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Emergency Medicine Residency Faculty

Morristown Medical Center's Emergency Medicine Residency faculty includes:

* Dan Wiener, MD, FACEP
Chairman, Department of Emergency Medicine, Morristown Medical Center
Attending, Department of Emergency Medicine and Department of Internal Medicine
Interests: Quality improvement, Patient Satisfaction, Utilization  of imaging in the ED
Medical School: Boston University
Residency: Bronx Municipal Hospital Center - Emergency Medicine, North Shore University Hospital - Internal Medicine
Board-certification: ABEM, ABIM
Faculty Member Since: 2017

Michael Silverman, MD, FACEP, FACP
Interim Chairman, Department of Emergency Medicine, Morristown Medical Center
Attending, Department of Emergency Medicine and Department of Internal Medicine
Interests: resident education, hyperbaric medicine and geriatrics
Medical School: New York Medical College
Residency: Medical Center of Delaware – Christiana Care Center (EM/IM)
Board-certification: ABEM, ABIM and UHM
Faculty Member Since: 1999 

* Michael Gerardi, MD, FAAP, FACEP
Director, Pediatric Emergency Services, Atlantic Health System
Attending, Department of Emergency Medicine, Morristown Medical Center
Interests: pediatric emergency medicine (PEM), headaches, clinical pathways, systems
integration, patient satisfaction
Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine
Residency: Emory University
Board-certification: American Board of Pediatrics (ABP), ABEM, PEM, ABIM
Faculty Member Since: 1992

*John Allegra, MD, PhD, FACEP
Research Director, Department of Emergency Medicine, Morristown Medical Center
Attending, Department of Emergency Medicine
Interests: research, evidence-based medicine, cardiopulmonary disease, emergency medicine ultrasound, health care policy
Medical School: University of Miami School of Medicine
Residency: University of Colorado Medical Center
Board-certification: ABEM
Faculty Member Since: 1975

Marilyn Althoff, MD, FACEP
Attending, Department of Emergency Medicine, Morristown Medical Center
Interests: hyperbaric medicine, resident clinical skills, airway management
Medical School: University of Maryland
Residency: Medical College of Pennsylvania (EM)
Fellowship: Medical College of Pennsylvania (hyperbaric medicine)
Board-certification: ABEM and Undersea Hyperbaric Medicine (UHM)
Faculty Member Since: 1989

* Christopher Amato, MD, FACEP, FAAP
Pediatric Fellowship Director, Department of Emergency Medicine, Morristown Medical Center
Director, Atlantic Health System PALS
Attending, Department of Emergency Medicine
Interests: PEM, pediatric toxicology, fluid and electrolyte management, pediatric asthma, pediatric psychiatry
Medical School: University of Maryland
Residency: University of Maryland
Fellowship: Brown University – Hasbro Children’s Hospital (PEM)
Board-certification: ABP
Faculty Member Since: 2000

Mei-Yung Chan, MD
Attending Physician, Department of Emergency Medicine, Morristown Medical Center
Interests: clinical education
Medical School: University of Medicine & Dentistry – NJ Medical School (Newark, NJ)
Residency: Morristown Medical Center (EM)
Board-Certification: ABEM
Faculty Member Since: 2005

* David Castillo, DO
Clerkship Director, Mentor Student Director, Morristown Medical Center
Attending, Department of Emergency Medicine
Interests: resident education
Medical School: University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: Morristown Medical Center
Boarding: ABEM
Faculty Member Since: 2010

Mario Cosenza, DO, FACEP, FACOEP
Attending, Department of Emergency Medicine, Morristown Medical Center
Interests: PEM, procedural sedation
Medical School: University of Des Moines College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: Saint Barnabas Medical Center (EM)
Fellowship: Albert Einstein College of Medicine – Jacobi Medical Center (PEM)
Board-certification: American Board of Osteopathic Emergency Medicine (ABOEM)
Faculty Member Since: 1996

* Frederick Fiesseler, DO, FACEP
Program Director, Emergency Medicine Residency Program, Morristown Medical Center
Attending Physician, Department of Emergency Medicine
Medical Student Director, Department of Emergency Medicine
Attending, Department of Emergency Medicine
Interests: hyperbaric medicine, ACLS, headache studies
Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: Morristown Medical
Board-certification: ABEM
Faculty Member Since: 1997

* Barnet Eskin, MD, PhD, FACEP
Associate Research Director, Department of Emergency Medicine, Morristown Medical Center
Attending, Department of Emergency Medicine
Interests: evidence-based medicine, epidemiology of disease
Medical School: University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey – NJ Medical School
Residency: Morristown Medical (EM)
Board-certification: ABEM
Faculty Member Since: 1991

* David C. Feldman, MD
Director, Emegency Medicine Services Fellowship, Morristown Medical Center
Attending Physician, Department of Emergency Medicine
Interests: clinical education, EMS, disaster medicine, trauma
Medical School: University of Medicine & Dentistry, NJ Medical School (Newark, NJ)
Residency: Morristown Medical Center (EM)
Fellowship: Morristown Medical Center (EMS)
Board-Certification: Board Prepared (ABEM)
Faculty Member Since: 2014

* Steve Gohsler, MD, FACEP
Assistant Program Director, Department of Emergency Medicine, Morristown Medical Center
Attending Physician, Department of Emergency Medicine
Interests: emergency medicine radiology, trauma
Medical School: Medical College of Pennsylvania
Residency: Medical College of Pennsylvania
Board-certification: ABEM
Faculty Member Since: 2004

Andrew Graziano, MD
Assistant Director, Department of Emergency Medicine, Morristown Medical Center
Attending Physician, Department of Emergency Medicine
Interests: ultrasound, clinical education
Medical School: University of Medicine & Dentistry – NJ Medical School
Residency: Morristown Medical Center (EM)
Fellowship: Morristown Medical Center (ultrasound)
Board-certification: ABEM
Faculty Member Since: 2015

Oliver Hung, MD, FACEP
Attending, Department of Emergency Medicine, Morristown Medical Center
Interests: herbal medicine, clinical toxicology
Medical School: Boston University School of Medicine
Residency: New York University Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital Center
Fellowship: New York City Poison Control
Board-certification: ABEM, medical toxicology; ABEM sub-specialty, hyperbaric oxygen therapy
Faculty Member Since: 1999

Timothy Johnson, MD
Attending, Department of Emergency Medicine, Morristown Medical Center
Interests: resident education, French, Spanish, public health, critical care, emergency ultrasound
Medical School: University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
Residency: Long Island Jewish - EM/IM/CC
Board-certification: ABEM - Emergency Medicine, ABIM - Internal Medicine & Critical Care
Faculty Member Since: 2016

* Neeraja Kairam, MD
Assistant Director, Department of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Morristown Medical Center
Attending, Department of Emergency Medicine
Interests:  pediatrics, research, resident and fellow education
Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine
Residency:  Morristown Medical Center (PED)
Fellowship: Morristown Medical Center (PEM)
Boarding: ABP
Faculty Member Since: 2003

Kathryn Kirsch, MD
Simulation Director, Department of Emergency Medicine, Morristown Medical Center
Attending Physician, Department of Emergency Medicine
Interests: physician wellness, clinical reasoning, resident mentorship
Medical School: Stanford University School of Medicine
Residency: Temple University Hospital
Board-certification: ABEM Board Eligible
Faculty Member Since: 2016

Mark Mandell, MD, FACEP
Attending, Department of Emergency Medicine (EM), Morristown Medical Center
Interests: clinical biostatistics, epidemiology, injury control, computers in EM
Medical School: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Residency: Mayo Clinic
Board-certification: American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM) and American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM)
Faculty Member Since: 1981

