Mena Abrahim, DO
Otolaryngologic Surgery
908-722-1022

Dr. Mena Abrahim graduated Cum Laude from CUNY Brooklyn in 2003 and went on to earn his Doctorate in Osteopathic Medicine from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine (NYCOM) in Long Island, New York. He then completed a general surgery internship and an Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery/Facial Plastics residency at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) where he served as Co-Chief Resident of the program.  Dr. Abrahim is a member of the American Osteopathic Association, the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) and the American Osteopathic Colleges of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology.

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Rae Aranas, MD
Interventional Pain Management
908-864-7725

Dr. Aranas is an Interventional Pain Medicine Specialist who holds two board certifications in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine from the American Board of Anesthesiology.  Dr. Aransas created Primary Pain Consultants to maintain the highest caliber Pain Medicine care available in the area. Dr. Aranas completed an Interventional Pain Medicine Fellowship at the prestigious Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH where he focused on comprehensive pain management treatments including the latest interventional techniques and surgical spinal cord stimulation and intrathecal pump implantation training.  He completed his anesthesiology residency at the consistently top ranked Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO.

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David Bortniker, MD
Otolaryngologic Surgery
908-704-9696

Dr Bortniker graduated with high honors from Rutgers College. He earned his medical degree at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He also completed his surgical internship and residency in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Albert Einstein. After being Chief Resident at Albert Einstein, he received advanced fellowship training in Head and Neck Cancer Surgery at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City.

 

Dr. Bortniker has over 25 years experience in the medical and surgical management of head and neck tumors, thyroid and parathyroid disease as well as general adult and pediatric ear, nose and throat disorders, and endoscopic sinus surgery. Dr Bortniker holds faculty appointments at both New Jersey Medical School and Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He has been actively involved in the ENT Residency Program at New Jersey Medical School teaching new physicians in training. He has served as Chief of Otolaryngology at Somerset Medical Center, (now Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital – Somerset) and has served as Acting Chief of the ENT Service at the East Orange VA Medical Center, a major teaching hospital of New Jersey Medical School’sResidency training program. Dr Bortniker continues to teach medical students and resident doctors in training.

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Dennis Burachinsky, DO
Otolaryngologic Surgery
908-722-1022

Dr. Dennis Burachinsky graduated from Villanova University in 2002 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and received his medical degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. 

He completed both his internship and residency in ENT/Facial plastic surgery at St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston NJ where he was Co-Chief resident of the program.

Dr. Burachinsky’s training includes treatment of adult and pediatric general ENT disorders as well as facial plastic surgery with special interest in functional endoscopic sinus surgery, endocrine surgery, snoring and sleep apnea surgery and salivary gland surgery.

Dr. Burachinsky is affiliated with Robert Wood Johnson- Somerset and speaks fluent Ukrainian.

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William Chen, MD
Gastroenterologic Surgery
732-238-4993

Dr. William Chen, was born in Hong Kong. He moved to New York City at age 16 with his parents, who wanted better educational opportunities for their three children. He did undergraduate studies at Columbia University and attended New York University Medical School, then completed an internal medicine residency at Stony Brook University Hospital and pursued a Gastroenterology fellowship back at NYU.

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James Chimenti, MD
Neurosurgery
732-302-1720

Dr. Chimenti's practice focuses on brain tumors, complex spinal surgery, stereotactic radiosurgery, arteriovenous malformations, and trigeminal neuralgia.  He uses a variety of new technology, including minimal invasive spinal techniques, intraoperative image guidance for tumor surgery, and a state-of-the-art linear accelerator for stereotactic radiosurgery.

Chief of Neuro-surgery at Robert Wood Johnson- Somerset in Somerville and in practice for more than twelve years, Dr. Chimenti says that what sets his practice apart from others "is the amount of time that my partner and I spend with patients. We don't use nurse practitioners or physician assistant, so every office and hospital interaction is with one of us."

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Tony Di Stefano, DPM
Podiatric Surgery
908-722-1220

Dr. Di Stefano was born and raised in Montreal, Canada.  He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry at McGill University and he completed a Master of Science degree in Molecular Biology at Drexel University.  He attended the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine in Philadelphia where he obtained his doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree.

Dr. Di Stefano completed a three year Podiatric Medical and Surgical training at Virtua Health System in southern New Jersey. During his residency, he completed a pediatric surgical reconstruction training course in Guatemala. The doctor is Board Qualified in Foot and Ankle Surgery by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery. Dr. Di Stefano is a member of the American Podiatric Medical Society, the New Jersey Podiatric Medical Society, and a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons.

