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Physician Profiles

 

Offering extended hours, including seven days a week and most holidays, the physicians of Valley Medical Group provide high-quality care at times when you need it most. Below, we are pleased to provide the medical backgrounds of our physicians. For additional information, please call the physician's VMG office or 201-291-6120.


Tunizia Ahmed-Flowers, M.D.

Dr. Ahmed-Flowers practices at the Wayne Center. She received her medical degree from the Spartan Health Sciences Medical University in St. Lucia, West Indies, and completed her residency in Family Practice at Somerset Medical Center in Somerville, NJ. She is a board-certified family practitioner. To make an appointment with Dr. Ahmed-Flowers, please call 973-709-0099. Click here to learn more about Dr. Ahmed-Flowers.
Tunizia Ahmed-Flowers, M.D.

Ara Ajemian, M.D.

Dr. Ajemian practices at the Montvale Center. He received his medical degree from and completed a Family Medicine internship at the American University of Beirut in Lebanon. He completed his Family Medicine residency and was chief resident at Metro Health Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio. He is a member of the American Medical Association and the American Academy of Family Physicians. He is a board-certified family practitioner. He is fluent in Arabic and Armenian. To make an appointment with Dr. Ajemian, please call 201-930-1700Click here to learn more about Dr. Ajemian.
Ara Ajemian, M.D.

Avril Anthony-Wilson, M.D., F.A.A.F.P.

Dr. Wilson practices at the Hawthorne Center. She earned her medical degree from Meharry Medical College, Nashville, Tennessee, and completed an internship in Internal Medicine and a residency in Anesthesiology at Tulane University Medical Center, New Orleans, Louisiana. Her postdoctoral training also includes a clinical fellowship in Obstetrical Anesthesia at Harvard University School of Medicine, Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, and a second residency in Family Medicine at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Wilson is board certified as a Diplomate from the American Board of Family Medicine and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Wilson, please call 973-423-1364Click here to learn more about Dr. Anthony-Wilson.
Avril Anthony-Wilson, M.D., F.A.A.F.P.

Gina Cabela, M.D.

Dr. Cabela practices at the Dumont Center. She received her medical degree from the University of the East Ramon Magsaysay (UERM) Memorial Medical Center in the Philippines. Dr. Cabela performed her internship at the UERM Memorial Medical Center, and served as a volunteer in the Cardiology Department at Elmhurst Hospital Center in Elmhurst, New York. She completed her residency in Family Medicine at New York Medical College, St. Joseph’s Medical Center, in Yonkers, New York. She is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine, and is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and the American Medical Association. To make an appointment with Dr. Cabela, please call 201-387-7055Click here to learn more about Dr. Cabela.
Gina Cabela, M.D. 

Phil Desplat, D.O.

Dr. Desplat is Senior Medical Director at the Dumont Center. He graduated from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey School of Osteopathic Medicine. He performed his internship and residency at John F. Kennedy Hospital. He is board certified as a Diplomate from the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians. Dr. Desplat is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Family Medicine at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. He is fluent in French. To make an appointment with Dr. Desplat, please call 201-387-7055. Click here to learn more about Dr. Desplat.
Phil Desplat, D.O.

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Margaret Dziezanowski, M.D.

Dr. Dziezanowski practices at the Waldwick Center. She received her medical degree from the New York University School of Medicine, and completed her residency in Internal Medicine at New York Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical Center. She is board-certified in Internal Medicine. To make an appointment with Dr. Dziezanowski, please call 201-447-3603. Click here to learn more about Dr. Dziezanowski.
Margaret Dziezanowski, M.D.
 

Jessie Ferreras, M.D.

Dr. Ferreras practices at the Waldwick Center. He is a graduate of the University of Santo Tomas in the Philippines. He performed his internship at Laguna Provincial Hospital, Lugana, Philippines, and his residency at JFK Medical Center in Edison, New Jersey. He is board certified as Diplomate from the American Board of Family Medicine. To make an appointment with Dr. Ferreras, please call 201-447-3603. Click here to learn more about Dr. Ferreras.
Jessie Ferreras, M.D.

NCQA


Michele Howe, D.O.

Dr. Howe practices at the Riverdale Center. She is a graduate of Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kirksville, Missouri. She performed her internship at Bi-County Community Hospital in Warren, Michigan. She is board certified as a Diplomate from the American Osteopathic Board of General Practice. To make an appointment with Dr. Howe, please call 973-835-7290Click here to learn more about Dr. Howe.
Michele Howe, D.O.

NCQA


Rhys Evan Jones, M.D.

Dr. Jones practices at the Teaneck Center. He received his medical degree from UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School in Newark in 1995 and completed his family practice residency in 1998 at Mountainside Hospital in Montclair. Dr. Jones is board certified in Family Medicine. To make an appointment with Dr. Jones, please call 201-836-7664. Click here to learn more about Dr. Jones.
Rhys Evan Jones, M.D.

Palanipriya Kalyan, M.D.

