Our Doctors

Red Bank Gastroenterology is a medical practice specializing in state-of-the-art management of adults with diseases affecting the liver and the gastrointestinal (GI) tract.  We have been caring for patients in the greater Monmouth County area for over 30 years.  Each of our 9 physicians is Fellowship Trained and Board Certified in Gastroenterology and Hepatology, and several of these doctors have done extensive advanced training in specialized endoscopic techniques such as endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) and endoscopic ultrasound (EUS).  We provide outpatient care for all gastrointestinal disorders, preventative health maintenance, screening for malignancies of the colon, GI tract and liver, and acute inpatient hospital care 24 hours/day, 365 days/year at Riverview Medical Center.  Our expertise truly runs the entire spectrum of gastrointestinal issues, and we have working relationships with several large tertiary referral centers in the NJ/NY/PA tri-state area.

We see patients in our Red Bank office 5 days/week and perform the vast majority of our endoscopic procedures such as colonoscopy and esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) onsite in the Endoscopy Center of Red Bank, which has been in operation since 1993.

Joseph F. Binns, M.D.

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Joseph A. Marzano, M.D.

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Robert J. Gialanella, M.D.

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Gregory J. Heyt, M.D.

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Alexis Y. Choi, M.D.

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Howard Hampel, M.D. PhD.

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Douglas M. Weine, M.D.

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Subha Sundararajan, M.D.

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Eric J. Eschinger, M.D.

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Joseph F. Binns, M.D.

Undergraduate Education:
Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, PA
Bachelor of Arts, Biology

Medical Education:
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Piscataway, NJ
Doctor of Medicine

Residency:
Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine
Chief Resident

Fellowship:
The Graduate Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Fellowship in Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Academic/Previous Appointments:
University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, Assistant Clinical Instructor
Veteran's Stadium, Philadelphia, PA, Attending Physician
​Mount Sinai Rehabilitation Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, House Physician
Philadelphia Flyers NHL Franchise, Philadelphia, PA, Team Physician
Haverford Community Hospital, Havertown, PA, Emergency Room Physician

Board Certifications:
Board Certified in Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Affiliations:
​Riverview Medical Center, Red Bank, NJ
Attending Physician

​Honors and Awards:
​Inside Jersey Magazine, Top Doctors New Jersey, Best Physicians
​New Jersey Monthly Magazine, Guide to the Top Doctors
​Top Doctor, voted by New Jersey Practicing Physicians Castle Connolly Guide to Top Doctors - NY Metro Area

Joseph A. Marzano, M.D.

Undergraduate Education:
Wake Forest University, Salem, NC
Bachelor of Science - Magna Cum Laude

Medical Education:
UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ
Doctor of Medicine

Residency:
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine

Fellowship:
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Fellowship in Gastroenterology, Therapeutic Biliary Endoscopy
University of Pennsylvania Health System, Philadelphia, PA
Fellowship in Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Board Certifications:
Board Certified in Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Affiliations:
Riverview Medical Center, Red Bank, NJ
Attending Physician

Robert J. Gialanella, M.D.

Special Interests:
Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)

Undergraduate Education:
St. Peter's College, Jersey City, NJ
Bachelor of Science

Medical Education:
St. George's University School of Medicine
Doctor of Medicine

Residency:
UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick, NJ
Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine

Fellowship:
UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick, NJ
Fellowship in Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Board Certifications:
Board Certified in Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Affiliations:
Riverview Medical Center, Red Bank, NJ
Attending Physician

Honors and Awards:
Resident's Committee, Chief Resident Candidate, Recruitment and Interview Volunteer
Honors in Medicine, OB/GYN, Pediatrics and Psychiatry Core Clerkships

Gregory J. Heyt, M.D.

Undergraduate Education:
Rutgers College, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
Bachelor of Arts: Biological Sciences and English

Medical Education:
UMDNJ - New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ
Doctor of Medicine

Residency:
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine

Fellowship:
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Fellowship in Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Board Certifications:
Board Certified in Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Affiliations:
Riverview Medical Center, Red Bank, NJ : 2002-present
Attending Physician

Honors and Awards:
President of the New Jersey Gastroenterology and Endoscopy Society
Grand Rounds Speaker (Topics in GERD) at Riverview Medical Center
Elected to Medical Executive Committee at Riverview Medical Center

Alexis Y. Choi, M.D.

