

Dr. Lekhraj K. Lala - Wyckoff

Dr. Lisa Barisciano - Florham Park

Dr. Michael Viksman - Manalapan

Dr. Vishal Bahal - Millburn

Dr. Jeffrey Lander - Florham Park

Dr. Yasmin Bhasin - Ramsey

Dr. Jeffrey Weiss - Riverdale

Dr. Paul Barone - Watchung

Dr. Nathaniel Lebowitz - Fort Lee

Dr. Stephen Bigelsen - Dover

Dr. Tina Zecca - Red Bank

Dr. Mitchell Baruchin - Jersey City

Dr. Keith Leibowitz - Mountain Lakes

Dr. Tahira Bokhari - Roselle Park

ANESTHESIOLOGY/PAIN MANAGEMENT

Dr. James Beattie - Princeton

Dr. Lawrence F. Mahdi - Bloomfield

Dr. Cindy Chang - Totowa

Dr. David Conyack - Florham Park

Dr. Edwin Blumberg - South Plainfield

Dr. Domenic Mariano - Glen Ridge

Dr. Maryann Colenda - Fort Lee

Dr. Didier Demesmin - Somerset

Dr. Giovanni Campanile - Caldwell

Dr. Joanne Martin - Morristown

Dr. Antonio De La Cruz - Verona

Dr. Kavita Gupta - Voorhees

Dr. Nasser Chaudhry - Cherry Hill

Dr. Charles J. Mattina - Long Branch

Dr. Bruce A. DeCotiis - Brick

Dr. Scott Metzger - Shrewsbury

Dr. Edward J. Choi - Neptune

Dr. Leonard J. Moss - Cedar Knolls

Dr. Salwa Elias - Morris Plains

Dr. Rae Pak - Florham Park

Dr. John Ciccone - Mount Pleasant

Dr. Ibrahim Moussa - Cherry Hill

Dr. James A. Fox - Branchburg

Dr. Richard Pitera - Florham Park

Dr. Barry Cohen - Springfield

Dr. Ravinder Narang - Clifton

Dr. Stuart B. From - Englewood

Dr. Mehrdad Rafizadeh - Florham Park

Dr. David E. Cohen - Paramus

Dr. Rimvida Obeleniene - Fair Lawn

Dr. Giovanni Ramundo - Millburn

Dr. Daniel Conroy - Clifton

Dr. Madhukar Pandya - Jersey City

Dr. Marcello Sammarone - Montclair

Dr. Constantinos Costeas - Newark

Dr. Rajendra B. Patel - Voorhees

Dr. Peter Sean Staats - Shrewsbury

Dr. Jay Curwin - Morristown

Dr. Mark Preminger - Paramus

Dr. Kazimier Szczech - Clifton

Dr. Steven Daniels - Ocean

Dr. Edward Rachofsky - Bridgewater

Dr. Ravi Venkataraman - Clifton

Dr. Martin Scott Dawson - Woodbury

Dr. Richard Redline - Newton

Dr. Richard Winne - Morristown

Dr. Bart DeGregorio - Glen Ridge

Dr. Gary Rogal - West Orange

BARIATRIC MEDICINE/SURGERY

Dr. Richard A. Dickstein - Cherry Hill

Dr. Craig Rosen - Morristown

Dr. Ayotunde Adeyeri - Holmdel

Dr. Robbie Beth Drosner - Scotch Plains

Dr. Andrea M. Russo - Camden

Dr. Naveen Ballem - Glen Ridge

Dr. Rozy Dunham - Cherry Hill

Dr. Ralph E. Russo III - Moorestown

Dr. Robert Bell - Berkeley Heights

Dr. Jay A. Erlebacher - Englewood

Dr. Jordan Safirstein - Mountain Lakes

Dr. Nicholas A. Bertha - Morristown

Dr. Andrey Espinoza - Flemington

Dr. Madhu Salvaji - Mountainside

Dr. Chris Boynton - Lumberton

Dr. Aaron Feingold - Edison

Dr. Alan L. Saroff - Glen Ridge

Dr. Yelizaveta Dobruskin - Hamilton

Dr. David I. Freilich - Morristown

Dr. Marc Scheiner - East Brunswick

Dr. Adeshola Fakulujo - Cherry Hill

Dr. Glenn Friedman - Bridgewater

Dr. Jacqueline Schwanwede - West Orange

Dr. Claudia Huegel - Shrewsbury

Dr. Samuel H. Friedman - Hackensack

Dr. Jeffrey G. Schwartz - Morristown

Dr. Ibrahim M. Ibrahim - Englewood

Dr. Benjamin Fusman - Mountain Lakes

Dr. Abbas Shehadeh - West Orange

Dr. Joao A. Lopes - Springfield

Dr. Steven Georgeson - Bridgewater

Dr. Stuart Shulruff - Mountain Lakes

Dr. Vishal Mehta - New Brunswick

Dr. Rex Ghassemi - Wayne

Dr. Stuart Siepser - Wayne

Dr. Michael Nusbaum - Livingston

Dr. Linda D. Gillam - Morristown

Dr. Harvey A. Snyder - Haddon Heights

Dr. Brendan G. O'Connell - Camden

Dr. Howard Goldschmidt - Ridgewood

Dr. Jonathan Steinberg - Paramus

Dr. Rohit A. Patel - Voorhees

Dr. Subhashini A. Gowda - Somerset

Dr. Janet Strain - Ridgewood

Dr. Sohail N. Shaikh - Montclair

Dr. Neil Goyal - Clifton

Dr. Jack Stroh - Somerset

Dr. Stefanie Vaimakis - Englewood

Dr. Monica Gressianu - Livingston

Dr. Stanley A. Szwed - Clifton

Dr. John Oppenheimer - Summit

BREAST SURGERY

Dr. Ajay Gupta - Clifton

Dr. William Tansey - Short Hills

Dr. Robert J. Perin - Woodbury

Dr. Debra Camal - Oakhurst

Dr. Stephen B. Guss - Morristown

Dr. Jeff Taylor - Hillsborough

Dr. Donald Perlman - West Orange

Dr. Jan Huston - Springfield

Dr. Ted Gutowski - Freehold

Dr. Jerome Thomas - Lawrenceville

Dr. Gary Pien - Berkeley Heights

Dr. Kevin T. Nini - New Brunswick

Dr. Jason O. Hall - Bridgewater

Dr. Glen Tonnessen - Flemington

Dr. Ellen R. Sher - Ocean

Dr. Michelle O'Shea - Springfield

Dr. Saleem Husain - Plainfield

Dr. Nicholas Tullo - West Orange

Dr. Michael Sherman - Marlboro

Dr. John M. Pellegrino - Brick

Dr. Alexander Ivanov - Bridgewater

Dr. Gerald Ukrainski - Hammonton

Dr. Marjorie Slankard - Ridgewood

Dr. Michael G. Schwartz - Mount Laurel

Dr. Narayanan Jeganathan - New Brunswick

Dr. Howard M. Weinberg - Sewell

Dr. Theresa J.H. Sohn - Wayne

Dr. Mary Jane Warden - Hackensack

Dr. Nickolas Juliano - Berkeley Heights

Dr. Errol Baldwin Williams II - Verona

Dr. Eugene Gatti - Marlton Dr. Eric Glasofer - Voorhees Dr. Thomas Golbert - Princeton Dr. Alan Goodman - Nutley Dr. Linda Graziano - Cherry Hill Dr. Gary Gross - Ocean Dr. Ziv Harish - Englewood Dr. Linden Ho - Manalapan Dr. Meera Khedkar - Cranford Dr. John Y. Kim - Medford Dr. Slawomir Kosonski - Paterson Dr. Elaine Kravitz - Mount Laurel Dr. Stuart Kravitz - Mount Laurel Dr. Min Jung Ku - Haddonfield Dr. Maria Lania-Howarth - Voorhees Dr. Doug Leventhal - Oradell Dr. Richard Luka - Garfield Dr. Alex Marotta - Wyckoff Dr. Neil Minikes - Closter Dr. Sima Mithani - Englewood Dr. Catherine Monteleone - New Brunswick Dr. Nayla Mumneh - Piscataway

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Dr. Stephen Winters - Morristown

Dr. Daniel Kessel - Trenton

ENT (OTOLARYNGOLOGY)

