Jersey Shore University Medical Center Welcomes New Chairman of the Department of Anesthesia

Contact:Maureen Gillespie, Public Relations Manager

Jersey Shore University Medical Center Welcomes New Chairman of the Department of Anesthesia

Jersey Shore University Medical Center is proud to announce Vincent Cirella, M.D. as the new chairman of the Department of Anesthesia.

Dr. Cirella, a board certified anesthesiologist, has had a distinguished career spanning three decades. He received his postgraduate training at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, where he completed a fellowship in Cardiothoracic Anesthesia. He also has a strong sub-specialty proficiency in Pediatric Anesthesia. Most recently he served as the program director of Anesthesia Residency Training and Assistant Professor at Robert Wood Johnson Medical Center.

The Department of Anesthesia at Jersey Shore University Medical Center and K. Hovnanian Children's Hospital has been a regional leader in providing innovative and quality care of adult and pediatric populations. Through its trauma care, cardiovascular programs, and surgical services, they join the hospital in providing an unparalleled patient care experience.

Dr. Cirella takes the helm at a time of exciting growth at Jersey Shore. The recent construction of brand new peri-operative patient areas and state-of-the-art operating rooms has brought an expansion of surgical options to the area. With his established track record of experience and leadership, Dr. Cirella is well poised to continue the Department of Anesthesia's commitment to providing the best health care experience.

About Jersey Shore University Medical Center:
Jersey Shore University Medical Center, a member of the Meridian Health family, is a not-for-profit teaching hospital and home to K. Hovnanian Children's Hospital - the first children's hospital in Monmouth and Ocean counties. Jersey Shore is the regional provider of cardiac surgery, a program which has been ranked among the best in the Northeast, and is home to the only trauma center and stroke rescue center in the region. Jersey Shore University Medical Center specializes in cardiovascular care, orthopedics and rehabilitation, cancer care, neuroscience, and women's specialty services. For more information on Jersey Shore University Medical Center call 1-800-DOCTORS, or visit