We believe that one of the most important parts of treatment is being able to trust your physician. We feel it is important that you know who your doctor is, as well as their experience and qualifications. Our physicians take pride in getting to know their patients and their families, all the while developing a “Health care Relationship” of trust and service. Each of our physicians aspire to follow the same philosophy of treating each patient with dignity, compassion and a commitment to excellence and are true experts in their fields.
John D. Pilla, M.D.
Dr. Pilla has been a full time physician and director of Medemerge since 1987. Dr. Pilla is board certified in Family Practice. He completed his residency at Somerset Medical Center 1984-1987. He was chief resident there from 1986-1987. Dr. Pilla graduated from Rutgers (Robert Wood Johnson) Medical School in 1984 as a member of Alpha Omega Honor Medical Society. He maintains active staff privileges at Somerset Medical Center and is Associate Clinical Professor at UMDNJ/RWJ Medical School. Dr. Pilla is president of Central Jersey Physician Network (CJPN).
Carol Sgambelluri, M.D.
Dr. Sgambelluri joined the Medemerge staff in 1993. She is board certified in Family Practice. She did her residency at Somerset Medical Center and served as chief resident 1990-1991. Dr. Sgambelluri graduated from the University of Medicine and Dentistry in 1988 and maintains privileges at Somerset Medical Center.
David A. Carrieri, D.O. - Assistant Director
Dr. Carrieri is a full time Medemerge physician. He is board certified in Family Practice. Dr. Carrieri did his residency at Mountainside Hospital in Montclair, NJ. He is a 1989 graduate of New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Carrieri maintains active admitting privileges at Somerset Medical Center.
Paul Popeck, D.O. - Assistant Director
Dr. Popeck is a full-time Medemerge physician. Dr. Popeck graduated from Nova in May 1997 and completed his Family Practice Residency at St. Barnabas in June 2000. He is board certified in Family Practice and was Resident of the Year 1999-2000. Dr. Popeck maintains active admitting privileges at Somerset Medical Center.
Syed Fahim Ahmed, M.D.
Dr. Ahmed is a board certified Internist working with Medemerge since January 2001. He graduated from St. Francis Medical Center in Trenton, NJ in 1997 and has three years of experience in Internal Medicine. Dr. Ahmed maintains active admitting privileges at Somerset Medical Center.
Yoram Sharon, D.O.
Dr. Sharon is a full-time Medemerge physician. Dr. Sharon is board certified in Internal Medicine and completed his training in Internal Medicine at the St. Barnabas Healthcare System. Dr. Sharon served as Chief Resident in Internal Medicine in 1998-1999 and was Resident of the Year in 1999. Dr. Sharon maintains active admitting privileges at Somerset Medical Center.
Marwan Hammoud, M.D.
Dr Hammoud joined Medemerge in 2010. He is board certified in Family Practice after completing a residency at Providence Hospital and graduating from Ross University
School of Medicine. He has extensive experience in primary care medicine.
Lyalya Strumkovsky, M.D.
Dr. Strumkovsky joined Medemerge as a full-time physician in 2012. She completed an Internal Medicine residency at Mount Vernon Hospital in New York. She is board certified in Internal Medicine and has admitting privileges at Somerset Medical Center.
Jenifer Harding, P.A.
Jenifer graduated from Lehigh University with a degree in Behavioral Neuro Science. She received her Master of Science-Physician Assistant Degree in 1999 from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.
Ryan Conover, P.A.
Ryan Conover joined Medemerge in 1996 with a B.S. from Wagner College and a Physician Assistant Certificate from Bayley Seton PA program. Ryan has extensive experience in Family Practice and Urgent Care medicine and is the Senior Physician Assistant at Medemerge.
Michelle Mint-Sorensen, P.A.
Michelle joined Medemerge in 2008 after four years of clinical experience in Family Practice. She graduated from James Madison University in 2004 with a P.A. degree.
Rachna Parikh, P.A.-C
Rashna joined Medemerge in 2009 with a Master of Science in Physician assistant from Seton hall University in May 2006. She has been working in primary care the past four years
Melanie Gilmore , P.A.
Melanie joined Medemerge in 2011. She completed St.John's University Physician Assistant Program in NYC in 2010. Melanie practiced with orthopedic surgeons for 1 year after graduation before joining Medemerge.
Keron Sinclair, P.A.
Keron joined Medemerge in 2007 after completing her training at Seton Hall University obtaining a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies.
Colleen Murphy, P.A.
Colleen joined Medemerge's staff in 2013. She completed her Physician Assistant degree at Touro College in NYC as the salutatorian of her class. Prior to that she attended the University of Penn and Cornell University where she obtained a BS in biological sciences.