John A. Heath, MD, AGSF

Heath, John A., MD, AGSF


Geriatric Services; Extensivist Medicine; Medical Research

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Health Science, Gannon University, Erie, PA


Hahnemann University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

Internship and Residency:

Saint Vincent Health Center, Erie, PA


Geriatric Medicine, University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH

Board Certification:

Geriatric Medicine, American Board of Family Medicine

Affiliations, Associations, and Partnerships:

Overlook Medical Center

In addition to his position at Summit Medical Group, John M. Heath, MD, AGSF, is a clinical professor at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (RWJMS) in New Brunswick. Dr. Heath is a geriatrician who provides primary and consultative care for older adults. He collaborates with other practitioners and patients’ families in caring for patients across a range of clinical settings. 

Dr. Heath has been a medical director for subacute rehabilitative facilities, hospice, and home care organizations. Most recently, he was Corporate Medical Director for Care One’s senior care facilities throughout New Jersey. He helped initiate a palliative care service at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and has been a member of the Carrier Clinic Foundation and Saint Peter’s University Hospital medical staffs. Before moving to New Jersey in 1996, he practiced geriatric medicine as a faculty member at the State University of New York (SUNY) Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse. Dr. Heath is among the first board-certified geriatricians in the United States.

Dr. Heath’s professional interests include preserving function and addressing memory problems of aging. He is a trustee for the New Jersey Foundation for Aging, a fellow of the American Geriatric Society and American Academy of Family Physicians, and a diplomate of the American Board of Family Medicine. An author and contributing editor, Dr. Heath is a reviewer for top-tier medical journals such as Journal of the American Geriatric Society. He recently coauthored "Palliative Care of GI Issues at the End of Life," a textbook chapter published in the comprehensive physician guide, Geriatric Gastroenterology. He has been featured in the New Jersey Monthly' "Top Doctors" listings.

Dr. Heath says, “My inspiration to practice geriatric medicine came from my interest in blending the art of graceful aging with the science of geriatric medicine. My goal is to maximize each patient’s physical, functional and cognitive potential throughout their life span. I feel privileged to care for seniors with multiple medical conditions to help clarify their health priorities.”

Dr. Heath’s personal interests include classical music and bicycling with his 3 children.