Program Leadership and Core Faculty

Family Medicine

Program Leadership and Core Faculty

Kevin J. Berg, M.D., FAAFP Profile Image

Kevin J. Berg, M.D., FAAFP

  • Program Director - Mountainside Family Medicine Residency Program

Dr. Berg is a faculty physician at Mountainside Family Practice Group and is Board Certified in Family Medicine. He has Certificates of Added Qualifications in Geriatric Medicine, and Hospice and Palliative Medicine. Dr. Berg is a graduate of Ross University School of Medicine. He completed his residency and fellowship at CentraState Medical Center. Dr. Berg is a Core Assistant Professor at Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine, Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and General Practice at St. George’s University, Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, and Clinical Instructor at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. His interests include geriatrics, hospice and palliative medicine, and LGBTQIA+ health.

Daniel Cruz, Ph.D., ABPP Profile Image

Daniel Cruz, Ph.D., ABPP

  • Behavioral Scientist/Psychologist Mountainside Family Medicine Residency Program

Dr. Cruz has a Ph.D. from Seton Hall University and a master’s degree in cognitive neuroscience from Rutgers University. In addition, he completed an APA accredited internship at the Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care (UBHC) program in Child and Adolescent Psychology and postdoctoral training in clinical neuropsychology. He is a licensed psychologist in New Jersey and New York and board-certified by the American Academy of Professional Psychology (ABPP). Dr. Cruz is an educator, healthcare provider, and researcher in the areas of fMRI neuroimaging, cognitive assessment, and applied statistics. His interests are in Positive and Adverse Childhood Experiences (PACEs), complex developmental trauma, minority health (specifically racial and ethnic minorities and individuals with autism and ADHD), and scale development studies. Dr. Cruz is an Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and General Practice at St. George’s University.

Everett W. Schlam, M.D. Profile Image

Everett W. Schlam, M.D.

  • Assistant Director Mountainside Family Medicine Residency Program

Dr. Schlam is a graduate of the Rutgers Medical School – Camden. He is an alumnus of the Mountainside Family Medicine Residency who served as a Chief Resident. He completed a fellowship in Faculty Development at The Institute for Urban Family Health and obtained a Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine and Adolescent Medicine. He is also a Clinical Assistant Professor - Department of Family Medicine, New Jersey Medical School and Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and -School of Osteopathic Medicine. He’s also Chair and Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and General Practice at St. George’s University School of Medicine. Dr. Schlam is a Core Assistant Professor at Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine. His interests include adult Immunization, geriatrics and sports sedicine.

AnnGene Anthony, M.D., MPH, FAAFP Profile Image

AnnGene Anthony, M.D., MPH, FAAFP

  • Faculty Attending Mountainside Family Medicine Residency Program

Dr. Anthony is a graduate of Rutgers University – New Jersey Medical School (NJMS). She completed her residency training in Family Medicine at Brown University/Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island Family Medicine residency program. In addition, she also completed a Master’s degree in Public Health and a fellowship in Faculty Leadership Development at Brown. She is Board Certified in Family Medicine and is a a Core Assistant Professor at Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine, Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and General Practice at St. George’s University Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine at Rutgers – NJMS, and Assistant Professor Robert Wood Johnson. She serves as Co-Associate Clerkship Director in family medicine for Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine. Her interests include , women’s health (non-OB), procedural medicine and chronic disease management.

Preethi George, M.D., FAAFP Profile Image

Preethi George, M.D., FAAFP

  • Associate Program Director Mountainside Family Medicine Residency Program

Dr. George attended Miraj Medical College and completed her residency at the New York Presbyterian Hospital Columbia University Medical Center. She is board-certified by the American Board of Family Medicine. Dr. George is an Assistant Professor and Clerkship Director in the Department of Family Medicine and General Practice at St. George’s University. She is also a Core Assistant Professor at Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine; and, Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, and Clinical Instructor at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Her interest includes community outreach and public health, nutrition and excercise, addiction, Research.

Valery Vera-Connolly, M.D. Profile Image

Valery Vera-Connolly, M.D.

  • Faculty Attending Mountainside Family Practice Residency Program

Dr. Valery Vera-Connolly received her undergraduate degree in Biology from Seton Hall University and her medical degree from St. George’s University School of Medicine. She is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and General Practice at St. George’s University. Dr. Vera-Connolly directs our family medicine women’s services and serves as Mountainside Family Practice Group quality champion. Her interests includes primary care of underserved populations, women's health, child and adolescent medicine, and healthcare quality improvement.