Core Faculty

Kelly G. Ussery-Kronhaus, M.D., FAAFP
Program Director, Family Medicine Residency
Ocean University Medical Center
Jersey Coast Family Medicine

Dr. Ussery-Kronhaus currently serves as Program Director for The Family Medicine Residency at Hackensack Meridian Health Ocean University Medical Center, Vice Chair of the Department of Family Medicine at Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall, Assistant Clinical Professor at Rowan School of Osteopathic Medicine. Outside of teaching and practice Dr. Ussery-Kronhaus devotes herself to the history and future of Family Medicine. She is on the Executive Board of the New Jersey Academy of Family Physicians and is the Association of Family Medicine Program Directors Liaison to the board of the Center for the History of Family Medicine. Dr. Kelly G. Ussery-Kronhaus received her Doctorate of Medicine from Ross University School of Medicine in 2002. Board Certified in family Medicine in 2005 by The American Board of Family Medicine, Dr. Ussery-Kronhaus completed her residency in Family Medicine at St. Mary’s Hospital in Hoboken, NJ. While in residency, Dr. Ussery-Kronhaus served as Chief Resident and distinguished herself as a champion for medical education, and she was the 2005 New Jersey Academy of Family Physicians resident of the year. Dr. Ussery-Kronhaus brings that passion for education to her patients by devoting herself to their understanding of the diseases and health conditions that they face. She is a member and Fellow of The American Academy of Family Physicians.

Christopher Bader, D.O.
Medical Director, Inpatient Family Medicine
Director, Osteopathic Curriculum
Curricular Interests:
 Osteopathic Principles, Hospital Based Medicine

Dr. Bader received his BS in 2001 from St. Peter’s University in Jersey City, NJ. He earned his medical degree from Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine in 2006. Dr. Bader completed his Family Medicine Residency at CentraState Medical Center in Freehold, NJ. and served as the chief resident during his third year. His special interests include inpatient medicine and osteopathic manipulation. During his free time, Dr. Bader enjoys spending time with his family and running.

Michael Cascarina, M.D.
Medical Director of Our Family Practice
Curricular Interests: Office Procedures

Michael Cascarina MD graduated with a biology major and philosophy minor from Villanova University in 1987. He earned his allopathic medical degree from The Medical College of Pennsylvania (now Drexel University College of Medicine) in 1991, then completed his Family Practice Residency at The Memorial Hospital of Burlington County (Now Virtua Memorial Hospital) in 1994. Dr Cascarina and his wife Dr Laura Tesoriero are co-owners of Family Practice in Brick NJ where they have practiced medicine together since 2000. He is the current president of the New Jersey Academy of Family Physicians. Academically he serves as core faculty for the Ocean University Medical Center Family Practice Residency Program, and is a member of the Family Practice Department for the Hackensack Meridian Health School of Medicine. Over the years Dr Cascarina has taught generations of medical students and residents at various medical schools, medical residencies and office practices. Medical education is truly his passion.

Scott Druckman. D.O.
Medical Director, Jackson Family Medicine
Curricular Interests: Osteopathic Principles

Dr. Druckman is a Family Medicine doctor in Jackson, NJ. He is affiliated with Hackensack Meridian Health Ocean University Medical Center. He received his medical degree from Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine and has been in practice for more than 20 years.

Lisa Kassenoff, D.O.
Medical Director, Forked River Primary Care
Curricular Interests: Women’s Health

Dr. Kassenoff graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in 1998 from Muhlenberg College. She earned her medical degree in 2002 from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her residency in Family Medicine at Mercy Suburban Medical Center in East Norriton, PA. in 2005. She has been board-certified and in practice in New Jersey since 2005. She is core faculty for Hackensack Meridian Health Ocean University Medical Center in Forked River, NJ and also Clinical Assistant Professor at Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine. She is part of the International Primary Care Education Alliance and has traveled to China twice to educate Chinese physicians in primary care. Dr. Kassenoff embraces medical education with care and compassion and looks forward to educating the next generation of family physicians.

Kenneth E. Kronhaus, M.D., FAAFP
Associate Program Director, Family Medicine Residency
Ocean University Medical Center
Medical Director, Jersey Coast Family Medicine
Curricular Interests: Dermatology, Functional Medicine, Office based Procedures

Dr. Kronhaus received his Doctorate of Medicine from Ross University School of Medicine 2002. Board Certified in Family Medicine in 2006 by The American Board of Family Medicine. Dr. Kronhaus completed his residency in Family Medicine at JFK Medical Center in Edison, NJ. While in residency, Dr. Kronhaus was recognized as a leader in medical education and in 2006 was awarded Resident Teacher of the Year by The Society of Teachers of Family Medicine. He currently serves as the Medical Director/Site Director for the Family Medicine Residency Ocean medical center, Core Assistant Professor at the Hackensack Meridian Health Seton Hall School of Medicine Department of Family Medicine and is Clinical Assistant professor at Rowan School of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Kronhaus is dedicated to caring and compassionate medical care with a distinct focus on patient education. He has a special interest in Functional and Integrative Medicine. Dr. Kronhaus is a member and Fellow of The American Academy of Family Physicians. He is also a member of The Institute for Functional Medicine.

Faculty

Tanveer Ahmad, M.D.
Specialty: Cardiology

Rany Al Haj, MD
Specialty: Rheumatology

Thomas Brandeisky, D.O.
Specialty: Otolaryngology

Daniel Burzon, M.D.
Specialty: Urology

Bruce DeCotiis, M.D.
Specialty: Immunology

Sukrut Dwivedi, D.O.
Specialty: Infectious Disease

Charles Geneslaw, M.D.
Specialty: Ambulatory Pediatrics

David Greenberg, M.D.
Specialty: Hematology

Meha Halari, M.D.
Specialty: Family Medicine

Samir Jethwa, D.O.
Specialty: Interventional Radiology

Paul Kostoulakos, D.O.
Specialty: Neurology

Thomas Lake, M.D.
Specialty: Surgery

Nelson Lee, D.O.
Specialty: Family Medicine

David Leopold, M.D.
Specialty: Integrative Medicine

Gina Maniar, D.O.
Specialty: Emergency Medicine

Shrikrishna Mate, M.D.
Specialty: Ambulatory Pediatrics

Ariel Meyer, D.O.
Specialty: Nephrology

Aaron Morgan, M.D.
Specialty: Dermatology

Robert Morgan, M.D.
Specialty: Pediatrics/Neonatology

Ginja M Morreale, M.D.
Specialty: Gynecology

Michael Nagy, M.D.
Specialty: Plastic Surgery

Jason Nitche, M.D.
Specialty: Orthopedic Surgery

Lauren Parkes, D.O.
Specialty: Family Medicine

Susan Passarella, D.O.
Specialty: Obstetrics

Gopi Patel, M.D.
Specialty: Family Medicine

Mihir Patel, M.D.
Specialty: Family Medicine

Bruce Peters, D.O.
Specialty: Otolaryngology

Jessica Pogran, D.O.
Specialty: Behavioral Health

Michael Rothberg, M.D.
Specialty: Urgent Care

James E Rotolo, M.D.
Specialty: Urology

Charles Rutkowski, M.D.
Specialty: Family Medicine

Thomas Sargent, D.O.
Specialty: Sports Medicine

Scott Schlacter, D.O.
Specialty: Gastroenterology

Jared Schulman, M.D.
Specialty: Occupational Medicine

Laura Tavarez, M.D.
Specialty: Family Medicine

Ilana Torine, D.O.
Specialty: In-Patient Pediatrics

Leonard Weiner, M.D.
Specialty: Nephrology

Brian Wnorowski, M.D.
Specialty: Ophthalmology

Walter Wynkoop, M.D.
Specialty: Pulmonology

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