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Department of Surgery

Leadership

Jeffrey Carpenter, MD
Chair
Professor of Surgery
Vascular Surgery
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Jeffrey Carpenter, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
Internship: Surgery - Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Residency: Surgery - Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Fellowship: Vascular Surgery - Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certifications:

Surgery, Vascular Surgery

Special Interests:

Abdominal and thoracic aortic aneurysms, carotid arterial disease, peripheral vascular disease, endovascular surgery

Memberships:

American Surgical Association, American Medical Association, Christian Medical and Dental Society, Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery, Eastern Vascular Society, International Society for Cardiovascular Surgery; North American Chapter, American Association for Vascular Surgery, American College of Surgeons, International Society for Vascular Surgery, Society for Vascular Surgery, American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine, American Board of Surgery, Society of University Surgeons, International Society of Endovascular Specialists, American Heart Association, National Republican Congressional Committee Physicians Advisory Board, Pennsylvania Medical Society, Philadelphia Academy of Surgery, Philadelphia County Medical Society, The College of Physicians of Philadelphia, Delaware Valley Vascular Society

Awards and Honors:

Delaware Valley Vascular Society, Lifetime Achievement Award, 2015, American Surgical Association, Elected to Fellowship, 2013, U.S.News & World Report's "Top Doctors" rankings place Dr. Carpenter in the top 1 percent of vascular and endovascular surgeons nationwide, 2011, 2012, 2013, Best Doctors in America 2007 through 2016, Americas Top Doctors 2005 through 2016, Americas Top Surgeons 2006 through 2016, Philadelphia Magazine, Top Docs 1996, 1999, 2002, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013,2014,2015,2016, South Jersey Magazine, Top Physicians 2011, 2014,2015,2016, Inside Jersey Magazine, Top Doctors 2011, 2012, 2013,2014, 2015,2016, SJ Magazine, Top Docs 2010, NJ Monthly, "Best Doctors in New Jersey" 2009, 2016, Top US Executives (top 1%), National Council of American Executives, 2014

About Me:

It is truly a privilege for me to be a doctor and it is equally an honor when a patient chooses me to be their personal physician. I strongly believe that you simply cannot practice medicine successfully without building a close relationship with your patients. Every patient is unique and has different goals and ideas for their individual healthcare needs and it is crucial that I, as their physician, listen to my patients so that I understand and value those goals as well. This is crucial to an effective physician-patient relationship. In my practice, my patients and I make healthcare decisions together as partners. Their goals will become mine and we will reach them together as a team. 

[Research Profile]
Steven Ross, MD, FACS, FCCM
Vice Chair
Professor of Surgery
General Surgery Residency Program Director
Trauma/Surgical Critical Care
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Steven Ross, MD, FACS, FCCM

Education Background:

Medical School: Jefferson Medical College - Philadelphia, PA
Internship: York Hospital - York, PA
Residency: York Hospital - York, PA
Fellowship: University of Kansas Medical Center - Kansas City, KS

Board Certifications:

Surgery, Surgical Critical Care

Special Interests:

Trauma surgery, surgical critical care

Memberships:

Board of Trustees, Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, American Association for the Surgery of Trauma, American College of Critical Care Medicine, American College of Surgeons, International Association for the Surgery of Trauma and Surgical Intensive Care, Philadelphia Academy of Surgery, Societe Internationale de Chirurgie; U.S. Chapter, Western Trauma Association

Awards and Honors:

Best Doctors in America, 2012, 2013, South Jersey Magazine, Top Physicians 2010, 2011, New Jersey Monthly, Top Doctor 2010, 2011, Inside Jersey "Top "Doctors" 2012

About Me:

Dr. Ross's clinical and research interests include trauma systems, pre-hospital trauma care, and the emergency resuscitation, operative intervention, intensive care management, and rehabilitation of victims of injury. He has over 100 peer reviewed publications and numerous book chapters in these fields. His work in trauma has been recognized by the New Jersey Brain Injury Association, the BNai Brith Foundation, the Camden Police Department, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and the Edward J. Ill Foundation; and his work at Cooper has been recognized with both awards for teaching and the Diane Barton award.  He has served as Chair of the New Jersey Chapter of the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma, and was a founding member and chair of the New Jersey State Trauma Center Council. He has served on the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma, the national organization setting standards and guidelines for trauma care, and as President of the Philadelphia Academy of Surgery, the nations oldest surgical organization.

 

Francis Spitz, MD, FACS
Vice Chair
Professor of Surgery
Surgical Oncology
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Francis Spitz, MD, FACS

Education Background:

Medical School: University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington, CT
Internship: General Surgery - Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Residency: General Surgery - Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Fellowship: Surgical Oncology - University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Board Certifications:

Surgery

Special Interests:

Surgical oncology, gastrointestinal cancers including esophageal, pancreatic, gastric and hepatobiliary, primary and metastatic melanoma

Memberships:

American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Association of Cancer Research, American College of Surgeons, American Society of Clinical Oncology, MD Anderson Associates, Society of Surgical Oncology, Society of University Surgeons

Awards and Honors:

"Best Doctors in America" 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, U.S. News & World Report "Top Doctors" 2012, Inside Jersey "Top Doctors for Cancer Care" 2012, 2013, 2014, Inside Jersey "Top Doctors" 2012, 2013, 2014, South Jersey Magazine "Top Physicians" 2011, 2013, South Jersey Magazine "Top Physicians for Women" 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, New Jersey Monthly "Top Doctors" 2011, 2012, 2014, Philadelphia Magazine, "Top Doctors" 2012, 2013

Teaching Faculty

Nadir Ahmad, MD, FACS
Associate Professor of Surgery
Otolaryngology
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Nadir Ahmad, MD, FACS

Education Background:

Medical School: St. George's University School of Medicine, Grenada, West Indies
Internship: General Surgery - Brown University / Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI
Residency: Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery - Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, MI
Fellowship: Head and Neck Oncologic Surgery, Cranial Base Surgery and Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery - Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center for Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN

Board Certifications:

Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Special Interests:

Head and neck oncologic surgery, microvascular reconstructive surgery of the head and neck, Mohs reconstructive surgery, thyroid and parathyroid surgery, transoral robotic surgery (TORS), endoscopic sinus surgery, endoscopic and open skull base surgery, laryngology, and surgical intervention for sleep apnea.

Memberships:

Diplomate, American Board of Otolaryngology, Fellow, American College of Surgeons, Fellow, American Head and Neck Society, American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, European Head and Neck Society, Society of Robotic Surgery, New Jersey Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, American Medical Association

Awards and Honors:

U.S. News and World Report "Top Doctors" - 2011, 2012

About Me:

Dr. Ahmad was selected as a US News and World Report Top Doctor in 2011 and 2012, placing him in the top 10 percent of otolaryngologists nationwide. He is well-published in his field.

