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Thank You for Taking Care of New Jersey
We are living, practicing, and forging forward in an historic and epic era in health care.
Despite ongoing challenges, Meridian continues to lead the way in shaping the future of health
care by developing and implementing programs to integrate patient care while reducing costs
and increasing quality. This includes the formation of an accountable care organization with
more than 800 participating physicians that will establish new and innovative ways to redesign
and integrate care; the Meridian Healthy Advantage team member pilot to help team members
better manage their health through preventative health and chronic disease management;
a Medicare Palliative Care Demonstration Project designed to provide more resources to
primary care physicians and improve coordination of care for end-of-life patients; a partnership
with Geisinger Health System to form a Medicare Advantage plan; and the establishment of
Meridian Health Partners, our clinically integrated network.
Meridian also continues to meet the growing health needs of our communities, evident through
the openings of new emergency departments at Ocean Medical Center and Southern Ocean
Medical Center, and Meridian Health Village at Jackson. We are also extending the role of
traditional health care by applying emerging technologies in the clinical and home settings.
And, our academic vision continues to flourish with the significant expansion of clinical research
opportunities, including our collaboration with the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey
benefitting patients across the state through increased access to clinical trials.
Simply put, we are facing our challenges head on and continuing to evolve to create new
opportunities in health care.
Without your support, and the unrivaled care you provide to our communities, none of this
would be possible. This report provides only a small glimpse into what I already know—that
Meridian is fortunate to have the most dedicated and talented physicians as part of our family.
Our communities benefit tremendously from your expertise, compassion, and unwavering
commitment to our promise of providing the best health care experience. Thank you for
always Taking Care of New Jersey.
John K. Lloyd, FACHE
President, Meridian Health
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Thank You for Taking Care of New Jersey
We are living, practicing, and forging forward in an historic and epic era in health care.
Despite ongoing challenges, Meridian continues to lead the way in shaping the future of health
care by developing and implementing programs to integrate patient care while reducing costs
and increasing quality. This includes the formation of an accountable care organization with
more than 800 participating physicians that will establish new and innovative ways to redesign
and integrate care; the Meridian Healthy Advantage team member pilot to help team members
better manage their health through preventative health and chronic disease management;
a Medicare Palliative Care Demonstration Project designed to provide more resources to
primary care physicians and improve coordination of care for end-of-life patients; a partnership
with Geisinger Health System to form a Medicare Advantage plan; and the establishment of
Meridian Health Partners, our clinically integrated network.
Meridian also continues to meet the growing health needs of our communities, evident through
the openings of new emergency departments at Ocean Medical Center and Southern Ocean
Medical Center, and Meridian Health Village at Jackson. We are also extending the role of
traditional health care by applying emerging technologies in the clinical and home settings.
And, our academic vision continues to flourish with the significant expansion of clinical research
opportunities, including our collaboration with the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey
benefitting patients across the state through increased access to clinical trials.
Simply put, we are facing our challenges head on and continuing to evolve to create new
opportunities in health care.
Without your support, and the unrivaled care you provide to our communities, none of this
would be possible. This report provides only a small glimpse into what I already know—that
Meridian is fortunate to have the most dedicated and talented physicians as part of our family.
Our communities benefit tremendously from your expertise, compassion, and unwavering
commitment to our promise of providing the best health care experience. Thank you for
always Taking Care of New Jersey.
John K. Lloyd, FACHE
President, Meridian Health
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Awards and Recognition
New Jersey Monthly Recognizes Top Docs
Each year, New Jersey Monthly Magazine surveys New Jersey physicians to learn which
doctors they would choose to treat themselves or a family member. Meridian physicians
receiving this honor for 2013 include:
Allergy and Immunology
Tina C. Zecca, D.O.
Thomas R. Lake, III, M.D.
Glenn S. Parker, M.D.
Bariatric Surgery
Silvia Fresco, M.D.
Karl Strom, M.D.
Dermatology
Kenneth A. Grossman, M.D.
Breast Surgery
Debra E. Camal, M.D.
Cardiology
Matt Bach, M.D.
Lance Seth Berger, M.D.
John Checton, M.D.
Jeffrey Daniels, M.D.
Charles H. Koo, M.D.
Nelson S. LaMarche, M.D.
Charles J. Mattina, M.D.
Jeffrey Lee Osofsky, M.D.
Ashish Bhasker Patel, M.D.
Parag V. Patel, M.D.
L. Steven Zukerman, M.D.
Colon & Rectal Surgery
Michael L. Arvanitis, M.D.
Roy M. Dressner, D.O.
Emergency Medicine
Catherine A. Hanlon, M.D.
Gregg E. Mojares, D.O.
Robert L. Sweeney, D.O.
Endocrinology
Martin J. Luria, M.D.
Gastroenterology
William E. Basri, M.D.
Thomas C. Fiest, D.O.
Thaddeus J. Grabowy, M.D.
General Surgery
Steven J. Binenbaum, M.D.
Frank Borao, M.D.
Stephen A. Chagares, M.D.
Donald A. Cugini, M.D.
Theodore B. Lygas, M.D.
John M. Pellegrino, M.D.
Mark R. Schwartz, M.D.
A Finely Tuned Surgeon
As a breast surgeon, Denise Johnson Miller, M.D., has developed an approach in the OR that demands laser-like focus
and precise hands. But those expert hands began their training long before medical school. Raised by parents who valued
both the arts and sciences, Dr. Miller started piano lessons at age six, and still considers music a passion. As a classically
trained pianist, Dr. Johnson enjoys playing traditional pieces, and is learning more jazz and improvisational. She credits
the creativity and discipline of music for preparing her to provide the best care for each patient.
Meridian Health’s Medical/Dental Staff Achievements
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Awards and Recognition
New Jersey Monthly Recognizes Top Docs
Each year, New Jersey Monthly Magazine surveys New Jersey physicians to learn which
doctors they would choose to treat themselves or a family member. Meridian physicians
receiving this honor for 2013 include:
Allergy and Immunology
Tina C. Zecca, D.O.
Thomas R. Lake, III, M.D.
Glenn S. Parker, M.D.
Bariatric Surgery
Silvia Fresco, M.D.
Karl Strom, M.D.
Dermatology
Kenneth A. Grossman, M.D.
Breast Surgery
Debra E. Camal, M.D.
Cardiology
Matt Bach, M.D.
Lance Seth Berger, M.D.
John Checton, M.D.
Jeffrey Daniels, M.D.
Charles H. Koo, M.D.
Nelson S. LaMarche, M.D.
Charles J. Mattina, M.D.
Jeffrey Lee Osofsky, M.D.
Ashish Bhasker Patel, M.D.
Parag V. Patel, M.D.
L. Steven Zukerman, M.D.
Colon & Rectal Surgery
Michael L. Arvanitis, M.D.
Roy M. Dressner, D.O.
Emergency Medicine
Catherine A. Hanlon, M.D.
Gregg E. Mojares, D.O.
Robert L. Sweeney, D.O.
Endocrinology
Martin J. Luria, M.D.
Gastroenterology
William E. Basri, M.D.
Thomas C. Fiest, D.O.
Thaddeus J. Grabowy, M.D.
General Surgery
Steven J. Binenbaum, M.D.
Frank Borao, M.D.
Stephen A. Chagares, M.D.
Donald A. Cugini, M.D.
Theodore B. Lygas, M.D.
John M. Pellegrino, M.D.
Mark R. Schwartz, M.D.
A Finely Tuned Surgeon
As a breast surgeon, Denise Johnson Miller, M.D., has developed an approach in the OR that demands laser-like focus
and precise hands. But those expert hands began their training long before medical school. Raised by parents who valued
both the arts and sciences, Dr. Miller started piano lessons at age six, and still considers music a passion. As a classically
trained pianist, Dr. Johnson enjoys playing traditional pieces, and is learning more jazz and improvisational. She credits
the creativity and discipline of music for preparing her to provide the best care for each patient.
Meridian Health’s Medical/Dental Staff Achievements
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Geriatric Medicine
Mark D. Pass, M.D.
Mildred R. Sabo, M.D.
Neurosurgery
David Estin, M.D.
Ty James Olson, M.D.
Hematology/Oncology
Susan N. Greenberg, M.D.
Obstetrics/Gynecology
Robert P. Penney, M.D.
Infectious Diseases
Kathleen K. Casey, M.D.
Angelo T. Scotti, M.D.
Obstetrics/Gynecology –
Reproductive Endocrinology
Miguel Damien, M.D.
Internal Medicine
Joseph G. Boak, Jr., M.D.
Stephen S. Jurewicz, M.D.
Ophthalmology
Richard C. Angrist, M.D.
Harry J. Coniaris, M.D.
Vipul K. Lakhani, M.D.
Donald A. MacDonald, M.D.
Martin Uram, M.D.
Nephrology
Spiros M. Arbes, M.D.
Raymond S. Flis, D.O.
Alan B. Haratz, M.D.
Rajat Kapoor, D.O.
Kenneth A. Liss, D.O.
Neurology
Noah R. Gilson, M.D.
Martin N. Herman, M.D.
Neil R. Holland, M.D.
Sumul N. Raval, M.D.
Orthopedic Hand Surgery
Gary M. Pess, M.D.
Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Lambro Demetriades, M.D.
Hoan-Vu Tran Nguyen, M.D.
Orthopedic Surgery
Harry A. Bade, III, M.D.
Kenneth Y. Chern, M.D.
Jason D. Cohen, M.D.
Gregg R. Foos, M.D.
Glenn Gabisan, M.D.
David R. Gentile, M.D.
Mark W. Gesell, M.D.
Aron M. Green, M.D.
Christopher D. Johnson, M.D.
Arthur K. Mark, M.D.
Kevin C. McDaid, M.D.
Christopher J. Spagnuola, M.D.
Sunil Rajan Thacker, M.D.
Brian M. Torpey, M.D.
Arthur P. Vasen, M.D.
Otolaryngology
Clifford T. Chu, M.D.
Arvind “Vin” Prabhat, M.D.
Darsit K. Shah, M.D.
Pain Management
Charles B. Daknis, M.D.
Scott E. Metzger, M.D.
Anil K. Sharma, M.D.
Peter S. Staats, M.D.
Pathology
Manimala Roy, M.D.
Pediatric Allergy
and Immunology
Frank J. Picone, M.D.
Ellen R. Sher, M.D.
Pediatric Cardiology
Mitchel B. Alpert, M.D.
Pediatric Gastroenterology
Rajiv Uppal, M.D.
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
J. Andrew Bowe, M.D.
Samuel J. Laufer, M.D.
Lawrence M. Stankovits, M.D.
Philip J. Therrien, M.D.
Pediatric Otolarynogology
Michael A. Tavill, M.D.
Pediatric Surgery
Saad A. Saad, M.D.
Pediatric Urology
Michael Fleisher, M.D.
Thomas S. Vates, III, M.D.
Pediatrics
Enza P. Caputo, M.D.
Hector R. Iglesias, M.D.
Maria G. Katsoulis-Emnace, M.D.
Physical Medicine
and Rehabilitation
Joseph Basilone, M.D.
Robert P. Pannullo, M.D.
Plastic Surgery
Andrew Elkwood, M.D., FACS
Christopher P. Godek, M.D.
Gregory A. Greco, D.O.
Peter T. Hetzler, M.D.
Matthew R. Kaufman, M.D., FACS
Podiatric Surgery
Mark A. Biebel, DPM
Mark A. DeCotiis, DPM
George J. Fahoury, DPM
Lawrence A. Levine, DPM
Psychiatry
Michel P. Serieye, M.D.
Pulmonology
Robert M. Kosinski, M.D.
Douglas S. Livornese, M.D.
Chandler D. Patton, M.D.
Radiology
Rajiv Biswal, M.D.
Arkady Finkel, M.D.
Daniel E. Flynn, M.D.
Douglas T. Gibbens, M.D.
John P. Swidryk, M.D.
Rheumatology
Edward C. Allegra, M.D.
Richard H. Haddad, M.D.
Urology
Jules M. Geltzeiler, M.D.
Ira G. Keselman, M.D.
Yigal Litvin, M.D.
Matthew S. Tobin, M.D.
Vascular Surgery
Joseph E. Cauda, M.D.
Sung Wook Kwon, M.D.
Kevin S. Lopyan, M.D.
Frank J. Sharp, M.D.
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Geriatric Medicine
Mark D. Pass, M.D.
Mildred R. Sabo, M.D.
Neurosurgery
David Estin, M.D.
Ty James Olson, M.D.
Hematology/Oncology
Susan N. Greenberg, M.D.
Obstetrics/Gynecology
Robert P. Penney, M.D.
Infectious Diseases
Kathleen K. Casey, M.D.
Angelo T. Scotti, M.D.
Obstetrics/Gynecology –
Reproductive Endocrinology
Miguel Damien, M.D.
Internal Medicine
Joseph G. Boak, Jr., M.D.
Stephen S. Jurewicz, M.D.
Ophthalmology
Richard C. Angrist, M.D.
Harry J. Coniaris, M.D.
Vipul K. Lakhani, M.D.
Donald A. MacDonald, M.D.
Martin Uram, M.D.
Nephrology
Spiros M. Arbes, M.D.
Raymond S. Flis, D.O.
Alan B. Haratz, M.D.
Rajat Kapoor, D.O.
Kenneth A. Liss, D.O.
Neurology
Noah R. Gilson, M.D.
Martin N. Herman, M.D.
Neil R. Holland, M.D.
Sumul N. Raval, M.D.
Orthopedic Hand Surgery
Gary M. Pess, M.D.
Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Lambro Demetriades, M.D.
Hoan-Vu Tran Nguyen, M.D.
Orthopedic Surgery
Harry A. Bade, III, M.D.
Kenneth Y. Chern, M.D.
Jason D. Cohen, M.D.
Gregg R. Foos, M.D.
Glenn Gabisan, M.D.
David R. Gentile, M.D.
Mark W. Gesell, M.D.
Aron M. Green, M.D.
Christopher D. Johnson, M.D.
Arthur K. Mark, M.D.
Kevin C. McDaid, M.D.
Christopher J. Spagnuola, M.D.
Sunil Rajan Thacker, M.D.
Brian M. Torpey, M.D.
Arthur P. Vasen, M.D.
Otolaryngology
Clifford T. Chu, M.D.
Arvind “Vin” Prabhat, M.D.
Darsit K. Shah, M.D.
Pain Management
Charles B. Daknis, M.D.
Scott E. Metzger, M.D.
Anil K. Sharma, M.D.
Peter S. Staats, M.D.
Pathology
Manimala Roy, M.D.
Pediatric Allergy
and Immunology
Frank J. Picone, M.D.
Ellen R. Sher, M.D.
Pediatric Cardiology
Mitchel B. Alpert, M.D.
Pediatric Gastroenterology
Rajiv Uppal, M.D.
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
J. Andrew Bowe, M.D.
Samuel J. Laufer, M.D.
Lawrence M. Stankovits, M.D.
Philip J. Therrien, M.D.
Pediatric Otolarynogology
Michael A. Tavill, M.D.
Pediatric Surgery
Saad A. Saad, M.D.
Pediatric Urology
Michael Fleisher, M.D.
Thomas S. Vates, III, M.D.
Pediatrics
Enza P. Caputo, M.D.
Hector R. Iglesias, M.D.
Maria G. Katsoulis-Emnace, M.D.
Physical Medicine
and Rehabilitation
Joseph Basilone, M.D.
Robert P. Pannullo, M.D.
Plastic Surgery
Andrew Elkwood, M.D., FACS
Christopher P. Godek, M.D.
Gregory A. Greco, D.O.
Peter T. Hetzler, M.D.
Matthew R. Kaufman, M.D., FACS
Podiatric Surgery
Mark A. Biebel, DPM
Mark A. DeCotiis, DPM
George J. Fahoury, DPM
Lawrence A. Levine, DPM
Psychiatry
Michel P. Serieye, M.D.
Pulmonology
Robert M. Kosinski, M.D.
Douglas S. Livornese, M.D.
Chandler D. Patton, M.D.
Radiology
Rajiv Biswal, M.D.
Arkady Finkel, M.D.
Daniel E. Flynn, M.D.
Douglas T. Gibbens, M.D.
John P. Swidryk, M.D.
Rheumatology
Edward C. Allegra, M.D.
Richard H. Haddad, M.D.
Urology
Jules M. Geltzeiler, M.D.
Ira G. Keselman, M.D.
Yigal Litvin, M.D.
Matthew S. Tobin, M.D.
Vascular Surgery
Joseph E. Cauda, M.D.
Sung Wook Kwon, M.D.
Kevin S. Lopyan, M.D.
Frank J. Sharp, M.D.
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Inside Jersey’s 2013 Top Doctors
The selection process for Inside Jersey’s Top Doctors is conducted by Castle Connolly’s
physician-led research team. Thousands of physicians and health care professionals are
asked to identify excellent doctors in every specialty in their region and throughout the nation.
Congratulations to these 2013 Top Doctors:
Allergy & Immunology
Gary L. Gross, M.D.
Andrew C. Hirsch, M.D.
Frank Picone, M.D.
Ellen R. Sher, M.D.
Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Michael Graff, M.D.
Pediatric Urology
Michael H. Fleisher, M.D.
Nephrology
Raymond S. Flis, D.O.
Plastic Surgery
Russell L. Ashinoff, M.D.
Stephen A. Chidyllo, M.D., DDS
Stephen T. Dudick, M.D.
Andrew I. Elkwood, M.D.
Caroline A. Glicksman, M.D.
Christopher P. Godek, M.D.
Robert A. Herbstman, M.D.
Peter T. Hetzler, M.D.
Matthew R. Kaufman, M.D.
Michael J. Pecoraro, M.D.
Michael I. Rose, M.D.
Michael D. Rosen, M.D.
Said A. Samra, M.D.
Alan Zaccaria, M.D.
Neurological Surgery
William W. Maggio, M.D.
Bruce R. Rosenblum, M.D.
Cardiovascular Disease
Jeffrey S. Daniels, M.D.
Robert C. Lauer, M.D., Ph.D.
Neurology
Noah R. Gilson, M.D.
Neil R. Holland, M.D.
Paul J. Silbert, M.D.
Colon & Rectal Surgery
Michael L. Arvanitis, M.D.
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Mark G. Martens, M.D.
Dermatology
Kenneth A. Grossman, M.D.
Ophthalmology
Mark L. Engel, M.D.
Marvin L. Talansky, M.D.
Lawrence S. Turtel, M.D.
Endocrinology, Diabetes
& Metabolism
Barton Nassberg, M.D.
Gastroenterology
Joseph Binns, M.D.
Thomas Fiest, D.O.
Penny S. Turtel, M.D.
Hand Surgery
Steven P. Lisser, M.D.
Hematology
William A. Lerner, M.D.
Arthur A. Topilow, M.D.
Internal Medicine
Jan S. Glowacki, M.D.
Raymond M. Masterson, M.D.
Medical Oncology
Denis B. Fitzgerald, M.D.
Susan N. Greenberg, M.D.
Christina M. Walsh, M.D.
Orthopaedic Surgery
Harry A. Bade, M.D.
Robert B. Grossman, M.D.
Otolaryngology
Frank J. Scaccia, M.D.
Pain Medicine
Harris N. Bram, M.D.
Scott E. Metzger, M.D.
Peter Staats, M.D.
Pediatric Cardiology
Mitchel B. Alpert, M.D.
Pediatric Endocrinology
Cynthia H. Meyers-Seifer, M.D.
Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
Richard Drachtman, M.D.
Reproductive Endocrinology
Miguel Damien, M.D.
Rheumatology
Mori Schwartzberg, M.D.
Kenneth B. Wasser, M.D.
Sports Medicine
Stephen G. Rice, M.D. Ph.D.
Michael Sclafani, M.D.
Surgery
Robert Arbour, M.D.
Denise L. Johnson Miller, M.D.
Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery
Richard M. Neibart, M.D.
Urology
Jack Ebani, M.D.
Jules Geltzeiler, M.D.
John G. Rose, M.D.
James Rotolo, M.D.
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Inside Jersey’s 2013 Top Doctors
The selection process for Inside Jersey’s Top Doctors is conducted by Castle Connolly’s
physician-led research team. Thousands of physicians and health care professionals are
asked to identify excellent doctors in every specialty in their region and throughout the nation.
Congratulations to these 2013 Top Doctors:
Allergy & Immunology
Gary L. Gross, M.D.
Andrew C. Hirsch, M.D.
Frank Picone, M.D.
Ellen R. Sher, M.D.
Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Michael Graff, M.D.
Pediatric Urology
Michael H. Fleisher, M.D.
Nephrology
Raymond S. Flis, D.O.
Plastic Surgery
Russell L. Ashinoff, M.D.
Stephen A. Chidyllo, M.D., DDS
Stephen T. Dudick, M.D.
Andrew I. Elkwood, M.D.
Caroline A. Glicksman, M.D.
Christopher P. Godek, M.D.
Robert A. Herbstman, M.D.
Peter T. Hetzler, M.D.
Matthew R. Kaufman, M.D.
Michael J. Pecoraro, M.D.
Michael I. Rose, M.D.
Michael D. Rosen, M.D.
Said A. Samra, M.D.
Alan Zaccaria, M.D.
Neurological Surgery
William W. Maggio, M.D.
Bruce R. Rosenblum, M.D.
Cardiovascular Disease
Jeffrey S. Daniels, M.D.
Robert C. Lauer, M.D., Ph.D.
Neurology
Noah R. Gilson, M.D.
Neil R. Holland, M.D.
Paul J. Silbert, M.D.
Colon & Rectal Surgery
Michael L. Arvanitis, M.D.
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Mark G. Martens, M.D.
Dermatology
Kenneth A. Grossman, M.D.
Ophthalmology
Mark L. Engel, M.D.
Marvin L. Talansky, M.D.
Lawrence S. Turtel, M.D.
Endocrinology, Diabetes
& Metabolism
Barton Nassberg, M.D.
Gastroenterology
Joseph Binns, M.D.
Thomas Fiest, D.O.
Penny S. Turtel, M.D.
Hand Surgery
Steven P. Lisser, M.D.
Hematology
William A. Lerner, M.D.
Arthur A. Topilow, M.D.
Internal Medicine
Jan S. Glowacki, M.D.
Raymond M. Masterson, M.D.
Medical Oncology
Denis B. Fitzgerald, M.D.
Susan N. Greenberg, M.D.
Christina M. Walsh, M.D.
Orthopaedic Surgery
Harry A. Bade, M.D.
Robert B. Grossman, M.D.
Otolaryngology
Frank J. Scaccia, M.D.
Pain Medicine
Harris N. Bram, M.D.
Scott E. Metzger, M.D.
Peter Staats, M.D.
Pediatric Cardiology
Mitchel B. Alpert, M.D.
Pediatric Endocrinology
Cynthia H. Meyers-Seifer, M.D.
Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
Richard Drachtman, M.D.
Reproductive Endocrinology
Miguel Damien, M.D.
Rheumatology
Mori Schwartzberg, M.D.
Kenneth B. Wasser, M.D.
Sports Medicine
Stephen G. Rice, M.D. Ph.D.
Michael Sclafani, M.D.
Surgery
Robert Arbour, M.D.
Denise L. Johnson Miller, M.D.
Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery
Richard M. Neibart, M.D.
Urology
Jack Ebani, M.D.
Jules Geltzeiler, M.D.
John G. Rose, M.D.
James Rotolo, M.D.
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Nurses’ Choice
Physician-of-the-Year Awards
It’s an annual tradition at Bayshore Community
Hospital, Jersey Shore University Medical Center,
Ocean Medical Center, and Southern Ocean
Medical Center — the nursing teams at each
hospital select their own “top docs” during
Nurses’ Week. The 2013 Nurses’ Choice Awards
celebrate not only our outstanding physicians,
but also the respect that nurses have for
members of the medical staff.
Bayshore Community Hospital
Michael Marchetti, M.D.
Michael Piscopiello, M.D.
Karl Strom, M.D.
Jersey Shore University Medical Center
Mark Cerefice, M.D.
Edward Choi, M.D.
Helen Karwowska, M.D.
Danielle Lann, M.D.
Suhas Patel, M.D.
Ocean Medical Center
Minako Abe, M.D.
Rana Ali, M.D.
Jonathan Banibensu, M.D.
Joseph Bogdan, M.D.
Lance Dillon, M.D.
Sukrut Dwivedi, D.O.
Mohamed Elsawaf, M.D.
Kent Fung, M.D.
Paul Haynes, M.D.
James Higgins, M.D.
Ajay Mathur, M.D.
Andrew Lee, M.D.
Michael Levitt, M.D.
Aarti Patel, M.D.
Michael Rothberg, M.D.
Lisa Zahn, M.D.
Southern Ocean Medical Center
Arvind Baliga, M.D.
Carey Penrod, D.O.
Anupama Rao M.D.
Purviben Shah, M.D.
Meridian Recognition Awards
At Meridian, we have our own recognition program for exceptional service — and under this
umbrella, many of our Medical and Dental staff were honored in 2013 with Polaris, Orion, or
Galaxy awards. Polaris Award recipients genuinely improve the environment and experience for
our colleagues, our patients, and their families. The Orion Award recognizes teams that have had
a significant and overwhelming positive impact, and the Galaxy Award honors extraordinary acts
of service that exemplify Meridian’s values of professional excellence with personal concern.
Polaris Awards
Robert Arbour, M.D.
Cathleen Ballance, M.D.
Galaxy Awards
Raven DeVincenzo, M.D.
John Gumina, M.D.
Jean Otrakji, M.D.
Frank Sharp, M.D.
Robert Shavelson, M.D.
Orion Awards
Robert Arbour, M.D.
Elizabeth Assing, M.D.
Rajiv Biswal, M.D.
Andrew Burstiner, M.D.
Paul Chung, M.D.
Daniel D’Andrea, M.D.
Mohamed Elsawaf, M.D.
Lauren Fischer, M.D.
Denis Fitzgerald, M.D.
Silvia Fresco, M.D.
Mary Fury, D.O.
Elliot Goodman, D.O.
Bruce Grossman, M.D.
David Johnson, M.D.
Meltem Karatas, M.D.
Jocelyn Lewis, D.O.
Denise Livingston, M.D.
Matthew MacCarrick, M.D.
Steven Morgan, M.D.
Nicole Pantano, D.O.
Rocco Pascucci, M.D.
Mona Patel, DMD
Anil Pawa, M.D.
Dorothy Pietrucha, M.D.
Vinita Pitchumoni, M.D.
Suzanne Plaine, D.O.
Adrian Pristas, M.D.
Neal Ruda, M.D.
Ajay Shah, M.D.
Samuel Thomas, M.D.
Peter Valko, M.D.
Kathleen Walsh, M.D.
Shaddy Younan, M.D.
Daniel Yu, M.D.
General Awards and Recognition
We know they’re the best. From lifetime achievement awards to recognition as America’s top
physicians, here are some of the recognitions they’ve received during 2013.
Deborah R. Alpert, M.D., Ph.D.: Best Doctors in America, Rheumatology
Jonathan D. Baum, M.D.: 2013 Dedication to Resident Education and Career Development
Award, Jersey Shore University Medical Center Residents
Andrew Blechman, M.D.: National Faculty Award, Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics
and Gynecology; Inducted, Monmouth University Chapter, Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society
Wayne R. Braendle, M.D.: Physician Recognition Award, Medical Executive Committee,
Riverview Medical Center
Kathleen K. Casey, M.D.: Red Heart Award for Clinical Services in the Monmouth County
Region, The Center in Asbury Park
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Nurses’ Choice
Physician-of-the-Year Awards
It’s an annual tradition at Bayshore Community
Hospital, Jersey Shore University Medical Center,
Ocean Medical Center, and Southern Ocean
Medical Center — the nursing teams at each
hospital select their own “top docs” during
Nurses’ Week. The 2013 Nurses’ Choice Awards
celebrate not only our outstanding physicians,
but also the respect that nurses have for
members of the medical staff.
Bayshore Community Hospital
Michael Marchetti, M.D.
Michael Piscopiello, M.D.
Karl Strom, M.D.
Jersey Shore University Medical Center
Mark Cerefice, M.D.
Edward Choi, M.D.
Helen Karwowska, M.D.
Danielle Lann, M.D.
Suhas Patel, M.D.
Ocean Medical Center
Minako Abe, M.D.
Rana Ali, M.D.
Jonathan Banibensu, M.D.
Joseph Bogdan, M.D.
Lance Dillon, M.D.
Sukrut Dwivedi, D.O.
Mohamed Elsawaf, M.D.
Kent Fung, M.D.
Paul Haynes, M.D.
James Higgins, M.D.
Ajay Mathur, M.D.
Andrew Lee, M.D.
Michael Levitt, M.D.
Aarti Patel, M.D.
Michael Rothberg, M.D.
Lisa Zahn, M.D.
Southern Ocean Medical Center
Arvind Baliga, M.D.
Carey Penrod, D.O.
Anupama Rao M.D.
Purviben Shah, M.D.
Meridian Recognition Awards
At Meridian, we have our own recognition program for exceptional service — and under this
umbrella, many of our Medical and Dental staff were honored in 2013 with Polaris, Orion, or
Galaxy awards. Polaris Award recipients genuinely improve the environment and experience for
our colleagues, our patients, and their families. The Orion Award recognizes teams that have had
a significant and overwhelming positive impact, and the Galaxy Award honors extraordinary acts
of service that exemplify Meridian’s values of professional excellence with personal concern.
Polaris Awards
Robert Arbour, M.D.
Cathleen Ballance, M.D.
Galaxy Awards
Raven DeVincenzo, M.D.
John Gumina, M.D.
Jean Otrakji, M.D.
Frank Sharp, M.D.
Robert Shavelson, M.D.
Orion Awards
Robert Arbour, M.D.
Elizabeth Assing, M.D.
Rajiv Biswal, M.D.
Andrew Burstiner, M.D.
Paul Chung, M.D.
Daniel D’Andrea, M.D.
Mohamed Elsawaf, M.D.
Lauren Fischer, M.D.
Denis Fitzgerald, M.D.
Silvia Fresco, M.D.
Mary Fury, D.O.
Elliot Goodman, D.O.
Bruce Grossman, M.D.
David Johnson, M.D.
Meltem Karatas, M.D.
Jocelyn Lewis, D.O.
Denise Livingston, M.D.
Matthew MacCarrick, M.D.
Steven Morgan, M.D.
Nicole Pantano, D.O.
Rocco Pascucci, M.D.
Mona Patel, DMD
Anil Pawa, M.D.
Dorothy Pietrucha, M.D.
Vinita Pitchumoni, M.D.
Suzanne Plaine, D.O.
Adrian Pristas, M.D.
Neal Ruda, M.D.
Ajay Shah, M.D.
Samuel Thomas, M.D.
Peter Valko, M.D.
Kathleen Walsh, M.D.
Shaddy Younan, M.D.
Daniel Yu, M.D.
General Awards and Recognition
We know they’re the best. From lifetime achievement awards to recognition as America’s top
physicians, here are some of the recognitions they’ve received during 2013.
Deborah R. Alpert, M.D., Ph.D.: Best Doctors in America, Rheumatology
Jonathan D. Baum, M.D.: 2013 Dedication to Resident Education and Career Development
Award, Jersey Shore University Medical Center Residents
Andrew Blechman, M.D.: National Faculty Award, Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics
and Gynecology; Inducted, Monmouth University Chapter, Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society
Wayne R. Braendle, M.D.: Physician Recognition Award, Medical Executive Committee,
Riverview Medical Center
Kathleen K. Casey, M.D.: Red Heart Award for Clinical Services in the Monmouth County
Region, The Center in Asbury Park
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Steven J. Daniels, M.D.: Internal Medicine Teacher of the Year, Internal Medicine Residents,
Jersey Shore University Medical Center
Stacy Doumas, M.D.: Volunteer Faculty Award, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Bruce D. Fisher, M.D.: Volunteer Clinical Faculty Award, Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Medical
Honor Society, Drexel University College of Medicine
Martin D. Fried, M.D.: Leading Physician of the World, International Association of Healthcare
Professionals; Top Pediatric Gastroenterologist in New Jersey, Health Tap
Raymond F. Hanbury, Ph.D.: Distinguished Scientific Contributions to the Application of
Psychology, American Psychological Association, Division 50 - Society of Addiction Psychology
Neil R. Holland, M.D.: Medical Service Honoree (Stroke), American Heart Association;
A.B. Baker National Honor Roll of Neurologic Teachers, American Academy of Neurology
Denise L. Johnson Miller, M.D.: Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition from U.S.
Congresswoman Anna Eshoo of California for service and commitment to the breast cancer
community; Top Doctor, New York Metro Area, Castle Connolly
Steven Kairys, M.D.: Pediatrician of the Year, New Jersey Chapter, American Academy
of Pediatrics
Sean Li, M.D.: Patients’ Choice Award, Vitals.com
Carl Marchetti, M.D.: President’s Volunteer Service Award, Corporation of National and
Community Service
Richard S. Rhee, M.D.: Featured in The Korean-Americans Who Sowed the Seeds in America
Stephen G. Rice, M.D., Ph.D.: Thomas E. Shaffer Award, Council on Sports Medicine and
Fitness of the American Academy of Pediatrics; Silvio O. Conte Award for Public Awareness and
Education, Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey
Paul M. Schwartzberg, D.O.: Program Director Award, Pediatric Residency Class of 2013,
Jersey Shore University Medical Center; America’s Top Pediatrician, Consumers Research
Council of America
Peter S. Staats, M.D.: Clinical Excellence Award, West Virginia Society of Interventional
Pain Physicians
Subha Sundararajan, M.D.: David Falkenstein Fellow’s Award, New York Society of
Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
William Ziegler, D.O.: Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology (CREOG)
Faculty Teaching Award, Monmouth Medical Center Residents
Leadership and Certifications
Our Medical and Dental Staff members serve on boards and in teaching capacities throughout
the region. They’re not only committed to continually expanding their own knowledge, but they
also share that expertise in clinical, academic, and community settings. Recent appointments,
certifications, and leadership roles include the following:
Khalid M. Ahmad, M.D.: Recertified, General Internal Medicine
Nasir M. Ahmad, M.D.: Recertified, Infectious Diseases
Cynthia H. Meyers-Seifer, M.D.: Top Doctor, New York Metro Area, Castle Connolly
Nader J. Nakhleh, D.O.: Doctor of Excellence, Leaders in Healthcare Excellence; Award for
Teaching Excellence, Jersey Shore University Medical Center; Most Compassionate Doctor
Award, Vitals.com
Hal Ornstein, DPM: Meritorious Service Award, American Podiatric Medical Association
Glenn S. Parker, M.D.: Volunteer Faculty Award, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School;
America’s Top Surgeon, Consumers Research Council of America; Featured in Rutgers Robert
Wood Johnson Magazine: Focusing on Patients, Outcomes, and Education
Amy E. Peardon, D.O.: Most Compassionate Doctor Award, Vitals.com
Meghan Rattigan, D.O.: Volunteer Faculty Award, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Adam Redlich, M.D.: Patient’s Choice Award, American Registry
Cathleen M. Ballance, M.D.: Physician Champion, Children’s Oral Health Implementation Grant,
American Academy of Pediatrics New Jersey Chapter
Andrew Blechman, M.D.: Masters of Business Administration with Honors, Monmouth University
Jocelyn Carlo, M.D.: Became one of the first two physicians in New Jersey to perform the
Acessa procedure, a new treatment for uterine fibroids
Michael P. Carson, M.D.: Executive Committee, North American Society of Obstetric Medicine
Stephen A. Chidyllo, M.D.: Chairman, Inservice Exam Committees, American Society of Plastic
Surgeons; Regional Spokesperson for New Jersey, American Society of Plastic Surgeons;
Member, Council on State Affairs, American Society of Plastic Surgeons; Member, Educational
Committee and Maxillofacial News Committee, American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons;
Member, Nominating Committee, Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons; Chief, Plastic and
Reconstructive Surgery, Jersey Shore University Medical Center
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Steven J. Daniels, M.D.: Internal Medicine Teacher of the Year, Internal Medicine Residents,
Jersey Shore University Medical Center
Stacy Doumas, M.D.: Volunteer Faculty Award, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Bruce D. Fisher, M.D.: Volunteer Clinical Faculty Award, Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Medical
Honor Society, Drexel University College of Medicine
Martin D. Fried, M.D.: Leading Physician of the World, International Association of Healthcare
Professionals; Top Pediatric Gastroenterologist in New Jersey, Health Tap
Raymond F. Hanbury, Ph.D.: Distinguished Scientific Contributions to the Application of
Psychology, American Psychological Association, Division 50 - Society of Addiction Psychology
Neil R. Holland, M.D.: Medical Service Honoree (Stroke), American Heart Association;
A.B. Baker National Honor Roll of Neurologic Teachers, American Academy of Neurology
Denise L. Johnson Miller, M.D.: Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition from U.S.
Congresswoman Anna Eshoo of California for service and commitment to the breast cancer
community; Top Doctor, New York Metro Area, Castle Connolly
Steven Kairys, M.D.: Pediatrician of the Year, New Jersey Chapter, American Academy
of Pediatrics
Sean Li, M.D.: Patients’ Choice Award, Vitals.com
Carl Marchetti, M.D.: President’s Volunteer Service Award, Corporation of National and
Community Service
Richard S. Rhee, M.D.: Featured in The Korean-Americans Who Sowed the Seeds in America
Stephen G. Rice, M.D., Ph.D.: Thomas E. Shaffer Award, Council on Sports Medicine and
Fitness of the American Academy of Pediatrics; Silvio O. Conte Award for Public Awareness and
Education, Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey
Paul M. Schwartzberg, D.O.: Program Director Award, Pediatric Residency Class of 2013,
Jersey Shore University Medical Center; America’s Top Pediatrician, Consumers Research
Council of America
Peter S. Staats, M.D.: Clinical Excellence Award, West Virginia Society of Interventional
Pain Physicians
Subha Sundararajan, M.D.: David Falkenstein Fellow’s Award, New York Society of
Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
William Ziegler, D.O.: Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology (CREOG)
Faculty Teaching Award, Monmouth Medical Center Residents
Leadership and Certifications
Our Medical and Dental Staff members serve on boards and in teaching capacities throughout
the region. They’re not only committed to continually expanding their own knowledge, but they
also share that expertise in clinical, academic, and community settings. Recent appointments,
certifications, and leadership roles include the following:
Khalid M. Ahmad, M.D.: Recertified, General Internal Medicine
Nasir M. Ahmad, M.D.: Recertified, Infectious Diseases
Cynthia H. Meyers-Seifer, M.D.: Top Doctor, New York Metro Area, Castle Connolly
Nader J. Nakhleh, D.O.: Doctor of Excellence, Leaders in Healthcare Excellence; Award for
Teaching Excellence, Jersey Shore University Medical Center; Most Compassionate Doctor
Award, Vitals.com
Hal Ornstein, DPM: Meritorious Service Award, American Podiatric Medical Association
Glenn S. Parker, M.D.: Volunteer Faculty Award, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School;
America’s Top Surgeon, Consumers Research Council of America; Featured in Rutgers Robert
Wood Johnson Magazine: Focusing on Patients, Outcomes, and Education
Amy E. Peardon, D.O.: Most Compassionate Doctor Award, Vitals.com
Meghan Rattigan, D.O.: Volunteer Faculty Award, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Adam Redlich, M.D.: Patient’s Choice Award, American Registry
Cathleen M. Ballance, M.D.: Physician Champion, Children’s Oral Health Implementation Grant,
American Academy of Pediatrics New Jersey Chapter
Andrew Blechman, M.D.: Masters of Business Administration with Honors, Monmouth University
Jocelyn Carlo, M.D.: Became one of the first two physicians in New Jersey to perform the
Acessa procedure, a new treatment for uterine fibroids
Michael P. Carson, M.D.: Executive Committee, North American Society of Obstetric Medicine
Stephen A. Chidyllo, M.D.: Chairman, Inservice Exam Committees, American Society of Plastic
Surgeons; Regional Spokesperson for New Jersey, American Society of Plastic Surgeons;
Member, Council on State Affairs, American Society of Plastic Surgeons; Member, Educational
Committee and Maxillofacial News Committee, American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons;
Member, Nominating Committee, Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons; Chief, Plastic and
Reconstructive Surgery, Jersey Shore University Medical Center
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Ellen Conner, M.D.: Passed the Subspecialty Board Exam for Female Pelvic Medicine and
Reconstructive Surgery
Andrew Conti, M.D.: Council, New Jersey Chapter, American College of Physicians
Steven J. Daniels, M.D.: Board Member, Meridian Accountable Care Organization
Alan D. Deutch, D.O.: Promoted to Clinical Associate Professor of Neurology, Rutgers Robert
Wood Johnson Medical School
Christopher Fabricant, M.D.: Passed the Subspecialty Board Exam for Female Pelvic Medicine
and Reconstructive Surgery
Bruce D. Fisher, M.D.: Mentor, Student Council, American College of Physicians
New Jersey Chapter
Caroline A. Glicksman, M.D.: Medical Advisory Board, The Plastic Surgery Channel
Alejandro Gomez, M.D.: Certificate in Travel Health, International Society of Travel Medicine
Debra Gussman, M.D.: Credentialed as a NAMS-Certified North American Menopause
Practitioner (NCMP)
Ellen J. Hagopian, M.D.: Director, Abdominal Module, American College of Surgeons National
Ultrasound Faculty; Education and Training Committee, American Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary
Association; Continuing Education Committee, Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
Raymond F. Hanbury, Ph.D.: American Red Cross Disaster Mental Health Services, Jersey Coast
Chapter; State Advisor, Disaster Mental Health, American Red Cross; Statewide Trauma Response
Team, New Jersey Crisis Intervention Response Network; State Clinical Director, New Jersey Crisis
Intervention Response Network; Section Chief, Crisis Team, ANSWER (Area Network Shore Waters
Emergency Response) Team; Mental Health Officer and Public Information Officer, Disaster Medical
Assistance Team (NJ1-DMAT); Council Representative, American Psychological Association
Neil R. Holland, M.D.: Elected Faculty Member, Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Medical Honor
Society, Drexel University College of Medicine; National Clinical Advisory Committee, Muscular
Dystrophy Association
Peter J. Hynes, M.D.: Appointed Clinical Assistant Professor, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson
Medical School
Steven Kairys, M.D.: Board of Directors, National Institute of Child Health Quality; Chairman,
New Jersey Council of Children’s Hospitals; Medical Director, American Academy of Pediatrics
New Jersey Chapter; Medical Director, National American Academy of Pediatrics Quality
Improvement and Innovation Networks
Roopal Karia, M.D.: Named to the New Jersey Epilepsy Task Force
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Ellen Conner, M.D.: Passed the Subspecialty Board Exam for Female Pelvic Medicine and
Reconstructive Surgery
Andrew Conti, M.D.: Council, New Jersey Chapter, American College of Physicians
Steven J. Daniels, M.D.: Board Member, Meridian Accountable Care Organization
Alan D. Deutch, D.O.: Promoted to Clinical Associate Professor of Neurology, Rutgers Robert
Wood Johnson Medical School
Christopher Fabricant, M.D.: Passed the Subspecialty Board Exam for Female Pelvic Medicine
and Reconstructive Surgery
Bruce D. Fisher, M.D.: Mentor, Student Council, American College of Physicians
New Jersey Chapter
Caroline A. Glicksman, M.D.: Medical Advisory Board, The Plastic Surgery Channel
Alejandro Gomez, M.D.: Certificate in Travel Health, International Society of Travel Medicine
Debra Gussman, M.D.: Credentialed as a NAMS-Certified North American Menopause
Practitioner (NCMP)
Ellen J. Hagopian, M.D.: Director, Abdominal Module, American College of Surgeons National
Ultrasound Faculty; Education and Training Committee, American Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary
Association; Continuing Education Committee, Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
Raymond F. Hanbury, Ph.D.: American Red Cross Disaster Mental Health Services, Jersey Coast
Chapter; State Advisor, Disaster Mental Health, American Red Cross; Statewide Trauma Response
Team, New Jersey Crisis Intervention Response Network; State Clinical Director, New Jersey Crisis
Intervention Response Network; Section Chief, Crisis Team, ANSWER (Area Network Shore Waters
Emergency Response) Team; Mental Health Officer and Public Information Officer, Disaster Medical
Assistance Team (NJ1-DMAT); Council Representative, American Psychological Association
Neil R. Holland, M.D.: Elected Faculty Member, Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Medical Honor
Society, Drexel University College of Medicine; National Clinical Advisory Committee, Muscular
Dystrophy Association
Peter J. Hynes, M.D.: Appointed Clinical Assistant Professor, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson
Medical School
Steven Kairys, M.D.: Board of Directors, National Institute of Child Health Quality; Chairman,
New Jersey Council of Children’s Hospitals; Medical Director, American Academy of Pediatrics
New Jersey Chapter; Medical Director, National American Academy of Pediatrics Quality
Improvement and Innovation Networks
Roopal Karia, M.D.: Named to the New Jersey Epilepsy Task Force
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Daniel F. Kennedy, D.O.: Appointed Clinical Instructor in Medicine, Rutgers Robert Wood
Johnson Medical School
Academy of Pediatrics; Member, Graduate Medical Education Committee, New Jersey Council of
Children’s Hospitals; Recertified, American Board of Pediatrics, Subspecialty of Sports Medicine
Charles H. Koo, M.D.: FDA Advisory Voluntary Committee Member
Marnie Rosenthal, D.O.: Elected to Fellowship, American College of Physicians
David S. Kountz, M.D.: President, International Society on Hypertension in Blacks; Member,
New Jersey Governor’s Council of the American College of Physicians; Chair, Executive
Leadership Forum, Alliance for Independent Academic Medical Centers
Manimala Roy, M.D.: New Jersey Delegate, College of American Pathologists; Blood Bank
Director, Ocean Medical Center
Saad A. Saad, M.D.: Board Member, Medical Advisory Board, Palestine Children Relief Fund
Sean Li, M.D.: Implantation of first MRI-safe spinal cord stimulator in New Jersey
Rolando Llull Tombo, M.D.: Appointed Clinical Instructor in Medicine, Rutgers Robert Wood
Johnson Medical School
Lisa A. Luciano, D.O.: Clinical Associate Professor, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Mark G. Martens, M.D.: Became one of the first two physicians in New Jersey to perform the
Acessa procedure, a new treatment for uterine fibroids
Alpana Marwaha, M.D.: Appointed Clinical Instructor of Medicine, Rutgers Robert Wood
Johnson Medical School
Cynthia H. Meyers-Seifer, M.D.: Completed the OASIS Leadership and Development
Program at Rutgers
Joaquin Santolaya, M.D., Ph.D.: Secretary, American Institute of Ultrasound Medicine –
Interventional and Intraoperative Ultrasound
Paul M. Schwartzberg, D.O.: Leonard P. Rome CATCH Visiting Professorship, American Academy
of Pediatrics; National Peer Reviewer, Association of Pediatric Program Directors Leadership in
Educational Academic Development; Committee Representative, New Jersey Council of Teaching
Hospitals Academic Affairs Council/Council of Children’s Hospitals Graduate Medical Education
Committee; Co-Director, Pediatric LIFT (Let’s Improve Fitness Together) Obesity Clinic, Family
Health Center, Jersey Shore University Medical Center; Recertified, General Pediatrics
Ellen R. Sher, M.D.: Leadership Council, Monmouth-Ocean Medical Society; Recertified,
Allergy and Immunology
Alexander L. Shifrin, M.D.: Keynote Speaker, Heritage Dinner, Jersey Shore University
Medical Center Foundation
Marc A. Milano, M.D.: Board of Directors, New Jersey Chapter, American College of
Emergency Physicians
Thomas J. Sniscak, DMD: Trustee, Monmouth-Ocean County Dental Society
Rajesh Mohan, M.D.: MBA with Honors, Isenberg School of Management, University
of Massachusetts
Peter S. Staats, M.D.: President, New Jersey Society of Interventional Pain Physicians;
Secretary, American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians
Sharon Monter, DPM: Appointed President-Elect, New Jersey Podiatric Medical Society
Rose M. St. Fleur, M.D.: Certified as an International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC)
Allen Morgan, M.D.: Top Three Fertility Rates in New Jersey, IVFSuccessRates.com
Subha Sundararajan, M.D.: Performed the first endoscopic ultrasound-guided celiac
plexus neurolysis for cancer-related pain and the first choledoschoscopy through ERCP
using Spyglass at Riverview Medical Center
Gary Pess, M.D.: Board Member, Dupuytren Foundation; Member, International Advisory Council
on Dupuytren’s Contracture; Private Practice Committee, American Society for Surgery of the Hand
Joseph C. Tauro, M.D.: Technology Committee Chairman, Arthroscopy Association of America
Anthony Petrosini, M.D.: Practice Management Committee, American Academy of
Orthopaedic Surgeons
Jamie M. Pinto, M.D.: Medical Director, ADHD Clinic, Family Health Center, Jersey Shore
University Medical Center
Robert Tomaro, M.D.: Performed the first single-incision laparoscopic surgery (SILS) at Meridian
Arthur A. Topilow, M.D.: Development Committee Member, American Society of Hematology
Evelyn R. Wells, M.D.: Appointed Medical Chair, Change-a-Life Uganda
Stephen G. Rice, M.D., Ph.D.: Chairman, New Jersey Student Athlete Cardiac Screening
Task Force; Immediate Past President, New Jersey Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics;
Chairman, Health and Science Policy Committee, American College of Sports Medicine; Board of
Directors, Pediatric Council on Research and Education (PCORE), New Jersey Chapter, American
Vincent R. Zales, M.D.: Promoted to Clinical Professor, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical
Center; Vice-Chairman, VHA HG of New Jersey
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Daniel F. Kennedy, D.O.: Appointed Clinical Instructor in Medicine, Rutgers Robert Wood
Johnson Medical School
Academy of Pediatrics; Member, Graduate Medical Education Committee, New Jersey Council of
Children’s Hospitals; Recertified, American Board of Pediatrics, Subspecialty of Sports Medicine
Charles H. Koo, M.D.: FDA Advisory Voluntary Committee Member
Marnie Rosenthal, D.O.: Elected to Fellowship, American College of Physicians
David S. Kountz, M.D.: President, International Society on Hypertension in Blacks; Member,
New Jersey Governor’s Council of the American College of Physicians; Chair, Executive
Leadership Forum, Alliance for Independent Academic Medical Centers
Manimala Roy, M.D.: New Jersey Delegate, College of American Pathologists; Blood Bank
Director, Ocean Medical Center
Saad A. Saad, M.D.: Board Member, Medical Advisory Board, Palestine Children Relief Fund
Sean Li, M.D.: Implantation of first MRI-safe spinal cord stimulator in New Jersey
Rolando Llull Tombo, M.D.: Appointed Clinical Instructor in Medicine, Rutgers Robert Wood
Johnson Medical School
Lisa A. Luciano, D.O.: Clinical Associate Professor, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Mark G. Martens, M.D.: Became one of the first two physicians in New Jersey to perform the
Acessa procedure, a new treatment for uterine fibroids
Alpana Marwaha, M.D.: Appointed Clinical Instructor of Medicine, Rutgers Robert Wood
Johnson Medical School
Cynthia H. Meyers-Seifer, M.D.: Completed the OASIS Leadership and Development
Program at Rutgers
Joaquin Santolaya, M.D., Ph.D.: Secretary, American Institute of Ultrasound Medicine –
Interventional and Intraoperative Ultrasound
Paul M. Schwartzberg, D.O.: Leonard P. Rome CATCH Visiting Professorship, American Academy
of Pediatrics; National Peer Reviewer, Association of Pediatric Program Directors Leadership in
Educational Academic Development; Committee Representative, New Jersey Council of Teaching
Hospitals Academic Affairs Council/Council of Children’s Hospitals Graduate Medical Education
Committee; Co-Director, Pediatric LIFT (Let’s Improve Fitness Together) Obesity Clinic, Family
Health Center, Jersey Shore University Medical Center; Recertified, General Pediatrics
Ellen R. Sher, M.D.: Leadership Council, Monmouth-Ocean Medical Society; Recertified,
Allergy and Immunology
Alexander L. Shifrin, M.D.: Keynote Speaker, Heritage Dinner, Jersey Shore University
Medical Center Foundation
Marc A. Milano, M.D.: Board of Directors, New Jersey Chapter, American College of
Emergency Physicians
Thomas J. Sniscak, DMD: Trustee, Monmouth-Ocean County Dental Society
Rajesh Mohan, M.D.: MBA with Honors, Isenberg School of Management, University
of Massachusetts
Peter S. Staats, M.D.: President, New Jersey Society of Interventional Pain Physicians;
Secretary, American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians
Sharon Monter, DPM: Appointed President-Elect, New Jersey Podiatric Medical Society
Rose M. St. Fleur, M.D.: Certified as an International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC)
Allen Morgan, M.D.: Top Three Fertility Rates in New Jersey, IVFSuccessRates.com
Subha Sundararajan, M.D.: Performed the first endoscopic ultrasound-guided celiac
plexus neurolysis for cancer-related pain and the first choledoschoscopy through ERCP
using Spyglass at Riverview Medical Center
Gary Pess, M.D.: Board Member, Dupuytren Foundation; Member, International Advisory Council
on Dupuytren’s Contracture; Private Practice Committee, American Society for Surgery of the Hand
Joseph C. Tauro, M.D.: Technology Committee Chairman, Arthroscopy Association of America
Anthony Petrosini, M.D.: Practice Management Committee, American Academy of
Orthopaedic Surgeons
Jamie M. Pinto, M.D.: Medical Director, ADHD Clinic, Family Health Center, Jersey Shore
University Medical Center
Robert Tomaro, M.D.: Performed the first single-incision laparoscopic surgery (SILS) at Meridian
Arthur A. Topilow, M.D.: Development Committee Member, American Society of Hematology
Evelyn R. Wells, M.D.: Appointed Medical Chair, Change-a-Life Uganda
Stephen G. Rice, M.D., Ph.D.: Chairman, New Jersey Student Athlete Cardiac Screening
Task Force; Immediate Past President, New Jersey Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics;
Chairman, Health and Science Policy Committee, American College of Sports Medicine; Board of
Directors, Pediatric Council on Research and Education (PCORE), New Jersey Chapter, American
Vincent R. Zales, M.D.: Promoted to Clinical Professor, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical
Center; Vice-Chairman, VHA HG of New Jersey
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Academics and Research
Through Meridian’s commitment to research, we are able to provide the most advanced care
to patients and contribute to new treatments in the future. What’s more, research conducted
at Meridian has very real benefits for patients. Much of the research is in the form of clinical
trials — studies that offer patient medications, treatments, procedures, and other therapies that
may not be approved, but could have benefits beyond what’s currently available. Through their
publications, presentations, and clinical trials, our Medical and Dental Staff members impact
patient care and advance the continually evolving practice of medicine.
