Message From The President

NJ-ACEP advocates for emergency physicians as we treat the community 24/7, every day.  As frontline physicians we bear witness to the scared patient seeking answers about their chest pain, the worried parent relieved that their child’s overdose was not fatal, the Covid pandemic depleting healthcare resources, healthcare disparities worsening despite technological advances and lead physician supervised teams every day to meet these challenges.

Just as our patients have varying needs of medical treatment, New Jersey EM physicians vary based on practice location, years of experience and our personal backgrounds. That is why your voice matters.  NJ-ACEP supports the practice and scope of emergency medicine by elevating the voice of the EM physician to lawmakers in Trenton.   NJ-ACEP values your perspective as we advocate for polices that impact clinical care and our practice environments.   Every voice has the opportunity to be heard and NJ-ACEP invites you to our membership/board meetings held quarterly to share your insights. If you are a member of NJ-ACEP you belong at our membership/board meetings. I look forward to seeing you and hearing the difference your voice will make.

 -Jenice Baker, MD, FACEP 2021-2022 President


Officers: 2020-2021


Jenice Baker, MD, FACEP


Patrick Hinfey, MD, FACEP


Michael Ruzek, DO, FACEP


     Jessica Maye, DO, FACEP


Immediate Past President:

Steven Hochman, MD, FACEP 

Executive Director: 

Lauren Myers

News Staff

Contact the news staff at:

201 E. Main St. Suite 1405
Lexington, KY 40507

phone (609) 207-7370 
email: [email protected] 

About NJ-ACEP - Who We Are

NJ-ACEP is a chartered chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians whose purpose is to support quality emergency medical care and to promote the interests of emergency physicians.

Board of Directors

Board Members

Navin Ariyaprakai, MD, EMT-P, FAEMS, FACEP

Tanisha Arora, MD

Kim Baldino, MD, FACEP, FAEMS

Gregory Corcoran, MD

Joe E. Dib, MD, FACEP

Marianna Karounos, DO, MS, FACEP

Nicole Maguire, DO

Valerie G. McLaughlin, MD

Gregg Mojares, DO

Chinwe Ogedegbe, MD, MPH, FACEP

Amy Ondeyka, MD, FACEP

Nilesh Patel, DO, FACOEP, FAAEM

Marco Propersi, DO

Renee Riggs-Fiesseler, DO, FACEP 

Svetlana Zakharchenko, DO



Victor Almeida, DO, FACEP

Jenice Baker, MD, FACEP

Shelley Greenman, MD, FACEP

Patrick Hinfey, MD, FACEP

Steven Hochman, MD, FACEP

Marjory Langer, MD, FACEP

Jessica Maye, DO

Mark Meredith, MD, FACEP

Amy Ondeyka, MD, FACEP

Michael Ruzek, DO, FACEP

Alternate Councillors

Shivani Adhyaru, MD

Navin Ariyaprakai, MD, EMT-P, FAEMS, FACEP

Thomas Brabson, DO, MBA, FACOEP, FACEP

Joseph Calabro, DO, FACEP

Gregory Corcoran, MD

Barnet Eskin, MD, FACEP

William B. Felegi, DO, FACEP

Marianna Karounos, DO, MS, FACEP

Dennis McGill, MD, FACEP

Carol Pak-Teng, DO

Svetlana Zakharchenko, DO




Award Winners

Year Clinical
Beverly J. Lynch Distinguished
Service  (revised in 2015)         
EMS Educator
of the Year
2021   Langer    
2020 Milano   Shah  
2018   Rosenberg    
2017 Almeida Greenman Fidacaro  
2016   Adinaro Sugalski  
2015 Jeges Lynch Carroll  
2014 Patel Schwab    
2013   Almeida Pruden  
2012 El-Kharboutly      
2011 Adinaro Sacchetti Sweeney  
2010   Gerardi Hong  
2009 Utkewicz Felegi Wang  
2008 Jayanathan   Vetrano  
2007 Garcia Grunau Stuhmiller Mankowitz
2006 Dib Brennan Walsh Gluckman
2005 Dalsey Harris Merlin Friedland
2004 Ravindran Sweeney DesRochers Hanlon
2003 McCabe George Nevins Borenstein
2002 Indruk Sawchuk Pruden Almeida
2001 Itzcotvitz Meredith Waxler Lebowitz
2000 McEnrue Alteveer Waxler Espinosa


Year Good Government Resident of the Year Medical Student of the Year Academic Achievement
2021   Adhyaru Sindkar  
2020   Rimm Levin Patel, Sundip
2019   Durrani Berenson Swaminathan
2018   Traficante Weinick Sule
2017   Pescatore Shukla Feldman
2016   Jeong Satty Patel
2015 Rosenberg Bucher Chen Jones
2014 Adinaro Spiegel Pescatore Murano
2013 Greenman Henry Mirau Scott
2012   Sexton Morrissey Lamba
2011   Davis Meigh Baumann
2010 McGill Roberts Cummins Chansky
2009 Hartmann Porter Van Pelt Allegra
2008   Gill Tapia Hinfey
2007 Bonanno Cocuzza None  
2006 Calabro Dohrenwend Boutsikaris  
2005 Dohrenwend Riggs Rosh  
2004 Brennan Campanella Rosania  
2003 Felegi Kashani Reiter  
2002 Gerardi McClister N/A  
2001 Harris Fiesseler Gonzalez  
2000 Sacchetti Laird Gerhardt