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Department of Pediatrics

Leadership

Michael Goodman, MD, MMM, FAAP
Chair
Professor of Pediatrics
Pediatric Neurology
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Michael Goodman, MD, MMM, FAAP

Education Background:

Medical School: MD - Ross University, Roseau, Dominica, WI, MMM - Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
Internship: Pediatrics - Overlook Hospital, Summit, NJ
Residency: Pediatrics - Overlook Hospital, Summit, NJ,
Child Neurology - SUNY at Brooklyn College of Medicine, Brooklyn, NY
Fellowship: Clinical Neurophysiology -Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certifications:

Psychiatry and Neurology - Child Neurology

Special Interests:

Seizures, concussions, fetal neurology

Memberships:

Brain Injury Association of New Jersey, NJ Council of Children's Hospital, NJ Chapter American Academy of Pediatrics, Eastern Association of Electroencephalographers, Philadelphia Neurological Society, American College of Physician Executives, American Epilepsy Society, Child Neurology Society, American Clinical Neurophysiology Society, American Academy of Pediatrics

Awards and Honors:

Top Docs for Kids, Pediatric Neurology, SJ Magazine

Teaching Faculty

Rafat Ahmed, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
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Rafat Ahmed, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: Kamatak University of Medical Sciences, Dharward Kamataka, India
Internship: Kamatak Institute of Medical Science, Kamatak, India, Yellama Dasappa Hospital, Bangalore, India, Albert Einstein School of Medicine, Bronx, NY
Residency: Pediatrics - Beth Israel Medical Center, Newark, NJ, Pediatrics - Tod Children's Hospital, Youngstown, OH
Fellowship: Hematology/Oncology - Schneider's Children's Hospital, New Hyde Park, NY

Board Certifications:

Pediatrics, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

Special Interests:

Sickle cell disease, childhood cancers, blood disorders

Memberships:

American Society of Hematology, American Society of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, American Society of Clinical Oncology, New York Academy of Sciences, American Academy of Pediatrics, American Medical Association, American Pediatric Association of Indian Origin, New Jersey Medical Society

Awards and Honors:

Award for Outstanding Clinical Researcher

Vishwanath Bhat, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Neonatology
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Vishwanath Bhat, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: St. John's Medical College, Bangalore, India
Internship: St. John's Medical College & Hospital, Bangalore, India
Residency: Pediatrics - Christ Hospital & Medical Center, Oak Lawn, IL
Fellowship: Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine - Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, Pediatric Cardiology - Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto Ontario, Canada

Board Certifications:

General Pediatrics, Perinatal-Neonatal Medicine

Special Interests:

Mechanical ventilation, neonatal follow up and outcomes

Memberships:

American Academy of Pediatrics

David Bruner, MD, FAAP
Instructor of Pediatrics
General Pediatrics
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David Bruner, MD, FAAP

Education Background:

Medical School: UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Piscataway, NJ
Internship: Pediatrics - St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, PA
Residency: Pediatrics - St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certifications:

Pediatrics

Special Interests:

Allergies, asthma, ADHD

Awards and Honors:

Robert Baird award for excellence, St. Christopher's Hospital for Children

Michael Colis, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Pediatric Neurology
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Michael Colis, PhD

Education Background:

Graduate School: PhD - Ohio University, Athens, OH

Board Certifications:

Psychology license in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware, Certificate in Neuropsychology

Special Interests:

ADHD, Autism, brain injury, pain management, concussion

Memberships:

American Psychological Association, New Jersey Psychological Association, National Academy of Neuropsychology

April Douglass-Bright, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
General Pediatrics
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April Douglass-Bright, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington, CT
Internship: St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, PA
Residency: Pediatrics - St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certifications:

Pediatrics

Memberships:

American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association, American Academy of Pediatrics

Awards and Honors:

SJ Magazine Top Doc, Philadelphia Magazine Top Doc

Thomas Drake, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Pediatrics /Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
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Thomas Drake, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA
Internship: Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA
Residency: Pediatrics and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA,
Pediatrics and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certifications:

Pediatric Medicine and Rehabilitation, Pediatrics

Special Interests:

Concussions, cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury, pain management, physical disabilities, rehabilitation of the pediatric patient, patients with bracing or equipment needs, gait disorders, patients with ongoing needs in physical therapy or occupational therapy

Memberships:

American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Association of Academic Physiatrists, Board of Directors, HMS School for Cerebral Palsy

