Michael E. Chansky, MD, FACEP, FAAEM
Cooper University Health Care Titles
- Chairman and Chief, Department of Emergency Medicine
Cooper Medical School of Rowan University Titles
- Professor of Emergency Medicine
- American Board of Emergency Medicine (Emergency Medicine - General)
- American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine - General)
Cooper University Physician
Michael E Chansky, MD, FACEP, FAAEM, is Professor and Chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University. He received his medical degree at the University of Rochester School of Medicine in 1980 and was inducted into AOA. He trained in internal medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and served as Chief Resident. From 1984-85, he was an instructor in medicine at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (RWJMS) - Camden, teaching emergency medicine and internal medicine. At the conclusion of his chief resident year, he was recognized at HUP with the prestigious Donna McCurdy House Staff Teaching Award. In July of 1985, he returned to Cooper and accepted the position to direct emergency medicine and the third-year internal medicine clerkship at RWJMS/Camden. He is board certified in both internal medicine and emergency medicine.
Dr. Chansky’s teaching excellence was recognized with two Department of Medicine and eight RWJMS/Camden teaching awards. He was nominated twice for the UMDNJ Excellence Award for “Distinguished Service in Education”, and invited three times to recite the Hippocratic Oath at Convocation. In 1999 the RWJMS students nominated him as an Honorary Member of the RWJMS Alumni Association. In 1997, RWJMS established the 54th Academic Department of Emergency Medicine, and named him the founding Chair in 2000. In 2003, he was inducted in the Masters Education Guild at UMDNJ. He was awarded the Dorothy and Sol Sherry Award for Teaching Excellence in June of 2014, the highest honor an educator can receive at Cooper and the medical school.
Dr. Chansky was recently honored with the 2019 Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award from the Cooper Medical School of Rowan University (CMSRU) Chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS). The Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Awards recognizes exemplars of clinical excellence and outstanding compassion in their delivery of care. Dr. Chansky was cited for “his tireless dedication to service to patients, families, colleagues, and the students at CMSRU”.
Interests beyond spending time with his supportive family (Stephanie and Andrew, Peter, and Ben) have focused on the success of the Cooper Health System, serving as a board trustee and mentorship/development of students, residents, faculty and Cooper leaders. Dr. Chansky’s personal philosophy as a physician is embracing the privilege to be at the bedside, and treating each patient with the utmost respect, kindness, and empathy. The Department of Emergency Medicine has contributed significantly toward the development of our own four-year Cooper Medical School of Rowan University. Dr. Chansky continues to enjoy caring for patients and bringing young learners to the bedside.
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Education & Training
|Medical School||University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY|
|Internship||University of Pennsylvania Health System, Philadelphia, PA|
|Residency||University of Pennsylvania Health System, Philadelphia, PA|
Awards and Honors
- Diana Barton Award, 2023 - Awarded to the faculty member at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University who best demonstrates empathy, compassion, and patient-centered care
- Best Doctors in America - 2014
- SJ Magazines "Top Docs" -2014, 2016, 2017
- New Jersey Monthly Magazine "Top Docs" - 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
- South Jersey Magazine "Best of 2015"
- South Jersey Magazine
"Best Doctors 2016"
"Best Doctors 2017"