Jessica L. Israel, MD is chief of the Division of Geriatric and Palliative Medicine and medical director of the Inpatient Hospice Unit at Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, New Jersey. She is the co-author, with Allan R. Tunkel, MD, of Medicine: A Competency-Based Companion.
Board certified in internal medicine, geriatrics, and palliative and hospice care, Dr. Israel leads the outpatient geriatrics program at Monmouth Medical Center and was the founder of New Jersey’s first outpatient palliative care practice. She completed her internship, residency, and fellowship at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City.
Dr. Israel has been chronicling her professional journey in personal writings for many years. Two of her essays have appeared in The New York Times: “At the End, a Duty to Bear Witness” (May 2007) and “Slowing Down to Let the Moment Sink In” (July 2008.) In addition, she has been the keynote speaker at the Drexel University College of Medicine’s White Coat Ceremony, an event marking the medical students’ transition from preclinical studies to clinical care.
Related Authors: Allan R. Tunkel, MD, PhD, MACP