Our Medical Team

Dr. Rekha Gohel

Medical Director

Dr. Rekha Gohel, M.D. is a Geriatrician and Internist under the practice named Elite Medical Care, located in Freehold, NJ, and is affiliated with CentraState Medical Center. She has extensive experience in providing diagnostic, therapeutic & preventive medical services to geriatric population, taking care of patients in office, hospital, nursing homes & assisted facilities. She is involved in clinical trials specializing in Alzheimer’s dementia-performing neurocognitive assessments on the research participants & procedures involved from the informed consent stage to patient’s evaluation, reviewing clinical data, diagnostic studies, & supervising the staff. Dr. Gohel completed a Geriatric Fellowship in Flushing Hospital Medical Center, Flushing NY, and has had hospital appointments in Raritan Bay Medical Center, Old Bridge and CentraState Medical Center, Freehold.

Dr. Ayesha Chaudary

Sub Acute Director

Dr. Ayesha Chaudhury, Board Certified in Internal Medicine, served as a hospitalist for the past 15 years, previously at Capital Health System and currently at CentraState Medical Center in Freehold. She ensures high standards of quality and competent care to a wide variety of patients with diverse needs. She implemented and managed multiple initiatives involving patient flow, length-of-stay and patient satisfaction through an in-depth knowledge of operational strategies and team building approaches. Dr. Chaudhury completed her Internal Medicine Residency at Jersey Shore University Medical Center Affiliate of Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

Dr. Jia Cheng


Dr. Cheng completed her neurology residency at Cooper University Medical Center in Camden, followed by a fellowship in movement disorders at the University of Maryland Medical System. She is certified by the American Board of Neurology and Psychiatry.

Dr. Lev Simkhayev, MD

Russian Medical Director

Dr. Lev Simkhayev, MD is an Internal Medicine Specialist in East Brunswick, NJ and has over 39 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Second Moscow Ni Pirogov State Medical Institute medical school in 1981. He is affiliated with Hackensack Meridian Health Raritan Bay Medical Center – Perth Amboy and Old Bridge.

Dr. Gregg Berkowitz, MD, FAAOS

Director of Orthopedic Rehab

Dr. Gregg S. Berkowitz is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon and Vice President at Advanced Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute in Freehold, New Jersey. Dr. Berkowitz takes pride in providing orthopedic care using the latest techniques with an emphasis on personalized, compassionate care. His interests include arthroscopic and minimally invasive surgery of the knee, shoulder and ankle, as well as the treatment of fractures, total joint replacement, and general orthopedic problems. Dr. Berkowitz completed his undergraduate education at Binghamton University, and then earned his M.D. degree at the SUNY Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse, New York. He completed his residency in Orthopedic Surgery at Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York, before coming to Freehold New Jersey. Dr. Berkowitz is on staff at CentraState Medical Center and Raritan Bay Medical Center, Old Bridge Division.

Dr. Aaron VanHise, DO

Director of Cardiac Rehab

Dr. VanHise graduated from Rutgers University and received his medical degree from the NY College of Osteopathic Medicine at NY Institute of Technology. He completed his Internal Medicine residency at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center in Newark, NJ. He then completed his General Cardiology training at Deborah Heart and Lung Center.
Dr. VanHise also received advanced sub-specialty training in Interventional Cardiology, Endovascular Medicine, and Venous Disease at Deborah Heart and Lung. He continues to be a Clinical Instructor of the Cardiology Fellowship teaching Interventional Cardiology, Endovascular Medicine, and Venous Disease Treatment. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, General Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, and Endovascular Medicine. Dr. VanHise is affiliated with CentraState Medical Center, Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Deborah Heart and Lung Center, Raritan Bay Medical Center, and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital.

Dr. Zeeshan Khan, MD, FAAFP, CMD

Associate Professor

Dr. Khan comes to the Jewish Home with years of clinical experience in the area of Alzheimer’s and Dementia. Dr. Khan is affiliated with CentraState Medical Center as the ACE Medical Director and is an Associate Professor with Rutgers RWJMS at CentraState Family Medicine. His Family Medicine Practice is located in downtown Freehold. Dr. Khan is a graduate of Ross University School of Medicine in Dominica, West Indies, and North Brunswick, NJ. He completed both his Postgraduate Training in Family Medicine and his Fellowship in Geriatric Medicine at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School at CentraState Medical Center. In addition to Memory Care oversight, Dr. Khan will be introducing his residency program to The Jewish Home. This provides new physicians the opportunity for hands-on learning in the field of geriatrics.

Dr. Yisroel Cofsky

Jewish Medicine

Dr. Steven Neuman

Physiatry Program

Rebecca Reiff, A.P.N.

Jennifer Drew, A.P.N.

Jillian Gutowski, A.P.N

Lauren Torpey, A.P.N.

Dr. Stacy Miller

Physiatry Program

Dr. Vandana Sharma

Palliative Care

Dr. Sharma is a trained board-certified physician specializing in Palliative Medicine with over 14 years of palliative care experience. She joined VNA Health Group in July 2018 and was instrumental in starting a community-based palliative program. This initiative helped to provide palliative care to patients in their homes, long-term care, and assisted living facilities. Prior to joining VNA Health Group, Dr. Sharma worked at Montefiore Medical Center in New York as a Palliative Medicine consulting physician for 12 years. She is dedicated to bringing her expertise, compassion, and vast knowledge in palliative care to her patients with chronic and life-limiting illnesses and to improving their quality of life.

Dr. Henry Redel

Infectious Disease Prevention

Shore Pulmonary

Pulmonary Program

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