Faculty - Division of Academic Medicine, Geriatrics & Community Programs

Faculty


Natale

Ana Natale-Pereira, MD
Division Director
Associate Professor


 

Bdiiwi

Shahed Abbasi, MD
Assistant Professor


 

Aluya

Nelson Aluya, MD
Assistant Professor


 

 

Suzanne Atkin, MD

Associate Professor


 

Ayyala

Manasa Ayyala, MD
Assistant Professor


Dr. Ayyala is an Assistant Professor of Medicine who joins the Division of General Internal Medicine as a Primary Care Physician. She earned both her undergraduate (Magna Cum Laude) and Medical Degree at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Ayyala completed her Residency training at the Rhode Island Hospital/Alpert Medical School of Brown University, and a Fellowship in General Internal Medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her research focuses on medical student and resident education on community engagement to better understand and integrate health equity and social determinants of health. She is Board Certified in Internal Medicine.

 

Bdiiwi

Sanaa Bdiiwi, MD
Assistant Professor


 

 

Lawrence Budnick, MD

Associate Professor


 

Castro

Dorothy Castro, MD

Assistant Professor


 

Chauhan

Chetankumar Chauhan, MD
Assistant Professor


Dr. Chauhan is an Assistant Professor of Medicine who joins the Division of General Internal Medicine as a Hospitalist. Dr. Chauhan received his medical degree from Smt. N.H.L. Municipal Medical College in India, Dr. Chauhan went on to complete an MPH in Epidemiology and Biostatistics at New York Medical College. He completed his residency training at McLaren Regional Medical Center at Michigan State University in 2012, and began working as an Attending Physician with the Saint Francis Medical Group of the University of Connecticut, as well as a Hospitalist in the Charlotte Hungerford Hospital in Torrington, CT. In his free time he contributes as an Academic Hospitalist at Trinitas Regional Medical Center, here in Elizabeth, NJ.

 

Doshi

Dhvani Doshi, MD
Assistant Professor


Dr. Doshi is an Assistant Professor of Medicine who joins the Division of General Internal Medicine as a Primary Care Physician. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Rutgers University, New Brunswick and her Medical Degree from UMDNJ-RWJMS. She simultaneously achieved an MPH from Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia. Dr. Doshi completed her Internal Medicine Residency at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, in the well-recognized Primary Care Track. While in school and training, Dr. Doshi was inducted in the Gold Humanism Honor Society, and received the Silver Apple Resident Teaching Award. Following her training, she worked in the Settlement Health Clinic, an FQHC in NYC, as a primary care physician; and continue on to Maryland, where she worked as a hospitalist at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in Baltimore. Her research focus has been lung cancer screening in primary care, quality improvement and community outreach. Dr. Doshi is Board Certified in Internal Medicine.

 

Eyzner

Igor Eyzner, DO
Assistant Professor


Dr. Eyzner is an Assistant Professor of Medicine, who joins the Division of General Medicine as a Hospitalist. He completed his undergraduate studies at New York University and received his medical degree from the New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Eyzner completed his residency training at NJMS-Department of Medicine, where he is regarded as an excellent resident, receiving Intern of the Month and Resident of the Month awards multiple times. He has multiple presentations over the course of his training, and has been recognized for his teaching skills.

 

Farooqui

Ozer Farooqui, MD
Assistant Professor


Dr. Farooqui is an Assistant Professor of Medicine, who joins the Division of General Internal Medicine as a Hospitalist. He is a board certified Internist, who graduated from the Shadan Institute of Medical Sciences in Hyderabad, India with a MBBS degree in 2011, and completed his Residency at the Flushing Hospital Center in Queens, New York.

 

Fayngersh

Alla Fayngersh, MD
Assistant Professor


 

 

Robert Fede, MD

Assistant Professor


 

Fernandez

Enoc Fernandez, MD
Assistant Professor


 

Feurdean

Mirela Feurdean, MD
Assistant Professor


 

Gerges

Jocelyn Gerges, MD
Assistant Professor


Dr. Gerges is an Assistant Professor of Medicine who joins the Division of General Internal Medicine as a Hospitalist. Having earned an undergraduate degree in Cell Biology and Neuroscience at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, Dr. Gerges received her medical degree at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School at Rutgers in Piscataway, NJ. She completed her residency at University of Maryland Medical Center and the Baltimore VA Medical Center.

 

Gordon

Emily Gordon, MD

Assistant Professor


 

Herrera

Iris Herrera, MD

Assistant Professor


 

Jaker

Michael Jaker, MD

Associate Professor


 

 

Neil Kothari, MD

Associate Professor


 

Matassa

Daniel Matassa, MD
Assistant Professor


Dr. Matassa is an Assistant Professor of Medicine who joins the Division of General Internal Medicine as the Associate Program Director for the Internal Medicine Residency Program, and as Primary Care Physician. He completed his Bachelor of Arts in Biology at La Salle University in Philadelphia, where he graduated Maxima Cum Laude, and received his Medical Degree at UMDNJ in Newark, NJ, where he was awarded the Humanism Scholarship Award, the Jacob Dreskin Award, and was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Society. Dr. Matassa completed his Residency in Internal Medicine at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School and was also Chief Resident. As a resident, he received multiple Golden Apple Nominations for his teaching performance, as well as Intern of the month recognition in multiple occasions. Dr. Matassa is Board Certified in Internal Medicine.

 

Patel

Sunil Patel, MD

Assistant Professor


 

Pergament

Kathleen Pergament, DO, MPH
Assistant Professor


 

Quadrel

Mark Quadrel, MD
Assistant Professor


 

 

Dennis Quinlan, MD

Associate Professor


 

Sadi-Ali

Vajeeha Sadi-Ali, MD
Assistant Professor


 

 

Maria Soto-Greene, MD

Professor


 

 

Yolette Sterling-Jean, MD

Physician Specialist


 

Yoon

Kaylen Yoon, MD
Assistant Professor


Dr. Yoon is an Assistant Professor of Medicine, who joins the Division of General Internal Medicine as a Hospitalist. A native of South Korea, Dr. Yoon completed her undergraduate studies at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, and returned home to do a Research Fellowship in Cardiovascular Imaging, at the Samsung Medical Center in Seoul, Korea. She received her Medical Degree from the Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, Australia, and returned to the United States where she completed her residency at the Mercy Saint Vincent Medical Center in Toledo, Ohio.