GRADUATE Fellows

There is a good reason they call these ceremonies 'commencement exercises'.

Graduation is not the end; it's the beginning." ~ Orrin Hatch

Since beginning our fellowship in July, 2002, our growing program has proudly graduated 18 physicians who have gone on to become board certified in Cardiovascular Medicine, Interventional Cardiology, Electrophysiology, Echocardiography and Nuclear Cardiology. Our graduates are now working in their chosen field, in hospital systems and offices all over the United States; this is how we judge our success.


CLASS OF 2005

Richard DiNardo, D.O., FACC 2002-2005

Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Internship: Ohio Valley Medical Center, Wheeling, West Virginia
Residency: UMDNJ-SOM, Stratford, New Jersey
Fellowship: UMDNJ-SOM, Stratford, New Jersey
Fellowship: Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio – Cardiac CT
Certifications: Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, Nuclear Cardiology, Coronary CT Angiography
Current Location: Central Kentucky

CLASS OF 2006

Willis E. Godin, D.O., FACC 2003-2006, Chief Fellow 2005-2006

Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Internship: UMDNJ-SOM, Stratford, New Jersey
Residency: UMDNJ-SOM, Stratford, New Jersey
Fellowship: UMDNJ-SOM, Stratford, New Jersey
Certifications: Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease
Current Location: Attending Cardiologist, South Jersey Heart Group / Lourdes Cardiology Services
Offices in Cherry Hill and Willingboro, New Jersey

Richard Y. Chang, D.O., FACC, FACOI 2003-2006, Chief Fellow 2004-2005

Medical School: Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, Kansas City, Missouri
Internship:
Residency:
Fellowship: UMDNJ-SOM, Stratford New Jersey – General Cardiovascular Fellowship
Fellowship: Deborah Heart and Lung Institute, Browns Mills, New Jersey – Interventional Cardiology
Certifications: Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
Current Location: Deborah Heart and Lung Institute, Browns Mills, New Jersey
Kimball Medical Center, Lakewood, New Jersey
Community Medical Center, Toms River, New Jersey

CLASS OF 2007

Geoffrey Zarrella, D.O, FACC 2004 – 2007

Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Internship: UMDNJ-SOM, Stratford, New Jersey
Residency: UMDNJ-SOM, Stratford, New Jersey
Fellowship: UMDNJ-SOM, Stratford, New Jersey
Certifications: Internal Medicine, Cardiology, and Nuclear Medicine
Current Location: Attending Cardiologist, South Jersey Heart Group / Lourdes Cardiology Services, Washington Township

CLASS OF 2008

David R. Charles, D.O. 2005 – 2008

Medical School: Philadelphia  College of Osteopathic Medicine
Internship: UMDNJ-SOM, Stratford, New Jersey
Residency: UMDNJ-SOM, Stratford, New Jersey
Fellowship: UMDNJ-SOM, Stratford, New Jersey
Certifications: Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Electrophysiology
Current Location: St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria, Illinois

CLASS OF 2009

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Eric A. Pressman, D.O. 2006 – 2009

Medical School: UMDNJ-SOM, Stratford, New Jersey
Internship: UMDNJ-SOM, Stratford, New Jersey
Residency: UMDNJ-SOM, Stratford, New Jersey
Fellowship: UMDNJ-SOM, Stratford, New Jersey
Certifications: Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease and Nuclear Cardiology
Current Location: Englewood Community Hospital, in Englewood, Florida

Troy L. Randle, D.O. 2006-2009

Medical School: UMDNJ-SOM, Stratford, New Jersey
Internship: UMDNJ-SOM, Stratford, New Jersey
Residency: UMDNJ-SOM, Stratford, New Jersey
Fellowship: UMDNJ-SOM, Stratford, New Jersey
Certifications: Internal Medicine and Cardiology
Current Location: Attending Cardiologist, South Jersey Heart Group / Lourdes Cardiology Services, Stratford

Deborah Sambucci, D.O 2006-2009

Medical School: UMDNJ-SOM, Stratford, New Jersey
Internship: UMDNJ-SOM, Stratford, New Jersey
Residency: UMDNJ-SOM, Stratford, New Jersey
Fellowship: UMDNJ-SOM, Stratford, New Jersey
Certifications: Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Echocardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
Current Location: Cardiology Associates of the Delaware Valley in Cherry Hill, New Jersey

