Board Members

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 serve the Hudson County community best.

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 the Graduate School of Management at Rutgers University. She is a member of the NJ State Nurses Association (NJSNA) and the 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.

Maurizio A. Miglietta , DO, FACOS, FACS  | Chief of Surgery

Maurizio A. Miglietta DO, FACOS, FACS  | Chief of Surgery

Dr. Miglietta is the Chief of Surgery at Hudson Regional Hospital. Dr. Miglietta’s academic appointments are Regional Dean and Professor of Surgery at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is the former Chief of Acute Care Surgery at the New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Prior to that role at Columbia, Dr. Miglietta served as Chief of the Division of Trauma & Critical Care at New York University School of Medicine and Director of Trauma and Co-Director of the Surgical Intensive Care Unit at the renowned and historical Bellevue Hospital Trauma Center in New York City.

Upon completion of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care Fellowships at the prestigious R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center / University of Maryland, he founded and served as Director of the Homeland Security Mobile Trauma Unit. This unit provides medical care to dignitaries and federal agents in conjunction with the United States Secret Service and Department of State - Diplomatic Security Service. He is an Honorary Police Surgeon providing expert trauma consultation for the New York City Police Department. From 2004 to 2014, he served as the Physician Advisor to the United States Secret Service. He continues to support various federal agencies with medical support.

Dr. Miglietta spearheaded medical education in northern New Jersey by creating 11 residency programs. He is actively involved in educating medical students and served as a General Surgery Residency Program Director for over six years. He has authored and co-authored more than thirty peer-reviewed publications and is dual board certified in Surgery and Critical Care.

Dr. Miglietta is the President & CEO of Global Medical Guardians which has provided VIP concierge-type medicine and training to high net worth clients, organizations such as the New York Mets, celebrities, and others. Dr. Miglietta has been recognized as Crain’s Business 40 under 40 in 2008 for his business ventures.

Morris Bellifemine , MD  | President Medical Staff/MEC Chairman

Morris Bellifemine, MD  |  President Medical Staff/MEC Chairman

Dr. Morris Bellifemine is the President of the Medical Staff and MEC Chairman at Hudson Regional Hospital. He is a pulmonologist treating patients in Secaucus, New Jersey, and the surrounding communities.

For his undergraduate education, Dr. Bellifemine attended St. Peters College. He pursued his medical degree at the Northeast University School of Medicine. Dr. Bellifemine continued his medical education at the New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Here, he completed an internship program and received residency training in internal medicine. Dr. Bellifemine has also completed a fellowship program in pulmonary medicine.

Patients visiting Dr. Bellifemine can receive a full range of medical services. He provides general pulmonology consultations, as well as treatment for specific illnesses and issues. Dr. Bellifemine has experience performing procedures including medical thoracoscopy, laser surgery, and fiberoptic bronchoscopy with a lung biopsy.

John Reilly

John Reilly

After graduating from Union Hill High School in 1962, I started my career with the New York Funeral Service Guild. I was a union representative for two years for over 300 active apprentice union members in the New York City Funeral Service Guild.

From 1965 to 1967, I served in the United States Army. I am a disabled Vietnam Veteran and was honorably discharged in 1967.

In 1968, I was employed as a Sales Representative for New Jersey Casket Company covering the Northeast Region of New Jersey and New York. In 1972, I went to work for United Parcel Service and remained with them for 27 years retiring in 2001. Also in 1972, I joined the Secaucus Volunteer Fire Department where I served 27 years as a firefighter and achieved the rank of captain during my tenure.

From 1994 to 1999, I served as a Councilperson in the Town of Secaucus, New Jersey. In 1999, I was appointed Deputy Mayor and was also a councilperson. During this service, I was appointed to Liberty Health Care System/Meadowlands Hospital Facility as a Board Trustee and also served as Committee Chairman for the Hospital's Patient Safety and Quality Assurance Committee. I also served as a member of the hospital's Utilization Committee and was part of Liberty Healthcare's Systemwide Patient Improvement and Quality Assurance Committee.

I left government service in 2009. In 2010, Meadowlands Hospital was sold to MHA. The new owners asked me to stay on the new Meadowlands Hospital Board and accept the position as Chairman and President of the new Meadowlands Hospital Community Advisory Board reporting to the Attorney General and the Department of Health as per the mandate set forth for the Certificate of Need. I am also presently Chairman of Meadowlands Hospital Medical Center's Patient Safety and Quality Assurance Committee.

I have successfully completed NJHA Health Research and Education Trust of New Jersey for Trustees' Programs:

1. "BoardBasics: Creating Exceptional Boards" and;
2. "Understanding and Interpreting Hospital Financial Reports: Tools for Trustees."

These are state-mandated trustee programs.

I am currently employed by the County of Hudson in the Superintendent of Elections Office as a Field Investigator.

Michael Koba

Michael Koba

Michael Kobaivanov was born and raised in Forest Hills. He is a graduate of Queens College with degrees in both Economics and Finance. He started Koba Capital, LLC in 2009 and since its founding, Koba Capital has established a performance record that has exceeded market benchmarks. Michael has in-depth knowledge of the requirements for surgery centers, hospitals, and medical facilities, including malpractice contracts. Koba Capital also has relationships with partners in both small and large companies across a wide range of industries, such as real estate, online marketing, and cyber insurance (e-commerce).

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