Viviana Lozano has a master’s degree in nursing from Walden University since 2020, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Bloomfield College in 2013 and has worked as a Nurse since 2008. Viviana worked as a primary nurse practitioner for Kiddy clinic, as well as a primary provider for Metrodoc urgent care and Nirvana health. As a nurse she worked as Hospice Case Manager and a supervisor of a 180-bed subacute facility. As a Nurse practitioner Viviana was responsible for building positive interpersonal relationships with her patients as well as their families. She was also responsible for assessing and evaluating the needs of patients of patient and all ages with all kinds of health problem in some cases life threatening and life limiting illnesses, developing and providing an appropriate and individualized plan of care based on client’s needs, treating, maintaining health. She emphasized preventing disease and maintaining health. Viviana collaborated with patients, their families, and other members of the interdisciplinary team thus providing the highest quality care.

Viviana has 18 years of healthcare experience including serving as a surgical coordinator in a private practice specializing in cardiology, internal medicine, and ophthalmology. She has varied experiences including supervisor and charge nurse in long term care facilities. These experiences have helped shape her unique perspective and understanding of community healthcare delivery and the needs of diverse populations and most certainly underserved populations. Viviana served as Chair of Public Relations and Marketing and Board Member at the National Association of Hispanic Nurses, Garden State Chapter. She participated as panel contributor for Latino Motion Health Education segment, she was a presenter for HHQI healthcare Issues Among Hispanic patients, Barriers to care, and a presenter for the National Association of Hispanic nurses of a poster presentation about Cultural competency impact on health literacy.

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Dr. Tarun K. Sharma is a gastroenterologist based in Mine Hill, NJ, in Morris County. He is a member of Digestive Disease Consultants of North Jersey PC, a division of Gastroenterology Associates of New Jersey (GANJ). In private practice since 2010, he joined the team at GANJ in 2023.

He is certified in Gastroenterology by the American Board of Internal Medicine.

Dr. Sharma completed his fellowship in gastroenterology at Allegheny General Hospital’s Dexter School of Medicine in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His residency took place at UMDNJ-Mountainside Hospital in Montclair, NJ. In addition, he received his medical degree from St. George’s University School of Medicine in Grenada, West Indies. Dr. Sharma earned his undergraduate degree from Seton Hall University, graduating Cum Laude, where he was also a member of the Pre-medical Honor Society.

Dr. Sharma has authored numerous industry publications and presentations, most recently Single-Operator Tandem EUS and ERCP: A Five-year Experience; and Esophageal Cancer Stage: Does Dysphagia Predict EUS Tumor Stage in Esophageal Cancer?  

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Dr. Kamal Amer is a member of Gastroenterology Associates of New Jersey, with offices in both Paterson and Woodland Park. A Palestinian-American who grew up in Paterson, NJ, Dr. Amer has established strong roots in the local community and understands the unique health challenges experienced by its diverse population. In addition to being fluent in Arabic, he speaks both Spanish and English.

Dr. Amer is a member of the American College of Gastroenterology, the American Association of Liver Disease, New Jersey Medical School, the American Medical Association, and the American College of Physicians. He joined the team at GANJ in 2023.

In addition to being board-certified in gastroenterology, hepatology, and nutrition, Dr. Amer is also board certified in obesity medicine.

A graduate of Passaic County Technical Institute (PCTI) with a focus on medical arts, Dr. Amer continued his undergraduate education at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ), where he graduated magna cum laude. He continued his education into medical school at Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School (NJMS) where his exceptional academic achievements and leadership skills were also recognized when he was elected president of the AOA (Alpha Omega Alpha-the medical honor society). Dr. Amer pursued Internal Medicine residency training at Thomas Jefferson University, before returning to Rutgers-NJMS to undergo specialized training in Gastroenterology. During his fellowship, he was elected as the chief fellow for his department, showcasing his leadership and expertise in the field.

A prodigious researcher, Dr. Amer has authored many industry publications and presentations, including most recently The Effect of Dietary Intervention on Patients with Gastroparesis and Hepatic Involvement in Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Diseases.

Dr. Amer’s community service includes founding the Al-Shifaa Student Health Organization, a Newark-based clinic providing free health care for underserved residents of the area in association with New Jersey Medical School, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, New Jersey Dental School, and Temple University of Medicine. (See article in TAPinto.)

