Dr. Robert W. Cifers
AGE: 58 • Ocean View
Robert William Cifers, M.D., age 58 of Ocean View, died Thursday, August 21, 2014 at Cape Regional Medical Center in Cape May Court House. Dr. Cifers was born in Chattanooga, TN where he attended Baylor Military School. He went on to attend University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Ohio State University College of Medicine in Columbus, OH; serving his internship at Medical College of Ohio at Toledo and his surgical residency at Cook County Hospital in Chicago, Il. From there he did a fellowship in Nuclear Medicine and Radiology at Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch where he met his wife of 28 years, Anna, who is a trauma nurse. Dr. Cifers did his fellowship in Nuclear Medicine and Radiology at Johns Hopkins University Hospital in Baltimore, MD. He was an attending physician at Burdette Tomlin Memorial Hospital, Cape May Court House and during this time he was co-owner of Cape Radiology in Rio Grande, NJ. He was also an attending radiologist at Kessler Memorial Hospital, Hammonton, NJ. Dr. Cifers was currently an attending physician at Elmer Hospital and South Jersey Regional Hospital, which are both now the Inspira Health Network. Dr. Cifers main office was at 1505 W. Sherman Avenue, Vinland, NJ. Licensed to practice in the states of NJ and Fla. Dr. Cifers specialized in nuclear medicine and was certified by the American Board of Physician Specialists and the American Board of Nuclear Medicine. Dr. Cifers was the co-author of Peripheral Increased Activity Surrounding Metastatic Adenocarcinoma to the Liver on Hepatobiliary Imaging, published in the February 1989 issue of the Journal of Clinical Nuclear Medicine.
Dr. Cifers enjoyed medical staff privileges at South Jersey Healthcare - Regional Medical Center in Vineland, South Jersey Health System-Elmer in Elmer, Shore Memorial Hospital in Somers Point, Cape Regional Medical Center in Cape May Court House, Atlanticare Regional Medical Center-City Division in Atlantic City, and South Jersey Hospital-Bridgeton in Bridgeton.
He was a member of the American College of Radiology, the American College of Nuclear Medicine, the Society of Nuclear Medicine, the Radiological Society of North America, and The Florida Medical Association.
He was predeceased by his parents, William S. and Elsie S. Cifers, both Chattanooga, TN. Surviving are his wife, Anna, their two daughters, Therese Anne and Victoria Mary, all at home; his two sisters, Elizabeth, wife of Dr. Malcolm S. Gillis of Houston, TX, and Virginia, wife of Judge John C. Reed of Sharpsville, PA and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, August 24 from 2-6 pm at the Damiano Funeral Home, 191 Franklin Ave., (corner of Third Ave.), Long Branch. Funeral Monday, 9:00 am at the funeral home with a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at 10:00 am at St. Michael's Church in West End, Long Branch. Interment will follow at Woodbine Cemetery, Oceanport. The family invites you to leave a letter of condolence at www.DamianoFuneralHome.com a>.
Damiano Funeral Home
191 Franklin Ave. Long Branch, NJ 07740
Published in Asbury Park Press on Aug. 23, 2014