Keith Kuenzler, M.D., FACS, FAAP was appointed surgeon-in-chief at the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital at Hackensack University Medical Center in 2012. He received both his medical degree and general surgery training at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia.
He then completed a fellowship in pediatric surgery at Columbia University Medical Center in New York. At Columbia, he continued as assistant professor in the Division of Pediatric Surgery. In 2009, Dr. Kuenzler joined the Department of Surgery at NYU, and was appointed assistant professor of Surgery and director of Minimally Invasive Pediatric Surgery.
His practice covers all aspects of general pediatric surgery, including abdominal and thoracic surgery for premature infants, neonates, children and adolescents. He has special interest and expertise in minimally invasive pediatric surgery, and has performed numerous thoracoscopic operations for newborns and children with congenital diaphragmatic hernia, tracheoesophageal fistula, and congenital lung lesions. Dr. Kuenzler is board-certified in pediatric surgery, is a leader in the International Pediatric Endosurgery Group, and is a member of the American Pediatric Surgical Association and the Surgical Section of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Jason Fisher, M.D.
Jason Fisher, M.D. received his medical degree from the Boston University School of Medicine. He subsequently completed his general surgery residency training at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital – Columbia University. During his residency, Dr. Fisher completed two additional years of training as the Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) Fellow at the Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of NewYork-Presbyterian, while simultaneously studying tumor cell biology in the Pediatric Surgical Research Laboratory under Dr. Jessica Kandel. He went on to complete his Pediatric Surgery Fellowship at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, one of the nation’s best programs. His primary interests lie in colorectal disorders (Hirschprung’s disease, imperforate anus, inflammatory bowel disease), ECMO and congenital diaphragmatic hernia, as well as minimally invasive surgery. His current research activities focus on clinical informatics, computational biology, and advanced data structures in the healthcare environment.
Sandra Tomita, M.D., FACS, FAAP
Sandra Tomita, M.D., FACS, FAAP joined the Division of Pediatric Surgery in 2009 after completing a military career in the U.S. Navy. She completed her fellowship in pediatric surgery at St. Louis University Medical Center. Dr. Tomita is board-certified in general surgery and pediatric surgery. She is a member of the American Pediatric Surgical Association, Surgical Section of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American College of Surgeons, and the Pacific Association of Pediatric Surgeons.
Luciana Roman, RN, MSN, ANP
Luciana Roman, RN, MSN, ANP Is a board certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner who completed her graduate education at Rutgers University. “Lu” has worked in pediatrics at Hackensack University Medical Center for 15 years with 13 years of experience in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit before being immediately recruited by the JMSCH Pediatric Surgery group. Lu is a member of the American Pediatric Surgical Nurses Association, National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners and participates in clinical research. Lu is an integral part of the surgical team. Her clinical experience and expertise is only exceeded by her calm and caring demeanor, which comforts the entire family during the surgical process.