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Summit Medical Group Physicians Named As New Jersey Monthly 2017 Top Docs

Last updated: Nov 09, 2017

For more than a decade, New Jersey Monthly has published an annual list of the state’s Top Doctors. To appear on this prestigious Top Doctors list, physicians must garner sufficient votes from the overall universe of doctors licensed in New Jersey.

The following Summit Medical Group providers are featured in the November 2017 issue of New Jersey Monthly Top Doctors listing:

  • Farshad Abir, MD, Colorectal Surgery, Berkeley Heights
  • David A. Abrutyn, MD, Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, Bridgewater, Warren
  • Diana M. Addis, MD, Berkeley Heights
  • Kenneth R. Adler, MD, Oncology/Hematology, Morristown
  • Emily M. Altman, MD, Dermatology, Berkeley Heights, Short Hills
  • Stephanie A. Badalamenti, MD, Dermatology, Livingston
  • Joseph T. Barmakian, MD, Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, Westfield
  • Adam F. Barrison, MD, Gastroenterology, Berkeley Heights
  • Jeffrey Bauman, MD, Endocrinology, Berkeley Heights
  • Andrew D. Beamer, MD, Cardiology, Berkeley Heights, Florham Park
  • Tamir Ben-Menachem, MD, Gastroenterology, Berkeley Heights
  • Ronald P. Benitez, MD, Neurosurgery, 
  • Marc L. Benton, MD, Sleep/Pulmonology, Madison 
  • Brian Beyerl, MD, Neurosurgery, Berkeley Heights
  • Waseem A. Bhatti, MD, Radiology, Berkeley Heights
  • Nilaya B. Bhawsar, DO, Neurology, Montclair, Livingston 
  • David Blady, MD, Neurology, Montclair, Clifton
  • Jeffrey Blitstein, MD, Urology, Berkeley Heights
  • Darren R. Blumberg, MD, Gastroenterology, Florham Park
  • Dean P. Boorujy, DO, Family Medicine, Livingston
  • Mitchel S. Carter, MD, General Surgery, Florham Park
  • Eric R. Cohen, DO, Neurology, Berkeley Heights
  • Lisa M. Coohilll, MD,  Neurology, Berkeley Heights
  • Stephen E. Crane, MD, Obstetrics / Gynecology, Verona, West Orange
  • John M. Dalena, MD,  Gastroenterology, Florham Park
  • William DeRosa, DO, Oncology/Hematology, Morristown
  • Karen Dias-Martin, MD, Gynecology, Glen Ridge
  • William L. Diehl, MD, Surgical Oncology, Florham Park, Livingston
  • Evan S. Fischer, MD, Hand Surgery, Livingston, Montclair
  • Ronald Franceso, DPM, Podiatry, Berkeley Heights, Raritan
  • Molly Gabel, MD, Radiation Oncology, Berkeley Heights
  • Matthew J. Garberina, MD, Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, Berkeley Heights
  • Jason P. Garcia, MD Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, West Orange
  • Darlene G. Gibbon, MD, Gynecological Oncology, Berkeley Heights, Livingston
  • Andrew A. Gumbs, MD, Surgical Oncology, Berkeley Heights
  • Daniel Hart, MD, Infectious Diseases and Travel Medicine‚Äč, Livingston
  • Sherif A. Hassan, MD, Ear, Nose and Throat, Clifton, Rutherford
  • Kevin J. Holzman, MD, Colorectal Surgery, Livingston
  • Neil B. Horner, MD, Imaging / Radiology, Berkeley Heights
  • Peter Hyans, MD, Plastic Surgery, Berkeley Heights
  • John J. Imbesi, MD, Gastroenterology, Glen Ridge, Livingston
  • Raymond P. Kenny, MD, Gastroenterology, Glen Ridge, Livingston
  • Monica B. Khalil, MD, Ophthalmology, Berkeley Heights
  • Sam Kim, MD, Dermatology, Berkeley Heights, Short Hills
  • Abram E. Kirschenbaum, MD, Hand Surgery, Denville, Springfield 
  • Gary L. Kohn, MD, Pediatric Pulmonology, Berkeley Heights, Florham Park, Livingston
  • Avinash A. Kothavale, MD, Cardiology, Berkeley Heights, Florham Park
  • Jeffrey D. Le Benger, MD, Ear, Nose, and Throat, Berkeley Heights
  • Kerry S. LeBenger, MD, Allergy / Immunology, Berkeley Heights
  • Bryant B. Lee, MD, Ear, Nose and Throat, Livingston
  • Donald A. Leichter, MD, Pediatric Cardiology, Summit
  • Eric S. Lieberman, MD, Rheumatology, Berkeley Heights
  • Ellen Lunenfeld, MD, Nephrology, Berkeley Heights
  • Jory G. Magidson, MD, Laboratory, Berkeley Heights
  • Christine Masterson, MD, Obstetrics / Gynecology, Berkeley Heights, Warren
  • Redentor S. Mendiola, Jr., MD, Travel Medicine / Infectious Disease, Berkeley Heights
  • Hazar Michael, MD, Gastroenterology, Berkeley Heights
  • Kenneth P. Miller, MD, Cardiology, Montclair, Livingston
  • Lisa A. Mills, MD, Oncology/Hematology, Berkeley Heights
  • Reza Momeni, MD, Plastic Surgery, Berkeley Heights, Livingston
  • Hari Nadiminti, MD, Dermatology, Berkeley Heights, Westfield
  • Komal D. Naik, DO, Neurology, Berkeley Heights
  • Roy Naturman, MD, Anesthesiology, Berkeley Heights 
  • Marie E. Nevin, MD, Endocrinology, Morristown
  • Michele Nitti, DO, Family Medicine, Glen Ridge
  • Richard S. Nitzberg, MD, General Surgery, Berkeley Heights
  • Scott Pacific, MD, Anesthesiology, Berkeley Heights
  • Steven W. Papish, MD, Oncology/Hematology, Morristown
  • Anthony Pastena, DO, Family Medicine, Nutley
  • Gary Pien, MD, Allergy / Immunology, Berkeley Heights, Westfield
  • Winnie M. Polen, DO, Breast Surgery, Berkeley Heights
  • James Pritsiolas, MD, Nephrology, Livingston, Morristown 
  • Daniel J. Pyo, MD, Plastic Surgery, Morristown
  • Jennifer G. Reeder, MD, Oncology / Hematology, Berkeley Heights
  • Louis Rizio, MD, Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, Livingston
  • Gary R. Rombough, MD, Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, Montclair
  • Richard A. Rosa, MD, Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, West Orange
  • Jeffrey Segal, MD, Urogynecology, Livingston
  • Jonathan Steinberg, MD, Cardiac Electrophysiology, Montclair, Short Hills, Clifton
  • John F. Tabachnick, MD, Family Medicine, Westfield
  • Amy M. Toscano-Zukor, DO, Endocrinology, Berkeley Heights
  • Garth Turner, MD, Neurology, Berkeley Heights
  • John J. Vaccaro, MD, Neurology, Montclair, Clifton
  • Michael A. Volpe, MD, Urology, Berkeley Heights
  • Michael B. Wax, MD, Oncology/Hematology, Berkeley Heights
  • Steven J. Weiss, MD, Allergy/Immunology, Livingston, Westfield
  • Mark Wiesen, MD, Endocrinology, Teaneck, Clifton
  • Jessie S. Wilt, MD, Pulmonology, Florham Park, Berkeley Heights

For this year’s list of Top Doctors, New Jersey Monthly commissioned an independent survey by the research firm Leflein Associates.  A total of 24,116 New Jersey-based doctors were invited to give recommendations of the physicians they would choose to treat their own family members.

All New Jersey-based physicians who have been licensed by the state for at least five years received a questionnaire. The list was compiled from the New Jersey Department of Consumer Affairs and is the same list used by the state Board of Medical Examiners for licensing purposes.

Participants could either respond by filling in the questionnaire sent to them or by doing it online. Those who used the web survey had to enter their license number to prevent duplicate voting.

After checking for duplicates and eliminating all surveys from ineligible participants, the votes were counted and a preliminary list created. It was further winnowed down by eliminating any doctors with disciplinary actions on their record. The resulting list was given to a professional review panel, all of whom earned top placement in last year’s survey. The panel determined the final list of Top Doctors.