Rheumatology Center of Princeton, 123 Franklin Corner Rd, #106 Lawerenceville, New Jersey 08648 Phone Number: 609-896-2505

About Us

Dr. Gina Del Giudice, M.D., FACR, FACP

Doctor's at the Rheumatology Center of PrincetonDr. Del Giudice was born and raised in Northern New Jersey. She is an Assistant Attending physician at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at UM DNJ-.RWJ School of Medicine in New Brunswick, Attending Physician at the University Medical Center at Princeton and Courtesy Attending Physician at Robert Wood Johnson Hospital Hamilton. She is a fellow of the American College of Rheumatology and the American College of Physicians. She is an ISCD Certified Bone Densitometrist. Dr. Del Giudice has served as the Section Chief of Rheumatology at the University Medical Center at Princeton. She is a member of the Board of Trustees of Rheuminations Inc; a member of the Wellness Board of the University Medical Center at Princeton; serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Eden Autism Family of Services and is an officer on the Board of the Asch Family Foundation. Dr. Del Giudice has been recognized as an outstanding specialist in the field of Rheumatology by “America’sTop Physicians “ and “The Best Doctors in America”.

She received her BA degree summa cum laude from Mount Holyoke College in 1982. There she was also elected to Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi, and named a Mary Lyons and Sarah Williston Scholar. She graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine in 1986 and was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha. Dr. Del Giudice completed her internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital in 1989. From 1989 to 1990, she was Chief Medical Resident at Mount Sinai. Dr. Del Giudice completed a three year Rheumatic Diseases Fellowship at the Hospital for Special Surgery and a Clinical Research Fellowship at New York Hospital Cornell Medical Center. While at HSS, she was a recipient of a Lupus Foundation Grant. She has compiled many publications and is licensed to practice medicine in New Jersey and New York. She has received research grants to study the immunology of childhood psychiatric diseases while at Mount Sinai School of Medicine where she served as an Adjunct Clinical Instructor of psychiatry from 1995 to 1998. She also served as an Attending Physician at the Catholic Medical Center of Brooklyn and Queens and was a practicing member of University Medical Group in New Brunswick, NJ. She has been in private practice in the Princeton area since 2000, when she established this rheumatology group.

Michael J. Froncek, MD, MS, FACP, FACR

Dr. Froncek is Chief of Rheumatology at the University Medical Center at Princeton and has been a member of the Medical Advisory Board of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at Hamilton’s Center for Health and Wellness since 2005, where he is passionately involved in community education. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at UMDNJ- Robert Wood Johnson Medical. Maintaining board certifications in both internal medicine and rheumatology, Dr. Froncek is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American College of Rheumatology. He is also an ISCD Certified Clinical Densitometrist (bone density) and the Director of our center’s Osteoporosis Unit. The doctor is trained in musculoskeletal ultrasound and is the only rheumatologist in the area experienced in this important diagnostic technique, considered the standard of care in Europe. He was recognized as one of New Jersey’s favorite physicians with the 2008 Patient’s Choice Award.

Dr. Froncek was born in northern New Jersey and educated at The Pingry School prior to attending the University of Rochester. There he graduated summa cum laude, was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and also studied abroad for a year at University College, Oxford. He completed a summer research project in Oxford’s Department of Biochemistry for which he was awarded his degree with distinction in research. Returning to the University of Rochester for his medical education, he subsequently completed his residency training at Baystate Medical Center, the western campus of Tufts University School of Medicine. Subsequently, he pursued his rheumatology fellowship training in the Arthritis and Rheumatism Branch of the National Institute of Arthritis, Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases at the National Institutes of Health. While there, he assisted in clinical research protocols investigating lupus nephritis, rheumatoid and psoriatic arthritis, myositis, and familial Mediterranean fever. He then completed additional fellowship training at the University of Southern California, site of one of the oldest lupus clinics in the country, and he remained there as Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine after entering private practice. During this time, he co-authored a chapter on immunology for Dan Wallace’s textbook of systemic lupus and was also featured on KABC news in Los Angeles. Prior to joining Dr Del Giudice, he has practiced rheumatology in California, northern New Jersey, and North Carolina. He is married with two beautiful golden retrievers.

Connie Rutan Kartoz, PhD, RN, FNP-BC

photoConnie Kartoz is originally from Rochester, NY and lived up and down the East Coast before settling in central NJ. She is an Assistant Professor at the School of Nursing and Exercise Science at The College of New Jersey in Ewing, NJ and a recent New Jersey Nursing Initiative/Robert Wood Johnson Foundation scholar. She is a certified Family Nurse Practitioner and a member of the Gerontological Society of America.

Connie received her Bachelor of Science degree cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania where she was also inducted into Sigma Theta Tau, the national nursing honor society. She earned her nurse practitioner degree through Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA where she was awarded a graduate scholarship. Her recently completed PhD from Seton Hall University involved study of the relationship between medication adherence in community dwelling older adults and family relationships. Her clinical expertise includes primary care, preventative health, asthma and now rheumatology.

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