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New Jersey Southern Region Biographical Sketches and Vision Statements
Saba A. Hasan, MBBS, FACP
Dr. Hasan graduated from Sind Medical College, Pakistan in the top 5% of her class of 300 students. She completed her Internal Medicine Residency training at Capital Health followed by a Chief Resident year. Following her year as Chief Resident, in 2000 she was appointed to work as the Director of Medical and Subspecialty Clinics, and Core Faculty for the Internal Medicine Residency Program at Capital Health. She has been serving as the Program Director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program since 2008. In her past and current positions, she brought many positive changes to the program that enhanced resident teaching and created an environment of scholarship.
Dr. Hasan is actively involved in academic organizations at chapter/regional and national levels. She has been a member of American College of Physicians (ACP) since 1996, attained a fellowship status in 2006, and is a member of NJ Chapter ACP Council since 2009. She attained LEAD certification in 2011. Dr. Hasan has been an active participant in abstract reviews and judging competitions, and medical student mentoring. She has also been a member of Association of Program Directors of Internal Medicine (APDIM) since 2000, and has served on the APDIM Program Planning Committee since 2010. She has also actively participated in activities of the Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM) serving as a reviewer for abstract competitions and a judge for oral presentations. Since 2009 Dr. Hasan also served as the Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine for New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. She has made poster presentations at the National ACGME Conferences and workshop presentations at APDIM Meetings.
Dr. Hasan is certified in Internal Medicine by the ABIM in 1999 and 2009. She has a keen interest in Palliative and End of Life Care. She enjoys nurturing the residents to their full potential as they become internists of tomorrow. Given her experience in caring for patients with limited resources, she is an avid proponent of providing quality care, while practicing cost conscious medicine.
I am humbled and honored to be nominated for the Governor's position. My 16 years of affiliation with the College has been an inspirational and educational experience. As an academic internist, my goal is to engage residents and physicians in developing strategies to contain costs while providing the highest quality of care to our most vulnerable, diverse patient population in New Jersey. My vision is to take the lead in serving our patients with respect and integrity regardless of culture, religion, race or gender. Education of medical students and residents offers a tremendous opportunity to train the internist of tomorrow in the values we look for in our physicians today.
Our chapter has been exemplary in advancing these issues, and given the opportunity; I will invite and incorporate further innovative ideas to enhance the activities and the effectiveness of our Chapter.
Steven R. Peskin, MD, FACP
Dr. Steven R. Peskin is the Senior Medical Director/Pilot Lead at Horizon Healthcare Innovations, a Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey company. His expertise encompasses physician leadership, medical delivery management, performance improvement in health care, contracting; applications in technology include mobile/social media, clinical/scientific communications for health care professional and consumer audiences.
Dr. Peskin is the former Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer for MediMedia USA, CEO of Pharmaceutical Research Plus, President/COO of Nelson Managed Solutions and has worked in multiple executive positions in health plans at PacifiCare Health Systems, CIGNA Healthcare, and John Hancock. Dr. Peskin has authored industry several articles, book chapters and spoken at various conferences and events about physician leadership, the medical home, mobile health and social media.
Dr. Peskin continues to work at the Robert Wood Johnson School of Medicine at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey as a clinical preceptor and instructor at the Eric B. Chandler Clinic and assists in the business of medicine curriculum. He is Course Director for Internal Medicine Grand Rounds at The University Medical Center in Princeton. He has held faculty appointments in medicine at several universities across the country and is currently the Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at UMDNJ-RWJMS.
Dr. Peskin is a Diplomat of the American Board of Internal Medicine and a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, serves on the New Jersey ACP Governor's Council, Board of Trustees for Friends of the National Library of Medicine, editorial advisory boards of The Journal of Population Health Management and Managed Care and is a Senior Scholar in the School of Population Health at Thomas Jefferson University. His community service includes the Boards of the Greater Donnelley Neighborhood Initiative and Young Academics of New Jersey.
Dr. Peskin received a bachelor's degree from The University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and a medical degree from Emory University School of Medicine. He completed residency at Saint Elizabeth's Medical Center in Boston and holds an MBA from the Sloan School of Management at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Serving on the New Jersey ACP Governor's Council since 2009, as co-Chair of our annual scientific session in 2011, and as interim Governor for the southern region since May of this year, I have a strong foundation in chapter leadership. I am deeply committed to advance the value of chapter membership for general internists, subspecialists, hospitalists, fellows, residents and medical students in education, advocacy, and practice resources.
Through my work on the ACP national membership committee, I have gained important insights into how our chapter might best meet the particular needs of physicians in small versus larger practices, international medical graduates, women in Internal Medicine, early career internists and our retired, or nearing retirement colleagues.
I am enthusiastic to continue to serve you during this pivotal time in medicine, to create opportunities for member involvement in areas of professional interest, and to advocate vigorously across the landscape of Internal Medicine.