GASTROENTEROLOGY

Dr. Keith Wolfson - Lawrenceville

Dr. David A. Kiken - Florham Park

Dr. Stephen J. Abrams - Wayne

Dr. Jason Abfier - Denville

Dr. Mark Jay Zucker - Newark

Dr. Caroline S. Koblenzer - Moorestown

Dr. Saba Aftab - Marlton

Dr. Charles Accurso - Hillsborough Township

CARDIOTHORACIC SURGERY

Dr. Iris Kopeloff - Ridgewood

Dr. David Ahmadi - New Brunswick

Dr. Sudhir K. Agarwal - Succasunna

Dr. Raj Kaushik - Passaic

Dr. Jane M. Lee - Metuchen

Dr. Patrick M. Ambrosio - Old Bridge

Dr. Nadeem Baig - Oakhurst

Dr. Glenn Laub - Philadelphia

Dr. Peter Y. Lee - Metuchen

Dr. Irvin David Bough, Jr. - Oradell

Dr. Andrew Seoung Baik - Edison

Dr. Ahmet Sayan - Neptune

Dr. Diana Leu - Wayne

Dr. Vito A. Brunetti - Wayne

Dr. Claudia Barghash - Hillsborough

Dr. Huzaifa Shakir - Passaic

Dr. Robin Levin - Mount Laurel

Dr. Dennis Burachinsky - Bridgewater

Dr. Kenneth Belitsis - Oakhurst

COLON & RECTAL SURGERY

Dr. Kehua Li - Sewell

Dr. John A. Cece - Wayne

Dr. Darren Blumberg - Cedar Knolls

Dr. Michael Kevin Buckley - Clifton

Dr. Jocelyn Lieb - Ridgewood

Dr. Farhad R. Chowdhury - Iselin

Dr. Zamir Brelvi - Newark

Dr. Edwin A. Empaynado - Voorhees

Dr. Colette Lieber - Mahwah

Dr. Michael A. D'Anton III - Wayne

Dr. Barbara Cencora - Marlboro

Dr. Gregory J. Gallina - Maywood

Dr. Dominick Ligresti - Belleville

Dr. John P. Dodaro - Old Bridge

Dr. William Chen - East Brunswick

Dr. Charles Hughes - Lumberton

Dr. Robert Marinaro - Morristown

Dr. Fredrick Ezon - Ocean

Dr. William Digiacomo - Union

Dr. Edwin Kane II - Clifton

Dr. Martha J. Maso - Westwood

Dr. Aylon Y. Glaser - Hoboken

Dr. John Franzese - Chatham

Dr. Farshad Mansouri - Teaneck

Dr. Gail Mautner - Millburn

Dr. Steven Gold - Englewood

Dr. John Dalena - Cedar Knolls

Dr. Debra Tarantino - Millburn

Dr. Lawrence Meyers - Westfield

Dr. Adrianna M. Hekiert - Bridgewater

Dr. Michael Fuhrman - Springfield

DERMATOLOGY

Dr. Edward L. Milano - Wayne

Dr. Bryan T. Ho - Englewood

Dr. Isaac Galandauer - Florham Park

Dr. Marc Abbate - Riverdale

Dr. James Milbauer - Parsippany

Dr. Norman Holzberg - West Orange

Dr. Scott F. Gelman - Randolph

Dr. Heba Abdulla - Franklin Lakes

Dr. Sandy Milgraum - East Brunswick

Dr. Masayuki Inouye - Hackensack

Dr. Alan R. Gingold - Hillsborough

Dr. Gwen Abeles - Montvale

Dr. James Morgan - Cedar Grove

Dr. Francis M. Jampol - Parsippany

Dr. Jared Z. Gold - Marlboro

Dr. Maria Abello-Poblete - Mercerville

Dr. Martin J. Moskovitz - Paramus

Dr. Amy Lazar - Bridgewater

Dr. Gregory Heyt - Red Bank

Dr. Robin Ashinoff - Hackensack

Dr. Robert Nossa - Verona

Dr. Brian Lebovitz - Parsippany

Dr. Irina Kaplounova - Englewood

Dr. Bruce Berger - Princeton

Dr. Antoinette Notaro - Mattituck

Dr. Joel F. Lehrer - Teaneck

Dr. Michael Kerner - Springfield

Dr. Ronald M. Bernardin - Voorhees

Dr. Anthony J. Papadopoulos - Sparta

Dr. Jonathan A. Lesserson - Hackensack

Dr. Neil Kheterpal - Hackensack

Dr. Ellen Blank - Bayonne

Dr. Amy Pappert - Somerset

Dr. Douglas Leventhal - Oradell

Dr. Walter A. Klein - Tenafly

Dr. Naana Boakye - Englewood

Dr. David P. Picascia - Freehold

Dr. Jonathan M. Levine - Riverdale

Dr. Steven Krawet - East Brunswick

Dr. Gary Brauner - Fort Lee

Dr. Mark Popkin - Morristown

Dr. David A. Lewis - Englewood

Dr. Jeffrey Lefkowitz - Fair Lawn

Dr. Lisa Breslauer - Chatham

Dr. Elizabeth Quigley - Basking Ridge

Dr. Pei S. Lin - Iselin

Dr. Pacifico A. Magahis, Jr. - Brick

Dr. Allyson Brockman-Bitterman - Millburn

Dr. Jeffrey Rapaport - Englewood

Dr. Scott D. Lippe - Paramus

Dr. Laleh Merikhi - Oakhurst

Dr. Justin Brown - Verona

Dr. Forrest Resnikoff - Shrewsbury

Dr. Anoli Maniar - Flemington

Dr. Philip Micale - Teaneck

Dr. Germaine Camishion - Moorestown

Dr. Terry L. Rollins - Cape May Courthouse

Dr. Harshna B. Mehta - Hoboken

Dr. Neil C. Nagaria - Toms River

Dr. Paul Carbonaro - Blackwood

Dr. Reuben Rozanski - Glen Ridge

Dr. Vishvesh Mehta - Iselin

Dr. Vincent S. Panella - Englewood

Dr. Christopher Cassetty - Flemington

Dr. Karin Satra - Ridgewood

Dr. Brett L. Moses - Hamilton Township

Dr. Capecomori Pitchumoni - New Brunswick

Dr. Jisun Cha - Somerset

Dr. Rhonda Schneider - Morristown

Dr. Philip J. Passalaqua - Shrewsbury

Dr. Peter Plumeri - Sewell

Dr. K. Neena Chima - Wayne

Dr. Bennett Schwartz - Voorhees

Dr. Vin Prabhat - Shrewsbury

Dr. Jason Rogart - Pennington

Dr. Sola Choi - North Brunswick

Dr. Carolyn Schwartz - Kinnelon

Dr. Zarina S. Sayeed - Parsippany

Dr. Kenneth Rubin - Englewood

Dr. Sabatino Ciatti - Westfield

Dr. Christopher Sciales - Livingston

Dr. John J. Scheibelhoffer - Wayne

Dr. Michael H. Schmidt - Teaneck

Dr. Timothy Corey - Ridgewood

Dr. Elana Segal - Sewell

Dr. Daniel A. Scher - Wayne

Dr. Robert Schuman - West Orange

Dr. William Cosulich - Wall

Dr. Eric Siegel - Millburn

Dr. Charles Schultz - Parsippany

Dr. Nilesh B. Shukla - Paramus

Dr. Ellen Cunningham - Cedar Grove

Dr. Michael Sisack - Flemington

Dr. Christopher M. Shaari - Hackensack

Dr. Armen Simonian - Pennington

Dr. Jeanine Daly - Millburn

Dr. Stephen Spates - Verona

Dr. Darsit K. Shah - Shrewsbury

Dr. Richard M. Troum - Cape May Courthouse

Dr. Magaly DelMonaco - Moorestown

