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Our Geriatric Doctors

To Lead the Pursuit of Excellence in Geriatric Healthcare, Hackensack University Medical Center’s Geriatrics interdisciplinary team led by Chief of Geriatrics, Dr. Lisa Tank with Dr’s Manisha Parulekar, Arunima Sarkar , Loris Mansour  and Chief Emeritus Knight Steel is committed to providing an exceptional geriatric patient experience and quality care through patient-centered care, education, research, and community outreach.

 

Medical Director and Chief of Geriatrics 

Lisa Tank, M.D., is Chief of Geriatrics, Fellowship Program Director and a board-certified geriatrician and internist with the Division of Geriatrics at Hackensack University Medical Center. Dr. Tank completed her geriatrics fellowship training at Hackensack University Medical Center and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, and completed an Internal Medicine residency at New York Methodist Hospital, Cornell University in NewYork City. She is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and elected on ACP council of Northern New Jersey. Prior to entering her Internal Medicine residency, she was a research Fellow at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City. Dr. Tank sits on many hospital committees and as head of the Geriatrics Service Line earned the Joint Commission's Disease-specific care certification the first certification in the country in Geriatrics. She also acheived level 3 status for the Center for Healthy Senior Living Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH). She has been recognized as as a Best Doctor by Castle Connolly and  NJ Best Doctors.

 
Manisha Parulekar, M.D., is a board-certified geriatrician and internist with the Division of Geriatrics. Dr. Parulekar completed her Geriatrics fellowship training at Hackensack University Medical Center and UMDNJ, and completed a residency in Internal Medicine at New York Methodist Hospital, Cornell University, in New York City. In addition to her experience in geriatrics, Dr. Parulekar completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology in India. Prior to entering her internal medicine residency, she was a research assistant at the Massachusetts GeneralHospital/Harvard Universityand St. Lukes-Roosevelt Hospital in New York City.

Arunima Sarkar, M.D., is a board-certified geriatrician and internist with the Division of Geriatrics at HUMC. Dr. Sarkar completed her geriatrics fellowship training at New York University School of Medicine and completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, New York. Prior to entering an Internal Medicine residency, she was a research assistant at Robert WoodJohnson Medical School, the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, New Jersey. Dr. Sarkar also completed post-graduate training in obstetrics and gynecology in India.
 
 
Loris Mansour, M.D., is a board-certified geriatrician and internist with the Division of Geriatrics at HUMC. Dr. Mansour is board certified in Internal Medicine and Geriatrics and has been practicing in private outpatient practice, assisted living, nursing home and inpatient settings since 2007.  Dr. Mansour completed her geriatric fellowship training at Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center, Bronx, NY and completed a residency in internal medicine at St. Josephs Hospital, Paterson, NJ. Prior to entering her internal medicine residency, she was a Research Assistant at New York Methodist Hospital in the Radiation Oncology Department.
 
 
R. Knight Steel, M.D., is Chief Emeritus of the Division of Geriatrics at Hackensack University Medical Center. Dr. Steel is co-founder and past president of the American Federation for Aging Research (one of the largest not-for-profit granting foundations directed to basic science research on aging and age-associated illnesses in the United States), and a fellow of the American College of Physicians,the American Geriatrics Society and the Gerontological Society ofAmerica. Dr. Steel was president of the American Geriatrics Society and has been a member of both the American Board of Internal Medicine and the Residency Review Committee for Internal Medicine. Dr. Steel was the chair of the first certifying examination committee in geriatric medicine for both the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Family Practice. In 1991, the R. Knight Steel Award for Excellence in Geriatric Medicine was established at Boston University Medical Center. In 1995, Dr. Steel received the Distinguished Service Award from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and was the first house officer to have received this award. Dr. Steel has published widely in the field of geriatric medicine. Previous positions include professor of medicine, Boston University School of Medicine and chief, Health of the Elderly Programme, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland.

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