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Advanced Clinician Pathway Program

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The Advanced Clinician Pathway promotes the development of JAG clinical professionals allowing them to realize their maximum potential as therapists. This unique program provides internal and external resources for professional education to the JAG physical and occupational therapist, allowing them to obtain nationally recognized specialist certifications. The program also encourages an ongoing cycle of education as candidates share their knowledge with each other and with staff clinicians throughout the company. Advanced clinician candidates are required to act as clinical instructors to therapy students in the JAG clinical education program as well as active members in the JAG clinical mentorship program. Upon completing the requisites of the program, JAG Advanced Clinicians participate in over 500 hours of clinical education as both teacher and student.

Learning Objectives

The Advanced Clinician Pathway program focus on teaching our clinicians the fundamental responsibilities of a director. Leadership qualities such as communication, team bonding, staff utilization, budget building, and business analysis are important qualities in any field. This program highlights these cornerstones of business and uniquely applies it to the world of outpatient physical therapy. At each level, candidates are offered hours of classroom, virtual, and on the job training. Specific programs are offered to our executive, regional, and clinic leadership members to assure a consistent message that aligns with our mission and our core values.

On-Site

Small Groups

On Demand

Program Organizer

Joseph Saraceno
MSPT, CSCS
Chief Quality Officer

Leadership Team

Dan Kane
Dan Kane
PT, DPT, CCI, Advanced Hip Clinician
Senior Regional Clinical Director - New Jersey
Jim McNulty
Jim McNulty
PT, DPT
Senior Regional Clinical Director - New Jersey & Pennsylvania
David Perez-Herranz
Senior Regional Clinical Director - New York
Matt Cirelli
Senior Regional Clinical Director - New Jersey
Jesse Simon
Jesse Simon
PT, MCMT
Senior Regional Clinical Director - New York
Al Raccuia
Al Raccuia
PT, DPT
Regional Clinical Director - New Brunswick, Woodbridge, Woodbridge Amboy Road, Hillsborough, Edison
Aleksandr Dekhtyarev
Aleksandr Dekhtyarev
PT, DPT, COMT, GT Cert, CI, CKTP, CIMI, CSST, CWC, CWT
Regional Clinical Director - Bensonhurst, Ditmas Park, Midwood Avenue T, Midwood Ocean, Sheepshead Bay, Sheepshead Voorhies, Rockaway Beach
Andrew Atalla
Andrew Atalla
PT, DPT
Regional Clinical Director - West Orange, Chatham, Newark, Newark Gateway, South Orange, Clara Maass, Summit
Bill Gregory
Bill Gregory
PT, DPT
Regional Clinical Director - Richboro, Warminster, Newtown South, Bensalem, Somerton, Fairless Hills, Doylestown
Carla Buonviaggio
Regional Clinical Director - Bay Ridge 4th, Bay Ridge 5th, Westerleigh, Dongan Hills, South Ave
Casey Garland
Casey Garland
PT, DPT
Regional Clinical Director - Clifton, Wayne, Fairfield, Fairfield Commons, Wayne Hamburg, West Milford
Chelsea Brooks
Regional Clinical Director - Hawthorne, Sleepy Hollow, White Plains, Yonkers, Mount Kisco, Hutchinson Metro
Craig Menezes
Craig Menezes
PT, DPT
Regional Clinical Director - Canarsie, Georgetown, Gerritsen Beach, Marine Park, Starrett City, Crown Heights
Craig Soriano
Craig Soriano
PT, DPT
Regional Clinical Director - Denville, Warren, Bedminster Somerville, Bedminster Lamington, Stirling, Cedar Knolls, Morristown, Bridgewater
Ed Zdanowicz
Ed Zdanowicz
PT, DPT
Regional Clinical Director - Berkeley Heights, Clark, Linden, Union, Union Galloping Hill, Westfield, Bayonne, Bayonne South
Jeff Rigby
Jeff Rigby
PT, DPT
Regional Clinical Director - Hackensack, Montvale, Wyckoff, Edgewater, East Rutherford, Pearl River, Blauvelt, Tappan, Valley Cottage
Joseph Persico
Joseph Persico
PT, DPT, TPI
Regional Clinical Director - Gramercy, Midtown, Morningside Heights, Noho
Katarzyna Dmochowski
Katarzyna Dmochowski
PT, DPT
Regional Clinical Director - Atlantic Terminal, Brooklyn Heights, Downtown, Greenpoint, Prospect Heights, East Flatbush, Park Slope South
Kim Cullen
Kim Cullen
PT, DPT, CLT
Regional Clinical Director - Toms River West, Toms River East, Brick, Jackson, Cape May Courthouse, Ocean City, Tuckerton, Northfield
Mark Cristiano
Regional Clinical Director - JC Marin, JC Newport, JC Heights, JC Journal Square, JCMC, Hoboken, Hoboken South
Matthew Perry
Matthew Perry
PT, DPT
Regional Clinical Director - Babylon, Bohemia, Cedarhurst, East Meadow-Merrick, East Meadow, Elmhurst, Franklin Square, Garden City, Levittown, Melville, Seaford, Smithtown, Valley Stream
Michael Santamaria
Regional Clinical Director - Red Bank, Manasquan, Hazlet, W Long Branch, Oakhurst, Holmdel, Freehold, Tinton Falls, Englishtown
Michael Wylykanowitz
Michael Wylykanowitz
OCS, PT, DPT
Regional Clinical Director - East Brunswick, Old Bridge, Princeton, Princeton Chambers, Lawrenceville, Pennington, East Windsor, Hamilton, Howell
Steve Barth
Steve Barth
PT, MSPT, ATC, CSCS, PES
Regional Clinical Director - New Dorp, Eltingville, New Springville, Rossville, Tottenville
Ron Bredow
Ron Bredow
PT, MSPT
Regional Business Development Director
Mark Diaz
Mark Diaz
PT, MSPT
Regional Operations Director
Kathryn Haskins
Kathryn Haskins
PT, DPT, OCS, CHT
Clinical Manager - Hand Therapy - New Jersey
Maxcita Alvarez
Maxcita Alvarez
OTR/L, CHT
Clinical Manager - Hand Therapy - New York
Jaclyn Zurlo
Jaclyn Zurlo
PT, DPT
Director - Ambulatory Surgical Services

Advanced Clinician Program Criteria

  • Three years outpatient clinical experience
  • Leads “Hands on” training seminar for JAG clinicians on selected Manual therapy or selected specialty
  • Demonstrates competency in meeting JAG productivity standards
  • Acted as a clinical instructor for a student, acted as a mentor for a new New Graduate Physical Therapist in JAG Mentorship program OR took an active role in JAG mentorship program.

To achieve Advanced Clinician at JAG Physical Therapy, at least one of the following criteria must be met:

  • Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (ABPTS)
  • McKenzie Certification
  • Vestibular Rehab Certification
  • Sports Certified Specialist (ABPTS)
  • Pediatric Certified Specialist (ABPTS)
  • Women’s Health Certified Specialist (ABPTS)
  • Certified Hand Therapist (CHT)
  • Other JAG Approved National Certification

To maintain Advanced Clinician status at JAG Physical Therapy, the following criteria must be met:

  • Present topic of specialty in a public format (annually)

All candidates must complete and submit the JAG Advanced Clinician Application to Joe Saraceno (Chief Quality Officer).