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Bijal Dave, MD

Bijal Dave, MD started with Advanced Primary Care in 2014, after she moved from Brooklyn to join her husband at Advanced Cardiology. She graduated medical school with honors from Mumbai University in 2001 following which she moved to the US. After finishing her MPH in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from USM, Hattiesburg , she dedicated a year of research at Long Island College Hospital in Brooklyn.

Charles J. Marotta, MD

Charles J. Marotta, MD, FACC is board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology, and Echocardiography.  Dr Marotta was the founder of Advanced Cardiology, LLC in 2002 and has been in private practice since 1989.

Darshan Godkar, MD

Darshan Godkar MD, FACC, FSCAI, FASE, FASNC has been with Advanced Cardiology since 2009. He received his medical school education from Mumbai University, India and subsequently moved to the US in 2001. He completed his Internal Medicine residency from Coney Island Hospital, Brooklyn, NY in 2006 where he was also the Chief Resident.

David James, MD

David James MD, has been with Advanced Cardiology since 2014. He did undergraduate studies at Brown University and medical school training at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine ending in 2006. He completed his Internal Medicine Residency at  New York Presbyterian Weill Cornell in 2009. He worked as an Instructor of Medicine at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in 2009. He then finished his training in Cardiology and then Interventional cardiology at New York Beth Israel Medical Center.

Sapan Talati, MD

Sapan Talati MD, FACC, FSCAI earned his medical degree from South Gujarat University, INDIA in 2003. He subsequently moved to the US in 2006. He completed his Internal Medicine residency at Long Island College Hospital Brooklyn NY in 2009. He underwent his fellowship training in Cardiovascular diseases and Cardiovascular Interventions at SUNY Downstate Medical center.

Sumit Som, MD, FACC, RPVI

Dr. Som earned his medical degree and completed his Internship from Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore, India in 2006. He completed a residency in Internal Medicine at Seton Hall University, New Jersey  (Trinitas Regional Medical Center and St. Michael’s Medical Center) in 2011 and went on to complete a series of fellowships beginning with Advanced Cardiac Imaging (echocardiography and nuclear cardiology) from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, NY (2012), followed by Congestive Heart Failure from Beth Israel Medical Center, NY (2013),  Cardiovascular Diseases from Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Beth Israel (2016) and Interventional Cardiology from Rutgers New Jersey Medical School based Hackensack University Medical Center (2017).

Peggy Fleck, APN, PhD

Peggy is a Nurse Practitioner who earned her Doctorate degree from Rutgers University in 2008. She was initially certified as a Nurse Practitioner in 2000 after completing her Master’s Degree from University of Medicine and Dentistry in Newark NJ, which is also where she received her training. In 2009 she successfully completed the American Board of Comprehensive Care’s exam and received designation as Diplomat in Comprehensive Care.
Peggy works alongside the Cardiology Team to provide an additional layer of care and monitoring that allows Advanced Cardiology the ability to provide the highest quality of cardiac care to our patients.
Peggy spends her free time hiking and spending time with family and friends.

Lillian Theune, D.O.

Lillian Theune, D.O. has lived and worked in Sussex/Warren counties since 1997.  She is board certified in Internal Medicine.  Dr. Theune earned her medical degree at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed her internal medicine residency at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, NJ.She excels at taking care of adult patients with divers medical conditions, helping to coordinate specialists, overseeing multiple medication and monitoring all aspects of the patient’s care.In her free time she loves hiking, Disney and traveling the world.

Alexa Dendulk, RN, BSN, FNP-BC

Alexa began her career at Morristown Medical Center and Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston. She has been a registered nurse for ten years specializing in Cardiology. Alexa earned both her BSN and FNP from Ramapo College of New Jersey. She is board certified in family medicine through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.  She specializes in cardiac procedures such as cardiac catheterization, coronary and peripheral angioplasty, transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), loop recorder, and pacemaker insertions. In her free time, Alexa enjoys spending time with family and friends, being outdoors and travelling.

Miguel A. Carreno, MD

Miguel A. Carreno, MD is board-certified in Internal Medicine. He received his medical school education from Ross University School Medicine. He completed his Internal Medicine residency at Morristown Medical Center, Morristown, NJ in 2012.

After completing a residency in Internal Medicine, he dedicated 8 years to Hospital Medicine. He worked as a Hospitalist for Atlantic Health in Morristown Medical Center from 2012-2018. From 2018 to 2020, he transitioned to St. Joseph’s Hospital where he worked as a Hospitalist in St. Joseph’s Wayne.

Rachael Craig, RN, MSN, FNP-C

Rachael earned her non-clinical degree from Drew University, and then pursued her nursing degree.  Her more than 20 year career as an RN was spent specializing in critical care.  She is a graduate of Loyola University, where she received her nurse practitioner education and is board-certified in family practice medicine.  Rachael considers herself a life-long learner and is always looking for new innovations to achieve the best possible outcome for her patients.