The New Jersey Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians (NJ-ACEP) has elected Jenice Baker, M.D., FACEP, to serve as the chapter’s president for the 2021-2022 term. Dr. Baker is the first Black president of the chapter, which was chartered in 1972.
“At my very first NJ-ACEP meeting, I immediately felt my experiences and the issues that were important to me were acknowledged and valued,” says Dr. Baker, a Voorhees resident. “As President, I want to continue to provide an inclusive, engaging environment for all of our members. I’m so glad to have this opportunity to lead NJ-ACEP, especially after a year of selfless dedication and amazing strength from our state’s emergency physicians.”
“Dr. Baker will serve New Jersey’s emergency physicians and patients well as we work to advance emergency medicine and protect patient access to care,” says Mark Rosenberg, D.O., MBA, FACEP, president of ACEP and emergency physician practicing in New Jersey. “Dr. Baker’s expertise and strong record of advocacy will empower our members to address some of the biggest challenges and opportunities in health care in New Jersey and across the country.”
An active member of the NJ-ACEP since 2014, Dr. Baker has received numerous grants throughout her career for addressing women’s leadership, gender wage gap differences and violence in emergency medicine. She joined the NJ-ACEP board in 2015 and has supported New Jersey physicians by working on legislation including surprise billing, scope of practice and opioid prescribing.
Dr. Baker is the Chair of Emergency Medicine at Chestnut Hill Hospital in Philadelphia. She is board-certified and has practiced emergency medicine for more than 15 years, completing her medical degree at Cornell Medical College and her medical internship at New York Presbyterian Hospital. She began her term as NJ-ACEP President on July 1.
Emergency medicine physicians in New Jersey are invited to learn more about how NJ-ACEP can serve them better by visiting www.njacep.org.