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Dr. Paul M. Dicker,
MD, FACOG


Dr. Dicker, who completed his residency training at the NYU-Bellevue Hospital Center after graduating from the NYU School of Medicine, has cultivated a special interest in the areas
of high-risk obstetrics, infertility, office gynecology and minimally invasive surgery. As a
Board-Certified private practitioner, Dr. Dicker, who has been honored as a Top Doctor by
New Jersey Monthly magazine, utilizes the latest in information technology to optimize the
delivery of care to his patients. For more information about Dr. Paul Dicker, please visit the applicable link under the Links and Forms section of the website.

 
Anita G. Stern
Nurse Practitioner
RNC, MSN, WHNP


Anita received her master of science degree in nursing in the Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner Program at the Columbia University School of Nursing. Her extensive background includes more than 20 years as a registered nurse in labor and delivery, neonatal intensive care unit, emergency room and surgical recovery room. Anita, who is Board-Certified as a women’s health nurse practitioner (WHNP), offers office-based OB/GYN care to patients from puberty to menopause. In this role, Anita has provided skilled care to thousands of women in settings that range from private offices to busy hospital clinics.

 
Cris Giambalvo
Nurse Midwife
CNM, MSN


Cris, who is Board-Certified as both a nurse midwife and a women’s health nurse practitioner, comes to The Center for Women’s Health with extensive experience in providing comprehensive OB/GYN care to women of all ages, including the delivery of well over a thousand babies. Drawing on her midwifery background, Cris empowers women through education and support, helping them to make intelligent choices regarding their health and well-being. Cris, who received her advanced practice nursing degrees from the renowned University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing in Philadelphia, PA, is also a certified fitness instructor and a personal trainer.

 
Kathie Connolly,
Nurse Practitioner
and Clinical Coordinator
FNP-BC, MSN


Kathie Connolly, our Clinical Coordinator since 2005, has completed the rigorous training program required to become a Family Practice Nurse Practitioner. As a result, Kathie is now licensed to treat patients who present with a variety of problems – from routine annual primary care exams to specific medical complaints – right here in the office. Furthermore, Kathie will also be able to evaluate pregnant patients with non-obstetrical problems, such as gastroenteritis, influenza, strep throat and fever. Note that, in addition to serving in this new role, Kathie will still continue to work as Clinical Coordinator.

For more information about Kathie's expanded role, please visit the applicable link under the
Links and Forms section of the website.

 
Jackie Smith
Nurse Midwife
CNM, MSN


Jackie’s extensive background, beginning with a BSN degree from Seton Hall University, includes ten years as a nurse in both Labor and Delivery and Surgical Intensive Care Unit. Jackie spent five years as a Labor and Delivery nurse at The Valley Hospital where she served as Chair of the Holistic Childbirth Committee, allowing her to play a critical role in improving the safety and coordination of care provided to – as well as the overall experience of – obstetrical patients. In addition, Jackie is certified as a Lamaze Childbirth Educator and is skilled in the use of Essential Oils for Massage and Aromatherapy in laboring patients. While working at The Valley Hospital, Jackie completed a rigorous academic/clinical program at SUNY-Stony Brook to obtain her CNM/MSN degree.