Your Doctors

Our Providers are Members of:

  • American Association of Tissue Banking
  • American College of Physicians
  • American Medical Association
  • American Society for Microbiology
  • Infectious Diseases Society of America
  • Infectious Diseases Society of New Jersey
  • Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America

Our Hospital Affiliations Include:

  • Saint Barnabas Medical Center
  • Morristown Medical Center
  • Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation
  • Saint Clare’s Hospital in Denville
  • Saint Clare’s Hospital in Dover

We have been featured in:

  • Castle Connolly
  • Inside Jersey
  • Millburn and Short Hills Magazine
  • New Jersey Monthly
  • New York Magazine

Manal Youssef-Bessler, MD

Manal Youssef-Bessler, MD, the founder of the Infectious Disease Center of New Jersey, attended Cairo University Faculty of Medicine in Cairo, Egypt. She completed her 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 a member of the Infectious Disease Society of America, Infectious Disease Society of New Jersey, American Medical Association and the American College of Physicians.

Dr. Bessler has received several honors and awards including the Saint Barnabas Medical Center Physician Excellence in Healthcare award and Most Outstanding Subspecialist of the Year as well as patient choice awards in several consecutive years. In addition she has received nominations as a Top Infectious Diseases Doctor from  Castle Connolly, NJ Monthly, Inside Jersey and New York Magazine for many consecutive years.

Dr. Bessler 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, MD

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.

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. She is a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. 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 Alpha Omega Alpha, NJ Infectious Diseases Society, Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America, American Society for Microbiology and American Association of Tissue Banking.

Dr Lin-Torre serves on the Board of Health for Millburn, NJ and is a member of the Gender Disparities in ID Task Force for the Infectious Diseases Society of America. In addition, she is an alumni interviewer for Johns Hopkins University. Her professional interests include infection control, antibiotic monitoring and nosocomial infections.

Marjut Kokkola-Korpela, MD

Dr. Marjut Kokkola-Korpela is a native of Finland, where she finished her Medical School in the University of Kuopio. After moving to the United States, she completed 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 in Chicago. Dr. Kokkola-Korpela received extended training in HIV and research at Seton Hall University Infectious Disease program rotating at St Michael's Medical Center, St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center and JFK Medical Center. Dr. Kokkola-Korpela is currently an attending physician at St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, St Clare Hospital, and Hackettstown Regional Medical Center. Her professional areas of interest include wound care, tropical diseases, HIV/AIDS, and women's health.

Karyna M. Neyra, MD

Dr. Karyna Neyra received her medical training at Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos in Lima, Peru. She completed her Internal Medicine residency in Hackensack UMC Mountainside in Montclair, New Jersey where she was Chief Resident. Dr. Neyra completed her fellowship in Infectious Diseases at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio where she received extended training in infections in solid organ and bone marrow transplant recipients. Additionally, she received specialized training at the Research Institute of Tropical Medicine in the Philippines.

Dr. Neyra is board certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases. She is a member of the Infectious Diseases Society of America and the American Society of Transplantation. She is currently an attending physician at Saint Barnabas Medical Center.

Her professional areas of interest include antimicrobial resistance, fungal infections and infections in immunocompromised hosts particularly transplant recipients.

Dr. Neyra is fluent in English and Spanish.

Noha Ghusson, MD

Noha Ghusson, M.D. attended The George Washington University and graduated with Summa cum laude honors in Public Health. She earned her medical school degree at The George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C. Noha then completed her Internal Medicine residency and Infectious Diseases fellowship at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and served as chief fellow from 2018-2019. Dr. Ghusson is board certified in Internal Medicine and board eligible in Infectious Diseases. She is a member of the Infectious Disease Society of America, American Medical Association, Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America, and the American College of Physicians.

Dr. Ghusson is originally from New jersey. She speaks fluent Arabic. Her professional areas of interest include antibiotic stewardship, infection control, hospital-acquired infections and transplant infectious diseases.

Michael A. Gelman, MD, PhD

Michael A. Gelman, MD, PhD, attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He completed his internal medicine residency at the University of Washington in Seattle and his Infectious Diseases fellowship at Stanford University. Dr. Gelman is board certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases. He is affiliated with the James J. Peters Veterans Affairs Medical Center (Bronx, NY), where he is the Medical Director of the Infection Control Program and of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program. He also holds an assistant professorship in the Department of Medicine at the Icahn Mount Sinai School of Medicine (New York, NY).

Dr. Gelman's areas of interest, in addition to antimicrobial stewardship and infection control, include the treatment of HIV, Hepatitis C, and diabetic foot osteomyelitis; he is an investigator on clinical trials in all of the preceding areas. He is also interested in readiness for and response to special pathogens such as Ebola and avian influenza.

Brittany Spiegel, NP-C

Brittany Spiegel, NP-C joined the Infectious Disease Center of New Jersey after spending 5 years as a Registered Nurse. She earned her undergraduate degree cum laude with Distinction from Ramapo College of New Jersey in 2012 and her Master’s Degree from Felician University in 2016. Her degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner means she is trained and certified in the care of individuals across the lifespan, infant through adult. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau, the Honor Society of Nursing, since 2012. Before joining the Infectious Disease Center of New Jersey, Brittany worked at Saint Barnabas Medical Center as a nurse and coordinator with the renal transplant and dialysis-dependent population. She is board certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

Beyyinah Hasan, APN

Beyyinah Hasan, FNP-BC recently joined the Infectious Disease Center of New Jersey, from a background in the urgent care setting and has 12 years of experience as a Critical Care Registered Nurse. She holds undergraduate degrees from Rutgers University and South University of which she graduated with honors as Cum Laude. In 2012 she was inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau National Honor Society of Nursing, which recognizes the top 10 percent of graduating nurses. Her continued hard work was acknowledged by Walden University where she graduated in 2014 with a 3.9 GPA with a Master's Degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Furthermore, Beyyinah will be starting her Doctorate of Nursing Practice program in the fall of 2018. She is board certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Paulette Cabinte, FNP-BC

Paulette F. Cabinte, FNP-BC, joined Infectious Disease Center of NJ after spending 13 years as a Registered Nurse. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from De La Salle University-Aguinaldo in the Philippines. She also competed her Master’s Degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner at Walden University with a 4.0 GPA. She is a member of the Golden Key International Honor Society. Board certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Paulette worked at Morristown Medical Center as a Labor and Delivery nurse.

Aron Berhane, PA-C

Aron Berhane, PA-C joined the Infectious Disease Center of New Jersey from previous work experience in pathology and laboratory medicine as a Medical Technologist. In 2013, Aron completed Medical Laboratory Science Internship Program at the University of Michigan Health System and earned his B.S. in Clinical Laboratory Science from Wayne State University. Aron has maintained his American Society of Clinical Pathology board certification as a Medical Laboratory Scientist. He completed his Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences (MSBS) degree with a Physician Assistant concentration from The University of Toledo in 2018. He is board certified through the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.

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