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VOLUME 21 ISSUE 3 | MARCH 2021

HEALTH & LIFE | FOOD & FASHION | HOME & HAPPENINGS

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Features Stroke of Genius | 36

A new tool for treating stroke removes a clot from the brain fast so damage is minimized and recovery can begin.

Fashion, Forward! | 38

Bergen’s boutique owners have had to get creative to keep their businesses alive during the pandemic.

What’s Your Bag? | 48

BERGEN has the scoop on the season’s best carryalls—whether you take just bare essentials or tote everything you own.

Buying and Selling 2.0 | 54

SPRING HUES

Bergenites share their firsthand experience with Facebook’s booming secondhand marketplace.

Things are looking brighter as far as the pandemic is concerned, so shouldn’t you have a cheery wardrobe that follows suit?

Big Style for Little Tykes | 56

They may outgrow these clothes, but these pint-size fashionistas and fashionistos will never lose their sense of style.

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Your home office should be a place that fosters creativity—and streamlines your 9–5 routine.

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10 Editor’s Note 34 Health News 122 Where to Eat

ON THE COVER: Wardrobe by Ginger N’ Cream, Westwood. Photo by Daniel Springston.

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Departments Bergen Buzz | 19 Our guide to new ideas, tips, trends and things we love in the county.

For Men Only | 26

Don’t get caught in the rain or snow without a warm and stylish topper.

Style Watch | 28

Leather gets a modern update for spring in feminine silhouettes and colors.

Jewelry Box | 30

Wear these Instagram-friendly padlocks on their own or paired with chunky links and chains.

Home Front | 32

These shapely structures for every room in your house will put you ahead of the curve.

Tastes | 100

Who knew so much flavor could be packed into a single bowl—and be easy to make too?

Power Food | 106

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Foods derived from hemp—an ancient crop that’s rich with health benefits—are enjoying a new surge of popularity.

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This refreshing, herbal cocktail—made with whiskey instead of vodka—will put a spring in your step.

Gatherings | 126

Bergenites always show up to support their friends and neighbors—especially when help is needed most.

A Bergen Moment | 128

An amateur wildlife photographer gets upclose-and-personal with a swan that’s taken up residence in Franklin Lakes.

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It’s been a year since loungewear became the de facto uniform for those of us working from home. And while dressing exclusively for the living room (or dining room, guest bedroom, kitchen) appeared to be temporary, lockdown has given us time to assess our wardrobe needs. Wearing clothes that are comfortable and attractive will no doubt win the day as we focus on what’s pretty and practical. That’s not to say fashion can’t be fun, especially in spring, when we traditionally bid adieu to winter’s drab colors in favor of the happier hues that come with warmer weather. From lavender and pink to baby blue and orange, the shades in “Spring Hues” on page 42 will surely have you thinking about the brighter days to come. And as we turn our attention to the future, we can’t help but think about the youngsters who are doing so much these days to develop and show off their sense of style. With the help of their parents, these budding fashionistas and fashionistos have taken to Instagram to showcase their cool clothes. Turn to “Big Style for Little Tykes” on page 56 and meet seven of these up-and-coming stars. As those mini models strut their stuff on the social media runway, we do our best to make fashion work for us. A chic but practical handbag can be a make-or-break accessory, and we show you five types for every lifestyle, whether you prefer to carry the bare essentials or tote everything you own. See the pieces in “What’s Your Bag?” on page 48. Our clothes can be a big business. But we no longer wait for a garage sale to sell vintage shirts and jeans that no longer fit—many of us have discovered the convenience (and profitability) of online marketplaces. In “Buying and Selling 2.0” on page 54, we hear from Bergen residents who use Facebook Marketplace to clear their closets and make an extra buck. While those sellers enjoyed success during the pandemic, Bergen County’s fashion boutiques had to get creative throughout the quarantine. Our special report, “Fashion Forward” on page 38, takes a look at the stores’ extra steps and social media efforts that have kept their businesses going. While we love fashion and dressing up (hopefully we’ll have places to go soon), this month’s issue has much more than clothes and accessories. March is a time when we go green, as we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Bergen Buzz offers a few ideas to help you embrace your Irish side. This month is also National Nutrition Month, so we put six popular breakfast options into a head-to-head comparison (page 20) and give you the 411 on hemp (page 106). Spring is the start of brighter days and good things to come. Remember to have fun doing them!

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Customizable face and neck rejuvenation. Body contouring for men and women of all ages. FOR YEARS, DR. WILLIAM BOSS, a pioneer in minimally invasive procedures, has helped conceive new techniques and patented innovations, while earning deep patient satisfaction. After three decades of performing cosmetic and reconstructive surgeries, Dr. Boss determined that the most popular face and neck rejuvenation procedures were very invasive and did not address every age group. In developing Genlyft, Dr. Boss combined three technologies and five procedures. Genlyft is a unique, minimally invasive rejuvenation and recontouring procedure that is customizable for men and women of all ages. Each patient is carefully examined, and a treatment plan is created.

As an alternative to traditional surgical face and neck lifts, Genlyft can be performed without general anesthesia and offers a faster recuperation period. Better still, the techniques that Dr. Boss utilizes in Genlyft facial procedures have also been found to be effective in recontouring the body and tightening the skin. This multi-modality approach, known as Genlyft Body, is used to treat fatty deposits, tighten loose skin, and diminish cellulite found in legs, arms and the torso. Like Genlyft Face, Genlyft Body is routinely done without general anesthesia, with minimal down time.

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WHAT YOU CAN FIND ON BERGENMAG.COM RIGHT NOW YOUR VOTE COUNTS! It’s that time again! Choose your favorite bakery, day spa, sushi spot and more in the 2021 Best In Bergen Readers’ Choice Awards. Online ballots are now available at bergenmag.com/ best-in-bergen-2021-voting. Then stay tuned for more info on our celebration of the winners.

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READ THIS, EAT THAT To celebrate March, National Nutrition Month, we’re offering readers a chance to win a free copy of The Nutritionist’s Kitchen. Registered dietitian nutritionist Carly Kellogg Knowles’ book features more than 60 recipes to support optimal health and wellness. Visit bergenmag.com/nutritionists-kitchen to enter.

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WEIGHT OFF YOUR SHOULDERS BERGEN recently chatted with two local dietitians— Emily Navarro, R.D., and Julene Stassou, R.D.—about maintaining good nutrition and a healthy weight in 2021. Read the interview at bergenmag.com/qa-withtwo-nutritionists.

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NOW EVERYONE’S IRISH No need to turn green envying Liam or Caitlin next door—we can all claim the Emerald Isle as our own this month even if, genealogically speaking, it’s a load o’ blarney. The 17th, of course, is St. Patrick’s Day, when shamrocks abound and everyone embraces their “Irish.” Though we’re still in a pandemic, BERGEN has a few ways to help you get into the spirit of St. Paddy’s Day.

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Increasing the maximum capacity at bars and restaurants to 35 percent couldn’t have happened at a better time: You’ll doubtless have a craving for a pint or two of Guinness and bangers and mash come midMarch. Here are five of our favorites that serve traditional Irish grub: Blarney Station Pub—This neighborhood landmark offers traditional Irish fare, American dishes and elevated pub food (Thai chicken skewers, anyone?) 258 Park Ave., East Rutherford, 201.531.0001; blarneystation.com

Brady’s Fox Hunt Inn—Meet old friends, make new ones and feast on a 16 oz. Gaelic steak at this authentic Irish pub. 201 Livingston St., Northvale, 201.784.8047; bradysfoxhuntinn.com

P.J. Finnegan’s—The holiday says order fi sh and chips, but you’ll be tempted by Southwestern egg rolls and Asian chicken pot stickers. We say get all three! 274 Fairview Ave., Westwood, 201.664.7576; pjfinnegans.com

The Cottage Bar—Though small, this pub has plenty of Irish spirit. Enjoy a tall stout and a shepherd’s pie while watching European and FIFA soccer matches on the telly. 178 Cedar Lane, Teaneck, 201.692.0016

Tommy Fox’s Public House— Parade or no parade, you’ll still be greeted with a warm welcome, community spirit and cold Guinness at this county staple. 32 S. Washington Ave., Bergenfield, 201.384.0900; tommyfoxs.com

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What’s that—another present-giving holiday? It’s not mandatory, but some people do pull out the green wrapping paper and honor the occasion. Below are a few gift ideas for brightening someone’s St. Patrick’s Day: For the baby: With its jingle-bell sound effects, Haba’s wooden clutching toy shamrock will keep little ones (ages 6 to 24 months) occupied while Mom and Dad enjoy their Irish breakfast. habausa.com

For the ladies: Show your Irish spirit in Banana Republic’s cozy lofty Vneck sweater. It’ll look great over a tee or keep you comfy worn beneath a Glen plaid blazer. Banana Republic, Woodcliff Lake, 201.476.1630; bananarepublic.gap.com

For the guys: Happy Socks’ three-pack gift box assures happy feet, and the patterns (gnomes, clovers and rainbows) put a smile on every face.

For the outdoors enthusiast: Whatever the weather, Eddie Bauer’s colorful Karla cropped puffer vest keeps you toasty.

Nordstrom, Paramus, 201.843.1122; nordstrom.com

Eddie Bauer, Paramus, 201.843.1403, eddiebauer.com

For the golfer: Golf was born in Scotland, but the sport comes alive around St. Patrick’s Day—it’s four days before the first day of spring. The lucky logo on Black Clover’s hats will surely be an ace. blackcloverusa.com

DID YOU KNOW? You’ll need more than the luck of the Irish to find a four-leaf clover. The odds of locating one are 10,000 to 1, as reported by the director of the University of Delaware Botanic Gardens. BERGENMAG.COM

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SPORTING LIFE Though football’s long done and the start of a new baseball season is still weeks away, the pro sports world is still abuzz with news—including news about current and former Bergenites. If you’ve been out of the loop, BERGEN keeps you on your game with these headlines you may have missed:

Movin’ up the coast: Closter native Tommy La Stella has inked a threeyear, $18 million contract with the San Francisco Giants. A 2019 All-Star selection with the Los Angeles Angels who also spent time with Oakland, La Stella heads to other side of the bay to play in the infield with the Giants. Knock ’em out of the park, Tommy!

The ball’s in his court: March Madness is in full swing, and former Don Bosco High School star Ron Harper Jr. is in the middle of it. Harper, the son of former NBA player Ron Harper, is the leading scorer for the Rutgers men’s basketball team and is helping the Scarlet Knights push toward the postseason.

Ready for some football: Give a round of applause to Bogota’s Ashanti Caviness, who signed a letter of intent to play football for Division I Monmouth University next season. A top-flight recruit, Caviness was a second-team All-Bergen quarterback while leading Bogota to a 4–1 record last fall.

Back here where we need ya: And speaking of Monmouth University, former Hawks football star Miles Austin—a Garfield High School grad—returns to Jersey, joining the New York Jets’ staff as the team’s wide receivers coach. The team’s a perfect fit for the former Pro Bowl player: The Jets’ young receivers will benefit from Austin’s mentoring.

Gold Prospects: The Olympics have been canceled just three times since 1896, and that’s because of two world wars. Officials hope the list doesn’t expand to include the Tokyo Games, which were postponed from last summer to this July because of coronavirus concerns. While governing bodies tiptoe around the decision to reopen the Games, U.S. athletes are prepping for the upcoming Olympic trials in their sports. BERGEN is keeping an eye on the following local athletes, who have good shots at making their teams and capturing Olympic glory: • A former Fair Lawn High School track and field star, Tracy Eisser is one of USRowing’s top athletes. A member of the 2016 Olympic team, she hopes to make her second national squad at the trials this spring. • Paramus native and Rutgers University senior Nick Suriano qualified for USA Wrestling’s trials, scheduled for April, after taking fourth place at the recent U.S. Nationals. Earlier this winter, Suriano, a 2019 national champion, was considered by many the country’s top-ranked 133-pound college wrestler. • Brother and sister Khalil and Kamali Thompson (no, they’re not twins) are both closing in on spots with the U.S. fencing team. Though they’re working toward the same goal, the Teaneck natives took different paths after high school. Younger sister Kamali has continued training as she pursues a medical degree at Rutgers, while big brother Khalil is back on track after personal issues forced him to leave the Penn State University fencing team.

YOUR MISSION: NUTRITION March isn’t all women’s history or madness on the court; it’s also National Nutrition Month. So how about it: Did you make the right choices this morning? Breakfast, famously the day’s most important meal, presents us with many decisions we may be too groggy in the morning to make sensibly, so it helps if we keep the right stuff in stock. Here are three head-to-heads (with approximate calorie counts) and the nutritious winner:

Smoothie, 16 oz. (400) vs. pressed veggie juice, 16 oz. (300): A smoothie’s calorie count depends on the liquid you choose—almond milk, for instance, has fewer than cow’s milk. Either way, a pressed veggie juice such as carrot is the leaner option.

Steel-cut oats, 1 cup cooked (170) vs. instant oatmeal, 1 cup cooked (160): They’re comparable in calories, but steel-cut oats contain more fi ber and aren’t stripped of nutrients like the more processed instant oatmeal packets.

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Flavored yogurt, 1 cup (170) vs. low-fat Greek yogurt, 1 cup (140): Flavored yogurts may seem like a healthy, low-calorie choice, but they have added sugars that don’t do you any favors.


Awareness Saves Lives March is DVT Awareness Month

Known as the “silent killer,” Deep Vein Thrombosis, or DVT, is a medical condition that occurs when a blood clot forms in a deep vein. Blood clots can travel to the lungs and block pulmonary arteries, restricting blood flow and decreasing oxygen levels. This pulmonary embolus (PE) can be instantly fatal. Symptoms of DVT include: Muscular tenderness — deep muscle pain — persistent calf cramps or “charley horse” — swelling or tightness of one leg — discoloration of the affected area — skin that feels warm and appears red

Early diagnosis of DVT by way of a venous ultrasound can significantly reduce the risk of developing a PE and save lives.

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Avoid an unnecessary tragedy. Schedule a venous ultrasound, for you or your loved one.

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KITTY LOVE Cats: Lala and Niko, 2 years old

PACKED WITH ENTERTAINMENT BergenPAC in Englewood has focused on virtual programming and drive-in performances since the theater went dark a year ago, and this month’s virtual show is the most starstudded yet. The nonprofit hosts the gala Our Home. Your Home at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 13, featuring John Fogerty, Wynton Marsalis, Ridgewood’s Ali Stroker and songwriter and producer Jack Antonoff of Woodcliff Lake. The iconic Dionne Warwick, who is on BergenPAC’s Board of Trustees, will perform with students from the Performing Arts School, and comedian Jay Leno and classical musician Itzhak Perlman will each discuss the importance of arts education. The event is free but donations are recommended, and all proceeds go toward the Performing Arts School, pandemic relief and upcoming theater renovations. Register and learn more at bergenPAC.org/gala or call 201.503.8321.

Owner: Tom Gioielli of Englewood It was love at fi rst sight when Tom Gioielli was choosing the kittens he wanted to purchase from a breeder in Massachusetts. Gioielli interacted with the litter when they were about a month old at the breeder’s home, and knew Lala, a female Scottish Fold (with folded ears), and Niko, her Scottish Straight brother (with pointed ears), were meant to be his. “Aside from being two of the cutest ones in the litter, they both were immediately drawn to me as much as I was drawn to them!” he tells BERGEN. These two attention-craved cats each has their own personality: Lala is a daddy’s girl who loves playing in an empty bathtub with her owner, while Niko enjoys climbing on counters and getting belly rubs. And these cuties love each other like only a brother and sister could. “It’s really cute to see how gentle they are with each other and how they seemingly care about the other’s wellbeing,” Gioielli gushes. “For the most part they sleep separately, but every once in a while, I’ll catch them curled together in one of their beds.” Follow these cuties’ adventures on Instagram @lala_and_niko. And if you want your pet featured in BERGEN, DM us @bergenmagnj!

WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH Face it: Where would history be without women? Typically March is fi lled with marches and other in-person events; this year, as the pandemic rages on, most festivities for Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day on Monday, March 8, take place on social media or virtually. The good news? This means you can show your support for the ladies from the comfort of home. A few things to note: • Know the theme. We’re encouraged to post pictures of ourselves on social media using this hashtag #ChoosetoChallenge with whatever we choose to challenge: gender bias, workplace discrimination, inequality, etc.

• Wear purple. Rock the color of royalty, justice and dignity on March 8 or any time this month and snap a selfie—an easy way to show your support. • Learn women’s history trivia. The Englewood Public Library is devoting its weekly trivia Zoom on Monday, March 8, at 7 p.m. to Women’s History Month. Test your knowledge! • Support the cause. Whether you want to run a campaign, launch an initiative or donate to a female-focused charity such as the Bergen County Professional Women’s Network or the Women’s Club of Paramus, there are plenty of ways to give back.

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THE IDES OF MARCH It was a year ago when most offices made the decision to temporarily close their physical locations out of concern over the coronavirus. Ah, if we knew then what we know now, many of us might’ve fled for home with more: the cozy sweater on the back of the chair, the plant on the desk, the yogurt in the office fridge. If you haven’t returned, those items as well as the calendar on your cubicle wall are seemingly stuck in time. Here’s a look back in time at what was happening here and throughout the country on March 15, 2020—and how things have changed since: • The state health department had reported 69 COVID cases in 13 of New Jersey’s 21 counties. There were 19 reported cases in Bergen. Now there have been nearly 654,000 confirmed cases in New Jersey, with almost 64,000 in Bergen County. • Teaneck Mayor Mohammed Hameeduddin ordered the entire township to “self-quarantine,” a previously unheard-of term for many. As of Feb. 9, Teaneck had had 2,667 confirmed COVID cases. Once considered ground zero for the coronavirus in the state, Holy Name Medical Center became one of the first facilities to provide healthcare workers with the COVID vaccine. • The 39th annual Bergen County Irish Association St. Patrick’s Day Parade, scheduled for March 15, 2020, was postponed until Sept. 12 before it was ultimately canceled. The 2021 parade is still in doubt. • An A1 headline in the March 15, 2020, edition of The New York Times read: “‘Crazy Money’ in a Pandemic, Selling $70 Bottles of Sanitizer.” Though they’re back on shelves now, bathroom tissue, hand sanitizer and other cleansers were essentially sold out in stores and online throughout the peak of the pandemic. • On March 15th, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg celebrated her 87th birthday. Sadly, it proved to be her last; RBG passed away on Sept. 18, 2020.


YOUR CARE AND OUR DOCTORS, TOGETHER AT THE TOP We applaud our physicians recognized by Bergen Magazine’s Top Doctor’s list. This acknowledgement is a testament to the phenomenal care they continually provide to our community, especially in BERGEN these challenging times. COUNTY’S And while this appreciation commends them for their hard work, it only inspires them to keep getting better.

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PASSOVER IS COMING Many things about this year are weird; one is that the Jewish holidays come earlier than usual throughout 5781, the current year on the Hebrew calendar. Passover begins at sundown Sunday, March 27! To help you prepare for, well, the Jewish holiday that’s the hardest to prepare for, we asked Gila Guzman, a health coach from Teaneck, to share a no-fail, healthy recipe with BERGEN readers. “This one is simple and highlights the abundant seasonal produce,” she says. LEMONY GARLIC ROASTED SPRING VEGETABLES

CULINARY CORNER: ALL ABOUT BALANCE A healthy diet includes a mix of carbs and veggies, which is why B&S Kitchen—which specializes in bread (B) and salad (S) —may be just what we need right now. The Westwood eatery opened in mid-February, debuting its menu of farm-to-table goodies like juices, smoothies and, of course, bread and salad. The deli guys will serve your bread any way you like it, including on a sandwich such as ham and cheese, caprese or veggie. P.S. There’s a make-your-own oatmeal bar too. • B&S Kitchen, 48 Westwood Ave., Westwood, 201.497.6739; njbnskitchen.com

HEALTHY EATS And because good-for-you food is always a good choice, another health-driven restaurant opens this month at The Shops at Riverside. True Food Kitchen’s menu changes with the seasons, but all four seasonal offerings include bowls, salads, pizzas, burgers and healthy entrées such as winter’s spaghetti squash casserole. Many menu items are gluten-free and/or vegetarian, and keto and paleo dishes can be made upon request. • True Food Kitchen, 390 Hackensack Ave., Suite 186, Hackensack, 551.295.7401; truefoodkitchen.com

CUPPA JOE Meanwhile, Rutherford Coffee Co. has opened in Rutherford. The new neighborhood spot has partnered with Montclair’s Paper Plane Coffee Company and has a similar menu and vibe, offering coffee, of course, along with savory and sweet treats and a rustic-chic ambiance that’s perfect for hanging while caffeinating. • Rutherford Coffee Co., 70 Park Ave., Rutherford; instagram.com/rutherford_ coffee

Ingredients: • 1 lb. Brussels sprouts • 1 lb. asparagus • 1 lb. carrots • 3–4 beets • 1 small purple cabbage • 1 squash or 3 sweet potatoes For the marinade: • 1 whole head of garlic, minced • 2 lemons, juiced • zest of a lemon • ½ cup water • 2 Tbs. of oil, optional • salt and pepper, to taste

Directions: • Preheat the oven to 400°F. Prepare two baking sheets by placing parchment paper on top. • Prepare vegetables. Peel and slice beets into ¼-inch thickness. Peel carrots and leave them whole. Cut off hard ends of asparagus. Cut Brussels sprouts in half and discard bruised leaves. Discard outer leaves of the cabbage and cut into ¼-inch slices. Cut squash or sweet potato into ½-inch pieces. • Mix all marinade ingredients together. • Place the cut vegetables on the prepared baking sheets. There should be space between the vegetables, as air needs to

circulate so the vegetables can roast. • Use a pastry/ basting brush to brush the marinade onto the vegetables. • Place the trays of vegetables into the oven. Remove when the vegetables are roasted to your liking— they should be creamy on the inside and crunchy on the outside.* • Plate and serve. Top cabbage with sesame seeds if you eat kitniyot, or legumes, on Passover. Enjoy!

*Approximate roasting times: Asparagus: 10–15 minutes; Brussels sprouts: 20–25 minutes; carrots: 25–30 minutes; cabbage: 30 minutes; beets: 25–30 minutes; squash/sweet potatoes: 25–30 minutes.

PUPPY LOVE Dog: Aaron, a 6-month-old

BEING A KID— WHEN THE RULES CHANGE Ridgewood writer and dad-of-three Brian d’Entremont couldn’t find a book for children about the pandemic that wasn’t all virus and medicine, so he wrote one himself. It’s called Hello, Normal. Where Have You Been? and it’s about the new realities that must be faced these days while one is getting about the business of being a kid. Implicit lessons? “You’re not alone,” and maybe even “It’s not forever.” Amazon sells the independently published book for $12; half of all proceeds will go toward Reach Out & Read, which fosters literacy in young children. BERGENMAG.COM

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golden retriever Owners: Pamela Brito and Oscar Nunez of Ridgefield Feeling the isolation and loneliness of the pandemic, Brito and Nunez began looking for a pooch to add to their household last summer—and the search ended in early fall when they saw Instagram photos of a golden retriever puppy up for adoption in New York. “We just felt in our hearts that he was the one,” says Brito. “We fell in love right away.” Bearing a Hebrew name meaning “light-bringer,” Aaron is the “perfect fit” for the family and instantly made himself at home, especially by spending hours romping around in the backyard. “He also loves to go to the dog parks and enjoys playing with the other dogs,” Brito adds. In recent weeks, Aaron’s owners learned the good boy loves winter too. “He loves the snow and loves to eat it,” Brito says. “He stands at the door and starts barking and looking at me with eyes that say ‘Please, let’s go outside.’ He is such a blessing for us.” Follow Aaron and his adventures on Instagram at @aaronbn07. And if you want your pet featured in BERGEN, DM us @bergenmagnj!


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DR. JAMES GEUDER is a boardcertified vascular surgeon with over 25 years of experience treating vascular and vein problems in Bergen County. At The Vein Center of Oradell, Dr. Geuder personally examines, educates and treats all patients. The Vein Center of Oradell has an ICAVL-approved vascular lab, and they became the first vein center in New Jersey to be certified by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission. Castle Connolly and New York Magazine consistently include Dr. Geuder on their “Best Doctor” list and he also has the Patients Choice Award which is based on patients’ experience. The Vein Center of Oradell makes every effort to offer patients the most comfortable and friendly environment as they receive the best medical care. We provide cosmetic procedures as well as therapeutic treatments. We also offer Free Vein Screening.

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Congratulations To Our Top Doctors!

OUR DOCTORS ARE THE HEART OF OUR COMMUNITY

The entire St. Joseph’s Family congratulates these dedicated medical professionals who touch and save lives day-in and day-out. You devote your time, energy and expertise to care for the residents of our surrounding communities. We salute every one of our top doctors on this outstanding recognition.

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CONGRATULATIONS! 2021 BERGEN COUNTY’S TOP DOCTORS

As the recognized leader in urology care, our board-certified Bergen County’s top urologists collectively represent over 100+ years of expertise. Our doctors are at the forefront of advanced treatment techniques with a level of precision unmatched by most doctors in the country. Our patients receive a comprehensive, personalized treatment plan, which includes robotic surgeries performed by our highly-recognized urologic surgeons at our affiliated hospitals to post-treatment follow up and best-in-class patient care. Dedicated and committed to delivering cutting-edge and compassionate urologic care, we’re setting the standards right here in Bergen County. Learn more at: www.njurology.com.

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MOVING MORNINGS Researchers found that morning exercise resulted in better cognition and attention span throughout the day.

FEED KIDS LESS MEAT

Children and teens ages 2 to 17 who had the highest level of advanced glycation end (AGE) products—produced when meat is grilled, fried or roasted—were 18 percent more likely to experience wheezing. It’s believed that AGE compounds trigger inflammation in lung cells. —Thorax

—British Journal of Sports Medicine

RUN FOR YOUR LIFE

Running just once a week—regardless of pace, distance and duration—was found to lower the risk of death by 27 percent. —British Journal of Sports Medicine

CANCER AND COVID

Screening appointments for breast, cervical and colon cancer were 86 to 94 percent lower in March last year compared with the average monthly number between January 2017 and January 2020. Doctors urge patients not to skip screenings because many cancers are curable if caught early. —Epic Health Research Network

DOES IMMUNITY LAST?

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Eating 2 to 3 ounces of walnuts per day improves gut health. According to research, the fiber, fatty acids and bioactive compounds in walnuts help produce good bacteria.

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Patients who recovered from the COVID-19 virus have acquired immunity, but researchers aren’t sure how long it lasts. One study of 1,100 patients found that they had no decline in antibodies four months after diagnosis. However, there have been reported cases of people getting the virus more than once. —New England Journal of Medicine

Who gets the most benefit from their morning cup of joe? Researchers analyzed the coffee-making habits of half a million people and discovered that those who sipped unfiltered coffee had higher rates of heart disease and death than those who drank it filtered. —European Journal of Preventive Cardiology

VIRUS TOLL ON SLUMBER It appears that folks aren’t only thinking about COVID-19 during waking hours. Researchers examined the sleep data from 4,000 people and found that 55 percent of nightmares had pandemic-related content.

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STROKE OF GENIUS A tool for treating stroke removes a clot from the brain fast so damage is minimized and recovery can begin.

The numbers aren’t pretty: According to the American Heart Association (AHA), stroke is the number-five killer in the nation. Someone in the United States dies every four minutes from a stroke. And even when strokes are not fatal, they’re most often debilitating. But fortunately, a new treatment has brightened prospects for people who suffer strokes. Strokes, also known as brain attacks, occur when the supply of blood to the brain is blocked or reduced, depriving brain tissue of essential oxygen. This blockage is usually caused by a blood clot in one of the arteries in the brain. A stroke requires immediate attention; the quicker a stroke victim can get treatment, the better his or her chances for survival and reduced disability. In the last three years or so, the AHA updated its recommended treatment guidelines for stroke victims to significantly expand the use of a device that can pull a stroke-causing clot from the blood vessels in the brain. This treatment, called intracranial mechanical thrombectomy, begins with an incision in the patient’s upper thigh. A long, narrow tube is threaded through the arteries and veins and directed into the brain, where a device captures the clot and pulls it out of the body. “The idea is to remove the clot that’s sitting in the blood vessel to restore normal blood flow so that part of the brain can recover,” says Daniel Walzman, M.D., chief of Vascular and Endovascular Neurosurgery at HackensackUMC. Dr. Walzman adds that select stroke patients can potentially be eligible for this treatment for up to 24 hours after their last known well, or onset of symptoms, depending on imaging tests, whereas most prior stroke treatments could only be implemented about six hours after the last known well. “If someone is having stroke symptoms, time is of the essence: go to the ER immediately,”Dr. Walzman notes. “At Hackensack, we have special protocols to get mechanical thrombectomy done safely and efficiently.”

STROKE STATISTICS ■ Almost 800,000 people in the U.S. have a stroke each year. ■ Stroke costs an estimated $34 billion each year in the U.S., which includes health care costs, medications and missed work days. ■ One in four strokes are in people who have had a previous stroke.

HOW TO AVOID A STROKE

80 percent of strokes are preventable. Here’s how you can lower your risk: Exercise. People who exercise five or more times a week can reduce their risk for stroke. Eat healthy. Cut back on saturated fat, total fat, cholesterol, sodium, sugar and red meat. Incorporate more vegetables, fruits, whole grains, fish, poultry, beans, seeds and nuts. Limit alcohol. Excessive drinking can increase blood pressure and your risk for stroke. Drink in moderation—no more than two drinks a day for men, one for women. Quit smoking. If you smoke, speak with your doctor about help with quitting; smoking doubles your risk of stroke. Speak to your doctor if you have health issues that put you at risk: These include high blood pressure, high cholesterol and atherosclerosis, atrial fibrillation, diabetes,circulation issues or carotid artery disease.

SIGNS OF A STROKE

■ 80 percent of strokes are preventable (see sidebar). Why time matters For every minute without treatment during a major stroke, the brain loses: ■ 1.9 million neurons ■ 7.5 miles of nerve fibers ■ 14 billion synapses

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S = Speech Ask the person to repeat a simple phrase. A stroke victim will have slurred speech or will not be able to understand or produce speech.

T = Time If you observe any of these symptoms, call 9-1-1 immediately.


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FASHION, FORWARD! Bergen’s boutique owners have had to get creative to keep their businesses alive during the pandemic. By Leslie Garisto Pfaff On a Friday in mid-February, Sloane Hartly was making a TikTok video. With the help of her two daughters, she’d mastered the art of the short-form videos that are the app’s lifeblood—not to get a laugh or share her passion for football or felines, but to keep her business afloat during the pandemic. The owner of Westwood’s Hartly boutique wasn’t alone. Beginning with the March 2020 lockdown that shuttered all but Bergen’s essential businesses, independent retailers had to rethink the way they conducted business, and that was especially true for local fashion retailers, who’d already had to contend with a major economic shakeup over the past decade as shoppers drifted online. In the long year of COVID-19, many of the county’s—and the country’s—small businesses couldn’t withstand the economic pressure. In New Jersey, nearly onethird closed their doors for good, including many clothing boutiques at all levels of the market. Still, many others reacted to the economic duress by developing creative strategies that helped them survive, and a few have even thrived. While all of them— like all of us—look forward to returning to that elusive “normal,” at least some cite silver linings that have emerged out of the tough times that COVID ushered in. “People are a lot more aware of small businesses and a lot more supportive of local designers and clothing retailers,” says Tina Setia, owner of Femmebot in Ridgewood. And many of those local retailers say they’ve become more adept at keeping up with the changing times. Continued...

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Top row: To help fill her store during the pandemic, Kristen Dahl, owner of KD Boutique in Midland Park, personally picked up merchandise from warehouses. Bottom: Sue Bahng and her team at Ginger N’ Cream in Westwood spent much of the lockdown developing an e-commerce site for their stores.

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This row, Tina Setia of Ridgewood’s Femmebot is ready to see regulars return to normal and shop again this spring. “They [are] so much more than just my customers,” she says.

