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Medical Team at Pulmonary & Allergy Associates

Pulmonary & Allergy Associates is a medical practice in Northern New Jersey for adult and pediatric interventional and non-interventional pulmonology, sleep disorders, allergies and immunology, critical care and clinical research. Our dedicated staff includes board-certified physicians, registered and advanced practical nurses, respiratory therapists and a clinical research team that has led dozens of pharmaceutical research studies.

We focus on comprehensive treatment, patient education and creating a comfortable environment where we take the opportunity to get to know each and every patient. In addition, our physicians routinely provide residency and fellowship training in pulmonary medicine at local area hospitals.

Our physicians see patients at Chilton Medical CenterMorristown Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center. They are affiliated with Atlantic Medical Group and are participating providers of Atlantic Accountable Care Organization.

Allergists & Immunologists

Donatella Graffino, MD 
Board Certifications: Pediatrics and Allergy and Immunology
Specialty: Allergy and Immunology and Pediatrics
Interests: Immunotherapy, Clinical Immunology, Asthma and Food Allergies
Medical Education: University of Padova, Italy
Fellowship: UMDNJ
Residency: Overlook Medical Center

John Oppenheimer, MD
Board Certifications: Pediatrics and Allergy and Immunology
Specialty: Allergies and Asthma
Medical Education: Temple University
Fellowship: National Jewish Center for Immunology and Medicine
Residency: Robert Wood Johnson University

Meet Our Advanced Practice Nurse:

Joy Sawicki, APN

Joy Sawicki, APN
Board Certifications:
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Specialty: Pulmonary Medicine
Medical Education: Georgetown University

Pulmonary Medicine & Critical Care Specialists

Federico Cerrone, MD
President and Managing Partner 
Board Certifications:
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Sleep Medicine
Specialty: Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Sleep Medicine
Interests: Sleep Medicine and Pulmonary Medicine
Medical Education: Georgetown University School of Medicine
Fellowship: Georgetown University Medical Center
Residency: Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Christopher DeCotiis, MD
Board Certifications: Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Specialty: Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Interests: Lung Nodules, Critical Care Medicine, COPD, Asthma
Medical Education: New Jersey Medical School
Fellowship: New York University Pulmonary/Critical Care
Residency: Georgetown University Hospital Internal Medicine

Edward Dimitry, Jr., MD
Board Certifications: Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Specialty: Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Interests: Asthma, Sarcoidosis, COPD, Interstitial Lung Disease
Medical Education: Hahnemann University
Fellowship: Hahnemann University Hospital
Residency: Hahnemann University Hospital

Matthew Epstein, MD
Board Certifications:
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Sleep Medicine
Specialty:
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Sleep Medicine
Interests:
Sleep Disordered Breathing, Pulmonary Disease
Medical Education: McGill University
Fellowship: NYU University School of Medicine
Residency: The Graduate Hospital

Carolina Pinzon Escobar, MD

Carolina Pinzon Escobar, MD
Board Certifications:
 Critical Care Medicine
Specialty: Critical Care Medicine
Medical Education: Ross University School of Medicine
Fellowship: Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
Residency: Overlook Medical Center

Sean Fedyna, MD

Sean Fedyna, MD
Board Certifications:
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care Medicine
Specialty: Critical Care Medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care, Pulmonology
Interests: Pulmonary Medicine
Medical Education: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Fellowship: Columbia University Medical Center
Residency: 
Columbia University Medical Center

Chaitali Gupte, MD
Board Certifications: Pulmonary Medicine
Specialty: Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Interests: Critical Care, Interventional Pulmonology
Medical Education: Dr. D.Y. Patil Medical School
Residency: Overlook Medical Center
Fellowship: Newark Beth Israel Medical Center

Keval Joshi, MD

Keval Joshi, MD
Board Certifications: Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Specialty: Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Interests: Critical Care Medicine
Medical Education: B J Medical College
Fellowship: SUNY Downstate
Residency: Lutheran Medical Center

Nisha Kotecha, MD
Board Certifications: Pulmonary Medicine & Critical Care Medicine
Specialty: Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine
Interests: Asthma, COPD, Sarcoidosis & Sepsis
Medical Education: Topiwala National Medical College, Mumbai, India
Fellowship: Mount Sinai St. Luke's
Residency:  Overlook Medical Center

Daniel Markley, MD
Board Certifications:
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Specialty:
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Interests:
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Medical Education:
Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Fellowship:
Mount Sinai Medical Center
Residency:
Brown University

Erwin Oei, MD
Board Certifications: Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Specialty: Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Interests: Pulmonary Hypertension, COPD, Interstitial Lung Disease and Sarcoidosis
Medical Education: University of Medicine & Dentistry Robert Wood Johnson Medical Center
Fellowship: Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Residency: Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Washington University School of Medicine