Publications
Our Medical and Dental Staff members have authored numerous articles and chapters for
prestigious scientific journals and professional publications. They’ve also assisted in the review
process that holds the content of these publications to the highest standards. Our authors and
manuscript reviewers are listed below.
Deborah R. Alpert, M.D., Ph.D.: Editorial Board, Case Reports in Rheumatology; Reviewer,
BMJ Case Reports
Jonathan Baum, M.D.: Water Tubing Injury: An Overlooked Boating Injury Statistic,
International Journal of Medicine and Public Health; Use of an Intubating Stylet as a Guide
to Complete Uterine Curettage Complicated by Uterine Perforation, Case Reports in Obstetrics
and Gynecology
Andrew Blechman, M.D.: Evaluation and Management of Ruptured Ovarian Cyst, UptoDate
Michael P. Carson, M.D.: Evaluation of Home Testing to Improve Follow-up after Gestational
Diabetes, Obstetric Medicine; Postpartum Testing Rates Among Women with a History of
Gestational Diabetes – Systematic Review, Primary Care Diabetes; Hypertension in a Woman
Planning a Pregnancy, CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal)
Mentoring Master
Jersey Shore surgeon Glenn Parker, M.D., is well respected for his leadership in the OR, but it’s his work as a mentor
that motivates him most. Whether it’s training medical residents, or lecturing high school biology students, Dr. Parker is
passionate about inspiring the next generation to excel – both in medicine and in life. For the past two decades, he has
been involved in a variety of voluntary mentoring programs – including Jersey Shore’s Medical Explorers – and takes
pride in helping young people achieve the goals they have set.
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Academics and Research
Through Meridian’s commitment to research, we are able to provide the most advanced care
to patients and contribute to new treatments in the future. What’s more, research conducted
at Meridian has very real benefits for patients. Much of the research is in the form of clinical
trials — studies that offer patient medications, treatments, procedures, and other therapies that
may not be approved, but could have benefits beyond what’s currently available. Through their
publications, presentations, and clinical trials, our Medical and Dental Staff members impact
patient care and advance the continually evolving practice of medicine.
Publications
Our Medical and Dental Staff members have authored numerous articles and chapters for
prestigious scientific journals and professional publications. They’ve also assisted in the review
process that holds the content of these publications to the highest standards. Our authors and
manuscript reviewers are listed below.
Deborah R. Alpert, M.D., Ph.D.: Editorial Board, Case Reports in Rheumatology; Reviewer,
BMJ Case Reports
Jonathan Baum, M.D.: Water Tubing Injury: An Overlooked Boating Injury Statistic,
International Journal of Medicine and Public Health; Use of an Intubating Stylet as a Guide
to Complete Uterine Curettage Complicated by Uterine Perforation, Case Reports in Obstetrics
and Gynecology
Andrew Blechman, M.D.: Evaluation and Management of Ruptured Ovarian Cyst, UptoDate
Michael P. Carson, M.D.: Evaluation of Home Testing to Improve Follow-up after Gestational
Diabetes, Obstetric Medicine; Postpartum Testing Rates Among Women with a History of
Gestational Diabetes – Systematic Review, Primary Care Diabetes; Hypertension in a Woman
Planning a Pregnancy, CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal)
Mentoring Master
Jersey Shore surgeon Glenn Parker, M.D., is well respected for his leadership in the OR, but it’s his work as a mentor
that motivates him most. Whether it’s training medical residents, or lecturing high school biology students, Dr. Parker is
passionate about inspiring the next generation to excel – both in medicine and in life. For the past two decades, he has
been involved in a variety of voluntary mentoring programs – including Jersey Shore’s Medical Explorers – and takes
pride in helping young people achieve the goals they have set.
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Stephen A. Chidyllo, M.D.: Reviewer, Journal of Craniomaxillofacial Trauma and Reconstruction;
Reviewer, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery; The Spirit of Maxillofacial Surgery and the Private
Practitioner, Maxillofacial News – American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons (ASMS); A Look at
Life in the Regional Community Trauma Center, Maxillofacial News – ASMS
Daniel A. D’Andrea, M.D.: Transient Resolution of Treatment-Resistant Post-Traumatic Stress
Disorder Following Ketamine Infusion, Biological Psychiatry
John M. Davis, M.D.: Editorial Board, Surgical Infections
Karim Elsahwi, M.D.: Robotic-Assisted Laparoscopic Hysterectomy: Outcomes in Obese
and Morbidly Obese Patients, Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons;
Vaginal Cuff Dehiscence in Robotic-Assisted Total Hysterectomy, Journal of the Society of
Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
Ellen J. Hagopian, M.D.: Editorial Board, HPB
Raymond F. Hanbury, Ph.D.: Resilience Revisited: Toward an Expanding Understanding of
Post-Disaster Adaptation Adaptation (Chapter), Translating Resilience Theory for Assessment
and Application with Children, Adolescents and Adults: Translating Research into Practice;
Adjusting to Life After Being Held Hostage or Kidnapped, American Psychological Association
Help Center Website
Neil R. Holland, M.D.: Standardized Online Clinical Educational and Assessment Tool for
Neurology Clerkship Students Assigned to Multiple Sites, Perspectives on Medical Education
Steven Kairys, M.D.: Editorial Board, Journal of Child Health Care; Contributing Editor,
Pediatrics; Contributing Editor, Journal of Child Abuse and Neglect; Contributing Editor,
Clinical Pediatrics; Positive Deviance, Newsletter of the Section on International Child Health;
Quality Improvement and the PDSDA Cycle, Newsletter of the Section on International Child
Health; Practice-Based Quality Improvement/Research Networks: Full Speed Forward,
Academic Pediatrics
Charles H. Koo, M.D.: Reviewer, American Journal of Cardiology
David S. Kountz, M.D.: Hypertension in African Americans, Postgraduate Medicine; The
Dipeptidyl Peptidase (DPP)-4 Inhibitors for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in Challenging Patient
Groups, Advances in Therapy
Mark J. Krasna, M.D.: Workforce on Evidence-Based Surgery of The Society of Thoracic
Surgeons, Guidelines on the Diagnosis and Staging of Patients with Esophageal Cancer, Annals
of Thoracic Surgery; Prognostic Significance of Positive Circumferential Resection Margin in
Esophageal Cancer: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis, Annals of Thoracic Surgery;
Prospective Phase II Trial of Presection Thoracoscopic Mediastinal Restaging After Neoajuvant
Therapy for IIIA (N2) Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: Results of CALGB Protocol 39803, Journal
of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery; The Society of Thoracic Surgeons Esophageal Cancer
Guidelines Series (Editorial), Annals of Thoracic Surgery; Radiographic Endosonographic Staging
in Esophageal Cancer, Thoracic Surgery; Tumor Boards and the Quality of Cancer Care, Journal
of the National Cancer Institute (JNCI); Lung Cancer: A Comprehensive Overview, Chapter 6.
Management of Stage III N2 NSCLC, Nova Science Publishers, Inc. New York New York pg. 129139. 2013;
Sean Li, M.D.: Safety and Efficacy of Once-Daily Gastroretentive Gabapentin in Patients with
Postherpetic Neuralgia Aged 75 Years and Over, Drugs & Aging
Mark G. Martens, M.D.: Prevalence of Non-Albicans Candida Infections in Women with
Recurrent Vulvovaginal Symptomatology, Advances in Infectious Diseases; Efficacy of the
HPV-16/18 AS04-Adjuvanted Vaccine Against Low-Risk HPV Types (PATRICIA Randomized Trial):
An Unexpected Observation, Journal of Infectious Diseases; Management of Symptomatic
Vulvovaginal Atrophy: 2013 Position Statement of The North American Menopause Society,
Menopause: The Journal of the North American Menopause Society; Health Providers’ Opinions
on the Utility of the HPV Vaccination – Are Guidelines Being Followed?, International Journal
of Medical Science and Public Health; Rationale and Design of a Multicenter Randomized
Clinical Trial of Extended Release Gabapentin in Provoked Vestibulodynia and Biological
Correlates of Response, Contemporary Clinical Trials; Clinical Evaluation of a New Pap-Based
Method for Screening of C. trachomatis and N. gonorrhoeae Using Liquid Cytology Media,
Southern Medical Journal
Srividya Naganathan, M.D.: Visual Diagnosis: Infant with Growth Failure, Body Asymmetry,
and Dysmorphic Features, Pediatrics in Review; Summertime Skin Conditions, NJ Pediatrics
Nader J. Nakhleh, D.O.: Increased Postoperative Respiratory Complications in Heterotaxy
Congenital Heart Disease Patients with Respiratory Ciliary Dysfunction, Journal of Thoracic
and Cardiovascular Surgery
Kolawole (Yinka) Oyelese, M.D.: Expert Commentary on Placenta Accreta, OBG Management;
Vasa Praevia: A Descriptive Review of Existing Literature and the Evolving Role of Ultrasound
in Prenatal Screening, The Australasian Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine; The “Anathema” of
Arbitrary Categorization of Continuous Predictors, American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gary M. Pess, M.D.: Results of Needle Aponeurotomy for Dupuytren Contracture in Over
1,000 Fingers, Journal of Hand Surgery; Reviewer, Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery;
Reviewer, Journal of Hand Surgery
Jamie M. Pinto, M.D.: Pediatric Residents’ Perceptions of Family-Centered Rounds as Part
of Postgraduate Training, Clinical Pediatrics; Cocaine-Induced Dystonic Reaction: An Unlikely
Presentation of Child Neglect, Pediatric Emergency Care
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Stephen A. Chidyllo, M.D.: Reviewer, Journal of Craniomaxillofacial Trauma and Reconstruction;
Reviewer, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery; The Spirit of Maxillofacial Surgery and the Private
Practitioner, Maxillofacial News – American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons (ASMS); A Look at
Life in the Regional Community Trauma Center, Maxillofacial News – ASMS
Daniel A. D’Andrea, M.D.: Transient Resolution of Treatment-Resistant Post-Traumatic Stress
Disorder Following Ketamine Infusion, Biological Psychiatry
John M. Davis, M.D.: Editorial Board, Surgical Infections
Karim Elsahwi, M.D.: Robotic-Assisted Laparoscopic Hysterectomy: Outcomes in Obese
and Morbidly Obese Patients, Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons;
Vaginal Cuff Dehiscence in Robotic-Assisted Total Hysterectomy, Journal of the Society of
Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
Ellen J. Hagopian, M.D.: Editorial Board, HPB
Raymond F. Hanbury, Ph.D.: Resilience Revisited: Toward an Expanding Understanding of
Post-Disaster Adaptation Adaptation (Chapter), Translating Resilience Theory for Assessment
and Application with Children, Adolescents and Adults: Translating Research into Practice;
Adjusting to Life After Being Held Hostage or Kidnapped, American Psychological Association
Help Center Website
Neil R. Holland, M.D.: Standardized Online Clinical Educational and Assessment Tool for
Neurology Clerkship Students Assigned to Multiple Sites, Perspectives on Medical Education
Steven Kairys, M.D.: Editorial Board, Journal of Child Health Care; Contributing Editor,
Pediatrics; Contributing Editor, Journal of Child Abuse and Neglect; Contributing Editor,
Clinical Pediatrics; Positive Deviance, Newsletter of the Section on International Child Health;
Quality Improvement and the PDSDA Cycle, Newsletter of the Section on International Child
Health; Practice-Based Quality Improvement/Research Networks: Full Speed Forward,
Academic Pediatrics
Charles H. Koo, M.D.: Reviewer, American Journal of Cardiology
David S. Kountz, M.D.: Hypertension in African Americans, Postgraduate Medicine; The
Dipeptidyl Peptidase (DPP)-4 Inhibitors for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in Challenging Patient
Groups, Advances in Therapy
Mark J. Krasna, M.D.: Workforce on Evidence-Based Surgery of The Society of Thoracic
Surgeons, Guidelines on the Diagnosis and Staging of Patients with Esophageal Cancer, Annals
of Thoracic Surgery; Prognostic Significance of Positive Circumferential Resection Margin in
Esophageal Cancer: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis, Annals of Thoracic Surgery;
Prospective Phase II Trial of Presection Thoracoscopic Mediastinal Restaging After Neoajuvant
Therapy for IIIA (N2) Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: Results of CALGB Protocol 39803, Journal
of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery; The Society of Thoracic Surgeons Esophageal Cancer
Guidelines Series (Editorial), Annals of Thoracic Surgery; Radiographic Endosonographic Staging
in Esophageal Cancer, Thoracic Surgery; Tumor Boards and the Quality of Cancer Care, Journal
of the National Cancer Institute (JNCI); Lung Cancer: A Comprehensive Overview, Chapter 6.
Management of Stage III N2 NSCLC, Nova Science Publishers, Inc. New York New York pg. 129139. 2013;
Sean Li, M.D.: Safety and Efficacy of Once-Daily Gastroretentive Gabapentin in Patients with
Postherpetic Neuralgia Aged 75 Years and Over, Drugs & Aging
Mark G. Martens, M.D.: Prevalence of Non-Albicans Candida Infections in Women with
Recurrent Vulvovaginal Symptomatology, Advances in Infectious Diseases; Efficacy of the
HPV-16/18 AS04-Adjuvanted Vaccine Against Low-Risk HPV Types (PATRICIA Randomized Trial):
An Unexpected Observation, Journal of Infectious Diseases; Management of Symptomatic
Vulvovaginal Atrophy: 2013 Position Statement of The North American Menopause Society,
Menopause: The Journal of the North American Menopause Society; Health Providers’ Opinions
on the Utility of the HPV Vaccination – Are Guidelines Being Followed?, International Journal
of Medical Science and Public Health; Rationale and Design of a Multicenter Randomized
Clinical Trial of Extended Release Gabapentin in Provoked Vestibulodynia and Biological
Correlates of Response, Contemporary Clinical Trials; Clinical Evaluation of a New Pap-Based
Method for Screening of C. trachomatis and N. gonorrhoeae Using Liquid Cytology Media,
Southern Medical Journal
Srividya Naganathan, M.D.: Visual Diagnosis: Infant with Growth Failure, Body Asymmetry,
and Dysmorphic Features, Pediatrics in Review; Summertime Skin Conditions, NJ Pediatrics
Nader J. Nakhleh, D.O.: Increased Postoperative Respiratory Complications in Heterotaxy
Congenital Heart Disease Patients with Respiratory Ciliary Dysfunction, Journal of Thoracic
and Cardiovascular Surgery
Kolawole (Yinka) Oyelese, M.D.: Expert Commentary on Placenta Accreta, OBG Management;
Vasa Praevia: A Descriptive Review of Existing Literature and the Evolving Role of Ultrasound
in Prenatal Screening, The Australasian Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine; The “Anathema” of
Arbitrary Categorization of Continuous Predictors, American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gary M. Pess, M.D.: Results of Needle Aponeurotomy for Dupuytren Contracture in Over
1,000 Fingers, Journal of Hand Surgery; Reviewer, Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery;
Reviewer, Journal of Hand Surgery
Jamie M. Pinto, M.D.: Pediatric Residents’ Perceptions of Family-Centered Rounds as Part
of Postgraduate Training, Clinical Pediatrics; Cocaine-Induced Dystonic Reaction: An Unlikely
Presentation of Child Neglect, Pediatric Emergency Care
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Stephen G. Rice, M.D., Ph.D.: Softball and Baseball – Preparing for the Upcoming Season,
American Academy of Pediatrics News; Essentials for Office Evaluation, Pediatric Sports
Medicine; Concerns Among Obese and Overweight Athletes (Chapter), Pediatric Sports
Medicine - Essentials for Office Evaluation; Skeletal Dysplasias (Chapter), Pediatric
Orthopaedics and Sports Injuries, 2nd edition; Metabolic Bone Disease (Chapter), Pediatric
Orthopaedics and Sports Injuries, 2nd edition
Marnie Rosenthal, M.D.: Reviewer, BioMed Central Infectious Diseases; Develop a Vaccination
to Circumvent Mutations (Op Ed), Asbury Park Press
Saad A. Saad, M.D.: Changes to Appendectomy Timing, New Jersey Pediatrics
Joaquin Santolaya, M.D., Ph.D.: The Quick Start Contraception Initiation Method During the
6-Week Postpartum Visit: An Efficacious Way to Improve Contraception in Federally Qualified
Health Centers, Contraception; Baseline TNF-alpha Operational Capacity in Fetal and Maternal
Circulation Prior to Labor: Tuned for Different Purposes, Reproductive Sciences; Paternal
Age and Cesarean Birth, Journal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine
Brett A. Sealove, M.D.: Brain-Heart Interaction in Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy,
Heart Failure Clinics
Paul M. Schwartzberg, D.O.: CATCH Update, The New Jersey Pediatrician
Ellen R. Sher, M.D.: Intranasal Corticosteroids: The Role of Patient Preference and Satisfaction,
Allergy and Asthma Proceedings
Alexander L. Shifrin, M.D.: Reviewer, Minerva Chirurgica,
Endocrine Practice, World Journal of Surgical
Oncology, Surgery, Medical Principles
and Practice, Annals of Surgical Oncology,
World Journal of Surgery, World Journal of
Endocrine Surgery, The Journal of Medical
Case Reports
Subha Sundararajan, M.D.: Pancreatic
Necrosectomy Using Covered Esophageal
Stents: A Novel Approach, Journal of Clinical
Gastroenterology; Endoscopic Ultrasonographic
Access and Drainage of the Common Bile Duct
(Chapter), Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Clinics
of North America
Arthur A. Topilow, M.D.: PET Scan Negativity
Post Treatment in DLBCL May Not Indicate a
Cure, Blood Journal Online
Group Publications
Richard M. Abramowitz, M.D.; Deborah R. Alpert, M.D., Ph.D.: Refractory Post-Surgical
Pyoderma Gangrenosum in a Patient with Beckwith Wiedemann Syndrome: Response to
Multi-Modal Therapy, BMJ Case Reports
Nasir M. Ahmad, M.D.; Kathleen K. Casey, M.D.; Edward W. Liu, M.D.; Jose M. Fune, M.D.:
Necrotizing Fasciitis of the Lower Extremity Caused by Shewanella Algae, Surgical Infections
John M. Davis, M.D.; Ellen J. Hagopian, M.D.: Laparoscopic Versus Open Liver Resection:
A Meta-Analysis of Long-Term Outcome, HPB Journal
Mohamed A. Elsawaf M.D.; Manimala Roy, M.D.; Marnie Rosenthal, M.D.: Disseminated
Cryptococcal Lymphadenitis with Negative Cryptooccal Antigen in an Immunosuppressed
Patient, Chest
Jose I. Iglesias, D.O.; Elliot Frank, M.D.; Sushil K. Mehandru, M.D.; John M. Davis, M.D.:
Predictors of Renal Recovery in Patients with Pre-Orthotopic Liver Transplant (OLT) Renal
Dysfunction, BMC Nephrology
Romeo Lucas, D.O.; Debra Gussman, M.D.; Meghan Rattigan, D.O.; Theodore Matulewicz,
M.D.: Idiopathic Granulomatous Mastitis with Erythema Nodosum Simulating Breast Abscess
in Pregnancy: A Case Report, Journal of Obstetric Medicine: The Medicine of Pregnancy
Romeo Lucas, M.D.; Charles Hux, M.D.: The Dermal Anchor – An Evolving Trend, Dermatology
in Practice
Jamie M. Pinto, M.D.; Matthew J. MacCarrick, M.D.; Maria Agnes C. Dawis, M.D.:
Group A Streptococcal Primary Ileitis: A Novel Presentation of a Common Pathogen, Pediatric
Infectious Diseases Journal
Meghan Rattigan, D.O.; Jonathan Baum, M.D.: Delivery Route Following Elective Induction
of Labor at Term: Analysis of 807 Patients, Journal of Clinical Medicine Research
Marnie Rosenthal, M.D.; Bruce D. Fisher, M.D.: Tuberculosis: Ancient History, Modern
Scourge, Journal of Ancient Diseases & Preventive Remedies
Alexander L. Shifrin, M.D.; Min Zheng, M.D., Ph.D.; Danielle E. Lann, M.D.; Svetlana
Fomin, M.D.; Evan C. Naylor, M.D.; Peter J. Mencel, M.D.; Brian S. Erler, M.D., Ph.D.;
Theodore J. Matulewicz, M.D.: Neuroendocrine Thymic Carcinoma Metastatic to the
Parathyroid Gland that Was Reimplanted into the Forearm in Patient with Multiple Endocrine
Neoplasia Type 1 Syndrome: A Challenging Management Dilemma, Endocrine Practice
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Stephen G. Rice, M.D., Ph.D.: Softball and Baseball – Preparing for the Upcoming Season,
American Academy of Pediatrics News; Essentials for Office Evaluation, Pediatric Sports
Medicine; Concerns Among Obese and Overweight Athletes (Chapter), Pediatric Sports
Medicine - Essentials for Office Evaluation; Skeletal Dysplasias (Chapter), Pediatric
Orthopaedics and Sports Injuries, 2nd edition; Metabolic Bone Disease (Chapter), Pediatric
Orthopaedics and Sports Injuries, 2nd edition
Marnie Rosenthal, M.D.: Reviewer, BioMed Central Infectious Diseases; Develop a Vaccination
to Circumvent Mutations (Op Ed), Asbury Park Press
Saad A. Saad, M.D.: Changes to Appendectomy Timing, New Jersey Pediatrics
Joaquin Santolaya, M.D., Ph.D.: The Quick Start Contraception Initiation Method During the
6-Week Postpartum Visit: An Efficacious Way to Improve Contraception in Federally Qualified
Health Centers, Contraception; Baseline TNF-alpha Operational Capacity in Fetal and Maternal
Circulation Prior to Labor: Tuned for Different Purposes, Reproductive Sciences; Paternal
Age and Cesarean Birth, Journal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine
Brett A. Sealove, M.D.: Brain-Heart Interaction in Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy,
Heart Failure Clinics
Paul M. Schwartzberg, D.O.: CATCH Update, The New Jersey Pediatrician
Ellen R. Sher, M.D.: Intranasal Corticosteroids: The Role of Patient Preference and Satisfaction,
Allergy and Asthma Proceedings
Alexander L. Shifrin, M.D.: Reviewer, Minerva Chirurgica,
Endocrine Practice, World Journal of Surgical
Oncology, Surgery, Medical Principles
and Practice, Annals of Surgical Oncology,
World Journal of Surgery, World Journal of
Endocrine Surgery, The Journal of Medical
Case Reports
Subha Sundararajan, M.D.: Pancreatic
Necrosectomy Using Covered Esophageal
Stents: A Novel Approach, Journal of Clinical
Gastroenterology; Endoscopic Ultrasonographic
Access and Drainage of the Common Bile Duct
(Chapter), Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Clinics
of North America
Arthur A. Topilow, M.D.: PET Scan Negativity
Post Treatment in DLBCL May Not Indicate a
Cure, Blood Journal Online
Group Publications
Richard M. Abramowitz, M.D.; Deborah R. Alpert, M.D., Ph.D.: Refractory Post-Surgical
Pyoderma Gangrenosum in a Patient with Beckwith Wiedemann Syndrome: Response to
Multi-Modal Therapy, BMJ Case Reports
Nasir M. Ahmad, M.D.; Kathleen K. Casey, M.D.; Edward W. Liu, M.D.; Jose M. Fune, M.D.:
Necrotizing Fasciitis of the Lower Extremity Caused by Shewanella Algae, Surgical Infections
John M. Davis, M.D.; Ellen J. Hagopian, M.D.: Laparoscopic Versus Open Liver Resection:
A Meta-Analysis of Long-Term Outcome, HPB Journal
Mohamed A. Elsawaf M.D.; Manimala Roy, M.D.; Marnie Rosenthal, M.D.: Disseminated
Cryptococcal Lymphadenitis with Negative Cryptooccal Antigen in an Immunosuppressed
Patient, Chest
Jose I. Iglesias, D.O.; Elliot Frank, M.D.; Sushil K. Mehandru, M.D.; John M. Davis, M.D.:
Predictors of Renal Recovery in Patients with Pre-Orthotopic Liver Transplant (OLT) Renal
Dysfunction, BMC Nephrology
Romeo Lucas, D.O.; Debra Gussman, M.D.; Meghan Rattigan, D.O.; Theodore Matulewicz,
M.D.: Idiopathic Granulomatous Mastitis with Erythema Nodosum Simulating Breast Abscess
in Pregnancy: A Case Report, Journal of Obstetric Medicine: The Medicine of Pregnancy
Romeo Lucas, M.D.; Charles Hux, M.D.: The Dermal Anchor – An Evolving Trend, Dermatology
in Practice
Jamie M. Pinto, M.D.; Matthew J. MacCarrick, M.D.; Maria Agnes C. Dawis, M.D.:
Group A Streptococcal Primary Ileitis: A Novel Presentation of a Common Pathogen, Pediatric
Infectious Diseases Journal
Meghan Rattigan, D.O.; Jonathan Baum, M.D.: Delivery Route Following Elective Induction
of Labor at Term: Analysis of 807 Patients, Journal of Clinical Medicine Research
Marnie Rosenthal, M.D.; Bruce D. Fisher, M.D.: Tuberculosis: Ancient History, Modern
Scourge, Journal of Ancient Diseases & Preventive Remedies
Alexander L. Shifrin, M.D.; Min Zheng, M.D., Ph.D.; Danielle E. Lann, M.D.; Svetlana
Fomin, M.D.; Evan C. Naylor, M.D.; Peter J. Mencel, M.D.; Brian S. Erler, M.D., Ph.D.;
Theodore J. Matulewicz, M.D.: Neuroendocrine Thymic Carcinoma Metastatic to the
Parathyroid Gland that Was Reimplanted into the Forearm in Patient with Multiple Endocrine
Neoplasia Type 1 Syndrome: A Challenging Management Dilemma, Endocrine Practice
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Professional Lectures and Presentations
There’s a lot to cover when it comes to our Medical and Dental Staff sharing their clinical
knowledge in professional venues. They chair steering committees, speak at annual meetings
around the globe, present their research through poster presentations, teach courses, and
present grand rounds. Here are some of those accomplishments from 2013.
Denise Aloisio, M.D.: FASD Through the Lifespan: Changing Presentations, Changing
Intervention, Professional Summit Back (and) to the Future: 1973-2013: 40 Years of Prenatal
Alcohol Exposure and FAS Conference; Bayley III Language Scores at Two Years of Age Predict
Subsequent ASD Diagnosis Among Children Referred for ASD Screening (Poster), Society for
Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics Annual Meeting
Cathleen M. Ballance, M.D.: Pediatric Oral Trauma, Annual American Academy of Pediatrics
New Jersey Conference; Brush Up on School Oral Health: What Physicians and Nurses Need
to Know about Children’s Teeth and Screening in the School Setting, American Academy of
Pediatrics New Jersey Chapter Annual Conference; Preschool-Based Fluoride Varnish Programs
as a Strategy to Enhance Early Childhood Caries Prevention in the Community (Abstract),
American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference; Pediatric Oral/Dental Health Training,
Pediatric Health Group, Freehold
Dawn M. Calderon, D.O.: The Pregnant Heart: A Few Words from Mom’s Cardiologist, 3rd Annual
OBGYN Symposium: Contemporary Issues in Obstetrics, Jersey Shore University Medical Center
Michael P. Carson, M.D.: Perioperative Anticoagulation, Grand Rounds, Overlook Medical Center;
Preconception Care for Internists, Grand Rounds, Robert Wood Johnson University Medical
Center; Medical Disorders in Pregnancy for Hospitalists, Grand Rounds, Jersey City Medical
Center; Workshop Faculty, Women’s Health in the Curriculum 2013: Needs Assessment, Tools,
and Resources Developed by Students, Residents and Faculty, New England Regional Meeting
of the Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM); Judge, Original Research Oral Presentations,
Mid-Atlantic SGIM Meeting; Moderator, Management of Cirrhosis/Varices in Pregnancy, North
American Society of Obstetric Medicine Meeting; Coordinator, Obstetric Medicine Interest
Group, SGIM Annual Meeting; S.U.G.A.R.: Increasing Post-Partum GDM Testing Rates: Spotting
Undiagnosed Glucose Abnormalities, Drexel University; Does Stress Testing before Elective Hip
Fracture Surgery Increase Length of Stay and/or Alter Patient Management?, SGIM National
Meeting; Perioperative Troponins: Is our VISION Clouded?, Perioperative Medicine Interest Group/
SGIM Annual Meeting
Kathleen K. Casey, M.D.: HIV and Aging, UMDNJ/DHSS Annual HIV Symposium; On the CUSP –
Stop CAUTI at the Front Door of the Hospital: The Emergency Department!, New Jersey Hospital
Association ED Conference
Stephen A. Chidyllo, M.D.: Faculty Member/Presenter, Basic Maxillofacial Course, American
Society of Maxillofacial Surgery; Faculty Member/Presenter, Principles of Operative Treatment of
Craniomaxillofacial Trauma, AOCMF of North America
Karim Elsahwi, M.D.: Advanced Endoscopy, 42nd Advancing Minimally Invasive Gynecology
Worldwide (AAGL) Global Congress of Minimally Invasive Gynecology; Robot-Assisted Pelvic
Lymph Node Dissection for Endometrial Cancer, 42nd AAGL Global Congress of Minimally
Invasive Gynecology; Advances in Cervical Cancer Screening and HPV Vaccination, Women and
Cancer Oncology Symposium
Bruce D. Fisher, M.D.: Clinical Microbiological Correlations, Diseases and Defenses Course,
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School; Syphilis, Sex, and Society, Robert Wood Johnson
University Hospital; Leeuwenhoek, My Hero, Grand Rounds, St. Peter’s University Medical Center;
Humanism and Medical Education: One and the Same, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical
School; Uncertainty in Clinical Medicine, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Elliot Frank, M.D.: Co-Chair, New Jersey Infectious Diseases Society Annual Scientific Session;
Patient Satisfaction, Grand Rounds, Bayshore Community Hospital; The Science and Art of
Managing Infections with Staphylococcus Aureus, Grand Rounds, Jersey Shore University
Medical Center
Caroline A. Glicksman, M.D.: Revision of Breast Augmentation, Baker-Gordon Conference;
Breast Augmentation and Reconstruction with Shaped Highly Cohesive Gel Implants, Grand
Rounds, Washington University, St. Louis; Breast Augmentation and Reconstruction with
Shaped Highly Cohesive Gel Implants, Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons; Hot TopicsOptimizing Outcomes with the Allergan Style 410 Breast Implant, American Society of Plastic
Surgeons (ASPS) Annual Meeting; Physician and Resident Education in Breast Augmentation and
Reconstruction, Allergan Academy Roundtable
Debra Gussman, M.D.: Teaching Students the Difference between Self-Promotion and
Misrepresentation in the ERAS Application, 2013 Association of Professors of Gynecology and
Obstetrics (APGO) Martin L. Stone, M.D. Faculty Development Workshop
Ellen J. Hagopian, M.D.: Pancreatic Cystic Neoplasms, John Movelle MD Lecture Series,
Meridian Health; Course Director, HPB Ultrasound and Advanced Technology, Americas HepatoPancreato-Biliary Association Annual Meeting; Course Director, 2013 Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary
Cancer Symposium: Multidisciplinary Treatment of Colorectal Liver Metastases; HepatoPancreato-Biliary Oncology Program at Meridian Cancer Care, Meridian Health Clinical Excellence
Committee; Neoadjuvant Therapy for Pancreas Cancer, Meridian Cancer Care Annual Symposium;
Use of Ultrasound in Liver and Pancreas Surgery, Society for Surgical Oncology/Fellow’s Institute
Raymond F. Hanbury, Ph.D.: Readiness and Response to Traumas and Disasters, New
Jersey State Department of Human Services Psychology Intern Training; Role of Psychologists
in Disasters: Involvement and Leadership in the Field, American Psychological Association
Convention
Neil R. Holland, M.D.: TIA Rapid Evaluation Center, Care Continuum Alliance Forum; EMG
Assessment for Reconstructive Surgery, American Congress of Rehabilitative Medicine
Denise L. Johnson Miller, M.D.: Triple Negative Breast Cancer, Women and Cancer Oncology
Symposium, Jersey Shore University Medical Center
Meridian Health’s Medical/Dental Staff Achievements
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Professional Lectures and Presentations
There’s a lot to cover when it comes to our Medical and Dental Staff sharing their clinical
knowledge in professional venues. They chair steering committees, speak at annual meetings
around the globe, present their research through poster presentations, teach courses, and
present grand rounds. Here are some of those accomplishments from 2013.
Denise Aloisio, M.D.: FASD Through the Lifespan: Changing Presentations, Changing
Intervention, Professional Summit Back (and) to the Future: 1973-2013: 40 Years of Prenatal
Alcohol Exposure and FAS Conference; Bayley III Language Scores at Two Years of Age Predict
Subsequent ASD Diagnosis Among Children Referred for ASD Screening (Poster), Society for
Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics Annual Meeting
Cathleen M. Ballance, M.D.: Pediatric Oral Trauma, Annual American Academy of Pediatrics
New Jersey Conference; Brush Up on School Oral Health: What Physicians and Nurses Need
to Know about Children’s Teeth and Screening in the School Setting, American Academy of
Pediatrics New Jersey Chapter Annual Conference; Preschool-Based Fluoride Varnish Programs
as a Strategy to Enhance Early Childhood Caries Prevention in the Community (Abstract),
American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference; Pediatric Oral/Dental Health Training,
Pediatric Health Group, Freehold
Dawn M. Calderon, D.O.: The Pregnant Heart: A Few Words from Mom’s Cardiologist, 3rd Annual
OBGYN Symposium: Contemporary Issues in Obstetrics, Jersey Shore University Medical Center
Michael P. Carson, M.D.: Perioperative Anticoagulation, Grand Rounds, Overlook Medical Center;
Preconception Care for Internists, Grand Rounds, Robert Wood Johnson University Medical
Center; Medical Disorders in Pregnancy for Hospitalists, Grand Rounds, Jersey City Medical
Center; Workshop Faculty, Women’s Health in the Curriculum 2013: Needs Assessment, Tools,
and Resources Developed by Students, Residents and Faculty, New England Regional Meeting
of the Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM); Judge, Original Research Oral Presentations,
Mid-Atlantic SGIM Meeting; Moderator, Management of Cirrhosis/Varices in Pregnancy, North
American Society of Obstetric Medicine Meeting; Coordinator, Obstetric Medicine Interest
Group, SGIM Annual Meeting; S.U.G.A.R.: Increasing Post-Partum GDM Testing Rates: Spotting
Undiagnosed Glucose Abnormalities, Drexel University; Does Stress Testing before Elective Hip
Fracture Surgery Increase Length of Stay and/or Alter Patient Management?, SGIM National
Meeting; Perioperative Troponins: Is our VISION Clouded?, Perioperative Medicine Interest Group/
SGIM Annual Meeting
Kathleen K. Casey, M.D.: HIV and Aging, UMDNJ/DHSS Annual HIV Symposium; On the CUSP –
Stop CAUTI at the Front Door of the Hospital: The Emergency Department!, New Jersey Hospital
Association ED Conference
Stephen A. Chidyllo, M.D.: Faculty Member/Presenter, Basic Maxillofacial Course, American
Society of Maxillofacial Surgery; Faculty Member/Presenter, Principles of Operative Treatment of
Craniomaxillofacial Trauma, AOCMF of North America
Karim Elsahwi, M.D.: Advanced Endoscopy, 42nd Advancing Minimally Invasive Gynecology
Worldwide (AAGL) Global Congress of Minimally Invasive Gynecology; Robot-Assisted Pelvic
Lymph Node Dissection for Endometrial Cancer, 42nd AAGL Global Congress of Minimally
Invasive Gynecology; Advances in Cervical Cancer Screening and HPV Vaccination, Women and
Cancer Oncology Symposium
Bruce D. Fisher, M.D.: Clinical Microbiological Correlations, Diseases and Defenses Course,
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School; Syphilis, Sex, and Society, Robert Wood Johnson
University Hospital; Leeuwenhoek, My Hero, Grand Rounds, St. Peter’s University Medical Center;
Humanism and Medical Education: One and the Same, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical
School; Uncertainty in Clinical Medicine, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Elliot Frank, M.D.: Co-Chair, New Jersey Infectious Diseases Society Annual Scientific Session;
Patient Satisfaction, Grand Rounds, Bayshore Community Hospital; The Science and Art of
Managing Infections with Staphylococcus Aureus, Grand Rounds, Jersey Shore University
Medical Center
Caroline A. Glicksman, M.D.: Revision of Breast Augmentation, Baker-Gordon Conference;
Breast Augmentation and Reconstruction with Shaped Highly Cohesive Gel Implants, Grand
Rounds, Washington University, St. Louis; Breast Augmentation and Reconstruction with
Shaped Highly Cohesive Gel Implants, Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons; Hot TopicsOptimizing Outcomes with the Allergan Style 410 Breast Implant, American Society of Plastic
Surgeons (ASPS) Annual Meeting; Physician and Resident Education in Breast Augmentation and
Reconstruction, Allergan Academy Roundtable
Debra Gussman, M.D.: Teaching Students the Difference between Self-Promotion and
Misrepresentation in the ERAS Application, 2013 Association of Professors of Gynecology and
Obstetrics (APGO) Martin L. Stone, M.D. Faculty Development Workshop
Ellen J. Hagopian, M.D.: Pancreatic Cystic Neoplasms, John Movelle MD Lecture Series,
Meridian Health; Course Director, HPB Ultrasound and Advanced Technology, Americas HepatoPancreato-Biliary Association Annual Meeting; Course Director, 2013 Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary
Cancer Symposium: Multidisciplinary Treatment of Colorectal Liver Metastases; HepatoPancreato-Biliary Oncology Program at Meridian Cancer Care, Meridian Health Clinical Excellence
Committee; Neoadjuvant Therapy for Pancreas Cancer, Meridian Cancer Care Annual Symposium;
Use of Ultrasound in Liver and Pancreas Surgery, Society for Surgical Oncology/Fellow’s Institute
Raymond F. Hanbury, Ph.D.: Readiness and Response to Traumas and Disasters, New
Jersey State Department of Human Services Psychology Intern Training; Role of Psychologists
in Disasters: Involvement and Leadership in the Field, American Psychological Association
Convention
Neil R. Holland, M.D.: TIA Rapid Evaluation Center, Care Continuum Alliance Forum; EMG
Assessment for Reconstructive Surgery, American Congress of Rehabilitative Medicine
Denise L. Johnson Miller, M.D.: Triple Negative Breast Cancer, Women and Cancer Oncology
Symposium, Jersey Shore University Medical Center
Meridian Health’s Medical/Dental Staff Achievements
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Steven Kairys, M.D.: Quality Improvement, Pediatric Grand Rounds, Memorial Health, Savannah;
Child Abuse, Family Medicine Grand Rounds, Memorial Health, Savannah; Translating Research
into Standard of Care, American Academy of Pediatrics Conference; Standing Committee on
Quality Improvement, American Academy of Pediatrics Conference; Use of Networks in Quality
Improvement, American Academy of Pediatrics Conference; Strengthening Pediatric Practice,
American Academy of Pediatrics Conference; Prevention of Child Abuse, Grand Rounds, Nemours
Children’s Hospital, Jefferson Medical School, Philadelphia; Pediatric Research in Office Settings,
American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference
Michael F. Lospinuso, M.D.: Presentations and surgeries, 2013 Advanced Deformity Visitation
Medical Congress
Mark G. Martens, M.D.: Vaginal Microbiome – Your Trillion New Friends, North American Menopause
Society (NAMS) Annual Meeting; Infections in Menopause, NAMS Annual Meeting; Association of
Cervicovaginal Microorganisms and ASC-US Cytology in HPV-HR Negative Women, Central Association
of Obstetricians & Gynecologists (CAOG) Annual Meeting; Mycoplasma Genitalium in Younger
Women, Trichomonas Vaginalis Across All Ages: A Case for Screening (Poster), CAOG Annual Meeting;
Innovations in OB/GYN, Southern Medical Association Annual Scientific Assembly; New Approaches
to Treating C. difficile, Southern Medical Association Annual Scientific Assembly; Office Microbiology
Testing – How Accurate?, Southern Medical Association Annual Scientific Assembly; Hormone
Replacement Therapy Across the Ages, Update on the Affordable Care Act 2013, Office Microbiologic
Testing for the Female Patient, Update on New Devices and Drugs for Women 2013, Update of CDC,
WHO and USPSTF Guidelines: Southern Medical Association Focus on the Female Patient Conference;
Complicated Vulvo-Vaginitis Syndromes, American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
(ACOG) Annual Clinical Meeting; New Methods of Contraception, SUNY Buffalo Department of
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Jarrod Kaufman, M.D.: AWR after Abdominal Catastrophe, Mexican Congress of Surgeons
Matthew R. Kaufman, M.D.: Functional Restoration of a Paralyzed Diaphragm, Neurology
Symposium, Jersey Shore University Medical Center
Charles H. Koo, M.D.: Anticoagulation Management in Atrial Fibrillation, Community Medical
Center, Carmine Pecora Lecture
David S. Kountz, M.D.: Abstract Selection Committee, American Society of Hypertension
Annual Meeting; Transitions of Care and the Affordable Care Act, National Forum Steering
Committee of the American Heart Association; Rheumatoid Arthritis Management in the Primary
Care Setting, Grand Rounds, Penn State University School of Medicine; The Choosing Wisely
Campaign: Implications for Health Care Providers, Grand Rounds, Riverview Medical Center,
Bayshore Community Hospital, Jersey Shore University Medical Center; Leadership in Medicine,
Association of American Medical Colleges Leadership Forum for Minority Faculty
Sushil K. Mehandru, M.D.: Post-Infectious Glomerulonephritis, Nephrology Symposium,
Jersey Shore University Medical Center
Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012
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Mark J. Krasna, M.D.: Multidisciplinary Cancer Care – Meridian’s Paradigm for the Future,
Riverview Medical Center; Advances and Updates in Clinical Surgical Oncology, Society of
Surgical Oncology (SSO) Annual Meeting; Right Pneumonectomy Using CBP for Pulmonary
Artery Sarcoma, New York General Thoracic Surgical Club; Barrett’s Esophagus: Cancer and
Molecular Biology, OESO Conference; New Therapeutic Strategies for Squamous Cell Cancer
and Adenocarcinoma, OESO Conference; 2013 Cancer Center Business Summit Presentations:
Academic Medical Center and Community Oncology Alignment, Building the Oncology Medical
Home, Building the Analytical Platform for the Oncology ACO/Oncology Medical Home, Options
for Oncology Practice Integration that Preserve Private Practice, Hospital-Oncology Alignment
for Accountable Cancer Care; Roundtable Reception by Surgical Specialty, Practice Setting and
Other Topics, American Cancer Society
William A. Lerner, M.D.: Improving Pain Management in the Hospitalized Patient, Grand Rounds,
Jersey Shore University Medical Center
Sean Li, M.D.: Vertebroplasty and Kyphoplasty, NY/NJ Society of Interventional Pain Physicians
(SIPP) Pain Medicine Symposium 2013; Vertebral Augmentation, NY/NJ SIPP Pain Medicine
Symposium 2013
Edward W. Liu, M.D.: Judge, New Jersey Chapter Annual Scientific Meeting Research
Competition, American College of Physicians
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Medicine, March 2011).
may
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the
years after stopping
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Glenn S. Parker, M.D.: Multidisciplinary Conference for
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pain. I
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finall
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no
rest but got
.
