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Department of Medicine

Leadership

Stephen Trzeciak, MD, MPH
Chair
Professor of Medicine
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Stephen Trzeciak, MD, MPH

Education Background:

Medical School: University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI
Internship: University of Illinois at Chicago,College of Medicine, Chicago, IL
Residency: University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, Chicago, IL
Fellowship: Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, Neurocritical Care

Special Interests:

Critical Care Medicine

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Kara Aplin, MD
Division Head
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Division Head, Hospital Medicine
Hospital Medicine
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Kara Aplin, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
Internship: Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT
Residency: Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT

Board Certifications:

American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine - General)

Special Interests:

Observation medicine, quality improvement, care systems delivery redesign and population health

Memberships:

Society of Hospital Medicine, American College of Physicians, American Association for Physician Leadership, American Society of Addiction Medicine

John Baxter, MD
Division Head
Professor of Medicine
Infectious Diseases
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John Baxter, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
Internship: Medical College of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Residency: Internal Medicine - Medical College of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Fellowship: Infectious Disease - Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine, Infectious Disease

Special Interests:

HIV medical care, HIV drug resistance, HIV clinical trials, general infectious diseases

About Me:

John D. Baxter, MD, is Head of the Division of Infectious Diseases and Medical Director of the Early Intervention Program at Cooper University Health Care. He is Professor of Medicine at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University. Dr. Baxter attended medical school at Pennsylvania State University–Hershey Medical Center and completed his medicine residency at the Medical College of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. He completed his Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program at Cooper University Health Care.

Dr. Baxter has participated in NIH-sponsored HIV clinical trials since 1994, initially as the Southern New Jersey Principal Investigator for the Community Programs for Clinical Research on AIDS (CPCRA), and subsequently for the AIDS Clinical Trials Group (ACTG). He currently serves as the Site Leader and Network Laboratory Principal Investigator for the International Network for Strategic Initiatives in Global HIV Trials (INSIGHT) network.

Dr. Baxter has conducted many research studies in the area of HIV/AIDS, published numerous scientific papers and lectured widely on the subject of HIV clinical management. He has expertise in antiretroviral clinical trials and the clinical application of HIV resistance testing. He was protocol chair of the CPCRA GART study, one of the first studies demonstrating the clinical utility of genotypic resistance testing in patients failing antiretroviral therapy. His research findings have influenced the treatment guidelines for care of HIV-infected individuals.

Dr. Baxter is a member of multiple professional organizations including the American College of Physicians, International AIDS Society, Infectious Diseases Society of NJ, and the Coriell Institute Institutional Review Board. He has served on a number of data safety monitoring boards (DSMBs) and expert guidelines panels. He currently chairs the Cooper Medical School of Rowan University (CMSRU) Appointments and Promotions Committee, the Cooper Research Bioethics Committee, and the Cooper Institutional Conflict of Interest Committee.

Dr. Baxter is an award-winning clinician recognized regionally and nationally for his abilities. He has been repeatedly named “Top Doc” in every major publication in the region including Philadelphia Magazine, New Jersey Monthly, South Jersey Magazine, U.S. News and World Report and Inside Jersey Magazine. In addition, he has been recognized as one of the “Best Doctors in America.” Dr. Baxter has a special interest in HIV medical care, HIV drug resistance, HIV clinical trials and general infectious diseases.

David Feinstein, DO
Division Head
Associate Professor of Medicine
Rheumatology
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David Feinstein, DO

Education Background:

Medical School: UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine, Stratford, NJ
Internship: Internal Medicine - Kennedy Memorial Hospital/UMC, Stratford, NJ
Residency: Rheumatology - Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA
Fellowship: Rheumatology - Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certifications:

Rheumatology

Special Interests:

Rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, musculoskeletal ultrasound, osteoporosis

Awards and Honors:

SJ Magazine Top Docs - 2016, 2017

About Me:

 David E Feinstein, DO, practices at the Voorhees and Camden locations of the Cooper Bone and Joint Institute. He completed his residency training in Internal Medicine, and Rheumatology Sub-Specialty Fellowship, at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, PA.  He is currently the Division Head of Rheumatology at Cooper University Health Care.

Dr. Feinstein has been active in teaching and research at Cooper University Health Care and the Cooper Medical School of Rowan University (CMSRU).    As a faculty member, an Associate Professor of Medicine, and Co-Course Director for the Musculoskeletal Curriculum at CMSRU, Dr. Feinstein has been instrumentally involved in the training and education of medical students, residents, and fellows.  He also serves as the Fellowship Assistant Director for the Cooper University Hospital Rheumatology Fellowship, and as the Clerkship Director for the 3rd and 4th year CMSRU medical student Rheumatology elective. 

Dr. Feinstein is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Rheumatology.  He is a member of many professional societies including the American College of Rheumatology, the International Society of Clinical Densitometry, the Ultrasound School of North American Rheumatologists, and was the Immediate Past President (from 2016-2017) of the Philadelphia Rheumatism Society. 

Dr. Feinstein specializes in the management and treatment of all aspects of Rheumatology, with a focus on rheumatoid arthritis, spondyloarthropathy, musculoskeletal ultrasound, and osteoporosis. 

Warren Heymann, MD
Division Head
Professor of Dermatology & Pediatrics
Dermatology
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Warren Heymann, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY
Internship: Bellevue - NYU Medical Center, New York, NY
Residency: Dermatology - Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA
Fellowship: Dermatopathology - Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certifications:

Dermatology, Dermatopathology, Pediatric Dermatology

Special Interests:

General dermatology, pediatric dermatology, dermatopathology

Memberships:

American Academy of Dermatology, Society of Pediatric Dermatology

Daniel Hyman, DO
Division Head
Associate Professor of Medicine
Gen Int Med/Primary Care
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Daniel Hyman, DO

Education Background:

Medical School: Philadelphia College Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Residency: Internal Medicine - St. Joseph Medical Center, Reading, PA, Internal Medicine - Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine

Special Interests:

Medical management of the adult patient, preventive medicine

Steven Kaufman, MD
Division Head
Associate Professor of Medicine
Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
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Steven Kaufman, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Internship: Internal Medicine- University Hospitals of Cleveland at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
Residency: Internal Medicine - University Hospitals of Cleveland at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
Fellowship: Endocrinology and Metabolism - University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA

Board Certifications:

Endocrinology and Metabolism, Internal Medicine

Special Interests:

Diabetes mellitus, continuous insulin infusion (insulin pump) therapy, diabetes during pregnancy

Awards and Honors:

Distinguished Service Award, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, South Jersey Chapter

About Me:

Steven T. Kaufman, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine at the Cooper Medical School of Rowan University (CMSRU), is the Division Head of Endocrinology at Cooper University Health Care. Dr. Kaufman graduated with honors from Rutgers University with his Bachelor of Arts. He received his medical degree from Temple University before completing his residency in Internal Medicine at Case Western Reserve University and his fellowship in Endocrinology and Metabolism at the University of Pittsburgh.

His urban health efforts are focused on decreasing the disparities in the management of chronic illness, specifically diabetes. His early work in urban health with the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers focused on practice-level innovations in diabetes care within primary care offices in the resource-poor community of Camden, NJ. He is now the Medical Director of Cooper University Health Care’s Urban Health Institute. He heads an interdisciplinary team implementing innovative health care delivery through open access scheduling, shared medical visits, and improved clinical efficiency across 23 medical and surgical specialties. Dr. Kaufman’s additional roles include Medical Director of the hospital’s Inpatient Glycemic Control Task Force and Co-Course Director for the CMSRU Interdisciplinary Chronic Care Clerkship.

Dr. Kaufman and his wife have been married for more than 22 years, and have two children: Samuel (21) and Isabel (18). He enjoys long distance running and hiking.

Elizabeth Lee, MD, MBS
Division Head
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Gen Int Med/Primary Care
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Elizabeth Lee, MD, MBS

Education Background:

Graduate School: Master of Biological Science - Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Medical School: Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Internship: Internal Medicine - Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Residency: Internal Medicine - Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine

Memberships:

Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine, American College of Physicians, Society of General Internal Medicine

Awards and Honors:

Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, Fellow, American College of Physicians, Unified Leadership Training in Diversity Award, Association of Chiefs and Leaders of General Internal Medicine, 2015-2016, The Daniel Mason, M.D. Award for Cardiovascular Clinical Work, Drexel University College of Medicine, 2007, The Hahnemann Physician’s Society Award for Academic Excellence, Drexel University College of Medicine, 2007, Chief Residents Appreciation Award, Temple University Hospital, Internal Medicine Residency Program, 2010, Rising Star Mentoring Award, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, 2016

Steven Peikin, MD, FACG, AGAF
Division Head
Professor of Medicine
Gastroenterology/Liver Diseases
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Steven Peikin, MD, FACG, AGAF

Education Background:

Medical School: Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA
Internship: University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine, San Francisco, CA
Residency: Internal Medicine - University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine, San Francisco, CA
Fellowship: Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

Board Certifications:

Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine

Special Interests:

Endoscopy (colon cancer screening), endoscopic ultrasound, nutrition

Melvin Pratter, MD, FCCP, FACP
Division Head
Professor of Medicine
Pulmonary Medicine
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Melvin Pratter, MD, FCCP, FACP

Education Background:

Medical School: SUNY at Buffalo School of Medicine, Buffalo, NY
Internship: Albany Medical Center, Albany, NY
Residency: Albany Medical Center, Albany, NY
Fellowship: Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI

Board Certifications:

Pulmonary Diseases, Critical Care Medicine, Internal Medicine

Special Interests:

Dyspnea/shortness of breath, cough, asthma, COPD/emphysema

Robert Somer, MD
Division Head
Professor of Medicine
Hematology and Medical Oncology
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Robert Somer, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: SUNY Stony Brook School of Medicine, Stony Brook, NY
Internship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Residency: Internal Medicine - Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Fellowship: Hematology/Oncology - Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology, Hematology

Special Interests:

Breast cancer, genitourinary cancers, cancer clinical trials, cancer and genetics

About Me:

As a child, I always had an interest in science, figuring out how things worked, enjoyed talking to people, was outgoing and developed an interest in the human connection. Naturally, medicine seemed like it was the perfect meld of science, research, and relationships. My decision to go into oncology came very late in the course of my training during my internal medicine residency at Penn. In fact, I had fellowship applications filled out for gastroenterology! I did an outpatient elective in oncology and threw out the GI fellowship apps, and quickly applied to hem/onc programs! The overwhelming possibility of improving someone's life, whether it be through cure, delay of progressive symptoms, providing palliative care, emotionally supporting patients and their families, managing the most difficult medical issues, and furthering the field through research, is the most rewarding experience in the world. Adding to this fact is that I get to work with the most amazing people who share the similar goal of helping others. In fact, I cannot picture myself doing anything else.

 

Perry Weinstock, MD, FACC
Division Head
Professor of Medicine
Cardiovascular Diseases
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Perry Weinstock, MD, FACC

Education Background:

Medical School: Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, NJ
Internship: Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Residency: Internal Medicine - Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Fellowship: Cardiology - Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certifications:

Cardiovascular Disease, Internal Medicine, Clinical Lipidology

Special Interests:

Preventive cardiology, lipid disorders, cholesterol disorders, coronary artery disease, valvular heart disease, hypertension

Lawrence Weisberg, MD, FACP, FASN
Division Head
Professor of Medicine
Associate Dean for Professional Development
Nephrology
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Lawrence Weisberg, MD, FACP, FASN

Education Background:

Medical School: Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Internship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Residency: Internal Medicine - Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Fellowship: Nephrology - Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certifications:

Nephrology, Internal Medicine

Awards and Honors:

Best Doctors in America - 2014, Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs; - 2014, 2015, 2019, Inside Jersey Magazine Top Docs - 2014, 2015, 2018, New Jersey Monthly Top Docs - 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 , SJ Magazine Top Docs - 2015, SJ Magazine Top Docs Patient Poll - 2020, South Jersey Magazine Best Doctors - 2015, 2016

About Me:

 

Larry Weisberg, MD is Associate Dean for Professional Development. In this role, he works with Dr. Edwad Viner in building CMSRU's Center for Humanism, Professionalism, Medical Ethics and Law. 

Dr. Weisberg, a professor of medicine and head of the Division of Nephrology and deputy chief of the Department of Medicine at Cooper University Health Care, has been involved in the development of CMSRU's curriculum since the inception of the school. 

Dr. Weisberg received his AB degree from Washington University in St. Louis, and his MD degree with honors from Temple University School of Medicine. He completed his training in both Internal Medicine and Nephrology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Weisberg is a Fellow of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, a Fellow of the American Society of Nephrology, a Fellow of the National Kidney Foundation, and a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, where he serves as nephrology representative on the Council of Subspecialty Societies, representing the Renal Physicians Association. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Renal Physicians Association, and chairs its National Coverage Advocacy Program.

Teaching Faculty

Kamel Abou Hussein, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Hematology and Medical Oncology
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Kamel Abou Hussein, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt
Internship: Internal Medicine - Abington Memorial Hospital, Abington, PA
Residency: Internal Medicine - Abington Memorial Hospital, Abington, PA
Fellowship: Hematology/Oncology - Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine, Hematology, Medical Oncology

Memberships:

American Society of Clinical Oncology, American Society of Hematology

Awards and Honors:

American Society of Hematology Abstract Achievement Award, American Society of Clinical Oncology Travel Award

Wissam Abouzgheib, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Interventional Pulmonary
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Wissam Abouzgheib, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: Saint Joseph University, Beirut, Lebanon
Internship: Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ
Residency: Internal Medicine - Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ
Fellowship: Pulmonary Disease - Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, Pulmonary Disease

Special Interests:

Interventional pulmonology, pleural diseases, endo-bronchial ultrasound bronchoscopy, bronchoscopy and sedation

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Aney Abraham, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Hospital Medicine
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Aney Abraham, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Internship: Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ
Residency: Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine, Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Special Interests:

Medical management of the acute care adult, hospice and palliative medicine

Memberships:

Society of Hospital Medicine, American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Janah Aji, MD, FACC
Associate Professor of Medicine
Fellowship Program Director
Interventional Cardiology
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Janah Aji, MD, FACC

Education Background:

Medical School: Damascus University School of Medicine, Damascus, Syria
Residency: Internal Medicine - Cook County Hospital, Chicago, IL
Fellowship: Interventional Cardiology - Deborah Heart and Lung Center, Browns Mills, NJ

Board Certifications:

Cardiovascular Disease, Internal Medicine, Interventional Cardiology

Special Interests:

Complex and high-risk coronary interventions, acute myocardial infarction, cardiogenic shock, PFO (patent foramen ovale)/ASD (atrial septal defect), peripheral vascular interventions

Saaniya Ajmeri, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine Pending Board Certification
Gen Int Med/Primary Care
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Saaniya Ajmeri, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: Howard University College of Medicine, Washington, DC
Internship: Internal Medicine - Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ
Residency: Internal Medicine - Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ

Awards and Honors:

Chief Resident, Internal Medicine - Cooper University Hospital - 2020-2021

Stephen Akers, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Pulmonary Medicine
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Stephen Akers, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Internship: Graduate Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Residency: Graduate Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Fellowship: Graduate Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases, Sleep Medicine, Critical Care Medicine

Special Interests:

Sleep disorders, pulmonary hypertension, lung fibrosis

Awards and Honors:

South Jersey Magazine Best Doctors 2015, Inside Jersey Magazine Top Docs - 2015, 2016, 2017, SJ Magazine Top Docs - 2016, 2017

Jeffrey Alken, MD
Instructor of Medicine
Hospital Medicine
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Jeffrey Alken, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: SUNY Downstate College of Medicine, Brooklyn, NY
Internship: Internal Medicine - Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Residency: Internal Medicine - Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine

Memberships:

American College of Physicians

John Andriulli, DO, FACC
Associate Professor of Medicine
Cardiac Electrophysiology
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John Andriulli, DO, FACC

Education Background:

Medical School: UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine, Stratford, NJ
Internship: Union Hospital, Union, NJ
Residency: Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford, NJ
Fellowship: Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford, NJ

Board Certifications:

Cardiovascular Disease, Internal Medicine, Cardiac Electrophysiology

Special Interests:

Electrophysiology, arrhythmia management, device placement, remote device monitoring, heart rate and rhythm disorders

Sadaf Ausaf, MD
Instructor of Medicine
Hospital Medicine
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Sadaf Ausaf, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi, Pakistan
Internship: Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan
Residency: St. Vincent Medical Center, Bridgeport, CT

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine

Special Interests:

Medical management of the acute care adult, management of hypertension, management of anticoagulation, palliative medicine, ethics, pulmonary embolism

Memberships:

American College of Physicians, Fellow of College of Physicians and Surgeons, Pakistan, Pakistan Medical and Dental Council, Society of Hospital Medicine

Samer Badr, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Hospital Medicine
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Samer Badr, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: Saint Joseph University, Beirut, Lebanon
Residency: University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine

Special Interests:

Management of the acute care adult

Memberships:

Society of Hospital Medicine

Shivani Bakhshi, DO
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Hematology and Medical Oncology
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Shivani Bakhshi, DO

Education Background:

Medical School: Rowan School of Osteopathic Medicine, Stratford, NJ
Internship: Internal Medicine - Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ
Residency: Internal Medicine - Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ
Fellowship: Hematology/Oncology - Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine, Hematology, Oncology

Memberships:

American Society of Clinical Oncology, American Society of Hematology, American Medical Association

Dorrie-Susan Barrington, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Hospital Medicine
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Dorrie-Susan Barrington, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY
Internship: Rochester General Hospital, Rochester, NY
Residency: Rochester General Hospital, Rochester, NY

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine

Special Interests:

Medical management of the acute care adult, handoffs

Memberships:

Society of Hospital Medicine, American College of Physicians

Jason Bartock, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Critical Care Medicine
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Jason Bartock, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine, Dominica, West Indies
Internship: Internal Medicine - Saint Peter's University Hospital, New Brunswick, NJ
Residency: Internal Medicine - Saint Peter's University Hospital, New Brunswick, NJ, Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Fellowship: Critical Care Medicine - Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine, Critical Care Medicine

Special Interests:

Simulation training, ECMO, critical care ultrasound, chronic critical illness, post-intensive care syndrome

Kaitlan Baston, MD, MSc
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Medical Director, Addiction Medicine, Urban Health Institute
Addiction Medicine Specialist
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Kaitlan Baston, MD, MSc

Education Background:

Graduate School: MSc Neuroscience - Kings College, London, UK
Medical School: Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA
Internship: Family Medicine - Swedish Medical Center, Seattle, WA
Residency: Family Medicine - Swedish Medical Center, Seattle, WA
Fellowship: Addiction Medicine - Swedish Medical Center, Seattle, WA

Board Certifications:

Family Medicine, Addiction Medicine

Christopher Bazergui, DO
Instructor of Medicine
Hospital Medicine
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Christopher Bazergui, DO

Education Background:

Medical School: Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine Stratford, NJ
Internship: Internal Medicine - Stony Brook Southampton, Southampton, NY
Residency: Internal Medicine - Stony Brook Southampton, Southampton, NY

Memberships:

American Osteopathic Association, American Medical Association, American College of Physicians

Robert Becker, MD, MBA
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
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Robert Becker, MD, MBA

Education Background:

Medical School: Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA
Internship: Internal Medicine - Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA
Residency: Internal Medicine - Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA
Fellowship: Endocrinology and Metabolism - Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ

Board Certifications:

Endocrinology and Metabolism, Internal Medicine

Special Interests:

General endocrinology, diabetes mellitus, prediabetes, obesity medicine

Memberships:

American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, American Diabetes Association, Endocrine Society, Philadelphia Endocrine Society

About Me:

Robert Becker, MD, graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Stanford University.  He also completed a Master's of Business Administration from London Business School. He worked for many years as an engineer, product developer, and marketing consultant, conducting qualitative research on people's behaviors and needs to drive the development of new products such as Magnetic Resonance Imaging systems, consumer electronics, office furniture, and foods. He eventually returned to his interest in hard science and health by studying medicine. He received his medical degree from Thomas Jefferson University. He also completed Internal Medicine Residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center.  

