At Valley Health System, delivering high-quality, inclusive healthcare and employment opportunities is more than just good business – it’s a lasting commitment and, simply, the right thing to do. Our healing environment is open to all, including our LGBTQ neighbors. 

Your Partner in Health

As demonstrated by its perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign’s Healthcare Equality Index survey, Valley goes beyond the basics when it comes to adopting policies and practices in LGBTQ care:

  • Our Patient Bill of Rights and Ambulatory Patient Bill of Rights make clear Valley’s belief that individuals of all backgrounds, including sexual orientation and gender identity, share indispensable and essential rights regarding all aspects of their healthcare.
  • Our Non-Discrimination Policy for employees clearly states that Valley will not tolerate discrimination of any kind in the workplace.
  • Our Patient and Family Centered Care approach welcomes family members, partners and other individuals identified by the patient as vital participants in a patient’s care.  
  • Clinical programs and services at Valley, including fertility services, emergency care, cancer care and bariatric surgery – as well as Valley Medical Group’s primary care and specialty providers – address the unique health needs of LGBTQ patients with respect and compassion. 

Need a Doctor?

Our doctors support a care environment that is welcoming, affirming and inclusive of the LGBTQ community. Click on a specialty below to find a doctor for you or a loved one. 

Allergy & Immunology    

Jay Kashkin, MD    
Allergy, Asthma & Immunology 
23-00 Route 208 South, Suite 2-1 
Fair Lawn, NJ 07410
201-794-7400

Breast Surgery    

Laura Klein, MD        
VMG – Breast Surgery
One Valley Health Plaza
Paramus, NJ 07652
201-634-5557
     
Moira Christoudias, MD    
VMG – Breast Surgery
One Valley Health Plaza
Paramus, NJ 07652
201-634-5557

Cardiology    

Kariann Abbate, MD        
VMG - Cardiac Specialty
Heart Failure Cardiologist
223 North Van Dien Avenue
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
201-447-8018
     
David Montgomery, MD    
Cardiac Associates of North Jersey
43 Yawpo Avenue
Oakland, NJ 07436
201-337-0066
     
Kedar Sankholkar, MD        
VMG - Electrophysiology & Cardiology
200 West 57th Street
New York, NY 10019
212-432-7837
     
Mark Teicher, MD        
VMG - Cardiology
1030 Clifton Avenue
Clifton, NJ 07013
973-778-3777

Critical Care    

Julie John, MD        
VMG – Respiratory Health & Pulmonary Medicine
223 North Van Dien Avenue
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
201-447-8618

Ear, Nose & Throat    

Orrin Davis, MD    
North Jersey Ear, Nose & Throat
44 Godwin Avenue, Suite 300
Midland Park, NJ 07432
201-445-2900

Family Practice

Mary Bello, MD
400 Franklin Turnpike, Suite 106
Mahwah, NJ 07430
201-327-3333

Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology

Dehan Chen, MD
VMG - Fertility Center, Paramus
One Valley Health Plaza
Paramus, NJ 07652
201-634-5400
 
Keri Greenseid, MD
VMG - Fertility Center, Paramus
One Valley Health Plaza
Paramus, NJ 07652
201-634-5400
 
Ali Nasseri, MD, PhD
VMG - Fertility Center, Paramus
One Valley Health Plaza
Paramus, NJ 07652
201-634-5400

General Surgery

Thomas Ahlborn, MD    
VMG - General Surgery - Glen Rock
385 South Maple Avenue, Suite 202
Glen Rock, NJ 07452
201-444-5757

Joseph Licata, MD    
ASP Surgical, LLC
245 E. Main Street, Suite 2
Ramsey, NJ 07446
201-327-0220

Gynecologic Oncology    

Marie Welshinger, MD    
VMG – Gynecologic Oncology
One Valley Health Plaza
Suite B-201
Paramus, NJ 07652
201-634-5401

Gynecology

James Dolgin, MD
Jeffrey Reinkraut, MD
Ann Mitzner, MD
Michelle Beloff, MD    
VMG – OB/GYN
5-22 Saddle River Road
Fair Lawn, NJ 07410
201-796-2025
     
Kathlyn Kim, MD    
24 Wyckoff Avenue, Suite 1
Waldwick, NJ 07463
201-493-8600
     
Shelia Newman, MD    
1578 Route 23 North, Suite 201
Wayne, NJ 07470
973-709-0020

Hematology/Oncology

Ephraim Casper, MD
VMG – Hematology/Oncology
One Valley Health Plaza
Paramus, NJ 07652
201-634-5578
     
Barry Fernbach, MD    
VMG – Hematology/Oncology
One Valley Health Plaza
Paramus, NJ 07652
201-634-5353
     
Eli Kirshner, MD    
VMG – Hematology/Oncology
400 Old Hook Road, Suites 1-6
Westwood, NJ 07675
201-664-3900
     
Jin Lee, MD    
VMG – Hematology/Oncology
One Valley Health Plaza, Suite C-212
Paramus, NJ 07652
201-634-5578
     
Thomas Rakowski, MD    
VMG – Hematology/Oncology
One Valley Health Plaza, Suite C-212
Paramus, NJ 07652
201-634-5578
     
Jason Suh, MD    
VMG – Hematology/Oncology
One Valley Health Plaza, Suite C-211
Paramus, NJ 07652
201-634-5353  
     
Eleonora Teplinsky, MD    
VMG – Hematology/Oncology
One Valley Health Plaza, Suite C-212
Paramus, NJ 07652
201-634-5578
     