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knee and eventually
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Advances in the Minimally Invasive Treatment of
Dupuytren’s Contracture, 2nd Annual Percutaneous Hand
Surgery Course; Definition of Recurrence after Treatment
for Dupuytren’s Contracture, Delphi Consensus
Conference on Dupuytren’s Contracture; Dupuytren’s
Contracture, Advanced Strategies in Rehabilitation
of the Upper Limb; New Advances in Treatment
of Dupuytren’s Contracture, American Society for
Surgery of the Hand; New Treatments for Dupuytren’s
Contracture, Lectures in Eight Canadian Cities
Jamie M. Pinto, M.D.: The Effect of a Nurse-Driven
Bronchiolitis Protocol in Decreasing the Use of
Bronchodilators in Hospitalized Pediatric Patients
(Poster), Pediatric Academic Society Annual Meeting; Family-Centered
Rounds: Pediatric Residents’ Perspective (Poster), Pediatric Academic Societies’ Annual Meeting;
Family-Centered Rounds: Pediatric Residents’ Perspective, New York Academy of Medicine; An
Evidence-Based Approach to the Diagnosis and Treatment of Bronchiolitis, Pediatric ER Symposium,
Jersey Shore University Medical Center; Clinical Pathology Conference: A Rare but Life-Threatening
Cause of Nasal Congestion and Respiratory Distress in a Newborn, Grand Rounds, K. Hovnanian
Children’s Hospital
Marie Grace Ponce, M.D.: Pediatric Emergency Simulation Course, Evanston, Illinois
Adam Redlich, M.D.: Shoulder Pain in Athletes, Princeton Health
Richard S. Rhee, M.D.: Neurological Lyme Disease, Lyme Disease Association International Meeting
Joaquin Santolaya, M.D., Ph.D.: Reasoning Applied to Reproductive Genetic Testing,
3rd Annual OB/GYN Symposium: Contemporary Issues in Obstetrics, Jersey Shore University
Medical Center; Contemporary Management of Down Syndrome Pregnancies, Grand Rounds,
Lehigh Valley Hospital; Evaluation of Multiple Pregnancies, American Institute of Ultrasound in
Medicine (AIUM) National Meeting; The Art of Good Counseling, IV Inter-Hospital International
Meeting in Obstetrics and Gynecology; Purification, Cryopreservation, Thawing and Expansion
of Human Somatic Progenitor Cells for Therapeutic Applications During the Pre-Immune
Embryonic Period, 3rd International Congress on Controversies in Cryopreservation of Stem
Cells, Reproductive Cells, Tissue and Organs
Mary Sedarous, M.D.: Advanced Nerve Conduction Studies Workshop, HSS Neurological
Directions 2013; Autoimmune Neuropathies, Neurology Symposium, Jersey Shore University
Medical Center
Paul M. Schwartzberg, D.O.: Course Committee, Faculty/Resident Development Conference,
Jersey Shore University Medical Center; Finding Facilitator and Liaison Success, The Community
Access to Child Health (CATCH) American Academy of Pediatrics Training Meeting; Student
Critiques on Resident Education Skills, APPD/COMSEP (Association of Pediatric Program
Directors/Council on Medical Student Education in Pediatrics) Combined Annual Meeting
Ellen R. Sher, M.D.: Intranasal Corticosteroids: The Role of Patient Preference and Satisfaction,
Eastern Allergy Conference Annual Meeting
Alexander L. Shifrin, M.D.: Primary Hyperthyroidism in Young Patients, Grand Rounds, Bayshore
Community Hospital; Moderator, Endocrine Multi-Disciplinary Cancer Conference, Jersey Shore
University Medical Center; Panelist, Video-Based Education Program, 2013 American College of
Surgeons Clinical Congress; Phenotypic Presentation of MEN2 and MEN1 Syndromes: The Best
Surgical Approach, Israel Society of Endocrine Surgeons; Molecular Markers in Thyroid Cancer:
Changing Surgical Approach, Grand Rounds, Kaplan Medical Center, Israel; Standard of Care and
Evidence-Based Approach to Thyroid Nodules in the 21st Century, Endocrinology Symposium,
Jersey Shore University Medical Center; Thyroid Surgery for Graves’ Disease, Jersey Shore
University Medical Center
Stephen G. Rice, M.D., Ph.D.: Concussion, Valley General Hospital Pediatric Department; Concussion,
Pediatric Grand Rounds, Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School; Acclimatization and Heat
Stress in Children, American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) Annual Meeting; Sports
Medicine Fellowship Training, Resident Career Day Lecture, New Jersey Chapter, American Academy of
Pediatrics; Conference Faculty, Sports Medicine Fellows Research and Leadership Workshop, American
Medical Society for Sports Medicine
Peter S. Staats, M.D.: Training a World-Class Interventional Pain Physician, NY/NJ Society of
Interventional Pain Physicians (SIPP) Pain Medicine Symposium 2013; Non-Invasive Stimulation
of the Vagus Nerve, NY/NJ SIPP Pain Medicine Symposium 2013
Marnie Rosenthal, D.O.: Carbepenamase Producing Gram Negative Rods, Grand Rounds, Riverview
Medical Center
Joseph C. Tauro, M.D.: Master Instructor of Shoulder Arthroscopy, AANA Learning Center;
Techniques for Anatomic Rotator Cuff Repair, Emerging Techniques in Orthopedic Surgery
Saad A. Saad, M.D.: Delayed vs. Immediate Appendectomy in Children with Acute Appendicitis:
Experience of 526 Patients in a Community Hospital, 13th Congress of Pan Arab Association of Pediatric
Surgeons and the 2nd International Congress of the Jordanian Association of Pediatric Surgeons
Vincent R. Zales, M.D.: Rewards and Demands of Private Practice Pediatric Cardiology,
Cardiovascular Disease in the Young Early Career and Mentoring Program, American Heart
Association Annual Scientific Session
Rose M. St. Fleur, M.D.: Achieving Baby-Friendly Designation: The Role of the Physician-Nurse
Leadership Dyad, New Jersey Hospital Association Conference
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Group Presentations
Gerald Almazan, M.D.; Charles K. Dadzie, M.D.; Mary Agnes C. Dawis, M.D.; Jamie M.
Pinto, M.D.: Case Presentation: Teenager with Chronic Cough, Grand Rounds, K. Hovnanian
Children’s Hospital
Gerald Almazan, M.D.; Srividya Naganathan, M.D.; Paul M. Schwartzberg, D.O.:
An Innovative Way to Teach and Evaluate: ACGME Fantasy Football Scores (Student Critiques
on Resident Education Skills) Program at K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital (Poster), APPD/
COMSEP (Association of Pediatric Program Directors/Council on Medical Student Education
in Pediatrics) Combined Annual Meeting
Cathleen Ballance, M.D.; Irvin B. Sherman, DDS: The Cracked Smile: First Responders in
Oral Trauma, American Academy of Pediatrics New Jersey Chapter Annual Conference
Jonathan D. Baum, M.D.; Meghan I. Rattigan, D.O.; Debra Gussman, M.D.: “I Hate to
Bother You But…” An Analysis of 300 Patient-Initiated Emails to their OB/GYN, Third Place
Award, New Jersey Obstetrical and Gynecological Society’s 63rd Annual Meeting
Kathleen K. Casey, M.D.; Jose M. Fune, M.D.; Elliot Frank, M.D.; Nancy Gornish, M.D.;
Marnie Rosenthal, D.O.: Challenging Cases in Infectious Diseases, Regional Infectious
Diseases Rounds, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
John M. Davis, M.D.; Nasim Ahmed, M.D.: Impact of Procedure on the Postoperative Infection
Risk in Patients with Elective Colon Surgery, Surgical Infection Society
Oliver G. Felibrico M.D.; Dana I. Tarina M.D.; Elliot Frank, M.D.: Innovative Multidisciplinary
Approach to Reducing Readmissions (IMARR), Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM)
Debra Gussman, M.D.; Andrew Blechman, M.D.: Implementation of Centering Prenatal Care
into Residency Training, 2013 Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology
(CREOG) and the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics (APGO) Annual Meeting
Taking Free Time to the Extreme
When it comes to taking time away from the office, orthopedic surgeon Joseph Tauro, M.D., has found a calling in a
variety of extreme sports. For the past 15 years, Dr. Tauro has developed a love for kite surfing. During the winter months
he enjoys the sport in warmer climates while on vacation, but once the nice weather and winds pick up on the Jersey
Shore, he can be found kite surfing in the ocean at South Seaside Park, or in the bay of Seaside Park and Lavalette.
More recently, he started racing Formula Atlantic race cars in 2009. This hobby took on a whole new place in his life,
as he began competitively racing three years ago with the K-Hill Motor Sports team out of Doylestown, PA. Dr. Tauro can
be found racing his Indi-style car at tracks around the country, and won the 2012 and 2013 regional Sports Car Club of
America championships for the Formula Atlantic level. In fact, in 2013, he placed #11 in the country!
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Group Presentations
Gerald Almazan, M.D.; Charles K. Dadzie, M.D.; Mary Agnes C. Dawis, M.D.; Jamie M.
Pinto, M.D.: Case Presentation: Teenager with Chronic Cough, Grand Rounds, K. Hovnanian
Children’s Hospital
Gerald Almazan, M.D.; Srividya Naganathan, M.D.; Paul M. Schwartzberg, D.O.:
An Innovative Way to Teach and Evaluate: ACGME Fantasy Football Scores (Student Critiques
on Resident Education Skills) Program at K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital (Poster), APPD/
COMSEP (Association of Pediatric Program Directors/Council on Medical Student Education
in Pediatrics) Combined Annual Meeting
Cathleen Ballance, M.D.; Irvin B. Sherman, DDS: The Cracked Smile: First Responders in
Oral Trauma, American Academy of Pediatrics New Jersey Chapter Annual Conference
Jonathan D. Baum, M.D.; Meghan I. Rattigan, D.O.; Debra Gussman, M.D.: “I Hate to
Bother You But…” An Analysis of 300 Patient-Initiated Emails to their OB/GYN, Third Place
Award, New Jersey Obstetrical and Gynecological Society’s 63rd Annual Meeting
Kathleen K. Casey, M.D.; Jose M. Fune, M.D.; Elliot Frank, M.D.; Nancy Gornish, M.D.;
Marnie Rosenthal, D.O.: Challenging Cases in Infectious Diseases, Regional Infectious
Diseases Rounds, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
John M. Davis, M.D.; Nasim Ahmed, M.D.: Impact of Procedure on the Postoperative Infection
Risk in Patients with Elective Colon Surgery, Surgical Infection Society
Oliver G. Felibrico M.D.; Dana I. Tarina M.D.; Elliot Frank, M.D.: Innovative Multidisciplinary
Approach to Reducing Readmissions (IMARR), Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM)
Debra Gussman, M.D.; Andrew Blechman, M.D.: Implementation of Centering Prenatal Care
into Residency Training, 2013 Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology
(CREOG) and the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics (APGO) Annual Meeting
Taking Free Time to the Extreme
When it comes to taking time away from the office, orthopedic surgeon Joseph Tauro, M.D., has found a calling in a
variety of extreme sports. For the past 15 years, Dr. Tauro has developed a love for kite surfing. During the winter months
he enjoys the sport in warmer climates while on vacation, but once the nice weather and winds pick up on the Jersey
Shore, he can be found kite surfing in the ocean at South Seaside Park, or in the bay of Seaside Park and Lavalette.
More recently, he started racing Formula Atlantic race cars in 2009. This hobby took on a whole new place in his life,
as he began competitively racing three years ago with the K-Hill Motor Sports team out of Doylestown, PA. Dr. Tauro can
be found racing his Indi-style car at tracks around the country, and won the 2012 and 2013 regional Sports Car Club of
America championships for the Formula Atlantic level. In fact, in 2013, he placed #11 in the country!
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Ellen J. Hagopian, M.D.; John M. Davis, M.D.; Jerome J. Vernick, M.D.: Doctor, Why Didn’t
that Gallbladder Come Out?, Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association Annual Meeting
Apurva Patel, M.D.; Kathleen K. Casey, M.D.; Marnie Rosenthal, M.D.: Trends in Bacteroides
Bacteremia, Infectious Diseases Society of America National Meeting
Paul M. Schwartzberg, D.O.; Carmela Rocchetti, M.D.: Teaching and Evaluating Residents
Across Milestones: Not a Simple Denver Scale, Jersey Shore University Medical Center
Paul M. Schwartzberg, D.O.; Carmela Rocchetti, M.D.; Michael P. Carson, M.D.: Using
Specially Trained Actors to Assess Faculty Evaluation Skills, APPD/COMSEP (Association of
Pediatric Program Directors/Council on Medical Student Education in Pediatrics) Combined
Annual Meeting
Alexander L. Shifrin, M.D.; Danielle E. Lann, M.D.; Sunil Asnani, M.D.: Patients with Family
History of Thyroid Carcinomas in the Second Degree Family Members Have Carried the
Same Risk for Development of Thyroid Carcinoma as in the First Degree Members, American
Association of Endocrine Surgeons (AAES) Meeting
Alexander L. Shifrin, M.D.; Danielle E. Lann, M.D.; Theodore J. Matulewicz, M.D.; Brian S.
Erler, M.D., Ph.D.; Min Zheng, M.D., Ph.D.: Assessment of Molecular Markers on Preoperative
FNA Biopsies of Metastatic Lymph Nodes from Differentiated Thyroid Carcinoma and Correlation
with the Primary Thyroid Tumor: The Feasibility Study, 2nd World Congress on Thyroid Cancer
Alexander L. Shifrin, M.D.; Min Zheng, M.D., Ph.D.; Danielle E. Lann, M.D.; Svetlana Fomin,
M.D.; Evan C. Naylor, M.D.; Peter J. Mencel, M.D.; Brian S. Erler, M.D., Ph.D.; Theodore J.
Matulewicz, M.D.: Neuroendocrine Thymic Carcinoma Metastatic to the Parathyroid Gland
that Was Reimplanted into the Forearm in Patient with Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 1
Syndrome: A Challenging Management Dilemma, American Association of Endocrine Surgeons
(AAES) Interesting Case Presentation Session
American College of Physicians New Jersey Chapter Meeting Presentations
Richard M. Abramowitz, M.D.; Deborah R. Alpert, M.D., Ph.D.: Refractory Post-Surgical
Pyoderma Gangrenosum: The Role of Multimodal Therapy in Attaining Disease Control
Deborah R. Alpert, M.D., Ph.D.: Palindromic Rheumatism: A Rare Inflammatory Arthritis
Syndrome that May Evolve into Rheumatoid Arthritis (Abstract)
Michael P. Carson, M.D.: Buying Time: Quality Improvement Project to Decrease Patient Calls
for Medication Refills in a Resident Run Continuity Clinic; Does Stress Testing Before Elective
Hip Fracture Surgery Increase Length of Stay and/or Alter Patient Management? (Abstract)
Michael P. Carson, M.D.; Anna M. Kufelnika, M.D.: Is it Really Paraneoplastic Pemphigus?
(Abstract)
Eric J. Costanzo, D.O.: Hyperammonemic Encephalopathy after Gastric Bypass Surgery
Oliver G. Felebrico, M.D.: Atypical Presentation of Metastatic Prostate Cancer
Oliver G. Felebrico, M.D.; Nicola DiGuglielmo, M.D.: Secondary Hyperkalemic Paralysis
Mimicking Guillain-Barre Syndrome (Abstract)
Robert G. Kayser, M.D.: Acute Stent Thrombosis in a Young Patient Post Myocardial Infarction
with Anti-Phospholipid Syndrome (Abstract)
Marnie Rosenthal, D.O.: Thinking Out of the Box: Pica-Related Foreign Body Ingestion as a
Source of GI Bleed (Abstract); Energy Drink Consumption Among House Staff (Abstract)
Jersey Shore University Medical Center Research Day Presentations
Non-Metastatic Liver Involvement in Primary Lung Adenocarcinoma: A Case of Portal
Vein Thrombosis
Michael P. Carson, M.D.
Refractory Post-Surgical Pyoderma Gangrenosum: The Role of Multimodal Therapy in
Attaining Disease Control
Richard Abramowitz, M.D., Deborah R. Alpert, M.D., Ph.D.
TPA for Pulmonary Embolism: Is Intra-Arterial Administration Associated with a Delay
in Administration?
Michael P. Carson, M.D.
Innovative Multidisciplinary Approach to Reducing Readmissions (IMARR)
Oliver G. Felibrico, M.D.; Dana I. Tarina, M.D.; Elliot Frank, M.D.
Hyperammonemic Encephalopathy after Gastric Bypass Surgery
Eric Costanzo, D.O.
Thinking Out of the Box: Pica-Related Foreign Body Ingestion as a Source of GI Bleed
Marnie Rosenthal, D.O.
Acute Stent Thrombosis in a Young Patient Post Myocardial Infarction with
Anti-Phospholipid Syndrome
Robert G. Kayser, M.D.
Disseminated Cryptococcosis with Negative Cryptococcal Antigen in an
Immunosuppresed Patient
Mohamad A. Elsawaf, M.D.; Marnie Rosenthal, D.O.
Anomalous Origin of the Right Coronary Artery Off of the Left Coronary Sinus:
A Rare Entity with Variable Clinical Presentation
Jason Nehmad, M.D.; Peter J. Hynes, M.D.; Oliver G. Felibrico, M.D.
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Ellen J. Hagopian, M.D.; John M. Davis, M.D.; Jerome J. Vernick, M.D.: Doctor, Why Didn’t
that Gallbladder Come Out?, Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association Annual Meeting
Apurva Patel, M.D.; Kathleen K. Casey, M.D.; Marnie Rosenthal, M.D.: Trends in Bacteroides
Bacteremia, Infectious Diseases Society of America National Meeting
Paul M. Schwartzberg, D.O.; Carmela Rocchetti, M.D.: Teaching and Evaluating Residents
Across Milestones: Not a Simple Denver Scale, Jersey Shore University Medical Center
Paul M. Schwartzberg, D.O.; Carmela Rocchetti, M.D.; Michael P. Carson, M.D.: Using
Specially Trained Actors to Assess Faculty Evaluation Skills, APPD/COMSEP (Association of
Pediatric Program Directors/Council on Medical Student Education in Pediatrics) Combined
Annual Meeting
Alexander L. Shifrin, M.D.; Danielle E. Lann, M.D.; Sunil Asnani, M.D.: Patients with Family
History of Thyroid Carcinomas in the Second Degree Family Members Have Carried the
Same Risk for Development of Thyroid Carcinoma as in the First Degree Members, American
Association of Endocrine Surgeons (AAES) Meeting
Alexander L. Shifrin, M.D.; Danielle E. Lann, M.D.; Theodore J. Matulewicz, M.D.; Brian S.
Erler, M.D., Ph.D.; Min Zheng, M.D., Ph.D.: Assessment of Molecular Markers on Preoperative
FNA Biopsies of Metastatic Lymph Nodes from Differentiated Thyroid Carcinoma and Correlation
with the Primary Thyroid Tumor: The Feasibility Study, 2nd World Congress on Thyroid Cancer
Alexander L. Shifrin, M.D.; Min Zheng, M.D., Ph.D.; Danielle E. Lann, M.D.; Svetlana Fomin,
M.D.; Evan C. Naylor, M.D.; Peter J. Mencel, M.D.; Brian S. Erler, M.D., Ph.D.; Theodore J.
Matulewicz, M.D.: Neuroendocrine Thymic Carcinoma Metastatic to the Parathyroid Gland
that Was Reimplanted into the Forearm in Patient with Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 1
Syndrome: A Challenging Management Dilemma, American Association of Endocrine Surgeons
(AAES) Interesting Case Presentation Session
American College of Physicians New Jersey Chapter Meeting Presentations
Richard M. Abramowitz, M.D.; Deborah R. Alpert, M.D., Ph.D.: Refractory Post-Surgical
Pyoderma Gangrenosum: The Role of Multimodal Therapy in Attaining Disease Control
Deborah R. Alpert, M.D., Ph.D.: Palindromic Rheumatism: A Rare Inflammatory Arthritis
Syndrome that May Evolve into Rheumatoid Arthritis (Abstract)
Michael P. Carson, M.D.: Buying Time: Quality Improvement Project to Decrease Patient Calls
for Medication Refills in a Resident Run Continuity Clinic; Does Stress Testing Before Elective
Hip Fracture Surgery Increase Length of Stay and/or Alter Patient Management? (Abstract)
Michael P. Carson, M.D.; Anna M. Kufelnika, M.D.: Is it Really Paraneoplastic Pemphigus?
(Abstract)
Eric J. Costanzo, D.O.: Hyperammonemic Encephalopathy after Gastric Bypass Surgery
Oliver G. Felebrico, M.D.: Atypical Presentation of Metastatic Prostate Cancer
Oliver G. Felebrico, M.D.; Nicola DiGuglielmo, M.D.: Secondary Hyperkalemic Paralysis
Mimicking Guillain-Barre Syndrome (Abstract)
Robert G. Kayser, M.D.: Acute Stent Thrombosis in a Young Patient Post Myocardial Infarction
with Anti-Phospholipid Syndrome (Abstract)
Marnie Rosenthal, D.O.: Thinking Out of the Box: Pica-Related Foreign Body Ingestion as a
Source of GI Bleed (Abstract); Energy Drink Consumption Among House Staff (Abstract)
Jersey Shore University Medical Center Research Day Presentations
Non-Metastatic Liver Involvement in Primary Lung Adenocarcinoma: A Case of Portal
Vein Thrombosis
Michael P. Carson, M.D.
Refractory Post-Surgical Pyoderma Gangrenosum: The Role of Multimodal Therapy in
Attaining Disease Control
Richard Abramowitz, M.D., Deborah R. Alpert, M.D., Ph.D.
TPA for Pulmonary Embolism: Is Intra-Arterial Administration Associated with a Delay
in Administration?
Michael P. Carson, M.D.
Innovative Multidisciplinary Approach to Reducing Readmissions (IMARR)
Oliver G. Felibrico, M.D.; Dana I. Tarina, M.D.; Elliot Frank, M.D.
Hyperammonemic Encephalopathy after Gastric Bypass Surgery
Eric Costanzo, D.O.
Thinking Out of the Box: Pica-Related Foreign Body Ingestion as a Source of GI Bleed
Marnie Rosenthal, D.O.
Acute Stent Thrombosis in a Young Patient Post Myocardial Infarction with
Anti-Phospholipid Syndrome
Robert G. Kayser, M.D.
Disseminated Cryptococcosis with Negative Cryptococcal Antigen in an
Immunosuppresed Patient
Mohamad A. Elsawaf, M.D.; Marnie Rosenthal, D.O.
Anomalous Origin of the Right Coronary Artery Off of the Left Coronary Sinus:
A Rare Entity with Variable Clinical Presentation
Jason Nehmad, M.D.; Peter J. Hynes, M.D.; Oliver G. Felibrico, M.D.
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Pelvic Pathology with Chest Pain: Atypical Presentation of Metastatic Prostate Cancer
Oliver G. Felibrico, M.D.
Three’s a Crowd: Cardiomegaly Induced by Cor Triatriatum Sinister
Mitchel B. Alpert, M.D.
Acute Non-Reversible Renal Failure Secondary to Dimethylamylamine Ingestion
Sushil Mehandru, M.D.
Duane Radial Ray Syndrome (Okihiro Syndrome)
Rose St. Fleur, M.D.; Srividya Naganathan, M.D.
Leclercia Adecarboxylata: A Rare Cause of Bacteremia Following Pacemaker Implantation
Marnie Rosenthal, D.O.
The Importance of Amplitude-Integrated EEG (AEEG) in Recognition and Prognosis
of Brain Injury in Newborn Infants
Meltem Karatas, M.D.; Michael Graff, M.D.
Energy Drink Consumption Among House Staff
Marnie Rosenthal, D.O.
Acute Flare in Chronic Hepatitis B in a 57-Year Old Woman Presenting with Unstable Angina
Edward Liu, M.D.; Eileen Masterson, M.D.
Palindromic Rheumatism: A Rare Inflammatory Arthritis Syndrome that May Evolve into
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Deborah R. Alpert, M.D., Ph.D.
“I Hate To Bother You But...” An Analysis of 300 Patient-Initiated Emails to Their Ob/Gyn
Jonathan D. Baum, M.D.; Meghan I. Rattigan, D.O.; Debra Gussman, M.D.
What Do Obstetricians Know About Yoga? A Literature Review
Debra Gussman, M.D.
Spontaneous Imaging Resolution of DAI in Association with Mild Traumatic Brain
Injury in a Ten-Year-Old Female
Gerald Almazan, M.D.; Alan Cabasso, M.D.; Richard Sultan, D.O.
“I’m So Ovary This!” Abdominal Fullness in Adolescents
Ahmed Mami, M.D.; Richard Sultan, D.O.; Srividya Naganathan, M.D.
Good-Looking Baby with not so Good-Looking Stool
Gerald Almazan, M.D.; Azam Soroush, M.D.
An Innovative Way to Teach and Evaluate: ACGME Fantasy Football Scores (Student
Critiques on Resident Education Skills) Program at K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital
Gerald Almazan, M.D.; Srividya Naganathan, M.D.; Paul Schwartzberg, D.O.
18-Year-Old Female with Respiratory Distress and Foot Lesion
Srividya Naganathan, M.D.
Case Report: A 12-Month-Old with Tremors – Case of “Mis-Shaken” Identity
Paul Schwartzberg, D.O.; Nader Nakhleh, D.O.; Beth Loveridge-Lenza, D.O.;
Cathleen Ballance, M.D.; Richard Sultan, D.O.; Srividya Naganathan, M.D.
It Came from Under the Stairs...Invasive Pulmonary Aspergillosis in a 15-Year-Old
Immunocompetent Host
Jamie M. Pinto, M.D., Gerald Almazan, M.D., Charles Dadzie, M.D., Maria Agnes Dawis, M.D.
Brochiolitis and Laryngoesophageal Reflux: An Ugly Pairing
Rose St. Fleur, M.D.; Charles Dadzie, M.D.; Sean Houston, M.D.; Samuel Engel, M.D.
Compulsive Showering: A Sign of Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome (CHS)
Adriana Fitzsimmons, M.D.
Visual Hallucinations but Psychiatrically Sound: Charles Bonnet Syndrome
Adriana Fitzsimmons, M.D.
Understanding Children’s Response to Traumatic Stress Post Newtown School
Shooting: An Etiological & Nosological Enigma of Conversion Disorder
Philip E. Vincent, M.D.; Stacy Doumas, M.D.
Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection: An Unusual Presentation of Fibromuscular
Dysplasia
Brett Sealove, M.D.
Utilization of Serum Electrolyte Panels in the Management of Children with Dehydration
Steven Kairys, M.D.
Pet Scans in DLBCL: One Scan Too Many?
Arthur A. Topilow, M.D.
Expression of Thyroid Transcription Factor-1 (TTF-1) Does Not Correlate with
Increased Survival in Small Cell Lung Carcinoma Patients
Mohammed Bakr, M.D.; Michael P. Carson, M.D.; Brian S. Erler, M.D.;
Theodore J. Matulewicz, M.D.; Arthur A. Topilow, M.D.
“Double Bubble:” A Case of Duodenal Atresia
Meltem Karatas, M.D.; Saad Saad, M.D.
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Pelvic Pathology with Chest Pain: Atypical Presentation of Metastatic Prostate Cancer
Oliver G. Felibrico, M.D.
Three’s a Crowd: Cardiomegaly Induced by Cor Triatriatum Sinister
Mitchel B. Alpert, M.D.
Acute Non-Reversible Renal Failure Secondary to Dimethylamylamine Ingestion
Sushil Mehandru, M.D.
Duane Radial Ray Syndrome (Okihiro Syndrome)
Rose St. Fleur, M.D.; Srividya Naganathan, M.D.
Leclercia Adecarboxylata: A Rare Cause of Bacteremia Following Pacemaker Implantation
Marnie Rosenthal, D.O.
The Importance of Amplitude-Integrated EEG (AEEG) in Recognition and Prognosis
of Brain Injury in Newborn Infants
Meltem Karatas, M.D.; Michael Graff, M.D.
Energy Drink Consumption Among House Staff
Marnie Rosenthal, D.O.
Acute Flare in Chronic Hepatitis B in a 57-Year Old Woman Presenting with Unstable Angina
Edward Liu, M.D.; Eileen Masterson, M.D.
Palindromic Rheumatism: A Rare Inflammatory Arthritis Syndrome that May Evolve into
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Deborah R. Alpert, M.D., Ph.D.
“I Hate To Bother You But...” An Analysis of 300 Patient-Initiated Emails to Their Ob/Gyn
Jonathan D. Baum, M.D.; Meghan I. Rattigan, D.O.; Debra Gussman, M.D.
What Do Obstetricians Know About Yoga? A Literature Review
Debra Gussman, M.D.
Spontaneous Imaging Resolution of DAI in Association with Mild Traumatic Brain
Injury in a Ten-Year-Old Female
Gerald Almazan, M.D.; Alan Cabasso, M.D.; Richard Sultan, D.O.
“I’m So Ovary This!” Abdominal Fullness in Adolescents
Ahmed Mami, M.D.; Richard Sultan, D.O.; Srividya Naganathan, M.D.
Good-Looking Baby with not so Good-Looking Stool
Gerald Almazan, M.D.; Azam Soroush, M.D.
An Innovative Way to Teach and Evaluate: ACGME Fantasy Football Scores (Student
Critiques on Resident Education Skills) Program at K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital
Gerald Almazan, M.D.; Srividya Naganathan, M.D.; Paul Schwartzberg, D.O.
18-Year-Old Female with Respiratory Distress and Foot Lesion
Srividya Naganathan, M.D.
Case Report: A 12-Month-Old with Tremors – Case of “Mis-Shaken” Identity
Paul Schwartzberg, D.O.; Nader Nakhleh, D.O.; Beth Loveridge-Lenza, D.O.;
Cathleen Ballance, M.D.; Richard Sultan, D.O.; Srividya Naganathan, M.D.
It Came from Under the Stairs...Invasive Pulmonary Aspergillosis in a 15-Year-Old
Immunocompetent Host
Jamie M. Pinto, M.D., Gerald Almazan, M.D., Charles Dadzie, M.D., Maria Agnes Dawis, M.D.
Brochiolitis and Laryngoesophageal Reflux: An Ugly Pairing
Rose St. Fleur, M.D.; Charles Dadzie, M.D.; Sean Houston, M.D.; Samuel Engel, M.D.
Compulsive Showering: A Sign of Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome (CHS)
Adriana Fitzsimmons, M.D.
Visual Hallucinations but Psychiatrically Sound: Charles Bonnet Syndrome
Adriana Fitzsimmons, M.D.
Understanding Children’s Response to Traumatic Stress Post Newtown School
Shooting: An Etiological & Nosological Enigma of Conversion Disorder
Philip E. Vincent, M.D.; Stacy Doumas, M.D.
Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection: An Unusual Presentation of Fibromuscular
Dysplasia
Brett Sealove, M.D.
Utilization of Serum Electrolyte Panels in the Management of Children with Dehydration
Steven Kairys, M.D.
Pet Scans in DLBCL: One Scan Too Many?
Arthur A. Topilow, M.D.
Expression of Thyroid Transcription Factor-1 (TTF-1) Does Not Correlate with
Increased Survival in Small Cell Lung Carcinoma Patients
Mohammed Bakr, M.D.; Michael P. Carson, M.D.; Brian S. Erler, M.D.;
Theodore J. Matulewicz, M.D.; Arthur A. Topilow, M.D.
“Double Bubble:” A Case of Duodenal Atresia
Meltem Karatas, M.D.; Saad Saad, M.D.
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Association between Cerebrospinal Fluid Pathology and Brain Imaging Findings
in Children with Facial Nerve Palsy Related to Lyme Disease and Idiopathic Facial
Palsy (Bell’s Palsy)
Aswine Bal, M.D.
Family-Centered Rounds: Pediatric Residents’ Perspectives
Jamie M. Pinto, M.D.
What Factors Predict the Development of Facial Palsy (FP) in Children with Lyme Disease (LD)?
Aswine Bal, M.D.
Implementation of a Centering Pregnancy Program: Preliminary Results for
Pregnancy Outcomes
Andrew Blechman, M.D.; Debra Gussman, M.D.
A Case Report of Alagille Syndrome: Newborn Male with Conjugated Hyperbilirubinemia
Elizabeth Assing, M.D.; Marcos Alfie, M.D.
Using Specially Trained Actors in Facilitated Simulation Experience (FSE) to Assess
Faculty Evaluation Skills
Carmela Rocchetti, M.D.; Paul Schwartzberg, D.O.; Michael P. Carson, M.D.
Impact of Procedure on the Postoperative Infection Risk in Patients with Elective
Colon Surgery
John M. Davis, M.D.; Nasim Ahmed, M.D.
Factors Associated with Postoperative Pneumonia in Patients with Malignant Neoplasm
of Ascending Colon Underwent Elective Right Hemicolectomy
Nasim Ahmed, M.D.; John M. Davis, M.D.
Myocarditis: A Not-So-Uncommon Pediatric Cardiac Condition
Maria Angela T. Umali-Pamintuan, M.D.; Vincent R. Zales, M.D.
Endometrial Carcinoma: Comparison of Outcomes after Laparotomy vs. Laparoscopy
at a Teaching Hospital
Romeo Lucas, D.O.
Is Exclusive Breastfeeding Associated with Improvement of the Growth Pattern
of Very Preterm Infants?
Meltem Karatas, M.D.
Review of Ongoing Resources Needed for Educational Simulations
Andrew Blechman, M.D.; Debra Gussman, M.D.
A Rare Case of Amiodarone-Induced Thyrotoxicosis and Thionamide Agranulocytosis
Fransisco Cruz, M.D.; Danielle Lann, M.D.; Alexander Shifrin, M.D.
Laparoscopic Versus Open Liver Resection: A Meta-Analysis of Long-Term Outcome
John M. Davis, M.D.; Ellen J. Hagopian, M.D.
Something Is Eating Away My Foot!
Srividya Naganathan, M.D.; Maria Agnes Dawis, M.D.; Ahmed Mami, M.D.;
Theodore Matulewicz, M.D.; Jamie M. Pinto, M.D.
Trends in Bacteroides Bacteremia
Apurva Patel, M.D.; Kathleen K. Casey, M.D.; Marnie Rosenthal, D.O.
Cravings in Pregnancy: 50 Years Later
Jonathan D. Baum, M.D.; Debra Gussman, M.D.; Meghan I. Rattigan, D.O.
Electroconvulsive Therapy: A Safe and Effective Treatment Modality for Bipolar
Disorder During Pregnancy and the Postpartum Period
Cheryl Graber, M.D.
Pregnacy Outcomes of Elective Deliveries by Gestational Age
Andrew Blechman, M.D.
Desmoid Tumor in a Pregnant Woman
Jerome J. Vernick, M.D.; Theodore Matulewicz, M.D.; Rajiv Biswal, M.D.;
Debra Gussman, M.D.
What Are the Best Techniques to Facilitate Nutrition Discussion within Centering
Pregnancy Sessions?
Debra Gussman, M.D.
Forced Expiratory Flow between 25% and 75% of Vital Capacity in Pediatric Asthma
Charles Dadzie, M.D.; Nader Nakhleh, D.O.; Steven Kairys, M.D.
Derailing Guidelines: When Non-Indicated Antenatal Genetic Screening Create Unnecessary
Burdens to Patients and Society
Paul G. Matta, D.O.; Kolawole Oyelese, M.D.; Joseph C. Canterino, M.D.;
Joaquin Santolaya, M.D., Ph.D.
Recurrence of a True Umbilical Cord Knot: Personalized Medicine to Prevent Adverse
Perinatal Outcome
Joseph C. Canterino, M.D.; Paul G. Matta, D.O.; Kolawole Oyelese, M.D.;
Joaquin Santolaya, M.D., Ph.D.
Procalcitonin in Rapid Response: An Early Indicator of Sepsis
Marnie Rosenthal, D.O.; Chirag Patel, M.D.; Kathleen K. Casey, M.D.
Molecular Epidemiology of Staphylococcus Aureus in Post-Earthquake Haiti
Marnie Rosenthal, D.O.
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Association between Cerebrospinal Fluid Pathology and Brain Imaging Findings
in Children with Facial Nerve Palsy Related to Lyme Disease and Idiopathic Facial
Palsy (Bell’s Palsy)
Aswine Bal, M.D.
Family-Centered Rounds: Pediatric Residents’ Perspectives
Jamie M. Pinto, M.D.
What Factors Predict the Development of Facial Palsy (FP) in Children with Lyme Disease (LD)?
Aswine Bal, M.D.
Implementation of a Centering Pregnancy Program: Preliminary Results for
Pregnancy Outcomes
Andrew Blechman, M.D.; Debra Gussman, M.D.
A Case Report of Alagille Syndrome: Newborn Male with Conjugated Hyperbilirubinemia
Elizabeth Assing, M.D.; Marcos Alfie, M.D.
Using Specially Trained Actors in Facilitated Simulation Experience (FSE) to Assess
Faculty Evaluation Skills
Carmela Rocchetti, M.D.; Paul Schwartzberg, D.O.; Michael P. Carson, M.D.
Impact of Procedure on the Postoperative Infection Risk in Patients with Elective
Colon Surgery
John M. Davis, M.D.; Nasim Ahmed, M.D.
Factors Associated with Postoperative Pneumonia in Patients with Malignant Neoplasm
of Ascending Colon Underwent Elective Right Hemicolectomy
Nasim Ahmed, M.D.; John M. Davis, M.D.
Myocarditis: A Not-So-Uncommon Pediatric Cardiac Condition
Maria Angela T. Umali-Pamintuan, M.D.; Vincent R. Zales, M.D.
Endometrial Carcinoma: Comparison of Outcomes after Laparotomy vs. Laparoscopy
at a Teaching Hospital
Romeo Lucas, D.O.
Is Exclusive Breastfeeding Associated with Improvement of the Growth Pattern
of Very Preterm Infants?
Meltem Karatas, M.D.
Review of Ongoing Resources Needed for Educational Simulations
Andrew Blechman, M.D.; Debra Gussman, M.D.
A Rare Case of Amiodarone-Induced Thyrotoxicosis and Thionamide Agranulocytosis
Fransisco Cruz, M.D.; Danielle Lann, M.D.; Alexander Shifrin, M.D.
Laparoscopic Versus Open Liver Resection: A Meta-Analysis of Long-Term Outcome
John M. Davis, M.D.; Ellen J. Hagopian, M.D.
Something Is Eating Away My Foot!
Srividya Naganathan, M.D.; Maria Agnes Dawis, M.D.; Ahmed Mami, M.D.;
Theodore Matulewicz, M.D.; Jamie M. Pinto, M.D.
Trends in Bacteroides Bacteremia
Apurva Patel, M.D.; Kathleen K. Casey, M.D.; Marnie Rosenthal, D.O.
Cravings in Pregnancy: 50 Years Later
Jonathan D. Baum, M.D.; Debra Gussman, M.D.; Meghan I. Rattigan, D.O.
Electroconvulsive Therapy: A Safe and Effective Treatment Modality for Bipolar
Disorder During Pregnancy and the Postpartum Period
Cheryl Graber, M.D.
Pregnacy Outcomes of Elective Deliveries by Gestational Age
Andrew Blechman, M.D.
Desmoid Tumor in a Pregnant Woman
Jerome J. Vernick, M.D.; Theodore Matulewicz, M.D.; Rajiv Biswal, M.D.;
Debra Gussman, M.D.
What Are the Best Techniques to Facilitate Nutrition Discussion within Centering
Pregnancy Sessions?
Debra Gussman, M.D.
Forced Expiratory Flow between 25% and 75% of Vital Capacity in Pediatric Asthma
Charles Dadzie, M.D.; Nader Nakhleh, D.O.; Steven Kairys, M.D.
Derailing Guidelines: When Non-Indicated Antenatal Genetic Screening Create Unnecessary
Burdens to Patients and Society
Paul G. Matta, D.O.; Kolawole Oyelese, M.D.; Joseph C. Canterino, M.D.;
Joaquin Santolaya, M.D., Ph.D.
Recurrence of a True Umbilical Cord Knot: Personalized Medicine to Prevent Adverse
Perinatal Outcome
Joseph C. Canterino, M.D.; Paul G. Matta, D.O.; Kolawole Oyelese, M.D.;
Joaquin Santolaya, M.D., Ph.D.
Procalcitonin in Rapid Response: An Early Indicator of Sepsis
Marnie Rosenthal, D.O.; Chirag Patel, M.D.; Kathleen K. Casey, M.D.
Molecular Epidemiology of Staphylococcus Aureus in Post-Earthquake Haiti
Marnie Rosenthal, D.O.
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Initial Modes of Detection of Thyroid Nodules in Surgical Patients in Correlation to Family
History, Radiation Exposure and Final Pathological Diagnosis
Alexander Shifrin, M.D.; Danielle Lann, M.D.; Sunil Asnani, M.D.
Patients with Family History of Thyroid Carcinomas in the Second Degree Family
Members Have Carried the Same Risk for Development of Thyroid Carcinoma as in the
First Degree Members
Alexander Shifrin, M.D.; Danielle Lann, M.D.; Sunil Asnani, M.D.
Phenotypic and Molecular Characterization of Two MEN1 Families Presented with
Primary Hyperparathyroidism in Probands
Alexander Shifrin, M.D.; Kenneth Belitsis, M.D.; Danielle Lann, M.D.; Svetlana Fomin, M.D.;
Ronald Villanueva, M.D.; Min Zheng, M.D., Ph.D.; Brian Erler, M.D.; Theodore Matulewicz, M.D.;
Arthur Topilow, M.D.; Peter Mencel, M.D.; Mark J. Krasna, M.D.; Jerome J. Vernick, M.D.
Meridian Health Research Day 2013 Award Winners
Original Research Oral Presentations
2nd Place: Forced Expiratory Flow between 25% and 75% of Vital Capacity in
Pediatric Asthma
Charles Dadzie, M.D.; Nader Nakhleh, D.O.; Steven Kairys, M.D.
3rd Place: tPA for Pulmonary Embolism: Is Intra-Arterial Administration Associated
with a Delay in Administration?
Michael P. Carson, M.D.
Honorable Mention Faculty Presentation: Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy is the Preferred
Approach in Cirrhosis: A Nationwide, Population-Based Study
Ellen J. Hagopian, M.D.; John M. Davis, M.D.
BRAF-Positive Thyroid Lymphoma: An Unusual Presentation and Clinical Dilemma
Alexander Shifrin, M.D.; Danielle Lann, M.D.; Mohammed Elsawaf, M.D.; Peter Mencel, M.D.;
Sushama C. Govil, M.D.; Theodore J. Matulewicz, M.D.; Brian Erler, M.D.; Min Zheng, M.D., Ph.D.
Honorable Mention Faculty Presentation: Sensitivity and Specificity of CT Scan
and Angiogram for Ongoing Internal Bleeding Following Torso Trauma
Nasim Ahmed, M.D.; Rajiv Biswal, M.D.
Use of Molecular Markers on FNA Biopsies of Thyroid Nodules, as Recommended
by Recent ATA Guideline, Modifies Surgical Treatment of Thyroid Nodules
and Thyroid Cancer
Alexander Shifrin, M.D.; Danielle Lann, M.D.; Theodore J. Matulewicz, M.D.; Brian Erler, M.D.;
Min Zheng, M.D., Ph.D.; Sushama Govil, M.D.; Sunil Asnani M.D.; Jerome J. Vernick, M.D.
Original Research Poster Presentations
1st Place: Laparoscopic Versus Open Liver Resection: A Meta-Analysis of
Long-Term Outcome
John M. Davis, M.D.; Ellen J. Hagopian, M.D.
Neuroendocrine Carcinoma Metastatic to the Parathyroid Gland that Was
Re-Implanted into the Forearm in Patient with Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia
Type 1 Syndrome: A Challenging Management Dilemma
Alexander Shifrin, M.D.; Danielle Lann, M.D.; Min Zheng, M.D., Ph.D.; Brian Erler, M.D.;
Theodore Matulewicz, M.D; Peter Mencel, M.D.; Svetlana Fomin, M.D.; Evan Naylor, M.D.
Unusual Case of 0.9 cm Aldosteronoma in Patient with Primary Hyperaldososteronism
Alexander Shifrin, M.D.; Min Zheng, M.D., Ph.D.; Peter Mencel, M.D.
Patient with the Tracheal Duplication Cyst Misdiagnosed as a Thyroid Nodule
Alexander Shifrin, M.D.; Min Zheng, M.D., Ph.D.; Manimala Roy, M.D.; Jerome J. Vernick, M.D.
Is that my Brain Causing my Belly to Ache?
Rose St.Fleur, M.D.; Matthew MacCarrick, M.D.; Richard Sultan, D.O.; Aswine Bal, M.D.
Abrupt Onset Tonsillar Herniation of Complex Etiology: A Case Report
Richard Sultan, D.O.
Does Stress Testing Before Elective Hip Fracture Surgery Increase Length of
Stay and/or Alter Patient Management?
Michael P. Carson, M.D.
2nd Place: Association between Cerebrospinal Fluid Pathology and Brain Imaging
Findings in Children with Facial Nerve Palsy Related to Lyme Disease
Aswine Bal, M.D.
3rd Place: Does Stress Testing Before Elective Hip Fracture Surgery Increase Length
of Stay and/or Alter Patient Management?
Michael P. Carson, M.D.
Case Report Poster Presentations
1st Place: Case Report: A 12 Month Old with Tremors – A Case of “Mis-Shaken” Identity
Paul Schwartzberg, D.O.; Nader Nakhleh, D.O.; Beth Loveridge-Lenza, D.O.; Cathleen Ballance,
M.D.; Richard Sultan, D.O.; Srividya Naganathan, M.D.
2nd Place: Is That My Brain Causing My Belly to Ache?
Rose St.Fleur, M.D.; Matthew MacCarrick, M.D.; Richard Sultan, D.O.; Aswine Bal, M.D.
3rd Place: Acute Non-Reversible Renal Failure Secondary to Dimethylamylamine Ingestion
Sushil Mehandru, M.D.
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Initial Modes of Detection of Thyroid Nodules in Surgical Patients in Correlation to Family
History, Radiation Exposure and Final Pathological Diagnosis
Alexander Shifrin, M.D.; Danielle Lann, M.D.; Sunil Asnani, M.D.
Patients with Family History of Thyroid Carcinomas in the Second Degree Family
Members Have Carried the Same Risk for Development of Thyroid Carcinoma as in the
First Degree Members
Alexander Shifrin, M.D.; Danielle Lann, M.D.; Sunil Asnani, M.D.
Phenotypic and Molecular Characterization of Two MEN1 Families Presented with
Primary Hyperparathyroidism in Probands
Alexander Shifrin, M.D.; Kenneth Belitsis, M.D.; Danielle Lann, M.D.; Svetlana Fomin, M.D.;
Ronald Villanueva, M.D.; Min Zheng, M.D., Ph.D.; Brian Erler, M.D.; Theodore Matulewicz, M.D.;
Arthur Topilow, M.D.; Peter Mencel, M.D.; Mark J. Krasna, M.D.; Jerome J. Vernick, M.D.
Meridian Health Research Day 2013 Award Winners
Original Research Oral Presentations
2nd Place: Forced Expiratory Flow between 25% and 75% of Vital Capacity in
Pediatric Asthma
Charles Dadzie, M.D.; Nader Nakhleh, D.O.; Steven Kairys, M.D.
3rd Place: tPA for Pulmonary Embolism: Is Intra-Arterial Administration Associated
with a Delay in Administration?
Michael P. Carson, M.D.
Honorable Mention Faculty Presentation: Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy is the Preferred
Approach in Cirrhosis: A Nationwide, Population-Based Study
Ellen J. Hagopian, M.D.; John M. Davis, M.D.
BRAF-Positive Thyroid Lymphoma: An Unusual Presentation and Clinical Dilemma
Alexander Shifrin, M.D.; Danielle Lann, M.D.; Mohammed Elsawaf, M.D.; Peter Mencel, M.D.;
Sushama C. Govil, M.D.; Theodore J. Matulewicz, M.D.; Brian Erler, M.D.; Min Zheng, M.D., Ph.D.
Honorable Mention Faculty Presentation: Sensitivity and Specificity of CT Scan
and Angiogram for Ongoing Internal Bleeding Following Torso Trauma
Nasim Ahmed, M.D.; Rajiv Biswal, M.D.
Use of Molecular Markers on FNA Biopsies of Thyroid Nodules, as Recommended
by Recent ATA Guideline, Modifies Surgical Treatment of Thyroid Nodules
and Thyroid Cancer
Alexander Shifrin, M.D.; Danielle Lann, M.D.; Theodore J. Matulewicz, M.D.; Brian Erler, M.D.;
Min Zheng, M.D., Ph.D.; Sushama Govil, M.D.; Sunil Asnani M.D.; Jerome J. Vernick, M.D.
Original Research Poster Presentations
1st Place: Laparoscopic Versus Open Liver Resection: A Meta-Analysis of
Long-Term Outcome
John M. Davis, M.D.; Ellen J. Hagopian, M.D.
Neuroendocrine Carcinoma Metastatic to the Parathyroid Gland that Was
Re-Implanted into the Forearm in Patient with Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia
Type 1 Syndrome: A Challenging Management Dilemma
Alexander Shifrin, M.D.; Danielle Lann, M.D.; Min Zheng, M.D., Ph.D.; Brian Erler, M.D.;
Theodore Matulewicz, M.D; Peter Mencel, M.D.; Svetlana Fomin, M.D.; Evan Naylor, M.D.
Unusual Case of 0.9 cm Aldosteronoma in Patient with Primary Hyperaldososteronism
Alexander Shifrin, M.D.; Min Zheng, M.D., Ph.D.; Peter Mencel, M.D.
Patient with the Tracheal Duplication Cyst Misdiagnosed as a Thyroid Nodule
Alexander Shifrin, M.D.; Min Zheng, M.D., Ph.D.; Manimala Roy, M.D.; Jerome J. Vernick, M.D.
Is that my Brain Causing my Belly to Ache?
Rose St.Fleur, M.D.; Matthew MacCarrick, M.D.; Richard Sultan, D.O.; Aswine Bal, M.D.
Abrupt Onset Tonsillar Herniation of Complex Etiology: A Case Report
Richard Sultan, D.O.
Does Stress Testing Before Elective Hip Fracture Surgery Increase Length of
Stay and/or Alter Patient Management?
Michael P. Carson, M.D.
