Meet the Gastroenterology Staff 

Dr. Arkady Broder MD
Arkady Broder, MD, director of Endoscopy, is a graduate of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. He completed his medical training, including a chief medical year, and gastroenterology training with a focus on therapeutic endoscopy at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York. Some of his research interests include the early detection and prevention of pancreatic and biliary diseases. He holds a clinical faculty position at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School and is the associate program director of the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Gastroenterology Fellowship Program at Saint Peters University Hospital. Dr. Broder is a recipient of the Certificate of Recognition for Excellence in GI Practice Operations from the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE.) He sees patients at the Center for Ambulatory Resources (CARES), located across from the Saint Peter’s University Hospital in New Brunswick.
 
Andrew Korman
Andrew S. Korman, MD a native of New Jersey, received his undergraduate degree from Rutgers University and his medical degree from Sackler School of Medicine in Tel Aviv, Israel. He completed his internal medicine training at Beth Israel Medical center where he served as chief medical resident. He then completed a fellowship in gastroenterology at Mount Sinai Beth Israel followed by a dedicated year of training in advanced therapeutic endoscopy with David Carr-Locke, MD. His research interests include pancreatic and biliary diseases. He is a member of the American College of Gastroenterology and New York Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.  He sees patients at the Center for Ambulatory Services (CARES) on the Saint Peter’s campus in New Brunswick and at the Monroe Township office of Saint Peter’s Physician Associates.
 
Pitchumoni Capecomorin
C.S. Pitchumoni, M.D., is a professor at Rutgers University School of Medicine and adjunct professor of medicine at New York Medical College.  He is program director of the Saint Peter’s Gastroenterology Fellowship Program of Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He is a senior gastroenterologist with more than  40 years of clinical and research experience in a wide array of areas of gastroenterology, nutrition, and liver disease.  He is internationally known and respected for his contributions to the body of knowledge, particularly in the field of pancreatic diseases. He sees patients at the Center for Ambulatory Resources (CARES) in New Brunswick and at the Saint Peter’s University Hospital’s Family Health Center in New Brunswick.
 
Debra Goldstein
Debra Goldstein, M.D., trained at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center and holds a clinical faculty position at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School.  With more than 20 years of experience in clinical gastroenterology, she offers expert, quality care in such areas as irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease and celiac disease, as well as in routine colon cancer prevention and hepatitis treatment.  She sees patients at the Monroe Township office of Saint Peter’s Physician Associates and in the Center for Ambulatory Resources (CARES) in New Brunswick.
 
Velpari
Sugirdhana Velpari, MD is a graduate of the Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia.  He completed both his internal medicine residency and his gastroenterology and hepatology fellowship at the University of Illinois at Chicago. His interests include colon cancer prevention, gastro-esophageal reflux disease, inflammatory bowel disease, and functional bowel disorders.  He is a member of the American College of Gastroenterology and the American Gastroenterology Association.


Heather Simpson, MSN, FNP-BC attended Essex County College where she received an Associate’s Degree in Nursing.  She then completed her Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing at Kean University and later a Master’s in Science from Rutgers University. Her interests include colon cancer prevention, gastro-esophageal reflux disease, inflammatory bowel disease, and functional bowel disorders.

 

 

 

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