Happy National Doctors Day!

Happy National Doctors’ Day to all of our Cooper physicians! Here are some of the stories that patients have shared with us about the Cooper physicians who have cared for them. We’re thankful for what they’ve done, and all they continue to do.


In recognition of Dr. Kim Rozengarten, who is STILL the best doctor I’ve ever had! I miss her wonderful patient care since I moved to TX. Hope you’re doing well, Kim! -Rachael B.

Dear Dr. Kumar Rajagopalan, I am fortunate that you were my doctor and am delighted to take this opportunity to express my gratitude for your astute diagnostic skills, compassionate care, and thoughtful treatment. Your diligent pursuit of the cause of my rare medical condition has led me to a successful treatment. You are a credit to the profession and the Cooper University Health System. -Marilyn W.

Dr. Adam Schindelheim and Dr. Jerrold Friedman, Thank you for being such attentive, compassionate, and caring physicians. It means a lot that you take the time to listen and go the extra mile to treat your patients with kindness and empathy! -Christy M.

Dr. Pallav Mehta, I just want to say from the bottom of my heart how important what you do is. The research you do and the lives you change. I can never express how thankful my family and I are. Keep it up! -Holly C.

Dear Dr. Akshar Patel, since my first day in the Cooper system you have been with me every step of the way and made my journey much easier. Your responsiveness to my questions and concerns made it clear that I am not alone on my journey. Doctor’s Day is about doctors like you! Bravo! -Grateful Patient

Dear Dr. Ashish Patel, When Dr. Krill referred me to you she said not only were you brilliant but you were nice! She was so right. I am in awe of the skill you possess to accurately calculate the angle, correct dosage and total treatment duration to “clinically cure” my diagnosis. You are your staff always treated me with the upmost care and compassion. Your whole department was upbeat and exuded an optimistic attitude. MD Anderson [Cancer Center at Cooper] really has the best of the best and I would refer anyone with cancer to them. -Grace T.

Dear Dr. Nati Lerman, I am fortunate that you are my doctor and delighted to take this opportunity to express my gratitude for your astute diagnostic skills, compassionate care, and thoughtful treatment. I appreciate your quick response to my questions and the thorough explanations that you always provide. You are a credit to the profession and the Cooper University Health System. -Marilyn W.

Dr. Mary Monari-Sparks, Thank you for the excellent care I receive on every appt. You are a very caring and you’re a exceptional Doctor. I appreciate you! -Judy G.

Dr. Nancy Beggs, One of my best life decisions thus far in my life was choosing you as my Doctor. May God continue to bless you and watch over you. -Grateful Patient

Dr. Jeffrey Carpenter exemplifies the qualities of what a great physician is. I [am] proud to say that he is my Doctor. -Grateful Patient

Dr. Nadir Ahmad, Thank you, you are the best Doctor. -Donna S.

A really great pulmonary doctor, Dr. Roy Levinson, I’m very glad to be his patient, he’s the best. -Grateful Patient

Never wanted an endocrinology doctor but I’m happy to have the best one in my town, Dr. Daniel Rosenbaum. -Grateful Patient

Thanks to Dr. Generosa Grana – the best doctor anyone could have! -Carole S.

Dear Dr. Warshal, Dr. Krill was right when she said I could trust you with my life. Not only are you technical skills brilliant but your compassion and caring are such comfort to me. You are truly a credit to MD Anderson [Cancer Center at Cooper]’s team. I look forward to seeing you at each appointment not only because of your excellent skill but also because you have such a compassionate and calming personality. I am so glad Dr. Krill asked you to take my case! -Grace T.

Dr. Mary Monari-Sparks, Thank you for the medical and personal care that you have extended to me. Your extensive knowledge and extra interest have helped me through my most challenging days. -Grateful Patient

Dr. David Fuller and his surgical team did a wonderful job relocating a nerve in my elbow. They were all very professional, yet very friendly at the same time. I felt completely comfortable, from the office visit, to the surgical suite, and recovery. -Grateful Patient

Dr. Rosemarie Leuzzi, thank you! -Susan H.

Dear Dr. Weisberg, In December 2010 as I researched for a nephrologist for George, you were recommended. From that first visit to present, we feel privileged that George is under your care! He has been the recipient of your amazing medicine knowledge, continual caring, prompt responsiveness, being detailed-oriented and dedication to patient’s best interest. We always feel most comfortable when you’re involved with any of George’s medical issues. Thank you for your professionalism and being part of the medical society! -Grateful Patient

Dr. Saifuddin Mama is more than just an OB-GYN – he looks at the full health picture of the women in his care. He has been an invaluable advisor to me on my health journey in addition to ensuring the safe delivery of my daughters. -Kate S.

Thank you Dr. Roy Levinson for being such an AWESOME and compassionate doctor. It brings us so much peace of mind knowing you have our backs! -Gilah S.

