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Gregory J. Rokosz, DO, JD, FACEP, FACOEP, Named Outstanding Physician of the Year

10/08/2015

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 Resolution Program.

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