About Me:

Dr. Drake advises schools and athletic groups on the topic of concussion and lectures to schools, nursing groups, sports associations and physicians about concussions and school reintegration

 

Caroline Eggerding, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Pediatric Neurology
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Caroline Eggerding, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: Washington University Medical School, St. Louis, MO
Internship: The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
Residency: Pediatrics - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
Fellowship: Child Development and Rehabilitation - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certifications:

Neurodevelopmental Disabilities, Pediatrics

Special Interests:

Autism, intellectual disabilities and learning problems, ADHD, PKU, medical home for complex care

Memberships:

American Academy of Pediatrics, AAP/NJ Chapter Children with Disabilities

Awards and Honors:

Top Doc South Jersey Magazine, Super Women in South Jersey Magazine

Anat Feingold, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Pediatric Infectious Diseases
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Anat Feingold, MD, MPH

Education Background:

Medical School: Washington University, St. Louis, MO, Columbia University School of Public Health, Manhattan, NY
Internship: Albert Einstein Medical Center, Bronx, NY
Residency: Pediatrics - Albert Einstein Medical Center, Bronx, NY
Fellowship: Pediatric Infectious Disease - St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, PA, Clinical Epidemiology - Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY

Board Certifications:

Pediatrics, Pediatric Infectious Disease

Special Interests:

HIV/AIDS

Memberships:

American Academy of Pediatrics, Pediatric Infectious Disease Society, Infectious Disease Society of America, Ryan White Title IV Executive Advisory Board for New Jersey

Awards and Honors:

RWJMS Faculty Award for Superior Mentorship of Students, The Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching, Attending of the Year

Lori Feldman-Winter, MD, MPH
Professor of Pediatrics
Adolescent Medicine
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Lori Feldman-Winter, MD, MPH

Education Background:

Medical School: Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY
Internship: Pediatrics - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
Residency: Pediatrics - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certifications:

Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine

Special Interests:

General adolescent medicine, nutrition and growth, breastfeeding medicine, health systems and public health, adolescent rights and consent

Memberships:

Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), Chairperson, AAP Policy Committee, Section on Breastfeeding, Member, AAP Section on Breastfeeding, Member, AAP Section on Obesity, Member, AAP Section of Adolescent Health, Member, Academic Pediatric Association, Member, International Society for Research in Human Milk and Lactation, Member, American Medical Association, Member, Medical Society of New Jersey, Member, Camden County Medical Society, Member, New Jersey Breastfeeding Coalition, Fellow, Member, Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine, Member, International Lactation Consultants Association, Member, Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine, Professional Liaison, La Leche League International

Awards and Honors:

US News and World Report (Castle Connolly) Top Doctors 2012, 2013, 2014, Philadelphia Magazine Top Doctors 2013, 2014, New Jersey Magazine Top doctor 2012, 2013, 2014, South Jersey Magazines Top Doctors 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, SJ Magazines Top Doctors (and Top Doctor for Kids, Top Docs for Women) 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, America's Top Pediatricians (Consumers Research Council of America) 2002-2003, 2006-2007, 2008-2009, 2010-2012, 2013, 2014, Best Doctors in America - 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003-2004, 2005-2006, 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012, 2013, 2014, NJs Favorite Kids Docs December 2013, New Jersey Family Magazine, Inducted into North Plainfield High School Hall of Fame: Contributions to Science and Medicine October 2007

About Me:

Lori Feldman-Winter, MD, MPH, is Professor of Pediatrics at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University in Camden, NJ. Dr. Feldman-Winter is recognized nationally and internationally for her work related to breastfeeding education programs and nutrition policy. She is the chair of the Policy Committee for the AAP Section on Breastfeeding, member of the AAP Task Force on SIDS, AAP representative to the United States Breastfeeding Committee (USBC), and National Faculty Chair for the National Initiatives for Childrens Healthcare Quality (NICHQ) Best Fed Beginnings Project. Most recently, she is consultant to the Kellogg funded CHAMPS Project Communities and Hospitals Advancing Maternity Practices, and the NJHA Mother-Baby Hospital Initiative.

Susan Friedler, DO
Instructor of Pediatrics
General Pediatrics
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Susan Friedler, DO

Education Background:

Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Internship: UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Stratford, NJ
Residency: Pediatrics - Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certifications:

Pediatrics

Special Interests:

Healthy lifestyle management, obesity prevention, attention deficit disorder management, breastfeeding counseling and support

Memberships:

American Academy of Pediatrics, New Jersey Chapter of American Academy of Pediatrics

Jaya Ganesh, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Genetics
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Jaya Ganesh, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: Kilpauk Medical College, Madras, India
Internship: Kilpauk Medical College, Madras, India
Residency: Pediatrics - SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY, Pediatrics - Crozer-Chester Medical Center, Upland, PA
Fellowship: Pediatric Genetics - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certifications:

Genetics, Pediatrics

Special Interests:

Inborn errors of metabolism, mitrochondrial diseases, lysosomal storage diseases, genetic disease

Evelyn Gonzalez, MD
Instructor of Pediatrics
Pediatric Neurology
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Evelyn Gonzalez, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: University of Puerto Rico - Medical Sciences Campus, Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico
Internship: Pediatrics - Caguas Regional Hospital, Caguas, Puerto Rico
Residency: Pediatric Neurology - North Carolina Baptist Hospital, NC, Pediatrics - Caguas Regional Hospital, Caguas, Puerto Rico
Fellowship: Pediatric Neurology - Bowman Grey School of Medicine/Wake Forest, Winston-Salem, NC

Board Certifications:

Pediatrics, Psychology and Neurology w/Special Qualifications in Child Neurology

Special Interests:

Epilepsy, growth and development, degenerative disorders, headaches, sleep disorders

Memberships:

American Academy of Neurology

Awards and Honors:

Americas Registry of Outstanding Professionals, Guide to Americas Top Pediatricians

Anne Gordon, MD
Instructor of Pediatrics
General Pediatrics
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Anne Gordon, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Internship: Pediatrics - Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY
Residency: Pediatrics - Children's Hospital at Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY

Board Certifications:

Pediatrics

Special Interests:

Newborn care, GERD and food allergies, ADHD and behavior issues

Memberships:

American Academy of Pediatrics

Awards and Honors:

Top Doc, South Jersey Magazine

William Graessle, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Residency Program Director
General Pediatrics
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William Graessle, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ
Internship: UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ
Residency: Pediatrics - St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certifications:

Pediatrics

Special Interests:

Medical education

Memberships:

NJ Council on Children's Hospitals; GME Committee, American Academy of Pediatrics, Ambulatory Pediatric Association, Association of Pediatric Program Directors

Awards and Honors:

Tops Docs, South Jersey Magazine, Dorothy and Sol Sherry Award for Teaching Excellence, Best Doctors in America, ACGME Courage To Teach Award

Stacey Hammer, MD
Instructor of Pediatrics
General Pediatrics
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Stacey Hammer, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA
Internship: Pediatrics - Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NY
Residency: Pediatrics - Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NY

Board Certifications:

Pediatrics

Special Interests:

Newborn development, ADHD

Memberships:

American Academy of Pediatrics, American Medical Association

Mohammed Hussain, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
General Pediatrics
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Mohammed Hussain, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY
Residency: Pediatrics - St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certifications:

Pediatrics

Special Interests:

Quality improvement, patient safety, medical education

Memberships:

American Academy of Pediatrics, Islamic Medical Association of North America, Institute for Healthcare Improvement

Awards and Honors:

Advocacy Training Day Scholarship, SUNY Downstate Investigative Scholarship, Leopold Schepp Foundation Scholarship, Top Docs for Kids, Hospitalist, SJ Magazine, Best Children's Doctors, Pediatrician, South Jersey Magazine

Kimberly Isola, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Pediatric Gastroenterology
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Kimberly Isola, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: UMDNJ - New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ
Residency: Pediatrics - Mt. Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY
Fellowship: Pediatric Gastroenterology - Mt. Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY

Board Certifications:

Pediatrics, Pediatric Gastroenterology

Special Interests:

Irritable bowel disease (IBD), celiac disease, eosinophilic esophagitis, constipation, encopresis, GERD, failure to thrive, abdominal pain

Memberships:

American Academy of Pediatrics, NASPGHAN Fellow, Pediatric Gastroenterology

Awards and Honors:

University of Pennsylvania Dean's List - 3 years, Kappa Alpha Theta Academic Excellence Award

Beth Karmilovich, DO
Instructor of Pediatrics
General Pediatrics
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Beth Karmilovich, DO

Education Background:

Medical School: UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine, Stratford, NJ
Internship: Pediatrics - Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ
Residency: Pediatrics - Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ

Board Certifications:

Pediatrics

Special Interests:

Weight management, tobacco education

Memberships:

American Academy of Pediatrics, American Osteopathic Association

Awards and Honors:

SJ Top Doc for Kids 2009, 2010, Ronald M. Bernardin Award, Pediatric Emergency Medicine Award

Scott Kiehlmeier, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
General Pediatrics
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Scott Kiehlmeier, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: Hahnemann University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Internship: Hahnemann University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Residency: Pediatrics - Hahnemann University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Fellowship: Neonatal Medicine - SUNY Health Science Center, Syracuse, NY

Board Certifications:

Pediatrics

Sean Krulish, DO
Instructor of Pediatrics
General Pediatrics
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Sean Krulish, DO

Education Background:

Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Internship: Pediatrics - Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ
Residency: Pediatrics - Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ

Special Interests:

Hospital medicine, infectious disease, asthma

Memberships:

American Academy of Pediatrics

Awards and Honors:

Resident Teaching Award, Cooper University Hospital

Alla Kushnir, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Neonatology
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Alla Kushnir, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: Ponce School of Medicine, Ponce, Puerto Rico
Residency: Pediatrics - Stony Brook University Hospital, Stony Brook, NY
Fellowship: Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine - Albany Medical Center, Albany, NY

Board Certifications:

General Pediatrics, Neonatal/Perinatal Medicine

Special Interests:

Education of students, residents and fellows with mock code simulations; clinical research in amount of oxygen to give and what ventilators work best in different situations; mentoring residents with research projects

Memberships:

American Academy of Pediatrics, American Medical Association

Awards and Honors:

AAP Perinatal Section Fellow District Representative 2009, ESPR Trainee Award 2010

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Maria Lania-Howarth, MD, FACAAI, FAAAI
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Co-Director, ENT/Allergy Curriculum
Pediatric Allergy and Immunology
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Maria Lania-Howarth, MD, FACAAI, FAAAI

Education Background:

Medical School: University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ
Internship: Pediatrics - UMDNJ, New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ
Residency: Pediatrics - UMDNJ, New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ
Fellowship: Allergy/Immunology/Infectious Disease - UMDNJ, New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ

Board Certifications:

Allergy and Immunology

Special Interests:

Asthma, allergy, immunology, food allergy

Memberships:

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, New Jersey Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Society, Philadelphia Allergy Society, American Lung Association of New Jersey, American Academy of Pediatrics, American Contact Dermatitis Society

Awards and Honors:

Top Docs for Kids, SJ Magazine, Best Doctors Allergy-Immunology, Reader's Choice, South Jersey Magazine, Top Female Docs, SJ Magazine, Top Physician, Allergy-Immunology of South Jersey, SJ Magazine, Women in Life Sciences of Burlington County, recognition of community leadership, exemplary volunteerism, professional achievement and contribution to the field of Allergy-Immunology as a woman in the area of life science, Top Doctors, Inside Jersey Magazine, Top Doc, Allergy-Immunology, NJ Monthly Magazine, Top Doc, Pediatric Allergy-Immunology, Philadelphia Magazine, Top Children's Physicians, Reader's Choice, South Jersey Magazine, Top Physicians Allergy-Immunology, Reader's Choice, South Jersey Magazine, Top Doctor, US News & World Report Magazine, Top Female Physician, Pediatric Allergy-Immunology, SJ Magazine, Best Children's Physicians Allergy/Immunology, South Jersey Magazine, Top Doctors for Children's Health, Inside Jersey Magazine, Top Children's Physician of South Jersey, Allergy-Immunology, SJ Magazine

Nicole Leopardi, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
General Pediatrics
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Nicole Leopardi, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Camden, NJ
Internship: Cooper University Hospital, NJ
Residency: Pediatrics - Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ

Board Certifications:

Pediatrics

Special Interests:

Medical education, pain management, preventive care

Memberships:

American Academy of Pediatrics

Awards and Honors:

"The Student Outreach Program Award", The Sydney J. Sussman, MD Award, Resident Extra Mile Award, Resident Teaching Award, 2013-2014

Jodi Levy, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
General Pediatrics
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Jodi Levy, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL
Internship: Pediatrics - University Hospital, Newark, NJ
Residency: Pediatrics - University Hospital, Newark, NJ
Fellowship: Pediatrics - Hackensack University Medical Center, Hackensack, NJ