Dr. Floyd R. Tanzer - Clifton

Dr. Justin M. Skripak - Hoboken

Dr. Rajiv Uppal - Oakhurst

Dr. Jeanine Downie - Montclair

Dr. Priya Thakker - Holmdel

Dr. Theresa J. Sohn - Wayne

Dr. Michael J. Viksjo - Union

Dr. Robbie Drossner - Scotch Plains

Dr. Birgit Toome - Vineland

Dr. Gangadhar S. Sreepada - Wayne

Dr. Zafar Zamir - Hamilton

Dr. Michael Ehrenreich - Millburn

Dr. Eileen Trokhan - Closter

Dr. Jason Surow - Oradell

Dr. Jay Zelinski - Bayonne

Dr. Cheryl Fialkoff - Morristown

Dr. Mitchell S. Turner - Union

Dr. Katherine Szema - Shrewsbury

Dr. Barry M. Zingler - Englewood Cliffs

Dr. Bahar Firoz - Somerset

Dr. Felix Urman - Somerset

Dr. Raj Tandon - Hoboken

GENERAL SURGERY

Dr. Alissa Fox - Branchburg

Dr. Frank Victor - Manasquan

Dr. Jared M. Wasserman - Englewood

Dr. Francisco Enrique Alvarez - Lawrenceville

Dr. Amy Freeman - Millburn

Dr. John Vine - Princeton

Dr. Gabriel Wong - Marlton

Dr. Lennox Alves - West Orange

Dr. Martha Funkhouser - Pennington

Dr. Steven Wang - Basking Ridge

FAMILY PRACTICE

Dr. Steven Binenbaum - Eatontown

Dr. MarieAnne Giardina-Beckett - Rutherford

Dr. Harvey Weinberg - Parsippany

Dr. Jeanette Biller - Wayne

Dr. Thomas Campion - Hackettstown

Dr. Kenneth Grossman - Little Silver

Dr. Michael Wiederkehr - Paramus

Dr. Dean Boorujy - Livingston

Dr. Robert Dorian - Florham Park

Dr. Rachel Grossman - Princeton

Dr. David A. Wrone - North Brunswick

Dr. Danielle Brenza - Sewell

Dr. Sebastian R. Eid - Paramus

Dr. Fredric Haberman - Saddle Brook

Dr. Monib Zirvi - Berkeley Heights

Dr. Luisa Fierro - Holmdel

Dr. Howard Feigenbaum - Pompton Lakes

Dr. Noushin Heidary - Livingston

Dr. Joanna Zurada - Clifton

Dr. Gregory Heifler - Montclair

Dr. William Holaday - Willingboro

Dr. Eric W. Herman - West New York

ENDOCRINOLOGY

Dr. Ruby Hussain - Teaneck

Dr. Edwin P. Kane - Clifton

Dr. Steven Hubert - Lawrenceville

Dr. Charles DelGiorno - Sewell

Dr. Rebecca Moore - Pemberton

Dr. James Lopes - Springfield

Dr. Camila Janniger - Wallington

Dr. Joseph Schwartz - Englewood

Dr. Kenneth N. Panitch - Haddonfield

Dr. Zbigniew Moszcsynski - Bayonne

Dr. Bonnie Kazam - Morristown

Dr. Ira Spiler - Old Bridge

Dr. Joseph Scalia - Raritan

Dr. Reza Shah - Hamilton

Dr. Brian Keegan - East Windsor

Dr. Marie Therese Saky - Oakhurst

Dr. Thomas Ziering - Bernardsville

Dr. Amit Trivedi - Paramus

Dr. Frank Kern - Brigantine

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GERIATRIC MEDICINE

NEURODEVELOPMENTAL PEDIATRICS

Dr. Michael D. Seidner - Maywood

Dr. Haim Blecher - Princeton

Dr. Teresa Schaer - Somerset

Dr. Thomas Rugino - Toms River

Dr. Namrata J. Shah - South Plainfield

Dr. Vladimir Bozic - Haddonfield

GYNECOLOGIC ONCOLOGY

NEUROLOGICAL SURGERY

Dr. Owobamishola Shonowo - Fords

Dr. Frederick F. Buechel - South Orange

Dr. Debra Epstein - Maple Shade

Dr. Richard Hodosh - Summit

Dr. John Sutherland - Toms River

Dr. Peter S. H. Chan - Bedminster

Dr. Darlene Gibbon - New Brunswick

Dr. Charles Prestigiacomo - Newark

Dr. Robert Taylor - West Orange

Dr. Richard Chang - Bridgewater

HAND SURGERY

Dr. Steven Yocom - Camden

Dr. John Vaclavik - Ocean

Dr. Franklin Chen - Edison

Dr. Robert Bazzini - Wayne

NEUROLOGY

Dr. Ami Vaidya - New Brunswick

Dr. Craig Chertack - East Amherst

Dr. John M. Bednar - Cherry Hill

Dr. Lisa Coohill - Berkeley Heights

Dr. Lidia Vitale - Flemington

Dr. Vinay Chopra - West Orange

Dr. Robert Stephen Boretz - Bridgewater

Dr. Noah Gilson - West Long Branch

ONCOLOGY/HEMATOLOGY

Dr. Jason Cohen - Shrewsbury

Dr. Gary Pess - Eatontown

Dr. Arun Kachroo - Lumberton

Dr. May Abdo-Matkiwsky - Sparta

Dr. Wayne Colizza - Cedar Knolls

INFECTIOUS DISEASE

Dr. Seth M. Keller - Lumberton

Dr. Robert Alter - Englewood

Dr. Frank J. Corrigan - Hackettstown

Dr. Rohit Bhalla - Hillsborough Township

Dr. L. Stephan Kranzler - Purchase

Dr. Myron Bednar - Flemington

Dr. Anthony Costa - Red Bank

Dr. Max Deshaw - Florham Park

Dr. Richard Libman - Grant Neck

Dr. Miguel Conde - Livingston

Dr. Kenneth Cubelli - Denville

Dr. Amy Eschinger - Red Bank

Dr. Mayank Mathur - Voorhees

Dr. John Conti - Belleville

Dr. Michael Cunningham - Holmdel

Dr. Joseph Gugliotta - Flemington

Dr. Joshua Mendelson - West Long Branch

Dr. Thad Denehy - West Orange

Dr. Eugene John DeMorat - Galloway

Dr. Ted Louie - East Brunswick

Dr. Marvin Ruderman - West Caldwell

Dr. Sameer Desai - Somerset

Dr. David M. Deramo - Englewood

Dr. Sessine Najjar - Clifton

Dr. Michael Silverstein - Hackensack

Dr. Vasireddy Hemalatha - Belleville

Dr. John J. DiBiase - Mercerville

Dr. John O'Grady - Florham Park

Dr. John Vaccaro - Glen Ridge

Dr. Craig Lampert - Somerset

Dr. David Dickerson - Toms River

Dr. John Sensakovic - Edison

OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY

Dr. Michael Moroules - Clifton

Dr. Donald P. Douglas - East Amherst

Dr. Leon Smith - Roseland

Dr. William Ainslie, Jr. - Metuchen

Dr. Said Saleh - Belleville

Dr. Christopher Doumas - Somerset

Dr. Stephen Smith - Roseland

Dr. Michelle Aristizabal - Montclair

Dr. Jeffrey Silberberg - Freehold

Dr. Gary Drillings - Wayne

Dr. Manal Yossef-Bessler - Livingston

Dr. Judy Banks - Florham Park

Dr. Philip Tsai - Teaneck