GETTING THE GOODS

Starting in March, and continuing after those local retailers reopened in early June, most faced problems beyond a contraction of sales and a dearth of in-store shoppers. Around the world, clothing manufacturers and wholesalers were responding to lockdowns in their own businesses, making it a challenge for boutique owners to get products to sell. And even when the goods were available, it was hard to predict when they’d arrive, given the massive pressure on private delivery services and the U.S. Postal Service. “I had demand but no supply,” says Kristin Dahl, owner of KD Boutique in Midland Park. “My manufacturers all shut down—nothing was coming in.” A former fashion account rep, she bought samples from contacts on Seventh Avenue and purchased plain goods and tie-dyed them herself. When she couldn’t get deliveries through normal channels, she drove to warehouses in Tenafly and Kinnelon to pick up merchandise. To cope with the closure of so many factories and wholesalers, Alene Brodsky Bloom, owner of Carly’z Craze in Teaneck, resisted the impulse to experiment with new suppliers, sticking with what she calls her “tried and true”—those of her core vendors that were still up and operating. “Usually, I’ll test a new vendor, I’ll try a little something new even from one of my regular ones—I didn’t do that,” she says. At Femmebot, Setia compensated for potential breaks in the supply chain by ordering farther in advance than she otherwise might.

SOCIAL MEDIA TO THE RESCUE

During the three-month lockdown from midMarch to mid-June, independent retailers were forced to find new ways to stay in touch with customers. Both Brodsky Bloom and Sue Bahng, owner of Ginger N’ Cream in Westwood, spent the time developing websites that allowed customers to order from the boutiques online. Brodsky Bloom considers that one of the upsides of being closed for three months. “After I undertook the website and saw how much time and the learning curve it took,” she says, “I realized I would never have been able to do that if I hadn’t had those months when I wasn’t conducting business.” Though doors may have been locked, not everyone shut down completely during the lockdown. Dahl, for example, immediately pivoted to Instagram as a selling platform. “I was communicating with customers through Instagram, and I was delivering to their homes all over the place,” she says. Hartly reopened in May for curbside pickup only, like Dahl relying largely on Instagram to communicate with customers. Setia may have made the cleverest use of the platform during lockdown. When customers ordered via direct message, she’d don a rainbow jacket and a pair of dress-up wings and deliver the merchandise to their doors, where she’d perform a “magic spell” over the package with her toy wand, all the while videotaping the performance. Then she’d post the video of “the Femmebot Fairy” on Instagram. “My customers loved it,” she says. BERGENMAG.COM

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In fact, over the past year, Instagram, with its emphasis on the visual, has emerged as a social-media favorite of independent fashion retailers. Instagram also allows customers to direct-message with shop owners, in order to ask questions and make purchases. But it’s clearly not the only platform for fashionistas and their favorite shops. Although Dahl calls Instagram “my number one,” she also sends out frequent email blasts to her customers. As for Hartly, she’s become something of a TikTok master, thanks to the tutelage of her daughters, who’ve helped her construct and shoot the fashion skits she posts on the platform. Because customers responded so positively to the posts, she’s continued to create the skits even after reopening, “We found that our customers liked to be educated through more than just the physical shop,” she says. In addition to social media, Dahl has made an effort to connect with the community through fundraisers and other events. “Any way that I can be relevant and stay in my customers’ minds is a positive,” she says. That includes a speech she gave in February 2021 to a women’s convention on the subject of resilience, something that’s been key to her ability to weather the effects of the pandemic, both professional and personal. “My dad died of COVID on March 29, 2020,” she says, “and I think that’s what made me obsessed with keeping the business alive, occupying my brain and working 24/7.”

SELLING TO THE NEW NORMAL

Keeping in touch with customers also meant quickly discerning


{ SPECIAL REPORT } their needs, which had clearly changed as venues ranging from movie theaters to museums shuttered, large parties were banned and workplaces closed down. “The catchphrase of the day,” says Brodsky Bloom, “became: ‘Where am I going?’” The market for dress and business clothing virtually disappeared overnight. That meant that retailers were going to have to sell comfort: sweats, leggings, sweaters, jeans, sneakers, PJs, bathrobes—but mostly sweats, sweats and more sweats. Hartly sold outerwear as well. “Your outerwear kind of became your new top,” she says, “because you were eating outside a lot and you weren’t taking off your coat.” Those trends extended to children’s wear as well. Anna Anagnos, who owns the children’s boutique Eat Your Spinach in Ridgewood, notes that “partywear is very rare— everything is sweats and pajamas.” “I don’t know if we’re ever going to get these kids into jeans with zippers,” she dolefully observes. “I know I can’t fit into my jeans.” In fact, another pivot

for retailers was into buying larger-size clothing, since so many people had gained weight when working and learning from home. And because, for all their comfort, sweats are essentially boring, tie-dye became the trend of the pandemic. Price has also become a significant consideration, when so many people are out of work or bringing in less money, thanks to a cascade of economic stoppages and slowdowns.

SPRINGING BACK

But as spring approached and, with it, the promise of controlling COVID via a crop of FDA-approved vaccines, customers were becoming a little more optimistic and slightly more likely to spring for something other than sweats. “People are ready to get dressed again and to start buying regular clothes,” says Setia. Hartly reports that designer clothes are starting to sell again. “A lot of people tell me they’re sick of staying in their workout clothes all day,” she says. “They can’t wait for the day when they can dress up and get out and see their friends.” No one would be happier about that than the retailers themselves, and not just because their bottom lines have contracted. “I miss the sense of community,” says Setia.

At left and below: Like Ginger N’ Cream, Carly’z Craze in Teaneck began conducting business online during the pandemic. Hartly connected with customers using creative posts on Instagram and TikTok.

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“I watched some of my customers go from being 10 years old to getting their licenses to going to the prom and graduating high school. They were so much more than just my customers.” Fears remain. “It’s hard to predict what’s going to happen—people may have changed their habits permanently,” says Bahng. Still, most local boutique owners are feeling stirrings of hope. Setia offers a slightly qualified prediction: “I really think things are going to get back to as normal as they can,” she says. Like Dahl, she lost her father to COVID in the early spring of 2020. Out of that loss, and through the pandemic itself, she garnered two insights that impel her forward. “I realized how short life was, and how you’d better really love what you do because you’re going to spend the majority of your life doing it,” she says. “During the pandemic my attitude was always that life was only going to get better.” Hartly, too, is looking forward. “I hope that, come fall, the kids will all be back in school, more people will be back at work, and we can all get our lives back,” she says. “I think it’s going to take time, though, to get to where we were. So, with that in mind, I’m being cautious but optimistic.”


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Things are looking brighter as far as the pandemic is concerned, so shouldn’t you have a cheery, exciting wardrobe that follows suit?

SPRING HUES


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Elisabetta Franchi

Chloé

LAVENDER Clockwise from top: Louis Vuitton silk/wool monogram shawl, Louis Vuitton, Hackensack, 201.489.4409; Bottega Veneta padded woven leather sandals, Hartly, Westwood, 201.664.3111; gold chain handle crossbody bag, berrylook.com.

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Hugo Boss

Chloé

BABY BLUE Clockwise from top, ML Monique Lhuillier puff-sleeve midi jacquard dress, Neiman Marcus, Paramus, 201.291.1920; Gucci 115mm block heel sandals, farfetch.com; Coach Elise satchel, Coach, Paramus, 201.587.1442.

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ORANGE From top, Chloé tie-neck long-sleeve shirt, Nordstrom, Paramus, 201.843.1122; Prada leather tress tote, Neiman Marcus, Paramus; Aerosoles Phoenix strappy wedge sandal, Macy’s, Paramus, 201.967.1400.

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BEIGE From top, Bishop long-sleeve blouse, Target, Hackensack, 201.678.0599; Stuart Weitzman Carolinda boot, Hartly, Westwood; Moshi scarf Nora, store.themoshi.se.

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PINK From top, Chanel silk twill pink & ecru lavaliere, Bloomingdale’s, Hackensack, 201.457.2000; Club Monaco elasticated pleated skirt, Club Monaco, Paramus, 201.226.0020; Gucci GG Marmont super mini leather shoulder bag, Hartly, Westwood. Salvatore Ferragamo

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{ HANDBAGS }

What’s Your Bag? BERGEN has the scoop on the season’s best carryalls—whether you take just bare essentials or tote everything you own. Check out these five popular styles.

Don’t call a hearse for the purse. Reports of the demise of the handy handbag turn out to have been greatly exaggerated—despite the pandemic. True, data from the research firm Euromonitor showed bag sales down from 10 to 28 percent in every part of the world last year after the virus hit. (“What was the point of a bag if no one could go out?” asks The New York Times, looking back.) But don’t forget two basics: human nature and handbag nature. Fact is, for women and a growing number of men, there’s no accessory—no object at all—that so winningly pairs practicality with personality, style with stuff. So when a single handbag went for $300,000 at a Christie’s online auction last July (it was a Hermès Diamond Himalaya 25), the cognoscenti merely pursed their lips and whispered: “Of course.” As Lucia Savi of London’s Victoria and Albert Museum put it when her museum finally unveiled a pandemicpostponed handbag exhibit in December: “Bags go hand in hand with humanity.” Ah, but which bag is the bag for you? For some of us, that question gets a different answer each day of the week. But here are five categories—from carryalls to carry-a-littles—that surely command consideration this spring:

MICRO-BAGS Lizzo’s teeny-weeny mini purse at the 2019 American Music Awards didn’t set off an entirely new movement in micro-bags, but it did give us a renewed love for this dainty staple. These bite-sized bags cater to the date-night minimalist who leaves the house carrying the basics: a cell phone, an Airpod case, hand sanitizer and lipstick. Depending on your preference and style, micro-bags such as a quilted lambskin leather piece by Chanel can be worn fashionably on the shoulder or cross-body. Available at Neiman Marcus, Paramus, 201.291.1920.

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{ HANDBAGS } WOVEN BAGS A leather handbag is the LBD of accessories, and a carryall with texture will give any outfit a flourish. A woven leather bag is a warm-weather must—it replaces the basket bags of previous years as the new hot item, exuding a laid-back attitude that says you’re chic and ready for the beach or brunch with the ladies. Paired with a low-key ensemble, a bag from Valentino—featuring a weave with three-dimensional flowers, for instance—will take the spotlight, though it’s ready to yield center stage when worn with something loud and bright. Available at Bloomingdale’s, Hackensack, 201.457.2000.

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ADORNMENT Sure, a blank design is effortless, but selecting a bag that is adorned with pattern or embellishment can show your personality. Make a splash with animal prints or a feathered texture. But if you insist on simplicity, bags with little adornment—just an unassuming Prada badge, perhaps— can show off your refined fashion sense. Available at Neiman Marcus, Paramus.

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CHAINS Once considered a street-style accessory, chains are now one of the hottest trends in sophisticated handbags. Whether they’re chunky or slim, bright or dark, chain details appeal to almost everyone, from those who appreciate simple design to those who prefer something more elaborate. A gold chain strap, for example, makes a statement even when paired with the lively yellow leather of this Valentino purse. Available at Bloomingdale’s, Hackensack.

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OVERSIZED Leave no trinket behind with an extralarge tote, made super-stylish these days by designers with a modern lifestyle in mind. No one wants to be caught today without their keys, wallet and phone—as well as a charger, a mask, hand sanitizer, sanitizing wipes, scarf, gloves, water bottle, Power Bar (you get the picture). Thus oversized bags, like this piece by Salvatore Ferragamo, come in handy, especially in Bergen, as the ban on plastic shopping bags provided by stores expands. Available at Salvatore Ferragamo, Hackensack, 201.342.0681.

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BUYING AND SELLING 2.0

Bergenites share their firsthand experience with Facebook’s booming secondhand marketplace. By Darius Amos

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It’s not unusual these days to spot a Bergen County high schooler dressed in designer clothing from head to toe. You figure he or she must hold a lucrative after-school job or two to be able to afford pricey labels such as Burberry and Gucci—or maybe there’s a trust fund. But truth to tell, rocking these brands can be easy on the wallet if one shops at thrift stores— or on their fast-growing cousin, the online secondhand marketplace.

Making purchases that way—they call it “thrifting”—has become a much more popular option in recent years. Of course, the Salvation Army and Goodwill have long offered secondhand clothing and household items, but shopping there was sniffed at by some as a recourse for the needy or the obsessively cheap, and flea markets were hit-or-miss. Today, secondhand buyers seem to be having the last laugh. Citing recent statistics from GlobalData’s retail report, Business Insider predicts the resale market is expected to increase from $32 billion in 2020 to $51 billion in 2023.

Why the change? Economics, of course, plays a major role. Paying top dollar for quality clothing isn’t as feasible for some, but those famous brands can be deeply discounted when they’re bought secondhand. A shift in attitude regarding the environment has also helped to drive the trend. Thrifting supports sustainability, as it reduces clothing manufacturing—a process that can be taxing on, and send pollutants into, the environment. In addition, keeping clothing in the donatingreselling-buying cycle naturally keeps items out of landfills.

But for Waldwick resident Conor O’Hara, thrifting all goes back to the old adage “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” “The hunt for something special is part of it,” O’Hara admits, noting that he often finds used shirts by Brooks Brothers, J.Crew and Ralph Lauren, but has also come across luxury labels such as Armani, Versace and Moschino. His most memorable discovery is a Longines watch he found in the nowclosed Paramus Goodwill. “To be sold in these stores, everything has to be in good, wearable condition,” he says. “A shirt may be considered used, but it’s new to me and everyone who sees me wearing it.”

O’Hara has also taken his treasure hunting to online venues such as Facebook Marketplace and eBay. Marketplace, he says, is more user-friendly and easier for establishing a buyer-seller relationship. That’s one of the reasons why, according to CNET, the feature on the social media site has more than 800 million monthly users. Today, O’Hara uses it to sell items, specifically some of the pieces he finds at Goodwill, Plato’s Closet and other brick-and-mortar stores. “It’s a way to earn extra income,” he says, noting that he may, for instance, purchase a used T-shirt for $4 and resell it on Marketplace for $8.

“When you’re looking for fashion in stores [to sell online], you want to pay attention to current trends and find clothing that can fit the trends,” says O’Hara. “Athleisure and workout apparel are hot, while brands like Under Armour, Disney and vintage Champion are popular.”

Cheryl Granger of River Edge began using Marketplace in September as a way to clear housewares and décor items from her home as well as pieces recently inherited from her parents and in-laws. “I was going to have a big garage sale in the fall, but with COVID I felt I couldn’t do it,” she says. “I started posting on Marketplace, and now I really enjoy doing it.” Though she cross-lists clothing on sites like Poshmark and Mercari, Granger conducts most of her business on Marketplace. In fact, she earned a “super seller” badge from Facebook after just four months and has been helping friends get into selling on it as well.

20 specialized Facebook groups. “Facebook is a perfect place for moms looking for information, groups for their kids, places to buy and sell,” she says. “It’s much easier selling on Marketplace because I can target all those groups.”

Making the item attractive with words and photos, says Smith, also contributes to a sale. “I believe describing the item in an exciting way is a great way to entice a buyer,” she says. “A blank background such as a clean colored wall makes the item stand out. Background clutter is a big no-no. And laying out clothing neatly is important, as is including pictures from different angles.”

Smith, Granger and O’Hara agree that appropriate pricing and maintaining communication with an interested Marketplace buyer are just as important as a good presentation. “I always do research on the computer to see what the going price is for an item,” notes Granger.

“It’s important to price it right,” adds Smith. “Be sure to respond quickly to potential buyers because there’s a lot of competition out there, and offering electronic payments such as Venmo, PayPal and Zelle is a great way to attract buyers. Like every buyer, I’m always interested in a good deal.”

THE GARAGE SALE GOES VIRTUAL “My advice for posting is to clean the item, take good pictures, describe the pieces the best you can and be truthful,” Granger says. “If there is an issue with an item, I always take a picture of it and note it in the description.”

Park Ridge’s Kristine Smith is another “super seller” whose Marketplace business, which features mostly women’s and children’s clothing, has grown during the pandemic. She links her success in part to the site’s cross-posting feature, which allows a user to share his or her Marketplace post with up to BERGENMAG.COM

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With ongoing concerns about COVID, traffic and general safety, old-fashioned garage sales and flea markets are slowly being replaced by online marketplaces as the go-to venues to buy and sell used goods. Bergenites have found success using a variety of sites. Here are a few: • Craigslist.org, general goods • Etsy.com, fashion, home and crafts • Facebook.com/marketplace, general goods • Grailed.com, men’s fashion • Mercari.com, fashion and home • Poshmark.com, fashion • Therealreal.com, fashion • Thredup.com, fashion • Tradesy.com, fashion


{ FASHION }

BIG STYLE FOR LITTLE T They may outgrow these clothes, but these pintsize fashionistas and fashionistos will never lose their sense of style. By Haley Longman

It’s a lucky day for a piece of clothing when it gets to be worn by a kid. Most youngsters of single-digit ages would look cute in a burlap sack, so in a sense a parent who sets out to help them assemble a “look” is starting the game in the win column. No wonder (let’s confess it, parents) dressing your child can be so much fun. Nobody says there aren’t drawbacks in fashion for the younger young. (Six months from now that outfit will be too small. Ten minutes from now it will be dirty.) But for parents who believe you’re never too young to be fashionable, there are exciting choices these days. And if they represent a chance to start your youngster out in life with some sartorial smarts, so much the better. Maybe the seven North Jersey youngsters you’ll see on these pages are budding fashionistas and fashionistos. Maybe they’re just kids. In any case, check them out, but don’t get too envious. You were little once too.

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E TYKES EMMA ZOE SHTEYMAN, 7 @EMMAZOE_OFFICIAL FAIR LAWN

Photography by Jennifer Wright Photography

This girl has been accessorizing since she learned how to walk; rarely would you find her toddling around without a purse or a fab pair of sunglasses. A Fair Lawn native, Emma has taken her love for dressing up to the mainstream and, at age 6, wanted to start pursuing modeling. She quickly nabbed a contract, and has worked for kids’ clothing brands such as My Hannah Banana, Chrisanthi Couture, Rae Benson and Zoë Ltd., among others. Emma’s Realtor mom, Michelle Shteyman, says that modeling has helped foster her daughter’s sense of style—but more important, it’s drastically improved her confidence. “Modeling has given Emma so much self-esteem, which she lacked prior to this endeavor,” says mom. “Her biggest mission is to inspire all girls to believe in themselves and chase their dreams.” Shteyman says her daughter almost always opts for classic pieces that can be accessorized with “hats, scarves, sunglasses and super cool footwear,” and prefers items from boutiques rather than from big-box stores: her faves are Ginger Kids in Westwood and Marcia’s Attic for Kids and Pumpkin & Bean, both in Englewood. During the pandemic, Emma has been taking lots of trips to the doggy park with her new pup, Hudson, as well as going on Starbucks runs (haven’t we all?), but she and her mom have also been using her burgeoning Instagram account to “connect with many wonderful brands, photographers and industry kids” whom they wouldn’t meet otherwise.

ISABELLE SKY BROWN, 5 @ISABELLESKYBROWN NORTH BERGEN

As the only girl among three brothers, this child is naturally a girly girl who loves getting all dolled up. “Isabelle has loved the camera and dance since she was little,” says her mother, Yohanna Brown. “She’d be posing for pictures and looking at herself in the mirror after she was all dressed up, and putting on dance shows in our living room.” So Brown and her husband, Isidro, set up an Instagram page for their only daughter in 2018, just before she turned 3, and decided to try her hand at modeling. At age 4, Isabelle signed with a trio of tri-state-area agencies; she has now modeled for Tottini Kids, Sweet Threats, Cozycoop, Zebra Kids— she even recently booked a Verizon commercial. Yohanna views her daughter’s Instagram page as a portfolio of sorts. “Social media is the new way to socialize and network, and it’s a place to showcase her talents, show glimpses of her personality and encounter great opportunities,” she says. In addition to shopping, dancing and getting dressed up, the little one loves grabbing a slice at Pizza Club in Edgewater or a donut from Glaze Donuts in Fort Lee. “Isabelle is a bright girl with a beautiful heart,” her mama boasts. “Happy, outgoing, sweet and very observant, with a touch of sass.”

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{ FASHION } AARIAN RAO, 7, AND SAYA RAO, 3 @AARIXSAYA HAWORTH

As a model-turned-fashion designer, Megha Rao knows that style is more about confidence than personal taste. And that— combined with strangers often stopping her family on the street asking where the stylish kiddos shop—was the primary reasoning behind starting a joint Instagram account where her 7-year-old son, Aarian, and 3-year-old daughter, Saya, could show off their ’fits. Aarian gravitates toward athleisure-style pieces that are sporty yet comfy, while Saya’s bold and confident personality is apparent in her ensembles, says Mom. Her tricks of the trade? Rao often sizes up to give her kids the “street style” vibe, and she’ll also sometimes put Saya in her big brother’s hoodies and jackets. The pandemic has inspired the Rao family to use “Instagram and TikTok to experiment with fun fashion challenges, videos, picture voiceovers and more fun trends,” says Rao, and, after being discovered on Instagram, the kids recently shot their first fashion campaign. “They felt a sense of responsibility and pride being part of this project, and these experiences are bringing out their confidence,” their mom reports. They’re still just regular kids, though: The stylish sibs both enjoy drive-in movies at Demarest Farm, sledding at Van Saun Park and, of course, shopping, usually at Zara and Reform in Cresskill. Says Mom: “I find it important to find the perfect balance between letting my kids find and develop their unique personal style and making sure that they look presentable and confident.”

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MADISON CHOY, 9, AND OLIVIA CHOY, 7 @INRACHELSHOES GLEN ROCK

Rachel Choy clearly has an eye for style—she works as a personal shopper and digital stylist at Neiman Marcus in Westfield. The Glen Rock (and former NYC) resident started her Instagram page as a way to boost her sales at work, but over time it morphed into a lifestyle account that shows off both her style and that of her (and husband Joe’s) two daughters. Choy says her older daughter’s taste resembles her own: It’s “super stylish and girly” and mixes high- and lowpriced pieces from Neiman Marcus, Zara and Primark. Olivia’s style preferences, meanwhile, alternate between girly and tomboy, and when she’s hanging out at home, she is all about the loungewear trend that’s taken off since the quarantine began.“She has more than 30 pairs of pajamas!” says her mama. The pandemic has also changed the course of @inrachelshoes a bit, as now the page with more than 200K followers features their family’s fashion choices along with their at-home activities, from baking and cooking to doing laundry and watching movies. “I like giving my followers ideas for things to do at home to keep your kids busy, but also how to balance [being a mom and working] all at once,” says Choy. Choy’s page is also sprinkled with partnered posts sponsored by kid-friendly brands such as American Girl and Chuck E. Cheese. This mom’s advice for other parents? “Let your kids have their own style as long as they’re comfortable with what they wear and they like it,” she says. “Always let them have fun and discover more about themselves.”


ZAKAI JAMES, 3 @ZAKAI.IMAN LIVINGSTON

If there’s such a thing as a toddler boy’s dream wardrobe, Zakai James definitely has it. The little guy’s “naturally effortless and clean” style, according to his mom, Indasia Evans, comprises cozy garb topped off with a sick pair of sneaks; his collection of kicks includes Adidas, Chuck Taylor, Stan Smith, Doc Martens and Yeezy. Strangers always compliment his style—and his contagious smile—and that ultimately convinced Evans and Zakai’s dad, Tyrell James, to get him into modeling. Just before his second birthday, Zakai signed with Generation Model Management; it has since booked gigs with bigname brands such as Old Navy, Levi’s, Huggies and Nike. When he’s not modeling, though, Zakai is just like other boys his age; he loves Hot Wheels, monster trucks, YouTube videos and visits with Mom and Dad to Garden State Plaza and Nickelodeon Universe at American Dream. “He’s outgoing, friendly, independent and very inquisitive,” says Evans. “He’s such a pleasure to be around.” As for his future in modeling? Evans says they just want their son to have fun. “He’ll continue modeling as long as he enjoys it,” she says. “But it would be cool to see him on TV one day!”

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{ PERSONAL SPACE }

MAKE WORK-AT-HOME WORK Your home office should be a place that fosters creativity— and streamlines your 9-5 routine. By Darius Amos The pandemic won’t last forever, but it’s hard to see home offices going away. Working from home, at least sometimes, is too convenient an option for many of us (and for employers who prefer not to invest in office suites). We all live a good portion of our lives online now, and that will still be true even when theaters are filled again and the daily commute resumes. The upshot? You’ll probably go on needing a setup at home for business—even if it’s only the business of being you. That’s a challenge if you’ve been making do with temporary this and jerry-rigged that in lieu of a real home work space. But a home office can be efficient, attractive and conducive to getting things done without eating your house alive. To prove the point, here’s some advice for five home-office scenarios from members of the New Jersey Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers.

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Photography by Peter Rymwid, Susan Barbieri and Terri Fiori

{ PERSONAL { HOME OFFICE SPACE }}

Clockwise from left: Designer Sharon Sherman separates a work area from the rest of the room using a rug, chair and table to demarcate the transition zone; designer Susan Barbieri says a desk built into a closet can be concealed when not in use; a C-shaped table can easily slide under a desk or sofa.

A bedroom in disguise? To maximize productivity in an office-bedroom setup, it’s essential to separate your work environment from personal space. Susan Barbieri of Susan Barbieri Interior Design in Hawthorne suggests a freestanding bookshelf, which can double as a room divider, or a foldaway Murphy bed. “When put away, it makes the work area seem like a dedicated space rather than a combined one,” she says. Sharon L. Sherman of Wyckoff-based Thyme & Place Design advises regular video conference participants to consider their backgrounds. “A virtual background is one option,” she says. “Otherwise, you’ll need to set up an actual background that doesn’t show the bed. A cozy corner with good lighting, books, wall hangings or plants behind you projects an air of calm and professionalism.” Share and share alike. If other family members are also working (or learning) remotely, each person should have his or her own space. No, setting up cubicles isn’t necessary—simply ensure that everyone has a comfortable chair and a portion of the room designated for his or her own computer and work area. Sandra Lambert of Realm Designs in Middlesex also advises minimizing noise, a major cause of distraction. Positioning desks

so that they face a wall or away from each other or installing a white noise machine to mask keyboard clicking and paper shuffling can help, she says. Headsets are another solution, according to Pat Valentine Ziv of PVZ Design in Mountainside, because “they provide a quieter way to communicate with others while not disturbing your office-mate.” No desk? While working on a desk is ideal, keep in mind any flat surface can do the trick, counsels Judy L. Miller, who runs an eponymous design firm in Fair Lawn. A folding table or a vanity can easily double as a work surface, she says, adding: “Above all, you need a comfortable place to sit, so consider the ergonomics of the chair you choose.” Joan Ravasy of Joan Ravasy Design in Lebanon says wall-mounted shelves tucked into corners, hallways, landings and foyers are her “go-to” when creating a dedicated area. Meanwhile, Terri Fiori of Wyckoffbased Fiori Interior Design recommends C-shaped end tables because they can slide easily under a chair or a bed. “Some of them serve a dual purpose, with a shelf feature or a flip-top extension,” she adds. Space is tight. When your computer and files take up all the surface area, it’s time to get creative. “In any small space, I always look BERGENMAG.COM

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to vertical solutions,” says Cozette Brown of Cozette Brown Interior Design in Ringwood. “Tall chests, bookcases, even an old armoire can all be repurposed for office use.” Lambert recommends installing cabinets and shelving below work surfaces. “Don’t forget about the backs of doors,” she says. “They can have hooks, folder holders or tack boards.” Keeping order is “critical” in a small office, Ravasy adds. She suggests putting work items in stacked boxes or in a small shelf unit with labeled bins and covered containers to be pulled out when necessary. These tools “allow you to put your work away at the end of the day,” Ravasy says. Work in style. Because the home office is part of your home, be sure it fits in with the style of the house. “The most efficient way to make a home office both functional and sophisticated is by utilizing built-ins,” says designer Alma Russo of AR Interiors in Morganville. Creating built-ins for her clients allows them to address all their needs in the space, “whether it be file cabinets, hidden printers or any other user-specific storage.” And don’t settle for sterile white walls— that’s for the actual office. “Add elements such as strong saturated color and wallpaper to enhance any work-from-home space,” Russo advises.


REAL ESTATE SPECIAL PROMOTION

Where is the real estate market heading in 2021? Heading into 2021, the Northern New Jersey real estate market will remain active with strong momentum, and buyers and sellers alike will continue to benefit. With mortgage rates projected to remain low, high buyer demand is expected to fuel more home sales and continue to increase home prices. Historically low mortgage rates will enable buyers to increase their purchase power from years prior. Following a trend that we clearly saw in 2020, buyers will continue to take advantage of the industry’s acceleration toward technology to research homes and neighborhoods. In 2021, it will be the year of the educated and more knowledgeable buyer. With home prices hitting new highs, sellers are still in a favorable position. A trusted real estate professional will create reasonable expectations and will set the tone for a timely sale, allowing sellers to focus on their next move. The Urban Market will continue to have its challenges; however, affordability and inventory will slowly drive demand. Millennial buyers are predicted to become a dominant force in the luxury real estate market and remote work has allowed them to ascend the housing ladder. Sustainability is projected to go into overdrive with millennials, being the largest generation possessing unique consumer preferences that will immensely influence the direction of luxury home buying and selling. Although supply is expected to lag, we do expect the declines to slow and potentially stop by the end of the year as sellers grow more comfortable with the market environment and new construction continues to grow. The 2020 housing market astounded many with its strength, but 2021 is primed to be just as strong, if not stronger. As always, send me an email with any questions you have or contact me via phone if you’re ready to start planning a move this year. We look forward to doing business with you.

TAYLOR LUCYK, BROKER ASSOCIATE Christie’s International Real Estate/Northern New Jersey 313 Broadway, Westwood, NJ 07675 Office: 201.476.0777 | Cell: 201.360.1292 Taylorlucyk1@gmail.com | Christiesrennj.com

• Closed Over $68 Million in Sales in 2020 • Top 1% in Closed Volume in all of NJMLS • 2019 & 2020 NJ Realtors® Circle of Excellence Award Recipient – Platinum Level • Christie’s International Real Estate Masters – Circle Member 2020 • Christie’s Certified Luxury Specialist 2020



SPECIAL SECTION

BERGEN COUNTY’S

TOP DOCTORS

2021 BERGEN COUNTY IS HOME TO SOME OF THE MOST PROMINENT AND SOUGHT-AFTER PHYSICIANS IN THE COUNTRY. To help you find the best of the best, across more than 60 specialties, BERGEN magazine commissioned Professional Research Services (PRS) of Troy, Michigan to conduct a peer-review survey of thousands of practicing and active physicians across the county. Doctors were asked to select peers whom they deem are the best within their practice areas and whom they would seek out for particular procedures. All the final honorees were fact-checked with the State of New Jersey and the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs License Verification System. The highest vote getters within each specialty who are in good standing with the state are included here in the fifth annual “Bergen County’s Top Doctors” list. While not every outstanding area doctor is listed in 2021 “Bergen County Top Doctors” list, we think you will find it to be a valuable resource in the future for all your physician needs.


