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Leaders in Anesthesia

We don’t just talk about leadership. We teach leadership.

At St. Joseph’s our residents are taught how to be leaders, whether in their departments, hospitals, medical societies, communities or operating rooms.  Our residents serve on hospital, local and national committees; we give a “Leadership Symposium” to teach the many aspects of professionalism, practice management and broader healthcare issues.  Here is a small sample of our graduates who are current leaders and educators in the field:

Walter Lapicki, DO, 1989 - Chairman, Dept. of Anesthesia, Hunterdon Medical Center, Hunterdon, NJ.

Mark Badach, MD, 1991 - Chairman, Dept. of Anesthesia, St. Joseph’s Wayne Medical Center, Wayne, NJ.

Wilson Nuesa, MD, 1992 - Vice President of the Northern NJ Area, North American Partners in Anesthesia; Chairman, Dept of Anesthesia,  St. Mary’s Medical Center, Passaic, NJ.

Matt Chalfin, MD, 2007 - Director of Anesthesia at Health East Medical Center, Englewood, NJ.

Anson Moise, MD, 2009 - Founder and Chairman, Northeast Anesthesia and Health East Medical Group and Pain Specialists of New York and New Jersey; Medical Director, Health East Ambulatory Surgery Center, Englewood, NJ.

Jonathan Markley, DO, 2008 - Chairman Dept. of Anesthesia, East Orange Medical Center, East Orange NJ.

Daria Costa, DO, 2011 - Clinical Director and Chief of Neuroanesthesia, Dept. of Anesthesia,  St. Joseph’s University Medical Center, Paterson, NJ.

Georgina Sesana, MD, 2014 - Director of Regional Anesthesia, St. Joseph’s University Medical Center.

Pam Upadya, MD, 2003 - St. Joseph’s University Medical Center, Paterson , NJ: Founder and Co-Director, Simulation Training Laboratory; Chairperson, Medical Executive Committee; Director of Research, Dept. of Anesthesia; Medical Director, Compliant Documentation Management Program,  Associate Program Director, Anesthesia Residency.

Kiran Kuna, MD, 2006 - Member, Board of Trustees, Chief of Anesthesiology, 2019 Physician of the Year, Carroll Hospital, Carroll County, Maryland.

Andre Robinson, MD, 2006 - Chairman, Dept. of Anesthesia, Penn State Health/St. Joseph’s, Reading Pa.

And just a few of our recent grads making their mark in academic medicine:

Maisie Tsang, MD, 2014 - Medical student and Electives Coordinator, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada.  Co-author of “A 4 year quality improvement initiative reducing post‐operative nausea and vomiting in children undergoing strabismus surgery at a quaternary paediatric hospital” in Paediatric Anesthesia, May 2019.

Joanne Spaliaris, MD, 2013 - Assistant Professor, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY; Contributing Author: Neuroanesthesia: A Problem Based Learning Review; Basic Anesthesiology Exam Review.

Mushfique Ahmed, MD, 2018 - Completed a regional anesthesia fellowship at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.  Following a medical mission to Bangladesh (during his residency at St. Joseph’s University Medical Center) where he treated children in need of plastic surgery, Mushfique has opted to do a second fellowship at Pittsburgh in pediatric anesthesia, which will make him a pediatric regional anesthesia specialist!

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