 

Constantine Andrew, MD
Instructor of Surgery
Vascular Surgery
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Constantine Andrew, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA
Internship: Flexible - Riverside Hospital, Newport News, VA
Residency: General Surgery - Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ
Fellowship: Vascular Surgery - Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick, NJ

Board Certifications:

Vascular Surgery, Surgery

Special Interests:

Varicose veins/spider veins, aortic aneurysm

Memberships:

Medical Society of New Jersey, American College of Surgeons, Vascular Society of New Jersey, American Medical Association

Umur Atabek, MD, FACS
Professor of Surgery
Surgical Oncology
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Umur Atabek, MD, FACS

Education Background:

Medical School: University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
Internship: General Surgery - University of Maryland Medical Systems, Baltimore, MD
Residency: General Surgery - Westchester County Medical Center, Valhalla, NY
Fellowship: Surgical Oncology - UMDNJ - New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ

Board Certifications:

Surgery

Special Interests:

Surgical oncology, breast surgery, general surgery, gastrointestinal cancers, pancreatic cancer, hiatal hernias

Memberships:

American College of Surgeons, American Society for Clinical Oncology, American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons, The Society for the Study of Breast Disease, Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons

Awards and Honors:

"Best Doctors in America" 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, US News and World Report, "Top Doctors" 2011, 2012, Philadelphia Magazine Top Docs" 2010, 2011, South Jersey Magazine, "Top Docs for Women" 2010 and 2011, South Jersey Magazine, "Top Physicians" 2010, SJ Magazine "Top Docs" 2009, 2010, Inside Jersey "Top Doctors" 2010, 2011, 2012, New Jersey Monthly "Top Doctors" 2009, 2011

About Me:

US News and World Report rankings place Dr. Atabek in the top 10 percent of surgeons nationwide for 2011 and 2012.

Nadine Barth, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Trauma/Surgical Critical Care
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Nadine Barth, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: Friedrich Schiller Universitat - Germany
Internship: Cooper University Hospital - Surgery
Residency: Cooper University Hospital - Surgery
Fellowship: Cooper University Hospital - Surgical Critical Care

Board Certifications:

Surgery, Surgical Critical Care

Special Interests:

Surgical Critical Care, Emergency Surgery, Pediatric Trauma

Vivian Bea, MD, MBS
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Surgical Oncology
Breast Surgery
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Vivian Bea, MD, MBS

Education Background:

Medical School: Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA
Internship: Surgery - Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC
Residency: Surgery - Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC
Fellowship: Breast Surgery - University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Memberships:

American College of Surgeons, American Society of Breast Surgeons, Society of Surgical Oncologist, Society of Black Academic Surgeons, National Medical Association, American Society of Breast Disease, ASCO Arnold P. Gold Humanism Honor Society

Awards and Honors:

ASCO Conquer Cancer Foundation URM RT Award, AACR Minority Scholar in Cancer Research Award, Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award

Peter Bernhard, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Urology
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Peter Bernhard, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, East Lansing, MI
Internship: Surgery - Regions Hospital, Saint Paul, MN
Residency: Urology - University of Minnesota Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN
Fellowship: Endourology - University of Minnesota Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN

Board Certifications:

Urology

Special Interests:

Endourology, female urology, nutrition in urology, kidney stone prevention and treatment, complex minimally invasive renal access for treatment of kidney stones, incontinence, general urology, vasectomy counseling

Memberships:

American Urological Association, New England Section of American Urological Association, Fellow, American College of Surgeons

Awards and Honors:

Top Doc, Urology, Worcester Telegram and Gazette, 2014 and 2015

About Me:

Former Associate Professor of Urology, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA

Carl Bifano, DMD, FACOMS, FAAOMS
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
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Carl Bifano, DMD, FACOMS, FAAOMS

Education Background:

Medical School: University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine - Pittsburgh, PA
Internship: Philadelphia General Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Residency: Philadelphia General Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, Anesthesiology - Medical College of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital, Cleveland, OH

Board Certifications:

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Dental Anesthesiology

Special Interests:

Surgical Intervention for sleep apnea, TMJ disorders, bruxism, facial deformity and facialreconstruction, OMS facial cosmetic surgery

Memberships:

American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

Steven Bonawitz, MD, FACS
Associate Professor of Surgery
Plastic Surgery
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Steven Bonawitz, MD, FACS

Education Background:

Medical School: SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse, Syracuse, NY
Internship: General Surgery - Western Pennsylvania Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA
Residency: General Surgery - Western Pennsylvania Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA, Plastic Surgery - University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY
Fellowship: Craniofacial Surgery - Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

Board Certifications:

Plastic Surgery

Special Interests:

Reconstructive microsurgery, head and neck reconstruction, craniofacial surgery and facial reconstruction, pediatric plastic surgery, patients with unsatisfactory results from prior reconstructive surgery, cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the breast (including deep inferior epigastric artery perforator or DIEP flap, superior gluteal artery perforator or SGAP flap, transverse upper gracilis or TUG flap, breast augmentation/implants, breast lift, breast reduction), cosmetic surgery of the trunk (including abdominoplasty, tummy tuck, thigh lift, arm lift, liposuction, lower body lift), brow lift, cosmetic surgery, microvascular reconstruction, microvascular surgery, plastic surgery, reconstruction after cancer

Memberships:

American Association of Plastic Surgeons, Fellow, American College of Surgeons, American Society for Reconstructive Transplantation, American Society of Maxillofacial Surgery, American Society of Plastic Surgeons - Committee of Government Affairs, Health Policy Committee, Council on State Affairs, American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery

About Me:

Dr. Steven Bonawitz is Head of the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Cooper University Health Care. His areas of clinical expertise include general plastic or reconstructive surgery and microvascular surgery, including free flap breast reconstruction after breast cancer, breast reduction and cosmetic surgery of the breast.

His clinical interests also include craniomaxillofacial surgery, head and neck reconstruction after cancer, and general cosmetic surgery. Dr. Bonawitz specializes in treating women who have had problems or unsatisfactory results after past breast reconstruction or who were never offered breast reconstruction during their breast cancer treatment.

Dr. Bonawitz also has an adjunct appointment with the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine where he is involved with the vascularized composite allotransplantation program.  Prior to his faculty appointment at Johns Hopkins, Dr. Bonawitz was a Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Pittsburg Medical Center, in Pittsburg, PA. 

 

Dr. Bonawitz earned his medical degree from SUNY Upstate Medical University. He completed a residency in general surgery at Western Pennsylvania and a residency in plastic surgery at University of Rochester Medical Center. He performed a fellowship in craniofacial surgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Dr. Bonawitz's research interests include robotic-assisted head and neck reconstruction, or transoral robotic-assisted robotic surgery (TORS), which uses a robotic surgical system to remove mouth and throat tumors through the mouth.

 

Dr. Bonawitz is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the American Association of Plastic Surgeons; the American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery; the American Society of Maxillofacial Surgery; the American Society for Reconstructive Transplantation; and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, where he is serving on numerous committees, including Government Affairs, Health Policy and the Council on States Affairs.

