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Community Oversight Board

Suzanne Atkin

MEMBER, ex-officio

Born and raised in New Jersey, Suzanne Atkin, MD, FACEP, FACP, graduated from Cornell University, the College of Arts and Sciences, where she received her BA in Biology and then attended New Jersey Medical School in Newark, where she received both her MD degree and completed her residency training in Internal Medicine.

She chose to remain at NJMS as a faculty member in the Department of Medicine, teaching medical students and internal medicine residents and practicing Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine at University Hospital, Newark. She became the Associate Director of the ED in University Hospital in 1992 and has held a variety of administrative and academic positions, both at UH and NJMS. She was honored by her colleagues in 1999 when she was elected the first woman President of the UH Medical Staff and has been Chief Medical Officer of UH and Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs at NJMS since 2005. She continues to teach medical students and internal medicine residents and sees patients regularly in the UH outpatient practice.

As Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Atkin is responsible for hospital management/medical staff relations in carrying out the mission of UH. She advises the President and CEO and the governing Board on matters related to medical/administrative affairs, patient medical care and safety, and medical staff relations. She also serves as administrative leader for the Office of Medical Staff Affairs and Education, the Office of Clinical Research, Physicians Assistant Services, all employed and voluntary physicians, medical staff leaders and various other departments.

She was appointed to the University Hospital Community Oversight Board on July 18, 2013.