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East Orange General Hospital elects physician leaders to Medical Executive Committee including Dr. Padmaja Kodali as President

(March 28, 2018) — East Orange General Hospital recently announced the election of Padmaja Kodali, MD, who specializes in Nephrology and Internal Medicine, as President of the Medical Executive Committee, where she is joined by several other distinguished physician leaders. The Medical Executive Committee is the primary governance committee for the medical staff, impacting medical policies, pro­cedures, and rules. Several Board Members At Large were also elected.

“We are fortunate to have these physicians volunteer their time and expertise to ensure we are on the right path clinically and from a quality im­provement perspective,” said Paige Dworak, FACHE, CEO of East Orange General Hospital. “I look forward to working with them as we continue to focus on the delivery of safe, high quality care.”

The elected officers of the Medical Executive Committee are: Padmaja Kodali, MD, President; Elizabeth Mammen-Prasad, MD, President-Elect; Rajendra Desai, MD, Immediate Past President; and Adeniyi Ogunkoya, MD, Secretary Treasurer.

The elected Board Members at Large are Andrew Baddoo, MD, Samuel Banigo, MD, Kyu Chae, MD, Odler Jeanlouie, MD, Nabeel Obaid, MD, Norma Rae, MD, and Jaime Soriano, MD.

New Department chairpersons were also announced: Jonathan Markley, MD, Anesthesia, Schubert Perotte, MD, Emergency medicine, Jackson Okoya, MD, Medicine, Seena Aisner, MD, Pathology, Ambrose Mgbako, MD Psychiatry, Faisal Shah, MD, Diagnostic Imaging, and Lennox Alves, MD, Surgery.

East Orange General Hospital has been a trusted health resource for generations of families in the Newark area. Our acquisition by Prospect Medical Systems in 2016 has brought with it millions of dollars in capital to stabilize our finances, invest in new programs and technologies and leverage a wide array of health management techniques that improve both quality and efficiency. To learn more, visit www.evh.org

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