Thoracic Surgery

Thoracic Surgery Staff

Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
F-Level, Room 102

150 Bergen Street
Newark, NJ 07103
(T) 973-972-3555
(F) 973-972-3510

For Patient Appointments
Please call: 973-972-0620

Ambulatory Care Center (ACC)
140 Bergen Street Newark, NJ 07103


Justin Sambol

Justin Sambol, MD
Chief, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University Hospital
Associate Professor of Surgery, Rutgers - New Jersey Medical School


  • Medical School: UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School (1997)
  • Residency: UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School
  • Fellowship: UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School



  • Board Certification: Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery


Clinical Interests

  • Minimally invasive cardiac and thoracic surgery
  • Lung cancer
  • Tracheal surgery
  • Aortic surgery



Huzaifa A. Shakir, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.A.P.
Thoracic And Cardiac Surgery, University Hospital
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Rutgers - New Jersey Medical School


  • M.D, Boston University School of Medicine, Seven Year Accelerated BA/MD Program. (1999)
  • Residency: Chief Resident in Surgery, North Shore University Hospital New York School of, Manhasset, NY, USA (2004)



  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery - Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery
  • American Board of Surgery - General Surgery.


Clinical interests and expertise

  • Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery and Valve Surgery 
  • Adult Cardiac Minimally Invasive Thoracic Electrophysiology Surgery