Dr. Pallaria DNP, CRNA, APN-Anesthesia, is a 2013 graduate of the Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Rutgers University (formerly UMDNJ). In addition to his DNP from Rutgers, Dr. Pallaria earned a master’s in anesthesia at Columbia University in 2000, a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Farleigh Dickinson University in 1995, and a bachelor of science degree (with a dual major in business and psychology) from the University of Pittsburgh in 1989.

Dr. Pallaria was co-founder of the UMDNJ Nurse Anesthesia Program in 2004; he served there until the merger with Rutgers, and now serves as the Program Director and Assistant Professor.

Dr. Pallaria has extensive clinical experience and a record of clinical innovation as well as valuable hospital partnerships. He became the Chief CRNA at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center in 2011 and then introduced CRNA practice 4 years later at Saint Barnabas Medical Center.  He has most recently taken on the role of Regional Chief CRNA for his private practice group, managing CRNA practice at 3 major medical centers.

As a lecturer for the RWJ Barnabas Perioperative Health Division, Dr. Pallaria delivers bimonthly lectures to the perioperative nursing staff and the OB/GYN residents.  He has published on a yearly basis, and was the recipient of the 2016 NJANA Trident award for excellence in academics, clinical practice and professional advocacy.