Rita Vinod Knause, MD Chief Medical Officer

Education:

St. George’s University of Medicine
Grenada-West Indies
Doctor of Medicine

Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburg, Pennsylvania
Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences

Residency:

Christiana Care Health System
Newark, DE
Obstetrics and Gynecology

Internship:

Jersey City Medical Center
Jersey City-NJ

Licensure/Certification:

ABOOG-American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Professional Memberships:

NYSALM
Brooklyn Obstetrical and Gynecological Society

Specialty:

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Languages Spoken:

English

Jeannette A. Sujovolsky, DO Director of Adult Medicine

Education:

New York College of Osteopathic Medicine
Old Westbury, NY
Doctor of Medicine

Rutgers University
Newark, NJ
Master of Science-Neurobiology

Jersey City State College
Jersey City, NJ
Bachelor of Science in Biology

Certification/Licensure:

American Board of Family Medicine

Specialty:

Family Medicine

Languages Spoken:

English and Spanish

Dhanmatie Baldeo-Dat (Savi), APN

Education:

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
Newark, New Jersey
Master of Science in Nursing
Family Nurse Practitioner

Rutgers-State University of New Jersey
Newark, New Jersey
Bachelor of Science
Registered Nurse

Licensure/Certification:

Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner

Specialty:

Family Practice

Languages Spoken:

English and some Spanish

Padma Chava, MD

Education:

JKC College
Guntur, India
Doctor of Medicine

Gunter Medical College
Guntur, India
BS of Medicine and Surgery

Residency:

Woodhull Medical and Mental Health Center
Brooklyn, NY

Licenses/Certifications:

American Board of Internal Medicine

Specialty:

Internal Medicine

Languages Spoken:

English

Maria Dei Tos, APN

Education:

Fairleigh Dickinson University
Teaneck, NJ
MSN-Family Nurse Practitioner

Wilkes University
Wilkes-Barre, PA
BSN

Temple University
Philadelphia, PA
BA-Biological Anthropology

Licensure/Certifications:

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners

Specialty:

Family Medicine

Languages Spoken:

English

Fenix Nieves, APN

Education:

 

Specialty:

 

Languages Spoken:

Henry C. Gaspard, MD

Education:

State University of Haiti
College of Medicine and Pharmacy
P-AU-P, Haiti
Doctor of Medicine

Licensure/Certifications:

Board Eligible, BLS, ACLS

Specialty:

Internal Medicine

Languages Spoken:

English and French

Ana Gonzalez, APN

Education:

 

Licensure/Certifications:

 

Specialty:

 

Languages Spoken:

Rekha Hamal, MD

Education:

Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research
Chandigarh, India
Doctor of Medicine

NRS Medical College
University of Calcutta
Calcutta, India
Bachelor of Science

Internship:

South Nassau Community Hospital
Oceanside, NY
Family Practice

Residency:

University of Maryland
Baltimore, Maryland
Family Practice

Professional Memberships:

Nepal Medical Council
Indian Medical Council
American Academy of Family Physicians

Licensure/Certifications:

American Board of Family Medicine

Specialty:

Family Medicine

Languages Spoken:

English, Nepali, Hindi, and some Spanish

Special Interests:

Women’s Health

Amritpal Kaur, APN

Education:

Felician University
Lodi, NJ
Family Nurse Practitioner

Licensure/Certifications:

Professional Memberships:

Specialty:

Family Medicine

Languages Spoken:

English

Naomi Kihwaga, APN

Education:

Rutgers the State University
Newark NJ
Masters of Science
Family Nurse Practitioner

New Jersey City University
Bachelor of Science
Nursing

Hudson County Community College
Jersey City, NJ
Associate of Science; Nursing

Professional Memberships:

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners

Specialty:

Family Medicine

Languages Spoken:

English

Heather Lukusa, APN

Education:

 

Professional Memberships:

 

Specialty:

 

Languages Spoken:

Sheyda Makui, MD

Education:

Rafsanjuan University of Medical Sciences and Health Services
Iran
Doctor of Medicine

