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⭐️ Debra R. Tarantino, MD, FACS, FASCRS

Associates in Colon and Rectal Diseases
Office 200 S. Orange Avenue Suite 232 Livingston NJ 07039 Office 3699 Rt. 46 Parsippany NJ 07054 Office 111 Madison Avenue Suite 312 Morristown NJ 07960 Work Phone: 973-322-0250 Website:
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Biographical Info

Specialty: Colon and Rectal Surgery, General Surgery
Board Certification: American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery
American Board of Surgery
Medical School: State University of New York of Buffalo
Internship: Case Western Reserve University
Residency: Case Western Reserve University
Fellowship: St. Lukes Roosevelt
Professional Affiliations: American College of Surgeons
American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
NY Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
NJ Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
Publications/Awards: Current Surgical Therapy, 17th Edition. Cameron. Anorectal Disease in the Gay Patient. Lester Gottesman, MD and Debra Tarantino, MD 2001 Mosby, Inc., New Jersey monthly top doctor -2013 2014 2015/2016, Inside New Jersey Top Doc 2013 through 2016 as well and Castle Connolly top doctor 2014, 2015 and 2016

Endoanal Ultrasound in the Staging and Management of Squamous – Cell Carcinoma of the Anal Canal: Potential Implications of a New Ultrasound Staging System. Debra R. Tarantino, MD and Mitchell Berstein, MD Diseases of the Colon and Rectum, Jan 2002, vol 45 no 1 pg.16.

The Role of Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy and Flow Cytometry in the Evaluation of Persistent Neck Adenopathy. Debra R. Tarantino, MD, Theodore Strickland, MD Amer Khiyami, MD, and Christopher R. McHenry, MD

Specialty: Colo-Rectal Surgery