كمال عامر، دكتور في الطب
أخصائي أمراض الجهاز الهضمي

الدكتور كمال عامر,  فلسطيني أمريكي ترعرع في مدينة باترسون بولاية نيوجيرسي، وهو عضو في رابطة
أخصائيي الجهاز الهضمي بولاية نيوجيرسي (Gastroenterology Associates of New Jersey, GANJ)،
وله عيادتين في كل من باترسون ووُدلاند بارك.  يجيد اللغة العربية واللغة الإسبانية
. الدكتور عامر هو عضو في الكلية الأمريكية لأمراض الجهاز الهضمي، والجمعية الأمريكية لأمراض الكبد، وكلية نيوجرسي للطب، والجمعية الطبية الأمريكية، والكلية الأمريكية للأطباء. وقد انضم إلى فريق رابطة أخصائيي الجهاز الهضمي بولاية نيوجيرسي (GANJ) في عام 2023.

الدكتور عامر حاصل على شهادة ترخيص ممارسة الطب الباطني وأمراض الجهاز الهضمي من المجلس الأمريكي للطب الباطني.

أكمل الدكتور عامر زمالة في أمراض الجهاز الهضمي في جامعة روتجرز/ كلية نيوجيرسي للطب البشري NJMS) )، حيث شغل منصب رئيس قسم أمراض الجهاز الهضمي. وأكمل تدريبه كطبيب مقيم في كلية سيدني كيميل للطب في مستشفى توماس جيفرسون الجامعي في فيلادلفيا بولاية بنسلفانيا. حصل الدكتور عامر على درجته العلمية في الطب من جامعة روتجرز/ كلية نيوجيرسي للطب البشري (NJMS)، وحصل على جائزة العميد روي في. لورينكو للإنجاز لتميزه الأكاديمي. قبل ذلك، حصل على شهادته الجامعية في علم الأحياء من كلية نيوجيرسي في إوينغ، حيث تخرج بتقدير امتياز مع مرتبة الشرف.

بالإضافة إلى الاعتماد في أمراض الجهاز الهضمي والكبد والتغذية، يحمل الدكتور عامر شهادة معتمدة أيضًا في طب السمنة. شارك في عدة مؤتمرات وطنية ودولية ونشر عدة مقالات، ويشارك حاليًا في أبحاث مستمرة. تُظهر التفاني الذي يبديه في التعليم المستمر ورعاية المرضى التزامه بالبقاء على أحدث التطورات الطبية.

يعتبر الدكتور عامر داعمًا قويًا لصحة المجتمع، حيث يعمل كعضو نشط في مساجد مركز مقاطعة باسيك

(ICPC)والمركز الفلسطيني الأمريكي

(PACC) في طلب الرعاية الطبية، خاصة فيما يتعلق بقضايا الجهاز الهضمي، يهدف الدكتور عامر إلى تقليل الفجوة من خلال تعزيز التوعية بالوقاية وأهمية الكشف الدوري.

كتب الدكتور عامر، الباحث الدؤوب، العديد من المنشورات والعروض التقديمية في مجاله، بما في ذلك مؤخرًا تأثير التدخل الغذائي على المرضى الذين يعانون من خزل المعدة وتدخّل الاعتلال الكبدي في حالات المرضى الذين يعانون من أمراض الأمعاء الالتهابية.

تشمل الخدمات المجتمعية التي يقدمها الدكتور عامر تأسيس منظمة الشفاء لصحة الطلاب، وهي عيادة مقرها مدينة نيوارك تقدم رعاية صحية مجانية للمقيمين المحرومين من الخدمات في المنطقة بالتعاون مع كلية نيو جيرسي للطب، ومستشفى توماس جيفرسون الجامعي، وجامعة تمبل للطب.

Please note that as of May 24, 2023, Dr. Parikh is no longer with Gastroenterology Associates of New Jersey (GANJ).

Patients can contact the River Edge office directly at (201) 489-7772 if they prefer to see a physician at that location, or call 888.452.0022.

Thank you.

Patricia Kraycinovich has been in the medical field for more than 15 years. She is both a licensed RN and APN. She received a Bachelor of Science in psychology from Saint Peter’s College, and Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from Ramapo College, and a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) in Adult-Gero Advanced Nurse Practitioner from Rutgers University.

One of the most rewarding and fulfilling aspects of working in this field, she says, is having a role in both patients’ diagnosis as well as their treatment plan. Prior to joining the medical team at GANJ, Mrs. Kraycinovich worked with single, private practitioners as well as at Columbus Hospital LTACH and Englewood Hospital and Medical Center.