Internal Medicine Residency Faculty | Hackensack University Medical Center

Marygrace Zetkulic, MD
Program Director, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Hackensack School of Medicine
Residency/Fellowship: Robert Wood Johnson, Rutgers
Research/Clinical Interests: Medical Education research into coaching and feedback

Marcella Katsnelson, DO
Associate Program Director of Internal Medicine Residency, Hackensack University Medical Center
Sub-internship Director, Hackensack University Medical Center
Academic Faculty Hospitalist, Hackensack University Medical Center
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Hackensack University School of Medicine
Residency/Fellowship:
George Washington University
Research/Clinical Interests:
Faculty Development , Medical Education Pathway for Internal Medicine Residency, and UME/GME Curriculum development

Laurie Jacobs, MD
Chair, Department of Medicine Hackensack University Medical Center, Chair and Professor, Department of Medicine Hackensack University School of Medicine
Residency/Fellowship: Montefiore Medical Center; Albert Einstein College of Medicine & Montefiore Medical Center, Geriatrics
Research/Clinical Interests: Anticoagulation, Geriatrics, Health System Science

Jason Korcak, MD
Vice Chair, Department of Medicine, Hackensack University Medical Center, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Hackensack University School of Medicine
Residency/Fellowship: Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein
Research/Clinical Interests: Health Systems and Quality Improvement

Ambulatory

Jonathan Shammash, MD
Director, Medicine Resident Practice, Associate Professior and Clerkship Site Director, Hackensack University Medical School
Residency/Fellowship: University of Pennsylvania Health System
Research/Clinical Interests: Evidence Based Medicine and C

Anjali Gupta, MD
Director of Resident Continuity Clinic, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Hackensack School of Medicine
Residency/Fellowship: Mount Sinai Medical Center
Research/Clinical Interests: Health care delivery in the underserved

Harinder Bawa, MD
Residency/Fellowship: Albany Medical Center

Hospitalist

Danit Arad, MD
Director, Division of Hospital Medicine, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Hackensack School of Medicine
Residency/Fellowship: Montefiore Medical Center
Research/Clinical Interests: Medical education

Ahmed Alshawwaf, MD
Faculty Hospitalist
Residency/Fellowship: Flushing Hospital Medical Center

Dennis Villegas, MD
Faculty Hospitalist
Residency/Fellowship: Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

Jesse Bertrand, MD
Faculty Hospitalist
Residency/Fellowship: New York Presbyterian- Weill Cornell Medical Center
Research/Clinical Interests: Point of Care Ultrasound

Alan Chu, MD
Faculty Hospitalist, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Hackensack School of Medicine
Residency/Fellowship: University of Maryland Medical Center
Research/Clinical Interests: Mentorship and Assessment of trainees

Daniel D'Alessandro, MD
Faculty Hospitalist, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Hackensack School of Medicine
Residency/Fellowship: Mount Sinai Medical Center; University Hospital, Infectious Disease

Noha El Torgoman, MD
Faculty Hospitalist
Residency/Fellowship: Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center

Joshua Josephs, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Hackensack University School of Medicine, Faculty Hospitalist
Residency/Fellowship: Montefiore Medical Center
Research/Clinical Interests: Research, Medical School Education, Health System Science and Population Health

Ashley Kang, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Hackensack University Medical Center, Faculty Hospitalist
Residency/Fellowship: Montefiore Medical Center
Research/Clinical Interests: Simulation in clinical education

Qingying Lai, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Hackensack University Medical Center, Faculty Hospitalist
Residency/Fellowship: Jacobi Medical Center
Research/Clinical Interests: Mentorship and Assessment

Angela Mehta, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Hackensack University School of Medicine, Faculty Hospitalist
Residency/Fellowship: Alameda County Medical Center

Mobolaji Obayomi, MD
Faculty Hospitalist
Residency/Fellowship: NYU Winthrop Hospital

Lina Ortega, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Hackensack University School of Medicine, Clerkship Co-Director, St. George's School of Medicicine at HUMC, Faculty Hospitalist
Residency/Fellowship: Massachusetts General Hospital
Research/Clinical Interests: Medical Education, Simulation

Madhu Parmar, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Hackensack University School of Medicine, Faculty Hospitalist
Residency/Fellowship: Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center

Alpa Patel, DO
Faculty Hospitalist
Residency/Fellowship: Saint Michael's Medical Center

Akif Qureshi, MD
Faculty Hospitalist
Residency/Fellowship: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (NYCHealth+ Hospitals)
Research/Clinical Interests: Mentorship and Coaching

