Message from the Chief

Sheraz Siddiqui, M.D.

Welcome! The Hospital Medicine Division of the department is composed of nine     full time family medicine faculty physicians under my leadership as division chief.  Together with more than 20 part-time physician specialists and 30 full time and per diem advanced practice nurses, the division faculty provide 24-hour inpatient care for more than 130 patients daily at the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) through our Rutgers Health Non-Teaching Hospitalist Service (NTHS). Our NTHS is operational 365 days of the year, and our goal is to provide you the highest quality of care during your stay with us. We will work with your primary and specialty physicians to address your needs, speed your recovery, and get you out of the hospital as soon as possible when it is safe and appropriate.

Our Hospital Medicine Division also runs a Post-Acute Service, caring for patients at more than 6 area post-acute facilities taking discharges from RWJUH. This service manages and coordinates care for patients in the post-acute facilities ensuring a rapid and safe handoff to area primary care clinicians, while reducing hospital readmissions. 

Our seven Teams of physicians and advanced practice nurses cover general medical admissions, overflow admissions from the internal medicine and family medicine teaching services, patients admitted from the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, and patients admitted to the Cardiothoracic Surgery service, Neurosurgery service, Renal service, Gastrointestinal service, and many other specialty services. Many local community physicians use our services for their patients, and we will be in frequent communication with your primary physician about your condition during your stay. The NTHS, staffed by our Physician-APN team of clinicians, has achieved excellent patient outcomes, including high patient satisfaction scores, and reduced length of stays for our high acuity patients at RWJUH.

Please call upon us at any time. While no one wants to be in the hospital, you can rest assured that during your stay at RWJUH we will make you our first priority and work to ensure your care is the very best.

Sheraz Siddiqui, M.D.
Associate Professor and Division Chief