Shetty named medical director at Recovery Centers of America at Raritan Bay

Dr. Sameer Shetty has been named the medical director of the Recovery Centers of America at Raritan Bay.

In this role, Shetty will oversee all aspects of the RCA at Raritan Bay medical team and report to RCA at Raritan Bay CEO LeoDante Ognibene.

The drug and alcohol inpatient addiction treatment facility, based in South Amboy, serves communities in northern New Jersey and southern New York state.

Ognibene welcomed Shetty.

“With more than 20 years of experience as a primary care physician with a background in hospital and addiction medicine, Dr. Shetty’s expertise will make him an invaluable addition, advancing our mission to help millions of New Jerseyans jumpstart their recovery,” he said.

Addiction treatment services are vital in the Garden State, which lost more than 2,500 residents to suspected drug overdoses in 2023, according to the Office of the Chief State Medical Examiner. At RCA at Raritan Bay, 95% of patients present with substance use and mental or medical comorbidities, highlighting the need for effective medical oversight of treatment.

Shetty said he is eager to join the team.

“I am honored to join the RCA family at Raritan Bay and lead its dedicated team of addiction specialists in providing the highest standard of health care delivery to all patients in the region,” he said. “I believe in the spirit of collaboration and team effort. With our collective expertise, we will continue to make a difference in the lives of our patients, their families and our communities.”

Shetty is dual board certified in internal medicine and addiction medicine. He comes to RCA with a wealth of clinical experience spanning more than two decades, including medical director responsibilities at various addiction treatment centers. His patient-centered and harm reduction approach very much aligns with the RCA philosophy. He believes life is all about balance and, outside of work, he pursues interests that include hiking and mountain climbing. He recently successfully climbed Mount Kilimanjaro, the tallest peak in Africa.