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Aaron J Morgan, M.D.

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Aaron J. Morgan, MD is a Board Certified Dermatologist, Diplomat of the American Academy of Dermatology, Fellow of the American Society of Mohs Surgery and member of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery. Dr. Morgan is the Chief of the Department of Dermatology at Jersey Shore University Medical Center and has been named a 2017 Jersey Choice Top Doctor in New Jersey Monthly’s annual survey of New Jersey physicians.

He attended Rutgers College and went on to complete the accelerated BA/MD program with New Jersey Medical School.  Dr. Morgan then completed his internship at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune, NJ.  During his residency training in Dermatology, at University Hospital in Newark, NJ and at the East Orange VA Hospital, he served as chief resident.  Dr. Morgan has also done research in genetics and biochemistry, as well as publishing in various journals.  His areas of interest include general and pediatric dermatology, skin cancer prevention and treatment, Mohs Micrographic Surgery and cosmetic skin procedures.  Most importantly, Dr. Morgan enjoys and takes pride in his work.

Publications

Patel L, Maghari A, Schwartz RA, Kapila R, Morgan AJ, Lambert WC: Myeloid leukemia  cutis in the setting of the myelodysplastic syndrome: a critcal dermatologic diagnosis.  Int J Dermatol. 2012 Apr;51(4):383-8. PMID: 22435424

Morgan AJ, Schwartz RA. Diabetic Dermopathy; Pathognomonic for Diabetes Mellitus. Abstract presented at American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting. February 5, 2011New Orleans, LA

Mecoli CA, Morgan AJ, Schwartz RA. Symptomatic Dermatographism: current concepts in clinical practice. Cutis. 2011 May;87(5):221-5.  PMID 21699121

Morgan AJ, Schwartz RA. Cutaneous Polyarteritis Nodosa: a Comprehensive Review. International Journal of Dermatology. 2010 Jul;49(7): 750-6.  PMID 20618492

Morgan AJ, Cohen PJ. Cryotherapy. eMedicine from WebMD. Updated April 07, 2010.  Available at: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1125851-overview.

Schwartz RA, Morgan AJ. Diabetic Skin Ulcer. In: Ebell MH, Ferenchick G, Smith M, Barry H, Slawson D, Shaughnessy A, Forsch R, Li S, Wilkes M, Usatine R, eds. Essential Evidence. John Wiley & Sons: Hoboken, NJ, 2009.

Morgan AJ, Steen CJ, Schwartz RA, Janniger CK.  Erythema toxicum neonatorum revisited. Cutis. 2009 Jan;83(1):13-6.  PMID: 19271565

Morgan AJ, Schwartz RA.  Diabetic Dermopathy; A subtle sign with grave implications.  Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. 2008;58:447-51 PMID: 18155320

 

Honors and Awards

2008 Intern of the Year Award- Jersey Shore University Medical Center – June 2009

Merck Manual Award for academic performance presented at NJMS Annual Awards Ceremony, May 1, 2008

22nd Annual Marcus T. Block Memorial Award for Outstanding Student in Academic- Research

Dermatology at NJMS granted by Sigma Xi on May 12, 2008

Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, Junior Member – Inducted September 2006

Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society- elected associate member by the Newark Chapter 2007

Phi Beta Kappa, Honors Fraternity at Rutgers College – May 2004- May 2005

Rutgers College Honors Program

National Society of Collegiate Scholars – 2001- 2004

Golden Key International Honour Society – 2001-2004

 

American Academy of Dermatology

 

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Marc Zachary Handler, M.D.

 

Zac Handler, M.D. is a board-certified academic dermatologist and acclaimed lecturer. He is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. Dr. Handler is also an assistant clinical professor in dermatology at Rutgers University New Jersey Medical School.  He served as a Fellow in the United States House of Representatives, and crafted cost-neutral legislation to combat HIV infection. He has received the Congressional Recognition Award three times, from bipartisan House members for his work on health care policy, and was named a Nebraska Admiral, by the Governor of the State of Nebraska, in recognition of service to the community. He has worked for the American Journal of Preventive Medicine and has been a medical volunteer at both the Indianapolis 500 and Nebraska Special Olympics. He has experience with medical news production, having worked with Sanjay Gupta, M.D. at CNN’s medical unit, assisting with medical programming. Additionally, he has been a medical contributor for the Discovery Health program, “Dr. G: Medical Examiner”.

Dr. Handler is a recipient of the prestigious Tatotsu Imaeda M.D. Ph.D. Academic Scholar Award for his extensive academic work, which includes greater than 30 peer-reviewed publications and 5 book chapters. He has been nominated multiple times for the respected Golden Apple Award, in recognition of medical student mentorship. Dr. Handler is the only person to be first author on back-to-back cover articles in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, the leading American journal in the specialty of dermatology.

Focused on improving health care access both locally and abroad, Dr. Handler has provided volunteer medical care with Project MediShare in earthquake stricken Port-au-Prince, Haiti. While in Haiti, Dr. Handler donated his own blood to the Red Cross blood bank in order to secure blood for a patient. His experience in Haiti led to an invitation to assist the House Foreign Affairs Committee, in Washington, D.C., on USAID expenditures. He has since been a volunteer physician at the HIV hospital in Accra, Ghana and a volunteer Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) in Hoboken, New Jersey. Dr. Handler has been an invited guest lecturer around the globe, including Montenegro, New York, Miami, Kuwait, Iran, and Jordan. Dr. Handler holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of California, San Diego, and received his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Nebraska. Dr. Handler completed a research fellowship in pediatric dermatology at the University of Miami with department chairman, Dr. Lawrence Schachner, author of Pediatric Dermatology. He completed his residency in dermatology at Rutgers University with Dr. Robert A. Schwartz, providing needed care for the underserved patients of Newark, New Jersey and military veterans at the East Orange Veterans hospital. He was selected to serve as the program’s Chief Resident his senior year. He completed a Mohs micrographic surgery and Procedural Dermatology fellowship at Skin Laser & Surgery Specialists of NY and NJ, under the direction of Dr. David J. Goldberg.

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Meaghan Gavan, PA – C

Meaghan Gavan PA-C is a board certified Physician Assistant.  She received her Bachelor of Arts in Biological Sciences from University of Delaware and earned her Master’s in Physician Assistant Studies from Seton Hall University.  She was inducted into Seton Hall’s chapter of Alpha Eta Society for Allied Health as well as the PI Alpha National Honor Society for Physician Assistants.  Upon completing her master’s degree, she spent three years working in cardiothoracic and vascular surgery.  Meaghan has been trained in medical and cosmetic dermatology by Dr. Morgan himself.  She is an active member of the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants (SDPA) and American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA).