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Faculty

Our core faculty members are excellent clinician educators. Mentoring and advising residents remain our top priority.

Sharen Anghel, MD, SFHM

Sharen Anghel, MD, SFHM
Chairwoman, Department of Medicine

Dr. Anghel is the Chairwoman of Medicine at Overlook Medical Center. She completed her internship and residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in 2007 before joining the faculty in the Internal Medicine Residency at Overlook. Her roles prior to assuming the Chair of Medicine in 2018 included Medical Student Clerkship Director, followed by leader of the Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Curriculum, and ultimately the Medical Director of our Atlantic Medical Group Hospital Medicine Group. She is a Senior Fellow in Hospital Medicine and is actively involved in that society with professional interests including mentorship, quality and patient safety, and program development. She attends on the inpatient teaching service 12 weeks/year. Her outside interests include reading, traveling, and spending time with her family.

Karlene D Williams, MD, FACP

Karlene D Williams, MD, FACP 
Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency Program

Dr. Williams is the Program Director for the Internal Medicine Residency Program.  She received her medical degree from Howard University in Washington, DC and completed a combined internal medicine/pediatrics residency including a chief residency year at St. Vincent’s Hospital and Medical Center in New York City.  Dr. Williams teaches Quality Improvement and actively mentors residents and faculty in the longitudinal Quality Improvement curriculum at Overlook Medical Center.  Her professional interests include Transitions of Care, Quality Improvement and Cultural Competency.  Dr. Williams is a member of the Society of Hospital Medicine and a Fellow in the American College of Physicians. She has served as the lead faculty mentor for the Committee of Interns and Resident (CIR) Pilot Quality Improvement Clinic and helped develop the online Quality Improvement Training Modules for that organization’s Policy Education Initiative.  Outside of work she enjoys travelling with her family and participates in medical mission trips to Haiti.

Gina LaCapra, MD, FACP

Gina LaCapra, MD, FACP
Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency Program


Dr. LaCapra attended UMDNJ – New Jersey Medical School and completed her internal medicine residency at UMDNJ–Cooper Hospital University Medical Center. She came to Overlook Medical Center in 2004 and serves as the Director of Perioperative Services and the Medical Leader for the inpatient hip fracture service.  She enjoys resident teaching and mentorship and is the faculty lead for the Wellness Committee.  Dr. LaCapra is a Fellow in the ACP, Faculty Mentor for the NJ ACP Resident Committee, Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at the Sidney Kimmel College of Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University. She has won several awards during her time at Overlook including Resident Mentor of the Year, Resident Champion and the Physician Excellence Award. Her outside interests include travelling to various beaches throughout the world, dog training, and spending time with family.

Eve Benvenuti, MD

Eve Benvenuti, MD
Ambulatory Care Preceptor


Dr. Benvenuti graduated from New York University School of Medicine and completed her internal medicine residency training at SUNY Health Sciences Center at Syracuse, NY.  Prior to joining Overlook Medical Center in 1993, she worked at the Harvard Community Health Plan, the Hitchcock Clinic, and the Muhlenberg Hospital.  Dr. Benvenuti currently serves as a preceptor for the residents at the Atlantic Medical Group Internal Medicine Residency Practice at Union where her primary academic interest is outpatient/preventive medicine. Dr. Benvenuti has received several teaching awards.  She loves reading, traveling and doing cross-stitch.

Dawn Calamari-Brinkrode, DO, FACOI

Dawn Calamari-Brinkrode, DO, FACOI
Physician ACO Liaison, Atlantic Medical Group Internal Medicine Residency Practice

Dr. Calamari-Brinkrode is a graduate of the UMDNJ- School of Osteopathic Medicine and completed her Primary Care Track IM Residency at Union Hospital/Saint Barnabas Medical Center.  She spent over 13 years in her own geriatric focused Primary Care/IM practice and served as Medical Director of Cornell Hall Rehabilitation Center in Union, NJ.   She joined Overlook in 2006 and served as the Program Director for the Osteopathic IM Program at Overlook until 2010. Dr. Calamari was instrumental in launching Ambulatory Epic for the residents, implementing a team-based program for clinical care and serving as a physician liaison for the Atlantic Health System ACO.  She educates residents on comprehensive practice management, Medicare quality issues, value-based care, risk, and transitional care management. Dr. Calamari-Brinkrode was granted fellowship by the ACOI in 2005 for her teaching accomplishments and has received various “Patient’s Choice Awards” and “Compassionate Doctor Awards.” She is an active member of the Atlantic Medical Group Primary Care Council. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her son and husband, enjoying the beach, walking, travel, biking, photography and reading.

Tiziana Califano, MD

Tiziana Califano, MD
Medical Director, Atlantic Medical Group Internal Medicine Residency Practice

 Dr Califano graduated summa cum laude from the University of Rome “La Sapienza," and completed an internal medicine residency program and chief residency at Mountainside Hospital in Montclair, NJ. She stayed on as a full-time faculty member in the internal medicine department from 2004 to 2014 where she won the Teacher of the Year awards in 2005 and 2014.  Dr. Califano joined Overlook Medical Center in August 2014 as the Medical Director of Ambulatory Medicine. She has expanded the educational experiences for the ambulatory block rotation and developed a process to improve direct observation and evaluation of residents in the ambulatory setting.  Dr. Califano leads the effort and maintains our robust faculty advisor/mentoring program.  She also teaches residents on the inpatient service and the perioperative services.  Dr. Califano is a member of the ACP and is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Sidney Kimmel College of Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University. During her free time, she enjoys cooking, traveling and spending time with her family and dog.

Diana Chan, MD

Diana Chan, MD
Medical Student Clerkship Director

Dr. Chan graduated from UMDNJ Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Temple University.  She previously worked as a hospitalist before joining the Overlook Medicine Faculty in 2016.  She serves as the Medical Student Clerkship Director and oversees the clinical education of all our rotating 3rd year and 4th year medical students from St. Georges University School of Medicine, Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine and Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine.  Dr. Chan coordinates resident and faculty teaching of students within the department and assume responsibility for evaluation of student performance. Her academic interests include resident and student education, women’s health, palliative medicine and hospital medicine.  When she is not working, she enjoys cooking, travel, arts, and reality television.  

Rani Gundavarapu, MD, FACP

Rani Gundavarapu, MD, FACP
Director of Geriatric Education

Dr. Gundavarapu graduated from NTR University of Health Sciences in India, completed her internal medicine residency at Harlem Hospital Center, and her fellowship in Geriatrics at Montefiore Medical Center.  She is also board certified in Hospice and Palliative Medicine.  Dr. Gundavarapu served as the Associate Program Director and Chief of Geriatrics at the Jacobi Medical Center immediately prior to her move to Overlook Medical Center in 2014.  Dr Gundavarapu coordinates our geriatric medicine didactic curriculum and has recently expanded our geriatric medicine experience to include a wide variety of both inpatient and outpatient experiences, exposure to interdisciplinary services including geropsychiatry, wound care and engagement with community health.  She currently serves as the Chair of our Clinical Competency Committee.  Her special interests include resident education, faculty development, quality improvement and transitions of care.  She is a Fellow in the American College of Physicians and Clinical Assistant Professor at the Sidney Kimmel College of Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University. Her outside interests are playing badminton, cricket, biking, hiking and traveling with family.

David Jordanovski, MD

David Jordanovski, MD
Director, Inpatient Medicine Teaching Services

Dr. Jordanovski graduated from the University Ss. Cyril and Methodius School of Medicine in Skopje, Macedonia.  He was a resident and then chief resident in the Overlook Medical Center Internal Medicine Residency (2014-2018) before joining the AMG hospitalist group. He has been a core faculty of the program since 2019, focusing on teaching on the inpatient medicine service with expertise in medication assisted treatment for substance abuse disorders.  He leads the Directly Observed Exercises for interns providing feedback to them on their ability to complete a hypothesis driven history and physical examination. Dr. Jordanovski directs our patient safety curriculum teaching residents how to report an adverse event and how to complete a root cause analysis.  He serves on many of our hospital committees including the Rapid Response and the COPD Committees.  His outside interests include travel, food and spending time with family.

Ariadne Panagiotou, MD

Ariadne Panagiotou, MD
Faculty Geriatrician

Dr. Panagiotou graduated from St. Georges University School of Medicine and completed her Internal Medicine residency training including a PGY-3 chief residency year at Overlook Medical Center.  She completed her geriatric medicine fellowship at Morristown Medical Center and returned to Overlook Medical Center in 2020.  She is a core faculty member and teaches medical residents how to provide thorough care for the complex geriatric patient with an emphasis on an interdisciplinary approach. She has helped to revamp our geriatric curriculum by introducing experiences in community health and care transitions.  Her academic interests include cognitive impairment and memory disorders, evidence-based medicine and medication management in older adults.  She is a member of the American Geriatric Society and the American College of Physicians. Her personal interests include traveling, cooking and spending time with her family.