Frank Bowen, III, MD, FACS
Associate Professor of Surgery
Cardiothoracic Surgery
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Frank Bowen, III, MD, FACS

Education Background:

Medical School: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Internship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Residency: Surgery - Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Fellowship: Aortic and Endovascular Surgery - Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certifications:

Surgery, Thoracic Surgery

Memberships:

Society of Thoracic Surgeons, American College of Surgeons, American Heart Association, American Medical Association

Awards and Honors:

South Jersey Magazine Reader's Choice "Top Physician" - 2010, SJ Magazine "Top Docs" - 2010, 2015, 2016, New Jersey Monthly "Top Docs" - 2010, South Jersey Magazine "Best Doctors 2015" - 2015

About Me:

 

 

 

Kristin Brill, MD, FACS
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Breast Surgery
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Kristin Brill, MD, FACS

Education Background:

Medical School: Hahnemann University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Internship: General Surgery - New York Methodist Hospital, Brooklyn, NY
Residency: General Surgery - New York Methodist Hospital, Brooklyn, NY
Fellowship: Breast Surgery - Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, NY

Board Certifications:

Surgery

Special Interests:

Breast cancer, high-risk patients, benign breast disease

Memberships:

American College of Surgeons, Association of Academic Surgeons, American Society of Breast Surgeons, American Society of Breast Disease, Mammography Society of Philadelphia

Awards and Honors:

U.S. News & World Report "Top Doctors" 2011, 2012, International Association of Oncologists "Top Oncologist" 2012, Philadelphia magazine Top Docs 2011, 2012, 2013, Inside Jersey "Top Doctors" 2011, 2012, Inside Jersey "Top Doctors for Cancer Care" 2012, South Jersey Magazine "Top Physicians for Women" 2011, 2012, Reader's Pick" by South Jersey Magazine's "Top Physicians for Women", SJ Magazine "Top Doctors" 2010, 2013, SJ Magazine "Best Female Doctors" 2011, New Jersey Monthly "Jersey Choice Top Doctor" 2012

About Me:

Kristin L. Brill, MD, FACS is a breast surgeon and Director of the Janet Knowles Breast Cancer Center at MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper and Division Director of Breast Surgery at Cooper University Health Care.

She is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the Society of Surgical Oncology, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, and the American College of Surgical Oncology Group. She was general surgery trained at New York Methodist Hospital, and fellowship trained in Breast Surgery at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center in New York. In addition, she has published breast cancer research in medical journals such as Annals of Plastic Surgery and Cancer; she has presented research at the American Society of Clinical Oncology, and lectures frequently in the region.

Dr. Brill is an Assistant Professor of Cooper Medical School at Rowan University, and adjunct faculty at MD Anderson Medical Center in Houston, Texas. She is directly involved in the education and mentoring of medical students, surgical residents, and fellows. She provides lectures and supports journal clubs, as well as closely interacts with student and residents in the clinic setting and the operating room. She assists in identifying research opportunities for students and residents.

She serves on the OB-GYN curriculum committee and is a member of the IRB. She serves as PI and co-PI on several breast oncology and surgical trials.  

John Chovanes, DO
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Trauma/Surgical Critical Care
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John Chovanes, DO

Education Background:

Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine - Philadelphia, PA
Internship: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine - Philadelphia, PA
Residency: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine - Philadelphia, PA
Fellowship: Surgical Critical Care and Trauma Surgery - Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certifications:

Surgery

Memberships:

Society of Critical Care Medicine, American College of Osteopathic Surgeons

Awards and Honors:

Army Commendation Medal for Meritorious Service, Soldiers Medal, awarded from United States Army for Heroism for World Trade Center Rescue, University of Medicine and Dentistry New Jerseys A.T. Still Award for WTC Rescue, PCOM Alumni Award for WTC Rescue, Pennsylvania House of Representatives Citation for Bravery, WTC Rescue, 2014 Outstanding EMS Physician Award

About Me:

Dr. Chovanes is a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve Medical Corps. He completed three tours of duty at Combat Support Hospitals in Tikrit, Iraq, and Khowst, Afghanistan. Dr. Chovanes was among those featured on Fox 29s Good Day Salute to the Military program.  

 

William Cody, MD
Instructor of Surgery
Colorectal Surgery
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William Cody, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY
Internship: Surgery - University of Colorado Affiliated Hospitals, Aurora, CO
Residency: Surgery - Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ
Fellowship: Colon and Rectal Surgery - Ferguson Hospital, Grand Rapids, MI

Board Certifications:

Colon and Rectal Surgery, Surgery

Nathan Deckard, MD, FAAOA
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Otolaryngology
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Nathan Deckard, MD, FAAOA

Education Background:

Medical School: University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL
Internship: General Surgery - Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI
Residency: Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery - Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI
Fellowship: Rhinology - University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX

Board Certifications:

Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Special Interests:

Nasal and sinus disorders (including rhinitis, sinusitis, congestion and nasal polyps); sinus surgery, including balloon sinus dilatation surgery; treatment of inhalant allergies (pollen, grass, trees, weeds, mold and animal dander) using both traditional subcutaneous immunotherapy (SCIT or "allergy shots") and new sublingual drop immunotherapy (SLIT);anterior skull-base surgery for nasal tumors (benign and malignant); endoscopic repair of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leaks; endoscopic orbital decompression for Graves disease; endoscopic dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR)

Memberships:

American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy, American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, American Rhinologic Society

Awards and Honors:

Fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy

Miguel DeLeon, MD
Instructor of Surgery
Colorectal Surgery
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Miguel DeLeon, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: University of the Philippines College of Medicine, Manila, Philippines
Internship: Philippine General Hospital, Manila, Philippines
Residency: General Surgery - Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Fellowship: Colon and Rectal Surgery - Lahey Hospital, Burlington, MA

Board Certifications:

Colon and Rectal Surgery, General Surgery

Christopher Derivaux, MD
Instructor of Surgery
Thoracic Surgery
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Christopher Derivaux, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Camden, NJ
Internship: General Surgery - Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Residency: Surgery - Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Fellowship: Surgical Critical Care - Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, Cardiothoracic Surgery - New York University Medical Center, New York, NY

Board Certifications:

Thoracic Surgery

Awards and Honors:

SJ Magazine "Top Docs" - 2017

Tanya Egodage, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Trauma/Surgical Critical Care
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Tanya Egodage, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: American University of the Caribbean-Coral Gables, FL
Internship: General Surgery - Nassau University Medical Center, East Meadow, NY
Residency: General Surgery - Nassau University Medical Center, East Meadow, NY
Fellowship: Surgical Critical Care - John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, Chicago, IL, Trauma Surgery - John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, Chicago, IL, Burn Surgery - John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, Chicago, IL

Board Certifications:

General Surgery, Surgical Critical Care

Special Interests:

Trauma/surgical critical care and acute care surgery

A. Leilani Fahey, MD, FACS
Associate Professor of Surgery
Plastic Surgery
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A. Leilani Fahey, MD, FACS

Education Background:

Medical School: Cornell University Medical College, New York, NY
Internship: General Surgery - North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset, NY
Residency: General Surgery - North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset, NY, Plastic Surgery - Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ
Fellowship: Plastic Surgery - Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, Plastic Surgery - The New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY, Plastic Surgery - Charlotte Plastic Surgery Center, P.A., Charlotte, NC

Board Certifications:

Plastic Surgery

Special Interests:

Breast reconstruction, cosmetic surgery, pediatric plastic surgery

Memberships:

American Medical Association, American College of Surgeons, American Society of Plastic Surgeons, American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons, Association of Academic Chairmen of Plastic Surgeons

Awards and Honors:

South Jersey Magazine, "Top Children's Physician" 2012 "Reader's Choice", South Jersey Magazine, "Top Physicians for Women" 2012, South Jersey Magazine, "Best Pediatricians 2013" Reader's Choice

About Me:

 

 

Charles Field, MD
Instructor of Surgery
Vascular Surgeon
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Charles Field, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Camden, NJ
Internship: General Surgery - Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ
Residency: General Surgery - Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ
Fellowship: Trauma - Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ, Vascular Surgery - Hahnemann University Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certifications:

Vascular Surgery, Surgery

Nicole Fox, MD, MPH, FACS
Associate Professor of Surgery
Trauma/Surgical Critical Care
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Nicole Fox, MD, MPH, FACS

Education Background:

Medical School: University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - Newark
Internship: Christiana Care Health Services - Newark, DE
Residency: Christiana Care Health Services - Newark, DE
Fellowship: Cooper University Hospital - Camden, NJ

Board Certifications:

Surgery, Surgical Critical Care

Special Interests:

Trauma surgery, pediatric trauma surgery, surgical critical care, emergency surgery

Michael Franco, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Plastic Surgery
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Michael Franco, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
Internship: Surgery - Barnes Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO
Residency: Plastic Surgery - Barnes Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO
Fellowship: Hand Surgery - University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

Board Certifications:

Plastic Surgery

Special Interests:

Brachial plexus and peripheral nerve injuries, peripheral nerve surgery in the upper and lower extremity, distal radius fractures, tendon injuries, congenital hand differences, arthritis of the hand, lower extremity reconstruction, general reconstructive plastic surgery

Memberships:

American Society of Plastic Surgeons, American Society for Surgery of the Hand

Anna Goldenberg-Sandau, DO
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Trauma/Surgical Critical Care
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Anna Goldenberg-Sandau, DO

Education Background:

Medical School: Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine, Stratford, NJ
Internship: General Surgery - Kennedy Memorial Hospital/UMC, Stratford, NJ
Residency: General Surgery - Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center, Camden, NJ, General Surgery - Kennedy Memorial Hospital/UMC, Stratford, NJ
Fellowship: Trauma/Critical Care - Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ

Board Certifications:

General Surgery

Special Interests:

Penetrating trauma, pediatric trauma, shock, nutrition

Memberships:

Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma, American College of Surgeons, American College of Osteopathic Surgeons, American Medical Association

Ronak Gor, DO
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Urology
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Ronak Gor, DO

Education Background:

Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Erie, PA
Internship: Surgery - Einstein Healthcare Network, Philadelphia, PA
Residency: Urology - Einstein Healthcare Network, Philadelphia, PA
Fellowship: Genitourinary Reconstruction and Trauma - University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN

Special Interests:

Urethral stricture disease (narrowing or scar tissue of the urethra), genitourinary trauma, open and robotic upper urinary tract reconstruction, urologic prosthetics (artificial urinary sphincters, male slings, and penile implants), revision prosthetic surgery, advanced neurogenic bladder, congenital/transitional urology, Peyronie's disease (acquired penile curvature), no-scalpel vasectomy

Memberships:

Society of Genitourinary Reconstructive Surgeons, American College of Osteopathic Surgeons

About Me:

Dr. Gor is the Director of Genitourinary Reconstruction and Trauma in the Division of Urology at Cooper University Health Care and an Assistant Professor of Surgery.  In addition to traditional reconstructive urology and prosthetics, he also has a particular focus on the medical and surgical management of advanced neurogenic bladder. He is well versed in both continent and incontinent urinary diversion, complex abdominal surgery, and treating complications after prior surgery. Dr. Gor is passionate about the emerging field of transitional urology, taking care of adolescents with congenital neurogenic bladder transitioning into adulthood.

Joshua Hazelton, DO, FACS, FACOS
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Trauma/Surgical Critical Care
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Joshua Hazelton, DO, FACS, FACOS

Education Background:

Medical School: Philadelphia College Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Internship: Traditional - Philadelphia College Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Residency: General Surgery - Philadelphia College Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Fellowship: Trauma and Surgical Critical Care - Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ

Board Certifications:

Surgery, Surgical Critical Care

Special Interests:

Hemorrhagic shock, low volume resuscitation, exo-vascular hemorrhage control, hepatic trauma

Memberships:

American College of Surgeons, American College of Osteopathic Surgeons, American Osteopathic Association, Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma, Society of Critical Care Medicine, Pediatric Trauma Society, Association for Academic Surgery

About Me:

Dr. Hazelton appeared on FOX29's Good Day Philadelphia program to speak about the burn dangers posed by water hoses that are left to sit in the sun.

Watch the clip here: Hidden hazard: Cooper trauma doctor explains how water in hoses can cause significant injury during the summer, what to do

Richard Highbloom, MD, FACS
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Cardiothoracic Surgery
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Richard Highbloom, MD, FACS

Education Background:

Medical School: Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Internship: Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA
Residency: Surgery - Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA
Fellowship: Thoracic Surgery - Hospital of the Good Samaritan, Los Angeles, CA

Board Certifications:

Surgery, Thoracic Surgery

Special Interests:

Sapien percutaneous heart valve (transcatheter valve for aortic stenosis and aortic valve disease); robotic-assisted minimally invasive coronary bypass surgery; complete arterial revascularization; maze procedure for atrial fibrillation; minimally invasive cardiac surgery for aortic valve replacement, mitral valve repair or replacement; off-pump, beating-heart, coronary artery bypass surgery; robotic-assisted coronary artery bypass surgery; surgery for heart failure

Memberships:

American College of Surgeons, American Medical Association, International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery, Society of Thoracic Surgeons, Southern Thoracic Surgical Association, Pennsylvania Association of Thoracic Surgery, Pennsylvania Medical Society

Awards and Honors:

South Jersey Magazine "2010 Top Physician", South Jersey Magazine Reader's Choice "Top Physicians" 2011

Nicole Jarrett, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Plastic Surgery
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Nicole Jarrett, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, NY
Internship: General Surgery - New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY
Residency: General Surgery - Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT, Plastic Surgery - University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA
Fellowship: Hand Surgery - University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA

