Medical Society of New Jersey Appoints Bengal Director of Government Relations

Joshua Bengal has been selected to serve as the primary contact person in Trenton for the nation’s oldest professional society.

On December 21, the Medical Society of New Jersey – founded in 1766 – announced Bengal’s appointment as director of government relations and staff advisor, where he will be in charge of advocacy, management of legislative affairs. and regulations and the development of group policies. .

According to MSNJ, Bengal has over 10 years of experience in legal and legislative affairs and has held various legal positions in state government.


“Josh’s background in public policy, particularly as it relates to health care in New Jersey, as well as his complex understanding of the legislative process will be a valuable asset to our organization,” said Larry Downs, chief executive officer of the Medical Society. “As we look to 2022, MSNJ will continue to be a powerful voice in Trenton – advocating on behalf of patients and physicians to ensure that comprehensive, quality health care is available to all residents of New Jersey. “

Bengal was previously the Director of Legislative and Regulatory Affairs for the New Jersey Consumer Division. There, his oversight included drafting bills and regulations for the Board of Forensic Pathologists.

Prior to that, MSNJ said Begnal was deputy attorney general, pursuing cases before, and then advising, various professional councils.

In June, Dr Kennedy Ganti, a primary care physician at Cooper University Health Care and assistant professor of medicine at Cooper Medical School at Rowan University, was named the 229th president of MSNJ.

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