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Mark S. Russo, M.D., Ph.D. Dr. Mark S. Russo, M.D., Ph.D. is a board certified Nephrologist.  Dr. Russo has several years experience in private practice in New Jersey and Naples, Florida, where he founded Naples Nephrology.  Due to his extensive research background, Dr. Russo is a presenter at medical conferences and conventions and has been published in several medical journals.
Vera M. Stricevic, M.D. Vera M. Stricevic, M.D. joined our practice in December 2007.  She is a board certified Nephrologist who came to us from a Nephrology practice near Clearwater, Florida.  She is a member of the Collier County Medical Society as well as the American Medical Association, Renal Physicians Association, and the American Society of Nephrology.  Dr. Stricevic was voted "Resident of the Year" in 2001 at New York Medical College, St. Vincent's Medical Center in Staten Island, NY.

Chairman Internal Medicine - Naples Community Hospital.

Education Thomas Jefferson University Hospital (Nephrology Speciality Training)
SUNY-Brooklyn Medical School (M.D.)
University of Medicine and Dentistry in New Jersey (Ph.D.)
University of Pennsylvania (Research)

Certifications American Board of Internal Medicine

Nephrology Specialty Training Dr. Russo received his nephrology specialty training at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA.

Board Certified Dr. Russo received his Board Certification in Nephrology in 2000, and Board Certification in Internal Medicine in 2000.

Research/Development While studying to obtain his Ph.D. in Molecular Biology at the University of Medicine and Dentistry in New Jersey, Dr. Russo also performed cellular research related to cancer.  He also has performed extensive research in immunobiology at the University of Pennsylvania and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

Affiliations Dr. Russo completed his residency training and fellowship at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia.  Dr. Russo has active staff privileges at Naples Community Hospital, North Collier Hospital and Physicians Regional Hospital.

Publications Dr. Russo has published articles in the American Journal of Physiology describing the role of cytokines in diabetes and in Cell biology International Reports describing enzyme activity in cancer cells.



Affiliation Dr. Stricevic completed her residency training in Staten Island, NY and her fellowship in Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Stricevic has active staff privileges at Naples Community Hospital, North Collier Hospital and Physicians Regional Hospitals-Pine Ridge and Collier.

Education University of Belgrade

Board Certified Board Certified in Nephrology, Internal Medicine and Sports Medicine

Nephrology FellowshipSUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY

Chief Medical Resident NY Medical College, St. Vincent's Medical Center, Staten Island, NY

Internal Medicine Residency NY Medical College, St. Vincent's Medical Center, Staten Island, NY

Sports Medicine ResidencyBelgrade Medical School, Yugoslavia

Stephen G. Goldberger, M.D.
Stephen G. Goldberger, M.D. joined our practice in October 2011 after practicing nephrology in the metropolitan area of Washington, D.C. for 37 years. After obtaining board certification in nephrology and internal medicine, he served in the U.S.A.F. for two years. Upon completion of his military obligation, he returned to Washington D.C. and opened a practice with offices in Alexandria, Virginia, and Clinton Maryland. He currently resides in Naples, FL and practices at Naples Nephrology, PA.