The Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Women's Health

Introducing the Leadership Team

Sharmila K. Makhija, MD, MBAProfessor and University Chair
The Chella & Moise Safra Chair
Sharmila K. Makhija, MD, MBA 


Cynthia Chazotte, MDVice Chair
Obstetrical Services 
Cynthia Chazotte, MD 

Mark Levie, MDAssociate Chair 
Mark D. Levie, MD 

Siobhan Dolan, MD, MPHVice Chair
Siobhan Dolan, MD, MPH 


Avalon Lance, MHA BSN Unified  Administrator
Avalon Lance, BSN, MHA 


Hospital Site Leaders

Erika H. Banks, MD, Director of Gynecology, Weiler Division

Ashlesha Dayal, MD, Director of Obstetrics, Weiler Division

Rodney Wright, MD, MS, Director, Wakefield Division

Mark D. Levie, MD, Director, Moses Division


Division Directors

Family Planning, Nerys Benfield, MD 

Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery: Mark D. Levie, MD (Interim)

Fetal Medicine and Ultrasound, Peer Dar, MD 

General Obstetrics and Gynecology, Mary Rosser, MD 

Gynecologic Oncology, Dennis Yi-Shin Kuo, MD (Interim) 

Maternal Fetal Medicine, Peter S. Bernstein, MD, MPH 

Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery, Mark D. Levie, MD 

Reproductive and Medical Genetics, Susan D. Klugman, MD 

Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Harry J. Lieman, MD 


Program Directors

Family Planning Fellowship, Nerys Benfield, MD 

Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship, Ava Leegant, MD 

Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship, Dennis Yi-Shin Kuo, MD 

Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellowship, Peter S. Bernstein, MD 

Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery Fellowship, Co-Directors - Mark Levie, MD and Scott Chudnoff, MD 

Medical Genetics Residency, Susan D. Klugman, MD 

Physician Assistant Program, Zeidy Flores, PA-C 

Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Fellowship, Erkan Buyuk, MD 

Program for Early and Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, S. Zev Williams, MD, PhD 

Quality, Patient Safety and Simulation Program, TBN 

Residency Program, Erika Banks, MD; Associate Program Directors, Erika Levi, MD and Kristin Powell, MD 

Undergraduate Medical Education Program, Staci Pollack, MD 



Jacobi Medical Center 

Michael Zinaman, MD, Chair

Daryl Wieland, MD Vice Chair

St. Barnabas 

Mark Rosing, MD, MPH, Chair

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