Educate Yourself. BELLA’s Medical Advisory Board includes board-certified physicians and certified health professionals with practices in the New York/New Jersey Metro area. These leading experts provide insight on health care trends/issues and cosmetic enhancements, as well as treatments, products, and medical breakthroughs that can improve wellness. In addition, members of BELLA’s Medical Advisory Board answer consumer questions and are regularly showcased in the pages of the magazine.
Do you have a question you’d like to ask one of our experts? Please submit it below!
Dr. Didier Demesmin, M.D. is an Interventional Pain Medicine Specialist who is Double Board Certified in Anesthesiology and Interventional Pain Medicine He is the founder of University Pain Medicine Center. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Interventional Pain Medicine at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Brunswick, New Jersey. He is also an Assistant Clinical Instructor of Pain Medicine in a Multi-Disciplinary Pain Fellowship Program at JFK Medical Center in Edison, New Jersey. Dr. Demesmin is on staff at many prestigious hospitals including Saint Peters University Hospital where he is the Director of the Pain Medicine Department. Dr. Demesmin was selected by his peers for the fourth consecutive year as a Top Pain Physician in New Jersey and was featured on the cover of New Jersey Monthly Magazine as a Top Pain Physician. Dr. Demesmin is an excellent clinician whose skill and expertise in diagnosing and treating are matched only by his compassion and dedication to his patients.
Dr. Robi Ludwig is a nationally known psychotherapist and award-winning reporter. She is currently a relationship contributor for Investigation Discovery Network’s “Scorned,” and also hosted two seasons of TLC’s reality show, “One Week to Save Your Marriage,” as well as GSN’s reality game show, “Without Prejudice?” Dr. Ludwig appears regularly on CNN, Headline News, and The Fox News Channel, where she discusses psychological/ lifestyle issues and the criminal mind. She’s also contributed to national shows such as “ET,” “The Today Show,” “20/20,” “ABC World News,” “The View,” “Fox and Friends,” “The Steve Harvey Show,” “The Wendy Williams Show,” “The Bill Cunningham Show,” and others, helping audiences and guests understand the complexities of the human condition.
Dr. Jonathan Deitch is a board certified Vascular Surgeon with 15 years of experience in the treatment of routine and complex venous and arterial disorders. Prior to coming to Staten Island University Hospital where he is the Chief of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery and Associate Chairman of the Department of Surgery, he was the Chief of Vascular Surgery at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City.
Dr. Jack B. D’Angelo is the founding partner and financial officer of the Staten Island-based practice, Real Medicine for Real People. He has served the New York City metropolitan area since 1994, holding such titles as Medical Director, Associate Medical Director, and Director of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation for a number of health care practices throughout the region. After completing his internship and residency in pediatrics at Georgetown University Hospital, Dr. D’Angelo, M.D., M.B.A. spent two years in the Washington, DC region, where he served as an attending physician, a pediatrician in both private practice and community clinic settings, and the department chairman of a pediatric unit in Fairfax, Virginia.
Dr. Goldman is board-certified in dermatology and has been in private practice in NYC since 1995. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and a member of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery. He was a clinical assistant professor at New York University Medical Center for 10 years and is now Chief of Dermatology at New York Downtown Hospital. Dr. Goldman is also a clinical instructor at Cornell Medical College and actively involved in teaching residents. He has published over 20 articles in the field of dermatology. Dr. Goldman graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA before completing a six year BA/MD program at the Medical College of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Dr. Goldman received the prestigious Henry Christian award for outstanding clinical research during his training.
Dr. Cynara Coomer is the Chief of Breast Surgery and Director of the Florina Rusi-Marke Comprehensive Breast Center at Staten Island University Hospital. Formerly a Breast Surgeon at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City, Dr. Coomer is an expert in surgical oncology as well as the latest technological advances in breast procedures. Her two-fold mission is to aggressively treat breast cancer, while also seeking the best possible cosmetic reconstruction. She is committed to increasing community awareness about breast disease, and is a frequent medical contributor for Fox and FOXNews.com. Dr. Coomer graduated from Loma Linda University School of Medicine in Southern California, and completed her surgical residency at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences Medical Center in New York.
Dr. David H. Hiltzik is a Board Certified Otolaryngologist and Head and Neck Surgeon. He treats all disorders of the ear, nose and throat and is subspecialty trained in cranial base surgery as well as facial plastics and reconstructive surgery by internationally recognized leaders in the field. Dr. Hiltzik’s diversified expertise includes all disorders of the ears, nose and throat for both adult and pediatric patients. Dr. Hiltzik is actively involved in clinical research and has published numerous peer-reviewed publications and book chapters. Dr. Hiltzik is a graduate of Mt. Sinai Medical School, and completed his residency in Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery at NewYork Presbyterian. Currently, Dr. Hiltzik serves as the Director of Otolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery at Staten Island University Hospital, and is also affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital and Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat. The American Registry has recognized Dr. Hiltzik as one of America’s Top Physicians in Otolaryngology.
Dr. Michael Maynard is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in the treatment of sports medicine injuries and advanced arthroscopic techniques for shoulder, knee, and hip disorders. He practices at the prestigious Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) and is among the first surgeons to develop skill and experience in the arthroscopic treatment of disorders affecting the hip joint. Dr. Maynard has served as the Chief of Orthopedics at Helen Hayes Hospital and at the Bronx VA Hospital, where he was responsible for the education and supervision of HSS physicians who provide orthopedic care to patients.
Dr. Ronit Gilad and Dr. Soriaya Motivala have joined the Department of Surgery – Division of Neurosurgery at Staten Island University Hospital.
Dr. Gilad brings expertise in general brain and spine surgery, including minimally invasive brain and spine procedures, treating all neurosurgical conditions.
Dr. Motivala brings expertise in General Neurosurgery, Neurosurgical Spine Surgery, Pain, and Pituitary Surgery.
The doctors will see patients at SIUH North Site Office: 501 Seaview Avenue, Suite 104, Staten Island, NY 10305