As someone with type 1 diabetes and thyroid disease he was attracted to endocrinology. Moreover, the importance of behavior in managing diseases like diabetes fit with his interest in how external factors can affect people's habits. He completed fellowship training in endocrinology at Cooper University Hospital and stayed on to join the Cooper faculty in 2016.

Dr. Becker is interested in all areas of endocrinology, saying that "the feedback loops appeal to my engineering mind," but he is particularly interested in prediabetes, obesity medicine, and how nutrition affects health. 

Dr. Becker lives in Philadelphia with his wife, daughter, and son.  Outside of medicine, he plays soccer, snowboards (although not as often as he would like since moving to the East Coast), and reads a lot of nerdy science fiction. 

Nancy Beggs, MD, FACP
Associate Professor of Medicine
Gen Int Med/Primary Care
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Nancy Beggs, MD, FACP

Education Background:

Medical School: Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Internship: Internal Medicine - Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Residency: Internal Medicine - Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine

Special Interests:

Women's health, medical management of the adult patient, preventive medicine

Awards and Honors:

New Jersey Monthly Magazine "Top Docs" - 2014, 2018; Inside Jersey Magazine "Top Docs" 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018; South Jersey Magazine "Best Doctors " 2015 ; Philadelphia Magazine "Top Docs" 2019

About Me:

Internal Medicine Physician, Primary Care Physician, AllCare Health Alliance Member

Danielle Behrens, DO
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Hematology and Medical Oncology
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Danielle Behrens, DO

Education Background:

Medical School: Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, Kirksville, MO
Residency: Internal Medicine - Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ
Fellowship: Hematology/Oncology - MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper, Camden, NJ

Board Certifications:

Oncology, Hematology, Internal Medicine

Geetha Bhat, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
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Geetha Bhat, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: University of Mysore Medical College, India
Residency: Internal Medicine - Christ Hospital Medical Center & University of Illinois, Chicago, IL
Fellowship: Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism - University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH

Board Certifications:

Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, Internal Medicine

Special Interests:

Diabetes management, hypothyroidism, thyroid disorders in pregnancy, gestational diabetes, clinical research

Bert Bieler, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
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Bert Bieler, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Internship: Family Medicine - Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island, Pawtucket, RI,
Residency: Internal Medicine - Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ
Fellowship: Endocrinology - Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine, Endocrinology

Memberships:

American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, American Diabetes Association , Endocrine Society, Philadelphia Endocrine Society

Awards and Honors:

Dr. Joseph Nathan Grossman Prize in Family Medicine, Temple University School of Medicine

About Me:

Bert Bieler, MD, is the outgoing president of the Philadelphia Endocrine Society and previously served as the society's vice president. His interests include diabetes management, weight loss management, and thyroid disease management, including performing thyroid nodule biopsies.

Sharmila Bisaria, DO
Assistant Professor of Medicine Pending Board Certification
Gen Int Med/Primary Care
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Sharmila Bisaria, DO

Education Background:

Medical School: Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine, Stratford, NJ
Internship: Internal Medicine - Drexel University College of Medicine/Hahnemann Internal Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Residency: Internal Medicine - Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine

Awards and Honors:

Chief Internal Medicine Resident, Cooper University Hospital - 2020-2021, Rowan-SOM Class Council Recognition Award - 2015, GME Resident of the Quarter Award - 12/2020, Gold Humanism Award - 5/2021.

Michael Bonk, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Critical Care Medicine
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Michael Bonk, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA
Internship: Internal Medicine - Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Residency: Internal Medicine - Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Fellowship: Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine - Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certifications:

Critical Care Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease

Memberships:

American Thoracic Society , Society of Critical Care , American College of Chest Physicians

Awards and Honors:

Star Research Award, Society of Critical Care Medicine, San Diego, CA – 2019

, Internal Medicine Section Travel Award, Society of Critical Care Medicine – San Diego, CA – 2019

, Internal Medicine Honor Society, Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA – 2011

Gayatri Borra, MD
Instructor of Medicine
Hospital Medicine
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Gayatri Borra, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: Sri Venkateswara Medical College, Tirupati, India
Residency: Monmouth Medical Center, Monmouth, NJ

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine

Memberships:

Society of Hospital Medicine

Ziad Boujaoude, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Interventional Pulmonary
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Ziad Boujaoude, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: Saint Joseph University, Beirut, Lebanon
Internship: Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ
Residency: Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ
Fellowship: Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ

Board Certifications:

Critical Care Medicine, Sleep Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, Interventional Pulmonology

Special Interests:

Pulmonary disorders in adults, sleep disorders, various aspects of interventional pulmonology

Christina Brus, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Hematology and Medical Oncology
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Christina Brus, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY
Internship: Internal Medicine - Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, NY
Residency: Internal Medicine - Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, NY
Fellowship: Medical Oncology and Hematology - Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine, Hematology, Medical Oncology

Special Interests:

Breast cancer, gastrointestinal cancers, esophageal cancer, general medical oncology and hematology

Memberships:

American Society of Clinical Oncology, American Society of Hematology

Tulin Budak-Alpdogan, MD
Professor of Medicine
Hematology and Medical Oncology
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Tulin Budak-Alpdogan, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: Hacettepe University Medical School, Ankara, Turkey
Internship: Hacettepe University Medical School, Ankara, Turkey
Residency: Internal Medicine - Hacettepe University Medical School, Ankara, Turkey
Fellowship: Hematology/Oncology - Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology, Hematology

Special Interests:

Leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma, venous thrombosis, antiphospholipid syndrome, lung cancer,

Memberships:

American Society of Hematology (ASH), American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), American Society of Blood and Bone Marrow Transplantation

[Research Profile]
Anastasia Bullock
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Behavioral Medicine Psychologist
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Anastasia Bullock

Education Background:

Graduate School: MA, Psychology - LaSalle University, Philadelphia, PA, PsyD, Clinical Psychology - LaSalle University, Philadelphia, PA
Internship: Clinical Psychology - Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, FL
Residency: Psychiatry - Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT

Kambiz Butt, MD
Instructor of Medicine
Site Director, Inspira Woodbury
Hospital Medicine
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Kambiz Butt, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine, Iselin, NJ
Internship: Internal Medicine - University of Illinois at Chicago/Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn, IL
Residency: Internal Medicine - University of Illinois at Chicago/Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn, IL

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine

Memberships:

American Association of Medicine and Psychiatry, American Association of Physicians and Surgeons

Nicholas Calder, MD
Instructor of Medicine
Hospital Medicine
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Nicholas Calder, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: The Commonwealth Medical College, Scranton, PA
Internship: Internal Medicine - Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ
Residency: Internal Medicine - Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine

Kevin Callahan, DO
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Hematology and Medical Oncology
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Kevin Callahan, DO

Education Background:

Medical School: University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, Biddeford, ME
Internship: Internal Medicine - UMDNJ-Kennedy Health System, Stratford, NJ
Residency: Internal Medicine - UMDNJ-Kennedy Health System, Stratford, NJ
Fellowship: Hematology/Oncology - Allegheny Health System/Hahnemann Division, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certifications:

Medical Oncology, Internal Medicine

Memberships:

American Osteopathic Association, American Medical Association, American Society of Clinical Oncology, American College of Osteopathic Internists, New Jersey Association of Osteopathic Physicians, Medical Society of New Jersey

Awards and Honors:

Fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Internists, Silver Chalice Award, American Cancer Society, Southern New Jersey

Cristina Capanescu, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Gastroenterology/Liver Diseases
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Cristina Capanescu, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA
Internship: Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ
Residency: Internal Medicine - Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ
Fellowship: Gastroenterology - Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology

Special Interests:

Gastrointestinal tract disorders, peptic ulcer disease, esophageal motility disorders

Colleen Caprio, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Hospital Medicine
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Colleen Caprio, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine, Portsmouth, Dominica, West Indies
Internship: Internal Medicine - Florida Atlantic University, Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, Boca Raton, FL
Residency: Internal Medicine - Florida Atlantic University, Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, Boca Raton, FL

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine

Memberships:

American College of Physicians, Society of Hospital Medicine, American College of Medical Equity

Travante Cartwright, MD, FACC
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Cardiovascular Diseases
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Travante Cartwright, MD, FACC

Education Background:

Medical School: Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA
Internship: Internal Medicine - Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ
Residency: Internal Medicine - Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ
Fellowship: Cardiovascular Diseases - Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, Echocardiography, Nuclear Cardiology

Special Interests:

General cardiology, preventive cardiology, valvular heart disease, coronary artery disease

Memberships:

American College of Cardiology, American Society of Echocardiography

Rocco Caveng, DO, MBA
Instructor of Medicine
Gen Int Med/Primary Care
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Rocco Caveng, DO, MBA

Education Background:

Medical School: Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, Kirksville, MO
Internship: Christiana Care Health System, Wilmington, DE
Residency: Christiana Care Health System, Wilmington, DE

Board Certifications:

Family Practice, Obesity Medicine

Special Interests:

Osteopathic manipulative medicine, preventive medicine, obesity medicine

Elizabeth Cerceo, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine
Hospital Medicine
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Elizabeth Cerceo, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, NJ
Internship: University of Pennsylvania Health System, Philadelphia, PA
Residency: University of Pennsylvania Health System, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine

Special Interests:

Medical management of the acute care adult, resident education, pneumonia

Memberships:

Society of Hospital Medicine

About Me:

Elizabeth Cerceo, MD, FACP, is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University. She graduated summa cum laude from Rutgers University and completed her medical degree at University of Medicine and Dentistry of NewJersey/Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, where she was selected for the Angelo P. Angelides Award for Academic Excellence in Medicine and the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. She trained as an intern and resident at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She is a board-certified general internist in the Division of General Internal Medicine and is a member of the Society of Hospital Medicine and the American College of Physicians. Dr. Cerceo has multiple published and ongoing research projects. She has a special interest in quality improvement and is developing several Cooper QI initiatives into research studies. Dr. Cerceo is involved in medical education at both the resident and medical student level. She lectures on a broad variety of topics including the Resident-as-Teacher curriculum and was instrumental in developing the Hospitalist lecture series as well as incorporating it into the resident curriculum. As Associate Program Director at Cooper, Dr. Cerceo oversees the inpatient hospital experience for the residency program.

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Rido Cha, MD
Professor of Clinical Medicine
Cardiovascular Diseases
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Rido Cha, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: Korea University College of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea
Internship: Frankford Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Residency: Internal Medicine - Episcopal Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Fellowship: Cardiology - Deborah Heart and Lung Center, Browns Mills, NJ

Board Certifications:

Cardiovascular Disease, Internal Medicine, Nuclear Cardiology, CT/MR

Special Interests:

Adult congenital heart disease, valvular heart disease, echocardiography, nuclear study, cardiac CT, cardiac MR, cardiac imaging

Adib Chaaya, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Gastroenterology/Liver Diseases
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Adib Chaaya, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: Saint Joseph University, Beirut, Lebanon
Internship: Internal Medicine - Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ
Residency: Internal Medicine - Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ
Fellowship: Gastroenterology - Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ, Advanced Endoscopy - Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certifications:

Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine

Mariane Charron, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Critical Care Medicine
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Mariane Charron, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: Université de Sherbrooke Medical School, Quebec, Canada
Residency: Internal Medicine - Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital, Greensboro, NC
Fellowship: Critical Care Medicine - Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine, Critical Care Medicine

Memberships:

Society of Critical Care Medicine, American College of Chest Physicians, American College of Physicians, American Medical Association, Canadian Medical Association, Extracorporeal Life Support Organization

Awards and Honors:

Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada

William Chen, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Hospital Medicine
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William Chen, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York. NY
Internship: Internal Medicine - University of Pennsylvania Health System, Philadelphia, PA
Residency: Internal Medicine - University of Pennsylvania Health System, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine

Yashodhan Chivate, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Nephrology
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Yashodhan Chivate, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine, Dominica, West Indies
Internship: Internal Medicine - SUNY John T. Mather Memorial Hospital, Port Jefferson, NY
Residency: Internal Medicine - SUNY John T. Mather Memorial Hospital, Port Jefferson, NY
Fellowship: Nephrology - Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine

Memberships:

American College of Physicians, American Society of Nephrology, Medical Society of the State of New York, Massachusetts Medical Society

Christina Clay, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Hematology and Medical Oncology
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Christina Clay, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, IL
Internship: Internal Medicine - Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA
Residency: Internal Medicine - Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA, Internal Medicine - David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA - San Fernando Valley Program, Sepulveda, CA
Fellowship: Medical Oncology - University of Southern California Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, Hematology - Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA

Board Certifications:

Medical Oncology, Hematology, Internal Medicine

Robert Cole, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Critical Care Medicine
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Robert Cole, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine, Dominica, West Indies
Internship: Internal Medicine - Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ
Residency: Internal Medicine - Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ
Fellowship: Critical Care - Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ

Board Certifications:

Critical Care Medicine, Internal Medicine

Special Interests:

Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), sepsis, hemorrhagic shock, acid-base disorders

Awards and Honors:

Chief Resident, Internal Medicine, Chief Fellow, Critical Care Medicine

Ashley Coleman, DO
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Hospital Medicine
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Ashley Coleman, DO

Education Background:

Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Internship: Drexel College of Medicine/ Hahnemann University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Residency: Drexel College of Medicine/ Hahnemann University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine

Memberships:

Society of Hospital Medicine

Brian Corbett, DO
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Interventional Cardiology
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Brian Corbett, DO

Education Background:

Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Internship: The University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey, NJ
Residency: Internal Medicine - The University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey, NJ
Fellowship: Cardiovascular Disease - Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

Maritza Cotto, MD, FACC, FASE
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Cardiovascular Diseases
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Maritza Cotto, MD, FACC, FASE

Education Background:

Medical School: SUNY Buffalo School of Medicine, Buffalo, NY
Internship: SUNY Buffalo School of Medicine, Buffalo, NY
Residency: Internal Medicine - SUNY Buffalo School of Medicine, Buffalo, NY
Fellowship: Cardiovascular Disease - SUNY Buffalo School of Medicine, Buffalo, NY

Board Certifications:

Cardiovascular Disease, Internal Medicine, Echocardiography

Special Interests:

Cardiac complications in pregnancy, alternative medicine in cardiology, coronary artery disease, preventive cardiology, women and heart disease, invasive and non-invasive testing, clinical echocardiography

Glenys Coyle, MD
Instructor of Medicine
Hospital Medicine
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Glenys Coyle, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: Instituto Tecnologico de Santo Domingo, Los Jardines, Dominican Republic
Internship: Internal Medicine - Metropolitan Hospital-New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY
Residency: Internal Medicine - Metropolitan Hospital-New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine

Patrick Cronin, DO
Instructor of Medicine
Rheumatology
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Patrick Cronin, DO

Education Background:

Medical School: University of Health Sciences, Chicago, IL
Internship: Internal Medicine - Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Residency: Internal Medicine - Abington Memorial Hospital, Abington, PA
Fellowship: Rheumatology - Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine, Rheumatology

Special Interests:

Musculoskeletal ultrasound of rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma

Kevin D'Mello, MD, FACP, FHM
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Assistant Residency Program Director, Internal Medicine
Hospital Medicine
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Kevin D'Mello, MD, FACP, FHM

Education Background:

Medical School: University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey – New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ
Internship: Internal Medicine - Drexel University College of Medicine-Hahnemann University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Residency: Internal Medicine - Drexel University College of Medicine-Hahnemann University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine

Memberships:

American College of Physicians, Society of Hospital Medicine

Awards and Honors:

Fellow of the American College of Physicians, Fellow in Hospital Medicine, Oksana Korzeniowski Patient Care Award, Drexel University College of Medicine, 2018

, Golden Apple Teaching Award, Drexel University College of Medicine, 2018, Arnold P. Gold Humanism in Medicine Award, Drexel University College of Medicine, 2018

Manish Dadhania, MD, FACC
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Cardiovascular Diseases
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Manish Dadhania, MD, FACC

Education Background:

Medical School: St. Georges University School of Medicine, Grenada
Internship: Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ
Residency: Internal Medicine - Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ
Fellowship: Cardiovascular Disease - Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ

Board Certifications:

Cardiovascular Disease, Internal Medicine

Special Interests:

Coronary artery disease, preventive cardiology/lipid management, heart failure management, peripheral vascular disease, echocardiography

Neeta Datwani, MD, FACC
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Cardiovascular Diseases
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Neeta Datwani, MD, FACC

Education Background:

Medical School: Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College, India
Residency: Internal Medicine - Atlantic City Medical Center, Pomona, NJ
Fellowship: Cardiology - Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ

Board Certifications:

Cardiovascular Disease, Internal Medicine, Nuclear Cardiology, Echocardiography

Special Interests:

Cholesterol disorders, preventive cardiology, management of heart failure, heart disease in women, congenital heart and valvular disease, echocardiography and nuclear cardiology, cardiac imaging

Solomon Dawson, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Nephrology
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Solomon Dawson, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA
Internship: Internal Medicine - Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Residency: Internal Medicine - Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Fellowship: Nephrology - The University of Pennsylvania Hospitals, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine

Awards and Honors:

Jefferson Medical College Outstanding Resident Teaching Award, 2017, Southeastern Pennsylvania ACP Resident Professionalism Award, 2016, JeffHOPE Outstanding Resident Service Award, 2016, Fourth year Medical Student Teaching Award, 2014, Nancy Walton Pugh Award, 2013, Gold Humanism and Honor Society, 2013, Chief Fellow, Nephrology, The University of Pennsylvania Hospitals, Philadelphia, 2018-19

Pola de la Torre, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Infectious Diseases
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Pola de la Torre, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC
Internship: New England Deaconess Hospital, Boston, MA
Residency: Internal Medicine - Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA
Fellowship: Infectious Disease - Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine, Infectious Disease

Special Interests:

Infectious disease management in adults, immunodeficiency disorders

Michael DeAngelo, PsyD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Clinical Psychologist
Infectious Diseases
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Michael DeAngelo, PsyD

Education Background:

Graduate School: PsyD, Clinical Psychology - La Salle University, Philadelphia, PA, MA, Clinical Psychology - La Salle University, Philadelphia, PA, MS, Experimental Psychology - Saint Joseph's University, Philadelphia, PA
Internship: Pre-Doctoral Intern - Drexel University Counseling Center, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
Residency: Post-Doctoral Intern, Extended Care and Forensic Treatment - Ancora Psychiatric Hospital, Ancora, NJ
Fellowship: OB/GYN Behavioral Medicine - Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ

Memberships:

Association of Psychologists in Academic Health Centers

About Me:

Michael DeAngelo, Psy.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in health psychology within Cooper University Healthcare System. Dr. DeAngelo provides patient care, as well as coordinates and supervises Behavioral Medicine graduate students in the outpatient offices of the Early Intervention Program. He also holds an adjunct faculty position with Rowan University, teaching undergraduate students in the Psychology Department. In addition, Dr. DeAngelo is an affiliate of the Postpartum Stress Center in Bryn Mawr, PA.

