Dr. Anthony is a New Jersey native, hailing from Jersey City and nearby Lyndhurst. She attended Rutgers University - Cook College where she received a B.S. in Exercise Science and then New Jersey Medical School in Newark where she earned her MD degree. After completing her degree, she left the Garden State for Rhode Island. There she completed an internship in General Surgery at Brown University and took a brief hiatus from clinical medicine to serve as Associate Project Director for the Center for Evidence Based Medicine and Clinical Trials at Brown University and to care for her first child. Never one to sit still, she completed a Master of Public Health degree at Brown University before returning to residency at the Brown University Department of Family Medicine.
Through residency she found her true love for Family Medicine and caring for underserved populations. She went on to complete a fellowship in Faculty Leadership Development through the same program. After completing residency and fellowship (and having 2 more children!), she stayed on at Brown Medical School as Assistant Director of the Doctoring program (a two year clinical skills course for 1st and 2nd year medical students) and Director of the Standardized Patient Program while caring for patients at FQHC and hospital based clinics.
Deciding to return to NJ for her childrens’ education and to be near family, she transitioned her teaching skills to the Physicians Core program at NJMS and remained there for one year. She returned to full-time clinical medicine to take on the role of Clinical Leader for Zufall Health Center in Morristown (an FQHC), where she also served as Project Leader for a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation NJ Health Initiatives Grant promoting Health Literacy in Hispanic Populations. She briefly went on to work in a private practice in Chester before joining FHFHA in May 2014.
Dr. Anthony is currently an Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine at NJMS and regularly teaches medical students in the Family Medicine Clerkship. She continues her academic endeavors by contributing chapters to the annual edition of Ferri’s Clinical Advisor. Dr. Anthony is thrilled to be part of the FHFHA family and to apply her experience in chronic disease management and care of underserved populations.
Dr. Anthony now resides in Morris County with her three children, Emma, Sofia and Louis and their lovable Labrador Retriever, Lucas.