--Award Winning Physicians Join Bayonne Practice--
BAYONNE, N.J. – Families in Bayonne and the surrounding Hudson County area now have access
to a new multispecialty medical facility, which was recently opened by
administrators at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center (NBIMC) and Children’s
Hospital of New Jersey. The NBIMC Children's Hospital of New Jersey
Medical Specialty Center, which is located at 16 East 29th Street in Bayonne,
brings highly specialized medical care to children and adults.
NBIMC’s board certified physicians and team of health professionals
will diagnose, treat and provide follow-up care. Adult services will include:
Orthopedics, Women’s Health, and Vascular Surgery. Appointments
can also be made for children who have asthma, lung disease, digestive
disorders or heart disease. Highly specialized pediatricians who have
advanced training will provide services in: Pediatric Cardiology; Hematology/Oncology;
Immunology/Allergy; and Pediatric Pulmonology.
"We are proud to offer highly specialized medical care services to
families in Hudson County. This expansion gives a cadre of Newark Beth
Israel Medical Center’s multispecialty care physicians an opportunity
to meet the needs of a broader community with some of the best physicians
in their specialties in New Jersey," said John A. Brennan, MD, MPH,
President and Chief Executive Officer of Newark Beth Israel Medical Center.
The physicians are:
Peri Kamalakar, MD - Director of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Barnabas Health. Dr. Kamalakar began offering hematology and oncology services when he
joined NBIMC’s medical staff in 1978. He was instrumental in establishing
the Valerie Fund Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders
in 1985. Three Valerie Fund Centers operate under Dr. Kamalakar’s
direction: NBIMC, Monmouth Medical Center, and Saint Barnabas Medical Center.
Dr. Debbie Friedman, MD, PhD, Pediatric Cardiology. Dr Friedman was a pediatric resident at Children’s National Medical
Center in Washington, DC and did her pediatric cardiology fellowship at
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Dr. Friedman received her medical
degree and a PhD in molecular biology from Weill Cornell University.
Jyoti Sinha, MD, Pediatric Gastroenterology. Dr. Sinha completed a fellowship in pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology
and nutrition at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and a residency in pediatrics
at New York Medical College. She received her Doctor of Medicine from
St. George’s University, School of Medicine in Grenada.
Joel S. Mendelson, MD, - Director, Division of Allergy/Immunology at CHoNJ. – Dr. Mendelson offers a full range of diagnosis and treatment for
allergic and immunologic challenges. He completed pediatric residency
at St. Lukes Roosevelt, a major teaching affiliate of Columbia University.
He then graduated from Allergy/Immunology-Pediatric Infectious Disease
Fellowship at UMDNJ. He is frequently named on Top Doctor list for New
York Magazine and New Jersey Monthly magazine.
Cindy Sturt, MD, Vascular Surgery. – Dr. Sturt completed her undergraduate education in biology at
the University of Chicago. She then received her medical degree at State
University of New York at Syracuse, College of Medicine. Her surgical
residency was completed at UMDNJ at Newark followed by a Vascular Surgery
Fellowship at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center.
Emad Hashemi, MD - Chief of Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery.
Dr. Hashemi offers a wide range of treatment options to women, from behavior
modification and changes to diet and exercise to minimally invasive laparoscopic
and robot-assisted surgical procedures using the da Vinci® Surgical System.
Michael Pitter, MD, FACOG - MD, Chief of Gynecological Robotic and Minimally
Invasive Surgery at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center (NBIMC). Board Certified in General Obstetrics/Gynecology, Dr. Pitter received
his Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of
Illinois at Chicago and earned his medical education at the UMDNJ. He
completed his post-graduate residency at NBIMC in the areas of obstetrics
For pediatric specialty appointments at the medical facility in Bayonne,
call 973-926-7280. To make appointments for adults, call 973-926-7331.
For interviews, photos or a tour of the facility, contact Kaylyn Kendall
Dines at (Office) 973-926-7168 or (Cell) 848-223-3807.
Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, (NBIMC), a 673-bed regional care teaching
hospital, provides comprehensive health care to its local communities
and well beyond. NBIMC has more than 800 physicians, 3,200 employees and
150 volunteers with over 300,000 outpatient visits and 25,000 admissions
annually. NBIMC is one of the top three in heart transplants with better
than expected outcomes, has the only lung transplant program in New Jersey,
and combined with Saint Barnabas Medical Center, both Barnabas Health
affiliates, is third in the nation for kidney transplants, by volume.
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Children's Hospital of New Jersey, located at Newark Beth Israel Medical
Center and part of the Saint Barnabas Health Care System, is the state's
premier hospital caring for children, with specialized services to treat
ill and injured children from newborn to adolescent years and has the
most comprehensive pediatric cardiac care program in the region as well
as preventive programs that promote wellness in the community. For a referral
to a pediatrician or pediatric specialist, please call 1-888-724-7123.
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