Ashley Decker, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Dermatologic Surgery
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Ashley Decker, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA
Internship: Transitional - Crozer Chester Medical Center, Upland, PA
Residency: Dermatology - Weill Medical College/New York Presbyterian, New York, NY
Fellowship: Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology - Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ

Board Certifications:

Dermatology

Special Interests:

Mohs micrographic surgery, dermatologic surgery, skin cancer, cutaneous oncology, fillers, neuromodulators, laser surgery

Memberships:

American Society of Dermatologic Surgery, Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, Fellow of the American College of Mohs Surgery

Awards and Honors:

2018 Future Leaders Network – American Society of Dermatologic Surgery, 2016 Winner of Scher/Baran Presentation Award, Council for Nail Disorders, Washington DC, 2016 Honorable Mention for Oral Presentation “Longitudinal Melanonychia: Clinicopathologic correlation of 43 cases” at Derm Society of Greater New York Resident Research Competition, 2015 American Academy of Dermatology International Resident Grant, 2012 Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, 2012 Graduated cum laude from Boston University School of Medicine, 2012 Peter Pochi, MD Award for Excellence in Dermatology: awarded to a 4th year medical student who demonstrates outstanding clinical and research skills, 2011 Top Abstract, “Student Nutrition Awareness and Action Council”, John McCahan Education Day, Boston University School of Medicine

Christopher Deitch, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Fellowship Program Director
Gastroenterology/Liver Diseases
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Christopher Deitch, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: Hahnemann/MCP School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Internship: Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN
Residency: Internal Medicine - Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN
Fellowship: Gastroenterology - Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC

Board Certifications:

Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine

Special Interests:

Non-transplant hepatology and liver disease, inflammatory bowel disease, colorectal cancer screening

R. Phillip Dellinger, MD, FCCM, FCCP
Professor of Medicine
Critical Care Medicine
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R. Phillip Dellinger, MD, FCCM, FCCP

Education Background:

Medical School: Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina
Residency: Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center, Lackland AFB, TX
Fellowship: Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center, Lackland AFB, TX

Board Certifications:

Pulmonary Diseases, Critical Care Medicine, Internal Medicine

Special Interests:

Sepsis, sepsis performance improvement, acute respiratory distress syndrome, shock, mechanical ventilation in critical care management

Memberships:

Past President, Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM), Past Chairman, International Sepsis Forum (ISF), Executive Committee, Surviving Sepsis Campaign (SSC)

Awards and Honors:

Lifetime Achievement Award, Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM), SCCM Distinguished Service Award, Sol Sherry Award, Bronze Star and Purple Heart recipient for service in Vietnam.

About Me:

Dr. R. Phillip Dellinger is Professor of Medicine and Distinguished Scholar at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University (CMSRU). He is Senior Critical Care Attending and Director Cooper Research Institute, Cooper University Health Care (CUHC). He was formally Chair/Chief of Medicine at CMSRU and CUHC. He is Adjunct Professor, Department of Pulmonary Medicine,The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Dr. Dellinger has authored over 250 journal articles and book chapters as well as edited over 30 books and journal issues in the fields of critical care medicine and lung disease,  featuring both laboratory and clinical research. His primary academic interests are new innovative sepsis therapies, sepsis management and sepsis performance improvement. He co-edited the second, third and fourth (2014) edition of Critical Care Medicine (Mosby) and co-edits the fifth edition to be published in early 2019. He is associate editor of Critical Care Medicine journal. He was inducted as a Master Fellow in the College of Critical Care Medicine in 2012 and is a Past President of the Society of Critical Care Medicine. He was the 15th recipient of the SCCM Lifetime Achievement Award in 2015. He is past chairman of the International Sepsis Forum (ISF) and currently stands as an emeritus member of that Council. He was the lead author of the 2004, 2008 and 2012 Surviving Sepsis Campaign International Guidelines on the Management of Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock and senior author on the 2016 guidelines.

Anjali Desai, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Gen Int Med/Primary Care
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Anjali Desai, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY
Internship: University of Pennsylvania Health System, Philadelphia, PA
Residency: University of Pennsylvania Health System, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine

Special Interests:

Preventive medicine, travel medicine, women's health

Joshua DeSipio, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Gastroenterology/Liver Diseases
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Joshua DeSipio, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA
Internship: Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Residency: Internal Medicine - Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Fellowship: Gastroenterology - Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia,PA

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology

Special Interests:

Disorders of the GI tract, GERD, peptic ulcer disease, esophageal motility disorders, Barrett's esophagus, colorectal cancer screening, non-transplant hepatology and liver disease

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Isha Marina Di Bartolo, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Gen Int Med/Primary Care
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Isha Marina Di Bartolo, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
Internship: Internal Medicine - University of Pennsylvania Health System, Philadelphia, PA
Residency: Internal Medicine - University of Pennsylvania Health System, Philadelphia, PA

Special Interests:

Dr. Di Bartolo is interested in disparities in healthcare, especially in immigrant and refugee health as well as in medical education, inclusion and diversity. She currently serves as a Cushing College Academic Advisor, is the head of the Faculty Diversity Council, and works in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. She is a general internal medicine physician in Camden, NJ, and has a special interest in immigrant health, addiction medicine and obesity.

Katherine Doktor, MD, MS
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Infectious Diseases
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Katherine Doktor, MD, MS

Education Background:

Medical School: Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, Piscataway, NJ
Internship: Internal Medicine - Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ
Residency: Internal Medicine - Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ
Fellowship: Infectious Diseases - University of Miami - Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, FL

Board Certifications:

Infectious Disease, Internal Medicine

Special Interests:

Tropical medicine, travel medicine, HIV

Memberships:

Infectious Diseases Society of America, American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

Dan Dragomir, MD
Instructor of Medicine
Hospital Medicine
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Dan Dragomir, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucharest, Romania
Internship: The New York Hospital Medical Center of Queens, Flushing, NY
Residency: The New York Hospital Medical Center of Queens, Flushing, NY

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine

Special Interests:

Medical management of the acute care adult

Memberships:

Society of Hospital Medicine

Hala Eid, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Fellowship Program Director
Rheumatology
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Hala Eid, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: Saint Joseph University, Beirut, Lebanon
Internship: Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ
Residency: Internal Medicine - Saint Joseph University, Beirut, Lebanon, Internal Medicine - Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ
Fellowship: Rheumatology - Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine, Rheumatology

Special Interests:

Rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, lupus, osteoporosis

About Me:

Hala Eid, M.D., practices at the Voorhees location of the Cooper Bone and Joint Institute and at The Sheridan Pavilion in Camden. She completed a fellowship in rheumatology at Cooper University Health Care and specializes in the management and treatment of rheumatic diseases including rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, lupus, scleroderma, and osteoporosis. As the program director of the rheumatology fellowship program, she is involved in the education and training of the rheumatology fellows in addition to the education of the medical students and the internal medicine residents. Dr. Eid has been active in research.  

Adam Elfant, MD, FACG
Associate Professor of Medicine
Gastroenterology/Liver Diseases
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Adam Elfant, MD, FACG

Education Background:

Medical School: UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Piscataway, NJ
Internship: Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ
Residency: Internal Medicine - Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ
Fellowship: Gastroenterology - The Wellesley Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Board Certifications:

Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine

Special Interests:

ERCP, colorectal cancer, GERD diagnosis/management, treatment of complex pancreatic, biliary and liver disease, endoscopic ultrasound

Christian Fagel, MD
Instructor of Medicine
Hospital Medicine
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Christian Fagel, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: Thomas Jefferson University, Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Philadelphia, PA
Internship: Internal Medicine - Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ
Residency: Internal Medicine - Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine

About Me:

Joins the Division of Hospital Medicine in the Department of Medicine as an Attending Physician providing hospitalist services at Cooper, Inspira Elmer, Inspira Vineland, and Virtua Voorhees.

Alka Farmer, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Hospital Medicine
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Alka Farmer, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: B.J. Medical College, India
Residency: St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Paterson, NJ

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine

Memberships:

Society of Hospital Medicine

Zoheb Fazal, MD
Instructor of Medicine
Hospital Medicine
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Zoheb Fazal, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: Jinnah Medical and Dental College, Karachi, Pakistan
Internship: Internal Medicine - Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ
Residency: Internal Medicine - Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine

Memberships:

American College of Physicians, Society of Hospital Medicine

Andres Ferber, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Hematology and Medical Oncology
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Andres Ferber, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: Universidad de la Republica, Montevideo, Uruguay
Internship: Internal Medicine - Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Residency: Internal Medicine - Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Fellowship: Hematology/Oncology - Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine, Hematology/Oncology

Special Interests:

Lymphoma, multiple myeloma, leukemia, myelodysplastic syndromes, general hematology

Philip Fizur, PsyD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Clinical Health Psychologist, Hospital Medicine
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Philip Fizur, PsyD

Education Background:

Graduate School: PsyD, Clinical Psychology - La Salle University, Philadelphia, PA, MA, Clinical Psychology - La Salle University, Philadelphia, PA
Internship: Clinical Psychology - Penn State Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA
Residency: Health Psychology - Cooper University Health Care, Camden, NJ

Memberships:

Association of Psychologists in Academic Health Centers (Board Member), Society for Implementation Research Collaboration (Board Member), American Psychological Association, Society for Behavioral Medicine

About Me:

Philip’s clinical and research interests lie in health psychology, neuropsychology, and the integration of modern technologies to help make advances in these areas. Within the domain of health psychology he primarily focuses on the cognitive and behavioral correlates of individuals diagnosed with both acute and chronic health conditions. This includes cognitive assessment pre and post-treatment, behavioral interventions to improve adherence, and other interventions to assist patients in managing the psychological sequelae of living with their conditions. To bolster these efforts he has undertaken significant training in neuropsychology for the purpose of conducting thorough assessments to better understand a patient’s baseline level of functioning as well as the cognitive impact of diseases and treatment. To extend assessment and intervention outside of the clinic, he has both studied and created web-based, mobile-friendly applications through which patients can track symptoms, manage medications, and receive reminders of content discussed during face-to-face meetings. His efforts to integrate mental health treatment into Cooper’s Urban Health Institute are intended to improve overall health and well-being, as well as to address societal inequities in physical and emotional health outcomes.  As a member of the Society for Implementation Research Collaboration he strives to better understand and help overcome barriers to effective dissemination and implementation of evidenced based interventions in health-related settings.

Before shifting to psychology, Philip was Associate Director of Information Technology at Temple University in the College of Liberal Arts. Since 1999 he has also worked as an independent technology consultant as well as the director of technology for a leading Philadelphia-based video game publisher. Philip resides in Haddon Heights, NJ with his loving wife Heather and their two children P.J. and Molly. When not engaged in professional or academic endeavors Philip enjoys music (both as a passive listener an active performer), cooking, reading, and photography.

Medical School Class Involvement: M1 - Motivational Interviewing, M3 - Case Presentation Plenary, M4 - Clinical Rotation, Integrated Primary Care

Darryl Floyd, MD
Instructor of Medicine
Gen Int Med/Primary Care
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Darryl Floyd, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA
Internship: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC
Residency: Internal Medicine - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine

Special Interests:

Primary care medicine, hypertension, diabetes

Henry Fraimow, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Infectious Diseases
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Henry Fraimow, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Internship: Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY
Residency: Internal Medicine - Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY
Fellowship: Infectious Disease - Montefiore Medical Center, New York, NY

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine, Infectious Disease

Special Interests:

Tuberculosis and mycobacterial infections, antibiotic resistant bacterial infections including MRSA, HIV Disease, travel medicine

Brian Gable, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Residency Program Director, Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Clerkship Director, CMSRU
Hospital Medicine
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Brian Gable, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, NJ
Internship: UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick, NJ
Residency: UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick, NJ

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine

Special Interests:

Medical management of the acute care adult, medical education

Memberships:

Society of Hospital Medicine, American College of Physicians, Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine, Society of General Internal Medicine, Association for Medical Education in Europe, Association for the Study of Medical Education

About Me:

Brian P. Gable, MD, FACP, currently serves as both the Program Director for the Internal Medicine Residency and the Internal Medicine Clerkship Director at the Cooper Medical School of Rowan University. In addition to these roles, Dr. Gable also serves as the Chief of Medical Education in the Department of Medicine and was previously the Associate Director for the Foundations in Medical Practice Course at CMSRU.

Dr. Gable received his medical degree from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School where he was elected into both the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) and Gold Humanism Honor (GHHS) societies. Dr. Gable remained at Robert Wood Johnson for his residency training in internal medicine and subsequently served as chief resident of the program.

Prior to joining the Cooper Family, Dr. Gable served as Associate Program Director of the Robert Wood Johnson Internal Medicine Residency Program in New Brunswick, NJ where he was integral in the development and implementation of the educational program and assisted in the administrative oversight of the residency. During this time, he was also actively involved in undergraduate medical education by assisting with the third-year clerkship, acting as the director of the fourth-year subinternship, participating in the physical diagnosis and Patient-Centered Medicine courses, and serving as the Associate Director of the second-year Pathophysiology course.  Dr. Gable also served as the Chapter Adviser of the Gold Humanism Honor Society at Robert Wood Johnson and co-authored the article "Humanism at Heart: Preserving Empathy in Third-Year Medical Students.”

Dr. Gable is passionate about medical education. He has taught and mentored countless medical students and residents throughout the continuum of medical education.  His interests include teaching clinical skills, facilitating the development of strong clinical reasoning skills, promoting humanism and professionalism during patient encounters, employing innovative pedagogical techniques, and teaching at the bedside. Dr. Gable has received sixteen teaching awards from residents and students in his young career, including the Foundation of UMDNJ Excellence in Teaching Award in 2011 and the prestigious CMSRU Phase II Excellence in Teaching Award in 2016.  

Andre Gabriel, MD
Instructor of Medicine
Hospital Medicine
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Andre Gabriel, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine, Dominica, West Indies
Internship: Internal Medicine - SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY
Residency: Internal Medicine - SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine

Awards and Honors:

Cum laude graduate, Ross University School of Medicine

Snehal Gandhi, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Vice President, Medical Informatics and Care Delivery Innovation
Medical Director, Division of
Hospital Medicine
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Snehal Gandhi, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, NJ
Internship: Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ
Residency: Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine

Special Interests:

Medical management of the acute care adult, medical informatics

Memberships:

Society of Hospital Medicine

Kennedy Ganti, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Gen Int Med/Primary Care
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Kennedy Ganti, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute, Madras, India
Residency: Family Medicine - Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick, NJ
Fellowship: Health Policy - Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick, NJ

Board Certifications:

Family Medicine

Special Interests:

Clinical informatics, adult medical care, adolescent care, diabetes, high blood pressure, metabolic syndrome, clinical research

Memberships:

American Academy of Family Physicians, New Jersey Academy of Family Physicians, Medical Society of New Jersey, Past President - Burlington County Medical Society, American Medical Informatics Association, Board Member - New Jersey Health Information Management Systems Society (NJHIMSS), American Medical Association

Awards and Honors:

Diplomate, American Board of Family Medicine, Paul Harris Fellow - Rotary International, NJAFP Resident Research Award Winner, 2006, Inaugural Chair, New Jersey Health IT Commission

About Me:

I welcome patients to collaborate in a caring environment to help improve their health through health IT.

