Saint Peter’s Launches Orthopedic Institute and Expands Surgical Network Of Physicians

February 27, 2015

Saint Peter’s Healthcare System has launched an Orthopedic Institute at Saint Peter’s University Hospital and has expanded the number of surgical practices within Saint Peter’s Physician Associates, its network of primary and specialty practices.
V. Karthik Jonna, MD, of Saint Peter’s Physician Associates, along with Marc Malberg, MD, and Alfred Tria, Jr., MD, of the Orthopaedic Center of New Jersey, are orthopedic surgeons seeing patients at 1527 Route 27 in Somerset. They are part of the new Saint Peter’s Orthopedic Institute, which includes a dedicated inpatient unit at Saint Peter’s University Hospital for patients who have orthopedic surgical procedures including spine surgery and total hip and knee replacements.

Dr. V. Karthik Jonna, a graduate of the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Jersey, completed an orthopedic surgery residency at Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY, and the Columbia University Medical Center Joint Reconstruction Fellowship in New York. In past years, he has presented on the subject of knee surgery and other orthopedic issues with experts such as Dr. Tria.
A graduate of the Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago, IL, Dr. Marc Malberg completed his orthopedic surgery residency at New York Ortho-paedic Hospital-Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City. His specialties include adult reconstructive spine surgery, total joint replacement, and the treatment of scoliosis. He is board certified in Orthopedic Surgery and is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery, the American College of Surgeons and the North American Spine Society.
Dr. Alfred Tria, Jr., a specialist in knee replacement surgery, is a graduate of Harvard Medical School in Massachusetts. He completed his orthopedic surgery residency at New York Orthopaedic Hospital-Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center and a fellowship with John N. Insall, MD, a pioneer in knee replacement surgery, at The Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. Dr. Tria is board certified in Orthopedic Surgery, the author of hundreds of articles and numerous textbooks on orthopedic surgery, and a member of The Knee Society.Surgeons who have joined the Saint Peter’s Physician Associates are James E. Gervasoni, Jr., PhD, MD, Charles Franco, MD, and Andrew Camerota, MD.
Dr. James E. Gervasoni provides complex surgical oncology and hepatobiliary services as well as general surgery services. His office is located at 222 Easton Avenue in New Brunswick. A graduate of Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Dr. Gervasoni completed his residency at St. Luke’s/Roosevelt Hospital in New York City, and his fellowship at Boston University/Roger Williams Medical Center in Providence, RI. Currently chairman of the Department of Surgery at Saint Peter’s University Hospital, he is certified by the Society of Surgical Oncology and is board certified in Surgical Oncology and General Surgery.Board certified in General Surgery and Vascular Surgery, Dr. Charles Franco sees patients at 2 Research Way, Monroe Township. He is a graduate of New Jersey Medical School, Newark, who completed his residency at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and his fellowship at Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY. Dr. Franco performs general, advanced laparoscopic and robotic surgeries addressing diseases of the digestive tract and endocrine system (thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal glands and pancreas), and vascular and endovascular surgeries addressing diseases of the arteries, veins and blood vessels. He is also medical director of the Wound Care Center and Hyperbaric Services, part of Saint Peter’s University Hospital, with facilities in Monroe Township and New Brunswick. 
Dr. Andrew Camerota, whose office is at 49 Veronica Avenue in Somerset, graduated from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, PA, and completed his residency at Boston University Medical Center in Massachusetts. A board certified general surgeon, Dr. Camerota has been performing advanced laparoscopic procedures since the 1990s and robotic- assisted surgery most recently. His areas of expertise include minimally invasive surgery for hernias and of the colon, stomach, gallbladder, bile ducts, thyroid and parathyroid.


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