Jose Rojas Jr., M.D., MBA, FACHE
Dr. Rojas is a Board Certified, Fellowship Trained Anesthesiologist and Pain Management Specialist. He is the Senior Managing Partner and Chief Medical Officer for the New Jersey Center for Pain & Rehabilitation in Elizabeth, NJ and President of the Northern Valley Pain Center in Closter, NJ.
He is the Past-President of the American College of Healthcare of New Jersey having served as the first Latino and Physician. He is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. He received 2011 Senior Executive Program Scholarship Award from the American College of Healthcare Executives and completed his course studies. He is a member of the National Hispanic Medical Association.
Dr. Rojas serves on various boards. He is on the Board of Directors for the National Forum for Latino Healthcare Executives (NFLHE). The principal strategic objectives of NFLHE are to increase the representation of Latinos at the executive level of U.S. hospitals and health systems and to provide a resource base of input from Latino executives in the areas of legislation, regulation, and policy affecting the health and health care of U.S. Latino communities. He also serves on the Health Affairs Committee of the New Jersey Business & Industry Association. He recently represented NFLHE at the Hospital Association meeting in Puerto Rico.
He has lectured on various topics of pain management including new approaches to chronic pain and non-pharmacological approaches to control cancer pain. He is a strong proponent for electronic prescription as well as New Jersey State Prescription Monitoring Program to decrease diversion and abuse of opioid medications.
He is a graduate from the University of Medicine and Dentistry-The New Jersey Medical School. He has a Masters in Business Administration in Health Systems Management from Fairleigh-Dickinson University. Prior to entering medicine, Dr. Rojas was a High School Biology Teacher and taught in a Bilingual Program.
He is a member of the Civil Air Patrol. He was promoted to the rank of Captain and is currently the Deputy Commander for Cadets at the Teaneck, NJ Squadron. Civil Air Patrol, the official auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, is a nonprofit organization with 58,000 members nationwide. CAP performs 90 percent of continental U.S. inland search and rescue missions as tasked by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center and was credited by the AFRCC with saving an average of 80 lives per year (100-plus in FY 2010). Its volunteers also perform homeland security and disaster relief missions at the request of federal, state and local agencies. The members play a leading role in aerospace education and serve as mentors to the more than 23,000 young people currently participating in CAP cadet programs. CAP has been performing missions for America for 68 years.