Dany Gaspard, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Critical Care Medicine
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Dany Gaspard, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: St. Joseph University Faculty of Medicine, Beirut, Lebanon
Internship: Internal Medicine - Hôtel-Dieu de France Hospital, Beirut, Lebanon)
Residency: Internal Medicine - Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ
Fellowship: Pulmonary/Critical Care - Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ, Interventional Pulmonary - Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ

Board Certifications:

American Board of Internal Medicine (Critical Care Medicine), American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine - General), American Board of Internal Medicine (Pulmonary Disease)

Memberships:

American Thoracic Society, Society of Critical Care Medicine, Lebanese Pulmonary Society, Lebanese Society of Critical Care Medicine

Awards and Honors:

Outstanding fellow teaching award, Cooper University Hospital, 2015-2016, Arnold P. Gold Foundation Award for Humanism and Excellence in Teaching, May 2016, Fellow of the Year, Cooper University Hospital - 2014-2015, Fellow of the Year, Cooper University Hospital - 2013-2014, Internal Medicine Chief Resident, Cooper University Hospital, 2012-2013, Arnold P. Gold Foundation Award for Humanism and Excellence in Teaching, June 2012

Philip George, MD
Instructor of Medicine
Hospital Medicine
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Philip George, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: Medical College Kottayam, Kerala, India
Internship: Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ
Residency: Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine

Special Interests:

Medical management of the acute care adult

Memberships:

Society of Hospital Medicine

David Gerber, DO, FCCP
Associate Professor of Medicine
Critical Care Medicine
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David Gerber, DO, FCCP

Education Background:

Medical School: New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, Old Westbury, NY
Internship: Oakland General Hospital, Madison Heights, MI
Residency: Internal Medicine - Oakland General Hospital, Madison Heights, MI
Fellowship: Critical Care - Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine, Critical Care

Special Interests:

Management of the critically ill patient, shock, sepsis, multi-disciplinary team approach in the ICU, anemia in critical illness

Kelly Gilrain, PhD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Hospital Medicine
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Kelly Gilrain, PhD

Education Background:

Graduate School: PhD, Clinical Psychology - Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
Internship: Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Residency: Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certifications:

Clinical Psychology

Special Interests:

Medical psychology, end-of-life issues, chronic medical issues, trauma

Memberships:

American Psychological Association, Society of Behavioral Medicine, Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies

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Fredric Ginsberg, MD, FACC, FCCP
Associate Professor of Medicine
Cardiovascular Diseases
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Fredric Ginsberg, MD, FACC, FCCP

Education Background:

Medical School: Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA
Internship: Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA
Residency: Internal Medicine - Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA
Fellowship: Cardiology - Veterans Affairs Medical Center/Georgetown University, Washington, DC

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, Nuclear Medicine (CBNC)

Special Interests:

Heart failure, nuclear cardiology, diagnosis and treatment of coronary artery disease

Samuel Giordano, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Gastroenterology/Liver Diseases
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Samuel Giordano, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: UMDNJ - New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ
Internship: Thomas Jefferson Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Residency: Internal Medicine - Thomas Jefferson Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Fellowship: Gastroenterology - Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology

Special Interests:

General gastroenterology, obesity, pancreato-biliary disorders, gastroesophageal reflux

Awards and Honors:

Excellence in Health Sciences Award, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc, Zeta Delta Zeta Chapter

Lindsey Glaspey, DO
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Critical Care Medicine
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Lindsey Glaspey, DO

Education Background:

Medical School: Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine, Stratford, NJ
Internship: Emergency Medicine - Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ
Residency: Emergency Medicine - Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ
Fellowship: Critical Care Medicine - Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ

Board Certifications:

American Board of Emergency Medicine (Emergency Medicine - General)

Memberships:

American College of Emergency Physicians, Society of Critical Care Medicine

Awards and Honors:

Chief Critical Care Fellow, Cooper University Hospital, 2020-2021, Chief Emergency Medicine Resident, Cooper University Hospital, 2018-2019, Resident Educator Award, Department of Emergency Medicine, Cooper Medical School of Rowan University - 2019, Outstanding Fellow Teaching Award, Internal Medicine Residency, Cooper Medical School of Rowan University - 2021, Gold Humanism Honor Society, Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine - 2015

Kyle Gleaves, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine Pending Board Certification
Gen Int Med/Primary Care
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Kyle Gleaves, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine, Scranton, PA
Internship: Internal Medicine - Penn State Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA
Residency: Internal Medicine - Penn State Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA

Awards and Honors:

Gold Humanism Honor Society - 2017, Luzerne County Medical Society Scholarship - 2016, Family Medicine Education Consortium Student Scholarship - 2016, Intermountain Medical Scholarship - 2015, Scaife Medical Student Fellowship - 2015, Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians Foundation Scholarship - 2015, Emerson I. Moss Scholarship - 2015, The Commonwealth Medical College Scholarship - 2014-2018, Jackie Robinson Foundation Extra Innings Fellowship - 2014-2018

Cynthia Glickman, MD
Assistant Professor Of Medicine
Hospital Medicine
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Cynthia Glickman, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, Camden, NJ
Internship: Internal Medicine - Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, Camden, NJ
Residency: Internal Medicine - Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, Camden, NJ

Board Certifications:

American Board of Internal Medicine

Awards and Honors:

Chief Internal Medicine Resident, Cooper University Hospital (2019-2020), Gold Humanism Honor Society (2015, 2019), Biomedical Sciences Award, Cooper Medical School of Rowan University (2016) , Service Learning Award, Cooper Medical School of Rowan University (2014)

Jack Goldstein, MD, FACP, FACG
Associate Professor of Medicine
Gastroenterology/Liver Diseases
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Jack Goldstein, MD, FACP, FACG

Education Background:

Medical School: Hahnemann University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Internship: Allentown Hospital, Allentown, PA
Residency: Internal Medicine - Allentown Hospital, Allentown, PA
Fellowship: Gastroenterology - Hahnemann University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology

Special Interests:

Colorectal screening, GERD, inflammatory bowel disease, liver disorders

Generosa Grana, MD, FACP
Professor of Medicine
Hematology and Medical Oncology
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Generosa Grana, MD, FACP

Education Background:

Medical School: Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, IL
Internship: Internal Medicine - Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Residency: Internal Medicine - Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Fellowship: Hematology/Oncology - Temple University Hospital/Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology

Special Interests:

Breast cancer, cancer and genetics, cancer prevention

Justin Green, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Dermatology
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Justin Green, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Camden, NJ
Internship: Christiana Hospital, Wilmington, DE
Residency: Dermatology - Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ

Board Certifications:

Dermatology

Special Interests:

Skin disorders in adults

Memberships:

American Academy of Dermatology, Society of Pediatric Dermatology

Awards and Honors:

Recipient of the Stanley S. Bergen Medal of Excellence, Chief Resident in Dermatology, Cooper University Hospital

Camille Green, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Gen Int Med/Primary Care
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Camille Green, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, NJ
Internship: Internal Medicine - Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ
Residency: Internal Medicine - Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine

Special Interests:

Preventative medicine, diabetes mellitus, hypertension, cancer survivorship

Memberships:

American College of Physicians

Awards and Honors:

Gold Humanism Honor Society Recognition Award, Young Oncologist Essay Award

Adam Green, MD, MBA
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Critical Care Medicine
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Adam Green, MD, MBA

Education Background:

Medical School: Drexel Univeristy College of Medicine Medical School, Philadelphia, PA
Internship: Internal Medicine - North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset, NY
Residency: Internal Medicine - North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset, NY
Fellowship: Critical Care - Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine

Special Interests:

Critical care medicine, process improvement

Memberships:

American Medical Association, American College of Chest Physicians, American Thoracic Society, Society for Critical Care Medicine

Awards and Honors:

Leo M. Davidoff Society

Cynthia Griech-McCleery, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Gastroenterology/Liver Diseases
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Cynthia Griech-McCleery, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark, NJ
Internship: Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ
Residency: Internal Medicine - Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ
Fellowship: Gastroenterology - Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ

Board Certifications:

Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine

Special Interests:

General gastroenterology, esophageal motility, PH studies

David Gross, MD
Instructor of Medicine
Gen Int Med/Primary Care
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David Gross, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: St. George's University School of Medicine, Bay Shore, NY
Internship: Internal Medicine - Capital Health Systems Regional Medical Center, Trenton, NJ
Residency: Internal Medicine - Capital Health Systems Regional Medical Center, Trenton, NJ

Vedam Gummadi, MD
Instructor of Medicine
Hospital Medicine
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Vedam Gummadi, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: Rangaraya Medical College, Kakinada, India
Residency: Internal Medicine - Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune, NJ

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine

Daniel Gurrieri, DO
Instructor of Medicine
Hospital Medicine
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Daniel Gurrieri, DO

Education Background:

Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Internship: Internal Medicine - AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, Atlantic City, NJ
Residency: Internal Medicine - AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, Atlantic City, NJ

Karen Ha, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Infectious Diseases
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Karen Ha, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: SUNY Downstate Medical School, Brooklyn, NY
Internship: Internal Medicine - SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY
Residency: Internal Medicine - SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY
Fellowship: Infectious Diseases - SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY

Board Certifications:

Infectious Diseases, Internal Medicine

Memberships:

Infectious Disease Society of America, Society of Healthcare Epidemiology of America

Awards and Honors:

SUNY Downstate Alumni Fund International Health Fellowship, 2010, Vice president, American Medical Student Association, 2010 – 2011

Ghada Haddad, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
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Ghada Haddad, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: St. Joseph University, Beirut, Lebanon
Internship: Internal Medicine - Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ
Residency: Internal Medicine - Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ
Fellowship: Endocrinology and Metabolism - Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine, Endocrinology and Metabolism

Special Interests:

Thyroid disease, osteoporosis

Iris Hagans, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Gen Int Med/Primary Care
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Iris Hagans, MD

Education Background:

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

Memberships:

American College of Physicians

Awards and Honors:

Gold Humanism Honor Society Recognition Award, 2016, Chief Resident 2016-2017

Alexandre Hageboutros, MD
Professor of Medicine
Fellowship Program Director
Hematology and Medical Oncology
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Alexandre Hageboutros, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: Saint Joseph University, Beirut, Lebanon
Internship: Internal Medicine - Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ
Residency: Internal Medicine - Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ
Fellowship: Hematology/Oncology - Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology, Hematology

Special Interests:

Gastrointestinal cancer, lung cancer, general hematology/oncology, cancer genetics

Memberships:

American Society of Clinical Oncology, American Society of Hematology, American Association for Cancer Research

Awards and Honors:

Top Doctor, New Jersey Monthly, 2005 - 2015, Top Doctor, South Jersey Magazine, 2005, 2006, 2010, 2011, Top Doctor, Philadelphia Magazine, 2002, 2005 - 2016, Dr. Diane Barton Caring Award, 2009, Top Cancer Doctor, Newsweek 2015

Isaac Halickman, MD, FACC
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Cardiovascular Diseases
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Isaac Halickman, MD, FACC

Education Background:

Medical School: McGill University, Montreal, Quebec
Internship: Boston University Medical Center, Boston, MA
Residency: Medicine - Boston University Medical Center, Boston, MA
Fellowship: Cardiology - Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, Nuclear Cardiology

Special Interests:

General cardiology, cardiac imaging, preventive cardiology, heart failure

Douglas Hanes, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Hospital Medicine
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Douglas Hanes, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Internship: Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ
Residency: Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine

Special Interests:

Medical management of the acute care adult, bioethics

Memberships:

Society of Hospital Medicine

Samuel Hardy, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Palliative Medicine
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Samuel Hardy, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Piscataway, NJ
Internship: Internal Medicine - Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ
Residency: Internal Medicine - Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ
Fellowship: Palliative Medicine - Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine

Memberships:

American College of Physicians, American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Shannon Harrington, DO
Instructor of Medicine
Hospital Medicine
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Shannon Harrington, DO

Education Background:

Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Internship: Internal Medicine - Inspira Health Network, Vineland, NJ
Residency: Internal Medicine - Inspira Health Network, Vineland, NJ

Gary Heck, DO
Instructor of Medicine
Gen Int Med/Primary Care
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Gary Heck, DO

Education Background:

Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Internship: Kennedy Memorial Hospital, Stratford, NJ

Board Certifications:

Family Medicine

Memberships:

American Osteopathic Association

Kathleen Heintz, DO, FACC
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Cardiovascular Diseases
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Kathleen Heintz, DO, FACC

Education Background:

Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Internship: Atlantic City Medical Center, NJ
Residency: Internal Medicine - Abington Memorial Hospital, Abington, PA
Fellowship: Cardiology - Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ

Board Certifications:

Cardiovascular Disease, Internal Medicine

Special Interests:

Chest pain, coronary artery disease, preventive cardiology, cardiac complications in pregnancy, women and heart disease, peripheral vascular disease, echocardiography, cardiac stress testing

Donna Hogue, DO
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Pulmonary Medicine
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Donna Hogue, 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: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Pulmonary Medicine

Special Interests:

Medical management of the adult patient, respiratory disorders in adults

Shawana Hussain, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Critical Care Medicine
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Shawana Hussain, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: King Edward Medical College, Lahore, Pakistan
Internship: Internal Medicine - UPMC Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA
Residency: Internal Medicine - UPMC Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA
Fellowship: Critical Care Medicine - Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, Advanced Critical Care Echocardiography

Memberships:

Society of Critical Care Medicine

Ola Ibekwe, MD
Instructor of Medicine
Hospital Medicine
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Ola Ibekwe, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Internship: Internal Medicine - Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ
Residency: Internal Medicine - Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine

Elias Iliadis, MD, FACC, FSCAI, RPVI
Associate Professor of Medicine
Interventional Cardiology
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Elias Iliadis, MD, FACC, FSCAI, RPVI

Education Background:

Medical School: UMDNJ - Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, NJ
Internship: Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Residency: Medicine - Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Fellowship: Cardiology - University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, MI, Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center, Chicago, IL

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, Interventional Cardiology

Special Interests:

Coronary artery disease and intervention, non-surgical treatment of peripheral vascular disease and intervention, nuclear cardiology, noninvasive vascular disease assessment, angioplasty and stent placement

Camille Introcaso, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Dermatology
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Camille Introcaso, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Internship: Internal Medicine - Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Residency: Dermatology - Hospital of University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Fellowship: Cutaneous Oncology - Hospital of University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certifications:

Dermatology

Memberships:

Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, Philadelphia Dermatologic Society

Effat Jabeen, MD
Instructor of Medicine
Hospital Medicine
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Effat Jabeen, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: St. Georges University School of Medicine, Grenada, West Indies
Internship: Internal Medicine - Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ
Residency: Internal Medicine - Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine

Memberships:

American College of Physicians, American Society of Clinical Endocrinologists, Association of Physicians of Pakistani Descent of North America

Behjath Jafry, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Gen Int Med/Primary Care
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Behjath Jafry, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: UMDNJ/Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Camden, NJ
Internship: Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ
Residency: Internal Medicine - Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ

Special Interests:

Medical management of the adult patient, preventive medicine, women's health

Navjot Jain, DO
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Gen Int Med/Primary Care
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Navjot Jain, DO

Education Background:

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

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine, Obesity Medicine

Memberships:

American College of Physicians, Society of General Internal Medicine

Jenia Jenab-Wolcott, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Hematology and Medical Oncology
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Jenia Jenab-Wolcott, MD, PhD

Education Background:

Graduate School: PhD, Immunology - Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA
Medical School: Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA
Internship: Internal Medicine - Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT
Residency: Internal Medicine - Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT
Fellowship: Hematology/Oncology - Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certifications:

Hematology, Medical Oncology

Memberships:

American Medical Association, American College of Physicians - American Society of Internal Medicine, American Society of Clinical Oncology, Society of Integrative Oncology

Awards and Honors:

Johnson & Johnson International Health Physician Scholar Award to the Alaska Native Medical Center - 2004

About Me:

Associate Director, William G. Rohrer Cancer Genetics Program

Charles Jiao, MD
Instructor of Medicine
Hospital Medicine
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Charles Jiao, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY
Internship: Internal Medicine - University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY
Residency: Internal Medicine - University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine

Ami Joshi, DO, MBA, FACP, FHM
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Gen Int Med/Primary Care
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Ami Joshi, DO, MBA, FACP, FHM

Education Background:

Graduate School: MBA - Saint Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, PA
Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Internship: Osteopathic Transitional - Delaware County Memorial Hospital, Drexel Hill, PA
Residency: Internal Medicine -Crozer Chester Medical Center, Upland, PA

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine

Memberships:

Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine, American College of Physicians, Society of Hospital Medicine

Awards and Honors:

Sigma Sigma Phi Honor Society, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Alpha Epsilon Lambda Society- National Honor Society for Graduate and Professional Students, Viner Teaching Award Nominee, Pennsylvania Hospital - 2015, 2016, Fellow of the American College of Physicians, Fellow in Hospital Medicine

About Me:

 

Dr. Joshi provides primary care services to patients in area nursing facilities. 

Franziska Jovin, MD, MMM
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Senior Vice President, Chief Experience Officer
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Franziska Jovin, MD, MMM

Education Background:

Graduate School: Masters in Medical Management - Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
Medical School: Heinrich Heine University, Dusseldorf, Germany
Internship: Internal Medicine - Graduate Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Residency: Internal Medicine - Graduate Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine

About Me:

Dr. Franziska Jovin assumed the role of Vice President of Medical Affairs at Cooper University Health Care in July 2019. 

Dr. Jovin obtained her medical degree from the Heinrich Heine University in Dusseldorf Germany in 1994. She successfully completed an internal medicine residency program and chief medical resident year at Graduate Hospital in Philadelphia in 2000. Dr. Jovin furthered her education with a masters in medical management from the Heinz College at the Carnegie Mellon University in 2015 and a certificate in healthcare delivery improvement from the Intermountain Advanced Training Program in 2017.

After graduating from her residency, Dr. Jovin worked for three years as a Primary Care Physician in Pittsburgh and in 2003 joined the Hospitalist program at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Presbyterian Hospital. Over the years she has held numerous administrative and clinical positions: Vice President for Medical Affairs, Vice Chair for Patient Safety and Quality Department of Medicine, Director of Hospital Medicine Program, Medical Director Clinical Inpatient Services,  Medical Director Preoperative Evaluation Center and President of the UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside Medical Staff. Dr. Jovin has served on the UPMC System Quality Board, The UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside Hospital Board and the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, Acute Care Nursing Program Board. 

In her role at Cooper, Dr. Jovin serves as the Co-Pillar Champion of Quality. She also provides administrative oversight to the Center for Hospital-Based Services as well as supports throughput and population health strategies.

