(Perth Amboy, NJ – June 20, 2022) – Hackensack Meridian Raritan Bay Medical Center is proud to announce the graduates of its 2022 internal medicine residency program. The graduating residents include: Shankar Chhetri, MD; Bharat Gautam, MD; Umair Mubashar, MD; Layal Nissan, MD; Mahfuz Rahman, MD; Muhammad Shahan Sulehri, MD; Shakeel Yousaf, MD; and Tasneem Yousif, MD.
“I am pleased to honor this year’s graduates,” says William DiStanislao, interim president, chief hospital executive; Raritan Bay Medical Center. “Their work and dedication has been extraordinary. As they each embrace their bright futures, we wish this talented group the very best.”
The internal medicine residency program has eight graduates per year. The intimate experience allows for easy communication between program administration, hospital leadership and each other. Residents train at Raritan Bay Medical Center, which is a state-designated primary stroke center, a regional primary PCI center with two fully equipped cardiac catheterization labs and a 20-bed ICU/CCU unit. A medical staff of more than 600 provides residents exposure to a wide variety of disciplines as they work on a number of interdisciplinary care teams.
“With a continuum of care within the network, our program is ahead of the curve in providing the best educational and patient experience possible,” says Mayer Ezer, MD, FACP, Internal Medicine Program Director, Raritan Bay Medical Center.
The eight graduates now join more than 300 cumulative graduates since the internal medicine residency program’s inception in 1980.
About Hackensack Meridian Old Bridge Medical Center and Raritan Bay Medical Center:
For more than 100 years, Hackensack Meridian Raritan Bay Medical Center and Old Bridge Medical Center have provided a full continuum of health care services to residents of Central Jersey. Raritan Bay Medical Center is one of less than one percent of hospitals in the world to achieve Magnet Recognition, the “Gold Standard” for nursing practice, quality, and safety in patient care, four times. In 2019, U.S. News & World Report ranked Raritan Bay Medical Center as high performing in Orthopedics, Nephrology, COPD and Heart Failure.
The medical center is a New Jersey state designated Primary Stroke Center and recipient of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines® Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award, recognizing optimal treatment of stroke patients. Raritan Bay is also a recipient of the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval and the AHA’s Heart Check Mark for Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers and the AHA’s Mission: Lifeline® EMS Gold Plus Performance Achievement Award recognizing high-quality care of patients experiencing a severe heart attack.
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