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The Valley Hospital
223 N. Van Dien Avenue
Ridgewood, NJ 07450

Valley Physicians Among America’s Top Doctors


February 28, 2014 — The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, NJ, is proud to announce that 136 members of the hospital’s medical staff have been recognized as Top Doctors by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd, a New York City healthcare research and information company.

The list appears in 17th addition of Castle Connolly's Top Doctors: New York Metro Area.   Castle Connolly publishes “Top Doctors” guides that identify the nations’ best doctors and hospitals.  The lists are based on peer nominations and professional assessments by Castle-Connolly’s physician-led research team.

 “I am very proud to recognize the many outstanding physicians at The Valley Hospital who have been included in the Top Doctors listing, said Audrey Meyers, President and CEO of The Valley Hospital.  “It demonstrates what we’ve always known – that some of the top specialists in their fields practice here at Valley.”

Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors are among the top 10 percent of doctors. Valley physicians who are included on this prestigious list are:

Saurabh Agarwal, M.D., Urology; Thomas Ahlborn, M.D., Surgery; Frederick Alexander, M.D., Pediatric Surgery; Eric Avezzano, M.D., Gastroenterology; Jeffrey Barasch, M.D., Pulmonary Disease; Mary Bello, M.D., Family Medicine; Irwin Berkowitz, M.D., Pediatrics; Marc Bessler, M.D., Surgery; Jessica Blume, M.D.,Allergy & Immunology; John Bosso, M.D., Allergy & Immunology; Gary Breslow, M.D., Plastic Surgery; Assia Bromberg, M.D., Pulmonary Disease; Crystal Broussard, M.D., Gastroenterology; Daniel Budd, M.D., Surgery; William Burke, M.D.,Gynecologic Oncology; Jaclyn Calem-Grunat, M.D., Diagnostic Radiology; Francis Cangemi, M.D., Ophthalmology; Duncan Carpenter, M.D., Neurological Surgery;Cindy Chang, M.D., Allergy & Immunology; Patrick Chin, M.D., Ophthalmology; Jeff Chung, M.D., Rheumatology; Rhoda Cobin, M.D., Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism; and Thomas Cocke, M.D., Cardiovascular Disease.

James Cornell, M.D., Ph.D, Critical Care Medicine; Roger Coven, M.D., Obstetrics & Gynecology; Omid Dardashti, M.D., Cardiovascular Disease; Sameera Daud-Ahmad, M.D., Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism; Anthony Delfico, M.D., Sports Medicine; Anthony DeLillo, M.D., Gastroenterology; Michael Distefano, M.D.,Orthopaedic Surgery; Sheldon Eisenberg, M.D., Cardiovascular Disease; Ira Esformes, M.D., Orthopaedic Surgery; Frederick Fakharzadeh, M.D., Hand Surgery; Michael Faust, M.D., Obstetrics & Gynecology; Barry Fernbach, M.D., Hematology; Susan Flanzman, M.D., Internal; Medicine; Howard Frey, M.D., Urology; David Friedman, M.D., Pediatric Surgery; and Rajinder Gandhi, M.D., Pediatric Surgery.

Carol Glaubiger, M.D., Internal Medicine; Noah Goldman, M.D., Gynecologic Oncology; Howard Goldschmidt, M.D., Cardiovascular Disease; Joseph Grizzanti, D.O., Pulmonary Disease; John Hajjar, M.D., Urology; Paul Harlow, M.D., Pediatrics;Jay Heldman, M.D., Dermatology; Patricia Hicks, M.D., Pediatric Allergy & Immunology; Alan Israel, M.D., Hematology; Joel Jacowitz, M.D., Cardiovascular Disease; Valerie Johnson, M.D., PhD., Pediatric Nephrology; Steven Kanengiser, M.D., Pediatric Pulmonology; Harry Katz, M.D., Otolaryngology; Philip Kazlow, M.D.,Pediatric Gastroenterology; and Gary Knackmuhs, M.D., Infectious Disease.