Residency Program:

Wyckoff Heights Medical Center
New York Medical College
New York, New York

Licensure/Certifications:

American Academy of Family Physicians

Specialty:

Adult Medicine

Languages Spoken:

Farsi, Turkish and Azeri

Special Interests:

Painting, Swimming Camping and Traveling

Monika Niemiec, APN

Education:

William Paterson University
Wayne, NJ
Advance Nurse Practitioner-Gerontology

Rutgers University
Newark, NJ
Bachelor of Science-Nursing

Bergen Community College
Paramus, NJ
AS-Nursing

Licensure/Certifications:

American Association of Nurse Practitioners
American Association of Critical Care Nurses
American College of Cardiology

Specialty:

Family Medicine

Languages Spoken:

English

Special Interests:

Animal lover, enjoy nature and travel in my spare time.

Amy Y. Park, APN

Education:

Georgetown University
Washington, District of Columbia
Family Nurse Practitioner

Loyola University
Chicago, Illinois
Nursing

Professional Memberships:

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners

Specialty:

Family Medicine

Languages Spoken:

English

Ami Patel, MD

Education:

American University of the Caribbean Medical School
Cupecoy St. Martin
Doctor of Medicine

University of Illinois
Chicago, Illinois
Biology

Residency:

Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
Newark, NJ

Licensure/Certifications:

American Board of Internal Medicine

Specialty:

Internal Medicine

Languages Spoken:

English, Spanish, Gujarati-Hindi

Leonor Ramos, MD

Education:

University of the City of Manila
Manila, Philippines
Doctor of Medicine

University of Santo Tomas
Manila, Philippines
Bachelor of Science in Psychology

Residency:

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
St. Mary Hospital
Hoboken, NJ
Family Practice

Licensure/Certifications:

American Board of Family Medicine

Specialty:

Family Medicine

Languages Spoken:

English, Spanish and Tagalog

Luz Ramos, APN

Education:

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
Newark, NJ
Masters of Science in Nursing
Family Nurse Practitioner

Jersey City State College
Jersey City, NJ
Bachelors of Art, Psychology

Englewood Hospital School of Nursing
Englewood, NJ
Graduate Nurse

Board Certified:

American Nurses Credentialing Center
Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner

Professional Memberships:

American Association of Critical Care Nurses
Emergency Nurses Association
Health Professional and Allied Employees
New Jersey State Nurses Association

Specialty:

Family Medicine

Languages Spoken:

English and Spanish

Rey Fernando Ramos, MD

Education:

University of the City of Manila
Manila, Philippines
Doctor of Medicine

University of the Philippines
Manila, Philippines
Bachelor of Science-Physical Therapy

Residency:

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
St. Mary Hospital
Hoboken, NJ
Family Practice

Board Certified:

American Board of Family Medicine

Specialty:

Family Medicine

Languages Spoken:

English, Spanish and Tagalog

Special Interests:

Playing Tennis and guitar playing

Rosita Rodriguez, APN

Education:

University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey
Newark, NJ
Doctor of Nursing Practice

William Paterson University
Wayne, New Jersey
Post Masters Certificate-Family Nurse Practitioner

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
School of Nursing
Newark, NJ
Masters of Science
Adult Health Nurse Practitioner

William Paterson University
Wayne, New Jersey
Bachelors of Science, Nursing

Licensure/Certifications:

American Association of Nurse Practitioners
National Certification, Adult Practitioner

American Nurses Credentialing Center
Certified, Family Nurse Practitioner

American Nurses Credentialing Center
Certified, Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators
Certified, Diabetes Educator

American Nurses Credentialing Center
Certified, Advanced Public Health Nurse

Professional Affiliations:

National Associate of Hispanic Nurses
American Association of Nurse Practitioners
Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society
American Nurses Association
New Jersey State Nurses Association
National League for Nursing

Specialty:

Family Medicine

Languages Spoken:

English and Spanish

Doris Santiago, MSN, R.N.NP-BC

Education:

Saint Peters College
Englewood, NJ
MSN Program

Felician College,
Lodi, NJ
Registered Nurse

Passaic County Community College
Paterson, NJ
LPN

Licensure/Certification:

American Nurses Credentialing Center
Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner

Specialty:

Family Medicine

Languages Spoken:

English

Mazie Trusty, APN

Education:

University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey
Newark, NJ
Masters of Science in Nursing
Family Nurse Practitioner

University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey
Newark, NJ
Bachelor of Science-Nursing

Lehman College (CUNY)
Bronx New York
Bachelors of Science-Accounting

Specialty:

Family Medicine

Languages Spoken:

English

Maryelena Vargas-PhD, FNP-BD, RN, IBCLC

Education

Fairleigh Dickinson University
Teaneck, NJ
Family Nurse Practitioner

Columbia University School of Nursing
New York, NY
Doctor of Philosophy

Farleigh Dickinson University
Teaneck, NJ
Bachelors in Nursing

Bergen County Community College
Paramus NJ
Associate Degree in Nursing

Licensure/Certifications:

Internationally Board Certified
Lactation consultant (IBCLC)

Professional Memberships:

American Board of ANCC

Specialty:

Pediatrics

Languages Spoken:

English/Spanish

Halina Zaborniak, APN

Education:

University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey
Newark, NJ
Masters of Science in Nursing
Family Nurse Practitioner

University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey
Newark, NJ
Bachelor of Science
Nursing

Lehman College (CUNY)
Bronx New York
Bachelors of Science
Accounting

Specialty:

Family Medicine

Languages Spoken:

English

Frank Santos-MD Director of Behavioral Health

Dr. Santos has been a member of the North Hudson Team since 2001. He is responsible for building the team as it is today. Born in Weehawken and raised in West New York, he returned to serve his community, which was in severe need of the services this department offers. He completed his residency in adult and child psychiatry at Metropolitan Hospital in New York City and subsequently worked for nine years as a staff psychiatrist at Saint Barnabas Hospital in Bronx, New York. He is currently affiliated with Hackensack Meridian Health Palisades Medical Center and serves as Section Chief of Psychiatry, which bridges services for the community. Dr. Santos is also an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry for Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, where he was awarded Preceptor of the Year in 2008. At that time he was the Director of Clinical Clerkship for Touro College at Palisades Medical Center and NHCAC. He also heads Edgewater Psychiatry in Edgewater, New Jersey.

Dr. Mai El-Khoury, Ph. D

Ms. El-Khoury clinical psychologist joined our staff in November of 2018. Dr. El-Khoury earned her doctorate in clinical psychology from the George Washington University in Washington D.C.  As part of her doctoral training, she completed her internship at New York University- Bellevue Hospital Center in Manhattan, New York. Upon graduation, she completed her post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Medicine and Dentistry- War Related Illness and Injury Study Center, within the East Orange Veterans Administration of New Jersey. In addition to the above, Dr. El-Khoury has worked in private practice and university mental health. Her clinical interests include adult anxiety, coping with transitions, trauma and recovery, grief, cross-cultural dimensions of resilience, and women’s mental health.  Dr. El-Khoury integrates various modalities to work collaboratively with clients.  She speaks English and Arabic.

Germaine A. Griswold-PhD

Dr. Griswold who is also fluent in French, joined our staff in March of 2008. Dr. Griswold completed her graduate training at the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology in the Bronx and finished a one year internship at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation in West Orange. Prior to joining our team, she worked for a number of years at Bellevue Hospital Center, with a variety of chronically physically and mentally ill patients. Her special interests include adult depression and anxiety, and attention deficit disorders in children. A dedicated multifaceted contributor to the quality of care, as well as, her compassion towards the lives of the mentally ill, makes us fortunate to have such a professional as part of the team.

Guillermo Parra, Ph.D.

