Jessica L. Israel, MD
Dr. Israel is the Corporate Chair of Geriatrics and Palliative Care at RWJ Barnabas Health and the Corporate Director of the James and Sharon Maida Geriatrics Institute at RWJ Barnabas Health.
Dr. Israel completed her medical school training at The Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, NY. She completed an internship and residency in internal medicine as well as a fellowship in Geriatrics and Adult Development at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York. She is the co-author of the textbook “Medicine: A Competency Based Companion”, and has been a contributing writer to the New York Times. Her areas of clinical interest include geriatrics, dementia and behavioral management, palliative care, end of life care and doctor-patient communication.
Dr. Israel was a previous Harvard Macy Institute in Medical Education and a Palliative Care Education and Practice Scholar at Harvard University Medical School. She has been a faculty member at the Drexel University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, PA and The Icahn School of Medicine (formerly The Mount Sinai School of Medicine) in New York, NY. She is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society and the recipient of the Oksana Korzenowski Award for Clinical Excellence and the Golden Apple Teaching Award from Drexel University College of Medicine. She is the past recipient of the Hospice Medical Director of the Year Award from the NJ Hospice and Palliative Care Nursing Association. She has been recognized by her peers as a NJ Magazine best doctor, Inside NJ Magazine Best Doctor and Castle Connelly Top Physician for Geriatrics, Palliative Medicine, and Cancer Care. In her previous role, she served as the Interim Chairman of Medicine at Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, New Jersey.