Board Certifications:

Surgery, Plastic Surgery

Special Interests:

Congenital hand differences, hand/wrist/forearm fractures, tendon injuries, arthritis of the hand, pediatric hand injuries, peripheral nerve injuries, lower extremity reconstruction, general reconstructive plastic surgery

Memberships:

American College of Surgeons, American Society of Plastic Surgeons, American Association for Hand Surgery, American Society for Surgery of the Hand, American Council of Academic Plastic Surgeons, Plastic Surgery Research Council

Awards and Honors:

Administrative Hand Fellow, 2015-2016, Administrative Chief Resident, 2014-2015, Junior Resident Teaching Award, 2012, Educational Chief Resident, 2011-2012, G. Thomas Shires Prize in Surgery, 2007, Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, 2006, Westinghouse Science Talent Search Semi-finalist, 1998, National Merit Scholar, 1998

Frank Koniges, MD, FACS
Assistant Professor of Surgery
General Surgery
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Frank Koniges, MD, FACS

Education Background:

Medical School: University of Texas Southwestern Medical School - Dallas, TX
Internship: General Surgery - Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Residency: General Surgery - Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia,PA

Board Certifications:

Surgery

Special Interests:

General surgery, hernias

Awards and Honors:

South Jersey magazine, "Top Doctors" 2009, NJ Monthly, "Top Doctors in New Jersey" 2009, Philadelphia Magazine, "Top Docs" 2004

Yekaterina Koshkareva, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Otolaryngology
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Yekaterina Koshkareva, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Internship: General Surgery - Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Residency: Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery - Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Fellowship: Head and Neck Oncologic Surgery - University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA

Board Certifications:

Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Special Interests:

Head and neck cancer surgery, cancers of the upper aerodigestive tract (nose, mouth, throat, larynx), skin malignancies, salivary gland tumors, endocrine surgery (thyroid and parathyroid) and minimally invasive transoral robotic and endoscopic laser surgery

Memberships:

American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Michael Kwiatt, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Colon and Rectal Surgery
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Michael Kwiatt, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
Internship: General Surgery - Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ
Residency: General Surgery - Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ
Fellowship: Colorectal Surgery - Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

Board Certifications:

General Surgery, Colon and Rectal Surgery

Special Interests:

Colon and rectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, diverticular disease, benign anorectal disease

[Research Profile]
Joseph Lombardi, MD, FACS
Professor of Surgery
Vascular Surgery
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Joseph Lombardi, MD, FACS

Education Background:

Medical School: Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA
Internship: Surgery - Pennsylvania Hospital (University of Pennsylvania), Philadelphia, PA
Residency: Surgery - Pennsylvania Hospital (University of Pennsylvania), Philadelphia, PA
Fellowship: Vascular Gene Therapy - Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, Vascular and Endovascular Surgery - Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certifications:

Surgery, Vascular Surgery

Special Interests:

Complex aortic repair, thoracic aortic dissection, carotid disease, minimally invasive aortic aneurysm repair, peripheral vascular disease, varicose vein treatments, pelvic congestion syndrome

Memberships:

Society of Vascular Surgery, Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery, Peripheral Vascular Surgery Society, Eastern Vascular Society, Delaware Valley Vascular Society, American Medical Association, International Society for Cardiovascular Surgery; North American Chapter, American College of Surgeons, International Society for Vascular Surgery, American Board of Surgery, American Heart Association, Pennsylvania Medical Society, Philadelphia Academy of Surgery, Philadelphia County Medical Society

Awards and Honors:

U.S.News & World Report's "Top Doctors" rankings place Dr. Lombardi in the top 10 percent of vascular and endovascular surgeons nationwide for 2011, 2012 and 2013 (the last year of the rankings)., Castle Connelly "Top Doctor" 2014,2015,2016, "Best Doctors in America" 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014,2015,2016, Philadelphia Magazine, Top Doctors 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015,2016, Philadelphia Magazine, "The Next Generation of Great Philadelphia Doctors" 2009, Inside Jersey Magazine, "Top Doctor" 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, South Jersey Magazine, "Top Physicians" 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

About Me:

Dr. Lombardi's Care Philosophy:

Vascular and Endovascular Surgery is a dynamic field that revolves around sound traditional medicine, judgment and values yet it is influenced by a surge of new technology that must be used with careful enthusiasm. A good vascular surgeon knows how to balance treatment techniques and utilize them in a manner that would be best suited for his/her own parent. I would say this embodies my philosophy best.

Catherine Loveland-Jones, MD, MS
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Breast Surgery
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Catherine Loveland-Jones, MD, MS

Education Background:

Medical School: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Residency: General Surgery - Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Fellowship: Surgical Breast Oncology - University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Board Certifications:

Surgery

Special Interests:

Breast cancer, benign breast disease, high risk management

Memberships:

Society of Surgical Oncology, American Society of Breast Surgeons, Association of Women Surgeons, American College of Surgeons, American Society of Breast Disease

Awards and Honors:

Corynne S. Uhl Award for Compassionate and Excellent Care in Breast Surgical Oncology, MD Anderson Cancer Center, 2015, Pink and Teal Hero, The Cooper Foundation, October 2017

About Me:

My teaching philosophy expands upon the “see one, do one, teach one” idea. In the beginning stages of learning, the resident is best served by listening and observing. For example, I will explain a patient’s diagnostic workup or demonstrate a surgical technique. As the resident develops, he or she is expected to be able to answer theoretical questions and also demonstrate surgical skills under direct guidance. In the final stages of his or her formal surgical education, the resident will ask advanced theoretical questions and also be able to perform aspects of an operation independently. This is the stage in which the senior resident is able to teach junior residents and medical students.

My research philosophy is to first focus on an area of personal interest in which there are still unanswered questions. Then, a research question that can reasonably be expected to be answered in light of one’s resources should be developed. This is followed by a thorough literature review, development of the methodology, discussion of the project with mentors, and recruitment of a team that will assist in completing the project.

