Nayan Kothari, MD – Program DirectorDr. Kothari is a board-certified internist, rheumatologist and geriatrician. In addition to being the Residency Program director, Dr. Kothari is the associate dean for education at the Drexel University College of Medicine and the chairman of the Department of Medicine at Saint Peter's University Hospital.
Dr. Kothari is a leading educator and is currently a member of the Step 2 Committee of the National Board of Medical Examiners. Dr. Kothari was a member of the Test Development Committee of the Educational Council for Foreign Medical Examiners from 1996 to 2003.
He received the Excellence in Teaching Award from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and annual Teaching Awards from the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School for the last seven years. Dr. Kothari was the director of the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Internal Medicine.
C.S. Pitchumoni, MD – Associate Program DirectorDr. Pitchumoni, MD, a well-known gastroenterologist and pancreatologist, is an associate program director. Dr. Pitchumoni has 30 years of experience in graduate medical education (previously program director of Internal Medicine residency and Gastroenterology fellowship in New York).
Marygrace Zetkulic, MD – Associate Program DirectorDr. Zetkulic, a graduate of the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Internal Medicine Residency Program is another associate program director. Dr. Zetkulic is director of the Comprehensive Care Group, a primary-care practice within the Department of Medicine. She was formerly the third-year clerkship director for Internal Medicine at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.
The Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) requires programs to have institutionally based four key clinical faculty (KCF). KCF are attending physicians who dedicate significant effort to the educational program. Each KCF will devote 15 hours per week throughout the year to the residency program. Among our Internal Medicine faculty we have identified select individuals with the knowledge, skills and attitudes to teach effectively. These are our key clinical faculty. They are charged with ensuring that each resident achieves the highest level of competency in the Science of Medicine, the Business of Medicine and the Art of Medicine. Amar Bukhari, MD – Pulmonary Critical CareMedical Director of the Medical Intensive Care Unit Dr. Bukhari received his medical education from UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and his residency and fellowship training at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. One of our most gifted and committed educators, Dr. Bukhari has been awarded the outstanding teaching attending award for the last three years.
The ACGME requires programs to have qualified individuals to coordinate subspecialty teaching. Such coordinators, in conjunction with the division chiefs (if other than the division chief) will dedicate 10 hours every week throughout the year to the residency program to accomplish the educational goals in each subspecialty.
Internal Medicine Residency ProgramKaren Demarest
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