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).

Ira Spiler, MD, FACP, FACE

Endocrinologist

Ira Spiler, MD, FACP, FACE

Endocrinologist

Ira Spiler, MD, a magna cum laude graduate of Yeshiva University, received his MD degree from the Albert Einstein School of Medicine in Bronx, NY. He completed his internship and first year residency at the Bronx Municipal Hospital Center/Jacobi Hospital, second year residency at Boston City Hospital, and Endocrinology Fellowship at Tufts New England Medical Center in Boston where he participated in ground breaking studies that defined the natural history and management of an inherited familial thyroid cancer (Medullary Thyroid Ca in MEN2 Syndrome). Dr. Spiler is the former Director of the Division of Endocrinology & Metabolism and Continuing Medical Education at Raritan Bay Medical Center and is a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Endocrinology at Rutgers Medical School. He is a Fellow of both the American College of Physicians and American College of Endocrinology, and is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Endocrinology and Metabolism. Dr. Spiler has been a Castle & Connolly Top Doctor of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism for the past fifteen years. Dr Spiler is a Senior Attending Physician at Raritan Bay Medical Center and is on staff at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and St Peters University Hospital.

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).

Tamkeen Shaikh, PA-C

Physician Assistant

Tamkeen Shaikh, PA-C

Physician Assistant

Tamkeen Shaikh, MS PA-C is a board certified Physician Assistant. She graduated from Rutgers University with Honors with a degree in Cell Biology and Neuroscience in 2005. She went on to complete her Master’s and Physician Assistant Program at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in 2009. Ms. Shaikh has been working in Endocrinology in both the inpatient and outpatient settings since 2012 and has extensive experience treating endocrine disorders such as diabetes and thyroid issues. She is a member of the American Society of Endocrine Physician Assistants.

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.

Marina Rabkin, RD, CDE

Registered Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Educator, Certified Insulin Pump Trainer

Marina Rabkin, RD, CDE

Registered Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Educator, Certified Insulin Pump Trainer

Marina, a Registered Dietitian and Diabetes Educator, got her education at Brooklyn College and Montclair State University. She has ten years of experience working with diabetes patients, helping them to create individualized meal plans to cope with many aspects of the disease. She is a great source of information tailored to the needs of the individual patient. She teaches blood sugar monitoring, insulin injection techniques, insulin pump management, and all necessary skills for day-to-day aspects of diabetes self-care. She also does comprehensive insulin pump management for new and experienced patients on insulin pumps.

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.



To meet our office staff, please visit our staff page.

Need to Schedule an Appointment?

We provide flexibility and convenience for our patients with the following office hours each week:

Monday: 9:00am – 7:00pm

Tuesday: 8:00am – 7:00pm

Wednesday: Closed

Thursday: 8:00am – 6:00pm

Friday: 8:00am – 3:00pm

First Saturday of Each Month: 8:00am – 3:00pm