Special Interests:
Endoscopic Ultrasound/Fine Needle Aspiration (EUS)

Undergraduate Education:
Columbia University, Columbia College, New York, NY
Bachelor of Arts, Summa Cum Laude

Medical Education:
Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY
Doctor of Medicine

Residency:
NY Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY
Residency in Internal Medicine

Fellowship:
Columbia University, New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY
Fellowship in Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Chief Fellow

Board Certifications:
Board Certified in Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Affiliations:
Riverview Medical Center, Red Bank, NJ
Attending Physician

Honors and Awards:
Phi Beta Kappa Membership
Vincent Astor Presidential Scholarship

Howard Hampel, M.D. PhD.

Special Interests:
Therapeutic endoscopy including endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), stricture dilation, endoluminal stenting.
Liver diseases including Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, Autoimmune Hepatitis.

Undergraduate Education:
The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
BSE with honors, Biomedical Engineering

Medical Education:
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Doctor of Medicine

Graduate School Education:
Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
PhD Biomedical Engineering

Residency:
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine

Fellowship:
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Board Certifications:
Board Certified in Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Board Certified in Internal Medicine

Affiliations:
Riverview Medical Center, Red Bank, NJ
​Attending Physician

Honors and Awards:
Medical Scientist Training Program Scholarship
Tau Beta Pi Honor Society

Douglas M. Weine, M.D.

Dr. Douglas Weine graduated with distinction from Cornell University with a Bachelor’s of Art in Biology. He then received his medical degree from Weill Medical College - Cornell University, and subsequently completed both his residency and fellowship at New York Presbyterian - Weill Cornell Medical Center. He was selected to serve as Assistant Chief Resident during his Internal Medicine residency. 

​During fellowship, Dr. Weine received training in advanced endoscopic procedures including Endoscopic Ultrasound, Endoluminal Stenting, and Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography. His training included time spent at multiple prestigious institutions including Weil Cornell Medical Center, Columbia Presbyterian, and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. 

Dr. Weine is Board-certified in both Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology and Hepatology. He is the recipient of numerous awards and accolades for his outstanding achievements. As an active member of multiple Gastroenterological Societies, he has co-authored numerous articles and chapters for major GI journals, and has presented numerous abstracts at national and international GI conferences.

He joined Red Bank Gastroenterology in 2010. He is an attending physician at Riverview Medical Center, and also serves as the Director of Medical Daystay and Endoscopy. Dr. Weine has interests in Medical Information Technology, and is the Chief Information Officer at Red Bank Gastroenterology where he has been integral to the practice’s development of Electronic Health Records system and website management. 

​As a resident of Monmouth county, Dr. Weine participates in local community outreach activities. His interests include giving regional talks and presentations related to common GI issues, and he also serves as a Team Co-Captain of the Undy 5K: a race designed to raise Colon Cancer Awareness. His hobbies include basketball, running, coaching his children, home improvement projects and playing with the family bunny Taco. As a busy dad of two children, he derives a great sense of pride from both his personal life and his commitment to quality patient care.


Special Interests:
Endoscopic Ultrasound/Fine Needle Aspiration (EUS)
Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)

Undergraduate Education:
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Bachelor of Arts, Biology and Society

Medical Education:
Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, NY
Doctor of Medicine

Residency:
New York Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY
Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine
Assistant Chief Resident
Included training at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and
the Hospital for Special Surgery

Fellowship:
New York Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY
Fellowship in Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Training at New York Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell Medical Center, Columbia University Medical Center and Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Training in advanced endoscopic procedures including Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS), Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), Endoscopic Mucosal Resection (EMR), luminal stenting, single balloon enteroscopy and Barrett's esophagus ablation techniques

Board Certifications:
Board Certified in Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Board Certified in Internal Medicine

Affiliations:
Riverview Medical Center, Red Bank, NJ
Attending Physician

Honors and Awards:
NYSGE Fellows Presentation of the Year Award
Assistant Chief Resident New York Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell Medical Center
Dean's List, Cornell University - received honors all four years of study
Graduated with distinction from Cornell University
Alpha Epsilon Delta Medical Honor Society
Inducted into Golden Key National Honor Society


Society Memberships:

American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

American College of Gastroenterology


Publications:

Jacobson IM, Weine DM. Diseases of the bile duct. In: Friedman LS, Keeffe EB. Handbook of Liver Disease. Saunders, 2011.

