At Sall Myers Medical Associates, we have gathered the best group of Board Certified physicians to treat you as effectively and efficiently as possible. We care about your personal situation, and we do our best to make sure our combined 50-year history of successful treatment works for you the best way it can. We provide evaluations and treatments for all types of injuries throughout Northern New Jersey. In some instances, same day appointments are available upon request with evaluation and treatment reports available in 48 hours or less.
Our Medical Practitioners
Dr. Joseph F. Altongy
Dr. Joseph F. Altongy graduated from Rutgers New Jersey Medical School with an MD degree. He did an internship in General Surgery the Mount Sinai Hospital and completed Orthopedic Surgery residency at Columbia University Hospitals. He did a fellowship in Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery at Dupont Hospital for Children in Wilmington Delaware. He has been licensed to practice medicine in New Jersey since 1986.
Dr. Steven H. Dane
Dr. Steven H. Dane, Medical Director of Sall Myers Medical Associates, joined the neurological staff at Sall Myers Medical Associates in 1995 as the Assistant Director of Neurological Services. He graduated from New York Medical College with an MD and completed his Neurology residency at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. He is currently a clinical instructor in the Department of Neurology at Mount Sinai.
Dr. Didier Demesmin
Dr. Didier Demesmin has been on staff at Sall Myers Medical Associates since 2010. Dr. Demesmin is a Board Certified Anesthesiologist by the American Board of Anesthesiology and has a subspecialty in Pain Medicine. He completed his medical training at Columbia University in New York and SUNY Downstate Medical Center.
Dr. Keith P. Johnson
Orthopedic Surgery/Orthopedic Sports Medicine
Dr. Johnson graduated from the University of Virginia School of Medicine in 1997 and completed his training at Howard University, Washington, DC and Lennox Hill Hospital, New York, NY. He speaks English and Spanish. He has been licensed to practice in New Jersey since 2004.
Dr. Vjaykumar Kulkarni
Dr. Vjaykumar Kulkarni has been a surgeon since 1976 and has been at Sall Myers Medical Associates since 2002. He received his degree from the University of Bombay in India and completed his internship at the Civil Hospital in India. He completed his residencies at MGM Hospital in Bombay, India and New York Infirmary in New York. He has been published on several occasions and appointed to the committees at several hospitals and medical centers.
Dr. Theodora J. Maio
Dr. Maio received her degree at Seton Hall University in NJ, and her MD at the University of Naples in Naples Italy where she also completed her internship before returning to St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in NJ to finish her training. Dr. Maio has been on staff with Sall Myers Medical Associates since 1999.
Dr. Michael A. Palmer
Rehabilitation Medicine, Electrodiagnostics, Interventional Pain Management
Dr. Palmer graduated with honors from the University of Rome School of Medicine and Dentistry and received honors on his doctorate dissertation in the Department of Traumatology and Orthopaedics. He completed a residency in Internal Medicine at New York Infirmary Beekman Downtown Hospital/New York University in 1991. He then embarked on a second residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation which he completed in 1994 at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Palmer then completed a Sports and Spine Medicine Fellowship at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York where he was a clinical instructor of rehabilitation medicine and involved in the development of many protocols for postoperative rehabilitation for the anterior cruciate ligament, meniscal injuries, and total knee replacements as well as patellofemoral pain syndrome. He was involved in the treatment of college athletes and professional athletes from the New York Knicks and the New York Rangers. Dr. Palmer is certified by the American Board of Pain Management, He is a Certified Independent Medical Examiner and he is a Diplomate of the American Board of Disability Analysts.
Dr. Pavel P. Tishuk
Dr. Tishuk is certified by the Neurology-American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and the Neuromuscular Medicine-American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He graduated from Minsk State Medical Institute, Minsk, Belarus (Currently, Belarusian State Medical University) in 1989.
Dr. Jay R. Zaretsky
Dr. Jay R. Zaretsky is a member of the American Board of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery and a Fellow of the American Academy of Neurologic and Orthopedic Surgeons. He graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York and completed his training at Mount Sinai Hospital, NY.
Farha Arifee, APRN, FNP-BC,NP-C
Farha Arifee, APRN, FNP-BC,NP-C received both her A.A.S in Nursing from Saint Paul’s School of Nursing and her Bachelor of Science (Nursing) from Kaplan University in 2016. In 2021 she received her MSN-FNP from Felician University.
Irena Janiec- Zito, APN
Irena Janiec- Zito, APN is a Certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She graduated from Seton Hall University, South Orange NJ, with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2002 and received her Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner from Walden University in Minneapolis, MN in 2020.
Sejal Patel, MS, PA-C
Sejal Patel, MS, PA-C is a Nationally Certified Physician Assistant (PA-C). After completing her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Seton Hall University in 2000, Sejal attended Seton Hall University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey Physician Assistant program and graduated with a Master of Science in Physician Assistant in 2002. A member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the New Jersey State Society of Physician Assistants, she has been practicing in the Pain Management field for the past 11 years. Ms. Patel is fluent in Gujarati and Hindi.
Yvette Rodgers-Musial , ACNP, MS, RN, BSN, CLNC
Yvette Rodgers-Musial is an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner with a MS, a RN with a BSN and a certified Legal Nurse Consultant. Yvette specializes in ER/Critical Care with an emphasis on Trauma, Surgical ICU and Neurosurgery nursing; she has14 years of nursing experience.
In the traumatic time after your accident or injury, the future may seem uncertain. The one thing you can count on is Sall Myers Medical Associates and our integrity and professionalism. For a consultation or to schedule an appointment, use our Quick Contact form or call us at 866-609-4448 and ask for Mary Schreck.
Sall Myers Medical Associates has locations in NJ to serve you more efficiently and more effectively. All offices are conveniently located and are set up so we can help as many people as possible while still maintaining the expert care and service you have come to expect from Sall Myers Medical Associates.
Please call us at 866-609-4448 to schedule your consultation, or fill out our Quick Contact Form.