Haik, Brenner named to key posts at Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center

Dr. Bruce Haik has been named a new chief of cardiology and Dr. Dennis Brenner has been named the new chair of pediatrics at Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center, the hospital announced.

As a leader of the RWJBarnabas Health Cardiac Catheterization Labs, a longtime member of the hospital’s medical staff and a member of the RWJBarnabas Health Medical Group, Haik brings with him expertise in complex coronary interventions and one of the largest Trans-catheter Aortic Valve Replacement, or TAVR, portfolios in the state of New Jersey.

“Dr. Haik is a passionate leader who is dedicated to the delivery of outstanding patient care,” hospital CEO Richard Davis said. “Working closely with the entire cardiovascular staff and both vascular and cardiovascular surgical leads, we are confident Dr. Haik’s experience and expertise will further elevate and advance cardiac services at SBMC, guiding our program to new heights.”

In his expanded role, Haik will assume oversight of the newly restructured Division of Cardiology at SBMC, including cardiac catheterization, electrophysiology, imaging and the Coronary Care Unit, which will add enhanced physician collaboration to the hospital’s fastest growing clinical service line.

As chief of cardiology, Dr. Haik will continue to build upon the division’s success to date, providing quality and practicing evidence-based medicine. Taking a multidisciplinary Heart Team approach, SBMC’s cardiovascular specialists will provide expert care, including start-of-the-art surgical and non-surgical treatment options.

Brenner joined RWJBarnabas Health in 2007 and became division chief of pediatric endocrinology at the hospital in 2009. In his new role, Brenner will lead the more than 250 pediatricians who are part of the SBMC Department of Pediatrics.

“Under Dr. Brenner’s leadership, the Department of Pediatrics will continue to grow and adapt to meet the needs of our patients, their families as well as our community and employed pediatricians,” Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center Chief Medical Officer Dr. Gregory Rokosz said. “Dr. Brenner’s expertise in the field of pediatrics will guide the department to continue innovating and providing the most advanced care for our pediatric population.”