Dr. Josh Bershad, 39 Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, Senior Vice President, Medical Affairs, and Chief Medical Officer
Accomplishments: Ensuring the quality and safety of patient care delivered by more than 1,500 physicians; leading RWJ Physician Enterprise, which owns and manages numerous physician practices; working to decrease costly readmissions among frail, elderly patients.
Super Power: Replication.
What You Wish You'd Known Earlier: "Listening is more important than speaking."
Most Influential Role Models: "My parents, Sue and Ed Bershad, taught me two golden rules: practice makes perfect, and treat everyone how you want to be treated."
Essential App: Epocrates.
People Would Be Surprised to Know: "I have two kids, Alexis, 7, and Matthew, 5, but I am the biggest kid in my house."
With $1 Million to Donate, You Would Support: "Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, East Brunswick Police, Fire, EMS and other charities that help individual people rather than raise money for large, broad-based causes."
Dr. Josh Bershad
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
New Brunswick, Middlesex County
Superhero Name: Dr. J.