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Summit Medical Group provides state-of-the-art medical advances and technology by offering novel treatment options to our patients through our Medical Research / Clinical Trials program.

Our Research Review Committee is comprised of Summit Medical Group physicians and staff who manage all medical clinical trials, determine the scientific/ethical merits, and identify the potential impact of clinical research on patients.


Learn how you can participate in medical research involving an investigational drug for grass pollen.

 

What is medical research? What is a clinical trial?

Also known as clinical trials, medical research involves patients (often referred to as subjects) who might benefit from new treatments that are not yet available. Researchers use clinical trials to test a medication, device, treatment approach, or medication dose. Most research includes a panel of experts, also known as investigators, who decide how best to use the new treatment. The investigators also identify the types of patients who are likely to benefit most from the treatment. To be eligible for a clinical trial, the patients must fit certain criteria.

During a clinical trial, the researchers track and make note of all the changes (data) subjects experience as a result of the treatment they are given. The data are then used to make decisions about whether to use the medication, device, or treatment for a wide range of patients.

People who participate in medical research and clinical trials are volunteers. 

In general, medical research helps determine whether:

  • A new medication, device, treatment, or dose is safe and effective for a specific type of patient
  • An already marketed medication or device can be used for a different disease or condition than the one for which it was originally intended
  • A new medication, device, or treatment is more effective than previous treatments for a disease or condition

Medical clinical trials also sometimes compare more than one medication, device, or treatment to determine which is the most effective.

Watch our educational video on clinical research:

Our Medical Research Tools

 

We are enrolling patients in the following medical research (clinical trials):
 

We are no longer enrolling patients in following medical research (clinical trials):

If you would like to be involved in our medical research, please click on a link above to learn more about our clinical trials.

Our Medical Research Practitioners

Naheed R. Abbasi
Abbasi, Naheed R., MD, MPH, FAAD
Dermatology
Accepting new patients
Emily M. Altman
Altman, Emily M., MD, FAAD
Dermatology
Accepting new patients
Jeffrey  Bauman
Bauman, Jeffrey, MD
Endocrinology
Accepting new patients
Jeffrey  Blitstein
Blitstein, Jeffrey, MD
Urology
Accepting new patients
David H. Burstein
Burstein, David H., MD
Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT)
Accepting new patients
Eric R. Cohen
Cohen, Eric R., DO
Neurology
Accepting new patients
David M. Cooper
Cooper, David M., MD
Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT)
Accepting new patients
John H. Dokko
Dokko, John H., DO
Nephrology
Accepting new patients
Alexander R. Gnoy
Gnoy, Alexander R., MD
Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT)
Accepting new patients
Eric B. Gurwin
Gurwin, Eric B., MD
Ophthalmology
Accepting new patients
John A. Heath
Heath, John A., MD, AGSF
Geriatric Services
Accepting new patients
Neil B. Horner
Horner, Neil B., MD
Imaging / Radiology
Accepting new patients
Peter  Hyans
Hyans, Peter, MD, FACS
Plastic Surgery
Accepting new patients
Seth  Jawetz
Jawetz, Seth, MD, FACC
Cardiology
Accepting new patients
Lauren  Kennish
Kennish, Lauren, MD
Rheumatology
Accepting new patients
Monica B. Khalil
Khalil, Monica B., MD
Ophthalmology
Accepting new patients
Avinash A. Kothavale
Kothavale, Avinash A., MD, FACC
Cardiology
Accepting new patients
Jed A. Kwartler
Kwartler, Jed A., MD
Otology / Neurotology / Ear Specialty Center
Accepting new patients
Hamed B. Lari
Lari, Hamed B., MD
Ophthalmology
Accepting new patients
Kerry S. LeBenger
LeBenger, Kerry S., MD, FAAAAI, FACAAI
Allergy / Immunology
Accepting new patients
Jeffrey D. LeBenger
LeBenger, Jeffrey D., MD, FACS
Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT)
Accepting new patients
Linda K. Lee
Lee, Linda K., MD
Rheumatology
Accepting new patients
Eric S. Lieberman
Lieberman, Eric S., MD
Rheumatology
Accepting new patients
Hazar  Michael
Michael, Hazar, MD
Gastroenterology
Accepting new patients
Lisa A. Mills
Mills, Lisa A., MD
Oncology / Hematology
Accepting new patients
Dahlia  Philips\u002DRodriguez
Philips-Rodriguez, Dahlia, MD
Travel Medicine and Infectious Diseases
Accepting new patients
Gary  Pien
Pien, Gary, MD, PhD, FAAP, FAAAAI
Allergy / Immunology
Accepting new patients
Cornelio J. Porras
Porras, Cornelio J., MD, FACP, FCCP
Internal Medicine
Accepting new patients
Jennifer G. Reeder
Reeder, Jennifer G., MD
Oncology / Hematology
Accepting new patients
Jeffrey  Rosenberg
Rosenberg, Jeffrey, MD
Family Medicine
Accepting new patients
Brian  Schactman
Schactman, Brian, MD
Internal Medicine
Accepting new patients
Kanan V. Shridharani
Shridharani, Kanan V., MD
Internal Medicine
Accepting new patients
Amy M. Toscano\u002DZukor
Toscano-Zukor, Amy M., DO, FACE
Endocrinology
Accepting new patients
Michael A. Volpe
Volpe, Michael A., MD
Urology
Accepting new patients
Michael B. Wax
Wax, Michael B., MD
Oncology / Hematology
Not accepting new patients

Our Medical Research Locations

Main phone number:

908-277-8747
Berkeley Heights Campus
See Hours and Directions Berkeley Heights Campus
Lawrence Pavilion, 2nd Floor
Bensley Pavilion, 2nd Floor
1 Diamond Hill Road
Berkeley Heights, NJ
See Hours and Directions 574 Springfield Avenue
Westfield, NJ
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