Aron L. Gornish, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Dr. Aron Gornish, a general surgeon, was instrumental in the development of new surgical techniques such as laparoscopic cholecystectomy and sentinel lymph node biopsy. He is a member of the staff of Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune, Ocean Medical Center in Brick and the Jacqueline Wilentz Breast Center at Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch.

Dr. Gornish was born and raised in Philadelphia, P.A. He graduated from Pennsylvania State University in 1975, and received a Master of Science degree from Drexel University in 1982, after writing a thesis about the nutrition of obesity in the rat model. He received his medical degree from New York Medical College in 1986. Dr. Gornish first came to New Jersey to undergo his surgical residency training at Monmouth Medical Center, in Long Branch, N.J., which he finished in 1992. He has been in private practice with Atlantic Surgical Group, P.A. since the completion of his training.

Dr. Gornish has earned several honors during his career, including the 1992 Resident Achievement Award from the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons. He also was awarded the 1991 Cardiovascular Research Award at Monmouth Medical Center for his work on cell-saver techniques in abdominal aortic aneurysm repair. Dr. Gornish is Board Certified by the American Board of Surgery. He is a member of the Society of Laparoscopic Surgery, and was elected a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons in 1997.He has been published in several peer-reviewed journals, such as Contemporary Surgery, and Journal of Laparoscopic Surgery.

Dr. Gornish has served with distinction on numerous hospital-based committees, such as Surgical Case Review, Cancer Committee, and the Blood Utilization Committee, and he served as Chairman of the Department of Performance Improvement at Jersey Shore University Medical Center. He currently resides in Wayside with his wife, Nancy, and children, Brad, Sara, and Alex.

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