Monmouth Medical Center’s Chief Academic Officer Appointed to National GME Institutional Review Appeals Panel

Joseph Jaeger, Dr.P.H., M.P.HLong Branch, NJ, April 12, 2021 – The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) has unanimously approved the appointment of Monmouth Medical Center’s Chief Academic Officer Joseph Jaeger, Dr.P.H., M.P.H, to a national position as an appeal panel member for Institutional Review.

The ACGME is the body responsible for accrediting all graduate medical training programs for physicians in the United States. It is a non-profit private council that evaluates and accredits medical residency and internship programs.

In addition to serving as Chief Academic Officer, Dr. Jaeger serves as Associate Vice President of Research at RWJBarnabas Health, and the Associate Dean of the Monmouth Regional Medical Campus at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School of Medicine, the hospital’s teaching affiliate. He joined MMC in May 1992 as a research coordinator. He now oversees undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education, as well as scholarly activities at Monmouth and The Unterberg Children’s Hospital.

“Monmouth Medical Center has a long track record of innovation and commitment to teaching, and thanks to Dr. Jaeger’s leadership, our Graduate Medical Education Program offers a perfect balance of excellence in academics and a commitment to the well-being of our trainees,” says Eric Carney, President and CEO of Monmouth Medical Center and Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus.

Dr. Jaeger has received numerous honors and awards in recognition of his academic accomplishments and is passionate about medical education and research at MMC and RWJBarnabas Health system. In addition to being the first non-physician member of the ACGME Institutional Review Committee, he is the past chair of the Group on Educational Affairs of the Association of American Medical Colleges, president of the board of trustees of the Frank and Louise Groff Educational Foundation, and past president of the Alliance of Independent Academic Medical Centers. His memberships in professional societies also includes the American Public Health Association, Association for Hospital Medical Education, Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education, American College of Healthcare Executives, and the American College of Epidemiology.

He earned his undergraduate degree in psychology and biology at Georgetown University, and a master’s of public health degree from Emory University School of Public Health. He went on to earn his doctoral degree in epidemiology from Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health.

Monmouth Medical Center, an RWJBarnabas Health (RWJBH) facility, along with The Unterberg Children’s Hospital, is a regional teaching campus for Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. As the first hospital in Monmouth and Ocean counties, Monmouth Medical Center offers the most experienced surgeons in robotics and other minimally invasive procedures as well as bariatric and joint and spine surgery. Monmouth Medical Center delivers more babies annually than all other hospitals in Monmouth and Ocean counties combined and the fourth most in the state. The hospital offers access to the region’s top cardiologists and the award-winning, nationally recognized RWJBarnabas heart centers. The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) has conferred Magnet® recognition for Monmouth Medical Center as a reflection of its nursing professionalism, teamwork and superiority in patient care. It is the only hospital in Monmouth and Ocean counties to consistently receive an “A” Hospital Safety Score by The Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit organization. RWJBarnabas Health and Monmouth Medical Center, in partnership with Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey — the state’s only NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center — brings a world class team of researchers and specialists to fight alongside patients, providing close-to-home access to the latest treatment and clinical trials.