Stephen Trzeciak, MD
Professor, Chair and Chief of Medicine
Cooper University Health Care
Cooper Medical School of Rowan University
Stephen Trzeciak, M.D., M.P.H., is a physician scientist, professor and chair of medicine at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University and chief of medicine at Cooper University Health Care in Camden, New Jersey, USA. Dr. Trzeciak is a specialist in intensive care medicine and a National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded researcher with more than 100 publications in scientific literature, primarily in the field of resuscitation science. Dr. Trzeciak's publications have been featured in prominent medical journals, such as: Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), Circulation, and The New England Journal of Medicine.
Currently, Dr. Trzeciak’s research is focused on a new field called Compassionomics, in which he is studying the scientific effects of compassion on patients, patient care, and those who care for patients. He is an author of the best-selling book “Compassionomics: The Revolutionary Scientific Evidence that Caring Makes a Difference.” For this work, Dr. Trzeciak was awarded the 2019 Influencers of Healthcare Award by The Philadelphia Inquirer. Broadly, Dr. Trzeciak’s mission is to make health care more compassionate through science.
Dr. Trzeciak is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame. He earned his medical degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and his Master of Public Health at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He completed his residency training at the University of Illinois at Chicago and his fellowship in critical care medicine at Rush University Medical Center. He is board certified in internal medicine, critical care medicine, emergency medicine, and neurocritical care.