Meet Our Advisory Board Team
Let's Save Ma is grateful to our community partners and our dedicated advisory board members who volunteer their time and expertise to help further our mission and advocate for breast cancer awareness.
Julia M. DiGioia, M.D., F.A.C.S.
DIPLOMATE, AMERICAN BOARD OF SURGERY
Hall DiGioia Surgical Associates, P.A.
Dr. Julia DiGioia, a breast cancer survivor and a well-known Attending Breast Surgeon at Overlook Medical Center, Jersey City Medical Center and Englewood Health Medical Center, currently serves as the Director of Breast Surgical Oncology North Jersey for Englewood Health Medical Center.
Dr. DiGioia and her husband, Dr. Stephen C. Hall, a plastic and reconstructive surgeon, are partners of Hall DiGioia Surgical Associates, an established surgical practice based on compassion and individualized patient care, advising each patient on the difficult choices when facing the diagnosis of breast cancer. The motto for Hall DiGioia Surgical Associates had always been “Hope Starts Here”. Since Dr. DiGioia’s diagnosis and recovery from breast cancer their motto is now “Hope Starts, Lives and Works Here!”'
Her surgical practice focuses on the diagnosis and surgical treatment of breast cancer and offers a unique oncoplastic surgical approach to patients requiring breast surgery and reconstruction after lumpectomy or mastectomy and for high risk breast cancer prevention.
Dr. DiGioia has been named by Castle Connolly as one of New Jersey’s top surgeons for the past nineteen years as well as one of the New York Metropolitan area’s top breast surgeons. In August 2022, Dr. DiGioia was listed in the top one percent of Breast Surgeons in the nation by Castle Connolly's, "The American Registry".
Amit A Patel, M.D., AACP
DIPLOMATE, AMERICAN BOARD OF INTERNAL MEDICINE
Partner, Astera Cancer Care-Jersey City
Dr. Amit Patel is an oncologist in Jersey City, NJ and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the Hudson County area including Jersey City Medical Center-RWJBarnabas Health, Bayonne Medical Center-Carepoint Health, Christ Hospital-Carepoint Health, and Hoboken University Medical Center- Carepoint Health.
Dr. Patel graduated from St. Luke's Roosevelt- Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. He received his medical degree from St. George's University School of Medicine and his Bachelor of Science with Honors at the University of Houston, School of Natural Sciences.
As a much sought-after speaker and contributor, Dr. Patel is associated with several speaker bureaus including; Celegene, Novartis, Incyte, Daiichi Sankyo, and Astra Zeneca. He has delivered multiple presentations at weekly Breast Cancer tumor boards, general tumor boards, and Hepatobiliary/GI tumor board at Jersey City Medical Center-RWJBarnabas Health.
Dr. Patel believes being an oncologist is not only an important responsibility but a true privilege. Every patient he meets represents an opportunity to make a real difference and to turn a cancer patient into a survivor! He strives to provide the most attentive, effective, and advanced evidence-based care possible. And, leads with heartfelt empathy, guidance, and support for his patients and their families.
He is fluent in Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi.
Jaclyn Fulop is a licensed physical therapist with more than
thirteen years of clinical practice in sports medicine and
orthopedic rehabilitation. Recognized as one of the top therapists in New Jersey, Jaclyn is the owner of EPTG, a state-of-the-art PT clinic with four locations in Jersey City, Weehawken, and Hoboken. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition, Food and Exercise from Florida State University and a Master of Science degree in Physical Therapy from Florida A & M University.
In 2019, Jaclyn was nominated by Governor Murphy and approved by the New Jersey Senate to serve as a member of the New Jersey State Board of PT Examiners.
In her capacity as a board member, she is responsible for the regulation and oversight for all physical therapists across the state of New Jersey.
An avid animal lover, Jaclyn serves as an executive board member for the Liberty Humane Society, one of the state's largest animal shelters. With EPTG, she helped to raise over $300,00 to launch the first low-cost mobile spay and neuter program for Hudson County.
Jaclyn is also a Lululemon ambassador for the American Dream Mall, partnering with the world renowned fitness brand on social impact programs and wellness initiatives. She is a member of the APTA and the Hudson County Chamber of Commerce. Jaclyn is a proud working mom and resides in Jersey City with her husband Steven, their son Jaxon and daughter Stasha.