About the Authors

About the Authors

Stephen Trzeciak, MD, MPH

Stephen Trzeciak, MD, MPH, is a physician scientist, professor, and chair of medicine at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, and the chief of medicine at Cooper University Health Care in Camden, New Jersey. Dr. Trzeciak is a practicing intensivist (specialist in intensive care medicine), and a National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded clinical researcher with more than 100 publications in the scientific literature, primarily in the field of resuscitation science. Dr. Trzeciak’s publications have been featured in some of the most prestigious medical journals, such as: Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), Circulation, and The New England Journal of Medicine. His scientific program has been supported by research grants from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, with Dr. Trzeciak serving in the role of Principal Investigator.

Anthony Mazzarelli, MD, JD, MBE

Anthony Mazzarelli, MD, JD, MBE, is co-president of Cooper University Health Care and the associate dean of clinical affairs for Cooper Medical School of Rowan University. Prior to his current role, Dr. Mazzarelli served as Cooper’s chief physician executive, where he oversaw the physician practice, as well as quality/patient safety and continuous process improvement efforts for the health system, the same topics he teaches within the medical school and residency programs. Dr. Mazzarelli has been named one of the 50 most powerful people in New Jersey health care by NJ Biz and was awarded the Halo Award for leading a team of health care providers from Cooper into Haiti in the days immediately following the 2010 earthquake. Dr. Mazzarelli has also received numerous commendations for his leadership and he speaks regularly on several local and national media outlets. He is a practicing emergency medicine physician.