MANAL YOUSSEF-BESSLER, MD
“As a child, I witnessed too many people dying from preventable infections, yet also lives being saved with cautious interventions. That’s
what attracted me to the infectious disease field,” says Dr. Manal Youssef-Bessler, founder of the Infectious Disease Center of New Jersey.
Today she is routinely called upon to diagnose and treat patients with severe or unusual infections. Referring physicians respect her knowledge
and attention to details, while worried families quickly relax as they witness her competence, clear explanations and 24/7 availability for their
This three-time New Jersey Monthly Top Doctor was also honored as a 2013 Top Doctor by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. Dr. Bessler’s special
interests include severe sepsis, pulmonary and intra-abdominal infections, tick-borne disorders, diabetic wound infections, wound care and
HIV care. Her group comes from varied backgrounds, helping the practice to relate comfortably with its diverse patient population. Her col-
leagues are Dr. Janet Lin-Torre, Dr. Tom Chiang, Dr. Frantz Pierre-Louis and physician assistant Donna Heinzen.
Dr. Bessler treats her patients in both hospital and office settings. “It’s an indescribable thrill to see someone who’s healthy and happy, just
weeks after being so sick,” she says. “That’s a big reason why I love what I do.”
HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS: Saint Barnabas Medical Center and Center for Wound and Burn Healing, Livingston; Morristown Medical
Center; Hackettstown Regional Medical Center and Wound Healing Center. MEDICAL TRAINING: Cairo University Faculty of Medicine,
Egypt; UMDNJ (residency, fellowship).
INFECTIOUS DISEASE CENTER OF NEW JERSEY
22 Old Short Hills Road, Suite 106, Livingston, NJ 07039 • 653 Willow Grove Street, Suite 2700, Hackettstown, NJ 07840
973-535-8355 • IDC-NJ.com• IDCOFNJ@gmail.com
From left back: Dr. Tom Chiang, Donna Heinzen, PA
From left front: Dr. Janet Lin-Torre; Dr. Manal Youssef-Bessler; Dr. Frantz Pierre-Louis