New Jersey Chapter 2022 Laureate Award
Gina LaCapra, MD, FACP
Dr. LaCapra is the Associate Program Director of the Internal Medicine Residency at Overlook Medical Center and a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University. She is also the Director of the Medical Center for Preoperative Care at Overlook, and Medical Team Leader for the Overlook Hip fracture service.
Dr. LaCapra, who is board certified in Internal Medicine, graduated from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ Medical School, and completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Cooper University Hospital. She is currently affiliated with Atlantic Medical Group and Overlook Medical Center.
Dr. LaCapra is a member of the ACPNJ Council and is the faculty mentor for the Residents’ Committee. As the faculty mentor, she has coordinated activities designed to prepare residents to continue their scholarly work and develop the skills needed to successfully enter clinical practice.
With distinct pleasure, the ACP New Jersey Chapter presents the 2022 Laureate Award to Dr. Gina LaCapra for her distinguished service to the Chapter and to medicine.
Past Laureate Award Winners
1985 Denise Farnath, MD
1985 Luann Bruno, DO
1985 John Dalena, MD
1987 Stewart F. Alexander, MD, FACP
1988 Arthur Bernstein, MD, FACP
1993 Francis P. Chinard, MD, FACP
1995 Pedro Gascon, MD, FACP
1996 John R. Middleton, MD, FACP
1997 Francis L. Griffin, MD, FACP
1999 Richard L. Klein, MD, FACP
2000 Richard K. Kasama, MD, FACP
2001 Nayan K. Kothari, MD, FACP
2002 A. Ralph Kristeller, MD, FACP
2003 Edward D. Viner, MD, FACP
2004 Leon G. Smith, MD, MACP
2005 John A. Walker, MD, FACP
2006 James D. Brody, MD, FACP
2007 Laura H. Kahn, MD, FACP
2008 Madhu B. Goyal, MD, FACP
2009 Asif A. Hashmi, MD, FACP
2010 Nafisa Y. Bhoori, MD, FACP
2011 Sara L. Wallach, MD, FACP
2012 Beth R. Nalitt, MD, FACP
2013 Michael A. Renzi, DO, FACP
2014 William E. Farrer, MD, FACP
2015 Vijay Rajput, MD, FACP, SFHM
2016 Ranita Sharma, MD, FACP
2017 Sunil Sapru, MD, FACP
2018 David Kuo, MD, FACP
2019 Steven Peskin, MD, FACP
2020 Tamie Proscia-Lieto, MD, FACP
2021 Louis Friedman, DO, FACP
2021 Mirela Feurdean, MD, FACP
Outstanding Service to the Chapter
Elizabeth A. Cerceo, MD, FACP, FHM
The Outstanding Service to the Chapter is awarded to an individual member of the Chapter who has exhibited dedication to the chapter in areas such as advocacy, education, communication, membership, and/or community service, and demonstrated a desire to advance the initiatives of the Chapter.
ACPNJ is pleased to present this award to Dr. Elizabeth Cerceo for her outstanding work as Chair of the Health and Public Policy Committee, as a Wellness Champion, and for her leadership in ACPNJ’s sustainability efforts.
Jeffrey Carson, MD, MACP
Saba Hassan, MD, MACP
David Kountz, MD, MBA, MACP
Positive Impact New Jersey Award
New Jersey Immunization Network
The Positive Impact New Jersey award is presented to an organization or individual who has demonstrated a commitment to improving the health of the citizens of New Jersey through education, activities, and building trust in public health.
ACPNJ is pleased to present this award to the New Jersey Immunization Network for their work in New Jersey’s COVID-19 vaccine program. NJIN is a statewide coalition of over 400 individuals representing 180 organizations. The mission of the New Jersey Immunization Network is to protect the health of all individuals through timely, age-appropriate immunization against vaccine-preventable diseases by educating the public, healthcare professionals, and policymakers about vaccine safety and benefits.