ELLEN S. NOVICK, MD
Board-certified rehabilitation physician Dr. Ellen Novick restores optimum physi-
cal function to patients suffering from arthritis, back and neck pain, sports injuries and
strokes. She also offers geriatric rehabilitation, as well as osteoporosis prevention and treat-
ment. Her compassionate care includes working with patients as individuals, devoting time
and energy to allow each to reach maximum potential. “I treat the whole patient,” she says.
“I don’t just address the physical, but also the emotional and social issues that may be barri-
ers to comfort and improvement.”
In addition to her private practice, Dr. Novick works as a certified wound care specialist
at HackensackUMC Mountainside, where she cares for physical therapy, rehabilitation and
hyperbaric oxygen patients. The five-time New Jersey Monthly Top Doctor graduated from
Mount Sinai School of Medicine and completed her residency at Albert Einstein College of
OP TIMA MEDICAL REHABILITATION
1 Greenwood Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042 • 973-746-2424
HACKENSACKUMC MOUN TAINSIDE
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STEPHEN G. PEREIRA, MD, FACS
Dr. Stephen Pereira specializes in all advanced minimally invasive laparoscopic procedures for the treatment of a wide array of conditions affecting abdominal organs. He is
chief of gastrointestinal surgery at Hackensack University Medical Center and is also on
staff at the hospital’s John Theurer Cancer Center, applying laparoscopic techniques to
gastrointestinal tract cancers. Dr. Pereira, who works with Dr. Adam Rosenstock, was
part of a two-surgeon team that performed the first robotic-assisted procedures in the
Northeast. “In my more than a decade of experience using this technology, I have seen
first-hand the various stages of advancement and improvement in robotic surgery,” he says.
A UMDNJ graduate, Dr. Pereira completed a surgical residency at Northwestern
University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago and a minimally invasive surgery fellowship at Hackensack University Medical Center. He has been consistently recognized as
a Top Doctor in the New York metropolitan area by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.
S TEPHEN G. PEREIRA, MD AND ASSOCIATES
90 Prospect Avenue, Suite 1D, Hackensack NJ 07601
DONALD C. PUTMAN, MD, FACC
“My mission is to help my young patients grow up to lead full, healthy lives,” says Dr.
Donald Putman, a board-certified pediatric cardiologist and founder of Metro Pediatric
Cardiology Associates. At Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, he is division
chief of pediatric cardiology and medical director of the Matthew J. Morahan III Cardiac
Screening Program, which identifies high-risk student athletes. In addition to seeing
patients in his practice, Dr. Putman consults at New Jersey and Staten Island hospitals. His
associate is Dr. Jared LaCorte.
Recognized for delivering exemplary care with an upbeat, engaging approach, Dr.
Putman says, “I strive to maintain a light, casual atmosphere in my offices.” He completed
his residency and fellowship at N YU Langone Medical Center/Bellevue Hospital and is
currently on the faculty there. Dr. Putman is honored to be chosen as a New Jersey Monthly
Top Doctor five times.
METRO PEDIATRIC CARDIOLOGY ASSOCIATES
349 East Northfield Road, Suite 105, Livingston, NJ 07039
2550 Victory Boulevard, Suite 302, Staten Island, N Y 10314