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We asked more than 26,000 New Jersey doctors to tell us which of their fellow practitioners they consider New Jersey’s best doctors. The result: Our 2021 Jersey Choice list of the state’s 1,142 Top Doctors, as chosen by their peers. View our methodology, frequently asked questions and professional advisory board here.

Joana Emmolo, MD

About Joana Emmolo

Being diagnosed with a brain tumor instantly transforms a person’s life… and the lives of their loved ones. Each year, the Gerald J. Glasser Brain Tumor Center at Atlantic Health System brings hope to more than a thousand families.

That’s where neurosurgeon Dr. Yaron Moshel and radiation oncologist Dr. Joana Emmolo collaborate to achieve the best outcomes. They work with neuro-oncologists Drs. Robert Aiken and Nicholas Metrus, neurosurgeon Dr. Fabio Frisoli, radiation oncologist Dr. Byung-Han Rhieu, and a team of renowned practitioners.

Using advanced technology and surgical approaches—such as awake brain surgery, functional brain mapping, fluorescent imaging, and endoscopic trans-nasal skull-base surgery—the team treats benign and malignant tumors of the brain, skull base, spine, and spinal cord. These experts perform more brain tumor surgeries than any others in New Jersey. The Center has the largest CyberKnife® brain tumor treatment program in the tri-state area. Trailblazers in national clinical trials, the Center’s physician researchers offer the latest treatments, including immunotherapy and novel targeted therapies.

Drs. Moshel and Emmolo and the entire staff are dedicated to helping patients and families navigate the journey from diagnosis and treatment through recovery, working closely with patient navigator Janet LeMonnier and patient advocate Dr. Brian Beyerl. This is why the Center has been ranked number one for major neurosurgery in New Jersey by CareChex and among the top five percent of the nation’s neuroscience programs by Healthgrades seven years in a row.