JOHN A. RUSSO, MD
“Internal medicine is the conservative treatment of multiple problems, as opposed to
surgical treatment,” says internist Dr. John Russo. “I figure out what’s going on and per-
form an evaluation to understand the underlying reasons.” For more than two decades,
Dr. Russo has specialized in evaluating patients with multiple diseases, including hyper-
tension, diabetes, cardiac issues and gastrointestinal disease. “Building relationships with
my patients and their families is a huge factor in a successful treatment,” he says. “I engage
my patients on what causes their medical concerns and try to motivate them to make
healthier lifestyle choices.”
Board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, Dr. Russo is section chief
in the Department of Internal Medicine at Saint Barnabas Medical Center and a clinical
instructor in family medicine at UMDNJ, where he completed his residency. This is his
seventh consecutive year as a Ne w Jersey Monthly Top Doctor.
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1500 Pleasant Valley Way, Suite 302, West Orange, NJ 07052
HERNEET SAHANI, MD, FACP, FACDS
A New Jersey Monthly Top Doctor for seven consecutive years, Dr. Sahani is board certified in internal medicine and specializes in endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism,
including thyroid, pituitary and calcium diseases. At her office on the Bloomfield/Newark
border, she provides her patients with individualized treatments for complex diabetes and
obesity, using continuous glucose monitoring with insulin pumps and pens and newer
medications. Patients appreciate the time she devotes to diagnose, monitor and educate
them to make healthy lifestyle choices. “They tell me no other doctor listens to their problems and explains things as I do,” she says.
Dr. Sahani is vice chair of the Association of Women Physicians at Clara Maass Medical
Center, Belleville, and is also affiliated with Mountainside Hospital, Montclair, and Saint
Michael’s Hospital, Newark. Former chief of endocrinology at Columbus Hospital in
Newark, she is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American College of
Diabetes Specialists. For the last nine years Consumers’ Research Council of America has
named her one of America’s Top Physicians.
539 Bloomfield Avenue, Newark, NJ 07107
SUMUL N. RAVAL, MD
“I give my patients hope and strength to fight their disease,” says Dr. Sumul N. Raval,
DABPN a board-certified neurologist and authority on brain tumors. One of few neuro-oncologists in private practice, he offers academic-level care for patients with brain tumors,
epilepsy, migraines, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis and other neurological diseases.
He is founder and director of New Jersey’s first facility specializing in brain tumors, the
David S. Zocchi Brain Tumor Center at Monmouth Medical Center, where patients receive
exceptional care in their community.
A frequent investigator in clinical trials, Dr. Raval had particular success shrinking
patients’ brain tumors in a study combining the drugs Avastin® (now FDA-approved for
glioblastoma) and irinotecan. He is currently leading a brain tumor vaccine trial. Dr. Raval
completed his neuro-oncology fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center,
New York City. He practices with Drs. Dakshesh Patel and Lakshmi Nadiminti.
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gsneurology.com From left: Dr. Sumul Raval, Dr. Dakshesh Patel