News Release - October 27, 2015

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Beth-Ann Kerber                                                                                                  
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Rutgers Physicians Named “Jersey Choice” in Multiple Specialties

New Jersey Monthly Announces 2015 List of Top Doctors Statewide



2015 Jersey Choice Top Doctors logoNew Brunswick, NJ—Two dozen physicians with Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical Group have been named “Jersey Choice Top Doctors” for 2015, according to New Jersey Monthly, which released its top physicians list in its November 2015 issue.


This select group of physicians is among 987 New Jersey doctors chosen for their expertise in their respective specialties.


The Robert Wood Johnson Medical Group physicians selected represent a diverse range of specialties, including endocrinology, neurology, surgical subspecialties, allergy/immunology, maternal-fetal medicine, oncology, and internal medicine. One-third comprise pediatric specialists in such areas as cardiology, critical care, emergency medicine, endocrinology, gastroenterology, infectious disease, nephrology, and urology.


In addition to our full-time clinical faculty, 60 members of the medical school’s volunteer faculty were named to the 2015 list.


The Jersey Choice list is based on an independent statewide survey of physicians, who were asked to identify the physicians they would choose for themselves or a family member. An advisory panel of experts then further honed the list.


This week’s announcement by New Jersey Monthly follows the August recognition of more than 60 Robert Wood Johnson Medical Group physicians to the 2015-2016 Best Doctors in America List®.


“We continue to be proud of the achievements of the physicians of the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School,” says Sherine E. Gabriel, MD, MSc, dean, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. “Statewide, regionally, or nationally, these exceptional physicians continue to be recognized among their peers for the high-quality health care they provide for patients, whether in primary care or highly specialized tertiary or quaternary care. Indeed, every member of the RWJ health care team is committed to providing the highest quality care for every patient, every day.”


More information about the Jersey Choice Top Doctors list can be found at


About Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical Group

Robert Wood Johnson Medical Group is the faculty practice of Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, part of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. One of the largest multispecialty physician practices in the state, Robert Wood Johnson Medical Group consists of more than 500 physicians with expertise in more than 200 subspecialty clinical programs, providing a full range of highly specialized services for children and adults. In addition to its main practice location in New Brunswick, Robert Wood Johnson Medical Group offers services in Hamilton, Monroe, Piscataway, and Somerset.


The group supports the education, research, patient care, and community outreach missions of Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, one of the nation’s leading comprehensive medical schools. Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and its principal affiliate, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, comprise one of the nation’s premier academic medical centers. In addition, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School has 34 other hospital affiliates and ambulatory care sites throughout the region.


More information about Robert Wood Johnson Medical Group can be found online at or by calling 1-877-4RWJDOC.



Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical Group physicians named to this year's Jersey Choice Top Physicians list are:

  • Louis F. Amorosa, MD (endocrinology)
  • David August, MD (surgical oncology)
  • Joseph G. Barone, MD (pediatric urology)
  • George Batsides, MD (thoracic surgery)
  • Andrew H. Boyarsky, MD (surgery)
  • Joseph C. Canterino, MD (maternal-fetal medicine)
  • Jeffrey L. Carson, MD (general internal medicine)
  • Sunanda Gaur, MD (pediatric infectious diseases)
  • Darlene G. Gibbon, MD (gynecologic oncology)
  • Bruce G. Haffty, MD (radiation oncology)
  • Laurie J. Kirstein, MD (surgical oncology)
  • Gary L. Kohn, MD (pediatric critical care)
  • Soula G. Koniaris, MD, MS (pediatric gastroenterology)
  • Benjamin J. Lentzner, MD (pediatric cardiology)
  • Ernest G. Leva, MD (pediatric emergency medicine)
  • Ian Marshall, MD (pediatric endocrincology)
  • Catherine A. Monteleone, MD (allergy/immunology)
  • John Nosher, MD (radiology)
  • Amy S. Pappert, MD (dermatology)
  • Chirag N. Shah, MD (emergency medicine)
  • Roger K. Strair, MD, PhD (medical oncology)
  • Lynne S. Weiss, MD (pediatric nephrology)
  • Robert E. Weiss, MD (urology)
  • Jan B. Wollack, MD, PhD (neurology)