The Rubino OB/GYN Group in West Orange NJ, Summit NJ, Bayonne NJ, Clark NJ, Madison NJ
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  • Summit
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  • Gynecology

The Rubino OB/GYN Group

About Us

The Rubino OB/GYN Group is a team of highly skilled, board-certified obstetricians, gynecologists and urogynecologists who understand the special health needs of women and provide an intelligent and attentive approach to patient care.

All details for each doctor can be found on our website.

Our Doctors

Robert J. Rubino, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.

Under Dr. Robert Rubino’s leadership, The Rubino OB/GYN Group has become known as the premier OB/GYN practice in Northern and Central New Jersey.

Dr. Rubino’s interest in highly skilled, office-based treatments to improve the lives of women has been the driving force for the practice. In addition to outstanding obstetrics and gynecological care, the practice offers advanced out- patient, minimally invasive procedures including FemiLift vaginal rejuvenation, Her Option® Cryoablation Therapy to eliminate heavy, painful periods and MyoSure® fibroid removal. The Rubino OB/GYN Group also offers on-site, advanced 3D mammography screening, allowing patients to schedule their annual well-exam and mammogram in the same visit.

Education & Training
  • Rutgers—NJ Medical School, Newark, NJ— M.D.
  • Rutgers College, Rutgers University, BA Biology, New Brunswick, NJ – B.A., Biology
Board Certifications
  • Diplomat, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology,
  • Board member, Vista Health IPA- An independent practice association representing over 500 physicians, 2009 – present
Honors and Awards
  • NJ Monthly “Top Doc”, 10 consecutive years, 2008-2018; chosen by peers
  • NJ Top Docs 2011- 2019
Teaching Appointments
  • Fellow, American College of OB/GYN,
  • Voluntary Faculty, Attending Physician, St. Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, NJ and Overlook Medical Center, Summit, NJ,
  • Certified, American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
  • Assistant Clinical Professor UMDNJ-NJMS, Dept. OB/GYN
  • Advisory Board of the OB/GYN Alliance, former member
  • Atlantic Health Information Technology Committee, former member
  • Care Review Committee, Overlook Hospital, former member
  • Performance Improvement Committee, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, former member
  • Resident Education Committee, Department of OB/GYN SBMC, former member
  • Director OB/GYN Residency Program Overlook Hospital Division, Summit, NJ 2000-2005
Professional Memberships
  • President of Common Council, City of Summit, 2013-2015
  • Councilman, City of Summit
  • Summit Republican City Committee, 2009-Present
  • President of the Summit, NJ Board of Health, 2007-2011
  • Advisory Board of the OB/GYN Alliance, former member
  • Fellow of the American College of OB/GYN
  • Diplomat of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Member of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
  • Board Member of Colonial Crossings Red Cross
  • Head Coach, Summit Junior Baseball
  • Consultant/Lecturer- Cooper Surgical Inc., Boston Mass.
  • President, Summit Park Line Linear Park

Audrey A. Romero, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.

Dr. Romero is a graduate of the Hahnemann University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, PA. In addition to being board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology, she has completed sub-specialty fellowship training in urogynecology at the prestigious Duke University Medical School, the birthplace of that specialty. Dr. Romero’s training, clinical expertise and empathy for patients are great assets to the practice. Dr. Romero heads the very successful Pelvic Floor Therapy Program for pelvic issues at The Rubino OB/GYN Group. Women across states seek her care for urinary incontinence, pelvic floor issues, postpartum repair and other urogynecological solutions including the Vaginal Sling. She is professional and exacting – a true expert in the field of urogynecology.

Education & Training
  • Romero is a graduate of the Hahnemann University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, PA.
  • Completed subspecialty fellowship training in Urogynecology at the prestigious Duke University Medical School, the birthplace of that specialty.
Board Certifications
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Urogynecology
Honors and Awards
  • NJ Top Docs 2011- 2019
  • Center of Excellence Grant
  • General Clinical Research Center Scholars Program
  • Top Resident in Colposcopy and Lower Genital Tract Disease
  • Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges
  • Lisa Abeshaus, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.

    Dr. Abeshaus earned a medical doctorate degree from Dartmouth Medical School and completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York, NY. She was a faculty professor there for four years before settling in Summit, NJ, where she now lives.

    Dr. Abeshaus has been practicing since 2002 and brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the practice. Her warm demeanor and dedication to developing a plan with her patients is well recognized.

    Education & Training
    • Abeshaus earned a medical doctorate degree from Dartmouth Medical School and completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York, NY.
    Board Certifications
    • Obstetrics and Gynecology
    Honors and Awards
  • NJ Top Docs 2011- 2019
  • Allan D. Kessel, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.

    Dr. Kessel has been in OB/GYN practice since 2002. He specializes in basic and high-risk obstetrics, abnormal uterine bleeding, fertility, endometriosis, and menopausal symptoms. He collaborates with patients to develop specific, individualized strategies for health care concerns. This includes both medical treatments and office-based minimally invasive procedures, including uterine cryoablation, to significantly improve patient outcomes and reduce heavy menstrual bleeding.

    Dr. Kessel also has significant experience in the evaluation of fertility for his patients and their partners. He proactively works with patients to develop long-term strategies to optimize fertility. He also utilizes ovulation-induction agents, and intrauterine insemination in appropriate cases, and collaborates with the outstanding reproductive medicine specialists in the area. Dr. Kessel additionally employs an array of treatment options for other gynecologic conditions, including menopausal symptoms, and for the management and control of endometriosis. His breadth of experience in the field, affable personality and patient-centered approach have made him a natural fit for the practice.

    Education & Training
  • Graduate of the University of Michigan, with an M.S. in Biological Sciences
  • Received his Medical Degree from Wayne State University
  • Completed residency training at SUNY Downstate in Brooklyn, NY
  • Dr. Kessel advanced his career in New York at academic medical centers, including New York Presbyterian-Columbia University Medical Center, and Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY.
  • Board Certifications
    • Obstetrics and Gynecology
    Honors and Awards
  • NJ Top Docs 2015-2019
  • Priya R. Patel, MD, FACOG, MPH

    Dr. Patel specializes in non-invasive alternatives to surgery and is specifically interested in preventative health. She speaks Gujarati and medical/conversational Spanish.

    Her approach to patient care is to address underlying causes of gynecological issues and make sure the patient understands these so that management and treatment can be proactive with help from the patient themselves. Dr. Patel is committed to building relationships with her patients and helping them find a solution to their medical issues.

    Education & Training
  • BACHELOR’S: Sophie Davis Schools of Biomedical Education
  • MASTERS: MPH – Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
  • MEDICAL SCHOOL: Stony Brook University School of Medicine
  • RESIDENCY: OB/GYN Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
  • Board Certifications
  • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Honors and Awards
  • Robert R. Rascoe Award of Excellence in Ambulatory Patient Care
  • NJ Top Docs – 2019
  • Professional Memberships
  • American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Our Services

    As a nationally recognized practice, The Rubino OB/GYN Group is the expert on non-surgical procedures including FemiLift vaginal and facial rejuvenation, Her Option® Cryoablation Therapy to stop heavy menstrual bleeding, and MyoSure® for the removal of fibroids – all in the comfort of the office setting. We also offer on-site, advanced 3D ultrasound mammography in the convenience of our office. Patients are able to schedule their well-woman exam and mammography for the same office visit.

    We offer the following services and programs:

    On-site, advanced 3D Mammography Center

      • Our Mammography Center offers the very best 3D mammography equipment and peripherals available in the market today. We employ only the most experienced breast imaging technologists who are registered and
        certified specialists.  Our on-site imaging allows every patient the ability to have their mammogram performed at the same time and location as your annual exam.


      • FemiLift is a simple procedure that improves vaginal irregularities through vaporization & thermal heat, using a safe CO2 laser. FemiLift is a procedure that helps with vaginal issues caused by childbirth, vaginal laxity, involuntary leakage of urine, vaginal atrophy, symptoms of menopause and other hormonal issues. The innovative FemiLift 5-minute procedure is performed in the comfort of The Rubino OB/GYN Group office, using a minimally invasive technology that requires no post-procedure downtime.

    Pelvic Floor Therapy Program

      • If you are experiencing urinary incontinence, pelvic pain, painful sexual relations or any related symptoms, our practice offers a comprehensive therapy program to relieve your discomfort. Pelvic floor rehabilitation and stimulation is an individualized, non-invasive treatment to increase the strength and control of your pelvic floor muscles.

    Ending Heavy, Painful Periods

      • Dr. Rubino is the leading expert in the NJ/NY metro area on Her Option® Cryoablation Therapy – a safe and simple 15-minute procedure to eliminate heavy, painful periods, right in the comfort of the office setting.

    Safely Remove Fibroids 

      • Myosure™ is a simple, safe 10-minute solution to removing fibroids and polyps right in the comfort of the office. It is an effective relief of abnormal bleeding symptoms without a long recovery time.


      • Our staff includes one of the only female, board-certified urogynecologists in NJ. Dr. Romero helps treat bladder, pelvic support and other related issues.

    Pregnancy and Delivery

      • We guide you through a healthy and safe pregnancy and delivery. We also provide 4-D ultrasound images of your baby in utero, right in our office.

    Wellness Program

      • We focus on wellness and early detection of disease through Pap tests, PapSure™, Gardasil, breast cancer prevention, genetic cancer screenings and counseling, bone density testing and other thorough procedures.

    3-D/4D GYN Ultrasound

      • Accredited by the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (A.I.U.M.), the practice utilizes ultrasounds for advanced, targeted detection and treatment of gynecological issues. We also offer ultrasound images of your baby during pregnancy.

