N.J. Governor appoints Dr. Nimisha Shukla to State Board of Medical Examiners

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Dr. Nimisha Shukla. Photo: provided to Desi Talk

Gov. Phil Murphy has appointed Dr. Nimisha J. Shukla, a pediatrician and businesswoman in the state of New Jersey, to the State Board of Medical Examiners.  This is the first time an Indian-American physician will be serving on the N.J. Medical Board of Examiners in Gov. Murphy’s administration, according to a press release.

The New Jersey’s Board of Medical Examiners is responsible for protecting the public’s health, safety and welfare. The Board is in charge of licensing medical professionals, adopting regulations, determining standards of practice, investigating allegations of physician misconduct, and disciplining those who do not adhere to requirements.

Dr. Shukla, owns and manages several pediatric practices in New Jersey.

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During her career, she has served as Chief Resident at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine, taught medical students as Assistant Clinical Professor at Michigan State University, conceived and launched an early entry into telecom ecommerce.

She became the first Indian-American woman broadcaster as a result of her acquisition of a Metropolitan New York area radio station. She has served on Federal Communication Commission’s advisory committee on diversity and digital empowerment, and formed Nrityanjali USA, an institute dedicated to teaching Indian Classical Dance form Kathak to new generations of Indian Americans in New Jersey.

Dr. Shukla served on local advisory and curriculum boards, and founded Indian American Women Entrepreneurs Association.

She is looking forward to serving on the NJ State Board of Medical Examiners, the press release said.

Since the late 1800’s, a license has been required to practice medicine in New Jersey. Today 12 physicians, one podiatrist, three public members, a certified nurse midwife, a licensed physician assistant, a bioanalytical laboratory director, the Commissioner of Health or his designee and a government liaison member — all gubernatorial appointees — serve on the Board.

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