SMG Announces New Board Members

Last updated: Nov 27, 2012, 10:43 AM

By Maureen Bennett for Summit Medical Group

Summit Medical Group is pleased to announce
that it has appointed 
Avinash A. Kothavale, MD, FACC, and Richard S. Nitzberg, MD,
to its Board of Directors!


Dr. Kothavale is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease, nuclear cardiology, and echocardiography. In addition, he has advanced training in cardiac magnetic resonance imaging and echocardiography. Integral in developing the Summit Medical Group Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging Center, he is Former Chair of the Summit Medical Group Research Review Committee, which manages clinical trials. The Consumer Research Council of America lists Dr. Kothavale in "America's Top Cardiologists."

Dr. Kothavale practices at 1 Diamond Hill Road in Berkeley Heights.




Dr. Nitzberg is Vice Chair of Summit Medical Group General Surgery. He specializes in general and vascular surgery as well as hernia and laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Nitzberg also leads the Summit Medical Group Vein Center, which provides treatment for spider and varicose veins. For the last 4 years, he has been Chief of General Surgery at Overlook Medical Center in Summit, New Jersey. He is listed in Castle Connolly "Top Doctors in the New York Metro Area," Castle Connolly "America's Top Doctors," and the 2010, 2011, and 2012 New Jersey Monthly "Top Doctors" listings.

Dr. Nitzberg practices at 1 Diamond Hill Road in Berkeley Heights.



“I am happy to welcome Dr. Kothavale and Dr. Nitzberg to our board,” says Summit Medical Group Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey Le Benger, MD. “I look forward to the positive contributions they will make to the Group's success!"

The Summit Medical Group Board of Directors oversees more than 300 health care providers at 20 New Jersey locations. The new appointees join board members Lloyd H. Alterman, MD, Adam F. Barrison, MD, Eileen C. Klein, MD, Reza Momeni, MD, Scott Pacific, MD, Laura S. Zimmerman, MD, and Mark Larner, Esq., of Budd Larner PC.