Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
New Brunswick • Somerset

RWJUH Names Local Cardiologist to Board of Directors

March 22, 2010

(New Brunswick) - Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) has named Dory Altmann, MD, of East Brunswick, to its Board of Directors.

Dory Altmannm MD

“A diverse board with broad perspectives is a strong board,” noted John Hoffman, Esq., Chairman of RWJUH’s Board of Directors. “As a community physician specializing in a key specialty area of medicine such as cardiology, we welcome Dr. Altmann’s contributions and keen insight on how we can best meet the health care needs of the communities we serve.”

Dr. Altmann has been a partner in Cardiology Associates of New Brunswick, which is located on Cranbury Road in East Brunswick, since 1997. He also served as Clinical Assistant Professor of Cardiology at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Brunswick during that period.

“It is an exciting time for RWJUH as it continues to expand its reputation for excellence,” Dr. Altmann said. “As a community physician, I hope to bring a fresh perspective to the board and I look forward to contributing to RWJUH’s future success.”

Prior to that, Dr. Altmann was Assistant Professor at Cornell University Medical School and Assistant Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory as well as an attending physician at New York Hospital. He completed his Fellowship in Interventional Cardiology in 1993 at Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C., and his Fellowship in Cardiology at Mt. Sinai Hospital New York, N.Y. During his time there, he won Mt. Sinai’s Department of Medicine Research Award.

Dr. Altmann earned his bachelor’s degree cum laude from Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass., in 1982. He received his medical degree from the Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, Conn., in 1986. In 2007, he earned a Master of Science degree in Health Care Management from the Harvard School of Public Health.

Dr. Altmann has served on RWJUH’s Medical Board and is a member of RWJUH’s Board of Directors’ Finance Committee. He also participated on the Search Committee charged with the task of recruiting a Chief of Cardiology to UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and was Chairman of RWJUH’s Sheath Removal Committee. He is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and a Fellow of the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions.

About Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) is a 965-bed academic medical center with campuses in New Brunswick and Somerville, NJ. Its Centers of Excellence include cardiovascular care from minimally invasive heart surgery to transplantation, cancer care, stroke care, neuroscience, joint replacement, and women’s and children’s care including The Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (www.bmsch.org). As the flagship Cancer Hospital of Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and the principal teaching hospital of Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Brunswick, RWJUH is an innovative leader in advancing state-of-the-art care. A Level 1 Trauma Center and the only Pediatric Trauma Center in the state, RWJUH’s New Brunswick campus serves as a national resource in its ground-breaking approaches to emergency preparedness.

RWJUH has been ranked among the best hospitals in America by U.S. News & World Report seven times and has been selected by the publication as a high performing hospital in numerous specialties. The Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital has been ranked among the best hospitals in America by U.S. News & World Report for three consecutive years.

Both the New Brunswick and Somerset campuses have earned significant national recognition for clinical quality and patient safety, including the prestigious Magnet® Award for Nursing Excellence, an “A” patient safety rating from the Leapfrog Group and “Most Wired” designation by Hospitals and Health Networks Magazine. The Joint Commission and the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services have designated the New Brunswick Campus as a Comprehensive Stroke Center and the Somerset Campus as a Primary Stroke Center.

The American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer has rated RWJUH New Brunswick among the nation’s best comprehensive cancer centers and designated the Steeplechase Cancer Center at RWJ Somerset as a Comprehensive Community Cancer Center. The Joint Surgery Center at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset has earned the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for total knee and total hip replacement surgery.