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New Jersey Northern Region Governors-elect Candidates' Bios and Statements

The ballots for the current Governors-elect election have been mailed. The voting membership (Masters, Fellows, Members, and Resident/Fellow Members with an electdate of 1/1/2014 or earlier) can vote online or mail-in ballot. You would need your mailed ballot with your ACP Member Number and Election Passcode in order to make a vote. Below are the bios and statements of the candidates that are running in this election. Online voting began on September 21, 2016 and ends on November 9, 2016 at 11:59 PM Eastern. Please be sure to vote!

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Jonathan B. Shammash, MD, FACP

Education: MD University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine 1992

Post Doctoral Training: Internal Medicine 1995 and GIM Fellowship 1996 Hospital of the University of Penn

Certification: Internal Medicine

Present Position: Internal Medicine Program Director, Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, Englewood, NJ

ACP Chapter Activities/Leadership Activities: 2015-2017 NJ ACP Annual Scientific Meeting Program Chair, 2013-present ACP NJ Chapter Council

ACP National Activities: Abstract Reviewer for ACP National Meeting, 2014 and 2016, FACP, 2009

Other Appointments/Activities: Chair, Medical Education Comm., Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, Institutional Review Board, Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, Teaching Hospitals. Constituency Group, New Jersey Hospital Association, Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine (APDIM), Society of General Internal Medicine, Volunteer Board Member and Parent Manager, Tenafly United Soccer Club, Tenafly, NJ, Volunteer Board Member, Tenafly Recreation Soccer and division head for the Challenger Soccer Program for children with special needs

Areas of Professional Interest/Expertise: Perioperative medical consultation, Health care financing,
Musculoskeletal medicine

Candidate's Statement:

I wish to be elected to the Board of Governors so that I may use my experience and skills as a practicing clinician, educator, and administrator to improve patient care, physician education, and the professional satisfaction of practicing internal medicine physicians in New Jersey. I would bring expertise in physician education through my experience as a clinician teacher and as New Jersey Scientific Meeting Chair. I have developed communication and organizational skills needed to identify topics of broad interest and to recruit expert speakers. I appreciate the issues that concern our specialty, including patient access to care and medication, safe transitions of care, and physician concern with new health care organization and reimbursement models. As a Governor I would seek out our members' concerns in order to advocate on their behalf and to partner with colleagues within and outside of ACP to identify resources to improve internists' professional performance and experience.


Amit Tailor, MD, FACP

Education:  MD Ross University Medical School

Post Doctoral Training: 1 year General Internal Medicine Fellowship

Present Position: Solo Primary Care Internist

ACP Chapter Activities and Leadership Activities: 2 term ACP New Jersey Chapter Treasurer, 2013 NJ Chapter Ethics Subcommittee

ACP National Activities: Annual attendee Washington Leadership Day, FACP 2011

Other Appointments/Activities: 2012 NY Medical College Adjunct Ethics Instructor

Areas of Professional Interest and Expertise:  Medical Ethics, Cost Effective Preventative Care

Candidate's Statement:  

It has been my privilege to be involved with the New Jersey Chapter of ACP. The opportunities afforded to advocate for Internal Medicine and the fundamental role of internists in providing cost-effective healthcare have served as a source of inspiration. In the rapidly changing world of healthcare today the continued reminder to maintain the doctor patient relationship as the core of interacting with patients serves as a base when challenged with the complexities of modern healthcare delivery. My experiences in providing solo primary care medicine, nocturnist supervision of medical residents, obtaining a Master's Degree in Healthcare Management and six years as New Jersey Chapter Treasurer will serve as a well-rounded base from which to guide decisions to be made as a Governor.