Press Release

For Immediate Release
Jul 22, 2014
Contact : Donna Sellmann, Public Relations Manager  
(732) 840-3279

Theodore Zaleski, M.D., J.D., Appointed Vice President of Clinical Effectiveness for Southern Ocean Medical Center


Manahawkin, NJ - Theodore G. Zaleski, M.D., J.D., has been appointed Vice President of Clinical Effectiveness for Southern Ocean Medical Center. He assumed this role after a long and very successful record of excellence within Meridian Health in a variety of leadership, education and staff roles.

Dr. Zaleski is a Board Certified orthopedic surgeon with over 35 years of extensive medical experience. He completed medical school at Georgetown University, an internship and residency at Penn State University – Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, and residencies also at Wilmington Medical Center, The Children’s Hospital National Medical Center, and George Washington University Medical Center.

In addition to Dr. Zaleski’s medical training, he received a degree from Seton Hall University School of Law and is a current member of the New Jersey and Florida State Bar Associations. He is affiliated with professional organizations that include the American College of Surgeons, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and the New Jersey Orthopaedic Society. Dr. Zaleski has authored numerous medical articles and given many professional presentations across the country.

Dr. Zaleski’s leadership experience includes having served at Ocean Medical Center in Brick, NJ as Department Chair of Orthopaedic Surgery, President of the Medical Staff, Chair of the Rapid Response Team Committee, Chair of Quality Improvement and Outcomes, Physician Advisor to Case Management, Consultant to Wound Center/Hyperbaric and served on the Board of Trustees for Meridian Hospital Corporation.  

“Dr. Zaleski will provide strategic leadership for development and measurement of a system-wide approach to clinical quality improvement and medical safety focusing on evidence-based clinical practices,” says Joseph Coyle, M.D., president of Southern Ocean Medical Center. “I’m confident that Dr. Zaleski’s experience and expertise will be valuable as we focus on patient outcomes, efficiency of care, and enhance the alignment between medical staff and the health system.”

About Southern Ocean Medical Center

Southern Ocean Medical Center in Manahawkin is a member of the Meridian Health family, which includes Jersey Shore University Medical Center and K. Hovnanian Children's Hospital in Neptune, Ocean Medical Center in Brick, Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, and most recently, Bayshore Community Hospital in Holmdel. Southern Ocean Medical Center is home to a wide range of clinical services and programs specializing in cardiovascular and stroke care, maternity and women's health, orthopedics and joint health, bariatric surgery, and wellness and prevention programs.  Part of Meridian Cancer Care, Southern Ocean Medical Center provides comprehensive cancer services, including radiation oncology, surgery, and clinical trials, and is connected to specialized programs and services throughout Meridian Health. For more information, visit or call 1-800-DOCTORS.