Montville Family Physician Appointed to Commission in the American Academy of Family Physicians

Montville, NJ – January 2019 – Arnold Pallay, M.D., has been appointed to the American Academy of Family Physicians’ Commission on Education for a four-year term, beginning Dec. 15, 2018. The Commission on Education is one of eight commissions that direct AAFP policies and programs.

Dr. Pallay is a managing partner and chief business development officer for Vanguard Medical Group and serves as medical director of both the Montville and Lincoln Park sites. He is also the founder and current associate medical director of the Jacobs Levy Genomic Medicine and Research Program at Atlantic Health System. He is a longtime appointed member of the Montville Township Board of Health.

He has served as president of the New Jersey Academy of Family Physicians, the Morris County Medical Society and the New Jersey Association of Medical Specialty Societies. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians and the American Society of Human Genetics.

Dr. Pallay has written for the Core Content of Family Practice on medical genetics, and he lectures extensively on issues in primary care, health care reform and precision medicine. He completed his undergraduate and medical school studies at Boston University and a three-year family practice residency at the Mountainside Hospital. Dr. Pallay holds faculty appointments at several New Jersey medical schools. He resides in Montville, N.J.

As a member of the Commission on Education, Dr. Pallay will be working in areas related to the education and professional development of family physicians until completion of the residency training period.

About Vanguard Medical Group

Vanguard Medical Group P.C. is a regional primary care practice serving more than 70,000 active patients in 10 locations throughout Northern and Central New Jersey. Vanguard is recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance as a patient-centered medical home. A PCMH is a primary care practice where health care professionals work as a team to provide patients with care that is tailored to meet their specific needs and to ensure they have the resources to make healthy choices. The team also coordinates patient care with other health care specialists in the community. The practice becomes the patients’ “home” for preventive, chronic and ambulatory care.

About the American Academy of Family Physicians

Founded in 1947, the American Academy of Family Physicians represents 131,400 physicians and medical students nationwide, and it is the only medical society devoted solely to primary care.

Family physicians conduct approximately one in five of the total medical office visits in the United States per year — more than any other specialty. Family physicians provide comprehensive, evidence-based and cost-effective care dedicated to improving the health of patients, families and communities. Family medicine’s cornerstone is an ongoing and personal patient-physician relationship in which the family physician serves as the hub of each patient’s integrated care team. More Americans depend on family physicians than on any other medical specialty. To learn more about the AAFP and family medicine, visit

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