Christopher Gribbin, MD of New Brunswick, New Jersey was recently installed as the 225th president of the Medical Society of New Jersey (MSNJ) at its annual meeting
. He has served as a member of MSNJ’s Board of Trustees since 2010, and will assume the presidency from Captain Joseph P. Costabile, MD.
“We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Gribbin as the 225th president of the Medical Society of New Jersey,” said Larry Downs, CEO of MSNJ. “As the oldest professional society in the nation, we rely on a strong base of physician members to continue our advocacy efforts. Under Dr. Gribbin’s leadership, we are certain our society will remain the voice for physicians across the state and help further shape the health care landscape in New Jersey for generations to come.”
As a board-certified radiologist, Dr. Gribbin has extensive experience in academic leadership and deep rooted ties to the New Brunswick community.
He held his first positon post-fellowship as an interventional radiologist at the Radiology Group of New Brunswick, now the University Radiology Group.
Today, he practices diagnostic and interventional radiology at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and Saint Peter’s University Hospital, where he has taught medical students, residents and fellows for more than 25 years.
Additionally, Dr. Gribbin serves as a Clinical Associate Professor of Radiology and is the chair of the Clinical Competency Committee for the Interventional Radiology fellowship at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.
He is also the co-chief of Interventional Radiology and co-founder of the Pediatric Multidisciplinary Vascular Clinic at Saint Peter’s University Hospital, handling vascular anomalies in the childhood population.
A graduate of the University of Rochester with a bachelor’s degree in biology, Dr. Gribbin spent a year participating in research in cellular and molecular biology before attending Cornell University Medical College. After obtaining his medical degree, he spent a year in internal medicine at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, New York, then a year in pathology at New York University (NYU) Medical Center. Subsequently, he pursued a residency in diagnostic radiology, followed by fellowships in body imaging and interventional radiology at NYU Medical Center.
Dr. Gribbin’s passion for and involvement in organized medicine has flourished over the years. He has been a longstanding member of the Middlesex County Medical Society (MCMS), serving as the society’s president from 2001-02 and continuing to serve on its Board of Trustees to this day. Additionally, he has been an active member of MSNJ in various capacities for over 20 years. Dr. Gribbin became secretary of MSNJ in 2010, and has since risen through various positions within the organization leading to presidency. Since 2011, he has been chair of MSNJ’s Advocacy Committee. He has been a MedAC Capitol Club member for more than 10 years, and an AMPAC Capitol Club member for the past three years. Additionally, Dr. Gribbin has served as a member of MSNJ’s Council on Legislation since 2008, and frequently moderates MSNJ’s Policy and Strategic Planning Meetings. In 2014, he was elected an alternate delegate from MSNJ to the American Medical Association (AMA), and then a representative to the Organized Medical Staff Section of the AMA in 2015.
Additionally, Dr. Gribbin counts himself as a career-long member of the Radiologic Society of New Jersey, serving on the executive committee since 2013, and was recently appointed as an alternate councilor to the American College of Radiology. Dr. Gribbin also served as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Foundation of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, and continues as a reviewer for the New Jersey Health Foundation Research Program. In addition to innumerable teaching conferences with medical students, residents and fellows, Dr. Gribbin has delivered more than 15 invited presentations at academic forums and co-authored more than 20 papers in peer-reviewed literature. He has been named a New Jersey Top Doctor by New Jersey Magazine every year consecutively since 2011.
In his inaugural speech as President, Dr. Gribbin outlined his goals for his upcoming term:
“Legislative advocacy, both in our state and nationally, is a core mission of MSNJ,” he stated. “One of our main jobs as physician advocates is to work to remove burdens, so that we can spend more time doing what we do best – delivering great care to our patients. Ultimately, all physicians have the same goal in mind: delivering the promises of modern medicine to our patients as safely and effectively as we can. As we move towards population health-based approaches to care, MSNJ continues to be a supporter for physician leadership and a strong voice for both physicians and patients throughout the state.”
Founded in 1766, the Medical Society of New Jersey is the oldest professional society in the United States. MSNJ has a mission to promote the betterment of the public health and the science and the art of medicine, to enlighten public opinion in regard to the problems of medicine, and to safeguard the rights of the practitioners of medicine. MSNJ represents all medical disciplines and serves as an advocate for patient and physician rights. Its members are dedicated to ensuring delivery of the highest quality medical care throughout New Jersey. For more information, visit www.msnj.org.
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