HackensackUMC Mountainside adds noted Gynecologic Oncology Physician

Montclair, NJ, - (March 14, 2016) - HackensackUMC Mountainside announces the addition of Gynecologic Oncologist Dr. Merieme Klobocista to the hospital’s medical staff. Klobocista specializes in the treatment of gynecologic cancers such as cervical cancer, ovarian cancer, endometrial cancer and others affecting women’s reproductive organs.

“We believe in providing local access to exceptional care and treating the patient where they live,” said John Fromhold, CEO. “With the addition of Dr. Klobocista, HackensackUMC Mountainside provides advanced gynecologic oncology treatment utilizing the latest robot technology. Our patients will benefit from her preeminent expertise in oncology services.”

Dr. Klobocista will utilize the hospital’s da Vinci System which provides enhanced treatment and surgical capabilities, including high-definition 3D vision and a magnified view. Together, robotic surgery technology allows doctors to perform complex procedures through just a few tiny openings resulting in quicker recovery for patients.

Local high school students interested in robotics and healthcare are invited to the next Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Career Panel and Robot Demonstration on March 22 at HackensackUMC Mountainside. For more information and to register, call (888) 973-4674.

Previously, Dr. Klobocista served as assistant professor and attending physician at Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center, as well as director of the Gynecologic Oncology Service at Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Jacobi Medical Center.  Dr. Klobocista is a graduate of the Northeast Ohio Medical University. She completed her residency program in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Connecticut and a fellowship in gynecologic oncology at University of Southern California/Los Angeles County Medical Center. She is triple Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Gynecologic Oncology and Hospice and Palliative Medicine by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Dr. Klobocista will see patients at the Montclair Multi-Specialty Health Center in the Harries Pavilion of HackensackUMC Mountainside, 1 Bay Avenue, Montclair. Dr. Klobocista’s office hours are Mondays and Tuesdays, by appointment. Appointments can be made by calling (973) 259-3548.

About HackensackUMC Mountainside
HackensackUMC Mountainside has been serving Montclair and its surrounding New Jersey communities since 1891. The hospital, part of the Hackensack University Health Network, provides patients immediate access to innovative and effective treatment alternatives at specialized centers within the hospital that focus on imaging, women’s health, cancer care, surgery, obesity, stroke and chronic kidney disease.  HackensackUMC Mountainside is designated as a Primary Stroke Center by the NJ State Department of Health and Senior Services and is one of only a few community hospitals licensed by the State to perform emergency cardiac angioplasty. To learn more about HackensackUMC Mountainside visit www.mountainsidehosp.com



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