SMG Announces New OB/GYN Chair

Last updated: Jul 16, 2012, 14:35 PM

By Joy Pierce Mathews for Summit Medical Group


We are pleased to announce that Christine Masterson, MD, FACOG, is the new Chair of Summit Medical Group Obstetrics and Gynecology

Former Obstetrics and Gynecology Chair, Kathleen Heffernan, MD, FACOG, steps down after diligent oversight of the Obstetrics and Gynecology department. Summit Medical Group Chief Medical Officer Robert W. Brenner, MD, MMM, notes, "Dr. Heffernan's guidance has been integral to high-quality patient care at the Group. Her thoughtful participation in the Summit Medical Group Clinical Council has been valuable to us. We thank her for her many years of loyal service to the Obstetrics and Gynecology Department as well as the Group as a whole."

Dr. Brenner adds, "We look forward to Dr. Masterson's contributions to her department, the Group, and our Clinical Council as we support her in her new leadership role!"

Dr. Masterson earned her BS at Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania, and she earned her MD at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-New Jersey Medical School in Newark. After graduating, Dr. Masterson completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Abington Memorial Hospital in Abington, Pennsylvania, and Cooper Hospital under the auspices of Robert Wood Johnson School of Medicine in Camden, New Jersey.

In addition to her position at Summit Medical Group, Dr. Masterson is affiliated with Overlook Medical Center in Summit, New Jersey. She is a recipient of the 2011 MDx Medical, Inc. Patients' Choice Most Compassionate Doctor Award.

Dr. Masterson believes that caring for women through many stages of their lives is a profound privilege. Her philosophy of care includes consideration for her patients' overall health to achieve the best health outcomes.

Dr. Masterson partners with 9 outstanding Summit Medical Group obstetricians and gynecologists, including Joseph Barresi, MD, FACOG, Alice B. Gibbons, MD, FACOG, Kathleen A. Heffernan, MD, FACOG, James Levey, MD, FACOG, Christopher R. Seymour, MD, FACOG, John M. Simonetti, MD, FACOG, and Laura S. Zimmerman, MD, FACOG.

For more information about or to schedule an appointment
with Summit Medical Group Obstetrics and Gynecology,

please call us today at 908-273-4300.