Meet Our Physicians

Surgical Associates of Sussex County’s medical staff includes:

Sarah Chima, MD
Dr. Chima received her medical degree from Howard University College of Medicine and completed her residency at SUNY Downstate Medical Center. For several years, she has been performing general, laparoscopic and colorectal surgeries, breast surgeries, excisions for skin cancers and hemorrhoid banding, as well as other in-office procedures.

Cynthia Jones, MD
Dr. Jones is board-certified in general surgery and is a fellow in the American College of Surgeons. She focuses on general, laparoscopic and colorectal surgery as well as breast surgery – minimally invasive as well as office procedures. She received her medical degree from the University of Michigan School of Medicine and her residency at Albert Einstein College of Medicine.


Patients seeking weight loss options may visit Dr. Padnani at our office on alternating Fridays from 9:00am to Noon. Please call to schedule an appointment. 

Ashish Padnani, MD*
Board Certification: Surgery
Specialty: Bariatric Surgery, General Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery
Areas of Interest: Bariatric Surgery; Sleeve Gastrectomy; Gastric Bypass; Obesity; Weight Loss Counseling; Minimally Invasive Surgery
Medical Education: NHL Medical College, Gujarat University, India
Residency: New York Presbyterian Queens/Weill Cornell Medical College
Fellowship: St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center

*Dr. Padnani also sees patients at Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery.

Our physicians see patients at Newton Medical Center. They are affiliated with Atlantic Medical Group and are participating providers of Atlantic Accountable Care Organization.