Newark, N.J. -- The Newark Beth Israel Medical Center Review Committee appointed Watchung resident, Alan S. Helfman, M.D., president of the Medical/Dental Staff. In addition to Dr. Helfman's election, the Committee also appointed Hasbrouck Heights resident, Jeremias L. Murillo, M.D., as vice president and Mary Ann Haggerty, M.D., of Westfield as secretary/treasurer.
Dr. Helfman, who joined the medical staff in 1988, most recently served as vice president of the Medical/Dental Staff. He currently practices as an attending urologist at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, the Hospital Center of Orange, East Orange General Hospital, Saint James Hospital, Stone Center of New Jersey and the Daughters of Israel Geriatric Center.
He served as chairman of both the Newark Beth Israel Physician Hospital Organization (PHO) and Board of Trustees and the PHO's Medical Management Committee. Dr. Helfman also chaired the Medical Center's Medical Records Committee and served as a member of the Medical Executive, Utilization Review, Pharmacy and Therapeutics, Operating Room and Pain Management committees.
Dr. Helfman earned a bachelor of science in mathematics and biology from SUNY at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, and a master of science from Roswell Park Memorial Institute in Buffalo, NY. He received his medical degree from the University of Guadalajara, Guadalajara and went on to complete residencies in surgery and urology at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) in Newark.
Recipient of the Cancer Institute of New Jersey's Gallo Award for Cancer Research and the American Medical Association Physician's Recognition Award, Dr. Helfman has also authored numerous abstracts on prostate cancer. He is a member of numerous medical societies including the American Medical Association, American Urology Association, Medical Society of New Jersey, Academy of Medicine of New Jersey, Urology Society of New Jersey and the New York Academy of Medicine.
Dr. Murillo is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Academy of Medicine of New Jersey. He received his B.S. degree from the University of San Carlos in the Philippines and his medical degree from the The Cebu Institute of Medicine in the Philippines. Dr. Murillo completed his residency in Pediatrics and a fellowship in Infectious Disease at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and is Board Certified in Pediatrics, Infectious Diseases and Infection Control.
At Newark Beth Israel, Dr. Murillo serves as Medical Director of Infection Control and Epidemiology. He is also Director of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Children's Hospital of New Jersey and the recipient of many awards and honors.
Dr. Haggerty received her bachelor of science from Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia, her master's degree from Dartmouth College in New Hampshire and her medical degree from UMDNJ in Newark. She completed her residency training at UMDNJ-University Hospital in Newark and is a Diplomate of the Board of Internal Medicine.
A member of many associations including the American Geriatrics Society, Medical Women's Association, the American College of Physicians, the American Medical Society and The Medical Society of New Jersey, Dr. Haggerty is also author of numerous publications. She serves as Director of Primary Care Medicine at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and has a private practice in Maplewood, New Jersey.
Date: March, 2006
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