Alfred is Professor and Chair of the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health in the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, and founder and Executive Director of Robert Wood Johnson Partners, the integrated delivery system of Rutgers and the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and Health System. In his role as an Rutgers Center for Organizational Leadership Fellow, Dr. Tallia assists with organizational assessment efforts and is involved in initiatives related to patient-centered quality and communication.
A university designated master educator, he serves in many university leadership roles. As a senior member of the National Board of Medical Examiners, Dr. Tallia is engaged in development and oversight of competency assessments for physicians in the United States and Canada, and chaired the influential panel (CEUP) whose recommendations for substantive changes to the United States Medical Licensing Examination have influenced medical education across the country. The author of a popular medical review textbook in its 7th edition and more than 100 abstracts, book chapters, and scientific publications, his broadly funded research focuses on the organization and quality of primary care in the healthcare system. He serves on the executive committee of the Patient Centered Primary Care Collaborative, the Washington based coalition of Fortune 500 companies, payers, health care providers and consumers that has advanced health care reform, and on the boards of many public and private health related organizations.