Dr. Kalyan practices at the Hawthorne Center. She received her medical degree from Madras Medical College in Madras, India. Dr. Kalyan’s internship consisted of three month rotations in Internal Medicine, General Surgery and Community Medicine, a two month rotation in OB/GYN, and a one month rotation in Pediatrics. She completed her residency in Family Medicine at Forest Park Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri, and UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson University in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Dr. Kalyan is board certified in Family Medicine, and is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and the American Medical Association, among others. She has over 20 years of medical volunteer experience. In addition, Dr. Kalyan is particularly interested in women's health. To make an appointment with Dr. Kalyan, please call 973-423-1364. Click here to learn more about Dr. Kalyan
Palanipriya Kalyan, M.D.

Jodie Katz, M.D.

Dr. Katz practices at the Waldwick Center. She graduated from Hadassah Hospital Medical School and performed her residency at Mountainside Hospital. Dr. Katz is board certified as a Diplomate from the American Board of Family Medicine. She is fluent in Hebrew. To make an appointment with Dr. Katz, please call 201-447-3603. Click here to learn more about Dr. Katz.
Jodie Katz, M.D.

Norman Penera, M.D.

Dr. Penera practices at the Hawthorne Center. He is a graduate of the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Medical Center. He performed his residency at Metropolitan Hospital Center in New York and is board certified as a Diplomate from the American Board of Internal Medicine. To make an appointment with Dr. Penera, please call 973-423-1364. Click here to learn more about Dr. Penera.
Norman Penera, M.D.

Binita P. Prajapati, D.O.

Dr. Prajapati practices at the Teaneck Center. She received her doctor of osteopathy degree from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine in Old Westbury, N.Y. She completed her residency in family practice at St. Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx, New York City. Dr. Prajapati is board certified in family medicine and is a member of the American Board of Osteopathic Family Practitioners and the American Osteopathic Association. In 2011, she received a Patients Choice Award from HealthGrades, a national quality benchmarking association. She speaks English, Gujarati, and Spanish (medical). To make an appointment with her, call 201-836-7664Click here to learn more about Dr. Prajapati.
Binita P. Prajapati, D.O.

Sharon Romain, D.O.

Dr. Romain practices at the Riverdale Center. She received her medical degree and completed a fellowship in osteopathic manipulative medicine from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine in Old Westbury, NY. Dr. Romain also served as chief resident at Overlook Family Practice Residency in Summit, NJ. She is a member of the American College of Family Physicians, American Osteopathic Association, and New Jersey Academy of Family Physicians, among others. Dr. Romain is board certified in Family Medicine. To make an appointment with Dr. Romain, please call 973-835-7290Click here to learn more about Dr. Romain
Sharon Romain, D.O.

Seena Shekari, D.O.

Dr. Shekari practices at the Dumont Center. He received his doctor of osteopathy degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed a family medicine internship at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center in Queens, New York City, and his family medicine residency at St. Luke’s Hospital in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Dr. Shekari is board-certified in family medicine and has been a team physician for several high schools in Queens, including track and field meets at the Armory in New York City, and for high school and college programs in the Lehigh Valley in Pennsylvania. To make an appointment with him, call 201-387-7055Click here to learn more about Dr. Shekari.
Seena Shekari, D.O.

Danuta Stankiewicz, M.D.

Dr. Stankiewicz practices at the Dumont Center. She received her doctor of medicine degree from the University of St. Eustatius School of Medicine in the Netherland Antilles. She completed her family medicine residency at the Mountainside Hospital Family Practice Residency Program in Montclair, N.J. Dr. Stankiewicz is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and is a certified smoking cessation counselor. She reads, writes, and speaks fluent Polish. To make an appointment with Dr. Stankiewicz, call 201-387-7055. Click here to learn more about Dr. Stankiewicz
Danuta Stankiewicz, M.D.

David Strassberg, M.D.

Dr. Strassberg is Medical Director at the Waldwick Center. He is a graduate of the State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center. He performed his residency at Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn and his fellowship at University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. He is board certified as a Diplomate from the American Board of Internal Medicine. To make an appointment with Dr. Strassberg, please call 201-447-3603. Click here to learn more about Dr. Strassberg.

David Strassberg, M.D.

NCQA 

Raymond Visconti, M.D.

Dr. Visconti practices at the Riverdale Center. He is a graduate of the University of Medicine and Dentistry, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He performed his internship at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and his residency at Hackensack University Medical Center. He is board certified in Internal Medicine. To make an appointment with Dr. Visconti, please call 973-835-7290Click here to learn more about Dr. Visconti.
Raymond Visconti, M.D.

While walk-ins will be seen, it is preferred that patients make an appointment at one of our seven locations.

Request an appointment
Dumont: 201-387-7055
Hawthorne: 973-423-1364
Montvale: 201-930-1700
Riverdale: 973-835-7290
Teaneck: 201-836-7664
Waldwick: 201-447-3603
Wayne: 973-709-0099
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