Kevin McSherry, MD, FACEP, FAAP
Attending, Department of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Morristown Medical Center
Interests: pediatrics
Medical School: State University of New York (SUNY) Downstate Medical Center
Residency: Schneider Children's Hospital of Long Island Jewish Medical Center
Fellowship: Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center
Board-certification: ABP
Faculty Member Since: 2006

Hetal Patel, MD, RDMS
Attending, Department of Emergency Medicine, Morristown Medical Center
Interests: ultrasound
Medical School: University of Medicine & Dentistry – NJ Medical School
Residency: Morristown Medical (EM)
Fellowship: Morristown Medical (ultrasound)
Board-certification: ABEM
Faculty Member Since: 2003

Amy Patwa, DO, RDMS
Director, Emergency Ultrasound, Morristown Medical Center
Attending, Department of Emergency Medicine
Clinical Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
Thomas Jefferson School of Medicine
Interests:  emergency medicine ultrasound, clinical education, simulation lab
Medical School: New York College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: North Shore University Hospital (EM)
Fellowship: North Shore University Hospital (US)
Board-Certification: ABEM
Faculty Member Since: 2013

Albert Ritter, MD, FACEP
Medical Director, Atlantic Ambulance Corporation
Attending, Department of Emergency Medicine, Morristown Medical Center
EMS Coordinator, Atlantic Health System
Interests: clinical instruction, trauma, EMS
Medical School: New York Medical College
Residency: Morristown Medical (EM)
Board-certification: ABEM
Faculty Member Since: 1996

David Salo, MD, PhD, FACEP
Attending, Department of Emergency Medicine, Morristown Medical Center
Interests: research
Medical School: Albany Medical College
Residency: Albany Medical College
Board-certification: ABEM
Faculty Member Since: 2005

Paul A. Szucs, MD, FACEP
Attending, Emergency Medicine Residency Program, Morristown Medical Center
Attending, Department of Emergency Medicine
Interests: clinical instruction, hyperbaric medicine, ophthalmology, pain management, airway management, clinical decision rules, EMS, emergency medicine ultrasound
Medical School: University of California – San Francisco
Residency: Columbia University (IM), Albert Einstein College of Medicine – Jacobi Medical Center (EM)
Fellowship: City of New York (EMS)
Board-certification: ABEM
Faculty Member Since: 1995

* Brian Walsh, MD, MBA, FACEP
Associate Program Director, Department of Emergency Medicine, Morristown Medical Center
Attending Physician, Department of Emergency Medicine
Director, Emergency Medicine Services (EMS) Fellowship
Interests: EMS, research, resident education
Medical School: University of Missouri – Columbia School of Medicine
Residency: Morristown Medical (EM)
Fellowship: Morristown Medical (EMS)
Board-certification: ABEM
Faculty Member Since: 2000

Sabina Kriss, MD
Attending Physician, Department of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Morristown Medical Center
Interests:
Medical School: Stonybrook University
Residency:
Fellowship:
Board-certification:
Faculty Member Since:

Ursula Laskowski Koz, MD
Attending Physician, Department of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Morristown Medical Center
Interests: Bedside Ultrasound, out of hospital pediatric cardiac arrest
Medical School: Jagiellonian University, Krakow Poland
Residency: Brown University, Hasbro Children's Hospital, Providence RI
Fellowship: Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Newark NJ
Board-certification: American Board of Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatric Emergency Medicine 
Faculty Member Since: 2016

Masha Akhavan, MD
Attending Physician, Department of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Morristown Medical Center
Interests: Toxicology, Pediatric Injury Prevention, Community outreach
Medical School: Stony Brook School of Medicine
Residency: Jacobi Medical Center
Fellowship: Cohen Children’s Medical Center/ NSLIJ
Board-certification: Pediatrics/ Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Faculty Member Since: May 2016

* Denotes core faculty