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Clifton R. Lacy, M.D., F.A.C.C., F.A.C.P. | UCDPER

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Clifton R. Lacy, M.D., F.A.C.C., F.A.C.P.


Cliff Lacy, M.D.

Director of the University Center for Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Response

Past President and C.E.O. of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital

Former Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services

UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Piscataway, NJ


                                        

Clifton R. Lacy, M.D. is Director of the University Center for Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Response in New Brunswick, New Jersey.  The Center is a collaborative initiative bringing together subject matter experts from Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, and Rutgers University. 

He is immediate past President and Chief Executive Officer of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and the Robert Wood Johnson Health System.  Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, the principal teaching hospital of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, is a 600 bed tertiary and quaternary health care institution located in central New Jersey and the core hospital of the Robert Wood Johnson Health System and Network. 

Prior to that, Dr. Lacy served as Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services under Governors James McGreevey and Richard Codey, leading a department with a $3 billion budget responsible for public health protection and services, health planning and regulation, hospital financing, public health and environmental laboratory services, senior services, health care policy and research, minority and multicultural health, and health emergency and terrorism preparedness and response. In this role, he directed development and implementation of the health emergency and terrorism preparedness and response plan for the State of New Jersey (referenced in 9-11 Commission Hearings).

Active at state and national levels in health emergency and disaster preparedness and response, Dr. Lacy also served on the Cabinet-level New Jersey Domestic Security Preparedness Task Force, served on Governor Jon Corzine's Homeland Security and Public Safety Policy Group, serves on the New Jersey Homeland Security and Preparedness Public Sector Advisory Council, directs the New Jersey Office of the International Center for Terror Medicine (affiliated with Hadassah Medical Organization in Israel), and chairs the Advisory Board of the New Jersey Center for Public Health Preparedness at UMDNJ. 

Prior to becoming Commissioner, Dr. Lacy served as senior vice president for medical affairs and chief of staff at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital.  He was also associate professor of medicine and chief of the Division of Cardiovascular Diseases and Hypertension and director of the Center for Disease Management and Clinical Outcomes at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.  Dr. Lacy is also Adjunct Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice and Administration, Rutgers University Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy.

Dr. Lacy earned his medical degree from UMDNJ-Rutgers Medical School, where he also completed a residency in internal medicine, served as chief resident in internal medicine, and completed a fellowship in cardiovascular diseases. Dr. Lacy is board certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular diseases.

Dr. Lacy is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, a fellow of the American College of Cardiology, and a fellow of the American College of Physicians.  He is a recipient of the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and an inductee into the Rutgers University Hall of Distinguished Alumni.  He has been listed as one of the Best Doctors in America, named to Modern Physician magazine’s list of the nation’s 50 most powerful physician-executives, and selected by Modern Healthcare magazine as one of the 100 most powerful people in healthcare.

Dr. Lacy has served on national, regional, and local clinical and scientific committees and advisory boards including those of the National Institutes of Health, the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association, and the Association of State and Territorial Health Officers.       


Selected Publications:

Lacy CR. Health emergency and disaster preparedness initiatives of the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services. New Jersey Medicine 101(11):17-19 (2004).

Lacy CR. Commissioner of the Department of Health and Senior Services, Clifton R. Lacy, MD, recounts achievements. New Jersey Medicine 101(11):13-15 (2004).

Lacy CR, Suh D-C, Barone JA, Bueno M, Moylan D, Swartz C, Kudipudi RV, Kostis JB. Impact of a Targeted Intervention on Lipid-Lowering Therapy in Patients with Coronary Artery Disease in the Hospital Setting. Archives of Internal Medicine. 162:468-473 (2002).

Lacy CR, Suh D-C, Bueno M, Kostis JB for the S.T.R.O.K.E. Collaborative Study Group. Delay in Presentation and Evaluation for Acute Stroke. Stroke Time Registry for Outcomes Knowledge and Epidemiology (S.T.R.O.K.E.)Stroke 32:63-69 (2001).

Whelton PK, Appel LJ, Espeland MA, Applegate WB, Ettinger WH, Kostis JB, Kumanyika S, Lacy CR, Johnson KC, Folmar S, Cutler JA, for the TONE Collaborative Research Group. Sodium Reduction and Weight Loss in the Treatment of Hypertension in Older Persons. A Randomized Controlled Trial of Nonpharmacologic Interventions in the Elderly (TONE)Journal of the American Medical Association. 279:839-846 (1998).

Kostis JB, Davis BR, Cutler JA, Grimm RH, Berge KG, Cohen JD, Lacy CR, Perry HM, Blaufox MD, Wassertheil-Smoller S, Black HR, Schron E, Berkson DM, Curb JD, Smith WM, McDonald R, Applegate WB. Prevention of Heart Failure by Antihypertensive Drug Treatment in Older Persons with Isolated Systolic HypertensionJournal of the American Medical Association 278(3):212-216 (1997).

Aufiero P, Karabulut N, Rumowitz D, Shah S, Nsubuga J, Piepszak B, Salter RD, Bresnitz E, Lacy CR, Robertson C, Tan C, Tan ET. Imported Lassa fever: New Jersey, 2004Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Reports53(38):894-7 (2004).