There is speculation that Poonam Alaigh, M.D., the former National Medical Director for GlaxoSmithKline, is in contention to become Commissioner of Health and Senior Services in Gov. Christopher Christie’s cabinet. Alaigh was the medical director GSK’s Managed Markets Division. She is a board certified internist specializing in vascular diseases. In recent weeks, David Knowlton, the President of the New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute, was considered a leading candidate for the post.