Welcoming July and August New Staff and Faculty

Check out the list of New Arrivals at RSDM:


Department of Clinical Affairs

Ranasia Harris, Central Sterile Processing Technician II. Ranasia worked at the Neighborhood Health Services Corporation in Elizabeth as a Central Sterile Processing Technician before arriving at RSDM. She is a graduate of Berkley College.

Department of Oral Biology

Androulla Pericleous, Research Teaching Specialist V.  Androulla previously worked as a medical assistant at Franklin Medical Center. She graduated this year from Rutgers with a masters in Biomedical Science.

Department of Orthodontics

Jennie Garzon, Dental Assistant II. Jennie is a graduate of the Bearden Institute of Technology and the Dental Studies Institute.


Department of Diagnostic Sciences

Sidney Chonowski, Clinical Assistant Professor. Dr. Chonowski has a private practice in Morristown and a DMD from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine.

Norman Feder, Clinical Assistant Professor. Dr. Feder was Assistant Clinical Professor of Operative Dentistry at Columbia University College of Dental Medicine before arriving at RSDM. He has a DDS from the New York College of Dentistry.

Shruti Kashikar, Assistant Professor. Dr. Kashikar was a dental oncology fellow at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and has a DDS from the New York University College of Dentistry.

Olga Korczeniewska, RBHS Instructor. Dr. Korczeniewska  graduated from RSDM with a Ph.D in Biomedical Science.

Denice Stewart, Adjunct Professor. Dr. Steward was a professor of Community Dentistry at the Oregon Health & Science University, School of Dentistry. She has a DDS from the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry.

Jeffrey Stewart, Adjunct Associate Professor. Dr. Stewart is Senior Director for Institutional Development at the American Dental Association. He has a DDS from the North Carolina School of Dentistry.

Department of Endodontics

Pushpak Narayana, Adjunct Assistant Professor. Dr. Narayana previously had a private practice in Florida. He has an MDS from RSDM and a BDS from Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences.

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Imad Tamimi, Clinical Assistant Professor. Dr. Tamini was a clinical professor at New York Medical College before arriving at RSDM. He has a DMD from RSDM.

Department of Pediatric Dentistry

Racquel Johnson, Clinical Instructor. Dr. Johnson has a practice in Marlton, where she lives. She has a DMD from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine and an MBA from the Rutgers School of Business.

Department of Restorative Dentistry

Michael Diorio, Clinical Instructor. Dr. Diorio works in Personal Care Dentistry. He has a DMD from RSDM.

Armando Fernandez, Clinical Instructor. Dr. Fernandez has a practice in Teaneck and a DDS from Columbia University School of Dental & Oral Surgery.

Vivek Kumar, Adjunct Assistant Professor. Dr. Kumar is an assistant professor at NJIT in the Department of Biomedical Engineering. He has a Ph.D of Philosophy, bioengineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Rami Muadab, RBHS Instructor. Dr. Muadab completed hist prosthodontic residency at RSDM and graduated with a BDS from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine

David Schoenberg, Clinical Instructor. Dr. Schoenberg is Clinical Director of Mobile Care in Neptune. He has his DDS from the Medical College of Virginia School of Dentistry.

Serah Uddaraju, Clinical Instructor.  Dr. Uddaraju is a GPR Dental resident  at Montefiore Medical Center. He has a DMD from RSDM.

Rutgers Health University Dental Associates:

Dr. Anayo Adachi. Assistant Professor of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. Dr Adachi received his DDM from the University of Pennsylvania and his MD from Albert Einstein College of Medicine.