Martha Matthews, MD, FACS
Professor of Surgery
Plastic Surgery
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Martha Matthews, MD, FACS

Education Background:

Medical School: Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA
Internship: General Surgery - Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia,PA
Residency: General Surgery - Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Fellowship: Plastic Surgery - Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA

Board Certifications:

Plastic Surgery

Special Interests:

Cleft lip and palate for children and adults, pediatric plastic surgery, cosmetic surgery, body contouring after massive weight loss

Memberships:

American Association of Plastic Surgeons, American Cleft Palate/Craniofacial Association, American College of Surgeons, Association of Academic Chairmen of Plastic Surgery, Association for Surgical Education, American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons, Association of Women Surgeons, College of Physicians of Philadelphia, New Jersey Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, New Jersey Chapter of the American College of Surgeons, Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation, The Robert H. Ivy Society

Awards and Honors:

US News and World Report "Top Doctors" 2012, Best Doctors in America, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2012, Philadelphia Magazine Top Docs 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, Philadelphia Magazine, Top Docs for Women 2000, SJ Magazine, "Top Docs for Kids" 2009, 2012, SJ Magazine, Top Female Doctors 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, South Jersey Magazine, Top Docs 2003, 2005, 2006, 2010, 2011, 2016, South Jersey Magazine, "Best Pediatricians 2013" Reader's Choice, South Jersey Magazine, Top Physicians for Women 2011, 2012, South Jersey Magazine, Top Childrens Physician Readers Choice, 2009, 2010, 2012, South Jersey Magazine, Top Doc for Kids, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, New Jersey Monthly, Top Docs 2001, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, Inside Jersey Magazine, Top Doctors 2011, 2012

About Me:

Dr. Matthews is an Associate Professor of Surgery, Head of the Division of Plastic Surgery, and Program Director for the Plastic Surgery Residency Program. She is a graduate of Jefferson Medical College and completed her residency in plastic surgery at Eastern Virginia Graduate School of Medicine. She serves as the FPMRS Fellowship Clerkship Director for the fellows’ plastic surgery rotation.

Steven McClane, MD, FACS, FASCRS
Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery
Colorectal Surgery
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Steven McClane, MD, FACS, FASCRS

Education Background:

Medical School: Cornell University Medical College, New York, NY
Internship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Residency: General Surgery - Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Fellowship: Colon and Rectal Surgery - Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH

Board Certifications:

Surgery, Colon and Rectal Surgery

Special Interests:

Colorectal surgery, colorectal cancer surgery, diverticulitis and surgical management of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), particularly anorectal Crohn's disease

Memberships:

Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners

Awards and Honors:

Castle Connolly Top Doctor 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, Vitals Patient Choice Most Compassionate Doctor 2012, 98th percentile, American Board of Surgery In-Training Exam, 1998, Graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University, 1988

Andrew Newman, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Plastic Surgery
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Andrew Newman, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA
Internship: General Surgery - University of Pennsylvania Health System, Philadelphia, PA
Residency: General Surgery - University of Pennsylvania Health System, Philadelphia, PA
Fellowship: Plastic Surgery - University of Pennsylvania Health System, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certifications:

Plastic Surgery

Special Interests:

Breast reconstruction (DIEP flaps, implant reconstruction), breast augmentation, mastopexy, abdominoplasty, head and neck reconstruction, MOHS reconstruction, cosmetic surgery of the face (facelift, blepharoplasty, rhinoplasty), non-surgical therapies (Botox, fillers, peels)

Memberships:

American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons

Brendan O'Connell, MD, FACS
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Bariatric Surgery
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Brendan O'Connell, MD, FACS

Education Background:

Medical School: Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Internship: General Surgery - Abington Memorial Hospital, Abington, PA
Residency: General Surgery - Abington Memorial Hospital, Abington, PA
Fellowship: Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery - University of Connecticut School of Medicine, St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center, Hartford, CT

Board Certifications:

Surgery

Special Interests:

Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB), laparoscopic adjustable gastric band (LAGB), vertical sleeve gastrectomy (VSG)

Memberships:

American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, American College of Surgeons, Associate Fellow, Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, Bariatric Surgery Special Interest Group Committee

Rohit Patel, MD, FACS
Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery
Bariatric Surgery
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Rohit Patel, MD, FACS

Education Background:

Medical School: Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute, Chennai, India
Internship: General Surgery - Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Residency: General Surgery - Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Fellowship: Bariatric Surgery - University Medical Center at Princeton, Princeton, NJ

Board Certifications:

Surgery

Special Interests:

Minimally invasive weight loss surgery, laparoscopic adjustable gastric band (LAGB), roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB), vertical sleeve gastrectomy (VSG)

Memberships:

American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, American College of Surgeons, The Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons

Awards and Honors:

Fellow, American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery

Meghan Pavlick, AuD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Clinical Audiologist
Otolaryngology
John Porter, MD
Professor of Surgery
Trauma/Surgical Critical Care
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John Porter, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
Internship: General Surgery - The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD
Residency: General Surgery - The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD
Fellowship: Trauma/Critical Care - Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Board Certifications:

General Surgery, Surgical Critical Care

Memberships:

American Association for the Surgery of Trauma, Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma, Society for Critical Care Medicine

Lisa Reid, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery
General Surgery
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Lisa Reid, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
Internship: General Surgery - Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ
Residency: General Surgery - Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ
Fellowship: Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery - Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary / Harvard University, Boston, MA

Board Certifications:

Surgery

Special Interests:

Endocrine, thyroid and parathyroid surgery for benign and malignant diseases, partial and total thyroidectomies, minimally invasive parathyroid surgery, surgical treatments for Cushing's syndrome and Conn's syndrome

Memberships:

American College of Surgeons, Society of Black Academic Surgeons, Association of Women Surgeons

Awards and Honors:

SJ Magazine "Top Female Doctors" 2010, South Jersey Magazine "Top Physician" Reader's Choice 2010, South Jersey Magazine, "Top Physicians for Women" 2012

Michael Rosenbloom, MD, FACS, FACC, FACCP
Associate Professor of Surgery
Cardiothoracic Surgery
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Michael Rosenbloom, MD, FACS, FACC, FACCP

Education Background:

Medical School: New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY
Residency: Surgery - New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY, Cardiothoracic Surgery - Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
Fellowship: Cardiothoracic Surgery - Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO

Board Certifications:

Surgery, Thoracic Surgery

Special Interests:

Sapien percutaneous heart valve (transcatheter valve for aortic stenosis and aortic valve disease); minimally invasive cardiac surgery for aortic valve replacement; mitral valve repair or replacement; thoracic aortic surgery including aortic arch; maze procedure for atrial fibrillation; complete arterial revascularization; off-pump, beating-heart, coronary artery bypass surgery; transmyocardial laser revascularization; surgery for heart failure

Memberships:

American College of Cardiology, American College of Chest Physicians, American Heart Association, The Society of Thoracic Surgeons, American Medical Association, Southern Thoracic Surgical Association, 21st Century Cardiac Surgical Society, Florida Society of Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgeons

Awards and Honors:

US News and World Report, "Top Doctors" 2011, 2012, 2013, "Best Doctors in America" 2011, "Americas Top Doctors 2011" Castle Connolly, Philadelphia Magazine Top Doctor," 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, Inside Jersey Magazine, "Top Doctors" 2011, 2012, South Jersey Magazine Top Doctors" 2009, 2010, South Jersey Magazine Reader's Choice "Top Physicians" 2011, New Jersey Magazine Top Doctor 2010

About Me:

U.S. News & World Report's "Top Doctors" rankings place Dr. Rosenbloom in the top 10 percent of cardiothoracic surgeons nationwide for 2011, 2012, and 2013

Allen Seftel, MD, FACS
Professor of Surgery
Urology
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Allen Seftel, MD, FACS

Education Background:

