Office of Institutional Advancement

National Doctors' Day

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Thank You

More than 812 of our patients participated in the March 30 celebration of Doctors’ Day by honoring 376 physicians at Jefferson Health! By honoring the care your physician provides you with a donation, you are supporting Jefferson Health in our mission to create a healthier tomorrow for all of those we serve.

Patients like Jane Karatzas, who is celebrating five years of being cancer free and says, “If it wasn’t for my Jefferson doctors, I wouldn’t be here today!” See Jane's story below.

Although the national celebration of Doctors’ Day has passed, at Jefferson we celebrate our caring physicians year-round—and you can, too. Donations are always welcome, and can be made any time. Your generosity helps us better serve all of our patients.

Physician Recognition

Thank you for recognizing the following Jefferson Health physicians and caregivers:

Dr. Gary Aaronson
Dr. Jeffrey A. Abrams
Dr. Robert D. Adamo
Dr. David W. Andrews
Dr. Pramila Rani Anne
Dr. Elizabeth J. Anoia-Loftus
Dr. Mario J. Arena
Dr. Christine A. Arenson
Dr. Joshua S. Armstrong
Dr. Clement C. Au
Dr. David J. Axelrod
Dr. Rita S. Axelrod
Dr. Bracken Babula
Dr. Demetrius Bagley
Dr. Roger A. Band
Dr. Voichita Bar Ad
Dr. Atrayee Basu Mallick
Dr. Frances R. Batzer
Dr. Alec C. Beekley
Dr. Rodney B. Bell
Dr. Karl T. Benedict, III
Dr. Adam C. Berger
Dr. Avnish K. Bhatia
Dr. Saveri Bhattacharya
Dr. Maurits S. Boon
Dr. Robert E. Booth, Jr.
Shannon Brady
Dr. Yasmin G. Brahmbhatt
Dr. Barry Bravette
Dr. Steven W. Breecker
Dr. Albert N. Brest's Retirement
Dr. Jessica Bricker
Dr. Louis T. Broad
Dr. Janice Bruckner
Dr. Clara Callahan
Dr. Frank Caporusso
Dr. Matthew H. Carabasi
Kathleen Carroll
Dr. Donna D. Carstens
Dr. Christopher V. Chambers
Dr. Karen A. Chojnacki
Dr. Jesse M. Civan
Dr. Jeremy Close
Dr. Robert M. Coben
Lisa Coco
Dr. Ronald Codario
Dr. David M. Cognetti
Dr. Mitchell J. Cohen
Dr. Sidney Cohen
Dr. Steven J. Cohen
Dr. John R. Cohn
Dr. Mitchell I. Conn
Dr. Glenn S. Cooper
Dr. Steven E. Copit
Anne Coste
Dr. Veronica Covalesky
Dr. Scott W. Cowan
Dr. Allan L. Crimm
Randall W. Culp, MD
Dr. Joseph M. Curry
Dr. Roger B. Daniels
Dr. Robert Danoff
David D'Arco
Dr. Akhil K. Das
Dr. Indranil Dasgupta
Dr. Eunice Del Rosario
Dr. Robert Den
Dr. Narendra Desai
Dr. Joseph A. DeSimone, Jr.
Dr. Victor A. Diaz, Jr.
Dr. Adam P. Dicker
Dr. Robert J. Diecidue
Dr. Anthony J. DiMarino
Dr. Michael C. DiMarino
Dr. Paul J. DiMuzio
Dr. Jessie W. DiNome
Dr. John U. Doherty
Dr. Frederick Dold
Dr. Scott Dorfner
Dr. Katie Dougherty
Dr. Douglass A. Drelich
Dr. Anne DuBreuil
Dr. Danielle Duffy
Nurse Brian Dugan
Dr. John W. C. Entwistle
Dr. James J. Evans
Dr. Nathaniel Evans
Dr. Christopher Farrell
Dr. Frederick M. Fellin
Dr. Jonathan Fenkel
Linda Ferguson
Dr. Joanne E. Filicko-O'Hara
