Breast Surgical Oncology Fellowship Faculty

Faculty

Catherine E. Loveland-Jones, MD, MS

Catherine E. Loveland-Jones, MD, MS

Program Director, Breast Surgical Oncology Fellowship
Assistant Professor of Surgery, CMSRU

About Me

My teaching philosophy expands upon the “see one, do one, teach one” idea. In the beginning stages of learning, the resident is best served by listening and observing. For example, I will explain a patient’s diagnostic workup or demonstrate a surgical technique. As the resident develops, he or she is expected to be able to answer theoretical questions and also demonstrate surgical skills under direct guidance. In the final stages of his or her formal surgical education, the resident will ask advanced theoretical questions and also be able to perform aspects of an operation independently. This is the stage in which the senior resident is able to teach junior residents and medical students.

My research philosophy is to first focus on an area of personal interest in which there are still unanswered questions. Then, a research question that can reasonably be expected to be answered in light of one’s resources should be developed. This is followed by a thorough literature review, development of the methodology, discussion of the project with mentors, and recruitment of a team that will assist in completing the project.

Ryan Allen Gruner, MD, FACS

Ryan Allen Gruner, MD, FACS

Associate Program Director, Breast Surgical Oncology Fellowship
Assistant Professor of Surgery, CMSRU
Kamel Abou Hussein, MD

Kamel Abou Hussein, MD

Teaching Faculty
Stuti Ahlawat, MD

Stuti Ahlawat, MD

Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology, CSMRU
Dorothy W. Bird, MD, MS

Dorothy W. Bird, MD, MS

Instructor of Surgery, CMSRU

About Me

Dorothy W. Bird, MD, MS, is from New York’s Hudson Valley. She earned a BA in Biology from Boston University and a Master’s degree in Physiology from Georgetown University. She earned her MD at New York Medical College. She completed a General Surgery residency at Boston Medical Center where she also participated in a two-year research fellowship. She completed a Plastic Surgery residency at Cooper University Hospital in Camden, New Jersey followed by a fellowship in reconstructive microsurgery fellow at UPMC.

Her clinical interests are breast, head and neck, and lower extremity reconstruction. Her research interests are in characterizing the epigenetic events of wound healing and the influence adipose-derived stem cells in addition to reconstructive outcomes and microsurgical innovation.

Steven C. Bonawitz, MD, FACS

Steven C. Bonawitz, MD, FACS

Associate Professor of Surgery, CMSRU
Teralyn Carter, MD

Teralyn Carter, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery, CMSRU
Christina M. Clay, MD

Christina M. Clay, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, CMSRU
Anthony  Dragun, MD

Anthony Dragun, MD

Professor of Radiation Oncology, CMSRU
A. Leilani  Fahey, MD, FACS

A. Leilani Fahey, MD, FACS

Associate Professor of Surgery, CMSRU

About Me

A. Leilani Fahey, MD, MHA is an Associate Professor of Plastic Surgery at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University. She received her undergraduate degree from Duke University, her medical degree from Cornell University Medical College and her Masters in Health Administration from the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University. She completed her plastic surgery training at Cooper University Hospital and has been an attending plastic surgeon in the Department of Surgery at Cooper Hospital since 1999. She enjoys educating residents and medical students. Dr. Fahey’s practice involves many aspects of plastic surgery, particularly reconstructive and cosmetic breast surgery.

Michele Fantazzio, MD

Michele Fantazzio, MD

Teaching Faculty
Kay Yoon-Flannery, DO, MPH, FACS, FACOS

Kay Yoon-Flannery, DO, MPH, FACS, FACOS

Assistant Professor of Surgery, CMSRU
Pauline  Germaine, DO

Pauline Germaine, DO

Associate Professor of Radiology, CMSRU
Diane Gillum, MD, FACS

Diane Gillum, MD, FACS

Teaching Faculty
Allison F Gittens, MD

Allison F Gittens, MD

Assistant Professor of Radiology, CMSRU
Generosa  Grana, MD, FACP

Generosa Grana, MD, FACP

Professor of Medicine, CMSRU
Rohini J Kumar, MD

Rohini J Kumar, MD

Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, CMSRU
Adrian A. Lopez, MD

Adrian A. Lopez, MD

Teaching Faculty
Diana C Matteo, MD

Diana C Matteo, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiology, CMSRU
Miles M McFarland, MD

Miles M McFarland, MD

Assistant Professor of Pathology, CMSRU
Pallav K Mehta, MD

Pallav K Mehta, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, CMSRU
Robyn Gartner Roth, MD

Robyn Gartner Roth, MD

Program Director, Breast Imaging Fellowship
Assistant Professor of Radiology, CMSRU
Robert A Somer, MD

Robert A Somer, MD

Head, Division of Hematology/Medical Oncology
Professor of Medicine, CMSRU
Xinmin  Zhang, MD

Xinmin Zhang, MD

Professor of Pathology, CMSRU