August 2, 2019 - Edison, NJ ― Hackensack Meridian Health is pleased to announce that 49 of its affiliated dentists, based at Hackensack University Medical Center, Jersey Shore University Medical Center, and JFK Medical Center, have been recognized by New Jersey Monthly magazine as Top Dentists.
“I want to congratulate our team members on this important peer-driven recognition,” said Robert C. Garrett, CEO of Hackensack Meridian Health. “They are representative of our mission to transform health care and serve as leaders of positive change.”
According to New Jersey Monthly, 6,812 New Jersey dentists were asked which of their fellow dentists they considered to be the best practitioners in the state. After conducting the survey, the list was submitted to an advisory board for professional review. The result was a list of the 624 Top Dentists in New Jersey.
The following Hackensack Meridian Health-affiliated dentists have been recognized as New Jersey Monthly Top Dentists: General Dentistry: Fabio Apolito, D.M.D., Maxine A. Feinberg, D.D.S, Rajeev Gupta, D.D.S., John R. Kukucka, D.M.D., David A. Lederman, D.M.D., Robert T. Martini, D.D.S., Edward Millward, D.M.D., Michael A. Perillo, D.M.D., Thomas Sniscak, D.M.D, Sari C. Zimmer, D.M.D.; Endodontics: Thomas B. Allen, D.D.S., Edward B. Drozd, D.M.D., Shawn M. Lafkowitz, D.M.D., Stephen G. Lawson, D.M.D., Michael Lewis, D.M.D., Dimple S. Malavia, D.D.S.; Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery: Jason M. Auerbach, D.D.S., Kathy A. Banks, D.M.D., Sung Hee Cho, M.D., D.D.S, Kenneth J. Colameo, D.M.D., Michael P. Di Pietro, D.M.D., Jason Diamond, D.D.S., Jared N. Gelband, D.M.D., Kayvon Haghighi, D.D.S., M.D., Chang Han M.D., D.D.S., Payal Jain D.D.S., Michael A. Kleinman, D.M.D., John M. McElroy, D.M.D., Stuart H. Meyer, D.D.S., Steven M. Moss, D.M.D., Vincent P. Novelli, D.M.D., Nilesh R. Patel, D.M.D., M.D., John P. Soliman, D.M.D., M.D.; Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics: James J. Bancroft, D.M.D., Scott Galkin, D.M.D., Robert L. Loeb, D.D.S.; Pediatric Dentistry: Jill N. Alenier, D.D.S., Diane Baldwin, D.M.D., Darryl Engel, D.M.D., William H. Lieberman, D.D.S., Rosalie Nguyen D.M.D., Irvin B. Sherman, D.D.S., Kate A. Siegler, D.D.S., Matthew K. Sones, D.M.D., Vanessa Velilla, D.D.S.; Periodontics: Robert A. Jaffin, D.M.D., Akshay Kumar, D.M.D., Nina B. Lehrhaupt, D.M.D., Amit M. Vora, D.D.S.
The dentists are recognized in New Jersey Monthly’s July issue.
ABOUT HACKENSACK MERIDIAN HEALTH
Hackensack Meridian Health is a leading not-for-profit health care organization that is the largest, most comprehensive and truly integrated health care network in New Jersey, offering a complete range of medical services, innovative research and life-enhancing care.
Hackensack Meridian Health comprises 17 hospitals from Bergen to Ocean counties, which includes three academic medical centers – Hackensack University Medical Center in Hackensack, Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune, JFK Medical Center in Edison; two children’s hospitals - Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital in Hackensack, K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital in Neptune; nine community hospitals – Bayshore Medical Center in Holmdel, Mountainside Medical Center in Montclair, Ocean Medical Center in Brick, Palisades Medical Center in North Bergen, Pascack Valley Medical Center in Westwood, Raritan Bay Medical Center in Old Bridge, Raritan Bay Medical Center in Perth Amboy, Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, and Southern Ocean Medical Center in Manahawkin; a behavioral health hospital – Carrier Clinic in Belle Mead; and two rehabilitation hospitals - JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute in Edison and Shore Rehabilitation Institute in Brick.
Additionally, the network has more than 500 patient care locations throughout the state which include ambulatory care centers, surgery centers, home health services, long-term care and assisted living communities, ambulance services, lifesaving air medical transportation, fitness and wellness centers, rehabilitation centers, urgent care centers and physician practice locations. Hackensack Meridian Health has more than 34,100 team members, and 6,500 physicians and is a distinguished leader in health care philanthropy, committed to the health and well-being of the communities it serves.
The network’s notable distinctions include having three hospitals among the top 10 in New Jersey by U.S. News and World Report. Other honors include consistently achieving Magnet® recognition for nursing excellence from the American Nurses Credentialing Center and being named to Becker’s Healthcare’s “150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare/2018” list.
The Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University, the first private medical school in New Jersey in more than 50 years, welcomed its first class of students in 2018 to its On3 campus in Nutley and Clifton. Additionally, the network partnered with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center to find more cures for cancer faster while ensuring that patients have access to the highest quality, most individualized cancer care when and where they need it.
Hackensack Meridian Health is a member of AllSpire Health Partners, an interstate consortium of leading health systems, to focus on the sharing of best practices in clinical care and achieving efficiencies.