Dr. Jeffrey Boscamp will assume the role of interim dean of the Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine into the fall, it was announced Tuesday.
Boscamp takes the top leadership role in the wake of the sudden loss of founding Dean Dr. Bonita Stanton, who died Jan. 19. Boscamp had previously been vice dean of the school.
“Dr. Boscamp is a true leader who has been an integral part of the medical school since its inception,” Hackensack Meridian Health CEO Bob Garrett said. “We know that his guidance for the institution will continue the mission and vision laid out by Dr. Stanton.”
Boscamp has been appointed Interim dean with full authority, responsibility and accountability for managing the process for the Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine to achieve full accreditation. His appointment lasts until Sept. 30, when the accreditation process is expected to be completed. At that time, Garrett and the board of governors will determine if a national search is needed for a new dean.
Boscamp currently serves as the co-chief academic officer and senior vice president of medical school development and integration. As co-CAO, Boscamp develops, promotes and organizes programs at Hackensack Meridian Health to promote lifelong learning across the continuum of undergraduate medical education, graduate medical education and continuing medical education.
He said he succeeds Stanton with a heavy heart.
“Dr. Stanton left considerably big shoes to fill, but we have a terrific team of professionals at our school, and we will continue to forge a one-of-a-kind institution as part of her legacy,” he said.
Boscamp also serves as a professor of pediatrics at the school. A longstanding and highly regarded leader at Hackensack University Medical Center, he also serves as a member of the Hackensack Meridian Health board of trustees’ Academics Committee.
Prior to these positions, Boscamp held the Dr. Marvin I. Gottlieb Endowed Chair of Pediatrics at the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital for 14 years. He founded the Section of Pediatric Infectious Diseases and the Steven Bader Immunological Institute at Hackensack University Medical Center and is a frequent continuing medical education speaker and has received numerous teaching awards.
Boscamp also serves as a liaison between Hackensack Meridian Health and the School of Medicine to develop and coordinate undergraduate and graduate medical education programs across HMH. Boscamp partners in the design and development of educational policy and academic programs that create an interdisciplinary approach to teaching to identify, recruit and prepare students and residents as critical thinkers and problem solvers as they progress to the practice of medicine.
Boscamp graduated from Williams College and New York Medical College. He was a resident in pediatrics at Babies Hospital-Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center and in internal medicine at Greenwich Hospital, Yale University School of Medicine. He completed a fellowship in adult and pediatric infectious diseases at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx.