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Our Faculty

Learn more about the faculty at Morristown Medical Center's General Surgery Residency Program:

Bariatrics

Alexander Abkin, MD

Alexander Abkin, MD
Medical Education: First Leningrad Medical School
Residency: Morristown Medical Center

Alexandra Argiroff, MD

Alexandra Argiroff, MD
Board Certification:
Surgery
Medical Education: Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
Residency: Mount Sinai Medical Center

Aram Jawed, MD

Aram Jawed, MD
Medical Education: The George Washington University
Residency: Morristown Medical Center
Fellowship: Inova Fairfax Hospital

Ashish Padnani, MD

Ashish Padnani, MD
Medical Education: SMT GS Medical College
Residency: New York Presbyterian Queens
Fellowship: Mount Sinai Saint Luke's Roosevelt Hospital

Breast Surgery

Faculty who specialize in breast surgery include:

William Diehl, MD

William Diehl, MD
Medical Education: Anahuac University

Marcella Fornari, MD

Marcella Fornari, MD
Medical Education: West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: Hackensack University Medical Center
Fellowship: Columbia University Medical Center 

Leah Gendler, MD

Leah Gendler, MD
Medical Education: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Residency: Beth Israel Medical Center 
Fellowship: Columbia University Medical Center

Faith Goldman, MD

Faith Goldman, MD
Medical Education: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Residency: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Fellowship: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Priya Jajeda, MD

Priya Jadeja, MD
Medical Education: Drexel University College of Medicine
Residency: Cleveland Clinic Hospital
Fellowship: Columbia University Medical Center

Colorectal

Matthew Huk, MD

Matthew Huk, MD
Medical Education: New York Medical College
Residency: UPMC Mercy Hospital
Fellowship: Indiana University School of Medicine

Rolando Rolandelli, MD

Rolando Rolandelli, MD
Medical Education: University of Buenos Aires
Residency: Graduate Hospital
Fellowship: Temple University Hospital

Patricia Stopper, APN

Patricia Stopper, APN
Medical Education: William Paterson University

Endocrine

Ki Won Kim, MD

Ki Won Kim, MD
Medical Education: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Residency: Montefiore Medical Center
Fellowship: University of Miami

ENT

Faculty who specialize in ENT include:

Tom Thomas, MD

Tom Thomas, MD
Medical Education: Howard University College of Medicine (Alpha Omega Alpha)
Residency: The Mayo Clinic; Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Washington University School of Medicine
Fellowship: The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Erik G. Cohen, MD

Erik G. Cohen, MD
Medical Education: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Residency: Temple University Hospital
Fellowship: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

General Surgery

Faculty who specialize in general surgery include:

Mitch Carter, MD

Mitch Carter, MD
Medical Education: New York Medical College
Residency: Westchester County Medical Center
Fellowship: Westchester County Medical Center

Carey Dolgin, MD

Carey Dolgin, MD
Medical Education: Northwestern University

Samuel Echeverri, MD

Samuel Echeverri, MD
Medical Education: 
UMDNJ
Residency: Morristown Medical Center

Brian Siegel, MD

Igor Elyash, MD
Medical Education: New York College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: NYU Lutheran Medical Center
Fellowship: University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro

Kennedy Gabre, MD

Kennedy Gabre, MD
Medical Education: University of Maryland School of Medicine
Residency: Morristown Medical Center
Fellowship: Sinai Hospital of Baltimore

Michael Hernando, MD

Michael Hernando, MD
Medical Education: Autonomous University of Guadalajara
Residency: Morristown Medical Center

Jeffrey Noll, MD

Jeffrey Noll, MD
Medical Education: UMDNJ New Jersey Medical School
Residency: Morristown Medical Center

Michael Most, MD

Michael Most, MD
Medical Education: Technion-Israel Institute of Technology
Residency: Beth Israel Medical Center
Fellowship: Beth Israel Medical Center

Katherine O'Connor, APN

Katherine O'Connor, APN
Medical Education: Seton Hall University College of Nursing

Pediatrics

Faculty who specialize in pediatric surgery include:

