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Ruth C. Wong-Liang, MD, FACP
Program Director
Chair, Department of Medicine
BA in Oriental Studies, University of Pennsylvania, Cum Laude
MD, Temple University
Residency: Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Massachusetts, a Tufts University teaching affiliate, co-recipient of the Outstanding Intern of the Year Award. Medical College of Pennsylvania.
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School
Recipient of the "Residents' Award." Investigator for the ALLHAT Trial.
Chairman, Performance Improvement Committee.

 



Raymond Y. Liang, MD
Associate Program Director
BA in Biology, University of Pennsylvania, Cum Laude
MD, Medical College of Pennsylvania, Alpha Omega Alpha
Residency: Baystate Medical Center and the Medical College of Pennsylvania, co-recipient of the Outstanding Intern of the Year Award.
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Rutgers- New Jersey Medical School
Two time recipient of the "Outstanding Teacher Award." Two time nominee for Golden Apple teaching award by UMDNJ medical students, Member of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, and Coordinator of Medical Grand Rounds and the Visiting Professor Program.




Douglas H. Zaeh, MD, FACP
Associate Program Director
Instructor of Medicine, Medical Student Coordinator
BS in Environmental Engineering, Princeton University, Cum Laude, Sigma Xi Scientific Honor Society
MS in Environmental Engineering, Cornell University
MD: University of Medicine and Dentistry-New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ, Alpha Omega Alpha
Residency: University Hospital, UMDNJ- New Jersey Medical School, Newark, New Jersey
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Rutgers- New Jersey Medical School
Coordinator of third year medical clerks from Rutgers- New Jersey Medical School Awarded "Outstanding Teacher Award."


 

Tiziana Califano, MD
Instructor of Medicine
Director, Out-patient Clinic
MD, La Sapienza Medical School, Rome, Summa Cum Laude, valedictorian
Residency: HackensackUMC Mountainside, Montclair, New Jersey
Chief Resident 2003-2004, HackensackUMC Mountainside
Recipient of Resident Humanitarian Award June 2003, Recipient of “Outstanding Teacher Award”
Chairperson, Patient Care Review Subcommittee

 


Cardiovascular Diseases
Kenneth Bannerman, MD, FACC

MD: New York Medical College Alpha Omega Alpha
Residency: Metropolitan Hospital, New York
Fellowship: Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, New York 


Critical Care Medicine
Zaza Cohen , MD, FCCP
MD:  University of Vermont School of Medicine
Residency: Boston Medical Center, Massachusetts
Fellowship: Yale New Haven Hospital, Connecticut
Faculty Appointment: Assistant Professor Medicine, Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School


Endocrine/Metabolism
Maris Davis, MD
MD: Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Residency: New York University-Manhattan VA Hospital
Fellowship: Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York
 

 Emergency Medicine
Marjory Langer, MD
MD: Sackler School of Medicine, Israel
Residency: Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York


Gastroenterology
Swami Nathan, MD, FACG

MD: Madurai Medical College, India
Residency and Fellowship: St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, New Jersey
Faculty Appointment:  Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Rutgers- New Jersey Medical School


Geriatric Medicine
Anne Marie Gracia, MD

MD, Autonomous University of Guadalajara, Mexico
Residency: UMDNJ- New Jersey Medical School, Internal Medicine
Fellowship: Newark Beth Israel, New Jersey


Hematology
Stephen Abo, DO
DO: University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: Saint Michael's Medical Center, Newark, NJ
Fellowship: Hematology/Oncology, Saint Michael's Medical Center, Newark, New Jersey
Breast Oncology, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York
Faculty Appointment: Assistant Professor of Medicine, Seton Hall University, New Jersey 


Infectious Diseases
Hema Dholakia, MBBS
MBBS, Kasturba Medical College, India
Residency: New York Medical College, Valhalla, New York
Fellowship: UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical Schooll 


Medical Oncology
John Conti, MD, FACP
MD, UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, Alpha Omega Alpha
Residency: University Hospital, Newark, New Jersey
Fellowship: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York
Faculty Appointment: Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School 


Nephrology
Alvin Bell, MD
MD. Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Residency: Harlem Hospital Center, New York
Fellowship: Harlem Hospital Center, New York
Faculty Appointment: Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School


Neurology
David Blady, MD
MD, SUNY Downstate, Brooklyn, New York
Residency: New York University/Bellevue Medical Center, New York


Psychiatry
Juan Riestra-Cortes, MD
MD. Cornell University School of Medicine
Residency: St Vincent’s Hospital, New York 


Pulmonary Medicine
Lopa Patel, MD
MD: Ross University School of Medicine 
Residency: Newark Beth Isreal Medical Center, New Jersey
Fellowship: St. Luke’s Hospital, New York
 


Rheumatology
Fu Flora Bai, MD
MD, Shanghai Medical University, Shanghai, China
Residency: New York Medical College, St. Vincent’s Catholic Medical Center New York
Fellowship: UMDNJ Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Jersey
Faculty Appointment: Clinical Instructor Division of Rheumatology, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

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