TOP DOCTORS LISTINGS

ADDICTION MEDICINE JULIET CALDWELL Hackensack Meridian Health Medical Group 30 Prospect Ave. Hackensack, NJ 07601 551-996-4466 FREDERICK E. KAHN Forest Recovery and Psychiatric Group 6 Forest Ave., Suite 8 Paramus, NJ 07652 201-880-7530

ADOLESCENT MEDICINE JENNIFER L. NORTHRIDGE Hackensack Meridian Health Medical Group The Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital 30 Prospect Ave. Hackensack, NJ 07601 551-996-2237

ALLERGY AND IMMUNOLOGY JESSICA W. BLUME Sovereign Medical Group 85 Harristown Rd., Suite 102 Glen Rock, NJ 07452 201-855-8491 CINDY CHANG Allergy Partners of NJ, P.C. 553 Cedar Ln., Suite A Teaneck, NJ 07666 201-836-6400 MARGARET CO Bergen Medical Associates 466 Old Hook Rd., Suite 1 Emerson, NJ 07630 201-967-8221

THEODORE FALK Allergy & Immunology Associates of Teaneck and River Edge, P.A. 63 Grand Ave., Suite 100 River Edge, NJ 07661 201-487-2900

SIMA MITHANI ENT and Allergy Associates, L.L.P. 433 Hackensack Ave. Suite 204 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-883-1062

STUART B. FROM Englewood Allergy Associates 214 Engle St., Suite 14 Englewood, NJ 07631 201-568-1480

PATRICK PERIN Allergy Partners of NJ, P.C. 553 Cedar Ln., Suite A Teaneck, NJ 07666 201-836-6400

DEBORA GELLER Vanguard Medical Group 466 Old Hook Rd., Suite 24E Emerson, NJ 07630 201-649-8100

THOMAS A. SELVAGGI Hackensack Allergy & Asthma Center, L.L.C. 211 Essex St., Suite 401 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-343-6673

RUTH GOLD Summit Medical Group 19-21 Fair Lawn Ave. Fair Lawn, NJ 07410 201-414-5095 JOSEPH GRIZZANTI Sovereign Medical Group 85 Harristown Rd., Suite 101 Glen Rock, NJ 07452 973-790-4111 ZIV HARISH Asthma Allergy and Immunology Care of New Jersey 177 N. Dean St. South Penthouse Englewood, NJ 07631 201-871-7475 JAY M. KASHKIN Jay Kashkin, M.D. 23-00 Route 208 South Suite 2-1 Fair Lawn, NJ 07410 201-794-7400

MARYANN J. COLENDA Allergy Alliance Group, L.L.C. 811 Abbott Blvd. Fort Lee, NJ 07024 201-224-2256

ALEXANDER MAROTTA Allergy & Asthma Comprehensive Care 541 Cedar Hill Ave., Suite 8 Wyckoff, NJ 07481 201-652-6211

SALVATORE DANGELO Center for Asthma & Allergy 71 S. Maple Ave. Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201-445-4557

NEIL MINIKES Summit Medical Group 500 Piermont Rd., Suite 304 Closter, NJ 07624 201-564-7777

JENNIFER SHERMAN Summit Medical Group 19-21 Fair Lawn Ave. Fair Lawn, NJ 07410 201-414-5095 LEONARD SILVERSTEIN Allergy & Asthma Specialists, P.C. 82 E. Allendale Rd., Suite 7 Saddle River, NJ 07458 201-236-8282 JUSTIN M. SKRIPAK ENT and Allergy Associates, L.L.P. 690 Kinderkamack Rd. Suite 101 Oradell, NJ 07649 201-722-9850 NIYA H. WANICH Englewood Ear, Nose & Throat, P.C. 216 Engle St., Suite 101 Englewood, NJ 07631 201-816-9800 JEFFREY WEISS Weiss Medical 140 Route 17 North Suite 204 Paramus, NJ 07652 201-523-9797 MOHAMMAD A. YOUNUS Hackensack Meridian Health Medical Group 360 Essex St., Suite 302 Hackensack, NJ 07601 551-996-2065

ANESTHESIOLOGY

BREAST SURGERY

MELINDA BALL Holy Name Medical Center 718 Teaneck Rd. Teaneck, NJ 07666 201-833-7149

TARA M. BALIJA Hackensack Meridian Health Medical Group 20 Prospect Ave., Suite 402 Hackensack, NJ 07601 551-996-8778

RONI EPHRAT Holy Name Medical Center 718 Teaneck Rd. Teaneck, NJ 07666 201-833-7150 TIMOTHY FINLEY Holy Name Medical Center 718 Teaneck Rd. Teaneck, NJ 07666 201-833-7150 MICHAEL A. IETTA Bergen Anesthesia Group, P.C. 500 W. Main St., Suite 16 Wyckoff, NJ 07481 201-847-9320 GREGG LOBEL Englewood Health Northern Valley Anesthesiology 350 Engle St. Englewood, NJ 07631 201-894-3238 DAVID RYU Holy Name Medical Center 718 Teaneck Rd. Teaneck, NJ 07666 201-833-7149 SURJYA SEN Hackensack Meridian Health Medical Group - Institute for Pain & Palliative Medicine 20 Prospect Ave., Suite 602 Hackensack, NJ 07601 551-996-2442 JUDITH SINGER Holy Name Medical Center 718 Teaneck Rd. Teaneck, NJ 07666 201-833-7150 JORDAN G. VANBEEVER Hackensack Anesthesiology Associates 30 Prospect Ave., Room 2703 Hackensack, NJ 07601 551-996-2419

ERIKA BRINKMANN Holy Name Medical Center 718 Teaneck Rd. Teaneck, NJ 07666 201-833-3357 MOIRA K. CHRISTOUDIAS Valley Medical Group 1 Valley Health Plz. Paramus, NJ 07652 201-634-5557 STEPHANIE M. COHEN Cohen/Winters Aesthetic & Reconstructive Surgeons 113 W. Essex St., Suite 202 Maywood, NJ 07607 201-487-3400 LAURA A. KLEIN Valley Medical Group 1 Valley Health Plz. Paramus, NJ 07652 201-634-5557 RACHELLE LEONG Englewood Health Physician Network Breast Surgery 350 Engle St. Floor 4, Room 4503 Englewood, NJ 07631 201-894-3893 JOSEPH J. LICATA Joseph J. Licata, M.D., F.A.C.S. 245 E. Main St. Ramsey, NJ 07446 201-327-0220 VIOLET M. MCINTOSH Englewood Health Physician Network Breast Surgery 350 Engle St. Floor 4, Room 4503 Englewood, NJ 07631 201-894-3893 LYNETTE MENDOZA Holy Name Medical Center 718 Teaneck Rd. Teaneck, NJ 07666 201-833-3357


BARRY SUSSMAN Englewood Health Physician Network Englewood Surgical Associates 375 Engle St. Englewood, NJ 07641 201-894-0400

CANCER SURGERY STEVEN T. BROWER Englewood Health Physician Network Surgical Oncology 350 Engle St., Floor 6 Englewood, NJ 07631 201-608-2800 MARSON T. DAVIDSON Hackensack Meridian Health Medical Group 20 Prospect Ave., Suite 404 Hackensack, NJ 07601 551-996-8879 SUNG KWON Holy Name Medical Center 718 Teaneck Rd. Teaneck, NJ 07666 201-541-5989 DONALD A. MCCAIN Cancer Surgery Associates 20 Prospect Ave., Suite 603 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-342-1010 MICHAEL J. PASSERI Valley Medical Group 1 Valley Health Plz. Paramus, NJ 07652 201-634-5547

CARDIAC ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY SHALIN P. DESAI Cardiovascular Specialists of North Jersey/Holy Name Medical Center 954 Teaneck Rd. Teaneck, NJ 07666 201-833-2300

DAVID Y. FEIGENBLUM Englewood Health Physician Network - North Jersey Electrophysiology Associates 350 Engle St., 3 East Englewood, NJ 07631 201-894-3533 SUNEET MITTAL Valley Medical Group 970 Linwood Ave., Suite 102 Paramus, NJ 07652 201-432-7837 DAN L. MUSAT Valley Medical Group 970 Linwood Ave., Suite 102 Paramus, NJ 07652 201-432-7837 DMITRY NEMIROVSKY Englewood Health Physician Network - North Jersey Electrophysiology Associates 350 Engle St., 3 East Englewood, NJ 07631 201-894-3533 MARK W. PREMINGER Valley Medical Group 970 Linwood Ave., Suite 102 Paramus, NJ 07652 201-432-7837 SCOTT D. RUFFO Mulkay Cardiology Consultants 493 Essex St. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-996-9244 TINA C. SICHROVSKY Valley Medical Group 970 Linwood Ave., Suite 102 Paramus, NJ 07652 201-432-7837 GRANT R. SIMONS Englewood Health Physician Network - North Jersey Electrophysiology Associates 350 Engle St., 3 East Englewood, NJ 07631 201-894-3533 SATISH TIYYAGURA Englewood Health Physician Network HVA Medical Group 22-18 Broadway, Suite 201 Fair Lawn, NJ 07410 201-475-5050

CARDIAC SURGERY STEPHEN ANGELI Cardiovascular Specialists of North Jersey/Holy Name Medical Center 954 Teaneck Rd. Teaneck, NJ 07666 201-833-2300 ADAM G. ARNOFSKY Englewood Health Physician Network Cardiothoracic Surgery 350 Engle St., Floor 5 Englewood, NJ 07631 201-894-3636

MARK BERGER ANDERSON Hackensack Meridian Health Medical Group CVP Cardiac Surgery 30 Prospect Ave., 1 Link Hackensack, NJ 07601 551-996-1333

CARDIOLOGY KARIANN F. ABBATE Valley Medical Group 970 Linwood Ave., Suite 102 Paramus, NJ 07653 201-251-3243

MICHAEL B. COHEN Mulkay Cardiology Consultants 493 Essex St. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-996-9244

STEPHEN ANGELI Cardiovascular Specialists of North Jersey/Holy Name Medical Center 954 Teaneck Rd. Teaneck, NJ 07666 201-833-2300

ELIE M. ELMANN Hackensack Meridian Health Medical Group 30 Prospect Ave., 1 Link Hackensack, NJ 07601 551-996-1333

BENITA M. BURKE Valley Medical Group 1200 E. Ridgewood Ave. West Wing, Suite 307 Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201-670-8660

ELIE M. ELMANN Hackensack Meridian Health Medical Group CVP Cardiac Surgery 30 Prospect Ave., 1 Link Hackensack, NJ 07601 551-996-1333

MICHAEL B. COHEN Mulkay Cardiology Consultants 493 Essex St. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-996-9244

ROBERT J. FERRANTE Englewood Health Physician Network Cardiothoracic Surgery 350 Engle St., Floor 5 Englewood, NJ 07631 201-894-3636 TARIQSHAH SYED Cardiovascular Specialists of North Jersey/Holy Name Medical Center 954 Teaneck Rd. Teaneck, NJ 07666 201-833-2300 ALEX ZAPOLANSKI Valley Medical Group 1200 E. Ridgewood Ave. West Wing, Suite 301 Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201-447-8377

DAVID FRIDMAN One Heart Health 596 Anderson Ave.Suite 302 Cliffside Park, NJ 07010 201-987-6090 OMAR S. HASAN Englewood Health Physician Network DiVagno Interventional Cardiology, M.D., P.A. 216 Route 17 North Suite 201 Rochelle Park, NJ 07662 201-845-3535 EBRAHIM ISSA North Jersey Heart 800 Grange Rd. Teaneck, NJ 07666 201-907-0995 STEVEN KANAREK Hackensack Meridian Health Medical Group - Cardiac Medical Associates 920 Main St., Suite 1 Hackensack, NJ 07601 551-996-9180 HRACH I. KASARYAN Bergen Cardiology Associates 810 Abbott Blvd. Fort Lee, NJ 07024 201-224-0050

OMID DARDASHTI Valley Medical Group 1200 E. Ridgewood Ave. East Wing, Suite 304 Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201-689-9400

DAVID B. LANDERS Hackensack Meridian Health Medical Group - Bergen Cardiology Associates 400 Frank W. Burr Blvd. Suite 22 Teaneck, NJ 07666 201-928-2300

SHALIN P. DESAI Cardiovascular Specialists of North Jersey/Holy Name Medical Center 954 Teaneck Rd. Teaneck, NJ 07666 201-833-2300

DAVID H. MONTGOMERY Cardiac Associates of North Jersey 43 Yawpo Ave., Suite 6 Oakland, NJ 07436 201-337-0066

GERARD EICHMAN Cardiovascular Specialists of North Jersey/Holy Name Medical Center 954 Teaneck Rd. Teaneck, NJ 07666 201-833-2300

APURVA MOTIVALA Englewood Health Physician Network HVA Medical Group 22-18 Broadway, Suite 201 Fair Lawn, NJ 07410 201-475-5050

TOP DOCTORS LISTINGS

LESLIE L. MONTGOMERY Hackensack Meridian Health Medical Group 20 Prospect Ave., Suite 402 Hackensack, NJ 07601 551-996-8778


TOP DOCTORS LISTINGS

SANJEEV N. PATEL Heartcare Center, P.A. 38 Mayhill St. Saddle Brook, NJ 07663 201-843-1019 ARON SCHWARCZ Englewood Health Physician Network - Cardiovascular Associates of New Jersey 25 Rockwood Pl., Suite 440 Englewood, NJ 07631 201-568-3690 GERALD SOTSKY Valley Medical Group 1200 E. Ridgewood Ave. West Wing, Suite 307 Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201-670-8660 SAMUEL SUEDE Englewood Health Physician Network - Cardiovascular Associates of New Jersey 25 Rockwood Pl., Suite 440 Englewood, NJ 07631 201-568-3690 TARIQSHAH SYED Cardiovascular Specialists of North Jersey/Holy Name Medical Center 954 Teaneck Rd. Teaneck, NJ 07666 201-833-2300 ANDREW J. WEISSMAN Englewood Health Physician Network - Cardiovascular Associates of New Jersey 25 Rockwood Pl., Suite 440 Englewood, NJ 07631 201-568-3690 STEVEN WELISH Holy Name Medical Center 718 Teaneck Rd. Teaneck, NJ 07666 201-530-7917

CHILD PSYCHIATRY MOHAB HANNA MedPsych Institute 545 Island Rd., Suite 2B & 3D Ramsey, NJ 07446 201-995-1004

DAVID MITNICK New Jersey Family Psychiatric Group 240 W. Passaic St., Suite 3 Maywood, NJ 07607 201-880-7575

JOEL S. NIZIN Valley Medical Group 140 E. Ridgewood Ave. Suite 525S Paramus, NJ 07652 201-614-6130

VICTOR GORLOFF Pulmonary Specialists of North Jersey 200 Grand Ave., Suite 102 Englewood, NJ 07631 201-871-3636

ROEY PASTERNAK Roey Pasternak, M.D. 240 Grand Ave. Englewood, NJ 07631 917-587-9715

CHRISTINA J. SEO Christina J. Seo, M.D. 216 Engle St., Suite 203 Englewood, NJ 07631 201-567-7615

CLINICAL GENETICS

ANNA SERUR Englewood Health Physician Network Colon and Rectal Surgery 350 Engle St. Floor 6, Berrie Center Englewood, NJ 07631 201-608-2800 Colon and Rectal Surgery

PAUL HAN Pulmonary Specialists of North Jersey 200 Grand Ave., Suite 102 Englewood, NJ 07631 201-871-3636

HELIO F. PEDRO Hackensack Meridian Health Medical Group 30 Prospect Ave., Suite 210 Hackensack, NJ 07601 551-996-5264

COLON AND RECTAL SURGERY RAFFI E. AGOPIAN Valley Medical Group 140 E. Ridgewood Ave. Suite 525S Paramus, NJ 07652 201-614-6130 GREGORY J. GALLINA Gregory J. Gallina, M.D. 255 W. Spring Valley Ave. Suite 103 Maywood, NJ 07607 201-525-1031 PETER M. KAYE Englewood Health Physician Network Colon and Rectal Surgery 350 Engle St. Floor 6, Suite 6501 Englewood, NJ 07631 201-608-2800 ALBERT O. KWON Valley Medical Group 140 E. Ridgewood Ave. Suite 525S Paramus, NJ 07652 201-614-6130 FARSHAD MANSOURI Heritage Surgical Group 741 Teaneck Rd. Teaneck, NJ 07666 201-833-2888

STEVEN I. WAXENBAUM Valley Medical Group 140 E. Ridgewood Ave. Suite 525S Paramus, NJ 07652 201-614-6130 RON WHITE Holy Name Medical Center 718 Teaneck Rd. Teaneck, NJ 07666 201-530-7918

CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE AND PULMONARY DISEASE BRIAN BENOFF Holy Name Medical Center 180 N. Dean St., Floor 2 Englewood, NJ 07631 201-871-8366 WANDA W. CHOY Valley Medical Group 1200 E. Ridgewood Ave. West Wing, Suite 303 Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201-689-7755 JOSE GOMEZ-MARQUEZ Holy Name Pulmonary Associates 180 N. Dean St., Suite 2 Englewood, NJ 07631 201-871-8366

DAVID SHIU Englewood Health Physician Network Bergen Medical Alliance 180 Engle St. Englewood, NJ 07631 201-567-2050 STUART SILBERSTEIN Holy Name Medical Center 180 N. Dean St. Englewood, NJ 07631 201-871-8366

STEVEN C. JACOBY Valley Medical Group 1200 E. Ridgewood Ave. West Wing, Suite 303 Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201-689-7755

HARRIS B. TESHER Pulmonary Specialists of North Jersey 200 Grand Ave., Suite 102 Englewood, NJ 07631 201-871-3636

SELWYN E. LEVINE Pulmonary Specialists of North Jersey 200 Grand Ave., Suite 102 Englewood, NJ 07631 201-871-3636

AMIT TIBB NJ Lung Health 1 Sears Dr. Paramus, NJ 07652 201-500-7126

NAT T. LEVY Valley Medical Group 1200 E. Ridgewood Ave. West Wing, Suite 303 Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201-689-7755

JOHN J. VILLA Hackensack Meridian Health Medical Group 160 Essex St., Suite 103 Lodi, NJ 07644 551-996-1370

DERMATOLOGY

RICHARD MAY JR. Holy Name Medical Center 200 Grand Ave., Suite 102 Englewood, NJ 07631 201-871-3636

HEBA ABDULLA Lakes Skin Centre 841 Franklin Ave., Suite 4 Franklin Lakes, NJ 07417 201-644-0228

THEOPHANIS PAVLOU Pulmonary Specialists of North Jersey 200 Grand Ave., Suite 102 Englewood, NJ 07631 201-871-3636

ALAN D. ANDREWS Alan D. Andrews, M.D. 500 Piermont Rd. Closter, NJ 07624 201-767-0501

RAKESH SHARMA Valley Pulmonary & Sleep Disorder 1124 E. Ridgewood Ave. Suite 103 Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201-652-8585 JASON SHATKIN Physician Specialists of Northern Jersey 1 Sears Dr., Suite 306 Paramus, NJ 07652 201-830-2287

ROBIN ASHINOFF Hackensack Meridian Health Medical Group 360 Essex St., Suite 201 Hackensack, NJ 07601 551-996-8660 REBECCA BAXT BAXT CosMedical 351 Evelyn St., Suite 201 Paramus, NJ 07652 201-265-1300


NAANA BOAKYE Bergen Dermatology 473 Sylvan Ave., Suite 110 Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632 201-567-7546 JASON CHOUAKE Cliffside Skin & Laser 663 Palisade Ave., Suite 201 Cliffside Park, NJ 07010 201-773-1999 JONATHAN S. DOSIK Dermatology Associates of Glen Rock 348 S. Maple Ave. Glen Rock, NJ 07452 201-652-6060 HERBERT FEINBERG Hair Restoration Center of NY and NJ 363 Grand Ave. Englewood, NJ 07631 201-739-1885 SHARON FRIED Sharon Fried, M.D. 180 N. Dean St. Englewood, NJ 07631 201-569-9800 CARMEN GARCIA Center for Dermatology & Skin Surgery 1 W. Ridgewood Ave. Suite 103 Paramus, NJ 07652 201-857-4200 KAREN GORDON The Derm Group 30 W. Century Rd., Suite 320 Paramus, NJ 07652 973-571-2121 ESTHER HERSHENBAUM Cliffside Skin & Laser 663 Palisade Ave., Suite 201 Cliffside Park, NJ 07010 201-917-2284

PETER G. ILOWITE Peter G. Ilowite, D.O. 275 Market Ave. Saddle Brook, NJ 07663 201-843-7177 JOCELYN LIEB Skin & Laser Center of NJ 156 Ramapo Valley Rd. Mahwah, NJ 07430 201-500-7525 MARGARITA LOLIS Schweiger Dermatology 20 Prospect Ave., Suite 702 Hackensack, NJ 07601 908-359-8980 ALFREDO S. MASULLO Alfredo S. Masullo Foundation, Inc. 120 S. Prospect Ave., Floor 2 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-488-0707 KAPILA V. PAGHDAL Bergen Dermatology Specialists 400 Route 17 South Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201-652-4536 JEFFREY A. RAPAPORT The Cosmetic Skin and Surgery Center 333 Sylvan Ave., Suite 207 Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632 201-731-4050 MARGARET RAVITS Margaret Ravits, M.D. & Associates 721 Summit Ave. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-487-3691 SOPHIA REID The Trokhan Group 235 Closter Dock Rd. Closter, NJ 07624 201-767-1908 ALLEN SAPADIN Allen Sapadin, M.D. 370 Summit Ave. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-525-0057

KARIN H. SATRA Bergen Dermatology Specialists 400 Route 17 South Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201-652-4536

I. DAVID BOUGH JR. ENT and Allergy Associates, L.L.P. 690 Kinderkamack Rd. Suite 101 Oradell, NJ 07649

SHARON SCHERL Scherl Dermatology 140 Sylvan Ave., Suite 302 Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632 201-584-5253

SHERIF A. HASSAN Summit Medical Group The Family Center for Otolaryngology 47 Orient Way, Floor 2 Rutherford, NJ 07070 201-935-5508

CHANG B. SON SCN Dermatology 200 Grand Ave., Suite 201 Englewood, NJ 07631 201-944-3800 AMY STEVENS Bergen Dermatology Specialists 400 Route 17 South Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201-652-4536 EILEEN Q. TROKHAN The Trokhan Group 235 Closter Dock Rd. Closter, NJ 07624 201-767-1908 MICHAEL WIEDERKEHR Center for Dermatology & Skin Surgery 1 W. Ridgewood Ave. Suite 103 Paramus, NJ 07652 201-857-4200 ALEXIS L. YOUNG Forest Healthcare Associates, P.C. 277 Forest Ave., Suite 200 Paramus, NJ 07652 201-986-1881 TAMAR ZAPOLANSKI Valley Medical Group 1200 E. Ridgewood Ave. East Wing, Suite 302 Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201-689-2103

EAR, NOSE, AND THROAT BRIAN BENSON Bergen Ear, Nose & Throat Associates, P.A. 20 Prospect Ave., Suite 613 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-489-6520

DAVID HENICK David Henick, M.D. 301 Bridge Plz. North Fort Lee, NJ 07024 201-592-8200 BRYAN T. HO Englewood Ear, Nose & Throat, P.C. 216 Engle St., Suite 101 Englewood, NJ 07631 201-816-9800 JOHN J. HUANG ENT and Allergy Associates, L.L.P. 690 Kinderkamack Rd. Suite 101 Oradell, NJ 07649 201-722-9850 MASAYUKI INOUYE Bergen Ear, Nose & Throat Associates, P.A. 20 Prospect Ave., Suite 613 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-489-6520 HARRY KATZ Northern Jersey ENT Audiology 85 Harristown Rd., Suite 104 Glen Rock, NJ 07452 201-445-2900 MICHAEL J. KATZ Summit Medical Group The Family Center for Otolaryngology 47 Orient Way, Floor 2 Rutherford, NJ 07070 201-935-5508

JAMES LEE Englewood Health Physician Network - Northern Valley ENT & Facial Plastics 163 Engle St., Suite 1B Englewood, NJ 07631 201-569-6789 JOEL F. LEHRER Northern Jersey Ear, Nose & Throat, P.A. 1 Degraw Ave., Suite B Teaneck, NJ 07666 201-837-2174 JONATHAN A. LESSERSON ENT and Allergy Associates, L.L.P. 433 Hackensack Ave. Suite 204 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-883-1062 DOUGLAS LEVENTHAL ENT and Allergy Associates, L.L.P. 690 Kinderkamack Rd. Suite 101 Oradell, NJ 07649 201-722-9850 DAVID A. LEWIS Englewood Ear, Nose & Throat, P.C. 216 Engle St., Suite 101 Englewood, NJ 07631 201-816-9800 ROSEMARY B. OJO Englewood Ear, Nose & Throat, P.C. 216 Engle St., Suite 101 Englewood, NJ 07631 201-816-9800 DON S. RESPLER ENT Institute of NJ 2 S. Summit Ave., Floor 2 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-996-9200 ARIE ROSEN Arie Rosen, M.D. 2 S. Summit Ave. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-996-9200

TOP DOCTORS LISTINGS

JONATHAN E. BLUME Westwood Dermatology Group 390 Old Hook Rd. Westwood, NJ 07675 201-666-9550


TOP DOCTORS LISTINGS

MICHAEL SCHERL Englewood Health Physician Network - Northern Valley ENT & Facial Plastics 163 Engle St., Suite 1B Englewood, NJ 07631 201-569-6789 CHRISTOPHER M. SHAARI Christopher M. Shaari, M.D. 20 Prospect Ave. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-342-8060 JASON SUROW ENT and Allergy Associates, L.L.P. 690 Kinderkamack Rd. Suite 101 Oradell, NJ 07649 201-722-9850 MONICA TADROS Monica Tadros, M.D., F.A.C.S. 300 Grand Ave. Englewood, NJ 07631 201-408-5430 SENJA TOMOVIC Bergen Ear, Nose & Throat Associates, P.A. 20 Prospect Ave., Suite 613 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-489-6520 JARED M. WASSERMAN ENT and Allergy Associates, L.L.P. 433 Hackensack Ave. Suite 204 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-883-1062

EMERGENCY MEDICINE GEORGE L. BECKER Valley Emergency Room Associates 223 N. Van Dien Ave. Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201-447-8300 TIMOTHY LANCASTER Holy Name Medical Center 718 Teaneck Rd. Teaneck, NJ 07666 201-833-3210

PETER H. LEE Valley Emergency Room Associates 223 N. Van Dien Ave. Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201-447-8300

YANA GARGER Garger Center for Endocrinology 10 Sycamore Ave., Suite 1 Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ 07423 201-474-5952

RYAN B. MURPHY Valley Emergency Room Associates 223 N. Van Dien Ave. Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201-447-8300

ARI GELIEBTER Comprehensive Endocrinology, P.C. 240 W. Passaic St., Suite 14 Maywood, NJ 07607 201-903-0070

JOSEPH P. UNDERWOOD Hackensack Meridian Health Medical Group 30 Prospect Ave. Hackensack, NJ 07601 551-996-4614

ADAM S. KELMAN Valley Medical Group 947 Linwood Ave., Suite 1W Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201-444-5552

ENDOCRINOLOGY, DIABETES, AND METABOLISM NATALIA ANCHIPOLOVSKY Natalia Anchipolovsky, D.O. 5 Summit Ave., Suite 106 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-820-3596 SUHALIA BAKERYWALA Endocrinology Consultants, P.C. 229 Engle St. Englewood, NJ 07631 201-567-8999 RACHEL BIER Endocrinology Consultants, P.C. 229 Engle St. Englewood, NJ 07631 201-567-8999 GILLIAN S. BOYDWOSCHINKO Valley Medical Group 947 Linwood Ave., Suite 1W Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201-444-5552 ELAINE A. CONG Englewood Health Physician Network Bergen Medical Alliance 180 Engle St. Englewood, NJ 07631 201-567-2050 JUSTINA DEITZ Summit Medical Group 19-21 Fair Lawn Ave. Fair Lawn, NJ 07410 201-620-3390

NIDHI R. NARAYAN Englewood Health Physician Network The Park Medical Group 24 Elm St. Harrington Park, NJ 07640 201-784-0123 MICOL SCHULDER-KATZ Valley Medical Group 947 Linwood Ave., Suite 1W Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201-444-5552 ATARA SCHULTZ Summit Medical Group 870 Palisade Ave., Suite 203 Teaneck, NJ 07666 201-836-5655 JOSEPH J. SCHWARTZ Endocrinology Consultants, P.C. 229 Engle St. Englewood, NJ 07631 201-567-8999 VIRAL J. SHAH Endocrine Associates, P.A. 30 W. Century Rd., Suite 255 Paramus, NJ 07652 201-444-4363 JACQUES F. TOHME Endocrine Associates, P.A. 30 W. Century Rd., Suite 255 Paramus, NJ 07652 201-444-4363 MARK WIESEN Summit Medical Group 870 Palisade Ave., Suite 203 Teaneck, NJ 07666 201-836-5655

FAMILY MEDICINE ROBERT ADAIR Holy Name Medical Center 222 Cedar Ln., Suite 111 Teaneck, NJ 07666 201-836-7970 DONALD P. BEAUCHAMP Valley Medical Group 301 Godwin Ave. Midland Park, NJ 07432 201-444-4526 MARY R. BELLO Mary R. Bello, M.D. 400 Franklin Tpke., Suite 106 Mahwah, NJ 07430 201-327-3333 JOSEPH P. CASSOTTA JR. Joseph P. Cassotta Jr., M.D. 1600 Center Ave., Suite 1 Fort Lee, NJ 07024 201-585-7511 MATT COOPER Valley Diagnostic Medical Center 470 N. Franklin Tpke. Suite 203 Ramsey, NJ 07446 201-327-0500 VEENA DESAI Bergen Medical Associates 466 Old Hook Rd., Suite 1 Emerson, NJ 07630 201-967-8221 IRIS ERGUDER Holy Name Medical Center 514 Kinderkamack Rd. Oradell, NJ 07649 201-265-1159 LUKE EYERMAN Holy Name Medical Center 175 Bergen Blvd. Fairview, NJ 07022 201-943-2900 HARVEY R. GROSS Englewood Health Physician Network Primary Care NJ 370 Grand Ave., Suite 102 Englewood, NJ 07631 201-567-3370

CHRISTINE HEALY Englewood Health Physician Network Leonia Medical Associates 25 Rockwood Pl. Englewood, NJ 07631 201-568-3335 OHAN KARATOPRAK Holy Name Medical Center 420 Deerwood Rd. Fort Lee, NJ 07024 201-886-8877 LARA MOR ZILBERSTEIN North Bergen Family Medicine 15 Engle St., Suite 305 Englewood, NJ 07631 201-408-5015 STEVEN L. NICKLES Valley Diagnostic Medical Center 470 N. Franklin Tpke. Suite 203 Ramsey, NJ 07446 201-327-0500 FRANCESCO PAGANO Valley Medical Group 50 Essex St., Suite 3 Rochelle Park, NJ 07662 201-843-3152 DAVID PORTER David Porter, D.O. 208 Boulevard, Suite F Hasbrouck Heights, NJ 07604 201-288-0872 SEENA SHEKARI Valley Medical Group 140 Franklin Tpke., Suite 6A Waldwick, NJ 07463 201-447-3603 RICHARD TANCER Holy Name Medical Center 18 Redneck Ave. Little Ferry, NJ 07643 201-641-3115

GASTROENTEROLOGY SAMUEL Y. BAE Englewood Health Physician Network The Park Medical Group 274 County Rd. Tenafly, NJ 07670 201-568-0493


MATTHEW BLASZKA Englewood Health Physician Network The Park Medical Group 274 County Rd. Tenafly, NJ 07670 201-568-0493 NEETU H. CHAHIL Hackensack Digestive Disease Associates, P.A. 52 1st St. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-488-3003 DAVID L. FEIT Hackensack Digestive Disease Associates, P.A. 52 1st St. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-488-3003 DAVID M. FELIG Hackensack Digestive Disease Associates, P.A. 52 1st St. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-488-3003 MARC A. FIORILLO The Gastroenterology Group of Northern New Jersey 140 Sylvan Ave. Suite 101A Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632 201-945-6564 EUGENE S. HAN The Gastroenterology Group of Northern New Jersey 420 Grand Ave., Suite 101 Englewood, NJ 07631 201-569-7044 SANDARSH KANCHERLA The Gastroenterology Group of Northern New Jersey 420 Grand Ave., Suite 101 Englewood, NJ 07631 201-569-7044 FAHAD M. KHAN Hackensack Digestive Disease Associates, P.A. 52 1st St. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-488-3003

