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Manal Youssef-Bessler, MD attended Cairo University Faculty of Medicine. Cairo, Egypt. she completed Internal Medicine Residency and Infectious Diseases Fellowship at the University of Medicine and Dentistry- New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Bessler is Board certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases. She is the founder of the Infectious Disease Center of New Jersey. She is affiliated with Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Morristown Medical Center and Hackettstown Regional Medical Center. Dr. Bessler is a member of the Infectious Disease Society of America, Infectious Disease Society of New Jersey, American Medical Association and the American College of Physicians.

She received several honors and awards including the most outstanding subspecialist of the year award from Saint Barnabas Medical Center, patient choice awards on several consecutive years, she was nominated as a top Infectious Diseases Doctor by Castle Connoly in 2013 and was nominated as a top Infectious Diseases Doctor in NJ by New Jersey Monthly magazine for the last three consecutive years. Dr. Bessler was also nominated as a Top Infectious Disease Doctor in Short Hills and Millburn area by Super Doctors in 2013.

Dr. Bessler also is affiliated with the wound and burn healing center at Saint Barnabas Medical Center and the wound healing center at Hackettstown Regional Medical Center.

Her areas of interest include management of severe sepsis and septic shock, diagnosis and management of fever of unknown origin, pulmonary and intra-abdominal infections, Diabetic wound infections and diabetic wounds management, tick born diseases, HIV care, Hepatitis B infection and Infection Control.
Janet Lin-Torre, M.D. attended Johns Hopkins University and NY Medical College. She completed an Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases fellowship, at Mount Sinai Medical Center in NY and is board certified in Internal Medicine and infectious Diseases. Dr. Lin-Torre served as Chief of Infectious Diseases and Hospital Epidemiologist at Muhlenberg Regional Medical Center and was Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

She is currently an attending physician at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Associate Medical Director at Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation and Hospital Epidemiologist at Summit Oaks Hospital. In addition, Dr. Lin-Torre is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, Fellow of the Infectious Diseases Society of America and a member of the NJ Infectious Diseases Society, Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America, American Society for Microbiology and American Association of Tissue Banking. She also serves on the Board of Health for Millburn, NJ. Her professional interests include infection control, antibiotic monitoring and nosocomial infections.
Frantz Pierre-Louis, M.D. attended State university of Haiti, Port-au-Prince. After acquiring solid infectious diseases experience in the Caribbean island, he followed his passion in the field. Dr Pierre- Louis successfully completed his Internal Medicine Residency at Saint Barnabas medical center, then worked as a hospitalist at Bayonne Medical center before completing an Infectious Diseases Fellowship at the University of Medicine and Dentistry- New Jersey Medical School rotating through 3 major institutions University hospital in Newark , Hackensack university medical center and the East orange veterans affairs hospital . Doctor Pierre-Louis was recognized for his humanities qualities but also for his multilingualism which allowed to serve people from diverse background and communities. He is indeed proficient in English, French, Spanish and Creole.Dr. Pierre-Louis is also Board certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases. He is affiliated with Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Bayonne medical center and Hackettstown Regional Medical Center. Dr. Pierre-Louis is a member of Infectious Disease Society of America, Infectious Disease Society of New Jersey, American Medical Association and the American College of Physicians.

He has received several honors and awards here and abroad. At Saint Barnabas medical center one of the institutions where he practices, He received as a resident the Nancy J Waldron professionalism award from the department of medical education and clinical research; he also received the excellence in critical care award, the humanism award for outstanding humanistic qualities and the Barbara Sloan patient comfort award for outstanding compassion and care of patients.

His areas of interest include life-threatening infectious diseases and his approach includes consist of integrative management of infectious diseases including those that involve multidrug resistant organisms. He also has expertise in tropical and travel medicine. He has also taken care of hundreds of patients with HIV, hepatitis C and Hepatitis B and syphilis.
Dr. Marjut Kokkola-Korpelais a native of Finland, where she finished her Medical School in the University of Kuopio. After moving to United States, she attended her internal medicine training at Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh,PA.

Dr Kokkola-Korpela completed her infectious disease training at the combined program of the University of Chicago and University of Illinois. Dr. Kokkola-Korpela received extended training in HIV and research at Seton Hall University Infectious Disease program rotating at St Micheal's Medical Center, St. Josephs Regional Medical Center and JFK Medical Center. Dr Kokkola-Korpela is currently an attending physician at St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston and Hackettown Regional Medical Center. Her professional areas of interest include tropical diseases, HIV/AIDS, and women's health.
Dr. Arpita Sheth, M.D. attended Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda Medical College, Gujarat, India. She successfully completed Internal Medicine residency and was the executive chief resident at Mount Sinai School of Medicine – Elmhurst Program, NY. She completed her Infectious Disease fellowship at Rutgers-NJMS rotating through 3 major institutions University hospital in Newark, Hackensack University Medical center, East Orange veterans affairs hospital in NJ. She is proficient in English, Hindi and Gujarati. She is board certified in Internal Medicine. She is affiliated with st Barnabas Medical center and Hackettstown regional medical center. She is a member of Infectious Disease Society of America, Infectious Disease Society of New Jersey, and American Medical Association.

She was faculty appointed instructor for St Georges Medical students during her chief residency and enjoyed teaching during residency and fellowship.

Her areas of interest include Sepsis, Invasive fungal infections, Pulmonary infections, CNS infections, Infections in transplant patients, Multidrug resistant organisms, Management of HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C.
Donna Heinzen, MS, PA-C completed her undergraduate work at William Paterson University and then her Masters Degree as a Physician Assistant in a joint program at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ and Seton Hall University in 1998. Before joining the Infectious Disease Center of New Jersey, she worked for several years in Family Practice in Newark providing primary care for an underserved community and then for Urgent Care in Bloomfield and Clifton.

She is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the New Jersey State Society of Physician Assistant and is board certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. She also serves on the Board of Health in; Glen Ridge, N.J.