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The Unterberg Children’s Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center and The McNamee Wealth Management Group Host Educational Seasonal Symposium


The Unterberg Children's Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center and The McNamee Wealth Management Group Host Educational Seasonal Symposium for Local Pediatricians

The Unterberg Children's Hospital offers the community the renowned medical expertise in the care of children that only a leading academic medical center can provide, with a staff of more than 140 pediatricians and pediatric specialists in 26 fields of medicine.

Recently nearly 100 pediatricians and pediatric nurses from throughout the region gathered for the third semiannual Seasonal Symposium, an event spotlighting the pediatric subspecialists from The Unterberg Children's Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center.

Held February 26 at Eagle Oaks Country Club in Farmingdale, the event featured educational lecture sessions led by pediatric gastroenterologist Tina Rakitt, M.D., who addressed gluten-related digestive disorders, Mike Barrows, M.D., chief of pediatric endocrinology who spoke about type 2 diabetes, and Heather Grossman, M.D., chief of pediatric oncology and hematology, who gave an overview of the pediatrician's role in palliative care. Additionally, Jim Romer, clinical director of the Psychiatric Emergency Screening Service at Monmouth Medical Center, spoke to managing the child and adolescent mental health crisis.

"The symposium was an excellent opportunity to get an update on the advances being made at The Unterberg Children's Hospital, meet with colleagues, and get valuable education on topics related to children's health from leaders in the field," said Jonathan Teitelbaum, M.D., chief of Pediatric Gastroenterology at The Unterberg Children's Hospital.

As its wide scope of pediatric services clearly reflects, The Unterberg Children's Hospital at Monmouth

Medical Center offers care for children and families with a breadth and depth unrivaled throughout the region. Monmouth offers comprehensive care in virtually every area of pediatric medicine — delivered from the first fragile days of life through adolescence in a family-friendly environment.

The event was sponsored by Edward F. McNamee a member of the Monmouth Medical Center Foundation Board of Trustees and a financial advisor with Morgan Stanley located in Shrewsbury. McNamee has been a member of the Monmouth Medical Center Board of Trustees since 2006.

Caption: Gathering at the third semiannual Seasonal Symposium are Unterberg Children's Hospital pediatricians, from left, Janice Lichtenberger, M.D., Richard DeGroote, M.D., Renuka Verma, M.D., Mike Barrows, D.O., Jessica Scerbo, M.D., Heather Grossman, M.D., Tina Rakitt, M.D., Vlady Ostrow, D.O., Jonathan Teitelbaum, M.D., and Anna Sechser-Perl, M.D.

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Located in Long Branch, N.J., Monmouth Medical Center, a Barnabas Health facility, along with The Children's Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center, is one of New Jersey's largest academic medical centers and has been a teaching affiliate of Philadelphia's Drexel University College of Medicine for more than 40 years. From its earliest days, Monmouth Medical Center has been a leader in surgical advancement and has introduced many technological firsts to the region, including robotic surgery and other minimally invasive techniques. The hospital is routinely recognized by HealthGrades, the nation's largest premier independent health care quality company, for excellence in both emergency medicine and maternity care. U.S. News & World Report has recognized Monmouth as a regional leader in cancer, geriatrics, gynecology, neurology and neurosurgery. For more information on Monmouth Medical Center, visit

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