Board Certifications:

Pediatrics

Tresa McSween, MD, MBA
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Pediatric Neurology
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Tresa McSween, MD, MBA

Education Background:

Medical School: SUNY Health Sciences Center, Syracuse, NY
Internship: Pediatrics - North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset, NY
Residency: Pediatrics - North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset, NY, Pediatric Neurology - Nassau County Medical Center, East Meadow, NY
Fellowship: Clinical Neurophysiology - SUNY Health Sciences Center, Syracuse, NY

Board Certifications:

General Pediatrics, Child Neurology, Clinical Neurophysiology, Sleep Medicine

Special Interests:

Epilepsy, sleep medicine

Memberships:

American Academy of Sleep Medicine, American Epilepsy Society

Debrah Meislich, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Pediatric Infectious Diseases
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Debrah Meislich, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Internship: St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, PA
Residency: Pediatrics - St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, PA
Fellowship: Pediatric Infectious Disease - St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certifications:

Pediatrics, Pediatric Infectious Disease

Special Interests:

Travel medicine, pediatric medical education, infections in children with altered host defenses

Memberships:

American Academy of Pediatrics, Pediatric Infectious Disease Society, Infectious Disease Society of America

Awards and Honors:

Top Doctors For Kids, SJ Magazine

Aubri Milano, DO
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
General Pediatrics
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Aubri Milano, DO

Education Background:

Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Internship: Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ
Residency: Pediatrics - Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ

Special Interests:

Domestic violence, preventative pediatrics, resident education

Renata Ostrowicki, MD
Instructor of Pediatrics
Division Head, Pediatric Critical Care
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Renata Ostrowicki, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Camden, NJ
Internship: Pediatrics - University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY
Residency: Pediatrics - University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY
Fellowship: Pediatric Critical Care - University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY

Board Certifications:

Pediatrics, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

Memberships:

Society for Critical Care Medicine, American Academy of Pediatrics

Ernest Post, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Pediatric Endocrinology
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Ernest Post, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY
Internship: SUNY Health Science Center, Syracuse, NY
Residency: Pediatrics - SUNY Health Science Center, Syracuse, NY
Fellowship: Pediatric Endocrinology - SUNY Health Science Center, Syracuse, NY

Board Certifications:

Pediatrics, Pediatric Endocrinology

Special Interests:

Metabolic screening, performance improvement

Memberships:

American Medical Information Association, American Academy of Pediatrics, Lawson Wilkins Pediatric Endocrine Society, NJ State Newborn Endocrine Screening Task Force

Basant Pradhan, MD
Associate Professor of Psychiatry
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
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Basant Pradhan, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: Shrirama Chandra Bhanj, Medical College, Cuttack, Odisha, India
Residency: Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India, Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA
Fellowship: Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certifications:

Psychiatry

About Me:

Dr. Pradhan is an academic psychiatrist, researcher, inventor, meditation practitioner and author. He currently serves as the associate professor of psychiatry and pediatrics at the Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, and is the founding director of the Yoga and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (Y-MBCT) and the magnetic brain stimulation (TMS) treatment programs at Cooper University Health Care in Camden, NJ.

Dr. Pradhan had a few years of monastic training before he entered into an immersed career in neuropsychology and neuropsychiatry. Since 1993, his pioneering research work has revolved around cognitive neuroscience, translational research in yoga and mindfulness methods, and developing new models of treatments for adults and children. Known as the Y-MBCT models, these treatment methods are disorder-specific and are based on cutting-edge research on effective medications as well as culturally-adapted models of evidence-based psychotherapeutic interventions. The Y-MBCT models combine the methodology and pragmatism of the cognitive behavioral therapy with the techniques of yoga in its entirety (all eight limbs inclusive of meditation), rather than in piecemeal, thus broadening their scope and efficacy. TIMBER© (Trauma Interventions using Mindfulness Based Extinction and Reconsolidation) is the prototype of the Y-MBCT models and is shown to change the expression of trauma memories, the core of PTSD. TIMBER© has been proven effective in the treatment of refractory PTSD, depression, traumatic psychosis and related conditions. It can also be combined with other modalities including rapidly-acting medications like low-dose ketamine.

