Our Medical Team

Dr. Lookman Odejobi

Medical Director

Dr. Lookman Odejobi, MD, specializes in Internal Medicine in Neptune, NJ and has over 35 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University of Ilorin, Faculty Of Health Sciences medical school in 1985. He is affiliated with Hackensack Meridian Health Jersey Shore University Medical Center.

Dr. Brian K. Roper

Subacute Medical Director

Dr. Roper, MD, RPh, has been practicing Internal Medicine in his Jersey Shore private practice for over 20 years; as well as medical consultant work for Monmouth county nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and adult daycares. He is also the creator and patent holder of TIDAmed (The Interim Doctor App); a smart device application that allows patients to remotely and privately connect with doctors for minor ailments.

Dr. Normy Dessalines

Haitian Program Director

Dr. Normy Dessalines, MD, specializes in internal medicine in Red Bank, NJ and has over 10 years of experience in the field of medicine. He graduated from his medical school with his medical degree in 2009. He is affiliated with numerous hospitals in New Jersey and more, including Jersey Shore University Medical Center.

Dr. Sushil Mehandru


Dr. Sushil Mehandru, MD, is a Nephrology specialist in Neptune, New Jersey. He attended and graduated from medical school in 1972, having over 48 years of diverse experience, especially in Nephrology. He is affiliated with many hospitals including Bayshore Community Hospital, Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Ocean Medical Center, Riverview Medical Center.

Dr. James Cosentino

Pulmonary Program

Dr. Cosentino specializes in Pulmonary Medicine. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, and Pulmonary Medicine. He completed his Residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center and Fellowship at Temple University Hospital (Fellowship – Pulmonary Critical Care). He is a member of the group practice Shore Pulmonary, which has been an integral part of the medical community since 1976 that diagnose, prevents, and treats illnesses, with a focus on Pulmonary Medicine, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine.

Dr. Michael Aaron


Dr. Michael R Aaron, DO, is a Cardiovascular Disease (Cardiology) specialist in New Jersey. He attended and graduated from New York College Of Osteo Medicine Of New York Institute Of Technology in 1986, having over 34 years of diverse experience, especially in Cardiovascular Disease (Cardiology). He is affiliated with many hospitals including Community Medical Center, Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Monmouth Medical Center- Southern Campus, Ocean Medical Center, Southern Ocean Medical Center. Dr. Michael R Aaron also cooperates with other doctors and physicians in medical groups including Shore Heart Group, Pa.

Dr. Priscila Gonzalez

Physiatry Program

Dr. Vandana Sharma

Palliative Care

Dr. Sharma is a trained board-certified physician specializing in Palliative Medicine with over 14 years of palliative care experience. She joined VNA Health Group in July 2018 and was instrumental in starting a community-based palliative program. This initiative helped to provide palliative care to patients in their homes, long-term care, and assisted living facilities. Prior to joining VNA Health Group, Dr. Sharma worked at Montefiore Medical Center in New York as a Palliative Medicine consulting physician for 12 years. She is dedicated to bringing her expertise, compassion, and vast knowledge in palliative care to her patients with chronic and life-limiting illnesses and to improving their quality of life.

Dr. Mira Ahuja

Patient Care & Education

Dr. Mira Ahuja has facilitated Caregiver Support Groups in Monmouth and Ocean Counties for the past 20 years. She has educated caregivers on the progression of Alzheimer’s disease and its effects on the patients’ daily capabilities and activities.

She further shows them ways to deal with issues encountered with their loved ones without getting overwhelmed. She educates our staff on effective care of patients and is proud of her affiliation with Marquis Health Consulting Services. She is a staunch believer in the motto that ‘Patients Come First’.

Dr. Ahuja works in collaboration with leading geriatrician Dr. Joshua Shua-Haim, MD, FACP, AGSF, CMD Professor of Medicine at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

Stephen T. Pucci, CRT

Respiratory Therapist

Steve is a Certified Respiratory Therapist with 30 plus years of hospital experience in extensive critical care, and 14 years in homecare with a strong emphasis on high-tech modalities. He has broad experience in homecare ventilators, CPAP/ BIPAP qualifications and compliance, and preventative maintenance programs for all equipment.

He currently serves as Respiratory Therapy Director in various healthcare facilities. In his previous position at Community Surgical Supply, he oversaw a team of 25 plus clinicians and was responsible for all in-services, staffing, and performance evaluations. He developed an extensive home ventilator program that grew from 14 to 150 home ventilators and was instrumental in helping the company achieve JCAHO accreditation in 2007 and 2010.

Steve is a graduate of Borough of Manhattan Community College and University del Noreste, School of Medicine in Tampico, Mexico.

Shore Pulmonary Associates

Pulmonary Program

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