Jean Anderson Eloy, MD, FACS, Director of Rhinology and Sinus Surgery at UMDNJ-The University Hospital, received the 2012 Physician of the Year Award from the New Jersey Chapter of the Association of Haitian Physicians Abroad (AMHE-NJ). Dr. Eloy received the honor at the AMHE-NJ “Night of Joy” awards ceremony earlier this month.
Dr. Eloy, who also serves as vice chair of the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School (NJMS), received the award for his accomplishments in Essex County and his efforts to apply the rules and principles of medicine to the satisfaction and pride of the AMHE-NJ.
A native of Croix-Des-Bouquets, Haiti, Dr. Eloy immigrated to the United States in 1993. He attended Bloomfield College in Bloomfield where he graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. in biochemistry. later earning his medical degree at UMDNJ.
In 2010, he traveled with Project Medishare from the University of Miami on a medical missions trip to Haiti following the devastating earthquake there. He volunteered for 10 days, providing surgical care to the earthquake victims.
Soly Baredes, MD, Professor and Chair, (Interim), Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, UMDNJ-NJMS, recalled Dr. Eloy as a medical student.
“Dr. Eloy was a hard-working and brilliant medical student here at the New Jersey Medical School,” he said. “And to no one’s surprise, he has continued to excel as a faculty member and to make important clinical, educational and scholarly contributions.”