Dr. Cherise M. Dyal - Wayne

INTERNAL MEDICINE

Dr. Manuel Banzon - Secaucus

OPHTHALMOLOGY

Dr. Arash Emami - Wayne

Dr. Charles Accurso - Hillsborough

Dr. Blair Bergen - Egg Harbor Township

Dr. Richard Angrist - Somerset

Dr. Leigh Ende - Randolph

Dr. Muthu Arunachalam - Livingston

Dr. Paul Bergh - Basking Ridge

Dr. John Boozan - Summit

Dr. Ira Esformes - Emerson

Dr. Alan Baskin - Dumont

Dr. Craig Bissinger - Parsippany

Dr. Francis Cangemi - Belleville

Dr. John Faccone - Union

Dr. Jeanine Bulan - Westfield

Dr. Olga Byalik - Springfield

Dr. Jonathan Ditkoff - Bloomfield

Dr. Frederick Fakharzadeh - Paramus

Dr. Lawrence Davis - Englewood

Dr. Gerald F. Ciciola - West Orange

Dr. John Mark Engel - East Brunswick

Dr. David J. Feldman - Denville

Dr. Paul D. DeFranco - Wayne

Dr. Maria M. Damian-Coleman - Park Ridge

Dr. Herbert Glatt - Bloomfield

Dr. Anthony Festa - Wayne

Dr. Kenneth Friedberg - Dumont

Dr. Gary DeGrande - Montclair

Dr. Harry Grossman - Marlton

Dr. Kevin S. Finnesey - Teaneck

Dr. Debra N. Goldson Prophete - West Orange

Dr. Richard DeMarsico - Montclair

Dr. Richard Hansen - Newton

Dr. Daniel E. Fox - Toms River

Dr. Catherine Hanlon - Trenton

Dr. Jonel Dershem - Voorhees

Dr. Shawn Klein - Elizabeth

Dr. Matthew P. France - Morristown

Dr. Joseph Hickey - Medford

Dr. Michael Drews - Basking Ridge

Dr. Sean C. Lalin - Morristown

Dr. Glenn G. Gabisan - Shrewsbury

Dr. Dusan Knezevic - Glen Ridge

Dr. Debra Epstein - Maple Shade

Dr. Marta Lopatynsky - Morristown

Dr. Matthew J. Garberina - Berkeley Heights

Dr. Joseph Levin - Morristown

Dr. Daniel Ferrante - Morristown

Dr. Donald Macdonald - Tinton Falls

Dr. Charles J. Gatt, Jr. - Somerset

Dr. Scott Maron - Florham Park

Dr. Silvana Gaudino - Montclair

Dr. Matthew Marano, Jr. - Livingston

Dr. Steven Gecha - Princeton

Dr. Deborah Neiman - Far Hills

Dr. Sandra Giron - North Bergen

Dr. Peter Nussbaum - Livingston

Dr. David R. Gentile - Tinton Falls

Dr. Peter Orlic - Bernardsville

Dr. Thomas Golin - Paramus

Dr. Alan Salz - Bridgewater

Dr. Laurie Glasser - Manasquan

Dr. Haleh Pazwash - Ridgewood

Dr. Eric Grossman - Voorhees

Dr. Manoj Thakker - Holmdel

Dr. Robert Goldman - Morristown

Dr. Prathibha Potharlanka - Lawrenceville

Dr. Edwin Guzman - New Brunswick

ORTHOPEDIC ONCOLOGY

Dr. Patricio Grob - Whippany

Dr. Lakshmi Prasad - Warren

Dr. David Hirsch - Parsippany

Dr. Richard Lackman - Camden

Dr. Mark Hartzband - Paramus

Dr. Anisha Rodridues - Florham Park

Dr. Gregory Hirsch - Hillsborough

Dr. James Wittig - Hackensack

Dr. Thomas E. Helbig - South Orange

Dr. John Russo - West Orange

Dr. Maria R. Kean Chong - Hackensack

ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY

Dr. Stephen Horowitz - Marlton

Dr. Thomas Schwartzer - Somerset

Dr. Hugo Kitzis - Hackensack

Dr. Joseph A. Abboud - Marlton

Dr. Ki Soo Hwang - Wayne

Dr. Grant Simons - Englewood

Dr. Edward M. Klein - Sicklerville

Dr. Jeffrey S. Abrams - Princeton

Dr. Robin Innella - Union

Dr. John R. Waldron - Medford

Dr. Frieda Lewis - Sparta

Dr. David Abrutyn - Bridgewater

Dr. Richard B. Islinger - Galloway

Dr. Francis Wanat - Glen Ridge

Dr. Richard Luciani - Millburn

Dr. Marshall Allegra - Hazlet

Dr. Nicholas A. Jarmon - Wall

Dr. Robert Wang - Mountain Lakes

Dr. Michael C. Milano - Verona

Dr. John Ambrose - Totowa

Dr. Michael A. Kelly - Hackensack

MATERNAL FETAL MEDICINE

Dr. Evelyn Minaya - Tinton Falls

Dr. Mario Arena - Haddon Heights

Dr. David Kirschenbaum - North Brunswick

Dr. Richard Miller - Livingston

Dr. Daniel R. Morgan - Somers Point

Dr. Jon Ark - Princeton

Dr. Gregg R. Klein - Paramus

Dr. Angela Ranzini - New Brunswick

Dr. Mary M. Nath - Edison

Dr. Jeffrey Augustin - Bayonne

Dr. Richard A. Klein - East Brunswick

Dr. Dom Terrone - Livingston

Dr. Uzoma Owunna - East Brunswick

Dr. Luke Austin - Sewell

Dr. Fredric A. Kleinbart - Lawrenceville

Dr. Edward Wolf - Livingston

Dr. Nicola Pemberton - Union

Dr. Nicholas Avallone - Phillipsburg

Dr. John A. Kline - Linden

NEPHROLOGY

Dr. Labib E. Riachi - Westfield

Dr. Harry Bade - Shrewsbury

Dr. Kenneth Kopacz - Roseland

Dr. Mirel Abramovici - Englewood

Dr. Seth Rubin - Flemington

Dr. John Bannon - Somers Point

Dr. Joseph Kozielski - Haddon Heights

Dr. Inderpal Chadha - Newark

Dr. Anita Saha - Princeton

Dr. Jason R. Baynes - Englewood

Dr. Ilya Kupershtein - Berkeley Heights

Dr. Susan Clifford - Englewood

Dr. Jahir Sama - Belleville

Dr. Kathleen Beebe - Newark

Dr. Marc Lamb - Princeton

Dr. Louis Jan - Englewood

Dr. Carl Saphier - Englewood

Dr. Joseph Michael Bellapianta - Franklin Lakes

Dr. Casey K. Lee - Roseland

Dr. Rosy Joseph - Hackensack

Dr. Michael Sbarra - Hackensack

Dr. Joseph Benevenia - Newark

Dr. Harlan B. Levine - Paramus

Dr. Richard Mann - New Brunswick

Dr. Tracy Scheller - Englewood

Dr. Avrill R. Berkman - West Caldwell

Dr. Lewis J. Levine - East Brunswick

Dr. Eric Manning - Hillsborough

Dr. Richard Scott - Basking Ridge

Dr. Gregg Berkowitz - Freehold

Dr. Jonathan Lewin - Englewood

Dr. Joshua H. Segal - Kendall Park

Dr. Peter Blank - Basking Ridge

Dr. Todd M. Lipschultz - Woodbury

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Dr. Lawrence I. Livingston - Montvale

