Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship

Welcome

NBI Pediatric Emergency Medicine fellowship Group

The goal of the fellowship program in Pediatric Emergency Medicine is to develop the clinical, administrative, teaching and research skills necessary to manage medical, surgical and psychosocial emergencies. With the unique resources of Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and the Children’s Hospital of New Jersey, we are able to offer a fellowship of the highest caliber. Our fellowship emphasizes humanistic and compassionate care delivered in an environment of medical excellence made possible through exceptional teamwork. We are looking for physicians who have a passion for clinical care, a hunger for education and scholarship, and a commitment to community.

NBI Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship Group

Faculty

​​​​​Pediatric Emergency Medicine Faculty

Catherine Scarfi, MD
Director of the Fellowship Program in Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Dr. Scarfi completed her pediatric residency and served as chief resident at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center. She then completed her Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship at Jacobi Medical Center. Her interests include environmental emergencies and resident education.


Dr. Adam Sivitz Medical Director of Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Adam Sivitz, MD
Medical Director of Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Dr. Sivitz completed his pediatric residency and chief residency at Schneider Children’s Hospital in New Hyde Park, NY and a Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship at Hasbro Children’s Hospital in Providence, RI. Dr. Sivitz participates in supervision and teaching of patient care during clinical rotations. He is involved in mentorship for fellow and resident research projects. Current active research interests include the application of bedside ultrasound to pediatric emergency medicine, and adolescent STD/HIV screening. In his free time, Dr. Sivitz enjoys coaching his kids' soccer teams, boogieboarding, and rooting for the Phillies, Eagles, and Flyers.


Cena Tejani, MD
Associate Director of the Fellowship Program in Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Dr. Cena Tejani completed her pediatric residency at NYU Langone Medical Center in NY and her PEM fellowship at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center in 2012. Dr. Tejani is in charge of the fellowship conference curriculum, facilitating administration of the core curriculum weekly lectures and small group seminars. She is involved in mentorship for fellow research projects and directects the PEM fellow and pediatric resident simulation program. Her current research interests include adolescent medicine, wound care and sickle cell anemia.


Dr. Vaishali Shah
Dr. Vaishali Shah completed her pediatric residency training at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia in 2007 and completed fellowship in Pediatric Emergency Medicine at NYU Langone Medical Center/Bellevue Hospital Center in 2010. She has experience and interest in bedside ultrasound, medical student and resident education. Her interests include traveling and taking care of her two children.


Dr. Ravi Thamburaj completed his pediatric residency at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center in 2007, serving as chief resident over the final year. He then completed his Pediatric Emergency Medicine fellowship at Newark Beth in 2010, as one of the first two graduates of the program. His interests include clinical education of medical students, residents and fellows.


Dr. Stephen Amaefuna completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne in England, and went on to medical school at St. George’s University School of Medicine in Grenada in the West Indies. He practiced general medicine in Nigeria for many years prior to completing a pediatric residency at Lincoln Hospital in the Bronx,a nd has since worked in many different pediatric emergency rooms throughout New York and New Jersey. He is married to a school teacher and has 4 children. In his spare time, Dr. Amaefuna enjoys travelling, mostly ocean cruises, as well as music, particularly jazz and classical.


Dr. Charles Osei graduated from Ghana Medical School and served as a Medical Officer in Accident and Emergency Medicine at Korle Bu Teaching Hospital in Ghana. Dr. Osei completed his pediatric residency at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and has been a clinician/teacher at the Newark Beth Israel Medical Center Pediatric Emergency Department since June 2000.


Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellows

​​​​​​ Third Year Fellows

Jagdip Gill, MD - Chief Fellow
Hometown: Cleckheaton, West Yorkshire, England
Undergrad: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Medical School: St. George’s University School of Medicine, Grenada, West Indies Residency: The Children’s Hospital of New Jersey at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Newark, New Jersey
Research Interests: Fellowship Education
Hobbies: Drinking Tea, Sports - Football, Soccer

Diniece Barran, MD - Chief Fellow
Hometown: Santa Cruz, Trinidad and Tobago
Undergrad: University of Delaware, Newark DE
Medical School: St. George’s University School of Medicine, Grenada, West Indies Residency: Staten Island University Hospital/Northwell Health, Staten Island, NY Research Interests: MDI/spacer use in Pediatric Asmatic Patients.
Hobbies: Hiking, Travel, Painting, Watching Sports- as I don't get to play them as much anymore. Steph Curry.


Second Year Fellows

Adeeb Adam, MD
Hometown: Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.
Medical School: Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, India
Residency: Saint Peter’s University Hospital, New Brunswick, NJ
Research Interests: Pediatric SIM education
Hobbies: Crossfit, Travelling, Tennis, Football, Volleyball, Cricket, Golf, Fantasy football, anything with Nutella on it, guitar

Marina Rubin, MD


First Year Fellows

Patrick Cazilas,MD
Hometown: Douglaston, New York
Medical School: Ross University
Residency: Children’s Hospital of Illinois
Research interests: Undecided
Hobbies: Sports, Music, Traveling

Morgan Bowling, MD
Hometown: Scituate, Massachusetts
Undergrad: Trinity College, Hartford, CT
Medical School: The West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, Lewisburg, WV Residency: The Children’s Hospital of New Jersey at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Newark, New Jersey
Research Interests: toxicology
Hobbies: traveling anywhere and everywhere and trying all the restaurants NYC has to offer!