RICARDO E. RODRIGUEZ
Dr. Ricardo Esteban Rodriguez was born in Cuba and moved to the United States as a young child. He graduated from Columbia College, Columbia University in 1980. He received his medical school degree from UMDNJ-Rutgers Medical School in 1984. He subsequently completed his residency and gastroenterology specialty training at St Lukes/Roosevelt Hospital Center/Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, in New York City.
He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology.
Dr. Rodriguez has followed his father’s (Dr Ricardo M Rodriguez) legacy of being committed to give the best and most comprehensive, compassionate, high quality care available to his patients.
He is well known and respected in the community he serves in Eastern Union County. He is regarded by his peers and patients alike as a caring physician of great integrity and dedication.
He is highly experienced in the practice of endoscopy, both diagnostic and therapeutic.
His professional interests include colon cancer screening, biliary, liver and pancreas disorders, peptic ulcer disease and Inflammatory Bowel Disease.
Dr. Rodriguez has been active in the medical staff leadership at Trinitas Regional Medical Center and has served in the capacity of Vice President of the Medical staff for the last 5 years. He is currently the President and Medical Director of the Garden State Endoscopy Center in Kenilworth, New Jersey.
Outside of New Jersey, he has served as Medical Director of the NGO, Amazon Health Project, for the last 10 years. As such, he has travelled to the Amazon river basin of Peru to provide free medical care to the indigenous communities of the region.
GREGORY S. LESSER
Dr. Lesser, a current resident of Monmouth County, was born in New Jersey and has spent most of his life in the Garden State. He is a graduate of Tulane University, where he received degrees in Biomedical Engineering and Public Health. He obtained his medical degree from The American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, and completed both his residency and fellowship at Cooper University Hospital in Cherry Hill, NJ. Board certified in Gastroenterology, Dr. Lesser has spent the majority of the past decade taking impeccable care of a myriad of GI patients throughout New Jersey. Dr. Lesser has co-authored several publications on sedation in colonoscopy as well as on other pertinent topics in gastroenterology.
Whether you are interested in colon cancer screening or have a general digestive health concern, Dr. Lesser will help you understand your condition and treatment options while setting you on the pathway to better health. Dr. Lesser is currently on staff at Trinitas Regional Medical Center in Elizabeth and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway.
Maria Soliman, PA-C has been a Physician Assistant since 2007. She completed her degree in Physician Assistant Studies from Pace University in 2007 and is board certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. She is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA), the Gastroenterology Physician Assistants (GIPA), and the New Jersey State Society of Physician Assistants (NJSSPA).
She has been a member of our team since 2013. Before joining our team, she spent a year in Emergency Medicine, then worked at an Urgent Care/ Family Practice/Gastroenterology practice, until finally transitioning to Gastroenterology full-time when she joined our practice. She is dedicated to her patients and enjoys developing trusting professional relationships with them. She believes in taking her time to compassionately listen and care for her patients and staying up to date with the latest medical advances.
When she is not working with her patients, she enjoys spending time with her husband and three young children.
Physician Assistants (PAs) are nationally certified and state-licensed medical professionals. PAs are extensively trained and complete the same prerequisite courses as medical schools. During training PAs complete a total of more than 2000 hours of clinical rotations in a multitude of medical settings. To maintain certification, PAs must complete a recertification board exam every 10 years and complete 100 hours of continuing medical education (CME) every two years.
Our office is affiliated with the following hospitals:
* Dr. Rodriguez is also affiliated with Dr. David Wexler, a gastroenterologist based in Clark, New Jersey. under the group practice named Garden State Digestive Disease Specialists, LLC.
* Dr. Gregory Lesser has office hours at both office sites, Roselle Park and Clark. Dr. Rodriguez works out of his base office in Roselle Park only.