PEDIATRIC CARDIOLOGY

Dr. Albert C. Dearden - Northfield

Dr. Jay Mirmanesh - Marlton

Dr. Jess Lonner - Sewell

Dr. Donald Leichter - Summit

Dr. William Debruin - Paterson

Dr. Rolande A. Mirone - Vineland

Dr. Jason Lowenstein - Morristown

Dr. Zvi Marans - Paramus

Dr. Ellen DelMoro - Sewell

Dr. Anthony N. Mishik - West Deptford

Dr. David Loya - West Orange

Dr. Diane Rhee - Paramus

Dr. Arthur Delorenzo - West Caldwell

Dr. Mahbod Mohazzebi - Sicklerville

Dr. Paul Marchetto - Marlton

PEDIATRIC ENDOCRINOLOGY

Dr. Richard Dicker - Denville

Dr. Robyn Murphy - Morristown

Dr. Stanley C. Marczyk - Galloway

Dr. Carol Singer-Granick - Newark

Dr. Aurora Dorneo - Bayonne

Dr. Terri Murphy - Medford

Dr. Chris Mattheou - Passaic

PEDIATRIC NEUROLOGICAL SURGERY

Dr. Scott Fisch - Oradell

Dr. Adam Naddelman - Princeton

Dr. Jonas Matzon - Egg Harbor Township

Dr. Catherine Mazzola - Morristown

Dr. Howard Fisher - Teaneck

Dr. Sangita Nagpal - Howell

Dr. John R. McCloskey - Galloway

PEDIATRIC NEUROLOGY

Dr. Michael Foreman - Delran

Dr. Lakshmi Nandiwada - Manalapan

Dr. Stephen J. McIlveen - Paramus

Dr. Carlos Lastra - New Brunswick

Dr. Arthur Fost - Verona

Dr. Wayne Narucki - Rutherford

Dr. Alvin Ong - Egg Harbor Township

PEDIATRIC OPHTHALMOLOGY

Dr. Joseph Fruchter - Hackensack

Dr. Suhaib Nashi - Morristown

Dr. Fabio Orozco - Egg Harbor Township

Dr. Lucy Chen - Morristown

Dr. John Gabriel - East Brunswick

Dr. Stephen Niedzwiecki - Burlington

Dr. Anthony Parks - Nutley

Dr. Kathryn Klein - Morristown

Dr. Jill Garripoli - Hackensack

Dr. Denise Novaes - Kearny

Dr. Ernest J. Pope - Franklin Lakes

Dr. Kevin Mickey - Wayne

Dr. Angela Gaudiano-Knestaut - West Deptford

Dr. Thomas P. O'Donnell - Lumberton

Dr. Mark Pressman - Princeton

Dr. Sherry Yang - Wayne

Dr. Sridhar Goli - West New York

Dr. Piotr Oko - Hoboken

Dr. Louis Quartararo - Paramus

PEDIATRIC ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY

Dr. Ricki Gottlieb - Randolph

Dr. Nicole Pantano - Hazlet

Dr. Steven M. Raikin - Marlton

Dr. Joseph Altongy - Summit

Dr. Ajai Goyal - Ringwood

Dr. Vasavi Parikh - Warren

Dr. Steven Reich - North Brunswick

Dr. Frank J. Liggio - Millburn

Dr. Larry Gruenwald - Millburn

Dr. Jared Pasternak - Sewell

Dr. Michael Rieber - Springfield

Dr. John J. McKeon - East Brunswick

Dr. Meera Gupta - Morristown

Dr. Rebecca Perril - Tinton Falls

Dr. Aiman Rifai - Clifton

Dr. Jennifer Tareco - Bridgewater

Dr. Parvathi Guruswamy - Franklin Lakes

Dr. Vito Petrozzino - Livingston

Dr. Steven Robbins - West Orange

PEDIATRIC SPINAL SURGERY

Dr. Richard Han - Englewood

Dr. Gwyn Poblete - Morristown

Dr. Gregory Roehrig - Wall

Dr. M. Darryl Antonacci - Lawrenceville

Dr. Adam Handler - Parsippany

Dr. James H. Porter - Newton

Dr. Laura Ross - Hainesport

Dr. Randal R. Betz - Lawrenceville

Dr. Esther Harris - Cherry Hill

Dr. Louis Pupo - Newton

Dr. Charles Ruotolo - Massapequa

PEDIATRIC UROLOGY

Dr. Robert Helmrich - Princeton

Dr. Deborah Rabner - West Caldwell

Dr. Richard L. Salzer - Englewood

Dr. John Connor - Morristown

Dr. Naomi L. Hill Hugh - Sicklerville

Dr. Gulbakhor Rakhimova - Clifton

Dr. Alexander A. Sapega - Mount Laurel

PEDIATRICS

Dr. Nancy Holahan - Paterson

Dr. Florence E. Rosen - Cherry Hill

Dr. Alan Sarokhan - Summit

Dr. Wafa Abu-Khraybeh - Wayne

Dr. Deborah Horowitz - Butler

Dr. Stacey Rosenzweig - Woodcliff Lake

Dr. Richard Schenk - Whippany

Dr. Sadrul Anam - Secaucus

Dr. Matthew Howe - East Windsor

Dr. Christopha Rozdeba - Wallington

Dr. Stephen Schneider - Bound Brook

Dr. Tiziana Anello - Roseland

Dr. Diana Huzar - Vernon

Dr. Neal Ruda - Hazlet

Dr. John R. Schnell - Mercerville

Dr. Russell Asnes - Tenafly

Dr. Maria Lourdes D. Ibay - Sicklerville

Dr. Steven Rushford - Toms River

Dr. Mark G. Schwartz - Mount Laurel

Dr. Kadri Aygen - Chester

Dr. Sheeraz Iqbal - Ridgewood

Dr. Jacek Sakowski - Hackettstown

Dr. Steven Sclafani - Morristown