2nd Place: Association between Cerebrospinal Fluid Pathology and Brain Imaging
Findings in Children with Facial Nerve Palsy Related to Lyme Disease
Aswine Bal, M.D.
3rd Place: Does Stress Testing Before Elective Hip Fracture Surgery Increase Length
of Stay and/or Alter Patient Management?
Michael P. Carson, M.D.
Case Report Poster Presentations
1st Place: Case Report: A 12 Month Old with Tremors – A Case of “Mis-Shaken” Identity
Paul Schwartzberg, D.O.; Nader Nakhleh, D.O.; Beth Loveridge-Lenza, D.O.; Cathleen Ballance,
M.D.; Richard Sultan, D.O.; Srividya Naganathan, M.D.
2nd Place: Is That My Brain Causing My Belly to Ache?
Rose St.Fleur, M.D.; Matthew MacCarrick, M.D.; Richard Sultan, D.O.; Aswine Bal, M.D.
3rd Place: Acute Non-Reversible Renal Failure Secondary to Dimethylamylamine Ingestion
Sushil Mehandru, M.D.
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Clinical Research
Research at Meridian Health continues to shine forth not only through the publications and
presentations we’ve listed, but also through the over 275 active clinical trials that are currently
underway across the Meridian Health system. This includes 69 pharmaceutical-sponsored
clinical trials, 66 cooperative group oncology clinical trials, and 140 investigator-initiated clinical
trials with over 600 patients enrolled in 2013 alone. Members of our Medical and Dental staff
are tracking down the answers to an array of challenging questions — from how can we use
markers in the blood to detect and treat breast cancer earlier in the process to can a new
absorbable stent benefit patients with heart disease.
Principal Investigator - Pharma Studies
Ziad Abbud, M.D.
Deborah Alpert, M.D., Ph.D.
Sunil Asnani, M.D.
Teddy L. Atik, M.D.
Matt Bach, M.D.
Eduardo Bautista, M.D.
Ronald Benitez, M.D.
Larry Bloomstein, M.D.
Michael P. Carson, M.D.
Kathleen M. Casey, M.D.
Paul K. Chung, M.D.
Adnan Danish, M.D.
Haralambos Demetriades, M.D.
Karim ElSahwi, M.D.
Samuel H. Engel, M.D.
Denis Fitzgerald, M.D.
Elliot Frank, M.D.
Aron Green, M.D.
Matthew Kaufman, M.D.
Robert Kayser, M.D.
Charles H. Koo, M.D.
David S. Kountz, M.D.
Nelson LaMarche, M.D.
Ed Liu, M.D., MPH
Michael Manuel, M.D.
Arthur Mark, M.D.
Mark Martens, M.D.
Stephen J. Martino, M.D.
Cynthia Meyers-Seifer, M.D.
Ali R. Moosvi, M.D.
Kenneth Nahum, D.O.
Glenn S. Parker, M.D.
Ashish Patel, M.D.
Marnie Rosenthal, D.O.
Rajesh Sachdeo, M.D.
Alexander Shifrin, M.D.
Ramon Solhkhah, M.D.
Wellington S. Tsai, DMD
Aristotelis Vlahos, M.D.
Maurice Weiss, M.D.
Shaddy Younan, M.D.
Theodore Zaleski, M.D.
A Dance to Remember
Vincent Cirella, M.D., chief of Anesthesiology at Jersey Shore, celebrated a family milestone this year when his daughter
Mary announced her engagement. As proud parents, Dr. Cirella and his wife Barbara committed to perfecting a dance
routine to impress, and maybe even surprise, family and friends at the upcoming wedding reception in October 2014.
For the past six months, Dr. Cirella and Barbara have twirled, dipped, and waltzed in preparation for a dance performance
that promises to delight!
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Clinical Research
Research at Meridian Health continues to shine forth not only through the publications and
presentations we’ve listed, but also through the over 275 active clinical trials that are currently
underway across the Meridian Health system. This includes 69 pharmaceutical-sponsored
clinical trials, 66 cooperative group oncology clinical trials, and 140 investigator-initiated clinical
trials with over 600 patients enrolled in 2013 alone. Members of our Medical and Dental staff
are tracking down the answers to an array of challenging questions — from how can we use
markers in the blood to detect and treat breast cancer earlier in the process to can a new
absorbable stent benefit patients with heart disease.
Principal Investigator - Pharma Studies
Ziad Abbud, M.D.
Deborah Alpert, M.D., Ph.D.
Sunil Asnani, M.D.
Teddy L. Atik, M.D.
Matt Bach, M.D.
Eduardo Bautista, M.D.
Ronald Benitez, M.D.
Larry Bloomstein, M.D.
Michael P. Carson, M.D.
Kathleen M. Casey, M.D.
Paul K. Chung, M.D.
Adnan Danish, M.D.
Haralambos Demetriades, M.D.
Karim ElSahwi, M.D.
Samuel H. Engel, M.D.
Denis Fitzgerald, M.D.
Elliot Frank, M.D.
Aron Green, M.D.
Matthew Kaufman, M.D.
Robert Kayser, M.D.
Charles H. Koo, M.D.
David S. Kountz, M.D.
Nelson LaMarche, M.D.
Ed Liu, M.D., MPH
Michael Manuel, M.D.
Arthur Mark, M.D.
Mark Martens, M.D.
Stephen J. Martino, M.D.
Cynthia Meyers-Seifer, M.D.
Ali R. Moosvi, M.D.
Kenneth Nahum, D.O.
Glenn S. Parker, M.D.
Ashish Patel, M.D.
Marnie Rosenthal, D.O.
Rajesh Sachdeo, M.D.
Alexander Shifrin, M.D.
Ramon Solhkhah, M.D.
Wellington S. Tsai, DMD
Aristotelis Vlahos, M.D.
Maurice Weiss, M.D.
Shaddy Younan, M.D.
Theodore Zaleski, M.D.
A Dance to Remember
Vincent Cirella, M.D., chief of Anesthesiology at Jersey Shore, celebrated a family milestone this year when his daughter
Mary announced her engagement. As proud parents, Dr. Cirella and his wife Barbara committed to perfecting a dance
routine to impress, and maybe even surprise, family and friends at the upcoming wedding reception in October 2014.
For the past six months, Dr. Cirella and Barbara have twirled, dipped, and waltzed in preparation for a dance performance
that promises to delight!
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Sub-Is Pharma Studies
Ziad Abbud, M.D.
Nasim Ahmed, M.D., FACS
Joseph Albanese, D.O.
Renato Apolito, M.D.
Sunil Asnani, M.D.
Elizabeth Assing, M.D.
Matt Bach, M.D.
Jonathan Baum, M.D.
Andrew Blechman, M.D.
Dawn Calderon, D.O.
Joseph Canterino, M.D.
Kathleen K. Casey, M.D.
Kyle Chapple, M.D.
Aileen Chen, M.D.
Edward J. Choi, M.D.
Tony Chu, M.D.
Beverly J. Demchuk, M.D.
Jatin Desani, M.D.
Alan Deutsch, D.O.
Michael DeVita, D.O.
Stacy Doumas, M.D.
Karim ElSahwi, M.D.
Pedro Escandon, M.D.
Christopher Fabricant, M.D.
Denis Fitzgerald, M.D.
John Fitzpatrick, M.D.
Jose Fune, M.D.
Shveta Gandhi, M.D.
Peter Ganime, M.D.
Paul Gilson, D.O.
Ihab Girgis, M.D.
Nancy Gornish, M.D.
David Greenberg, M.D.
Susan Greenberg, M.D.
Debra Gussman, M.D.
Riple Hansalia, M.D.
Carl T. Henningson, Jr., M.D.
Garland Herron, M.D.
Ian Horkheimer, M.D.
Sean D. Houston, M.D.
Peter Hynes, M.D.
Stephen Kairys, M.D.
Meltem Karatas, M.D.
Helen Karwowska, M.D.
Randi Joy Katz, D.O.
Nathan Kaufman, M.D.
Thomas Komorowski, M.D.
Charles Koo, M.D.
David Kountz, M.D.
Anna M. Kufelnicka, M.D.
Raghu Kunamneni, M.D.
Nelson LaMarche, M.D.
Danielle Lann, M.D.
Kenneth Laughinghouse, M.D.
Allen Lempel, M.D.
William A. Lerner, M.D.
Michael Levitt, M.D.
Ed Liu, M.D., MPH
Michael Manuel, M.D.
Mary T. Mitskavich, M.D.
Ginja Massey, M.D.
Paul Matta, D.O.
Peter J. Mencel, M.D.
Steven Morgan, M.D.
Kenneth Nahum, D.O.
Evan C. Naylor, M.D.
James Orlando, M.D.
Glenn S. Parker, M.D.
Mark Pass, M.D
Ashish Patel, M.D.
David Pinnelas, M.D.
Sally-Jo Placa, DMD
David G. Ramos, M.D.
Anupama Rao, M.D.
Meghan Rattigan, D.O.
Marnie Rosenthal, D.O.
Brett Sealove, M.D.
Mary Sedarous, M.D.
Puneet Sehgal, M.D.
Edward Spellman, M.D.
Xiaoyin Tang, M.D.
Dana Tarina, M.D.
Isaac H. Tawfik, M.D.
Arthur Topilow, M.D.
Parveen Uppal, M.D.
Usman Waheed, M.D.
Maurice Weiss, M.D.
David Wells-Roth, M.D.
Rayson Yang, M.D.
Shaddy Younan, M.D.
Principal Investigator - Cooperative Group Studies
Karim ElSahwi, M.D.
Michael Manuel, M.D.
Adnan Danish, M.D.
Douglas Miller, M.D.
Denis Fitzgerald, M.D.
Kenneth Nahum, D.O.
Nathan Kaufman, M.D.
Evan Naylor, M.D.
William A. Lerner, M.D.
Sub-Is Cooperative Group Studies
Paul K. Chung, M.D.
Adnan Danish, M.D.
Jatin Desani, M.D.
Karim ElSahwi, M.D.
Denis Fitzgerald, M.D.
David Greenberg, M.D.
Susan Greenberg, M.D.
Carl T. Henningson, Jr. M.D.
Ian Horkheimer, M.D.
Randi Joy Katz, D.O.
Raghu Kunamneni, M.D.
Principal Investigator - Investigator Initiated
Nasim Ahmed, M.D., FACS
Denise Aloisio, M.D.
Deborah Alpert, M.D., Ph.D.
Sunil Asnani, M.D.
Aswine Bal, M.D.
Cathleen Ballance, M.D.
Jonathan D. Baum, M.D.
Andrew Blechman, M.D.
Joseph Canterino, M.D.
Michael P. Carson, M.D
Kathleen K. Casey, M.D.
Charles Dadzie, M.D.
John M. Davis, M.D.
Karim ElSahwi, M.D.
Christopher Fabricant, M.D.
Elliot Frank, M.D.
Noah Gilson, M.D.
Michael A. Graff, M.D.
Ellen J. Hagopian, M.D.
Khoshnood Ahmad, M.D.
Gordon D. Donald, M.D.
Andrew Elkwood, M.D.
Debra Gussman, M.D.
Stephen Kairys, M.D.
Kenneth Laughinghouse, M.D.
William A. Lerner, M.D.
Michael Levitt, M.D.
Michael Manuel, M.D.
Peter J. Mencel, M.D.
Douglas Miller, M.D.
Kenneth Nahum, D.O.
Evan C. Naylor, M.D.
Richard Scher, D.O.
Arthur Topilow, M.D.
Christina Walsh, M.D.
Meltem Karatas, M.D.
Matthew Kaufman, M.D.
Robert Kayser, M.D.
Ed Liu, M.D., MPH
Matthew MacCarrick, M.D.
Jessica Mann, M.D.
Mark Martens, M.D.
Stephen J. Martino, M.D.
Eilleen Masterson, M.D.
Paul Matta, D.O.
Cynthia Meyers-Seifer, M.D.
Allen Morgan, M.D.
Kolawole Olayinka Oyelese, M.D.
Jamie M. Pinto, M.D.
Marnie Rosenthal, D.O.
Paul Schwartzberg, D.O.
Pranav N. Shah, M.D.
Alexander Shifrin, M.D.
Azam Soroush, M.D.
Robert Sweeney, D.O
Arthur Topilow, M.D.
Usman Waheed, M.D.
Theodore Zaleski, M.D.
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Sub-Is Pharma Studies
Ziad Abbud, M.D.
Nasim Ahmed, M.D., FACS
Joseph Albanese, D.O.
Renato Apolito, M.D.
Sunil Asnani, M.D.
Elizabeth Assing, M.D.
Matt Bach, M.D.
Jonathan Baum, M.D.
Andrew Blechman, M.D.
Dawn Calderon, D.O.
Joseph Canterino, M.D.
Kathleen K. Casey, M.D.
Kyle Chapple, M.D.
Aileen Chen, M.D.
Edward J. Choi, M.D.
Tony Chu, M.D.
Beverly J. Demchuk, M.D.
Jatin Desani, M.D.
Alan Deutsch, D.O.
Michael DeVita, D.O.
Stacy Doumas, M.D.
Karim ElSahwi, M.D.
Pedro Escandon, M.D.
Christopher Fabricant, M.D.
Denis Fitzgerald, M.D.
John Fitzpatrick, M.D.
Jose Fune, M.D.
Shveta Gandhi, M.D.
Peter Ganime, M.D.
Paul Gilson, D.O.
Ihab Girgis, M.D.
Nancy Gornish, M.D.
David Greenberg, M.D.
Susan Greenberg, M.D.
Debra Gussman, M.D.
Riple Hansalia, M.D.
Carl T. Henningson, Jr., M.D.
Garland Herron, M.D.
Ian Horkheimer, M.D.
Sean D. Houston, M.D.
Peter Hynes, M.D.
Stephen Kairys, M.D.
Meltem Karatas, M.D.
Helen Karwowska, M.D.
Randi Joy Katz, D.O.
Nathan Kaufman, M.D.
Thomas Komorowski, M.D.
Charles Koo, M.D.
David Kountz, M.D.
Anna M. Kufelnicka, M.D.
Raghu Kunamneni, M.D.
Nelson LaMarche, M.D.
Danielle Lann, M.D.
Kenneth Laughinghouse, M.D.
Allen Lempel, M.D.
William A. Lerner, M.D.
Michael Levitt, M.D.
Ed Liu, M.D., MPH
Michael Manuel, M.D.
Mary T. Mitskavich, M.D.
Ginja Massey, M.D.
Paul Matta, D.O.
Peter J. Mencel, M.D.
Steven Morgan, M.D.
Kenneth Nahum, D.O.
Evan C. Naylor, M.D.
James Orlando, M.D.
Glenn S. Parker, M.D.
Mark Pass, M.D
Ashish Patel, M.D.
David Pinnelas, M.D.
Sally-Jo Placa, DMD
David G. Ramos, M.D.
Anupama Rao, M.D.
Meghan Rattigan, D.O.
Marnie Rosenthal, D.O.
Brett Sealove, M.D.
Mary Sedarous, M.D.
Puneet Sehgal, M.D.
Edward Spellman, M.D.
Xiaoyin Tang, M.D.
Dana Tarina, M.D.
Isaac H. Tawfik, M.D.
Arthur Topilow, M.D.
Parveen Uppal, M.D.
Usman Waheed, M.D.
Maurice Weiss, M.D.
David Wells-Roth, M.D.
Rayson Yang, M.D.
Shaddy Younan, M.D.
Principal Investigator - Cooperative Group Studies
Karim ElSahwi, M.D.
Michael Manuel, M.D.
Adnan Danish, M.D.
Douglas Miller, M.D.
Denis Fitzgerald, M.D.
Kenneth Nahum, D.O.
Nathan Kaufman, M.D.
Evan Naylor, M.D.
William A. Lerner, M.D.
Sub-Is Cooperative Group Studies
Paul K. Chung, M.D.
Adnan Danish, M.D.
Jatin Desani, M.D.
Karim ElSahwi, M.D.
Denis Fitzgerald, M.D.
David Greenberg, M.D.
Susan Greenberg, M.D.
Carl T. Henningson, Jr. M.D.
Ian Horkheimer, M.D.
Randi Joy Katz, D.O.
Raghu Kunamneni, M.D.
Principal Investigator - Investigator Initiated
Nasim Ahmed, M.D., FACS
Denise Aloisio, M.D.
Deborah Alpert, M.D., Ph.D.
Sunil Asnani, M.D.
Aswine Bal, M.D.
Cathleen Ballance, M.D.
Jonathan D. Baum, M.D.
Andrew Blechman, M.D.
Joseph Canterino, M.D.
Michael P. Carson, M.D
Kathleen K. Casey, M.D.
Charles Dadzie, M.D.
John M. Davis, M.D.
Karim ElSahwi, M.D.
Christopher Fabricant, M.D.
Elliot Frank, M.D.
Noah Gilson, M.D.
Michael A. Graff, M.D.
Ellen J. Hagopian, M.D.
Khoshnood Ahmad, M.D.
Gordon D. Donald, M.D.
Andrew Elkwood, M.D.
Debra Gussman, M.D.
Stephen Kairys, M.D.
Kenneth Laughinghouse, M.D.
William A. Lerner, M.D.
Michael Levitt, M.D.
Michael Manuel, M.D.
Peter J. Mencel, M.D.
Douglas Miller, M.D.
Kenneth Nahum, D.O.
Evan C. Naylor, M.D.
Richard Scher, D.O.
Arthur Topilow, M.D.
Christina Walsh, M.D.
Meltem Karatas, M.D.
Matthew Kaufman, M.D.
Robert Kayser, M.D.
Ed Liu, M.D., MPH
Matthew MacCarrick, M.D.
Jessica Mann, M.D.
Mark Martens, M.D.
Stephen J. Martino, M.D.
Eilleen Masterson, M.D.
Paul Matta, D.O.
Cynthia Meyers-Seifer, M.D.
Allen Morgan, M.D.
Kolawole Olayinka Oyelese, M.D.
Jamie M. Pinto, M.D.
Marnie Rosenthal, D.O.
Paul Schwartzberg, D.O.
Pranav N. Shah, M.D.
Alexander Shifrin, M.D.
Azam Soroush, M.D.
Robert Sweeney, D.O
Arthur Topilow, M.D.
Usman Waheed, M.D.
Theodore Zaleski, M.D.
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Sub-Is Investigator Initiated Studies
Jorge Corzo, M.D.
John M. Davis, M.D.
Diane DiTusa, D.O.
Brian Erler, M.D., Ph.D.
Elliot Frank, M.D.
Jose Fune, M.D.
Noah Gilson, M.D.
Debra Gussman, M.D.
Ellen J. Hagopian, M.D.
Peter Hynes, M.D.
Matthew Kaufman, M.D.
Charles H. Koo, M.D.
David Kountz, M.D.
Mark J. Krasna, M.D.
Danielle Lann, M.D.
Romeo Lucas, D.O.
Theodore Matulewicz, M.D.
Jeffrey Miskoff, D.O.
Nader Nakhleh, D.O.
Jason Nehmad, M.D.
Apurva Patel, M.D.
Tushar R. Patel, M.D.
Sally-Jo Placa, DMD
Anis Rangwala, M.D.
Meghan Rattigan, D.O.
Michael Rose, M.D.
Marnie Rosenthal, D.O.
Anne Roth, D.O.
Janet Schairer, M.D.
Jay A. Sher, M.D.
Alexander Shifrin, M.D.
Arthur Topilow, M.D.
Min Zheng, M.D., Ph.D.
William Ziegler, D.O.
Access to Clinical Trials Continues to Expand for Our Patients and Physicians
These examples of clinical trials offered at Meridian Health demonstrate the breadth and
dimension of our research program and how we continue to make the latest and most innovative
diagnostic and treatment options available to patients through our comprehensive clinical
research program.
A-Team (HIV)
PI: Kathleen K. Casey, M.D.
Principal Sponsor: Gilead
Title: A Phase 3 Open-Label Safety Study of the Elvitegravir/Cobicistat/Emtricitabine/Tenofovir
Alafenamide (E/C/F/TAF) Single-Tablet Regimen (STR) in HIV-1 Positive Patients with Mild to
Moderate Renal Impairment
Meridian CardioVascular Network
PI: Matthew Bach, M.D.
Principal Sponsor: Abbott
Title: Bioabsorable Stent
Emergency Medicine
PI: Robert Sweeney, D.O.
Principal Sponsor: Investigator Initiated (non-funded)
Title: Modeling Patient Workflow from Real Time Data Inside Emergency Departments
Endocrinology
PI: Sunil Asnani, M.D.
Principal Sponsor: AbbVie
Title: A Randomized, Multicenter, Double-Blind, Parallel, Placebo-Controlled Study of the Effects
of Study Drug on Renal Outcomes in Type 2 Diabetic Subjects with Nephropathy
Infectious Disease
PI: Edward Liu, M.D.
Principal Sponsor: Merck
Title: A Phase III, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Adaptive Design Study of the
Efficacy, Safety, and Tolerability of a Single Infusion of MK-3415 (Human Monoclonal Antibody to
Clostridium difficile toxin A), MK-6072 (Human Monoclonal Antibody to Clostridium difficile toxin
B), and MK-3415A (Human Monoclonal Antibodies to Clostridium difficile toxin A and toxin B) in
Patients Receiving Antibiotic Therapy for Clostridium difficile Infection
Meridian Neuroscience
PI: Stephen Martino, M.D.
Principal Sponsor: NINDS
Title: Platelet-Oriented Inhibition in New TIA and Minor Ischemic Stroke (POINT Trial)
Obstetrics/Gynecology
PI: Mark Martens, M.D.
Principal Sponsor: Sanofi Pasteur
Title: A Phase III Study of C. difficile Vaccine in Participants at Risk for C. difficile Infection >50
Years of Age
Meridian Cancer Care
PI: Paul Chung, M.D.
Principal Sponsor: Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
Title: BELLE-2: A Phase III Randomized Study, Double Blind Placebo Controlled of Fulvestrant
in Combination with Oral BKM120 Versus Fulvestrant Plus Placebo, in the Treatment of
Postmenopausal Women with ER-Positive HER2-Negative, mTORi Naive Locally Advanced or
Metastatic Breast Cancer (BC) Refractory to Aromatase Inhibitor (AI)
Meridian Pediatric Network
PI: Cynthia Meyers-Seifer, M.D.
Principal Sponsor: Merck
Title: Study to Assess Safety & Efficacy of Sitagliptin as Initial Monotherapy for Treatment of Type
2 Diabetes Mellitus in Pediatric Participants
Rheumatology
PI: Deborah Alpert, M.D.
Principal Sponsor: CERTAIN
Title: The CORRONA Effectiveness Registry to Study Therapies for Arthritis and Inflammatory
Conditions (CORRONA CERTAIN) Sub-study
Surgery
PI: Glenn Parker, M.D.
Principal Sponsor: Excited States, LLC
Title: Phase 3 Study of Efficacy and Safety of Topical E-101 Solution to Prevent Incisional
Infections among Colorectal Surgery Patients (Triple IN Study–Inhibition of Incisional Infections)
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Sub-Is Investigator Initiated Studies
Jorge Corzo, M.D.
John M. Davis, M.D.
Diane DiTusa, D.O.
Brian Erler, M.D., Ph.D.
Elliot Frank, M.D.
Jose Fune, M.D.
Noah Gilson, M.D.
Debra Gussman, M.D.
Ellen J. Hagopian, M.D.
Peter Hynes, M.D.
Matthew Kaufman, M.D.
Charles H. Koo, M.D.
David Kountz, M.D.
Mark J. Krasna, M.D.
Danielle Lann, M.D.
Romeo Lucas, D.O.
Theodore Matulewicz, M.D.
Jeffrey Miskoff, D.O.
Nader Nakhleh, D.O.
Jason Nehmad, M.D.
Apurva Patel, M.D.
Tushar R. Patel, M.D.
Sally-Jo Placa, DMD
Anis Rangwala, M.D.
Meghan Rattigan, D.O.
Michael Rose, M.D.
Marnie Rosenthal, D.O.
Anne Roth, D.O.
Janet Schairer, M.D.
Jay A. Sher, M.D.
Alexander Shifrin, M.D.
Arthur Topilow, M.D.
Min Zheng, M.D., Ph.D.
William Ziegler, D.O.
Access to Clinical Trials Continues to Expand for Our Patients and Physicians
These examples of clinical trials offered at Meridian Health demonstrate the breadth and
dimension of our research program and how we continue to make the latest and most innovative
diagnostic and treatment options available to patients through our comprehensive clinical
research program.
A-Team (HIV)
PI: Kathleen K. Casey, M.D.
Principal Sponsor: Gilead
Title: A Phase 3 Open-Label Safety Study of the Elvitegravir/Cobicistat/Emtricitabine/Tenofovir
Alafenamide (E/C/F/TAF) Single-Tablet Regimen (STR) in HIV-1 Positive Patients with Mild to
Moderate Renal Impairment
Meridian CardioVascular Network
PI: Matthew Bach, M.D.
Principal Sponsor: Abbott
Title: Bioabsorable Stent
Emergency Medicine
PI: Robert Sweeney, D.O.
Principal Sponsor: Investigator Initiated (non-funded)
Title: Modeling Patient Workflow from Real Time Data Inside Emergency Departments
Endocrinology
PI: Sunil Asnani, M.D.
Principal Sponsor: AbbVie
Title: A Randomized, Multicenter, Double-Blind, Parallel, Placebo-Controlled Study of the Effects
of Study Drug on Renal Outcomes in Type 2 Diabetic Subjects with Nephropathy
Infectious Disease
PI: Edward Liu, M.D.
Principal Sponsor: Merck
Title: A Phase III, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Adaptive Design Study of the
Efficacy, Safety, and Tolerability of a Single Infusion of MK-3415 (Human Monoclonal Antibody to
Clostridium difficile toxin A), MK-6072 (Human Monoclonal Antibody to Clostridium difficile toxin
B), and MK-3415A (Human Monoclonal Antibodies to Clostridium difficile toxin A and toxin B) in
Patients Receiving Antibiotic Therapy for Clostridium difficile Infection
Meridian Neuroscience
PI: Stephen Martino, M.D.
Principal Sponsor: NINDS
Title: Platelet-Oriented Inhibition in New TIA and Minor Ischemic Stroke (POINT Trial)
Obstetrics/Gynecology
PI: Mark Martens, M.D.
Principal Sponsor: Sanofi Pasteur
Title: A Phase III Study of C. difficile Vaccine in Participants at Risk for C. difficile Infection >50
Years of Age
Meridian Cancer Care
PI: Paul Chung, M.D.
Principal Sponsor: Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
Title: BELLE-2: A Phase III Randomized Study, Double Blind Placebo Controlled of Fulvestrant
in Combination with Oral BKM120 Versus Fulvestrant Plus Placebo, in the Treatment of
Postmenopausal Women with ER-Positive HER2-Negative, mTORi Naive Locally Advanced or
Metastatic Breast Cancer (BC) Refractory to Aromatase Inhibitor (AI)
Meridian Pediatric Network
PI: Cynthia Meyers-Seifer, M.D.
Principal Sponsor: Merck
Title: Study to Assess Safety & Efficacy of Sitagliptin as Initial Monotherapy for Treatment of Type
2 Diabetes Mellitus in Pediatric Participants
Rheumatology
PI: Deborah Alpert, M.D.
Principal Sponsor: CERTAIN
Title: The CORRONA Effectiveness Registry to Study Therapies for Arthritis and Inflammatory
Conditions (CORRONA CERTAIN) Sub-study
Surgery
PI: Glenn Parker, M.D.
Principal Sponsor: Excited States, LLC
Title: Phase 3 Study of Efficacy and Safety of Topical E-101 Solution to Prevent Incisional
Infections among Colorectal Surgery Patients (Triple IN Study–Inhibition of Incisional Infections)
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Caring for Others Around the World
For urologist Daniel Burzon, M.D., being a doctor means more than caring for those in your own
community. Helping others has no boundaries, which is evident by his commitment to participate
in a medical mission to Haiti each year.
Since 1999, Dr. Burzon has made 18 trips to Haiti, leaving behind the comforts and conveniences
of the health care environment at Ocean Medical Center, and instead facing indescribable need
and insufficient resources in a far away land. While power is limited, instruments are scarce,
and technology is outdated, Dr. Burzon is inspired by the spirit expressed by the Haitians.
“What keeps us going back is the sense of reward we feel and their appreciation for our support.
I look forward to it every year,” says Dr. Burzon. “My wish for Haiti is that their doctors and
nurses can be trained and given access to proper supplies so that they don’t need us anymore.
If we can enable them to meet their own needs that would be the ultimate accomplishment.”
A Healing Touch, in the Air
As Ladan Ilkhani, M.D., prepared for a trip to Aruba with her husband, she had a funny feeling
that she would “be needed” in some way on the excursion. A family practitioner at Ocean
Medical Center, she was looking forward to a few days away and switched her thoughts to
those of leaving the cold weather behind and enjoying a sunny, warm retreat.
With an hour left in the flight, Dr. Ilkhani noticed an elderly man walking down the aisle, his gait
beginning to get wobbly. “I watched as he approached my section of the plane, and suddenly
he collapsed onto my seat,” says Dr. Ilkhani. “It was as if he knew which person to pick.”
She quickly assisted him to the floor and instructed him to lie flat. The air attendant rushed over
and asked if Dr. Ilkhani could watch him while she tried to find a doctor. Dr. Ilkhani said, “I am a
doctor,” and began to assess the 78-year-old patient.
The man’s heartbeat was irregular, one eye was dilated, and he was complaining of pain on one
side. Dr. Ilkhani told the flight crew that he needed immediate medical attention, and stayed by
his side until they landed. An EMS crew swiftly boarded, reviewed the situation with Dr. Ilkhani,
and rushed the man to the nearest hospital. It was determined that he was experiencing an
irregular heart rate that needed to be put back into rhythm.
Throughout her vacation, Dr. Ilkhani couldn’t help but wonder how the man was. As she prepared
to depart for her return flight, she went to the airline counter and explained who she was and
inquired about him. Hearing that he was alive and recovering in the cardiac unit of the hospital
was a relief, and brought a positive end to her vacation.
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Caring for Others Around the World
For urologist Daniel Burzon, M.D., being a doctor means more than caring for those in your own
community. Helping others has no boundaries, which is evident by his commitment to participate
in a medical mission to Haiti each year.
Since 1999, Dr. Burzon has made 18 trips to Haiti, leaving behind the comforts and conveniences
of the health care environment at Ocean Medical Center, and instead facing indescribable need
and insufficient resources in a far away land. While power is limited, instruments are scarce,
and technology is outdated, Dr. Burzon is inspired by the spirit expressed by the Haitians.
“What keeps us going back is the sense of reward we feel and their appreciation for our support.
I look forward to it every year,” says Dr. Burzon. “My wish for Haiti is that their doctors and
nurses can be trained and given access to proper supplies so that they don’t need us anymore.
If we can enable them to meet their own needs that would be the ultimate accomplishment.”
A Healing Touch, in the Air
As Ladan Ilkhani, M.D., prepared for a trip to Aruba with her husband, she had a funny feeling
that she would “be needed” in some way on the excursion. A family practitioner at Ocean
Medical Center, she was looking forward to a few days away and switched her thoughts to
those of leaving the cold weather behind and enjoying a sunny, warm retreat.
With an hour left in the flight, Dr. Ilkhani noticed an elderly man walking down the aisle, his gait
beginning to get wobbly. “I watched as he approached my section of the plane, and suddenly
he collapsed onto my seat,” says Dr. Ilkhani. “It was as if he knew which person to pick.”
She quickly assisted him to the floor and instructed him to lie flat. The air attendant rushed over
and asked if Dr. Ilkhani could watch him while she tried to find a doctor. Dr. Ilkhani said, “I am a
doctor,” and began to assess the 78-year-old patient.
The man’s heartbeat was irregular, one eye was dilated, and he was complaining of pain on one
side. Dr. Ilkhani told the flight crew that he needed immediate medical attention, and stayed by
his side until they landed. An EMS crew swiftly boarded, reviewed the situation with Dr. Ilkhani,
and rushed the man to the nearest hospital. It was determined that he was experiencing an
irregular heart rate that needed to be put back into rhythm.
Throughout her vacation, Dr. Ilkhani couldn’t help but wonder how the man was. As she prepared
to depart for her return flight, she went to the airline counter and explained who she was and
inquired about him. Hearing that he was alive and recovering in the cardiac unit of the hospital
was a relief, and brought a positive end to her vacation.
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Community Outreach
Presentations and Screenings
By taking the time to lead presentations, speak at public events, or provide health screenings, our
Medical and Dental Staff members help people understand and prevent health issues, which is an
integral component to building healthy communities. With topics ranging from understanding autism
to preventing diabetes, individuals of all ages benefit from the knowledge they share. In 2013,
Meridian provided more than 39,000 health screenings, and there were over 80,000 attendees at
education events across the system.
The following members of the Medical and Dental Staff were involved in recent presentations
and screenings:
Richard M. Abramowitz, M.D.
Glenda Albizu, M.D.
Edward Allegra, M.D.
Shaun Altneu, D.O.
Marianna Antonopoulou, M.D.
Saad Antoun, M.D.
Carol Ash, M.D.
Russell Ashinoff, M.D.
Monica Bais, M.D.
Cathleen M. Ballance, M.D.
Ammar Bazerbashi, M.D.
Sam Bebawy, M.D.
Kavita Beri, M.D.
Derrick Brown, M.D.
Anthony Bruno, M.D.
Alma Bustamante, M.D.
Dawn Calderon, D.O.
Roger Chen, M.D.
Stephen A. Chidyllo, M.D.
Stephanie Chin, M.D.
Maria Choy, M.D.
Douglas Chudzik, M.D.
Jeanmarie Chudzik, D.O.
Jorge Corzo, M.D.
Anthony Costa, M.D.
Eric Costanzo, D.O.
Michael Cunningham, M.D.
Adnan Danish, M.D.
John Davis, M.D.
Anthony DeNoia, M.D.
Alan Deutsch, D.O.
Aman Dhawan, M.D.
Nicola DiGuglielmo, M.D.
Lance Dillion, M.D.
Elena Drudy, M.D.
Samuel Epstein, M.D.
Charles Fernicola, M.D.
Lauren Fischer, M.D.
Robert Gabel, M.D.
Cynthia Genovese, M.D.
Noah Gilson, M.D.
Paul Gilson, M.D.
Jeffery Hager, D.O.
Raymond F. Hanbury, Ph.D.
Eric Hargreaves, M.D.
Ian Hersh, DPM
Nader Hebela, M.D.
Neil R. Holland, M.D.
Sajjad Hussain, M.D.
Ladan Ilkhani, M.D.
Vishal Jain, M.D.
Nicholas Jarmon, M.D.
Denise Johnson Miller, M.D.
Jessy Joykutty, M.D.
Roopal Karia, M.D.
Kristine Keane, PsyD
Sundip Kaur, M.D.
Stephen Kayiaros, M.D.
Seth Kipnis, M.D.
Paul Kostoulakos, D.O.
Avery Kuflik, M.D.
Gina Lagnese, DPM
Michael Lasser, M.D.
Ian Leber, M.D.
Elias Lehaf, M.D.
William Lerner, M.D.
Stephen Martino, M.D.
Julie Master, D.O.
Douglas Miller, M.D.
Roy Mittman, M.D.
Lawrence Mueller, M.D.
Srividya Naganathan, M.D.
Nader J. Nakhleh, D.O.
Evan Naylor, M.D.
Tommy Ng, M.D.
Anil Pahuja, M.D.
Tomasina Papa-Rugino, M.D.
Glenn S. Parker, M.D.
James Pasquariello, M.D.
Aarti Patel, M.D.
Netrali Patel, M.D.
Owano Pennycooke, M.D.
Vasantha Perkari, M.D.
Mark Perlmutter, M.D.
William Power, M.D.
Adrian Pristas, M.D.
Jennifer Reimer, D.O.
Richard Rhee, M.D.
Keith Rinkus, M.D.
David Rodricks, M.D.
Susan Rodriguez-Bostock, M.D.
Jacqueline Rondeau, PsyD
Brian Roper, M.D.
Marnie Rosenthal, D.O.
Howard Ross, M.D.
Ivan Sabio, M.D.
Elizabeth Salcedo, M.D.
Simon Salerno, M.D.
Ramasubramanian
Sambandan, M.D.
Asaad H. Samra, M.D.
Said Samra, M.D.
Joseph Schirripa, M.D.
Brett Sealove, M.D.
Carl Senft, M.D.
Emil Shakov, M.D.
Robert Shavelson, M.D.
Jay Sher, M.D.
Nagalakshmi Shetty, M.D.
Alexander Shifrin, M.D.
Svetlana Shifrin-Douglas, M.D.
Adi Smolinsky, M.D.
Margarita Smotkin-Tangorra, D.O.
Liana Spano-Brennan, M.D.
Karl Strom, M.D.
Babu Surya, M.D.
Girija Surya, M.D.
Stephen Swartz, M.D.
Robert Terranova, D.O.
Manoj Thakker, M.D.
John Tozzi, M.D.
Deep Trivedi, M.D.
Diana Trusky, M.D.
Parveen Uppal, M.D.
Carl Vaccaro, D.O.
Diane Verga, M.D.
Lisa Vernon, M.D.
Eveyln Wells, M.D.
Matthew Wolenski, M.D.
Jason Wong, D.O.
Shaddy Younan, M.D.
Sharon Yuen, M.D.
Antoanela Zaharia, M.D.
Jennifer Zaitz, D.O.
Tina Zecca, D.O.
Eugenia Zilber, M.D.
In The Media
When a reporter has a health question — no matter what the topic — a member of our Medical
and Dental Staff is there to answer it. Meridian physicians and dentists step out into the
limelight by making television appearances, participating in radio shows, conducting newspaper
interviews, and serving as general spokespeople for the media. In doing so, they also showcase
the many exceptional services and initiatives provided by Meridian Health. Physicians responding
to media inquiries on behalf of Meridian Health include the following:
Ziad Abbud M.D.
Denise Aloisio, M.D.
Marianna Antonopoulou M.D.
Carol Ash, D.O.
Cathleen M. Ballance, M.D.
Eric Berger, M.D.
Michael Bleiman, M.D.
Thomas Brandeisky, D.O.
Daniel Burzon M.D.
Alan Cabasso, M.D.
Dawn Calderon, D.O.
Debra Camal M.D.
Samuel Carino, D.O.
Roger Chen, M.D
John Connors M.D.
Alicia Daniels, M.D.
David D’Ambrosio, M.D.
Adnan F. Danish, M.D.
Anthony P. DeNoia, M.D
Jatin Desani, M.D.
Stacy Doumas M.D.
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Community Outreach
Presentations and Screenings
By taking the time to lead presentations, speak at public events, or provide health screenings, our
Medical and Dental Staff members help people understand and prevent health issues, which is an
integral component to building healthy communities. With topics ranging from understanding autism
to preventing diabetes, individuals of all ages benefit from the knowledge they share. In 2013,
Meridian provided more than 39,000 health screenings, and there were over 80,000 attendees at
education events across the system.
The following members of the Medical and Dental Staff were involved in recent presentations
and screenings:
Richard M. Abramowitz, M.D.
Glenda Albizu, M.D.
Edward Allegra, M.D.
Shaun Altneu, D.O.
Marianna Antonopoulou, M.D.
Saad Antoun, M.D.
Carol Ash, M.D.
Russell Ashinoff, M.D.
Monica Bais, M.D.
Cathleen M. Ballance, M.D.
Ammar Bazerbashi, M.D.
Sam Bebawy, M.D.
Kavita Beri, M.D.
Derrick Brown, M.D.
Anthony Bruno, M.D.
Alma Bustamante, M.D.
Dawn Calderon, D.O.
Roger Chen, M.D.
Stephen A. Chidyllo, M.D.
Stephanie Chin, M.D.
Maria Choy, M.D.
Douglas Chudzik, M.D.
Jeanmarie Chudzik, D.O.
Jorge Corzo, M.D.
Anthony Costa, M.D.
Eric Costanzo, D.O.
Michael Cunningham, M.D.
Adnan Danish, M.D.
John Davis, M.D.
Anthony DeNoia, M.D.
Alan Deutsch, D.O.
Aman Dhawan, M.D.
Nicola DiGuglielmo, M.D.
Lance Dillion, M.D.
Elena Drudy, M.D.
Samuel Epstein, M.D.
Charles Fernicola, M.D.
Lauren Fischer, M.D.
Robert Gabel, M.D.
Cynthia Genovese, M.D.
Noah Gilson, M.D.
Paul Gilson, M.D.
Jeffery Hager, D.O.
Raymond F. Hanbury, Ph.D.
Eric Hargreaves, M.D.
Ian Hersh, DPM
Nader Hebela, M.D.
Neil R. Holland, M.D.
Sajjad Hussain, M.D.
Ladan Ilkhani, M.D.
Vishal Jain, M.D.
Nicholas Jarmon, M.D.
Denise Johnson Miller, M.D.
Jessy Joykutty, M.D.
Roopal Karia, M.D.
Kristine Keane, PsyD
Sundip Kaur, M.D.
Stephen Kayiaros, M.D.
Seth Kipnis, M.D.
Paul Kostoulakos, D.O.
Avery Kuflik, M.D.
Gina Lagnese, DPM
Michael Lasser, M.D.
Ian Leber, M.D.
Elias Lehaf, M.D.
William Lerner, M.D.
Stephen Martino, M.D.
Julie Master, D.O.
Douglas Miller, M.D.
Roy Mittman, M.D.
Lawrence Mueller, M.D.
Srividya Naganathan, M.D.
Nader J. Nakhleh, D.O.
Evan Naylor, M.D.
Tommy Ng, M.D.
Anil Pahuja, M.D.
Tomasina Papa-Rugino, M.D.
Glenn S. Parker, M.D.
James Pasquariello, M.D.
Aarti Patel, M.D.
Netrali Patel, M.D.
Owano Pennycooke, M.D.
Vasantha Perkari, M.D.
Mark Perlmutter, M.D.
William Power, M.D.
Adrian Pristas, M.D.
Jennifer Reimer, D.O.
Richard Rhee, M.D.
Keith Rinkus, M.D.
David Rodricks, M.D.
Susan Rodriguez-Bostock, M.D.
Jacqueline Rondeau, PsyD
Brian Roper, M.D.
Marnie Rosenthal, D.O.
Howard Ross, M.D.
Ivan Sabio, M.D.
Elizabeth Salcedo, M.D.
Simon Salerno, M.D.
Ramasubramanian
Sambandan, M.D.
Asaad H. Samra, M.D.
Said Samra, M.D.
Joseph Schirripa, M.D.
Brett Sealove, M.D.
Carl Senft, M.D.
Emil Shakov, M.D.
Robert Shavelson, M.D.
Jay Sher, M.D.
Nagalakshmi Shetty, M.D.
Alexander Shifrin, M.D.
Svetlana Shifrin-Douglas, M.D.
Adi Smolinsky, M.D.
Margarita Smotkin-Tangorra, D.O.
Liana Spano-Brennan, M.D.
Karl Strom, M.D.
Babu Surya, M.D.
Girija Surya, M.D.
Stephen Swartz, M.D.
Robert Terranova, D.O.
Manoj Thakker, M.D.
John Tozzi, M.D.
Deep Trivedi, M.D.
Diana Trusky, M.D.
Parveen Uppal, M.D.
Carl Vaccaro, D.O.
Diane Verga, M.D.
Lisa Vernon, M.D.
Eveyln Wells, M.D.
Matthew Wolenski, M.D.
Jason Wong, D.O.
Shaddy Younan, M.D.
Sharon Yuen, M.D.
Antoanela Zaharia, M.D.
Jennifer Zaitz, D.O.
Tina Zecca, D.O.
Eugenia Zilber, M.D.
In The Media
When a reporter has a health question — no matter what the topic — a member of our Medical
and Dental Staff is there to answer it. Meridian physicians and dentists step out into the
limelight by making television appearances, participating in radio shows, conducting newspaper
interviews, and serving as general spokespeople for the media. In doing so, they also showcase
the many exceptional services and initiatives provided by Meridian Health. Physicians responding
to media inquiries on behalf of Meridian Health include the following:
Ziad Abbud M.D.
Denise Aloisio, M.D.
Marianna Antonopoulou M.D.
Carol Ash, D.O.
Cathleen M. Ballance, M.D.
Eric Berger, M.D.
Michael Bleiman, M.D.
Thomas Brandeisky, D.O.
Daniel Burzon M.D.
Alan Cabasso, M.D.
Dawn Calderon, D.O.
Debra Camal M.D.
Samuel Carino, D.O.
Roger Chen, M.D
John Connors M.D.
Alicia Daniels, M.D.
David D’Ambrosio, M.D.
Adnan F. Danish, M.D.
Anthony P. DeNoia, M.D
Jatin Desani, M.D.
Stacy Doumas M.D.
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Scott Eisenberg D.O.
Andrew Elkwood, M.D.
Elliot Frank, M.D.
Amy Frieman, M.D.
Felix Garcia M.D.
Cynthia Genovese, M.D.
Caroline Glicksman, M.D.
Robert Graebe M.D.
Jeffrey Hager, D.O.
Nader Hebela, M.D.
Denise Johnson Miller, M.D.
Jessy Joykutty M.D.
Steven Kairys, M.D.
Emad Kamel, M.D.
Matthew Kaufman, M.D.
Sundip Kaur, M.D.
Seth Kipnis, M.D.
David Kountz, M.D.
Mark J. Krasna, M.D.
Adam Lazarus, M.D.
Edward Liu, M.D.
Todd Liu, M.D.
Michael Lospinuso, M.D.
Ahmed G. Mami, M.D
Arthur Mark, M.D.
Mark Martens M.D.
Stephen Martino, M.D.
Douglas A. Miller, M.D
Evelyn Minaya M.D.
Benjamin Morgan, M.D.
Darlene Morgan, M.D.
Steven Morgan M.D.
Kenneth D. Nahum, D.O.
Evan Naylor, M.D.
Richard Neibart, M.D.
Glenn S. Parker, M.D.
Ashish Patel, M.D.
Netrali Patel M.D
Priti Patel M.D.
Mark Perlmutter, M.D.
Adrian Pristas, M.D
Bradley Pulver, M.D.
Anupama Rao, M.D.
Meghan Rattigan, D.O.
Jonathan Reich, M.D.
Stephanie Reynolds, D.O
Stephen G. Rice M.D., Ph.D.
Gregory Roehrig, M.D.
Marianne Roosels M.D.
Michael Rose, M.D.
Bruce Rosenblum, M.D.
Marnie Rosenthal, D.O.
Saad A. Saad, M.D.
Rajesh Sachdeo, M.D.
Elizabeth Salcedo, M.D.
Asaad Samra M.D.
Anil K. Sharma M.D.
Alexander Shifrin, M.D.
Margarita Smotkin-Tangorra, D.O.
Ramon Solhkhah, M.D.
Shikhar Soni, M.D.
Karl Strom, M.D.
Robert Sweeney, D.O
Deep Trivedi, M.D.
Michael Unterman M.D.
Parveen Uppal, M.D.
Arthur Vasen, M.D
Diane Verga, M.D.
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Asbury Park
Aristotelis E. Vlahos, M.D.
Vincent Vivona, D.O.
Christina Walsh M.D.
Bokran Won M.D.
George Younan, M.D.
Shaddy Younan, M.D.
Zyad Younan, M.D.
Eugenia Zilber, M.D
David S. Zukoff, M.D.
YouTube
Further expanding our commitment to “Taking Care of New Jersey,” our physicians
provide useful health information and preventive strategies through YouTube videos
on such topics as reducing the risk for cancer, knowing the signs of stroke, cvunderstanding
the relevance of mammograms, and more. The following physicians have been featured in our
videos, which can be accessed at www.YouTube.com/MeridianHealthNJ:
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Carol Ash, D.O.
Cathleen Ballance, M.D.
Nader Bakhos, M.D.
Andrew Blechman, M.D.
Michael Bleiman, M.D.
Anthony J. Bruno, M.D.
Allen Bogdan, M.D.
Joseph C. Bogdan, M.D.
Joseph P. Bogdan, M.D.
James Brock, M.D.
Daniel Burzon, M.D.
Dawn Calderon, D.O.
Debra Camal, M.D.
Joseph Canterino, M.D.
Jocelyn Carlo, M.D.
Joseph Cauda, M.D.
Roger Chen, M.D.
Eleanor Cheng, M.D.
Steven Chidyllo, M.D.
Surekha Collur, M.D.
Andrew Conti, M.D.
Jorge Corzo, M.D.
Anthony Costa, M.D.
Adnan Danish, M.D.
Anthony DeGennaro, M.D.
Robert Demartin, M.D.
Peter Doss, M.D.
Stacy Doumas, M.D.
David Dupree, M.D.
Andrew Elkwood, M.D.
Samuel Epstein, D.O.
Lauren Fischer, M.D.
Mark Friedberg, M.D.
Lawrence Frieman, M.D.
Noah Gilson, M.D.
Ferryal Hajee, M.D.
Dalia N. Hanna, M.D.
Ladan Ilkhani, M.D.
Denise L. Johnson Miller, M.D.
Sara Karam, M.D.
Stephen Kayiaros, M.D.
Seth Kipnis, M.D.
Mark J. Krasna, M.D.
Joseph Landolfi, D.O.
Edwin Leschhorn, M.D.
Timothy Link, M.D.
Marilyn Loh Collado, M.D.
Michael Lospinuso, M.D.
Beth Loveridge Lenza, D.O.
Donald Macdonald, M.D.
Arthur Mark, M.D.
Mark Martens, M.D.
Gerald Mauriello, DPM
Roy Mittman, M.D.
Robert Monaco, M.D.
Ali R. Moosvi, M.D.
Ben Morgan, M.D.
Lawrence Mueller, M.D.
Bernard Murphy, M.D.
Evan Naylor, M.D.
Richard Neibart, M.D.
Tommasina Papa-Rugino, M.D.
Fred Paperth, DMD
Alfred Parchment, M.D.
Glenn S. Parker, M.D.
Vanita Patel, M.D.
Owano Pennycooke, M.D.
Jonathan Reich, M.D.
Joseph Reichman, M.D.
Jennifer Reimer, D.O.
Stephanie Reynolds, D.O.
Anthony Ricca, M.D.
Stephen Rice, M.D., Ph.D.
David Rodricks, M.D.
Gregory Roehrig, M.D.
Brian Rogers, M.D.
John Rose, M.D.
Bruce Rosenblum, M.D.
Ivan Sabio, M.D.
Asaad Samra, M.D.
Said Samra, M.D.
Salem Samra, M.D.
Joaquin Santolaya, M.D., Ph.D.
Richard Scott, M.D.
Carl Senft, M.D.
Pranav Shah, M.D.
Alexander Shifrin, M.D.
Adam Shiroff, M.D.
Adi Smolinsky, M.D.
Ramon Solhkhah, M.D.
Liana Spano-Brennan, D.O.
Rose St. Fleur, M.D.
Bruce Stamos, M.D.
Karl Strom, M.D.
J Robert Sweeney, D.O.
Joseph Tauro, M.D.
John Taylor, M.D.
Carl Vaccaro Jr., D.O.
Carmine Vaccaro Sr., M.D.
Jeffrey Van Gelderen, M.D.
Diane G. Verga, M.D.
Sandford Wohlstadter, M.D.
Phillipa Woodriffe, M.D.
Jason Wong, D.O.
Eric Wurmser, M.D.
Edwin Wymer, D.O.
Shaddy Younan, M.D.
Antoanela Zaharia, M.D.
Eugenia Zilber, M.D.
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Scott Eisenberg D.O.
Andrew Elkwood, M.D.
Elliot Frank, M.D.
Amy Frieman, M.D.
Felix Garcia M.D.
Cynthia Genovese, M.D.
Caroline Glicksman, M.D.
Robert Graebe M.D.
Jeffrey Hager, D.O.
Nader Hebela, M.D.
Denise Johnson Miller, M.D.
Jessy Joykutty M.D.
Steven Kairys, M.D.
Emad Kamel, M.D.
Matthew Kaufman, M.D.
Sundip Kaur, M.D.
Seth Kipnis, M.D.
David Kountz, M.D.
Mark J. Krasna, M.D.
Adam Lazarus, M.D.
Edward Liu, M.D.
Todd Liu, M.D.
Michael Lospinuso, M.D.
Ahmed G. Mami, M.D
Arthur Mark, M.D.
Mark Martens M.D.
Stephen Martino, M.D.
Douglas A. Miller, M.D
Evelyn Minaya M.D.
Benjamin Morgan, M.D.
Darlene Morgan, M.D.
Steven Morgan M.D.
Kenneth D. Nahum, D.O.
Evan Naylor, M.D.
Richard Neibart, M.D.
Glenn S. Parker, M.D.
Ashish Patel, M.D.
Netrali Patel M.D
Priti Patel M.D.
Mark Perlmutter, M.D.
Adrian Pristas, M.D
Bradley Pulver, M.D.
Anupama Rao, M.D.
Meghan Rattigan, D.O.
Jonathan Reich, M.D.
Stephanie Reynolds, D.O
Stephen G. Rice M.D., Ph.D.
Gregory Roehrig, M.D.
Marianne Roosels M.D.
Michael Rose, M.D.
Bruce Rosenblum, M.D.
Marnie Rosenthal, D.O.
Saad A. Saad, M.D.
Rajesh Sachdeo, M.D.
Elizabeth Salcedo, M.D.
Asaad Samra M.D.
Anil K. Sharma M.D.
Alexander Shifrin, M.D.
Margarita Smotkin-Tangorra, D.O.
Ramon Solhkhah, M.D.
Shikhar Soni, M.D.
Karl Strom, M.D.
Robert Sweeney, D.O
Deep Trivedi, M.D.
Michael Unterman M.D.
Parveen Uppal, M.D.
Arthur Vasen, M.D
Diane Verga, M.D.
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Asbury Park
Aristotelis E. Vlahos, M.D.
Vincent Vivona, D.O.
Christina Walsh M.D.
Bokran Won M.D.
George Younan, M.D.
Shaddy Younan, M.D.
Zyad Younan, M.D.
Eugenia Zilber, M.D
David S. Zukoff, M.D.
YouTube
Further expanding our commitment to “Taking Care of New Jersey,” our physicians
provide useful health information and preventive strategies through YouTube videos
on such topics as reducing the risk for cancer, knowing the signs of stroke, cvunderstanding
the relevance of mammograms, and more. The following physicians have been featured in our
videos, which can be accessed at www.YouTube.com/MeridianHealthNJ:
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Apurv Agrawal, M.D.
Carol Ash, D.O.
Cathleen Ballance, M.D.
Nader Bakhos, M.D.
Andrew Blechman, M.D.
Michael Bleiman, M.D.
Anthony J. Bruno, M.D.
Allen Bogdan, M.D.
Joseph C. Bogdan, M.D.
Joseph P. Bogdan, M.D.
James Brock, M.D.
Daniel Burzon, M.D.
Dawn Calderon, D.O.
Debra Camal, M.D.
Joseph Canterino, M.D.
Jocelyn Carlo, M.D.
Joseph Cauda, M.D.
Roger Chen, M.D.
Eleanor Cheng, M.D.
Steven Chidyllo, M.D.
Surekha Collur, M.D.
Andrew Conti, M.D.
Jorge Corzo, M.D.
Anthony Costa, M.D.
Adnan Danish, M.D.
Anthony DeGennaro, M.D.
Robert Demartin, M.D.
Peter Doss, M.D.
Stacy Doumas, M.D.
David Dupree, M.D.
Andrew Elkwood, M.D.
Samuel Epstein, D.O.
Lauren Fischer, M.D.
Mark Friedberg, M.D.
Lawrence Frieman, M.D.
Noah Gilson, M.D.
Ferryal Hajee, M.D.
Dalia N. Hanna, M.D.
Ladan Ilkhani, M.D.
Denise L. Johnson Miller, M.D.
Sara Karam, M.D.
Stephen Kayiaros, M.D.
Seth Kipnis, M.D.
Mark J. Krasna, M.D.
Joseph Landolfi, D.O.
Edwin Leschhorn, M.D.
Timothy Link, M.D.
Marilyn Loh Collado, M.D.
Michael Lospinuso, M.D.
Beth Loveridge Lenza, D.O.
Donald Macdonald, M.D.
Arthur Mark, M.D.
Mark Martens, M.D.
Gerald Mauriello, DPM
Roy Mittman, M.D.
Robert Monaco, M.D.
Ali R. Moosvi, M.D.
Ben Morgan, M.D.
Lawrence Mueller, M.D.
Bernard Murphy, M.D.
Evan Naylor, M.D.
Richard Neibart, M.D.
Tommasina Papa-Rugino, M.D.
Fred Paperth, DMD
Alfred Parchment, M.D.
Glenn S. Parker, M.D.
Vanita Patel, M.D.
Owano Pennycooke, M.D.
Jonathan Reich, M.D.
Joseph Reichman, M.D.
Jennifer Reimer, D.O.
Stephanie Reynolds, D.O.
Anthony Ricca, M.D.
Stephen Rice, M.D., Ph.D.
David Rodricks, M.D.
Gregory Roehrig, M.D.
Brian Rogers, M.D.
John Rose, M.D.
Bruce Rosenblum, M.D.
Ivan Sabio, M.D.
Asaad Samra, M.D.
Said Samra, M.D.
Salem Samra, M.D.
Joaquin Santolaya, M.D., Ph.D.
Richard Scott, M.D.
Carl Senft, M.D.
Pranav Shah, M.D.
Alexander Shifrin, M.D.
Adam Shiroff, M.D.
Adi Smolinsky, M.D.
Ramon Solhkhah, M.D.
Liana Spano-Brennan, D.O.
Rose St. Fleur, M.D.
Bruce Stamos, M.D.
Karl Strom, M.D.
J Robert Sweeney, D.O.
Joseph Tauro, M.D.
John Taylor, M.D.
Carl Vaccaro Jr., D.O.
Carmine Vaccaro Sr., M.D.
Jeffrey Van Gelderen, M.D.
Diane G. Verga, M.D.
Sandford Wohlstadter, M.D.
Phillipa Woodriffe, M.D.
Jason Wong, D.O.
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Meridian Momtourage
This online community provides a place for busy mothers to connect, share ideas, learn
parenting tips, and access a broad range of health information on topics ranging from
conception to pregnancy and parenthood. The following physicians have contributed
articles or videos to the site, which can be accessed at MeridianMomtourage.com:
Apurv Agrawal, M.D.
Carol Ash, M.D.
Alma Bustamante, M.D.
Joseph Canterino, M.D.
Roger Chen, M.D.
Stacy Doumas, M.D.
Dalia N. Hanna, M.D.
Steven Kairys, M.D.
Roopal Karia, M.D.
Beth Loveridge Lenza, D.O.
Evan C. Naylor, M.D.
Tommasina Papa-Rugino, M.D.
Priti S. Patel, M.D.
Brian Rogers, M.D.
Saad Saad, M.D.
Alexander Shifrin, M.D., FACS
Margarita Smotkin-Tangorra, D.O.
Ramon Solhkhah, M.D.
Bruce D. Stamos, M.D.
Aaron Weiss, D.O.
Jason Wong, D.O.
Edwin Wymer, D.O.
Meridian HealthViews
Our stories are an integral component of our lives — and the way they are told can have
a definite impact on the lives of others. That’s just one of the characteristics of Meridian
HealthViews, a community magazine that’s received by more than 560,000 households
throughout Monmouth and Ocean counties. Each issue features compelling narratives about
our patients’ health experiences combined with advice for readers who may be facing similar
situations or health issues. You can find the following Medical and Dental Staff members quoted
throughout its pages.
Alynn Alexander, M.D.
Mitchel Alpert, M.D.
Shaun Altneu, D.O.
Nasser Ani, M.D.
Russell Ashinoff, M.D.
Arvind Baliga, M.D.
Sam Bebawy, M.D.
Michael Bleiman, M.D.
Joseph Bogdan, M.D.
Stephen F. Bruno, M.D.
Alma Bustamante, M.D.
Debra Camal, M.D.
Joseph Canterino, M.D.
Joseph F. Cauda, M.D.
Kyle Chapple, M.D.
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Putting on a Good Act
James Henry, M.D., may have a degree to practice family medicine at Southern Ocean Medical Center, but his out
of office hobby is nothing but an act. Literally! Nine years ago, Dr. Henry and a few friends followed their passion for
theatrics and started a group called LETCO (Little Egg Theatre Company). This community theatre organization has grown
to about 30 members and produces two to three plays a year. In 2013, Dr. Henry performed in “39 Steps,” which was a
four-person cast that covered 40 characters! He also performed in “You Can’t Take It With You.” It takes Dr. Henry and his
ensemble about four months to prepare for a show, which includes everything from making sets and costumes to acting.
In 2014, the group looks forward to expanding their stage presence and performing at the Surf Light Theatre on Long
Beach Island.
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Roger Chen, M.D.
Angelo Chinnici, M.D.
Marilyn Loh Collado, M.D.
Jorge F. Corzo, M.D.
Anthony J. Costa, M.D.
Miguel Damien, M.D.
Steven Daniels, M.D.
Adnan F. Danish, M.D.
John Davis, M.D.
Anthony DeNoia, M.D.
Jatin Desani, M.D.
Diane DiTusa, D.O.
David Dupree, M.D.
Lynn E. Bezpalko, D.O.
Dale E. Edlin, M.D.
Samuel Epstein, D.O.
Frederick C. Ezon, M.D.
Adnan F. Danish, M.D.
Joel Fechisin, M.D.
David Feng, M.D.
Carlos O. Fernandez, M.D.
Lauren J. Fischer, M.D.
Brett Frieman, D.O.
Glenn Forman, M.D.
Lawrence Frieman, M.D.
Robert G. Kayser, M.D.
Paul J. Gilson, M.D.
Negin Griffith, M.D.
Kelly Hammond, M.D.
Nader Hebela, M.D.
Franklin Hernando, M.D.
Nader J. Nakhleh, D.O.
Nicholas Jarmon, M.D.
Stephen Kayiaros, M.D.
Aasim Kazmi, M.D.
W. Francis Kennard, M.D.
John J. Kenny, D.O.
Seth Kipnis, M.D.
Steven Koerner, D.O.
Thomas Komorowski, M.D.
Kenneth E. Kronhaus, M.D.
Joseph C. Landolfi, M.D.
Michael Lasser, M.D.
Adam Lazarus, M.D.
Kenneth A. Laughinghouse, M.D.
Michael F. Lospinuso, M.D., FACS
Beth Loveridge Lenza, D.O.
Leonid Mandel, M.D.
Michael Manuel, M.D.
Stephen J. Martino, M.D.
Joshua T. Mendelson, M.D.
Cynthia Meyers-Seifer, M.D.
Douglas Miller, M.D.
Steven A. Morgan, M.D.
Kenneth D. Nahum, D.O.
M. Usman Nasir Khan, M.D.
Tommy K. Ng, M.D.
James Orlando, M.D.
Arthur P. Christiano, M.D.
Tommasina Papa-Rugino, M.D.
Glenn S. Parker, M.D.
Bronislaw Partyka, M.D.
Ashish Patel, M.D.
Netrali Patel, M.D.
Owano Pennycooke, M.D.
David J. Pinnelas, M.D.
Adrian Pristas, M.D.
Bruce R. Rosenblum, M.D.
Anupama Rao, M.D.
Jonathan M. Reich, M.D.
Jennifer Reimer, D.O.
Keith Rinkus, M.D.
David Rodricks, M.D.
Susan Rodriguez-Bostock, M.D.
Greg Roehrig, M.D.
Bruce R. Rosenblum, M.D.
Frederick J. Rothberg, M.D.
Saad A. Saad, M.D.
Elizabeth Salcedo, M.D.
Asaad H. Samra, M.D.
John Schmidt, M.D.
Mark Schwartz, M.D.
Brett Sealove, M.D.
Emil Shakov, M.D.
Azam Soroush, M.D.
Karl Strom, M.D.
Richard Sultan, D.O.
Brian T. Gottesman, M.D.
Mary T. Mitskavich, M.D.
Robert J. Terranova, D.O.
Samuel Thomas, M.D.
John M. Tozzi, M.D.
Jonathan V. Reyes, M.D.
Jeffrey T. Van Gelderen, M.D.
Diane Verga, M.D.
Vincent Vivona, D.O.
Aristotelis E. Vlahos, M.D.
Mark Weiss, M.D.
Matthew Wolenski, M.D.
Bokran Won, M.D.
Phillipa G. Woodriffe, M.D.
Antoanela Zaharia, M.D.
Eugenia Zilber, M.D.
Meridian KidViews
Meridian KidViews is our quarterly publication that focuses on children’s health topics, including
asthma, safety, neonatal care, and much more for parents. The magazine showcases the benefits
and features of Meridian Pediatric Network, our network of more than 350 community pediatricians,
obstetricians, and family practitioners working side-by-side with the region’s largest group of
pediatric sub-specialists. Physicians and dentists who have shared their expertise in recent issues
include the following:
Mitchel B. Alpert, M.D.
Carol Ash, D.O.
Nasim Ahmed, M.D.
Denise Aloisio, M.D.
Eduardo Bautista, M.D.
Jocelyn B. Bautista, M.D.
Michael Bleiman, M.D.
Alma Bustamante, M.D.
Alan Cabasso, M.D.
Debra E. Camal, M.D.
Joseph C. Canterino, M.D.
Santhosh Eapen, M.D.
John Gumina, M.D.
Dalia Hanna, M.D.
Steven Kairys, M.D.
Meltem Karatas, M.D.
Seth Kipnis, M.D.
Samuel Laufer, M.D.
Todd Liu, M.D.
Beth Loveridge Lenza, D.O.
Matthew MacCarrick, M.D.
Ahmed Mami, M.D.
Manolis Manolakakis DMD
Arthur K. Mark, M.D.
Julie Master, D.O.
Shrikrishna Mate, M.D.
Catherine L. Meli, M.D.
Steven Miller, D.O.
Nader Nakhleh, D.O.
Kolawole Oyelese, M.D.
Ilene Pardon, M.D.
Rocco Pascucci, M.D.
Anil Pawa, M.D.
Robert Rabinowitz, D.O.
Susan Rodriguez-Bostock, M.D.
Anne Roth, D.O.
Joaquin Santolaya, M.D., Ph.D.
Adam Shiroff, M.D.
Margarita Smotkin-Tangorra, D.O.
Ramon Solhkhah, M.D.
Thomas Steineke, M.D.
Paul Sunkavalli, M.D.
Brian Truxal, M.D.
Peter Vaclavik, M.D.
David S. Zukoff, M.D.
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Roger Chen, M.D.
Angelo Chinnici, M.D.
Marilyn Loh Collado, M.D.
Jorge F. Corzo, M.D.
Anthony J. Costa, M.D.
Miguel Damien, M.D.
Steven Daniels, M.D.
Adnan F. Danish, M.D.
John Davis, M.D.
Anthony DeNoia, M.D.
Jatin Desani, M.D.
Diane DiTusa, D.O.
David Dupree, M.D.
Lynn E. Bezpalko, D.O.
Dale E. Edlin, M.D.
Samuel Epstein, D.O.
Frederick C. Ezon, M.D.
Adnan F. Danish, M.D.
Joel Fechisin, M.D.
David Feng, M.D.
Carlos O. Fernandez, M.D.
Lauren J. Fischer, M.D.
Brett Frieman, D.O.
Glenn Forman, M.D.
Lawrence Frieman, M.D.
Robert G. Kayser, M.D.
Paul J. Gilson, M.D.
Negin Griffith, M.D.
Kelly Hammond, M.D.
Nader Hebela, M.D.
Franklin Hernando, M.D.
Nader J. Nakhleh, D.O.
Nicholas Jarmon, M.D.
Stephen Kayiaros, M.D.
Aasim Kazmi, M.D.
W. Francis Kennard, M.D.
John J. Kenny, D.O.
Seth Kipnis, M.D.
Steven Koerner, D.O.
Thomas Komorowski, M.D.
Kenneth E. Kronhaus, M.D.
Joseph C. Landolfi, M.D.
Michael Lasser, M.D.
Adam Lazarus, M.D.
Kenneth A. Laughinghouse, M.D.
Michael F. Lospinuso, M.D., FACS
Beth Loveridge Lenza, D.O.
Leonid Mandel, M.D.
Michael Manuel, M.D.
Stephen J. Martino, M.D.
Joshua T. Mendelson, M.D.
Cynthia Meyers-Seifer, M.D.
Douglas Miller, M.D.
Steven A. Morgan, M.D.
Kenneth D. Nahum, D.O.
M. Usman Nasir Khan, M.D.
Tommy K. Ng, M.D.
James Orlando, M.D.
Arthur P. Christiano, M.D.
Tommasina Papa-Rugino, M.D.
Glenn S. Parker, M.D.
Bronislaw Partyka, M.D.
Ashish Patel, M.D.
Netrali Patel, M.D.
Owano Pennycooke, M.D.
David J. Pinnelas, M.D.
Adrian Pristas, M.D.
Bruce R. Rosenblum, M.D.
Anupama Rao, M.D.
Jonathan M. Reich, M.D.
Jennifer Reimer, D.O.
Keith Rinkus, M.D.
David Rodricks, M.D.
Susan Rodriguez-Bostock, M.D.
Greg Roehrig, M.D.
Bruce R. Rosenblum, M.D.
Frederick J. Rothberg, M.D.
Saad A. Saad, M.D.
Elizabeth Salcedo, M.D.
Asaad H. Samra, M.D.
John Schmidt, M.D.
Mark Schwartz, M.D.
Brett Sealove, M.D.
Emil Shakov, M.D.
Azam Soroush, M.D.
Karl Strom, M.D.
Richard Sultan, D.O.
Brian T. Gottesman, M.D.
Mary T. Mitskavich, M.D.
Robert J. Terranova, D.O.
Samuel Thomas, M.D.
John M. Tozzi, M.D.
Jonathan V. Reyes, M.D.
Jeffrey T. Van Gelderen, M.D.
Diane Verga, M.D.
Vincent Vivona, D.O.
Aristotelis E. Vlahos, M.D.
Mark Weiss, M.D.
Matthew Wolenski, M.D.
Bokran Won, M.D.
Phillipa G. Woodriffe, M.D.
Antoanela Zaharia, M.D.
Eugenia Zilber, M.D.
Meridian KidViews
Meridian KidViews is our quarterly publication that focuses on children’s health topics, including
asthma, safety, neonatal care, and much more for parents. The magazine showcases the benefits
and features of Meridian Pediatric Network, our network of more than 350 community pediatricians,
obstetricians, and family practitioners working side-by-side with the region’s largest group of
pediatric sub-specialists. Physicians and dentists who have shared their expertise in recent issues
include the following:
Mitchel B. Alpert, M.D.
Carol Ash, D.O.
Nasim Ahmed, M.D.
Denise Aloisio, M.D.
Eduardo Bautista, M.D.
Jocelyn B. Bautista, M.D.
Michael Bleiman, M.D.
Alma Bustamante, M.D.
Alan Cabasso, M.D.
Debra E. Camal, M.D.
Joseph C. Canterino, M.D.
Santhosh Eapen, M.D.
John Gumina, M.D.
Dalia Hanna, M.D.
Steven Kairys, M.D.
Meltem Karatas, M.D.
Seth Kipnis, M.D.
Samuel Laufer, M.D.
Todd Liu, M.D.
Beth Loveridge Lenza, D.O.
Matthew MacCarrick, M.D.
Ahmed Mami, M.D.
Manolis Manolakakis DMD
Arthur K. Mark, M.D.
Julie Master, D.O.
Shrikrishna Mate, M.D.
Catherine L. Meli, M.D.
Steven Miller, D.O.
Nader Nakhleh, D.O.
Kolawole Oyelese, M.D.
Ilene Pardon, M.D.
Rocco Pascucci, M.D.
Anil Pawa, M.D.
Robert Rabinowitz, D.O.
Susan Rodriguez-Bostock, M.D.
Anne Roth, D.O.
Joaquin Santolaya, M.D., Ph.D.
Adam Shiroff, M.D.
Margarita Smotkin-Tangorra, D.O.
Ramon Solhkhah, M.D.
Thomas Steineke, M.D.
Paul Sunkavalli, M.D.
Brian Truxal, M.D.
Peter Vaclavik, M.D.
David S. Zukoff, M.D.
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Physician Philanthropy
Our physicians are not only exceptional caregivers, but exceptional leaders. Meridian Health is
honored to receive gifts from physicians and is truly appreciative of their generosity. Donor support
enables us to raise funds that create and maintain new services and facilities, including advanced
medical treatments, technologies, and environments that provide the best medical care in the region.
Jersey Shore’s 17th Annual Sweetheart Ball Successfully Raises More than
$240,000 in Support of Cancer Care
Chaired by Ann Nahum and Ken Nahum, M.D., Jersey Shore University Medical Center’s 17th Annual
Sweetheart Ball attracted nearly 450 attendees and raised more than $240,000. As part of Meridian
Cancer Care, Jersey Shore will benefit from funds raised at the Sweetheart Ball. Proceeds from the
event will support Jersey Shore’s robust cancer research and navigation services that are helping to
bring state-of-the-art drugs, treatment protocols, and support services to patients so they can get
the best cancer care, close to home.
Record Donor Support Helps to Make Ocean’s New ED a Reality
Jersey Shore’s 17th An
nual Sweetheart Ball
The creation of the Hirair and Anna Hovnanian Emergency Care Center is one of the most significant
expansion projects at Ocean Medical Center. Not only did it completely transform the patient
experience, but it created an unprecedented level of philanthropy. Donations such as $250,000 gifts
from Seaview Orthopedics and Brielle Orthopedics helped set new records of donor support for the
medical center. Many members of the medical staff have recognized the importance of investing in
Ocean’s facilities, and have personally helped to ensure that the public has access to exceptional
care when they need it most.
Sweet Soiree Benefits Our Youngest of Patients
K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital’s Sweet Soiree at the Shore was successfully led by event chairs
Caryn Elkwood and Andrew I. Elkwood, M.D., FACS. Nearly $60,000 was raised to help fund an
expansion at the Children’s Hospital and support one of the most coveted resources our community
has to serve...our children.
Bayshore’s Fifth Annual Wine and Spirits Tasting Benefits Cardiovascular Services
Record Donor Support
K. George Younan, M.D.; Shaddy Younan, M.D.; and Zyad Younan, M.D. graciously served as the lead
sponsors for the Bayshore Community Hospital Wine and Spirits Tasting, which raised over $50,000.
More than 200 guests gathered to support the continued development of a growing and thriving
cardiovascular program at the hospital.
A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words
As director of Infectious Diseases Research at Jersey Shore, Marnie Rosenthal, D.O., focuses on medical research,
documenting, and writing. But colleagues and friends also appreciate her artistic expertise. As a digital photography
enthusiast, Dr. Rosenthal enjoys capturing the interaction between people, animals, and their local natural environment.
A regular participant in Meridian Health’s Annual Photography & Art Exhibit, Dr. Rosenthal’s work has also exhibited in
New York, New York.
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Sweet Soiree
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Physician Philanthropy
Our physicians are not only exceptional caregivers, but exceptional leaders. Meridian Health is
honored to receive gifts from physicians and is truly appreciative of their generosity. Donor support
enables us to raise funds that create and maintain new services and facilities, including advanced
medical treatments, technologies, and environments that provide the best medical care in the region.
Jersey Shore’s 17th Annual Sweetheart Ball Successfully Raises More than
$240,000 in Support of Cancer Care
Chaired by Ann Nahum and Ken Nahum, M.D., Jersey Shore University Medical Center’s 17th Annual
Sweetheart Ball attracted nearly 450 attendees and raised more than $240,000. As part of Meridian
Cancer Care, Jersey Shore will benefit from funds raised at the Sweetheart Ball. Proceeds from the
event will support Jersey Shore’s robust cancer research and navigation services that are helping to
bring state-of-the-art drugs, treatment protocols, and support services to patients so they can get
the best cancer care, close to home.
Record Donor Support Helps to Make Ocean’s New ED a Reality
Jersey Shore’s 17th An
nual Sweetheart Ball
The creation of the Hirair and Anna Hovnanian Emergency Care Center is one of the most significant
expansion projects at Ocean Medical Center. Not only did it completely transform the patient
experience, but it created an unprecedented level of philanthropy. Donations such as $250,000 gifts
from Seaview Orthopedics and Brielle Orthopedics helped set new records of donor support for the
medical center. Many members of the medical staff have recognized the importance of investing in
Ocean’s facilities, and have personally helped to ensure that the public has access to exceptional
care when they need it most.
Sweet Soiree Benefits Our Youngest of Patients
K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital’s Sweet Soiree at the Shore was successfully led by event chairs
Caryn Elkwood and Andrew I. Elkwood, M.D., FACS. Nearly $60,000 was raised to help fund an
expansion at the Children’s Hospital and support one of the most coveted resources our community
has to serve...our children.
Bayshore’s Fifth Annual Wine and Spirits Tasting Benefits Cardiovascular Services
Record Donor Support
K. George Younan, M.D.; Shaddy Younan, M.D.; and Zyad Younan, M.D. graciously served as the lead
sponsors for the Bayshore Community Hospital Wine and Spirits Tasting, which raised over $50,000.
More than 200 guests gathered to support the continued development of a growing and thriving
cardiovascular program at the hospital.
A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words
As director of Infectious Diseases Research at Jersey Shore, Marnie Rosenthal, D.O., focuses on medical research,
documenting, and writing. But colleagues and friends also appreciate her artistic expertise. As a digital photography
enthusiast, Dr. Rosenthal enjoys capturing the interaction between people, animals, and their local natural environment.
A regular participant in Meridian Health’s Annual Photography & Art Exhibit, Dr. Rosenthal’s work has also exhibited in
New York, New York.
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Community Involvement
Kevin Roma, M.D.: Completed New York City Marathon
In their spare time, many members of our Medical and Dental Staff turn their attention to
community service, like coaching athletic teams, volunteering for first aid squads, or participating
in fundraising initiatives. In addition to ongoing service roles for countless boards and advisory
groups, here are a few things they accomplished in 2013:
Jerry A. Silberman, DPM: Commissioner, Men’s Fast Pitch Softball League, Marlboro
Cathleen M. Ballance, M.D.: Healthy Teeth for Happy Tots Program: Fluoride varnishes for
Asbury Park and Neptune students through United Way grant
Stephen A. Chidyllo, M.D.: Ambassador for Autism, Autism New Jersey; Clothes Closet of
Asbury Park Volunteer, First Baptist Church of Asbury Park; Member, Special People United to
Ride (SPUR); Member Sponsor, Autism Family Services of New Jersey, Eagle Scout Sponsor,
Boy Scouts of America; Member Sponsor, Count Basie Theater
Martin D. Fried, M.D.: Volunteer, Toyz-4-Kidz Drive; Member, Ocean Township Chamber of
Commerce; Member, Business Networking International
Caroline A. Glicksman, M.D.: Collaborative Strategic Planning, Breast Restoration Advocacy
Education (BRAVE) Day
Catherine A. Hanlon, M.D.: Maroon Club Executive Committee, Lafayette College; Board of
Directors, St. Mary’s High School
Denise L. Johnson Miller, M.D.: Kaleidoscope of Hope Foundation Walk, Making Strides
against Breast Cancer Walk
Steven Kairys, M.D.: Medical Consultant, Monmouth/Ocean Education Commission; School
Physician, Highlands Elementary School; School Physician, Rugby School
David S. Kountz, M.D.: Program Director, Mini-Medical School, Neptune High School
Scott Metzger, M.D.: Marlboro Township Council
and Planning Board
Cynthia H. Meyers-Seifer, M.D.: Volunteer Pediatric
Endocrinologist, Camp Nejeda, Stillwater, NJ
Gary M. Pess, M.D.: Executive Board, Temple
Beth Miriam
Richard S. Rhee, M.D.: Provided medical care as
Director, Monmouth Grace United Methodist Church,
Eatontown Free Medical Mission Clinic; Coordinated
12th Annual Meridian Physicians Art and Photography
Exhibit; First Prize, Photography Competition, Medical
Society of New Jersey 2013 Calendar
Stephen G. Rice, M.D., Ph.D.: Advocate,
Congressional Bills, American College of Sports
Medicine (ACSM) and the Sports and Fitness Industry
Association (SFIA); Race Physician, Jersey Shore
and Freehold Areas; Team Physician: Neptune School
District, Raritan High School, Georgian Court University,
New Jersey Youth Soccer Olympic Development
Program; Tournament Physician, Manalapan Memorial
Day Weekend Soccer Tournament
Thomas J. Sniscak, DMD: Co-Hosted Annual Free Day of Dentistry, Dentistry from the Heart
Joseph C. Tauro, M.D.: Sports Car Club of America Regional Champion, Formula Atlantic Race
Car Class; Sports Car Club of America National/Major Class Podium Finishes, Road Atlanta and
Virginia International Raceway
Arthur A. Topilow, M.D.: Supervised annual summer student internship, Axelrod Research
Group; Released “Dr. Jazz” Piano CD; Piano concerts at Lafayette College Choir Reunion,
reopening of the Axelrod Arts Center and
Cleveland Pops Orchestra
12th Annual Physician’s Art & Photography Exhibit
In celebration of National Doctors’ Day, the 12th Annual Physician’s Art & Photography Exhibit
was held in March in Jersey Shore’s Kurr Atrium. The exhibit paid tribute to the artistic side of
Meridian Health’s gifted physicians, and featured 110 artworks from 17 physicians representing
all Meridian hospitals. Meridian’s physicians and dentists are widely respected for their medical
expertise and commitment to patient care, but this unique exhibit showcases their artistic gifts,
including painting, sculpting, and photography.
Alan Cabasso, M.D.
Andrew Conti, M.D., FACP
Steven J. Daniels, M.D.
Nicola DiGuglielmo, M.D.
Lauren J. Fischer, M.D.
Noah Gilson, M.D.
Robert Jarmon, M.D.
Edwin Leschhorn, M.D.
Sushil Mehandru, M.D., FACP
Tommy K. Ng, M.D.
Richard Rhee, M.D.
William Rhee, M.D.
Kenneth S. Rosenstock, DPM
Marnie Rosenthal, D.O.
Mark Schwartz, M.D.
Jerome J. Vernick, M.D.
Charles A. Weber, M.D.
For the second year in a row, guest experts from the Monmouth County Arts Council and
the Asbury Park Press helped select three noteworthy pieces. The following art submissions
received a 2013 Physician Artistic Achievement Award:
1. Tommy Ng, M.D. (Interventional Cardiologist, Southern Ocean Medical Center) for his
photograph Eye to Eye 2
2. Mark Schwartz, M.D. (Surgeon at Ocean Medical Center & Jersey Shore) for his photograph
Water Taxi to Manhattan
3. Jerome J. Vernick, M.D. (Chair of the Surgery Department at Jersey Shore) for his
photograph Tea Room in Beiging
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Community Involvement
Kevin Roma, M.D.: Completed New York City Marathon
In their spare time, many members of our Medical and Dental Staff turn their attention to
community service, like coaching athletic teams, volunteering for first aid squads, or participating
in fundraising initiatives. In addition to ongoing service roles for countless boards and advisory
groups, here are a few things they accomplished in 2013:
Jerry A. Silberman, DPM: Commissioner, Men’s Fast Pitch Softball League, Marlboro
Cathleen M. Ballance, M.D.: Healthy Teeth for Happy Tots Program: Fluoride varnishes for
Asbury Park and Neptune students through United Way grant
Stephen A. Chidyllo, M.D.: Ambassador for Autism, Autism New Jersey; Clothes Closet of
Asbury Park Volunteer, First Baptist Church of Asbury Park; Member, Special People United to
Ride (SPUR); Member Sponsor, Autism Family Services of New Jersey, Eagle Scout Sponsor,
Boy Scouts of America; Member Sponsor, Count Basie Theater
Martin D. Fried, M.D.: Volunteer, Toyz-4-Kidz Drive; Member, Ocean Township Chamber of
Commerce; Member, Business Networking International
Caroline A. Glicksman, M.D.: Collaborative Strategic Planning, Breast Restoration Advocacy
Education (BRAVE) Day
Catherine A. Hanlon, M.D.: Maroon Club Executive Committee, Lafayette College; Board of
Directors, St. Mary’s High School
Denise L. Johnson Miller, M.D.: Kaleidoscope of Hope Foundation Walk, Making Strides
against Breast Cancer Walk
Steven Kairys, M.D.: Medical Consultant, Monmouth/Ocean Education Commission; School
Physician, Highlands Elementary School; School Physician, Rugby School
David S. Kountz, M.D.: Program Director, Mini-Medical School, Neptune High School
Scott Metzger, M.D.: Marlboro Township Council
and Planning Board
Cynthia H. Meyers-Seifer, M.D.: Volunteer Pediatric
Endocrinologist, Camp Nejeda, Stillwater, NJ
Gary M. Pess, M.D.: Executive Board, Temple
Beth Miriam
Richard S. Rhee, M.D.: Provided medical care as
Director, Monmouth Grace United Methodist Church,
Eatontown Free Medical Mission Clinic; Coordinated
12th Annual Meridian Physicians Art and Photography
Exhibit; First Prize, Photography Competition, Medical
Society of New Jersey 2013 Calendar
Stephen G. Rice, M.D., Ph.D.: Advocate,
Congressional Bills, American College of Sports
Medicine (ACSM) and the Sports and Fitness Industry
Association (SFIA); Race Physician, Jersey Shore
and Freehold Areas; Team Physician: Neptune School
District, Raritan High School, Georgian Court University,
New Jersey Youth Soccer Olympic Development
Program; Tournament Physician, Manalapan Memorial
Day Weekend Soccer Tournament
Thomas J. Sniscak, DMD: Co-Hosted Annual Free Day of Dentistry, Dentistry from the Heart
Joseph C. Tauro, M.D.: Sports Car Club of America Regional Champion, Formula Atlantic Race
Car Class; Sports Car Club of America National/Major Class Podium Finishes, Road Atlanta and
Virginia International Raceway
Arthur A. Topilow, M.D.: Supervised annual summer student internship, Axelrod Research
Group; Released “Dr. Jazz” Piano CD; Piano concerts at Lafayette College Choir Reunion,
reopening of the Axelrod Arts Center and
Cleveland Pops Orchestra
12th Annual Physician’s Art & Photography Exhibit
In celebration of National Doctors’ Day, the 12th Annual Physician’s Art & Photography Exhibit
was held in March in Jersey Shore’s Kurr Atrium. The exhibit paid tribute to the artistic side of
Meridian Health’s gifted physicians, and featured 110 artworks from 17 physicians representing
all Meridian hospitals. Meridian’s physicians and dentists are widely respected for their medical
expertise and commitment to patient care, but this unique exhibit showcases their artistic gifts,
including painting, sculpting, and photography.
Alan Cabasso, M.D.
Andrew Conti, M.D., FACP
Steven J. Daniels, M.D.
Nicola DiGuglielmo, M.D.
Lauren J. Fischer, M.D.
Noah Gilson, M.D.
Robert Jarmon, M.D.
Edwin Leschhorn, M.D.
Sushil Mehandru, M.D., FACP
Tommy K. Ng, M.D.
Richard Rhee, M.D.
William Rhee, M.D.
Kenneth S. Rosenstock, DPM
Marnie Rosenthal, D.O.
Mark Schwartz, M.D.
Jerome J. Vernick, M.D.
Charles A. Weber, M.D.
For the second year in a row, guest experts from the Monmouth County Arts Council and
the Asbury Park Press helped select three noteworthy pieces. The following art submissions
received a 2013 Physician Artistic Achievement Award:
1. Tommy Ng, M.D. (Interventional Cardiologist, Southern Ocean Medical Center) for his
photograph Eye to Eye 2
2. Mark Schwartz, M.D. (Surgeon at Ocean Medical Center & Jersey Shore) for his photograph
Water Taxi to Manhattan
3. Jerome J. Vernick, M.D. (Chair of the Surgery Department at Jersey Shore) for his
photograph Tea Room in Beiging
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On a Mission
At Meridian Health, our commitment to improving the health and well-being of our community
goes far beyond our state and national borders — and our Medical and Dental Staff members
truly showcase this dedication. Here are just a few examples of their selfless dedication to
serving those who are less fortunate around the world:
Woodriffe’s Warriors
Andrew Blechman, M.D.: Medical Mission, Dominican Republic
Daniel Burzon, M.D.: Medical Mission, Haiti
Jarrod Kaufman, M.D.: Medical Mission, Dominican Republic
Lawrence P. Mueller, M.D.: Medical Mission, Thailand
Evelyn R. Wells, M.D.: Medical Mission, Uganda
Woodriffe’s Warriors
In 1993, Phillipa Woodriffe, M.D., formed a fundraising group for the Making Strides Against
Breast Cancer Walk for the first time. Since then, her team, fondly referred to as “Riverview’s
Woodriffe Warriors” has grown to more than 100 members, including her patients, Riverview
staffers, and friends from across the country. “In 2013, we had more than 100 participants,
some of which weren’t with us in Point Pleasant, but made their strides wherever they
were,” says Dr. Woodriffe. “We had people from Massachusetts, Georgia, California, and
Washington, to name a few.” Dr. Woodriffe has also been an advocate for breast cancer
awareness, reminding women to get yearly mammograms by participating in Paint the Town
Pink. A board member of the American Cancer Society for five years beginning in 1996,
Dr. Woodriffe also served as president of the local chapter for two years.
A Family’s Passion
A Family’s Passion for Healing Saves the Day
In October 2013, George Younan, M.D., whose passionate leadership helped build a thriving
cardiac program at Bayshore Community Hospital, began suffering chest pain. After being
brought to the hospital, it was clear Dr. Younan needed an emergency angioplasty.
It was quite coincidental that Dr. Younan was the first patient in a program he helped
shape, but it gets better; the physician who performed the first emergency angioplasty at
Bayshore was his son, Shaddy Younan, M.D. “I worked so many years building a program
at this incredible hospital, my hospital, and invested so much into my son’s future as
well, and that morning it all came together to save my life,” says Dr. George Younan.
When asked, Dr. Shaddy Younan could hardly choose the words to describe his experience.
“It was the most extraordinary feeling to use everything I know to save my dad’s life,” says
Dr. Shaddy Younan. “No words can describe how I felt during all the events that took place.
Expecting the Unexpected
Adam M. Shiroff, M.D., goes to work each day expecting the unexpected. As chief of Trauma at Jersey Shore, Dr. Shiroff’s
role on the front lines of medicine demands energy, stamina, and adrenaline. This physical and mental agility also helps
him train for challenges such as the 50-mile Trail Run and Ironman Triathlon. An avid athlete who enjoys a variety of
sports and trains five days a week, Dr. Shiroff’s dedication to endurance prepares him for the unpredictability that’s part
of both competition and the trauma center.
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On a Mission
At Meridian Health, our commitment to improving the health and well-being of our community
goes far beyond our state and national borders — and our Medical and Dental Staff members
truly showcase this dedication. Here are just a few examples of their selfless dedication to
serving those who are less fortunate around the world:
Woodriffe’s Warriors
Andrew Blechman, M.D.: Medical Mission, Dominican Republic
Daniel Burzon, M.D.: Medical Mission, Haiti
Jarrod Kaufman, M.D.: Medical Mission, Dominican Republic
Lawrence P. Mueller, M.D.: Medical Mission, Thailand
Evelyn R. Wells, M.D.: Medical Mission, Uganda
Woodriffe’s Warriors
In 1993, Phillipa Woodriffe, M.D., formed a fundraising group for the Making Strides Against
Breast Cancer Walk for the first time. Since then, her team, fondly referred to as “Riverview’s
Woodriffe Warriors” has grown to more than 100 members, including her patients, Riverview
staffers, and friends from across the country. “In 2013, we had more than 100 participants,
some of which weren’t with us in Point Pleasant, but made their strides wherever they
were,” says Dr. Woodriffe. “We had people from Massachusetts, Georgia, California, and
Washington, to name a few.” Dr. Woodriffe has also been an advocate for breast cancer
awareness, reminding women to get yearly mammograms by participating in Paint the Town
Pink. A board member of the American Cancer Society for five years beginning in 1996,
Dr. Woodriffe also served as president of the local chapter for two years.
A Family’s Passion
A Family’s Passion for Healing Saves the Day
In October 2013, George Younan, M.D., whose passionate leadership helped build a thriving
cardiac program at Bayshore Community Hospital, began suffering chest pain. After being
brought to the hospital, it was clear Dr. Younan needed an emergency angioplasty.
It was quite coincidental that Dr. Younan was the first patient in a program he helped
shape, but it gets better; the physician who performed the first emergency angioplasty at
Bayshore was his son, Shaddy Younan, M.D. “I worked so many years building a program
at this incredible hospital, my hospital, and invested so much into my son’s future as
well, and that morning it all came together to save my life,” says Dr. George Younan.
When asked, Dr. Shaddy Younan could hardly choose the words to describe his experience.
“It was the most extraordinary feeling to use everything I know to save my dad’s life,” says
Dr. Shaddy Younan. “No words can describe how I felt during all the events that took place.
Expecting the Unexpected
Adam M. Shiroff, M.D., goes to work each day expecting the unexpected. As chief of Trauma at Jersey Shore, Dr. Shiroff’s
role on the front lines of medicine demands energy, stamina, and adrenaline. This physical and mental agility also helps
him train for challenges such as the 50-mile Trail Run and Ironman Triathlon. An avid athlete who enjoys a variety of
sports and trains five days a week, Dr. Shiroff’s dedication to endurance prepares him for the unpredictability that’s part
of both competition and the trauma center.
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Medicine
Elliot Frank, M.D.
Pediatrics
Steven Kairys, M.D.
Leadership
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Mark G. Martens, M.D.
Psychiatry
Ramon Solhkhah, M.D.
Bayshore Community Hospital Medical & Dental Staff Officers
Orthopedics
John M. Tozzi, M.D.
Radiology
Daniel E. Flynn, M.D.
Pathology
Theodore J. Matulewicz, M.D.
Surgery (interim chair)
Glenn S. Parker, M.D.
President: Edward Rittweger, M.D.
Vice President: Bonnie Robinson-Gallaro, M.D.
Secretary: Krishnan Gopal, M.D.
Treasurer: Dinesh Shah, M.D.
Past President: George Younan, M.D.
Department Chairs
Anesthesiology
James Dooley, M.D.
Emergency Medicine
Marc Milano, M.D.
Medicine
Vasantha Perkari, M.D.
Ophthalmology
Mark Engel, M.D.
Orthopedic Surgery
Michael Cunningham, M.D.
Pathology
Haig Minassian, M.D.
Ocean Medical Center Medical & Dental Staff Officers
Pediatrics
Azza Elbasty, M.D.
Physical Medicine
& Rehabilitation
Amal Azer, M.D.
Radiology
David Wirtshafter, M.D.
Surgery
Said Samra, M.D.
Urology
William Jow, M.D.
Jersey Shore University Medical Center Medical & Dental Staff Officers
President: Ray Masterson, M.D.
Vice President: John Davis, M.D.
Secretary: Brian Erler, M.D.
Treasurer: Michael Lospinuso, M.D.
Immediate Past President: Leonard Zawodniak, M.D.
Department Chairs
Anesthesiology
Vincent Cirella, M.D.
Emergency Medicine
Robert L. Sweeney, D.O.
Dentistry
W. Christian Madsen, DMD
Family Practice
John D. Gumina, M.D.
President: Thomas White, D.O.
Vice President: Cornelius Gallagher, M.D.
Secretary: Ira Strauss, M.D.
Treasurer: Thomas Lake, M.D.
Member At Large: M
ichael Rothberg, M.D.
Member At Large: Walter Wynkoop, M.D.
Alternate: Ariel Meyer, D.O.
Immediate Past President: Frank Sharp, M.D.
Department Chairs
Anesthesiology
G. Elliott Bruce, M.D.
Internal Medicine
Anna Dedona, D.O.
Cardiology
Philip Infantolino, M.D.
Medicine
Joseph Albanese, D.O.
Emergency Medicine
Bradley Pulver, M.D.
Nephrology
Daniel Brouder, M.D.
Family Practice
Thomas Lozowski, D.O.
Neurology
Alan Colicchio, M.D.
Gastroenterology
Neal Winzelberg, M.D.
Neurosurgery
Aasim Kazmi, M.D.
General Surgery
Steven Priolo, M.D.
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Darlene Morgan, M.D.
Geriatrics
Joshua Shua-Haim, M.D.
Ophthalmology
David Schlisserman, M.D.
Hematology/Oncology
William Lerner, M.D.
Oral Surgery
Paul A. Galante, DDS
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Medicine
Elliot Frank, M.D.
Pediatrics
Steven Kairys, M.D.
Leadership
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Mark G. Martens, M.D.
Psychiatry
Ramon Solhkhah, M.D.
Bayshore Community Hospital Medical & Dental Staff Officers
Orthopedics
John M. Tozzi, M.D.
Radiology
Daniel E. Flynn, M.D.
Pathology
Theodore J. Matulewicz, M.D.
Surgery (interim chair)
Glenn S. Parker, M.D.
President: Edward Rittweger, M.D.
Vice President: Bonnie Robinson-Gallaro, M.D.
Secretary: Krishnan Gopal, M.D.
Treasurer: Dinesh Shah, M.D.
Past President: George Younan, M.D.
Department Chairs
Anesthesiology
James Dooley, M.D.
Emergency Medicine
Marc Milano, M.D.
Medicine
Vasantha Perkari, M.D.
Ophthalmology
Mark Engel, M.D.
Orthopedic Surgery
Michael Cunningham, M.D.
Pathology
Haig Minassian, M.D.
Ocean Medical Center Medical & Dental Staff Officers
Pediatrics
Azza Elbasty, M.D.
Physical Medicine
& Rehabilitation
Amal Azer, M.D.
Radiology
David Wirtshafter, M.D.
Surgery
Said Samra, M.D.
Urology
William Jow, M.D.
Jersey Shore University Medical Center Medical & Dental Staff Officers
President: Ray Masterson, M.D.
Vice President: John Davis, M.D.
Secretary: Brian Erler, M.D.
Treasurer: Michael Lospinuso, M.D.
Immediate Past President: Leonard Zawodniak, M.D.
Department Chairs
Anesthesiology
Vincent Cirella, M.D.
Emergency Medicine
Robert L. Sweeney, D.O.
Dentistry
W. Christian Madsen, DMD
Family Practice
John D. Gumina, M.D.
President: Thomas White, D.O.
Vice President: Cornelius Gallagher, M.D.
Secretary: Ira Strauss, M.D.
Treasurer: Thomas Lake, M.D.
Member At Large: M
ichael Rothberg, M.D.
Member At Large: Walter Wynkoop, M.D.
Alternate: Ariel Meyer, D.O.
Immediate Past President: Frank Sharp, M.D.
Department Chairs
Anesthesiology
G. Elliott Bruce, M.D.
Internal Medicine
Anna Dedona, D.O.
