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Marc A. Neff, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Dr. Marc Neff is Medical Director of the Kennedy University Hospital Bariatric Surgery Program, based at its Stratford campus. In this role, Dr. Neff oversees the clinical operations of the program, which has received Level 1 Accreditation through the  Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP). A Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Dr. Neff is a 1996 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He completed a five-year General Surgery residency at York Hospital in York, PA, in 2001, then went on to do a two-year Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Surgery at St. Peter's University Hospital in New Brunswick, NJ. There, he trained under recent Past President of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, Dr. W. Peter Geis, and recent Past President of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, Dr. Robert Brolin.
  Dr. Marc Neff - Bariatric Surgeon
Louis Balsama, D.O., F.A.C.S.
Dr. Louis Balsama helped established Kennedy's Bariatric Program in 2007, along with Dr. Marc Neff. In October 2009, Dr. Balsama performed the first single incision (SILS™) gastric LAP-BAND® weight-loss procedure at Kennedy. For many years, he served as Assistant Professor of Surgery at UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine, also serving as Moderator for the medical school's Surgical Morbidity and Mortality Conference. A South Jersey native, Dr. Balsama graduated from UMDNJ-SOM in 1999, completing his Residency at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown, PA, in 2005. As an avid runner and Boston Marathon qualifier, Dr. Balsama encourages and inspires his bariatric surgery patients to take an active role in their weight-loss journey through physical activity and a healthy diet. A member of the American College of Surgeons and the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, Dr. Balsama is also on the Kennedy University Hospital Infection Control Committee.
  Dr. Louis Balsama - Bariatric Surgeon
Adeshola D. Fakulujo, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Dr. Fakulujo is an assistant professor in the department of surgery at the Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine (RowanSOM).

Prior to joining RowanSOM, Dr. Fakulujo completed a residency in general surgery at Columbia University's Harlem Hospital Center in New York. After his time at Harlem, he pursued additional training and completed a fellowship in Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery and Minimally Invasive Surgery at the Bariatric and Metabolic Institute at the Cleveland Clinic in Florida. During this period, he was instrumental in leading a wide variety of bariatric procedures including laparoscopic roux-en-y gastric bypass, laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, laparoscopic gastric banding and revisional bariatric surgery, as well as other advanced laparoscopic procedures including paraesophageal hernia repairs, anti-reflux procedures, heller myotomy, laparoscopic solid organ surgeries.

Dr. Fakulujo obtained his medical degree from the University College Hospital, University of Ibadan in Nigeria. He is board certified by the American Board of Surgery, and is an active member of the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) and the American College of Surgeons.
  Dr. Adeshola Fakulujo
Adam S. Goldstein, D.O., F.A.C.S.
Dr. Adam Goldstein has been practicing bariatric surgery since 2004 when he completed his Fellowship in Minimally Invasive, Bariatric, and Robotic Surgery at the University of Illinois in Chicago. He has particular expertise in performing LAP-BAND® surgery, having performed more LAP-BAND® operations in our area than any other surgeon to date. He had the privilege of being trained by Dr. Santiago Horgan, one of the surgeons involved with the initial clinical trials of the device. Additionally, Dr. Goldstein has extensive training and experience performing laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy surgery.

A Board Certified Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and a member of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, Dr. Goldstein joined Kennedy's Bariatric Program in 2012, but has served as Director of Bariatric Surgery and Director of Minimally Invasive Surgery for another local hospital system for years. Dr. Goldstein graduated from Cornell University in 1993 with a Bachelor's Degree in Biological Sciences and went on to graduate from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1998, finishing in the top 5% of his graduating class. Following this, he completed his General Surgery Residency at the University of Illinois Metropolitan Group Hospitals in 2003, where he was awarded the Resident Achievement Award in Laparoscopic Surgery before going on to complete his fellowship. Dr. Goldstein is a respected member of the bariatric surgery community, and has been interviewed on television and radio about the LAP-BAND® operation.

Dr. Goldstein

Margaret “Peg” Martin, BSN, RN, CBN, has been Kennedy’s Bariatric Program Coordinator since 2014. A nurse for more than 30 years, Peg has worked in the field of Bariatric Surgery for 12 years, beginning as a clinical consultant for the device industry. In that role, Peg traveled throughout the world, consulting on bariatric program development. Her industry work exposed her to many Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs) in the field of weight loss surgery, where she learned a great deal about both its clinical and business aspects.  A member of ASMBS (American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery) and a CBN (Certified Bariatric Nurse), Peg successfully underwent bariatric surgery herself in 2003, along with six other family members … an experience that she says provides her with an greater understanding of the personal challenges – and many triumphs – experienced by surgical weight loss patients.



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