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Staff

Gary Scott Karlin, M.D., F.A.C.S.
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Dr. Karlin graduated cum laude from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts and earned his medical degree from the University of Health Sciences, The Chicago Medical School. He served his residency in surgery and urology at the department of general surgery, Long Island Jewish Medical Center, New Hyde Park, New York.

Dr. Karlin is certified by the American Board of Urology and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is a member of various medical and professional societies including the American Medical Association and the American Urologic Association. In addition to meeting the demands of a busy practice, Dr. Karlin has served on executive committees and has authored presentations, journal articles, book chapters and participated in videos and clinical investigations. He is the founder of the Prostate Cancer Support Group and Impotency Anonymous at Capital Health System in Trenton, New Jersey.

Dr. Karlin is very active in clinical research, he has conducted trials since 1985 and served as the Principal Investigator for over 100 studies. He completed his clinical trial education through the Academy of Pharmaceutical Physicians and Investigators in 2006 for which he received his certification as a Physician Investigator (CPI).

Arnold S. Witte, M.D.
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Dr. Witte received his Medical Degree from Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, MA.  Dr. Witte completed his Residency and Fellowship in Neurology at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.  He is Board Certified in Neurology since 1983.  Dr. Witte is very active in clinical research and has conducted trials since 2000.  His research interests include Alzheimer’s, Dementia, Mild Cognitive Impairment and Parkinson’s Disease.

Julie Prettyman, RN, BSN, CCRC, Director
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Julie is a Certified Clinical Research Coordinator with over 20 years of clinical research experience. She has extensive experience in all facets of the clinical trial process including management, regulatory, monitoring, and budgeting. She is experienced in Central and local IRB processes including IBC requirements. Julie has been published in industry publications, and serves as a guest speaker for multiple pharmaceutical companies as well as numerous other associations.

Russell M. Freid, M.D., F.A.C.S.
dr_freid_webDr. Russell M. Freid received his bachelor of arts degree from George Washington University in 1988. He then went on to begin medical training at Hahnemann University of Medicine where he received his medical degree in 1992. Dr. Freid completed a residency in urologic surgery and urology at the Long Island Jewish Medical Center. During his urology residency, Dr. Freid was awarded the William Seery Urology Resident of the Year award three times.

Dr. Freid is certified by the American Board of Urology and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Freid also belongs to several medical societies which include: the American Urological Association; American Association of Clinical Urologists; and the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society.

Jarad Scott Fingerman, D.O.
dr_jarad_webDr. Jarad S. Fingerman joined our practice in July, 2002. He is a native of Brooklyn, New York. Dr. Fingerman received his bachelor of science degree from the University of Wisconsin in 1992. Afterward, he studied medicine at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Philadelphia, PA, earning his doctorate in osteopathic medicine in 1996. He began his residency in General Surgery at Albert Einstein Medical Center and afterward went on to complete a second residency in Urologic Surgery.

Dr. Fingerman is a member of the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons and the Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Association. He is Board Certified by the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons.

Michael S. Cohen, M.D.
dr_cohen_web Michael S. Cohen, M.D. joined Lawrenceville Urology after completing his residency in general urology and urologic surgery at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington, MA. His clinical interests are in prostate, bladder, and kidney cancer, benign prostatic hypertrophy, kidney stone disease, and female incontinence. He has experience in state-of-the-art surgical techniques including: Cyberknife radiotherapy, minimally invasive and robotic da Vinci® surgery for prostate and kidney cancer, laser prostatectomies for enlarged prostates, and advanced reconstruction for pelvic floor prolapse.

He is active in scientific publications, having received 3 research grants, published 12 scientific papers, and presented 15 abstracts. His research interests include prostate, bladder, and kidney cancer. Additionally, he continues to be an active member in the American Urological Association.

Prior to his residency at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center, he earned his medical degree from Cornell University Medical College in New York, NY and his bachelor of science degree from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY.

Melissa Ciatteo, CCRC

Melissa has been a research coordinator since 2003. She has conducted over 75 trials from Phase I-IV. Melissa is able to handle every aspect of protocol requirements from specimen collection to close-out. Melissa earned her credentials as a certified clinical research coordinator in 2010. Melissa develops the necessary rapport with patients for optimum recruitment and retention. She is currently studying for her phlebotomy certification.


Mary Jane DiFresca, Recruiter


Mary Jane’s involvement in clinical research began in 2004 when she completed Certification in Drug Development and Clinical Research. She has joined AdvanceMed Research as Patient Recruitment Specialist. Through face to face and telephone recruitment she is dedicated to informing potential subjects of the benefits associated with clinical trials. Prior to joining our clinical team, she was a market research consultant in the pharmaceutical industry for 15 years. This is where she developed a broad knowledge in many therapeutic areas.