Cardiology
Philip Infantolino, M.D.
Medicine
Joseph Albanese, D.O.
Emergency Medicine
Bradley Pulver, M.D.
Nephrology
Daniel Brouder, M.D.
Family Practice
Thomas Lozowski, D.O.
Neurology
Alan Colicchio, M.D.
Gastroenterology
Neal Winzelberg, M.D.
Neurosurgery
Aasim Kazmi, M.D.
General Surgery
Steven Priolo, M.D.
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Darlene Morgan, M.D.
Geriatrics
Joshua Shua-Haim, M.D.
Ophthalmology
David Schlisserman, M.D.
Hematology/Oncology
William Lerner, M.D.
Oral Surgery
Paul A. Galante, DDS
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Orthopedics
Joseph Bogdan, M.D.
Pulmonary
Paul Friedman, M.D.
Orthopaedics
Steven Lisser, M.D.
Otolaryngology
Clifford Timothy Chu, M.D.
Radiation Oncology
Nathan Kaufman, M.D.
Pathology
Edwin Leschhorn, M.D.
Pathology
Anis Rangwala, M.D.
Radiology
Michael Unterman, M.D.
Pediatrics
Joel Edman, M.D.
Pediatrics
Shrikrishna Mate, M.D.
Surgery
Thomas Lake, M.D.
Psychiatry
Joseph Vetrano, M.D.
Physical Med/Rehab
Lisa Luciano, D.O
.
Plastic Surgery
Richard M. Guzewicz, M.D.
Thoracic Surgery
Lewis Wetstein, M.D.
Radiology
Chair: Robert Wold, M.D.
Urology
James E. Rotolo, M.D.
Surgery
John Rose, M.D.
Podiatry
Allen J. Atheras, DPM
Vascular Surgery
Scott R. Cluley, M.D.
Psychiatry
Robert Berkowitz, M.D.
Riverview Medical Center Medical & Dental Staff Officers
President: Joseph Cauda, M.D.
Vice President: Steven Lisser, M.D.
Secretary: David Drout, M.D.
Treasurer: John D. Royall, M.D.
Immediate Past President: Roger Thompson, M.D.
Department Chairs
Anesthesiology
James Dooley, M.D.
Emergency Medicine
Steven Bruno, M.D.
Medicine
Frank Arlinghaus, M.D.
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Marilyn Loh Collado, M.D.
Ophthalmology
Lawrence Frieman, M.D.
Members-At-Large
Dale Edlin, M.D.
Denis Fitzgerald, M.D.
Noah Gilson, M.D.
Negin Griffith, M.D.
Kelli Hammond, M.D.
Gregory Heyt, M.D.
Walter Kahn, M.D.
Jean Otrakji, M.D
Robert Penney, M.D.
Stefanie Reynolds, D.O.
Pranav Shah, M.D.
Phillipa Woodriffe, M.D.
Southern Ocean Medical Center Medical & Dental Staff Officers
President: Joseph Lattanzi, M.D.
Vice President: Thomas Yu, M.D.
Secretary/Treasurer: Lynn Bezpalko, D.O.
Member At Large: Rosenio Medenilla, Jr., M.D.
Department Chairs
Anesthesiology
Mordechai Bermann, M.D.
Pediatrics
Michael Bleiman, M.D.
Emergency Medicine
Adam Lazarus, M.D.
Radiology
Alicia Daniels, M.D.
Medicine
Shikhar Soni, M.D.
Surgery
Orest Bezpalko, D.O.
Family Medicine
Herbert Rudolph, M.D.
Department Vice-Chairmen
Department of Medicine
Tommasina Papa-Rugino, M.D.
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Todd Liu, M.D.
Department of Surgery
Jonathan Reich, M.D.
Pathology
Nagy Mikhail, M.D.
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Orthopedics
Joseph Bogdan, M.D.
Pulmonary
Paul Friedman, M.D.
Orthopaedics
Steven Lisser, M.D.
Otolaryngology
Clifford Timothy Chu, M.D.
Radiation Oncology
Nathan Kaufman, M.D.
Pathology
Edwin Leschhorn, M.D.
Pathology
Anis Rangwala, M.D.
Radiology
Michael Unterman, M.D.
Pediatrics
Joel Edman, M.D.
Pediatrics
Shrikrishna Mate, M.D.
Surgery
Thomas Lake, M.D.
Psychiatry
Joseph Vetrano, M.D.
Physical Med/Rehab
Lisa Luciano, D.O
.
Plastic Surgery
Richard M. Guzewicz, M.D.
Thoracic Surgery
Lewis Wetstein, M.D.
Radiology
Chair: Robert Wold, M.D.
Urology
James E. Rotolo, M.D.
Surgery
John Rose, M.D.
Podiatry
Allen J. Atheras, DPM
Vascular Surgery
Scott R. Cluley, M.D.
Psychiatry
Robert Berkowitz, M.D.
Riverview Medical Center Medical & Dental Staff Officers
President: Joseph Cauda, M.D.
Vice President: Steven Lisser, M.D.
Secretary: David Drout, M.D.
Treasurer: John D. Royall, M.D.
Immediate Past President: Roger Thompson, M.D.
Department Chairs
Anesthesiology
James Dooley, M.D.
Emergency Medicine
Steven Bruno, M.D.
Medicine
Frank Arlinghaus, M.D.
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Marilyn Loh Collado, M.D.
Ophthalmology
Lawrence Frieman, M.D.
Members-At-Large
Dale Edlin, M.D.
Denis Fitzgerald, M.D.
Noah Gilson, M.D.
Negin Griffith, M.D.
Kelli Hammond, M.D.
Gregory Heyt, M.D.
Walter Kahn, M.D.
Jean Otrakji, M.D
Robert Penney, M.D.
Stefanie Reynolds, D.O.
Pranav Shah, M.D.
Phillipa Woodriffe, M.D.
Southern Ocean Medical Center Medical & Dental Staff Officers
President: Joseph Lattanzi, M.D.
Vice President: Thomas Yu, M.D.
Secretary/Treasurer: Lynn Bezpalko, D.O.
Member At Large: Rosenio Medenilla, Jr., M.D.
Department Chairs
Anesthesiology
Mordechai Bermann, M.D.
Pediatrics
Michael Bleiman, M.D.
Emergency Medicine
Adam Lazarus, M.D.
Radiology
Alicia Daniels, M.D.
Medicine
Shikhar Soni, M.D.
Surgery
Orest Bezpalko, D.O.
Family Medicine
Herbert Rudolph, M.D.
Department Vice-Chairmen
Department of Medicine
Tommasina Papa-Rugino, M.D.
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Todd Liu, M.D.
Department of Surgery
Jonathan Reich, M.D.
Pathology
Nagy Mikhail, M.D.
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Sweeping in on the Jersey Shore
For the past several years, Ocean Medical Center Human Resources Department has partnered
with Walter Wynkoop, M.D., to coordinate Earth Day activities and awareness for team members.
As a pulmonologist and firm advocate for “green” initiatives, this has always held a special place in
Dr. Wynkoop’s heart. Last year, Dr. Wynkoop led the initiative to take their efforts outside the hospital
and getting team members involved in Beach Sweeps that were being organized by environmental
organizations. As a result, hundreds of team members and their families swooped in last April and
helped to clean several bay and ocean locations.
Inspired to Serve
As a trustee of Right to Sight and Health, Donald Macdonald, M.D., has participated in many
humanitarian missions to the Philippines, Nicaragua, Ghana, Cameroon, Rwanda, Senegal, and
Tanzania, restoring vision to thousands of blind people who have no access to health care, as well as
performing many eye plastic surgeries. He is active in raising money to support his mission to bring the
gift of sight to the 18 million people who are completely blind from the curable condition of cataracts.
For weeks at a time, Dr. Macdonald will educate and train doctors in Africa in the most cost efficient
and safest method of cataract surgery, as well as performing hundreds of surgeries on many missions.
Physicians on TV
Several Meridian physicians and specialists played an integral part in the development of commercials
for Meridian CardioVascular Network and Meridian Neuroscience, providing heart disease and stroke
awareness as well as promoting the wide range of offerings our service lines offer.
These commercials have been featured throughout various television networks and digital platforms
and have won various awards from national advertising competitions including the Service Industry
Advertising Awards and The Marcom Awards.
Meridian Neuroscience
Robert Sweeney, D.O.
Stephanie Reynolds, D.O.
Leonard Zawodniak, M.D.
Owano Pennycooke, M.D.
Alan Colicchio, M.D.
Tomassina Papa-Rugino, M.D.
Meridian CardioVascular Network
Ziad Abbud, M.D.
Brett Sealove, M.D.
Dawn Calderon, D.O.
Charles Koo, M.D.
Evelyn Minaya, M.D.
James Orlando, M.D.
e
Inspired to Serv
Years of Service
50 or More Years
Anthony Bruno, M.D.
Harold Chafkin, M.D.
Physicians on
TV
Joseph DelSordo, M.D.
Michael Doyle, M.D.
Joseph Kyrillos, M.D.
Harry Swartz, M.D.
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Sweeping in on the Jersey Shore
For the past several years, Ocean Medical Center Human Resources Department has partnered
with Walter Wynkoop, M.D., to coordinate Earth Day activities and awareness for team members.
As a pulmonologist and firm advocate for “green” initiatives, this has always held a special place in
Dr. Wynkoop’s heart. Last year, Dr. Wynkoop led the initiative to take their efforts outside the hospital
and getting team members involved in Beach Sweeps that were being organized by environmental
organizations. As a result, hundreds of team members and their families swooped in last April and
helped to clean several bay and ocean locations.
Inspired to Serve
As a trustee of Right to Sight and Health, Donald Macdonald, M.D., has participated in many
humanitarian missions to the Philippines, Nicaragua, Ghana, Cameroon, Rwanda, Senegal, and
Tanzania, restoring vision to thousands of blind people who have no access to health care, as well as
performing many eye plastic surgeries. He is active in raising money to support his mission to bring the
gift of sight to the 18 million people who are completely blind from the curable condition of cataracts.
For weeks at a time, Dr. Macdonald will educate and train doctors in Africa in the most cost efficient
and safest method of cataract surgery, as well as performing hundreds of surgeries on many missions.
Physicians on TV
Several Meridian physicians and specialists played an integral part in the development of commercials
for Meridian CardioVascular Network and Meridian Neuroscience, providing heart disease and stroke
awareness as well as promoting the wide range of offerings our service lines provide.
These commercials have been featured throughout various television networks and digital platforms
and have won various awards from national advertising competitions including the Service Industry
Advertising Awards and The Marcom Awards.
Meridian Neuroscience
Robert Sweeney, D.O.
Stephanie Reynolds, D.O.
Leonard Zawodniak, M.D.
Owano Pennycooke, M.D.
Alan Colicchio, M.D.
Tomassina Papa-Rugino, M.D.
Meridian CardioVascular Network
Ziad Abbud, M.D.
Brett Sealove, M.D.
Dawn Calderon, D.O.
Charles Koo, M.D.
Evelyn Minaya, M.D.
James Orlando, M.D.
Years of Service
50 or More Years
Anthony Bruno, M.D.
Harold Chafkin, M.D.
Joseph DelSordo, M.D.
Michael Doyle, M.D.
Joseph Kyrillos, M.D.
Harry Swartz, M.D.
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45 to 49 Years
Joseph C. Bogdan, M.D.
Michael Cahill, M.D.
Alfred Greisman, M.D.
Walter Kahn, M.D.
Carl Marchetti, M.D.
Declan O’Scanlon, M.D.
Lionel Foz, M.D.
Philip Infantolino, M.D.
Robert Isaacson, DDS
Javad Khavarian, M.D.
Paul Klenoff, M.D.
Emanuel Kuflik, M.D.
Elias Lehaf, M.D.
Charles Miller, M.D.
Bernard Murphy, M.D.
Frederic Paperth, DMD
Richard Reisher, D.O.
Martin Riss, D.O.
Sigmund Sattenspiel, M.D.
John Starke, M.D.
Judith Topilow, M.D.
Edward Wyrwa, DDS
Ira Zohn, DMD
Robert Feldman, DDS
Raymond Flis, D.O.
Lawrence Frieman, M.D.
Carl Gardiner, DMD
Sushama Govil, M.D.
Surender Grover, M.D.
Marcus Hanfling, D.O.
Franklin Hernando, M.D.
Chunilal Kansagra, M.D.
Pieter Ketelaar, M.D.
Sudhakar Kharod, M.D.
Anant Kubal, M.D.
Carl Lepis, M.D.
John Little, DDS
Philip LoBuono, M.D.
Prakash Lothe, M.D.
Martin Luria, M.D.
Theodore Lygas, M.D.
Helio Malinverni, M.D.
Daniel Markowitz, M.D.
Shrikrishna Mate, M.D.
Sushil Mehandru, M.D.
Joseph Miele, DDS
Robert Monaco, M.D.
Angappan Murugesan, M.D.
Golam Noaz, M.D.
Alan Pertchik, M.D.
Gerald Pflum, M.D.
Dorothy Pietrucha, M.D.
Richard Rhee, M.D.
Jeffrey Roffman, M.D.
John Rose, M.D.
John Royall, M.D.
Elias Sasson, M.D.
David Schlisserman, M.D.
Mori Schwartzberg , M.D.
Angelo Scotti, M.D.
Kyun Shin, M.D.
Paul Silbert, M.D.
John Swidryk, M.D.
Marvin Talansky, M.D.
Anderson Tsai, M.D.
Carmine Vaccaro, M.D.
Joseph Vetrano, M.D.
F. Wilson, D.O.
Eric Wurmser, M.D.
Robert Belott, DDS
Theresa Benecki, M.D.
Steven Berkowitz, M.D.
Brian Boyle, D.O.
Wayne Braendle, M.D.
Robert Bransfield, M.D.
Christopher Brown, M.D.
Alan Cabasso, M.D.
40 to 44 Years
Robert Arbour, M.D.
Kenneth Barton, DDS
Thomas Baumlin, M.D.
Bruce Berg, M.D.
Martin Bier, M.D.
Morris Brodkey, M.D.
Nakul Chandra, M.D.
Marc Cooper, DDS
Jose Dugenio, M.D.
35 to 39 Years
Mohammad Al-Asha, M.D.
Bernard Aaron, M.D.
Michael Alkon, DMD
Saad Antoun, M.D.
Helen Atienza, M.D.
Robert Berkowitz, M.D.
Jagdish Bharara, M.D.
Frederick Blades, M.D.
J. Gordon Boak, M.D.
Gary Brousell, DDS
Roy Carman, M.D.
David Cheli, M.D.
Douglas Chudzik, M.D.
Marc Colmer, M.D.
Paul Condello, DMD
Willard Cook, M.D.
Ronald Costa, M.D.
Steven Deitch, DPM
Anthony DeNoia, M.D.
David Drout, M.D.
Mark Engel, M.D.
Schuber Fan, M.D.
Paul Farrell, M.D.
John Feeney, DDS
30 to 34 Years
Bernard Adler,M.D.
Anbuchelvi Appulingam, M.D.
Robert Arnold, M.D.
Abdel Bakhos, M.D.
Dionisio Cruz, M.D.
Charles Dadzie, M.D.
Steven Daniels, M.D.
Robert Deatrick, Jr., DDS
Bruce DeCotiis, M.D.
Carmine DeFusco, M.D.
Richard DePalma, DPM
Frank DiChiara, D.O.
Jeffrey Dobken, M.D.
Stephen Dudick, M.D.
Joel Edman, M.D.
Stephen Ellis, M.D.
Barbara Engel, M.D.
Frederick Ezon, M.D.
Gary Faden, DPM
Vincent Ferrara, M.D.
Elliot Frank, M.D.
Paul Friedman, M.D.
Robert Gabel, M.D.
Paul Gennaro, M.D.
Jan Glowacki, M.D.
Jane Go, M.D.
Kenneth Grossman, M.D.
Steven Hausmann, M.D.
Thomas Hegyi, M.D.
Hiroshi Iwamaye, M.D.
George Jarahian, M.D.
Michael Karoly, M.D.
W. Francis Kennard, M.D.
Kirk Kerensky, M.D.
Munawara Khuddus, M.D.
Robert Kreutz, DDS
Chi Yeung Lau, M.D.
Elizabeth Lau, M.D.
Chi Lee, M.D.
William Lerner, M.D.
William Liao, M.D.
Lee Lichtenstein, DMD
Miguel Maseda, M.D.
Raymond Masterson, M.D.
Roy Mittman, M.D.
Kusum Mohan, M.D.
Mir Moosvi, M.D.
Richard Nobile, DDS
Hansa Patel, M.D.
Arthur Phair, M.D.
Frank Picone, M.D.
Frank Poplawski, DMD
Penesetti Prasad, M.D.
Richard Primavera, DPM
Margaret Quinn, M.D.
John Ridenour, DPM
Vardha Sailam, M.D.
Said Samra, M.D.
Nirmala Sanakkayala, M.D.
Charles Semprevivo, D.O.
Edward Shadiack, D.O.
Niranjan Shah, M.D.
Vinaychandra Shah, M.D.
Kalpana Shah, M.D.
Tarun Shah, M.D.
Laurence Sussman, DDS
Diana Trusky, M.D.
Michael Unterman, M.D.
Martin Uram, M.D.
Vijayalaxmi Varadarajan, M.D.
Gurbachan Varma, M.D.
Vincent Vivona, D.O.
Kenneth Wasser, M.D.
Alan Welt, M.D.
Phillipa Woodriffe, M.D.
Ya-Tang Yen, M.D.
K. George Younan, M.D.
Robert Young, DMD
Theodore Zaleski, M.D.
Vincent Catanese, M.D.
Joseph Cauda, M.D.
Angelo Chinnici, M.D.
Don Choi, M.D.
Marc Cohen, DPM
Alan Colicchio, M.D.
William Cosulich, M.D.
Jeffrey Cryan, M.D.
Mark DeCotiis, DPM
Anthony DeGennaro, M.D.
Robert DeMartin, M.D.
Susan Dick, M.D.
Nicola DiGuglielmo, M.D.
David Dornfeld, D.O.
Neil Dreizen, M.D.
Dale Edlin, M.D.
Richard Eichel, M.D.
Emilia Eiras, M.D.
Anthony Emanuel, M.D.
Robert Farber, M.D.
Oliver Felibrico, M.D.
Gerald Ferencz, M.D.
Charles Fernicola, M.D.
Denis Fitzgerald, M.D.
Jeffrey France, D.O.
Mitchell Gardiner, DMD
Howard Geller, M.D.
Jules Geltzeiler, M.D.
Charles Geneslaw, M.D.
Rocco Giliberti, D.O.
Noah Gilson, M.D.
Paul Gilson, M.D.
Cary Glastein, M.D.
William Glenn, D.O.
Robert Goodwin, DMD
Krishnan Gopal, M.D.
Robert Graebe, M.D.
Stuart Green, M.D.
25 to 29 Years
Marshall Allegra, M.D.
Mitchel Alpert, M.D.
Michael Amoroso, M.D.
William Anania, DPM
Spiros Arbes, M.D.
Michael Arvanitis, M.D.
Geeta Badami, M.D.
Harry Bade, M.D.
Raja Barakat, M.D.
Jeffrey Beal, M.D.
Roland Belluscio, M.D.
Michael Bickerton, M.D.
Mark Biebel, DPM
Robert Blank, M.D.
Indira Bollampally, M.D.
William Boyan, M.D.
Stephen Bruno, M.D.
Patrick Buddle, M.D.
Kathleen K. Casey, M.D.
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45 to 49 Years
Joseph C. Bogdan, M.D.
Michael Cahill, M.D.
Alfred Greisman, M.D.
Walter Kahn, M.D.
Carl Marchetti, M.D.
Declan O’Scanlon, M.D.
Lionel Foz, M.D.
Philip Infantolino, M.D.
Robert Isaacson, DDS
Javad Khavarian, M.D.
Paul Klenoff, M.D.
Emanuel Kuflik, M.D.
Elias Lehaf, M.D.
Charles Miller, M.D.
Bernard Murphy, M.D.
Frederic Paperth, DMD
Richard Reisher, D.O.
Martin Riss, D.O.
Sigmund Sattenspiel, M.D.
John Starke, M.D.
Judith Topilow, M.D.
Edward Wyrwa, DDS
Ira Zohn, DMD
Robert Feldman, DDS
Raymond Flis, D.O.
Lawrence Frieman, M.D.
Carl Gardiner, DMD
Sushama Govil, M.D.
Surender Grover, M.D.
Marcus Hanfling, D.O.
Franklin Hernando, M.D.
Chunilal Kansagra, M.D.
Pieter Ketelaar, M.D.
Sudhakar Kharod, M.D.
Anant Kubal, M.D.
Carl Lepis, M.D.
John Little, DDS
Philip LoBuono, M.D.
Prakash Lothe, M.D.
Martin Luria, M.D.
Theodore Lygas, M.D.
Helio Malinverni, M.D.
Daniel Markowitz, M.D.
Shrikrishna Mate, M.D.
Sushil Mehandru, M.D.
Joseph Miele, DDS
Robert Monaco, M.D.
Angappan Murugesan, M.D.
Golam Noaz, M.D.
Alan Pertchik, M.D.
Gerald Pflum, M.D.
Dorothy Pietrucha, M.D.
Richard Rhee, M.D.
Jeffrey Roffman, M.D.
John Rose, M.D.
John Royall, M.D.
Elias Sasson, M.D.
David Schlisserman, M.D.
Mori Schwartzberg , M.D.
Angelo Scotti, M.D.
Kyun Shin, M.D.
Paul Silbert, M.D.
John Swidryk, M.D.
Marvin Talansky, M.D.
Anderson Tsai, M.D.
Carmine Vaccaro, M.D.
Joseph Vetrano, M.D.
F. Wilson, D.O.
Eric Wurmser, M.D.
Robert Belott, DDS
Theresa Benecki, M.D.
Steven Berkowitz, M.D.
Brian Boyle, D.O.
Wayne Braendle, M.D.
Robert Bransfield, M.D.
Christopher Brown, M.D.
Alan Cabasso, M.D.
40 to 44 Years
Robert Arbour, M.D.
Kenneth Barton, DDS
Thomas Baumlin, M.D.
Bruce Berg, M.D.
Martin Bier, M.D.
Morris Brodkey, M.D.
Nakul Chandra, M.D.
Marc Cooper, DDS
Jose Dugenio, M.D.
35 to 39 Years
Mohammad Al-Asha, M.D.
Bernard Aaron, M.D.
Michael Alkon, DMD
Saad Antoun, M.D.
Helen Atienza, M.D.
Robert Berkowitz, M.D.
Jagdish Bharara, M.D.
Frederick Blades, M.D.
J. Gordon Boak, M.D.
Gary Brousell, DDS
Roy Carman, M.D.
David Cheli, M.D.
Douglas Chudzik, M.D.
Marc Colmer, M.D.
Paul Condello, DMD
Willard Cook, M.D.
Ronald Costa, M.D.
Steven Deitch, DPM
Anthony DeNoia, M.D.
David Drout, M.D.
Mark Engel, M.D.
Schuber Fan, M.D.
Paul Farrell, M.D.
John Feeney, DDS
30 to 34 Years
Bernard Adler,M.D.
Anbuchelvi Appulingam, M.D.
Robert Arnold, M.D.
Abdel Bakhos, M.D.
Dionisio Cruz, M.D.
Charles Dadzie, M.D.
Steven Daniels, M.D.
Robert Deatrick, Jr., DDS
Bruce DeCotiis, M.D.
Carmine DeFusco, M.D.
Richard DePalma, DPM
Frank DiChiara, D.O.
Jeffrey Dobken, M.D.
Stephen Dudick, M.D.
Joel Edman, M.D.
Stephen Ellis, M.D.
Barbara Engel, M.D.
Frederick Ezon, M.D.
Gary Faden, DPM
Vincent Ferrara, M.D.
Elliot Frank, M.D.
Paul Friedman, M.D.
Robert Gabel, M.D.
Paul Gennaro, M.D.
Jan Glowacki, M.D.
Jane Go, M.D.
Kenneth Grossman, M.D.
Steven Hausmann, M.D.
Thomas Hegyi, M.D.
Hiroshi Iwamaye, M.D.
George Jarahian, M.D.
Michael Karoly, M.D.
W. Francis Kennard, M.D.
Kirk Kerensky, M.D.
Munawara Khuddus, M.D.
Robert Kreutz, DDS
Chi Yeung Lau, M.D.
Elizabeth Lau, M.D.
Chi Lee, M.D.
William Lerner, M.D.
William Liao, M.D.
Lee Lichtenstein, DMD
Miguel Maseda, M.D.
Raymond Masterson, M.D.
Roy Mittman, M.D.
Kusum Mohan, M.D.
Mir Moosvi, M.D.
Richard Nobile, DDS
Hansa Patel, M.D.
Arthur Phair, M.D.
Frank Picone, M.D.
Frank Poplawski, DMD
Penesetti Prasad, M.D.
Richard Primavera, DPM
Margaret Quinn, M.D.
John Ridenour, DPM
Vardha Sailam, M.D.
Said Samra, M.D.
Nirmala Sanakkayala, M.D.
Charles Semprevivo, D.O.
Edward Shadiack, D.O.
Niranjan Shah, M.D.
Vinaychandra Shah, M.D.
Kalpana Shah, M.D.
Tarun Shah, M.D.
Laurence Sussman, DDS
Diana Trusky, M.D.
Michael Unterman, M.D.
Martin Uram, M.D.
Vijayalaxmi Varadarajan, M.D.
Gurbachan Varma, M.D.
Vincent Vivona, D.O.
Kenneth Wasser, M.D.
Alan Welt, M.D.
Phillipa Woodriffe, M.D.
Ya-Tang Yen, M.D.
K. George Younan, M.D.
Robert Young, DMD
Theodore Zaleski, M.D.
Vincent Catanese, M.D.
Joseph Cauda, M.D.
Angelo Chinnici, M.D.
Don Choi, M.D.
Marc Cohen, DPM
Alan Colicchio, M.D.
William Cosulich, M.D.
Jeffrey Cryan, M.D.
Mark DeCotiis, DPM
Anthony DeGennaro, M.D.
Robert DeMartin, M.D.
Susan Dick, M.D.
Nicola DiGuglielmo, M.D.
David Dornfeld, D.O.
Neil Dreizen, M.D.
Dale Edlin, M.D.
Richard Eichel, M.D.
Emilia Eiras, M.D.
Anthony Emanuel, M.D.
Robert Farber, M.D.
Oliver Felibrico, M.D.
Gerald Ferencz, M.D.
Charles Fernicola, M.D.
Denis Fitzgerald, M.D.
Jeffrey France, D.O.
Mitchell Gardiner, DMD
Howard Geller, M.D.
Jules Geltzeiler, M.D.
Charles Geneslaw, M.D.
Rocco Giliberti, D.O.
Noah Gilson, M.D.
Paul Gilson, M.D.
Cary Glastein, M.D.
William Glenn, D.O.
Robert Goodwin, DMD
Krishnan Gopal, M.D.
Robert Graebe, M.D.
Stuart Green, M.D.
25 to 29 Years
Marshall Allegra, M.D.
Mitchel Alpert, M.D.
Michael Amoroso, M.D.
William Anania, DPM
Spiros Arbes, M.D.
Michael Arvanitis, M.D.
Geeta Badami, M.D.
Harry Bade, M.D.
Raja Barakat, M.D.
Jeffrey Beal, M.D.
Roland Belluscio, M.D.
Michael Bickerton, M.D.
Mark Biebel, DPM
Robert Blank, M.D.
Indira Bollampally, M.D.
William Boyan, M.D.
Stephen Bruno, M.D.
Patrick Buddle, M.D.
Kathleen K. Casey, M.D.
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Gary Gross, M.D.
Robert Grossman, M.D.
Dominick Grosso, D.O.
Ahmad Haddad, M.D.
Alan Haratz, M.D.
James Henry, M.D.
Linden Ho, M.D.
William Hong, M.D.
Toby Husserl, M.D.
John Infantolino, M.D.
Asha Jain, M.D.
Paul Jergens, M.D.
Stephen Jurewicz, M.D.
Michael Kachmar, DPM
He-Yeun Kahng, M.D.
Eugene Kaskiw, M.D.
V. Kate, M.D.
John Kenny, D.O.
Brian Kerr, M.D.
Alan Klein, M.D.
David Kleinfeld, M.D.
Ronald Klug, M.D.
Mary Krisza, M.D.
John Kukucka, DMD
Marten Ladman, DMD
George Laubach, M.D.
David Lederman, DMD
Robert Lillie, DPM
Alfred Lipp, D.O.
Jeffrey Lipper, M.D.
Jose Lopez, M.D.
Michael Lospinuso, M.D.
Donald Macdonald, M.D.
Luis Manlapid, M.D.
Steven Marder, DPM
Michael Markoff, M.D.
Eileen Masterson, M.D.
Dominic Mazzocchi, M.D.
Stuart Meyer, DDS
Pandurang Miskin, M.D.
Robert Morgan, M.D.
Richard Murachanian, M.D.
Harish Nagarsheth, M.D.
Kenneth Nahum, D.O.
Barton Nassberg, M.D.
Gary Noris, M.D.
20 to 24 Years
Jean Otrakji, M.D.
Ramanand Panse, M.D.
Rocco Pascucci, M.D.
James Pasquariello, M.D.
Rajendra Patel, M.D.
Robert Penney, M.D.
Gary Pess, M.D.
Anthony Picaro, M.D.
Frederick Potulski, M.D.
Karunambal Rajaraman, M.D.
Marianne Roosels, M.D.
Mark Rosenbloom, M.D.
Neal Ruda, M.D.
William Sachs, DPM
Ramasubramanian
Sambandan, M.D.
Joseph Sarnelle, M.D.
Arnold Schonmuller, M.D.
Mark Schwartz, M.D.
Richard Scott, M.D.
Jay Sher, M.D.
Stephen Shroyer, M.D.
Jerry Silberman, DPM
Jeffrey Silverstein, M.D.
Andrew Simon, M.D.
Howard Stein, M.D.
Ira Strauss, M.D.
James Suddeth, M.D.
Uma Sundaram, M.D.
Robert Sussman, DPM
Stephen Swartz, M.D.
Cezar Tapnio, M.D.
Albert Tedeschi, M.D.
Narinder Thind, M.D.
Roger Thompson, M.D.
John Vaccaro, M.D.
Gregory Vergos, DMD
Charles Weber, M.D.
Marc Weil, DDS
Michael Weinblatt, DPM
Lewis Wetstein, M.D.
Sanford Wohlstadter, M.D.
Patricia Young, M.D.
Rex Zapanta, M.D.
L. Steven Zukerman, M.D.
Michael Aaron, D.O.
Richard Abramowitz, M.D.
Tanveer Ahmad, M.D.
Noelle Aikman, M.D.
Fouad Albana, M.D.
Sharon Angelo, D.O.
Nasser Ani, M.D.
Frank Arlinghaus, M.D.
Allen Atheras, DPM
Matt Bach, M.D.
Peter Barcas, D.O.
Mark Bartiss, M.D.
William Basri, M.D.
Sam Bebawy, M.D.
Joseph Binns, M.D.
Richard Borgatti, M.D.
Patricia Boylan, DPM
Vanda Bruner, M.D.
Ibrahim Buker, M.D.
Dino Calabrese, DDS
Patrick Caputo, DPM
John Checton, M.D.
Edgar Chen, M.D.
Stephen Chidyllo, M.D.
Maria Choy, M.D.
John Ciciarelli, M.D.
Georgina Cid, M.D.
Dean Cindrario, M.D.
James Clarke, M.D.
Joseph Clemente, M.D.
Scott Cluley, M.D.
Michael Cohen, M.D.
Michael Conley, M.D.
John Connors, DPM
Melanie Cotenoff, M.D.
Steven Crawford, M.D.
Donald Cugini, M.D.
Gregory Cunningham, M.D.
Miguel Damien, M.D.
Jeffrey Daniels, M.D.
Raymond Decker, M.D.
Ralph DelNegro, D.O.
Bassem Demian, DPM
Frederick DePaola, M.D.
Alicia DePerio, M.D.
Vincent DeStasio, D.O.
Anthony DeTulio, M.D.
Alan Deutsch, D.O.
Gordon Donald, M.D.
Jack Ebani, M.D.
Samuel Epstein, D.O.
Alan Erickson, M.D.
Shahid Farooqui, M.D.
Clint Ferenz, M.D.
Donald Ferri, M.D.
Thomas Fiest, D.O.
Josephine Filardo, M.D.
John Fitzpatrick, M.D.
Franklin Frasco, M.D.
Martin Fried, M.D.
Mark Friedberg, M.D.
George Gabuzda, M.D.
Cornelius Gallagher, M.D.
Anthony Giovine, D.O.
Caroline Glicksman, M.D.
Mark Goldberg, DPM
Sheldon Goldofsky, M.D.
Joel Goldstein, M.D.
Steven Gorcey, M.D.
Aron Gornish, M.D.
Nancy Gornish, M.D.
Rao Gourkanti, M.D.
Michael Graff, M.D.
John Greco, Jr., M.D.
Susan Greenberg, M.D.
Joseph Guarino, M.D.
Richard Guzewicz, M.D.
Daran Haber, M.D.
Jeffery Hager, D.O.
Bill Hayet, M.D.
Peter Hetzler, M.D.
Andrew Hirsch, M.D.
Homayoun Homayouni, M.D.
Charles Hux, M.D.
Hector Iglesias, M.D.
Philip Ilaria, M.D.
Brian Incremona, M.D.
Christopher Johnson, M.D.
Evan Kelner, D.P.M.
Robert Kosinski, M.D.
Carmela LaFalce, DMD
Nelson LaMarche, M.D.
Harry Larkin, M.D.
L. Scott Larsen, M.D.
Edwin Leschhorn, M.D.
Mark Lister, M.D.
Yigal Litvin, M.D.
Marilyn Loh Collado, M.D.
Claudio Lopez, M.D.
Kevin Lopyan, M.D.
Elenito Maddatu, M.D.
Joseph Mannion, M.D.
Charles Markowitz, M.D.
James Marlys, M.D.
Charles Mattina, M.D.
Rudolf Meier, DPM
Mohamed Meleis, M.D.
Peter Mencel, M.D.
Lawrence Menditto, DPM
Donald Micallef, M.D.
Bernadette Miguelino, M.D.
Steven Miller, D.O.
Walter Miller, M.D.
Ali Moosvi, M.D.
Allen Morgan, M.D.
James Ofeldt, D.O.
Hal Ornstein, DPM
Fazal Panezai, M.D.
Jin Park, M.D.
Chandler Patton, M.D.
Michael Pecoraro, M.D.
Vasantha Perkari, M.D.
Sally Jo Placa, DMD
Ira Port, DMD
William Power, M.D.
Robert Rabinowitz, D.O.
David Ramos, M.D.
Anis Rangwala, M.D.
Francis Rienzo, M.D.
Loyda Rivera, M.D.
Thomas Rizzo, M.D.
Michael Rosen, M.D.
Bruce Rosenblum, M.D.
Kenneth Rosenstock, DPM
James Rotolo, M.D.
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Gary Gross, M.D.
Robert Grossman, M.D.
Dominick Grosso, D.O.
Ahmad Haddad, M.D.
Alan Haratz, M.D.
James Henry, M.D.
Linden Ho, M.D.
William Hong, M.D.
Toby Husserl, M.D.
John Infantolino, M.D.
Asha Jain, M.D.
Paul Jergens, M.D.
Stephen Jurewicz, M.D.
Michael Kachmar, DPM
He-Yeun Kahng, M.D.
Eugene Kaskiw, M.D.
V. Kate, M.D.
John Kenny, D.O.
Brian Kerr, M.D.
Alan Klein, M.D.
David Kleinfeld, M.D.
Ronald Klug, M.D.
Mary Krisza, M.D.
John Kukucka, DMD
Marten Ladman, DMD
George Laubach, M.D.
David Lederman, DMD
Robert Lillie, DPM
Alfred Lipp, D.O.
Jeffrey Lipper, M.D.
Jose Lopez, M.D.
Michael Lospinuso, M.D.
Donald Macdonald, M.D.
Luis Manlapid, M.D.
Steven Marder, DPM
Michael Markoff, M.D.
Eileen Masterson, M.D.
Dominic Mazzocchi, M.D.
Stuart Meyer, DDS
Pandurang Miskin, M.D.
Robert Morgan, M.D.
Richard Murachanian, M.D.
Harish Nagarsheth, M.D.
Kenneth Nahum, D.O.
Barton Nassberg, M.D.
Gary Noris, M.D.
20 to 24 Years
Jean Otrakji, M.D.
Ramanand Panse, M.D.
Rocco Pascucci, M.D.
James Pasquariello, M.D.
Rajendra Patel, M.D.
Robert Penney, M.D.
Gary Pess, M.D.
Anthony Picaro, M.D.
Frederick Potulski, M.D.
Karunambal Rajaraman, M.D.
Marianne Roosels, M.D.
Mark Rosenbloom, M.D.
Neal Ruda, M.D.
William Sachs, DPM
Ramasubramanian
Sambandan, M.D.
Joseph Sarnelle, M.D.
Arnold Schonmuller, M.D.
Mark Schwartz, M.D.
Richard Scott, M.D.
Jay Sher, M.D.
Stephen Shroyer, M.D.
Jerry Silberman, DPM
Jeffrey Silverstein, M.D.
Andrew Simon, M.D.
Howard Stein, M.D.
Ira Strauss, M.D.
James Suddeth, M.D.
Uma Sundaram, M.D.
Robert Sussman, DPM
Stephen Swartz, M.D.
Cezar Tapnio, M.D.
Albert Tedeschi, M.D.
Narinder Thind, M.D.
Roger Thompson, M.D.
John Vaccaro, M.D.
Gregory Vergos, DMD
Charles Weber, M.D.
Marc Weil, DDS
Michael Weinblatt, DPM
Lewis Wetstein, M.D.
Sanford Wohlstadter, M.D.
Patricia Young, M.D.
Rex Zapanta, M.D.
L. Steven Zukerman, M.D.
Michael Aaron, D.O.
Richard Abramowitz, M.D.
Tanveer Ahmad, M.D.
Noelle Aikman, M.D.
Fouad Albana, M.D.
Sharon Angelo, D.O.
Nasser Ani, M.D.
Frank Arlinghaus, M.D.
Allen Atheras, DPM
Matt Bach, M.D.
Peter Barcas, D.O.
Mark Bartiss, M.D.
William Basri, M.D.
Sam Bebawy, M.D.
Joseph Binns, M.D.
Richard Borgatti, M.D.
Patricia Boylan, DPM
Vanda Bruner, M.D.
Ibrahim Buker, M.D.
Dino Calabrese, DDS
Patrick Caputo, DPM
John Checton, M.D.
Edgar Chen, M.D.
Stephen Chidyllo, M.D.
Maria Choy, M.D.
John Ciciarelli, M.D.
Georgina Cid, M.D.
Dean Cindrario, M.D.
James Clarke, M.D.
Joseph Clemente, M.D.
Scott Cluley, M.D.
Michael Cohen, M.D.
Michael Conley, M.D.
John Connors, DPM
Melanie Cotenoff, M.D.
Steven Crawford, M.D.
Donald Cugini, M.D.
Gregory Cunningham, M.D.
Miguel Damien, M.D.
Jeffrey Daniels, M.D.
Raymond Decker, M.D.
Ralph DelNegro, D.O.
Bassem Demian, DPM
Frederick DePaola, M.D.
Alicia DePerio, M.D.
Vincent DeStasio, D.O.
Anthony DeTulio, M.D.
Alan Deutsch, D.O.
Gordon Donald, M.D.
Jack Ebani, M.D.
Samuel Epstein, D.O.
Alan Erickson, M.D.
Shahid Farooqui, M.D.
Clint Ferenz, M.D.
Donald Ferri, M.D.
Thomas Fiest, D.O.
Josephine Filardo, M.D.
John Fitzpatrick, M.D.
Franklin Frasco, M.D.
Martin Fried, M.D.
Mark Friedberg, M.D.
George Gabuzda, M.D.
Cornelius Gallagher, M.D.
Anthony Giovine, D.O.
Caroline Glicksman, M.D.
Mark Goldberg, DPM
Sheldon Goldofsky, M.D.
Joel Goldstein, M.D.
Steven Gorcey, M.D.
Aron Gornish, M.D.
Nancy Gornish, M.D.
Rao Gourkanti, M.D.
Michael Graff, M.D.
John Greco, Jr., M.D.
Susan Greenberg, M.D.
Joseph Guarino, M.D.
Richard Guzewicz, M.D.
Daran Haber, M.D.
Jeffery Hager, D.O.
Bill Hayet, M.D.
Peter Hetzler, M.D.
Andrew Hirsch, M.D.
Homayoun Homayouni, M.D.
Charles Hux, M.D.
Hector Iglesias, M.D.
Philip Ilaria, M.D.
Brian Incremona, M.D.
Christopher Johnson, M.D.
Evan Kelner, D.P.M.
Robert Kosinski, M.D.
Carmela LaFalce, DMD
Nelson LaMarche, M.D.
Harry Larkin, M.D.
L. Scott Larsen, M.D.
Edwin Leschhorn, M.D.
Mark Lister, M.D.
Yigal Litvin, M.D.
Marilyn Loh Collado, M.D.
Claudio Lopez, M.D.
Kevin Lopyan, M.D.
Elenito Maddatu, M.D.
Joseph Mannion, M.D.
Charles Markowitz, M.D.
James Marlys, M.D.
Charles Mattina, M.D.
Rudolf Meier, DPM
Mohamed Meleis, M.D.
Peter Mencel, M.D.
Lawrence Menditto, DPM
Donald Micallef, M.D.
Bernadette Miguelino, M.D.
Steven Miller, D.O.
Walter Miller, M.D.
Ali Moosvi, M.D.
Allen Morgan, M.D.
James Ofeldt, D.O.
Hal Ornstein, DPM
Fazal Panezai, M.D.
Jin Park, M.D.
Chandler Patton, M.D.
Michael Pecoraro, M.D.
Vasantha Perkari, M.D.
Sally Jo Placa, DMD
Ira Port, DMD
William Power, M.D.
Robert Rabinowitz, D.O.
David Ramos, M.D.
Anis Rangwala, M.D.
Francis Rienzo, M.D.
Loyda Rivera, M.D.
Thomas Rizzo, M.D.
Michael Rosen, M.D.
Bruce Rosenblum, M.D.
Kenneth Rosenstock, DPM
James Rotolo, M.D.
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Saad Saad, M.D.
Deborah Saez-Lacy, M.D.
Rajiv Sahay, M.D.
Frank Scaccia, M.D.
Steven Schneiderman, M.D.
Mitchell Schwartz, M.D.
Mark Seckler, M.D.
Murray Seltzer, DMD
Joseph Sestito, M.D.
Ellen Setton, M.D.
Frank Sharp, M.D.
Ronald Sheppard, DPM
Jeffrey Silberberg, M.D.
Marshall Silver, M.D.
Mark Sisskin, M.D.
Alan Spector, DPM
Nicholas Spetko, M.D.
Richard Steenland, M.D.
Ira Stein, DPM
Don Steinfeld, DPM
Jay Stone, M.D.
Richard Sultan, D.O.
Girija Surya, M.D.
Babu Surya, M.D.
Robert Sweeney, D.O.
Lamberto Tan, M.D.
Mahesh Tekriwal, M.D.
John Tozzi, M.D.
Lawrence Turtel, M.D.
Penny Turtel, M.D.
Rajiv Uppal, M.D.
Anjali Verma, M.D.
Christina Walsh, M.D.
Neal Winzelberg, M.D.
Brian Wnorowski, M.D.
Robert Wold, M.D.
Alfred Wolkomir, M.D.
Mary Yee, M.D.
Alan Zaccaria, M.D.
Leonard Zawodniak, M.D.
Mitchell Zimmel, DPM
Isaac Braverman, M.D.
G. Bruce, M.D.
Jacqueline Brunetto, M.D.
Daniel Burzon, M.D.
Debra Camal, M.D.
James Cameron, M.D.
Joseph Canterino, M.D.
Robert Carracino, M.D.
Michael Carroll, III, M.D.
Stephen Chagares, M.D.
Anu Chakraborty, M.D.
Kenneth Chern, M.D.
Niles Choper, M.D.
Ratna Choudhary, M.D.
Clifford Chu, M.D.
Maria Clemente, M.D.
Todd Cohen, D.O.
Eric Comsti, M.D.
Harry Coniaris, M.D.
Andrew Conti, M.D.
Harold Cotler, D.O.
Heather Crawford, DPM
Michael Cunningham, M.D.
Eric Daiter, M.D.
Lea David, M.D.
John Davis, M.D.
Rashmi Dayal, M.D.
Gustavo De La Luz, M.D.
Nancy Deacon, D.O.
Anna DeDona, D.O.
Brook DeJene, M.D.
Anthony DeLuca, M.D.
Carney DeSarno, M.D.
Rocco DiPaola, M.D.
Jeffrey DiPaolo, M.D.
Michael DiPietro, DMD
Mrunalini Donde, M.D.
Roy Dressner, D.O.
Joseph Duddy, DMD
Zwannah Dukuly, M.D.
Scott Eisenberg, D.O.
Azza Elbasty, M.D.
Andrew Elkwood, M.D.
Stephen Ellis, M.D.
Brian Erler, M.D.
Pedro Escandon, M.D.
Sandra Escandon, M.D.
David Estin, M.D.
George Fahoury, DPM
Carlos Fernandez, M.D.
Richard Fernicola, M.D.
Frances Fittanto, DPM
Michael Fleisher, M.D.
Margaret Florczyk, M.D.
Miroslaw Florczyk, M.D.
Daniel Flynn, M.D.
Gregg Foos, M.D.
John Frattellone, DMD
Ted Freeman, D.O.
Jose Fune, M.D.
15 to 19 Years
William Adams, M.D.
Vinod Aggarwal, M.D.
Joseph Albanese, D.O.
Carlos Alemany, M.D.
Niaz Ali, M.D.
Edward Allegra, M.D.
Lorena Alonzo-Chafart, D.O.
Mahmoud Aly, M.D.
Girish Amin, M.D.
John Armstrong, D.O.
Fatima Asghar, M.D.
Amal Azer, M.D.
R. Monica Bais, M.D.
Aswine Bal, M.D.
Jonathan Barofsky, M.D.
Frank Barone, M.D.
Joseph Basilone, M.D.
Eduardo Bautista, M.D.
Harjinder Bedi, M.D.
Stewart Berkowitz, M.D.
Jonathan Beutel, M.D.
Lynn Bezpalko, D.O.
Orest Bezpalko, D.O.
Sanjay Bhagat, M.D.
Ashish Bhattacharya, M.D.
Nafisa Bhoori, M.D.
Michael Bleiman, M.D.
Joseph Boak, M.D.
Joseph P. Bogdan, M.D.
John Brandeisky, DPM
Paul Galante, DDS
Peter Ganime, M.D.
Sudha Garla, M.D.
Rami Geffner, M.D.
David Gentile, M.D.
Ihab Girgis, M.D.
Laurie Glasser, M.D.
Andrew Gollup, M.D.
Santos Gonzales, M.D.
Jack Gould, D.O.
Thaddeus Grabowy, M.D.
Leila Grayson, M.D.
Tiberiu Gross, M.D.
Nagy Guirguis, M.D.
John Gumina, M.D.
Howard Guss, D.O.
Ira Haimowitz, D.O.
Kelly Hammond, M.D.
John Harrigan, Jr., M.D.
Russell Harris, M.D.
Peter Harris, M.D.
Anup Hazra, M.D.
Craig Henderson, D.O.
James Higgins, M.D.
Liviu Holca, M.D.
Michael Howard, M.D.
Susan Hudome, M.D.
Sukhwinder Hundle, M.D.
David Hyppolite, M.D.
Adel Ibrahim, M.D.
Rosa Ital, M.D.
Dana Jacoby, M.D.
Michelle Jacoby, M.D.
David Johnson, M.D.
William Jow, M.D.
Karl Kado, DPM
Jeffrey Kargman, M.D.
Maria Katsoulis-Emnace, M.D.
Christian Kaunzinger, M.D.
Michael Keelan, M.D.
Ira Keselman, M.D.
David Kleinman, M.D.
Steven Koerner, D.O.
Glenn Kolansky, M.D.
John Kraynock, M.D.
Eileen Krieg, M.D.
Avery Kuflik, M.D.
Chitra Lahoti, M.D.
Anthony LaMantia, M.D.
Margaret Lambert-Woolley, M.D.
Jason Larson, DPM
Kenneth Laughinghouse, M.D.
William Law, M.D.
Robert Lee, M.D.
Richard Leichter, DPM
Gary Lengel, M.D.
Richard Lesser, DPM
Alexander Levin, M.D.
Lawrence Levine, DPM
Muriel Levy-Kern, M.D.
Krzysztof Lichnowski, M.D.
Kenneth Liss, D.O.
Steven Lisser, M.D.
Douglas Livornese, M.D.
Anthony Lombardi, M.D.
Jonathan Lustgarten, M.D.
Jerry Mabagos, M.D.
Rose Maddatu, M.D.
James Madden, M.D.
Mark Majeski, DPM
Gregory Manzullo, M.D.
Michael Marchese, M.D.
Michael Marchetti, M.D.
Mark Marino, M.D.
Richard Marino, D.O.
Lance Markbreiter, M.D.
Andrew Maron, DDS
Joseph Marsicano, M.D.
Joseph Marzano, M.D.
Margaret Masterson, M.D.
