Mohamed Elrafei, MD
Dr. Elrafei is a graduate of Ain Shams University in Cairo, Egypt and received his psychiatric training at Bergen Regional Medical Center from 1986 to 1990, where he was chief resident in psychiatry from 1989 to 1990. He received the George Simpson award of excellence in psychopharmacology research. He has extensive experience in adult psychiatry, with a subspecialty in geriatric psychiatry and substance abuse since he started his private practice in 1990. He is the founder and manager of Wayne Behavioral Service, LLC, started in 2006.
Dr Elrafei became Board certified in psychiatry and Neurology in 1992 with added qualification of board certification in Geriatric psychiatry in 1996.Currently Dr Elrafei serves as the medical director of Ramapo Ridge psychiatric hospital. He also served as the chairman of the department (1999-2003) and was medical director of the psychiatric department at Chilton Memorial Hospital (2003-2008).
He received the Excellence and Visionary award from the Passaic County Mental Health Association in New Jersey in 2008. He is also the recipient of the New Jersey Institute for Nursing’s prestigious APPLE (Acknowledging Physician Partners: A Liaison for Excellence) award for 2011.
Adnan Khan, MD
Dr. Khan is a graduate of Rawalpindi Medical College in Pakistan. After graduation in 1994, he pursued an internship in Medicine, Surgery and Psychiatry. It was during his Psychiatry internship, that he developed a tremendous interest in the brain and psyche. After completion of his Internship, he moved to Canada from where he passed his USMLE licensure exams and then moved to Pittsburgh. Mental Health experience in the U.S. was essential to get into a residency program, which prompted him to do Externships at Western Psychiatric Hospital and Mercy Hospital. He pursued his adult residency from Bergen Regional Medical Center and a Child and Adolescent Fellowship from St.Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. He has in-patient and out-patient experience at BRMC and St. Clare’s, Overlook Hospital. Since 2008, he has been working at Christian Health Care Center in both the in-patient and out-patient settings. He has a Board Certification in Adult Psychiatry and has vast experience working with the Adult, Geriatric and Adolescent population. He devotes some of his time to Wayne Behavioral Service and finds it extremely rewarding for his professional growth and development. Dr. Elrafei has a vision for developing Wayne Behavioral Service into a state of the art out-patient mental health center which Dr. Khan feels is a crucial need of the population in both Passaic and Bergen counties. He feels proud to be a part of Wayne Behavioral Service and looks forward to using his education and experience for the betterment of Wayne Behavioral’s mental health clients.
Aijaz Nanjiani, MD
Dr. Nanjiani is an Adult and Geriatric Psychiatrist practicing at Wayne Behavioral Service. He completed his residency training from Bergen Regional Medical Center, in Paramus, New Jersey. He is Board Certified in Psychiatry from the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He has extensive experience in research in the fields of Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia and has had articles published in the American Journal of Neuropsychiatry, Utah Psychiatric Association and New Jersey Psychiatric Association Newsletters. He has also conducted and compared seminars on Mental Health, Child Abuse, Suicidality, Stress Coping Techniques, Schizophrenia, and Bipolar Disorder worldwide. His posters have been presented at the American Psychiatric Association Annual Conference and WONCA workshops. I have also delivered lectures and presentations on Normal Aging and Dementia at area hospitals and Senior Citizen Centers. His main field of expertise is currently Psychopharmacology he treats the Adult and Geriatric population.
Igor Gefter, MD
GRADUATE TRAINING: Leningrad Medical Institute of Sanitation and Hygiene; 09/77-06/83
POST-GRADUATE TRAINING: Bergen Regional Medical Ctr. PGY I Psychiatry – 07/97-06/98; Albert Einstein College of Medicine; PGY II-IV Psychiatry/ Chief Resident 01/01-06/01
Staff / Senior Staff Psychiatrist- Ukraine; 07/84 – 06/92
Counselor – “OHEL – BETH EZRA” Adult Developmental Mental Health Service- 06/96-06/97
Attending Psychiatrist: Acute Psychiatric Ward – Somerset Medical Ctr.; 07/01-11/03
Attending Psychiatrist: Acute Psychiatric Ward – St. Joseph’s Regional Med. Ctr.; 12/03-02/08
Attending Psychiatrist: Acute Psychiatric Ward – Ramapo Ridge Psychiatric Hospital; 03/07 – current
On-Call Psychiatrist / Consulting Psychiatrist: Carrier Foundation; “TRINITAS” Hospital; Newton Memorial Hospital; Runnels Socialized Hospital; Hackensack University Med. Ctr., St. Joseph’s Wayne Hospital; High Focus Centers; Several NH/ NLSM – 06/99 – Current (various dates)
Private Practice: 09/01 – current (nursing homes; New Lifestyle Medical / Office; 04/14 – 02/16; Wayne Behavioral Services LLC /Office; 03/02/16-current)
Marina Haghour-Vwich, M.D.
Dr. Haghour graduated from Kabardino-Balkaria State University in Russia. She received her training in General Psychiatry from Bergen Regional Medical Center in Paramus New Jersey, specializing in Adult and Geriatric Psychiatry. She is experienced in treating all mood disorders. She also had psychiatry training experience at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Beverly Hills, California and received her research experience in Psychopharmacology at Manhattan Psychiatric Center in New York City. She worked as an attending psychiatrist at Mountainside Hospital, Montclair, NJ. She is a member of the American Psychiatric Association, New Jersey Psychiatric Association and New Jersey Medical Association.
After a thorough assessment, Dr Haghour will help her patients through formulating a plan to begin to target the symptoms that led them to seek treatment. She provides the appropriate care based on modern psychopharmacology in a relaxed and welcoming environment. She has in-depth knowledge of psychotropic medication specifically in recent advances in combination, augmentation and supplementation strategies, including the use of light therapies, TMS therapy and vitamin supplementation. Although primarily oriented to treating psychiatric disorders with psychotropic medications, she firmly believes in the healing aspect of psychotherapy. Therefore, she collaborates with other mental health professionals to provide comprehensive treatment that includes individual and couples therapy. Dr Haghour works to provide the highest quality of care to people in need. Her goal is to help foster an overall healthier outlook on life.
Dr Haghour works at different settings including Wayne Behavioral Service. Also she provides consultation to various nursing homes and assisted living centers.
“Every single one of us is a distinctive human being with an extensive variety of individual experiences which have shaped our unique character to create the person that we are today. Previous failure to respond to a medication is not a limitation to your treatment. I will focus in finding the right medication and treatment options which you can tolerate and benefit from. I look forward to the opportunity of working with you…”
Dr. Haghour is fluent in English, Russian, Arabic and Circassian. She also has extensive experience in Psychiatric evaluation for Bariatric surgery.
Anna Kravtsov, DO
Dr. Anna Kravtsov is a general psychiatrist who sees patients, ages 18 and over with various mental health conditions. Dr. Kravtsov strives to understand patients in a holistic manner, taking into account biological, psychological, and social factors affecting an individual. Dr. Kravtsov’s goals are to provide her patients with an individualized treatment plan, in a comfortable and supportive atmosphere.
Dr. Kravtsov graduated phi beta kappa from Rutgers University with a major in Biological Science and minor in Psychology. She went on to study medicine at the UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic medicine where she learned traditional medicine as well as manual treatment, and obtained her D.O. degree. Following her medical training, she completed a 4-year psychiatric residency program at Albany Medical Center in New York State where she studied the art and science of both psychiatry and psychotherapy. During this period, she gained exposure working in a variety of settings. Following residency, Dr. Kravtsov worked at the Center of Revitalizing Psychiatry, an outpatient group private practice for 3 years.
Dr. Kravtsov is Board certified in Psychiatry and Neurology and currently holds licenses to practice medicine in both the state of NY and NJ. She is fluent in both English and Russian languages. At Wayne Behavioral Services, Dr. Kravtsov provides Psychiatric Evaluation, Psychiatric Medication Management, and Psychoeducation.
Rajesh M.Patel, MD
Dr. Patel graduated from B J Medical College, in India and completed his internship training in 1990. Upon completion, he came to the U.S. in 1991. Dr. Patel’s intense desire to understand and explore the human psyche lead him to begin his carrier in the field of psychiatry. He completed his residency at Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center and went on to do his fellowship in Addiction psychiatry. Dr. Patel completed his training in 1999 and since then has been working in different areas of mental health services. He has extensive experience in dealing with disorders like depression, anxiety, schizophrenia , bipolar disorder and addiction issues. Dr. Patel has worked in inpatient and outpatient settings, as a consultation liaison to medical units, as medical director of Communicate mental health services, director of CPEP emergency program at Bronx Care Hospital and also served as a consultant to several nursing homes, attending to the needs of the geriatric population.
Dr. Patel has 20 plus years of clinical experience in dealing with a variety of mental health issues. He is board certified in psychiatry and neurology with an added board certification in addiction psychiatry.
Currently he works as a full time attending physician in a psychiatric emergency program in New York City, attending to the critical mental health needs of the inner city. Dr. Patel is also the assistant instructor at Our Lady of Mercy Hospital. He is actively involved in teaching residents at the residency training program.
As a resident of Wayne, Dr. Patel feels proud to be a part of Wayne Behavioral Service’s team of professionals, and looks forward to using his experience and expertise in helping to make the community a better place, one day, one person at a time.
Madia Majeed, MD
Even though from a Pakistani cultural background, Dr. Majeed is a native of the New Jersey area being born and raised in Jersey City, NJ. She received her undergraduate degree from SUNY New Paltz than proceeded to complete her graduate studies in the Caribbean at Windsor University School of Medicine. Following medical school, Dr. Majeed gained an extensive background working as a psychotherapist in the Philadelphia area, allowing her to a have a more therapeutic approach to patient management. She further completed her psychiatric residency at Bergen New Bridge Medical Center starting in 2017. During the resident experience, Dr. Majeed not only worked with patients in an acute psychiatric emergency department but also in an acute inpatient unit as well as in the outpatient setting along with partial hospitalization programs. She has experience in treating individuals with various mood disorders including depression, anxiety and mania along with thought disorders including psychosis. Dr. Majeed also had the privilege of working with the ever-growing substance addiction community. She gained extensive confidence in managing patients with treatment resistance disorders, seeking alternate treatment options to pharmacotherapy and the ever-growing advances in combination /augmentation treatment modalities for psychiatric care. Dr. Majeed graduated from Bergen New Bridge Medical Center in June of 2021 as the chief resident of her program and joins the practice to continue to aid the community of mental health in improving quality of life and patient care.