    Our carefully selected support staff, well-appointed offices and individually wrapped cloth gowns will ensure your comfort and dignity along the way as we help you maintain your OB/GYN health.

    West Orange Location
    Phone: 973-736-1100
    Monday: 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
    Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Thursday: 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
    Friday: 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    Saturday: Closed
    Sunday: Closed
    Please Note:

    T: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    W: 10:45 AM – 12:45 PM
    TH: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    F: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

    Summit Location
    Phone: 973-736-1100
    Monday: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
    Thursday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Friday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Saturday: Closed
    Sunday: Closed
    Please Note:

    M: 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM
    W: 1:45 PM – 4:30 PM

    Bayonne Location
    Phone: 973-736-1100
    Monday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Thursday: 3:15 PM - 6:00 PM
    Friday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Saturday: Closed
    Sunday: Closed
    Please Note:

    M: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

    Clark Location
    Phone: 973-736-1100
    Monday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Tuesday: 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
    Wednesday: 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    Thursday: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
    Friday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Saturday: Closed
    Sunday: Closed
    Please Note:

    M: 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    T: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    TH: 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM

    Madison Location
    Phone: 973-966-8590
    Monday: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
    Tuesday: 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    Thursday: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    Friday: 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    Saturday: Closed
    Sunday: Closed
    Please Note:

    W: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    F: 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

    Additional Contact Information

    We offer five convenient NJ office locations including West Orange, Summit, Bayonne, Madison and Clark. Please call our main office for an appointment in any location (973) 736-1100.

    If you have questions or need additional information, e-mail us at:


    For your convenience, we accept most insurance plans including the union locals, with the exception of Medicaid, any of the New Jersey Family Care Medical policies, Tricare, US Family, and Wellcare.

    We accept all Oxford plans except Compass, Core, Core Essential and Garden State and all Aetna plans except Aexcel (Aexcel Plus is accepted).

    We also participate in the Horizon Omnia plans at the Tier 1 level. If you have any questions regarding the Horizon Omnia plans please contact Horizon directly or visit

    It is always best to check with us prior to your visit if you are unsure of The Rubino OB/GYN Group’s participation with your insurance policy coverage.

    I have been a patient of the group for the past 4 years and through my two pregnancies. All the doctors in the practice are very caring, prompt with replies in person, on the phone and even through emails. My personal favorites are Dr Rubino, Dr Kessel and Dr Romero. I had gestational diabetes for both my pregnancies. The doctors were very encouraging and positive and helped me manage it with just diet control. I have emailed the doctors with all sorts of questions, even in the middle of the night and when I get up in the morning I would have the replies waiting in my Inbox! I was checked personally numerous times when I was in labor and delivery and made me feel so comfortable and reassured (Typically the intern checks every few hours and calls the Dr only after 8 or 9 cm dilation). When I was discharged from the hospital, Dr Kessel called my home several times for the first week to check on my recovery. I have been recommending the group to all my friends  – they will always be my OBGYNs.

    I had been suffering from constant periods/bleeding/spotting for two years and had been told this was a “normal” occurrence as women aged and reacted differently to oral contraceptives. At the Rubino Group I was assured that living with this condition was not “normal” and encouraged me consider “Her Option”. After speaking with Dr. Rubino and going over all of my “options” I chose “Her Option” and have not looked back. I had the procedure done in March and by May was having normal flow for a normal amount of time each month. The procedure was painless–I did not even use the prescription painkillers they prescribed for me–and recovery was very easy. I was tired for about two days and then went back to work…it did not interfere with my work or family responsibilities. If you are thinking about this procedure–go for it! You will be very glad you did! – Dr. Rubino and his staff are excellent!

    I have nothing but good things to say about my visit. I was brought into the exam room within minutes of checking in, before I even finished my paperwork. The nurse who took my vitals was very pleasant and efficient. After changing into the robe, I waited about 90 seconds before Dr. Abeshaus came in. She was pleasant and personable, asking me about my summer plans, but was also very fast and efficient with the actual exam itself. She inquired about various aspects of my health and listened carefully to my replies. She gave me plenty of time to talk about whatever I wanted to talk about while also keeping the appointment itself quick and painless. I’ll never go to another gyno!

    Dr. Rubino took the time to listen to me and to discuss my issues. He was warm and caring as well as professional and thorough. I liked that the had the ultrasound in the office. I highly recommend Dr. Rubino and his practice.

    It was a great visit from start to finish – from the lobby to the exam room. The staff & doctors were efficient but without rushing the visit. I filled out the forms & was taken back in under 5 minutes. The nurse/medical assistant was friendly & let me know what to do & what to expect very clearly. Dr. Huang has a great balance of being professional yet warm & easy to talk to. She very efficiently asked questions as she conducted the exam. This was a great use of our time. 2 additional benefits: 1. It made the physical exam part -which can sometimes be uncomfortable- go very quickly. It was over before I knew it. 2. I didn’t forget my questions or feel rushed to get them in at the last minute as the visit was ending. I will definitely return.