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Trenton, NJ 08625-0360

For Release:
August 25, 2022

Judith M. Persichilli

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NJ Health Commissioner Persichilli Announces Departure of Deputy Commissioner Dr. David Adinaro

TRENTON – New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) Commissioner Judith Persichilli today announced the upcoming departure of David Adinaro, MD, Deputy Commissioner for Public Health Services, effective September 6.

Dr. Adinaro joined the Department in this capacity in June 2020 as an emergency physician with expertise as a Chief Medical Officer. Prior to serving as Deputy Commissioner, he helped stand up the Field Medical Station in Secaucus in spring 2020 for recovering COVID-19 patients. During his tenure at NJDOH, he was heavily involved in all of New Jersey’s COVID-19 and monkeypox (hMPXV) responses.

“I, along with the entire Department, thank Dr. Adinaro for his commitment to protecting public health and his contributions in helping to guide New Jersey through the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Health Commissioner Persichilli. “We wish him well in his future endeavors.”

The Department’s Public Health Services includes: the Divisions of Epidemiology, Environmental and Occupational Health; Family Health Services; HIV, STD and TB Services; Public Health Infrastructure, Laboratories and Emergency Preparedness (PHILEP); and the Offices of Local Public Health, of Women’s Health, and of Opioid Policy and Response

Dr. Meg Fisher, FAAP, special advisor to the Department and pediatric infectious disease specialist, will serve as Acting Deputy Commissioner for Public Health Services.

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Last Reviewed: 8/25/2022