Thomas Sernas, MS, PA-C

Thomas Sernas completed is education at UMDNJ-RWJ School of Health Related Professions in 1993 and holds the 53rd physician assistant license in the state of New Jersey. Tom joined Atlantic Health Systems in May, 2010 as the coordinator of The Craniofacial Center at Goryeb Children’s Hospital.

Mr. Sernas is a seasoned physician assistant. He trained for three years in trauma surgery at University Hospital in Newark and then joined the Department of Neurological Surgery under the tutelage of Pediatric Neurosurgeon, Dr. Peter Carmel. His training encompasses specialties in operative technologies using advanced stereotactic navigation of brain and spine, intra-operative MRI scanning using the first Polestar iMRI system in the United States and deep brain stimulation. During his employment at UMDNJ-Newark, he was appointed to Clinical Assistant Professor through UMDNJ-NJMS for teaching pre-med, medical students, physician assistant/nurse practitioner students, residents and post doctoral fellows. Tom has co-authored several papers in The Journal of Trauma, Stereotact Funct Neurosurgery, Radiosurgery and others. Mr. Sernas has presented numerous posters and abstracts at the scientific meetings of AANS, CNS, ASSFN, and AAPA. He maintains memberships in many prestigious organizations including the AANS, AAPA, CNS, ASSFN and NJSSPA.

Tom continued his love as a physician assistant in the neurological Division of UMDNJ-Robert Wood University Hospital refining his surgical skills until accepting his new position at New Jersey Pediatric Neuroscience Institute. He looks forward to the challenge of developing the Craniofacial Center, assisting in developing a Childhood Movement Disorders Center, coordinating support groups for brain tumors and epilepsy and broadening his medical and surgical skills by caring for patients on a daily basis.