Medical School: SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY
Internship: General Surgery - North Shore University Hospital , Manhasset, NY
Residency: General Urology - SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY, General Urology - Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH
Fellowship: Sexual Medicine - Boston University Medical Center, Boston, MA

Board Certifications:

Urology

Special Interests:

Male sexual medicine, male sexual function, male infertility, benign prostatic hyperplasia, testosterone deficiency in men, Peyronie's disease, penile-rehabilitation post-prostate cancer treatment, kidney and ureteral stone removal

Memberships:

American Medical Association, American Urological Association, American Fertility Society, American Andrology Society, American Association of Clinical Urologists, American Geriatric Society, American Diabetes Association, American Paraplegia Society, Society for Basic Urologic Research, Society of University Urologists, International Society of Sexual Medicine, Society for Study of Sexual Medicine, Society for Study of Male Reproduction, The Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, The American Physiological Society, Society for Prosthetic Urology, International Society for Sexual Medicine

Awards and Honors:

US News and World Report's "Top Doctors" Places Dr. Seftel in the Top 1% of Urologists Nationwide for 2011, 2012, 2013, "America's Top Doctors" 2012, Best Doctors in America 2001-2014, Inside Jersey, Top Doctors for Cancer Care 2012-2014, Inside Jersey, Top Doctors 2010-2014, Philadelphia Magazine, Top Doctors 2011-2014, South Jersey Magazine Top Physicians 2011 Readers Choice Award, SJ Magazine, Top Docs 2010, 2012, 2014

About Me:

Dr. Seftel and colleagues provided an update in the August 2015 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings for clinicians treating hypogonadal men, where they looked at the most recent Endocrine Society guidelines from 2010 and note where changes could be made or where evidence neither supports or denies efficacy and safety of testosterone therapy. Notably, patients with frailty and metabolic syndrome are two instances where changes are recommended. No Level 1 evidence was found to suggest that TRT is associated with CV disease. 

View Dr. Seftel's presentation of the update.

Dr. Seftel is distinguished as the only urologist and sexual health expert included on the American Heart Associations writing panel that recently released the groundbreaking scientific statement Sexual Activity and Cardiovascular Disease. The 2012 statement provides recommendations for when sexual activity is safe for heart patients and encourages physicians to take the time to discuss the matter. Decreased sexual activity and function are common in patients with cardiovascular disease and often leads to depression and anxiety. The statement was approved by the American Heart Associations Science Advisory Committee and endorsed by the American Urological Association, the Society for Thoracic Surgeons, the International Society for Sexual Medicine and many other professional societies.

To read more, click here

Dr. Seftel recently took part in a Point-Counterpoint session at the American Urological Association 2013 Annual Meeting regarding identifying cardiovascular risk in patients with erectile dysfunction. In his presentation he explained why he believes it is important for urologists to screen male patients for cardiovascular disease:

Should the Urologist Perform Cardiac Disease Screening in the Management of the Erectile Dysfunction Patient?

Moderator: Francesco Montorsi, MD
Debater Pro: Allen D. Seftel, MD
Debater Con: Serge Carrier, MD

 

Dr. Seftel's recently published research also includes:

Retrospective analysis of the efficacy and safety of once-daily Tadalafil in patient subgroups: Men with mild vs moderate ED and aged <50 vs >50 years.

Seftel AD, Shinghal R, Kim ED, Samuels SM, Ni X, Burns PR.

PMID: 23222915

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=23222915

Testosterone regulates smooth muscle contractile pathways in the rat prostate: emphasis on PDE5 signaling.

Zhang X, Zang N, Wei Y, Yin J, Teng R, Seftel A, Disanto ME.
Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab. 2012 Jan;302(2):E243-53. Epub 2011 Oct 25.

PMID: 22028410
www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=22028410

Blebbistain, a myosin II inhibitor, as a novel strategy to regulate detrusor contractility in a rat model of partial bladder outlet obstruction.

Zhang X, Seftel A, DiSanto ME.
PLoS One. 2011;6(10):e25958. Epub 2011 Oct 7.

PMID: 22016792
www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=22016792%20

Prognostic utility of erectile dysfunction for cardiovascular disease in younger men and those with diabetes.

Miner M, Seftel AD, Nehra A, Ganz P, Kloner, RA, Montorsi P, Vlachopoulos C, Ramsey M, Sigman M, Tilkemeier P, Jackson, G
Am Heart J, 2012 Jul;164(1):21-8. Epub2012 Jun 7

PMID: 22795278
www.ncbi.nlm.gov/pubmed?term=22795278

The NERI Hypogonadism Screener: psychometric validation in male patients and controls.

Rosen RC, Araujo AB, Connor MK, Gerstenberger EP, Morgentaler A, Seftel AD, Miner MM, Shabsigh R. Clin Endocrinol
(Oxf). 2011 Feb;74(2):248-56. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2265.2010.03925.x.

PMID: 21114509
www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=21114509

The Princeton III Consensus Recommendations for the Management of Erectile Dysfunction and Cardiovascular Disease.

Nehra A, Jackson G, Miner M, Billups KL, Burnett AL, Buvat J, Carson CC, Cunningham GR, Ganz P, Goldstein I, Guay AT, Hackett G, Kloner RA, Kostis J, Montorsi P, Ramsey M, Rosen R, Sadovsky R, Seftel AD, Shabsigh R, Vlachopoulos C, Wu FC.
Mayo Clin Proc. 2012 Aug;87(8):766-78.

PMID: 22862865
www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=22862865

Coexisting lower urinary tract symptoms and erectile dysfunction: A systematic review of epidemiological data.

Seftel AD, de la Rosette J, Birt J, Porter V, Zarotsky V, Viktrup L.

Int J Clin Pract. 2012 Oct 22. doi: 10.1111/ijcp.12044.

PMID: 23082930

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=23082930

 

Rachel Sensenig, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Trauma/Surgical Critical Care
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Rachel Sensenig, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Internship: Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Residency: Surgery - Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Fellowship: Trauma/Critical Care - University of Pennsylvania Health System, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certifications:

Surgery

David Shersher, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Thoracic Surgery
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David Shersher, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: Robert Wood Johnson School of Medicine, Rutgers, New Brunswick, NJ
Residency: General Surgery - Rush University Medical Center/Stroger Cook County Hospital, Chicago, IL
Fellowship: Thoracic Surgery - Rush University Medical Center/Stroger Cook County Hospital, Chicago, IL

Board Certifications:

Surgery, Thoracic Surgery

Special Interests:

Cancer surgery, chest tumors, chest wall reconstruction, esophageal cancer, esophagectomy, hyperhidrosis, lung cancer, mediastinal tumors, robotic surgery, thoracic surgery, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), lung and esophageal cancer screening, lung volume reduction surgery, esophageal dysmotility disorders (achalasia),hiatal hernia, paraesophageal hernia

Memberships:

American College of Surgeons, Society of Thoracic Surgeons

Awards and Honors:

Rush Medical College Aesculapius Award for Teaching and Clinical Excellence, Rush General Surgery, Academic Chief Resident

About Me:

I view myself as a mentor and a coach above anything else. Surgical education is not just about the technical specifics of suturing or cutting through tissue, but it is much more so how to build a safe and competent surgeon out of a trainee. This process takes time, experience, and directed mentorship. I try to identify unique aspects of every trainee, build on their strengths, and work specifically through repetition to improve their weaknesses. On our service, I expect the chief to run the service, and I will support them as they become more familiar and comfortable with thoracic issues.

