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HMH Children’s Health Welcomes New Medical Leaders

Joseph M. Sanzari Children's HospitalK. Hovnanian Children's HospitalPediatrics

Hackensack Meridian Children’s Health recently welcomed new medical leaders:

Mark L. Kayton, Chief, Pediatric General Surgery

Mark L. Kayton, M.D.

Mark L. Kayton, M.D., is a board-certified pediatric surgeon and the chief of Pediatric Surgery at K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital at Jersey Shore University Medical Center. Prior to joining Hackensack Meridian Children’s Health, Dr. Kayton practiced in Florida, where he was a Palm Beach Illustrated Top Doctor for three years running, was on the medical schools faculties of both Florida Atlantic University and the University of South Florida and directed two pediatric trauma programs, including Florida’s first American College of Surgeons verified, Level I Pediatric Trauma Center.

Dr. Kayton is also an accomplished clinical researcher who received the Whipple Prize in surgery as a medical student at Columbia, and the Harriet Lane Award as a trainee at Johns Hopkins. He has authored over 40 peer reviewed research publications. Dr. Kayton has specialized experience in the care of children with cancer and has helped to run studies on new cancer treatments for the Children’s Oncology Group.

Suzanne Touch, M.D., Chief of Neonatology 

Dr. Touch is a Diplomat of the American Board of Pediatrics and the Subspecialty Board of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine.  She is the president of the Philadelphia Perinatal Society and also a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a member of the Society of Pediatric Research. Until recently, she was a consultant at St. Christopher’s Children’s Hospital in Philadelphia. 

A graduate of Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, Dr. Touch completed a residency in pediatrics and a fellowship in neonatal-perinatal medicine at the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital DuPont Hospital for Children in Philadelphia. She has been a professor of pediatrics at the Drexel University College of Medicine and the Temple University School of Medicine as well as the Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University.  She has authored numerous peer-reviewed papers related to pulmonary mechanics and minimally invasive ventilation, as well as her newer interest of quality improvement. Dr. Touch has presented her work at a number of national and international meetings and continues to serve on an NIH Study Section

Jan B. Wollack, M.D., PhD, Chief of Pediatric Neurology

Dr. Wollack is board certified in Child Neurology and Pediatrics.  He joins the academic medical center from Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, N.H., where he served as Section Chief, Pediatric Neurology.

Jan B. Wollack, M.D.

Dr. Wollack received his Bachelor of Science Degree from Yale University, graduating cum laude. He achieved his medical doctorate at Columbia University, N.Y., College of Physicians and Surgeons, where he also achieved his PhD at the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. He completed his postgraduate training in Pediatrics and Pediatric Neurology at Babies Hospital and The Neurological Institute of New York, respectively, at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, N.Y.

Dr. Wollack has more than 30 years of experience caring for children with neurological conditions, is a longtime clinical educator and has served as an assistant professor at Columbia University and the University of Maryland. Most recently, he served as an associate professor of Neurology at The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and associate professor, Pediatrics and Neurology at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

Dr. Wollack has received multiple top doctor recognitions from New Hampshire Magazine, Castle Connolly and New York Magazine.