Gregory Mazzatta, DPM
Jeffrey Mazzatta, DPM
Kim McFadden, M.D.
Rosenio Medenilla, M.D.
Varsha Mehta, M.D.
Gregory Meli, M.D.
Catherine Meli, M.D.
Francis Merlo, D.O.
Scott Metzger, M.D.
Ellen Miele, M.D.
Vincent Migliori, DPM
Nagy Mikhail, M.D.
Haig Minassian, M.D.
Evelyn Minaya, M.D.
Mary Mitskavich, M.D.
David Moskowitz, M.D.
Brendan Mulholland, M.D.
Daniel Mulholland, M.D.
Steven Nadler, M.D.
Azeez Naqvi, M.D.
Magdy Nasra, M.D.
Anthony Navilio, DMD
Sanjeev Nayyar, M.D.
Geoffrey Ndeto, M.D.
Richard Neibart, M.D.
Khanh Nguyen, M.D.
Cynthia Nitschmann Schmoll, D.O.
Gregory Noto, M.D.
Allen Ongsiako, D.O.
Ihsan Osman, M.D.
Ilene Pardon, M.D.
Paul Pardon, M.D.
Avtar Parhar, M.D.
Glenn S. Parker, M.D.
Bronislaw Partyka, M.D.
Pinakin Patel, M.D.
Arvind Patel, M.D.
Diptika Patel, M.D.
Sandhya Patil, M.D.
Charles Peeples, M.D.
John Pellegrino, M.D.
DinaMarie Perrino, D.O.
Russell Petranto, DPM
Anthony Petrosini, M.D.
Christina Piela, M.D.
Christopher Pierson, M.D.
Nonato Pineda, M.D.
Adrian Pristas, M.D.
Maria Pyontek, D.O.
William Rahal, M.D.
Naheed Rahmet, M.D.
Kartha Ramachandran, M.D.
Vidya Rao, M.D.
William Reed, D.O.
Prudencio Reyes, M.D.
Stephen Rice, M.D., Ph.D.
Darrell Rigatti, M.D.
Rosalia Riguerra, M.D.
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Saad Saad, M.D.
Deborah Saez-Lacy, M.D.
Rajiv Sahay, M.D.
Frank Scaccia, M.D.
Steven Schneiderman, M.D.
Mitchell Schwartz, M.D.
Mark Seckler, M.D.
Murray Seltzer, DMD
Joseph Sestito, M.D.
Ellen Setton, M.D.
Frank Sharp, M.D.
Ronald Sheppard, DPM
Jeffrey Silberberg, M.D.
Marshall Silver, M.D.
Mark Sisskin, M.D.
Alan Spector, DPM
Nicholas Spetko, M.D.
Richard Steenland, M.D.
Ira Stein, DPM
Don Steinfeld, DPM
Jay Stone, M.D.
Richard Sultan, D.O.
Girija Surya, M.D.
Babu Surya, M.D.
Robert Sweeney, D.O.
Lamberto Tan, M.D.
Mahesh Tekriwal, M.D.
John Tozzi, M.D.
Lawrence Turtel, M.D.
Penny Turtel, M.D.
Rajiv Uppal, M.D.
Anjali Verma, M.D.
Christina Walsh, M.D.
Neal Winzelberg, M.D.
Brian Wnorowski, M.D.
Robert Wold, M.D.
Alfred Wolkomir, M.D.
Mary Yee, M.D.
Alan Zaccaria, M.D.
Leonard Zawodniak, M.D.
Mitchell Zimmel, DPM
Isaac Braverman, M.D.
G. Bruce, M.D.
Jacqueline Brunetto, M.D.
Daniel Burzon, M.D.
Debra Camal, M.D.
James Cameron, M.D.
Joseph Canterino, M.D.
Robert Carracino, M.D.
Michael Carroll, III, M.D.
Stephen Chagares, M.D.
Anu Chakraborty, M.D.
Kenneth Chern, M.D.
Niles Choper, M.D.
Ratna Choudhary, M.D.
Clifford Chu, M.D.
Maria Clemente, M.D.
Todd Cohen, D.O.
Eric Comsti, M.D.
Harry Coniaris, M.D.
Andrew Conti, M.D.
Harold Cotler, D.O.
Heather Crawford, DPM
Michael Cunningham, M.D.
Eric Daiter, M.D.
Lea David, M.D.
John Davis, M.D.
Rashmi Dayal, M.D.
Gustavo De La Luz, M.D.
Nancy Deacon, D.O.
Anna DeDona, D.O.
Brook DeJene, M.D.
Anthony DeLuca, M.D.
Carney DeSarno, M.D.
Rocco DiPaola, M.D.
Jeffrey DiPaolo, M.D.
Michael DiPietro, DMD
Mrunalini Donde, M.D.
Roy Dressner, D.O.
Joseph Duddy, DMD
Zwannah Dukuly, M.D.
Scott Eisenberg, D.O.
Azza Elbasty, M.D.
Andrew Elkwood, M.D.
Stephen Ellis, M.D.
Brian Erler, M.D.
Pedro Escandon, M.D.
Sandra Escandon, M.D.
David Estin, M.D.
George Fahoury, DPM
Carlos Fernandez, M.D.
Richard Fernicola, M.D.
Frances Fittanto, DPM
Michael Fleisher, M.D.
Margaret Florczyk, M.D.
Miroslaw Florczyk, M.D.
Daniel Flynn, M.D.
Gregg Foos, M.D.
John Frattellone, DMD
Ted Freeman, D.O.
Jose Fune, M.D.
15 to 19 Years
William Adams, M.D.
Vinod Aggarwal, M.D.
Joseph Albanese, D.O.
Carlos Alemany, M.D.
Niaz Ali, M.D.
Edward Allegra, M.D.
Lorena Alonzo-Chafart, D.O.
Mahmoud Aly, M.D.
Girish Amin, M.D.
John Armstrong, D.O.
Fatima Asghar, M.D.
Amal Azer, M.D.
R. Monica Bais, M.D.
Aswine Bal, M.D.
Jonathan Barofsky, M.D.
Frank Barone, M.D.
Joseph Basilone, M.D.
Eduardo Bautista, M.D.
Harjinder Bedi, M.D.
Stewart Berkowitz, M.D.
Jonathan Beutel, M.D.
Lynn Bezpalko, D.O.
Orest Bezpalko, D.O.
Sanjay Bhagat, M.D.
Ashish Bhattacharya, M.D.
Nafisa Bhoori, M.D.
Michael Bleiman, M.D.
Joseph Boak, M.D.
Joseph P. Bogdan, M.D.
John Brandeisky, DPM
Paul Galante, DDS
Peter Ganime, M.D.
Sudha Garla, M.D.
Rami Geffner, M.D.
David Gentile, M.D.
Ihab Girgis, M.D.
Laurie Glasser, M.D.
Andrew Gollup, M.D.
Santos Gonzales, M.D.
Jack Gould, D.O.
Thaddeus Grabowy, M.D.
Leila Grayson, M.D.
Tiberiu Gross, M.D.
Nagy Guirguis, M.D.
John Gumina, M.D.
Howard Guss, D.O.
Ira Haimowitz, D.O.
Kelly Hammond, M.D.
John Harrigan, Jr., M.D.
Russell Harris, M.D.
Peter Harris, M.D.
Anup Hazra, M.D.
Craig Henderson, D.O.
James Higgins, M.D.
Liviu Holca, M.D.
Michael Howard, M.D.
Susan Hudome, M.D.
Sukhwinder Hundle, M.D.
David Hyppolite, M.D.
Adel Ibrahim, M.D.
Rosa Ital, M.D.
Dana Jacoby, M.D.
Michelle Jacoby, M.D.
David Johnson, M.D.
William Jow, M.D.
Karl Kado, DPM
Jeffrey Kargman, M.D.
Maria Katsoulis-Emnace, M.D.
Christian Kaunzinger, M.D.
Michael Keelan, M.D.
Ira Keselman, M.D.
David Kleinman, M.D.
Steven Koerner, D.O.
Glenn Kolansky, M.D.
John Kraynock, M.D.
Eileen Krieg, M.D.
Avery Kuflik, M.D.
Chitra Lahoti, M.D.
Anthony LaMantia, M.D.
Margaret Lambert-Woolley, M.D.
Jason Larson, DPM
Kenneth Laughinghouse, M.D.
William Law, M.D.
Robert Lee, M.D.
Richard Leichter, DPM
Gary Lengel, M.D.
Richard Lesser, DPM
Alexander Levin, M.D.
Lawrence Levine, DPM
Muriel Levy-Kern, M.D.
Krzysztof Lichnowski, M.D.
Kenneth Liss, D.O.
Steven Lisser, M.D.
Douglas Livornese, M.D.
Anthony Lombardi, M.D.
Jonathan Lustgarten, M.D.
Jerry Mabagos, M.D.
Rose Maddatu, M.D.
James Madden, M.D.
Mark Majeski, DPM
Gregory Manzullo, M.D.
Michael Marchese, M.D.
Michael Marchetti, M.D.
Mark Marino, M.D.
Richard Marino, D.O.
Lance Markbreiter, M.D.
Andrew Maron, DDS
Joseph Marsicano, M.D.
Joseph Marzano, M.D.
Margaret Masterson, M.D.
Gregory Mazzatta, DPM
Jeffrey Mazzatta, DPM
Kim McFadden, M.D.
Rosenio Medenilla, M.D.
Varsha Mehta, M.D.
Gregory Meli, M.D.
Catherine Meli, M.D.
Francis Merlo, D.O.
Scott Metzger, M.D.
Ellen Miele, M.D.
Vincent Migliori, DPM
Nagy Mikhail, M.D.
Haig Minassian, M.D.
Evelyn Minaya, M.D.
Mary Mitskavich, M.D.
David Moskowitz, M.D.
Brendan Mulholland, M.D.
Daniel Mulholland, M.D.
Steven Nadler, M.D.
Azeez Naqvi, M.D.
Magdy Nasra, M.D.
Anthony Navilio, DMD
Sanjeev Nayyar, M.D.
Geoffrey Ndeto, M.D.
Richard Neibart, M.D.
Khanh Nguyen, M.D.
Cynthia Nitschmann Schmoll, D.O.
Gregory Noto, M.D.
Allen Ongsiako, D.O.
Ihsan Osman, M.D.
Ilene Pardon, M.D.
Paul Pardon, M.D.
Avtar Parhar, M.D.
Glenn S. Parker, M.D.
Bronislaw Partyka, M.D.
Pinakin Patel, M.D.
Arvind Patel, M.D.
Diptika Patel, M.D.
Sandhya Patil, M.D.
Charles Peeples, M.D.
John Pellegrino, M.D.
DinaMarie Perrino, D.O.
Russell Petranto, DPM
Anthony Petrosini, M.D.
Christina Piela, M.D.
Christopher Pierson, M.D.
Nonato Pineda, M.D.
Adrian Pristas, M.D.
Maria Pyontek, D.O.
William Rahal, M.D.
Naheed Rahmet, M.D.
Kartha Ramachandran, M.D.
Vidya Rao, M.D.
William Reed, D.O.
Prudencio Reyes, M.D.
Stephen Rice, M.D., Ph.D.
Darrell Rigatti, M.D.
Rosalia Riguerra, M.D.
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Charles Rizzo, M.D.
Brian Roper, M.D.
Frederick Rothberg, DPM
Michael Rothberg, M.D.
Herbert Rudolph, M.D.
Bindoo Rughani-Shah, M.D.
Mildred Sabo, M.D.
Nishi Sahay, M.D.
Manish Saini, M.D.
Susan Salzberg Moore, M.D.
John Saporito, M.D.
Richard Scher, D.O.
Scott Schlachter, D.O.
Todd Schmoll, D.O.
Lorette Sciarappa, M.D.
Michael Sclafani, M.D.
Dinesh Shah, M.D.
Robert Shanik, M.D.
Indu Sharma, M.D.
Magdy Shenouda, M.D.
Ellen Sher, M.D.
Michael Sherman, M.D.
Joshua Shua-Haim, M.D.
David Sikowitz, M.D.
Robert Smith, M.D.
Stephen Spector, DDS
Daniel Stabile, M.D.
Mark Stephens, DPM
Melissa Su, M.D.
James Sullivan, DPM
Pacita Sy, M.D.
Moty Tal, M.D.
Michael Tavill, M.D.
Erwin Tepper, M.D.
Ben Terrany, M.D.
Matthew Tobin, M.D.
Robert Tomaro, M.D.
Stephen Toran, M.D.
Brian Torpey, M.D.
Antonios Tsompanidis, D.O.
Janet Tumaliuan, M.D.
Parveen Uppal, M.D.
Rosanne Vantuono, M.D.
Arthur Vasen, M.D.
Srinivas Vasireddi, M.D.
Thomas Vates, M.D.
Ashokvardhan Veldanda, M.D.
Paul Vetter, M.D.
Jay Vida, D.O.
Michael Viksman, M.D.
John Vitali, M.D.
Kathleen Walsh, M.D.
Maurice Weiss, M.D.
Thomas White, D.O.
Eric Winarsky, M.D.
Stephen Windsor, M.D.
Jeffrey Winkler, M.D.
Mary Witkowski, M.D.
Jeffrey Wolfe, M.D.
Grace Yia, M.D.
Elie Younes, M.D.
Byung Yu, M.D.
Margaret Zakanycz, DPM
Vincent Zales, M.D.
Tina Zecca, D.O.
William Ziegler, D.O.
Daniel Zirkman, M.D.
Frederick Zito, M.D.
David Zukoff, M.D.
10 to 14 Years
Nauman Ahmad, M.D.
Ziad Abbud, M.D.
Thanaa Abraham, M.D.
Nasim Ahmed, M.D.
Alynn Alexander, M.D.
Frank Almeida, M.D.
Denise Aloisio, M.D.
Luzminda Anama, M.D.
Rainier Aquino, M.D.
Kristen Atienza, D.O.
Teddy Atik, M.D.
Diane Attardi, M.D.
Beverly Avendano, M.D.
Mona Awad, M.D.
Samia Ayoub, M.D.
Lily Babayev, M.D.
Elaine Bacci, D.O.
Edgardo Baerga, M.D.
Kathy Banks, D.M.D.
Theresa Barry, D.O.
Ricardo Barzaga, M.D.
Jocelyn Bautista, M.D.
Ammar Bazerbashi, M.D.
Susan Belanger, DPM
Sardana Belkin, M.D.
Abha Bhargava, M.D.
Ramil Bhatnagar, M.D.
Rajiv Biswal, M.D.
Christopher Blakeslee, DPM
Andrew Blechman, M.D.
Iza Boesler, M.D.
Frank Borao, M.D.
Thomas Brandeisky, D.O.
Arthur Braunwell, D.O.
Jonathan Briggs, M.D.
Neil Brodsky, M.D.
Daniel Brouder, M.D.
Derrick Brown, M.D.
Anthony Burniewicz, DPM
Andrew Burstiner, M.D.
Oscar Calderon, M.D.
Enza Caputo, M.D.
Elsa Castro, M.D.
Dimitri Cefalu, M.D.
David Chalnick, M.D.
John Chapman, M.D.
Peter Chiang, M.D.
Manjula Chidambaram, M.D.
Joan Choper, M.D.
Arthur Christiano, M.D.
Tony Chu, M.D.
Alfonso Ciervo, M.D.
Corazon Cipriaso, M.D.
Jason Cohen, M.D.
Lawrence Coia, M.D.
Umberto Coletta, M.D.
Maria Collado, M.D.
Surekha Collur, M.D.
Maria Comsti, M.D.
Shaw Condiotte, M.D.
Maura Conniff, DMD
John Cristini, M.D.
Alicia Daniels, M.D.
Francisco Del Valle, M.D.
Lambro Demetriades, M.D.
Rosemarie DeSantisMastrangelo, M.D.
Matthew Dever, M.D.
Michael DeVita, D.O.
Mark Ditmar, M.D.
James Dooley, M.D.
Richard Drachtman, M.D.
James Dralle, M.D.
Isaac Dweck, M.D.
Santhosh Eapen, M.D.
Carrie Edelman, M.D.
Barry Edison, D.O.
Jennifer Edwards, M.D.
Nazir El-Abidin, M.D.
Maha Elsakka, M.D.
Jennifer Engel, M.D.
Rafael Enukashvili, M.D.
Amy Eschinger, M.D.
Christopher Fabricant, M.D.
Kira Feldman, M.D.
David Feng, M.D.
Shufang Feng, M.D.
Thomas Feola, DPM
Shawn Field, M.D.
Adriana Fitzsimmons, M.D.
Mary Rose Gallardo, M.D.
Kalyani Gardilla, M.D.
Arthur Geller, M.D.
Caryn Giacona, M.D.
Robert Gialanella, M.D.
James Giannakaros, DPM
Georgios Giannakopoulos, D.O.
Douglas Gibbens, M.D.
Asim Gilani, M.D.
Wahid Girgis, M.D.
Janaki Giri, M.D.
Christopher Godek, M.D.
Gerald Goldsmith, DPM
Laurel Goldstein, M.D.
Richard Goldstein, M.D.
Alejandro Gomez, M.D.
Gregory Greco, D.O.
Drew Greeley, M.D.
Jianhua Guo, M.D.
Anil Gupta, M.D.
Debra Gussman, M.D.
Kayvon Haghighi, DDS, M.D.
Nadeem Haider, M.D.
Kenneth Harris, M.D.
Bassam Hasan, M.D.
Carl Henningson, M.D.
Gregory Heyt, M.D.
Neil Holland, M.D.
Sean Houston, M.D.
Ossama Hozayen, M.D.
Kenny Hui, M.D.
Jose Iglesias, D.O.
Joseph Imbesi, D.O.
Norman Indich, M.D.
Louis Iorio, M.D.
Jo-Ann Jordan, M.D.
Jyotika Joshi, M.D.
Michael Josovitz, DPM
Costas Kaiafas, M.D.
Steven Kairys, M.D.
Murat Karatepe, M.D.
Michael Kassouf, M.D.
Nathan Kaufman, M.D.
Sudha Kavuru, M.D.
Ina Kelemen, M.D.
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Charles Rizzo, M.D.
Brian Roper, M.D.
Frederick Rothberg, DPM
Michael Rothberg, M.D.
Herbert Rudolph, M.D.
Bindoo Rughani-Shah, M.D.
Mildred Sabo, M.D.
Nishi Sahay, M.D.
Manish Saini, M.D.
Susan Salzberg Moore, M.D.
John Saporito, M.D.
Richard Scher, D.O.
Scott Schlachter, D.O.
Todd Schmoll, D.O.
Lorette Sciarappa, M.D.
Michael Sclafani, M.D.
Dinesh Shah, M.D.
Robert Shanik, M.D.
Indu Sharma, M.D.
Magdy Shenouda, M.D.
Ellen Sher, M.D.
Michael Sherman, M.D.
Joshua Shua-Haim, M.D.
David Sikowitz, M.D.
Robert Smith, M.D.
Stephen Spector, DDS
Daniel Stabile, M.D.
Mark Stephens, DPM
Melissa Su, M.D.
James Sullivan, DPM
Pacita Sy, M.D.
Moty Tal, M.D.
Michael Tavill, M.D.
Erwin Tepper, M.D.
Ben Terrany, M.D.
Matthew Tobin, M.D.
Robert Tomaro, M.D.
Stephen Toran, M.D.
Brian Torpey, M.D.
Antonios Tsompanidis, D.O.
Janet Tumaliuan, M.D.
Parveen Uppal, M.D.
Rosanne Vantuono, M.D.
Arthur Vasen, M.D.
Srinivas Vasireddi, M.D.
Thomas Vates, M.D.
Ashokvardhan Veldanda, M.D.
Paul Vetter, M.D.
Jay Vida, D.O.
Michael Viksman, M.D.
John Vitali, M.D.
Kathleen Walsh, M.D.
Maurice Weiss, M.D.
Thomas White, D.O.
Eric Winarsky, M.D.
Stephen Windsor, M.D.
Jeffrey Winkler, M.D.
Mary Witkowski, M.D.
Jeffrey Wolfe, M.D.
Grace Yia, M.D.
Elie Younes, M.D.
Byung Yu, M.D.
Margaret Zakanycz, DPM
Vincent Zales, M.D.
Tina Zecca, D.O.
William Ziegler, D.O.
Daniel Zirkman, M.D.
Frederick Zito, M.D.
David Zukoff, M.D.
10 to 14 Years
Nauman Ahmad, M.D.
Ziad Abbud, M.D.
Thanaa Abraham, M.D.
Nasim Ahmed, M.D.
Alynn Alexander, M.D.
Frank Almeida, M.D.
Denise Aloisio, M.D.
Luzminda Anama, M.D.
Rainier Aquino, M.D.
Kristen Atienza, D.O.
Teddy Atik, M.D.
Diane Attardi, M.D.
Beverly Avendano, M.D.
Mona Awad, M.D.
Samia Ayoub, M.D.
Lily Babayev, M.D.
Elaine Bacci, D.O.
Edgardo Baerga, M.D.
Kathy Banks, D.M.D.
Theresa Barry, D.O.
Ricardo Barzaga, M.D.
Jocelyn Bautista, M.D.
Ammar Bazerbashi, M.D.
Susan Belanger, DPM
Sardana Belkin, M.D.
Abha Bhargava, M.D.
Ramil Bhatnagar, M.D.
Rajiv Biswal, M.D.
Christopher Blakeslee, DPM
Andrew Blechman, M.D.
Iza Boesler, M.D.
Frank Borao, M.D.
Thomas Brandeisky, D.O.
Arthur Braunwell, D.O.
Jonathan Briggs, M.D.
Neil Brodsky, M.D.
Daniel Brouder, M.D.
Derrick Brown, M.D.
Anthony Burniewicz, DPM
Andrew Burstiner, M.D.
Oscar Calderon, M.D.
Enza Caputo, M.D.
Elsa Castro, M.D.
Dimitri Cefalu, M.D.
David Chalnick, M.D.
John Chapman, M.D.
Peter Chiang, M.D.
Manjula Chidambaram, M.D.
Joan Choper, M.D.
Arthur Christiano, M.D.
Tony Chu, M.D.
Alfonso Ciervo, M.D.
Corazon Cipriaso, M.D.
Jason Cohen, M.D.
Lawrence Coia, M.D.
Umberto Coletta, M.D.
Maria Collado, M.D.
Surekha Collur, M.D.
Maria Comsti, M.D.
Shaw Condiotte, M.D.
Maura Conniff, DMD
John Cristini, M.D.
Alicia Daniels, M.D.
Francisco Del Valle, M.D.
Lambro Demetriades, M.D.
Rosemarie DeSantisMastrangelo, M.D.
Matthew Dever, M.D.
Michael DeVita, D.O.
Mark Ditmar, M.D.
James Dooley, M.D.
Richard Drachtman, M.D.
James Dralle, M.D.
Isaac Dweck, M.D.
Santhosh Eapen, M.D.
Carrie Edelman, M.D.
Barry Edison, D.O.
Jennifer Edwards, M.D.
Nazir El-Abidin, M.D.
Maha Elsakka, M.D.
Jennifer Engel, M.D.
Rafael Enukashvili, M.D.
Amy Eschinger, M.D.
Christopher Fabricant, M.D.
Kira Feldman, M.D.
David Feng, M.D.
Shufang Feng, M.D.
Thomas Feola, DPM
Shawn Field, M.D.
Adriana Fitzsimmons, M.D.
Mary Rose Gallardo, M.D.
Kalyani Gardilla, M.D.
Arthur Geller, M.D.
Caryn Giacona, M.D.
Robert Gialanella, M.D.
James Giannakaros, DPM
Georgios Giannakopoulos, D.O.
Douglas Gibbens, M.D.
Asim Gilani, M.D.
Wahid Girgis, M.D.
Janaki Giri, M.D.
Christopher Godek, M.D.
Gerald Goldsmith, DPM
Laurel Goldstein, M.D.
Richard Goldstein, M.D.
Alejandro Gomez, M.D.
Gregory Greco, D.O.
Drew Greeley, M.D.
Jianhua Guo, M.D.
Anil Gupta, M.D.
Debra Gussman, M.D.
Kayvon Haghighi, DDS, M.D.
Nadeem Haider, M.D.
Kenneth Harris, M.D.
Bassam Hasan, M.D.
Carl Henningson, M.D.
Gregory Heyt, M.D.
Neil Holland, M.D.
Sean Houston, M.D.
Ossama Hozayen, M.D.
Kenny Hui, M.D.
Jose Iglesias, D.O.
Joseph Imbesi, D.O.
Norman Indich, M.D.
Louis Iorio, M.D.
Jo-Ann Jordan, M.D.
Jyotika Joshi, M.D.
Michael Josovitz, DPM
Costas Kaiafas, M.D.
Steven Kairys, M.D.
Murat Karatepe, M.D.
Michael Kassouf, M.D.
Nathan Kaufman, M.D.
Sudha Kavuru, M.D.
Ina Kelemen, M.D.
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Gary Kershner, D.O.
Rafiya Khakoo, M.D.
Chong Kim, M.D.
Sowmini Kommireddi, M.D.
Anita Kubal, M.D.
Sung Kwon, M.D.
Estela Lacap, M.D.
Thomas Lake, M.D.
Vipul Lakhani, M.D.
Jasen Langley, DPM
Daniel Lapidus, M.D.
Joseph Lattanzi, M.D.
Issa Lehaf, M.D.
Michael Lepis, M.D.
Michael Levin, D.O.
Ying Lin, M.D.
Marcia Liu, M.D.
Edward Liu, M.D.
Todd Liu, M.D.
Thomas Lozowski, D.O.
W. Madsen, DMD
Pacifico Magahis, M.D.
Elizabeth Mammen-Prasad, M.D.
Gina Maniar, D.O.
Farag Mankarios, M.D.
Smitha Manoj, M.D.
Elie Mansour, M.D.
Arthur Mark, M.D.
Benjamin Mark, M.D.
Paul Marquette, M.D.
Stephen Martino, M.D.
Lizett Marza, M.D.
Avais Masud, M.D.
Theodore Matulewicz, M.D.
John McElroy, DMD
Kevin-Sean McGann, D.O.
Sara McGee, M.D.
Deepti Mehra, M.D.
Cynthia Meyers-Seifer, M.D.
Steven Morgan, M.D.
Marek Mrzyglocki, M.D.
Sangita Nagpal, M.D.
Prem Nandiwada, M.D.
Danielle Nardone, D.O.
Hung Nguyen, M.D.
Thomas Nicholas, M.D.
Noel Nivera, M.D.
Debra O’Brien, M.D.
Thomas O’Brien, M.D.
Douglas O’Connor, M.D.
Arthur O’Keefe, M.D.
Lookman Odejobi, M.D.
Olukayode Oladeji, M.D.
Jeffrey Osofsky, M.D.
Ann Marie Pagano, M.D.
Winicjusz Palecki, M.D.
Wilbur Pan, M.D.
Shivendra Pandey, M.D.
Robert Pannullo, M.D.
Alfred Parchment, M.D.
Atul Pasricha, D.O.
Mark Pass, M.D.
Philip Passalaqua, M.D.
Suhas Patel, M.D.
Nachiket Patel, M.D.
Jayne Pavlak-Schenk, D.O.
Bruce Peters, D.O.
Victoria Pirogovsky, M.D.
Francis Ponce, M.D.
Arvind Prabhat, M.D.
Andrea Price, M.D.
Steven Priolo, M.D.
Paul Prosperi, D.O.
Qiubing Qian, M.D.
Moh’d Qumei, M.D.
Vicki Raab, M.D.
Michael Raguso-Failla, M.D.
Zulfiqar Rajput, M.D.
Guy Rando, DDS
Anupama Rao, M.D.
Sumul Raval, M.D.
Richard Richlan, M.D.
Brian Rogers, M.D.
Kevin Roma, M.D.
Joseph Romanella, D.O.
Michael Rose, M.D.
Ann Ross, M.D.
Robert Sabo, M.D.
Ahmad Salloum, M.D.
Emilia Santa Maria-Lucero, M.D.
Peter Scalia, M.D.
Janet Schairer, M.D.
Joseph Schauer, M.D.
Andrew Schmierer, DPM
Katherine Schneebaum, M.D.
Nina Seigelstein, M.D.
Elliot Semet, M.D.
Carl Senft, M.D.
Pranav Shah, M.D.
Darsit Shah, M.D.
Robert Shavelson, M.D.
Yong Shi, M.D.
Tatyana Shkolnaya, M.D.
Richard Siderits, M.D.
Egbert Simon, M.D.
Sangchin Song, DMD
Azam Soroush, M.D.
Christopher Spagnuola, M.D.
Charles Spatz, DPM
Anthony Squillaro, M.D.
Bruce Stamos, M.D.
Scott Strenger, M.D.
Alan Swinger, D.O.
Randy Talamayan, M.D.
Xiaoyin Tang, M.D.
Dana Tarina, M.D.
John Taylor, M.D.
Robert Terranova, D.O.
Pritinder Thind, M.D.
Samuel Thomas, M.D.
Rudolf Thompson, M.D.
Christopher Tolerico, M.D.
Jeanne Tomaino, M.D.
Toby Tracy, D.O.
Victoria Triola, D.O.
Joseph Triolo, M.D.
Shirley Tsong, M.D.
Folarin Tuboku-Metzger, M.D.
Lawrence Van Horn, M.D.
Michelle Verdi, D.O.
Chellappan Vijayakumar, M.D.
Aristotelis Vlahos, M.D.
Michael Wappel, M.D.
Evelyn Wells, M.D.
Joseph Wendolowski, DPM
Joshua Wolpert, M.D.
Jason Wong, D.O.
Walter Wynkoop, M.D.
Lin Xu, M.D.
Zhaomin Yang, M.D.
Hojun Yoo, M.D.
Shaddy Younan, M.D.
Daniel Yu, M.D.
Thomas Yu, M.D.
Marta Zeb, M.D.
Min Zheng, M.D.
Lingbin Zhou, M.D.
Susanne Zimmermann, M.D.
Melissa Bonilla, M.D.
J. Andrew Bowe, M.D.
Harris Bram, M.D.
James Brock, M.D.
Jonathan Brodsky, D.O.
Mary Beth Browne, M.D.
Robert Bruno, D.O.
Charles Cappadona, M.D.
Samuel Carino, D.O.
Jocelyn Carlo, M.D.
Owen Carolan, M.D.
Michael P. Carson, M.D.
RoseAnn Caruso, DPM
Leslie Cauvin, D.O.
Kane Chang, M.D.
Robert Chang, M.D.
Charlie Changchien, M.D.
James Chapman, M.D.
Aileen Chen, M.D.
Gino Chiappetta, M.D.
Kenny Chiu, M.D.
Edward Choi, M.D.
Yu-Jeong Choi, M.D.
Shobha Chottera, M.D.
Jeanmarie Chudzik, D.O.
Paul Chung, M.D.
Greg Clark, DPM
Jonathan Cohen, M.D.
Ellen Conner, M.D.
Raffaele Corbisiero, M.D.
Jorge Corzo, M.D.
Anthony Costa, M.D.
Eric Costanzo, D.O.
Theodore D’Amato, DPM
David D’Ambrosio, M.D.
Michael D’Angelo, M.D.
Rama Dahal, M.D.
Charles Daknis (Cresanti), M.D.
Michael Dambeck, D.O.
Adnan Danish, M.D.
Maria Agnes Dawis, M.D.
Beverly Demchuk, M.D.
Howard Denenberg, M.D.
Nancy DeNicola, D.O.
Amee Desai, M.D.
Sunit Desai, M.D.
Raven DeVincenzo, M.D.
Marc DeVito, M.D.
Frederic Dewil, M.D.
Shamina Dhillon, M.D.
William Didie, M.D.
Jody DiGiacomo, M.D.
R. Dillon, M.D.
William DiLorenzo, D.O.
Ann DiPaolo, D.O.
Pankaj Doshi, M.D.
Peter Doss, M.D.
Christopher Doumas, M.D.
Stacy Doumas, M.D.
Kathleen Dowling, M.D.
Scott Druckman, D.O.
Elena Drudy, M.D.
Sarah Easaw, M.D.
Teresa Ecker, M.D.
Mohamed Elbasty, DDS
Abeer Elessawi, D.O.
Mohamed Elsawaf, M.D.
Samuel Engel, M.D.
Edward Engle, D.O.
Raymond Esquieres, M.D.
Mayer Ezer, M.D.
Ahmed Fadil, M.D.
Gregory Fedorcik, M.D.
Charlee Feeney, D.O.
William Fenster, M.D.
Felix Fianko, M.D.
Ryan Fields, D.O.
Michael Findura, D.O.
Arkady Finkel, M.D.
Anthony Fiorilli, DPM
5 to 9 Years
Holli Alster, DPM
Shahida Abbas, M.D.
Nathan Ades, M.D.
Khalid Ahmad, M.D.
Nasir Ahmad, M.D.
Ninfa Alcasid, M.D.
Marcos Alfie, M.D.
Rany AlHaj, M.D.
Deborah Alpert, M.D., Ph.D.
Kevin Anannab, M.D.
Richard Angrist, M.D.
Renato Apolito, M.D.
Deepinder Arora, M.D.
Adarsh Arya, M.D.
Russell Ashinoff, M.D.
Michael Ashkar, M.D.
Sunil Asnani, M.D.
Elizabeth Assing, M.D.
Moshe Bacharach, M.D.
Flora Bai, M.D.
Nadeem Baig, M.D.
Bhavesh Balar, M.D.
Arvind Baliga, M.D.
Cathleen Ballance, M.D.
Joseph Barbalinardo, M.D.
Robin Bash, M.D.
Eric Baskin, DPM
Jonathan Baum, M.D.
Jeffrey Bechler, M.D.
Olga Belder, D.O.
Kenneth Belitsis, M.D.
Matthew Berberich, M.D.
Eric Berger, M.D.
Lance Berger, M.D.
Gagan Beri, M.D.
Mordechai Bermann, M.D.
Tarun Bhandari, M.D.
Atul Bhasin, M.D.
Steven Binenbaum, M.D.
Warren Bleiweiss, M.D.
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Gary Kershner, D.O.
Rafiya Khakoo, M.D.
Chong Kim, M.D.
Sowmini Kommireddi, M.D.
Anita Kubal, M.D.
Sung Kwon, M.D.
Estela Lacap, M.D.
Thomas Lake, M.D.
Vipul Lakhani, M.D.
Jasen Langley, DPM
Daniel Lapidus, M.D.
Joseph Lattanzi, M.D.
Issa Lehaf, M.D.
Michael Lepis, M.D.
Michael Levin, D.O.
Ying Lin, M.D.
Marcia Liu, M.D.
Edward Liu, M.D.
Todd Liu, M.D.
Thomas Lozowski, D.O.
W. Madsen, DMD
Pacifico Magahis, M.D.
Elizabeth Mammen-Prasad, M.D.
Gina Maniar, D.O.
Farag Mankarios, M.D.
Smitha Manoj, M.D.
Elie Mansour, M.D.
Arthur Mark, M.D.
Benjamin Mark, M.D.
Paul Marquette, M.D.
Stephen Martino, M.D.
Lizett Marza, M.D.
Avais Masud, M.D.
Theodore Matulewicz, M.D.
John McElroy, DMD
Kevin-Sean McGann, D.O.
Sara McGee, M.D.
Deepti Mehra, M.D.
Cynthia Meyers-Seifer, M.D.
Steven Morgan, M.D.
Marek Mrzyglocki, M.D.
Sangita Nagpal, M.D.
Prem Nandiwada, M.D.
Danielle Nardone, D.O.
Hung Nguyen, M.D.
Thomas Nicholas, M.D.
Noel Nivera, M.D.
Debra O’Brien, M.D.
Thomas O’Brien, M.D.
Douglas O’Connor, M.D.
Arthur O’Keefe, M.D.
Lookman Odejobi, M.D.
Olukayode Oladeji, M.D.
Jeffrey Osofsky, M.D.
Ann Marie Pagano, M.D.
Winicjusz Palecki, M.D.
Wilbur Pan, M.D.
Shivendra Pandey, M.D.
Robert Pannullo, M.D.
Alfred Parchment, M.D.
Atul Pasricha, D.O.
Mark Pass, M.D.
Philip Passalaqua, M.D.
Suhas Patel, M.D.
Nachiket Patel, M.D.
Jayne Pavlak-Schenk, D.O.
Bruce Peters, D.O.
Victoria Pirogovsky, M.D.
Francis Ponce, M.D.
Arvind Prabhat, M.D.
Andrea Price, M.D.
Steven Priolo, M.D.
Paul Prosperi, D.O.
Qiubing Qian, M.D.
Moh’d Qumei, M.D.
Vicki Raab, M.D.
Michael Raguso-Failla, M.D.
Zulfiqar Rajput, M.D.
Guy Rando, DDS
Anupama Rao, M.D.
Sumul Raval, M.D.
Richard Richlan, M.D.
Brian Rogers, M.D.
Kevin Roma, M.D.
Joseph Romanella, D.O.
Michael Rose, M.D.
Ann Ross, M.D.
Robert Sabo, M.D.
Ahmad Salloum, M.D.
Emilia Santa Maria-Lucero, M.D.
Peter Scalia, M.D.
Janet Schairer, M.D.
Joseph Schauer, M.D.
Andrew Schmierer, DPM
Katherine Schneebaum, M.D.
Nina Seigelstein, M.D.
Elliot Semet, M.D.
Carl Senft, M.D.
Pranav Shah, M.D.
Darsit Shah, M.D.
Robert Shavelson, M.D.
Yong Shi, M.D.
Tatyana Shkolnaya, M.D.
Richard Siderits, M.D.
Egbert Simon, M.D.
Sangchin Song, DMD
Azam Soroush, M.D.
Christopher Spagnuola, M.D.
Charles Spatz, DPM
Anthony Squillaro, M.D.
Bruce Stamos, M.D.
Scott Strenger, M.D.
Alan Swinger, D.O.
Randy Talamayan, M.D.
Xiaoyin Tang, M.D.
Dana Tarina, M.D.
John Taylor, M.D.
Robert Terranova, D.O.
Pritinder Thind, M.D.
Samuel Thomas, M.D.
Rudolf Thompson, M.D.
Christopher Tolerico, M.D.
Jeanne Tomaino, M.D.
Toby Tracy, D.O.
Victoria Triola, D.O.
Joseph Triolo, M.D.
Shirley Tsong, M.D.
Folarin Tuboku-Metzger, M.D.
Lawrence Van Horn, M.D.
Michelle Verdi, D.O.
Chellappan Vijayakumar, M.D.
Aristotelis Vlahos, M.D.
Michael Wappel, M.D.
Evelyn Wells, M.D.
Joseph Wendolowski, DPM
Joshua Wolpert, M.D.
Jason Wong, D.O.
Walter Wynkoop, M.D.
Lin Xu, M.D.
Zhaomin Yang, M.D.
Hojun Yoo, M.D.
Shaddy Younan, M.D.
Daniel Yu, M.D.
Thomas Yu, M.D.
Marta Zeb, M.D.
Min Zheng, M.D.
Lingbin Zhou, M.D.
Susanne Zimmermann, M.D.
Melissa Bonilla, M.D.
J. Andrew Bowe, M.D.
Harris Bram, M.D.
James Brock, M.D.
Jonathan Brodsky, D.O.
Mary Beth Browne, M.D.
Robert Bruno, D.O.
Charles Cappadona, M.D.
Samuel Carino, D.O.
Jocelyn Carlo, M.D.
Owen Carolan, M.D.
Michael P. Carson, M.D.
RoseAnn Caruso, DPM
Leslie Cauvin, D.O.
Kane Chang, M.D.
Robert Chang, M.D.
Charlie Changchien, M.D.
James Chapman, M.D.
Aileen Chen, M.D.
Gino Chiappetta, M.D.
Kenny Chiu, M.D.
Edward Choi, M.D.
Yu-Jeong Choi, M.D.
Shobha Chottera, M.D.
Jeanmarie Chudzik, D.O.
Paul Chung, M.D.
Greg Clark, DPM
Jonathan Cohen, M.D.
Ellen Conner, M.D.
Raffaele Corbisiero, M.D.
Jorge Corzo, M.D.
Anthony Costa, M.D.
Eric Costanzo, D.O.
Theodore D’Amato, DPM
David D’Ambrosio, M.D.
Michael D’Angelo, M.D.
Rama Dahal, M.D.
Charles Daknis (Cresanti), M.D.
Michael Dambeck, D.O.
Adnan Danish, M.D.
Maria Agnes Dawis, M.D.
Beverly Demchuk, M.D.
Howard Denenberg, M.D.
Nancy DeNicola, D.O.
Amee Desai, M.D.
Sunit Desai, M.D.
Raven DeVincenzo, M.D.
Marc DeVito, M.D.
Frederic Dewil, M.D.
Shamina Dhillon, M.D.
William Didie, M.D.
Jody DiGiacomo, M.D.
R. Dillon, M.D.
William DiLorenzo, D.O.
Ann DiPaolo, D.O.
Pankaj Doshi, M.D.
Peter Doss, M.D.
Christopher Doumas, M.D.
Stacy Doumas, M.D.
Kathleen Dowling, M.D.
Scott Druckman, D.O.
Elena Drudy, M.D.
Sarah Easaw, M.D.
Teresa Ecker, M.D.
Mohamed Elbasty, DDS
Abeer Elessawi, D.O.
Mohamed Elsawaf, M.D.
Samuel Engel, M.D.
Edward Engle, D.O.
Raymond Esquieres, M.D.
Mayer Ezer, M.D.
Ahmed Fadil, M.D.
Gregory Fedorcik, M.D.
Charlee Feeney, D.O.
William Fenster, M.D.
Felix Fianko, M.D.
Ryan Fields, D.O.
Michael Findura, D.O.
Arkady Finkel, M.D.
Anthony Fiorilli, DPM
5 to 9 Years
Holli Alster, DPM
Shahida Abbas, M.D.
Nathan Ades, M.D.
Khalid Ahmad, M.D.
Nasir Ahmad, M.D.
Ninfa Alcasid, M.D.
Marcos Alfie, M.D.
Rany AlHaj, M.D.
Deborah Alpert, M.D., Ph.D.
Kevin Anannab, M.D.
Richard Angrist, M.D.
Renato Apolito, M.D.
Deepinder Arora, M.D.
Adarsh Arya, M.D.
Russell Ashinoff, M.D.
Michael Ashkar, M.D.
Sunil Asnani, M.D.
Elizabeth Assing, M.D.
Moshe Bacharach, M.D.
Flora Bai, M.D.
Nadeem Baig, M.D.
Bhavesh Balar, M.D.
Arvind Baliga, M.D.
Cathleen Ballance, M.D.
Joseph Barbalinardo, M.D.
Robin Bash, M.D.
Eric Baskin, DPM
Jonathan Baum, M.D.
Jeffrey Bechler, M.D.
Olga Belder, D.O.
Kenneth Belitsis, M.D.
Matthew Berberich, M.D.
Eric Berger, M.D.
Lance Berger, M.D.
Gagan Beri, M.D.
Mordechai Bermann, M.D.
Tarun Bhandari, M.D.
Atul Bhasin, M.D.
Steven Binenbaum, M.D.
Warren Bleiweiss, M.D.
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Victor Fontana, D.O.
Leo Fontana, M.D.
Glenn Forman, M.D.
Robert Frankel, M.D.
Darren Freeman, D.O.
Silvia Fresco, M.D.
Steven Friedel, M.D.
Brett Frieman, D.O.
Mary Fury, D.O.
Glenn Gabisan, M.D.
Dhiren Gandhi, M.D.
Felix Garcia-Perez, M.D.
Christine Gasperetti, M.D.
Charles Gatt, M.D.
Renee Georges, M.D.
Eric Gershenbaum, M.D.
Amy Gesualdi, DPM
Raafat Ghobraiel, M.D.
John Ghobrial, M.D.
Nicole Glynn, M.D.
Lisa Golding-Granado, M.D.
Mark Goldstein, M.D.
Elliot Goodman, D.O.
Barry Gordon, M.D.
Brian Gottesman, M.D.
Prasuna Gourkanti, M.D.
Sergey Grachev, M.D.
Jeremy Grayson, M.D.
Aron Green, M.D.
David Greenberg, M.D.
Negin Griffith, M.D.
Russell Gross, M.D.
Bruce Grossman, M.D.
Joann Gualberti, M.D.
Lisa Gualberti-Girgis, M.D.
Suraj Gupta, M.D.
Sevgi Gurkan, M.D.
Richard Haddad, M.D.
Howard Hampel, M.D.
Niveen Hanna, M.D.
Tong Karen Hao, M.D.
Heather Harnly, M.D.
Denise Hayward, M.D.
Robert Herbstman, M.D.
Shane Hollawell, DPM
Ian Horkheimer, M.D.
Chan Huh, M.D.
Sajjad Hussain, M.D.
Sharon Jacob, M.D.
Keshani Jain, M.D.
Kimberley Jones, M.D.
Yisrael Kadosh, M.D.
Emad Kamel, M.D.
Rajat Kapoor, D.O.
Meltem Karatas, M.D.
Roopal Karia, M.D.
Helen Karwowska, M.D.
Brian Katt, M.D.
Randi Katz, D.O.
Matthew Kaufman, M.D.
Moises Kaweblum, M.D.
Jaime Kaweblum, D.O.
Ayal Kaynan, M.D.
Robert Kayser, M.D.
Dawn Kennedy-Little, D.O.
Rahab Khalil, M.D.
Ronald Klebacher, D.O.
Stephen Kolakowski, M.D.
Thomas Komorowski, M.D.
Charles Koo, M.D.
Paul Kostoulakos, D.O.
David Kountz, M.D.
Felix Kravets, M.D.
Aleksey Kretov, M.D.
Kenneth Kronhaus,
M.D.
Robert Krotenberg, M.D.
Ramanasri Kudipudi, M.D.
Julianne Kuflik, M.D.
Sanjay Kumar, M.D.
Raghu Kunamneni, M.D.
Frank LaBue, M.D.
Michael Lacap, M.D.
Gina Lagnese, DPM
Joseph Landolfi, D.O.
Howard Landsman, D.O.
Michele Lanza, M.D.
Peter Lapman, M.D.
Samuel Laufer, M.D.
Adam Lazarus, M.D.
Ian Leber, M.D.
Timothy Leddy, M.D.
Francis Moon Lee, M.D.
Robyn Leitner, M.D.
Thomas Lembo, DPM
Allen Lempel, M.D.
Howard Levite, M.D.
Michael Levitt, M.D.
Randall Lewis, M.D.
David Lopez, M.D.
Leonardo Lopez, D.O.
Prinze Mack, M.D.
Janet Mahan, M.D.
Laura Malfitano, D.O.
Ilya Manevich, M.D.
Patricia Manfredonia, M.D.
Manolis Manolakakis, DMD
James Marco, M.D.
Angelo Markatos, D.O.
Rachel Markowitz, M.D.
Antonio Marra, D.O.
Ginja Massey, M.D.
Caroline Mastro, M.D.
Paul Matta, D.O.
Diana Mayer, M.D.
Peter McGuire, M.D.
John McKeon, M.D.
John McNamara, D.O.
Thomas McPartland, M.D.
Neeraj Mehra, M.D.
Serge Menkin, M.D.
Ariel Meyer, D.O.
Frank Migliori, M.D.
Vincent Milazzo, M.D.
Jeffrey Miskoff, D.O.
Rajesh Mohan, M.D.
Gregg Mojares, D.O.
Sharon Monter, DPM
James Morales, M.D.
Eliezer Mordan, M.D.
Darlene Morgan, M.D.
Diego Morreale, M.D.
Khaled Morsi, M.D.
Phillip Mosca, M.D.
Vance Moss, M.D.
Susan Murphy, M.D.
Srividya Naganathan, M.D.
Michael Nagy, M.D.
Girish Nair, DPM
Lakshmi Nandiwada, M.D.
Louis Napolitano, DMD
David Neckritz, D.O.
Dana Nedelcu, M.D.
Andrew Nelson, M.D.
Alan Ng, M.D.
Tommy Ng, M.D.
Hoan-Vu Nguyen, M.D.
Anna Nowinowska, M.D.
Arlene O’Brien, DMD
Patrick O’Connor, D.O.
David Ogun, M.D.
Ty Olson, M.D.
James Orlando, M.D.
Ayesha Ould-Hammou, M.D.
Gary Packin, D.O.
Theresa Paladino, D.O.
Agnieszka Palecki, M.D.
Sandip Parikh, M.D.
Matthew Partrick, M.D.
Ashish Patel, M.D.
Deepa Patel, M.D.
Hitesh Patel, M.D.
Munjal Patel, M.D.
Nikesh Patel, M.D.
Sagar Patel, M.D.
Samir Patel, M.D.
Vanita Patel, M.D.
Vijay Patel, M.D.
Kalpeshkumar Patel, M.D.
Tushar Patel, M.D.
Kashmira Patel, M.D.
Virendra Patel, M.D.
Parag Patel, M.D.
Vineeta Pathak, M.D.
Anil Pawa, M.D.
Amy Peardon, D.O.
Nathaniel Peardon, D.O.
Darelle Pfeiffer, DPM
Renuka Pillai, D.O.
Julita Pineda, M.D.
David Pinnelas, M.D.
Michael Piscopiello, M.D.
Maria Polizzi, M.D.
David Polonet, M.D.
Tatyana Ponti, M.D.
Gregory Przybylski, M.D.
Suzanne Quigley, DMD
Vinutha Raj, M.D.
Adam Redlich, M.D.
Elena Regalman, M.D.
Jonathan Reich, M.D.
Stephanie Reynolds, D.O.
