Dear CMSRU Students, Faculty & Staff:
Over the last several years, Graduate Medical Education (GME) at CMSRU/CUHC has significantly expanded and evolved. With nearly 400 trainees in 46 residency and fellowship programs, GME is an integral part of our institutions’ collective commitment to excellence in medical education, patient care, and research. Today, I am pleased to announce the appointments of an Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education and an Assistant Dean for Graduate Medical Education.
Amit R.T. Joshi, MD, FACS, has been named Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education. He joins us from Einstein Healthcare Network in Philadelphia, where he was the Residency Program Director and Vice Chair for Academic Affairs for the Department of Surgery.
An accomplished general surgeon who specializes in minimally invasive hernia repair, Dr. Joshi has held leadership positions with many professional organizations, including the American Board of Surgery; the Association of Program Directors in Surgery; and the American College of Surgeons (ACS), where he is immediate past president of the Philadelphia chapter. He recently co-chaired the Planning Committee of the Coalition for Physician Accountability, a multi-organizational group working to advance health care and promote professional accountability by improving the quality, efficiency, and continuity of the education, training, and assessment of physicians. The Coalition’s members are the national organizations responsible for the oversight, education and assessment of medical students and physicians throughout their medical careers. Dr. Joshi is a graduate of Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and completed his residency training in general surgery at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. He currently serves as Editor-in-Chief of SCORE, the national curriculum for general surgery.
Andrew L. Nyce, MD, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, and Vice Chairman and Vice Chief of the Department of Emergency Medicine at CMSRU/CUHC, has been appointed Assistant Dean for Graduate Medical Education.
Dr. Nyce completed his emergency medicine residency at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School/CUHC, serving as Chief Resident, and joined Cooper’s clinical staff as a faculty physician in the Emergency Medicine Department in 1999. He is well-regarded by medical students and residents, alike, for his excellence in teaching and outstanding clinical skills. He served as the Emergency Medicine Program Director for 11 years. Dr. Nyce has chaired multiple internal working committees dedicated to improving health care access, patient care, and GME at Cooper. He is a member of the Society of Academic Medicine and the Council of Residency Directors, Emergency Medicine, serving on multiple committees for both organizations.
These new leaders will be instrumental in the strategic planning and advancement of graduate medical education at CMSRU/CUHC while ensuring program compliance with ACGME rules, regulations, and accreditation standards. With dual reporting relationships to myself and Eric E. Kupersmith, MD, SFHM, Senior Vice President and Chief Physician Executive at Cooper, Drs. Joshi and Nyce will provide the administrative, operational and organizational leadership to usher our GME program to the next level of excellence.
Annette C. Reboli, MD
Dean and Professor of Medicine
Cooper Medical School of Rowan University