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Summit Medical Group Physicians Named as NJ Monthly 2018 Top Docs

Last updated: Nov 08, 2018

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 (96 to be exact!) are featured in the November 2018 issue of New Jersey Monthly Top Doctors listing.  Congratulations to all of this year's recipients!


Farshad Abir, MD, Colorectal Surgery

Diana M. Addis, MD, FACS, Breast Surgery

Kenneth R.  Adler, MD, Oncology/Hematology

Stephanie A.  Badalamenti, MD, PHD, Dermatology

Zubin M.  Bamboat, MD, FACS, Surgical Oncology

Adam F. Barrison, MD, Gastroenterology

Jeffrey Bauman, MD, Endocrinology

Andrew D. Beamer, MD, FACC, Cardiology

Tamir Ben-Menachem, MD, MS, Gastroenterology

Brian D.  Beyerl, MD, Neurosurgery

Waseem A.  Bhatti, MD, MS, Radiology

Eric M. Black, MD, FAAOS, Orthopedic Surgery

David Blady, MD, Neurology

Jeffrey Blitstein, MD, Urology

Darren R.  Blumberg, MD, Gastroenterology

Dean P. Boorujy, DO, Family Medicine

Mitchel S.  Carter, MD, FACS, General Surgery

Eric R. Cohen, DO, Neurology

Lisa M. Coohill, MD, Neurology

Stephen E. Crane, MD, FACOG , Obstetrics/Gynecology

John M. Dalena, MD, Gastroenterology

William T. DeRosa, DO, FACP, Oncology/Hematology

Julio C. Diaz, MD, FAAP, Pediatrics

William L. Diehl, MD, FACS, Breast Surgery

Evan S. Fischer, MD, Orthopedic Surgery

Gregory J. Fleming, MD, Ear, Nose and Throat

Jose C. Flores, DO, Family Medicine

Molly Gabel, MD, Radiation Oncology

Matthew J. Garberina, MD, Orthopedic Surgery

Jason P. Garcia, MD, FAAOS, Orthopedic Surgery

Darlene G. Gibbon, MD, FACOG , Gynecologic Oncology

John Gribbon, MD, Internal Medicine

Naomi Grobstein, MD, Family Medicine

Daniel Hart, MD, Infectious Disease

Sherif A. Hassan, MD, Ear, Nose and Throat

Kevin J. Holzman, MD, FACS, Colorectal Surgery

Neil B. Horner, MD, FACR, Radiology

Linda Hsueh, MD, Ophthalmology

Peter Hyans, MD, FACS, Plastic Surgery

John J. Imbesi, MD, Gastroenterology

Lauren Kennish, MD, Rheumatology

Monica B. Khalil, MD, Ophthalmology

Sam Kim, MD, Dermatology

Abram Kirschenbaum, MD, FAAOS, Orthopedic Surgery

Gary L. Kohn, MD, FAAP, FCCP, Pediatric Pulmonology

Avinash A. Kothavale, MD, FACC, Cardiology

Kerry S. Le Benger, MD, FAAAAI, FACAAI, Allergy / Immunology

Jeffrey D. Le Benger, MD, FACS, Ear, Nose & Throat

Bryant B. Lee, MD, FACS, Ear, Nose & Throat

Donald A. Leichter, MD, Pediatric Cardiology

Eric S. Lieberman, MD, Rheumatology

Ellen  Lunenfeld, MD, FACP, FASN, Nephrology

Jory G.  Magidson, MD, FCAP, Pathology

Christine Masterson, MD, FACOG, Obstetrics / Gynecology

Redentor S. Mendiola Jr, MD, Infectious Disease

Hazar Michael, MD, Gastroenterology

Kenneth P. Miller, MD, FACC, FSCAI, Cardiology

Lisa A.  Mills, MD, Oncology / Hematology

Reza Momeni, MD, FACS, Plastic Surgery

Hari Nadiminti, MD, Dermatology

Komal D. Naik, DO, Neurology

Roy Naturman, MD, Anesthesiology

Marie E. Nevin, MD, FACE, Endocrinology

Michele Nitti, DO, Family Medicine

Richard S. Nitzberg, MD, General Surgery

Genghis Niver, MD, FAAOS, Orthopedic Surgery

Scott Pacific, MD, Anesthesiology

Steven W. Papish, MD, FACP, Oncology /Hematology

Richard T. Paris, MD, Family Medicine

Anthony Pastena, DO, FAAFP, Family Medicine

Gary Pien, MD, PHD, FAAP, FAAAAI, Allergy / Immunology

Winnie M. Polen, DO, Breast Surgery

Daniel J. Pyo, MD, FACS, Plastic Surgery

Jennifer G. Reeder, MD, Oncology / Hematology

Gary Rombough, MD, FAAOS, Orthopedic Surgery

Richard Rosa, MD, FACS, Orthopedic Surgery

Daniel B. Schmid, MD, Plastic Surgery

Jeffrey Segal, MD, FACOG, Urogynecology

Himanshu Shah, MD, FCCP, Pulmonology

Smita Shah, MD, FCCP, Pulmonology

Corey K. Smith, MD, FACEP, Emergency Medicine

John F. Tabachnick, MD, Family Medicine

Alan E. Thomas, MD, FAAP, Pediatrics

Leonid Topper, MD, MRCPCH, Pediatric Neurology

Amy M. Toscano-Zukor, DO, FACE, Endocrinology

Garth Turner, MD, Neurology

John J. Vaccaro, MD, Neurology

Michael A. Volpe, MD, Urology

Claudia A. Wagner, MD, Family Medicine

Derrick Wallace, MD, FACS, Ear, Nose & Throat

Michael B. Wax, MD, Oncology / Hematology

Mark Wiesen, MD, Endocrinology

Jessie S. Wilt, MD, Pulmonology

Christopher Zarro, MD, FAAOS, Orthopedic Surgery

Matthew Zornitzer, MD, FAAOS, Orthopedic Surgery


For this year’s list of Top Doctors, New Jersey Monthly commissioned an independent survey by Leflein Associates, a locally owned research firm in Ringwood. A total of 24,708 New Jersey-based doctors were invited to give recommendations of the physicians they would choose to treat their own family members.

A questionnaire was mailed to all New Jersey-based physicians who have been licensed by the state for at least five years. The mailing list, which is used by the state Board of Medical Examiners for licensing purposes, was obtained from the New Jersey Department of Consumer Affairs. Respondents could return the original paper questionnaire or complete the questionnaire online. Web-survey participants were required to enter their license numbers to avoid duplicate voting.

Once all the eligible votes were tallied, doctors with sufficient votes were placed on a preliminary list. Any doctor who has been disciplined for a serious infraction by the state medical examiner was excluded from the list. Next, the preliminary list was submitted for professional review to a panel of 26 doctors. The doctors on the panel were chosen from among top vote-getters in last year’s survey. In the review process, the final list of 1,077 Top Doctors was determined, representing 72 medical specialties.