More Than 200 Hackensack University Health Network-Affiliated Physicians Listed as Top Doctors

April 14, 2014 02:20 PM

Hackensack University Health Network is proud to announce that 213 of its network-affiliated physicians were listed in the latest edition of the Castle Connolly Guide “Top Doctors: New York Metro Area.” The guidebook, in its 17th edition, serves as a prominent consumer resource to finding top primary care and specialty doctors in the greater New York City area.  

“I would like to congratulate each of our network-affiliated doctors featured in the new Castle Connolly Guide,” said Robert C. Garrett, president and chief executive officer of the Hackensack University Health Network. “This highly-regarded recognition is a clear reflection of our shared dedication to the highest level of patient-centered care.”

                The Castle Connolly Guide “Top Doctors: New York Metro Area” is a non-ranking list of the top physicians in the tri-state metropolitan area. It is a peer-nominated list that details information on more than 5,500 physicians in 65 specialties. A Castle Connolly physician-led research team reviews the credentials of physicians selected for inclusion. The review includes scrutiny of medical education, training, board certifications, hospital appointments, professional achievements and more.

The following HackensackUMC physicians appear in the latest edition of theCastle Connolly Guide: Allergy & Immunology: Carolyn E. Goodstein, M.D., Ziv Harish, M.D., Mary Ann Michelis, M.D., Neil I. Minikes, M.D.; Cardiac Electrophysiology: Grant R. Simons, M.D.; Cardiovascular Disease: Baback Adibi, M.D.,Walter D. Berkowitz, M.D., Daniel P. Conroy, Jr., M.D., Gerard Eichman, M.D., Sheldon B. Eisenberg, M.D.,Julius M. Gardin, M.D.,David B. Landers, M.D.,Joel S. Landzberg, M.D.,Elliot S. Lichtstein, M.D.,Rick Pumill, M.D., Constantine Rossakis, M.D., Howard C. Rothman, M.D., William D. Salerno, M.D., Louis E. Teichholz, M.D., David Wild, M.D.;Colon & Rectal Surgery: Gregory J. Gallina, M.D., Mark E. Helbraun, M.D.; Dermatology: Robin Ashinoff, M.D., David J. Goldberg, M.D., Helen T. Shin, M.D.;Diagnostic Radiology: Joel A. Budin, M.D.,Melissa Schubach Liebling, M.D., David Panush, M.D., Joel Ivan Rakow, M.D., Patrick J. Toth, M.D.; Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism: Sameera Daud-Ahmad, M.D., Martin A. Hochstein, M.D., Robert Wehmann, M.D., Mark Wiesen, M.D.; Family Medicine: George Leipsner, M.D.; Gastroenterology: Eric S. Avezzano, M.D., Crystal N. Broussard, M.D., Richard K. Chessler, M.D., David Feit, M.D., Robert S. Levine, M.D., Stephen J. Margulis, M.D., George A. Nikias, M.D., Ira I. Zucker, M.D.; Geriatric Medicine: Laura M. Chavez, D.O., Lisa K. Tank, M.D.; Gynecologic Oncology: Ami Vaidya, M.D.; Hand Surgery: Frederick F. Fakharzadeh, M.D., Mark Gurland, M.D., Roger G. Rosenstein, M.D.; Hematology: Tatyana A. Feldman, M.D., Scott D. Rowley, M.D., David H. Vesloe, M.D.;Infectious Disease: Cristina E. Cicogna, M.D.,Steven J. Sperber, M.D.; Internal Medicine: Thomas A. Cacciola, M.D.,Joseph Giangola, M.D.,Evan G. Kushner, M.D., Vivian E. Lan, M.D., Joseph C. Schuster, M.D.;Interventional Cardiology: Tariqshah M. Syed, M.D.; Maternal & Fetal Medicine: Manuel Alvarez, M.D.; Medical Oncology: Stuart L. Goldberg, M.D.,Andre Goy, M.D., Harry Harper, M.D., Andrew Jennis, M.D., Mark Pascal, M.D., Andrew L. Pecora, M.D., Stanley E. Waintraub, M.D.; Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine: Michael A. Giuliano, M.D., Harold Perl, M.D.; Nephrology: Rosy E. Joseph, M.D., Jeffrey Kozlowski, M.D., David N. Levin, M.D., Austin M. Pattner, M.D., Thomas L. Salazer, M.D., Howard B. Weizman, M.D.;Neurological Surgery: Arno H. Fried, M.D.,Patrick A. Roth, M.D., Roy D. Vingan, M.D.;Neurology: Damon Fellman, M.D.; Neuroradiology: Sean D. Pierce, M.D.; Nuclear Medicine: Harry Agress, Jr., M.D.; Obstetrics & Gynecology: Barbara A. Cavallaro, M.D., Andrew F. Rubenstein, M.D.; Ophthalmology: Andrew C. Brown, M.D., Simeon A. Lauer, M.D., Glenn Silbert, M.D., Thomas L. Slamovits, M.D., Martin R. Weinberg, M.D.; Orthopaedic Surgery: Wayne S. Berberian, M.D., Mark Berman, M.D., James W. Cahill, M.D., Michael Distefano, M.D., Ira Esformes, M.D., Mark A. Hartzband, M.D., Dante A. Implicito, M.D., Michael A. Kelly, M.D., Stephen J. McIlveen, M.D., Steven B. Weinfeld, M.D., James C. Wittig, M.D.; Otolaryngology: David H. Henick, M.D.,Ronald B. Low, M.D.,Arie Rosen, M.D., Christopher Shaari, M.D.; Pediatric Cardiology:  Robert J. Tozzi, M.D.; Pediatric Endocrinology: Javier E. Aisenberg, M.D., Jennifer N. Sivitz, M.D.; Pediatric Gastroenterology: Wendy Jeshion, M.D.; Pediatric Hematology-Oncology: Steven H. Diamond, M.D., Frances Flug, M.D., Michael B. Harris, M.D.; Pediatric Infectious Disease: Jeffrey R. Boscamp, M.D., Julia A. Piwoz, M.D., Kevin A. Slavin, M.D.; Pediatric Nephrology: Kenneth V. Lieberman, M.D.; Pediatric Otolaryngology: Don S. Respler, M.D., Sharyar D. Samadi, M.D.; Pediatric Pulmonology: Donna J. Lee, M.D., Pakkay Ngai, M.D.; Pediatric Rheumatology: Kathleen A. Haines, M.D., Yukiko Kimura, M.D., Suzanne Li, M.D.;Pediatric Surgery: Frederick Alexander, M.D., David L. Friedman, M.D., Sandra Tomita, M.D., Victor Valda, M.D.; Pediatric Urology: Terry W. Hensle, M.D.,Harry P. Koo, M.D., Ellen Shaprio, M.D.; Pediatrics: Russel Asnes, M.D., Azzam A Baker, M.D., Maury Buchalter, M.D., Paul J. Harlow, M.D., Andrzej E. Klos, M.D., Neil Kolsky, M.D., Susan C. Kushner, M.D., Arnold Rabinowitz, M.D., Steven A. Schuss, M.D., Lynn B. Sugarman, M.D., Christopher A. Weiss, D.O., David H. Wisotsky, M.D.; Plastic Surgery: David J. Bikoff, M.D., William K. Boss, Jr., M.D., Michael J. Sternschein, M.D., Richard M. Winters, M.D.; Pulmonary Disease: Monroe Karetzky, M.D., Melvin Polkow, M.D.; Radiation Oncology: Glen Gejerman, M.D., Anthony C. Ingenito, M.D.; Reproductive Endocrinology: Peter G. McGovern, M.D., Gerson Weiss, M.D.; Rheumatology: Neil J. Gonter, M.D., Gilbert Kepecs, M.D., Ralph E. Marcus, M.D.; Surgery: Donald McCain, M.D., Stephen Pereira, M.D., Hans J. Schmidt, M.D., Michael E. Shaprio, M.D.; Sports Medicine: Gary Savatsky, M.D.; Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery: Elie M. Elmann, M.D., Jock N. McCullough, M.D., Bernard J. Park, M.D.; Urology: Mutahar Ahmed, M.D.,Kevin R. Basralian, M.D., Michael P. Esposito, M.D., Vincent J. Lanteri, M.D., Ravi Munver, M.D., Gene S. Rosenberg, M.D., Hossein Sadeghi-Nejad, M.D., Ihor S. Sawczuk, M.D., Andrew Siegel, M.D.; Vascular & Interventional Radiology: Arthur Albert, M.D.; Vascular Surgery: James W. Geuder, M.D., Peter E. Kagan, M.D., Joseph Manno, M.D., Massimo Napolitano, M.D.