Dr. Pradhan’s work has been awarded with grant support from the National Institute on Aging (NIA/NIH), Huntington Study Group, and the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation, USA. He has received the Institutional Bronze Medal from the Prime Minister of India for scholarship, and has been listed in the registry of the prestigious “Marquis: Who’s Who in America”. Dr. Pradhan has been an invited speaker nationally and internationally, and has widely published his evidence-based research and clinical work. In addition to being a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association (APA), Dr. Pradhan serves as an executive member of the prestigious Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry (GAP) and the APA’s National Caucus on Integrative Psychiatry.

Amir Pshytycky, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Pediatric Neurology
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Amir Pshytycky, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: Sackler School of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University, Israel
Internship: Pediatrics - Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY
Residency: Pediatrics - Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY, Neurology and Child Neurology - St. Louis Children's Hospital, St. Louis, MO
Fellowship: Neurophysiology and Epilepsy - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certifications:

Neurology, Child Neurology, Clinical Neurophysiology, Central Clinical Neurophysiology with Epilepsy Monitoring, Epilepsy

Special Interests:

Seizures, epilepsy

Memberships:

American Academy of Neurology, American Epilepsy Society, American Medical Association, American Clinical Neurophysiology Society

Awards and Honors:

Top Doc for Kids, SJ Magazine 2010, 2011, 2013

Judy Saslow, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Neonatology
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Judy Saslow, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH
Internship: New York University Medical Center, New York, NY
Residency: Pediatrics - New York University Medical Center, New York, NY
Fellowship: Neonatology - New York University Medical Center, New York, NY

Board Certifications:

General Pediatrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

Special Interests:

Respiratory problems in premature infants, endocrine problems, hypothyroxinemia of prematurity

Memberships:

American Academy of Pediatrics, National Perinatal Association, New Jersey Endocrine Task Force, New Jersey Advisory Board for Newborn Screening, New Jersey Hypothyroid Task Force, Philadelphia Perinatal Society, Southern New Jersey Perinatal Cooperative, New Jersey Collaborative, committee on CLASBI, New Jersey Collaborative, committee on breast feeding, New Jersey Collaborative, committee on congenital heart screens in the premature infant

Awards and Honors:

2014 - Top Doctors for Children's Health, Inside Jersey Magazine, 2014 - Top Doctors for Children, Jersey Magazine, 2014 - Regional Top Doctor distinction, Castle Connolly, 2014 - Top Children's Physicians: Peer to Peer, Suburban Family (Camden County) Magazine, 2014 - Top Children's Physicians: Peer to Peer, South Jersey Magazine, 2013 - 492 of the Best Physicians in South Jersey, South Jersey Magazine, 2013 - Super Doctors, Philadelphia Magazine, 2012 - Top Children's Physicians, South Jersey Magazine, 2012 - 488 Top Physicians, South Jersey Magazine, 2012 - Top Children's Physicians: Reader's Choice, South Jersey Magazine, 2011 - Top Doctors, SJ Magazine, 2009 - Top Docs for Kids, South Jersey Magazine

Rhonda Schnur, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Genetics
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Rhonda Schnur, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
Internship: Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY
Residency: Pediatrics - Mount Sinai Medical Center, NY
Fellowship: Pediatric Genetics - Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, Human Genetics - University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certifications:

Pediatrics, Medical/Clinical Biochemical Genetics, Medical/Clinical Genetics, Medical/Clinical Cytogenetics

Special Interests:

Medical genetics for children and adults, genodermatoses, ocular genetics

Memberships:

American Medical Association, American Society of Human Genetics, Society for Pediatric Dermatology, American College of Medical Genetics, American Cleft Palate Association, Society for Inherited Metabolic Disorders, Society for Craniofacial Genetics, Scientific Advisory Council; National Incontinentia Pigmenti Foundation, Human Genetics Association of New Jersey, Philadelphia Genetics Group

Awards and Honors:

"Top Doctor", Clinical Genetics, Philadelphia Magazine, "Top Doctor", Clinical Genetics, SJ Magazine, "Top Doctor", Clinical Genetics, NJ Monthly Magazine, Best Doctors in America

Richard Selznick, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
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Richard Selznick, PhD

Education Background:

Graduate School: PhD, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, MA, New York University, New York, NY
Internship: Irving Schwartz Institute, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certifications:

Licensed Psychologist, PA and NJ, Nationally Certified School Psychologist

Special Interests:

Dyslexia, ADHD, behavioral disorders, learning and reading disabilities

Memberships:

National Association of School Psychologists, International Dyslexia Society

Awards and Honors:

UMDNJ Volunteer Faculty Award

About Me:

Dr. Selznick is a psychologist, nationally certified school psychologist, adjunct graduate school professor, university professor of pediatrics and school consultant. He is author of the book The Shut-Down Learner: Helping Your Academically Discouraged Child, School Struggles: A Guide to Your Shut-Down Learners Success and the recently publishedDyslexia Screening:  Essential Concepts for Schools & Parents.