Thomas Judge, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Gastroenterology/Liver Diseases
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Thomas Judge, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Internship: University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, MI
Residency: Internal Medicine - University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, MI
Fellowship: Gastroenterology - University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, MI

Board Certifications:

Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine

Special Interests:

Inflammatory bowel disease, chronic diarrheal disorders, small bowel disease

Rajesh Kabadi, MD, FACC
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Cardiovascular Diseases
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Rajesh Kabadi, MD, FACC

Education Background:

Medical School: Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science/The Chicago Medical School, North Chicago, IL
Internship: Internal Medicine - Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Residency: Internal Medicine - Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, Chief Medical Resident - Lankenau Hospital, Wynnewood, PA
Fellowship: Cardiovascular Diseases - Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ

Board Certifications:

Cardiovascular Disease, Internal Medicine, Nuclear Medicine, Echocardiography

Special Interests:

Preventive cardiology, coronary artery disease, valvular heart disease

Memberships:

American College of Physicians, American College of Cardiology, American Society of Echocardiography

Awards and Honors:

Gold Humanism Honors Society, CMS Chapter, 2005, Chief Cardiology Fellow, Cooper University Hospital, 2013-2014

Okebugwu Kamalu, MD
Instructor of Medicine
Hospital Medicine
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Okebugwu Kamalu, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ
Internship: Internal Medicine - Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ
Residency: Internal Medicine - Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine

Memberships:

American College of Physicians, American Association of Family Physicians

Olga Kaplun, MD, FACP
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Infectious Diseases
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Olga Kaplun, MD, FACP

Education Background:

Medical School: St. George’s University School of Medicine, Grenada, West Indies
Internship: Internal Medicine - Stony Brook University Hospital, Stony Brook, NY
Residency: Internal Medicine - Stony Brook University Hospital, Stony Brook, NY
Fellowship: Infectious Diseases - Stony Brook University Hospital, Stony Brook, NY

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine

Memberships:

Infectious Disease Society of America, Infectious Disease Society of New York, HIV Medicine Association, American College of Physicians

Awards and Honors:

Infectious Disease Week Trainee Award

Marissa Karpoff, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Rheumatology
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Marissa Karpoff, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA
Internship: Internal Medicine - Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY
Residency: Internal Medicine - Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY
Fellowship: Rheumatology - Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certifications:

Rheumatology, Internal Medicine

Memberships:

American College of Rheumatology

Jonathan Kass, MD
Professor of Medicine
Pulmonary Medicine
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Jonathan Kass, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH
Internship: New England Deaconess Hospital, Boston, MA
Residency: New England Deaconess Hospital, Boston, MA
Fellowship: University of Connecticut Health Center - John Dempsey Hospital, Farmington, CT

Board Certifications:

Pulmonary Diseases, Critical Care Medicine, Internal Medicine, Sleep Medicine

Special Interests:

Sleep disorders, sleep apnea, pulmonary exercise laboratory, pulmonary disorders in adults

Heaton Kath, MD
Instructor of Medicine
Hospital Medicine
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Heaton Kath, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, Camden, NJ
Internship: Internal Medicine - Cooper University Healthcare, Camden, NJ
Residency: Internal Medicine - Cooper University Healthcare, Camden, NJ

Memberships:

American Medical Association, Student National Medical Association , Latino Medical Student Association , Tau Beta Pi, The Engineering Honor Society

Awards and Honors:

Resident and Fellow Recognition Award, Gold Humanism Honor Society, Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, Camden NJ



, First Place Award for Clinical Research, Cooper University Health Care's Camden Scholars' Forum, Cooper University Health Care, Camden NJ

Dawn Kennedy-Little, DO, FCCP
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Critical Care Medicine
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Dawn Kennedy-Little, DO, FCCP

Education Background:

Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Internship: Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown, PA
Residency: Internal Medicine - Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown, PA
Fellowship: Critical Care Medicine - Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center, Chicago, IL

Board Certifications:

Critical Care Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases, Sleep Medicine

Special Interests:

Management of the adult critical care patient

Aliya Khan, MD
Instructor of Medicine
Gen Int Med/Primary Care
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Aliya Khan, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: Dow Medical College, Karachi, Pakistan
Internship: Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Residency: Internal Medicine - Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine

Special Interests:

Medical management of acute and chronic medical conditions in adults, as well as women's health care.

Polina Khrizman, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Hematology and Medical Oncology
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Polina Khrizman, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: University of Missouri, Kansas City, MO
Internship: Internal Medicine - Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, Evanston, IL
Residency: Internal Medicine - Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, Evanston, IL
Fellowship: Hematology/Oncology - Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology

Special Interests:

Gastrointestinal cancer, sarcoma, lung cancer, cancer and genetics

Nami Kim, DO
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Gen Int Med/Primary Care
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Nami Kim, DO

Education Background:

Medical School: UMDNJ - School of Osteopathic Medicine, Stratford, NJ
Internship: St. Luke's Hospital, Bethlehem, PA
Residency: Internal Medicine - St. Luke's Hospital, Bethlehem, PA

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine

Special Interests:

Medical management of the adult patient, preventive medicine, women's health

About Me:

This provider leads group visits (shared medical appointments) for certain conditions in the Cooper Advanced Care Center in Camden, NJ. 

Rose Kim, MD, MEdHP
Associate Professor of Medicine
Associate Dean, Faculty Affairs, CMSRU
Infectious Diseases
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Rose Kim, MD, MEdHP

Education Background:

Medical School: New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY
Internship: Bellevue Hospital Center, NYU Medical Center, New York, NY
Residency: Internal Medicine - Bellevue Hospital Center, NYU Medical Center, New York, NY
Fellowship: Infectious Disease - Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine, Infectious Disease

Special Interests:

HIV care, tuberculosis, general infectious diseases

[Research Profile]
John Kirby, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Gen Int Med/Primary Care
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John Kirby, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Internship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine

Special Interests:

Nursing Home Medicine

Marlena Klein, DO
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Gen Int Med/Primary Care
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Marlena Klein, DO

Education Background:

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

Memberships:

American Academy of Family Physicians, American Medical Association, American Society for Clinical Nutrition, The Obesity Society

Awards and Honors:

Primary Care Clinic Resident of the Year, Cooper University Hospital, 2020, Primary Care Chief Resident, Cooper University Hospital, 2019, Rowan-SOM Summer Research Fellowship Program, 2014

About Me:

Primary Care Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, AllCare Health Alliance Member

Jason Kline, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Nephrology
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Jason Kline, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA
Internship: Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Residency: Internal Medicine - Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Fellowship: Nephrology - Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine, Nephrology

Special Interests:

Chronic kidney disease, difficult hypertension, acute kidney injury, electrolyte disorders

Marjan Koch, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Hematology and Medical Oncology
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Marjan Koch, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Internship: Internal Medicine - Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ
Residency: Internal Medicine - Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ
Fellowship: Hematology/Oncology - Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine

Special Interests:

Breast cancer, urologic cancer, general hematology/medical oncology

Phillip Koren, MD, FACC, FSCAI
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Cardiovascular Diseases
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Phillip Koren, MD, FACC, FSCAI

Education Background:

Medical School: Howard University College of Medicine, Washington, DC
Internship: Internal Medicine - Medical College of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Residency: Internal Medicine - Medical College of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Fellowship: Cardiology - Presbyterian-University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA, Interventional Cardiology and Angioplasty - Presbyterian-University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certifications:

Interventional Cardiology, Cardiovascular Diseases, Internal Medicine

Special Interests:

Clinical cardiology, interventional cardiology, alcohol septal ablation for idiopathic hypertrophic subaortic stenosis (IHSS)

Memberships:

Fellow, Society of Cardiac Angiographics and Interventionalists, Fellow, American College of Cardiology, Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Diseases, Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine - Interventional Cardiology, Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners, Member, American College of Physicians, DUCCS (Duke University Cooperative Cardiology Studies), Member, New Jersey Medical Society

Awards and Honors:

Chief Medical Resident, Medical College of Pennsylvania, 1987-1988, Chief Cardiology Fellow, Presbyterian-University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, 1990-1991

Jaya Kothapally, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
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Jaya Kothapally, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute, Chennai, India
Internship: University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, MO
Residency: Internal Medicine - Creighton University, Omaha, NE
Fellowship: Endocrinology - Creighton University, Omaha, NE

Board Certifications:

Endocrinology, Internal Medicine

Special Interests:

Diabetes, thyroid disorders, pituitary disorders, adrenal disorders

Michael Kouch, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Critical Care Medicine
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Michael Kouch, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Internship: Emergency Medicine - Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Residency: Emergency Medicine - Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Fellowship: Critical Care Medicine - Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ

Board Certifications:

Emergency Medicine
Critical Care Medicine

Awards and Honors:

Junior Fellow of the Year, Critical Care Medicine, Cooper University Hospital, 2018, Teaching Attending of the Year, Aria Health, 2016, Outstanding Resident Teacher Award, Emergency Medicine Residency, Temp e University Hospital, 2015, Chief Resident, Emergency Medicine, Temple University Hospital, 2014-2015, Medical Student Excellence in Emergency Medicine, Society for Academic Emergency Medicine, Temple University School of Medicine, 2012

Eric Kupersmith, MD, SFHM
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Hospital Medicine
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Eric Kupersmith, MD, SFHM

Education Background:

Medical School: UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, NJ
Internship: Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ
Residency: Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine

Special Interests:

Medical management of the acute care adult, anticoagulation, observation medicine, transitions of care

Awards and Honors:

Senior Fellow, Society of Hospital Medicine

Caitlin LaGrotte, PsyD, MEd
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Hospital Medicine
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Caitlin LaGrotte, PsyD, MEd

Education Background:

Graduate School: PsyD, Clinical Psychology - La Salle University, Philadelphia, PA, MEd, Exercise and Sport Psychology - Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
Internship: Penn State Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA
Fellowship: Center for Obesity Research and Education, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

Memberships:

American Psychological Association, Association of Psychologists in Academic Health , Philadelphia Behavioral Therapy Association, The Obesity Society, The Society of Behavioral Medicine

About Me:

Clinical Health Psychologist, Hospital Medicine

Alexandra Lane, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Gen Int Med/Primary Care
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Alexandra Lane, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA
Internship: Internal Medicine - Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Residency: Internal Medicine - Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

About Me:

Alexandra Lane, MD, is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University (CMSRU). She graduated from Trinity College and then took a circuitous route to medicine via the publishing world, working for a few years for Penguin Books before attending Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia for her MD. She trained at Temple University Hospital for both her internship and residency and then stayed for an extra year as the Primary Care Chief Resident. Dr. Lane now serves as the Primary Care Assistant Program Director and Director of Resident Clinic. She precepts trainees in their outpatient clinic and maintains her own practice as well. She runs the didactic outpatient experience for the residents and has special interest in complex care management, urban health, and evidence-based medicine. 

Himabindu Lanka, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Hospital Medicine
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Himabindu Lanka, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine, Miramar, FL
Internship: Internal Medicine - Saint Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Paterson, NJ
Residency: Internal Medicine - Saint Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Paterson, NJ
Fellowship: Geriatrics - Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine

Memberships:

American College of Physicians, American Geriatrics Society

Tara Lautenslager, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Gastroenterology/Liver Diseases
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Tara Lautenslager, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Camden, NJ
Internship: Internal Medicine - New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Campus, New York, NY
Residency: Internal Medicine - New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Campus, New York, NY
Fellowship: Gastroenterology - Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine

Memberships:

American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, American Gastroenterological Association

Awards and Honors:

Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, Chief Fellow, Division of Gastroenterology, Cooper University Hospital, 2014-2015, The Angelo P. Angelides, MD, Award for Academic Excellence in Medicine, UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Glasgow-Rubin Citation for Academic Achievement from the American Medical Women's Association, UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Naomi Lawrence, MD
Professor of Medicine
Dermatologic Surgery
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Naomi Lawrence, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA
Internship: Dermatology - Tulane Medical Center Hospital & Clinic, New Orleans, LA
Residency: Dermatology - Tulane Medical Center Hospital & Clinic, New Orleans, LA
Fellowship: Dermatopathology - University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX, Mohs Cutaneous Oncology Surgery - Willis Cottel, MD, Dallas, TX

Board Certifications:

Dermatopathology, Dermatology

Special Interests:

Procedural dermatology, Mohs micrographic surgery, laser skin surgery, varicose vein procedures, liposuction, dermabrasion, cryosurgery, tissue fillers, platelet rich plasma (PRP) treatment for hair loss

Memberships:

American Academy of Dermatology

,

American Society of Dermatologic Surgery

- Board of Directors, Executive Committee, ASDS and ASDSA - current

- Immediate Past President 2016-2017

- President 2015-2016

- President Elect 2014-2015

- Vice President 2013-2014

- Secretary 2003-2007

- Officers and Board of Directors Work Group chair 2005-2006

- Board of Directors 1999-2002

,

American Society for Dermatologic Surgery Association - Skin cancer patient experience task force

, American Society of Mohs Micrographic Surgery, Fellow

- Tromovitch Award Committee 2009- 2010

- Fellowship Training Committee 2009-present

- Industry Liaison Committee 2006-2009

- Communications and Public Relations Committee 1998-2004



, American Society of Cosmetic Surgery, Women’s Dermatologic Society

, Association of Academic Dermatologic Surgeons, American Medical Association, The American Board of Dermatology, Inc. (2005), Association of Professors of Dermatology

Awards and Honors:

Association of Surgical Faculty 2007, ASDS Presidential Citation Award 2007, Cutting Edge Research Grant(2001, 2004, 2008, 2010), Honorary Member Iowa Dermatologic Society, American Dermatologic Association – Elected - 2003, Janet M. Glasgow Memorial Achievement , Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society; junior and senior year; Secretary - Treasurer of Alpha Omega Alpha, Phi Beta Kappa, Tulane University, Dr. Lawrence has been listed in Philadelphia magazine, New Jersey magazine and South Jersey magazine as a “Top Doc” from 1999 from present. She has been interviewed by USA Today, Health on the Run, Dermatology Times, Skin and Allergy News, Women’s World, Philadelphia Inquirer, Self Magazine, Courier Post, Elle Magazine, Cosmetic Surgery Times, Central Record, and many other national publications.,

About Me:

I always try to not only understand each patient’s physical problem, but also how it affects their life and what’s important to them, what their priorities are. I treat each person individually and as a whole person, so it’s only by getting this bigger picture that I feel I can best meet an individual’s needs.

Whether it’s a disease like cancer or a cosmetic concern, I strive to teach and empower patients to better understand their health. I have a very interactive communication style; I’ll explain something, ask if they understood the explanation, and get them to explain it back to me so I’m sure they got it. I speak to my patients conversationally, using plain language, and my patients often tell me they understand their health situation much better after we’ve talked. I also strive to listen as much—or more than—I speak, encouraging patients to ask questions and voice their concerns.

We also provide written materials and videos for pre- and post-op patient education. We try to approach patient education in as many ways as possible because people absorb information differently. Overall, we’ve found that this has decreased the number of phone calls we receive since patients have fewer questions. Plus, the better patients understand how to take care of a wound, for example, the better they tend to do in general.

I encourage my patients to be involved in all aspects of their care. The concept today is shared decision-making, but patients must have good health literacy in order to do that. So that’s why I emphasize teaching, and getting a sense of their priorities.

I’m generally conservative in my approach to treatment, I stay up on the latest advances and medical literature, and I’m definitely approachable and willing to discuss new things. Overall, I treat each patient as if they’re family, and wouldn’t recommend anything I wouldn’t do for myself or my own family.

Grace Lee, MD, MS
Instructor of Medicine
Hospital Medicine
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Grace Lee, MD, MS

Education Background:

Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine, Dominica, West Indies
Residency: Family Medicine - Hoboken University Medical Center, Hoboken, NJ

Board Certifications:

Family Medicine

Memberships:

American Medical Association, American Academy of Family Physicians

Awards and Honors:

1st Annual Joseph E.Scerbo, MD Scholarship Award and Resident of the Year 2015-2016, Hoboken University Medical Center, Hoboken, NJ, Outstanding Resident Award from Neighborhood Health Center, Hoboken University Medical Center, Hoboken, NJ

Rosemarie Leuzzi, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Gen Int Med/Primary Care
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Rosemarie Leuzzi, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA
Internship: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA
Residency: Internal Medicine - University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine

Special Interests:

Women's health, medical management of the adult patient, preventive medicine

Roy Levinson, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Pulmonary Medicine
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Roy Levinson, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY
Internship: Bellevue Hospital Center, New York, NY
Residency: Bellevue Hospital Center, New York, NY
Fellowship: University of California San Diego Medical Center, San Diego, CA

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases

Special Interests:

Asthma, sleep apnea, occupational lung disease

Kathryn Lien Haroldson, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Hospital Medicine
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Kathryn Lien Haroldson, MD, MPH

Education Background:

Graduate School: MPH - Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans LA
Medical School: Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA
Internship: Internal Medicine - University of North Carolina Hospitals, Chapel Hill, NC
Residency: Internal Medicine - University of North Carolina Hospitals, Chapel Hill, NC

Memberships:

American College of Physicians, Society of Hospitalist Medicine , American Medical Association

Awards and Honors:

Best Overall Poster, February 2018, American College of Physicians, North Carolina Chapter Conference, Best Quality Improvement Poster, February 2018, American College of Physicians,, North Carolina Chapter Conference, Back to Bedside Grant Awardee, 2017-2018, Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, Gold Humanism Honors Society, 2015

Raymond Logue, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Hospital Medicine
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Raymond Logue, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Internship: Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ
Residency: Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine

Special Interests:

Medical management of the acute care adult

Memberships:

Society of Hospital Medicine

Ramya Lotano, MD, FCCP
Associate Professor of Medicine
Fellowship Program Director
Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine
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Ramya Lotano, MD, FCCP

Education Background:

Medical School: North Colombo Medical School, Sri Lanka, St. George's University School of Medicine, Grenada
Internship: Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ
Residency: Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ
Fellowship: Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ

Board Certifications:

Pulmonary Diseases, Critical Care Medicine, NeuroCritical Care, Sleep Medicine

Special Interests:

Critical Care, neurocritical care, sleep disorders

Rania Loutfi, MD
Instructor of Medicine
Hospital Medicine
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Rania Loutfi, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: Saint Joseph Medical University Hospital, Beirut, Lebanon
Internship: Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ
Residency: Morristown Memorial Hospital, Morristown, NJ

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine, Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Special Interests:

Medical management of the acute care adult

Memberships:

Society of Hospital Medicine

Jinyu Byron Lu, MD
Instructor of Clinical Medicine
Hospital Medicine
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Jinyu Byron Lu, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Internship: Internal Medicine - Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA
Residency: Internal Medicine - Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA

Amber Majid, DO
Instructor of Medicine
Hospital Medicine
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Amber Majid, DO

Education Background:

Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Internship: Internal Medicine - Hahnemann University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Residency: Internal Medicine - Hahnemann University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine

Memberships:

American College of Physicians, American Osteopathic Association

Jibran Malik, MD
Instructor of Medicine
Hospital Medicine
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Jibran Malik, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: Windsor University School of Medicine, St. Kitts and Nevis, West Indies
Internship: Internal Medicine - Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Chicago, IL
Residency: Internal Medicine - Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Chicago, IL

Memberships:

American College of Physicians, Association of American Medical Colleges, Association of Physicians of Pakistani Descent of North America

Ashok Mandala, MD
Instructor of Medicine
Hospital Medicine
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Ashok Mandala, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: Gandhi Medical College, Padmarao Nagar, Secunderabad, India
Internship: Gandhi Hospital, Secunderabad, AP, India, Internal Medicine - Crozer Chester Medical Center, Upland, PA
Residency: Internal Medicine - Crozer Chester Medical Center, Upland, PA

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine

Memberships:

American College of Physicians, Massachusetts Medical Society, Indian Medical Association

Awards and Honors:

Excellence in Medical Research Award

Steven Manders, MD
Professor of Dermatology & Pediatric Dermatology
Dermatology
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Steven Manders, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Piscataway, NJ
Internship: Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick, NJ
Residency: Dermatology - University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH

Board Certifications:

Dermatology, Pediatric Dermatology

Special Interests:

Adult and pediatric dermatology, cosmetic dermatology, dermatologic surgery

Memberships:

American Academy of Dermatology, Society of Pediatric Dermatology

Melissa Mangold, DO
Instructor of Medicine
Hospital Medicine
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Melissa Mangold, DO

Education Background:

Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Internship: Drexel University College of Medicine/Hahnemann Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Residency: Drexel University College of Medicine/Hahnemann Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine

Megan Manno, DO
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Hospital Medicine
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Megan Manno, DO

Education Background:

Medical School: Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Blacksburg, VA
Internship: Internal Medicine - University of Pennsylvania Health System, Philadelphia, PA
Residency: Internal Medicine - University of Pennsylvania Health System, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine

Memberships:

American College of Physicians

Awards and Honors:

Translating Osteopathic Understanding into Community Health Award, Silver Certificate

Rachel Masel-Miller, DO
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Gen Int Med/Primary Care
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Rachel Masel-Miller, DO

Education Background:

Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Internship: Internal Medicine - Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Residency: Internal Medicine - Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

Memberships:

American Osteopathic Association, American College of Osteopathic Internists

Ninon Matos, MD
Instructor of Medicine
Hospital Medicine
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Ninon Matos, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: Instituto Tecnologico de Santo Domingo (INTEC), Los Jardines, Dominican Republic
Internship: Internal Medicine - Woodhull Medical; Mental Health Center, Brooklyn, NY
Residency: Internal Medicine - Woodhull Medical; Mental Health Center, Brooklyn, NY

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine

Memberships:

American College Physician , Society of Hospital Medicine, Society of Public Health Education

Catherine Maturo, DO
Instructor of Medicine
Hospital Medicine
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Catherine Maturo, DO

Education Background:

Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Internship: Delaware County Memorial Hospital, Drexel Hill, PA
Residency: Family Medicine - Abington Memorial Hospital, Abington, PA, Family Medicine - Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certifications:

Family Medicine

Memberships:

American Osteopathic Association, American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians, Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Association, New Jersey Osteopathic Medical Association

Joanne Mazzarelli, MD, FACC
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Cardiovascular Diseases
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Joanne Mazzarelli, MD, FACC

Education Background:

Medical School: UMDNJ - Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, NJ
Internship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Fellowship: Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, Echocardiography, Nuclear Cardiology

About Me:

This provider leads group visits (shared medical appointments) for certain conditions in the Cooper Advanced Care Center in Camden, NJ. 

