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Close Up: Stephern Allison of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital

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Vice president of cardiovascular services and case management/social work at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital


What You Do: As leader of RWJ’s cardiovascular service line — the largest and most critical of the entire medical center’s business lines — I am responsible for ensuring the proper management of more than $110 million in annual operating budgets and more than 220 full-time equivalent staff.

Old Gig: Administrator at Northwell Health, formerly Northshore LIJ Health System

Family Tree: I am married to the love of my life, John. I also have a son who attends graduate school, a daughter who is currently an undergraduate in college, and my youngest daughter is a freshman in high school.

Hometown: Cambria Heights, Queens, New York

Just Jersey (NJ and NY)

Favorite way to get to New Jersey from New York: New Jersey Transit

Favorite New Jersey Restaurant: The Frog and the Peach in New Brunswick.

As a New Yorker working in New Jersey, the greatest misconception outsiders have about the state is: Outsiders believe it is all urban or inner cities. They do not realize that you can be at the ocean or hiking on a trail in the mountains in New Jersey in less than an hour.

New York Pizza vs. Jersey Pizza: New York pizza, but you really can’t go wrong with pizza in either state.

Bruce, Bon Jovi, Whitney or Sinatra: Whitney

Sopranos, Jersey Shore or Housewives of New Jersey: “Law and Order”

All You

What you wanted to be when you were 6: I wanted to be a medical doctor and a businesswoman.

Celebrity you would like to meet: Winnie the Pooh

Historical figure you would like to meet: President Barack Obama

Dream vacation: Italy

Your passion: I am passionate about mentoring other women, but everyone, really, in my field. I also enjoy making jewelry.

Something about you that your co-workers don’t know: I love singing and dancing along to the radio in the car even if I do not know the words!

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