University Hospital, located in Newark, is a leading academic medical center and the state’s only public hospital. The Level I trauma center for Northern New Jersey, it is the principal teaching hospital of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences. University Hospital has played a leading role during the COVID19 pandemic, serving not only the Newark community and surrounding towns, but the entire northern region of the state, coordinating hospital capacity, field hospital operations, and conducting leading-edge clinical trials. 


  The hospital is also a regional resource for advanced services across many medical specialties, with exceptional programs that serve the Greater Newark community and all of New Jersey.   At the Ambulatory Care Center, University Hospital provides 18 major clinical service lines, with more than 75 specialty clinics, in addition to telehealth visits. A statewide leader in population and community health programs, University Hospital’s regional perinatal center handles the most complicated pregnancies and medically fragile newborns. In addition, the hospital has partnered with the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey to provide exceptional oncology services.


  The hospital also provides EMS Services for the Greater Newark area, and the medical crew for JEMSTAR, the New Jersey Emergency Medical Services Helicopter Response Program. Other Centers of Excellence at the hospital include the Center for Advanced Liver Diseases and Transplantation, Ophthalmology, Orthopaedics, and Otolaryngology.

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University Hospital 



Shereef M. Elnahal, MD, MBA
President and CEO

Robert C. Iannaccone, MBA, JD
Executive Vice President

Eve Borzon, RN, MA, MPA, FACHE
Chief Operating Officer


Gerard Garcia, MBA
Chief Human Resources Officer


William Holubek, MD, MPH, FACMT, FACEP
Chief Medical Officer


Tomas Gregorio, MBA
Chief Innovation and Technology Officer


Gary Huck Interim
Chief Financial Officer


Carl A. Kirton, RN, ANP, DNP, MBA
Chief Nursing Officer


Mary K. E. Maples, Esq.
Chief Legal Officer & Corporate Secretary


Chris T. Pernell, MD, MPH, FACPM
Chief Strategic Integration and Health Equity Officer

UH In The News

Elnahal, University Hospital unveil new vision for Newark — and new logo

CEO: It is time for us to focus even more intensely on recommitting hospital to goals of Newark Accords


Tom Bergeron  - October 13, 2020

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ABOUT THE foundation

  As the charitable organization established to support University Hospital, we foster a strong culture of philanthropy so that we can help advance University Hospital's important mission.  We build relationships and raise funds to improve healthcare, education, and wellness.   The Board of Directors for University Hospital has appointed five members from the community to serve a Trustees on behalf of the Foundation.  

board of trustees

Michael Curi, MD, MBA

Chief of Vascular Surgery
Rutgers - New Jersey Medical School

Cecilia I. Lassiter, Esq.


Member of the Firm

Sills Cummis & Gross P.C.

Calvin R. Ledford, Jr.


President of the PSEG Foundation 

Director of Corporate Social Responsibility

Jim Leonard


Senior Vice President, Government Relations
Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment
New Jersey Devils and Prudential Center

Joseph L. Muscarelle


Chairman of Jos. L. Muscarelle, Inc.

foundation staff
Anne Egan


Heroes are here.  Still taking care of Newark and New Jersey's neediest.

For more information about how your contribution can truly make a difference, please contact the Foundation office at 973.972.1873 or email to giving@uhnjfoundation.org

150 Bergen Street, D 209 C

Newark, NJ  07103

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