Susan McAllister, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Hospital Medicine
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Susan McAllister, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, NJ
Internship: Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ
Residency: Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine

Special Interests:

Medical management of the acute care adult, throughput, process improvement

Memberships:

Society of Hospital Medicine

Christopher McFadden, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Fellowship Program Director
Nephrology
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Christopher McFadden, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, Richmond, VA
Internship: University of Maryland Medical System, Baltimore, MD
Residency: Internal Medicine - University of Maryland Medical System, Baltimore, MD
Fellowship: Nephrology - University of Pennsylvania Health System, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certifications:

Nephrology, Internal Medicine

Special Interests:

Complex hypertension, chronic kidney disease, glomerular disease, hemodialysis, renal artery stenosis

About Me:

Christopher McFadden, MD has served as the Fellowship Program Director since 2009.  Dr. McFadden received his M.D. from Virginia Commonwealth University.  He completed his Internal Medicine Residency at the University of Maryland where he stayed for additional year as a Chief Resident.  He completed a Nephrology fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania and joined Cooper after fellowship.

Dr. McFadden is currently as Associated Professor in the Department of Medicine.  In addition medical education, he currently focuses his work in the areas of Hypertension in Kidney Disease.  He is a past-president of the Delaware Valley Chapter of the American Society of Hypertension.  He also serves as a Vice-Chair for the Cooper University Hospital Institutional Review Board.

When asked to comment about medical education, Dr. McFadden stated “I find it an absolute privilege to be involved in the education of current and future health care providers.”

Paul McMackin, MD
Instructor of Medicine
Hospital Medicine
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Paul McMackin, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Internship: Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ
Residency: Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine

Memberships:

Society of Hospital Medicine

Cory McMahon
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Infectious Diseases
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Cory McMahon

Education Background:

Graduate School: PsyD - Clinical Psychology, La Salle University, Philadelphia, PA
Fellowship: Health Psychology - Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, NJ, Child and Adolescent Psychology - Community Treatment Solutions of New Jersey, Moorestown, NJ

Special Interests:

Behavioral medicine; chronic disease management (HIV/AIDS, cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular); women's health, end-of-life

Tyler McMillan, MD
Instructor of Medicine
Hospital Medicine
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Tyler McMillan, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA
Internship: Internal Medicine - University of North Carolina Hospitals, Chapel Hill, NC
Residency: Internal Medicine - University of North Carolina Hospitals, Chapel Hill, NC

Memberships:

American College of Physicians, Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society

Awards and Honors:

C. Thorpe Ray Award, Tulane University Department of Medicine , John Cecil Legare Scholarship, Tulane Medical Alumni Association

Pallav Mehta, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Hematology and Medical Oncology
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Pallav Mehta, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA
Internship: Internal Medicine - Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Residency: Internal Medicine - Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Fellowship: Hematology/Oncology - Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certifications:

Medical Oncology, Hematology, Integrative Medicine

Special Interests:

Breast cancer, integrative oncology, general hematology, cancer and genetics

Memberships:

American Society of Clinical Oncology, American Medical Association, Society of Integrative Oncology

About Me:

The relationship that is developed between a patient and their oncologist is one that is unique in in all of medicine. I truly appreciate and enjoy the opportunity to guide my patients through what is often a frightening and life-changing experience. I firmly believe in utilizing standard of care and cutting-edge cancer therapies, while also understanding the importance of the patient as a human being, incorporating topics such as optimizing nutrition or exercise with every patient I meet. I am always grateful that this wonderful profession provides me with personal and professional fulfillment at every level.

Jasmeet Mehta, MD
Instructor of Medicine
Gen Int Med/Primary Care
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Jasmeet Mehta, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: Adesh Institute of Medical Sciences & Research, Punjab, India
Internship: Internal Medicine - Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI
Residency: Internal Medicine - Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI

Board Certifications:

American Board of Internal Medicine

Jenny Melli, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Program Director, Primary Care Track, Internal Medicine
Gen Int Med/Primary Care
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Jenny Melli, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Newark, NJ
Internship: Internal Medicine - Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI
Residency: Internal Medicine - Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine

Special Interests:

Primary care of acute and chronic illness in adults, preventive medicine

About Me:

Jenny Melli, MD, is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University (CMSRU). She graduated from Villanova University and went on to receive her MD from UMDNJ Robert Wood Johnson, Camden. She completed medical internship and residency in Primary Care Internal Medicine at Brown University, where she developed a special interest in women’s health, providing primary care services for women in the state prison.

Dr. Melli is involved in clinical teaching on the medical student and residency level. She is the Program Director for the Primary Care Track and Associate Program Director of the Internal Medicine Residency Training Program, and directs the outpatient continuity care experience for the residency program. She precepts trainees in their outpatient clinic and maintains her own practice at that site. Dr. Melli also serves as the Deputy Clerkship Director for the Adult Primary Care clerkship at CMSRU. She has special interests in trainee health, mental health in primary care, and care of the underserved.

Samia Mian, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Nephrology
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Samia Mian, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine, Commonwealth of Dominica, West Indies
Internship: Christ Hospital & Medical Center, Oak Lawn, IL
Residency: Internal Medicine - Christ Hospital & Medical Center, Oak Lawn, IL
Fellowship: Nephrology - Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine, Nephrology

Ashley Michael, DO
Instructor of Medicine
Gen Int Med/Primary Care
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Ashley Michael, DO

Education Background:

Medical School: Western University of Health Sciences, Lebanon, OR
Internship: Internal Medicine - Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ
Residency: Internal Medicine - Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ

Memberships:

American College of Physicians, American Medical Association

Awards and Honors:

Who's Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities, June 2017. Awarded by Western University of Health Sciences to students recognized for scholastic achievement and academic excellence., Clinical Specialty Award in Internal Medicine, June 2017. Awarded by Western University of Health Sciences to the student who best exemplifies the characteristics and abilities of physicians in his or her own chose specialty., Gold Humanism Honor Society

Mary Monari-Sparks, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Gen Int Med/Primary Care
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Mary Monari-Sparks, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: Hahnemann University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Internship: Tenet-Hahnemann University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Residency: Internal Medicine - Tenet-Hahnemann University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine

Special Interests:

Women's health, health maintenance and screening, weight loss

Anuradha Mookerjee, MD, MPH, FACP
Associate Professor of Medicine
Hospital Medicine
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Anuradha Mookerjee, MD, MPH, FACP

Education Background:

Medical School: Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, India
Internship: SUNY Health Science Center
Residency: SUNY Health Science Center, George Washington University Hospital, Washington, DC

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine

Special Interests:

Medical management of the acute care adult, transitions of care, medical student education

Memberships:

Society of Hospital Medicine, American College of Physicians

Awards and Honors:

Fellow American College of Physicians, 2011 Teaching Attending of the Year - RWJMS, Camden

Farah Morgan, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Fellowship Program Director
Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
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Farah Morgan, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Camden, NJ
Internship: University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA
Residency: Internal Medicine - University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA
Fellowship: Endocrinology and Metabolism - University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA

Board Certifications:

Endocrinology, Internal Medicine

Special Interests:

Osteoporosis, pituitary disease

About Me:

Farah H. Morgan, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University (CMSRU), is the Program Director for the Endocrinology Fellowship Program at Cooper. Dr. Morgan graduated from Boston University with her Bachelor of Arts. She received her medical degree from Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Morgan completed her clinical rotations in medical school at Cooper.

“A big pull to come back to Cooper were the fond memories of camaraderie at Cooper and the faculty commitment to education that I experienced as a medical student.”

Dr. Morgan went on to complete her Internal Medicine Residency at the University of Virginia. She then served as a fourth year chief for the Internal Medicine Programand went on to complete her Endocrine Fellowship at the University of Virginia.

She joined the Cooper family in 2011. She has served as a Scholar’s Workshop facilitator at CMSRU for three years, is the co-director of the endocrine course for the second year medical students, and now serves as Endocrinology Fellowship Program Director.

“I’ve always had a strong interest in medical education, which was further fostered during my chief year. I knew I wanted to be involved in education after completing my fellowship. I came to Cooper because of the opportunity to help establish a fellowship program here. Working with the fellows is one of the most fun parts of my day!”

Dr. Morgan and her husband have been married for 11 years, have two energetic boys, Janu (8) and Jalen (5), and an energetic chocolate lab puppy, Jasmine. Outside of medicine, she enjoys skiing, being outdoors, and, most of all, spending time with her family.

Jamin Morrison, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Hematology and Medical Oncology
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Jamin Morrison, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: Case Western Reserve School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH
Internship: Internal Medicine - Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
Residency: Internal Medicine - Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
Fellowship: Hematology/Oncology - University of Pennsylvania Health System, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine, Hematology, Medical Oncology

Special Interests:

Gastrointestinal oncology, clinical trials, novel therapeutics, cancer and genetics

Memberships:

American Society of Clinical Oncology, American Society of Hematology

Awards and Honors:

Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society

Mangesh Mungekar, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Hospital Medicine
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Mangesh Mungekar, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, NJ
Internship: Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ
Residency: Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine

Special Interests:

Medical management of the acute care adult

Memberships:

Society of Hospital Medicine

Kamyar Nader, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Hematology and Medical Oncology
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Kamyar Nader, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: St. George's University School of Medicine, Grenada, West Indies
Internship: Internal Medicine - Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ
Residency: Internal Medicine - Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ
Fellowship: Hematology/Oncology - Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine, Hematology, Medical Oncology

Memberships:

American Society of Hematology (ASH), American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)

Raquel Nahra, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Infectious Diseases
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Raquel Nahra, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: American University of the Caribbean, Cupecoy, St. Maarten
Internship: Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ
Residency: Internal Medicine - Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ
Fellowship: Infectious Disease - Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine, Infectious Disease

Rachel Nash, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Hospital Medicine
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Rachel Nash, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: School of Medicine and Health Sciences, George Washington University, Washington, DC
Internship: Internal Medicine - Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Residency: Internal Medicine - Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Fellowship: Internal Medicine - Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine

Memberships:

American College of Physicians, American Medical Women's Association

Awards and Honors:

Chief Resident, Internal Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Gold Humanism Honor Society

Glenn Newell, MD, FACP
Professor of Clinical Medicine
Hospital Medicine
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Glenn Newell, MD, FACP

Education Background:

Medical School: Universidad Central Del Este, San Pedro De Macoris, Dominican Republic
Internship: Harlem Hospital Center, New York, NY
Residency: Internal Medicine - Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ
Fellowship: Nephrology - Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certifications:

Nephrology, Internal Medicine

Special Interests:

Medical management of the acute care adult, preventive medicine

Memberships:

Society of Hospital Medicine, American College of Physicians

Awards and Honors:

Fellow, American College of Physicians, Philadelphia Orchestra Tour Physician

Steven Nguy, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Hospital Medicine
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Steven Nguy, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Internship: Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ
Residency: Internal Medicine - Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine

Special Interests:

Medical management of the acute care adult

Memberships:

Society of Hospital Medicine, American Medical Association, American College of Physicians

Kyle Niziolek, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Critical Care Medicine
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Kyle Niziolek, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: MD - Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC
Internship: Emergency Medicine - University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH
Residency: Emergency Medicine - University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH
Fellowship: Critical Care Medicine - Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ

Board Certifications:

Critical Care Medicine, Emergency Medicine

Memberships:

American College of Chest Physicians., American College of Emergency Physicians., Society of Critical Care Medicine

Christopher Noel, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Critical Care Medicine
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Christopher Noel, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
Internship: Emergency Medicine - Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN
Residency: Emergency Medicine - Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN
Fellowship: Critical Care Fellowship - Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ

Board Certifications:

Emergency Medicine

Memberships:

American Academy of Emergency Medicine, American College of Chest Physicians, American College of Emergency Physicians

Awards and Honors:

Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, 2014, Chief Fellow, Cooper Critical Care Medicine Fellowship, 2018-2019

Charlotte Nussbaum, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine & Clinical Pediatrics
Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine
Hospital Medicine
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Charlotte Nussbaum, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, NJ
Internship: The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY
Residency: The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine, Pediatrics

Special Interests:

Medical management of the acute care adult, pediatric hospital medicine, medical education, global health

Memberships:

Society of Hospital Medicine

About Me:

Charlotte Nussbaum, MD, MPH, FACP, FAAP, is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine and Clinical Pediatrics at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University. She graduated from University of California at Berkeley and completed her medical degree from University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey/ Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, where she was elected into the Gold Honors Humanism Society. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at the Mount Sinai Hospital/ Icahn School of Medicine and continues clinical work in both inpatient internal medicine as well as pediatrics. She has won multiple teaching awards from pediatrics and internal medicine residents as well as an award in nursing-physician partnership. As Associate Program Director at Cooper, Dr. Nussbaum oversees the ultrasound curriculum, and she is passionate about patient-centered care, multidisciplinary communication and bedside teaching.

Carmel O'Donnell, DO
Instructor of Medicine
Gen Int Med/Primary Care
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Carmel O'Donnell, DO

Education Background:

Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Internship: Internal Medicine - Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Residency: Internal Medicine - Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

Christina Orate-Dimapilis, MD
Instructor of Medicine
Hospital Medicine
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Christina Orate-Dimapilis, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: University of the Philippines College of Medicine, Manila, Phiilippines
Internship: Jacobi Medical Center, Bronx, NY
Residency: Quezon City Medical Center, Manila, Philippines, Jacobi Medical Center, Bronx, NY

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine

Special Interests:

Medical management of the acute care adult

Memberships:

Society of Hospital Medicine

Matthew Ortman, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Cardiac Electrophysiology
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Matthew Ortman, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
Internship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Residency: Internal Medicine - Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Fellowship: Cardiovascular Disease - Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology, Echocardiography, Nuclear Cardiology

Special Interests:

Treatment of cardiac arrhythmias, including pacemaker and defibrillator implantation, biventricular devices and ablation therapy

Vikrant Pandian, MD
Instructor of Medicine
Critical Care Medicine
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Vikrant Pandian, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: Christian Medical College, Punjab University, Ludhiana, India
Internship: Internal Medicine - Richmond University Medical Center, Staten Island, NY
Residency: Internal Medicine - Richmond University Medical Center, Staten Island, NY
Fellowship: Critical Care - Mt. Sinai Icahn School of Medicine, New York, NY

Board Certifications:

Critical Care Medicine, Internal Medicine

Akshar Patel, DO
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Gen Int Med/Primary Care
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Akshar Patel, DO

Education Background:

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

Special Interests:

Preventative medicine

Memberships:

American College of Physicians, Society of General Internal Medicine, American Osteopathic Association

Jaymica Patel, MD
Instructor of Clinical Medicine
Hospital Medicine
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Jaymica Patel, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine, Edison, NJ
Internship: Medicine - Underwood Memorial Hospital, Woodbury, NJ
Residency: Medicine - Underwood Memorial Hospital, Woodbury, NJ

Board Certifications:

Family Medicine

Memberships:

American Academy of Family Physicians, Society of Hospital Medicine

Ritesh Patel, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency
Hospital Medicine
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Ritesh Patel, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: Smt. N.H.L. Municipal Medical College, Gujarat, India
Internship: Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ
Residency: Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine

Memberships:

Society of Hospital Medicine

About Me:

Ritesh Patel, MD, is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University.  Dr. Patel graduated from Gujarat University, India and completed his internal medicine residency training at Cooper University Hospital. He is a board-certified general internist within the Division of Hospital Medicine and a member of the Society of Hospital Medicine and the American College of Physicians. Dr. Patel is involved in medical education at both the student and resident level and has special interest in preventive medicine, medical education, clinical skills and clinical research. He has been involved in multiple quality improvement and education committees.

Dr. Patel serves as co-director of the Foundation of Medical Practice curriculum at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University. He also currently serves as a member of American Board of Internal Medicine test writing committee. Dr Patel has won multiple teaching excellence awards in his young career. As an Associate Program Director at Cooper, Dr Patel oversees resident simulation laboratory exercises, evidence-based physical diagnosis and weekly updates on high-yield articles from journals.