WALTER A. KLEIN Englewood Health Physician Network The Park Medical Group 24 Elm St. Harrington Park, NJ 07640 201-784-0123 ROSARIO LIGRESTI Hackensack Meridian Health Medical Group 20 Prospect Ave., Suite 615 Hackensack, NJ 07601 551-996-3091 JUDY LIN Teaneck Gastroenterology Associates, P.A. 1086 Teaneck Rd., Suite 4C Teaneck, NJ 07666 201-837-9449 MICHAEL E. MEININGER The Gastroenterology Group of Northern New Jersey 140 Sylvan Ave., Suite 101A Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632 201-945-6564 PHILIP MICALE Teaneck Gastroenterology Associates, P.A. 1086 Teaneck Rd., Suite 4C Teaneck, NJ 07666 201-837-9449 GEORGE NIKIAS Hackensack Gastroenterology Associates 130 Kinderkamack Rd. Suite 301 River Edge, NJ 07661 201-489-7772 ADAM PALANCE Teaneck Gastroenterology Associates, P.A. 1086 Teaneck Rd., Suite 4C Teaneck, NJ 07666 201-837-9449 HALEH PAZWASH Gastroenterology Associates of New Jersey 1124 E. Ridgewood Ave. Suite 203 Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201-523-4141

ROBERT PITTMAN Bergen Medical Associates 466 Old Hook Rd., Suite 1 Emerson, NJ 07630 201-967-8221 MICHAEL G. RAHMIN Valley Medical Group 140 E. Ridgewood Ave. Suite 390S Paramus, NJ 07652 201-614-6130 JONATHAN RESNICK Summit Medical Group 31-00 Broadway Fair Lawn, NJ 07410 201-796-2255 VINCENT RIGOGLIOSO Teaneck Gastroenterology Associates, P.A. 1086 Teaneck Rd., Suite 4C Teaneck, NJ 07666 201-837-9449 ERIC ROSENDORF Hackensack Gastroenterology Associates 130 Kinderkamack Rd. Suite 301 River Edge, NJ 07661 201-489-7772 MITCHELL J. RUBINOFF Valley Medical Group 140 E. Ridgewood Ave. Suite 390S Paramus, NJ 07652 201-614-6130 MARK S. SAPIENZA The Gastroenterology Group of Northern New Jersey 420 Grand Ave., Suite 101 Englewood, NJ 07631 201-569-7044 MICHAEL SCHMIDT Teaneck Gastroenterology Associates, P.A. 1086 Teaneck Rd., Suite 4C Teaneck, NJ 07666 201-837-9449 NILESH B. SHUKLA Shukla Medical Group 1 W. Ridgewood Ave. Suite 203 Paramus, NJ 07652 201-652-8800

MITCHELL K. SPINNELL The Gastroenterology Group of Northern New Jersey 420 Grand Ave., Suite 101 Englewood, NJ 07631 201-569-7044 MARK E. TANCHEL Hackensack Digestive Disease Associates, P.A. 52 1st St. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-488-3003 BARRY M. ZINGLER The Gastroenterology Group of Northern New Jersey 420 Grand Ave., Suite 101 Englewood, NJ 07631 201-569-7044

GENERAL SURGERY THOMAS N. AHLBORN Valley Medical Group 385 S. Maple Ave., Suite 202 Glen Rock, NJ 07452 201-444-5757 STAVROS CHRISTOUDIAS Heritage Surgical Group 741 Teaneck Rd. Teaneck, NJ 07666 201-833-2888 SEBASTIAN R. EID Advanced Laparoscopic Associates 81 Route 4 West, Suite 401 Paramus, NJ 07652 201-646-1121 DOUGLAS R. EWING Advanced Laparoscopic Associates 81 Route 4 West, Suite 401 Paramus, NJ 07652 201-646-1121 JUAN GONZALEZ Holy Name Medical Partners 3196 John F. Kennedy Blvd. Floor 2 Union City, NJ 07087 201-795-9080 PETER KAGAN Holy Name Medical Center 222 Cedar Ln., Suite 111 Teaneck, NJ 07666 201-227-6222

JOSEPH J. LICATA Joseph J. Licata, M.D., F.A.C.S. 245 E. Main St. Ramsey, NJ 07446 201-327-0220 MICHAEL G. MAGRINO Englewood Health Physician Network Englewood Surgical Associates 375 Engle St. Englewood, NJ 07631 201-894-0400 JOSEPH MANNO North Jersey Surgical 50 Passaic St. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-646-0010 FARSHAD MANSOURI Heritage Surgical Group 741 Teaneck Rd. Teaneck, NJ 07666 201-833-2888 PETER T. MARTA Heritage Surgical Group 9 Post Rd. M-7 Oakland, NJ 07436 201-833-2888 GEORGE MAZPULE One Surgical Specialists 90 Prospect Ave., Suite 1D Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-343-3433 JAMES MCGINTY Englewood Health Physician Network Bariatric and General Surgery 25 Rockwood Pl. Englewood, NJ 07631 201-608-2848 MAURIZIO MIGLIETTA Palisade’s Surgical Associates, P.C. 222 Cedar Ln., Suite 201 Teaneck, NJ 07666 888-320-0922 STEPHEN G. PEREIRA One Surgical Specialists 90 Prospect Ave., Suite 1D Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-343-3433

TOP DOCTORS LISTINGS

VIVIAN K. BETHALA Vivian K. Bethala, M.D. 466 Old Hook Rd., Suite 9 Emerson, NJ 07630 201-261-1005


TOP DOCTORS LISTINGS

JOHN POOLE North Jersey Surgical 50 Passaic St. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-646-0010

OHAN KARATOPRAK Holy Name Medical Center 420 Deerwood Rd. Fort Lee, NJ 07024 201-886-8877

ANTHONY POZZESSERE Anthony Pozzessere, M.D., F.A.C.S. 245 E. Main St. Ramsey, NJ 07446 201-416-6121

TERRI FELDMAN KATZ Center for Dynamic Aging 1530 Palisade Ave., Suite 30 Fort Lee, NJ 07024 201-363-8871

ADAM ROSENSTOCK One Surgical Specialists 90 Prospect Ave., Suite 1D Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-343-3433 STEFANIE VAIMAKIS North Jersey Laparoscopic Associates 222 Cedar Ln., Suite 201 Teaneck, NJ 07666 201-530-1900 FRED WOLODIGER Englewood Health Physician Network Englewood Surgical Associates 375 Engle St. Englewood, NJ 07631 201-894-0400 HEE K. YANG Hee K. Yang, M.D. 464 Hudson Ter., Suite 101 Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632 201-567-7747

GERIATRIC MEDICINE LAURA CHAVEZ Holy Name Medical Center 50 Passaic St. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-487-3355 HARVEY R. GROSS Englewood Health Physician Network Primary Care NJ 370 Grand Ave., Suite 102 Englewood, NJ 07631 201-567-3370 LAURIE G. JACOBS Hackensack Meridian Health Medical Group 360 Essex St., Suite 401 Hackensack, NJ 07601 551-996-1140

BENNETT P. LEIFER Valley Medical Group 301 Godwin Ave. Midland Park, NJ 07432 201-301-1317 DERYA OZKOK Hackensack Meridian Health Medical Group 360 Essex St., Suite 401 Hackensack, NJ 07601 551-996-1140 MANISHA S. PARULEKAR Hackensack Meridian Health Medical Group 360 Essex St., Suite 401 Hackensack, NJ 07601 551-996-1140 ALICIA A. PROWSE Valley Medical Group 301 Godwin Ave. Midland Park, NJ 07432 201-301-1317 DESPINA PSILLIDES Englewood Health Physician Network The Park Medical Group 24 Elm St. Harrington Park, NJ 07640 201-784-0123 INDERPREET SACHAR Center for Dynamic Aging 1530 Palisade Ave., Suite 30 Fort Lee, NJ 07024 201-363-8871 ARUNIMA SARKAR Hackensack Meridian Health Medical Group 360 Essex St., Suite 401 Hackensack, NJ 07601 551-996-1140

LISA K. TANK Hackensack Meridian Health Medical Group 360 Essex St., Suite 401 Hackensack, NJ 07601 551-996-1140

AMI P. VAIDYA Regional Cancer Care Associates 92 2nd St. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-904-3021

RAYMOND VILLONGCO Salus Medical, P.C. 381 Teaneck Rd., Suite 1 Teaneck, NJ 07666 201-836-4228

MARIE WELSHINGER Valley Medical Group 1 Valley Health Plz., Suite 201 Paramus, NJ 07652 201-634-5401

GYNECOLOGIC ONCOLOGY

HAND SURGERY

MIRA HELLMANN Regional Cancer Care Associates 92 2nd St. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-904-3021 HOWARD H. JONES Valley Medical Group 1 Valley Health Plz. Paramus, NJ 07652 201-634-5401 MERIEME KLOBOCISTA Regional Cancer Care Associates 92 2nd St. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-904-3021 SHARYN LEWIN Holy Name Medical Center 718 Teaneck Rd. Teaneck, NJ 07666 201-227-6200 NIMESH NAGARSHETH Englewood Health Physician Network Gynecologic Oncology 350 Engle St. Suite 6530, Berrie Center Englewood, NJ 07631 201-894-5999 MARIA SCHIAVONEFORLENZA Holy Name Medical Center 718 Teaneck Rd. Teaneck, NJ 07666 201-227-6200 GARA M. SOMMERS Holy Name Medical Center 718 Teaneck Rd. Teaneck, NJ 07666 201-833-1072

DAMIEN I. DAVIS Englewood Health Physician Network - Englewood Orthopedic Associates 401 S. Van Brunt St. Englewood, NJ 07631 201-569-2770 PETER DENOBLE Modern Orthopaedics of New Jersey 1 W. Ridgewood Ave. Suite 302 Paramus, NJ 07652 973-898-5999 FREDERICK F. FAKHARZADEH Garden State Orthopaedic Associates 22 Madison Ave., Suite 202 Paramus, NJ 07652 201-587-7767 A. YLENIA GIUFFRIDA Active Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, L.L.C. 25 Prospect Ave. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-343-2277 MARK A. GURLAND Mark A. Gurland, M.D. 216 Engle St., Suite 202 Englewood, NJ 07631 201-568-4066 EDWARD HAHN JR. Cimisurgical Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 1124 E. Ridgewood Ave. Suite 201 Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201-289-5551

RICHARD Y. KIM Richard Y. Kim, M.D. 113 W. Essex St., Suite 203 Maywood, NJ 07607 201-880-7766 JEN F. LEE North Jersey Orthopaedic Specialists, P.A. 106 Grand Ave., Suite 230 Englewood, NJ 07631 201-608-0100 CARISSA MEYER Active Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, L.L.C. 25 Prospect Ave. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-343-2277 MICHAEL F. PIZZILLO Englewood Health Physician Network - Englewood Orthopedic Associates 401 S. Van Brunt St. Englewood, NJ 07631 201-569-2770 SIDNEY RABINOWITZ Sidney Rabinowitz, M.D., P.A. 305 Route 17 South Suite 3-100A Paramus, NJ 07652 201-967-1100 KEVIN ROENBECK Ridgewood Orthopedic Group 85 S. Maple Ave. Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201-445-2830 STEVEN B. SHAMASH Garden State Orthopaedic Associates 28-04 Broadway Fair Lawn, NJ 07410 201-791-4434 SAMIR C. SODHA Rothman Orthopaedic Institute 50 Craig Rd. Montvale, NJ 07645 888-636-7840 STEVEN UGRAS Paramus Hand Surgery, P.A. 140 Route 17 North Suite 323 Paramus, NJ 07652 201-483-9555


ANDRE GOY Regional Cancer Care Associates 92 2nd St. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-904-3021

HEMATOLOGY AND ONCOLOGY

DEENA MARY ATIEH GRAHAM Regional Cancer Care Associates 92 2nd St. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-904-3021

ROBERT S. ALTER Regional Cancer Care Associates 92 2nd St. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-904-3021 LEWIS M. ATTAS Englewood Health Physician Network Hematology Oncology Physicians of Englewood, P.A. 350 Engle St. Floor 5, Berrie Center Englewood, NJ 07631 201-568-5250 GIUSEPPE CONDEMI New Jersey Cancer & Blood Specialists/Holy Name Medical Center 201 Route 17 North Floor 11 Rutherford, NJ 07070 201-500-4958 ELAN DIAMOND Holy Name Medical Center 718 Teaneck Rd. Teaneck, NJ 07666 201-227-6008 MICHELE DONATO Regional Cancer Care Associates 92 2nd St. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-904-3021 TATYANA FELDMAN Regional Cancer Care Associates 92 2nd St. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-904-3021 RAIMONDA GOLDMAN Holy Name Medical Center 718 Teaneck Rd. Teaneck, NJ 07666 201-227-6008

MARTIN GUTIERREZ Regional Cancer Care Associates 92 2nd St. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-904-3021 HARRY HARPER Regional Cancer Care Associates 92 2nd St. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-904-3021 MAXWELL D. JANOSKY Englewood Health Physician Network Hematology Oncology Physicians of Englewood, P.A. 350 Engle St. Floor 5, Berrie Center Englewood, NJ 07631 201-568-5250 MINAXI P. JHAWER Englewood Health Physician Network Hematology Oncology Physicians of Englewood, P.A. 350 Engle St. Floor 6, Berrie Center Englewood, NJ 07631 201-568-5250 BRIAN H. KIM Englewood Health Physician Network Hematology Oncology Physicians of Englewood, P.A. 350 Engle St. Floor 5, Berrie Center Englewood, NJ 07631 201-568-5250

ELI D. KIRSCHNER Valley Medical Group 400 Old Hook Rd., Suite 2-1 Westwood, NJ 07675 201-664-3900 JIN S. LEE Valley Medical Group 1 Valley Health Plz. Paramus, NJ 07652 201-634-5578 DONNA TRAUTH MCNAMARA Regional Cancer Care Associates 92 2nd St. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-904-3021 JILL S. MORRISON Englewood Health Physician Network Hematology Oncology Physicians of Englewood, P.A. 350 Engle St. Floor 4, Berrie Center Englewood, NJ 07631 201-568-5250 MARK S. PASCAL Regional Cancer Care Associates 92 2nd St. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-904-3021 YADYRA RIVERA Holy Name Medical Center 718 Teaneck Rd. Teaneck, NJ 07666 201-227-6008 MICHAEL SCHLEIDER Englewood Health Physician Network Hematology Oncology Physicians of Englewood, P.A. 350 Engle St. Floor 5, Berrie Center Englewood, NJ 07631 201-568-5250 INDU SHARMA Cardiology Oncology Associates 400 Franklin Tpke., Suite 102 Mahwah, NJ 07430 201-934-5700

DAVID S. SIEGEL Hackensack Meridian Health Medical Group 92 2nd St. Hackensack, NJ 07601 551-996-8704 JASON W. SUH Valley Medical Group 1 Valley Health Plz. Paramus, NJ 07652 201-634-5578 ELEONORA TEPLINSKY Valley Medical Group 1 Valley Health Plz. Paramus, NJ 07652 201-634-5578 STANLEY WAINTRAUB Regional Cancer Care Associates 92 2nd St. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-904-3021 KEVIN C. WOOD Valley Medical Group 1 Valley Health Plz. Paramus, NJ 07652 201-634-5578

INFECTIOUS DISEASE BINDU ANAND BALANI Hackensack Meridian Health Medical Group - Center for Infectious Diseases 20 Prospect Ave., Suite 507 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-487-4088 THOMAS BIRCH Birch Tree Medical Associates 718 Teaneck Rd. Teaneck, NJ 07666 201-833-7274 LUCY Y. CHENG Ridgewood Infectious Disease Associates 947 Linwood Ave., Suite 2E Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201-447-6468 CRISTINA EMANUELA CICOGNA Hackensack Meridian Health Medical Group - Center for Infectious Diseases 20 Prospect Ave., Suite 507 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-487-4088

BENJAMIN DE LA ROSA Birch Tree Medical Associates 718 Teaneck Rd. Teaneck, NJ 07666 201-833-7274 SAMIT S. DESAI Hackensack Meridian Health Medical Group - Center for Infectious Diseases 20 Prospect Ave., Suite 507 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-487-4088 NEIL GAFFIN Ridgewood Infectious Disease Associates 947 Linwood Ave., Suite 2E Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201-447-6468 ASHWIN JATHAVEDAM Englewood Health Physician Network Leonia Medical Associates 25 Rockwood Pl. Englewood, NJ 07631 201-568-3335 RAFFAELLA KALISHMAN Englewood Health Physician Network HVA Medical Group 22-18 Broadway, Suite 201 Fair Lawn, NJ 07410 201-475-5050 PAN S. KO Sylvan Infectious Diseases 400 Sylvan Ave., Suite 108 Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632 201-408-5314 ERINA KUNWAR Holy Name Medical Center 185 Cedar Ln., Suite U8 Teaneck, NJ 07666 201-300-2768 LOPA V. MAHARAJA Hackensack Meridian Health Medical Group 255 W. Spring Valley Ave. Suite 100 Maywood, NJ 07607 201-291-4075

TOP DOCTORS LISTINGS

JANET H. YUEH Cohen/Winters Aesthetic & Reconstructive Surgeons 113 W. Essex St., Suite 202 Maywood, NJ 07607 201-487-3400


TOP DOCTORS LISTINGS

CAROL O’HAGAN SOTSKY Ridgewood Infectious Disease Associates 947 Linwood Ave., Suite 2E Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201-447-6468 SABENA RAMSETTY Englewood Health Physician Network Leonia Medical Associates 25 Rockwood Pl. Englewood, NJ 07631 201-568-3335 SURAJ SAGGAR North Jersey Infectious Disease Group, L.L.C. 200 Grand Ave., Suite 103 Englewood, NJ 07631 201-503-0660 RANI SEBTI Hackensack Meridian Health Medical Group - Center for Infectious Diseases 20 Prospect Ave., Suite 507 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-487-4088 MIHRAN SEFERIAN North Jersey Infectious Disease Group, L.L.C. 200 Grand Ave., Suite 103 Englewood, NJ 07631 201-503-0660 STEVEN J. SPERBER Hackensack Meridian Health Medical Group - Center for Infectious Diseases 20 Prospect Ave., Suite 507 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-487-4088 SIMON J. TSIOURIS Ridgewood Infectious Disease Associates 947 Linwood Ave., Suite 2E Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201-447-6468 STEVEN WEISHOLTZ Englewood Health Physician Network Leonia Medical Associates 25 Rockwood Pl. Englewood, NJ 07631 201-568-3335

INTERNAL MEDICINE AMIT AGARWAL Amit Agarwal, MD Sonia Chadha, M.D. 1 Sears Dr., Suite 402 Paramus, NJ 07652 201-483-9188 SUHEL AHMED Advance Medical Group 92 Summit Ave. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-342-0066 KAREN BALONZE Summit Medical Group 31-00 Broadway Fair Lawn, NJ 07410 201-796-2255 TANYA BLANCH Holy Name Medical Center 718 Teaneck Rd. Teaneck, NJ 07666 973-594-6650 STEPHEN B. BRUNNQUELL Englewood Health Physician Network The Park Medical Group 24 Elm St. Harrington Park, NJ 07640 201-784-0123 JACK CAPPITELLI Summit Medical Group 31-00 Broadway Fair Lawn, NJ 07410 201-796-2255 PETER COPPOLA Holy Name Medical Center 751 Teaneck Rd., Suite E Teaneck, NJ 07666 201-837-3200 MICHAEL DENKER Holy Name Medical Center 751 Teaneck Rd., Suite E Teaneck, NJ 07666 201-837-3200 ELI S. DJEBIYAN The Medical Group of Englewood 140 Grand Ave. Englewood, NJ 07631 201-569-9010

SHOSHANA FEINER Summit Medical Group 31-00 Broadway Fair Lawn, NJ 07410 201-796-2255

JAY S. MEYEROWITZ Aspen Medical Associates 1 Degraw Ave. Teaneck, NJ 07666 201-928-0200

KAREN M. HART Valley Medical Group 301 Godwin Ave. Midland Park, NJ 07432 201-444-4526

ROMAN PRAGER Advance Medical Group 92 Summit Ave. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-342-0066

ELAINE M. HOLT Elaine M. Holt, M.D. 352 Godwin Ave. Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201-493-9311

LISA M. RAACKE Hackensack Meridian Health Medical Group - Women’s Health Center 160 Essex St., Suite 102 Lodi, NJ 07644 551-996-8111

BRANDON HOWARD Center for Perioperative & Preventative Care, L.L.C. 20 Prospect Ave., Suite 905 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-336-0095 JOSEPH HYON Joseph Hyon, D.O. 555 Kinderkamack Rd. Suite D Oradell, NJ 07649 201-265-1133 CATHERINE LAIOSA Englewood Health Physician Network Leonia Medical Associates 25 Rockwood Pl. Englewood, NJ 07631 201-568-3335 SUNG-WON LEE Sung-Won Lee, M.D. 7 Broad Ave., Suite 203 Palisades Park, NJ 07650 201-941-2486 RICHARD LUCANIE Valley Diagnostic Medical Center 470 N. Franklin Tpke. Suite 203 Ramsey, NJ 07446 201-327-0500 HUSSAIN MANJI Advance Medical Group 92 Summit Ave. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-342-0066

NINA SAFA Sovereign Medical Group 14-01 Broadway, Suite B Fair Lawn, NJ 07410 201-855-8455 ANAND SRINIVASAN Englewood Health Physician Network The Park Medical Group 1 N. Washington Ave., Floor 2 Bergenfield, NJ 07621 201-374-9201 PETER A. SYMINGTON Englewood Health Physician Network The Park Medical Group 24 Elm St. Harrington Park, NJ 07640 201-784-0123 MOHAMMAD TEHRANIRAD Holy Name Medical Center 718 Teaneck Rd. Teaneck, NJ 07666 201-833-3000 NORA Z. TOSSOUNIAN Hackensack Meridian Health Medical Group - Women’s Health Center 160 Essex St., Suite 102 Lodi, NJ 07644 551-996-8111

MATERNAL AND FETAL MEDICINE ABDULLA AL KHAN Hackensack Meridian Health Medical Group 30 Prospect Ave., 2W-73 Hackensack, NJ 07601 551-996-2453 JESUS R. ALVAREZ PEREZ Hackensack Meridian Health Medical Group 30 Prospect Ave., 2W-73 Hackensack, NJ 07601 551-996-2453 TRACI C. BURGESS Valley Medical Group 140 E. Ridgewood Ave. Suite 390S Paramus, NJ 07652 201-291-6321 JANE C. GOLDMAN Valley Medical Group 140 E. Ridgewood Ave. Suite 390S Paramus, NJ 07652 201-291-6321 GAIL M. MATTHEWS Valley Medical Group 140 E. Ridgewood Ave. Suite 390S Paramus, NJ 07652 201-291-6321 CARL SAPHIER Women’s Ultrasound 498 Engle St. Englewood, NJ 07631 201-569-0121 LEON G. SMITH JR. New Jersey Perinatal Associates/Holy Name Medical Center 718 Teaneck Rd., Floor 3 Teaneck, NJ 07666 201-833-3535 DOM TERRONE New Jersey Perinatal Associates/Holy Name Medical Center 718 Teaneck Rd., Floor 3 Teaneck, NJ 07666 201-833-3535


CAROLYN M. ZELOP Valley Medical Group 140 E. Ridgewood Ave. Suite 390S Paramus, NJ 07652 201-291-6321

NEHA CHHEDA Bergen Hypertension & Renal Associates 44 Godwin Ave., Suite 301 Midland Park, NJ 07432 201-447-0013 SUSAN M. CLIFFORD Bergen Kidney Center 300 Grand Ave., Suite 101 Englewood, NJ 07631 201-567-5787

NEONATAL AND PERINATAL MEDICINE

CLENTON COLEMAN Clenton Coleman, M.D. 222 Cedar Ln., Suite 109 Teaneck, NJ 07666 201-379-5650

LOREN DELUCA Englewood Health Physician Network - Pediatrics 350 Engle St. Englewood, NJ 07631 201-894-3414

DEBORAH FEIN Pattner, Grodstein & Fein 177 N. Dean St., Suite 207 Englewood, NJ 07631 201-567-0446

CHRISTIANA R. FARKOUH-KAROLESKI Valley Medical Group 223 N. Van Dien Ave. Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201-447-8388 FRANK P. MANGINELLO Valley Medical Group 223 N. Van Dien Ave. Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201-447-8388 CARMELA R. PANE Valley Medical Group 223 N. Van Dien Ave. Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201-447-8388 BENJAMIN C. PLANER Hackensack Meridian Health Medical Group 30 Prospect Ave. Hackensack, NJ 07601 551-996-5362

NEPHROLOGY BENJAMIN ARONOFF Nephrology Associates, P.A. 870 Palisade Ave. Teaneck, NJ 07666 201-836-0897

GERALD GRODSTEIN Pattner, Grodstein & Fein 177 N. Dean St., Suite 207 Englewood, NJ 07631 201-567-0446 HIIE GUSSAK Nephrology Associates, P.A. 870 Palisade Ave. Teaneck, NJ 07666 201-836-0897 LOUIS C. JAN Bergen Kidney Center 300 Grand Ave., Suite 101 Englewood, NJ 07631 201-567-5787 ROSY JOSEPH BSD Nephrology & Hypertension 360 Essex St., Suite 304 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-646-0110 MIKHAIL KOTLOV Bergen Hypertension & Renal Associates 44 Godwin Ave., Suite 301 Midland Park, NJ 07432 201-447-0013 JEFFREY P. KOZLOWSKI Bergen Hypertension & Renal Associates 44 Godwin Ave., Suite 301 Midland Park, NJ 07432 201-447-0013

DAVID LEVIN Nephrology Associates, P.A. 870 Palisade Ave. Teaneck, NJ 07666 201-836-0897 RENU MUTTANA BSD Nephrology & Hypertension 360 Essex St., Suite 304 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-646-0110 SYED I. RAZA Bergen Hypertension & Renal Associates 44 Godwin Ave., Suite 301 Midland Park, NJ 07432 201-447-0013 THOMAS L. SALAZER Nephrology Associates, P.A. 870 Palisade Ave. Teaneck, NJ 07666 201-836-0897 ZALMAN SULDAN BSD Nephrology & Hypertension 360 Essex St., Suite 304 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-646-0110 ALBERT TARTINI Renal Medicine Associates 400 Franklin Tpke., Suite 208 Mahwah, NJ 07430 201-833-3223 DIANE TRIOLO Holy Name Medical Center 222 Cedar Ln., Suite 109 Teaneck, NJ 07666 201-379-5650 ALEXANDER VITIEVSKY Holy Name Medical Center 718 Teaneck Rd. Teaneck, NJ 07666 201-833-3223 HOWARD B. WEIZMAN Bergen Hypertension & Renal Associates 44 Godwin Ave., Suite 301 Midland Park, NJ 07432 201-447-0013 MARC S. ZELKOWITZ Bergen Kidney Center 300 Grand Ave., Suite 101 Englewood, NJ 07631 201-567-5787

NEUROLOGY DOROTHEA ALTSCHUL Neurosurgeons of New Jersey 1200 E. Ridgewood Ave. Suite 200 Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201-327-8600 GARY ALWEISS Englewood Health Physician Network Bergen Neurology Consultants 25 Rockwood Pl., Suite 110 Englewood, NJ 07631 201-894-5805 DANIEL BERLIN Neurology Group of Bergen County 1200 E. Ridgewood Ave. Suite 208 Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201-444-0868 GEORGES A. GHACIBEH Progressive Neurology 260 Old Hook Rd., Suite 200 Westwood, NJ 07675 201-546-8510 SAMUEL GOLDLUST Regional Cancer Care Associates 92 2nd St. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-904-3021 AMRIT K. GREWAL Neurology Group of Bergen County 1200 E. Ridgewood Ave. Suite 208 Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201-444-0868 BRADLEY KLEIN Neurology Group of Bergen County 1200 E. Ridgewood Ave. Suite 208 Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201-444-0868 THOMAS KREIBICH Holy Name Medical Center 718 Teaneck Rd. Teaneck, NJ 07666 201-833-7208

KENNETH A. LEVIN Neurology Group of Bergen County 1200 E. Ridgewood Ave. Suite 208 Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201-444-0868 KIRK J. LEVY Englewood Health Physician Network Bergen Neurology Consultants 25 Rockwood Pl., Suite 110 Englewood, NJ 07631 201-894-5805 ARUN NANGIA Holy Name Medical Center 718 Teaneck Rd. Teaneck, NJ 07666 201-833-7208 JOHN T. NASR Neurology Group of Bergen County 1200 E. Ridgewood Ave. Suite 208 Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201-444-0868 JOHN F. NOGUEIRA Hackensack Neurology Group 211 Essex St., Suite 202 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-488-1515 OLGA NOSKIN Neurology Group of Bergen County 1200 E. Ridgewood Ave. Suite 208 Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201-444-0868 MARISSA OLLER CRAMSIE Holy Name Medical Center 718 Teaneck Rd. Teaneck, NJ 07666 201-833-7208 MOHAMMAD PADELA Holy Name Medical Center 718 Teaneck Rd. Teaneck, NJ 07666 201-833-7208

TOP DOCTORS LISTINGS

EDWARD J. WOLF New Jersey Perinatal Associates/Holy Name Medical Center 718 Teaneck Rd., Floor 3 Teaneck, NJ 07666 201-833-3535


TOP DOCTORS LISTINGS

KRUPA S. PANDEY Hackensack Meridian Health Medical Group 360 Essex St., Suite 303 Hackensack, NJ 07601 551-996-8100

MARC S. ARGINTEANU Metropolitan Neurosurgery Associates 309 Engle St., Suite 7 Englewood, NJ 07631 201-569-7737

GEORGE J. KAPTAIN New Jersey Brain and Spine 680 Kinderkamack Rd. Suite 300 Oradell, NJ 07649 201-342-2550

ROY D. VINGAN New Jersey Brain and Spine 680 Kinderkamack Rd. Suite 300 Oradell, NJ 07649 201-342-2550

MARY ANN PICONE Holy Name Medical Center 718 Teaneck Rd. Teaneck, NJ 07666 201-837-0727

NEUROSURGERY

REZA J. KARIMI New Jersey Brain and Spine 680 Kinderkamack Rd. Suite 300 Oradell, NJ 07649 201-342-2550

DANIEL E. WALZMAN New Jersey Brain and Spine 680 Kinderkamack Rd. Suite 300 Oradell, NJ 07649 201-342-2550

WILLIAM S. COBB Neurosurgeons of New Jersey 1200 E. Ridgewood Ave. Suite 200 Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201-327-8600

MOHAMMED FARAZ KHAN New Jersey Brain and Spine 680 Kinderkamack Rd. Suite 300 Oradell, NJ 07649 201-342-2550

KEVIN YAO Metropolitan Neurosurgery Associates 309 Engle St., Suite 7 Englewood, NJ 07631 201-569-7737

ANTHONY D’AMBROSIO Neurosurgeons of New Jersey 1200 E. Ridgewood Ave. Suite 200 Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201-327-8600

KANGMIN DANIEL LEE New Jersey Brain and Spine 680 Kinderkamack Rd. Suite 300 Oradell, NJ 07649 201-342-2550

GEORGE M. AJJAN Women’s Health Care Group 870 Palisade Ave., Suite 301 Teaneck, NJ 07666 201-907-0900

MOSTAFA EL KHASHAB Advanced Neurosurgery Associates 201 Route 17 North Suite 501 Rutherford, NJ 07070 201-457-0044

GAETAN MOISE Neurosurgeons of New Jersey 1200 E. Ridgewood Ave. Suite 200 Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201-327-8600

MELODY S. BEHNAM Ridgewood Gynecologic Associates 317 Franklin Ave. Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201-447-1620

ALFRED T. OGDEN Neurosurgeons of New Jersey 1200 E. Ridgewood Ave. Suite 200 Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201-327-8600

ERIC BENTOLILA Eric Bentolila, M.D., P.A. 615 Franklin Tpke. Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201-447-1700

