Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
New Brunswick • Somerset

Seven Graduate from Family Residency Program

July 2, 2010
Somerset Medical Center recently bid farewell to seven new family practitioners who have graduated from its Family Medicine Residency Program.

Ken Bateman, president and chief executive officer of Somerset Medical Center, congratulated the residents and expressed gratitude for their dedication.

“Over the past three years, our family medicine residents have been instrumental in helping us elevate the quality of care that we provide both at Somerset Family Practice and the medical center,” Ken Bateman, president and CEO of Somerset Medical Center, said. “Our residents have made a profound impact on the lives of many during their tenure and we wish them the best of luck in their future endeavors.”

Members of the Somerset Family Medicine Residency Program Class of 2010 include:
·Jaimenee Khemraj, of Jersey City. Dr. Khemraj is a graduate of Saint Georges University School of Medicine in Grenada, West Indies. Her special interests include urgent care and international medicine. After graduation, she plans to participate in medical missions.
·Philip King, MD, of Belle Mead. Dr. King is a graduate of Saint Georges University School of Medicine in Grenada, West Indies. His special interests include continuity of care, pediatrics and adolescent medicine. After graduation, he is joining a practice in Moses Lake, Washington.
·Quynh Giao Le, MD, of Belle Mead. Dr. Le is a Graduate of Saint Georges University School of Medicine in Grenada, West Indies. Her special interests include women’s health, obstetrics and preventive medicine. After graduation, she is joining a practice in Moses Lake, Washington.
·Brandon OConnor, MD, of Morristown. Dr. O’Connor, chief resident, is a graduate of American University of the Caribbean in St. Maarten, Netherlands Antilles. His special interests include primary care, sports medicine and women’s health. After Graduation he is joining Montville Family Practice in Montville.
·Claudia Rivera, MD, of New Brunswick. Dr. Rivera is a graduate of the University of Medicine and Dentistry Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Brunswick, NJ. Her special interests include primary care, sports medicine and women’s health.
·Manik Singh, MD, of South Bound Brook. Dr. Singh is a graduate of the Ross University School of Medicine. His special interests include preventative medicine, sports medicine and urgent care medicine. After graduation, he will be completing a sports medicine fellowship at Virginia Commonwealth University. 
·Meenakshi Singh Dieguez, MD, MPH, of Hazlet. Dr. Dieguez is a graduate of Saint Georges University School of Medicine in Grenada, West Indies. Her special interests include preventive medicine, complementary and alternative medicine, infectious disease and travel medicine. 

The faculty of the residency program awarded the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Resident Teacher of the Year award to Manik Singh, MD in recognition of his demonstrated interest, ability and commitment to family medicine education through teaching. The Clinical Excellence Award was given to Brandon OConnor, MD in honor of his outstanding clinical knowledge, judgment and skills, and his dedication to caring and compassionate patient care. 

The graduating class of 2010 awarded the Teacher of the Year award to Arsalan Malik, MD in recognition of his dedication to the education and training of family physicians.

More than 200 physicians have graduated from Somerset Medical Center’s three-year Somerset Family Practice Medicine Residency Program since its founding in 1975. The medical center’s 21 residents work under the supervision of attending physicians to provide care to its hospitalized patients, and along with faculty physicians, record over 20,000 outpatient visits each year in the medical center’s Somerset Family Practice Center. The residency program also offers a variety of community health services including home visits to the elderly, on-site medical expertise at local flu clinics, breast screenings and health and wellness education programs.

For more information on the Somerset Family Medicine Residency Program at Somerset Medical Center, visit the center’s Web site at somersetmedicalcenter.com.