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President and Chief Executive Officer
Howard Orel, M.D. joined Advocare Marlton Pediatrics in 1989. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with degrees from The College of Arts and Sciences, the Wharton School of Business, and the School of Medicine. He completed his pediatric training at Johns Hopkins Hospital and was certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in 1989. A fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Dr. Orel has consistently been honored as a "Top Physician" by multiple publications. He was also named by NJBIZ magazine to the Health Care Power 50, as one of the 50 most powerful people in New Jersey healthcare.
Dr. Orel is one of the founding members of Advocare and serves as its President and Chief Executive Officer. His clinical interests include evaluating and treating patients with ADHD, behavioral health and newborn care. The proud father of four daughters and a granddaughter, Dr. Orel resides with his wife, Emily, in Moorestown. He enjoys traveling, spending time at the shore and volunteering for various organizations.
Dr. Schlitt is a diplomate of the American Board of Pediatrics and a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics. In 1980 he received his bachelor's degree in biology from Lafayette College. He earned his doctorate in medicine from Jefferson Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia and stayed in the city to complete his pediatrics residency at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children. Dr. Schlitt joined Advocare Haddon Pediatric Group in 1990. He also serves on the Executive Council of Advocare, LLC. He is married, has four children, and is an avid marathon runner.
Dr. Michael Snyder is board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. After more than 20 years in private practice, he believes his most satisfying privilege as a doctor is caring for his patients.
Dr. Snyder is the Chairman of the Department of Gynecology at Lourdes Medical Center of Burlington County. He is also the Treasurer and Chairman of Finance for Advocare along with being a member of the Executive Committee. Dr. Snyder received international attention in 1999 when he delivered Amerikan, the first baby born to refugees from Kosovo, who were temporarily staying at Fort Dix, New Jersey. He also appeared on the first east coast filming for The Learning Channel program, Baby Story, delivering a baby at Virtua Memorial Hospital. Regularly listed as a Top Physician for Obstetrics & Gynecology in South Jersey Magazine, in 2008 Dr. Snyder received one of the first ten APPLE awards presented by the New Jersey Nurses Association, honoring physicians for a shared commitment to serving patients with quality health care.
Born in Philadelphia, Dr. Snyder worked through high school, college, and medical school as a luthier, repairing guitars and other musical instruments. He and his wife were high school sweethearts who celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary in 2014. They live with their two children in Hainesport, Burlington County.
Specialty: Family Medicine
Dr. Mohammad Abdeljawad is a board certified physician in Family Medicine. He graduated from Rutgers University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology. He attended St. Matthew’s University School of Medicine where he received his medical degree in 2010. Dr. Abdeljawad completed his residency program at Virtua Family Medicine. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Family Physician’s. Before joining Advocare Moorestown Family Practice, Dr. Abdeljawad was a hospitalist physician with the Virtua Medical Group serving the South Jersey community. Dr. Abdeljawad resides in Voorhees with his wife and three children. In his spare time he enjoys reading, biking and jogging.
Specialty: Ear Nose & Throat
Dr. Aftab is a board-certified otolaryngologist who joined Advocare ENT Specialty Center in August 2010. She is a member of many local and national Otolaryngology societies, as well as an Associate of the American College of Surgeons. Her articles and chapters have been published in peer-reviewed medical journals and textbooks.
Dr. Aftab earned her bachelors of science degree magna cum laude from The Pennsylvania State University, and received her doctor of medicine degree magna cum laude from Jefferson Medical College, where she was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society. She completed her otolaryngology residency at University Hospitals of Cleveland and Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital. She has also provided humanitarian medical care to the homeless in Philadelphia, as well as to orphaned children in El Salvador.
Dr. Aftab lives in South Jersey with her family. Her areas of clinical expertise and special interest include voice and swallowing problems, thyroid surgery, nose and sinus surgery, and pediatric ENT. She has been recognized by South Jersey Magazine as Reader's Choice top physician.