PATRICK A. ROTH New Jersey Brain and Spine 680 Kinderkamack Rd. Suite 300 Oradell, NJ 07649 201-342-2550

SHAGHAYEGH M. DENOBLE Advanced Gynecology and Laparoscopy of North Jersey 20 Wilsey Sq., Suite C Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201-957-7220

RIKKI R. RACELA Englewood Health Physician Network Bergen Neurology Consultants 25 Rockwood Pl., Suite 110 Englewood, NJ 07631 201-894-5805 MICHAEL P. SILVERSTEIN Hackensack Neurology Group 211 Essex St., Suite 202 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-488-1515 SAMUEL SINGER Regional Cancer Care Associates 92 2nd St. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-904-3021 KURT FLORIAN P. THOMAS Hackensack Meridian Health Medical Group 360 Essex St., Suite 303 Hackensack, NJ 07601 551-996-8100 DANIEL R. VAN ENGEL Neurology Group of Bergen County 1200 E. Ridgewood Ave. Suite 208 Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201-444-0868 DAVID D. VAN SLOOTEN David D. Van Slooten, M.D., P.A. 99 Kinderkamack Rd. Suite 307 Westwood, NJ 07675 201-261-6222

HOOMAN AZMI New Jersey Brain and Spine 680 Kinderkamack Rd. Suite 300 Oradell, NJ 07649 201-342-2550

ARNO H. FRIED Advanced Neurosurgery Associates 20 Prospect Ave., Suite 905 Hackensack, NJ 07601 551-996-5251 YAKOV GOLOGORSKY Metropolitan Neurosurgery Associates 309 Engle St., Suite 7 Englewood, NJ 07631 201-569-7737 MICHAEL G. KAISER Neurosurgeons of New Jersey 1200 E. Ridgewood Ave. Suite 200 Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201-327-8600

HARSHPAL SINGH New Jersey Brain and Spine 680 Kinderkamack Rd. Suite 300 Oradell, NJ 07649 201-342-2550 OMAR SYED Metropolitan Neurosurgery Associates 309 Engle St., Suite 7 Englewood, NJ 07631 201-569-7737

OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY

CHRISTOPHER A. ENGLERT Northern Jersey Obstetrics & Gynecology 420 Grand Ave., Suite 202 Englewood, NJ 07631 201-871-4040 KIMBERLY L. FALLON Valley Medical Group 135 N. Kinderkamack Rd. Montvale, NJ 07645 201-476-0040

AMY I. GERHARDT Valley Medical Group 550 N. Maple Ave. Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201-444-4040 ARTHUR GROSS Englewood Women’s Health 25 Rockwood Pl., Suite 305 Englewood, NJ 07631 201-894-0003 WENDY R. HURST Englewood Health Physician Network Wendy R. Hurst, M.D., P.A. 370 Grand Ave., Suite 202 Englewood, NJ 07631 201-894-9599 EUGENIA C. KUO Valley Medical Group 1200 E. Ridgewood Ave. East Wing, Suite 308 Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201-489-2255 MONICA L. MEYER Bergen Women’s Health & Wellness 50 Chestnut Ridge Rd. Suite 210 Montvale, NJ 07645 201-444-0050 THOMAS RUSSO Valley OB/GYN Associates 80 Eisenhower Dr., Suite 200 Paramus, NJ 07652 201-843-2800 RUTH J. SCHULZE Valley Medical Group 1200 E. Ridgewood Ave. East Wing, Suite 308 Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201-389-0104 ANNA SHOSHILOS Northern Jersey Obstetrics & Gynecology 420 Grand Ave., Suite 202 Englewood, NJ 07631 201-871-4040 LUCY TOVMASIAN Northern Jersey Obstetrics & Gynecology 420 Grand Ave., Suite 202 Englewood, NJ 07631 201-871-4040


MARK GOLDFARB Advanced Eye Care 130 Kinderkamack Rd. Suite 205 River Edge, NJ 07661 201-488-2020

OPHTHALMOLOGY

LARISA KAYSERMAN Retina Consultants, P.A. II 1200 E. Ridgewood Ave. Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201-612-9600

DAVID M. BENDERSON Valley Medical Group 1200 E. Ridgewood Ave. West Wing, Suite 213 Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201-612-0044 GLEN M. BIANCHI Westwood Ophthalmology Associates, P.A. 300 Fairview Ave., Suite 1 Westwood, NJ 07675 201-666-4014 ANDREW C. BROWN Brown Eye Care Associates 751 Teaneck Rd. Teaneck, NJ 07666 201-833-0006 ROBERT H. BROWN Brown Eye Care Associates 751 Teaneck Rd. Teaneck, NJ 07666 201-833-0006 PATRICIA BURKE Ridgewood Eye Associates 1 W. Ridgewood Ave. Suite 101 Paramus, NJ 07652 201-857-4999 PATRICK K. CHIN Westwood Ophthalmology Associates, P.A. 300 Fairview Ave., Suite 1 Westwood, NJ 07675 201-666-4014 JACOB H. CHUNG Tenafly Eye Associates, P.A. 111 Dean Dr. Tenafly, NJ 07670 201-567-5995 DAVID E. FREILICH David E. Freilich, M.D. 15 Engle St., Suite 106 Englewood, NJ 07631 201-871-8900

DAN S. LANDMANN Dan S. Landmann, M.D., M.S.E.E. 63 Grand Ave., Suite 137 River Edge, NJ 07661 201-696-2646 SIMEON A. LAUER Hackensack Meridian Health Medical Group 385 Prospect Ave., Suite 3 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-489-9478 JUNG S. LEE Westwood Ophthalmology Associates, P.A. 300 Fairview Ave., Suite 1 Westwood, NJ 07675 201-666-4014 DOUGLAS LIVA Liva Eye Center 470 Route 17 South Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201-444-7770 RICHARD A. NORDEN Norden Laser Eye Associates 1144 E. Ridgewood Ave. Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201-444-2442 SCOTT B. POMERANTZ Metro Eye Care 523 Forest Ave. Paramus, NJ 07652 201-262-5070 MICHAEL E. ROSENBERG Hackensack Meridian Health Medical Group 301 Bridge Plz. North, Suite 2 Fort Lee, NJ 07024 201-947-5929 KEITH SEIDENBERG Keith Seidenberg, M.D. 600 Godwin Ave. Midland Park, NJ 07432 201-447-9101

JOHN R. STABILE Tenafly Eye Associates, P.A. 111 Dean Dr. Tenafly, NJ 07670 201-567-5995 ALYSON YASHAR Woodcliff Lake Ophthalmology, L.L.P. 577 Chestnut Ridge Rd. Woodcliff Lake, NJ 07677 201-782-1700

ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY FRANCIS G. ALBERTA Rothman Orthopaedic Institute 80 Route 4 East, Suite 490 Paramus, NJ 07652 888-636-7840

ANTHONY J. DELFICO Ridgewood Orthopedic Group 85 S. Maple Ave. Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201-445-2830 DAVID M. DERAMO Englewood Sports Medicine Orthopaedic Surgery, P.C. 370 Grand Ave., Suite 100 Englewood, NJ 07631 201-567-5700 JAMES J. HALE Eastern Orthopedic Associates 222 Cedar Ln., Suite 120 Teaneck, NJ 07666 201-836-5332

JESSE W. ALLERT Restoration Orthopaedics 113 W. Essex St., Suite 201 Maywood, NJ 07607 201-226-0145

MARK A. HARTZBAND Hartzband Center for Hip & Knee Replacement, L.L.C. 10 Forest Ave. Paramus, NJ 07652 201-291-4040

MICHAEL P. AST Hospital For Special Surgery 140 E. Ridgewood Ave. Suite 175S Paramus, NJ 07652 201-599-8056

AVRUM JOFFE Preferred Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery 106 Prospect St., Floor 3 Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201-639-2656

DOUGLAS G. AVELLA North Jersey Pediatric Orthopedics 140 Chestnut St., Suite 201 Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201-612-9988

YAIR DAVID KISSIN Hackensack Meridian Health Medical Group 360 Essex St., Suite 203 Hackensack, NJ 07601 551-996-8867

BRIAN J. BAUER Eastern Orthopedic Associates 222 Cedar Ln., Suite 120 Teaneck, NJ 07666 201-836-5332

GREGG R. KLEIN Rothman Orthopaedic Institute 50 Craig Rd. Montvale, NJ 07645 888-636-7840

MICHAEL BETSY Michael Betsy, M.D. 595 Chestnut Ridge Rd. Suite 8 Woodcliff Lake, NJ 07677 201-391-1133

DAVID KONIGSBERG Konigsberg Pediatric Orthopaedics 600 Godwin Ave., Suite 4 Midland Park, NJ 07432 201-445-9000

ANDREW A. BRIEF Ridgewood Orthopedic Group 85 S. Maple Ave. Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201-445-2830

HARLAN B. LEVINE Rothman Orthopaedic Institute 50 Craig Rd. Montvale, NJ 07645 888-636-7840

RAPHAEL S.F. LONGOBARDI University Orthopaedic Excelcare Sports Medicine & Athletic Injuries 433 Hackensack Ave., Floor 2 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-343-1717 JOHN K. PARRON The Trokhan Group Parron Orthopaedics, L.L.C. 235 Closter Dock Rd. Closter, NJ 07624 201-767-1908 FRANCIS R. PATTERSON Hackensack Meridian Health Medical Group 360 Essex St., Suite 203 Hackensack, NJ 07601 551-996-2533 DENNIS J. PFISTERER Northern Jersey Orthopedic Center 870 Palisade Ave., Suite 205 Teaneck, NJ 07666 201-836-1663 MARK M. PIZZURRO Ridgewood Orthopedic Group 85 S. Maple Ave. Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201-445-2830 SIVARAM RAJAN Rajan Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine 211 Essex St., Suite 101 Hackensack, NJ 07601 551-999-6433 DAVID P. RUDMAN Specialty Orthopaedics of New Jersey, P.A. 1124 E. Ridgewood Ave. Suite 201 Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201-447-1188 PETER A. SALOB Englewood Health Physician Network Englewood Orthopedic Associates 401 S. Van Brunt St. Englewood, NJ 07631 201-569-2770

TOP DOCTORS LISTINGS

JOSHUA A. WEIDMAN The Women’s Health Center at Franklin Circle 841 Franklin Ave., Suite 5 Franklin Lakes, NJ 07417 201-891-8811


TOP DOCTORS LISTINGS

ARI SEIDENSTEIN Rothman Orthopaedic Institute 50 Craig Rd. Montvale, NJ 07645 888-636-7840 ASIT K. SHAH Englewood Health Physician Network Englewood Orthopedic Associates 401 S. Van Brunt St. Englewood, NJ 07631 201-569-2770 SHAWN E. TROKHAN The Trokhan Group Trokhan Orthopaedics, L.L.C. 235 Closter Dock Rd. Closter, NJ 07624 201-767-1908

PAIN MEDICINE REHAN ALI The Pain, Spine and Sports Institute 10 Forest Ave., Suite 105 Paramus, NJ 07652 201-336-0188 JOSE A. CONTRERAS Hackensack Meridian Health Medical Group - Institute for Pain & Palliative Medicine 20 Prospect Ave., Suite 602 Hackensack, NJ 07601 551-996-2442 SAMYADEV DATTA Center for Pain Management 294 State St., Suite 1 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-488-7246 VINNIDHY DAVE Englewood Health Physician Network - Palliative Services 350 Engle St., Suite 6560 Englewood, NJ 07631 201-608-2556 ISAIAH FLORENCE IF Pain Associates 222 Cedar Ln., Suite 210 Teaneck, NJ 07666 201-287-1100 ASHER GOLDSTEIN Overlook PAIN + Recovery 160 Overlook Ave., Suite 1A Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-645-4336

RUBY KIM Premier Spine & Sports Medicine 140 Sylvan Ave., Suite 108 Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632 201-242-1600

HOWARD D. APFEL Columbia University Medical Center - Paramus 205 Robin Rd., Suite 100 Paramus, NJ 07652 201-599-0026

JEFF PAVELL The Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Center, P.A. 500 Grand Ave. Englewood, NJ 07631 201-567-2277

ZVI S. MARANS Columbia University Medical Center - Paramus 205 Robin Rd., Suite 100 Paramus, NJ 07652 201-599-0026

ALI I. SECKIN Hackensack Meridian Health Medical Group - Institute for Pain & Palliative Medicine 20 Prospect Ave., Suite 602 Hackensack, NJ 07601 551-996-2442

YOUNG SUN DIANE RHEE Columbia University Medical Center - Paramus 205 Robin Rd., Suite 100 Paramus, NJ 07652 201-599-0026

ROBERT S. SILVERMAN Valley Medical Group 1 Valley Health Plz., Floor 3 Paramus, NJ 07652 201-634-5555

PATHOLOGY

DAVID E. SOLOWIEJCZYK Columbia University Medical Center - Paramus 205 Robin Rd., Suite 100 Paramus, NJ 07652 201-599-0026

RAHIMA BABURY Holy Name Medical Center 718 Teaneck Rd. Teaneck, NJ 07666 201-833-3020

MEGHAN E. TOZZI Hackensack Meridian Health Medical Group 155 Polifly Rd., Suite 106 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-441-9980

CHRISTOPHER KOENIG Hackensack Pathology Associates 30 Prospect Ave. Hackensack, NJ 07601 551-996-4808

ROBERT J. TOZZI Hackensack Meridian Health Medical Group 155 Polifly Rd., Suite 106 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-441-9980

CIARAN M. MANNION Hackensack Pathology Associates 30 Prospect Ave. Hackensack, NJ 07601 551-996-4830 DREW OLSEN Holy Name Medical Center 718 Teaneck Rd. Teaneck, NJ 07666 201-833-3246

PEDIATRIC CARDIOLOGY D. SCOTT ALENICK D. Scott Alenick, M.D. 333 Old Hook Rd., Suite 101 Westwood, NJ 07675 201-497-6255

PEDIATRIC CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE DENNIS C. COFFEY Valley Medical Group 223 N. Van Dien Ave. Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201-447-8512 MARK E. SIEGEL Hackensack Meridian Health Medical Group 30 Prospect Ave. Hackensack, NJ 07601 551-996-2403

PEDIATRIC DERMATOLOGY EMILY M. BERGER Hackensack Meridian Health Medical Group 155 Polifly Rd., Suite 101 Hackensack, NJ 07601 551-996-8697

PEDIATRIC GASTROENTEROLOGY AYMAN ABDEL-WAHAB Riverside Medical Group 1 Maywood Ave. Maywood, NJ 07607 551-257-7005

JULIE V. SCHAFFER Hackensack Meridian Health Medical Group 155 Polifly Rd., Suite 101 Hackensack, NJ 07601 551-996-8697

WENDY C. JESHION Hackensack Meridian Health Medical Group 155 Polifly Rd., Suite 102 Hackensack, NJ 07601 551-996-8840

HELEN T. SHIN Hackensack Meridian Health Medical Group 155 Polifly Rd., Suite 101 Hackensack, NJ 07601 551-996-8697

ELAINE MOUSTAFELLOS Hackensack Meridian Health Medical Group 155 Polifly Rd., Suite 102 Hackensack, NJ 07601 551-996-8840

PEDIATRIC ENDOCRINOLOGY

J. ANTONIO QUIROS Valley Medical Group 140 E. Ridgewood Ave. Suite N480 Paramus, NJ 07652 201-389-0815

JAVIER E. AISENBERG Hackensack Meridian Health Medical Group 30 Prospect Ave. WFAN Bldg., Room 251 Hackensack, NJ 07601 551-996-5329 STEVEN N. GHANNY Hackensack Meridian Health Medical Group 30 Prospect Ave. WFAN Bldg., Room 251 Hackensack, NJ 07601 551-996-5329 GENNA W. KLEIN Hackensack Meridian Health Medical Group 30 Prospect Ave. WFAN Bldg., Room 251 Hackensack, NJ 07601 551-996-5329 MICHAEL NOVOGRODER Tenafly Pediatrics, P.A. 704 Palisade Ave. Teaneck, NJ 07666 201-836-4301 PAUL I. PELAVIN Valley Medical Group 140 E. Ridgewood Ave. Suite N480 Paramus, NJ 07652 201-447-8182

FRANCINE SAMUELS Hackensack Meridian Health Medical Group 155 Polifly Rd., Suite 102 Hackensack, NJ 07601 551-996-8840

PEDIATRIC HEMATOLOGY AND ONCOLOGY BURTON E. APPEL Hackensack Meridian Health Medical Group 30 Prospect Ave. Hackensack, NJ 07601 551-996-5437 MICHAEL B. HARRIS Hackensack Meridian Health Medical Group 30 Prospect Ave. Hackensack, NJ 07601 551-996-5437


ARYEH Z. BAER Hackensack Meridian Health Medical Group 30 Prospect Ave. WFAN Bldg., PC360 Hackensack, NJ 07601 551-996-5308 SEJAL BHAVSAR Hackensack Meridian Health Medical Group 30 Prospect Ave. WFAN Bldg., PC360 Hackensack, NJ 07601 551-996-5308 JULIA A. PIWOZ Hackensack Meridian Health Medical Group 30 Prospect Ave. WFAN Bldg., PC360 Hackensack, NJ 07601 551-996-5308 KEVIN A. SLAVIN Hackensack Meridian Health Medical Group 30 Prospect Ave. WFAN Bldg., PC360 Hackensack , NJ 07601 551-996-5308

PEDIATRIC NEPHROLOGY LEIGH M. ETTINGER Hackensack Meridian Health Medical Group 30 Prospect Ave. Hackensack, NJ 07601 551-996-8228 KENNETH V. LIEBERMAN Hackensack Meridian Health Medical Group 30 Prospect Ave. Hackensack, NJ 07601 551-996-8228

PEDIATRIC NEUROLOGY JENNIFER A. COPE Neurology Group of Bergen County 1200 E. Ridgewood Ave. Suite 208 Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201-444-0868

FELICIA J. GLIKSMAN Hackensack Meridian Health Medical Group 30 Prospect Ave. WFAN, Room 338 Hackensack, NJ 07601 551-996-3200

DONNA J. LEE Hackensack Meridian Health Medical Group 30 Prospect Ave. WFAN Bldg., PC375 Hackensack, NJ 07601 551-996-5207

ERIC SEGAL Northeast Regional Epilepsy Group 20 Prospect Ave., Suite 800 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-343-6676

PAKKAY NGAI Hackensack Meridian Health Medical Group 30 Prospect Ave. WFAN Bldg., PC375 Hackensack, NJ 07601 551-996-5207

ARIEL A. SHERBANY Hackensack Meridian Health Medical Group 30 Prospect Ave. WFAN, Room 338 Hackensack, NJ 07601 551-996-3200

PEDIATRIC NEUROSURGERY

PEDIATRIC SURGERY FREDERICK ALEXANDER Pediatric SurgicalCare 140 Route 17 North Suite 321 Paramus, NJ 07652 201-225-9700

RICHARD C.E. ANDERSON Neurosurgeons of New Jersey 1200 E. Ridgewood Ave. Suite 200 Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201-327-8600

JASON C. FISHER Hackensack Meridian Health Medical Group 30 Prospect Ave. WFAN Bldg., Room 311 Hackensack, NJ 07601 551-996-2921

ARNO H. FRIED Advanced Neurosurgery Associates 20 Prospect Ave., Suite 905 Hackensack, NJ 07601 551-996-5251

DAVID L. FRIEDMAN Pediatric Surgical Associates, P.A. 30 W. Century Rd., Suite 235 Paramus, NJ 07652 201-225-9440

TIM VOGEL New Jersey Brain and Spine 20 Prospect Ave., Suite 907 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-342-2550

PEDIATRIC PULMONOLOGY STEVEN KANENGISER Valley Medical Group 140 E. Ridgewood Ave. Suite N480 Paramus, NJ 07652 201-447-8026 ADA SHUK CHONG LEE Hackensack Meridian Health Medical Group 30 Prospect Ave. WFAN Bldg., PC375 Hackensack, NJ 07601 551-996-5207

RAJINDER GANDHI Pediatric Surgical Associates, P.A. 30 W. Century Rd., Suite 235 Paramus, NJ 07652 201-225-9440 KEITH A. KUENZLER Hackensack Meridian Health Medical Group 30 Prospect Ave. WFAN Bldg., Room 311 Hackensack, NJ 07601 551-996-2921 BARRY E. LOSASSO Pediatric Surgical Associates, P.A. 30 W. Century Rd., Suite 235 Paramus, NJ 07652 619-796-5150

PEDIATRICS (GENERAL) GEORGE AZZARITI Riverside Medical Group 18 Railroad Ave., Suite 103 Rochelle Park, NJ 07662 201-291-2323 HARRY BANSCHICK Holy Name Medical Center 2500 Lemoine Ave. Suite 200 Fort Lee, NJ 07024 201-592-9210 LUCIA CARUANA Tenafly Pediatrics, P.A. 570 Piermont Rd. Closter, NJ 07624 201-768-8811 JANET LAZIEH Holy Name Medical Center 2500 Lemoine Ave. Suite 200 Fort Lee, NJ 07024 201-592-9210 CHRISTOPHER NICPON Valley Pediatrics 201 E. Franklin Tpke. Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ 07423 201-652-1888 ARNOLD H. RABINOWITZ Paramus Pediatrics 22 Madison Ave., Suite 303 Paramus, NJ 07652 201-291-9797 DARREN SAKS Tenafly Pediatrics, P.A. 32 Franklin St. Tenafly, NJ 07670 201-569-2400 DAVID SCHAUMBERGER Tenafly Pediatrics, P.A. 32 Franklin St. Tenafly, NJ 07670 201-569-2400 IRENE SHEVELEV Valley Pediatrics 201 E. Franklin Tpke. Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ 07423 201-652-1888

LYNN SUGARMAN Tenafly Pediatrics, P.A. 32 Franklin St. Tenafly, NJ 07670 201-569-2400 MOHAMED A. TANTAWI Hackensack Pediatrics 177 Summit Ave. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-487-8222 CHRISTOPHER WEISS Washington Avenue Pediatrics 95 N. Washington Ave. Bergenfield, NJ 07621 201-384-0300 Mondana Yazdi Wyckoff Pediatrics 219 Everett Ave. Wyckoff, NJ 07481 201-891-4777 TOVA YELLIN Maple Avenue Pediatrics 23-00 Route 208 South Fair Lawn, NJ 07410 201-797-1900

PHYSICAL MEDICINE AND REHABILITATION ELIZABETH A. BAKER Spine Center and Orthopedic Rehabilitation of Englewood 106 Grand Ave., Suite 220 Englewood, NJ 07631 201-503-1900 NAIMISH BAXI Hospital For Special Surgery 140 E. Ridgewood Ave. Suite 175S Paramus, NJ 07652 201-599-8018 ANGELA M. D’ALESSANDRO Valley Medical Group 140 E. Ridgewood Ave. Suite N475 Paramus, NJ 07652 201-251-3304 ASHER GOLDSTEIN Overlook PAIN + Recovery 160 Overlook Ave., Suite 1A Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-645-4336

TOP DOCTORS LISTINGS

PEDIATRIC INFECTIOUS DISEASE


TOP DOCTORS LISTINGS

RUBY KIM Premier Spine & Sports Medicine 140 Sylvan Ave., Suite 108 Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632 201-242-1600

MAZEN BEDRI East Coast Advanced Plastic Surgery 20 Wilsey Sq., Suite C Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201-449-1000

DONALD LISS The Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Center, P.A. 500 Grand Ave. Englewood, NJ 07631 201-567-2277

DAVID J. BIKOFF David J. Bikoff, M.D. 146 Route 17 North Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-488-8584

HOWARD LISS Howard Liss, M.D. 111 Dean Dr., Suite 1 Tenafly, NJ 07670 201-390-9200 RYAN K. MURPHY Valley Medical Group 301 Godwin Ave. Midland Park, NJ 07432 201-301-1317 JEFF PAVELL The Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Center, P.A. 500 Grand Ave. Englewood, NJ 07631 201-567-2277 CHRISTINE PFISTERER Northern Jersey Orthopedic Center 870 Palisade Ave., Suite 205 Teaneck, NJ 07666 201-836-1663 PETER H. SCHMAUS New Jersey Brain and Spine 680 Kinderkamack Rd. Suite 302 Oradell, NJ 07649 201-342-2550 KARA SUCHE The Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Center, P.A. 500 Grand Ave. Englewood, NJ 07631 201-567-2277

PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY DAVID L. ABRAMSON David L. Abramson, M.D. 363 Grand Ave. Englewood, NJ 07631 201-731-3134

WILLIAM K. BOSS Boss MD Plastic Surgery 305 Route 17 South Suite 3-100A Paramus, NJ 07652 201-345-3764 GARY D. BRESLOW The Breslow Center for Plastic Surgery 1 W. Ridgewood Ave. Suite 110 Paramus, NJ 07652 201-720-1137 TROY CALLAHAN Northern Jersey Plastic Surgery Center, L.L.C. 140 Prospect Ave., Suite 17 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-225-1811 AARON CAPUANO Northern Center for Plastic Surgery 700 E. Palisade Ave., Floor 1 Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632 201-820-5280 CHARBEL CHALFOUN East Coast Advanced Plastic Surgery 20 Wilsey Sq., Suite C Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201-449-1000 FRANK S. CIMINELLO Cimisurgical Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 113 W. Essex St., Suite 204 Maywood, NJ 07607 201-289-5551 STEPHANIE M. COHEN Cohen/Winters Aesthetic & Reconstructive Surgeons 113 W. Essex St., Suite 202 Maywood, NJ 07607 201-487-3400

MICHAEL J. CONN Michael J. Conn, M.D., F.A.C.S. 870 Palisade Ave., Suite 205 Teaneck, NJ 07666 201-836-9296

TZVI SMALL Bergen Plastic Surgery 275 Forest Ave., Suite 202 Paramus, NJ 07652 201-599-1500

EDWARD COSTA Complete Foot & Ankle 400 Route 17 South Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201-445-2288

JORDAN P. FARKAS Farkas Plastic Surgery 920 Sylvan Ave., Suite 230 Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07670 201-587-4961

NORBERTO LUKE SOTO Advanced Aesthetic Associates, Inc. 106 Grand Ave., Suite 490 Englewood, NJ 07631 201-279-5972

LAUREN GROSSMAN Dr. Hagen and Dr. Grossman, Podiatrists 363 Grand Ave. Englewood, NJ 07631 201-568-6977

HARRIS R. STERMAN Sterman Plastic Surgery 870 Palisade Ave., Suite 304 Teaneck, NJ 07666 201-836-4111

EMANUEL M. HABER The Foot & Ankle Centre of New Jersey 30 W. Century Rd., Suite 240 Paramus, NJ 07652 201-599-5911

ADAM FEINTISCH Cimisurgical Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 113 W. Essex St., Suite 204 Maywood, NJ 07607 201-289-5551 PEDY GANCHI Village Plastic Surgery 75 Oak St. Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201-444-6646 EDWARD HAHN JR. Cimisurgical Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 1124 E. Ridgewood Ave. Suite 201 Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201-289-5551 GORDON KAPLAN The Kaplan Center 1033 River Rd., Unit 1 Edgewater, NJ 07020 201-948-5475 ROBERT J. MORIN Robert J. Morin, M.D. 125 Prospect Ave. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-488-3422 SHWETAMBARA PARAKH Parakh Plastic Surgery 370 Grand Ave., Suite 202 Englewood, NJ 07631 201-567-1919 SIDNEY RABINOWITZ Sidney Rabinowitz, M.D., P.A. 305 Route 17 South Suite 3-100A Paramus, NJ 07652 201-967-1100

RICHARD M. WINTERS Cohen/Winters Aesthetic & Reconstructive Surgeons 113 W. Essex St., Suite 202 Maywood, NJ 07607 201-487-3400 ROBERT I. ZUBOWSKI The Robert Zubowski MD Center For Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 1 Sears Dr. Paramus, NJ 07652 201-261-7550

PODIATRY NICHOLAS J. BEVILACQUA North Jersey Orthopaedic Specialists, P.A. 730 Palisade Ave. Teaneck, NJ 07666 201-353-9000 KATHERINE CHEN Englewood Health Physician Network Northeast Podiatry Group 142 Engle St. Englewood, NJ 07631 201-568-0033 JEFFREY M. COHEN Englewood Health Physician Network Northeast Podiatry Group 142 Engle St. Englewood, NJ 07631 201-568-0033

EDWARD HARRIS Podiatry Foot & Ankle Institute 20 Prospect Ave., Suite 803 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-488-3668 JOSEPH A. HOLZAPFEL Joseph A. Holzapfel, D.P.M. 663 Palisade Ave., Suite 305 Cliffside Park, NJ 07010 201-943-4409 GREGORY T. KAUFMAN Englewood Health Physician Network Northeast Podiatry Group 142 Engle St. Englewood, NJ 07631 201-568-0033 ROBERT MARCUS Foot & Ankle Center of Teaneck 185 Cedar Ln., Suite L2 Teaneck, NJ 07666 201-928-0808 MORRIS MORIN Hackensack Center for Foot Surgery 125 Prospect Ave. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-488-7577 EDWARD R. NIEUWENHUIS JR. Foot & Ankle Associates of Wyckoff 350 Franklin Ave., Suite 2 Wyckoff, NJ 07481 201-891-4930


JACOB REINKRAUT Complete Foot & Ankle 400 Route 17 South Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201-445-2288

ALI SURAHIO Holy Name Medical Center 354 Old Hook Rd., Suite 102 Westwood, NJ 07675 201-358-0400

MICHAEL F. WESSON Valley Medical Group 1 Valley Health Plz. Paramus, NJ 07652 201-634-5403

SYED ZAIDI Bergen Psychiatric Associates 294 State St., Floor 2 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-342-4004

PETER WU Holy Name Medical Center 718 Teaneck Rd. Teaneck, NJ 07666 201-541-5900

RADIATION ONCOLOGY

MEI ZHANG Englewood Health Englewood Radiation Oncology, LLC 350 Engle St., Floor 1 Englewood, NJ 07631 201-894-3125

RITCHARD C. ROSEN Englewood Health Physician Network Northeast Podiatry Group 142 Engle St. Englewood, NJ 07631 201-568-0033

DAVID DUBIN Englewood Health Englewood Radiation Oncology, L.L.C. 350 Engle St. Englewood, NJ 07631 201-894-3125

ISA SCHWARZBERG Advanced Foot Care Specialists, P.C. 240 W. Passaic St., Suite 4 Maywood, NJ 07607 201-880-6000

GLEN GEJERMAN Regional Cancer Care Associates 92 2nd St. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-904-3021

DANIEL J. WALTUCH Henry Slomowitz, D.P.M. & Associates 299 Forest Ave. Paramus, NJ 07652 201-599-9255

LOREN GODFREY Regional Cancer Care Associates 92 2nd St. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-904-3021

PSYCHIATRY

ANTHONY C. INGENITO Regional Cancer Care Associates 92 2nd St. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-904-3021

FRANCES R. EFFRON GURLAND Gurland & Effron Gurland, MDs 216 Engle St. Englewood, NJ 07631 201-568-4066 ROBERT SCHUMEISTER Robert Schumeister, M.D. 62 Chestnut St., Bldg. 4D Englewood, NJ 07631 201-569-1133 PRITESH SHAH Holy Name Medical Center 354 Old Hook Rd., Suite 102 Westwood, NJ 07675 201-358-0400 MICHAEL V. STEFANOVICH Michael V. Stefanovich, M.D. 100 Union Ave., Suite 210 Cresskill, NJ 07626 201-228-9496

THOMAS P. KOLE Valley Medical Group 1 Valley Health Plz. Paramus, NJ 07652 201-634-5403 BRETT E. LEWIS Regional Cancer Care Associates 92 2nd St. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-904-3021 BENJAMIN ROSENBLUTH Holy Name Medical Center 718 Teaneck Rd. Teaneck, NJ 07666 201-541-5900

