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Stanley B. Fiel, M.D., named Chief Medical Officer of Morristown Medical Center

World-renowned expert in pulmonary disease and former Chair of the Department of Medicine

MORRISTOWN, NJ (Morris County) – Stanley Fiel, MD, FACP, FCCP, has been named Chief Medical Officer (CMO) of Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center, ranked by U.S. News & World Report as the #1 hospital in New Jersey for five consecutive years. Dr. Fiel has served as interim CMO since May 2022.

“We are honored that Dr. Fiel will continue to play a highly instrumental medical leadership role at Morristown Medical Center,” said Trish O’Keefe, Ph.D., RN, President, Morristown Medical Center and Senior Vice President and Chief Nurse  Executive, Atlantic Health System. “Dr. Fiel’s leadership during this time has been invaluable. He has guided and collaborated with our medical and nursing staff throughout the COVID pandemic and recent pediatric respiratory surges, skillfully leading our team during challenging, high-volume periods at our hospital.”

Dr. Fiel has served as the chairman for the Department of Medicine and as a leading physician at Morristown Medical Center for nearly 20 years and is an experienced and accomplished clinician, educator, and researcher. He is also Professor of Medicine, Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University, and is the author of numerous published works and an active member of local and national societies.

“Witnessing the impact of the compassionate care demonstrated by our health care teams here, I am reminded every day to seek out and strengthen my connections with my patients, their families and all of the staff that support the care we provide to our community,” Dr. Fiel said. “For those of us at Morristown Medical Center and Atlantic Health System, we see our responsibility to deliver unparalleled health care and to elevate our reputation for extraordinary care.”

After receiving a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Connecticut, Dr. Fiel was awarded his Medical Degree and inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha honor society at the Medical College of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. He then completed an internship and residency at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia and a fellowship in the pulmonary disease section of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

Since 1978, Dr. Fiel has held key hospital appointments including Chief of the Division of Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine at Drexel  University College of Medicine and Hahnemann University in Philadelphia.

A Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians and the American College of Physicians, Dr. Fiel also is a member of the American Thoracic Society and other professional societies. He has served on the editorial boards for journals such as the Journal of Asthma, Chest, and Clinical Pulmonary Medicine. Dr. Fiel’s many contributions to medical literature have appeared in publications such as The New England Journal of Medicine, the Journal of the American Medical Association, the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, and Chest.

His major research interests include the mechanisms of inflammation in cystic fibrosis and therapeutic advances in the treatment of obstructive pulmonary disorders including asthma, cystic fibrosis, bronchiectasis, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.  He has published more than 200 articles, abstracts, chapters and monographs in the Medical literature.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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