Meet Our Doctors
Michael J. Schmidling MD, RPVI, DABRCo-Director of the Vascular Institute Section Chief, Division of Interventional Radiology, AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center
Dr. Michael Schmidling is a New Jersey local having received his formalized training through an accelerated B.S.-M.D. Joint Degree Program at Rutgers University and UMDNJ Medical School. During his time in medical school he received many honors including acceptance into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical and graduated in the top 5% of his class. He excelled academically and in research co-founding the B.S./B.A-M.D. Research Program. He has published in peer-reviewed journals and presented posters at national meetings.
After completing his training, he worked with University Radiology Group and served as Assistant Professor at Robert Wood Johnson Hospital, a tertiary care center in New Brunswick. While at University Radiology Group, he first became interested in treatment of varicose veins and minimally invasive treatments of cancer, now termed interventional oncology. He opened a vein center, and began treating patients with all types of venous disease.
In 2007 Dr. Schmidling joined Atlantic Medical Imaging, one of the premier radiology groups in New Jersey. He has continued treating venous disease and currently is the Co-Director of the Vascular Institute at Atlantic Medical Imaging. He has played a critical role in developing an Interventional Oncology program here in South Jersey and continues to perform all types of minimally invasive procedures including uterine artery embolization, angiography and angioplasty, and treatment of vertebral compression fractures with kyphoplasty. In 2013 he was honored as “Top Doc” in the NJ Monthly Magazine.
Dr. Schmidling currently serves as section chief of the Division of Interventional Radiology at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center.
Nicholas Petruzzi MD, DABRCo-Director of the Vascular Institute Director, Interventional Oncology
A native of South Jersey, Dr. Petruzzi began his career path at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, PA. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in cellular biology while graduating with honors. He completed his medical school training at the prestigious Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA. He graduated in the top of his class and was recognized for his academic achievements being nominated for membership in the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) medical honor society. He completed his internship at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, PA and his Diagnostic Radiology residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.
Having a desire to pursue the minimally invasive and image-guided treatment of both cancer and peripheral vascular disease, he went on to advanced fellowship training in Interventional Radiology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Petruzzi has authored articles in the field of Interventional Oncology, being published numerous times in highly respected medical journals. He was the first in this region to pioneer the minimally invasive treatment of liver tumors and was the first physician in both Atlantic and Cape May counties to perform Y-90 radioembolization.
Dr. Petruzzi also focuses on the treatment of peripheral vascular disease. He has extensive experience in performing complex peripheral interventions for occlusive arterial disease to aid with healing of chronic wounds. He has published manuscripts and delivered lectures on today’s cutting-edge techniques for treating both arterial and venous disease. Above all, Dr. Petruzzi believes in true patient centered care and is passionate about educating both physicians and patients on vascular disease.
Rajesh I. Patel MD, DABR
Dr. Rajesh Patel received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of California. He then went on to study medicine at Hahnemann University School of Medicine. He completed his Diagnostic Radiology Residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles. He underwent additional subspecialty training in Interventional Radiology at St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital in New York.
Dr. Patel is a board certified Diagnostic Radiologist. He is an Attending Physician at Atlanticare Regional Medical Center. His clinical interests include women’s health, peripheral arterial disease and critical limb ischemia.
Mitchell H. Brezel MD, DABRChairman, Department of Radiology at AtlantiCare
Dr. Brezel received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Cornell University in New York. He went on to complete his medical school training at New York University School of Medicine. He studied Diagnostic Radiology at the State University of New York Health Sciences Center and served as chief resident during his time there. Having an interest in image guided interventions he underwent subspecialized training in Vascular and Interventional Radiology at Yale – New Haven Hospital in Connecticut.
Dr. Brezel is a board certified Diagnostic Radiologist. His clinical interests include the entire breadth of interventional radiology and the minimally invasive treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms.
He serves as the current Chairman of the Department of Radiology at Atlanticare Regional Medical Center.
Jamie K. Roesch MSN, RN, AGPCNP-BCInterventional Radiology
Advanced Nurse Practicioner at AMI
Jamie Roesch is the Vascular Interventional Advanced Nurse Practitioner at Atlantic Medical Imaging. She first obtained her Bachelor of Nursing from Thomas Jefferson University School of Philadelphia. She then went on to complete her Master of Science in Nursing degree with a concentration in Adult-Gerontology as a Nurse Practitioner from Stockton University. Jamie graduated with Honors and is an active member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. In addition to evaluating patients at the time of consultation and at follow-up visits, she also performs select interventional procedures.