CLASS OF 2010

Denise M. Zingrone, D.O. 2007-2010

Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Internship: St. Luke’s  Hospital in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Residency: St. Luke’s  Hospital in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Fellowship: UMDNJ-SOM, Stratford, New Jersey
Certifications: Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology, Echocardiology
Current Location: Women’s Heart Center at Deborah Heart and Lung Institute, Browns Mills, New Jersey

Michael C. Kayal, D.O. 2007-2010

Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
Internship: St. Luke’s  Hospital and Health Network in Bethlehem, Pa.
Residency: St. Luke’s  Hospital and Health Network in Bethlehem, Pa.
Fellowship: UMDNJ-SOM, Stratford, New Jersey
Certifications: Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
Current Location: Scranton, Pennsylvania

Thomas Kopinski D.O. 2007-2010

Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Internship: UMDNJ-SOM, Stratford, New Jersey
Residency: UMDNJ-SOM, Stratford, New Jersey
Fellowship: UMDNJ-SOM, Stratford, New Jersey
Certifications: Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease
Current Location: Geisinger Medical System in State College, Pennsylvania

Jeffrey E. VanHook, D.O. 2007-2010

Medical School: UMDNJ-SOM, Stratford, New Jersey
Internship: UMDNJ-SOM, Stratford, New Jersey
Residency: UMDNJ-SOM, Stratford, New Jersey
Fellowship: UMDNJ-SOM, Stratford, New Jersey
Certifications: Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Echocardiology, Nuclear Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
Current Location: Atlantic Cardiology in Southern New Jersey

CLASS OF 2011

Michael J. Horwitz, D.O 2008-2011

Medical School: UMDNJ-SOM, Stratford, New Jersey
Internship: Kennedy Health System and Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center
Residency: Kennedy Health System and Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center
Fellowship: UMDNJ-SOM, Stratford, New Jersey
Certifications: Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology, Echocardiology
Current Location: Attending Cardiologist, South Jersey Heart Group / Lourdes Cardiology Services, Willingboro

Ahsan Q. Jafir, D.O. 2008-2011

Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
Internship: Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C.
Residency: Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C.
Fellowship: UMDNJ-SOM, Stratford, New Jersey
Certifications: Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
Current Location: Prince William Cardiology Associates, Manassas, Virginia

Leon F. O’Neill, D.O. 2008-2011

Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Internship: UMDNJ-SOM, Stratford, New Jersey
Residency: UMDNJ-SOM, Stratford, New Jersey
Fellowship: UMDNJ-SOM, Stratford, New Jersey
Certifications: Internal Medicine, Nuclear Cardiolgy
Current Location: Hamilton, New Jersey

CLASS OF 2012

Delcine Abraham-Sood, DO 2009-2012

Medical School: Nova  Southeastern University
Internship: UMDNJ-SOM, Stratford, New Jersey
Residency: UMDNJ-SOM, Stratford, New Jersey
Fellowship: UMDNJ-SOM, Stratford, New Jersey
Certifications: Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Echocardiography and Nuclear Cardiology
Current Location: Penn Cardiology, Somers Point, New Jersey

Vikranth Gongidi, DO 2009-2012

Medical School: Touro  University of College of Osteopathic Medicine
Internship: Botsford Hospital in Farmington Hills, Michigan
Residency: Botsford Hospital in Farmington Hills, Michigan
Fellowship: UMDNJ-SOM, Stratford, New Jersey
Certifications: Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Echocardiography and Nuclear Cardiology
Current Location: Space Coast Cardiology, Rockledge, Florida

Hafeza Shaikh, DO 2009-2012

Medical School: New York College of Osteopathic Medicine
Internship: Lenox Hill Hospital in New York, NY
Residency: Lenox Hill Hospital in New York, NY
Fellowship: UMDNJ-SOM, Stratford, New Jersey
Certifications: Cardiology, Internal  Medicine, Echocardiography and Nuclear Cardiology
Current Location: Attending Cardiologist, South Jersey Heart Group / Lourdes Cardiology Services, Cherry Hill

