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New Jersey Long-Term Care Leaders Coalition

The American Medical Directors Association is the professional association of medical directors and physicians practicing in the long-term care continuum, dedicated to excellence in patient care by providing education, advocacy, information and professional development.


The national organization was chartered in 1978 and is governed by a Board of Directors. AMDA is recognized as a specialty society by the American Medical Association and the American Society of Internal Medicine. Recognizing that the vast majority of medical directors also serve as attending physicians, the association’s activities reflect the issues relevant to its membership.



The New Jersey State Chapter, established in 1995, is dedicated to work toward the same same goals.

NJ Medical Directors Association

NJMDA Executive Board

President: Keerti Sharma, MD, AGSF

Vice-President: Joshua Raymond, MD, CMD, MPH

Treasurer/Secretary: Ana Gomes, MD


Board Members:

Ted Aversa, DO, CMD

Michele Elkins, MD, CMD

Alex Makris, MD, CMD

Ben Lessig, DO, CMD

Joseph Higgins, MD, CMD

Contact Information:

Ana Gomes, DO CMD

Gina Destefano

410 Coventry Center Dr.

Phillipsburg, NJ - 08865

Phone: (908) 454-9902

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Long-Term Care Medicine: A Pocket Guide, “I hope those who read this guide get a stronger appreciation of the nuances of practicing medicine in this environment."

Pam Fenstemacher, MD, CMD
Medical Director, in New Jersey





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