**Please be advised that Due to the COVID-19 outbreak our physicians will be 
doing telemed office visits. 


Digestive & Liver


Meet Our Doctors

"As a case manager and nurse of 25 years I highly recommend this doctor to my clients, family and friends."
"Thank you Doctor Raso and Doctor Cohen for all your care and concern."
"Explains everything, I am extremely happy to have Teresa Tacopina as my doctor."

Dr. Carl Raso


Dr. Carl Raso graduated from St. Georges University School of Medicine in 1982. He completed his Internal Medicine Residency at Yale University, Norwalk Hospital. Dr. Raso completed his Gastroenterology Fellowship at Columbia University College of Physician and Surgeons, Harlem Hospital in 1987. During Dr. Raso’s Gastroenterology Fellowship, he authored “Transnasal Cytology for The Diagnosis of Candida Esophagitis in AIDS” and “A Review of Tuberculin Peritonitis in the United States”, which were both accepted for publication.

Dr. Raso has been in Private Practice in Toms River and an Attending Physician in Gastroenterology at Community Medical Center since 1987. Dr. Carl Raso served at Community Medical Center as Treasurer Medical Staff in 1988, Vice President Medical Staff in 1999, President Medical Staff 2001-2002 and member of Medical Executive Committee 2003-2004. He has been an active member of the Board of Trustees since 2005.

Dr. Raso has been the Medical Director of Ocean Endosurgery Center since 2006. He is also currently a member of the Board of Trustees for the St. Barnabas Healthcare Corporation."


Dr. Scott Cohen


"Dr. Scott Cohen attended the University of Medicine and Dentistry. He completed an Internship in Internal Medicine, Residency in Internal Medicine and Fellowship in Gastroenterology at Cooper Hospital. Dr. Cohen is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. He’s a member of the American Medical Association, American College of Physicians, American Gastrointestinal Association, American College of Gastroenterology and the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation." 


During his fellowship he specialized in performing interventional procedures, which included ERCP, as well as endoscopic ultrasound. He currently maintains an active relationship with Cooper Hospital and its new pancreaticobiliary center.



Dr. Teresa Tacopina


"Dr. Teresa Tacopina graduated from St Georges University School of Medicine in 2002. She completed her Internal Medicine Internship and residency at the University of Connecticut Health Center (2002-2005). She was chosen to be a Chief Medical Resident at the University of Connecticut from 2005-2006. After graduating from her Internal Medicine training program, Dr. Tacopina returned to her hometown of New York where she completed a three year fellowship in Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Long Island College Hospital in Brooklyn, NY, an affiliate of the State University of New York Health Science Center (SUNY-Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn).

Dr. Tacopina is an active member of several national gastrointestinal organizations including the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG), the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) and the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopists (ASGE). She has presented several abstracts/posters at the annual ACG meetings during her fellowship training. Dr. Tacopina is Board Certified in both Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology/Hepatology."