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CORE RESIDENCY FACULTY

Barbara Jo McGarry, MD: Associate Professor; Residency Program Director.
Dr. McGarry has been a Faculty Member since 1991. She serves on the Executive Leadership Team at FMMS and is a champion of the CPC+ program. She teaches numerous didactic sessions including board review. She is one of the volunteer preceptors to HIPHOP-Promise Clinic and a teaching faculty on FM inpatient service.

Marissa Stabile, DO: Associate Program Director.
Dr. Stabile has been a faculty member since 2013. She is a resident advisor, preceptor, teaching faculty on FM inpatient service, and serves on the Executive Team at Family Medicine at Monument Square. She is also a volunteer preceptor at HIPHOP-Promise Clinic. Dr. Stabile provides osteopathic manipulative treatments and education.

Dorothy Borresen, PhD, APN, PMHNP: Clinical Associate Professor.
Dr. Borresen is a clinical psychologist and psychiatric nurse practitioner with expertise in integrative psychopharmacology and behavioral science. She has been a teaching faculty member since 1996. She is a resident advisor and preceptor in the outpatient setting.

Lynn P. Clemow, PhD: Clinical Associate Professor.
Dr. Clemow is a Clinical Health Psychologist who coordinates the behavioral science curriculum for the residency. She also supervises and coordinates a clinical psychology teaching service that integrates onsite mental health and health behavior services into this residency practice.

Jeffrey P. Levine, MD, MPH: Professor; Assistant Residency Director; Director-Women’s Health Programs.
Dr. Levine has been a Faculty Member since 1996. Dr. Levine coordinates residency recruitment and the Women’s Health curriculum. He is an inducted member of the Rutgers Master Educators’ Guild recognizing teaching excellence; an advisor and a preceptor, a teaching faculty on FM inpatient service.

Karen Wei-Ru Lin, MD, MS: Professor; Assistant Program Director.
Dr. Lin has been a Faculty Member since 1992. She is the Assistant Dean of Global Health, faculty advisor to HIPHOP-Promise Clinic, Patient Center Medicine, Medical Mandarin, Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association, International Health Interest Group and Physicians for Human Rights. Dr. Lin has received 2007 NJ Family Physician of the Year, 2010 Rutgers Graduate School Distinguished Alumni Award, and 2016 Rutgers University Clement A. Price Human Dignity Award, in recognition of her commitment to medical education, clinical care, and community. Dr. Lin also provides acupuncture to patients. Most of her scholarly projects focus in global communities.

CORE RESIDENCY STAFF

Lillian Kimmel: Program Coordinator.
Ms. Kimmel started with the Residency Program in 2010. She assists with all residency related affairs and recruitment.

Toni Scales: Program Assistant.
Ms. Scales joined the Residency Program in 2008. She serves as the program assistant for all residency related affairs.

ASSOCIATE RESIDENCY FACULTY

Rhina A. Acevedo, MD: Clinical Assistant Professor; Assistant Residency Director; FM- Maternity Care.
Dr. Acevedo has been a Faculty Member since 1999. Dr. Acevedo is a member of the Family Medicine Maternity Care service and provides residents continuity and delivery maternity care didactics and supervision.

Joyce Afran, MD: Associate Professor, Director of Pre-doctoral Education.
Dr. Afran coordinates the Rutgers-RWJMS Family Medicine 3rd Year Clerkship Rotation and patient centered medicine course for medical students. She is a teaching faculty on FM inpatient service.

Jennifer Amico, MD, MPH: Assistant Professor.
Dr. Amico coordinates the reproductive health training for the residency and co-directs the Women’s Health Fellowship. She is also a resident advisor, teaching faculty on FM inpatient service, and a clinical researcher.  Dr. Amico supervises the Evidence Based Medicine course and the scholarly publications in Evidence Based Practice journal.

Komal Bhatt, MD: Instructor; FM-Maternity Care.
Dr. Bhatt is a member of the Family Medicine Maternity Care service. She has expertise in maternity care and in integrative medicine. She is an advisor, preceptor and lecturer for the residency.

