At Cooper, we believe in family-centered health care, an approach to the planning, delivery and evaluation of care that is grounded in a mutually beneficial partnership among the family, patient and doctor. We listen to and honor your family's perspectives and choices.
Our general pediatricians offer preventive and primary care for infants and children. We diagnose and treat illnesses in all children from birth to 18 years of age while counseling parents on how to be active participants in their child's health care. Working in partnership with our pediatric specialists at The Children's Regional Hospital at Cooper, we also provide pediatric care for children with chronic diseases or special health needs.
Meet Your Care Team
Cooper Health includes a team of providers dedicated to meeting the health care needs of you and the LGBTQ+ community.
Justin Schweitzer, DO (he, him, his)
Medical Director, LGBTQ+ Health and Primary Care at Cooper Care Alliance
Dr. Schweitzer is a primary care physician who has worked extensively to improve accessibility to health care for members of the LGBTQ+ community. He has worked with the New Jersey Department of Health to implement and launch TelePrEP – a program connecting patients throughout the state to primary care physicians who can prescribe the proper preventative medication virtually, via telemedicine. He also is knowledgeable in gender-affirming hormone therapy and has been managing transgender and non-binary patients since 2018.
Steven C. Bonawitz, MD, FACS (he, him, his)
Head, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Dr. Bonawitz, a plastic and reconstructive surgeon, works closely with our surgeons to offer male chest wall reconstruction and free nipple grafting to transmen seeking top surgery.
Michael DeAngleo, PsyD (he/him/his)
Clinical Health Psychologist
Dr. DeAngelo is a health psychologist based primarily in the Early Intervention Program (EIP). He has experience with HIV-related mental health concerns, serious and persistent mental illness, perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, as well as LGBTQ+ health care. Through the EIP, Dr. DeAngelo provides evaluations prior to initiating gender-affirming hormone therapy, surgeries, and psychotherapy.
Philip J. Fizur, PsyD (he/him/his)
Clinical Health Psychologist
Dr. Fizur is a health psychologist focused mainly on adult integrated primary care. He has an interest in LGBTQ+ health care and provides evaluations prior to initiating gender-affirming hormone therapy and surgeries, as well as psychotherapy. Psychotherapy is not limited to LGBTQ+ issues; anyone seeking treatment for depression, anxiety, or other issues related to their health and well-being are welcomed in a welcoming and non-judgmental environment.
Christina Goodwin, PhD (she/her/hers)
Clinical Health Psychologist
Dr. Goodwin is committed to enhancing the well-being of the LGBTQ+ community at Cooper. She understands that the decision to undergo hormone therapy and/or gender-affirming surgeries is an important, and exciting, life event! To that end, she provides thorough, sensitive, and time-efficient assessments for individuals seeking gender-affirming hormone therapies and surgeries. Further, she provides evidence-based psychotherapy to treat depression, anxiety, and trauma.
Assessments are completed in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health at 3 Cooper Plaza (Sheridan Pavilion) in Camden, New Jersey.
Ronak Gor, DO (he, him, his)
Director of Genitourinary Reconstruction and Trauma
Dr. Gor is a reconstructive urologist who focuses on improving the urinary and sexual health of all patients. His training in urethral reconstruction allows him to manage challenging conditions such as stricture and fistula. He also performs testicular removals (orchiectomy), scrotoplasty, penile implants, Peyronie’s disease surgery, and penile cosmetic surgery. He is passionate about improving the dialogue between patients and doctors regarding sexual dysfunction in the LGBTQ+ community. Dr. Gor currently partners with the Philadelphia chapter of the Advocacy and Services for LGBT Elders (SAGE) and is always looking for opportunities to meet with individuals and groups in the South Jersey area. Dr. Gor does not perform gender-affirming bottom surgeries, but is able to manage complications that may follow.
Mara Gordon, MD (she, her, hers)
Primary Care Physician
Dr. Gordon is a family physician who enjoys caring for families, from newborns to geriatrics. She has an interest in LGBTQ+ health care and provides gender-affirming hormone therapy to patients across the gender spectrum in addition to PrEP for HIV prevention. She is also eager to provide general primary care and reproductive health care to LGBTQ+ patients in a welcoming and non-judgmental environment.
Ryan Allen Gruner, MD (he, him, his)
Dr. Gruner a fellowship-trained breast surgeon who has performed gender-affirming top surgery for transmen in the southern New Jersey and Philadelphia areas for many years. His staff takes pride in their knowledge and sensitivity toward our patients in this community and go above and beyond to make every step as comfortable as possible.
Rashida M. Merchant, MD (she, her, hers)
Dr. Merchant is an OB/GYN. She is eager to provide access to gynecologic screening, STI screening, treatment for sexual dysfunction, and comprehensive reproductive care to the LGBTQ+ community. She offers gender-affirming hysterectomies and strives to create a comfortable and safe space for patients to discuss their concerns. She sees patients in Washington Township and Camden.
Kathleen Schaeffer, DO, FACOG (she, her, hers)
Dr. Schaeffer is an OB/GYN with interest in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery and providing patient-centered care. She provides gynecologic screening and gender-affirming hysterectomies since 2019. She has been in practice since 2005, with offices in Camden and Washington Township.
Kay Yoon-Flannery, DO, MPH, FACS, FACOS (she, her, hers)
Co-Director and Breast Surgeon, Janet Knowles Breast Cancer Center
Dr. Flannery is a fellowship-trained breast surgeon who has worked to improve accessibility to health care for members of the LGBTQ+ community, with a particular interest in bringing appropriate surgical management to patients considering top surgery. She is familiar with transgender and non-binary patients and hopes to continue improving this care in the LGBTQ+ community.
Additional support to those in the LGBTQ+ community is available through Cooper’s Early Intervention Program (EIP) team. Cooper’s EIP is committed to improving the health and well-being of those infected with or affected by HIV in southern New Jersey through high-quality, compassionate medical care and support services, community education, and early detection, regardless of ability to pay. For an appointment, call 856.963.3715