Newswise — New Brunswick, NJ -- Partho Sengupta, MD, FACC, will join Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) and Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (RWJMS) as the Henry Rutgers Professor of Cardiology and chief of the Division of Cardiology at RWJMS, and chief of Cardiology at RWJUH, effective July 1, 2021. He will work closely with Anthony Altobelli, MD, clinical chief of Cardiology, RWJUH, and Mark Russo, MD, chief of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, RWJUH, and associate professor of surgery and chief of the Division of Cardiac Surgery, RWJMS, to lead one of the largest cardiovascular and thoracic services in the region.  

Drs. Altobelli, Russo and Sengupta will work together to advance the vision of a technology-enabled cardiovascular service that optimizes patient health, from prevention and education, to clinical care, to translational research that will bring new models of care to our communities. “Their collaboration will build upon the outstanding clinical enterprise established by RWJBarnabas Health and Rutgers more than two years ago, and reinforces the goal to jointly operate a world-class academic health system and provide communities with expanded access to the highest-quality primary and specialty care providers,” adds Andy Anderson, MD, president and chief executive officer of the Combined Medical Group of RWJBarnabas Health and Rutgers Health.

“Throughout his career, Dr. Sengupta has demonstrated stellar leadership, a history of grant-funded research with innovation in cardiac imaging, and medical education on a global platform. Together, we are now positioned to advance cardiology in Central New Jersey and nationwide,” said Dr. Fredric E. Wondisford, professor and chair, Department of Medicine, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, and chief of medical service for Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital.

“RWJUH treats high volumes of complex cardiothoracic conditions with the most advanced interventions that are available today,” explains Bill Arnold, president and CEO, RWJUH. “Dr. Sengupta will lead a digital transformation for cardiology that will enhance all aspects of the patient journey by leveraging Artificial Intelligence (AI) capabilities, robotics and much more to help promote early detection and support our vision for healthier communities. An innovation hub will be designed to serve as a gathering place for our RWJUH faculty, community physicians and staff to bring together diverse minds and opinions of those who want to help solve healthcare challenges using technology and innovation.”    

Dr. Sengupta brings his passion for technology-enabled education and care, and his experience in building a robust network of cardiologists in the community, to enhancing the hub of cardiovascular innovation and clinical care in the New Brunswick academic medical center. In addition, he brings his vision for transformation and innovation in cardiology. 

“I am excited to play a role in sharing a vision of technology-enabled care on a global scale, promoting new knowledge generation through precision medicine and individualized patient interventions,” says Dr. Sengupta. 

Dr. Sengupta joins the division from West Virginia School of Medicine and WVU Heart and Vascular Institute, where he served as the Abnash C. Jain Chair of Cardiology, chief of the Division of Cardiology,director of Cardiovascular Imaging, and director of Cardiovascular Innovation. His previous appointments include Mount Sinai School of Medicine, University of California, Irvine, and the Mayo Clinic.


As one of the nation’s leading comprehensive medical schools, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School is dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in education, research, health care delivery, and the promotion of community health. Part of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School encompasses 20 basic science and clinical departments, and hosts centers and institutes including The Cardiovascular Institute, the Child Health Institute of New Jersey, and the Women's Health Institute. The medical school has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as among the top 100 medical schools in the nation and No. 1 in the state for research and primary care.

Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, an RWJBarnabas Health facility and the medical school's principal affiliate, comprise one of the nation's premier academic medical centers. Clinical services are provided by more than 500 faculty physicians in 200+ specialties and subspecialties as part of Rutgers Health, the clinical arm of Rutgers University.

The medical school maintains educational programs at the undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate levels on its campuses in New Brunswick and Piscataway, and provides continuing education courses for health care professionals and community education programs. To learn more about Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, visit Find us online at and


About Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) New Brunswick, an RWJBarnabas Health Facility, is a 614-bed academic medical center that serves as the principal teaching hospital of Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and the flagship Cancer Hospital of Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey. Its Centers of Excellence include cardiovascular care from minimally invasive heart surgery to transplantation, cancer care, stroke care, neuroscience, orthopedics, bariatric surgery and women’s and children’s care including The Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (  A Level 1 Trauma Center and the first designated Pediatric Trauma Center in the state, RWJUH’s New Brunswick campus serves as a national resource in its ground-breaking approaches to emergency preparedness.

RWJUH has earned significant national recognition for clinical quality and patient safety, including the prestigious Magnet® Award for Nursing Excellence and “Most Wired” designation by Hospitals and Health Networks Magazine. Its Comprehensive Stroke Center has earned the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award and its Stroke Elite Plus Honor Roll Award—two of the highest honors that a center can receive from the organization for exceptional stroke care. In addition, RWJUH has been recognized three years in a row for Bariatric Surgery Excellence by Healthgrades and was named one of America’s Best Maternity Hospitals by Newsweek. The American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer has rated RWJUH New Brunswick among the nation’s best comprehensive cancer centers. RWJUH’s Cancer Hospital is the flagship facility of the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, New Jersey’s only National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center.

RWJUH has been recognized as a “Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality” by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of the country’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization, for five consecutive years. The hospital has also received the Equity of Care Award as a Top Hospital for Healthcare Diversity and Inclusion from the American Hospital Association.

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