Faculty, Certification and Areas of Interest, and Program Administration

Rajiv Pulinthanathu, MD
Program Director

Jonathan Harris, MD
Associate Program Director

Many faculty members are involved in extra departmental activities with committee assignments at the county, state and national levels. These include leadership roles in county medical societies, state specialty organizations and national organizations such as the College of American Pathologists. The involvement of the faculty helps draw the pathology trainees into the mainstream of organized medicine, and makes them aware of their obligation to the community early in their careers.

Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center:

Pathology Faculty at Saint Barnabas Medical Center

Shane Betman, MD

Shane Betman, MD

Specialty: Hematopathology

Michael Dardik MD

Michael Dardik, MD

Department Chairman/Laboratory Director

Specialty: AP/CP Pathology

Jonathan Harris, MD

Jonathan Harris, MD

Associate Program Director/Director of Hematopathology

Specialty: AP/CP/Hematopathology

Dr. Ryane Panasiti

Ryane Panasiti, MD

Specialty: AP/CP/Pediatric Pathology/Renal Pathology

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Rajiv Pulinthanathu, MD

Residency Program Director/Medical Director, Rutger’s Masters in Cytopathology Program

Specialty: AP/CP/Cytopathology

Matthew Tortora MD

Matthew Tortora, MD

Specialty: AP/CP/Renal Pathology

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Jaimini Vora, MD

Specialty: Surgical & Cytopathology


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Jane Houldsworth, MD - Molecular Pathology, Mt. Sinai Health System

Monmouth Medical Center:

Pathology Faculty at Monmouth Medical Center

Wendy Shertz, MD

Wendy T. Shertz, MD

Specialty: AP/CP/Genetics

Yong Kang, MD

Yong Kong, MD

Specialty: AP/CP/Microbiology


Taiesha Barber

Taiesha Barber, AS, C-TAGME

Residency Program Administrator

Ellen Romanowski

Ellen Romanowski MPA, MT (ASCP)

Senior Vice President, Lab Services RWJBarnabas Health Care System