Nabil Nasri Jacir, MD

Nabil Nasri Jacir, MD
Medical Education: American University of Beirut
Residency: Tufts University School of Medicine, Berkshire Medical Center
Fellowship: Children's National Medical Center, New England Medical Center

Eric Lazar, MD

Eric Lazar, MD
Medical Education: Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Residency: New York University School of Medicine
Fellowship: College of Physicians and Surgeons

Jennifer Murphy, MD

Jennifer Murphy, MD
Medical Education: Washington University School of Medicine
Residency: Weill Cornell Medical Center
Fellowship: Johns Hopkins Hospital

Cathryn Porcoroba, PA

Grace Gennaro, PA
Medical Education: SUNY Stony Brook

Plastics

Charbel Chalfoun, MD

Charbel Chalfoun, MD
Medical Education: UMDNJ Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Residency: Irvine Medical Center
Fellowship: Irvine Medical Center

Joseph Fodero, MD

Joseph Fodero, MD
Medical Education: Yale University School of Medicine
Residency: University of Michigan Hospitals

Brian S Glatt, MD

Brian S Glatt, MD
Medical Education: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Fellowship: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Jain Joseph, MD

Jain Joseph, MD
Medical Education: UMDNJ New Jersey Medical School
Residency: Morristown Medical Center
Fellowship: Henry Ford Hospital

Albert E Ko, MD

Albert E Ko, MD
Medical Education: Hahnemann University School of Medicine
Residency: UMass Memorial Medical Center

Hakan Kutlu, MD

Hakan Kutlu, MD
Medical Education: Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Residency: Columbia University Medical Center
Fellowship: Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Dan Pyo, MD

Dan Pyo, MD
Medical Education: Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Residency: Strong Memorial Hospital
Fellowship: Yale New Haven Hospital

Farhad Rafizadeh, MD

Farhad Rafizadeh, MD
Medical Education: Lausanne Medical School
Residency: Weill Cornell Medical Center

Isaac Starker, MD

Isaac Starker, MD
Medical Education: New York University School of Medicine
Residency: Montefiore Hospital and Medical Center, Saint Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center
Fellowship: Saint Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center

Larry Weinstein, MD

Larry Weinstein, MD
Medical Education: Autonomous University of Guadalajara
Residency: SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Surgical Oncology

Faculty who specialize in surgical oncology include:

Zubin Bamboat, MD

Zubin Bamboat, MD
Medical Education: New York University School of Medicine
Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital
Fellowship: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Kai Bickenbach, MD, FACS

Kai Bickenbach, MD, FACS
Medical Education: Wayne State University School of Medicine
Residency: University of Chicago
Fellowship: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Lawrence Harrison, MD

Lawrence Harrison, MD, FACS
Medical Education: Temple University School of Medicine
Residency: University of Massachusetts Medical Center
Fellowship: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Irene Rossmer, MD

Irene E. Rossmer, MD, FACS
Medical Education: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Residency: New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center
Fellowship: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Lee Starker, MD

Lee Starker, MD, PhD
Medical Education: Ross University School of Medicine; Uppsala University
Residency: Yale New Haven Hospital
Fellowship: MD Anderson Cancer Center  

Eric Whitman, MD, FACS

Eric Whitman, MD, FACS
Medical Education: Pennsylvania State University
Residency:
Pennsylvania State University – Hershey Medical Center
Fellowship:
National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health

Rosemary Smith, APN

Rosemary Smith, APN
Medical Education: Fairleigh Dickinson University

Thoracic

Faculty who specialize in thoracic surgery include:

Federico Steiner, MD

Federico Steiner, MD
Medical Education: New York University, New York University School of Medicine
Residency: New York University
Research Fellowships: National Institutes of Health, New York University

Mark Widmann, MD

Mark Widmann, MD
Medical Education: Duke University, Yale University School of Medicine
Residency: Yale-New Haven Hospital, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics
Research Fellowships: Yale University, University of Iowa 

Trauma/SICU

Faculty who specialize in trauma include:

Jaroslaw Bilaniuk, MD

Jaroslaw Bilaniuk, MD
Medical Education: SUNY Stony Brook
Residency: SUNY Downstate University Hospital
Fellowship: SUNY Downstate University Hospital