Scherl EJ, Weine DM, Bosworth B, Green PH. Medical therapy of gastroduodenal Crohn’s disease. In: Lichtenstein GR, ed. Crohn’s Disease: The complete guide to medical management. Slack, Inc., 2011.

Weine DM, Gelfand RM, Fraser CR, Weg AL. The first reported case of nodular lymphocyte predominant Hodgkin lymphoma of the appendix. American Journal of Gastroenterology, 2009 Jul;104(7): 1860-1.

Weine DM. Contributing author. In: Kane SV, Dubinsky MC, eds. Pocket Guide to Inflammatory Bowel Disease. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2005.

Bosworth B, Weine DM, Lodhavia P, Kim MK, Scherl EJ. Crohn’s and colitis at the crossroads: Impact of new strategies on old therapies—focus on 5-ASA responders. Gastroenterology and Endoscopy News Special Edition, 2004 Oct; 2: 41-45.

Cestari DM, Weine DM, Panageas KS, DeAngelis LM, Segal AZ.  Stroke in patients with cancer: incidence and etiology. Neurology, 2004 Jun 8; 62(11): 2025-30.

Abstracts:

Sundararajan S, Weine DM, Kumta, N.  Use of esophageal fully covered self-expanding metal stent (FCSEMS) with interventional radiology pigtail catheter placement to treat an esophageal-respiratory fistula with abscess formation.  Poster Presentation, American College of Gastroenterology, 2013.  The American Journal of Gastroenterology, Volume 108, Supplement 1, S458, 1531.

Bosworth BP, Cohen M, Weine DM and Scherl EJ. Colonic pH is lower in patients with mild ulcerative colitis compared to normal controls. Poster Presentation, Digestive Diseases Week, 2009.

Weine, DM.  Esophageal potpourri. OMED Reporter, published summary of presentations on World Organization of Digestive Endoscopy website: http://www.omed.org/index.php/public_guides/pu_reports/pu_reports_ddw2009/

Weine DM, Bosworth BP, Poppers DM, Scherl EJ. The role of serologic markers in identifying infliximab response in ulcerative colitis. Poster Presentation, American College of Gastroenterology, 2008. 

Weine DM, Kulkarni K, Weisberg I, Schaefer R, Jajoo K, Frissora C. The cola wars continue: use of diet Pepsi for bezoar dissolution. Poster Presentation, American College of Gastroenterology, 2008.

Kulkarni K, Weine DM, Maltz C. Klebsiella oxytoca and antibiotic-associated hemorrhagic colitis. Poster Presentation, American College of Gastroenterology, 2008.

Weisberg IS, Cavell L, Weine DM, Scherl EJ. Bleeding duodenal diverticulum—hemostasis after endoscopic hemoclip placement. Poster Presentation, American College of Gastroenterology, 2008.

​Poppers DM, Bosworth BP, Weine DM, Ni Q, and Scherl EJ. Serologic markers as quantitative predictors of inflammatory bowel disease activity. Poster Presentation, Digestive Diseases Week, 2006.

Subha Sundararajan, M.D.

After graduating Summa Cum Laude from the College of New Jersey with a Bachelor’s of Science degree, Dr. Subha Sundararajan obtained her medical degree at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. While in her third year of medical school, she was inducted into the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor society, and she then graduated at the top of her class with many honors and distinctions.

Dr. Sundararajan completed her medical residency at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, where she served as an Assistant Chief Resident. She then completed her fellowship in Gastroenterology and Hepatology at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weil Cornell Medical Center. During her fellowship, Dr. Sundararajan received training in advanced endoscopic procedures including Endoscopic Ultrasound, Endoluminal Stenting, and Pancreatic and Biliary Disease related procedures such as ERCP, Celiac Plexus Block techniques, and Pancreatic fluid collection drainage methods.

