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Providers of LGBTQ Adolescent & Young Adult Medicine

The Division of Adolescent & Young Adult Medicine (D.A.Y.A.M.) provides primary medical care and sexual & reproductive health including HIV/STI screening and treatment as well as PrEP to youth ages 12-26.  D.A.Y.A.M. also provide all methods of contraception, including long acting reversible contraception, and gender affirming hormone therapy for transgender youth.  D.A.Y.A.M. has a patient-centered developmental approach to care is catered to meet the unique needs of the adolescent and young adult population. The D.A.Y.A.M. clinic and programs are a safe space for all LGBTQA youth.

The clinic is located at 90 Bergen St, Suite 4600, Newark, NJ 07103. The clinic hours are Monday 1-4pm, Tuesday 11am to 4pm, Friday 11am to 4pm and Saturday 9am to 1pm. Walk-ins are welcome and patients can schedule an appointment by calling 973-972-4600 or contacting Dr. Padilla at 973-487-6837 or Dr. Bentsianov at 973-986-4396.

Additionally, D.A.Y.A.M. provides HIV and STI counseling and testing as well as PrEP counseling at our offices located at 65 Bergen St, GA 134, Newark NJ 07107.  These services are provided Monday thru Friday from 9-5pm.  Walk-ins are welcome and appointments can be made by calling 973-972-8216.

Providers of LGBTQ Specific Adult Care

Lisa Pompeo, MD
University OBGYN Associates
Ambulatory Care Center Level C
140 Bergen Street
Newark, NJ 07103
Phone: (973) 972 – 2700

Lisa L. Dever, MD
Professor & Vice Chair, Faculty Development
Department of Medicine
Division of Infectious Diseases
New Jersey Medical School
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
185 S. Orange Avenue MSB I-689
Newark, NJ 07101
Phone (973) 972-4830
Fax (973) 972-4514
Patient care hours -  Wednesday mornings. ID Practice 973-972-5111.

Michelle DallaPiazza MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases
Associate Clinical Director
Rutgers Infectious Diseases Practice
140 Bergen Street
D Level
Newark, NJ 07103
973-972-5111
Appointment times: Mondays, Wednesday afternoons and evenings, Thursday mornings
Special expertise: Gender-affirming hormone therapy for women and men of transgender experience, gender-affirming primary care, HIV and sexually-transmitted infection prevention and treatment, including pre- and post-exposure prophylaxis for HIV (PrEP and PEP)

Amesika Nyaku MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases
Rutgers Infectious Diseases Practice
140 Bergen Street
D Level
Newark, NJ 07103
973-972-5111
Appointment times: Tuesdays, Thursday afternoons, Fridays
Special expertise: HIV and sexually-transmitted infection prevention and treatment (including PrEP and PEP), HIV prevention clinical trials, health disparities research

Shobha Swaminathan MD
Associate Professor
Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases
Director, Rutgers Infectious Diseases Practice and Clinical Trials Unit
140 Bergen Street
D Level
Newark, NJ 07103
973-972-5111
Appointment times: Thursday mornings, Friday afternoons
Special expertise: HIV and sexually-transmitted infection prevention and treatment (including PrEP and PEP), Hepatitis B and C treatment, HIV prevention and treatment clinical trials

Providers of Transgender Surgical Care

Jonathan Keith, MD, FACS
Assistant Professor
Associate Program Director
Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
Doctors Office Center
90 Bergen Street
Suite 7100
Newark, NJ 07103

Specific interests: Transgender Surgery, Gender Affirmation Surgery, Male to Female, Female to Male, Vaginoplasty, Phalloplasty, "Top" Surgery, "Bottom" Surgery, Facial Feminization, Orchiectomy, Mastectomy, "Double Incision" Breast Removal, Tracheal Shave (chondrolaryngoplasty), Breast Augmentation

Providers of LGBTQ Student Health

Noa'a Shimoni MD MPH
Medical Director, Student Health Services
Rutgers Health Sciences Campus at Newark 
90 Bergen Street, Suite 1750
Newark, NJ 07103
P (973) 972-8219    
F (973) 972-0018
Hours vary
Focuses on transgender patients; MSM; WSW
 
Bianca Dube MD
Rutgers Health Sciences Campus at Newark
90 Bergen Street, Suite 1750
Newark, NJ 07103
P (973) 972-8219   
F (973) 972-0018
Hours vary
 
Michael Gerstmann MD
Rutgers Health Sciences Campus at Newark
90 Bergen Street, Suite 1750
Newark, NJ 07103
P (973) 972-8219   
F (973) 972-0018
Hours vary
 
Novneet Sahu MD MPA
Rutgers Health Sciences Campus at Newark
90 Bergen Street, Suite 1750
Newark, NJ 07103
P (973) 972-8219   
F (973) 972-0018
Hours vary

Provider of LGBTQ Mental Health Services

Petros Levounis, MD, MA
Chief of Service, University Hospital
Professor and Chair, Department of Psychiatry, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
Behavioral Health Sciences Building, Room F-1436
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
183 South Orange Avenue, Newark, NJ 07103
(973) 972-7117

Provider of LGBTQ Emergency Room Care

JP Sanchez MD, MPH
Associate Professor, Emergency Department
Phone 973-972-5123
Specific Interests: LGBT

Special Expertise:
Domestic violence; sexually transmitted infections - prevention and treatment; end-of-life care