Dr. Azin Azizi - Hackensack

Dr. Ifeoma Iwelumo - Clifton

Dr. Darren Saks - Tenafly

Dr. Milan Sen - Clifton

Dr. B. Samantha Bacchus - Woolwich

Dr. Daniel Kahn - Parsippany

Dr. Gurmit Saluja - Vernon

Dr. Michael Sidor - Mount Laurel

Dr. Marc Backal - Sewell

Dr. Hemant Kairam - Summit

Dr. Jill Sharon - Manalapan

Dr. Shawn D. Sieler - North Brunswick

Dr. Alon Baker - Hamilton Square

Dr. Leonard Kaplan - Cherry Hill

Dr. Nimisha Shukla - Edison

Dr. Kumar Sinha - Wayne

Dr. Julia Bakshiyev - Morganville

Dr. Melvin Katz - North Brunswick

Dr. Purnachander Sirikonda - Hackensack

Dr. Anthony Spinnickie - Whippany

Dr. Jose Batista - Paterson

Dr. Sharon Kaus - Sicklerville

Dr. Stacy Smith-Elfant - Marlton

Dr. Aaron Sporn - Trenton

Dr. Maurean Baxley - Florham Park

Dr. Ksymena Kedzierska - Hackettstown

Dr. Mary K. Stailey-Sims - Woolwich

Dr. Berton Taffet - Morristown

Dr. Sheeba Ben - Secaucus

Dr. Alexa Kemeny - Verona

Dr. Evelyn Stanton - Jersey City

Dr. Fotios Tjoumakaris - Egg Harbor Township

Dr. Bobak Bidabadi - East Windsor

Dr. Santosh Khanna - Edison

Dr. Joel Steckelman - West Caldwell

Dr. James Tovey - Hillsborough

Dr. Jeffrey Blackman - Marlton

Dr. Kevin J. King - Haddonfield

Dr. Luba Stein - Cliffside Park

Dr. John M. Tozzi - Wall

Dr. Sonya Boor - Hamilton Square

Dr. Richard A. King - Lumberton

Dr. Jill Stoller - Woodcliff Lake

Dr. Steven Valentino - Sewell

Dr. Jeffrey Bourne - Chatham

Dr. Constantin Kintiroglou - West Orange

Dr. Raghunandan Sundaram - Elizabeth

Dr. Jerald Vizzone - Montclair

Dr. Laura Brandspiegel - Hamilton Square

Dr. John Kintiroglou - West Orange

Dr. John Sutter - Clifton

Dr. Raymond Weiand - Galloway

Dr. David Bruner - Sewell

Dr. Wije Kottahachchi - Perth Amboy

Dr. Kathleen Swayne - Freehold

Dr. Pavel Yufit - Hackensack

Dr. Arthur Butensky - West Caldwell

Dr. Christina Litrenta Lampone - Sewell

Dr. Lin-Lan Tang - Warren

Dr. Stephen Zabinski - Galloway

Dr. Grace Calimlim - Bridgewater

Dr. Aimee Lariviere - Hillsborough

Dr. Mohamed Tantawi - Hackensack

Dr. Christopher Zarro - Roseland

Dr. Christian Canzoniero - Sparta

Dr. Ira LaVoe - Woolwich

Dr. Mona Tantawi - Hackensack

Dr. Matthew Zornitzer - West Orange

Dr. Maria Corazon Cerdena - Summit

Dr. Kim Lee - Morganville

Dr. Bruce Taubman - Cherry Hill

PAIN MANAGEMENT

Dr. George Chai - Edgewater

Dr. Bryan Levey - Marlton

Dr. Antonio Thomas - South Plainfield

Dr. Michael Rudman - Morristown

Dr. Dana Chait-Kessler - Denville

Dr. Moshe Levy - Manalapan

Dr. Ikbal Tokat - Clifton

PEDIATRIC ALLERGY, ASTHMA & IMMUNOLOGY

Dr. Chia-Yu Chao - Sewell

Dr. Alfred J. Lipp - Ocean

Dr. Victor Tuma - Metuchen

Dr. Melissa Chase - Hammonton

Dr. Alla Lokshina - Old Bridge

Dr. Winston C. Umali - Jersey City

Dr. Yie-Hsien Chu - Franklin Lakes

Dr. Joanne E. Lopes - Haddonfield

Dr. Rajyalakshmi Vadali - Edison

Dr. Pierre Coant - Deptford

Dr. Edna Lopez-Maslak - Bloomfield

Dr. Vidya Vakil - Plainsboro

Dr. Martin Cohen - Morristown

Dr. Malgorzata Lupinska - Wallington

Dr. Lisa Vecchio - South Orange

Dr. Edgar Collazo - Sewell

Dr. Brian Marcus - East Windsor

Dr. John Vigorita - Summit

Dr. Ann Marie Comandatore - Millburn

Dr. Richard Marcus - Nutley

Dr. John J. Visci - Bedminster

Dr. Donald Cotler - Millburn

Dr. Tamara McCluskey - Morristown

Dr. Marius A. Wechsler - Lumberton

Dr. Kathleen Cuddihy - New Providence

Dr. Sadhana Mehta - Middlesex

Dr. James R. Weidner - Haddonfield

Dr. Rashmi Dayal - Howell

Dr. Alan Meltzer - Morristown

Dr. David M. Weinstein - Butler

Dr. Michele DeAntonio - Haworth

Dr. Lisa-Ann Michaels - Franklin Lakes

Dr. Madhavi Wijayaratne - Belleville

Dr. Patrick M. Ambrosio - Old Bridge Dr. Harshna B. Mehta - Hoboken Dr. Joel Mendelson - Mountainside Dr. Justin M. Skripak - Hoboken Dr. Katherine Szema - Shrewsbury PEDIATRIC ANESTHESIOLOGY Dr. Emery Fisher - Livingston

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Dr. Jennifer Winell - Princeton