Dr. Sundararajan has received numerous honors and awards for her outstanding academic and professional achievements. She is Board-certified in both Internal medicine and Gastroenterology and Hepatology, and is part of many Gastroenterological Societies. In addition, Dr. Sundararajan has co-authored multiple publications for major GI journals, and has co-authored many abstracts presented at National and International Scientific Meetings. After completing her fellowship, she joined Red Bank Gastroenterology in 2012. 

She is an Attending Physician at Riverview Medical Center and serves as the Director of Advanced Endoscopy at Riverview Medical Center and Red Bank Gastroenterology. She has been key in directing the Endoscopy Unit at Riverview and in obtaining new state-of-the-art equipment for the hospital. 

​A proud mom of two, Dr. Sundararajan derives an immense sense of satisfaction and accomplishment from both her personal and professional life. She enjoys being an active member in the community as well as the medical world. Dr. Sundararajan participates in community outreach activities, and is also an avid Indian classical dancer that has been performing for over 25 years. She takes pride in her commitment to patient care, and in her unique heritage and background.


Special Interests:

​Endoscopic Ultrasound/Fine Needle Aspiration (EUS/FNA)
Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)
Endoluminal stenting


Undergraduate Education:
The College of New Jersey
Bachelor of Science with Honors


Medical Education:
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Doctor of Medicine


Residency:
New York Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY
Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine
Assistant Chief Resident
Included training at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and the Hospital for Special Surgery


Fellowship:
New York Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY
Fellowship in Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Training at New York Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell Medical Center, Columbia University Medical Center and Sloan-Kettering Cancer CenterTraining in advanced endoscopic procedures including Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS), Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), Endoscopic Mucosal Resection (EMR), luminal stenting, single balloon enteroscopy and Barrett's esophagus ablation techniques


Board Certifications:
Board Certified in Gastroenterology and Hepatology
American Board of Internal Medicine


Affiliations:
Riverview Medical Center, Red Bank, NJ
Attending Physician


Honors and Awards:
NYSGE Fellows Presentation of the Year Award
Glasgow-Rubin Certificate of Commendation for Academic Achievement
RWJMS Academic Excellence in Internal Medicine and Excellence in Biochemistry
Alpha Omega Alpha National Honor Medical Society
Robert Wood Johnson Alumni Award
Robert Wood Johnson Student Merit Scholar
Phi Kappa Phi National Graduate Scholarship
Bristal-Myers Squibb Biology Departmental Award
Golden Key and Blue Key National Honor Society
Becton Dickinson Excellence in Biology Award
Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society
New Jersey Outstanding Scholarship


Publications:

Kedia P, Kumta NA, Widmer J, Sundararajan S, Cerefice M, Gaidhane M, Sharaiha R, Kahaleh M. Endoscopic ultrasound-directed transgastric ERCP (EDGE) for Roux-en-Y anatomy: a novel technique. Endoscopy. 2015 Jan 9.


Kahaleh M, Turner BG, Bezak K, Sharaiha RZ, Sarkaria S, Lieberman M, Jamal-Kabani A, Millman JE, Sundararajan SV, Chan C, Mehta S, Widmer JL, Gaidhane M, Giovannini M.​ Probe-based confocal laser endomicroscopy in the pancreatic duct provides direct visualization of ductal structures and aids in clinical management. Dig Liver Dis. 2014 Nov 13. pii: S1590-8658(14)00791-9


Sundararajan S, Weine DM, Kumta, N. Use of esophageal fully covered self-expanding metal stent (FCSEMS) with interventional radiology pigtail catheter placement to treat an esophageal-respiratory fistula with abscess formation. Poster Presentation, American College of Gastroenterology, 2013.  The American Journal of Gastroenterology, Volume 108, Supplement 1, S458, 1531.