Dr. Edward J. Filippone
Dr. David L. Fischman
Dr. Dennis Fitzgerald
Dr. Neal Flomenberg
Dr. George C. Francos
Dr. Adam Frank
Dr. Lori B. Frank
Dr. Daniel R. Frisch
Dr. Kevin J. Furlong
Dr. Sameh R. Gaballa
Dr. Taki Galanis
Dr. Stephen M. Geller
Mercy K. George
Dr. Elena Gitelson
Dr. Jon Glass
Dr. Deborah T. Glassman
Dr. James Luke Godwin
Dr. Larry E. Goldstein
Dr. Scott D. Goldstein
Dr. Leonard G. Gomella
Dr. Carin F. Gonsalves
Dr. Marvin Gozum
Dr. Mark G. Graham
Dr. Corina N. Graziani
Dr. Steven Greenfield
Dr. Arnold J. Greenspon
Lori Grosso
Dr. Rakesh Gulati
Carol Gung
Lindsey Halbrook
Dr. Dina Halegoua-DeMarzio
Dr. Julia Haller
Dr. Ethan J Halpern
Dr. Seyed M. Hamrahian
Dr. James S. Harrop, Jr.
Dr. Ryan N. Heffelfinger
Dr. Boyd T. Hehn
Dr. Joshua E. Heller
Anne Henner
Dr. Christopher Henry
Dr. Nabeel A. Herial
Dr. Steven K. Herrine
Rose Hesser
Dr. Irvin H. Hirsch
Dr. Reginald T. Ho
Dr. Peter R. Honig
Dr. William Hozack
Dr. Scott G. Hubosky
Dr. William B. Hughes
Dr. Colin T. Huntley
Dr. Mark Hurwitz
Joanna Ideo
Dr. Anthony Infantolino
Dr. Gerald A. Isenberg
Dr. Pascal M. Jabbour
Dr. Serge Jabbour
Dr. Gaurvan Jain
Dr. Jack Jallo
Dr. Rebecca J. Jaslow
Dr. Jennifer Johnson
Dr. Robert B. Jones, Jr.
Dr. Kevin D. Judy
Dr. Gregory C. Kane
Dr. Rosalind D. Kaplan
Dean G. Karalis, MD
Dr. Margaret T. Kasner
Dr. David M. Kastenberg
Dr. Leo C. Katz
Dr. Young C. Kauh
Dr. William M. Keane
Dr. Matthew S. Keller
Cecilia Clarke Kelly, MD
Dr. Wm. Kevin Kelly
Dr. Christopher Kepler
Dr. Matthew J. Killion
Dr. Christine H. Kim
Dr. Lyndon Kim
Dr. Lorraine C. King
Dr. Marianthi Kiriakidou
Dr. Barbara S. Knight
Dr. Anish Koka
Dr. Thomas E. Kowalski
Dr. Patricia Kozuch
Dr. Howard D. Krein
Dr. Daniel E. Kremens
Dr. James C. Krieg
Dr. Howard S. Kroop
Dr. Mark Kurd
Dr. Janine V. Kyrillos
Dr. Katherine Lackritz
Dr. Costas D. Lallas
Dr. Harish Lavu
Dr. Melissa A. Lazar
Dr. Albert Lee
Dr. Stephen Lee
Dr. Thomas P. Leist
Dr. Yair Lev
Dr. Claresa Levetan
Michael H. Levine
Jian Li, CRNP
Dr. Tsao-Wei Liang
Dr. Daniel Y. Lin
Dr. Carol Lippa
Dr. Michael Lippmann
Dr. Jeanne V. Llenado
Emily Lorber, NP
Dr. David E. Loren
Dr. Bo Lu
Dr. Adam J. Luginbuhl
Dr. Warren R. Maley
Dr. Scott Malinowski
Dr. Aarati Malliah
Kathleen B. Malone, CRNP
Dr. Mark J. Mann
Dr. James Mark
Dr. Michael J. Marmura
Dr. Maria P. Martinez-Cantarin
Dr. Ubaldo Martinez Outschoorn
Dr. Arman Mashayekhi
Dr. Michael J. Mastrangelo
Dr. Joseph C. McCall
Daniel McCormick, DO
Dr. Matthew McLean
Dr. Patrick R. McManus, Jr.
Elaine M. McPhillips
Dr. Newton Mei
Dr. Michele Meltzer
Dr. Fabian Mendoza-Ballesteros
Dr. Rebecca J. Mercier
Dr. Geno J. Merli
Dr. Adam M. Mikulski
Dr. Jeffrey L. Miller
Dr. Marshal N. Miller
Dr. Geoffrey D. Mills
Dr. Nina  Mingioni
Dr. Edith P. Mitchell
Dr. Stephanie M. Moleski
Dr. James T. Moore
Dr. Alana Murphy
Dr. Jonathan S. Myers
Dr. Stephanie J. Nahas
