Our Physicians

Our Team of Oncologist and Hematologist Specialists

Maithili Rao, MD

Oncology & Hematology
Medical Education: University of Rochester. Dr. Rao is Board-Certified in Medical Oncology, Hematology and Internal Medicine.

Specialists & Areas of Interest

Ashish Khot, MD

Oncology & Hematology
Medical Education: Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein School of Medicine. Board-Certified in Medical Oncology, Hematology and Internal Medicine.

Specialties & Areas of Interest

Charlesse Pondt, MD

Oncology & Hematology
Medical Education: Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein School of Medicine. Board-Certified in Medical Oncology, Hematology and Internal Medicine.

Specialties & Areas of Interest

Joshua Strauss, MD

Oncology & Hematology
Medical Education: New York Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University. Board-Certified in Medical Oncology, Hematology and Internal Medicine.

Specialties & Areas of Interest

Ramsey Asmar, MD

Oncology & Hematology
Medical Education: New York Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University. Board-Certified in Medical Oncology, Hematology and Internal Medicine.

Specialties & Areas of Interest

Ashish Shah, DO

Oncology & Hematology
Medical Education: UMDNJ, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. Board-Certified in Medical Oncology, Hematology and Internal Medicine.

Specialties & Areas of Interest

Nikki Bajaj, MD

Oncology & Hematology
Medical Education: New York Medical College, St. Joseph Regional Medical University. Board-Certified Oncology, Hematology and Internal Medicine.

Specialties & Areas of Interest

Jessica Taff, MD

Oncology & Hematology
Medical Education: New York University of Medicine. Board-Certified Oncology, Hematology and Internal Medicine.

Specialties & Areas of Interest

Ved Desai, DO

Oncology & Hematology
Medical Education: Stony Brook University Hospital. Board-Certified Oncology, Hematology and Internal Medicine.

Specialties & Areas of Interest

Our Practitioners

Our Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants

Marlene Schmitz,
APN, ANP-BC

Marlene is a Nurse Practitioner at ACOHA. With several years of adult internal medicine practice experience, Marlene joined our practice in 2013 and specializes in managing patients on treatment for anemia, blood clots and symptoms during chemotherapy treatments.

She graduated from The College of NJ with a BSN and later graduated from UMDNJ with MSN with a specialty in adult health.

Marlene is a board certified Adult Nurse Practitioner (ANP-BC) She is an active member in sigma theta tau nursing honor Society-Omicron Pi Chapter.

Edgar “Joed” La Chica
APN, ANP-BC

Joed is a Nurse Practitioner at ACOHA. With several years of being a cardiology nurse, Joed joined our practice and specializes in managing patients on treatment for anemia, blood clots and symptoms during chemotherapy treatments.

La Chica graduated from Walden University  with a specialty in acute care.

Joed is a board certified Adult Nurse Practitioner (ANP-BC).

Cherry Rudge
APN

Cherry Lou C Rudge is a Nurse Practitioner Specialist. She graduated from Fairleigh Dickinson University with honors in 2014. Having more than 3 years of diverse experiences, especially as a Nurse Practitioner. Cherry Lou C Rudge affiliates with Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and cooperates with all of the ACOHA facilities.

Kari Sierant, APN

Kari Sierant is a Nurse Practitioner at ACOHA. Kari graduated from  Fairleigh Dickinson University receiving her Masters as an Adult Gerontology Advanced Practice Nurse specializing in chronic patient urgent care.

With extensive years of adult internal medicine practice experience, Kari joined our practice and specializes in managing patients on treatment for anemia, blood clots and symptoms during chemotherapy treatments.

Kari is board certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). She additionally achieved certification for Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS).

 

Jessica Surloff, PA

Jessica Surloff completed her Physician Assistant Program from Long Island University. She has extensive experience in private practice having worked as a PA in New York in the areas of infectious diseases, radiology and primary/urgent care. Jessica is based out of our West Orange location.

Jennifer Figueroa, PA

Jennifer Figueroa completed her Physician Assistant Program from UMDNJ. She has extensive experience in private practice  having worked as a PA in New Jersey in the areas of GI, pediatrics. Jennifer has also worked as a PA in hospitals.

ACOHA Clinical Staff

Allison

Mayur

Daniella

Erica

Reem

Jinelle

Norma

Danielle

Romilda

Evelyn

Trish

ACOHA Administrative Staff

Stephanie

Heather

Jennifer

Wanda

Misty

Adalisa

Aditi

Dennis

Erica

Samira

Michaela

Arey

Melissa

Lisa

Jill

Laura

ACOHA Nursing Staff

Contact Us Today!

To find out more about our facilities and services contact one of our state-of-the-art offices.

SPRINGFIELD / SUMMIT
385 Morris Avenue, Suite 100
Springfield, NJ 07081

Business Hours:
Monday-Friday 8am-5pm
Saturday and Sunday Closed

WEST ORANGE / LIVINGSTON
741 Northfield Ave. Suite 203
West Orange, NJ 07052

Phone: 973.379.2111
Fax: 973.379.2807
Top Rated NJ Oncologist
& Hematologist Specialists

MORRISTOWN / ROCKAWAY
Carol G. Simon Cancer Center
100 Madison Avenue 2nd Floor
Morristown, NJ 07960

HACKETTSTOWN / NEWTON
Hackettstown Medical Center
657 Willow Grove Street Suite 303
Hackettstown, NJ 07840