CAMDEN, NJ — An area physician for Virtua has been selected as the medical director of the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers, supporting the organization’s care coordination and pilot studies for patients with complex health and social needs.
Dr. Jubril Oyeyemi will join the coalition's interdisciplinary team of nurses and community health workers in October as medical advisor, the organization announced Monday. The Camden Coalition is made up of a collection of member groups that range from local health systems (Cooper, Jefferson, Virtua) to primary care providers to partnering and residential organizations.
An associate medical director at Virtua, Oyeyemi is also the founder and chief medical officer of the Cherry Hill Free Clinic, which provides health care to South Jersey residents who are uninsured or underinsured. He has treated patients as both a hospitalist and a primary care physician.
“Dr. Oyeyemi stood out for his dedication to the community and passion for patients’ wellbeing,” Camden Coalition CEO Kathleen Noonan said in a statement. “He has a wealth of experience, and we are excited to have a physician join us from Virtua, one of our partner South Jersey health systems.”
Oyeyemi opened the area clinic providing free primary care in 2017. He received recognition in South Jersey Biz’s 2019 Who’s Who in Health Care for his work at the clinic, and last year was awarded the Dorothy Cox Fisher Award for Community Service.
In the statement, Oyeyemi said he is grateful for the opportunity to add to the organization's "thoughtful and innovative agenda."
“Throughout my career, I have worked to bring patients the highest level of care no matter the circumstances, and I’m eager to continue providing that level of care to the Camden Coalition’s patient population," he said.
Oyeyemi graduated summa cum laude from Lincoln University of Pennsylvania and earned his medical degree from the Penn State College of Medicine. He completed his internal medicine residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.
Dr. Maryann Lauletta, vice president of Medical Operations for Jefferson New Jersey and a Camden Coalition Board Member, said his "collaborative spirit is well-suited to the medical director role."
Other coalition board members offered similar words of support.
“Dr. Oyeyemi is passionate about serving the community and the patient experience, qualities that will serve the Camden Coalition well,” said Louis S. Bezich, MPP, Camden Coalition Board Member and Senior Vice President for Strategic Alliances at Cooper University Health Care.
“Dr. Oyeyemi is a proven leader at Virtua and throughout the community,” said Joan Gray, Virtua’s AVP of Ambulatory Services and the 2019 Board Chair of the Camden Coalition. “We have been the Camden Coalition’s close partners for many years, and wholeheartedly welcome him to its leadership team.”
The Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers is a multidisciplinary nonprofit working to improve care for people with complex health and social needs in Camden and across the country.