NJMS Spotlight

Celebrating Rutgers 250th Anniversary!

Omaida C. Velazquez, MD’91, chair of the DeWitt Daughtry Family Department of Surgery at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, will present “Surgical Innovation: the Convergence Effect” on November 10, 12 to 1 pm, Rosemary Gellene Room, Medical Science Building - B515. Lunch to follow; RSVP required: (973) 972-5045 or surgery@njms.rutgers.edu. Read more

New Chancellor Scholar

Aimee Beaulieu, PhD, recently joined New Jersey Medical School (NJMS) as Assistant Professor and Chancellor Scholar in the Department of Microbiology, Biochemistry, and Molecular Genetics and the Center for Immunity and Inflammation (CII), a division of the Institute of Infectious and Inflammatory Diseases (i3D). Read more

Welcome Dr. Edelblum!

Karen Edelblum, PhD., recently joined NJMS as Assistant Professor and Chancellor Scholar in the Center for Immunity and Inflammation (CII) and the department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. CII is a division of the i3D (Institute of Infection and Inflammatory Diseases). Read more

NJMS COO Assumes NJMS COO Assumes Lead Role at AAMC - Group on Institutional Planning

Rutgers New Jersey Medical School’s Chief Operating Officer Walter L. Douglas, Jr., has been elected National Chair of the Association of American Medical Colleges–Group on Institutional Planning, an organization devoted to advancing the discipline of planning in academic medicine.....Read More

Congratulations, Dr. Justin Sambol!

Dr. Justin Sambol, Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery and a graduate of the NJMS Class of 1997, has been appointed to the position of Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs.....Read More

  Congratulations, Dr. Bruce Haffty!
Bruce Haffty, MD, joins RSNA Board of Directors

CHICAGO, Ill. - Bruce G. Haffty, M.D., an international expert in breast radiation oncology known for his accomplishments in the clinic and classroom, as well as for his groundbreaking cancer research, is the newest member of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Board of Directors. Dr. Haffty will assume the position of Board Liaison for Science, as Richard L. Ehman, M.D., becomes chairman of the Board of Directors.

Ogori N. Kalu, MD, MS

Ogori N. Kalu, MD, MS, Assistant Professor of Surgery at New Jersey Medical School (NJMS) and the Director of Breast Surgery for University Hospital (UH), is currently a co-director, along with Jonathan Keith, MD, Assistant Professor of Surgery, for this year’s Comprehensive Breast Care event. All are welcome to attend this free educational event which will be held on Saturday, October 18, at the Calabria Restaurant in Livingston, NJ. To RSVP, please call (973) 972-5017 or email surgery@njms.rutgers.edu.....Read More

Congratulations, Dr. Adam D. Fox!

New Jersey Medical School congratulates Dr. Adam D. Fox on becoming the Section Chief of Trauma in the Division of Trauma/Critical Care. As Section Chief, he will be the Associate Director of the NJ Trauma Center at University Hospital (Newark), and the Associate Director of NorthStar....Read More

Welcome, Dr. Mark C. Siracusa!

New Jersey Medical School gives a warm welcome to Mark C. Siracusa, PhD, as he joins the interdepartmental Center for Immunity and Inflammation as a tenure track Assistant Professor with a primary appointment in the Department of Medicine.  Dr. Siracusa is the first Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences Chancellor’s Scholar, a recently established RBHS-wide appointment that recognizes and supports exemplary faculty recruits....Read More

Mallory Scott!

NJMS welcomes Mallory Scott who has joined the Office of Admissions as an administrative analyst. Her responsibilities will include strategic planning and communications, institutional research efforts, constituent relations, event management, student recruitment and admissions process enhancement initiatives, which includes furthering her office's efforts to fully automate the admissions process....Read More

Welcome Dr. Jonathan Keith!

