Women's Health

Manuel B. Banzon, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.

Dr. Banzon is a very well known Women's Health and Infertility specialist. His extensive experience and impressive skills made him a household name in the area he serves. Dr. Banzon received both his pre-med and medical degree from University of Santo Tomas in Manila, Philippines. Dr. Banzon did his residency and chief residency at Jersey City Medical Center specializing in Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Dr. Banzon started his professional career in 1969 working for private practices and several hospitals including Holy Family Hospital in Brooklyn, NY, Hoboken University Hospital in Hoboken, NJ, and now – Meadowlands Hospital Medical Center.

He is recognized as one of the Top Doctors of the NY Metropolitan area from 1999 until today and was awarded with the Certificate of Excellence by UMDNJ. Dr. Banzon authored multiple publications on Obstetrics and Gynecology. He is bilingual and speaks English and Tagalog fluently.

Julia Riftine, M.D.

Dr. Julia Riftine graduated from St. George’s University School of Medicine in Grenada with a M.D. degree. She also holds a B.A. degree from Hunter College of The City University of New York. She did her residency training at The Brooklyn Hospital Center in Brooklyn, NY and St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York, NY.

Dr. Riftine is certified with The American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and has a license to practice in New Jersey. She has extensive professional experience working as an Women's Health for Hackensack University Medical Center. She is also a mentor to St. George’s medical students.

Dr. Riftine is a member of The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and The American Academy of Gynecologic Laparoscopists. She is very active in her professional field. Her two research projects (Sonographic Characteristics of the Cervix after Cerclage and Glutathione Function in Skin Cancer) received wide recognition by her fellow physicians and scientists.

Julia is a Phi Beta Kappa and made Dean’s List numerous times from Hunter College. Dr. Riftine is fluent in English and Russian.

Swiatoslaw Woroch, M.D.

Swiatoslaw Woroch, M.D., a Board certified Women's Health physician, brings dependable expertise to the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Meadowlands Hospital. Having obtained his M.D. at the University of Salamanca Medical School in Salamanca, Spain, Dr. Woroch undertook his internship and residency at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, at the Jersey City Medical Center. He continued to build his reputation, winning the Charles Qaugherri Honor Roll Physician of the Year Award during his time at St. Mary’s Hospital in New Jersey. Dr. Woroch splits his time between Meadowlands Hospital and his own private practice.

George A. Woroch, M.D.

George A. Woroch, M.D., a Board certified Women's Health physician, plays a very important role in Meadowlands Hospital’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He became Chief Resident in the latter half of his Women's Health residency program at Jersey City Medical Center. Dr. Woroch’s commitment to the bettering of women’s health extends beyond Meadowlands Hospital, with his working at his private practice as well.