Meet Our OB/GYN Physicians
Kenneth Covone, DO, FACOOG, Chief of OB/GYN
Dr. Kenneth Covone specializes in minimally invasive “robotic” surgery using the new da Vinci® HD Surgical System. He is also certified in Essure® hysteroscopic tubal occlusion procedures for sterilization and Nexplanon® (birth control device) insertion. Our patients benefit from his expertise in the most technologically advanced gynecological procedures. Affiliated with Kennedy OB/GYN Associates since 2007, Dr. Covone is a 2003 graduate of the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, and a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Ursinus College, where he earned his undergraduate degree in 1997. Dr. Covone completed his OB/GYN residency at Kennedy University Hospital, where he was Chief Resident during 2006-2007. A South Jersey native, Dr. Covone is a member of the American Osteopathic Association, the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the American College of Osteopathic Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
Jennifer Hummel, DO, FACOOG, Medical Director
Dr. Jennifer Hummel is a graduate of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - School of Osteopathic Medicine. She is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and has spent her career caring for the community where she grew up. In practice for more than seven years, Dr. Hummel provides personalized health care and wellness services to women in all stages of life. Her philosophy toward women’s health is to treat the whole woman. This holistic approach includes physical care, encompassing the entire range of gynecological and obstetrical services, to mental and emotional support throughout a woman’s life, from early age through menopause. With a strong belief that hers is the best job in the world, Dr. Hummel approaches all women as individuals with their own story. She tries to bring comfort and compassion to the delicate, personal scenario that all women experience when going to a gynecologist, and loves the continuity of seeing patients year after year, watching the children she helps bring into the world grow up. “I feel honored that these women allow me the privilege of caring for them and their unborn children.”
Maria Nguyen, DO, FACOOG
Dr. Maria Nguyen, a 2003 graduate of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey – School of Osteopathic Medicine, has spent the past ten years of her career providing personalized care for women and adolescents in various stages of their lives. Since returning to the South Jersey area over six years ago, Dr. Nguyen is dedicated to ensuring that the population she cares for receives health care that encompasses the whole person, meeting the physical needs as well as the mental and emotional needs. Although Dr. Nguyen enjoys all aspects of her career, she finds incredible joy in establishing lifelong relationships with the women she cares for while building new relationships with their loved ones. Dr. Nguyen feels strongly that medical care cannot be provided by the physician alone but requires a community of support that involves family and friends.
Deborah White, DO, MPH, FACOOG
Dr. Deborah White is a 2009 graduate of the University Of New England College Of Osteopathic Medicine and holds a master’s degree in Public Health from the George Washington University. A 2002 graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Dr. White’s background includes serving as a Research Assistant in the Division of Viral Pathogenics at Harvard Medical School in the Department of Comparative Medicine at MIT. She also undertook an internship at the Lombardi Cancer Center at Georgetown University. Dr. White’s community and volunteerism includes serving at a medical clinic in Maine, and at a women’s shelter in Boston. Board-certified, she is a member of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the American College of Osteopathic Obstetricians and Gynecologists. She has a special interest in cerclage placement (a procedure used to prevent pre-term delivery).
Diana Scott, MD, FACOG
Dr. Diana Scott is a 1997 graduate of Rutgers New Jersey Medical School (formerly UMDNJ), following her undergraduate studies, which were completed at Rutgers - New Brunswick in 1993. Following medical school, Dr. Scott completed an internship and residency in OB/GYN at Rutgers University Hospital in Newark in 2001, where she was Chief Resident during the 1999-2001 academic year. During that time, Dr. Scott did community outreach and was elected to serve on the Residency Review Committee. The proud mother of a grade school-age daughter, Dr. Scott has worked in the South Jersey area for the last 17 years. In addition to this, in 2005-2006, she was Lead Physician at the Osborn Family Health Center in Camden, NJ. She joins Jefferson Health New Jersey with extensive experience and is committed to providing the finest care possible to our patient.
Sipika Tyagi, MD
Dr. Sipika Tyagi received her medical degree from LLRM Medical College in 2006, followed by a residency in OB/GYN from GSVM Medical College, both in India. Accredited in the U.S. by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), Dr. Tyagi served as a Research Assistant in Gynecologic Oncology trials at Jersey Shore University Hospital after relocating to New Jersey. She completed her second residency in OBGYN from Rochester General Hospital in New York, where she earned a research award and recognition in minimally invasive gynecology. Her professional interests include pre-conception and prenatal care, family planning, menstrual abnormalities and menopause. She is trained in robotic-assisted gynecologic procedures and has a special interest in minimally invasive surgeries. A member of the American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists, she is board-eligible in OB/GYN. Dr. Tyagi is fluent in English and Hindi, and she can also communicate in the Gujarati and Punjabi languages.
Suheil Guzman, CNM, APN-C, RNFA
Suheil “Susie” Guzman received her Certificate in Nurse-Midwifery and bachelor's degree in Nursing from Rutgers University and later graduated from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey with a master's degree in Nursing. She is fluent in both English and Spanish and has more than 20 years of progressive nursing experience as a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner and Certified Nurse Midwife. Susie has served as a clinical instructor and adjunct faculty as well as fulfilled the roll of clinical preceptor for many nursing students. She is a member of the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses, the New Jersey State Nurses Association, and the National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health. Her qualifications include, but are not limited to, full scope gynecologic care, obstetrical care for normal and high-risk pregnancies and first assisting for cesarean sections. Susie is sensitive to the uniqueness of each patient’s situation and adapts her consultations and treatment options appropriately to accommodate their individual needs and concerns.
Linda Narcisi, RN, MSN, APN-C
Linda Narcisi received her master's degree in Nursing from Wilmington University and earned her Certificate as a Women's Health Nurse Practitioner from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. NCC Board Certified, she is a member of the American College of Osteopathic Obstetricians & Gynecologists and the National Certification Corporation for Obstetric, Gynecologic and Neonatal Nursing Specialties. Linda is also a clinical preceptor at Drexel University, where she was honored as "Outstanding Preceptor" in 2015.
"My journey as a Women's Health Nurse Practitioner (WHNP) has led to opportunities that I could never have imagined, when I began nursing school almost 25 years ago. I have been blessed to work in a field that I truly love and have the opportunity to collaborate with experts in all walks of women's health, and, most importantly, the opportunity to positively affect the lives of women. I look forward to maintaining and developing positive relationships and giving the utmost care to my current and future patients."