about our general medicine practice The Bronx, NY

The physicians and clinical Staff at Perry Avenue Family Medical Center (PAFM) have been providing comprehensive medical care to The Bronx for over 35 years.

Our clinc was recently recognized as a level 3 NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home.

We are located in the north Bronx, close to The Montefiore Medical Center. We are sure our team’s range of expertise will make you and your family feel comfortable with your visit.

For more information or to request an appointment, contact us today at (718) 231-6700.




Dr. Rita Ahuja received her M.D. from Lady Harding Medical College in New Delhi, India in 1973. She then completed her residency in pediatrics at Lincoln and Metropolitan Hospitals in New York City in 1980. Dr. Ahuja is American Board Certified in pediatrics, and has served as president of The American Association of Physicians and of Indian Origin (AAPI) tri-state chapter.


Family Doctor

Dr. Svetlana Tokar received her Doctor of Osteopathy from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine with honors in family medicine and ophthalmology in 2002. She has worked in various medical clinics in The Bronx area including Montefiore Medical Center, St. Barnabas Hospital, and PAFM for the last 18 years. Dr. Tokar is certified by the American Board of Osteopathic Family Physicians.



Dr. Jian Zhang received his B.S. in Biochemistry from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1992 and his Doctor of Podiatry from the New York college of Podiatric Medicine in 1996. He did his post-graduate training at Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center from 1996-1999. In addition to taking care of patients at PAFM, Dr. Zhang is currently Assistant Director of Podiatric Residency at Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center. He is also an American Board certified Podiatric Surgeon.



Dr. Gunjeet Sahni received her M.D. from Goa Medical College in 1988. She did residencies at the department of pediatrics at The College of Physician and Surgeons of Columbia University and the department of pediatrics at Brookdale University Hospital. Dr. Sahni has over 25 years of clinical experience.



Dr. Milosevic received his M.D. from the University of Belgrade Medical School in 1969. He comes to Perry Avenue Family Medical Center with over 40 years of clinical experience in Gynecology. Dr. Milosevic is Assistant Professor of obstetrics and gynecology at New York Medical College and clinical instructor of gynecology at Mount Sinai School of Medicine.



With over two decades of experience, Dr. Balikcioglu is devoted to helping you diagnose, treat, and manage your acute or chronic gastroenterological disorders. Whether you’re bothered by heartburn, concerned about colon cancer, IBS, or stomach ulcers, Dr. Balikcioglu can provide singular, compassionate care. Dr. Balikcioglu is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology, qualified in the cutting edge developments of his field, and excited to make your acquaintance.


Allergy/Internal Medicine

Dr. Kishore Ahuja received his M.D. from Armed Forces Medical College, a top-ranked medical institution in India, in 1973. He completed his residency and American Board Certification in pathology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 1978. He then completed his residency and American Board certification in internal medicine in 1981. Dr. Ahuja then completed his fellowship and American Board certification in allergy from roosevelt Hospital at Columbia University. He has practiced patient care at PAFM since it’s inception in 1983. He currently serves as Medical Director at PAFM. Dr. Ahuja is also Associate Professor of Allergy and Immunology at Montefiore Hospital at Albert Einstein College of Medicine.



Dr. Nordin received his B.A. Summa Cum Laude from Yale in 1971 and his M.D. from Harvard University in 1976. He conducted basic research in cardiac electrophysiology from 1983 to 1997, and has continued with clinical research in diabetes screening and arrhythmic effects of hypoglycemia since 2004. In addition to helping with patient care at PAFM, Dr. Nordin has served as faculty at Albert Einstein Medical College since 1983, and was Chairman of Medicine at Jacobi Medical Center from 1997-2009. Dr. Nordin has published more than 30 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters, and is American Board certified in internal medicine and cardiology.



Mr. Augustine is an experienced physical therapist with vast knowledge in helping individuals recover from injuries or improve movement and manage pain. Patient who needs helps with rehabilitation or treatment to help with chronic conditions or illness Mr. Augustine is here to help you.



Ms. Francis comes to us with over 22 years of clinical experience. Ms. Francis is a New York State licensed Optometrist currently running the Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center Optical Department in the Bronx since 2001. Ms. Francis is trained and skilled in identifying, diagnosing, developing treatment plans to assist patients with advanced ocular and systemic disease through therapeutic management.


Family Nurse Practitioner

A skilled Family Nurse Practitioner who graduated from Long Island University in 2017. Mrs. Sakhareliya has been working under Dr. Kishore Ahuja Internist and Allergists since she was a Registered Nurse in 2015 at Perry Avenue. Mrs. Sakhareliya brings a personal touch to our patients and is devoted to providing quality care to our community.


Family Nurse Practitioner

A experienced Family Nurse Practitioner who is dedicated to the treatment and the happiness of her patients. Also a graduated from Long Island University Mrs. Patel has been with Perry Avenue since 2018 and has grown with the practice



Dr. Sneha Gandhi received her Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of surgery at S.S. Medical College. She performed her pediatric residency at Brooklyn Hospital and has served as staff pediatrician at a number of clinical centers (NY Downtown Hospital, The Long Island College Hospital, Hackensack University Hospital) over the past 20 years. Dr. Gandhi is an American Board certified pediatrician.