David Cho, MD

David Cho, MD
Medical Education: SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn
Residency: Westchester Medical Center
Fellowship: Boston University Medical Center

Terrence Curran, MD

Terrance Curran, MD
Medical Education: UMDNJ New Jersey Medical School
Fellowship: Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

Louis Defazio, MD

Louis DiFazio, MD
Medical Education: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Residency: Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
Fellowship: Yale New Haven Hospital

John Adams, MD

John Adams, MD
Medical Education: New York University School of Medicine
Residency: University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
Fellowship: University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey

Brian Siegel, MD

Brian Siegel, MD
Medical Education: New York Medical College
Residency: Westchester County Medical Center
Fellowship: Westchester County Medical Center

Cathryn C Pocoroba, PA

Cathryn C Pocoroba, PA
Medical Education: UMDNJ

Urology

Faculty who specialize in urology include:

David Chaiken, MD

David Chaiken MD
Medical Education: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

John Connor, MD

John Connor, MD
Medical Education: Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland
Residency: Children's Hospital of Michigan, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Ayal Kaynan, MD

Ayal Kaynan, MD
Medical Education: Duke University School of Medicine
Residency: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Fellowship: Stanford University Hospital

Lee Pressler, MD

Lee Pressler, MD
Medical Education: Tel Aviv University School of Medicine
Residency: Columbia University Medical Center
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

David Saypol, MD

David Saypol, MD
Medical Education: New York University School of Medicine
Residency: University of Virginia Hospitals

Joseph Steinberg, MD

Joseph Steinberg, MD
Medical Education: Northwestern University Medical School
Residency: Northwestern University Medical School
Fellowship: University Hospital of Wales

David Taylor, MD

David Taylor, MD
Medical Education: University of Michigan
Residency: George Washington University Medical Center, University of Michigan Hospitals

Vascular

Faculty who specialize in vascular surgery include:

Andrew Cha, DO

Andrew Cha, DO
Medical Education: Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: Saint Vincent's Hospital - Manhattan
Fellowship: Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital

Raymond Holmes, MD

Raymond Holmes, MD
Medical Education: Saint Georges University School of Medicine
Residency: Saint Barnabas Medical Center
Fellowship: North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset

Kevin James, MD

Kevin James, MD
Medical Education: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Residency: Morristown Medical Center
Fellowship: Good Samaritan Medical Center

Tom Lee, MD

Thomas Lee, MD
Medical Education: New York University School of Medicine
Residency: New York University Medical Center
Fellowship: New York Hospital Westchester Division

Jonathan Levison, MD

Jonathan Levison, MD
Medical Education: Chicago Medical School University of Health Sciences
Residency: Long Island Jewish Medical Center
Fellowship: Long Island Jewish Medical Center

Michael Ombrellino, MD

Michael Ombrellino, MD
Medical Education: University of Bologna
Residency: SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Fellowship: North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset

Mark Moritz, MD

Mark Moritz, MD
Medical Education: Johns Hopkins University
Residency: Barnes Hospital
Fellowship: Emory University School of Medicine

Amoit Patel, MD

Amit Patel, MD
Medical Education: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Residency: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Michael Resnikoff, MD

Michael Resnikoff, MD
Medical Education: New York Medical College
Residency: Morristown Medical Center
Fellowship: Albany Medical Center

Combiz Rezayat, MD

Combiz Rezayat, MD
Medical Education: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Residency: Columbia University Medical Center
Fellowship: Weill Cornell Medical Center

Omer Riaz,  MD

Omer Riaz, MD
Medical Education: Virginia Commonwealth University Medical College of Virginia
Residency: Virginia Commonwealth University
Fellowship: Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Clifford Sales, MD

Clifford Sales, MD
Medical Education: Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Residency: Montefiore Hospital and Medical Center
Fellowship: Montefiore Hospital and Medical Center

Cindy Sturt, MD

Cindy Sturt, MD
Medical Education: SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse
Residency: SUNY University Hospital
Fellowship: UMDNJ New Jersey Medical School

Laura Pesce, APN

Laura Pesce, APN
Medical Education: Castleton State College