Maria Jose Jimenez Cerna, MD

Primary Care
(Fluent in Spanish and English)
Board Certified in Internal Medicine (treats patients age 19 and up)


2605 Shore Road
Northfield, NJ 08225
Tel: 609-365-5300
Fax: 609-365-5301


  • Internal Medicine
  • Obesity

About Maria Jose Jimenez Cerna, MD

  • Hospital Affiliations
    • Shore Medical Center, Somers Point, NJ
  • Additional Information
    • Prior to joining Shore Physicians Group in May 2022, Dr. Cerna served as an attending physician in primary care and hospital medicine at Mary Imogene Bassett Medical Center since 2017. She received her Medical Degree from Universidad Autonoma de Honduras. She completed her internal medicine residency with Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center in Bronx, NY, affiliated with Weil Cornell Medical Center College. In addition to caring for patients during her tenure at Mary Imogene Bassett Medical Center, Dr. Cerna also supervised and taught internal medicine residents and medical students. Before coming to the United States, Dr. Cerna served as a primary care physician in Honduras. She has participated in numerous community service programs both in Honduras and the United States, including a project in the Bronx to help reduce the obesity rate in children.

Dr Cerna was caring and attentive, so was the woman who took my blood.
Dr. Cerna is a knowledgable and kind physician. Very thorough also. I was looking for a PCP and now I have found one. Thank you.
I was very satisfied and thankful for the helpful, caring people who tried to help me see a doctor within one day of calling. Everyone I spoke to went out of their way to assist me. Angie, Dr Cerna’s nurse, was so kind and caring and sympathetic during our phone and in person conversations. She really is another asset to the group and Dr Cerna was also kind caring and sympathetic towards me. I was amazed by everyone I came in contact with during my calls and visit to the office.
Dr Cerna is excellent!!
Helpful and professional
Very pleasant and helpful experience with the entire staff! Everyone was very nice and made the visit wonderful.
Dr. Cerna was fantastic. She was extremely thorough and has excellent interpersonal skills. It took from Monday, 7/18, until today to get any traction. Administratively, Shore Physicians needs to do better. I am very pleased with my primary care physician, Dr. Roche, who was unavailable today and was blessed to be introduced to Dr. Cerna. Please remedy your administrative issues. This was not the first time.
Very professional