General Surgery Division


The Division of General Surgery provides specialized services in the field of digestive disease surgery, including surgery of the liver, pancreas, biliary tract, stomach, colon, and rectum, as well as treatment of inflammatory bowel disease.  Faculty members in the division have special expertise in complex hernia repairs and abdominal wall reconstruction, and surgery of the endocrine glands, including the thyroid and parathyroid.  When clinically appropriate, minimally invasive surgical techniques are used to enhance the patient recovery time.

Another unique area of specialty is the medical and surgical therapy of surgical infections and chronic and acute wounds, including enteric fistulas. The faculty are proficient in the latest techniques of minimally invasive surgery and laparoscopic and robotic techniques.  The Division also offers expertise in the area of bloodless surgery and medicine.  Patients requiring re-operative or complex surgery are particularly welcomed for referral.


Meet Our Faculty

Shapiro

Michael Shapiro, MD

Interim Chief, Professor of Surgery

Melissa Alvarez-Downing, MD

Melissa Alvarez-Downing, MD

Assistant Professor

Nina Glass MD

Nina Glass, MD

Associate Professor

     
gore

Amy Gore

Assistant Professor

Baburao Koneru, MD

Baburao Koneru, MD

Professor of Surgery

Aziz Merchant MD

Aziz M. Merchant, MD

Associate Professor

     
Sheikh

Fariha Sheikh

Assistant Professor

Aziz Merchant MD

Wei Wei Zhang

RBHS Instructor

 
     
     
     
     

General Surgery Contacts

Christine Cesareo, Admin Support
Adriana I. Suarez-Ligon, MD
(973) 972-5501
Email: cesarech@njms.rutgers.edu

Rimi Dhar, Admin Support
Nina Glass, MD
(973) 972-6763
Email: rd966@njms.rutgers.edu

Regina Tyson, Admin Support
(973) 972-5017
Email: tysonre@njms.rutgers.edu

Amy Gore, MD
Fariha Sheikh, MD
Wei Wei Zhang, MD
(973) 972-5017
Email: tysonre@njms.rutgers.edu

Theresa Stephens, Admin Support
Melissa Alvarez-Downing, MD
Aziz M. Merchant, MD
Baburao Koneru, MD
(973) 972-6639
Email: stepheth@njms.rutgers.edu