Meet our Team

Burn Team

A dedicated team of multidisciplinary medical professionals are committed to restoring each patient to their optimal functional capacity. The unparalleled experience of this specialized team enables it to provide a full range of
Diagnostic and therapeutic services in a caring environment.

The Burn Center’s multi-disciplinary team includes:

Burn surgeons            Registered dietitians 
Registered burn nurses    Family case managers 
Burn technicians     Social workers
Respiratory therapists           Burn educators      
Physical therapists Environmental staff
Occupational therapists Administrative/Support staff

Consultation with other medical disciplines from throughout Saint Barnabas Medical Center is available as needed.

Our Team Leaders:

 

Michael Marano, MD, Medical Director
The Burn Center at Saint Barnabas Medical Center

Joined Saint Barnabas Medical Center in 1993. 

Dr. Michael MaranoDr. Marano received his medical degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-New Jersey Medical School at Newark in 1981. He completed his general surgery residency, clinical burn fellowship, and research training at The New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center in 1989. Dr. Marano was Assistant Professor of Surgery at Cornell Medical Center before he joined Saint Barnabas as a burn surgeon in 1993.  Additionally, he is currently Program Director of the general surgery training program in the Department of Surgery.  

Dr. Marano is board certified in General Surgery and Surgical Critical Care.  

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Sylvia Petrone, MD, Associate Medical Director
The Burn Center at Saint Barnabas Medical Center

Joined Saint Barnabas Medical Center in 1983.  

Dr. Petrone received her medical degree from Loyola University-Stritch School of Medicine, Maywood, Illinois in 1977 and completed an internship and residency in general surgery at Boston University. She served as clinical burn fellow and assistant attending surgeon at Cornell University Medical Center-New York Hospital, New York, New York in 1982 and 1983.

Dr. Petrone is certified by the American Board of Surgery in general surgery and holds a Special Certificate of added Qualifications in Surgical Critical Care. She is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the American Burn Association, the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the International Society for Burn Injury.

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Abraham Houng, MD, Surgeon
The Burn Center at Saint Barnabas Medical Center

Dr. Houng received his undergraduate degree from Columbia University.  He completed a master’s degree in engineering from University of Pennsylvania.  He received his medical degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-New Jersey Medical School at Newark in 2001.  He completed his general surgery residency at Saint Barnabas Medical Center in 2006.  He also completed a surgical critical care fellowship from Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, joining the Burn Team in June of 2007. 

Dr. Houng is board certified in General Surgery and Surgical Critical Care.  

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Beverly K. Foster, Director
Saint Barnabas Burn Foundation, Saint Barnabas Medical Center

Joined Saint Barnabas Medical Center in 1987 

Ms. Foster holds a bachelor’s of science degree in business administration from Elmira College, NY. She also serves as Vice Chair of the Federation of Burn Foundations, an international coalition of burn foundation; and a member of the American Burn Association.  

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