Associate Program Directors

Associate Program Directors


 

Dr. Matassa

Daniel Matassa, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency Program


Dr. Matassa obtained his medical degree from Rutgers New Jersey Medical School in 2013, then joined our residency program and served an additional year as Chief Resident at the VA site. Dr. Matassa is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society and has received many accolades during residency for his patient care and teaching skills, including several nominations for the prestigious Golden Apple Award.

Dr. Matassa joined the faculty of New Jersey Medical School in 2017 as Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine and Associate Program Director for the Internal Medicine Residency. Since starting his professional career at NJMS, he has been heavily involved in the medical education of both students and residents through the development and delivery of lectures, team-based learning activities, patient care rounds, and morning reports. Dr. Matassa has extensive experience in medical education through his work as a professional tutor for both the USMLE Step Exams and ABIM Internal Medicine Certification Exam. He is currently responsible for organizing and coordinating the residents' ambulatory curriculum/education, and serves as the director of the Clinician Educator track and the Chair of the Clinical Competency Committee. Dr Matassa received the Best Teaching Attending Award at University Hospital for the last two years in a row.

 


 

Dr. Michaud

Jennine Michaud, DO

Assistant Professor of Medicine and Nephrology
Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency Program


Dr. Michaud earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in 1999 from William Paterson University, and attended medical school at the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine.  She completed her internship and residency at UMDNJ - New Jersey Medical School from 2004-2007, and then served as Chief Medical Resident in 2008.  Dr. Michaud completed her Nephrology fellowship in 2010, followed by a second fellowship in Transplant Nephrology.

Dr. Michaud joined the faculty of New Jersey Medical School in 2011 working in the Department of Medicine and the Nephrology division.  She also served as the Associate Clerkship Director for the 3rd and 4th year medical students until 2014 when she moved to the East Orange VA Medical Center.  Dr. Michaud then became an Associate Program Director for the Internal Medicine Residency Program.  She has been heavily involved in resident and student education through lectures, morning reports, and patient care.

 


 

Dr. Sapru

Sunil Sapru, MD

Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine
Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency Program


Dr. Sapru was born in Kashmir, India, where he completed his undergraduate studies with distinction before going to medical school at the Government Medical College in Srinagar, University of Kashmir. He completed postgraduate training in Internal Medicine at the Sheri-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences and worked as an Internal Medicine specialist in India and Oman before moving to US, where he furthered his education by completing internship at SUNY Buffalo and residency at Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) in Livingston, NJ, where he received the “Outstanding Graduating Resident” award. Dr. Sapru remained at SBMC after his training as a clinician educator at the Internal Medicine residency program. He took on the role of Associate Program Director in 2010 and has served as Program Director of the SBMC residency program since November 2012. Dr. Sapru is a distinguished educator and mentor, and holds academic appointments at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School and St. George’s School of Medicine. In 2017, he was awarded the Laureate award presented by the New Jersey Chapter of the American College of Physicians and in 2018 he was elected to the Fellowship of Royal college of Physicians, Edinburgh, UK.

As of July 2020, SBMC has become a core training site for our program and Dr. Sapru has taken on the role of Associate Program Director for the Rutgers NJMS Internal Medicine residency program at the SBMC site.