Dr. Sanjay Lalla - West Orange

Dr. Jeffrey Mattes - Princeton

RHEUMATOLOGY

Dr. Joshua Wolpert - Manasquan

Dr. Thomas Leach - Princeton

Dr. David I. Mayerhoff - Morris Plains

Dr. Michael Froncek - Lawrenceville

Dr. Jessica Wood - Manasquan

Dr. Jerrold Leitels - Springfield

Dr. Laurie Peterson-Deerfield - Voorhees

Dr. Michael Guma - North Arlington

Dr. Peywen Wu - Basking Ridge

Dr. David Lipson - Fair Lawn

Dr. Theodore Petti - Piscataway

Dr. Eric Liberman - Berkeley Heights

Dr. Mondana Yazdi - Wyckoff

Dr. Paul LoVerme - Verona

Dr. Srikanth Reddy - Paramus

Dr. Thomas Nucatola - Westfield

Dr. Eric Yorke - Bedminster

Dr. Parvaiz Malik - Hamilton

Dr. Walter Rhoades - Cherry Hill

Dr. Jeanne Pare - Dover

Dr. Sharon Yuen - Morganville

Dr. Sami Mamoun - Roseland

Dr. Joseph Rochford - Hillsborough

Dr. Vijay Singh - Sewell

Dr. Rosario Zambrano - East Orange

Dr. Lorelle Michelson - Fort Lee

Dr. Nirmal Sathaye - West Orange

Dr. Bessie Sullivan - Edison

Dr. Alexander Zodiatis - Totowa

Dr. Andrew Miller - Edison

Dr. Anthony R. Scilia - Denville

SPINAL SURGERY

Dr. Scott Zucker - Fair Lawn

Dr. Reza Momeni - Berkeley Heights

Dr. Talaxi Shah - Summit

Dr. George Naseef - Morristown

PHYSICAL MEDICINE/PHYSIATRY

Dr. Michael Nagy - Wall

Dr. Edith Shapiro - Englewood

Dr. Lawrence Deutsch - Mount Laurel

Dr. Ana Bracilovic - Princeton

Dr. Janet M. Neigel - West Orange

Dr. Amita Talati - Voorhees

SPORTS MEDICINE

Dr. Jeffrey Fossati - Paramus

Dr. Joanna Partridge - North Brunswick

Dr. Clifford Taylor - Morristown

Dr. Thomas Plut - Morristown

Dr. Howard Liss - Englewood

Dr. Arthur Perry - Franklin Park

Dr. Manuel Villafranca - Westfield

SURGICAL ONCOLOGY

Dr. Robert Marini - Belleville

Dr. Daniel J. Pyo - Morristown

Dr. Glenn Zielinski - Cherry Hill

Dr. Donald A. McCain - Hackensack

Dr. Zinovy Meyler - Princeton

Dr. Farhad RaFizadeh - Morristown

PULMONOLOGY/CRITICAL CARE

THORACIC SURGERY

Dr. Meryl Stein - Marlton

Dr. Allen D. Rosen - Montclair

Dr. Jeffrey Barasch - Ridgewood

Dr. Godfrey Pinder - West Orange

PLASTIC/COSMETIC SURGERY

Dr. Bennett Rothenberg - Livingston

Dr. Alan Burghauser - Bayonne

Dr. Huzaifa Shakir - Passaic

Dr. Valerie Ablaza - Montclair

Dr. A. Peter Salas - West Orange

Dr. David Cohn - Flemington

Dr. Girija Surya - Holmdel

Dr. Joseph Alkon - Linden

Dr. Said Samra - Holmdel

Dr. George Davis - Long Branch

UROLOGY

Dr. Anthony Berlet - Cedar Grove

Dr. Frank Scaccia - Red Bank

Dr. Edward Fein - Jamesburg

Dr. Mutahar Ahmed - Maywood

Dr. Sean Bidic - Vineland

Dr. Parmod Sharma - Tenafly

Dr. Keith Goldstein - Flemington

Dr. Michael Esposito - Maywood

Dr. David J. Bikoff - Hackensack

Dr. Stephen Small - Toms River

Dr. Emad Kamel - Toms River

Dr. Vincent Lanteri - Maywood

Dr. William K. Boss, Jr. - Paramus

Dr. Evan Sorokin - Cherry Hill

Dr. Jesse Karpman - Union

Dr. Gregory Lovallo - Maywood

Dr. Gary Breslow - Paramus

Dr. Norberto Soto - Englewood

Dr. Selwyn Levine - Englewood

Dr. Nitin Patel - Maywood

Dr. Gary Brownstein - Cherry Hill

Dr. Anthony Sparano - Wall Township

Dr. Chandler Patton - Eatontown

Dr. Charles Rilli - Bloomfield

Dr. Erwin Bulan - Millburn

Dr. Isaac Starker - Florham Park

Dr. Fariborz Rezai - Livingston

Dr. David Saypol - Morristown

Dr. Troy Callahan - Hackensack

Dr. Thomas J. Steffe - Sewell

Dr. Ilia Segal - Union

VASCULAR SURGERY

Dr. Joseph Capella - Ramsey

Dr. Harris R. Sterman - Teaneck

Dr. Smita Shah - Millburn

Dr. Constantine T. Andrew - Cherry Hill

Dr. Eugene Carroccia - Margate

Dr. Michael Sternschein - Ridgewood

RADIATION ONCOLOGY

Dr. Edward D. Buch - Hillsborough

Dr. Frank Ciminello - Hackensack