William Rhee, M.D.
Anthony Ricca, M.D.
Sonia Rijhsinghani, M.D.
Josephine Rim, M.D.
Keith Rinkus, M.D.
Michael Risin, M.D.
Julia Ritsan, D.O.
Shannon Rittberg, D.O.
Edward Rittweger, M.D.
Bonnie Robinson-Gallaro, M.D.
David Rodricks, M.D.
Andrew Romano, D.O.
Michael Romello, M.D.
Anne Roth, D.O.
Michael Rothman, M.D.
Assif Rozovsky, M.D.
Steven Rushford, M.D.
Salvatore Russomano, M.D.
Rajesh Sachdeo, M.D.
Carlos Sagebien, M.D.
Puneet Sahgal, M.D.
Ashraf Sakr, M.D.
Simon Salerno, M.D.
Matthew Samra, D.O.
Asaad Samra, M.D.
Rashmi Sandeep, M.D.
Leonard Sandler, M.D.
Vijay Sankhla, M.D.
Vaidehi Sasidhar, M.D.
Stephen Sawin, M.D.
Ahmet Sayan, M.D.
Joseph Schirripa, M.D.
Paul Schwartzberg, D.O.
Joseph Sedutto, M.D.
Seymour Semah, DMD
Jane Sennett, D.O.
Dhiren Shah, M.D.
Mukesh Shah, M.D.
Anil Sharma, M.D.
Christine Sheehan, D.O.
Michael Sher, M.D.
Sanjay Shetty, M.D.
Paul Shieh, M.D.
Alexander Shifrin, M.D.
Marcia Shomo, M.D.
Philip Simone, M.D.
Mark Singer, M.D.
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Victor Fontana, D.O.
Leo Fontana, M.D.
Glenn Forman, M.D.
Robert Frankel, M.D.
Darren Freeman, D.O.
Silvia Fresco, M.D.
Steven Friedel, M.D.
Brett Frieman, D.O.
Mary Fury, D.O.
Glenn Gabisan, M.D.
Dhiren Gandhi, M.D.
Felix Garcia-Perez, M.D.
Christine Gasperetti, M.D.
Charles Gatt, M.D.
Renee Georges, M.D.
Eric Gershenbaum, M.D.
Amy Gesualdi, DPM
Raafat Ghobraiel, M.D.
John Ghobrial, M.D.
Nicole Glynn, M.D.
Lisa Golding-Granado, M.D.
Mark Goldstein, M.D.
Elliot Goodman, D.O.
Barry Gordon, M.D.
Brian Gottesman, M.D.
Prasuna Gourkanti, M.D.
Sergey Grachev, M.D.
Jeremy Grayson, M.D.
Aron Green, M.D.
David Greenberg, M.D.
Negin Griffith, M.D.
Russell Gross, M.D.
Bruce Grossman, M.D.
Joann Gualberti, M.D.
Lisa Gualberti-Girgis, M.D.
Suraj Gupta, M.D.
Sevgi Gurkan, M.D.
Richard Haddad, M.D.
Howard Hampel, M.D.
Niveen Hanna, M.D.
Tong Karen Hao, M.D.
Heather Harnly, M.D.
Denise Hayward, M.D.
Robert Herbstman, M.D.
Shane Hollawell, DPM
Ian Horkheimer, M.D.
Chan Huh, M.D.
Sajjad Hussain, M.D.
Sharon Jacob, M.D.
Keshani Jain, M.D.
Kimberley Jones, M.D.
Yisrael Kadosh, M.D.
Emad Kamel, M.D.
Rajat Kapoor, D.O.
Meltem Karatas, M.D.
Roopal Karia, M.D.
Helen Karwowska, M.D.
Brian Katt, M.D.
Randi Katz, D.O.
Matthew Kaufman, M.D.
Moises Kaweblum, M.D.
Jaime Kaweblum, D.O.
Ayal Kaynan, M.D.
Robert Kayser, M.D.
Dawn Kennedy-Little, D.O.
Rahab Khalil, M.D.
Ronald Klebacher, D.O.
Stephen Kolakowski, M.D.
Thomas Komorowski, M.D.
Charles Koo, M.D.
Paul Kostoulakos, D.O.
David Kountz, M.D.
Felix Kravets, M.D.
Aleksey Kretov, M.D.
Kenneth Kronhaus,
M.D.
Robert Krotenberg, M.D.
Ramanasri Kudipudi, M.D.
Julianne Kuflik, M.D.
Sanjay Kumar, M.D.
Raghu Kunamneni, M.D.
Frank LaBue, M.D.
Michael Lacap, M.D.
Gina Lagnese, DPM
Joseph Landolfi, D.O.
Howard Landsman, D.O.
Michele Lanza, M.D.
Peter Lapman, M.D.
Samuel Laufer, M.D.
Adam Lazarus, M.D.
Ian Leber, M.D.
Timothy Leddy, M.D.
Francis Moon Lee, M.D.
Robyn Leitner, M.D.
Thomas Lembo, DPM
Allen Lempel, M.D.
Howard Levite, M.D.
Michael Levitt, M.D.
Randall Lewis, M.D.
David Lopez, M.D.
Leonardo Lopez, D.O.
Prinze Mack, M.D.
Janet Mahan, M.D.
Laura Malfitano, D.O.
Ilya Manevich, M.D.
Patricia Manfredonia, M.D.
Manolis Manolakakis, DMD
James Marco, M.D.
Angelo Markatos, D.O.
Rachel Markowitz, M.D.
Antonio Marra, D.O.
Ginja Massey, M.D.
Caroline Mastro, M.D.
Paul Matta, D.O.
Diana Mayer, M.D.
Peter McGuire, M.D.
John McKeon, M.D.
John McNamara, D.O.
Thomas McPartland, M.D.
Neeraj Mehra, M.D.
Serge Menkin, M.D.
Ariel Meyer, D.O.
Frank Migliori, M.D.
Vincent Milazzo, M.D.
Jeffrey Miskoff, D.O.
Rajesh Mohan, M.D.
Gregg Mojares, D.O.
Sharon Monter, DPM
James Morales, M.D.
Eliezer Mordan, M.D.
Darlene Morgan, M.D.
Diego Morreale, M.D.
Khaled Morsi, M.D.
Phillip Mosca, M.D.
Vance Moss, M.D.
Susan Murphy, M.D.
Srividya Naganathan, M.D.
Michael Nagy, M.D.
Girish Nair, DPM
Lakshmi Nandiwada, M.D.
Louis Napolitano, DMD
David Neckritz, D.O.
Dana Nedelcu, M.D.
Andrew Nelson, M.D.
Alan Ng, M.D.
Tommy Ng, M.D.
Hoan-Vu Nguyen, M.D.
Anna Nowinowska, M.D.
Arlene O’Brien, DMD
Patrick O’Connor, D.O.
David Ogun, M.D.
Ty Olson, M.D.
James Orlando, M.D.
Ayesha Ould-Hammou, M.D.
Gary Packin, D.O.
Theresa Paladino, D.O.
Agnieszka Palecki, M.D.
Sandip Parikh, M.D.
Matthew Partrick, M.D.
Ashish Patel, M.D.
Deepa Patel, M.D.
Hitesh Patel, M.D.
Munjal Patel, M.D.
Nikesh Patel, M.D.
Sagar Patel, M.D.
Samir Patel, M.D.
Vanita Patel, M.D.
Vijay Patel, M.D.
Kalpeshkumar Patel, M.D.
Tushar Patel, M.D.
Kashmira Patel, M.D.
Virendra Patel, M.D.
Parag Patel, M.D.
Vineeta Pathak, M.D.
Anil Pawa, M.D.
Amy Peardon, D.O.
Nathaniel Peardon, D.O.
Darelle Pfeiffer, DPM
Renuka Pillai, D.O.
Julita Pineda, M.D.
David Pinnelas, M.D.
Michael Piscopiello, M.D.
Maria Polizzi, M.D.
David Polonet, M.D.
Tatyana Ponti, M.D.
Gregory Przybylski, M.D.
Suzanne Quigley, DMD
Vinutha Raj, M.D.
Adam Redlich, M.D.
Elena Regalman, M.D.
Jonathan Reich, M.D.
Stephanie Reynolds, D.O.
William Rhee, M.D.
Anthony Ricca, M.D.
Sonia Rijhsinghani, M.D.
Josephine Rim, M.D.
Keith Rinkus, M.D.
Michael Risin, M.D.
Julia Ritsan, D.O.
Shannon Rittberg, D.O.
Edward Rittweger, M.D.
Bonnie Robinson-Gallaro, M.D.
David Rodricks, M.D.
Andrew Romano, D.O.
Michael Romello, M.D.
Anne Roth, D.O.
Michael Rothman, M.D.
Assif Rozovsky, M.D.
Steven Rushford, M.D.
Salvatore Russomano, M.D.
Rajesh Sachdeo, M.D.
Carlos Sagebien, M.D.
Puneet Sahgal, M.D.
Ashraf Sakr, M.D.
Simon Salerno, M.D.
Matthew Samra, D.O.
Asaad Samra, M.D.
Rashmi Sandeep, M.D.
Leonard Sandler, M.D.
Vijay Sankhla, M.D.
Vaidehi Sasidhar, M.D.
Stephen Sawin, M.D.
Ahmet Sayan, M.D.
Joseph Schirripa, M.D.
Paul Schwartzberg, D.O.
Joseph Sedutto, M.D.
Seymour Semah, DMD
Jane Sennett, D.O.
Dhiren Shah, M.D.
Mukesh Shah, M.D.
Anil Sharma, M.D.
Christine Sheehan, D.O.
Michael Sher, M.D.
Sanjay Shetty, M.D.
Paul Shieh, M.D.
Alexander Shifrin, M.D.
Marcia Shomo, M.D.
Philip Simone, M.D.
Mark Singer, M.D.
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Arun Singh, D.O.
Robert Skaf, M.D.
Stephen Small, D.O.
Corey Smith, M.D.
Margarita Smotkin-Tangorra, D.O.
Monir Soliman, M.D.
Poonam Soni, M.D.
Shikhar Soni, M.D.
Anthony Sparano, M.D.
Edward Spellman, M.D.
Benjamin Spirn, M.D.
Rose St. Fleur, M.D.
Peter Staats, M.D.
Lawrence Stankovits, M.D.
Thomas Steineke, M.D.
Jason Steinfeld, M.D.
J. Barton Sterling, M.D.
Karl Strom, M.D.
Khalil Suaray, M.D.
Jidong Sun, M.D.
Paul Sunkavalli, M.D.
Patricia Tager, M.D.
Mary Tan, M.D.
Matthew Tangorra, D.O.
Eduard Tapliga, M.D.
Christopher Taylor, M.D.
Roger Taylor, DPM
Anuradha Thalasila, M.D.
Philip Therrien, M.D.
Jhibu Thomas, M.D.
Manjula Thopcherla, M.D.
Vincent Tomasuolo, M.D.
Wellington Tsai, DMD
James Tse, M.D.
Carl Vaccaro, D.O.
Peter Vaclavik, M.D.
Peter Van Deerlin, M.D.
Jerome J. Vernick, M.D.
Vandhana Wadhwa, M.D.
Ilan Waldman, M.D.
Kulbir Walia, M.D.
Hongling Wang, M.D.
Bernard Wayman, M.D.
Lon Weiner, M.D.
Sharon Weiner, M.D.
David Weisman, M.D.
Lynne Weiss, M.D.
Kevin Willis, M.D.
Donn Winokur, DDS
Joshua Winslow, M.D.
David Wirtshafter, M.D.
Brett Wohlstetter, DDS
Veronica Wolf, DPM
Bokran Won, M.D.
Edwin Wymer, D.O.
Zyad Younan, M.D.
Jonathan Yrad, M.D.
Yin (Michael) Yu, M.D.
Peter Zahos, M.D.
James Zipagan, M.D.
Cathy Andricsak, DMD
Sreelatha Anne, M.D.
Marianna Antonopoulou, M.D.
Fabio Apolito, DMD
Carol Ash, D.O.
Manjula Ashok, M.D.
Howard Axelrod, M.D.
Sara Axelrod-Malagold, M.D.
Steve Aydin, D.O.
Lisa Bakhos, M.D.
Nader Bakhos, M.D.
Mohamed Bakr, M.D.
Sanjay Bakshi, M.D.
Diane Baldwin, D.M.D.
Jonathan Banibensu, M.D.
Cynthia Barabas, M.D.
Surendra Barshikar, M.D.
Keith Barton, D.O.
Bharathi Batchu, M.D.
Eugene Batelli, DPM
Nilay Baxi, M.D.
Murray Becker, M.D.
John Beckwith, DMD
Jay Bellias, D.O.
Ronald Benitez, M.D.
Kavita Beri, M.D.
Michael Bernstein, M.D.
Bela Bhuskute, M.D.
Stephen Bischoff, M.D.
Michael Blake, M.D.
Elisa Bland, DMD
Larry Bloomstein, M.D.
Allan Bogdan, M.D.
Walter Boris, D.O.
Devi Prasad Botu, M.D.
Michelle Bouyea, M.D.
Colin Brown, M.D.
Norman Brown, M.D.
Ilene Burach, M.D.
Alma Bustamante, M.D.
Dawn Calderon, D.O.
Deborah Camiscoli, M.D.
Lisa Campanella-Coppo, M.D.
Francis Cancellieri, M.D.
Jan Cardinale, M.D.
Erin Carney, M.D.
Mark Cerefice, M.D.
Joanne Chang, M.D.
Less Than 5 Years
Arshia Abbasi, M.D.
Muhammad Abbas, M.D.
Minako Abe, M.D.
Vincent Abenante, M.D.
Rebekah Adamczyk, D.O.
Angela Adelizzi, D.O.
Ayotunde Adeyeri, M.D.
Evan Adler, DPM
Stephen Adolfsen, M.D.
Apurv Agrawal, M.D.
Adeel Ahmad, M.D.
Safi Ahmed, M.D.
Reza Akhtar, M.D.
Glenda Albizu, M.D.
Patrick Alcasid, M.D.
Rana Ali, M.D.
Gerald Almazan, M.D.
Shaun Altneu, D.O.
Darshana Amin, D.O.
Amy Aminlari, M.D.
Daniel Amitie, M.D.
Miriam Anannab, M.D.
Priya Anantharaman, M.D.
Jose Andrade, M.D.
Kyle Chapple, M.D.
Roger Chen, M.D.
Eleanor Cheng, M.D.
Stephanie Chin, M.D.
Farys Chowdhury, D.O.
Prashant Chutke, M.D.
Vincent Cirella, M.D.
Pasquale Cirullo, M.D.
Gregory Coakley, DDS
Aristides Codoyannis, M.D.
John Cooper, D.O.
Adriana Cordal, M.D.
David Corley, M.D.
James Cozzarelli, M.D.
Robert Cranley, M.D.
Corrie Crowe, DDS
Francisco Cruz, M.D.
Daniel D’Andrea, M.D.
Denis D’Angelo, M.D.
Rima Daghistani, M.D.
Brian Daniel, D.O.
Matthew Davis, M.D.
Joseph DeAntonio, M.D.
Marianne DeGennaro, D.O.
Jacqueline Del Valle, M.D.
John Delgado, M.D.
James Demos, M.D.
John DePalma, D.O.
Aaditya Desai, D.O.
Jatin Desani, M.D.
Alison DeWaters-LaBianca, DPM
Aman Dhawan, M.D.
John Dillon, M.D.
Mark DiMarcangelo, D.O.
Nadia Din, DPM
Diane DiTusa, D.O.
Sudhir Diwan, M.D.
Delia Dobrescu, M.D.
John Donadeo, M.D.
Margaret Donlon, M.D.
George Doss, M.D.
Harry Dounis, D.O.
Adam Duhl, M.D.
Sarah Dunn, M.D.
David Dupree, M.D.
Sukrut Dwivedi, D.O.
Samuel Echeverri, M.D.
Richard Eiges, D.O.
Karim ElSahwi, M.D.
Wael Elsamman, M.D.
Ludmila Engelbach, M.D.
Vanessa Escobar-Barboza, M.D.
Aileen Estavillo, M.D.
Charles Farrell, M.D.
Peter Farrugia, M.D.
Joel Fechisin, M.D.
Robert Fegan, M.D.
Emily Felzenberg, D.O.
Steven Ferrer, M.D.
Nassi Figdor, DDS
Howard Fine, M.D.
Pejman Firouztale, M.D.
Lauren Fischer, M.D.
Bruce Fisher, M.D.
Francesco Florio, D.O.
Svetlana Fomin, M.D.
Hugo Franco, M.D.
Stacey Franz, D.O.
Diane Fresca, M.D.
James Friedman, M.D.
Amy Frieman, M.D.
Kent Fung, M.D.
Shefali Gandhi, D.O.
Edwin Gangemi, M.D.
George Ganson, M.D.
Shuping Ge, M.D.
Cynthia Genovese, M.D.
Jon George, M.D.
Mary Georgy, M.D.
Mark Gesell, M.D.
Magda Ghabras, D.O.
Nader Ghaly, M.D.
Christine Gigliuto, M.D.
Jasrai Gill, M.D.
Miguel Giron, M.D.
Michael Golub, M.D.
Cheryl Graber, M.D.
Grace Grabowy, D.O.
Margaret Griffith, M.D.
Rudolph Gronsky, D.O.
Laura Grygotis, M.D.
Anthony Guariglia, M.D.
Kunal Gupta, M.D.
Namita Gupta, M.D.
Rakesh Gupta, M.D.
Ellen J. Hagopian, M.D.
Feryal Hajee, M.D.
Catherine Hanlon, M.D.
Dalia Hanna, M.D.
Riple Hansalia, M.D.
Anthony Hartmann, M.D.
Farida Hassan, M.D.
Rose Hayet, M.D.
Paul Haynes, M.D.
Nader Hebela, M.D.
Mark Heimmel, M.D.
Daniel Herriman, M.D.
Garland Herron, M.D.
Ian Hersh, DPM
I. Hiatt, M.D.
Kimberly Hogan, M.D.
Leonardo Holguin, M.D.
James Holmes, DPM
Nicole Hraniotis, M.D.
Ian Hughes, M.D.
Qasim Husain, M.D.
Peter Hynes, M.D.
Ladan Ilkhani, M.D.
Julie Isaacson, M.D.
Julia Jackson, DMD
Vishal Jain, M.D.
Nicholas Jarmon, M.D.
Gabriele Jasper, M.D.
Jocelyn Jeffries-Bruno, DDS
Gloria-Ann Jennings, M.D.
Jennifer Jimenez, M.D.
Raed Jitan, M.D.
Thomas John, M.D.
Denise Johnson Miller, M.D.
Shelley A. Jones-Dillon, M.D.
Jessy Joykutty, M.D.
Praveena Kandula, M.D.
Dharmishtha Kanuga, M.D.
Edmund Karam, M.D.
Sara Grimley Karam, M.D.
Kamil Karroum, M.D.
Madhavi Katturupalli, M.D.
Steven Katz, M.D.
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Arun Singh, D.O.
Robert Skaf, M.D.
Stephen Small, D.O.
Corey Smith, M.D.
Margarita Smotkin-Tangorra, D.O.
Monir Soliman, M.D.
Poonam Soni, M.D.
Shikhar Soni, M.D.
Anthony Sparano, M.D.
Edward Spellman, M.D.
Benjamin Spirn, M.D.
Rose St. Fleur, M.D.
Peter Staats, M.D.
Lawrence Stankovits, M.D.
Thomas Steineke, M.D.
Jason Steinfeld, M.D.
J. Barton Sterling, M.D.
Karl Strom, M.D.
Khalil Suaray, M.D.
Jidong Sun, M.D.
Paul Sunkavalli, M.D.
Patricia Tager, M.D.
Mary Tan, M.D.
Matthew Tangorra, D.O.
Eduard Tapliga, M.D.
Christopher Taylor, M.D.
Roger Taylor, DPM
Anuradha Thalasila, M.D.
Philip Therrien, M.D.
Jhibu Thomas, M.D.
Manjula Thopcherla, M.D.
Vincent Tomasuolo, M.D.
Wellington Tsai, DMD
James Tse, M.D.
Carl Vaccaro, D.O.
Peter Vaclavik, M.D.
Peter Van Deerlin, M.D.
Jerome J. Vernick, M.D.
Vandhana Wadhwa, M.D.
Ilan Waldman, M.D.
Kulbir Walia, M.D.
Hongling Wang, M.D.
Bernard Wayman, M.D.
Lon Weiner, M.D.
Sharon Weiner, M.D.
David Weisman, M.D.
Lynne Weiss, M.D.
Kevin Willis, M.D.
Donn Winokur, DDS
Joshua Winslow, M.D.
David Wirtshafter, M.D.
Brett Wohlstetter, DDS
Veronica Wolf, DPM
Bokran Won, M.D.
Edwin Wymer, D.O.
Zyad Younan, M.D.
Jonathan Yrad, M.D.
Yin (Michael) Yu, M.D.
Peter Zahos, M.D.
James Zipagan, M.D.
Cathy Andricsak, DMD
Sreelatha Anne, M.D.
Marianna Antonopoulou, M.D.
Fabio Apolito, DMD
Carol Ash, D.O.
Manjula Ashok, M.D.
Howard Axelrod, M.D.
Sara Axelrod-Malagold, M.D.
Steve Aydin, D.O.
Lisa Bakhos, M.D.
Nader Bakhos, M.D.
Mohamed Bakr, M.D.
Sanjay Bakshi, M.D.
Diane Baldwin, D.M.D.
Jonathan Banibensu, M.D.
Cynthia Barabas, M.D.
Surendra Barshikar, M.D.
Keith Barton, D.O.
Bharathi Batchu, M.D.
Eugene Batelli, DPM
Nilay Baxi, M.D.
Murray Becker, M.D.
John Beckwith, DMD
Jay Bellias, D.O.
Ronald Benitez, M.D.
Kavita Beri, M.D.
Michael Bernstein, M.D.
Bela Bhuskute, M.D.
Stephen Bischoff, M.D.
Michael Blake, M.D.
Elisa Bland, DMD
Larry Bloomstein, M.D.
Allan Bogdan, M.D.
Walter Boris, D.O.
Devi Prasad Botu, M.D.
Michelle Bouyea, M.D.
Colin Brown, M.D.
Norman Brown, M.D.
Ilene Burach, M.D.
Alma Bustamante, M.D.
Dawn Calderon, D.O.
Deborah Camiscoli, M.D.
Lisa Campanella-Coppo, M.D.
Francis Cancellieri, M.D.
Jan Cardinale, M.D.
Erin Carney, M.D.
Mark Cerefice, M.D.
Joanne Chang, M.D.
Less Than 5 Years
Arshia Abbasi, M.D.
Muhammad Abbas, M.D.
Minako Abe, M.D.
Vincent Abenante, M.D.
Rebekah Adamczyk, D.O.
Angela Adelizzi, D.O.
Ayotunde Adeyeri, M.D.
Evan Adler, DPM
Stephen Adolfsen, M.D.
Apurv Agrawal, M.D.
Adeel Ahmad, M.D.
Safi Ahmed, M.D.
Reza Akhtar, M.D.
Glenda Albizu, M.D.
Patrick Alcasid, M.D.
Rana Ali, M.D.
Gerald Almazan, M.D.
Shaun Altneu, D.O.
Darshana Amin, D.O.
Amy Aminlari, M.D.
Daniel Amitie, M.D.
Miriam Anannab, M.D.
Priya Anantharaman, M.D.
Jose Andrade, M.D.
Kyle Chapple, M.D.
Roger Chen, M.D.
Eleanor Cheng, M.D.
Stephanie Chin, M.D.
Farys Chowdhury, D.O.
Prashant Chutke, M.D.
Vincent Cirella, M.D.
Pasquale Cirullo, M.D.
Gregory Coakley, DDS
Aristides Codoyannis, M.D.
John Cooper, D.O.
Adriana Cordal, M.D.
David Corley, M.D.
James Cozzarelli, M.D.
Robert Cranley, M.D.
Corrie Crowe, DDS
Francisco Cruz, M.D.
Daniel D’Andrea, M.D.
Denis D’Angelo, M.D.
Rima Daghistani, M.D.
Brian Daniel, D.O.
Matthew Davis, M.D.
Joseph DeAntonio, M.D.
Marianne DeGennaro, D.O.
Jacqueline Del Valle, M.D.
John Delgado, M.D.
James Demos, M.D.
John DePalma, D.O.
Aaditya Desai, D.O.
Jatin Desani, M.D.
Alison DeWaters-LaBianca, DPM
Aman Dhawan, M.D.
John Dillon, M.D.
Mark DiMarcangelo, D.O.
Nadia Din, DPM
Diane DiTusa, D.O.
Sudhir Diwan, M.D.
Delia Dobrescu, M.D.
John Donadeo, M.D.
Margaret Donlon, M.D.
George Doss, M.D.
Harry Dounis, D.O.
Adam Duhl, M.D.
Sarah Dunn, M.D.
David Dupree, M.D.
Sukrut Dwivedi, D.O.
Samuel Echeverri, M.D.
Richard Eiges, D.O.
Karim ElSahwi, M.D.
Wael Elsamman, M.D.
Ludmila Engelbach, M.D.
Vanessa Escobar-Barboza, M.D.
Aileen Estavillo, M.D.
Charles Farrell, M.D.
Peter Farrugia, M.D.
Joel Fechisin, M.D.
Robert Fegan, M.D.
Emily Felzenberg, D.O.
Steven Ferrer, M.D.
Nassi Figdor, DDS
Howard Fine, M.D.
Pejman Firouztale, M.D.
Lauren Fischer, M.D.
Bruce Fisher, M.D.
Francesco Florio, D.O.
Svetlana Fomin, M.D.
Hugo Franco, M.D.
Stacey Franz, D.O.
Diane Fresca, M.D.
James Friedman, M.D.
Amy Frieman, M.D.
Kent Fung, M.D.
Shefali Gandhi, D.O.
Edwin Gangemi, M.D.
George Ganson, M.D.
Shuping Ge, M.D.
Cynthia Genovese, M.D.
Jon George, M.D.
Mary Georgy, M.D.
Mark Gesell, M.D.
Magda Ghabras, D.O.
Nader Ghaly, M.D.
Christine Gigliuto, M.D.
Jasrai Gill, M.D.
Miguel Giron, M.D.
Michael Golub, M.D.
Cheryl Graber, M.D.
Grace Grabowy, D.O.
Margaret Griffith, M.D.
Rudolph Gronsky, D.O.
Laura Grygotis, M.D.
Anthony Guariglia, M.D.
Kunal Gupta, M.D.
Namita Gupta, M.D.
Rakesh Gupta, M.D.
Ellen J. Hagopian, M.D.
Feryal Hajee, M.D.
Catherine Hanlon, M.D.
Dalia Hanna, M.D.
Riple Hansalia, M.D.
Anthony Hartmann, M.D.
Farida Hassan, M.D.
Rose Hayet, M.D.
Paul Haynes, M.D.
Nader Hebela, M.D.
Mark Heimmel, M.D.
Daniel Herriman, M.D.
Garland Herron, M.D.
Ian Hersh, DPM
I. Hiatt, M.D.
Kimberly Hogan, M.D.
Leonardo Holguin, M.D.
James Holmes, DPM
Nicole Hraniotis, M.D.
Ian Hughes, M.D.
Qasim Husain, M.D.
Peter Hynes, M.D.
Ladan Ilkhani, M.D.
Julie Isaacson, M.D.
Julia Jackson, DMD
Vishal Jain, M.D.
Nicholas Jarmon, M.D.
Gabriele Jasper, M.D.
Jocelyn Jeffries-Bruno, DDS
Gloria-Ann Jennings, M.D.
Jennifer Jimenez, M.D.
Raed Jitan, M.D.
Thomas John, M.D.
Denise Johnson Miller, M.D.
Shelley A. Jones-Dillon, M.D.
Jessy Joykutty, M.D.
Praveena Kandula, M.D.
Dharmishtha Kanuga, M.D.
Edmund Karam, M.D.
Sara Grimley Karam, M.D.
Kamil Karroum, M.D.
Madhavi Katturupalli, M.D.
Steven Katz, M.D.
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Jarrod Kaufman, M.D.
Sundip Kaur, M.D.
Thomas Kayal, M.D.
Stephen Kayiaros, M.D.
Aasim Kazmi, M.D.
Joshua Kellerman, M.D.
Francis Kelly, M.D.
Daniel Kennedy, D.O.
Abrar Khan, M.D.
Akbar Khan, M.D.
Naseem Khan, M.D.
Himansh Khanna, M.D.
Amit Kharod, M.D.
Gubir Khera, M.D.
Min Jin Kim, DDS
Yumi Kim, M.D.
Seth Kipnis, M.D.
Kevin Kirk, D.O.
Michael Kirk, D.O.
Jawad Kirmani, M.D.
Michael Knight, M.D.
Zinaida Kopylenko, DPM
Richard Kovach, M.D.
Nanette Kovash, D.O.
Violet Kramer, M.D.
Mark J. Krasna, M.D.
Anna Kufelnicka, M.D.
Alexander Kulczycki, M.D.
John Kulin, D.O.
Britt Lacher, M.D.
Nicole LaNatra, M.D.
Danielle Lann, M.D.
Michael Lasser, M.D.
Robert Lauer, M.D.
Andrew Lee, M.D.
Gene Lee, M.D.
Matthew LeMaitre, M.D.
Harry Lessig, M.D.
Benjamin Lessig, D.O.
Jenna Levy, D.O.
Jocelyn Lewis, D.O.
Sean Li, M.D.
Jennifer Liao, M.D.
Teresa Liccardi, M.D.
William Lieberman, DDS
Jeffrey Lin, M.D.
Timothy Link, M.D.
Rebekah Lipstein, M.D.
Mark Liszewski, M.D.
Ping Liu, M.D.
Denise Livingston, M.D.
Rolando Llull Tombo, M.D.
Jeannette Loman, D.O.
Kristen LoRe, D.O.
Beth Loveridge Lenza, D.O.
Romeo Lucas, D.O.
Lisa Luciano, D.O.
Paul Luparello, M.D.
Megan Lynam, DPM
Carmelita Mabanta, M.D.
Matthew MacCarrick, M.D.
Rose Mack, D.O.
William Maggio, M.D.
John Mak, M.D.
Junsuke Maki, M.D.
Ahmed Mami, M.D.
Jessica Mann, M.D.
Michael Manuel, M.D.
Marina Markos, M.D.
Mark Martens, M.D.
James Martin, M.D.
Alpana Marwaha, M.D.
Julie Master, D.O.
Ajay Mathur, M.D.
Gerald Mauriello, DPM
Lourdes McAlarney, M.D.
Kevin McDaid, M.D.
James McDermott, D.O.
John McDermott, D.O.
Erin McFeely, M.D.
Aditya Mehra, M.D.
Keith Meltzer, M.D.
Michael Menack, M.D.
Joshua Mendelson, M.D.
Jorge Mendez, M.D.
Pierre Mendoza, M.D.
Laleh Merikhi, M.D.
John Merlino, D.O.
Marc Milano, M.D.
Christine Miller, M.D.
Douglas Miller, M.D.
Edward Millward, DMD
Monica Mishra, M.D.
Tusharkumar Mistry, M.D.
Richard Mojares, M.D.
Thomas Molinaro, M.D.
James Monica, M.D.
GianeCarla Montero, M.D.
Amy Morano, M.D.
Aaron Morgan, M.D.
Benjamin Morgan, M.D.
Illiana Morgan, M.D.
Vincent Moss, M.D.
Srinivasa Movva, M.D.
Lawrence Mueller, M.D.
Timothy Mui, M.D.
Robert Murphy, M.D.
Ryan Murphy, M.D.
Robert Muscio, M.D.
Revathi Naadimuthu, M.D.
Nader Nakhleh, D.O.
Alan Nasar, M.D.
Christine Nashed, DPM
M. Usman Nasir Khan, M.D.
Evan Naylor, M.D.
Jason Nehmad, M.D.
Stephen Newman, M.D.
Hamid Nia, M.D.
Jason Nitche, M.D.
Desmond Nunan, D.O.
Michael O’Hara, D.O.
Mary Clare O’Keefe, M.D.
Terence O’Loughlin, M.D.
Sirin Ocharoen, DMD
Edward Olsen, DMD
Oscar Ortiz, M.D.
Kolawole Oyelese, M.D.
Anil Pahuja, M.D.
Dominic Pamintuan, M.D.
Rupa Panchal, M.D.
Nicole Pantano, D.O.
Tommasina Papa-Rugino, M.D.
Elena Pappas, D.O.
Yun Park, M.D.
Peter Park, M.D.
Kiranpreet Parmar, M.D.
Lina Paster, M.D.
Apurva Patel, M.D.
Chirag Patel, M.D.
Mona Patel, DMD
Prakruti Patel, M.D.
Aarti Patel, M.D.
Mayurkumar Patel, M.D.
Netrali Patel, M.D.
Seema Patel, M.D.
Mehul Patel, D.O.
Priti Patel, M.D.
Jatinchandra Patel, D.O.
Dakshesh Patel, M.D.
Mayur Patel, M.D.
Owano Pennycooke, M.D.
Shelley-Ann Pennycooke, D.O.
Salvatore Pepe, D.O.
Joseph Pepek, M.D.
Jayanthi Periasamy, M.D.
Mark Perlmutter, M.D.
Schubert Perotte, M.D.
Rebecca Perril, D.O.
Lisa Petriccione, D.O.
Edeck Pierre, M.D.
Jamie Pinto, M.D.
Vinita Pitchumoni, M.D.
Matthew Pitera, M.D.
Suzanne Plaine, D.O.
Martin Pollack, M.D.
James Polowczyk, DPM
Marie Grace Ponce, M.D.
Yelena Potylitsina, M.D.
Lev Pukin, M.D.
Bradley Pulver, M.D.
Carmen Quinones, M.D.
Leny Rada-Banat, M.D.
Hossam Radwan, M.D.
Sreedar Raja, M.D.
Vanie Ramachandra Rao, M.D.
Anthony Randazzo, M.D.
Rekha Rao, M.D.
Meghan Rattigan, D.O.
Eden Rauch, M.D.
Marie Reffler, M.D.
Joseph Reichman, M.D.
Jennifer Reimer, D.O.
Leonard Resnikoff, M.D.
Jonathan Reyes, M.D.
Amadi Rezai, M.D.
Michael Rhodes, M.D.
Kathryn Richards, M.D.
Timothy Rider, M.D.
Cheryl Rimmer, M.D.
Paul Ritchie, M.D.
Miguel Rivera, M.D.
Colleen Rivers, M.D.
Hammad Rizvi, D.O.
Heather Robberson, M.D.
Carmela Rocchetti, M.D.
Alejandro Rodriguez, M.D.
Susan Rodriguez-Bostock, M.D.
Gregory Roehrig, M.D.
Pejman Rohani, D.O.
Janel Romello, D.O.
Adil Roomi, M.D.
Marnie Rosenthal, D.O.
Jacqueline Ross, M.D.
Randy Rowlands, M.D.
Manimala Roy, M.D.
Thomas Rozwadowski, M.D.
Lisa Rubenstein, M.D.
Rebecca Rudd, M.D.
Maria Cynthia Ruiz-DeLara, M.D.
Tiffany Ruth, M.D.
Adam Saad, M.D.
Vijay Saaraswat, M.D.
Ivan Sabio, M.D.
Mohammad Safdar, M.D.
Anca Salaru, M.D.
Elizabeth Salcedo, M.D.
Glenn Salcedo, M.D.
Brenda Mae Salvador-Goon, M.D.
Victor Salvo, M.D.
Salem Samra, M.D.
Charles Saniewski, M.D.
Joaquin Santolaya, M.D., Ph.D.
Alexander Sarenac, M.D.
Thomas Sargent, D.O.
Muhammad Sarwar, M.D.
Ernest Savransky, M.D.
Jennifer Scheick, M.D.
Tanya Schineller, M.D.
Jeffrey Schlogl, M.D.
John Schmidt, M.D.
Adriann Schram, M.D.
Jared Schulman, M.D.
Brett Sealove, M.D.
Mary Sedarous, M.D.
Rajat Sekhar, M.D.
Michel Serieye, M.D.
Amit Setya, D.O.
Kara Sexton, M.D.
Ryan Sexton, M.D.
Ankit Shah, M.D.
Kamlesh Shah, M.D.
Purviben Shah, M.D.
Ajay Shah, M.D.
Craig Shapero, DPM
Nivedita Sharma, M.D.
Archana Sharma, D.O.
Shivani Sharma, M.D.
Irvin Sherman, DDS
Nagalakshmi Shetty, M.D.
Svetlana Shifrin-Douglas, M.D.
Adam Shiroff, M.D.
Scott Shrem, DPM
Janice Siciliano, D.O.
Kashif Siddiqi, M.D.
Sanjay Sikand, M.D.
Jagjeet Singh, M.D.
Munaf Siyamwala, M.D.
Gregg Slater, M.D.
Timothy Slaven, D.O.
George Smith, M.D.
Adi Smolinsky, M.D.
Thomas Sniscak, DMD
David Sobel, M.D.
Edward Soffen, M.D.
Ramon Solhkhah, M.D.
Monir Soliman, M.D.
Elie Soussan, M.D.
Oluseun Sowemimo, M.D.
Liana Spano-Brennan, D.O.
Sharon Steinman, M.D.
Borislav Stoev, D.O.
Agnes Sulewski, D.O.
Jana Sulzer, M.D.
Subha Sundararajan, M.D.
Kathleen Swayne, M.D.
Michael Sze, M.D.
Leslie Taguba-Madrid, M.D.
Imad Tamimi, DMD
Kong Tan, M.D.
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Jarrod Kaufman, M.D.
Sundip Kaur, M.D.
Thomas Kayal, M.D.
Stephen Kayiaros, M.D.
Aasim Kazmi, M.D.
Joshua Kellerman, M.D.
Francis Kelly, M.D.
Daniel Kennedy, D.O.
Abrar Khan, M.D.
Akbar Khan, M.D.
Naseem Khan, M.D.
Himansh Khanna, M.D.
Amit Kharod, M.D.
Gubir Khera, M.D.
Min Jin Kim, DDS
Yumi Kim, M.D.
Seth Kipnis, M.D.
Kevin Kirk, D.O.
Michael Kirk, D.O.
Jawad Kirmani, M.D.
Michael Knight, M.D.
Zinaida Kopylenko, DPM
Richard Kovach, M.D.
Nanette Kovash, D.O.
Violet Kramer, M.D.
Mark J. Krasna, M.D.
Anna Kufelnicka, M.D.
Alexander Kulczycki, M.D.
John Kulin, D.O.
Britt Lacher, M.D.
Nicole LaNatra, M.D.
Danielle Lann, M.D.
Michael Lasser, M.D.
Robert Lauer, M.D.
Andrew Lee, M.D.
Gene Lee, M.D.
Matthew LeMaitre, M.D.
Harry Lessig, M.D.
Benjamin Lessig, D.O.
Jenna Levy, D.O.
Jocelyn Lewis, D.O.
Sean Li, M.D.
Jennifer Liao, M.D.
Teresa Liccardi, M.D.
William Lieberman, DDS
Jeffrey Lin, M.D.
Timothy Link, M.D.
Rebekah Lipstein, M.D.
Mark Liszewski, M.D.
Ping Liu, M.D.
Denise Livingston, M.D.
Rolando Llull Tombo, M.D.
Jeannette Loman, D.O.
Kristen LoRe, D.O.
Beth Loveridge Lenza, D.O.
Romeo Lucas, D.O.
Lisa Luciano, D.O.
Paul Luparello, M.D.
Megan Lynam, DPM
Carmelita Mabanta, M.D.
Matthew MacCarrick, M.D.
Rose Mack, D.O.
William Maggio, M.D.
John Mak, M.D.
Junsuke Maki, M.D.
Ahmed Mami, M.D.
Jessica Mann, M.D.
Michael Manuel, M.D.
Marina Markos, M.D.
Mark Martens, M.D.
James Martin, M.D.
Alpana Marwaha, M.D.
Julie Master, D.O.
Ajay Mathur, M.D.
Gerald Mauriello, DPM
Lourdes McAlarney, M.D.
Kevin McDaid, M.D.
James McDermott, D.O.
John McDermott, D.O.
Erin McFeely, M.D.
Aditya Mehra, M.D.
Keith Meltzer, M.D.
Michael Menack, M.D.
Joshua Mendelson, M.D.
Jorge Mendez, M.D.
Pierre Mendoza, M.D.
Laleh Merikhi, M.D.
John Merlino, D.O.
Marc Milano, M.D.
Christine Miller, M.D.
Douglas Miller, M.D.
Edward Millward, DMD
Monica Mishra, M.D.
Tusharkumar Mistry, M.D.
Richard Mojares, M.D.
Thomas Molinaro, M.D.
James Monica, M.D.
GianeCarla Montero, M.D.
Amy Morano, M.D.
Aaron Morgan, M.D.
Benjamin Morgan, M.D.
Illiana Morgan, M.D.
Vincent Moss, M.D.
Srinivasa Movva, M.D.
Lawrence Mueller, M.D.
Timothy Mui, M.D.
Robert Murphy, M.D.
Ryan Murphy, M.D.
Robert Muscio, M.D.
Revathi Naadimuthu, M.D.
Nader Nakhleh, D.O.
Alan Nasar, M.D.
Christine Nashed, DPM
M. Usman Nasir Khan, M.D.
Evan Naylor, M.D.
Jason Nehmad, M.D.
Stephen Newman, M.D.
Hamid Nia, M.D.
Jason Nitche, M.D.
Desmond Nunan, D.O.
Michael O’Hara, D.O.
Mary Clare O’Keefe, M.D.
Terence O’Loughlin, M.D.
Sirin Ocharoen, DMD
Edward Olsen, DMD
Oscar Ortiz, M.D.
Kolawole Oyelese, M.D.
Anil Pahuja, M.D.
Dominic Pamintuan, M.D.
Rupa Panchal, M.D.
Nicole Pantano, D.O.
Tommasina Papa-Rugino, M.D.
Elena Pappas, D.O.
Yun Park, M.D.
Peter Park, M.D.
Kiranpreet Parmar, M.D.
Lina Paster, M.D.
Apurva Patel, M.D.
Chirag Patel, M.D.
Mona Patel, DMD
Prakruti Patel, M.D.
Aarti Patel, M.D.
Mayurkumar Patel, M.D.
Netrali Patel, M.D.
Seema Patel, M.D.
Mehul Patel, D.O.
Priti Patel, M.D.
Jatinchandra Patel, D.O.
Dakshesh Patel, M.D.
Mayur Patel, M.D.
Owano Pennycooke, M.D.
Shelley-Ann Pennycooke, D.O.
Salvatore Pepe, D.O.
Joseph Pepek, M.D.
Jayanthi Periasamy, M.D.
Mark Perlmutter, M.D.
Schubert Perotte, M.D.
Rebecca Perril, D.O.
Lisa Petriccione, D.O.
Edeck Pierre, M.D.
Jamie Pinto, M.D.
Vinita Pitchumoni, M.D.
Matthew Pitera, M.D.
Suzanne Plaine, D.O.
Martin Pollack, M.D.
James Polowczyk, DPM
Marie Grace Ponce, M.D.
Yelena Potylitsina, M.D.
Lev Pukin, M.D.
Bradley Pulver, M.D.
Carmen Quinones, M.D.
Leny Rada-Banat, M.D.
Hossam Radwan, M.D.
Sreedar Raja, M.D.
Vanie Ramachandra Rao, M.D.
Anthony Randazzo, M.D.
Rekha Rao, M.D.
Meghan Rattigan, D.O.
Eden Rauch, M.D.
Marie Reffler, M.D.
Joseph Reichman, M.D.
Jennifer Reimer, D.O.
Leonard Resnikoff, M.D.
Jonathan Reyes, M.D.
Amadi Rezai, M.D.
Michael Rhodes, M.D.
Kathryn Richards, M.D.
Timothy Rider, M.D.
Cheryl Rimmer, M.D.
Paul Ritchie, M.D.
Miguel Rivera, M.D.
Colleen Rivers, M.D.
Hammad Rizvi, D.O.
Heather Robberson, M.D.
Carmela Rocchetti, M.D.
Alejandro Rodriguez, M.D.
Susan Rodriguez-Bostock, M.D.
Gregory Roehrig, M.D.
Pejman Rohani, D.O.
Janel Romello, D.O.
Adil Roomi, M.D.
Marnie Rosenthal, D.O.
Jacqueline Ross, M.D.
Randy Rowlands, M.D.
Manimala Roy, M.D.
Thomas Rozwadowski, M.D.
Lisa Rubenstein, M.D.
Rebecca Rudd, M.D.
Maria Cynthia Ruiz-DeLara, M.D.
Tiffany Ruth, M.D.
Adam Saad, M.D.
Vijay Saaraswat, M.D.
Ivan Sabio, M.D.
Mohammad Safdar, M.D.
Anca Salaru, M.D.
Elizabeth Salcedo, M.D.
Glenn Salcedo, M.D.
Brenda Mae Salvador-Goon, M.D.
Victor Salvo, M.D.
Salem Samra, M.D.
Charles Saniewski, M.D.
Joaquin Santolaya, M.D., Ph.D.
Alexander Sarenac, M.D.
Thomas Sargent, D.O.
Muhammad Sarwar, M.D.
Ernest Savransky, M.D.
Jennifer Scheick, M.D.
Tanya Schineller, M.D.
Jeffrey Schlogl, M.D.
John Schmidt, M.D.
Adriann Schram, M.D.
Jared Schulman, M.D.
Brett Sealove, M.D.
Mary Sedarous, M.D.
Rajat Sekhar, M.D.
Michel Serieye, M.D.
Amit Setya, D.O.
Kara Sexton, M.D.
Ryan Sexton, M.D.
Ankit Shah, M.D.
Kamlesh Shah, M.D.
Purviben Shah, M.D.
Ajay Shah, M.D.
Craig Shapero, DPM
Nivedita Sharma, M.D.
Archana Sharma, D.O.
Shivani Sharma, M.D.
Irvin Sherman, DDS
Nagalakshmi Shetty, M.D.
Svetlana Shifrin-Douglas, M.D.
Adam Shiroff, M.D.
Scott Shrem, DPM
Janice Siciliano, D.O.
Kashif Siddiqi, M.D.
Sanjay Sikand, M.D.
Jagjeet Singh, M.D.
Munaf Siyamwala, M.D.
Gregg Slater, M.D.
Timothy Slaven, D.O.
George Smith, M.D.
Adi Smolinsky, M.D.
Thomas Sniscak, DMD
David Sobel, M.D.
Edward Soffen, M.D.
Ramon Solhkhah, M.D.
Monir Soliman, M.D.
Elie Soussan, M.D.
Oluseun Sowemimo, M.D.
Liana Spano-Brennan, D.O.
Sharon Steinman, M.D.
Borislav Stoev, D.O.
Agnes Sulewski, D.O.
Jana Sulzer, M.D.
Subha Sundararajan, M.D.
Kathleen Swayne, M.D.
Michael Sze, M.D.
Leslie Taguba-Madrid, M.D.
Imad Tamimi, DMD
Kong Tan, M.D.
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Feng Tao, M.D.
Joseph Tauro, M.D.
Isaac Tawfik, M.D.
Paul Tayoun, M.D.
Michelle Teresh, M.D.
Michael Terreri, M.D.
Sunil Thacker, M.D.
Harshada Thaker, M.D.
Manoj Thakker, M.D.
Davis Thomas, DDS
Adam Toll, M.D.
Ilana Torine, D.O.
Vincent Tran, D.O.
Rupan Trikha, M.D.
Deep Trivedi, M.D.
Alex Troncoso, M.D.
Hadley Trotter, M.D.
Brian Truxal, M.D.
Dominick Tuason, M.D.
Feza Tunc, M.D.
Qazi Uddin, M.D.
Maria Angela UmaliPamintuan, M.D.
Florence Unuigbe, M.D.
Augustine Unuigbe, M.D.
Sandeepa Utpat, M.D.
Peter Valko, M.D.
Jeffrey Van Gelderen, M.D.
Ajay Varma, M.D.
Diane Verga, M.D.
Lisa Vernon, M.D.
Ronald Villanueva, M.D.
Philip Vincent, M.D.
Cristian Vladu, M.D.
Ana Vladu, M.D.
Amy Vogia, D.O.
Boris Volshteyn, M.D.
Usman Waheed, M.D.
David Walor, M.D.
Ethan Wasserman, M.D.
Mitchell Weinberg, M.D.
Douglas Weine, M.D.
Leonard Weiner, M.D.
David Wells-Roth, M.D.
Ernest Wiggins, M.D.
Daniel Winston, DDS
Matthew Wolenski, M.D.
Brian Wolfman, M.D.
Meghan Womack, M.D.
Jessica Wood, D.O.
Jeffrey Wu, M.D.
Mariusz Wysoczanski, M.D.
Jinghui Xie, M.D.
Vanitha Yadalla, M.D.
Praveen Yalamanchili, M.D.
Jun Yang, M.D.
Rayson Yang, M.D.
Mahmoud Yassin, M.D.
Benjamin Youdelman, M.D.
John Young, DDS
Andrew Youssouf, M.D.
Ann-Lee Yuan, M.D.
Anthony Yudd, M.D.
Sharon Yuen, M.D.
Antoanela Zaharia, M.D.
Lisa Zahn, M.D.
Jennifer Zaitz, D.O.
Eugenia Zilber, M.D.
Denise Zingrone, D.O.
Christopher Zukowski, D.O.
Eugene Zurkovsky, M.D.
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