About Manal F. Youssef-Bessler
Board-certified in internal medicine and infectious diseases, Dr. Manal Youssef-Bessler heads the Infectious Disease Center of New Jersey, a leader in patient-centered, evidence-based medicine.
Since founding the practice more than a decade ago, she and her colleagues have earned a stellar reputation, adhering to nationally published guidelines to achieve the best outcomes for their patients. Dr. Youssef-Bessler is routinely requested for difficult-to-diagnose cases and severe illnesses. Her areas of interest include management of severe sepsis and septic shock; diagnosis and management of fever of unknown origin, pulmonary and intra-abdominal infections, diabetic wound infections, tropical medicine and tick-borne diseases; HIV care; and infection control. At Saint Barnabas Medical Center, she is part of the Antibiotic Stewardship Committee, which focuses on the correct use of these invaluable drugs.
Dr. Youssef-Bessler’s Whippany facility provides state-of-the-art care in a comfortable environment. All patients benefit from individualized, targeted treatment regimens and have access to doctors 24/7. Many languages are spoken in the office, enabling fluent discussion of medical concerns. The on-site infusion suite, used for outpatient antibiotic administration, shortens or sometimes eliminates the need for a hospital stay. “We do everything possible to make our patients comfortable while providing them with the best care,” says Dr. Youssef-Bessler.
HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS: Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston; Morristown Medical Center; Hackettstown Medical Center; Saint Claire’s Hospital, Dover and Denville; Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, West Orange. MEDICAL TRAINING: Cairo University Faculty of Medicine (MD); UMDNJ (residency and fellowship).