Jed Kwartler, MD, Earns Patients' Choice Award

Last updated: Sep 11, 2012, 15:49 PM

By Joy Pierce Mathews for Summit Medical Group


Summit Medical Group is pleased to announce
that ear specialist Jed A. Kwartler, MD,
has again earned an MDx Medical Patients' Choice Award
for his outstanding bedside manner, time spent during his patients' visits,
courtesy of his office staff, appropriate follow up, and overall excellence.


Dr. Kwartler is Director of Summit Medical Group Ear Specialty Center - Otology/Neurotology. Recognized as a leading ear surgeon in the New York metropolitan area, Dr. Kwartler performed New Jersey's first cochlear implant in a child in 1993. He is an advocate for adults and children who are hard of hearing and he supports hearing testing for newborns. In addition to his position at Summit Medical Group, he is Clinical Associate Professor of Otolaryngology at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in Newark.

A sought-after speaker, Dr. Kwartler has delivered local, national, and international invited presentations and taught courses concerning acoustic neuroma surgery, age-related hearing loss, hearing loss prevention, hearing rehabilitation, and the latest surgical treatments for profoundly deaf children and adults. He serves on international panels that evaluate the latest implantable and semi-implantable hearing devices. He also is integral in helping develop novel medical and surgical treatments for common ear problems. Dr. Kwartler is a contributing author for Medscape Reference, a peer-reviewed, online clinical reference tool.

In addition to earning the MDx Medical, Inc. Patients' Choice Award now a second time, Dr. Kwartler earned the MDx Medical, Inc. Most Compassionate Doctor Award. He also has earned the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Certificate of Honor. He is the only New Jersey otologist included in New York magazine's "Best Doctors in New York" and he is listed in Castle Connolly's "Top Doctors in the New York Metro Area," and Castle Connolly's "America's Top Doctors."

About and the MDx Awards, a popular physician rating site that offers the MDx award, enables patients to evaluate and award physicians who are exceptional. The site offers patients a 360º review of physicians as well as factual information on a doctor's expertise and practice, other consumers' reviews, and recommendations from other doctors. It also provides health care options for travelers, patient guides, and recommendations about the type of physician to seek for a particular condition or disease.

Each month, more than 200,000 US patients log onto to provide online opinions about experiences with their doctors. Each year, only 5% of the physicians for whom patients provide evaluations receive the Patients' Choice Award. In 2011, 14 Summit Medical Group physicians from a variety of specialties earned the award.

For more information or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Kwartler,
please call Summit Medical Group Ear Specialty Center
at 908-277-8681.