About Dr. Quartell
Anthony C. Quartell, M.D., F.A.C.O.G., F.A.C.S.
Dr. Anthony Quartell was born and raised in the Bronx. He is a graduate of the Bronx High School of Science and did his premedical work at Fordham University at Rose Hill. Dr. Quartell graduated from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey with an M.D. degree. His post-doctoral training included surgery residencies, both at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. After serving as a Navy physician assigned to the United States Marine Corps, Dr. Quartell returned to New Jersey, to complete a residency at Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, New Jersey in 1976, under the tutelage and direction of James L. Breen, M.D., FACOG, FACS.
Dr. Quartell is a fellow or member of numerous medical and scientific societies, including the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the American College of Surgeons. He also obtained fellowship in the American Association of GYN Laparoscopists, the American Association of Abdominal Surgeons, the American Society of Colposcopy and Colpomicroscopy, and the American Fertility Society. The doctor is Board Certified in obstetrics and gynecology, and received certification in advanced operative laparoscopy by the Accreditation Council for GYN Endoscopy in 1996. He is and has been a member of the Academy of Medicine of New Jersey, the Society of Laparo-endoscopic Surgeons, the Council for GYN Endoscopy, the James L. Breen Residents Society, the American Medical Association, the Essex County and New Jersey Medical Societies, and of course the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
Dr. Quartell has been a member of the medical staff at Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, New Jersey since he arrived as a resident in 1973. He became a Junior Assistant Attending Physician in 1976 and rose through the ranks to the position of Medical Staff President from 2003 to 2005. During this time at Saint Barnabas, he served as Clinical Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, a member of the Medical Staff Executive Committee, and Chairman of the Quality Assurance Perinatal Review Committee for a number of years.
The doctor has received numerous honors and awards, and has been listed in the Castle-Connolly Guide for Top Doctors in the New York Metropolitan Area since 2001. He has also been listed in New Jersey Monthly, Best Doctors in New Jersey in the 2001 and 2003 editions; and likewise in New York Magazine, Best Doctors in the New York Tristate Area for 2000, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, and 2008.
In 1998 Dr. Quartell received two special awards. He received the award from the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Saint Barnabas Medical Center for Clinical Chairperson recognition, and he received the coveted National Faculty Award for Excellence in Resident Education given by the American College of OB/GYN Committee on Resident Education. Dr. Quartell has also been a member of the New Jersey Practitioners Club, the oldest physician club in the State of New Jersey, and was a member of the Governing Council of the New Jersey Obstetrical and Gynecological Society.
For approximately 10 years, Dr. Quartell served as a visiting professor to the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, teaching the subject of OB/GYN Pathology. During that time (between 1987 and 1992) he received the “Clinician of the Year Award” given to the outstanding clinical instructor by the medical students on four occasions, 1987, 1990, 1992, and 1993.
Dr. Quartell served on active duty with the United States Naval Reserves with the United States Marine Corps as a general medical officer. He received an honorary discharge with the rank of Lieutenant Commander in 1973, and is also a recipient of the National Defense Medal, which is given to all servicemen serving during the Vietnam conflict.
Dr. Quartell is actively involved in teaching and holds the rank of Associate Clinical Professor in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Mt. Sinai University of Medicine. He trains residents in Saint Barnabas through intraoperative teaching, lectures, and grand rounds. The doctor has also been invited to lecture and present grand rounds on various topics in obstetrics and gynecology all over the United States, in Europe, and the Caribbean. He presently acts as a preceptor for both the Gynecare and Ethicon Divisions of Johnson and Johnson, and teaches other physicians advanced laparoscopic surgery and robotic-assisted gynecological surgery.
In June of 2006, Dr. Quartell celebrated his 30th year in practice. During that time, he has delivered over 4,000 babies, and has done thousands of pelvic operations using the abdominal, vaginal, and laparoscopic format.
Director, minimally invasive GYN Surgery SBMC
Clinical Associate Professor of OB GYN and womens health – Mount Sinai Medical School
Proctor – mini fellowship in laparoscopic hysterectomy – Ethicon Endosurgical
Dr. Quartell is among the nation’s leaders in the performance of laparoscopic hysterectomy, having performed several hundred. He has, in all likelihood, more experience in this procedure than any surgeon practice, in the state.
Recognized as a contributor to the development and production of the new Morcellex Uterine Morcellator by Gynecare Engineering.
Has taught and proctored numerous gynecologists from throughout the northeast how to perform laparoscopic hysterectomy.
Has proctored and demonstrated laparoscopic hysterectomy technique at SBMC, St. Peter Medical Center, RWJ University Hospital, St. Clare’s Medical Center, Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, and John F. Kennedy Hospital.
He has been recognized as one of New Jersey’s Best OB GYN Doctors as mentioned in the New York Magazine, year 2000, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007 and 2008.
Has been cited for Special Excellence in Complicated Laparoscopic Procedures.