Elizabeth C. Clark, MD, MPH: Assistant Professor; Director-Maternity Care.
Dr. Clark is a physician researcher, advisor, and preceptor. She is the medical director of the New Jersey Primary Care Research Network; she directs the Family Medicine Maternity Care service.She provides leadership, education and supervision for the resident’s maternity care patients.   Dr. Clark is also Co-Medical Director of the Family Medicine at Monument Square.  She also leads the CPC+ Medicare Demonstration project for our patient population.

Shawna Hudson, PHD: Professor; Director - Research Division.
Dr. Hudson is world renowned for her research in primary care/health services and for her expertise in qualitative research.

Jeanne Ferrante, MD: Associate Professor; Director-Health Science Research Fellowship.
Dr. Ferrante is a physician researcher in primary care aspects of cancer control.  She holds numerous clinically oriented research grants for the department.  

Cathryn Heath, MD: Medical Director, RWJ Medical Group.
Dr. Heath is a teaching faculty on FM inpatients service.  Dr. Heath is involved in the Accountable Care Organization our practice participates in.  She also leads the CPC+ Medicare Demonstration project for our patient population.

David F. Howarth, MD, MPH: Associate Professor; Director – Geriatric Fellowship Program.
Dr. Howarth provides Geriatric curriculum for the residents and supervises longitudinal care at Parker Nursing Home and Parker-Stonegate Assisted Living facility. He is a resident advisor and a teaching faculty on FM inpatient service.

Fred Kobylarz, MD, MPH: Associate Professor; Geriatric Medicine Faculty.
Medical Director – Center for Healthy Aging in Monroe. Dr. Kobylarz provides the Geriatric curriculum for the residents. He is a resident advisor, a teaching faculty on FM inpatient service and a group facilitator of Patient Center Medicine for medical students.  Dr. Kobylarz is a preceptor in the office.

Jill Kropa, MD, MPH: Instructor.
Dr. Kropa is one of the teaching faculty on FM inpatient service. She assists in running the MS3 Family Medicine clerkship. She also practices Family Medicine and Sports Medicine and covers Rutgers athletic events.  She works at Rutgers Athletics providing medical care to students and athletes.

Sonia Laumbach, MD, Assistant Professor; Assistant Dean for Student Affairs.
Dr. Laumbach is one of the teaching faculty on FM inpatient service.  She serves as an advisor to the residents.

Steven Levin, MD: Associate Professor; Medical Director – Eric B. Chandler Health Center.
Dr. Levin supervises residents in Community Medicine rotation and Community Medicine fellowship track of residents. He was the 2005 N.J. Family Physician of the Year and the 2007 AAFP Family Physician of the Year.

Robert C. Like, MD, MS: Professor; Director - Center for Healthy Families & Cultural Diversity.
Dr. Like is world renowned for his work in cultural competency and health professions education.

Kinshasa Morton, MD: Assistant Professor; Sports Medicine.
Dr. Morton co-coordinates the Sports Medicine and procedural curriculums. He is an advisor, a preceptor and a teaching faculty on FM inpatient service.  He works at Rutgers Athletics providing medical care to students and athletes.

Maria B. Pellerano, MA, MBA: Assistant Professor.
Ms. Pellerano is the administrator for the Family Medicine’s Research Division and she also coordinates the residency’s Practice Management curriculum.

David E. Swee, MD: Professor; Associate Dean for Education, Rutgers-RWJMS.
Dr. Swee is the former Chair of our Department, and a teaching faculty on FM inpatient service.  Dr. Swee serves as a resident advisor.  He is also the Co Medical Director of the Family Medicine at Monument Square office.

Alfred F. Tallia, MD, MPH: Professor and Department Chairman.
Dr. Tallia is a member of the Rutgers Master Educators’ Guild, a physician researcher.  His interests are in medical education; he serves on the Board of the National Board of Medical Examiners.  He is particularly interested in Health Policy and quality patient care. 

Jason Womack, MD: Assistant Professor; Director of Sports Medicine.
Dr. Womack provides Sports Medicine training to the residents, and Sports Medicine fellow. He is a resident advisor, a preceptor and a teaching faculty on FM inpatient service.  He works at Rutgers Athletics providing medical care.