Hackensack University Medical Center Welcomes Joseph Underwood, M.D. as Chair of Emergency Medicine

Hackensack University Medical Center recently announced that Joseph Underwood, M.D., is the chair of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Underwood previously served as chief of the Division of Emergency Medicine at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, where he was honored with the Physician of the Year Award and Faculty Teaching Award. He led a team recognized by the Intelligent Healthcare Association with the 2018 Improving Patient Safety and Healthcare Delivery Award for creating a novel and innovative telehealth care delivery model. According to Mark D. Sparta, FACHE, president, Hackensack University Medical Center, executive vice president, Population Health, Hackensack Meridian Health, Dr. Underwood is a strategic and innovative leader who will help further the mission to transform health care and serve as a leader of positive change.