Trenton, NJ – The New Jersey Academy of Family Physicians (NJAFP) recently recognized Roopa Anmolsingh, MD, with the Michael J. Doyle, MD, FAAFP New Jersey Family Medicine Resident of the Year Award at the Annual Scientific Assembly held in Atlantic City.
Named in honor of the late Michael Doyle, MD, a prominent family physician and past NJAFP president who was an active advocate for family medicine on state and national levels, the award is presented to one outstanding medical resident in the state who best exemplifies the tradition of the family practice resident by working effectively as a team physician, showing support to co-residents, being respected by peers and educators, and demonstrating leadership.
As a resident physician, Dr. Anmolsingh served as co-chief resident at St. Luke’s Warren Hospital Family Medicine Residency program. She has aided her patient population by serving on several committees, including the St. Luke’s Network In-patient Diabetes Performance Improvement Committee, Network Sepsis Committee and the St. Luke’s Warren Hospital Stroke Committee. Dr. Anmolsingh is also an advisor at large for health initiatives at the Foundation for the Support of the United Nations – UN Office (FSUN-UNO); a senior trainer at the Emerging Diplomats Academy, an FSUN-UNO leadership training program; and an advisor to the Impact Leadership Global Advisory Council of IMPACT Leadership 21, a global platform providing leadership solutions that drive change towards inclusive and sustainable economies.
As a result of exemplifying the qualities of an amiable, conscientious, dependable and dedicated physician to her residency and patient population, Dr. Anmolsingh was awarded the Leo Daniel Gray, MD, Memorial Award in Family Medicine as intern of the year. Her published achievements include contributions to two book chapters, “Dangers of Polypharmacy, Vignettes” in Patient Safety – Volume 1 and “Leadership Malpractice: Focus on Ethics, Organizational Culture and Prevention, Fundamentals of Leadership” for Healthcare Professionals – Volume 1.
Her passion for global health led Dr. Anmolsingh to spearhead book drives for orphaned children in Liberia in Burkina Faso. She is currently working on a children’s health and hygiene drive program for implementation in summer 2018.
Dr. Anmolsingh earned her medical degree from University of the West Indies (U.W.I.) Medical School in Trinidad, and her bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University in New Brunswick. She will begin her fellowship in Geriatrics this summer at St. Luke’s University Health Network in Bethlehem, PA.