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Bruce Edelman, MD
Otolaryngologic Surgery
732-238-0300

Dr. Edelman was born and raised in Long Island.  He attended Princeton University where he majored in Biology and graduated Magna Cum Laude.  He attended New York University Medical School where he graduated with Honors in Pathology.

Dr. Edelman completed a two year general surgery residency at Albert Einstein/Montefiore, followed by a four year residency in Otolaryngology at D.C. Children's Hospital in Washington, D.C.

He is Board Certified in Otolaryngology by the American Board of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery.  Dr. Edelman is also a Fellow of the Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery.  He has also been named a "Top Doctor" by multiple by multiple publications including New York Magazine, New Jersey Monthly, and Top Doctors in the New York Metropolitan Area.

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Ali El-Saheli, DPM
Podiatric Surgery
732-968-9494

Dr. El-Saheli received his Bachelor of Science in biology with honors from Bloomfield College of New Jersey.  He attended New York College of Podiatric Medicine and graduated Cum Laude receiving his doctorate degree in Podiatric Medicine.

Dr. El-Saheli completed his residency at Hoboken University Medical Center.  There, he received extensive training in foot and ankle reconstructive surgery, trauma surgery and pediatric reconstructive surgery.  He also has obtained certification in ankle arthroscopy.

Dr. El-Saheli is a member of the American Podiatric Medical Association.  He is an associate member of the America College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons and is Board Certified.

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Ronald Francesco, DPM
Podiatric Surgery
908-722-1220

Dr. Francesco was born and raised in central New Jersey.  He attended Montclair State College where he majored in Biology.  He attended the New York College of Podiatric Medicine in Manhattan, and graduated with academic honors ranking fifth in his class.

Dr Francesco completed a three year Podiatric Medical and Surgical Residency in the Northern Virginia area.  He has also completed a post-graduate training program in lower extremity reconstruction and diabetic limb salvage at Georgetown University Hospital.

Board Certified in Foot and Ankle Surgery by the America Board of Podiatric Surgery, Dr. Francesco is also a Fellow in the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons.

 

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Adrianna Hekiert, MD
Otolaryngologic Surgery
908-722-1022

Dr. Adrianna Hekiert sees adult and pediatric patients in the Bridgewater, NJ office of ENT and Allergy Associates, LLP (ENTA). She graduated from the College of Saint Rose in Albany with highest honors and received her medical degree from the Albany Medical College. She completed both internship in General Surgery and residency in Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Hekiert is board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology, and is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, the American Rhinologic Society, the Society of Robotic Surgeons.

She specializes in comprehensive adult and pediatric ENT care, with special interest in minimally invasive surgical treatment of sinus disorders using Balloon Sinuplasty, as well as salivary, thyroid and parathyroid gland surgery.

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Edward Krisiloff, MD
Orthopedic Surgery
732-469-6160

Dr. Edward Krisiloff is a board certified orthopedic surgeon who completed his residency in Orthopedic Surgery at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital before going into private practice in Delaware in 1989. Moving back to New Jersey  in 1992, he joined Dr. Schneider’s practice in Bound Brook. He performs surgery at Robert Wood Johnson- Somerset in Somerville, N.J. and is a founding partner of Raritan Valley Surgery Center in Somerset, NJ where he performs out-patient surgery. Dr. Krisiloff takes trauma calls and supervises orthopedic residents at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and St. Peter’s University Hospital, where he is also on staff.  Married with three children, he enjoys woodworking, exercise, reading and spending time with family.

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Amy Lazar, MD
Otolaryngologic Surgery
908-722-1022

Dr. Amy D. Lazar graduated from Cornell University in 1988 and received her medical degree from University of the Health Sciences/Chicago Medical School in 1992. She completed a General Surgery internship at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. She began her training in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital and completed her residency at Boston University Medical Center, where she served as chief resident in 1997-1998. Dr. Lazar is currently Chairman of the Division of Otolaryngology at Robert Wood University Hospital Somerset, in Somerville, NJ, and she has held this position several times. She was named as one of New Jersey’s Top Docs by NJ Monthly Magazine in 2011, as one of Castle Connolly’s New York Metro Area Top Docs in 2012 and 2013, and as a Top Doc in The Star Ledger’s Inside New Jersey Top Doctors edition in 2013 and 2014.

Dr. Lazar is Board Certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, and she is a fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngology –Head and Neck Surgery. She is a member of the American Rhinologic Society, the Medical Society of New Jersey, and the New Jersey Academy of Otolaryngology and Facial Plastic Surgery.

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Jay More, MD
Neurosurgery
732-302-1720

Dr. More received his undergraduate degree from McGill University and his medical degree from New York Medical College. He completed a general surgery internship and pre-residency fellowship in neurosurgical trauma prior to his neurological surgery chief residency at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. As part of that training, Dr. More completed fellowship–level specialization in spinal reconstructive surgery under the direction of neurological and orthopedic spine surgeons. He was recruited back to New Jersey as a neurosurgeon at the NJ Neuroscience Institute at JFK Medical Center, where he was Director of Spine Surgery for eight years. During that period, he served as Clinical Associate Professor at Seton Hall School of Graduate Medical Education.

Dr. More has been distinguished as one of America’s Top Surgeons by the Consumer Research Council. He also has been acknowledged as a Top Doctor and Top Physician and recognized by Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, Outstanding Young Men of America, Mt. Sinai’s Albert Meyer Fund and McGill University’s Scarlet Key Society. Additionally, he is the recipient of the Wilder Penfield medal.

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Sudha Nahar, MD
Gastroenterologic Surgery
732-837-1600

Dr. Sudha Nahar completed her training in Internal Medicine at Hahnemann University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA.

She worked with Dr. K. Das for a year at Crohn’s and Colitis Center at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) , New Brunswick followed by fellowship in Gastroenterology and Hepatology at UMDNJ – RWJMS – New Brunswick, NJ in June of 2003.

Dr. Nahar has been involved in general research projects both as an investigator and co-investigator particularly pertaining to Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s disease, Das Antibody and Barrett’s esophagus.

She is currently on staff at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick, NJ and Saint Peters University Hospital, New Brunswick, NJ. Dr. Nahar practices in the Somerset area and is available for office and hospital consultations.

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Shail Patel, DPM
Podiatric Surgery
732-968-9494

Dr. Patel was born in London, England and raised in Melbourne, FL.  He attended The University of Florida, where he graduated Cum Laude earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology and Cell Sciences.  Dr. Patel then attended The Barry University School of Graduate Medical Sciences in Miami Shores, FL, where he received his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree.

Dr. Patel completed a three year podiatric surgical residency at Bon Secors New Jersey Health Systems in Central New Jersey.  He received extensive surgical training in reconstructive foot and ankle surgery including trauma surgery, diabetic limb salvage and pediatric reconstruction. During his residency Dr. Patel completed a certification in Foot and Ankle Arthroscopy Surgery and Extra Corporeal Shockwave Therapy.

Dr. Patel is a member of The America Podiatric Medical Association, American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. and as of July 30, 2009, Dr. Patel is Board Certified for Foot & Ankle Surgery.

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Rachana Purohit, DPM
Podiatric Surgery
732-968-9494

Dr. Rachana Purohit graduated from Rutgers University and attended the New York College of Podiatric Medicine.

Dr. Purohit completed her Residency at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Binghamton, NY and went on to do a 12 month Clinical Limb Deformity Reconstruction Fellowship at Sinai Health Systems in Baltimore, MD

Dr. Purohit is a member of the American Podiatric Medical Association and American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons.

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Andre Ross, DPM
Podiatric Surgery
732-968-9494

Andre D. Ross, DPM, specializes in podiatry, with a focus on acquired and congenital deformity correction, foot and ankle trauma, reconstructive surgery, foot and ankle sports related injuries, and arthritides of the foot and ankle.  He is a member of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons and is certified by the Arthroscopy Association of North America. 

Dr. Ross believes that cultivating a trusting patient-doctor relationship is of utmost importance. "I strive to earn my patient's trust during our time together by showing them that they are not facing this health challenge alone and that we are a team who will not rest until health and vitality are restored," he said. 

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Steven Sabin, MD
Otolaryngologic Surgery
732-238-0300

Dr. Sabin is board certified in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery.  He has been named a "Top Doctor" by New Jersey Monthly Magazine and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery.

Dr. Sabin is a Phi Beta Kappa, Summa Cum Laude graduate of Clark University.  He obtained his medical degree from UMDNJ - Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and completed his residency in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery at the SUNY - Downstate Medical Center, New York.  He is a partner with Otolaryngology Associates of Central New Jersey with offices in East Brunswick and Somerset, New Jersey.

