National Alumni Council Member- Region 1 Representative

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Dr. Tyeese L. Gaines, Owner/CEO of NOWmed Walk-In Urgent Care in Jersey City, NJ,  is a board-certified emergency medicine physician as well as an 18-year news veteran.

She completed her residency training at Yale-New Haven Hospital where she was chief resident, and later taught as a clinical instructor. In 2014, Dr. Ty became a fellow in the American College of Emergency Physicians, and in 2011 was honored with a Top 40 under 40 award from the National Medical Association. In addition to her medical training, she also has a Master’s of Business Administration (MBA) from UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School.

Before opening NOWmed, Dr. Ty previously served as Medical Director & Chairman of the Emergency Department at Landmark Medical Center in Rhode Island; Medical Director of UltraMed Urgent Care in Skokie, Illinois; and Assistant Medical Director of the Emergency Department at Raritan Bay Medical Center.

In 2017, she earned certification as a Physician Executive (CPE) in 2017 from the American Association of Physician Leaders, and a certificate in Urgent Care Management from the Urgent Care Association of America (UCA) in 2018. She now serves as the chair of the Minority Affairs Section of the American Medical Association.

Dr. Ty also has a master’s degree in journalism from Northeastern University and previously served as health editor of theGrio.com (Formerly MSNBC) for 3 years. Over the years, Dr. Ty has appeared as an on-air medical expert for local, online and national news shows and has written for various online, magazine and newspaper outlets.

With her media agency, Doctor Ty Media, she offers public relations services for physicians and medical practices — including media training, branding, placement into news stories, and ghost-writing.