Get to know the staff at Hamilton Cardiology Associates!

Mahmoud S. Ghusson MD, FACC, FACP
President/CEO and Founder of Hamilton Cardiology Associates
Medical Director, RWJH Cardiology Services Co-Management
Former Chief of Staff, RWJH Hamilton
Former Section Chief of Cardiology and Cath Lab Director, RWJH Hamilton

Specialty: Cardiovascular Diseases
Board Certification: Cardiovascular Diseases

Educational Background:
Undergrad: Rutgers University
Medical School: Faculty of Med – Ain Shams University
Residency: St Francis Medical Center; Affiliation: Hahnemann Medical College
Fellowships: Episcopal Hospital; Affiliation: Temple University

Memberships:

American College of Cardiology, American College of Physicians, American Society of Echocardiography, Society of Vascular Ultrasound, Medical Society of New Jersey

Hospital Affiliations:
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at Hamilton
St. Francis Medical Center
University Medical Center at Princeton

Special Interests:

Photography

Biography:

In 1987, Dr. Ghusson completed his cardiology fellowship at Episcopal Hospital in Philadelphia and joined the staff at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at Hamilton. That same year he started what would become the corporation Hamilton Cardiology Associates. Dr Ghusson became an important part of the RWJH and the community. He is not only the founder of the RWJH Cath Lab and current Medical Director of the RWJH Cardiology Services Co-Management, but the former Chief of Staff, Former Vice Chief of Staff, Former Treasurer, Former Section Chief of Cardiology and Cath Lab Director of RWJH . In 2002, Dr. Ghusson received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Heart Association of Mercer County, New Jersey.
In 2012 he received the Spirit of St. Francis Medical Center Physician Award. In 2014, the RWJH Cardiac Catheterization Lab was dedicated in his honor, and he was named as the 2014 RWJH Hamilton Physician Honoree. In 2015 Dr. Ghusson was named Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at Hamilton Physician Honoree.

                                                                                                                               

Ronald Ryder, DO
Medical Director, Hamilton Cardiology Associates’ IAC Accredited Nuclear Cardiology Lab
Former President of the Medical Staff, RWJH Hamilton
Former Chairman of the Department of Medicine, RWJH Hamilton

Specialty: Cardiovascular Diseases
Board Certification:
Cardiovascular Diseases
Nuclear Cardiology

Educational Background:

Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Internship: Parkview Hospital
Residency: Parkview Hospital
Fellowships: Medical College of Pennsylvania – Episcopal Hospital

Memberships:

American College of Cardiology, American Osteopathic Association
New Jersey Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons
American Society of Nuclear Cardiology

Hospital Affiliations:

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at Hamilton
St. Francis Medical Center
University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro

Special Interests:

Dyslipidemia, Preventive Cardiology, Congestive Heart Failure, Racquetball

Biography:

A graduate of LaSalle College and the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and is board certified in cardiovascular disease and nuclear cardiology. Dr Ryder is the Medical Director of Hamilton Cardiology Associates ICANL Accredited Nuclear Cardiology Lab and Chairman of the Quality Committee. Dr. Ryder is the former President of the Medical Staff and former Chairman of the Department of Medicine at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at Hamilton. Dr. Ryder had previously served as a member of the RWJH Hamilton Board of Trustees and Professional Affairs Committee. He had also served as the Chairman of the RWJ Hamilton Medical Staff Executive Committee, Medical Staff Bylaws Committee, Chairman of the Quality Committee and served as a member of the Physician’s Advisory Board for the RWJ Center for Health and Wellness.

                                                                                                                               

Jay Patel, MD
Vice President, Hamilton Cardiology Associates
Chairman, SFMC Department of Cardiology
Director, SFMC Cardiac Catheterization and Interventional Dept
Seton Hall University, Dept of Medicine Clinical Assistant Professor

Specialty:Cardiovascular Diseases and Interventional Cardiology
Board Certification: Cardiovascular Diseases; Interventional Cardiology

Educational Background:

Medical School: University of Wales College of Medicine
Internship: University of Wales College of Medicine
Residency: LaGuardia Hospital – Syosset Hospital
Fellowships: Medical College of Pennsylvania – Episcopal Hospital