RADIOLOGY RONALD ARAMS Radiology Associates of Ridgewood 20 Franklin Tpke. Waldwick, NJ 07463 201-445-8822 JACQUELINE BRUNETTI Holy Name Medical Center 718 Teaneck Rd. Teaneck, NJ 07666 201-833-7225 EDWARD LUBAT Radiology Associates of Ridgewood 20 Franklin Tpke. Waldwick, NJ 07463 201-445-8822 JOHN MORGAN Holy Name Medical Center 718 Teaneck Rd. Teaneck, NJ 07666 201-833-3280 JAMES PARK Holy Name Medical Center 718 Teaneck Rd. Teaneck, NJ 07666 201-833-3280 SEAN PIERCE Hackensack Radiology Group 555 Kinderkamack Rd. Oradell, NJ 07649 201-448-2660

MARK SHAPIRO Englewood Health Englewood Radiologic Group 350 Engle St. Englewood, NJ 07631 201-894-3480

REPRODUCTIVE ENDOCRINOLOGY/ INFERTILITY INNA BERIN Fertility Institute of New Jersey & New York 680 Kinderkamack Rd. Suite 200 Oradell, NJ 07649 201-666-4200 DEHAN CHEN Valley Medical Group 140 E. Ridgewood Ave. Suite 590S Paramus, NJ 07652 201-634-5400 MARIA F. COSTANTINIFERRANDO Reproductive Medicine Associates 25 Rockwood Pl., Suite 320 Englewood, NJ 07631 201-569-7773 ADAM FECHNER University Reproductive Associates 214 Terrace Ave. Hasbrouck Heights, NJ 07604 201-288-6330 KERI LEE GREENSEID Valley Medical Group 140 E Ridgewood Ave. Suite 590S Paramus, NJ 07652 201-634-5400 PATRICIA L. HUGHES IRMS 400 Frank W. Burr Blvd. Suite 145 Teaneck, NJ 07666 201-645-1873 PETER G. MCGOVERN University Reproductive Associates 214 Terrace Ave. Hasbrouck Heights, NJ 07604 201-288-6330

JANE MILLER North Hudson IVF 385 Sylvan Ave. Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632 201-871-1999 ALI NASSERI Valley Medical Group 140 E. Ridgewood Ave. Suite 590S Paramus, NJ 07652 201-634-5400

RHEUMATOLOGY RICHARD ANDRON Holy Name Medical Center 106 Grand Ave. Suite 450 Englewood, NJ 07631 201-871-1515 DAVID ARBIT Summit Medical Group 31-00 Broadway Fair Lawn, NJ 07410 201-796-2255 SARY ARISTY Rheumatology Associates of North Jersey 1415 Queen Anne Rd. Teaneck, NJ 07666 201-837-7788 MELINDA COLLINS Hackensack Meridian Health Medical Group 277 Forest Ave., Suite 208 Paramus, NJ 07652 201-523-9245 NEIL J. GONTER Rheumatology Associates of North Jersey 1415 Queen Anne Rd. Teaneck, NJ 07666 201-837-7788 SHERNETT GRIFFITHS Englewood Health Physician Network Bergen Medical Alliance 180 Engle St. Englewood, NJ 07631 201-567-2050 MICHAEL GUMA Riverside Medical Group 312 Belleville Tpke. North Arlington, NJ 07031 201-998-2800

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STEVEN POLING Englewood Health Physician Network The Park Medical Group 274 County Rd. Tenafly, NJ 07670 201-568-0493


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GILBERT KEPECS Hackensack Rheumatology 385 Prospect Ave., Suite 214 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-498-9060 ALEXANDRU F. KIMEL Rheumatology Associates of North Jersey 1415 Queen Anne Rd. Teaneck, NJ 07666 201-837-7788 YUKIKO KIMURA Hackensack Meridian Health Medical Group 30 Prospect Ave. WFAN Bldg., Room PC360 Hackensack, NJ 07601 551-996-5306

MIRIAM SILVERBERG Rheumatology Associates of North Jersey 1415 Queen Anne Rd. Teaneck, NJ 07666 201-837-7788 JENNIFER E. WEISS Hackensack Meridian Health Medical Group 30 Prospect Ave. Hackensack, NJ 07601 551-996-5306 DEE DEE WU Hospital For Special Surgery 140 E. Ridgewood Ave. Suite 175S Paramus, NJ 07652 201-599-8016

EVAN H. LEIBOWITZ Valley Medical Group 1200 E. Ridgewood Ave. East Wing, Suite 306 Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201-389-0096

ARIK ZAIDER Valley Medical Group 1200 E. Ridgewood Ave. East Wing, Suite 306 Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201-389-0096

RALPH E. MARCUS Rheumatology Associates of North Jersey 1415 Queen Anne Rd. Teaneck, NJ 07666 201-837-7788

ANNA ZEZON Englewood Health Physician Network Bergen Medical Alliance 180 Engle St. Englewood, NJ 07631 201-567-2050

JAMES MICELI Rheumatology Associates of North Jersey 1415 Queen Anne Rd. Teaneck, NJ 07666 201-837-7788 RAJESH K. PANDEY Kayal Orthopaedic Center, P.C. 784 Franklin Ave., Suite 250 Franklin Lakes, NJ 07417 844-777-0910 ASHRAF RASLAN Valley Institute For Rheumatology & Autoimmune Diseases 1200 E. Ridgewood Ave. East Wing, Suite 306 Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201-389-0096 NOEL SALEM Noel Salem, M.D. 385 Sylvan Ave., Suite 26 Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632 201-871-0223

SLEEP MEDICINE JEFFREY P. BARASCH Valley Medical Group 579 Franklin Tpke., Floor 2 Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201-447-3866 GEORGES A. GHACIBEH Progressive Neurology 260 Old Hook Rd., Suite 200 Westwood, NJ 07675 201-546-8510 DEBORAH A. HUTTER (GOSS) Hackensack Sleep & Pulmonary Center 170 Prospect Ave., Suite 20 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-996-0232 SRIKANT KONDAPANENI Bergen Medical Alliance, P.A. 1 N. Washington Ave., Floor 2 Bergenfield, NJ 07621 201-501-0082

DISHA D. PATEL Englewood Health Physician Network The Park Medical Group 24 Elm St. Harrington Park, NJ 07640 201-784-0123 RAHAT SALAMAT Valley Medical Group 1200 E. Ridgewood Ave. West Wing, Suite 303 Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201-689-7755

SPORTS MEDICINE FRANCIS G. ALBERTA Rothman Orthopaedic Institute 80 Route 4 East, Suite 490 Paramus, NJ 07652 888-636-7840 ROCCO BASSORA Rothman Orthopaedic Institute 50 Craig Rd. Montvale, NJ 07645 888-636-7840 DAVID M. DERAMO Englewood Sports Medicine Orthopaedic Surgery, P.C. 370 Grand Ave., Suite 100 Englewood, NJ 07631 201-567-5700 RAPHAEL S.F. LONGOBARDI University Orthopaedic Excelcare Sports Medicine & Athletic Injuries 433 Hackensack Ave., Floor 2 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-343-1717 JAMES C. MENDLER Sports Medicine Physician Associates, L.L.C. 514 Kinderkamack Rd. Oradell, NJ 07649 201-833-3909 SHAI SHOSHANI Elite Sports Medicine and Wellness 46 Union Ave. Cresskill, NJ 07626 201-431-5115

OSCAR VAZQUEZ Active Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, L.L.C. 25 Prospect Ave. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-343-2277 DAVID A. WANG Hospital for Special Surgery 140 E. Ridgewood Ave. Suite 175S Paramus, NJ 07652 201-599-8020

THORACIC SURGERY MAHMUD BANGASH Cardiovascular Associates P.A. 10-14 Saddle River Rd. Fair Lawn, NJ 07410 201-794-3256 GARY M. KLINE Summit Surgical Institute 332 Summit Ave. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-488-6445 ROBERT J. KORST Valley Medical Group 1 Valley Health Plz. Paramus, NJ 07652 201-634-5722 NABIL P. RIZK Hackensack Meridian Health Medical Group 20 Prospect Ave., Suite 501 Hackensack, NJ 07601 551-996-5960

UROLOGY SAURABH AGARWAL Urology Group, P.A. 4 Godwin Ave. Midland Park, NJ 07432 201-444-7070 MUTAHAR AHMED New Jersey Urology 222 Cedar Ln., Suite 206 Teaneck, NJ 07666 201-836-6060 KEVIN R. BASRALIAN Hackensack Meridian Health Medical Group 360 Essex St., Suite 403 Hackensack, NJ 07601 551-996-8090 THOMAS CHRISTIANO New Jersey Urology 255 W. Spring Valley Ave. Suite 101 Maywood, NJ 07607 201-487-8866 WAYNE DETORRES Urology Group, P.A. 4 Godwin Ave. Midland Park, NJ 07432 201-444-7070 MICHAEL D. ESPOSITO New Jersey Urology 255 W. Spring Valley Ave. Suite 101 Maywood, NJ 07607 201-487-8866

MARK SHAPIRO Valley Medical Group 1 Valley Health Plz. Paramus, NJ 07652 201-634-5722

DEBRA L. FROMER Hackensack Meridian Health Medical Group 360 Essex St., Suite 403 Hackensack, NJ 07601 551-996-8090

NAZLY M. SHARIATI Hackensack Meridian Health Medical Group 20 Prospect Ave., Suite 501 Hackensack, NJ 07601 551-996-5960

MARTIN M. GOLDSTEIN New Jersey Urology 255 W. Spring Valley Ave. Suite 101 Maywood, NJ 07607 201-487-8866

IGNATIOS ZAIRIS Holy Name Medical Center 718 Teaneck Rd. Teaneck, NJ 07666 201-837-8282

VICTOR H. HARTANTO Urology Group, P.A. 4 Godwin Ave. Midland Park, NJ 07432 201-444-7070


GERALD PORTMAN Englewood Health Physician Network - Urology 350 Engle St., Suite 6530 Englewood, NJ 07631 201-608-2849

ALLISON BARONE Englewood Health Englewood Radiologic Group 350 Engle St. Englewood, NJ 07631 201-894-3480

GEORGE KLAFTER New Jersey Urology 663 Palisade Ave., Suite 304 Cliffside Park, NJ 07010 201-313-1933

DAVID SHIN Hackensack Meridian Health Medical Group 360 Essex St., Suite 403 Hackensack, NJ 07601 551-996-8090

GEORGE FERRONE Hackensack Radiology Group 30 S. Newman St. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-488-2660

HARRY P. KOO Hackensack Meridian Health Medical Group 360 Essex St., Suite 403 Hackensack, NJ 07601 551-996-8090 CHESTER LEE Urologic Specialties 177 N. Dean St., Suite 305 Englewood, NJ 07631 201-569-7777 RICHARD LEE Urologic Specialties 177 N. Dean St., Suite 305 Englewood, NJ 07631 201-569-7777 GREGORY LOVALLO New Jersey Urology 255 W. Spring Valley Ave. Suite 101 Maywood, NJ 07607 201-487-8866 ERIC J. MARGOLIS New Jersey Urology 300 Grand Ave. Englewood, NJ 07631 201-816-1900 RAVI MUNVER Hackensack Meridian Health Medical Group 360 Essex St., Suite 403 Hackensack, NJ 07601 551-996-8090 MICHAEL NAZMY Urologic Specialties 177 N. Dean St., Suite 305 Englewood, NJ 07631 201-569-7777 RAUL PARRA Holy Name Medical Center 718 Teaneck Rd. Teaneck, NJ 07666 201-541-5960

ROBERT B. SIMON New Jersey Urology 300 Grand Ave. Englewood, NJ 07631 201-816-1900 MICHAEL D. STIFELMAN Hackensack Meridian Health Medical Group 360 Essex St., Suite 403 Hackensack, NJ 07601 551-996-8090 GARY WASSERMAN New Jersey Urology 300 Grand Ave. Englewood, NJ 07631 201-816-1900 CHRISTOPHER WRIGHT New Jersey Urology 255 W. Spring Valley Ave. Suite 101 Maywood, NJ 07607 201-487-8866

VASCULAR/ INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGY RONALD ARAMS Radiology Associates of Ridgewood 20 Franklin Tpke. Waldwick, NJ 07463 201-445-8822 PHILLIP BAHRAMIPOUR Englewood Health Physician Network Englewood Radiologic Group 350 Engle St. Englewood, NJ 07631 201-894-3480

VINCENT GALLO Holy Name Medical Center 718 Teaneck Rd. Teaneck, NJ 07666 201-227-6210 KEVIN HERMAN Advanced Interventional & Vascular Services, LLP/Holy Name Medical Center 718 Teaneck Rd. Teaneck, NJ 07666 201-379-5614 ERWIN LIN Radiology Associates of Ridgewood 20 Franklin Tpke. Waldwick, NJ 07463 201-445-8822 JOHN RUNDBACK Holy Name Medical Center 718 Teaneck Rd. Teaneck, NJ 07666 201-833-7268 ANOOP WATTAMWAR Hackensack Radiology Group 555 Kinderkamack Rd. Oradell, NJ 07649 201-488-2660

VASCULAR SURGERY MAHMUD BANGASH Cardiovascular Associates P.A. 10-14 Saddle River Rd. Fair Lawn, NJ 07410 201-794-3256 JOSHUA W. BERNHEIM New Jersey Endovascular Therapeutics 1124 E. Ridgewood Ave. Suite 104 Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201-444-5353

THOMAS R. BERNIK Englewood Health Physician Network Vascular Surgery 350 Engle St., 2 East Englewood, NJ 07631 201-894-3689 DANIEL J. CHAR New Jersey Endovascular Therapeutics 1124 E. Ridgewood Ave. Suite 104 Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201-444-5353 STEVEN ELIAS Englewood Health Physician Network The Center for Vein Disease 350 Engle St., Floor 3 Englewood, NJ 07631 201-894-3252 KENNETH FRIED Kenneth Fried, M.D. 180 N. Dean St. Englewood, NJ 07631 201-568-8666 JAMES W. GEUDER Vein Center of Oradell 680 Kinderkamack Rd. Suite 306 Oradell, NJ 07649 201-262-8346 THERESA IMPEDUGLIA North Jersey Surgical 50 Passaic St. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-646-0010 PETER KAGAN Holy Name Medical Center 222 Cedar Ln., Suite 111 Teaneck, NJ 07666 201-227-6222 ROXANA G. KLINE Summit Surgical Institute 332 Summit Ave. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-488-6445 JOSEPH MANNO North Jersey Surgical 50 Passaic St. Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-646-0010

MASSIMO M. NAPOLITANO Bergen Surgical Specialists 211 Essex St., Suite 102 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-820-0050 MITUL S. PATEL New Jersey Endovascular Therapeutics 1124 E. Ridgewood Ave. Suite 104 Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201-444-5353 ANJALI RATNATHICAM Bergen Surgical Specialists 211 Essex St., Suite 102 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-820-0049 GREGORY SIMONIAN Bergen Surgical Specialists 211 Essex St., Suite 102 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-820-0049 MICHAEL WILDERMAN Bergen Surgical Specialists 211 Essex St., Suite 102 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-820-0050 IGNATIOS ZAIRIS Holy Name Medical Center 718 Teaneck Rd. Teaneck, NJ 07666 201-837-8282

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MICHELLE JOOSUN KIM Hackensack Meridian Health Medical Group 360 Essex St., Suite 403 Hackensack, NJ 07601 551-996-8090


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STAVROS CHRISTOUDIAS, M.D., FACS FARSHAD MANSOURI, M.D., FACS PETER MARTA, D.O. HERITAGE SURGICAL GROUP 741 Teaneck Rd., Suite B, Teaneck, NJ 07666 261 Old Hook Rd., Westwood, NJ 07675 9 Post Rd., M-7, Oakland, NJ 07436 201.833.2888 • heritagesurgicalgroup.com ONE OF THE FEW REMAINING INDEPENDENT MEDICAL GROUPS IN NEW JERSEY, Heritage Surgical Group was established by Dr. Stavros Christoudias and Dr. Farshad Mansouri to honor and uphold the highest standards in medical care taught to them by their respective fathers, both dedicated surgeons. “We answer to our patients first, not to a corporation,” says Dr. Christoudias, who adds that Heritage’s mission is to keep the practice of medicine separate from big business. “Our patients never doubt that they’re our only priority.” Heritage Surgical Group diagnoses, treats and manages patients with a broad spectrum of surgical conditions with health and safety as their driving force. With over 25 years of combined experience practicing medicine, their board-certified Top Doctors perform surgeries involving complex abdominal reconstruction procedures, hernia, gallbladder and appendix removal, and skin and soft tissue masses. Dr. Mansouri has additional training in colon and rectal surgery. The group is at the forefront of advanced technologies including robotic assisted surgery for hernias, gallbladders and colorectal surgeries.

Drs. Christoudias, Mansouri, Marta and Radvinsky are considered four of the region’s most highly respected general surgeons and share a similar philosophy in treating patients and family members with sensitivity and empathy while nurturing their well-being. It is this dedication to patient care that guided the physicians and staff of Heritage Surgical Group to remain open and available throughout the COVID-19 pandemic this past year for regularly scheduled in-person appointments and hospital visits. Their doors remained open to welcome every patient and attend to their needs for business as usual. The surgeons are affiliated with The Valley Hospital, Holy Name Medical Center, Pascack Valley Medical Center and Chilton Medical Center; smaller hospitals with shared philosophies of performing the greatest good for the people who need them the most. “At Heritage, patients are not just a number or a face, but real human beings,” says Dr. Christoudias. The surgeons look forward to a future of carrying on the time-honored doctorpatient practices of the past.


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WILLIAM K. BOSS, M.D., FACS BOSS MD

305 Route 17 South, 3-100A, Paramus, NJ 07652 • 201.345.3764 • drbossmd.com PLASTIC SURGERY OFFERED DR. WILLIAM K. BOSS the opportunity to actively contribute to the growth of research in a field of medicine where limitless advancements and a wide range of complications could be addressed. With over three decades of experience, board certified Dr. Boss remains at the forefront of laser and minimally invasive research, rising to prominence through his development of new and enhanced techniques. His insight and vision have contributed to many of the game changing innovations in plastic surgery today. A graduate of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Dr. Boss then went on to specialize in postdoctoral plastic surgery training at Yale University. For 10 years, Dr. Boss served as vice chairman and then as acting chairman of plastic surgery at Hackensack University Medical Center, contributing to the ongoing education of fellow surgeons while delivering meticulous care to his patients. Dr. Boss’ private practice is driven by embracing minimally invasive and

non-invasive rejuvenation procedures such as his patented procedure, GenLyft™, a customizable facelift for all generations. And now, Genlyft Body employs multi-modality techniques to maximize skin tightening and body contouring. The result is collagen stimulation, improved tissue tightening and reduced fat. Equally monumental was the FDA’s approval in 2010 of his patented, injectable fibroblast cellular therapy, known as LAVIV, to produce collagen which corrects acne scars and fine lines and wrinkles. Additionally, Dr. Boss can help you achieve that special look you’ve always wanted with procedures such as RFAL Liposuction, Injectables, Dermal Fillers, Rhinoplasty, Breast Augmentation, Tummy Tuck and Mommy Makeovers. His staff of 15 includes a nurse practitioner, certified in noninvasive treatments, and an esthetician who helps patients to maintain and enhance treatment results. A frequent speaker at medical conferences, symposiums and scientific meetings, Dr. Boss also publishes in medical and professional journals.


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MONICA TADROS, M.D., FACS

CENTER FOR SINUS, SLEEP & FACIAL PLASTIC SURGERY 300 Grand Ave., Suite 104, Englewood, NJ 07631 • 201.408.5430 911 Park Ave., New York, NY 10075 • 212.532.4590 DrMonicaTadros.com DR. MONICA TADROS IS ONE OF THE RARE PHYSICIANS IN THE COUNTRY TODAY who is double board-certified in OtolaryngologyHead and Neck Surgery and Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. She specializes in Rhinoplasty, Sinus Surgery and Plastic Surgery. Dr. Tadros has a stellar reputation in cosmetic facial surgery with an emphasis on the nose, its form, function and its impact on a patient’s beauty and health. If a patient has any type of issue with their nose or sinuses, Dr. Tadros likely has the correct solution. Whether a patient’s concerns are medical, aesthetic or both, her combined subspecialty gives patients with breathing problems hope for relief and aesthetic patients confidence in great outcomes. Dr. Tadros frequently sees patients who are suffering from Sinusitis, Allergies, Sleep Apnea, Migraines or other symptoms that may stem from nasal structure abnormalities. She specializes in Revision Rhinoplasty, which corrects aesthetic and functional complications or disappointing results from previous nasal surgeries. Dr. Tadros is well known for her compassion and uncanny ability to read

rhinoplasty patients of all ages, male or female, working closely with them to determine how best to define a nose that will reflect their true inner beauty and personality. “There is definitely a paradigm shift regarding how we think about Teen Rhinoplasty. Having pioneered several safe and effective techniques to treat teens, the medical benefits and positive developmental improvements of Teen Rhinoplasty, should not be underestimated. When the condition impedes sleep, exercise and self-esteem, corrective surgery can be transformative.” Using unique protocols and the latest in 3D CAT Scan imaging and Radiofrequency technology, Dr. Tadros is moving many procedures from the operating room to her well-appointed offices in Englewood, New Jersey and Park Avenue in Manhattan. “In a matter of minutes under local anesthesia, we are shrinking tissues, restoring breathing and putting an end to post-nasal drip with little to no down-time.” Alongside her phenomenal staff who will make you feel right at home, she achieves some of the most outstanding results in cosmetic and functional surgery.


Alfred T. Ogden

William S. Cobb

Jonathan Yun

Gaetan Moise

Dorthea Altshul

Anthony D’Ambrosio

Michael G. Kaiser

NEUROSURGEONS OF NEW JERSEY ALFRED T. OGDEN, M.D., FAANS RICHARD C.E. ANDERSON, M.D., FACS, FAAP JONATHAN YUN, M.D. WILLIAM S. COBB, M.D., PH.D., FAANS DOROTHEA ALTSCHUL, M.D., FAHA GAETAN MOISE, M.D., FAANS MICHAEL G. KAISER, M.D., FACS, FAANS ALFRED T. OGDEN, M.D., FAANS 1200 East Ridgewood Ave., Suite 200, Ridgewood, NJ 07450 • 201.327.8600 • neurosurgeonsofnewjersey.com NEUROSURGEONS OF NEW JERSEY brings together a highly specialized group of physicians who have made it their mission to save lives. “We are committed to providing patients with the most appropriate approach for addressing their particular neurological condition,” says Dr. Richard Anderson. Each neurosurgeon in the practice has developed the highest degree of specialization in their chosen discipline—making Neurosurgeons of New Jersey one of the most sub-specialized groups in the area. Through specialized expertise and cross-discipline consultation, the surgeons bring clarity to complex situations and achieve excellent outcomes. “The technology used in neurosurgery is changing all the time. Every day, science and technology take this rapidly evolving specialty to advanced levels. At Neurosurgeons of New Jersey, we have an unwavering regard for new treatments and remain steadfast in our work toward trailblazing new approaches,” says Dr. Gaetan Moise. Neurosurgeons of New Jersey is highly skilled in a wide variety of

disease conditions, treatments, and research including brain tumors, spine surgery, cerebrovascular disease, pediatric neurosurgery, and Gamma Knife Radiosurgery. With locations from Ridgewood to Livingston to Long Branch, the specialists at Neurosurgeons of New Jersey are conveniently located throughout the state. Furthermore, the group participates in almost all insurance networks and has an insurance specialist on staff to help patients manage the complex insurance process. From children to adults, the goal is to deliver compassionate care to help patients achieve the quality of life they deserve. On behalf of the entire Ridgewood practice, Dorothea Altschul, Richard Anderson, William Cobb, Anthony D’Ambrosio, Michael Kaiser, Gaetan Moise, Alfred Ogden, and Jonathan Yun would like to say thank you for being recognized amongst the many wonderful physicians receiving the recognition of New Jersey’s Top Doctors. Call 201-327-8600 to schedule an appointment at Ridgewood’s COVID-safe and continually disinfected office. Telehealth appointments are also available.

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Richard C.E. Anderson


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STEPHEN G. PEREIRA, M.D., FACS GEORGE A. MAZPULE, M.D., FACS ADAM ROSENSTOCK, M.D., FACS ONE SURGICAL SPECIALISTS

90 Prospect Ave., Suite 1D, Hackensack, NJ 07601 • 201.343.3433 • onesurgicalspecialists.com A COMBINATION OF EXTENSIVE EXPERIENCE, specialized training and the ability to systematically manage patients in a comprehensive treatment strategy, sets Top Doctors Stephen Pereira, George Mazpule, and Adam Rosenstock, apart as leaders in laparoscopic and robotic gastrointestinal surgery. “We were members of the first team of surgeons to bring robotic surgery into the region,” says Dr. Pereira, who is known to have performed robotic surgery longer than any other physician in the state and was the first to perform robotic single incision gallbladder removal in the New Jersey and New York metropolitan area. “We’re also recognized for the way we carefully and compassionately tend to our patients’ needs.” Though the practice has extensive experience with traditional open surgery, the surgeons specialize in minimally invasive surgical procedures, including laparoscopy, and robotic surgery using the state-of-the-art robotic surgical system. The surgeons work with each patient to determine the best operative approach on a case-by-case basis. There is a wide range of conditions that can be treated using robotic surgery, such as colon and rectal cancer, diseases of the gallbladder, all types of hernias, weight loss surgery and diseases of the stomach, pancreatic disease and swallowing disorders, leaving patients with minimal scarring, less pain and faster recovery time. The group is highly skilled in understanding when to use minimally invasive and robotic procedures.

Stephen G. Pereira, M.D. is a board certified fellowship trained surgeon in practice specializing in minimally invasive laparoscopic and robotic surgery with a particular interest in diseases of the gastrointestinal tract. He is Director of Robotic Surgery Fellowship (which he spearheaded in 2015), Chief of the Division of Robotic General Surgery and Chief, Division of General Surgery at Hackensack University Medical Center. He is also an Assistant Professor of Surgery at Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine. Dr. Pereira is a Diplomate of the American Board of Surgery. Adam S. Rosenstock, M.D. is a board certified fellowship trained surgeon focusing on minimally invasive laparoscopic and robotic surgery. Dr. Rosenstock treats all types of hernias including groin hernias, abdominal ventral hernias and management of complex and recurrent abdominal hernias, with specialized training in abdominal wall reconstruction. He is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine. Dr. Rosenstock is a Diplomate of the American Board of Surgery. George A. Mazpule, M.D. is a board certified fellowship trained surgeon with an emphasis on laparoscopic and robotic techniques and special interest in weight loss surgery. Dr. Mazpule completed his specialized training in a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence. He’s an Assistant Professor of Surgery at Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine. Dr. Mazpule is a Diplomate of the American Board of Surgery.


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AARON CAPUANO, M.D., FACS NORTHERN CENTER FOR PLASTIC SURGERY 700 East Palisades Ave., Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632 201.820.5280 • njplasticsurgerycenter.com DR. AARON CAPUANO IS A DOUBLE BOARD-CERTIFIED PLASTIC SURGEON, based in Bergen County N.J., with 16 years of surgical experience. Dr. Capuano has earned numerous awards and honors throughout his career including N.J. Top Doctors and Bergen County’s Top Doctors in Plastic Surgery. Dr. Capuano specializes in cosmetic surgeries of the face, breast and body as well as breast reconstruction for breast cancer. His experience with cosmetic and reconstructive procedures, solid reputation in the community and focus on continuing education, means that you can rest easy knowing you’re in good hands. Dr. Capuano’s practice, the Northern Center for Plastic Surgery and Med Spa, offers a variety of Cosmetic non-invasive, minimally-invasive and surgical procedures. Non-invasive procedures include comprehensive dermatologic skin care, a gamut of laser services and a full-suite of Med-spa services, including HydraFacial, permanent hair removal via electrolysis, chemical peels, aquagold treatments and therapeutic massages. Minimally-invasive procedures include laser skin resurfacing, laser liposuction, micro-needling, radio frequency (RF), PRP, Vampire Facial, facial

fillers and Botox®. Dr. Capuano is highly experienced in facial augmentation with fillers and performs treatments which range from improving lower eyelid contour, the shape and size of the jawline, nose and chin, and providing volume to the lips, cheeks, nasolabial fold and temporal areas. Cosmetic surgeries include breast augmentation, breast augmentation with a lift, breast reduction or lift, facelift, neck lift, eyelid surgery, brow lift, rhinoplasty and chin augmentation, lipo-contouring and fat grafting, tummy tuck and arm and thigh lift. Combination procedures include a Mommy Makeover and Post-Bariatric Total Rejuvenation. Finally, Dr. Capuano performs both implant-based and autologous breast reconstruction for breast cancer as well as repair of abdominal wall hernias using component separation surgery. Dr. Capuano’s primary objective is to provide every patient with individualized treatment based on their personal concerns and deliver the most natural-looking surgical result possible. Our team at the Northern Center for Plastic Surgery is friendly and professional, and provides exceptional proficiency and service in all aspects of plastic surgery. We invite you to experience incredible results.


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LEON G. SMITH, JR., M.D., FACOG DOM A. TERRONE, M.D., FACOG EDWARD J. WOLF, M.D., FACOG NEW JERSEY PERINATAL ASSOCIATES 94 Old Short Hills Rd., Suite 402, Livingston, NJ 07039 • 973.322.5287 Women’s Health Center, 1 Clara Maass Dr., Belleville, NJ 07109 • 973.450.2589 8 Mountain Blvd., Suite A, Warren, NJ 07059 • 908.668.9400 718 Teaneck Rd., 2nd Floor, Teaneck, NJ 07666 • 201.833.3535 560 Springfield Ave., Suite 102, Westfield, NJ 07090 • 908.233.8640 njperinatal.com NEW JERSEY PERINATAL ASSOCIATES (NJPA) PROVIDES THE HIGHEST QUALITY HIGH-RISK PREGNANCY CARE FOR WOMEN AND FAMILIES from the very beginning of pregnancy all the way through labor and delivery. After embarking on careers in MaternalFetal Medicine at St. Barnabas Medical Center, the three founding physicians—Dr. Leon G. Smith, Jr., Dr. Dom A. Terrone and Dr. Edward J. Wolf—officially came together in 2003 to form NJPA. The premier practice has since grown to a team of ten board-certified perinatologists working in conjunction with specially trained ultrasonographers, perinatal nurses and genetic counselors. The overarching goal is to develop a personal connection between patients and NJPA’s physicians at every visit in one of their five offices throughout New Jersey. “Our team approach makes certain that a high-risk specialist is available for patients at any given time during their journey with us for their safety and well-being,” said Dr. Terrone. NJPA offers comprehensive services for women with high-risk pregnancies in three areas including prenatal diagnosis, medical complications of pregnancy and pregnancy related complications. Through compassionate

care and clinical excellence, NJPA delivers ongoing support for patients during their pregnancy championing guiding principles by which “healthy moms deliver healthy babies.” “More than anything else, we make sure to listen to the apprehensions and concerns of the moms,” said Dr. Smith. “It’s important to hear our patients’ fears, but most times we can alleviate the concern and put their anxieties to rest.” NJPA recognizes the importance of the role of the referring obstetrician and works closely with all members of the care team for the optimal outcome. “What I find most rewarding is when a patient who has a bad outcome in the past, delivers a healthy baby the second time around. It’s a life-changing experience,” Dr. Wolf added. The practice is affiliated with four New Jersey hospitals including Holy Name Medical Center in Bergen County. The physicians have research interests in a wide variety of Maternal-Fetal Medicine topics, and have contributed to medical publications for which they are widely recognized in the field.


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JASON SHATKIN, M.D.

PHYSICIAN SPECIALISTS OF NORTHERN JERSEY 1 Sears Dr., Suite 306, Paramus, NJ 07652 • 201.830.2287 • psonj.com DR. JASON SHATKIN IS A LEADING BOARD-CERTIFIED PULMONOLOGIST, critical care and sleep specialist dedicated to the overall health and wellness of the entire body. He provides patientcentered, comprehensive care through many facets of service from his private practice in Paramus, Physician Specialists of Northern Jersey, to hospital, subacute rehabilitation and home care. As a pulmonologist, Dr. Jason Shatkin’s main focus is on obstructive disorders of breathing such as asthma, bronchiectasis, chronic cough, COPD, pulmonary fibrosis and lung cancer. As a sleep specialist, he focuses on diseases of fragmented sleep such as sleep apnea, narcolepsy and insomnia. A graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Shatkin gives his undivided attention to every aspect of his patients’ lives. He prides himself

on the close relationships he develops with his patients and considers the connection a two-way street. “The doctor–patient relationship is a keystone of care. Oftentimes, my patients confide in me about some of the more personal things going on in their lives. I find that listening is an important part of the work I do; mental and physical health work side by side,” says Dr. Shatkin. “I am very open about the joys and challenges of my own family. I have no walls around me; after all we are all human.” Dr. Shatkin is recognized as a thought leader in the war on COVID. He has been interviewed by many media outlets including CNN for his medical expertise as well as for the compassion he shows to patients and their families who are struggling during these harrowing times with the difficult dilemmas of this devastating pandemic.


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SHWETAMBARA PARAKH, M.D., FACS PARAKH PLASTIC SURGERY

25 Rockwood Place, Suite 202, Englewood, New Jersey 07631 • 201.567.1919 • parakhplasticsurgery.com DR. SHWETAMBARA PARAKH WANTS HER PATIENTS TO BE THE BEST VERSION OF THEMSELVES and strives for results that are unique to each person. “For every patient that consults with me, I am deeply motivated to understand their goals and develop individual treatment plans for each patient to ensure long-lasting results that are true to the whole person,” says Dr. Parakh. Double-board certified, Dr. Parakh has established herself among the very best in the field of aesthetic and reconstructive surgery and strongly believes that surgical plans should not be cookie cutter in aesthetic surgery. Her quest to give patients a more personalized approach resulted in the creation of her private practice in 2017 where she personally sees every patient whether they are seeking an invasive or non-invasive treatment. Dr. Parakh is the daughter of two physician parents who instilled in her that success comes through hard work and dedication. After attending one of the top medical schools in India, Dr. Parakh came to the United States to pursue a career in surgery and discovered her true passion for plastic surgery. She was accepted into the highly competitive plastic surgery training at the combined program of Cornell and Columbia Universities at New York Presbyterian Hospital and also trained at Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital,

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Hospital for Special Surgery. Her top-notch training taught her the classic techniques combined with the newest and most advanced innovations in aesthetic surgery. Dr. Parakh is a master in the art and science of plastic surgeries that require the highest level of skill and aptitude exercising the safest standard of medical care. Her extensive surgical training combined with her artistic eye allow Dr. Parakh to provide her patients a naturally enhanced aesthetic that allows them to achieve customized goals with long lasting results. She specializes in aesthetic facial, breast and body surgery. From women who are looking to return to their “pre-baby” bodies, to patients who need body contouring following significant weight loss, to patients who are interested in diminishing diet and exercise-resistant pockets of fat, to patients who want to look refreshed and more youthful, she is able to address all of their specific concerns. Areas of specialty include facial rejuvenation with face/neck and eye lifting; breast augmentation/lift; scarless and traditional breast reduction; gynecomastia; liposuction; tummy tuck and body contouring, as well as noninvasive body contouring procedures.


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NEW JERSEY BRAIN AND SPINE HOOMAN AZMI, M.D. GEORGE KAPTAIN, M.D. REZA KARIMI, M.D. MOHAMMED FARAZ KHAN, M.D. KANGMIN DANIEL LEE, M.D.

*PATRICK ROTH, M.D. HARSHPAL SINGH, M.D. *ROY VINGAN, M.D. PETER SCHMAUS, M.D. DANIEL WALZMAN, M.D.

Oradell • Hackensack • North Bergen • Secaucus • Maywood • Montclair 201.342.2550 • njbrainspine.com PROUD TO HAVE 10 PHYSICIANS RECOGNIZED IN THIS YEAR’S TOP DOCTORS ISSUE, New Jersey Brain and Spine (NJBS) is the area’s premier neurosurgery practice for the treatment of complex brain and spine conditions. For more than 25 years, our team has delivered highly skilled, experienced, and compassionate care to more than 40,000 patients, and our patient outcomes are among the best in the nation. With a comprehensive team that includes neurosurgeons, pediatric neurosurgeons, neurologists, and physiatrists, we offer the full range of neurosurgical care so patients get the best treatment for their unique needs. We have vast experience with complex procedures (we perform more than any other area practice), yet we view surgery as a last resort and Our specialty centers include: - Comprehensive Spine - Neuro-Oncology and Skull-Base Surgery - Neurovascular (Aneurysm, AVM, and Stroke) - Movement Disorders - Craniofacial Pain and Peripheral Nerve Disorders

always recommend the most conservative care. When surgery is necessary, we use the most advanced treatments available. Because our physicians subspecialize in many areas of neurosurgery, patients receive the highest level of training, skill, and experience. We know navigating the healthcare system can be difficult. To make it easier, we provide each patient with a concierge and a dedicated team to ensure they receive coordinated care throughout every step of their treatment. We thoroughly explain all treatment options, and we work with each patient to create a personalized care plan that addresses their needs and circumstances and enables them to get back to their best life possible.

*Founding Members

- Epilepsy - Pediatric Neurosurgery - Neurotrauma, Stroke, and Emergency Transfers - Pain Management and Physiatry


TOP DOCTORS PROFILES Sitting left to right: Mark Pizzurro M.D., Lauren Terranova D.O., Andrew Brief M.D. Standing left to right: Ismar Dizdarevic M.D., Anthony Delfico M.D., Louis Amorosa M.D., Kevin Roenbeck M.D., Arnold Criscitiello M.D., Umer Dasti M.D.

MARK PIZZURRO M.D. ANDREW BRIEF M.D. ANTHONY DELFICO M.D. KEVIN ROENBECK M.D. RIDGEWOOD ORTHOPEDIC GROUP LLC 201.445.2830 • ridgewoodortho.com FOUNDED IN 1985, RIDGEWOOD ORTHOPEDIC GROUP is a fullservice orthopedic practice serving Bergen county and the surrounding areas. Our practice offers patients of all ages access to state of the art, advanced medical care for all musculoskeletal conditions. At the core of the practice are 8 board-certified orthopedic surgeons with fellowship training in the following subspecialties: sports medicine, spine, shoulder, hip & knee replacement, orthopedic trauma, wrist & hand, and foot & ankle. We are also happy to have a board-certified physiatrist with subspeciality training in pain management and the nonoperative treatment of neck and back pain. Integral to the practice are 6 certified Physician Assistants who work closely with the surgeons to provide seamless care in the office and at the hospital or surgery center. Our modern, recently renovated office space offers on-site parking, a large comfortable waiting room, digital x-ray, physical therapy, and most importantly

friendly staff focused on making each patient visit an outstanding experience. When surgery is necessary the practice works with a network of surgical facilities to provide the best possible care in each case. The group is closely aligned with Valley Hospital where we perform the majority of our procedures and provide emergency department coverage. Our providers also have privileges at Surgicare of Ridgewood, Hackensack University Medical Center, St Joseph’s Regional Medical Center, and Holy Name Medical Center. At the start of 2021, Ridgewood Orthopedic Group joined forces with 5 other highly respected orthopedic practices in New Jersey to form Ortho Alliance NJ. As with each of these practices, Ridgewood Ortho will operate as an independent division of the larger group so that we can continue to provide the same personalized care we have always provided for our community. We look forward to the opportunities this important affiliation will bring as we move into the future.


BAXT COSMEDICAL® COSMETIC & MEDICAL DERMATOLOGY

351 Evelyn St., Suite 201, Paramus, NJ 07652 • 201.265.1300 • cosmedical.com DR. REBECCA BAXT IS A BOARD-CERTIFIED DERMATOLOGIST specializing in treating Acne and Acne Scarring, Laser treatments, Botox® and Filler, Coolsculpting®, Rosacea, Facial Rejuvenation and Skin Cancer screenings and treatments. She diagnoses and treats conditions of the skin, hair and nails, and sees adult and pediatric patients. She’s proud to offer honest consultations and natural results for cosmetic procedures. Dr. Baxt has been serving the community for over 20 years. Dr. Baxt graduated from the University of Pennsylvania for both undergraduate and medical school, and trained in dermatology at New York University, where she was a chief resident. She’s a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and a member of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery. Dr. Baxt also has been a nationally recognized Allergan trainer for Botox® Cosmetic, Juvederm®, Voluma®, Volbella® and Kybella, teaching other physicians best practices and techniques for these procedures and for cosmetic consultations. Baxt CosMedical is a premier dermatology center and specializes in nonsurgical cosmetic enhancements and medical dermatology. Dr. Baxt utilizes her extensive expertise to fulfill patients’ anti-aging and skin rejuvenation concerns as well as treating their skin conditions.

I. DAVID BOUGH, JR., M.D., FACS, ORADELL OFFICE DOUGLAS LEVENTHAL, M.D., ORADELL OFFICE JONATHAN A. LESSERSON, M.D., HACKENSACK OFFICE JARED M. WASSERMAN, M.D., FACS, HACKENSACK OFFICE SIMA MITHANI, M.D., HACKENSACK OFFICE ENT & ALLERGY ASSOCIATES 433 Hackensack Ave., The Continental Plaza, Suite 204, Hackensack, NJ 07601 • 201.883.1062 690 Kinderkamack Rd., Suite 101, Oradell, NJ 07649 • 201.722.9850 • entandallergy.com AT ENT AND ALLERGY ASSOCIATES, LLP, THE GROUP IS DEDICATED to providing a safe environment for you and your family to receive the finest Ear, Nose, Throat, Allergy and Audiology care. The group prides itself on top-tier talent, cutting-edge technology, and same day accessibility. It’s no surprise that many of the practice’s physicians were named Top Doctors of 2021. Drs. I. David Bough Jr. and Douglas Leventhal from the Oradell location are each boardcertified otolaryngologists. Dr. Bough specializes in adult and pediatric otolaryngology, with expertise in nasal, sinus, throat and thyroid disorders. Dr. Leventhal is board-certified by the Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and specializes in nasal surgery to improve both breathing and appearance, and sinus surgery. Drs. Jonathan A. Lesserson and Jared M. Wasserman from the Hackensack office are both board-certified otolaryngologists specializing in Adult and Pediatric Ear, Nose and Throat care. Dr. Lesserson has a particular interest in minimally invasive surgical treatment of nasal and sinus disorders. Dr. Wasserman is a Fellowship trained Laryngologist who treats complex laryngeal disorders. Dr. Sima Mithani has extensive training and expertise in all aspects of Adult and Pediatric Allergy & Immunology with a particular focus on allergic rhinitis, food allergy, asthma, urticaria, chronic cough, and eczema.

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REBECCA BAXT, M.D., F.A.A.D.


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PETER DENOBLE, M.D., FAAOS

MODERN ORTHOPAEDICS OF NEW JERSEY 1 W. Ridgewood Ave. #302, Paramus, NJ 07652 2025 Hamburg Turnpike, Suite C, Wayne, NJ 07470 973.898.5999 • modernorthonj.com MODERN ORTHOPAEDICS OF NEW JERSEY, A GROUP OF PREMIER ORTHOPAEDIC SURGEONS, is led by Top Doctor Peter DeNoble, M.D.. After a decade in practice, Dr. DeNoble founded Modern Orthopaedics to treat patients’ musculoskeletal problems the “modern way.” In other words, combining old-fashioned patient-centered care with cutting-edge medical and surgical solutions to successfully treat all conditions of the shoulder, hand, wrist, and elbow. This also includes demystifying orthopaedic surgery through short educational and entertaining videos on Instagram, TikTok, and LinkedIn. Dr. DeNoble is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with a board subspecialty qualification in surgery of the hand. He is on staff at The Valley Hospital, The Hackensack Surgery Center, Chilton Medical Center, St. Joseph’s University Medical Center, and St. Clare’s Hospital. Dr. DeNoble and his team’s gentle approach and clear explanations make patients feel comfortable with their treatment plans and help them quickly return to the activities they love. Follow us on Instagram: @modernorthointheor

FREDERICK KAHN, M.D.

FOREST RECOVERY AND PSYCHIATRIC GROUP

6 Forest Ave., Paramus, New Jersey 07652 • 201.880.7530 • forestrecovery.org FOREST RECOVERY AND PSYCHIATRIC GROUP PROVIDES THE MOST ADVANCED PATIENT-CENTERED, fully integrated treatment for mental health and substance use disorders. The multidisciplinary medical and clinical team headed by Medical Director Dr. Frederick Kahn, offers evidence-based behavioral health therapy combined with psychopharmacology and medication-assisted treatment for substance use disorders. Behavioral health therapy is fundamental to our approach, with treatment planned specifically for each individual patient and their loved ones. Board-certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Dr. Kahn has over 35 years of experience in psychiatry, psychopharmacology, addiction medicine, and psychoanalysis. Under his leadership, Forest Recovery and Psychiatric Group has grown to include eight master’s level therapists, two physician assistants, and an advanced practice nurse. Forest Recovery and Psychiatric Group’s skilled and dedicated professionals deliver effective, cutting-edge treatment for mental health and substance use disorders that is caring, sensitive and compassionate.


TENAFLY PEDIATRICS P.A.

Lucia Caruana

Michael Novogroder

Tenafly • Paramus • Fort Lee • Clifton • Oakland Park Ridge • Hoboken • Teaneck • Closter tenaflypediatrics.com TENAFLY PEDIATRICS HAS BEEN serving families of NJ for over 45 years with offices in Tenafly, Fort Lee, Paramus, Teaneck, Closter, Oakland, Park Ridge, Hoboken, and Clifton. During COVID-19 the practice designated one “sick” (COVID-19 symptom) office, the rest are for well visits or noncontagious sick visits only to keep our patients safe. Evening hours for check-ups, evening sick visits and weekend sick visits are also available. See our website, www.tenaflypediatrics.com, for more information!

Darren Alfred Saks

David A. Schaumberger

Lynn Sugarman

SIDNEY RABINOWITZ, M.D., FACS

PLASTIC, COSMETIC, AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY/ HAND AND MICROSURGERY 305 Rt. 17 S., Paramus, NJ 07652 • 201.967.1100 • njcosmetic.com DR. SIDNEY RABINOWITZ IS TRIPLE BOARD-CERTIFIED in general surgery, plastic surgery, hand surgery, and microsurgery. He offers his patients the benefit of his extensive experience in the areas of plastic, cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. Dr. Rabinowitz is warm and engaging, and passionate about his craft. His patients come first, always treated as unique individuals with great respect. Dr. Rabinowitz makes sure to dedicate his full attention to each patient who comes in for a consultation, listening carefully, and taking the necessary time to address any concerns. All treatment decisions are carefully considered, with the patient’s health, comfort, goals, and safety as the top priorities. Dr. Rabinowitz remains current with the latest procedures and techniques for the benefit of his patients. Dr. Rabinowitz completed his undergraduate education at Washington University in St. Louis before attending medical school at New York University School of Medicine. Dr. Rabinowitz is an Associate Professor at the Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine, teaching the upper extremity anatomy course. He is also a Senior Attending in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Valley Hospital and Hackensack Hospital.

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LUCIA CARUANA, M.D. MICHAEL NOVOGRODER, M.D. DARREN ALFRED SAKS, M.D. DAVID A. SCHAUMBERGER, M.D. LYNN SUGARMAN, M.D.


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REHAN ALI, M.D.

THE PAIN, SPINE AND SPORTS INSTITUTE 10 Forest Ave. #105, Paramus, NJ 07652 • 201.336.0188 • njpainandspine.com THE PAIN, SPINE AND SPORTS INSTITUTE IS A LEADING PAIN MANAGEMENT PRACTICE founded by Top Doctor Dr. Rehan Ali. Dr. Ali specializes in minimally invasive solutions to treat the root cause of acute and chronic neck, back, and joint pain, as well as the treatment of varicose veins. With a focus on advanced multimodal approaches to treatment, The Pain, Spine, and Sports Institute is an outstanding choice for patients in Bergen County in need of pain relief. Dr. Ali is double board-certified interventional pain medicine and anesthesiology. He was trained at New York Medical College and Mount Sinai Hospital. He explains the success of his practice which he opened in 2019 after years of practicing with other groups, “I give my patients complete hands-on treatment. I understand there is no one-size-fits-all solution to pain, and my goal is to do the absolute right thing for every patient’s situation.” Dr. Ali uses cutting-edge treatments in pain management to resolve issues, including regenerative medicine, PRP, epidural injections, medicinal marijuana, and spinal cord stimulation.

JEFF R. PAVELL, D.O., DONALD LISS, M.D., KARA SUCHE, M.D.

THE PHYSICAL MEDICINE AND REHABILITATION CENTER, PA 500 Grand Ave., Englewood, NJ 07631 • 201.567.2277 • rehabmed.net HAVING DOCTORS WHO LISTEN CAREFULLY when patients tell us “where it hurts” is more than common sense. It’s good medicine. At the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Center, we take the time to learn about your pain and its history. With this understanding, a thorough physical examination is performed and a program is developed to maximize your improvement. Our doctors utilize the most advanced medical diagnostics including ultrasound and radiological guidance to accurately diagnose and treat your pain. We offer expert Physical and Occupational therapy, Osteopathic Manual Medicine, and Acupuncture to compliment our highly advanced treatments. These include the latest innovations in Regenerative Medicine, such as image guided spinal and joint injections, epidurals, PRP and stem cell treatments, all of which are carefully coordinated with the highest level of care. Our physicians are on the teaching staff at Columbia University. Dr. Jeff Pavell is Chief of Rehabilitation Medicine at Englewood Health and on staff at Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine. Dr. Pavell, along with Dr. Donald Liss and their colleagues, will help find the answers to relieve your pain.


240 Grand Ave., Englewood, NJ 07631 917.587.9715 • roeypasternakmd.com DR. ROEY PASTERNAK SPECIALIZES IN THE TREATMENT OF ANXIETY, DEPRESSION, ADHD AND AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS, in children and adults. He is board-certified in Adult, and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. After earning his Doctor of Medicine, Dr. Pasternak completed a residency in Psychiatry at the Beth Israel Medical Center University Hospital of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and a fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine. In private practice for seven years, Dr. Pasternak provides psychopharmacological treatment as well as psychotherapy. He promotes lifestyle modifications including diet and exercise to help improve well-being.

EDWARD NIEUWENHUIS, JR. FOOT & ANKLE ASSOCIATES OF WYCKOFF

350 Franklin Ave., Wyckoff, NJ 07481 201.891.4930 • wyckoffpodiatrist.com BOARD CERTIFIED by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery, Dr. Edward Nieuwenhuis, Jr. has 26 years of experience in reconstructive foot and ankle surgery as well as treatment of all aspects of foot care, including the diabetic foot. During his residency at Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Dr. Nieuwenhuis helped establish one of the premier residency training facilities for podiatric foot and ankle surgeons in the country. Awarded Top Doctor in New Jersey multiple times, Dr. Nieuwenhuis is the Section Director of Podiatric Surgery at The Valley Hospital and an active staff member at Surgicare of Ridgewood. He is active in his community and regularly participates in medical mission trips with Healing the Children.

EDWARD HARRIS, D.P.M.

PODIATRY FOOT & ANKLE INSTITUTE 20 Prospect Ave., Suite 803, Hackensack, NJ 07601 201.488.3668 • Anklefootdoc.com • FortLeePodiatry.com BOARD-CERTIFIED BY THE AMERICAN BOARD OF FOOT AND ANKLE SURGERY, Board Certified, American College of Foot and Ankle Orthopedists and Medicine, Dr. Edward Harris has more than 30 years of experience in foot and ankle surgery, orthopedics and sports medicine. With offices in Hackensack, Montvale and Fort Lee, Dr. Harris and his staff provide the highest quality treatment and effective healthcare in a professional and patient-focused environment. Dr. Harris is dedicated to healing and fully educating patients about all their foot health and ankle needs. He is a staff member at Hackensack University Medical Center, Pascack Valley Medical Center and Holy Name Medical Center.

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BOWLED OVER

Who knew so much flavor could be packed into a single bowl— and be easy to make too?

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EARTH BOWL Yields 4 servings

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2 eggplants, washed and cut into large cubes 1 quantity bò bún sauce (see recipe) 1 cup brown round rice 2 Tbs. beet juice 1 Tbs. toasted sesame oil 1 Tbs. rice vinegar 1 ripe mango, peeled and julienned ½ black radish, peeled and julienned 1 Tbs. plus 1 tsp. citrus vinaigrette (see recipe) 4½ oz. edamame salt and pepper

For the bò bún sauce: n 3 Tbs. maple syrup n 1 tsp. fresh ginger juice n 1 garlic clove, peeled and crushed (leave whole if you prefer to remove before serving) n 3 Tbs. tamari n 3 Tbs. rice vinegar For the citrus vinaigrette: n 1 leek, white part only, cut into 4 pieces n ¼-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and roughly chopped n 6 Tbs. olive oil n 1 Tbs. lemon juice n 1 Tbs. orange juice n pinch of salt For the miso mayonnaise: n 1/3 cup cashews n ¼ garlic clove, peeled and crushed n 2 Tbs. lemon juice n 1 Tbs. umeboshi (ume plum) vinegar n 1½ Tbs. cider vinegar n 1½ Tbs. olive oil n 2 oz. white miso paste n 4 Tbs. water n salt and pepper

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To make the bò bún sauce: Heat the maple syrup in a small saucepan (or in a bowl in the microwave) with the ginger juice and garlic. As soon as the mixture bubbles, remove from the heat and add the tamari and rice vinegar. You can remove the garlic just before serving, if you wish. To make the citrus vinaigrette: Gently heat the leek and ginger in the olive oil. Remove from heat and leave overnight to infuse. Remove the leek. Put the lemon and orange juices and salt in a deep bowl and whisk in the infused olive oil in a thin drizzle until a smooth emulsion is obtained. To make the miso mayonnaise: Soak the cashews in a bowl of cold water for eight hours, then drain and rinse well. Blend all the ingredients together until smooth and creamy. To make the bowl: Preheat oven to 350°F. In a bowl, mix the eggplant cubes with the bò bún sauce until coated, then spread the cubes out on a baking sheet and roast in the oven for about 30 minutes, until tender and golden brown. Meanwhile, cook the rice in a large saucepan of boiling, salted water until tender. Drain the rice and stir in the beet juice to color the grains evenly. Season with half the sesame oil, the rice vinegar, salt and pepper. Drizzle the mango and radish strips with the citrus vinaigrette. Combine the edamame with the remaining sesame oil and season with salt and pepper. To serve, divide the beet-colored rice between four bowls, add the roasted eggplants, edamame and then the mango and radish julienne. Serve sprinkled with black sesame seeds and flat-leaf parsley sprigs, and accompany with miso mayonnaise.

To serve: n black sesame seeds n miso mayonnaise n a few small flat-leaf parsley sprigs, washed

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GREEN BOWL Yields 4 servings

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To make the spirulina sauce: Soak the cashews in a bowl of cold water for eight hours. Drain, rinse well and blend with the other ingredients until smooth and creamy.

n 1 black radish, peeled and julienned n 1 cucumber, peeled, seeded and julienned n 3 Tbs. olive oil n 1 Tbs. cider vinegar n 1 small head broccoli, washed and cut into florets n 6 oz. green beans, washed and trimmed n 2 small shallots, peeled and finely chopped n 1 handful baby spinach leaves, washed n 2 small avocados, halved and pitted n 1½ tsp. poppy seeds n 1 pinch gomasio n salt and pepper

To make the bowl: Season the radish and cucumber strips with salt and pepper and drizzle with a little of the olive oil and the cider vinegar. Cook the broccoli florets in a saucepan of boiling, salted water for two minutes, until al dente. Drain the broccoli and immediately immerse the florets in a bowl of ice water. Cook the green beans the same way for seven to 10 minutes, then drain and immerse in a bowl of ice water. Drain the broccoli and beans and season with the remaining olive oil, shallots, salt and pepper.

For the spirulina sauce: n 1 large handful cashews n 1 Tbs. cider vinegar n 1 Tbs. mustard n 3 Tbs. olive oil n 1 tsp. green spirulina powder n 2 Tbs. water n salt To serve: n 1 quantity spirulina sauce n sunflower seeds n fresh mint leaves (or fresh herbs of your choice), washed and chopped n a few cooked chickpeas n pumpkin seeds

To serve, divide the julienned vegetables and spinach leaves between four plates and add the broccoli and beans. Arrange the avocado halves alongside and scatter over the poppy seeds and gomasio. Add a generous amount of spirulina sauce in the center of each bowl or serve separately. Scatter over sunflower seeds, chopped mint, cooked chickpeas and pumpkin seeds.

Spirulina is a type of cyanobacteria, often referred to as bluegreen algae, packed with nutrients, protein and omega-3 fatty acids. Spirulina has powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, can help lower ‘bad’ LDL cholesterol levels and triglyceride levels and may help reduce blood pressure and lower blood sugar.” —Jessica Kishpaugh, certified holistic nutritionist, LoYo Wellness, Wyckoff

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PROTEIN BOWL Yields 4 servings

INGREDIENTS: n n n n n n n n n

2 cups quinoa 1 cucumber, washed and halved lengthwise 1 oz. nori seaweed, chopped 2 scallions, washed and chopped 3 oz. edamame seeds of 1 pomegranate 3 Tbs. olive oil squeeze of lemon juice salt

For the white cashew sauce: n ½ cup cashews n 2 Tbs. lemon juice n 4 Tbs. olive oil n 2 Tbs. sesame oil n 1 tsp. tamari n 1 Tbs. fresh ginger juice n 3 Tbs. water n salt and pepper To serve: n 2 avocados, halved and pitted n a few arugula leaves, washed n 4 Tbs. white cashew sauce n 1 scallion, washed and chopped

DIRECTIONS :

To make the white cashew sauce: Soak the cashews in a bowl of cold water for eight hours. Drain, rinse well and blend with the other ingredients until smooth and creamy. Season with salt and pepper. You can flavor the sauce with onion, chives, paprika, spirulina or garlic. To make the bowl: Cook the quinoa in a saucepan of boiling, salted water for 10 minutes. While it is cooking, cut the cucumber halves into ¼-inch slices. Drain the quinoa, let cool and place in a mixing bowl. Add the seaweed, chopped scallions, edamame, pomegranate seeds and cucumber slices. Dress with the olive oil and lemon juice. Season with salt and stir lightly to combine the ingredients evenly. Serve the salad in four shallow bowls, accompanied by the avocado halves and arugula leaves, topped with 1 Tbs. each of white cashew sauce. Sprinkle with the chopped scallion.

Quinoa is one of my favorite grains. It is gluten-free, a great source of protein and fiber and one of the few plant foods that contains sufficient amounts of all nine essential amino acids. It is also high in magnesium, B vitamins, iron, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, vitamin E and various beneficial antioxidants, as well as low in glycemic index.” —Jessica Kishpaugh, certified holistic nutritionist, LoYo Wellness, Wyckoff

All recipes and photos are reprinted with permission from Wild Recipes: Plant-Based, Organic, Gluten-Free, Delicious by Emma Sawko. Photos by Greta Rybus, Flammarion © 2020.

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Hemp Makes A Comeback Foods derived from this ancient crop, rich with health benefits, are enjoying a new surge of popularity.

Can you guess what once disreputable plant has floated onto America’s mainstream culinary scene? It’s cannabis sativa, source of the drugs marijuana and hashish. The plant also produces hemp, which is used for both fiber and food. Hemp is far from new—its history goes back 10,000 years, making it one of civilization’s oldest cultivated crops; farmers grew it in our nation’s earliest days. But the cannabis plant’s use for illegal substances caused the federal government to ban its cultivation in 1970. That prescription was reversed with the 2018 farm bill, which made it legal to cultivate plants that contained no more than 0.3 percent tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the compound in marijuana that creates an inebriating effect. Since then, hemp food products, as well as items with the hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD) oil, have become available at most major supermarkets. Even New Jersey native Martha Stewart has embraced the trend, introducing CBD-infused gummy bears and other products made with 100 percent U.S.-grown hemp to her eponymous line last fall. So no, eating hemp—or CBD products—won’t get you stoned or even lead to a positive drug test, but experts are high on this ancient plant’s many health benefits. POWER UP Like most nuts and seeds, hemp seeds are rich in protein and healthy fats. One ounce, or a little less than three tablespoons, of shelled hemp seeds (also

system and muscles. It also contains 3.2 milligrams of zinc (21 percent DV), also needed for immune health, and 2.7 milligrams of blood-building iron (or 15 percent DV). CBD oil, which has likewise been gaining popularity, is being studied as a treatment for varied conditions ranging from anxiety to post-traumatic stress disorder, and is widely considered an antioxidant.

called hemp hearts) contains about 160 calories, roughly the same as an ounce of peanut butter. Those few spoonfuls bring 10 grams of protein and 12.6 grams of fat. Most of the fat is polyunsaturated, including omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, both of which are beneficial to cardiac health and, according to the American Heart Association, can lower the risk of heart disease and stroke. That three-tablespoon serving of hemp hearts has about a gram of fiber, but if you want to boost those digestive benefits, eat a similar-sized serving of seeds with the shells intact for a whopping nine grams of fiber. Hemp seeds are also rich in minerals. A serving will deliver 179 milligrams (or 45 percent of the daily recommended amount) of magnesium, which supports the body’s nervous system, immune

BUY/STORE/SERVE Hemp is sold as full seeds, hulled hearts, protein powder, a dairy milk alternative and a cold-pressed oil. The unshelled seeds are best when toasted and go well on salads or in soups. The hearts, which look a bit like couscous and have a subtle nutty flavor, go well over yogurt or mixed with granola, cereal or oatmeal. Martha Stewart suggests coating a peeled banana with a nut butter of your choice and rolling it in hemp hearts for a proteinpacked, sweet snack. The milk and protein powder both add a health boost to a fruit or veggie smoothie. The oil retains its nutrients best when not heated, so it’s not ideal for cooking if you are hoping to reap the full benefits. Instead, drizzle it over greens for a hearthealthy salad dressing. Note: If you are hoping to grow your own hemp, it’s still not legal in New Jersey without a license. Hemp seeds, however, have a long shelf life, staying fresh for several months in a dry pantry or up to a year in the fridge. —Liz Donovan

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EDUCATION PLANNER


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IMMACULATE HEART ACADEMY Immaculate Heart Academy, founded in 1960 as the first regional high school for girls in the Archdiocese of Newark, has as its mission to provide quality Catholic education to young women. As a college preparatory school, a strong theme throughout the curriculum and extra-curricular activities is the development of the special gifts that our young women have to offer. As virtual learning became an unexpected necessity this past year, IHA faculty and students rose above the challenge and thrived in the online teaching and learning setting. IHA enjoys a reputation as an academic, artistic, and athletic powerhouse with one outstanding characteristic: the loving and supportive atmosphere that cultivates students’ growth. 500 VAN EMBURGH AVE. TOWNSHIP OF WASHINGTON, NJ 07676 201.445.6800 | IHANJ.COM

PARAMUS CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL A strong academic program is just one of many elements required to create a positive and productive educational environment. Dr. Stephanie Macaluso, Principal of Paramus Catholic High School states, “Our Student Wellness Program, as part of our overarching school philosophy, emphasizes a holistic approach towards our students and faculty. We believe that an individual’s maximum potential is achieved through the combination of a healthy mind, body, and spirit. As a result, we support and have created programs that promote balance among those key pillars.” 425 PARAMUS RD., PARAMUS, NJ 07652 201.445.4466 | PARAMUSCATHOLIC.COM

SADDLE RIVER DAY SCHOOL Saddle River Day School is a coed, college prep day school enrolling approximately 320 students in grades PreK-12. Students experience integrated and applied learning in a handson rigorous academic setting with a low student-teacher ratio. The NJAIS accredited school boasts pristine facilities such as a fully equipped Makerspace and graphic design center. Graduates are prepared for entry to some of the nation’s most selective colleges such as Columbia, Emory, NYU, Stanford and Tufts. 147 CHESTNUT RIDGE RD., SADDLE RIVER, NJ 07458 201.327.4050, EXT. 1108 SADDLERIVERDAY.ORG


100% College Acceptance (2020) 100% Sisterhood (Forever) At IHA, girls learn in an atmosphere of academic excellence, athletic competition, artistic immersion and Christian Service. The bonds they form here last a lifetime. Do you belong @theheart? LEARN MORE AT OUR SPRING OPEN HOUSE

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{ SPIRITS }

Kick Like a Mule This refreshing, herbal cocktail— made with whiskey instead of vodka—will put a spring in your step.