CLASS OF 2013

1_Levine Adam DO2_July 2012

Adam M. Levine, D.O., Chief Fellow

Hometown: Greenwich, Connecticut
Undergraduate Education: Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, B.A Biology, 2003
Medical School Education: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Lake Erie, Pennsylvania, D.O., 2007
Postgraduate Education: UMDNJ-SOM, Stratford, New Jersey
• Internal Medicine Residency, 2007-2010
• Cardiovascular Fellowship Training Program
Achievements: Chief Intern 2007-2008, Chief Resident 2008-2010, Chief Cardiovascular Fellow 2012-2013, Committee on Quality Improvement/Kennedy Health System, CIR Delegate 2010-2012
Licensure / Certifications: NJ Medical License July 2010 • AOBIM September 2010 • ACLS/BLS
Areas of Special Interest: Interventional Cardiology
Post-Graduate Plans: Interventional Cardiovascular Training Program 2013-2014
New York Medical College / Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla, New York
2_Guler Ahmet Luis DO_July 2012

Ahmet L.  Guler, D.O.

Hometown: Rochester, New York
Undergraduate Education: University of Rochester, Rochester, New York, B.A. Health, Behavior and Society, 1999
Medical School Education: New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, Old Westbury, New York, D.O., 2007
Postgraduate Education: Internship: New York Hospital, Queens, New York 2006-2007
Residency: University of Connecticut, Farmington Connecticut, Internal Medicine Residency, 2007-2010
Fellowship: UMDNJ-SOM Cardiovascular Fellowship Training Program 2010-2013
Achievements: Research in Cardiology and Infectious Disease
Guest speaker at Adelphia University, Health Science Classes
Outreach Program, Hartford Hospital and Admissions Department
Licensure / Certifications: NJ Medical License July 2010 • ABIM September 2009 • AOBIM September 2010 • ACLS/BLS
Areas of Special Interest: Interventional Cardiology
Post-Graduate Plans: Interventional Cardiovascular Training Program
3_Skenderi Sonela DO_July 2012

Sonela Skenderi, D.O.

Licensure / Certifications: Pennsylvania Medical License July 2009, New Jersey Medical License July 2010
AOBIM, September 2010 o ACLS/BLS
Hometown: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Undergraduate Education: Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, B.A. Biology
Medical School Education: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, D.O. 2007
Postgraduate Education: Albert Einstein Medical Center
• Internal Medicine Residency, 2007-2010
Fellowship: UMDNJ-SOM Cardiovascular Fellowship Training Program 2010-2013
Areas of Special Interest: Echocardiography, Women’s Heart Disease
Post-Graduate Plans: Non-Invasive, Clinical Cardiology
4_Wenger Christopher DO_July2012

Christopher D. Wenger, D.O.

Hometown: Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Undergraduate Education: Elizabethtown College, Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania, B.S. Biology 2001
Medical School Education: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, D.O. 2006
Postgraduate Education: Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pennsylvania
• Internal Medicine Residency 2006-2009
Fellowship: UMDNJ-SOM Cardiovascular Fellowship Training Program 2010-2013
Achievements: Special Recognition Award for Teaching, 2012
Licensure / Certifications: Pennsylvania Medical License 2009 o NJ Medical License July 2010 o ABIM 2009 o AOBIM 2009
ACLS/BLS
Areas of Special Interest: Invasive cardiology, academic cardiology, teaching
Post-Graduate Plans: Invasive, non-interventional cardiology, clinical cardiology

CLASS OF 2014

5_Munro Jeffrey DO_July 2012

Jeffrey Q. Munro, D.O.

Hometown: Kearny, New Jersey
Undergraduate Education: Rutgers College New Brunswick, New Jersey, B.S. Physics 2003
Medical School Education: UMDNJ-SOM, D.O. 2007
Postgraduate Education: UMDNJ-SOM, Stratford, New Jersey
Internal Medicine Residency, 2007-2011
Cardiovascular Fellowship Training Program 2011-2014
Achievements: Chief Intern, 2007-2008
Licensure / Certifications: NJ Medical License July 2011 o AOBIM September 2010 o ACLS/BLS
Areas of Special Interest: Electrophysiology, Congestive Heart Failure, Physics of Medicine
Post-Graduate Plans: Electrophysiology fellowship
6_Pudusseri Lisa DO_July 2012

Lisa Pudusseri, D.O.