Kajal Patel, DO
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Hospital Medicine
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Kajal Patel, DO

Education Background:

Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Internship: Internal Medicine - Inspira Health Network - Vineland Medical Center, Vineland, NJ
Residency: Internal Medicine - Inspira Health Network - Vineland Medical Center, Vineland, NJ

Memberships:

American College of Physicians, American Osteopathic Association

Awards and Honors:

Chief Internal Medicine Resident

Sharad Patel, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Critical Care Medicine
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Sharad Patel, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA
Internship: Internal Medicine - Mayo Clinic Arizona, Phoenix, AZ
Residency: Internal Medicine - Mayo Clinic Arizona, Phoenix, AZ
Fellowship: Nephrology - UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, Critical Care - Cleveland Clinic Hospital, Cleveland, OH

Board Certifications:

Critical Care, Echocardiography, Internal Medicine, Nephrology

Naitik Patel, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Hospital Medicine
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Naitik Patel, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine, Dominica
Internship: Internal Medicine - Drexel University College of Medicine-Hahnemann University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Residency: Internal Medicine - Drexel University College of Medicine-Hahnemann University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine

Memberships:

American College of Physicians, Society of Hospital Medicine, High Value Practice Academic Alliance

Awards and Honors:

Attending Physician of the Year, Drexel University College of Medicine, 2019

Kristen Patterson, MD
Instructor of Medicine
Hospital Medicine
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Kristen Patterson, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine, Stratford, NJ
Internship: Internal Medicine - Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Residency: Internal Medicine - Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

Memberships:

American College of Physicians, American Osteopathic Association, American Medical Association

Lisa Pedroza, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Infectious Diseases
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Lisa Pedroza, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: Christian Medical College, Vellore, India
Internship: Internal Medicine - Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA
Residency: Internal Medicine - Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA
Fellowship: Infectious Diseases - Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certifications:

Infectious Diseases, Internal Medicine

Memberships:

Infectious Disease Society of America

Katherine Penberthy, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Gen Int Med/Primary Care
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Katherine Penberthy, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: University of California, San Francisco, CA
Internship: University of Pennsylvania Health System, Philadelphia, PA
Residency: Internal Medicine - University of Pennsylvania Health System, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine

Special Interests:

Medical management of the adult patient, preventive medicine and women's health

Rosalie Pepe, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Fellowship Program Director
Infectious Diseases
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Rosalie Pepe, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA
Internship: Hahnemann University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Residency: Internal Medicine - Hahnemann University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Fellowship: Infectious Disease - Hahnemann University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine, Infectious Disease

Special Interests:

Infectious disease disorders in adults, immune deficiency conditions, travel medicine

About Me:

Dr. Pepe graduated from Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University (Philadelphia, PA). She completed her residency in internal medicine and fellowship training in infectious diseases at Hahnemann University Hospital (Philadelphia, PA). For more than ten years, she has been a faculty member in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Cooper. Her interests include HIV infection, travel medicine, and quality improvement.

Lars-Kristofer Peterson, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
Critical Care Medicine
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Lars-Kristofer Peterson, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY
Internship: Emergency Medicine - University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY
Residency: Emergency Medicine - University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY
Fellowship: Critical Care - University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY

Board Certifications:

Emergency Medicine, Critical Care Medicine

Special Interests:

Physician wellness, patient safety, care quality

Memberships:

American College of Emergency Physicians, Society of Critical Care Medicine

Adip Pillai, DO
Instructor of Medicine
Hospital Medicine
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Adip Pillai, DO

Education Background:

Medical School: Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, New York, NY
Internship: Internal Medicine - Inspira Health Network-Vineland Medical Center, Vineland, NJ
Residency: Internal Medicine - Inspira Health Network-Vineland Medical Center, Vineland, NJ

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine

Memberships:

American Osteopathic Association

Sameer Poddar, MD, MPH
Instructor of Medicine
Hospital Medicine
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Sameer Poddar, MD, MPH

Education Background:

Medical School: Maharashtra University of Health Sciences, Grant Medical College, Mumbai, India
Internship: Internal Medicine - Saint Peter's University Hospital, New Brunswick, NJ
Residency: Internal Medicine - Saint Peter's University Hospital, New Brunswick, NJ

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine

Memberships:

Society of Hospital Medicine, American College of Physicians

Samantha Pop, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Hospital Medicine
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Samantha Pop, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, Camden, NJ
Internship: Internal Medicine - Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Residency: Internal Medicine - Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine

Awards and Honors:

Gold Humanism Honors Society, Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, The Chiron Society – the medical honor society of Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, awarded to the top 25% of the class, 2016, Certificate for Outstanding Achievement in Quality Improvement – awarded to top senior capstone project in quality improvement at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, 2016

Maura Porto, DO
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Infectious Diseases
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Maura Porto, DO

Education Background:

Medical School: Osteopathic Medicine - University of New England, Biddeford, ME
Internship: Internal Medicine - Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Residency: Internal Medicine - Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Fellowship: Infectious Diseases - Tufts New England Medical Center, Boston, MA

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine

Special Interests:

General infectious diseases, infections in the ICU

Memberships:

Infectious Diseases Society of America

Awards and Honors:

Infectious Diseases Society of America Medical Scholars Program

Nitin Puri, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Fellowship Program Director
Critical Care Medicine
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Nitin Puri, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: American University of the Caribbean, St. Maarten, NA
Internship: Internal Medicine - Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA
Residency: Internal Medicine - Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA
Fellowship: Pulmonary Medicine - Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ, Critical Care Medicine- Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ

Board Certifications:

Pulmonary Diseases, Internal Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, Neurocritical Care

Special Interests:

Point-of-care ultrasound, mechanical circulatory support, medical education

Memberships:

American College of Chest Physicians, Society of Critical Care Medicine

Jean-Sebastien Rachoin, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Medical Director, Center for Hospital-Based Services,
Co-Medical Director, Center for Critical Care Medicine
Hospital Medicine
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Jean-Sebastien Rachoin, MD

Education Background:

Graduate School: MBA - University of Massachusetts
Medical School: Universite Saint-Joseph, Faculte de Medecine, Beirut, Lebanon
Internship: Hotel-Dieu de France - Universite Saint Joseph de Beyrouth, Beirut, Lebanon
Residency: Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ
Fellowship: Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine, Nephrology, Critical Care, Clinical Hypertension Specialist

Memberships:

Society of Hospital Medicine, American Society of Nephrology

Awards and Honors:

AOA Fellow the Year, Nephrology, 2008, Fellow of the American Society of Nephrology, SJ Magazine Top Docs - 2016, 2017

Michael Rachshtut, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Hematology and Medical Oncology
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Michael Rachshtut, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine, Dominica, West Indies
Internship: Internal Medicine - Graduate Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Residency: Internal Medicine - Graduate Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, Chief Resident, Internal Medicine - Frankford-Torresdale - Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Fellowship: Hematology/Oncology - Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ

Board Certifications:

Medical Oncology, Hematology

Loheetha Ragupathi, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Cardiovascular Diseases
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Loheetha Ragupathi, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY
Internship: Internal Medicine - Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Residency: Internal Medicine - Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Fellowship: Cardiology - Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine, Echocardiography

Memberships:

American College of Cardiology, American Society of Echocardiography

Vede Ramdass, MD
Instructor of Medicine
Hospital Medicine
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Vede Ramdass, MD

Education Background:

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

Memberships:

American College of Physicians, American Medical Association

Inciya Rangwalla-Malickel, DO
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Hospital Medicine
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Inciya Rangwalla-Malickel, DO

Education Background:

Medical School: Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Internship: UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine, Stratford, NJ
Residency: UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine, Stratford, NJ

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine

Special Interests:

Hospital medicine, inpatient care

Memberships:

Society of Hospital Medicine

Sammar Rasheed, MD
Instructor of Medicine
Hospital Medicine
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Sammar Rasheed, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: Sindh Medical College, Karachi, Pakistan
Internship: Internal Medicine - Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ
Residency: Internal Medicine - Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine

Special Interests:

Medical management of the acute care adult, preventive medicine, quality improvement, transition of care

Memberships:

Society of Hospital Medicine, American College of Physicians, American Medical Association

Annette Reboli, MD
Professor of Medicine
Dean, Cooper Medical School of Rowan University
Infectious Diseases
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Annette Reboli, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC
Internship: Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC
Residency: Internal Medicine - Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC
Fellowship: Infectious Disease - Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine, Infectious Disease

Special Interests:

Serious fungal infections, staphylococcal infections, general infectious diseases, infections in travelers

About Me:

Dr. Reboli is a Professor of Medicine and the Dean of Cooper Medical School of Rowan University in Camden, NJ. As such, she is the Chief Academic Officer with ultimate responsibility for all areas of the school. Prior to this, she was Founding Vice Dean and was responsible for oversight of the LCME accreditation process, undergraduate and graduate medical education, faculty affairs and faculty development, and developing affiliations for the medical school.

Dr. Reboli received a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Biology from Georgetown University College of Arts and Sciences in Washington, DC. She received her MD degree cum laude from Georgetown University School of Medicine and was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Honor Medical Society during medical school. She completed an internship, residency, and a year as Chief Medical Resident in Internal Medicine at Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, DC, followed by a three-year clinical and research fellowship in infectious diseases at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina. Prior to becoming Founding Vice Dean, she served as Interim Dean of CMSRU and was also the Head of the Division of Infectious Diseases and the Deputy Chief for Administration of the Department of Medicine at Cooper University Hospital in Camden, New Jersey, where she also served as the hospital epidemiologist. During her tenure as division head of infectious diseases, she established a comprehensive clinical research program that led the Department of Medicine in external funding. She also served as a consultant to Janssen, Vicuron, Pfizer, and Merck Pharmaceutical Company on antimicrobial drug development and clinical trial design.

Dr. Reboli is board certified in internal medicine and infectious diseases. She has authored or co-authored over 180 peer-reviewed publications, book chapters, and abstracts. Dr. Reboli has been named a “Top Doctor” in a variety of magazines, including New Jersey Monthly, Philadelphia Magazine, South Jersey Magazine, SJ Magazine, and Consumer’s Checkbook. She has been recognized by Who’s Who and Best Doctors in America. She has served on several committees for Camden County and the state of New Jersey, volunteering her expertise in infectious diseases. Dr. Reboli’s main research interest is in candidemia and other forms of invasive candidiasis. Over the course of her career, she has garnered over $12,000,000.00 in research support from a variety of sources, including NIH, NIAID, HRSA, private foundations, and private industry.

In 2008, she received the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Dean’s Research Award in the faculty-clinical sciences category for research on antifungal therapy that was published in the New England Journal of Medicine. She serves on the Candida Infections Guidelines Committee of the Infectious Diseases Society of America. She has received several teaching awards and is a fellow of the American College of Physicians, the Infectious Diseases Society of America, the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America, and the Philadelphia College of Physicians. She served as the President of the Medical Staff of the Cooper Health System from 2011 to 2015. In 2016, she received the Healthcare Provider of the Year award from the New Jersey Hospital Association.

 
[Research Profile]
Jessica Richmond, MD
Assistant Professor Pending Board Certification
Gen Int Med/Primary Care
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Jessica Richmond, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, Camden, NJ
Internship: Internal Medicine - Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ
Residency: Internal Medicine - Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ

Memberships:

American College of Physicians, American Medical Association

Awards and Honors:

Excellence in Service Award, CMSRU - 2015, National Medical Fellowship Scholar - 2017

Douglas Richter, MD, FACC
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Cardiovascular Diseases
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Douglas Richter, MD, FACC

Education Background:

Medical School: Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA
Internship: Lankenau Hospital, Wynnewood, PA
Residency: Internal Medicine - Lankenau Hospital, Wynnewood, PA
Fellowship: Cardiology - Lankenau Hospital, Wynnewood, PA

Board Certifications:

Cardiovascular Disease, Nuclear Cardiology, Echocardiography

Special Interests:

Coronary artery disease, echocardiography, valvular heart disease, diseases of the aorta

Memberships:

American Medical Association, American College of Cardiology, American Society of Echocardiography, American Society of Nuclear Cardiology

Daniel Rosenbaum, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
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Daniel Rosenbaum, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Internship: Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Residency: Internal Medicine - Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Fellowship: Endocrinology and Metabolism - Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine, Endocrinology and Metabolism

Special Interests:

Diabetes, lipids, thyroid disease, polycystic ovary syndrome

Satyajeet Roy, MD, FACP
Professor of Medicine
Gen Int Med/Primary Care
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Satyajeet Roy, MD, FACP

Education Background:

Medical School: Sarojina Naidu Medical College, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India
Residency: Sarojina Naidu Medical College, Agra, India, Internal Medicine - Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Yeshiva University, Bronx, NY
Fellowship: Gastroenterology - Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Yeshiva University, Bronx, NY

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine

Special Interests:

Primary care, preventive medicine, medical research, medical education

Awards and Honors:

Fellow of the American College of Physicians, Vijay Rajput MD Award for Excellence in Teaching, Cooper University Health Care, Research Mentor of the Year Award, Cooper University Health Care, Best Teaching Attending of the Year Award, Cooper University Health Care

About Me:

Dr. Roy is a Professor of Medicine at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University. In addition to being the Outpatient Primary Care Teaching Faculty of the Internal Medicine Residency Program and the Director of the Residency Research Program, he is also the Medical School Internal Medicine – Primary Care Co-Course Director. He did his Internal Medicine residency at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center – Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York.

Dr. Roy has always had a strong interest in academia since his Postgraduate Doctorate of Medicine degree in India in 1993. He enjoys teaching medical students and residents. He has been awarded the Vijay Rajput MD Award for Excellence in Teaching Award, Research Mentor of the Year Award, and Best Teaching Attending of the Year Award. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians. His main specialty interests are primary care, preventive medicine, medical research and medical education. He also contributes to the various aspects of medical humanities through his artwork. He is currently involved in research and has published and presented numerous scientific research articles at the local, regional, national and international conferences.

Dr. Roy has been named a "Top Doc" for several years by Castle Connolly Group and regional publications including Inside Jersey Magazine, South Jersey Magazine, etc. 

 

[Research Profile]
Kimberly Rozengarten, DO, MPH, FACOI
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Gen Int Med/Primary Care
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Kimberly Rozengarten, DO, MPH, FACOI

Education Background:

Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Internship: Internal Medicine - UMDNJ School of Osteopathic Medicine, Stratford, NJ
Residency: Internal Medicine - UMDNJ School of Osteopathic Medicine, Stratford, NJ

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine

Special Interests:

Medical management of the adult patient, medically complex patients, preventive medicine, medical management of Celiac disease

Memberships:

American Medical Association, American Osteopathic Association, American College of Osteopathic Internists, American College of Physicians

Andrea Russo, MD
Professor of Medicine
Fellowship Program Director
Cardiac Electrophysiology
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Andrea Russo, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: SUNY Upstate Medical Center, Syracuse, NY
Internship: Medical College of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Residency: Medicine - Medical College of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Fellowship: Cardiology - Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ, Electrophysiology - Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ

Board Certifications:

Cardiovascular Diseases, Internal Medicine, Cardiac Electrophysiology

Special Interests:

Cardiac arrhythmias, catheter ablation therapy for arrhythmias, gender differences in arrhythmia management, implantable device management for heart failure, placement and management of implantable cardioverter defibrillators/pacemakers

[Research Profile]
Sajjad Sabir, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Cardiovascular Diseases
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Sajjad Sabir, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Internship: Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH
Residency: Internal Medicine - Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH
Fellowship: Cardiology - UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, NJ

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine, Nuclear Cardiology, Echocardiography, Cardiovascular Disease

Reena Sachan Gajraj Singh Sachan, MD
Instructor of Medicine
Hospital Medicine
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Reena Sachan Gajraj Singh Sachan, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: Madras Medical College & Research Institute, Tamil Nadu, India
Internship: Family Medicine - Hahnemann University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Residency: Family Medicine - Hahnemann University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certifications:

Family Medicine

Memberships:

American Academy of Family Physicians, Society of Hospital Medicine, American College of Physician Advisors

Lorraine Salieb, MD
Instructor of Medicine
Gen Int Med/Primary Care
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Lorraine Salieb, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: Medical University of the Americas, Devens, MA
Internship: Internal Medicine - Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Shreveport, LA
Residency: Internal Medicine - Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Shreveport, LA

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine

Memberships:

American College of Physicians

About Me:

Internal Medicine Physician, Primary Care Physician, AllCare Health Alliance Member

Edmond Sarkis, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Critical Care Medicine
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Edmond Sarkis, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: Saint-Joseph University, Beirut, Lebanon
Internship: Internal Medicine - Hotel-Dieu de France University Hospital and Saint Joseph Hospital, Beirut, Lebanon, Internal Medicine - Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ
Residency: Internal Medicine - Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ
Fellowship: Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine - University of Buffalo/SUNY at Buffalo Affiliated Hospitals, Buffalo, NY

Board Certifications:

Critical Care Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine

Memberships:

American Thoracic Society, American College of Chest Physicians

Awards and Honors:

Chief Fellow, Pulmonary and Critical Care Department, University of Buffalo/SUNY at Buffalo Affiliated Hospitals, 2018-2019

Niharika Sathe
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Gen Int Med/Primary Care
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Niharika Sathe

Education Background:

Graduate School: MHS - Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD
Medical School: Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Internship: Internal Medicine - Cooper University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Residency: Internal Medicine - Cooper University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine

Memberships:

American College of Physicians

Ronald Schiavone, DO
Instructor of Medicine
Gen Int Med/Primary Care
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Ronald Schiavone, DO

Education Background:

Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Internship: Internal Medicine - Kennedy Memorial Hospital University Medical Center, Stratford, NJ

Board Certifications:

Family Medicine

Memberships:

American Osteopathic Association

Amy Scholl, MD
Instructor of Medicine
Hospital Medicine
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Amy Scholl, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: St. Georges University School of Medicine, Grenada, West Indies
Internship: Internal Medicine - Drexel University College of Medicine/Hahnemann University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Residency: Internal Medicine - Drexel University College of Medicine/Hahnemann University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, Internal Medicine - Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ

Memberships:

American College of Gastroenterology, American College of Physicians

Awards and Honors:

First place, oral abstract, Drexel Department of Medicine Research Day, May 2019

Olga Schweiker-Kahn, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Gen Int Med/Primary Care
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Olga Schweiker-Kahn, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: Dnipropetrovsk State Medical Academy, Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine
Internship: New York University Langone Hospital - formerly named Lutheran Medical Center - Brooklyn, NY
Residency: Internal Medicine, New York University Langone Hospital - formerly named Lutheran Medical Center - Brooklyn, NY
Fellowship: Geriatrics - Abington Memorial Hospital, Abington, PA

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine

Special Interests:

Preventive medicine, primary care of the adult patient, geriatric medicine.

