Our Team

Dhvani Doshi, MD, MPHObesity Medicine Specialist
Dr. Dhvani Doshi is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School (NJMS). She is Board Certified in Internal Medicine (ABIM) and specializes in obesity medicine as a diplomat of the American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM). Dr. Doshi earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Rutgers University, New Brunswick and her Medical Degree from Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. She received her Master of Public Health degree from Thomas Jefferson University. Dr. Doshi completed her Internal Medicine Residency at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York. She is passionate about prevention of chronic diseases and helping patients achieve their health goals, with the support of a healthy lifestyle. Her clinical and research interests include primary care and obesity medicine.

Kaveh Hajifathalian, MD, MPH, Advanced Bariatric Endoscopy Specialist
Dr. Hajifathalian is an Assistant Professor of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School (NJMS) and the director of advanced and therapeutic endoscopy at Rutgers University Hospital. Dr. Hajifathalian obtained his medical degree at the Tehran University of Medical Sciences. He received his master of public health degree from the Harvard School of Public Health, where he worked as a visiting scientist focusing on obesity related research. Dr. Hajifathalian completed his Internal Medicine residency at the Cleveland Clinic and his subspecialty training in gastroenterology and hepatology at Cornell University New York-Presbyterian hospital. He subsequently completed his fellowship in advanced and therapeutic endoscopy at Cornell University.

Dr. Hajifathalian has published many peer-reviewed research papers in prestigious medical journals, and has regularly presented his work in national and international meetings. His research findings have been cited more than 13,000 times in the medical literature. His clinical and research interests include obesity and its complications including fatty liver disease, as well as the minimally invasive endoscopic weight loss procedures.

Daniel B. Jones, MD, MS, FACS, Surgical Director
Dr. Daniel B. Jones is Professor and Chair of the Department of Surgery, Chief of Service at University Hospital, and Assistant Dean at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Jones graduated from Cornell University and Weill Cornell Medical College. He completed his Surgery residency and Minimally Invasive Surgery research fellowship at Washington University in St. Louis, MO. Following his training, he joined the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas and founded the Southwestern Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery. His team performed the first laparoscopic gastric bypass in Texas in 1997 at Parkland Hospital. In 2003, Dr. Jones joined Harvard Medical School and the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), where he was Professor of Surgery, Chief of the Division of Bariatric & Minimally Invasive
Surgery and Vice Chair of the Department of Surgery at BIDMC. At Harvard, he founded the Shapiro Simulation and Skills Center, serving as its Director. Full Bio

Raquel Olivo-Salcedo, MD, Metabolic Liver Disease Specialist
Dr. Olivo-Salcedo is an Assistant Professor of Hepatology at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School (NJMS) and an attending physician of Hepatology at University Hospital. Dr. Olivo-Salcedo obtained her medical degree at INTEC in the Dominican Republic with Magna Cum Laude honors. She completed her Internal Medical Residency and served as Chief Medical Resident at St. Barnabas Hospital in New York. She practiced there as an attending physician of Internal Medicine, in addition to serving as a Medical Instructor at College University of NY (CUNY) Sophie Davis School of Medicine. Dr. Olivo-Salcedo subsequently completed her Hepatology Fellowship at Rutgers NJMS. Currently, she is an MPH candidate at Rutgers School of Public Health. She has participated in different teaching endeavors and has presented abstracts in local and national meetings; she has written articles and a book chapter in her specialty. Her interests include disparities in access to health care and NASH. Dr. Olivo-Salcedo is fluent in Spanish.

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