Shereef Elnahal is an American physician and was the 21st Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Health in the State of New Jersey. He resigned July 2019 to become president/CEO of University Hospital in Newark.

Elnahal is the son of physicians who moved to the United States from Egypt. He grew up in Linwood and Galloway Township and attended St. Augustine Preparatory School before transferring to and graduating from Mainland Regional High School in 2003.

He received a dual-degree M.D. and M.B.A. from Harvard University. He also received a B.A. in biophysics from Johns Hopkins University.

Elnahal was appointed to the White House Fellows program by President Barack Obama in 2015.

Elnahal was the chief quality and safety officer of the Veterans Health Administration in the United States Department of Veterans Affairs.

He lives with his wife and child in Princeton.