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Bennett S. Shenker, MD, MS, MSPH, FAAFP
Associate Professor
Phone: 732-294-2540
Fax: 732-294-9328




  • Thomas Jefferson University/MSPH/2008
  • UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School/MD/2002
  • Rutgers University/MS/1998
  • Cornell University/BS/1996


  • Thomas Jefferson University/Primary Care Clinician Research Fellowship/2008
  • Hunterdon Medical Center/Family Practice Residency/2005

Awards and Honors

  • Robert Wood Johnson Family Medicine Residency at CentraState faculty of the year/2009-2010
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians/2009
  • Best poster, resident category, American Academy of Family Physicians Scientific Assembly/2009
  • Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Resident Teacher of the Year
    Hunterdon Medical Center Family Practice Residency (2005)
  • Resident Excellence in Teaching Award
    Hunterdon Medical Center Family Practice Residency (2004)

Selected Publications

  • Perspectives, Journal of the New Jersey Academy of Family Physicians 2003; Shenker, B.S. Member’s View on the Small Pox Vaccination Program. summer:2.
  • Shenker, B.S., and Cheng, C. Sedentary Activity is Independently Associated with Endothelial Dysfunction (abstract). Circulation 2008; 117(11): e200-201.
  • Shenker, B.S., Cheng, C., and Simon, L. Reliability and Validity Testing of a Sedentary Activity Scale for Risk Assessment (abstract). Family Medicine 2008; 40(suppl 4).
  • Shenker, B.S. Investigating the Independent Effect of Health Education in a Health Education and Medication Access Program (abstract). Family Medicine 2008; 40(suppl 4).
  • Schwenzer, L., Ciminelli, M., Raymond, J.J., Donahue, E, and Shenker, B.S. Telephone Messages: Training to Get the Accuracy You Need (abstract). Family Medicine 2008; 41 (suppl 2).
  • Shenker, B.S., and Wynn D. Shigella Flexneri Bacteremia in an Adult Male with Newly   
  • Diagnosed HIV and Acute Hepatitis B Infection: a Case Report. Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice 2009; 17(2): 114-115.
  • Shenker, B.S., and Bhattacharyya, A. The Use of a Multi-disciplinary Team in the Management of Complex Chronic Disease Patients (abstract). Family Medicine 2009; 41(suppl 3).
  • Stern, J., Shenker, B.S., Ciminelli, M., Bhattacharyya, A. The Affect of Lowering the Cutoff for Normal Prostate Specific Antigen on Referral Rate to Urology. Poster presentation at the American Academy of Family Physicians Scientific Assembly October 2009.
  • Shenker, B.S., Swee, D., Schwenzer, L. The Referral Matrix: A Core Approach to Being the “Trusted Resource” (abstract). Family Medicine 2010; 42 (suppl 1).
  • Swart, W.T., Raymond, J.J., Shenker, B.S., Thanker, N. How Did This Happen? Root Cause Analysis of a Thirty-five Pound Weight Gain in a Skilled Nursing Facility. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association 2010;11(3).
  • Raymond, J.J., Shenker, B.S., Clabby, J., Thaker, N., Ciminelli, M., Faistl, K.W. Coaching the Interdisciplinary Team: Keeping a Score of the Team’s Record. Family Medicine 2010;42(suppl 4).
  • Shenker, B.S. Resident Research: How to Create a More Rewarding Experience for Residents and Their Mentors. Family Medicine 2010;42(suppl 4).
  • Shenker, B.S., Ofori-Behome, Y., Ramanathan, R., Berg, K., Aderibigbe, A., Araujo, M., Lee, C., Ciminelli, M. The Internet as a Diagnostic Tool. Poster presentation at New Jersey Academy of Family Physicians Scientific Assembly 2010.
  • Shenker, B.S., Raymond, J.J., Mangiofico, J., Barofsky, J., Barofsky, A. Can the Google Googles Handheld Application Identify Pills at the Point of Care? Family Medicine (in press).
  • Shenker, B.S., Pervaiz, S., Nabulsi, O.H., Jamshidian, F., Chow, J., Chang, W., Adames, W. Assessing the Diagnostic Accuracy of Internet Search Engines. Poster Presentation at the New Jersey Academy of Family Physicians Scientific Assembly 2011.

Research Interests

  • Application of information technology at the point of care.
  • Internet-based research.
  • Chronic disease management.