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Saint Barnabas Medical Center Welcomes New Chairman of the Department of Medicine

Saint Barnabas Medical Center Welcomes New Chairman of the Department of Medicine

Recently,Saint Barnabas Medical Center welcomed Anthony J. Gagliardi, M.D., as the new chairman of the Department of Medicine.  He will have administrative responsibility for more than 600 physicians in addition to practicing pulmonary medicine within The Saint Barnabas Internal Medicine Faculty Practice. He will also maintain oversight of the Internal Medicine Residency Program.

Dr. Gagliardi comes to Saint Barnabas after spending the last 30 years at Saint Vincent’s Catholic Medical Center of New York (SVCMC), where he held numerous positions, most recently serving as senior vice president and chief medical officer.

"Dr. Gagliardi shares Saint Barnabas Medical Center’s commitment to providing the highest quality and compassionate patient care. This, coupled with his extensive experience in health care, makes him an ideal choice for our chairman of the Department of Medicine. I am confident he will help advance care and enhance our patients’ experiences," said John F. Bonamo, M.D., M.S., Executive Director of Saint Barnabas Medical Center.

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A life-long resident of New Jersey, Dr. Gagliardi was drawn to Saint Barnabas and feels it is an incredible opportunity to give back to his home state.  He is interested in developing a seamless mechanism across specialties and departments that addresses the needs of chronically ill patients as well a state-of-the-art lung center that provides the full array of both diagnostic and treatment options.

“I was attracted to Saint Barnabas because it seemed to be a role for which I had been training for my entire professional career. I enthusiastically look forward to working with physicians and staff within the Department, throughout the Medical Center and at the Saint Barnabas Health Care System,” Dr. Gagliardi explained.

Dr. Gagliardi attended UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at St. Vincent's Hospital and Medical Center, NY. His post-doctoral training included a fellowship in pulmonary medicine at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, NY,and guest investigator at the Laboratory of Cellular Physiology and Immunology at Rockefeller University, NY. In addition to his extensive career at SVCMC, Dr. Gagliardi has held positions with the New York State Department of Health, New York Medical College, Pace University,and the Catholic Health Care Network. He is a member of numerous medical and scientific societies, including the American College of Chest Physicians and the American Thoracic Society. He is dedicated to his work with the American Association of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta and looks forward to taking his 13th pilgrimage to the Shrine of Lourdes this year. He is board certified in pulmonary medicine and internal medicine.

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