My hope is to help impart a thorough knowledge of thoracic surgery on all cooper surgery trainees, which will hopefully help them in whatever specialty they choose to pursue.

[Research Profile]
Robert Simons, MD, FACS
Assistant Professor of Surgery
General Surgery
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Robert Simons, MD, FACS

Education Background:

Medical School: Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA
Internship: General Surgery - Lankenau Hospital, Wynnewood, PA
Residency: General Surgery - Lankenau Hospital, Wynnewood, PA

Board Certifications:

Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery

Special Interests:

Hernias, general surgery

Memberships:

American College of Surgeons, American Society of Breast Surgeons, Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract

Awards and Honors:

US News and World Report, "Top Doctors" 2011, 2012, Inside Jersey "Top Doctors for Cancer Care" 2012, "Best Doctors in America" 2011, Inside Jersey Magazine "Top Doctor" 2010, 2011, 2012, nj.com/Inside Jersey "Top Doctors for Women's Health" 2010, Excellence in Teaching Award, UMDNJ/Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Camden, 2010

About Me:

US News and World Report's "Top Doctors" Rankings Place Dr. Simons in the Top 10 Percent of General Surgeons Nationwide for 2011 and 2012

Brian Smith, DMD, MD, FACOMS
Professor of Surgery
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
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Brian Smith, DMD, MD, FACOMS

Education Background:

Medical School: University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, University Health Science Center Antigua School of Medicine, West Indies
Residency: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - US Navy - Millington Naval Hospital, Millington, TN

Board Certifications:

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Dental Anesthesiology, Oral Implantology

Special Interests:

Oral and maxillofacial surgery, maxillofacial trauma, oral reconstruction, TMJ disorders, dental implants, wisdom tooth extraction

Memberships:

American Dental Association, American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, American Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Surgery Society, American Dental Society of Anesthesiology, International Society of Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery, Pennsylvania Dental Association, Pennsylvania Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Delaware Valley Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Delta Sigma Delta Dental Fraternity, Delaware Valley Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Awards and Honors:

South Jersey Magazine, "Top Dentist" 2011, 2012, Philadelphia Magazine, "Top Dentist" 2010

Donald Solomon, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Otolaryngology
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Donald Solomon, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Internship: Surgery - Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Residency: Otolaryngology - Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Fellowship: Pediatric Otolaryngology - University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA

Board Certifications:

Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery

Special Interests:

Conditions specific to pediatric ear, nose and throat surgery including recurrent ear infections, recurrent tonsil infections, snoring, obstructive sleep apnea, airway reconstruction, pediatric sinusitis, congenital hearing loss and congenital malformations of the head and neck, tinnitus, vertigo hearing loss, chronic ear disease

as well as sinus surgery.

Memberships:

American Academy of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery, American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology

[Research Profile]
Thomas Spalla, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Otolaryngology
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Thomas Spalla, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, OH
Internship: General Surgery - Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI
Residency: Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery - Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI
Fellowship: Facial Plastic Surgery - The McCollough Institute, Gulf Shores, AL

Board Certifications:

Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Facial Plastic Surgery

Special Interests:

Facial cosmetic and reconstruction; face and neck lifts; aesthetic surgery for the eyes, nose and ears as well as facial resurfacing and injection treatments; facial implants; facial trauma; facial paralysis repair; skin cancer reconstruction and scar revision; salivary gland diseases; endoscopic sinus surgery; surgical intervention for sleep apnea; thyroid surgery; and laryngology.

Memberships:

American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, American Board of Otolaryngology, American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Jeffrey Tomaszewski, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Urology
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Jeffrey Tomaszewski, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA
Internship: Urology - University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA
Residency: Urology - University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA
Fellowship: Urologic Oncology - Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certifications:

Urology

Special Interests:

Minimally invasive and robotic management of kidney, prostate, bladder, adrenal, testis, penile and ureteral cancer

Memberships:

American Society of Clinical Oncology, American Cancer Society, American Urological Association, Society of Urologic Oncology, American Medical Association

About Me:

Follow Dr. Tomaszewski on Twitter: atUROncDoc

Jose Trani, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Vascular Surgery
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Jose Trani, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Internship: General Surgery - Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC
Residency: General Surgery - Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC
Fellowship: Vascular Surgery - University of North Carolina Hospital, Chapel Hill, NC

Board Certifications:

Vascular Surgery

Special Interests:

Abdominal aortic aneurysmal disease, minimally invasive complex aortic interventions, carotid/extracranial cerebrovascular disease, lower extremity limb salvage, carotid disease, cerebrovascular disease, chronic iliofemoral venous disease, varicose vein treatments

Memberships:

Society for Vascular Surgery, Delaware Valley Vascular Society

Ju-Lin Wang, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Trauma/Surgical Critical Care
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Ju-Lin Wang, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: St. Georges University School of Medicine, Grenada, West Indies
Internship: Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY
Residency: Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY
Fellowship: Surgical Critical Care and Trauma - Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ

Salina Wydo, MD, FACS
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Trauma/Surgical Critical Care
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Salina Wydo, MD, FACS

Education Background:

Medical School: Northeast Ohio Medical University, Rootstown, OH
Internship: General Surgery - Summa Health System, Akron, OH
Residency: General Surgery - Summa Health System, Akron, OH
Fellowship: Surgical Critical Care - Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ

Board Certifications:

General Surgery, Surgical Critical Care

Special Interests:

Traumatic brain injury

Memberships:

Pediatric Trauma Society, American College of Surgeons, Association of Women Surgeons, Society of Critical Care Medicine, Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma

About Me:

Dr. Wydo serves as the Associate Program Director of the Surgical Critical Fellowship, as well as is an Assistant Professor of Surgery and clerkship director at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University.

Her teaching philosophy revolves around the understanding that learners take many forms.  From students to fellows, family members to patients - all members of the care team need to be incorporated in the learning process.  Making material accessible to learners of all experience levels is a difficult but rewarding task. Additionally, she is an active mentor to students, residents and fellows, and serves as the faculty advisor for the local chapter of the Association of Women Surgeons.

Research Faculty

Zeus Antonello, PhD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Surgical Research
[Research Profile]
Spencer Brown, PhD
Professor of Surgery
Surgical Research
Igor Kuzin, PhD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Surgical Research
[Research Profile]
Olga Ostrovsky, PhD
Instructor of Surgery
Surgical Research
Ping Zhang, PhD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Surgical Research