The following HackensackUMC at Pascack Valley physicians appear in the latest edition of the Castle Connolly Guide: Gastroenterology: Anthony R. DeLillo, M.D.; Internal Medicine: Susan A. Flanzman, M.D.; Rheumatology: Jeff Chung, M.D.; Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery: Bernard J. Park, M.D.

The following HackensackUMC at Mountainside physicians appear in the latest edition of the Castle Connolly Guide: Cardiovascular Disease: Alan L. Saroff, M.D.; Colon & Rectal Surgery: Robert M. Rothberg, M.D.; Dermatology: Jeanine B. Downie, M.D., Reuben Rozanski, M.D.; Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolsim: Stephen H. Sherry, M.D.; Family Medicine: Richard Cirello, M.D., Robert T. Gorman, M.D., Everett W. Schlam, M.D.; Gastroenterology: Warren Finkelstein, M.D., Raymond Kenny, M.D., Geriatric Medicine: Muthu R. Arunachalam, M.D.; Infectious Disease: Theresa A. Soroko, M.D., Internal Medicine: Robert Gajdos, M.D., John Gribbon, M.D.;Interventional Cardiology: Kenneth P. Miller, M.D.; Medical Oncology: Charles Elliot Sagorin, M.D.; Nephrology: Stephen Thomsen, M.D.;Neurology: David Blady, M.D.; Ophthalmology: Lawrence M. Davidson, M.D., Herbert L. Glatt, M.D.; Orthopaedic Surgery: Mark D. Chase, M.D., Mark R. Drzala, M.D., John F. Mendes, M.D.; Otolaryngology: Lloyd I.S. Zbar, M.D.; Plastic Surgery: Barry E. DiBernardo, M.D.,Paul J. LoVerme, M.D.; Pulmonary Disease: Benjamin Safirstein, M.D.; Rheumatology: Nicholas A. Cannarozzi, M.D., Jonathan M. Simon, M.D.; Urology: Peter C. Boorjian, M.D., James Saidi, M.D.; Pediatric Cardiology: Donald C. Putnam, M.D.; Psychiatry: Mark P. Faber, M.D.; Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery: Bruce Goldenberg, M.D.

About Hackensack University Medical Center

HackensackUMC, a nonprofit teaching and research hospital located in Bergen County, NJ, is the largest provider of inpatient and outpatient services in the state. Founded in 1888 as the county’s first hospital, it is the flagship hospital of Hackensack University Health Network, one of the largest health networks in the state comprised of 1,140 beds, nearly 10,000 employees and 2,200 credentialed physicians.HackensackUMC was listed as the number one hospital in New Jersey and one of the top three New York metro area hospitals in the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospital rankings for 2013-14. It also received 10 national rankings in: Cancer; Cardiology & Heart Surgery; Ear, Nose & Throat; Gastroenterology & GI Surgery; Geriatrics; Neurology & Neurosurgery; Orthopedics; Pulmonology; Urology; and the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital ranked as one of the Top 50 Best Children’s Hospitals for Neurology and Neurosurgery in the 2013-14 Best Children’s Hospitals list. The children’s hospital is housed with the Donna A. Sanzari Women’s Hospital in the Sarkis and Siran Gabrellian Women’s and Children’s Pavilion, which was designed with The Deirdre Imus Environmental Center using the highest “green building” standards, and was included on the Green Guide’s list of Top 10 Green Hospitals in the U.S. HackensackUMC is among Healthgrades® America’s Best 100 Hospitals in five different areas – more than any other hospital in the state, is one of Healthgrades America's 50 Best Hospitals™ for eight years in a row, and received the Healthgrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ 12 years in a row. The medical center has also been named a Leapfrog Top Hospital, and received 23 Gold Seals of Approval™ by the Joint Commission – more than any other hospital in the country. It was the first hospital in New Jersey and second in the nation to become a Magnet® recognized hospital for nursing excellence; receiving its fifth consecutive designation in 2014. HackensackUMC is the Hometown Hospital of the New York Giants and the New York Red Bulls, and remains committed to its community through fundraising and community events. To learn more, visit:   




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