Meena Sharma, MD, FACP
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Hospital Medicine
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Meena Sharma, MD, FACP

Education Background:

Medical School: UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, NJ
Internship: Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ
Residency: Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine

Special Interests:

Holistic medicine, integrative medicine, inpatient geriatric medicine

Memberships:

Society of Hospital Medicine

Awards and Honors:

Fellow, American College of Physicians

David Shklar, MD
Instructor of Medicine
Hospital Medicine
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David Shklar, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: Albert Einstein College of Medicine-Yeshiva University, Bronx, NY
Internship: St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York, NY
Residency: St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York, NY
Fellowship: University of Pennsylvania Health System, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine

Memberships:

Society of Hospital, American College of Physicians, American Geriatrics Society, Philadelphia Medical Society

Elisabeth Siegert, MD, FACP
Associate Professor of Medicine
Head, Division of Geriatric Medicine
Geriatric Medicine
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Elisabeth Siegert, MD, FACP

Education Background:

Medical School: UMDNJ, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Camden, NJ
Internship: Internal Medicine - Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ
Residency: Internal Medicine - Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ
Fellowship: Geriatrics - Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine

Awards and Honors:

SJ Magazine "Top Docs" - 2014, 2016, SJ Magazine "Top Female Docs" - 2014, 2015, 2016, South Jersey Magazine

"Best Doctors 2015"

"Best Doctors 2016"

Seema Sikand, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Nephrology
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Seema Sikand, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: St. Georges University School of Medicine, Bayshore, NY
Internship: MCP Hahnemann University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Residency: Internal Medicine - MCP Hahnemann University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Fellowship: Nephrology - Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, NY

Board Certifications:

Nephrology, Internal Medicine

Special Interests:

Chronic kidney disease, glomerular diseases, acute kidney injury, hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis

William Sirover, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Nephrology
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William Sirover, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Internship: Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Residency: Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Fellowship: Lankenau Hospital, Wynnewood, PA

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine, Nephrology

Special Interests:

Anemia management in chronic kidney disease, dosage of antibiotics in chronic kidney disease, nutrition in end-stage renal disease

About Me:

William D. Sirover, MD, FASN, joined the Nephrology division in 2005. He received his M.D. from Temple University School of Medicine and then completed his Internal Medicine residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and subsequent Nephrology fellowship at Lankenau Hospital.

Dr. Sirover is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine. He focuses his research on anemia management and nutrition in end-stage renal disease. He serves on the Department of Medicine Quality Improvement Committee and is responsible for the division initiatives in this area. He also serves on the Physician Engagement Committee and concentrates on physician wellness.

In addition to taking part in fellow education, he has mentored fellows in the areas of research and quality improvement.

[Research Profile]
Lacy Sommer, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Dermatology
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Lacy Sommer, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Internship: Internal Medicine - Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Residency: Dermatology - Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ

Antoinette Spevetz, MD, FCCM, FACP, FCCP
Professor of Medicine
ACGME Designated Institutional Official of Graduate Medical Education
Critical Care Medicine
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Antoinette Spevetz, MD, FCCM, FACP, FCCP

Education Background:

Medical School: Hahnemann University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Internship: Abington Memorial Hospital, Abington, PA
Residency: Internal Medicine - Abington Memorial Hospital, Abington, PA
Fellowship: Critical Care Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine

Special Interests:

Shock, sepsis, guidelines for critical care services and personnel, management of the critically ill patient

About Me:

Antoinette Spevetz, MD, FCCM, FACP, is a graduate of Hahnemann University Medical School. She trained as an intern and resident at Abington Memorial Hospital, where she was selected to be a Chief Resident. She then completed a fellowship in Critical Care Medicine followed by a fellowship in Pulmonary Medicine, both at Cooper University Hospital. After her fellowships, Dr. Spevetz became an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Florida at Jacksonville, where she was Director of the Intermediate Care Unit and became actively involved in residency education. After four years in Florida, Dr.Spevetz took a position as Director of Critical Care for Upper Chesapeake Health System in Maryland, where she also served as Chief of Pulmonary Medicine. Dr. Spevetz is very involved in national critical care organizations, including the Society of Critical Care Medicine, where she is the past Chancellor of the Board of Regents. She is also active in graduate and continuing medical education, serving as a member of the Liaison Committee to the American Board of Internal Medicine as well as several guideline committees. Dr. Spevetz was the 2007 recipient of the Critical Care Teaching Award. Dr. Spevetz was also a former President of the Internal Medicine Section of the SCCM and prior Chair of the ABIM Critical Care Medicine review courses. Dr. Spevetz is Director of the Intermediate Care Unit as well as Director of Operations for the Intensive Care Unit at Cooper. In 2009, Dr. Spevetz was appointed Senior Medical Director of Education within the Office of Academic and Medical Affairs and Designated Institutional Official for all Cooper Residency & Fellowship Programs for our ACGME Accreditation.

Scott Steven, DO
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
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Scott Steven, DO

Education Background:

Medical School: Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine, Stratford, NJ
Internship: Internal Medicine - Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Residency: Internal Medicine - Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Fellowship: Endocrinology - Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine

Memberships:

American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, Endocrine Society, Philadelphia Endocrine Society

Awards and Honors:

Chief Fellow, Endocrinology, Drexel University College of Medicine, 2018-19, Second Place for Case Poster Presentation "Septo-optic Dysplasia Diagnosed Following Trauma in a Patient with a History of Hypopituitarism" Drexel University College of Medicine Research Day, 2016, Phi Beta Kappa

Paul Stone, MD
Instructor of Medicine
Hospital Medicine
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Paul Stone, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Residency: Medical College of Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Fellowship: Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology

Memberships:

Society of Hospital Medicine, American Society of Clinical Oncology

Maxim Sungurov, MD
Instructor of Clinical Medicine
Hospital Medicine
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Maxim Sungurov, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: I.M. Sechenov First Moscow Medical Institute, Moscow, Russia
Residency: Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine

Special Interests:

Medical management of the acute care adult, hypertension

Memberships:

Society of Hospital Medicine, American Society of Hypertension

Emily Sussman, DO
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Gen Int Med/Primary Care
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Emily Sussman, DO

Education Background:

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

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine

Memberships:

American College of Physicians

Awards and Honors:

Clinic Resident of the Year, 2018, Gold Humanism Honor Society Recognition Award, 2016

Michael Taylor, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Gen Int Med/Primary Care
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Michael Taylor, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine, Miramar, FL
Internship: Internal Medicine - Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ
Residency: Internal Medicine - Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine

Special Interests:

Preventive care, metabolic syndrome, adult medicine

Memberships:

American Medical Association, American College of Physicians

Nicole Terrigno, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Hospital Medicine
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Nicole Terrigno, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: St. Georges University School of Medicine, Bay Shore, NY
Internship: Internal Medicine - Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ
Residency: Internal Medicine - Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ

Memberships:

American Medical Association

Awards and Honors:

Chief Resident, 2014-2015, Awarded clinical instructor as a resident

Rocco Terrigno, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine
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Rocco Terrigno, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine, Iselin, NJ
Internship: Internal Medicine - Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ
Residency: Internal Medicine - Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ
Fellowship: Pulmonary/Critical Care - Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases, Critical Care Medicine

Special Interests:

Critical Care/Pulmonary Diseases

Mark Thomas, DO, SFHM
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Hospital Medicine
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Mark Thomas, DO, SFHM

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

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine

Special Interests:

Medical management of the acute care adult, hospice and palliative care, surgical co-management

Memberships:

Society of Hospital Medicine, American College of Physicians, American College of Physician Executives, American College of Osteopathic Internists

Awards and Honors:

Senior Fellow, Society of Hospital Medicine, 2009 Spirit of Planetree Physician Champion of the Year

Niku Thomas, MD
Instructor of Medicine
Cardiovascular Diseases
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Niku Thomas, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Internship: Internal Medicine - New York Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY
Residency: Internal Medicine - New York Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY
Fellowship: Internal Medicine - University of Pennsylvania Health System, Philadelphia, PA, Cardiovascular Diseases - Temple University Health System, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine, Cardiology

Simon Topalian, MD, FACC
Associate Professor of Medicine
Interventional Cardiology
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Simon Topalian, MD, FACC

Education Background:

Medical School: Saint Joseph University Faculty of Medicine, Beirut, Lebanon
Internship: Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ
Residency: Medicine - Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ
Fellowship: Cardiovascular Medicine - Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ

Board Certifications:

Cardiovascular Disease, Internal Medicine, Interventional Cardiology

Special Interests:

Coronary artery disease, invasive diagnostic studies, interventional cardiology, peripheral vascular interventions, angioplasty and stent placement, cardiogenic shock

Pamela Traisak, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Rheumatology
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Pamela Traisak, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, Richmond, VA
Internship: Internal Medicine - Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Residency: Internal Medicine - Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Fellowship: Rheumatology - Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine, Rheumatology

Special Interests:

Rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus

About Me:

Pamela Traisak, MD practices at the Voorhees and Willingboro location of the Cooper Bone and Joint Institute.   Dr. Traisak received her undergraduate degree from Johns Hopkins University and her medical degree from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine in Richmond, Virginia.  She completed her internal medicine residency training followed by a rheumatology fellowship at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA.  As a faculty member and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, Dr. Traisak is involved in the education and training of the rheumatology fellows, internal medicine residents and medical students.   

 

Dr. Traisak is  a diplomat of the American Board of Internal Medicine with board certifications in rheumatology and internal medicine.  She is a member of the American College of Rheumatology and the American College of Physicians.  Dr. Traisak specializes in the treatment of rheumatic diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus.  

Esteban Troyanovich, MD
Instructor of Medicine
Hospital Medicine
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Esteban Troyanovich, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ
Internship: Drexel University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Residency: Drexel University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine

Memberships:

Society of Hospital Medicine

About Me:

 

 

Melinda Ukrainski, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
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Melinda Ukrainski, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Internship: Internal Medicine - Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Residency: Internal Medicine - Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Fellowship: Endocrinology - Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certifications:

Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, Internal Medicine

Special Interests:

General endocrinology, thyroid disorders, thyroid cancer, diabetes mellitus

Memberships:

American Thyroid Association, Endocrine Society, American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, American Diabetes Association

About Me:

Dr. Ukrainski attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, PA.  She went on to complete her residency and fellowship training at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA.  While she enjoys all aspects of endocrinology, her main area of interest is in thyroid disorders, thyroid nodules, and thyroid cancer.

Juan Utreras, MD
Instructor of Medicine
Hospital Medicine
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Juan Utreras, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: Facultad de Ciencias Medicas-Universidad Central del Ecuador, Quito, Ecuador
Internship: Internal Medicine - Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York, NY
Residency: Internal Medicine - Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York, NY

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine

Special Interests:

Non-narcotic chronic pain management, cultural competence education for residents

About Me:

Dr. Utreras provides fully bilingual (Spanish and English) medical care to his patients. He has been working with the Camden community for more than eight years.

Deepa Velayadikot, MD
Instructor of Medicine
Hospital Medicine
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Deepa Velayadikot, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: Seth GS Medical College and KEM Hospital, Mumbai, India
Internship: Graduate Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Residency: Graduate Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine

Special Interests:

Medical management of the acute care adult

Memberships:

Society of Hospital Medicine

Daisy Velez, PsyD
Instructor of Medicine
Clinical Psychologist
Hospital Medicine
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Daisy Velez, PsyD

Education Background:

Graduate School: MA, Clinical Psychology - La Salle University, Philadelphia, PA, PsyD, Clinical Psychology - LaSalle University, Philadelphia, PA
Internship: Medical/Health Psychology - University of Florida Health Science Center, Gainesville, FL
Fellowship: Health Psychology - Jackson Health System, Miami, FL

Memberships:

American Psychological Association, Association of Psychologists in Academic Health Centers , National Register of Health Service Psychologists

Edward Viner, MD
Professor of Medicine
Gen Int Med/Primary Care
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Edward Viner, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Internship: Hospital University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Residency: Internal Medicine - Hospital University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Fellowship: Hematology - Hospital University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine, Hematology, Medical Oncology

Brett Waldman, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Cardiovascular Diseases
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Brett Waldman, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: American University of the Caribbean, Coral Gables, FL
Internship: Internal Medicine - Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ
Residency: Internal Medicine - Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ
Fellowship: Cardiology - Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ

Board Certifications:

Cardiovascular Disease, Echocardiography, Nuclear Medicine, Internal Medicine

Special Interests:

Heart failure management, preventative heart disease, echocardiography, nuclear cardiology, lipid disorders

Awards and Honors:

Chief Resident, Internal Medicine, Chief Fellow, Cardiology

Yize Richard Wang, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Gastroenterology/Liver Diseases
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Yize Richard Wang, MD, PhD

Education Background:

Graduate School: PhD - The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Medical School: Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, China
Internship: Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Residency: Internal Medicine - Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Fellowship: Gastroenterology - Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology

Special Interests:

Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, chronic diarrhea, liver disease, general gastroenterology, colon cancer screening. Research interests include colorectal cancer prevention, racial differences in inflammatory bowel disease treatment and outcomes, and endoscopy outcomes.

Awards and Honors:

Olympus Abstract Award, American College of Gastroenterology (2011), Clinical Research Award, American College of Gastroenterology (2011-2012), Cooper Foundation Research Award (2014-2015), Cooper Provider of the Quarter, Q3 2017

Robert Wetzel, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine Pending Board Certification
Gen Int Med/Primary Care
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Robert Wetzel, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, Camden, NJ
Internship: Internal Medicine - Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ
Residency: Internal Medicine - Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ

Memberships:

American College of Physicians

Daniel Wilen, DO
Instructor of Medicine
Hospital Medicine
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Daniel Wilen, DO

Education Background:

Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Internship: Internal Medicine - Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ
Residency: Internal Medicine - Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine

Yanika Wolfe, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Critical Care Medicine
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Yanika Wolfe, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: Rosalind Franklin University Chicago Medical School, North Chicago, IL
Internship: Emergency Medicine - Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA
Residency: Emergency Medicine - Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA
Fellowship: Emergency Medicine Ultrasound - Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, Critical Care Medicine - Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ

Board Certifications:

American Board of Emergency Medicine (Emergency Medicine - General)

Memberships:

American Academy of Emergency Medicine, American College of Chest Physicians, European Society of Intensive Care Medicine, Society of Critical Care Medicine

Awards and Honors:

R. Phillip Dellinger Critical Care Medicine Fellow of the Year, Cooper University Hospital, 2020-2021, Resident Research Awards, Albert Einstein Medical Center, 2018

Xiaodan Ye, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Hospital Medicine
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Xiaodan Ye, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: Shanghai Medical University, Shanghai, China
Internship: Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ
Residency: Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine

Special Interests:

Medical management of the acute care adult

Memberships:

Society of Hospital Medicine

Faith Young, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Hematology and Medical Oncology
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Faith Young, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Residency: Medicine - Tufts-New England Medical Center, Boston, MA
Fellowship: Hematology/Oncology - Tufts-New England Medical Center, Boston, MA

Board Certifications:

Medical Oncology, Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine

Wissam Zaeeter, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Hospital Medicine
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Wissam Zaeeter, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: University of Baghdad College of Medicine, Baghdad, Iraq
Internship: Internal Medicine - Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, Englewood, NJ
Residency: Internal Medicine - Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, Englewood, NJ

Special Interests:

Acute care

Ron Zanger, MD, FASN
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Nephrology
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Ron Zanger, MD, FASN

Education Background:

Medical School: Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Internship: New York University, New York, NY
Residency: Internal Medicine - New York University, New York, NY
Fellowship: Nephrology - Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certifications:

Nephrology, Internal Medicine

Special Interests:

Renal disorders in adults, renal failure

Memberships:

FASN

Samson Zarbiv, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Critical Care Medicine
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Samson Zarbiv, MD, MPH

Education Background:

Graduate School: MPH - Drexel University School of Public Health
Medical School: Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Internship: Internal Medicine - Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ
Residency: Internal Medicine - Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ
Fellowship: Critical Care Medicine - The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY, Neurocritical Care Medicine - The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY

Board Certifications:

Critical Care, Internal Medicine

Memberships:

American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST), Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM), Neurocritical Care Society (NCC), Neurocritical Care Society (NCC), American Public Health Association (APHA)

Awards and Honors:

Resident of the Quarter, Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ. January 2016., Selected to participate in the Tufts Health Care Institute, mini-rotation for residents, “Practicing Medicine in the Era of Health Reform,” Boston, MA. August 2015., The 10th Anniversary Edward B. Shils Entrepreneurial Education Fund Award Recognition for Innovators in Healthcare, New York, NY. November 2012., Opening Doors: The Health Disparities Training Program Drexel University School of Public Health, Philadelphia, PA. June 2012.

Lin Zheng, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Hospital Medicine
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Lin Zheng, MD, PhD

Education Background:

Medical School: Tongji Medical University/Wuhan Institute of Biological Products, Wuhan, China, UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Piscataway, NJ
Internship: Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ
Residency: Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine

Memberships:

American College of Physicians, Society of Hospital Medicine

Additional Faculty

Elizabeth Fletcher, DNP, RN, APN-C
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Nurse Practitioner
Infectious Diseases

Research Faculty

Christa Schorr, RN,MSN
Professor of Medicine
Nurse Scientist
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Christa Schorr, RN,MSN

About Me:

Christa is a Clinical Nurse Scientist at Cooper University Hospital and a Professor of Medicine at Cooper Medical School at Rowan University.  During her 25+ years in nursing, she has practiced clinically, directed critical care quality improvement and clinical research and was the Program Manager for a North American sepsis clinical trial. Christa received her Diploma in Nursing from Helene Fuld School of Nursing, Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Thomas Jefferson University and her Masters of Science in Nursing and Doctorate of Nursing Practice degrees from Drexel University.  Christa has lectured nationally and internationally and authored or co-authored over 170 peer reviewed articles, book chapters and abstracts.  Working with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Dr. Schorr was part of the three member team that developed, field tested and finalized the content of the Surviving Sepsis Campaign (SSC) performance improvement (PI) software and revision, which was used worldwide. Dr. Schorr has served as national faculty for Phase III and IV Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) SSC Collaboratives and three statewide collaboratives in NJ, RI and MD. 

Dr. Schorr is a member of the SCCM’s Thrive Task Force Committee, the SSC Executive Committee, is the current SSC Guidelines Committee Group Head for long term outcomes and goals of care and is the SSCM’s Quality & Safety Committee liaison to the CDC Heathcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee. Dr. Schorr continues to stress the importance of early sepsis identification, care processes, outcomes and the significance of patient and family engagement.

Dr. Schorr is faculty for CMSRU Scholar’s Workshop for M1 and M2 students and serves as a mentor for several Capstone projects.

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