Theresa M. Redling, DO, FACP
Dr. Redling is board certified in Geriatric Medicine, Internal Medicine,
Hospice and Palliative Care. Dr. Redling joined Saint Barnabas in 2012
after holding the Geriatric Chief position at position of Chief of Geriatrics
at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York City and Newark Beth Israel Medical
Center, Newark, NJ.
Her interests include caring for complex elders, diagnosis and treatment,
including new drug trials for Alzheimer's and related dementias and
promoting, teaching and improving the care for health system elders. Dr.
Redling has a primary care and consultative practice a The Center for
Geriatric Health and Disease Management and also manages her own patients
if they require hospitalization at Saint Barnabas Medical Center. In addition,
Dr. Redling provides consultative care at Saint Barnabas for hospitalized
elders, assisting other physicians in best practices for hospital-based
elder care. She also teaches physicians in training, medical students
and many other health care practitioners the art of Geriatric medicine.
Gerald Tramontano, PhD
Dr. Tramontano has 18 years experience as a practicing clinical neuropsychologist
specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of various cognitive, neurobehavioral
and neuropsychiatric disorders. He is currently in private practice at
the NeuroCognitive Institute (NCI). NCI is affiliated with Saint Barnabas
Medical Center and Newark Beth Israel Medical Center where he directs
services for their outpatient Memory Disorder Clinics within Geriatrics
in the Department of Medicine. Prior to entering private practice he was
the Director of the Traumatic Brain Injury Program at Kessler Institute
After obtaining his doctorate at St. John's University in Clinical
Psychology; he completed his internship at Tufts University School of
Medicine Boston VA Consortium and his residency and fellowship in clinical
neuropsychology and research psychopharmacology at Brown University School
His clinical research expertise is within the neurosciences – more
specifically, dementia producing neurodegenerative diseases and other
cognitive disorders. He has completed approximately 50 clinical trials.
Dr. Tramontano is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at UMDNJ-Robert
Wood Johnson Medical School and faculty member of the Cerebral Dysfunction
Clinic at the medical school. He is an Assistant Professor in Psychology
at St. John's University teaching clinical neuropsychology in the
Ph.D. Clinical Psychology Program.
Sarah O'Connell, MSN, APN-C
Program Director/Gerontological Nurse Practitioner
Sarah is an ANCC board certified Gerontological Nurse Practitioner (GNP).
Sarah earned her Bachelor of Science degree at Indiana University and
her Master of Science degree at University of California, San Francisco.
In addition to Geriatrics, she has experience in emergency, palliative
care, acute care and the outpatient settings. In addition to seeing patients
in the office, Sarah also runs the Housecall Program and participates
in Hospital and Community wide efforts to improve healthcare for the elderly.
She is a member of the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association
and works in collaboration with Theresa Redling, DO. As a team, they are
passionate about providing high-quality care in an environment where their
patients feel safe and well informed.
Maisha has over seven years of experience, including inpatient and outpatient
settings. She has a gift for helping patients feel at ease and a dedication
for providing excellent care to the elderly.
Akunna earned her Bachelor's of Science in Business Management at
Kean University and is currently studying to become a Clinical Nurse Leader
at Seton Hall University. As a coordinator for SBMC Geriatric Health Center,
Akunna assists patients and their families with guidance and assistance
in scheduling, billing, and authorizations. Akunna is dedicated to our
patients and their families.