Dr. David Chasen received a bachelor's degree in pre-medicine from The Pennsylvania State University in State College, Pennsylvania in 1991 and earned his medical degree from Thomas Jefferson University Jefferson Medical College in 1994. From 1994 through 1997 Dr. Chasen attended the Thomas Jefferson University- A.I. duPont Hospital for Children combined pediatric residency program in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Wilmington, Delaware. Dr. Chasen was certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in 1997. In that same year, he joined The Farm Pediatrics, presently known as Advocare The Farm Pediatrics. Dr. Chasen is affiliated with Virtua Voorhees Hospital in Voorhees, New Jersey.
Dr. Joseph DelGiorno is a board-certified Pediatrician and fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Joe received his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College after attending St. Joseph's University. He completed his residency at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children in 2001 and immediately joined his father, John T. DelGiorno, who founded the practice in 1976.
Dr. Joe was an executive Vice President of Continuum Heath Alliance, a medical management company, and was directly responsible for starting and growing the Pediatric Emergency Department and Pediatric Hospital Programs at Virtua Hospital in Voorhees. Most recently, Dr. Joe was hired by Unite Here Health and opened a comprehensive medical center in Atlantic City to care for the members of the Local 54 Hotel and Casino Workers Union. His professional interests include Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Anxiety, and Sports Medicine.
Dr. Joe is an avid runner, snowboarder, and surfer; and has traveled to over 50 countries. He endeavors to care for all of his patients through respectful and honest partnerships with each and every family.
Dr. Anthony Mishik is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and certified for pediatric advanced life support. Born and raised in Brooklyn and Staten Island, New York, "Dr. Tony" graduated cum laude from the Benjamin Franklin Scholars program at the University of Pennsylvania and received his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, DC.
After completing his internship and residency in pediatrics at the Naval Hospital in Oakland, California, he served for four years at the Naval Health Clinic in Cherry Point, North Carolina, where he headed the Department of Pediatrics for three years. Dr. Mishik also served on the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) North Carolina Chapter Child Abuse and Neglect Committee and is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Dr. Mishik moved to South Jersey with his family to go into private practice and founded West Deptford Pediatrics in 1995. As an active member of the West Deptford community and the region's medical community, he has participated in numerous New Jersey and regional professional organizations including the Executive Council of New Jersey Chapter of the AAP, the South Jersey Perinatal Cooperative, and Advocare, LLC. He has published articles about child abuse and has lectured on issues of child development and discipline. Dr. Mishik also works to promote better community understanding of various health care issues through his personal involvement with local area activities. Dr. Mishik is past Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics at Inspira Medical Center in Woodbury, NJ. He has been recognized as a "Top Doc" in multiple are magazines and surveys.
Dr. Mahbod Mohazzebi, a board-certified pediatrician, joined our staff in September 2009. He completed his residency training in general pediatrics at the New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center / Children's Hospital of New York, where he became an active participant in the American Academy of Pediatrics.
A South Jersey native who attended the Cherry Hill school system, Dr. Mohazzebi received Honors degrees from the University of Delaware and earned his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Mohazzebi is also particularly interested in international travel.
“Pediatrics fulfills me in ways that no other specialty could," notes Dr Polack. "I enjoy being with young people, parents, children and adolescents. Young children bring bright-eyed enthusiasm into any situation, and adolescents are wonderful in their own ways. It’s an opportunity for me to connect and make a difference in their lives. In pediatrics, one needs to be part investigator, part parent, part buddy, and always an advocate.
I enjoy watching the progression from infancy to toddlerhood, childhood and adolescence. I most enjoy the hugs that are spontaneously thrown at me when I least expect them. My style of patient care is respectful and inclusive. We often make decisions as a team. I hope to give my patients a sense of trust and security where they are comfortable coming to me with any issue, no matter how private. I hope to give them a sense of confidence in our ability as a team to solve any problem that may arise. I care very much about each child’s health as well as their experience with us.”
Dr. Polack enjoys physical exercise and does so regularly. She enjoys hiking, reading novels, Jane Austen, Shakespeare and the theatre.