About the Department of Medicine
Welcome to the Department of Medicine at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, where we provide the most innovative services in the region, carried out by our finest physicians who are recognized nationally and internationally for their expertise. I am proud to state that we are fully invested in delivering high-quality care and exceptional experiences to every person, every time. Over 450 physicians in the Department of Medicine represent a remarkable blend of full-time employed faculty and volunteer medical staff members that are engaged in serving our patients and community at the highest level. Through its multiple divisions including cardiology, pulmonary critical care and sleep medicine, nephrology and hypertension, rheumatology, infectious diseases, gastroenterology, endocrinology, neurology, dermatology, hospital medicine, general internal medicine and geriatrics, the Department of Medicine has a long and proud history of delivering outstanding patient care, conducting clinical research and providing medical education. The Department holds master educators, world-renowned clinicians, as well as researchers and scholars, whose work has been published in the most elite professional journals including New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of the American Medical Association, Journal of the American Heart Association, Kidney International, American Journal of Kidney disease and Journal of the American Society of Hypertension, to name a few. Medical education is a major focus of the Department of Medicine and I am lucky to have exceptional faculty and trainees that continue to push the envelope in keeping our department at the forefront of medicine. These faculty also work tirelessly to make our internal medicine residency program the best in the region. The Department of Medicine has placed a major focus on quality improvement and safety. As such, we are fully engaged in the High Reliability Organization (HRO) journey of Hackensack-Meridian Health. It is clear that HRO is making a huge positive impact in improving care at all levels, and the Department of Medicine is proud to be a major partner in this journey.
Through collaboration, team-building, challenging the status quo and innovation, we will continue to strive to serve our community, with a goal of delivering excellence in patient care, conducting cutting edge research and providing outstanding medical education and training to our students, residents, fellows and faculty.
Arif Asif, MD, MHCM
Chair and Professor: Department of Medicine
Jersey Shore University Medical Center
Seton Hall-Hackensack-Meridian School of Medicine
Neptune, New Jersey