The Faculty at the Family Medicine Residency Program at CentraState Medical Center oversees a groundbreaking program that offers residents training for the future of family medicine. They are experienced in building successful family medicine practices and have been published in respected journals, including the Swanson Family Medicine Review.

 


Maria Ciminelli, MD, FAAFP

  • Program Director, Family Medicine, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
  • Graduate of Cornell University, 1992
  • Graduate of UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, 1996
  • Co-chief resident, UMDNJ-RWJMS Family Medicine Residency Program, completed 1999
  • Diplomate of the American Board of Family Medicine since 1999
  • Secretary, New Jersey Academy of Family Physicians, 2015-2016
  • New Jersey Academy of Family Physicians Family Physician of the Year, 2016
  • Treasurer, New Jersey Academy of Family Physicians, 2016-2017
  • Vice President, New Jersey Academy of Family Physicians, 2017-2018
  • Chair, CentraState Medical Center Credentials Committee

Special Interests: Evidence-Based Medicine, Adolescent Medicine, Pediatrics, and curriculum development



Geronima Alday, MD

  • Assistant Professor, Family Medicine, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
  • Graduate of St. John’s University, 1999
  • Graduate of St. George’s University School of Medicine, 2004
  • Co-Chief resident, UMDNJ-RWJMS Family Medicine Residency Program at CentraState, completed 2007
  • Fellow in geriatric medicine, CentraState Medical Center, 2007-2008
  • Board Certified in Family Medicine since 2007

Special Interests: Geriatrics and long-term care

 


John F. Clabby, PhD

  • Clinical Professor, Family Medicine, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
  • Behavioral scientist and licensed psychologist (NJ)
  • Joint appointment in family medicine and psychiatry, UMDNJ-RWJMS, since 1997
  • Graduated with PhD from the University of Southern Mississippi, 1977
  • Clinical internship at Crestwood Children’s Center, Rochester, NY, 1977
  • Author of several books on practical strategies to promote mental health

Special Interests: Cognitive behavioral therapy in primary care, physician well-being

 


Alicia Dermer, MD, FABM, IBCLC

  • Clinical Associate Professor, Family Medicine, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
  • Graduate of the University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 1977
  • Residency, University of Toronto, 1977-80; UMDNJ-RWJMS 1983-85
  • Board certified in family medicine 1985; recertified 1991, 1998, 2005
  • Certified, International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners 1995; recertified 2005
  • Fellow of Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine, 2003
  • Clinical associate professor, Department of Family Medicine, UMDNJ-RWJMS
  • Past president of New Jersey Breastfeeding Task Force

Special Interests: Prevention and wellness, breastfeeding, human lactation

 


Zeeshan Khan, MD

  • Assistant Professor, Family Medicine, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
  • Graduate of Rutgers University, 2007
  • Graduate of Ross University School of Medicine, 2013
  • Residency, Rutgers RWJMS Family Medicine Residency Program at CentraState, completed 2016
  • Fellow in geriatric medicine, CentraState Medical Center, 2016-2017
  • Board Certified in Family Medicine since 2016

Special Interests: Geriatrics, long-term care, complementary and alternative medicine

 


Karen Korley, APN-C

  • Geriatric Nurse Practitioner
  • Graduate of Monmouth University, MSN, 2016
  • Graduate of UMDNJ School of Nursing, BSN, 2012
  • Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner since 2016

Special Interests: Geriatrics, long-term care, public health, healthcare policy

  


Lisa Mellor, MD, FAAFP

  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
  • Graduate of Rutgers College, 1988
  • Graduate of UMDNJ– Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, 1992
  • Residency in family medicine at UMDNJ– Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, 1995
  • Board certified in family medicine since 1995

Special Interests: Academic and behavioral medicine

 


Joshua J. Raymond, MD, MPH, CMD, FAAFP

  • Director, Geriatric Fellowship Program, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
  • Medical Director, The Manor Health and Rehabilitation Center, 2007-Present
  • Vice Chair, Department of Family Medicine, CentraState Medical Center since January 2017
  • Graduate of Jefferson Medical College, 1996
  • Fellow in geriatric medicine, UMDNJ-RWJMS, 1999-2000
  • Associate professor of medicine, UMDNJ-RWJMS, since 2018
  • Assistant professor of medicine, UMDNJ-RWJMS, 2001-2018
  • Certificate of added qualification in geriatrics, 2000
  • Certified medical director, American Medical Directors Association, 2004
  • Master of Public Health, Tulane University School of Public Health, 1991
  • Board Certified in family medicine, geriatric medicine, and palliative care

Special Interests: Long-term care, healthcare policy

 


Lynn Schwenzer, MHSA

  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
  • Graduate of Douglass College, Rutgers University, 1981
  • Graduate of George Washington University, School of Government and Business, 1985

Special Interests: Practice management, health policy, healthcare delivery and systems, physician competence in business and finance, program development

 


Bennett S. Shenker, MD, MSPH, FAAFP

  • Associate Professor, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
  • Chair, Department of Family Medicine, CentraState Medical Center since January 2017
  • Graduate of Cornell University, 1996
  • Master of Science in physics, Rutgers University, 1998
  • Graduate of UMDNJ-NJ Medical School, 2002
  • Master of Science in Public Health, Thomas Jefferson College of Graduate Studies, 2008
  • Residency in family medicine, Hunterdon Medical Center, 2005
  • Fellowship in primary care clinician research, Thomas Jefferson University, 2008
  • Board certified in family medicine

Special Interests: Cardiovascular risk management, research methods

 


Taru Sinha, MD

  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
  • Graduate of Delhi Public School, RK Puram, New Delhi, 1986
  • Graduate of Lady Hardinge Medical College, University of Delhi, 1991
  • Residency in family medicine, UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, JFK Medical Center, 1998
  • Fellowship in Faculty Development, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2001
  • Course Director for Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics program
  • Only family physician with dual accreditation in the Departments of Family Medicine/Internal Medicine and Obstetrics
  • Board certified in family medicine

Special Interests: Maternity care

 


Steve Weintraub, DO

  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
  • Graduate of the State University of New York at Binghampton, 1985
  • Graduate of New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, 1989
  • Residency in family medicine, UMDNJ – Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, 1993
  • Fellowship in sports medicine, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, 1995
  • Board certified in family medicine
  • Certificate of added qualifications in Sports Medicine

Special Interests: Sports medicine

 


Liz Donahue, RN, BSN

  • Family Medicine Residency Practice Manager
  • Graduate of Ann May School of Nursing,1989
  • Graduate of Seton Hall University, 2002
  • Management roles in med-surg, orthopedics, diabetes, and wound care/hyperbaric therapy, Meridian Health System
  • Experience in oncology nursing and hospice
  • National certification, Oncology Nursing Society, 1990

 


Christine Easton, C-TAGME

  • Family Medicine Residency and Geriatric Fellowship Programs Coordinator
  • Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, Connecticut College

 


Jodi Franklin

  • Family Medicine Residency Program Coordinator
  • Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology, William Paterson University, 1999