IRISH MULE Yields: 1 serving n 2 oz. Irish whiskey n 6 oz. ginger beer n 1 oz. lime juice (about half a lime) n lime slices, for garnish n mint sprig, for garnish n ice

DIRECTIONS

n Fill a copper mug (or other glass) with ice. Pour in whiskey and lime juice, then top with ginger beer. Stir to mix, and garnish with lime slices and mint sprig.

Add a flavorful twist by using pineapple mango vodka and a splash of pineapple juice with ginger beer, then garnishing with grilled pineapple and grilled ginger. With sweetness and a kick of spice, our mule is more of a jackass.”

Recipe courtesy of foxandbriar.com

—Louise Maloney, bartender, Blarney Station Pub, East Rutherford

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ARCHDIOCESE OF NEWARK Pre-Planning Is Easy During Open House at Catholic Cemeteries in Bergen County. Catholic Cemeteries of the Archdiocese of Newark is hosting open house events March 27 and 28 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Maryrest Cemetery and Mausoleum in Mahwah and Christ the King Cemetery in Franklin Lakes. There will also be an open house at the award-winning Holy Cross Cemetery and Mausoleum in North Arlington, NJ, on April 10 and 11 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Please go towww.rcancem.org for more information. RCANCEM.ORG

CEDAR CREST You can feel safe and confident at Cedar Crest. In good times and uncertain times, there’s no safer, smarter place to be than at Cedar Crest, the premier senior living community in Northern New Jersey. We offer active, independent living, plus a safety net of additional support should you ever need it. We’re bigger than just one community. Cedar Crest is managed by Erickson Living®, a leader in senior living with the size and financial strength to keep you secure and connected, no matter what. 1 CEDAR CREST DR., PEQUANNOCK, NJ 07444 800.989.2905 | CEDARCRESTCOMMUNITY.COM

CHRISTIAN HEALTH CARE CENTER Christian Health Care Center (CHCC), is a non-profit, health-care organization fostering health, healing, and wellness for all ages on campuses in Wyckoff and Wayne, NJ. CHCC offers superior senior programs and residences, including independent and assisted living, skilled nursing, and memory and dementia care. CHCC also offers inpatient and outpatient short-term rehab, including occupational, physical, and speech therapy, as well as a full spectrum of inpatient and outpatient mental-health services. 201.848.4463 | CHRISTIANHEALTHCARE.ORG



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MILL GARDENS AT MIDLAND PARK Our “Advanced Standing” community is located in a peaceful neighborhood. Each apartment is spacious, welllit with large windows, and includes a private bathroom and updated kitchenette. Our rates include all meals, housekeeping & laundry services, local transportation, activities, events, and more—and our exceptional care team is on-premises 24 hours per day. Call us to schedule a virtual tour of our “First-Class” accommodations and to learn about our many recent upgrades. 36 FANER RD., MIDLAND PARK, NJ 07432 201.493.7400 | MILLGARDENS.COM

VAN DYK PARK PLACE ASSISTED LIVING Van Dyk Park Place, the crown jewel of our family, provides a warm and spirited Assisted Living experience in a stunning home environment. We offer award-winning nursing care, professionals who are dedicated to our community, extensive training in Alzheimer’s and dementia, full access to educational forums, concierge services, luxury hospitality, a balance of MIND Diet-inspired healthy eating and traditional comfort food, quiet areas for privacy and relaxation, breathtaking terrain, and special arrangements for family visits. 644 GOFFLE RD., HAWTHORNE, NJ 07506 973.636.7000 | VANDYKHEALTHCARE.COM

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{ ON THE TOWN }

Where To Eat

Getting three squares a day has never been easier—Bergen County is home to a selection of restaurants diverse enough to satisfy all of your cravings. SAMDAN 178 Piermont Rd. 201.816.7343 samdanrestaurant.com

DEMAREST YASOU MYKONOS 134 Hardenburgh Ave. 201.768.8500 yasoumykonos.com

DUMONT

DE NOVO EUROPEAN PUB 1257 River Rd. 201.496.6161 denovoeuropeanpub.com

FINK’S BBQ 26 W. Madison Ave. 201.384.3210 finksbbq smokehouse.com

EMMA BISTRO 2 Hilliard Ave. 201.402.7719 emmabistronj.com

FOSCHINI’S 21 E. Madison Ave. 201.387.9998 foschinis.com GRANT STREET CAFÉ 25 Grant Ave. 201.385.1705 thegrantstreetcafe.com Sedona Taphouse in Cliffside Park *Editor’s note—Patrons are encouraged to confirm individual restaurant policies regarding seating capacity, social distancing and curbside service.

ALLENDALE ALLENDALE BAR & GRILL 67 W. Allendale Ave. 201.327.3197 allendalebarandgrill.com ALLENDALE STEAKHOUSE 95 W. Allendale Ave. 201.962.9797 allendalesteakhousenj.com NIRVANA INDIAN KITCHEN 29 W. Allendale Ave. 201.818.2300 nirvanaindiankitchen.com RESTAURANT L 9 Franklin Tpke. 201.785.1112 restaurantlnj.net

SAVINI 168 W. Crescent Ave. 201.760.3700 savinirestaurant.com

ALPINE KIKU 385 Rte. 9 W. 201.767.6322

BERGENFIELD CHAPALA GRILL 52 S. Washington Ave. 201.387.2107 chapalamexican grill.com NIHON KAI 41 S. Washington Ave. 201.384.3000 nihonkaijapanese.com TOMMY FOX’S PUBLIC HOUSE 32 S. Washington Ave. 201.384.0900 tommyfoxs.com

BOGOTA LUKA’S ITALIAN CUISINE 10 River Rd. 201.440.2996 lukasitaliancuisine.com

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BIGGIE’S 430 Rte. 17 S. 201.933.4000 biggies.com

THE HILL 252 Schraalenburgh Rd. 201.899.4700 thehillcloster.com

IL VILLAGGIO 651 Rte. 17 N. 201.935.7733 ilvillaggio.com

LOCALE CAFÉ AND BAR 208 Piermont Rd. 201.750.3233 locale208closter.com

CLIFFSIDE PARK

SEAR HOUSE 411 Piermont Rd. 201.292.4612 searhouse.com

354 STEAKHOUSE 354 Lawton Ave. 201.941.0499 AVO’S GRILL 720 Anderson Ave. 201.945.9038 orderavos.com RUDY’S RESTAURANT 591 Anderson Ave. 201.943.9252 SEDONA TAPHOUSE 679 Anderson Ave. 201.943.2300 sedonataphouse.com VILLA AMALFI 793 Palisade Ave. 201.886.8626 villaamalfi.com BERGENMAG.COM

STERN & BOW 171 Schraalenburgh Rd. 201.750.3350 sternandbowrestaurant .com

CRESSKILL DELVINA RESTAURANT 172 Piermont Rd. 201.816.0239 delvinarestaurant.com FARMHOUSE CAFÉ 15 E. Madison Ave. 201.266.8931 farmhousecafenj.com

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BROWNSTONE PANCAKE FACTORY 860 River Rd. 201.945.4800 brownstonepancake factory.com

IL MULINO 132 Veterans Plz. 201.384.7767 ilmulinodumont.com NAZCA CEVICHERIA 20 E. Madison Ave. 201.385.2689 nazcanj.com

EAST RUTHERFORD AL DI LA 1 Hoboken Rd. 201.939.1128 aldilaitalianbistro.com

FLEMING’S STEAKHOUSE 90 The Promenade 201.313.9463 flemingssteakhouse.com GREEK TAVERNA 55 The Promenade 201.945.8998 greektavernausa.com HAVEN 2 Main St. 201.943.1900 havenedgewater.com THE ORIGINAL PANCAKE HOUSE 15 The Promenade 201.366.4065 ophedgewater.com PIER 115 115 River Rd. 201.313.2155 pier115barandgrill.com

ANNABELLA’S HOUSE OF MOZZARELLA 900 Paterson Plank Rd. 201.804.0303 annabellasmozz.com

REBECCA’S 236 Old River Rd. 201.943.8808 rebeccasedgewater.com

BLARNEY STATION PUB 258 Park Ave. 201.531.0001 blarneystation.com

RIVER PALM TERRACE 1416 River Rd. 201.224.2013 riverpalm.com

CAFFÉ CAPRI 119 Park Ave. 201.460.1039 caffecaprirestaurant.com

ROBERTO’S II 936 River Rd. 201.224.2524 robertosii.com

EDGEWATER

SEAK 725 River Rd., #30 201.402.3400 seaknj.com

BAUMGART’S CAFÉ 59 The Promenade 201.313.3889 baumgartscafe.com


ELMWOOD PARK TAVERNA MYKONOS 238 Broadway 201.703.9200 tavernamykonos.com ROYAL WARSAW 871 River Dr. 201.794.9277 royalwarsaw.com

EMERSON PIMAAN THAI 79 Kinderkamack Rd. 201.967.0440 pimaanthai.com

ENGLEWOOD AKAI LOUNGE 11 N. Dean St. 201.541.0086 akailounge.com BAUMGART’S CAFÉ 45 E. Palisade Ave. 201.569.6267 baumgartscafe.com BENNIE’S 54 E. Palisade Ave. 201.894.5700 benniesofenglewood.com BLUE MOON CAFÉ 23 E. Palisade Ave. 201.541.0600 bluemoonmexican café.com CASSIE’S 18 S. Dean St. 201.541.6760 cassiespizzeria.com CHAT KAEW THAI CUISINE 4 E. Palisade Ave. 201.894.0343 HUMMUS ELITE 39 E. Palisade Ave. 201.569.5600 hummuselite.com LA FONDA PAISA 95 W. Palisade Ave. 201.871.3544 afondapaisausa.com

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LA’MEZZA 63 Nathaniel Pl. 201.569.2662 lamezzarestaurant.com LAS MARAVILLAS DE TULCINGO 84 W. Palisade Ave. 201.568.1980 NOCHES DE COLOMBIA 90 W. Palisade Ave. 201.567.4950 nochesdecolombia.com PINTXO Y TAPAS 47 N. Dean St. 201.569.9999 englewoodtapas.com

ROSE’S OF ENGLEWOOD 126 Engle St. 201.541.0020 rosesplacenj.com

SAGE RESTAURANT 17-15 Broadway 201.797.0500 sagefairlawn.com

VENTANA’S 200 Park Ave. 201.583.4777 ventanasatthemodern.com

SOFIA 36 Engle St. 201.541.8530 sofiaenglewood.com

FAIRVIEW

FRANKLIN LAKES

TANI SUSHI & ASIAN GRILL 44 E. Palisade Ave. 201.567.7888 taniofenglewood.com

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS BROWNSTONE PANCAKE FACTORY 717 E. Palisade Ave. 201.945.4800 brownstonepancake factory.com CAFÉ ITALIANO 14 Sylvan Ave. 201.461.5041 cafeitaliano.net CLIFFS STEAKHOUSE 18 Sylvan Ave. 201.944.0233 cliffssteakhouse.com LEFKES ESTIATORIO 495 Sylvan Ave. 201.408.4444 lefkesnj.com GRISSINI 484 Sylvan Ave. 201.568.3535 grissinirestaurant.com

FAIR LAWN ANTHONY’S COAL FIRED PIZZA 2101 Promenade Blvd. 201.796.2625 acfp.com KIMCHI MAMA 7-09 Fair Lawn Ave. 201.703.2905 kimchimamafairlawn.com OCEANOS OYSTER BAR & SEA GRILL 2-27 Saddle River Rd. 201.796.0546 oceanosrestaurant.com RIVER PALM TERRACE 41-11 Rte. 4 W. 201.703.3500 riverpalm.com ROSE’S PLACE 32-01 Broadway 201.475.8800 rosesplacenj.com

NOCHES DE COLOMBIA 172 Broad Ave. 201.840.8428 nochesdecolombia.com

THE CHEF’S TABLE 754 Franklin Ave. 201.891.6644 tctnj.com

PATSY’S 344 Old Bergen Blvd. 201.943.0627 patsysbistro.com

PAZZA 794 Franklin Ave. 201.848.5050 pazzanj.com

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SUSHI COCORO 856 Franklin Ave. 201.560.1333 sushicocoro.com

AQUARIUS 230-234 Main St. 201.592.8338 aquariusrestaurant nj.com BAGGIOS 212 Main St. 201.585.7979 baggiospizzarestaurant. com BIG RED TOMATO 1205 Anderson Ave. 201.224.6500 brtnj.com CAP’T LOUI 210 Main St. 201.461.7080 captloui.com CHILLERS GRILL 2191 Fletcher Ave. 201.461.0075 chillersgrill.com IN NAPOLI 116 Main St. 201.947.2500 inapoli.com KUBA RESTAURANT 2139 Hudson Ter. 201.585.1601 kubarestaurant.com PHOBU 1645 Lemoine Ave. 201.363.8900 phobu.com PHO TODAY 2151 Lemoine Ave. 201.585.8818 POMODORO 795 Abbott Blvd. 201.224.0800 pomodoro1.com PRIME & BEYOND 501 Main St. 201.461.0033 primeandbeyond.com PUNTA CANA 2151 Lemoine Ave. 201.849.5556 puntacanarestaurante .com BERGENMAG.COM

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GARFIELD THE FIREHOUSE 42 Plauderville Ave. 973.478.2226 GOODFELLAS 661 Midland Ave. 973.478.4000 goodfellasristorante.com LA CAMBUSA 517 River Dr. 973.272.8739 cambusanj.com LA FORTALEZA 361 Midland Ave. 973.928.4470 lafortalezamexrestaurant .com

GLEN ROCK GLEN ROCK INN 222 Rock Rd. 201.445.2362 glenrockinn.com TANI SUSHI & ASIAN GRILL 206 Rock Rd. 201.612.1188 taniofglenrock.com

HACKENSACK CASUAL HABANA CAFÉ 125 Main St. 201.880.9844 casualhabanacafe.com CHEERS BAR & RESTAURANT 774 Main St. 201.487.0660 cheersnewjersey.com THE CHEESECAKE FACTORY 390 Hackensack Ave. 201.488.0330 thecheesecakefactory.com THE CROW’S NEST 309 Vincent Ave. 201.342.5445 crowsnest.com

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HOT FISH 450 Hackensack Ave. 201.881.0180 hotfishhackensack.com HOUSTON’S 1 Riverside Sq. 201.488.5667 houstons.com MAGGIANO’S LITTLE ITALY 70 Riverside Sq. 201.221.2030 maggianos.com MORTON’S THE STEAKHOUSE 1 Riverside Sq. 201.487.1303 mortons.com THE OCEANAIRE 175 Riverside Sq. 201.343.8862 theoceanaire.com P.F. CHANG’S 390 Hackensack Ave. 201.646.1565 pfchangs.com THE PICCO TAVERN 160 Prospect Ave. 201.880.8750 piccotavern.com ROSA MEXICANO 60 Riverside Sq. 201.489.9100 rosamexicano.com STONY HILL INN 231 Polifly Rd. 201.342.4085 stonyhillinn.com

HARRINGTON PARK DONATELLA RISTORANTE 12 Tappan Rd. 201.767.4245

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS BENSI 459 Rte. 17 S. 201.727.9525 bensihh.com IVY INN 268 Terrace Ave. 201.393.7699 ivyinn.com SOFIA’S 220 Boulevard 201.462.0123 sofiasmediterranean grill.com TOM YUM KOONG 305 Boulevard 201.288.3840 tomyumkoong.net

HAWORTH ALESSANDRO’S 157 Terrace St. 201.385.8544 alessandrosnj.com ANDIAMO 23 Hardenburgh Ave. 201.384.1551 andiamorestaurant.net TERRACE STREET CAFÉ 149 Terrace St. 201.338.4720 terracestreetcafe.com

HILLSDALE THE CORNERSTONE 84 Broadway 201.666.8688 thecornerstonenj.com DELLA CUCINA 100 Park Ave. 201.722.8880 dellacucinanj.com DOMANI 387 Washington Ave. 201.722.8881 domanirestaurants.com


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HEARTH & TAP CO. 125 N. Kinderkamack Rd. 201.307.6300 hearthandtap.com YUKI 2 S. Kinderkamack Rd. 201.391.9877 yukimontvale.com

MOONACHIE BAZZARELLI 117 Moonachie Rd. 201.641.4010 bazzarellirestaurant.com BISTRO 107 107 Moonachie Rd. 201.440.3339 bistro107nj.com

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MATSU SUSHI & GRILL 140 Broadway 201.722.9388 OSSO BUCO 343 Broadway 201.664.1600 ossobucogrill.com

HO-HO-KUS ALT EATS 622 N. Maple Ave. 201.444.1300 alteatscafe.com CATCHY CAFÉ 614 N. Maple Ave. 201.445.6400 thecatchycaterer.com HO-HO-KUS INN 1 E. Franklin Tpke. 201.445.4115 hohokusinn.com HO-HO-KUS SUSHI CAFÉ 29 Sheridan Ave. 201.670.7677 hohokussushicafe.com ST. EVE’S 611 N. Maple Ave. 201.857.4717 stevesnj.com

LEONIA CAFÉ MIGNON 332 Broad Ave. 201.292.1992 DANTE’S PLACE 373 Broad Ave. 201.592.9071 dantesplace.com FONTANA TRITONE 248 Fort Lee Rd. 201.242.9040

LITTLE FERRY THE CAKE LOUNGE 389 Liberty St. 201.336.9819 thecakelounge.com SEGOVIA STEAKHOUSE 217 Main St. 201.814.1100 segoviasteakhouse.com

LODI KAYA 334 N. Main St. 973.779.1128 kayalodi.com REBAR & KITCHEN 132 Essex St. 201.368.8181 rebarkitchen.com SERGIO’S MISSIONE 2 Mercer St. 973.778.4545 sergiosmissione.com

LYNDHURST ANGELO’S 263 Ridge Rd. 201.939.1922

MAYWOOD PANCAKE HOUSE 92 W. Pleasant Ave. 201.880.7842 maywoodpancake house.com

JUN LUNG 180 Franklin Tpke. 201.529.9898 junlungnj.com MAHWAH BAR & GRILL 2 Island Rd. 201.529.8056 allendalebarandgrill.com

THE SEAFOOD GOURMET 103 W. Pleasant Ave. 201.843.8558 seafood-gourmet.com

NAGOYA 1007 MacArthur Blvd. 201.818.9933 nagoyacuisine.com

MIDLAND PARK ARTURO’S 41 Central Ave. 201.444.2466 arturos.co

NONNA’S 11 Franklin Tpke. 201.529.1151 nonnasmahwah.com

FIONA’S RISTORANTE 118 Godwin Ave. 201.857.5800 fionasristorante.com

ROXANNE’S 150 Franklin Tpke. 201.529.0007 roxannes restaurant.com

ROSARIO’S TRATTORIA 29 Central Ave. 201.445.3335 rosariostrattoriamenu.com

SANGRIA 1033 MacArthur Blvd. 201.962.3310 sangriamahwah.com

MONTVALE DELPINO RESTAURANT 108 Chestnut Ridge Rd. 201.391.6866 delpinorestaurant.com

FOSCHINI’S BRICK OVEN PIZZA 298 Ridge Rd. 201.460.7600 foschinis.com

STATE LINE DINER 375 Rte. 17 N. 201.529.3353 statelinediner.com

MICHAEL’S RIVERSIDE 528 Riverside Ave. 201.939.6333 michaelsriverside.com

ANGELO’S GREEK TAVERNA 245 Maywood Ave. 201.845.4278 angelosgreektavernanj.com

MAHWAH BON APPETIT 180 Franklin Tpke. 201.512.1144 bonappetitmahwah.com

MAYWOOD

BELLISSIMO 12 S. Kinderkamack Rd. 201.746.6669 bellissimonj.com FIRE & OAK 100 Chestnut Ridge Rd. 201.307.1100 fireandoak.com

MAYWOOD INN’S TWIN DOOR TAVERN 122 W. Pleasant Ave. 201.843.8022 twindoortavern.com BERGENMAG.COM

SEGOVIA 150 Moonachie Rd. 201.641.4266 segoviarestaurant.com

NEW MILFORD CASUAL HABANA CAFÉ 200 Main St. 201.576.0400 casualhabanacafe.com SANZARI’S NEW BRIDGE INN 105 Old New Bridge Rd. 201.692.7700 sanzaris.com TOROS 690 River Rd. 201.265.0004 torosrestaurant.com

NORTHVALE BIDDY O’MALLEY’S 191 Paris Ave. 201.564.7893 biddyomalleys.com THE GREEK VILLAGE 254 Livingston St. 201.750.8570 greekvillagenj.com MADELEINE’S PETIT PARIS 416 Tappan Rd. 201.767.0063 madeleinespetit paris.com TASTE OF SPAIN 493 Tappan Rd. 201.767.8904 tasteofspainrestaurant.com

NORWOOD RAGAZZI 530 Livingston St. 201.660.7950 ragazzirestaurantlounge.com

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OAKLAND CENZINO 589 Ramapo Valley Rd. 201.337.6693 cenzinos.com TROVATO’S DUE 4 Barbara Ln. 201.337.0813 trovatosduenj.com YUKI 350 Ramapo Valley Rd. 201.337.8889 yuki-oakland.com

OLD TAPPAN PATRIZIA’S 183 Old Tappan Rd. 201.515.2900 patrizias.com VICOLO RISTORANTE 216 Old Tappan Rd. 201.497.8777 vicoloristorante.com

PALISADES PARK SO MOON NAN JIP 238 Broad Ave. 201.944.3998 so-moon-nan-jip.com

PARAMUS BIAGIO’S RISTORANTE 299 Paramus Rd. 201.652.0201 biagios.com THE CAPITAL GRILLE 1 Garden State Plz. 201.845.7040 thecapitalgrille.com GRAND LUX CAFE 1 Garden State Plz. 201.909.0399 grandluxcafe.com KIKU 365 Rte. 17 S. 201.265.7200 MANTRA 275 Rte. 4 W. 201.342.8868 mantranj.com SUBURBAN DINER 172 Rte. 17 N. 201.261.2605 suburbandiner17.com

PARK RIDGE 103 PRIME AT VALENTINO’S 103 Spring Valley Rd. 201.391.2220 103prime.com ESTY STREET 86 Spring Valley Rd. 201.307.1515 estystreet.com

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GEN SUSHI & HIBACHI 14B Chestnut Ridge Rd. 201.930.9188 gensushimontvale.com


{ ON THE TOWN } THE PARK STEAKHOUSE 151 Kinderkamack Rd. 201.930.1300 theparksteakhouse.com

VARKA ESTIATORIO 30 N. Spruce St. 201.995.9333 varkarestaurant.com

FINCA 20 E. Ridgewood Ave. 201.444.1199 fincanj.com

PEPPERCORNS 176 Colony Ave. 201.391.2818 peppercorns176.com

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GREEN FUSION 22 Oak St. 201.670.7502 greenfusionnj.com

CAFÉ TIVOLI 533 Shaler Blvd. 201.941.5561 cafetivoli.com

RIDGE DINER 125 Kinderkamack Rd. 201.391.4242 ridgediner.com

88 RICE SHOP 88 Rte. 46 W. 201.840.8688 88riceshop.com

RAMSEY ANTHONY FRANCO’S 128 E. Main St. 201.236.8000 afpizza.com BRADY’S AT THE STATION 5-7 W. Main St. 201.327.9748 bradysatthestation.net

KINCHLEY’S TAVERN 586 N. Franklin Tpke. 201.934.7777 kinchleyspizza.com THE SHANNON ROSE 1200 Rte. 17 201.962.7602 theshannonrose.com

TAWARA 53 W. Main St. 201.825.8712

MK VALENCIA 228 Main St. 201.373.0228 mkvalenciarestaurant.com THAI PALACE 218 E. Main St. 201.441.9119 thaipalacenj.com

LA LANTERNA 29 W. Ridgewood Ave. 201.444.5520 lalanternaof ridgewood.com LATOUR 6 E. Ridgewood Ave. 201.445.5056 latourridgewood.com

COUNTRY PANCAKE HOUSE 140 E. Ridgewood Ave. 201.444.8395 countrypancakehouse.net

LISA’S MEDITERRANEAN CUISINE 28 Oak St. 201.251.8686 lisasmediterranean cuisine.net

CRAVINGS TAPAS BISTRO 8 Wilsey Sq. 201.857.8533 cravingstapas.com

MEDITERRANEO 23 N. Broad St. 201.447.0022 mediterraneo ridgewood.com

RIDGEWOOD

CAFÉ PANACHE 130 E. Main St. 201.934.0030 cafepanachenj.com

SMYRNA 21 E. Main St. Ramsey 201.934.7990

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IT’S GREEK TO ME 21 E. Ridgewood Ave. 201.612.2600 itsgreektome.com

DELHI ACCENT 37 Chestnut St. 201.444.4910 delhiaccentnj.com

PARK WEST TAVERN 30 Oak St. 201.445.5400 parkwesttavern.com

FELINA 54 E. Ridgewood Ave. 551.276.5454 felinarestaurant.com

PEARL 17 S. Broad St. 201.857.5100 pearlridgewood.com RAYMOND’S 101 E. Ridgewood Ave. 201.445.5125 raymondsnj.com

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ROOTS 17 Chestnut St. 201.444.1922 rootssteakhouse.com S. EGIDIO 17 N. Broad St. 201.389.3525 segidiopizza.com VILLAGE GREEN 36 Prospect St. 201.445.2914 villagegreenrestaurant.com WHITE MAPLE CAFÉ 47 E. Ridgewood Ave. 201.447.1953 whitemaplecafe.com

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MADO RESTAURANT 570 Kinderkamack Rd. 201.265.3629 madorestaurant.business .site

THE SADDLE RIVER INN 2 Barnstable Ct. 201.825.4016 saddleriverinn.com

SANDUCCI’S 620 Kinderkamack Rd. 201.599.0600 sanduccis.com

AMARONE 63 Cedar Ln. 201.833.1897 amaroneristorante.net

BACARI GRILL 800 Ridgewood Rd. 201.358.6330 bacarigrill.com

RIVER VALE

B V TUSCANY 368 Cedar Ln. 201.287.0404 bvtuscany.com

WESTWOOD

AMMATA THAI KITCHEN 184 Rivervale Rd. 201.664.2299 ammata.com ARMANDO’S GRILL 688 Westwood Ave. 201.722.5820 armandostuscan grill.com LET’S MEAT STEAKHOUSE 625 Rivervale Rd. 201.660.7960 letsmeatsteakhouse.com

ROCHELLE PARK NANNI 53 W. Passaic St. 201.843.1250 nanni.com

RUTHERFORD CAFÉ MATISSE 167 Park Ave. 201.935.2995 cafematisse.com FINCH’S 801 Rutherford Ave. 201.231.3141 finchsdining.com PAISANO’S 132 Park Ave. 201.935.5755 paisanos.com THE RISOTTO HOUSE 88 Park Ave. 201.438.5344 therisottohouse.com VOLARE’S 7 Station Sq. 201.935.6606 volaresrestaurant.com

SADDLE BROOK MIDLAND BREW HOUSE 374 N. Midland Ave. 201.797.0070 midlandbrewhouse.com QUE PASTA 326 Market St. 201.712.1900 qpitalian.com

TEANECK

ETC. STEAKHOUSE 1409 Palisade Ave. 201.357.5677 etcsteakhouse.com NOAH’S ARK 493 Cedar Ln. 201.692.1200 noahsark.net NOBO WINE & GRILL 1400 Palisade Ave. 201.837.1000 nobowineandgrill.com

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BIBI’Z 284 Center Ave. 201.722.8600 bibizlounge.com CAFFÉ ANELLO 11 Madison Ave. 201.786.8137 caffeanello.com DOWNTOWN DHABA 266 Center Ave. 201.664.0123 dhabadowntown.com THE IRON HORSE 20 Washington Ave. 201.666.9682 theironhorse.com

REGINA’S 827 Teaneck Rd. 201.862.1996 reginassteakhouse andgrill.com

THAI WEST 22 Jefferson Ave. 201.497.6981 thaiwestrestaurant.com

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AXIA TAVERNA 18 Piermont Rd. 201.569.5999 axiataverna.com BRASSERIE 4 Washington St. 201.266.6400 tenaflybrasserie.com PALMER’S CROSSING 145 Dean Dr. 201.567.4800 palmerscrossing restaurant.com SAYOLA 50 Prospect Ter. 201.871.2182 sayolarestaurantnj.com TPR RESTAURANT 38 W. Railroad Ave. 201.871.0444 tprrest.com

WALDWICK ANDREA’S RISTORANTE 20 E. Prospect St. 201.670.0275 andreasrestaurant nj.com CIRCOLO 53 Franklin Tpke. 201.882.1818 circolo.info

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LIMONCELLO 32 Franklin Tpke. 201.652.5577 limoncellonj.com

SOL 42 Kinderkamack Rd. 201.746.9363 solrestaurantnj.com

WOOD-RIDGE MARTINI GRILL 187 Hackensack St. 201.939.2000 martini–grill.com

WYCKOFF ALDO’S 640 Wyckoff Ave. 201.891.2618 aldosofwyckoff.com BENARES 327 Franklin Ave. 201.904.2222 benaresnj.com BLUE MOON CAFÉ 327 Franklin Ave. 201.891.1331 bluemoonmexicancafé.com TS MA CHINESE CUISINE 637 Wyckoff Ave. 201.891.8878 tsmachinesecuisine.com


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TOMORROWS CHILDREN’S FUND The Hackensack Police Department participated in the Tomorrows Children’s Fund’s annual toy drive, collecting dozens of gifts for the young patients at Hackensack University Medical Center. The drive is held in honor of cancer patient Kaia Carroll. 4 Members of the Hackensack P.D. prepare their donations.

BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF LOWER BERGEN COUNTY State Farm representatives recently presented a grant to the Boys & Girls Clubs to help 1 fund the organization’s Feeding More Than Their Minds program. The initiative provides healthful food to the club’s youth membership. 1 Representatives from State Farm present their donation to Bergen County officials and leaders at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Lower Bergen County.

TOYS FOR TOTS

THE COMMUNITY CHEST Nonprofit organization The Community Chest received a $4,200 donation from Jaguar Land Rover Englewood. The funding will support the Englewood-based group’s grants that are awarded to other nonprofits in need. 2 Shelly Wimpfheimer, Ron Haro

The Ramsey Police Department teamed with Brotherhood Lacrosse to collect items for the Toys for Tots charity drive. The youth lacrosse players collected more than 200 toys that were given to kids during the holiday season. 5 Members of the Ramsey Police Department and Brotherhood Lacrosse show their donations to Toys for Tots.

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HACKENSACK UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER Hackensack University Medical Center “topped off” its new Helena Theurer Pavilion by adding the building’s final beam—marking an important milestone in the facility’s construction. 3 Hackensack University Medical Center staff sign the final construction beam before it is placed on the future Helena Theurer Pavilion. BERGENMAG.COM

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BERGEN NEW BRIDGE MEDICAL CENTER Bergen New Bridge Medical Center began staff COVID-19 vaccinations in December after receiving 975 initial does of the Pfizer vaccine. Learn more about the hospital at vimeo.com/508468801. 6 James Nettles, Mercy Samuels, Barbara Rosen, Deb Visconi, Barbara Palmer, M.D., Gobindpreet Sohi, M.D.

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