Clinicians

Our Physicians are dedicated to providing outstanding medical care and education for patients in the areas of Diabetes, Thyroid Disease, Osteoporosis, High Cholesterol, and all other hormonal conditions.

Matthew Surgan, MD, ECNU

Endocrinologist

Matthew Surgan, MD, ECNU

Endocrinologist

Dr. Surgan entered clinical practice in 2007 and is board-certified in Endocrinology and Metabolism. He received his undergraduate degree from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and earned his medical degree from The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey – New Jersey Medical School, with sub-specialty training in Endocrinology at New York University. He regularly performs thyroid ultrasound and ultrasound-guided FNA thyroid biopsy in the office.  Dr. Surgan is one of the few Endocrinologists in the state of New Jersey to achieve Endocrine Certification in Neck Ultrasound (ECNU) and is an active member of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE).

Albert Sun, MD

Endocrinologist

Albert Sun, MD

Endocrinologist

Dr. Sun attended the Medical University of South Carolina, where he received his medical degree. He completed his residencies at Tufts New England Medical Center and Yale-affiliated Griffin Hospital. He completed a fellowship in endocrinology at the University of California, Irvine Medical Center. Dr. Sun is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in internal medicine, endocrinology, diabetes, and metabolism. He is also certified by the American Board of Preventive Medicine in public health and general preventive medicine. Dr. Sun speaks English and Mandarin.

Jacqueline Vaynkof, MD

Endocrinologist

Jacqueline Vaynkof, MD

Endocrinologist

Dr. Vaynkof is a board certified physician who received her undergraduate degree from New York University and earned her medical degree from SUNY Downstate College of Medicine. She completed her residency and fellowship training in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism at Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine at North Shore-Long Island Jewish Medical Center where she served as chief fellow. Dr. Vaynkof is a member of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE). Her clinical areas of expertise are diagnosis and management of thyroid disorders, performing thyroid ultrasounds in office, evaluation and care of Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes including management of insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitors, as well as of other endocrine problems such as osteoporosis, parathyroid disease, PCOS, adrenal and pituitary diseases. Dr. Vaynkof speaks English and Russian.

Igor Priven, MD

Endocrinologist

Igor Priven, MD

Endocrinologist

Dr. Priven is a board certified endocrinologist. He completed his endocrinology fellowship at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, with additional training at the Mayo Clinic. He is the only endocrinologist in Middlesex/Monmouth counties designated as a “Thyroid specialist“ by American Thyroid Association (www.thyroid.org). He performs and interprets thyroid ultrasonography and ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration of thyroid nodules as well as Bone Density (DEXA) scans for osteoporosis evaluation. Dr. Priven also specializes in diabetes evaluation and management. He is a member of The American Thyroid Association and Endocrine Society. Dr. Priven always makes sure that patients are well educated about their diagnosis and treatment plan, and always puts patients at ease.

Boris Raginsky, DPM

Podiatrist

Boris Raginsky, DPM

Podiatrist

Dr. Raginsky has been servicing the podiatric needs of NJ residents since 1999. A graduate of Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine, Chicago IL. After graduation, he completed his residency in Podiatric Medicine Podiatric at Barry University and Cedars Medical Center, both in Miami, FL. In addition to servicing patients in East Brunswick, he is presently an attending physician at St. Mary’s hospital, Passaic, NJ. Dr. Raginsky is also board Certified in Podiatric medicine by the American Board of Lower Extremity Surgery (ABLES).

Marina Sherman, APN

Family Nurse Practitioner

Marina Sherman, APN

Family Nurse Practitioner

Marina Sherman got her Master of Science and Family Nurse Practitioner degree at Stony Brook University. She has 15 years experience in cardiac care and diabetes management, including position at Lenox Hill Hospital cardiac care unit. She also has 5 years experience in treating thyroid problems and osteoporosis. She is a great asset to the practice, treating patients with the above conditions, including interpretation of the test findings and discussing treatment options with the patients. She also provides comprehensive diabetic patient education and teaching as well as evaluation and medication management via phone if necessary. Marina has a great rapport with patients and her vast knowledge, enthusiastic personality, and the trust that she builds with her patients contribute greatly to the improvement in patient condition.

Kanan Thakore, MS, RD

Registered Dietitian/Certified Nutrition Support Clinician

Kanan Thakore, MS, RD

Registered Dietitian/Certified Nutrition Support Clinician

Kanan is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Nutrition Support Clinician with more than twenty years of experience education patients and their families on the importance of diet and nutrition in overall health. She is an important member of our diabetes management team. Kanan teaches patients carbohydrate counting, proper reading of food labels, and improving dietary adherence through one-on-one consultations, serving as a great encouragement for patients to continue with their plan of care. She also teaches patients how to incorporate ethnic foods into their diet, and how to plan for special events and dining out.



Need to Schedule an Appointment?

We provide flexibility and convenience for our patients with office hours that include evening and Saturday hours.