Dr. Howard M. Natter
Dr. Levon N. Nazarian
Dr. Maromi Nei
Susan Nester
Dr. Pasquale Nestico
Dr. Andrew Ng
Dr. Steven J. Nierenberg
Dr. Karen Novielli
Dr. Gurston G. Nyquist
Dr. J. David Ogilby
Dr. Jason C. Ojeda
Dr. Alvin C. Ong
Dr. A. Lee Osterman
Dr. Francesco Palazzo
Dr. Neil David Palmisiano
Dr. Kyong B. Park
Dr. Susan Parks
Dr. Behzad B. Pavri
Lutsiya Pelimskaya, MD
Dr. Stanley Pelosi
Dr. Robert L. Perkel
Dr. Frank J. Perrone, D.O.
Dr. Louis R. Petrone
Dr. Danielle Y. Ponzio
Dr. Pierluigi Porcu
Dr. Rhea E. Powell
Dr. Srinivas K. Prasad
Dr. Edmund deAzevedo Pribitkin
Dr. Jorge A. Prieto
Dr. James J. Purtill
Dr. Aliza Rabinowitz
Dr. Birgit Rakel
Dr. Goran Rakocevic
Dr. Carlo G. B. Ramirez
Dr. Michael J. Ramirez
Kaitlin Rancani
Dr. Jeffrey Ratliff
Dr. Mark Rekant
Dr. Joseph J. Renzi
Dr. Scott Richard
Dr. Joseph A. Rigotti
Dr. Jeffrey A. Rihn
Dr. David Rittenhouse
Dr. Sanaa Rizk
Dr. Steven Roberts
Dr. Joanna Rodriguez
Dr. Ernest L. Rosato
Dr. David Rosen
Dr. Marc R. Rosen
Dr. Anne L. Rosenberg
Dr. Norman G. Rosenblum
Dr. Robert H. Rosenwasser
Dr. Howard M. Rosner
Dr. Richard H. Rothman
Dr. Barry Rovner
Dr. Ira G. Rubenfeld
Dr. Edward B. Ruby
Dr. Nicholas Ruggiero, II
Dr. Joya Sahu
Dr. Dawn M. Salvatore
Dr. Brooke Salzman
Dr. Ashwin R. Sama
Dr. Richard G. Santa Maria
Dr. Robert T. Sataloff
Ruth Sataloff
Dr. Takami Sato
Dr. Michael Savage
Dr. Russell J. Schilder
Dr. William D. Schlaff
Dr. Marc L. Schwartz
Dr. Ankur G. Shah
Dr. Ashesh Shah
Dr. Ashwini D. Sharan
Dr. Colette Shaw
Dr. Lori Sheehan
Dr. Patrick J. Shenot
Dr. Katherine Sherif
Dr. Wenyin Shi
Dr. Tiffany  Shiau
Dr. Carol L. Shields
Dr. Aleksandr Shpigel
Robert Siefring, MD
Dr. Randa Sifri
Dr. Stephen D. Silberstein
Dr. Nicole L. Simone
Dr. Pooja Singh
Dr. Christopher Skidmore
Dr. Michelle J. Smith
Dr. Alexis B. Sokil
Dr. Andrew Song
Dr. Christine Soutendijk
Dr. John M. Spandorfer
Dr. Nicole M. Spare
Dr. Joseph R. Speigel
Dr. Brian K. Stein
Dr. Marlind A. Stiles
Dr. John J. Stoeckle
Dr. James S. Studdiford
Dr. Ashley Summer
Dr. Ross S. Summer
Beth Sylvester
Dr. Daniel Taub
Vakhtang Tchantchaleishvili
Dr. Marc A. Tecce
Dr. Patrick Teefey
Dr. Stavropoula I. Tjoumakaris
Dr. Tjoumakaris Stavropoula
Dr Linda Tomko
Dr. Edouard J. Trabulsi
Gregory J. Tramuta
Dr. Kathryn P. Trayes
Dr. Joseph Trufant
Dr. Susan Troung
Dr. Theodore Tsangaris
Dr. Alexander R. Vaccaro
Dr. Urvashi Vaid
Dr. George P. Valko
Dr. Mary G. Van Den Berg-Wolf
Eleanor Vanderklok
Dr. Gustavo Vasquez
Ashley Verner
Dr. John L. Wagner
Brian Ward
Dr. Lawrence Ward
Dr. Sandra Weibel
Dr. Ryan Weight
Dr. Perry Weiner
Dr. Michael Weinstein
Dr. Michael Weissberger
Dr. Ted A. Weissfeld
Dr. Howard H. Weitz
Dr. Thomas O. Willcox, Jr.
Dr. Jordan M. Winter
Dr. G. Robert Witmer, III
Dr. Deborah K. Witt
Dr. Abigail Wolf
Dr. Brooke Worster
Dr. Chengyuan Wu
Dr. Christine Wu
Dr. Sherry Yang
Dr. Charles J. Yeo
Dr. Barry Ziring


