Pediatric Residency Program Faculty | Hackensack University Medical Center

Core Faculty

Aseel Al-Jadiri, M.D.
Child Behavior and Development

Burton Appel, M.D.
Pediatric Hematology-Oncology

Katharine N. Clouser, M.D.
Pediatric Hospital Medicine

Steven Ghanny, M.D.
Pediatric Endocrinology

Ginger Janow, M.D.
Pediatric Rheumatology

Sabrina Malik, M.D.
Neonatology

Susan G. Mautone, M.D.
Pediatric Hospital Medicine

Jennifer Northridge, M.D.
Adolescent Medicine

Stephen Percy, M.D.
Pediatric Hospital Medicine

Ariel Sherbany, M.D.
Pediatric Neurology

Mark Siegel, M.D.
Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

Kevin Slavin, M.D.
Patient Safety and Quality Improvement

Temima Waltuch, M.D.
Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Timothy Watkins, M.D.
Primary Care

Pediatric Faculty 2022-23

Adolescent Medicine
Chief
Jennifer Northridge, MD

Member
Noor Al-Husayni, MD

Allergy and Immunology
Mohammad Younus, MD
Tamar Weinberger, MD

Cardiology
Chief
Robert Tozzi, MD

Members
Sanjeev Gupta, MD
Hannah Kim, MD
George Kipel, MD
Barry Love, MD
Gabriel Rama, MD
Meghan Tozzi, MD
Austin Wong, MD

Child Abuse & Neglect
Chief
Julia DeBellis, MD

Member
Gail Gesser, MD

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Douglas Saphier, MD

Critical Care Medicine/Transport Services
Chief
Mark Siegel, MD

Members
Saranga Agarwal, MD
Joshua Cappell, MD
Amy Chirico, MD
Bruce Friedman, MD
Rachel Lewis, MD
Jeremy Schnall, MD

Dermatology
Chief
Helen Shin, MD

Members
Emily Berger, MD
Julie Schaffer, MD

Developmental
Behavioral

Chief
Randye Huron, MD

Members
Aseel Al-Jadiri, MD
Oana deVinck-Baroody, MD
Eileen Dolan, MD
Punam Kashyap, MD

Emergency Medicine
Chief
David Walker, MD

Members
Caroline Black, MD
Praneetha Chaganti, MD
Karen Eigen, MD
Saqiba Khan, MD
Magdaline Kopacz, MD
Marnie Kriegel, MD
Sondra Nemetski, MD
Antonio Thomas, MD
Mihir Vyas, MD
Temima Waltuch, MD

Endocrinology & Diabetes
Chief
Javier Aisenberg, MD

Members
Steven Ghanny, MD
Alaa Hussain, MD
Genna Klein, MD
Michelle Maresca, MD
Shoshana Tell, MD

Gastroenterology & Nutrition 

Co-Chiefs
Wendy Jeshion, MD
Elaine Moustafellos, MD

Members

Sharon Hilton, MD
Payal Makadia, MD
Katherine Orellana, DO
Francine Samuels, MD
Tracie Wong, MD

Genetics
Chief
Helio Pedro, MD

Members
Reena Jethva, MD
Irene Hung, MD
Maria Schwab, MD

Hospital Medicine

Chief
Stephen Percy, Jr., MD

Members
Harinder Bawa, MD
Karen Bye, MD
Katharine Clouser, MD
Jasmine Gadhavi, MD
Susan Mautone, MD

Infectious Diseases

Acting Chief
Kevin Slavin, MD

Members
Aryeh Baer, MD
Sejal Bhavsar, MD

Neonatology & Neonatal Intensive Care 

Acting Chief
Nicole Spillane, MD

Members
Sandy Cheung, DO
Rakesh Chhabra, MD
Michael Giuliano, MD
Anne-Lise Jacobsen, MD
Harley Kelley, MD
Marwa Khalil, MD
Sabrina Malik, MD
Harold Perl, MD
Benjamin Planer, MD

Nephrology
Chief
Kenneth Lieberman, MD

Member
Namrata Jain, MD

Neurology 
Chief
Ariel Sherbany, MD, PhD

Members
Joshua Cappell, MD
Felicia Gliksman, DO
Naomi Lubarr, MD
Juliann Paolicchi, MD 
Yelena Roshchina, MD
Sara Rubenstein, MD
Eric Segal, MD

Neuro-oncology
Derek Hanson, MD

Neurosurgery
Timothy Vogel, MD

Orthopedics
Avram Joffee, MD
Amit Merchant, DO

Otolaryngology
Chief
Huma Quraishi, MD

Member
Michael Chee, MD

Pain & Palliative Care
Stacey Rifkin-Zenenberg, DO

Pediatric Cancer & Blood Disorders
Chief
Alfred Gillio, MD

Members
Burton Appel, MD
Katherine Armstrong, MD
Jing Chen, MD
Stephen Diamond, MD
Michael Harris, MD
Jennifer Krajewski, MD
Katharine Offer, MD
Stacey Rifkin-Zenenberg, DO
Johannes Zakrzweski, MD

Pediatric Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Michelle Sirak, MD

Pediatric Surgery
Chief
Keith Kuenzler, MD

Members
Jason Fisher, MD
Jun Tashiro, MD
Sandra Tomita, MD

Primary Care
Jane Kim, MD
Timothy Watkins, MD

Pulmonology
Chief 
Ellen Kaplan, MD

Members
Ada Lee, MD
Donna Lee, MD
Pakkay Ngai, MD

Quality and Safety
Kevin Slavin, MD

Rheumatology & Arthritis

Chief 
Yukiko Kimura, MD

Members
Anna Gironella, MD
Ginger Janow, MD
Sivia Lapidus, MD
Suzanne Li, MD
Jennifer Weiss, MD

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