Nurse Practitioners

Jian Zhang, MSN, APN

Jian Zhang is an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner board certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Jian received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Northeastern University, Boston, MA and her Master's degree in Nursing from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. Prior to her position with Medicor Cardiology, she was a staff nurse at Massachusetts General Hospital and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in cardiology and cardiac transplant as well as in cardiothoracic sugical ICU. She also has two years experience as a research nurse at UMDNJ Medical School.

Jian has been part of the Medicor team since 2002. She lives locally with her husband and two daughters. She loves to read and travel.

Vashtie Ramjattan, MSN, RN, AGACNP-BC, CEN

Vashtie Ramjattan is an Adult Geriatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, board certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. She is also certified by the Emergency Nurses Association as a CEN. Vashtie earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and her Master's of Science in Nursing as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Her professional memberships include the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and Emergency Nurses Association.

Prior to joining the Medicor team, her clinical background includes more than 10 years as an ER nurse and one year in specialized respiratory and telemetry units.

Vashtie's practice philosophy is to treat patient with compassion and respect, to empower them with knowledge to make healthy decisions about their lifestyle and to encourage lifestyle modifications.

Vashtie lives in Somerset with her husband and their two children. She enjoys travelling with her family, long road trips, dancing, reading and biking.

Amy Sherer, MSN, ANP-BC

Amy Sherer joined Medicor Cardiology in 2013.  Her education includes a Bachelor’s degree in nursing from Southern Connecticut State University and a Master’s degree from University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey where she studied primary care of the adult.  Prior to joining Medicor, Amy worked as a registered nurse for 8 years in critical care and cardiothoracic surgical step-down.

Amy lives locally with her husband, daughter, and dog.  She enjoys gardening, walking her dog, and traveling.

Mildred B. Cruz, MSN, NP-C

Mildred accumulated nearly 18 years of nursing experience and has held multiple nursing positions in her career that includes cardiac surgery, cardiac transplantation, orthopedic, intensive care and wound care. In addition to her extensive clinical experience she was a nursing manager and nursing administrator for 13 years. She enjoys working with cardiac patients as evidenced by her long cardiac nursing career, and she currently enjoys a unique blend of nursing and medicine in her role as a Nurse Practitioner. Mildred brings a holistic and comprehensive approach to the cardiac population.  In addition to her duties at Medicor she is also practicing as an NP in the cardiac surgery department in RWJUH.

Mildred lives in Somerset with her husband and their three children. She is from a big family of nurses and nurse practitioners and truly enjoy the every other weekend planned occasions of the family. In her spare time Mildred enjoys travelling and shopping.