Jaime Rodriguez, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Hackensack University School of Medicine, Faculty Hospitalist
Residency/Fellowship: Lincoln Medical Center

Punita Shroff, DO
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Hackensack University School of Medicine, Faculty Hospitalist

Elizabeth Tam, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Hackensack University School of Medicine, Faculty Hospitalist
Residency/Fellowship: Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
Research/Clinical Interests: Simulation in clinical education

Betsy Varghese
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Hackensack University School of Medicine, Faculty Hospitalist

Xuefen Xie
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Hackensack University School of Medicine, Faculty Hospitalist
Residency/Fellowship: Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
Research/Clinical Interests: Mentorship, Director of resident as teacher program

Critical Care

Keith Rose, MD
Program Director, Pulmonary Critical Care Fellowship, Hackensack University Medical Center
Residency/Fellowship: Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center; Mount Sinai Medical Center, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Research/Clinical Interests: Simulation in clinical education, Quality improvement in critical care medicine

Nadeem Ali, MD
Critical Care Faculty
Residency/Fellowship: Newark Beth Israel Medical Center; Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Pulmonary Critical Care

Weekon Choi, MD, MPH, FCCP
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Hackensack University School of Medicine, Critical Care Faculty
Residency/Fellowship: Bergen Regional Medical Center; Bergen Regional Medical Center, Geriatrics; University Hospital, Pulmonary Critical Care

Ronaldo Go,
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Hackensack University School of Medicine, Critical Care Faculty
Residency/Fellowship: Overlook Hospital; Mount Sinai Medical Center, Critical Care Medicine; Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Pulmonary Critical Care
Research/Clinical Interests: COVIDn 19, Diffuse Aveoloar Hemorage, Interstilial Lung Disease

Robert Lee, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Hackensack University School of Medicine, Critical Care Faculty
Residency/Fellowship: Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center; Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center, Pulmonary Medicine; Montefiore Medical Center, Critical Care Medicine

Karan Omidvari, MD
Critical Care Faculty
Residency/Fellowship: Seton Hall University School of Graduate Medical Education; Tulane University, Pulmonary/Critical Care; Louisiana State University School of Medicine, Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine
Research/Clinical Interests: COVID 19

Anuja Pradhan, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Hackensack University School of Medicine, Critical Care Faculty
Residency/Fellowship: Harlem Hospital Center; Strong Memorial Hospital, Infectious Disease

Sean Sadikot, MD
Assistant Program Director, Site Director at Hackensack University Medical Center for the Pulmonary, Critical Care Medicine Fellowship at Rutgers NJMS, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Hackensack University School of Medicine, Critical Care Faculty
Residency/Fellowship: Mount Sinai Medical Center; Mount Sinai Medical Center, Pulmonary Critical Care
Research/Clinical Interests: Interstial Lung Disease

Ronak Shah, MD
Critical Care Faculty
Residency/Fellowship: Montefiore Medical Center/ Albert Einstein College of Medicine; Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell, Pulmonary Critical Care
Research/Clinical Interests: Director of Point of care Ultrasound education

Michael Silverberg, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Hackensack University School of Medicine, Critical Care Faculty
Residency/Fellowship: Christiana Care Health Systems, Internal Medicine; Drexel University College of Medicine, Emergency Medicine; Beth Israel Medical Center, Pulmonary Critical Care
Research/Clinical Interests: Point of care Ultrasound

Andre Sotelo, MD
Critical Care Faculty
Residency/Fellowship: St. Vincent's Hospital and Medical Center; St. Vincent's Hospital and Medical Center, Pulmonary Critical Care
Research/Clinical Interests: Simulation in clinical education

Guido Barmaimon, MD
Critical Care Faculty
Residency/Fellowship: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai/ St Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center; Mount Sinai Roosevelt Hospital Center, Pulmonary Critical Care

Leon Ting, MD
Critical Care Faculty
Residency/Fellowship: Montefiore Medical Center; Harvard University Medical School, Pulmonary Critical Care

Endocrinology

Colette Knight, MD
Chair, Diabetes Institute, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Hackensack University School of Medicine, Endocrinologist
Residency/Fellowship: NewYork-Presbyterian- Columbia University; Montefiore Medical Center, Endocrinology/ Diabetes/Metabol
Research/Clinical Interests: Diabetes

Shruti Polu, MD
Endocrinologist
Residency/Fellowship: Montefiore Medical Center/ Albert Einstein College of Medicine; Ochsner Medical Center, Endocrinology