NJMS gives a warm welcome to Dr. Jonathan Keith, who recently joined NJMS as assistant professor in the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery with an appointment as attending staff at University Hospital. He specializes in microvascular surgery for breast reconstruction as well as management of complex wounds. He is an Associate Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.....Read More

Hosseinali Shahidi

Hosseinali Shahidi, MD, MPH, professor and chief in the division of community medicine and public health in the Department of Emergency Medicine at NJMS, received the Dean's Award for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice from the School of Nursing (SN). This award recognizes his outstanding work with SN’s Jordan and Harris Community Health Center and his service as a preceptor for graduate nursing students....Read More

Ravi Shah

Ravi Shah, a 2nd year student at NJMS, recently received the prestigious “2013 Leadership Award” from the American Medical Association (AMA) Foundation.  According to the AMA, Ravi and other deserving medical students received this award for their commitment to service, community involvement, altruism, leadership and dedication to patient care.  Ravi’s accomplishments do not end there.  He was also recently elected as Chair of the Medical Society of New Jersey - medical student section and currently serves on the committee for long-range planning for the medical student section of the AMA....Read More

Julie Ferguson

Julie Ferguson, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs and Director of the Registrar's Office at New Jersey Medical School, was appointed as the NE Group on Student Affairs (GSA) representative to the American Association of Medical Colleges National Committee on Student Records (COSR). During her three year term of service, Julie will advance the work of the committee, including revising the COSR Guidelines for Maintaining Active and Permanent Individual Student Records and the Handbook for Student Records Administrators. ....Read More

Jean Anderson Eloy, MD


Jean Anderson Eloy, MD, is the recipient of the 2012 Physician of the Year Award from the New Jersey chapter of the Association of Haitian Physicians Abroad. He will receive the award at a special ceremony on June 9.  Eloy, who is vice chair of the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at New Jersey Medical School and director of rhinology and sinus surgery at University Hospital, has traveled to Haiti as a medical volunteer to provide care to its residents, including those affected by the earthquake of January 2010.


Tolga Taneli, MD

Watch Tolga Taneli, MD, Director and Training Director of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at NJMS, on News 12 New Jersey as he briefly discusses Tourette Syndrome (TS). During the "12 to Your Health" segment, Dr. Taneli provides information on the definition, prevalence, and treatments for TS. In addition to specializing in the care of TS, Dr. Taneli collaborates with the New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome and Associated Disorders (NJCTS) in their education and outreach efforts. The interview will air on Saturday, August 4th, and Sunday, August 5th, at 6:30 am, 10:30 am, noon, and 1:30 pm.


NJMS welcomes Dr. Sabina Mushtaq who recently joined the UMDNJ family as a full time attending physician in the Department of Psychiatry at The University Hospital and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Mushtaq will be active member of the Consultation/Liaison Service at University Hospital and will focus her outpatient practice on treating children with autism spectrum disorders....Read More


Dr. Sadoshima discovers link between starvation and heart failure...Read More


Dr. Ravi J. Chokshi joins the UMDNJ-NJMS faculty as an Assistant Professor of Surgery in the Division of Surgical Oncology. His practice comprises gastrointestinal (GI) oncology and endocrine surgery. His clinical interests are in esophageal, gastric, hepatobiliary, pancreatic, peritoneal, and colorectal malignancies...Read More

2 Through the UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School Physician-Scientist Skills Program, NJMS will provide one year of mentored research training to physicians and scientists within and outside the U.S. Suitable candidates will work in research laboratories at NJMS ...Read More

3 Join us in welcoming and congratulating a new Basic Science faculty member, Amariliz Rivera, Ph.D., an  Assitant Professor of Pediatrics and member of the Center for Immunty and Inflammation at NJMS. She is the lead author of an  article that was recently published in the prestigious...Read More

1 Denard Coleman, Program Director of the Waiting Room Parents program at
NJMS, was recently selected as a Fellow in Ladder to Leadership: Developing the Next Generation of Community Health Leaders...Read More