Ira P. Monka, DO, is chief executive officer and medical director of the Medical Institute of New Jersey, P.C., a comprehensive medical facility in Cedar Knolls and Mendham with 10 board certified physicians.
He received his D.O. degree from the UMDNJ - School of Osteopathic Medicine (SOM). He completed an internship in family practice in South Broward, Florida, and a residency in family practice at Memorial General Hospital, Union, New Jersey. Dr. Monka completed his Health Policy Fellowship from Ohio University School of Osteopathic Medicine in 2003-2004. He received his master’s degree in Health Administration from Andrew Taylor Still University, Kirksville, MO., in 2006. He volunteers as an assistant professor in the family practice department at SOM.
Dr. Monka is president of the New Jersey Osteopathic Educational Foundation and past president of the Board of Directors of the New Jersey Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons. He is a member of the Bureau of State Government Affairs of the American Osteopathic Association and the Committee on Federal Legislation of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians. He is also 2011 co-chair and 2012 chair of the National Convention of the American osteopathic Association.
He joined the Board of Trustees in October 2010.