Rima Kopelman, M.D., Rheumatology; Jeffrey Kozlowski, M.D., Nephrology; Glenn Krinsky, M.D., Diagnostic Radiology; Evan Kushner, M.D., Internal Medicine; Susan Kushner M.D., Pediatrics; Vivian Lan, M.D., Internal Medicine; Joel Landzberg, M.D., Cardiovascular Disease; Evan Leibowitz, M.D., Rheumatology; Bennett Leifer, M.D., Geriatric Medicine; Elliot Lerner, M.D., Neuroradiology; Kenneth Levin, M.D.,Neurology; Robert Levine, M.D., Gastroenterology; Seth Levine, M.D., Urology;Lauren Levy, M.D., Diagnostic Radiology; Joseph Licata, M.D., Surgery; Elliott Lichtstein, M.D., Cardiovascular Disease; Louise Ligresti, M.D., Medical Oncology;David Lipson, M.D., Plastic Surgery; Douglas Liva, M.D., Ophthalmology; andEdward Lubat, M.D., Diagnostic Radiology.

Frank Manginello, M.D., Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine; Stephen Margulis, M.D.,Gastroenterology; Stephen McIlveen, M.D., Orthopaedic Surgery; Monica Meyer, M.D., Obstetrics & Gynecology; Philip Meyers, M.D., Neuroradiology; Laurence Milgrim, M.D., Otolaryngology; Suneet Mittal, M.D., Cardaic Electrophysiology;Sessine Najjar, M.D., Infectious Disease; David Namerow, M.D., Pediatrics; Amarjot Narula, M.D., Psychiatry; Joel Nizin, M.D., Colon & Rectal Surgery; Daryl O'Brien M.D., Pediatrics; Richard Palu, M.D.; Ophthalmology; Martin Pelavin, M.D., Internal Medicine; Reed Perron, M.D., Neurology; Joseph Pizzurro, M.D., Orthopaedic Surgery; and Roger Pollock, M.D., Orthopaedic Surgery.
Mark Preminger, M.D., Cardiac Electrophysiology; Donald Quest, M.D., Neurological Surgery; Michael Rahmin, M.D., Gastroenterology; Thomas Rakowski, M.D., Medical Oncology; Louis Rambler, M.D., Diagnostic Radiology; Dennis Reison, M.D.,Cardiovascular Disease; Don Respler, M.D., Pediatric Otolaryngology;  Fred Rezvani, M.D., Obstetrics & Gynecology; Robert Rigolosi, M.D., Nephrology; David Rosenfeld, M.D., Psychiatry; Roger Rosenstein, M.D., Hand Surgery; Patrick Roth, M.D.,Neurological Surgery; Mitchell Rubinoff, M.D., Gastroenterology; Ruth Schulze, M.D., Obstetrics & Gynecology; Maria Scibetta, M.D., Internal Medicine; Robert Silverman, M.D., Pain Medicine; Justin Skripak, M.D., Allergy & Immunology;Marjorie Slankard, M.D., Allergy & Immunology; Scott Smilen, M.D., Obstetrics & Gynecology; and Edward Solomon, M.D., Ophthalmology.
Gerald Sotsky, M.D., Cardiovascular Disease; Michael Sternschein, M.D., Plastic Surgery; John Strobeck, M.D., Ph.D., Cardiovascular Disease; Jason Surow, M.D.,Otolaryngology; Albert Tartini, M.D., Nephrology; Steven Tennenbaum, M.D.,Urology; Jack Tohme, M.D., Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism; Simon Tsiouris, M.D., Infectious Disease; Anne Marie Valinoti, M.D., Internal Medicine; Daniel Van Engel, M.D., Neurology; David Van Slooten, M.D., Neurology; Roy Vingan, M.D.,Neurological Surgery; Anthony Volpe, M.D., Internal Medicine; Steven Waxenbaum, M.D., Colon & Rectal Surgery; Robert Wehmann, M.D., Ph.D., Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism; Darryl Weiss, M.D., Dermatology; Howard Weizman, M.D.,Nephrology; Ronald White, M.D., Colon & Rectal Surgery; Marcus Williams, M.D.,Cardiovascular Disease; Anusak Yiengpruksawan, M.D., Surgery; Alan Zalkowitz, M.D., Rheumatology; Alex Zapolanski, M.D., Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery; Carolyn Zelop, M.D., Maternal & Fetal Medicine; Robert Zubowski, M.D., Plastic Surgery; andIra Zucker M.D., Gastroenterology.

For a referral to a Valley physician, please call 1-800-VALLEY 1 (1-800-825-5391).

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