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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. Dr. Trzeciak is a practicing intensivist (specialist in intensive care medicine), and a clinical researcher with more than 120 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 American Heart Association and the National Institutes of Health (NIH), with Dr. Trzeciak serving in the role of Principal Investigator.

Dr. Trzeciak is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame. He earned his medical degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and his Masters in Public Health at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He completed his residency training at the University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center, and his fellowship training in critical care medicine at Rush University Medical Center. He is board-certified in internal medicine and critical care medicine.

Anthony Mazzarelli, MD, JD, MBE

Anthony Mazzarelli, MD, JD, MBE is co-president/CEO 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 for which 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 NJ ROI.  Dr. Mazzarelli has also received numerous commendations for his leadership and he speaks regularly on several local and national media outlets.

Dr. Mazzarelli received his medical degree from Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, his law degree from University of Pennsylvania Law School, and his master’s degree in bioethics from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. He trained in emergency medicine at Cooper University Hospital, where he also served as chief resident. He is board-certified in emergency medicine, and is actively practicing in the emergency department at Cooper.