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Nizar Kifaieh, MD, MBA, CPE, FACEP | President & Chief Executive Officer

Nizar Kifaieh, MD, MBA, CPE, FACEP | President & Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Nizar Kifaieh is the President and Chief Executive Officer for Hudson Regional Hospital. Dr. Kifaieh joined Hudson Regional Hospital in February of 2018. A practicing, board-certified Emergency Medicine physician with extensive executive leadership and hospital operational experience. Dr. Kifaieh leads Hudson Regional Hospital’s “patient-first” philosophy by improving the overall quality of care, patient experience and creating technological and medical advancements to best serve the Hudson County community.

Prior to serving in his current position, Dr. Kifaieh served in multiple hospital executive and leadership positions including the Executive Vice President, System Chief Medical Officer and Chief Clinical Integration Officer for the CarePoint Health System. Prior to that, he served as the President, Chief Medical Officer, and Chief Quality Officer at Christ Hospital after serving as the Chief Medical and Quality Officer at the same hospital for several years. He also served as the Chief Innovation Officer for a healthcare technology company and as a Healthcare consultant.

Dr. Kifaieh received his doctorate in medicine from SUNY Downstate and completed his Emergency Medicine at SUNY Downstate and Kings County Hospital where he was Chief Resident. He also has certification with the American College of Physician Executives as a Certified Physician Executive, CPE and received his Masters of Business Administration at the University of Massachusetts.

Dr. Kifaieh is affiliated with a number of professional organizations including the American Academy of Emergency Medicine and the New York Medical Society and has presented, lectured and published extensively.

Felicia Karsos, MBA, RN |  Chief Nursing Officer

Felicia Karsos, MBA, RN |  Chief Nursing Officer

Felicia Karsos is the Chief Nursing Officer of Hudson Regional Hospital. Mrs. Karsos is a well-respected healthcare representative, with strong leadership qualifications honed over years of experience in diverse areas such as patient care, staff development, budget development and execution, and project management.

Felicia Karsos began her career at Saint Michael’s Medical Center as a staff nurse in Telemetry holding various positions as Nurse Manager, Nursing Director, and Chief Nursing Officer. She further expanded her expertise in healthcare administration as she transitioned from Nursing to Hospital operations. Utilizing her robust leadership/managerial, exceptional planning, prioritizing and goal-setting skills she held various positions including Vice President of Operations and Hospital Administration.

Mrs. Karsos received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Seton Hall University College of Nursing and Master of Business Administration from Graduate School of Management at Rutgers University. She is a member of the NJ State Nurses Association (NJSNA) and Organization of Nurse Executives. Mrs. Karsos is an active member of her parish participating in the youth group activities and teaching Sunday School for the 4th-grade class at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church.

Department Directors

David Abbatematteo
MD

Chief of Pain Management

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Antwan Ahad
MD

Chief of Neurology

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Manar M. Al-Asad
MD

Director of Critical Care/ICU

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Imran Ashraf
MD

Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery

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Yitzhack Asulin
MD, FACS, FACOG

Director of Female Pelvic Reconstruction and Robotic Surgery

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Stuart Atkin
MD

Director of Anesthesia

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Morris Bellifemine
MD

President Medical Staff/MEC Chairman

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Steve Bernstein
DPM, FACFAS, FASPS

Chief of Podiatry Surgery

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Frederick Brandt
MD

Chief of Rheumatology

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Yahya Dikengil
MD

Director of Sleep Medicine

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Pierre Guibor
MD

Chief of Ophthalmology

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Sam Hajal
MD

Chief of Nephrology

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Kevin Herman
MD

Director of Interventional Radiology

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Jonathan Lewin
MD

Chief of Spine Surgery

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Alkies Lapas
DO

Director of Diagnostic Radiology

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Derek Lee
MD

Chief of Otolaryngology ENT

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Anthony Mangia
MD

Chief of Infectious Disease

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Maurizio Miglietta
DO, FACOS

Director of Surgery

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Jihad Moukdad
MD

Director of Medical

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Ciro Randazzo
MD

Chief of Neurosurgery

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Julia Riftine
MD

Director of Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Norman Rowe
MD, MHA

Chief of Plastic Surgery

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Vasiliki Saitas
MD

Director of Pathology

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Alaa Salah-Eldin
MD

Chief of Gastroenterology

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Alexander Sarenac
MD

Director of Emergency Medicine

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Dmitry Stillman
DDS

Chief of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

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Petr L. Tsenovoy
MD

Chief of Cardiology

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