Clinical Care Overview

Clinical Care Overview

“What you do today can improve all your tomorrows” 

-Ralph Marston


As of March 2012, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates 1.2 million people are living with HIV and 1 in 5 people do not know their HIV status. The ultimate United States (U.S.) Public Health goal is to inform all HIV-positive persons of their status and bring them into care in order to improve their health status, prolong their lives and slow the spread of the epidemic in the U.S. through enhanced prevention efforts.

The CDC recommends that everyone between the ages of 13 and 64 get tested at least once and that high-risk groups get tested more often.

Getting tested can give you some important information and can help keep you—and others—safe.

Our clinic is staffed to provide testing and counseling by request during clinic hours.  

Please call 973-972-9827 for additional information


Our Mission and Vision

Our Mission is to be an infectious disease center of excellence that is a patient's first choice for quality care

Our Vision is to provide the upmost quality of care and treatment to our patients in areas of prevention, research, and care & treatment. With a main focus on HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs), as well as LGBTQ+ health, the Infectious Diseases Practice (IDP) clinic will serve the needs of iverse communities through sexual health education and empowerment, community engagement, and medical services.


The Rutgers Infectious Disease Practice, located at University Hospital in Newark NJ, was established in 1989 to provide evaluation, management and treatment for patients diagnosed with infectious diseases including hepatitis infections (B and C), HIV, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), transplant or surgery related infections, and overseas acquired parasitic or malarial infections as well as other infectious diseases.

Medical Providers

David Cennimo, MD

Debra Chew, MD

Michelle DallaPiazza MD

Lisa Dever, MD

Diana Finkel, DO

Amesika Nyaku, MD

Tanzila Salim, MD

Alexander Stoler, MD

Shobha Swaminathan, MD

Basil Taha, MD

Tilly Varughese, MD


Damali Campbell, MD

Natalie Roche, MD



Cheryl Kennedy, MD