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Brian B. ShulmanGreetings! Thank you for taking the time to explore the School of Health and Medical Sciences (SHMS) at Seton Hall University, where we teach the art and science of caring in an interprofessional, health-focused context.

Nearly 30 years ago, top administrators from 13 New Jersey Catholic hospitals and medical centers met at Seton Hall University to address medical education within the state. As a result, our School was chartered, combining the University's commitment to enriching the mind, heart and spirit of its students with the mission of educating the healthcare leaders of tomorrow. By September 1989, the first class of 150 medical residents and fellows enrolled in the School's first fully accredited Internal Medicine Residency Program. Today, we not only educate medical residents and fellows at four area hospitals, but also we educate healthcare professionals in our fully accredited graduate health science programs. Read more »

Administration and Staff

Brian B. Shulman, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, ASHA Fellow, FASAHP, FNAP
Dean, School of Health and Medical Sciences
(973) 275-2168
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Ning (Jackie) Zhang, Ph.D., M.D., MPH
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
(973) 313-6082
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Patrick McDermott, M.A.
Assistant Dean for Graduate Enrollment and Student Affairs
(973) 275-2062

Vasiliki (Betty) Sgouras, M.D.
Assistant Dean for Interprofessional Education
(973) 275-2920
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Deborah Welling, AuD, CCC-A/FAAA
Assistant Dean for Dual Degree Programs
(973) 275-2947

Gloria Williams, B.S.
Executive Assistant to the Dean
(973) 275-2031

Niyala Shaw, B.A.
Director of Public Relations, Marketing and Special Events
(973) 313-6092

Gerald Ruscingno, Ph.D.
Assistant Director of Advising for Dual Degree Programs
(973) 275-6457

Kathleen O'Neill
Secretary, Clinical Education
(973) 275-2501

Lauren Smith, B.A.
Secretary, Clinical Education
(973) 275-2057

Department Contacts

Joann Codella
Secretary, Department of Physician Assistant
(973) 275-2596

Joann DeBerto
Secretary, Department of Interprofessional Health Sciences and Health Administration (IHSA)
(973) 275-2076


Sheresia (Reesey) Mitchell 
Secretary, Department of Athletic Training 
(973) 275-2826

Aleatha Joseph, B.A.
Secretary, Department of Physical Therapy
(973) 275-2051

Debra Olszewski, M.A.
Secretary, Department of Occupational Therapy
(973) 761-7145

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