Hometown: Rochester, New York
Undergraduate Education: University of Rochester, Rochester, New York, B.A. Mathematics, 2003
Medical School Education: New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, Old Westbury, New York, D.O. 2007
Postgraduate Education: Internship: UMDNJ-SOM, Stratford New Jersey 2007-2008
Residency: Lenox Hill Hospital, New York 2008-2011
Fellowship: UMDNJ-SOM Cardiovascular Fellowship Training Program 2011-2014
Licensure / Certifications: NJ Medical License July 2010 o AOBIM, September 2010 o ACLS/BLS
Areas of Special Interest: Congestive Heart Failure, Non-Invasive Imaging
Post-Graduate Plans: Non-invasive, clinical cardiology
7_Wadehra Ramneet DO_July 2012

Ramneet Wadehra, D.O.

Hometown: North Wales, Pennsylvania
Undergraduate Education: Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts, B.S Biology and Economics 2002
Medical School Education: UMDNJ-SOM, D.O. 2008
Postgraduate Education: UMDNJ-SOM, Stratford, New Jersey
Internal Medicine Residency, 2008-2011
Cardiovascular Fellowship Training Program 2011-2014
Achievements: Chief Intern 2008-2009, Intern of the Year 2008-2009
Licensure / Certifications: NJ Medical License July 2011 • AOBIM September 2010 • ACLS/BLS
Areas of Special Interest: Invasive and Non-Invasive Cardiology
Post-Graduate Plans: Invasive, non-interventional, clinical cardiology

CLASS OF 2015

8_Ghaly Alan DO_July 2012

Alan G. Ghaly, D.O.

Hometown: Huntington, New York
Undergraduate Education: Fairfield University, Fairfield, Connecticut, B.S. Biology
Medical School Education: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Lake Erie, Pennsylvania, D.O., 2009
Postgraduate Education: UMDNJ-SOM, Stratford, New Jersey
Internal Medicine Residency, 2009-2012
Cardiovascular Fellowship Training Program
Achievements: Internal Medicine Special Recognition Award, 2012
Licensure / Certifications: NJ Medical License July 2012 • AOBIM September 2012 • ACLS/BLS
Areas of Special Interest: Preventative cardiology, non-invasive cardiology & technology
9_Hillegas Kristofer DO_July 2012

Kristofer M. Hillegas, D.O.

Hometown: Conestoga, Pennsylvania
Undergraduate Education: Pennsylvania State University, State College, Pennsylvania, B.S. Kinesiology, Post-Baccalaureate Certificate 2000
Medical School Education: Philadelphia College of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, D.O., M.S. Biomedical Sciences 2006
Postgraduate Education: Aria Health System
Internal Medicine Residency, 2006-2009
Fellowship: UMDNJ-SOM Cardiovascular Fellowship Training Program 2012-2015
Achievements: Medical Advisor for the Congestive Heart Failure Committee, Aria Health Frankford
Licensure / Certifications: Pennsylvania Medical License July 2010 • NJ Medical License July 2012 • AOBIM September 2010
ACLS/BLS
Areas of Special Interest: Invasive and non-invasive cardiology, congestive heart failure
10_Peterson Vincent DO_July 2012

Vincent G. Peterson, D.O.

Hometown: Meadville, Pennsylvania
Undergraduate Education: Wittenberg University, Springfield, Ohio, B.S. Biology, 2005
Medical School Education: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, 2009
Postgraduate Education: UMDNJ-SOM, Stratford, New Jersey
Internal Medicine Residency, 2009-2012
Cardiovascular Fellowship Training Program 2012-2015
Achievements: Chief Intern 2009-2010, Chief Resident 2011-2012, CIR Delegate 2012
Licensure / Certifications: New Jersey Medical License 2012 • AOBIM September 2012 • ACLS/BLS
Areas of Special Interest: Interventional Cardiology