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Patient Stories

Jane is a concert pianist, opera singer—and cancer survivor. “If it was not for my Jefferson doctors, I would not be here today.”

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“Whenever I walked in, I felt like I was with family,” Jason says. “They were so nurturing, so caring—not just to Kylie, but to us, too.”

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“It was scary, but some of the conversations I had with the doctors were so open and hopeful, we’d actually be laughing.”

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Thank You Notes

Thank you for fixing my spine. I had so much pain and not able to walk very far .

Ronald F

You should know how good you are and there aren't any new words so it becomes a spiritual thanking from God Thank You

James

You have touched my life with your dedication, devotion and compassion for me over the past several years. Your positive attitude and constant knowledge has made this journey much easier to get through. I

Lorraine

You, Dr. Cognetti, are a superb doctor. I thank God for you and I thank you for saving my life.

Francine

I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer back in September 2012. I had surgery and then met Dr. Simone. I had no idea what to expect, but she has been amazing! Not only is she is an awesome doctor, she is so pe

Kathleen

Dear Dr. Kozuch, You've made such a difference in my life with your great compassion and the wonderful care you provide. You have a special gift in how you take the time to really know, listen to, and commu

Heidi

Thank you all for the great care you have given me so that my transplant went well and continues to go well!

Christine

But for Dr. Axelrod, I would have been dead years ago.

Daniel

Thank you for always treating me with respect and dignity even in the worse of times.

Christine

Thank you for giving me such excellent care

Theresa

Thank you (and your staff, especially Monica and Jillian) for the care, comfort and encouragement shown to me during my recovery. I will never forget you Dr. Worster. You are a gift from God to me.

Francine

Thanks so much for what you have done for us. It is a blessing to have you in our lives.

Dennis

Thank you for saving my life. Words can�t express how truly grateful I am.

Nick

Thank you for giving my life back to me. I will never forget you.

Catherine

Thank you for your kindness and expert care

Michael

Dear Dr. Huntley, Thank you for your expertise, your compassion, your caring, and for your exceptional care.

Howard

Thank you so much for all your wonderful help. We appreciate it ENORMOUSLY!

Sharona

Thank you so much for your steadfast support, guidance and caring throughout my recent cancer diagnosis and subsequent treatment. You went above and beyond and your help was invaluable.

Sharona

I feel fortunate indeed to have Dr. Ward as my primary care physician. Because he is my "main" doc I continue to travel from my home in Atlantic City to Jefferson. The same sentiment holds true for Dr Pavr

Paul

Thank you for your kindness and compassion and for expert medical attention. My improvement and many health issues is greately due to your care, and I thankyou.

Regina

Thank you for your continued care, kindness, compassion and support in all you do for me

John J