School of Health and Medical Sciences

Joseph J. Calabro, D.O., FACOEP, FACEP is chairman and associate professor of the Department of Emergency Medicine of Seton Hall University School of Health & Medical Sciences. He is a graduate of PCOM and completed an emergency medicine residency at Madigan Army Medical Center (Tacoma, Washington). Dr. Calabro also completed a flexible internship at Tripler Army Medical Center (Honolulu, Hawaii) and completed aviation medicine specialty training (flight surgeon) at Fort Rucker (Alabama). Dr. Calabro is board-certified in emergency medicine and the subspecialty EMS.  He has been involved in emergency medicine residency training for more than 15 years, having founded and served as program director of two emergency medicine residency programs (Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and St. Michael’s Medical Center).  In addition, Dr. Calabro has held numerous positions of leadership in the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), as well as the American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians and was president of the New Jersey Chapter of ACEP.  He is presently vice president of the Northeastern Osteopathic Medical Education Network at the University of New England and is also an associate professor of emergency medicine at the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine (UNECOM).  Dr. Calabro is a reviewer for numerous emergency medicine journals, has published many research articles and chapters and is a nationally known figure in emergency medicine.

Arthur G. Calise, D.O., FACOEP, has been the residency program director since 2001. Educated at NOVA-SEU COM and serving his residency at Newark’s Beth Israel before becoming the medical director for emergency medicine at West Hudson Hospital, he is board-certified, well rounded and highly skilled in his craft, and an asset to the department. Dr. Calise is faculty at both Seton Hall University and UNECOM, and is involved in many committees and educational endeavors while also leading the educational, clinical and administrative aspects of the residency program.

Nancy Sierra, M.D., FACEP, has been the medical director of the Emergency Department since 2003. Already a podiatrist before graduating from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in 1989, she served her residency at Morristown Memorial Hospital before moving on to be an attending physician in, followed by a promotion to associate director of, emergency medicine at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and then associate director of Emergency Medicine at East Orange General Hospital. The fruits of Dr. Sierra’s administrative efforts have recently included the establishment of a Fast Track at St. Michael’s in the spring of 2007 in order to facilitate our community’s needs in a more efficient manner.

Jason Alejandro, M.D., is a recent addition to the faculty at St. Michael’s and the associate program director of emergency residency. Educated at UMDNJ and serving his residency at Lincoln Medical Centre in New York, one of the nation’s busiest emergency departments, Dr. Alejandro brings a great deal of skill, education, and administrative and educational benefit to the program. Dr. Alejandro, like all faculty members, facilitates in the weekly educational conference, and serves in the emergency department, constantly teaching residents the art of medicine.

John Wolozen, D.O., specializes in osteopathic manipulative medicine (OMM) and takes time monthly to teach the residents about this unique part of the osteopath’s perspective. Educated at UMDNJ and a graduate of St. Michael’s Emergency Medicine Residency, Dr. Wolozen also lectures in a steady rotation with the other core faculty members and serves in the emergency department as well, encouraging residents to not only be well-trained emergency physicians, but well-trained osteopathic emergency physicians.

Joseph R. LoFaro, M.D., is another core faculty member of the St. Michael’s who lectures regularly and serves in the emergency department. Having served, like Dr. Calise, at Newark Beth Israel as an emergency resident, Dr. LoFaro enjoys his role as an educator in the program and is always eager to participate in lectures, projects, research, and, of course, clinical and bedside education.

Edward Monico, M.D., J.D., is the director of research. An attending at the Emergency Department of Yale University, he participates regularly with resident education in both active and advisory roles. Recently, he helped the residency program win first place in several categories in the OPTI-group’s research forum, and has been instrumental in helping the residents achieve their research-based academic goals while at St. Michael’s.

Rajesh S. Kothari, D.O., is medical director at Columbus Hospital, where the resident
also rotate while on their emergency medicine rotations. Board-certified, and a 1997
graduate of the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, he served his residency in
emergency medicine and internal medicine at Union Hospital/NBIMC, becoming chief
resident of the program from 1999-2002. He is currently the medical director of
emergency medicine at Columbus Hospital and one of the faculty attending physicians,
allowing residents to gain first-hand experience with a wider variety of patients than one
site can offer, while still under the supervision of residency faculty.

Program Director:
Arthur Calise, D.O.

(973) 877-2317

Sign In to PirateNet