Bhavi Patel, MD

Bhavi Patel, MD
Board Certifications:
 Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Specialty: Critical Care Medicine
Medical Education: Drexel University College of Medicine
Fellowship: Cooper Hospital, University Medical Center
Residency: Cooper University Hospital

Robert Restifo, DO
Board Certifications: Pulmonary Medicine
Specialty: Pulmonary Disease
Interests: Interventional Pulmonology, Minimally Invasive Diagnostic Techniques
Medical Education: UMDNJ
Fellowship: UMDNJ
Residency: UMDNJ

Meet Our Physician Assistant:

Louis Jay messano III, PA-C

Louis Jay Messano III, PA-C
Board Certifications:
Pulmonary Medicine
Specialty: Pulmonary Medicine
Interests: Pulmonary Medicine
Medical Education: University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey and Seton Hall University

Frederic Scoopo, MD
Board Certifications:
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Pediatrics
Specialty: Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Interests: Pulmonary Fibrosis, COPD, Asthma and Cystic Fibrosis
Medical Education: University of Connecticut
Fellowship: Hahnemann University Hospital
Residency: Morristown Medical Center

Chirag Shah, MD
Board Certifications: Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Specialty: Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Interests: COPD, Sarcoidosis, Asthma, Pulmonary Hypertension
Medical Education: University of Missouri
Fellowship: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Residency: Barnes-Jewish Hospital at Washington University Medical Center

David Sousa, MD

David Sousa, MD
Board Certifications:
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Specialty:
Critical Care and Pulmonary Medicine
Interests:
Sepsis, Quality Improvement and Medical Education
Medical Education:
Boston University School of Medicine
Fellowship:
Mount Sinai Medical Center
Residency:
Mount Sinai Medical Center

Robert Sussman, MD
Board Certifications: Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Specialty:
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Interests:
Asthma, COPD, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Chronic Cough and Lung Nodules
Medical Education:
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Fellowship:
Bellevue Hospital, NYU Medical Center
Residency:
Montefiore Medical Center

Andrew Toscano, MD
Board Certifications:
Pulmonary Medicine
Specialty:
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Interests:
Lung Nodules, Critical Care Medicine, COPD, Asthma, Impact of Amiodarone Therapy
Medical Education:
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
Fellowship:
University of Maryland Medical Center
Residency:
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Kathryn Waksmundzki Silva, MD

Kathryn Waksmundzki-Silva, MD
Board Certifications:
 Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease
Specialty: Critical Care Medicine
Medical Education: Saint Georges University School of Medicine
Fellowship: UMass Memorial Medical Center
Residency: Penn State University - College of Medicine

Meet Our Advanced Practice Nurse:

Joy Sawicki, APN

Joy Sawicki, APN
Board Certifications:
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Specialty: Pulmonary Medicine
Medical Education: Georgetown University

Sleep Medicine Specialists

Federico Cerrone, MD
Board Certifications: Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Sleep Medicine
Specialty: Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Sleep Medicine
Interests: Sleep Medicine and Pulmonary Medicine
Medical Education: Georgetown University School of Medicine
Fellowship: Georgetown University Medical Center
Residency: Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Matthew Epstein, MD
Board Certifications: Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Sleep Medicine
Specialty: Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Sleep Medicine
Interests: Sleep Disordered Breathing, Pulmonary Disease
Medical Education: McGill University
Fellowship: New York University School of Medicine
Residency: The Graduate Hospital

Louis Jay messano III, PA-C

Kalpeshkumar P Patel, MD
Board Certifications:
Family Medicine
Specialty: Sleep Medicine
Interests: Sleep Medicine and Pulmonary Medicine
Medical Education: Government Guru Gobind Singh Medical College
Fellowship: Seton Hall Post Graduate School of Medicine
Residency: Conemaugh Memorial Hospital

Matthew Hewston, DO

Matthew Hewston, DO
Board Certifications: Internal Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, Pulmonary Disease
Specialty:  Sleep Medicine
Medical Education: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
Fellowship: Wayne State University
Residency: Allegheny General Hospital

Pulmonary and Allergy Associates Locations

Bridgewater

1125 Route 22 West

Suite 155

Bridgewater, NJ 08807

FAX 973-540-0472

Monday to Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm

FAX 973-540-0472

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm Tuesday 8:00am to 7:00pm Saturday: 9:00 to 11:00am

FAX 908-934-0556

Monday 8:00am to 7:00pm Tuesday to Friday: 8:00am to 5:00pm

FAX 973-379-6181

Monday to Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm