Dr. Joseph G. Shami in Woodland Park NJ, Montclair NJ, Wayne NJ
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  • Woodland Park
  • Montclair
  • Wayne
  • Areas of Practice:
  • Gastroenterology

Dr. Joseph G. Shami

About Us

Gastroenterology Associates of New Jersey (GANJ) is the premier gastroenterology practice, spanning across four counties in northern New Jersey and providing compassionate care to patients. With a multidisciplinary team approach, our elite physicians and staff effectively diagnose and treat a variety of gastrointestinal conditions and illnesses as part of a treatment plan tailored to meet individual needs.

Our Doctor

Dr. Joseph G. Shami

Dr. Joseph G. Shami is a gastroenterologist at Gastroenterology Associates of New Jersey (GANJ). He is dual board certified in internal medicine and Gastroenterology by the American Board of Internal Medicine. 

In addition to his position at GANJ, Dr. Shami is a trustee at IPA of North Jersey at St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center in Paterson, NJ as well as Director of the Esophageal Motility Lab. He is also a clinical assistant professor at the School of Health and Medical Sciences at Seton Hall University in South Orange, NJ. 

During some of his time with GANJ, Dr. Shami was also Emeritus Chief for the Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine at St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center, totaling 14 years overall in the position. Dr. Shami is also multilingual, with fluency in English and Italian and the ability to speak fully in Spanish and Arabic.

Education & Training
  • Bachelor of Science in biology from St. Peter’s University in Jersey City, NJ
  • Received his medical degree from the Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Rome, Italy
  • Dr. Shami completed his fellowship in gastroenterology and residency in internal medicine at St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center
Board Certifications
  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine
Hospital Affiliations
  • UMC Mountainside
  • Chilton Medical Center
  • St. Joseph’s University Medical Center for Paterson
  • St. Joseph’s Wayne Medical Center for Wayne
  • Kindred
  • IPA of North Jersey
  • Gastrodiagnostics of Northern New Jersey, PA
Honors and Awards
  • CMS Stage 1 EHR, 2011
  • CMS Stage 1 EHR, 2012
  • CMS Stage 1 EHR, 2013
Professional Memberships
  • American College of Gastroenterology
  • American College of Physicians
  • American Gastroenterological Association
  • American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  • Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America
  • Medical Society of New Jersey
  • Passaic County Medical Society
Our Services
Woodland Park Location
Phone: (973) 812-5230
Fax: (973) 812-5235
Monday: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Montclair Location
Phone: (973) 233-9559
Monday: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Wayne Location
Phone: (862) 336-9988
Monday: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Insurance
  • Medicare NJ*
  • Medicaid NJ
  • Aetna PPO/HMO/Medicare
  • Amerigroup
  • Americhoice
  • Amerihealth (HMO/PPO/POS)
  • Empire BCBS
  • Beech Street / Medichoice
  • Humana
  • Cigna (HMO/PPO/POS)
  • Community Care Network
  • Consumer Health Network
  • Devon / Americare
  • Emblem Health (PPO/HMO)
  • First Health
  • Galaxy
  • GHI (PPO/HMO)
  • Healthnet
  • Horizon BCBS of NJ (PPO/HMO/Traditional)
  • Horizon NJ Health
  • Local 825
  • Local 1199 (thru Aetna)
  • Magnacare
  • Health Republic
  • Multiplan
  • “Oxford (Liberty/Freedom/Medicare)”
  • Qualcare (HMO / PPO)
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Tricare
  • “United Healthcare (HMO, PPO, POS, EPO)”
  • United Healthcare Community Plan
  • VNS
  • Wellcare

*accepted by all of our doctors

Please note: This list is not all inclusive and some of our doctorsdo not participate with all of these plans. To confirm if the doctor participates, please contact your insurance company directly.

So glad he is my doctor…
Changed my hospital and was referred to Dr. Shami. He, as well as his staff are great, very patient and thorough. So glad he is my doctor and hope others experience same wonderful treatment as me!

Deborah Cagetano

I would recommend GANJ because I have a very pleasant and competent physician in Dr. Shami.

Rose Sutter