Memberships:

American College of Cardiology, Society of Cardiac Angiography and Interventions,
American College of Physicians, North American Society of Cardiac Imaging

Hospital Affiliations:
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at Hamilton
St. Francis Medical Center
University Medical Center at Princeton
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital New Brunswick

Special Interests:
Professional Interests:
Interventional Cardiology, Peripheral Vascular Disease including Endovascular procedures, Management of Venous Disease and Vein Ablation
Research/Clinical Trials
Quality Based Patient Outcomes and Protocols
Personal Interests:
Scuba Diving, Hiking, Traveling

Biography:
A University Of Wales College Of Medicine graduate, Cardiff, UK, Dr. Patel is board certified in cardiology and interventional cardiology. He completed his Residency through Cornell University Medical College and both his Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology Fellowships through the Medical College of Pennsylvania, with numerous publications and presentations to his credit. Dr. Patel is affiliated with Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick and Hamilton, The Medical Center at Princeton and St. Francis Medical Center. Dr. Patel is Chairman of the Department of Cardiology and the Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Lab and Interventional Cardiology Department at St. Francis Medical Center. Dr Patel is the former Director of RWJH Hamilton Cardiac Cath Lab, former Member of the RWJH Hamilton Medical Staff Executive Committee. He is fluent in Gujurati.

                                                                                                                               

Ilya Genin, MD
Specialty: Cardiovascular Diseases
Board Certification: Cardiovascular Diseases; Internal Medicine
Educational Background:
Medical School: Medical School of Kiev – Kiev, Ukraine
Internship: St Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center – Paterson, NJ
Residency: St Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center – Paterson, NJ
Fellowships: SUNY – Buffalo, NY

Memberships: American College of Cardiology

Hospital Affiliations:
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at Hamilton
University Medical Center at Princeton

Special Interests:
Photography

Biography:
Dr. Ilya Genin has been with Hamilton Cardiology Associates since 1999 and is a graduate of the Medical School of Kiev. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Diseases. He is a former Chair of the Department of Medicine, Credentials Committee and Peer Review Committee for Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at Hamilton. In addition he has served on the Medical Executive Committee for Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at Hamilton

                                                                                                                               

John Caplan, MD
Former Medical Director, St. Francis Electrophysiology Laboratory

Specialty: Cardiovascular Diseases and Cardiac Electrophysiology
Board Certification: Cardiovascular Diseases
Educational Background:
Undergrad: LaSalle College
Medical School: American University of the Caribbean
Residency: Episcopal Hospital
Fellowships: Episcopal Hospital

Memberships:
American College of Cardiology, American Society of Echocardiography, Heart Rhythm Society

Hospital Affiliations:
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at Hamilton
St. Francis Medical Center
University Medical Center at Princeton
Capital Health System
St. Lawrence Rehab

Biography: Dr. Caplan has been in the Trenton area for 20 years and was the first Cardiac Electro physiologist to the area. Dr. Caplan has extensive experience and expertise in cardiac device management; the implantation of pacemakers, defibrillators and biventricular devices for resynchronization therapy; comprehensive electrophysiology studies and radiofrequency catheter ablative procedures as well as laser extraction procedures. Dr. John L. Caplan was the Medical Director of the Electrophysiology Laboratory at St. Francis Medical Center in Trenton, NJ for approximately 15 years. In addition he is the former Director, Department of Cardiology at St. Francis Medical Center. He is board certified in Cardiovascular Diseases.

After completing an Internal Medicine Residency and Cardiovascular Diseases Fellowship at Episcopal Hospital in Philadelphia, Dr. Caplan completed a Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship at the Medical College of Pennsylvania. It was during this time that Dr. Caplan was a Major in the United States Air Force Reserves. He served as a Flight Surgeon and spent six months active duty during Desert Storm. Dr. Caplan is on staff at St. Francis Medical Center, Robert Wood Johnson at Hamilton, Capital Health System at Mercer and the Medical Center at Princeton. Dr. Caplan currently serves as a member of the Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee and has served on the Credentials Committee at St. Francis Medical Center. He has been with Hamilton Cardiology Associates for over twelve years for which he has been the director of the electrophysiology department.