Dr. Fless graduated Rutgers University and The University of Medicine and
Dentistry-New Jersey Medical School. She completed her internal medicine
residency and pulmonary/critical care fellowship at UMDNJ-NJMS and remained
on their faculty. She has served as clinical division director and acting
director of medical intensive care, was a nominee for the Golden Apple
Teaching Award and recognized with a “best doctor” citation.
She has been the recipient of the Distinguished Educator Award at SBMC.
She is currently the Medical Director of Neurological Critical Care and
the Director of Interventional Pulmonology at Saint Barnabas Medical Center.
She is a member of the Patient and Family Support Committee of the Society
of Critical Care Medicine. She is the Physician Leader of Kenneth B. Schwartz
Center Rounds at SBMC.
Dr. Fless’ professional practice includes sleep medicine with an
interest in diagnosing and treating sleep disordered breathing and sleep
apnea as well as managing circadian rhythm disorders and narcolepsy. She
treats the full spectrum of pulmonary diseases, and has expertise in advanced
bronchoscopy procedures including Endobronchial ultrasound and Electromagnetic
bronchoscopy for the diagnosis of lung lesions, as well as pre-operative
dye marking of the lung to facilitate surgery. Electromagnetic guided
bronchoscopy is also used for placement of fiducial markers into the lung
for surgical localization of lesions or to facilitate Cyberknife radiation
of lung lesions.
Dr. Fless is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at University of
Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and Clinical Assistant Professor
of Surgery, Saint George’s University of Medicine, Grenada, West
Indies. She also holds an appointment as Affiliate Assistant Professor
of Medical Humanities at the Drew University Caspersen School of Graduate
Studies in Madison, New Jersey. Dr. Fless is a fellow of the Fellow of
the American College of Chest Physicians.