Dr. John Taylor - Red Bank

Dr. Kenneth Blank - Hackensack

Dr. Jeffrey P. Carpenter - Camden

Dr. Barry S. Citron - Montclair

Dr. Gary Tuma - Pennington

Dr. Laura Bond - Somerville

Dr. Kane Chang - Browns Mills

Dr. Stephanie M. Cohen - Maywood

Dr. Bhupesh Vasisht - Voorhees

Dr. Joel Braver - Somerville

Dr. John Cooper - Browns Mills

Dr. Francisco Colon - Florham Park

Dr. Ronald Warren - Mount Laurel

Dr. Robert Cole - Morristown

Dr. Herbert Dardik - Englewood

Dr. Renee Comizio - Morristown

Dr. Renata Weber - Rutherford

Dr. Yana Goldberg - Morristown

Dr. Sarat Dash - Hamburg

Dr. Michael Conn - Teaneck

Dr. Larry Weinstein - Chester

Dr. Mona Karim - Morristown

Dr. Charles Franco - Monroe Township

Dr. Richard A. D'Amico - Englewood

Dr. Richard Winters - Maywood

Dr. Carol Kornmehl - Morganville

Dr. James Geuder - Oradell

Dr. Marc Drimmer - Princeton

Dr. Alan Zaccaria - Little Silver

Dr. Sang Sim - Long Branch

Dr. Kenneth A. Goldman - Plainsboro

Dr. Stephen Dudick - Red Bank

Dr. Ross Zbar - Glen Ridge

Dr. Mitchell Weiss - Long Branch

Dr. Jeffrey Gosin - Somers Point

Dr. David Evdokimow - Basking Ridge

Dr. Robert Zubowski - Paramus

Dr. James Wong - Morristown

Dr. Obi J. Imegwu - Somerville

Dr. Ann Leilani Fahey - Camden

PODIATRY

RADIOLOGY

Dr. Lowell Kabnick - Morristown

Dr. Steve Fallek - Englewood Cliffs

Dr. Vincent Coppola - Nutley

Dr. Kenneth Blatt - Maplewood

Dr. Joseph Lombardi - Camden

Dr. Frank J. Ferraro - Paramus

Dr. Michael Kesler - Wayne

Dr. Sean Calhoun - Morristown

Dr. Patrick J. McGovern, Jr. - Jersey City

Dr. Robert Fischer - Fair Lawn

Dr. Obinna Mgbako - Rahway

Dr. Matthew Forte - Paterson

Dr. Anroy K. Ottley - Jersey City

Dr. William Franckle - Voorhees

Dr. Thomas Testa - Nutley

Dr. Warren Freitag - Paterson

Dr. Combiz Rezayat - Westfield

Dr. Pedramine (Pedy) Ganchi - Ridgewood

Dr. Neil Yudkoff - Upper Montclair

Dr. Hal Ginsberg - Morristown

Dr. Elliot B. Sambol - Plainsboro

Dr. James Gardner - Summit

PSYCHIATRY

Dr. Robert Goodman - Livingston

Dr. Matthew Samra - Browns Mills

Dr. John Gatti - Cherry Hill

Dr. Ruby Abraham - Fords

Dr. Alan J. Heideman - Maplewood

Dr. Jonathan Weiswasser - Shrewsbury

Dr. Caroline Glicksman - Sea Girt

Dr. Joyce Bailey - Morris Plains

Dr. Kenneth Jewel - Denville

Dr. Kurt Wengerter - Englewood

Dr. Christopher Godek - Toms River

Dr. Sherry Barron-Seabrook - Livingston

Dr. Lauren La Porta - Paterson

Dr. Gregory Greco - Red Bank

Dr. Ellen Brooks - Voorhees

Dr. Prashant Parashurama - Paterson

Dr. Stephen C. Hall - Summit

Dr. Sandra Cammarata - Caldwell

Dr. Michael Pollack - Flemington

Dr. Adam Hamawy - Princeton

Dr. Gregorio Castillo - Edison

Dr. Linda Sanders - Livingston

Dr. Harry T. Haramis - Montclair

Dr. Bliss A. Chalemian - Oakland

Dr. Lawrence Swayne - Morristown

Dr. Robert Herbstman - East Brunswick

Dr. Lawrence Clinton - Vineland

Dr. Kenneth Tomkovich - Freehold

Dr. Peter T. Hetzler - Little Silver

Dr. Alison Deluca - Piscataway

Dr. Thaddeus Yablonsky - Morristown

Dr. Henry C. Hsia - New Brunswick

Dr. Alima Farooki - Ridgewood

Dr. Frank Yuppa - Paterson

Dr. Peter Hyans - Berkeley Heights

Dr. Bruce Friedman - Montclair

REPRODUCTIVE MEDICINE

Dr. Richard Kim - Hackensack

Dr. Anwar Ghali - West Orange

Dr. Philip Lesorgen - Englewood

Dr. Hakan Kutlu - Morristown

Dr. Vinobha Gooriah - Franklin Park

Dr. Jessica Salas Mann - Eatontown

Dr. Frederick B. La Van - Sewell

Dr. Edward Latimer - Montclair

Dr. Althea O'Shaughnessy - Pennnington

Dr. Raj Lalla - Trenton

Dr. Yuhua Ma - Mount Laurel

Dr. Susan L. Treiser - Somerset

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