Gregory J. Rokosz, DO, JD, Senior Vice President for Medical and Academic
Affairs/Chief Medical Officer at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, was named
Outstanding Physician of the Year by the New Jersey State Society of Physician
Assistants. Dr. Rokosz was selected for this prestigious award due to
his high level of commitment to the Physician Assistant (PA) profession
and the New Jersey PA community. The award was presented on October 8,
2015 at the Awards Ceremony in recognition of Physician Assistant Week.
Dr. Rokosz is an emergency physician, medical educator, medical administrator,
and attorney. He is board certified in both Emergency Medicine and Family
Medicine and is a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians
and the American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians. Dr. Rokosz
is an Associate Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine and Assistant
Clinical Dean at the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. He also
serves as Vice Chairman of the Board of the New York Colleges of Osteopathic
Medicine Educational Consortium. He previously served as Associate Dean
at Mount Sinai School of Medicine for the Barnabas Health system and now
holds that position at Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School. He is an Associate
Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine at Rutgers-New Jersey Medical
School and a Professor of Emergency Medicine at St. George’s University
School of Medicine.
In addition to serving as the Vice President for Medical Affairs and Director
of Medical Education at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Dr. Rokosz is Vice
President for Medical Education and Clinical Research for Barnabas Health
and chairs the Institutional Review Board at Saint Barnabas Medical Center.
Dr. Rokosz served as Vice President for Medical Affairs and Director of
Medical Education at Union Hospital prior to joining Saint Barnabas.
Dr. Rokosz received a bachelor’s degree with honors from Rutgers
University. He earned his medical degree at Des Moines University College
of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery in Iowa. Dr. Rokosz received his juris
doctor degree, magna cum laude, with a concentration in health law from
Seton Hall University School of Law where he was a member of the Law Review
and also recipient of the Advanced Legal Writing Award.
Dr. Rokosz was a member of the New Jersey State Board of Medical Examiners
for more than 11 years and one of its presidents. Dr. Rokosz was nominated
by the Federation of State Medical Boards and served on the Accreditation
Review Committee of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education
(ACCME), a committee he also chaired. He currently chairs the Physician
Executive Constituency Group at the New Jersey Hospital Association and
is a member of the Impairment Review Committee of the State’s Alternative