Kevin Wood, MD    
VMG – Hematology/Oncology
One Valley Health Plaza, Suite C-212
Paramus, NJ 07652
201-634-5578

Integrative Medicine

Jodie Katz, MD    
VMG – Integrative Medicine
1200 E. Ridgewood Avenue
Suite 308 – East Wing
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
201-389-0075

Internal Medicine

Glen Berger, MD    
110 Warren Avenue, Suite 5
Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ 07423
201-444-9405
     
Assia Bromberg, MD    
VMG - Internal Medicine/Pulmonary Medicine, Fair Lawn
19-20 Fair Lawn Avenue
Fair Lawn, NJ 07410
201-794-1963
     
Jessica Franklin, MD    
VMG - Hospitalist Program
223 North Van Dien Avenue
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
201-447-8618

Liver Diseases

Joseph Odin, MD, PhD    
Center for Liver Diseases
1425 Madison Avenue, 4th Floor Rm 4-89
New York, NY 10029
201-251-3485

Obstetrics & Gynecology

Yasmina M. Ephrem, MD
Cameron Darvish, DO    
DARMED OB/GYN Group
401 Hamburg Turnpike, Suite 309
Wayne, NJ 07470
973-942-1200
     
Robert S. Graebe, MD    
VMG – OB/GYN Oakland
43 Yawpo Avenue, Suite 4
Oakland, NJ 07436
201-337-7201
     
Meg Hainer, MD    
Bergen-Passaic Women's Health Center 
258 Godwin Avenue
Wyckoff, NJ 07481
201-891-3336
     
Eugenia Kuo, MD
Savita Khosla, MD
Elizabeth Klimowicz, MD 
Melissa Buddha, APN    
VMG – Gynecology Ridgewood
1124 E. Ridgewood Avenue, Suite 105
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
201-489-2125
     
Richard Levine, MD
Elina Zeldina, MD
Amy Gerhardt, MD 
Maryanne Carrillo, MD    
VMG – OB/GYN Ridgewood
1124 E. Ridgewood Avenue, Suite 105
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
201-489-2125
     
John Marcus, MD    
89 North Maple Avenue
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
201-447-0077
     
Carmella Seymour, MD
Christine Gutierrez, MD    
VMG – OB/GYN Fair Lawn
5-22 Saddle River Road
Fair Lawn, NJ 07410
201-796-2025

Ophthalmology

David Benderson, MD    
VMG – Ophthalmology
1200 E. Ridgewood Avenue, Suite 213
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
201-612-0044
     
Diane Hilal-Campo, MD    
43 Yawpo Avenue, Suite 1
Oakland, NJ 07436
201-337-9300

Orthopedics

Joseph Bellapianta, MD, FAAOS    
Bellapianta Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
36 Newark Avenue, Suite 220
Belleville, NJ 07109

140 Route 17 North, Suite 225
Paramus, NJ 07652
201-490-4333

David P. Rudman, MD    
Specialty Orthopedics of New Jersey, P.A.
Specializing in Shoulders, Knees & Sports Medicine
1124 E. Ridgewood Avenue, Suite 201
Ridgewood, NJ 07652
201-447-1188

Pediatrics

Irene Shevelev, MD, FAAP 
Claude Ligenza, MD, FAAP
Christopher Nicpon, MD, FAAP
Amy Leifer, MD, FAAP 
Julia Lee, MD, FAAP 
Stefani Birnhak, DO, FAAP    
Valley Pediatric Associates, PA
201 E. Franklin Turnpike
Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ 07423
201-652-1888

470 N. Franklin Turnpike
Ramsey, NJ 07446
201-891-7272
www.valleypeds.com

Susan Kushner, MD
Melissa Monaco, MD    
Forest Pediatrics
299 Forest Avenue, 3rd Flr
Paramus, NJ 07652
201-267-0888

Evan Weissman, DO    
Tenafly Pediatrics
350 Ramapo Valley Road
Oakland, NJ 07436
201-651-0404

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Aaron Capuano, MD    
Northern Center for Plastic Surgery
680 Kinderkamack Road
Oradell, NJ 07649
201-820-5280
www.njplasticsurgerycenter.com

Jay Meisner, MD, FACS    
Oradell Plastic Surgery
680 Kinderkamack Road
Oradell, NJ 07649
201-820-5280

Hand and Microsurgery

Edward Hahn, Jr., MD    
1124 E. Ridgewood Avenue, Suite 201
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
201-289-5551

113 West Essex Street, Suite 204
Maywood, NJ 07607
201-289-5551

Radiation Oncology

Chad DeYoung, MD     
Thomas Kole, MD, PhD    
Michael Wesson, MD    
VMG – Radiation Oncology
One Valley Health Plaza
Paramus, NJ 07652
201-634-5403

Rheumatology

Evan Leibowitz, MD    
VMG – Prospect medical
1200 E. Ridgewood Avenue
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
201-444-4526

Sleep & Pulmonary Medicine

David Rosen, MD    
VMG - Respiratory Health & Pulmonary Medicine
1200 E. Ridgewood Avenue, Suite 303 West
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
201-689-7755

Surgical Oncology

Melanie Ongchin, MD    
VMG – Surgical Oncology
One Valley Health Plaza
Paramus, NJ 07652
201-634-5547

Thoracic Surgery

Robert Korst, MD    
Mark Shapiro, MD    
VMG – Thoracic Surgery
One Valley Health Plaza, Suite B-201
Paramus, NJ 07652
201-634-5722