It is a great pleasure and honor to announce that Sunil Sapru, MD, FACP has been elected by the members of the New Jersey Chapter to serve as Governor-elect Designee. Dr. Sapru will start his term as Governor-elect after the Annual Business Meeting on May 1, 2021 and will take office as Governor in April of 2022.
Dr. Sapru was born in Kashmir, India, where he completed high school and undergraduate studies with distinction. He obtained his MB, BS degree at the medical college in Srinagar (University of Kashmir) before completing postgraduate training in Internal Medicine at the prestigious Sheri-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences where he remained as a junior faculty member.
Subsequently, he joined the cardiology department at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi, as a junior faculty member. He was selected for an overseas assignment by the Ministry of Health, Oman, and served as an Internal Medicine Specialist at a referral hospital with teaching responsibilities for students and interns from Oman’s only medical school and received a special award of recognition by the Ministry of Health. He completed his medical residency at SUNY Buffalo and Saint Barnabas Medical Center where he received the “Outstanding Graduating Resident” award.
Dr. Sapru remained at Saint Barnabas after his training as assistant program director, and took on the role of associate director in 2010. Since November of 2012, he has served as the program director. He is Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Medicine and Dentistry-New Jersey Medical School in Newark, New Jersey and Associate Professor of Medicine at the Saint George's University School of Medicine in Granada, West Indies. He also holds an appointment as Affiliate Assistant Professor of Medical Humanities at the Drew University Caspersen School of Graduate Studies in Madison, New Jersey.
Dr. Sapru is a fellow of the American college of Physicians and a member of the Governor’s Council of the New Jersey Chapter of ACP.