Sarkaria S, Sundararajan S, Kahaleh M. Endoscopic Ultrasonographic Access and Drainage of the Common Bile Duct. Gastrointest Endosc Clin N Am. 2013 Apr;23(2):435-52


Sarkaria S, Sethi A, Rondon C, Lieberman M, Srinivasan I, Weaver K, Turner BG, Sundararajan S, Berlin D, Gaidhane M, Rolshud D, Widmer J, Kahaleh M. Pancreatic necrosectomy using covered esophageal stents: a Novel approach., J Clin Gastroenterol. 2014 Feb;48(2):145-52


Shah MB, Sundararajan S, Crawford CV, Hartono C. Malakoplakia-induced Diarrhea in a Kidney Transplant Recipient Transplantation, 2010 Aug 27; 90(4):461-462


​Abstracts/Presentations:

Kedia P, Kumta N, Widmer J, Sundararajan S, Cerefice M, Gaidhane M, Sharaiha R,Kahaleh M. Bypassing the Bypass: Endoscopic Ultrasound-Directed Transgastric ERCP (EDGE) for Roux-En-Y Anatomy. Poster Presentation, Digestive Disease Week 2014

Kahaleh M, Turner B, Bezak K, Sharaiha R, Sarkaria S, Lieberman M, Jamal-Kabani A, Millman J, Sundararajan S, Chan C, Widmer J, Gaidhane M, Giovannini M. Probe-based Confocal Laser Endomicroscopy (pCLE) in the Pancreatic Duct Provides Direct Visualization of Ductal Structures and Aids in Clinical Management. Abstract Oral Presentation, Digestive Disease Week 2013


Sivananthan G, Sundararajan S, Gambarin M. “High Prevalence of Colon Adenoma in Patients with End-Stage Renal Disease Undergoing Transplant Evaluation. Poster Presentation, American College of Gastroenterology 2012.


​Sarkaria S, Weaver K, Turner BT, Sundararajan S, Lieberman M, Gaidhane M, Kahaleh M. Pancreatic Necrosectomy Combined with Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy and Jejunal Arm Placement: A Synergistic Approach. Poster Presentation, Digestive Disease Week 2012.


Sundararajan S, Marimuthu V, Skef W, Pochapin MB. A Rare Gastrointestinal Manifestation of Burkitt’s Lymphoma. Poster Presentation, American College of Gastroenterology 2011.

Tyberg A, Sundararajan S, Zeffrem N, Ando Y, Aden B, Jacobson IM, Gambarin-Gelwan M. Cirrhosis and Barrett’s Esophagus: Diagnosis and Prevalence. Poster Presentation, American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases 2011.


Tyberg A, Sundararajan SV, Shah M, Pochapin MB. Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinemia: A Rare Case of Protein Losing Enteropathy. Poster Presentation, American College Gastroenterology 2010.


Narang T, Sundararajan SV, Carlson A, Schnoll-Sussman F. Hereditary Nonpolyposis Colorectal Cancer (HNPCC): A Pilot Study Assessing Understanding and Attitudes Towards Prenatal Testing. Poster Presentation, American College of Gastroenterology 2009.


Sundararajan SV, Schamberg NJ, Gonzalez SA, Scherl EJ, Bosworth BP. Ileal Calprotectin Levels Predict Colon Endoscopic Activity in
Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Poster Presentation, American College of Gastroenterology 2008.


Schamberg NJ, Sundararajan SV, Gonzalez SA, Scherl EJ, Bosworth BP. Novel Application of Calprotectin to Predict Colonic Histology in Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Poster Presentation, Digestive Disease Week 2008.​

Eric J. Eschinger, M.D.

We welcome Dr. Eric Eschinger to Red Bank Gastroenterology!


Eric is an established gastroenterologist who joins us after practicing in Toms River, New Jersey
for over 15 years.


​Undergraduate Education:
University of Notre Dame


Medical Education:
Georgetown University
Doctor of Medicine


Residency:
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine


Fellowship:
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Fellowship in Gastroenterology and Hepatology


Board Certifications:
Board Certified in Gastroenterology and Hepatology


Affiliations:
​Riverview Medical Center, Red Bank, NJ
Attending Physician