Anne Marie Van Hoven, MD
Clerkship Director for Department of Medicine, Hackensack University School of Medicine, Endocrinologist
Residency/Fellowship: NYU School of Medicine; Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Endocrinology
Research/Clinical Interests: Diabetes

ID

Samit Desai, MD
Program Director, Infectious Disease Fellowship, Hackensack University Medical Center
Residency/Fellowship: University Hospital; Yale University School of Medicine, Infectious Disease

Rani Sebti, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine,Hackensack University School of Medicine, Infectious Disease
Residency/Fellowship: New York Presbyterian- Lower Manhattan Hospital; Memorial Sloan Kettering, Infectious Disease

Christopher Mapa, MD
Faculty Hospitalist
Residency/Fellowship: Weiss Memorial Hospital; Loyola University Medical Center, Infectious Disease

Bindu Anand Balani, MD
Infectious Disease
Residency/Fellowship: Muhlenberg Regional Medical Center; University Hospital, Infectious Disease
Research/Clinical Interests: COVID 19, Hepatitis C

Cristina Cicogna, MD
Infectious Disease
Residency/Fellowship: Mount Sinai St. Luke's; Memorial Sloan Kettering, Infectious Disease

Gilbert Kepecs, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Hackensack University School of Medicine, Rheumotology
Residency/Fellowship: Mount Sinai St. Luke's; Montefiore Medical Center, Rheumotology

Geriatrics

Manisha Santosh Parulekar, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Hackensack University School of Medicine, Division Chief, Geriatrics; Hackensack University Medical Center, Geriatrics
Research/Clinical Interests: Dr. Manisha Parulekar, division chief for geriatrics at Hackensack University Medical Center and program director for the geriatrics fellowship/New Jersey Medical school/Rutgers is board-certified in geriatrics, internal medicine and hospice and palliative care. Her goal is to help older adults age successfully with focus on longevity, maximizing independence and quality of life. She offers patient-centered, holistic, evidence-based care for all acute and chronic conditions for older adults with emphasis on screening, prevention and life style changes. Her clinical interest include brain health and memory loss.

Arunima Sarkar, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Hackensack University School of Medicine, Geriatrics
Residency/Fellowship: Jamaica Hospital Medical Center; NYU Langone Medical Center, Geriatrics
Research/Clinical Interests: Dr. Sarkar is board-certified in geriatrics, internal medicine and hospice and palliative care. She specializes in geriatrics and provides services and treatment for patients’ ages 65 and up. Her goal is to help older adults manage the aging process — treating acute and chronic medical conditions while helping patients maximize their independence and quality of life. Her care range from wellness and prevention, to consultation and ongoing primary care, to specialized hospital and hospice care. Her interest includes palliative care, end of life care and symptom management.

Derya Ozkok, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine, Geriatrics
Residency/Fellowship: Long Island College Hospital; NYU Winthrop Hospital, Geriatrics
Research/Clinical Interests: Dr. Ozkok is board-certified in geriatrics and internal medicine. Her goal is to help older adults age successfully with focus on longevity, maximizing independence and quality of life. She offers patient-centered, holistic, evidence-based care for all acute and chronic conditions for older adults with emphasis on screening, prevention and life style changes. Her services range from wellness and prevention, to geriatric hospital consultation and hospice care. She provides care in a hospital setting as a geriatric consultant, long term care setting and assisted living setting. Her clinical interests include improving geriatric care in hospitalized patients, end of life care and symptom management.

Rheumatology

Michael Guma, DO
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine, Rheumotology
Residency/Fellowship: Saint Michael's Medical Center; Saint Michael's Medical Center, Rheumatology

Heme/Onc

Tracy Proverbs-Singh,MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine, Gastrointestinal Medical Oncologist
Residency/Fellowship: Mount Sinai Medical Center; Memorial Sloan Kettering, Hemotology and Medical Oncology; Weill Cornel Medical College, Hemotology and Medical Oncology
Research/Clinical Interests: Cancers of the GI tract

Noa Biran, MD
Hematology Oncologist
Residency/Fellowship: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai; Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Oncology, Hematology
Research/Clinical Interests: Multiple Myeloma

Tatyana Feldman, MD
Hematologist
Residency/Fellowship: Beth Israel Medical Center; NYU Langone Medical Center, Hematology and Medical Oncology
Research/Clinical Interests: Lymphoma

Kaushal Parikh, MD
Thoracic Medical Oncologist
Residency/Fellowship: Westchester Medical Center; Westchester Medical Center, Hematology and Medical Oncology; Mayo Clinic, Oncology
Research/Clinical Interests: Lung Cancer

Andre Ip, MD
Residency/Fellowship: Emory University School of Medicine; Emory University School of Medicine, Hematology and Medical Oncology,
Research/Clinical Interests: Hematologic Malignancy, Lymphoma, Myeloma

Lori A Leslie, MD
Residency/Fellowship: NewYork-Presbyterian - Columbia University Medical Center; University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Hematology and Medical Oncology
Research/Clinical Interests: Lymphoma

Cardiology

Joseph Parrilo, MD
Justice Marie L. Garibaldi Endowed Chair, Chairman, Heart and Vascular Hospital, Hackensack University Medical Center, Professor and Chair Department of Cardiology, Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine
Residency/Fellowship: Massachusetts General Hospital and NewYork-Presbyterian- Weill Cornell Medical Center; Massachusetts Gernal Hospital, Cardiology
Research/Clinical Interests: Sepsis

Michael J. Lim, MD, FACC, FAHA, FSCAI
Chief of the Cardiac Catheterization Lab at Hackensack University Medical Center, Program Director, Cardiovascular
Disease Fellowship, Hackensack University Medical Center
Residency/Fellowship: Indiana University, University of Michigan Health System, Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology

Sameer Jamal, MD
Associate Program Director, Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship, Hackensack University Medical Center
Medical Director, Electrophysiology Program, ElectroPhysiology Ass of NJ-P
Residency/Fellowship: Rhode Island Hospital; Washington Hospital Center, Cardiology; Johns Hopkins Hospital, Cardiac Electrophysiology
Research/Clinical Interests: Electrophysiology, COVID 19

Carlos Ruiz, MD, PhD, FACC, FESC, MSCAI
Director, Structural and Congential Heart Center
Residency/Fellowship: Hospital del Mar Autonomous University of Barcelona; LAC+USC Medical Center; Hospital del Mar Autonomous University of Barcelona, Cardiology
Research/Clinical Interests: Structural Heart Disease

Tilak Pasala, MD
Associate Director, Structural and Congenital Heart Center, Director, Structural and Congenital Heart Center Fellowship Program
Residency/Fellowship: Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine; Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cardiology; University of Utah Hospital, Interventional Cardiology
Research/Clinical Interests: Structural Heart Disease

Raj Patel, DO
Stress Reading Physician
Research/Clinical Interests: Medical education in cardiology

Kanika Mody, MD
Cardiology Specialist
Residency/Fellowship: Saint Michael's Medical Center; NYU Winthrop Hospital, Cardiovascular Disease; Columbia University Medical Center, Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology
Research/Clinical Interests: Heart Failure

Bernard Kim, , MD
CHF Specialist
Residency/Fellowship: University Hospital and Hackensack University Hospital; University Hospital, Cardiology
Research/Clinical Interests: Pulmonary Hypertension/Heart Failure

Kumar Satya, MD
Cardiology Specialist
Residency/Fellowship: Norwalk Hospital; Hackensack University Medical Center, Cardiology; Texas Heart Institute, Cardiology; Texas Heart Institute, Interventional Cardiology
Research/Clinical Interests: Heart Failure

David Silber, DO
Cardiology Specialist
Residency/Fellowship: Newark Beth Israel; NYU Winthrop Hospital, Cardiovascular Disease; NewYork-Presbyterian- Columbia University Medical Center, Transplant Cardiology
Research/Clinical Interests: Heart Failure

Robert Berkowitz, MD
Cardiovascular and Metabolic Disease Specialist
Residency/Fellowship: Albert Einstein College of Medicine; Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Cardiology
Research/Clinical Interests: Cardiomyopathy

Lucy Safi, DO
Cardiology Specialist
Residency/Fellowship: Lehigh Valley Health Network; Cooper University Hospital, Cardiology; Massachusetts General Hospital, Echocardiology
Research/Clinical Interests: Cardiac Ultrasound

Grant Simons, MD
Chief, Heart Rhythm Services, NJ Electrophysiology Assoc.
Residency/Fellowship: Bringham and Women's Hospital ; Duke University Hospital, Cardiac Electrophysiology
Research/Clinical Interests: Electrophysiology, Atrial fibrillation

Taya Glotzer, MD
Medical Director, EP Research
Residency/Fellowship: NYU Langone Medical Center; NYU Langone Medical Center, Radiology- Diagnostic
Research/Clinical Interests: Electrophysiology, Atrial fibrillation, COVID 19

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