our doctors

 

DR. ROSHNI DESAI

Dr. Roshni Desai earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Rutgers University in 1998 and received her Doctorate of Optometry and a Master of Science degree from the State University of New York, College of Optometry in 2002. Upon graduation, Dr. Desai completed a residency in Primary Care with emphasis on Ocular Disease Management at The Eye Institute of the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in Philadelphia. Dr. Desai is a Board Certified Optometric Physician and specializes in Medical Optometry. As a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, she has co-authored and presented research posters at annual Academy meetings and has been published in peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Desai joined Drs. Savoy and Siegel in 2004 and has since purchased the practice. She stays committed to providing the Jersey City community with the full-scope private practice that was established by the Savoy and Siegel family in 1946. Dr. Desai lives in Bergen County with her husband and their two wonderful children. In her free time, Dr. Desai enjoys traveling and spending time with her family.

     

    DR. JULIA SIMON DUNNAVANT

    Dr. Julia Simon Dunnavant (“Dr. Simon”) was raised in Bergen County, she graduated from Rutgers University of New Brunswick in 2010 with a dual Bachelor’s Degree in Art History and Cell & Molecular Biology and received her Doctorate of Optometry from the State University of New York, College of Optometry in 2015. As a student clinician, Dr. Simon completed internships in Pediatrics & Visual Development, Low Vision and Ocular Disease and was granted the award for Clinical Excellence and Proficiency in Low Vision upon graduation. Dr. Simon joined Drs. Savoy, Siegel and Desai in September 2015 and has called this practice home ever since. She provides comprehensive primary eye care with an emphasis on disease prevention. Dr. Simon and her husband are Jersey City locals and enjoy snowboarding, hiking and weightlifting.

       

      DR. KRISTINE PIANETA

      Dr. Kristine Pianeta was raised in Wharton, New Jersey. She attended Montclair State University, where she graduated in 2013 with a Bachelor Degree in Biology. She then continued onto the Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University in Philadelphia, PA where she received her Doctorate of Optometry. After graduation, Dr. Pianeta completed a residency in Ocular Disease at OMNI Eye Services of New Jersey, with a focus on disease management and treatment. During her time off, Dr. Pianeta enjoys spending time with her friends and family, as well as travelling. One of her favorite places to travel is Colombia to visit her family.

         

        DR. MONICA THI

        Dr. Monica Thi was born and raised in Edison, New Jersey. She graduated from Rutgers University with a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Genetics and minoring in Psychology. Dr. Thi then proceeded onto the State University of New York, College of Optometry in Manhattan where she graduated with her Doctorate of Optometry in 2019. As a student clinician, Dr. Thi trained at the West Point Eye Center, Woodhull Medical Center’s Department of Optometry & Ophthalmology and a private practice specializing in Retinal Disease in Brooklyn, NY. During her time at SUNY, Dr. Thi also completed her MBA certificate in Healthcare Management with SUNY Empire. When not seeing patients, she loves to discover new foods, keep an active lifestyle and enjoys the outdoors.

           

          DR. NINA BAJAJ

          Dr. Nina Bajaj was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario where she graduated with an Honors Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Toronto. She then proceeded onto the New England College of Optometry in Boston, MA. Dr. Bajaj spent her final year training and rotating through the following clinical sites: New England Eye Institute, Boston Medical Center, Bedford Veterans Administration Hospital and Toronto Eye Clinic. She earned her Doctorate of Optometry in 2014 and is board certified in both Canada and the U.S. Dr. Bajaj spent the first 5 years of her career working in Midtown Manhattan specializing in primary eye care. With a passion for private practice she continues to provide comprehensive eye care to her patients in Jersey City and Newark, New Jersey. Dr Bajaj is a foodie and loves to travel in her spare time.