Dear Dr. Rosemarie Leuzzi, I am fortunate that you are my doctor and delighted to take this opportunity to express my gratitude for your compassionate care and thoughtful treatment. I continue to recommend you to friends and family so that they may benefit from the same quality of care that I receive. You are a credit to the profession and the Cooper University Health System. -Marilyn W.

Dr. Kedron Horvath, You are a patient and compassionate person, both qualities make you a great Doctor. -Carol M.

Thank you Dr. Pamela Traisak for your graciousness and sweet delivery of care. I am most grateful. -Gilah S.

Dear Dr. Nadir Ahmad, Just a little note to let you know that we will be forever grateful to you and your awesome team. You care and we are so lucky to have found you! God bless you and thank you. -Karen M.

Dear Dr. Jerrold Friedman, thanks much for your professionalism, care and kindness. Your service and dedication is an asset to Cooper Health. “Happy Doctors’ Day” -Elizabeth S.

Dr. Perry J. Weinstock, With many thanks and gratitude for always taking the time to explain all facets of my heart health concerns. -Marion C.

Dr. Brill, Dr. Grana, Dr. Bonawitz, Dr. Krill, and all of their staff have been nothing but amazing. They literally saved my life and put up with me for an entire year which is not an easy feat. I am proud to be treated at Cooper. -Erika H.

Dr. Phillip Koren, I will forever be grateful! -Lisa D.

Dr. Kevin Callahan is still the best. Grateful to have him in our lives. -Grateful Patient

As I waited in [Dr. Adolfo Prettelt‘s] office an accumulation of about 3″ of snow had covered my car. I was recovering from lymphoma cancer and had heart problems. He removed the snow from my car. -Grateful Patient

Dr. Michael E. Taylor, Thanks for looking out for me. -Bryan B.

Dear Dr. Cynthia Griech-McCleery, Thank you for saving my life – twice I am extremely fortunate that you are my doctor and am delighted to take this opportunity to express my gratitude for your astute diagnostic skills, compassionate care, and thoughtful treatment. I continue to recommend you to friends and family so that they may benefit from the same quality of care that I receive. You are a credit to your profession and the Cooper Health System. Sincerely, Marilyn W.

Dr. Allen Seftel and his group saved my life. I was diagnosed with bladder cancer in 2014, after three surgeries I’ve been cancer free since. His knowledge, confidence and compassion made a very difficult time much easier for me and my family. -Thomas

I would like to give a big shout-out to Dr. Michael Sabia and Dr. Jerrold Friedman between these two wonderful doctors I don’t know how I would have made it through these past four months without the attention of the care and helping me through all this pain and discomfort I been going through. -Donna W.

I want to thank all of the amazing Doctors at Cooper Pediatrics! For 13 years not only have they cared for my 3 children, but they have also taught me to be the nurse I am today! Their knowledge, compassion, and support made me the Peds nurse I am today. So thank you! ❤️-Danielle T.

I had two office visits with Dr. David Millili from the Department of Podiatry. I was extremely impressed with his bedside manner, extensive knowledge and the time he took to explain his findings. I have to say I was extremely impressed with the care of received. His suggestions have helped me tremendously. I found him to be extremely caring and again, I was so impressed with the care I received. -Jane G.

My Doctor is the best! He’s goes above and beyond to take care of you! He takes time with you in the treatment room! -Grateful Patient

I have been under the care of Dr. Samuel Giordano for a few years now.  Any opportunity I get to recommend this doctor I do so whether it be a family member, friend or simply an acquaintance.  Why?  Because Dr. Giordano is one of the kindest doctors that I have ever encountered. Honestly, he is the best of the best.  From my very first visit (a few years back) to my most recent (about a month ago) Dr. Giordano continues to be a very caring and compassionate doctor.  He greets me, each and every time, with a huge smile and “how ya doing”.  We sit and chat (non medical) and then we get down to the matter at hand. He listens with an open heart.  He truly cares about my well being and more importantly I can feel that he cares!  When I had a procedure performed by Dr. Giordano in the past, he and his staff and I had a nice laugh before hand (I won’t go in to details). He’s very lighthearted which is a gigantic plus.   He explains medical issues and procedures in a manner that I can understand without me visiting Google after the fact.  I have never, ever felt rushed when I have my appointment with Dr. Giordano, which is so refreshing and it makes me feel like a “someone” as opposed to a “person in a slot of time”. So for these reasons I would like to give a well deserved and huge shout out to Dr. Samuel Giordano.  “Thank you Dr. Giordano for taking such good care of me!  Please continue to do what you do.  You are an awesome doctor with a heart of gold.” -Donna D.

I want to thank every single surgical trainee, particularly the General Surgery residents for their effort and dedication to the patients and their training programs! -Cathi C.

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