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Brad Schaeffer, DPM
Podiatric Surgery
732-968-3833

Dr. Brad Schaeffer graduated from a highly trained surgery and emergency care residency program where not only was surgery a priority, but attending weekly seminars and lectures to further the knowledge of podiatric medicine was a top priority in order to become the best podiatrist.

Extended Education:

  • 3 Year Comprehensive Foot & Ankle Reconstruction Surgery Residency Program, Carepoint Health- Hoboken University Medical Center, Hoboken, NJ

  • Doctor of Podiatric Medicine; TUSPM, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • Major: Bachelor of Science

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Stephen Schneider, MD
Orthopedic Surgery
732-469-6160

Dr. Stephen Schneider is a board certified orthopedic surgeon who has practiced in the Somerville, Bound Brook and New Brunswick areas since 1978.  He did his orthopedic training at NYU Medical Center in New York.  He  is on the staff of Robert Wood Johnson- Somerset in Somerville, N.J. where he takes emergency room calls and does many of his elective surgical procedures. He also maintains privileges at St. Peters University Medical Center and at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, where he performs trauma surgery and is on the active staff.  He is a Clinical Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at UMDNJ in New Brunswick. Dr. Schneider is also a partner in and performs surgery at Raritan Valley Surgery Center in Somerset, N.J.  Fluent in Spanish, he enjoys treating and conversing with the Hispanic patients he sees in the hospitals and the office.  Married with three children and a grandchild, he enjoys golf, traveling, history and spending time with family.

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Thangamani Seenivasan, MD
General Surgery
908-722-0030

A talented young oncology surgeon, Dr. Seenivasan uses cutting-edge technology to provide the highest level of cancer care, and is gratified to be named a New Jersey Monthly Top Doctor so early in his career.  Specializing in advanced laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Seenivasan is one of a select group of surgeons using this technique to treat colon cancer.  A Diplomat of the America Board of Surgery, he is director of surgical oncology at the Steeplechase Cancer Center at Somerset Medical Center.  He completed his residency in general surgery at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, and a fellowship in surgical oncology at the University of Pittsburgh.

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Harris Shaikh, MD
Pain Management
732-659-9900

Harris Shaikh, MD, is triple-board certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology – Pain Medicine, American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA) and American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM). He completed his fellowship in pain management at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s and Mount Sinai Roosevelt. His residency and internship were completed at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School (formerly UMDNJ) and Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

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John Suh, DPM
Podiatric Surgery
732-968-9494

John Y. Suh, DPM, specializes in all aspects of foot and ankle care.

Dr. Suh is the coauthor of articles that are published in the prestigious, peer-reviewed scientific journals Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association and Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery

Dr. Suh is an accomplished pianist. When he is not working with his patients, he enjoys playing piano and guitar, running, snowboarding, and traveling.

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Alen Tar, DPM
Podiatric Surgery
201-659-5222

Dr. Alen Tar graduated from Rutgers University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences and went on to graduate from New York College of Podiatric Medicine in New York as a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine.

His Residency was a Roger Williams Medical in Providence, Rhode Island and has presented at an ACFAS seminar in January 2009 and also at the Rheumatology Conference in February 2008.

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Marco Ucciferri, DPM
Podiatric Surgery
732-968-9494

Dr. Ucciferri was born in Italy and raised in Ney Jersey.  He attended Widner University where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in biology.  He attended Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine in Philadelphia, where he obtained his Doctor of Podiatric medicine degree.

Dr. Ucciferri completed a four year podiatric surgical residency at Temple University Hospital and Children's Hospital.  He received certification in ankle arthroscopy.  During his residency he received extensive training in trauma surgery and reconstructive surgery.

Dr. Ucciferri is board certified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of foot and Ankle Surgery.

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Peter Wishnie, DPM
Podiatric Surgery
732-968-3833

Dr. Peter Wishnie is Board Certified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery and Certified in Cryosurgery. He is also Board Certified by the American Board of Podiatric Orthopedics and Associate, American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine. 
   
Extensive Education:
"A doctor's education is vital to the quality of care he provides. That's why I keep studying and developing new procedures. This means my patients can expect nothing but the best."

      ° B.A. in Biology: The State University of New York at Stony Brook
      ° B.A. in Medical Sciences: The California College of Podiatric Medicine
      ° Doctor of Podiatric Medicine: The California College of Podiatric Medicine
      ° Residency in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery: Parsons Hospital, Flushing, NY
      ° Fellowship in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery: Hadassah University Medical Center

 

 

 

 

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