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Jacob Chen-ya Huang

Jacob Chen-ya Huang, Chinese physician, educator, city health official. Achievements include discovery of a single reagent for wide screening of abused drugs. Recipient Physician's Recognition award American Medical Association, Ronald Reagan Golden award Republican Congress National Committee, 2004.


  • Huang, Jacob Chen-ya was born on December 25, 1937 in Chia-Yi, Taiwan. Came to the United States, 1966. Naturalized, 1974. Son of Chang-Chiang and Agenes Cheng-Jen Huang.

  • Career

    • Intern Taipei City Hospital, 1964-1965, house officer pediatrics, 1965-1966. Fellow clinical pathology Albert Einstein College Medicine-Lincoln Hospital, 1968-1970. Director public health New York City Health Department, 1971—1977.

      Senior public health officer New York State Department Health, 1970—1976, chief drug diagnostic section New York City chief medical examiner, 1968—1970. Resident family medicine Lutheran Medical Center, New York City, 1970-1971. Clinical associate professor New York University, 1972-1976.

      Medical director Paterson City (New Jersey) Health Department, since 1977. Chairman department family practice Dover (New Jersey) General Hospital Medical Center, 1980-1988. Trustee New Jersey Passaic PRO, since 1987.

      Ambulatory care advisory board Beth Israel Hospital, New York City, 1972-1976. Community advisory board ambulatory services St. Vincent Medical Center, New York City, 1972-1976, COMED-Indian Pharmacist Association Incorporated, New York Jersey, since 1980.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include discovery of a single reagent for wide screening of abused drugs.


    New Jersey honorary chairman physician advisory board National Republican Committee, 2001. Honorary chairman business advisory council, member Presidential Healthcare Commission, 2002. Fellow American College Preventive Medicine, American Academy Family Physicians.

    Member American Public Health Association, American Chinese Medical Association New Jersey (president, founder), New Jersey American Academy Family Physicians (trustee since 1994, board directors 1993-1996, executive board directors since 1995), Chinese American Medical Society (board directors), Chinese American Physicians Network New Jersey (president since 1997), Columbia University School Public Health Alumni Association (executive board 1992).



    Golf, travel.


    • Married Vivian Lin; children: Phyllis, Albert, Edward.
    • father: Chang-Chiang Huang
    • mother: Agenes Cheng-Jen Huang
    • spouse: Vivian Lin
    • children: Phyllis Huang
    • Albert Huang
    • Edward Huang
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    Born December 25, 1937