Neurosurgeons Return to Group

Last updated: Oct 22, 2012, 15:35 PM

By Joy Pierce Mathews for Summit Medical Group

Summit Medical Group announces the return
of neurosurgeons
Edward Zampella, MD, FACS,
Jonathan Baskin, MD,
and Jay Young Chun, MD, PhD!

Drs. Zampella, Baskin, and Chun will practice
with the Summit Medical Group Spine Surgery Center
at 1 Diamond Hill Road
in Berkeley Heights, New Jersey

In addition to his position at Summit Medical Group, Jonathan J. Baskin, MD, is a neurosurgeon with Atlantic Neurosurgical Specialists in Morristown, New Jersey. Dr. Baskin's clinical expertise includes complex spine surgery, tumors of the spine, minimally invasive techniques for spinal decompression and fracture stabilization, and image-guided neurosurgery for brain tumors and spinal stabilization.

Dr. Baskin earned his BS at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts, and he earned his MD summa cum laude at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland. After graduating, he completed his residency and clinical spine fellowship in neurological surgery at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, Arizona.


Jay Young Chun, MD, PhD, is Vice President of Atlantic NeuroSurgical Specialists and Director of Neurotrauma at Morristown Memorial Medical Center in Morristown, New Jersey. His expertise includes complex and minimally invasive spine surgery, surgery to place artificial discs, and general neurosurgery, including brain and pituitary tumors and skull base surgery. Dr. Chun is one of few surgeons on the East Coast who is adept at surgery with the CyberKnife® — a novel surgical system that enables physicians to treat previously inoperable brain and spinal tumors.

Dr. Chun earned his BS in biology at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, he earned his MA at Columbia University in New York City, and he earned his MD at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. He completed his residency in neurosurgery at the University of California in San Francisco. Dr. Chun completed his complex spine fellowship at Emory Clinic in Atlanta, Georgia.

In addition to his position at Summit Medical Group, Edward J. Zampella, MD, FACS, is President of the Medical Staff and Attending Neurosurgeon at Overlook Medical Center in Summit, New Jersey. He also is Attending Neurosurgeon at Morristown Memorial Medical Center in Morristown, New Jersey and Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-New Jersey Medical School in Newark. Dr. Zampella is board certified in neurological surgery and pain management.

A leader in neurological surgery in the Northeast, Dr. Zampella’s expertise includes functional, restorative, and stereotactic neurosurgery; stereotactic radiosurgery; brain and spinal tumors; spinal cord stimulation and intraspinal drug infusion; trigeminal neuralgia; neurosurgical treatment of movement disorders, tremor, and spasticity; refractory epilepsy; hydrocephalus, and endoscopic surgery. He is adept at and employs the most innovative technologies and skills in his field. For example, Dr. Zampella is among few doctors on the East Coast to use the revolutionary CyberKnife®, which enables physicians to treat certain previously inoperable tumors noninvasively and with the utmost precision.

To his credit, Dr. Zampella has been integral in increasing the number of neurosurgeons in the area. He has been Managing Partner of Atlantic Neurosurgical Specialists, the largest neurosurgical group in New Jersey and the fifth largest neurosurgical practice in the United States.

Dr. Zampella earned his BA in microbiology and philosophy at Rutgers College in New Brunswick, New Jersey, and he earned his MD at the University of Alabama School of Medicine in Birmingham. He completed his internship in surgery at Graduate Hospital under the auspices of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, and he completed his residencies in neurological surgery at the University of Alabama Hospital and Clinics in Birmingham, and the National Hospital for Nervous Diseases and Moorfields Eye Hospital in London. He completed his fellowships with the American College of Neurological Surgeons and American Association of Pain Management.