Dr. Guillermo Parra is a licensed psychologist with over 20 years of experience working with children, adolescents and adults. He has been working on a part time basis with NHCAC since 2014 providing diagnostic services and psychotherapy to community residents. In addition, Dr. Parra is also currently working in a local university, where he not only provides direct services to clients but is also a senior supervisor, providing training to interns during their pre-doctoral year of training in clinical and forensic psychologist.

Daniel R. Sanchez-MD

Dr. Sanchez, a native of Cuba and fluent in Spanish, has been a member of the team since February 2008. Dr. Sanchez completed his residency in psychiatry at Cabrini Hospital and completed child psychiatry at Metropolitan Hospital in NYC. Prior to joining our department, Dr. Sanchez worked at Fordham Tremont Community Health Center in Bronx, New York for 17 years. This experience helped to prepare him for better serving this community. His combination of years of experience, enthusiastic personality, and strong roots in this community, make him a significant figure in the progress, growth and quality of this department. Dr. Sanchez also runs a successful private practice in the community.

Janet Lavandeira, DMD, Dental Director

Education:

Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
Boston, MA
Doctor of Medical Dentistry

Rutgers University
Newark, NJ
Bachelor of Arts, Zoology

Specialty:

General Dentistry

Professional Memberships:

Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention
American Dental Association
New Jersey Dental Association
New Jersey Oral Health Coalition
Hudson County Dental Association
AAMI

Languages Spoken:

English and Spanish

Special Interests:

Infection Control

Pablo Acuna, DDS

Education:

New York University
College of Dentistry
New York, NY
Doctor of Dental Surgery

Specialty:

General Dentistry
Hudson County Dental Association

Languages Spoken:

English and Spanish

Michael Ayoub, DDS

Education:

Columbia University College of Dental Medicine
New York, NY
Doctor of Orthodontics

Columbia University College of Dental Medicine
New York, NY
Dental of Dental Surgery

Universality of Ottawa
Ontario, CA
Bachelor of Science-Biology

Specialty:

Orthodontics

Languages Spoken:

English

Robert G. Eramian, DDS

Education:

Fairleigh Dickinson University
Department of Prosthodontics
Hackensack, NJ
Certificate of Training

Georgetown University School of Dentistry
Washington, DC
Doctor of Dental Surgery

University of Rochester
Rochester, New York
BA-Biology

Specialty:

Prosthodontics

Languages Spoken:

English

Gisela Lopez-Pursiainen, DMD

Education:

University of Medicine and Dentistry
New Jersey Dental School
Newark, NJ
Doctor of Medical Dentistry

New York University
College of Arts and Sciences
New York, NY
Bachelor of Arts-Psychology

Specialty:

General Dentistry

Professional Memberships:

American Dental Association
New Jersey Dental Association
Hudson County Dental Association

Languages Spoken:

English and Spanish

Special Interests:

Diabetes, Psychology, Oral Medicine and Surgery

Nima Miramadjlessi, DDS

Education:

Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH
Doctor of Dental Surgery

Case Western Reserve University
BA-Chemistry & Psychology

Case Western University
Cleveland, OH
Periodontology

Specialty:

Periodontal

Specialized Training:

Perio-prosthetic treatment planning

Deborah Nina, DDS

Education:

New York University
New York, NY
Doctor of Dental Surgery

Professional Memberships:

American Dental Implant
American Dental Association

Specialty:

General Dentistry

Languages Spoken:
Spanish

Mercedes Rabeiro-Wert, DDS

Education:

New York University College of Dentistry
New York, NY
Doctor of Dental Surgery

Universidad Central Del Este
Dominican Republic
General Dentistry

Affiliation:

American Dental Association

Specialty:

General Dentistry

Languages Spoken:

English and Spanish

Special Interests:

Serving the Community

Lealon A. Robinson, DMD

Education:

University of Medicine and Dentistry
New Jersey Dental School
Newark, NJ
Doctor of Medical Dentistry

Columbia School of Physicians and Surgeon
Harlem Hospital Center
New York, NY

Specialty:

Oral maxillofacial Surgeon

Languages Spoken:

English

Chaya Siskind, DMD

Education:

 

Specialty:

 

Languages Spoken:

 

Affiliations:

Abraham Wenger, DMD

Education:

University of Pennsylvania School or Dental Medicine
Doctor of Medical Dentistry
Brooklyn College-BS Chemistry

Specialty:

General Dentistry

Languages Spoken:

English

Affiliations:

Member of ADA American Dental Association
NJ Dental Association
Hudson County Dental School

Rodolfo Wert, DDS

Education:
New York University College of Dentistry
New York, NY
Doctor of Dental Surgery

Universidad Central Del Este
Dominican Republic
General Dentistry

Specialty:

General Dentistry

Languages Spoken:

English and Spanish

Jasneet Kaur

Education:

 

Licensure/Certification:

 

Specialty:

 

Languages Spoken:

Larisa Ploshchanskaya, MD

Education:

MD Medical Institute
Odessa, Russia
Medical Doctor

Licensure/Certification:

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Professional Memberships:

American Extremity Nerve Surgeon

Specialty:

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Languages Spoken:

English and Russian

Marciano Figueroa Jr.

Education:

 

Licensure/Certification:

 

Specialty:

 

Languages Spoken:

Donna Hutton-Cassie, MD Director of Pediatrics

Education:

Howard University College of Medicine
Washington, D.C.
Doctor of Medicine

Seton Hall University
South Orange, NJ
Bachelor of Science-Biology- “Cum Laude”

Residency:

University of Medicine and Dentistry
Newark, NJ
Pediatrics

Licensure/Certification:

American Board of Pediatrics

Professional Memberships:

American Academy of Pediatrics
American Medical Association
Caribbean Medical Missionary Association

Specialty:

Pediatrics

Languages Spoken:

English and Spanish

Special Interests:

Reading, Personal Fitness, Travel

Humberto Conde, MD

Education:

Institute de Cienicas Medicos
Santa Clara, Cuba
Doctor of Medicine

Camilo Cienfuergos
Yaguajay, Cuba
Bachelor of Science

Residency:

Lincoln Medical Center
Bronx, NY
Pediatrics

Provincial General Hospital
Sancti-Spiritus, Cuba
Surgery

Specialty:

Pediatrics

Languages Spoken:

English and Spanish

Special Interests:

Dancing Salsa

Liset Estanislao, DO

Education:

Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
Athens, Ohio
Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine

Montclair State University
Upper Montclair, new Jersey
Bachelor of Science- “Cum Lude”

Residency:

Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
Children’s Hospital of New Jersey
Newark, NJ

Certifications:

Board Certified in General Pediatrics -AOA

Specialty:

Pediatrics

Languages Spoken:

English and Spanish

David Fayngersh, MD

Education:

Kishinev State Medial Institute-USSR
Russia
Doctor of Medicine

Residency:

Flushing Hospital Medical Center
Flushing, New York, NY
Pediatrics

Internship:

Jersey City Medical Center
Jersey City, NJ
Pediatrics

Licensure/Certification:

American Board of Pediatrics

Specialty:

Pediatrics

Languages Spoken:

English, Spanish and Russian

Special Interests:

Dancing and Reading

Josefina Gregory, APN

Education:

New York University
New York, NY
Master of Art Advance Practice Nursing
Pediatrics/Child with Special Needs

Seton Hall University
South Orange, NJ
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Licensure/Certification:

National Certification Board of Pediatric Nurse Practitioner and Nurses
Board Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

New Jersey Board of Nursing

Professional Memberships:

National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners

Specialty:

Pediatrics

Languages Spoken:

English

Special Interests:

Reading

Ilene C. Laufer, MD

Education:

University of Medicine and Dentistry
Newark NJ
Doctor of Medicine

Leigh University
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Bachelor of Science-Engineering

Residency:

Children’s National Medical Center
Washington, D.C.
Pediatrics

Licensure/Certification:

American Board of Pediatrics

Specialty:

Pediatrics

Languages Spoken:

English and Spanish

Special Interests:

Marathon Runner

Jose Maldonado, MD

Position:

Chairman of Pediatrics
Palisades Medical Center
North Bergen, NJ

Education:

New York Medical College
Valhalla, NY
Fifth Pathway Program

University Autonomous of Juarez
Juarez, Mexico
Doctor of Medicine

St. Peters University
Jersey City, NJ
Bachelor of Science-Biology

Residency:

St. Vincent’s Medical Center
Staten Island, NY
Pediatrics

Licensure/Certification:

American Board of Pediatrics

Professional Membership:

American Academy of Pediatrics

Specialty:

Pediatrics

Languages Spoken:

English and Spanish

Special Interests:

Traveling, Biking, Racquetball, and Movies

Edith A. McCarthy MD

Education:

University of Medicine and Dentistry
Newark NJ- Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Doctor of Medicine

Residency:

New York Presbyterian Hospital
Weill-Cornell University Medical Center
New York, NY

Licensure/Certification:

American Board of Pediatrics

Specialty:

Pediatrics

Languages Spoken:

English

Sadie Mirabal, MD

Education:

The State University of NJ
Rutgers College
New Jersey
Doctor of Medicine

Residency:

New York Presbyterian Hospital
Weill-Cornell University Medical Center
New York, NY

Licensure/Certification:

American Board of Pediatrics

Specialty:

Pediatrics

Languages Spoken:

English

Sara Nasiek, MD

Education:

Akademia Medyczna
Warsaw, Poland
Doctor of Medicine

Residency:

St. Vincent’s Hospital and Medical Center of New York
New York, NY
Pediatrics

Fatebenefratelli Hospital
Milano, Italy
Rotational Year

Licensure/Certification:

American Board of Pediatrics

Specialty:

Pediatrics

Languages Spoken:

English, Spanish, Italian and Polish

Helen Nunez, MD Pediatrics

Education:

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
Newark, New Jersey
Doctor of Medicine

Seton Hall University (Magna Cum Laude)
South Orange, New Jersey
UMDNJ- Pediatrics

Residency:

Licensure/Certification:

American Board of Pediatrics

Professional Memberships:

American Academy of Pediatrics

Specialty:

Pediatrics

Languages Spoken:

English/Spanish

Special Interests:

Traveling, Fitness, Art and Music

Special Interests:

Skiing

Dineshkumar Patel, MD

Education:

BJ Medical College
Ahmedabad, India
Doctor of Medicine

Residency:

Kings County Hospital
New York, NY

Licensure/Certification:

American Board of Pediatrics

Specialty:

Pediatrics

Languages Spoken:

English

Jayminkumar Patel, MD

Education:

Nalanda Medical College
Patna, India
Doctor of Medicine

Residency:

St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital
New York, NY
Pediatrics

Licensure/Certification:

American Board of Pediatrics

Specialty:

Pediatrics

Languages Spoken:

English, Spanish, Hindi, Gujarati

Special Interests:

Emergency Care, Teaching Staff, Reading and Cruising

Maria Ruiz De Lara, MD

Education:

 

Residency:

 

Specialty:

 

Languages Spoken:

 

Special Interests:

Elvira Sazon, MD

Education:

University of the Philippines
Manila, Philippines
Doctor of Medicine

Colegio de San Juan De Letran
Manila, Philippines-“Cum Laude”

Residency:

St. Vincent’s Catholic Medical Center
Staten Island, NY
Pediatrics

Specialty:

Pediatrics

Languages Spoken:

English and Spanish

Special Interests:

Playing Violin and Running

Daxa Surti, MD

Education:

M.S. University Baroda
Gujarat, India
Doctor of Medicine

Shah Medical College,
Jamnagar, India
Diploma in Anesthesiology

Residency:

Jersey City Medical Center
Jersey City, NJ
Pediatrics

Licensure/Certification:

American Board of Pediatrics

Professional Memberships:

American Academy of Pediatrics
American Medical Association

Specialty:

Pediatrics

Languages Spoken:

English, Gujarati, Hindi, Spanish

Beatriz C. Tejeiro, APNP

Education:

Columbia University School of Nursing
New York, NJ
Master of Science Degree-PNP Program
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Columbia University School of Nursing
New York, NY
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Specialty:

Pediatrics

Languages Spoken:

English/ Spanish

Chanel Thompson-Rogers, MD

Education:

SUNY Upstate Medical University
Syracuse, NY
Doctor of Medicine

SUNY Upstate Medical University
Syracuse, NY
Master in Science

Marist College
Poughkeepsie, NY
BS-Biology

Specialty:

Pediatrics

Licensure/Certification:

American Board of Pediatrics

Professional Memberships:

American Medical Association
American College of Physicians

Languages Spoken:

English

Radhika Vijayan-MD

Education:

St. John’s Medical College
Bangalore, India
Doctor of Medicine

Residency:

New York Medical College
New York, NY
Pediatrics

Professional Memberships:

American Board of Pediatrics

Specialty:

Pediatrics

Languages Spoken:

English

Juanita Baca Barreto, CNM

Education:

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
Newark, New Jersey
Certified Nurse Midwife

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
Newark, New Jersey
Nursing

Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos
BS Nursing
Lima, Peru

Licensure/Certifications:

Advance Fetal Monitor
School of Nursing Alumni Association

Specialty:

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Languages Spoke:

English/Spanish

Bruce K. Bennett, MD

Education:

Virginia Commonwealth University
Medical College of Virginia
Doctor of Medicine

University of Pennsylvania
Bachelor of Arts-Biology

Internship:

New York University Medical Center
Bellevue Hospital Center
Obstetrics and Gynecology

Residency:

Pennsylvania Hospital
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Obstetrics and Gynecology

Licensure/Certification:

American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Professional Memberships:

New York County Medical Society
North American Menopause Society
Society of Laparodendoscopic Surgeons
American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Specialty:

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Languages Spoken:

English

Special Interests:

High Risk OB/Premenopausal Medicine

Manuel Borja, MD

Education:

University of Santo Tomas University
Manila, Philippines
Doctor of Medicine

Internship:

Coney Island Hospital
Brooklyn, NY
Obstetrics and Gynecology

Residency:

Lincoln Hospital
Bronx, NY
Obstetrics and Gynecology

St. Michael’s Medical Center Hospital
Newark, NJ
Obstetrics and Gynecology

Specialty:

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Languages Spoken:

English. Picipind, Spanish

Patricia Boyce, APN

Education:

Frontier Nursing University
Hyden, Kentucky
OB/GYN Nurse Practitioner

Frontier Nursing University
Hyden, Kentucky
Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner

Frontier Nursing University
Hyden, Kentucky
Master of Science in Nursing

Manhattan College
Bronx, NY
BS-Biology

Licensure/Certifications:

Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner

Specialty:

Women’s Health

Languages Spoke:

English/Spanish (intermediate level)/ Russian(basic)

Aurora Dalisay, APN

Education:

University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
Planned Parenthood Nurse Practitioner Program
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Advance Practice Nurse, Women’s Health

Christ Hospital School of Nursing
Jersey City, NJ
Diploma in Nursing

Licensure/Certification:

National Certification Corporation (NCC)
Women’s Health Care Nurse Practitioner

Specialty:

Women’s Health

Languages Spoken:

English, Spanish and Tagalog

Special Interests:

Teen Pregnancy Prevention

Eneida De Pina, APN

Education:

University of Medicine and Dentistry
Newark, NJ
Master of Science in Nursing in Women’s Health and Midwifery

University of Medicine and Dentistry
Newark, NJ
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

College of Saint Elizabeth
Bachelor of Science in Biology

Licensure/Certification:

National Certification Corporation (NCC)
Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner

Professional Memberships:

American College of Nurse Midwives
Midwives of Color Committee

Specialty:

Women’s Health

Languages Spoken:

English, Spanish, and Portuguese

Amy Fisherman, CNM

Education:

Columbia University
New York, NY
Master of Science Degree in Midwifery

Columbia University
New York, NY
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

State University of New York at Albany
Albany, NY
Bachelor Degree in Management Information Systems “Maga Cum Laude”

Licensure/Certification:

American Midwifery Certification Board

Specialty:

Women’s Health

Languages Spoken:

English and Spanish

Gokce Incekara, MSN-APN

Education:

Rutgers School of Nursing
Newark, NJ
Dual Masters Nurse Midwifery and APN

Bloomfield College
Bloomfield, NJ
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Bergen Community College
Paramus, NJ
Biology-AA

Licensure/Certification:

National Certification Corporation (NCC)
Women’s Health Care Nurse Practitioner

Specialty:

Women’s Health

Languages Spoken:

English

Michaela Marc-WHNP-BC

Education:

Rutgers University-Biomedical and Health Sciences
New Brunswick, NJ
Master of Science-Nursing

Rutgers-The State of University
Newark, NJ
Bachelor of Science-Nursing

Licensure/Certification:

Nexaplon Insertion and Removal
National Certification Corporation-WH

Specialty:

Women’s Health

Languages Spoken:

English

Mark Marino, MD

Education:

St. George’s University School of Medicine
Grenada, West Indies
Doctor of Medicine

Jersey City Medical Center
Jersey City, NJ
PGY I, II, and III

Residency:

Jersey City Medical Center
Jersey City, NJ
Obstetrics and Gynecology

St. Luke’s Hospital Medical Center
Bethlehem, PA
Chief Resident

Licensure/Certification:

American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Memberships:

American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Specialty:

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Languages Spoken:

English and Italian-Spanish Comprehension

Special Interests:

GYN and Peri-menopausal disorders

Griselle Rivera-APN

Education:

UMDNJ University of Medicine and Dentistry
Newark, NJ
Masters in Nursing

University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
Philadelphia, PA
Advance Practice Nurse

Bloomfield College of Nursing
Bloomfield, NJ
BSN-RN

Licensure/Certification:

Specialty:

Women’s Health

Languages Spoken:

English and Spanish

Linda Stephan-CNM

Education:

Shenandoah University
Winchester, Virginia
Masters in Nursing

Shenandoah University
Winchester, Virginia
Bachelor of Nursing (Summa cum laude)

Shenandoah University
Winchester, Virginia
Associate Science of Nursing (Summa cum laude)

Licensure/Certifications:

American College of Nurse Midwives
American Society for Clinical Pathology
American Red Cross
Neonatal Resuscitation Certification

Professional Memberships:

American College of Nurse Midwives
Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health

Specialty:

Women’s Health

Languages Spoken:

English

Cecilia Trujillo-Carvalho, MD

Education:

Ross University School of Medicine
Dominica
Doctor of Medicine

Rutgers University
Newark, NJ
Bachelor of Biology

Residency:

Beth Israel Medical Center
Newark, NJ
Obstetrics and Gynecology

Specialty:

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Languages Spoken:

English. Spanish

Interests:

Travel, Photography, Exercise

Cristin Wehbe-Saloukhan-MD

Education:

Jose Maria Vargas School of Medicine
Caracas, Venezuela
Doctor of Medicine

Internship:

Palacios Maternity Hospital, Caracas, Venezuela

Residency:

Jersey City Medical Center-OB/GYN Residency Program

Professional Membership:

American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Specialty:

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Languages Spoken:

English, Spanish and Arabic

Karym Zahka, MD

Education:

Damascus University School of Medicine
Damascus, Syria
Doctor of Medicine

Internship:

St. Elizabeth Health Center
Obstetrics and Gynecology

Residency:

University at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY
Obstetrics and Gynecology

Lincoln Medical Center
Bronx, NY
Obstetrics and Gynecology

Lincoln Medical Center
Chief Resident
Obstetrics and Gynecology

Professional Membership:

American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Specialty:

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Languages Spoken:

English, Arabic, French

Special Interests:

High Risk Obstetrics