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Our Team

Our Doctors

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 Dr. Maryellen Brucato, Dr. Jungmin Lydia Yoo, Dr. Daniel Margolin and Dr. Douglas Appel


Daniel Margolin, DPM

Dr. Daniel MargolinDaniel Margolin, DPM is the executive director of New Jersey Foot and Ankle Centers. He attended the Pennsylvania College of Podiatric Medicine and after graduating he completed his residency in podiatric medicine and surgery at Beth Israel Hospital in Passaic, New Jersey. Dr. Margolin has spent over three years as Chairman of the Department of Podiatric Surgery at St. Peters Hospital and is currently on staff at Valley Hospital. He is also known for his efforts in the Shoes for the Needy Campaign, Food for the Needy Drive and as the Director of the Bergen County Foundation for a Drug-Free World. In addition to his practice, Dr. Dan Margolin is the author of the best-selling book, Fast Tracking Your Prosperity: 21 Lessons in Professional & Personal Success, as well as the developer of the video-assisted training series Basic Staff Training.



Maryellen Brucato, DPM

Dr Maryellen BrucatoDr. Brucato is board qualified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery in foot surgery as well as rearfoot and ankle surgery. She is an associate of the American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons. Dr. Brucato attended St.Joseph's University where she received a B.S. in Biology with a minor in Spanish. She went on to receive her Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine from Temple University. After graduating, Dr. Brucato completed a three year residency at Morristown Medical Center which is considered one of the top programs in the nation with high surgical volumes. Dr. Brucato has been practicing at New Jersey Foot & Ankle Centers since 2013 and has enjoyed serving the Bergen County community. She has been published in many peer reviewed journals including the Journal of Foot & Ankle Surgery and remains active in research. Although highly surgically trained, she is conservative minded and only uses surgery as a last resort. 

Success Story:

When I drive to work in the morning, I am excited and happy. In our office, everyone is very happy, positive, and cheery. Since I am that exact type of person, it fuels me and provides me with endless energy. My coworkers at NJFAC are considered my family and I even get many hugs from them throughout the day! The staff is supportive and are willing to drop anything they are doing to help me and I appreciate it immensely. I know that without them, I could not do my job. Dr.Margolin is the best boss/owner you could imagine, he lets me operate with full autonomy and also provides helpful advice when asked. I have learned a lot from him, almost an entirely separate education I did not know I was lacking. I am lucky enough to work in a practice that lets me also pursue other passions of mine including wound care, teaching, and research.



Douglas Appel, DPM

Dr. AppelDr. Appel graduated from Lafayette College with a Bachelors Degree in Anthropology and Sociology. He then went on to receive his medical degree from Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine. Dr. Appel then completed a three year residency program in foot and ankle reconstructive surgery at Morristown Medical Center of the Atlantic Health System serving as Chief Resident in his final year. Dr. Appel specializes in foot and ankle reconstruction and trauma, sports medicine, diabetic limb salvage, and wound care. He has extensive training in arthroscopic surgery and treatment of foot and ankle pathologies. Dr. Appel is Board Certified by the American Board of Podiatric Medicine and Board Qualified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery in both Foot and Reconstructive Rearfoot/Ankle Surgery.



Judah Gomberg, DPM

Dr. Judah GombergDr. Judah Gomberg was born and raised in New York. For his undergraduate studies, he received a bachelor's degree in biology from Yeshiva University. He received his doctorate in Podiatric Medicine from the New York College of Podiatric Medicine. Upon graduation he went on to his residency training in Saint Johns Episcopal Hospital. During residency, Dr. Gomberg had the opportunity to train under some of the best clinicians and surgeons in Queens and Long Island, and received a part of his training in Gilbert and Chandler, Arizona. He served as Chief Resident during his final year. He now practices as part of the team in New Jersey Foot & Ankle Centers in Oradell, NJ, specializing in Foot and Ankle Surgery.



Justin Donovan, DPM

Dr. Justin DonovanDr. Justin Donovan graduated from St. Joseph’s College with a bachelor’s degree in Biology and later on a minor in Chemistry. Dr. Donovan then graduated from from the New York College of Pediatric Medicine. He completed his residency training at Coney Island Hospital, serving as chief resident during his final year. He was also inducted into the St. Joseph’s College Golden Eagles Hall of Fame with the 2008 Men’s Cross Country team.



Our Staff

Office Manager

Gerlene Porcoro Head Medical Assistant

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Head Medical Assistant

Richa Patel Head Medical Assistants

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Medical Assistant Department

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John McCarty

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Andia Sanchez

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Dominique DelTufo

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Receptionist Department

Jackie Carrillo

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Patient Surgery Coordinator

Liz Arias Surgery coordinator

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Billing Department

Brianna Garcia

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 Amanda Tufariello

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Daisy Matos

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Silvia Bonner

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Kyle Berger

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Medical Records

Adele Bland

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Donna Prieto

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Community Outreach Team

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New Jersey Foot and Ankle Centers' Community Outreach Team is here to help you. We coordinate our doctors speaking engagements on the "Common Causes of Foot Problems" at senior centers, hospitals, corporations and other community organizations. We collect over 15,000 pairs of shoes annually in our Shoes for the Needy Drive. We hold food drives at supermarkets and donate the food to local food pantries. We also do frequent fundraisers for various causes, like animal shelters, children's hospitals, cancer societies, and much more. Lastly, we provide educational materials from the Foundation for a Drug-Free World. If there is anything we can do for you, your family or any organization you are a part of, please let us know how we can help because you've got a foot doctor in the family!" 


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