As director of the Cooper Learning Center, Dr. Selznick oversees a program that assesses and treats a broad range of learning and school-based academic and behavioral problems. The Cooper Learning Center, established in 1995 by Dr. Selznick, is a division of the Department of Pediatrics of Cooper University Health Care. Cooper is a leading teaching hospital in the region. It is the leading program in the region, offering a variety of different services, including parent and teacher training along with its clinical practice.

Dr. Selznick also works as a school consultant and is frequently asked to lecture to parents and teachers on a variety of topics. Throughout the year, Dr. Selznick speaks to numerous parent groups at schools, at regional and national conferences, and internationally.

Rakesh Sharma, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Neonatology
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Rakesh Sharma, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College, Mumbai, India
Internship: Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College, Mumbai, India
Residency: Pediatrics - Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA, Pediatrics - Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College, Mumbai, India
Fellowship: Neonatology - Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

Board Certifications:

Pediatrics, Neonatal and Perinatal Medicine

Special Interests:

Chronic lung disease in preterm infants, nutrition in preterm infants

Memberships:

American Medical Association, American Academy of Pediatrics

William Sharrar, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
General Pediatrics
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William Sharrar, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Internship: Philadelphia General Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Residency: Pediatrics - Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certifications:

Pediatrics

Special Interests:

Attention deficit disorder, hyperactivity, cleft palate/craniofacial abnormalities

Memberships:

Ambulatory Pediatric Association, American Academy of Pediatrics, American Medical Association, American Cleft Palate/Craniofacial Association, American Academy of Pediatrics NJ Chapter, Philadelphia Pediatric Association

Awards and Honors:

"Top Doc" Inside Jersey Magazine, "Top Doc South Jersey Magazine, "Physician Recognition", Horizon NJ Health Physician Recognition, "Born To Shine Gala" Honoree,The March of Dimes, "Top Doc" New Jersey Monthly Magazine

Linda Slater-Myer, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
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Linda Slater-Myer, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Internship: Pediatrics - Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital, Cleveland, OH
Residency: Pediatrics - Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital, Cleveland, OH
Fellowship: Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine - Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital, Cleveland, OH

Board Certifications:

Pediatrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

Gary Stahl, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Neonatology
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Gary Stahl, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY
Internship: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
Residency: Pediatrics - Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
Fellowship: Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine - University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certifications:

Pediatrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

Special Interests:

Gastrointestinal development, enteral/parenteral nutrition, application of computers and technology

Memberships:

American Academy of Pediatrics, American Society for Parenteral & Enteral Nutrition, New Jersey Chapter; American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, Southern New Jersey Perinatal Cooperative, Eastern Society for Pediatric Research

Awards and Honors:

Award of Excellence, Born to Shine Gala, March of Dimes, Top Doctors For Kids, Pediatrics/Neonatology, SJ Magazine, Top Doctors as Selected by their Peers, Pediatrics/Neonatology, South Jersey Magazine, Top Doctors as Selected by their Peers, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, SJ Magazine, Physician Recognition Award with Commendation American Medical Association, Top Doctors, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, Philadelphia Magazine, Top Doctors, Neonatology, US News & World Report, Best Doctors in America, Neonatology

Tiffany Tucker, MD, MHS
Instructor of Pediatrics
General Pediatrics
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Tiffany Tucker, MD, MHS

Education Background:

Medical School: Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Internship: Pediatrics - Cooper University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Residency: Pediatrics - Cooper University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

Special Interests:

Child abuse, human trafficking

Memberships:

American Academy of Pediatrics

Awards and Honors:

Chief Pediatric Resident, Cooper University Health Care

Heidi Weinroth, MD
Instructor of Pediatrics
General Pediatrics
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Heidi Weinroth, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA
Internship: Pediatrics - St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, PA
Residency: Pediatrics - St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certifications:

Pediatrics

Memberships:

American Academy of Pediatrics