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|Poonam Alaigh, MD, MSHCPM, FACP|
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Dr. Poonam Alaigh was sworn in as Health and Senior Services Commissioner today by Governor Chris Christie. The ceremony took place in the Governor’s Outer Office in
“It is truly an honor to be asked to serve the residents of
Dr. Alaigh was serving as executive medical director for Horizon Blue Cross and Blue Shield when Governor Christie nominated her to lead the Department of Health and Senior Services. She comes to her role with a wide-ranging background in health care administration, clinical practice, pharmaceutical medicine, health care policy and academia.
She was national medical director for GlaxoSmithKline before joining Horizon. She has also worked at the
Dr. Alaigh is a founding member of the South Asian Total Healthcare Initiative, which was created to develop a research-based data resource on South Asian health, and to improve the delivery of culturally competent care and address health disparities.
A board certified internist with a specialty in vascular disease, she is certified as a Diplomate in Internal Medicine. She earned her medical degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, as well as her Master of Science in Healthcare Policy and Management. She is certified as a Black Belt in Six Sigma.
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