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Alphonse Salerno

Alphonse Salerno

DO · Founder

Dr. Alphonse Salerno, DO, one of the founders of Salerno Medical Associates, served the East Orange community of New Jersey for 59 years before retiring. Salerno was born in …

Svetlana Salerno

MD  •  Founder

Dr. Svetlana Salerno, MD, one of the founders of Salerno Medical Associates, has been treating patients in the Newark and East Orange communities of New Jersey for over 45 years.

Alexander Salerno

MD · MHA

A former military captain and graduate of St. George’s University School of Medicine in the West Indies, Dr. Salerno, MD, MHA, holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Skidmore …

Elizabeth Evans

DO

Elizabeth Evans, D.O. joined Salerno Medical Associates in 2016. Her focus is on Primary Care, Sports Medicine, Women’s Health and Adolescent Medicine.

Diana Larrea

DO

Diana Larrea, D.O. joined Salerno Medical Associates in 2016. Her focus is on osteopathic medicine which incorporates diagnosing and treating a variety of conditions from headaches to musculoskeletal issues …

Nilay Shah

Director of Neurologic Services

Born and raised in the suburbs of Buffalo, NY, Dr. Shah earned his bachelors degree in Biology with a concentration in Neurobiology and Behavior and minor in Computer Science …

Bela Laschiver

APN-C

Bela Laschiver, APN-C, joined Salerno Medical Associates in 2006 and brings with her over 15 years of medical experience. Her ability to manage patient needs, physiological, psychological, and sociocultural, …

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Aida Ramos

APN · BC · MSM

Aida Ramos, APN, BC, MSM, has been working at Salerno Medical Associates since 2009. She is a graduate of The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, specializing …

Mary Ellen Roberts

Mary Ellen Roberts

APN · DNP · FAAN · FAANP

Mary Ellen Roberts, DNP, APN, FAANP, FAAN, is a certified Adult and Acute Care Nurse Practitioner. Dr. Roberts began her teaching career in the early 90’s as an Assistant …

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Dale Groninger

Community Outreach · Manager

Dale Groninger, Manager, Community Outreach, joined Salerno Medical Associates in 2009. Since then she has worked in almost every capacity for the practice and its community-based programs, CHOP and …

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Darlene Serrano

Clinical Operations Manager

Darlene Serrano, Clinical Operations Manager, has been with Salerno Medical Associates since 2001. She graduated from Fortis Institute in 1998 as a Certified Clinical Tech and continued her education …