Student Family Health Care Center

   Student Family Health Care Center


The Student Family Health Center (SFHCC), or "the student clinic," is one of the oldest institutions at Rutgers.  Established after the 1967 riots to meet the needs of the medically underserved, this student-run clinic offers free, quality health care to the Newark community.  Services include physical examinations, chronic disease management, gynecological care, and psychological counseling.  All services are provided by volunteer medical students under the supervision of board-certified family physicians.

The clinic is located on the Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences -Newark campus.  It is open Tuesday and Thursday evenings, and office visits are scheduled by appointment.  Walk-ins are accepted if time permits.  There is no charge for an office visit; however, patients may be billed for laboratory and diagnostic services.  A charity care program is available for those who do not have the ability to pay for these services. 

Doctor's Office Center (DOC), Suite 0300

90 Bergen Street

PO Box 1709

Newark, NJ  07101

To schedule an appointment, please call:


You can reach the clinic on Tuesdays and Thursdays after 5:30pm by calling:


For students, the SFHCC provides direct patient contact to enhance clinical skills, focus on the doctor-patient relationship, lead student teams, and interact with a diverse group of attending physicians throughout all four years of medical school. 

If you are a student, you can access the SFHCC tab under Syndergist once you have created a Syndergist account and registered for the SFHCC non-credit elective.

SFHCC is supervised by our Faculty Advisor, Dr. Torian Easterling.

SFHCC is led by a group of NJMS students of all years.

4th -year Clinic Directors: Natasha Piracha, Bunmi Olaloye, Peter Jin, Daphne Kontos, Pamela Janairo, Chelsea Brower, Matt Stuart, Justyna Marcinow, Nina Harkhani, Max Martinez


3rd -year SFHCC Directors: Scott Pasichow, Tian Xia, Kevin Chen, ZachTraino, Hussam Eltoukhy, Jonathan Lee, Awani Donthireddy, Tapan Patel, Komal Patel

3rd -year Fairmont Clinic Directors: Shital Shah, Eisha Chopra

2nd -year SFHCC Liaisons: Theresa Askander, Alicja Zalewski

1st -year SFHCC Representatives: (to be decided in fall)

Professional SFHCC studetns work with: departmental faculty physicians at NJMS and outside physicians who volunteer as attending physicians.  Our current attending physicians include:

  • David Cennimo, MD.

  • Martiza DelaRosa, M.D.

  • Kathyann Duncan, MD.

  • Ada Emuwa, M.D.
  • Michael Gerstmann, M.D.
  • Emily Gordon, M.D.
  • Janine Grayson, MD.

  • Chen Ya Huang, M.D.
  • Torian Easterling, MD.
  • Sandra Scott, MD.
  • Noa'a Shimoni, MD.
  • Hugh Snyder, MD.
  • Karma Warren, MD.

Major Events of SFHCC:

  • Clinic is open Tuesday and Thursdays, 5:30-8pm.  A third year medical student gives a lecture on a relevant health topic at 5:30pm in the MSB lecture hall. 

  • Patient-education on a health topic is given to the clinic patients on the first Tuesday of each month. 

  • Vital Signs Training for incoming first-year students is during Orientation Week.

More information for patients, students, donations, and contacts can be found at our clinic website. Please visit


Faculty Advisor: Dr. Torian Easterling

Chair: Alicja Zalewski ( and Teresa Askander (