Robert D. Slama, M.D., FACC, Joins Summit Medical Group Board of Directors

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Summit Medical Group (SMG) announces the addition of cardiologist Robert D. Slama, M.D., FACC, to its board of directors.

Robert D. Slama, M.D., FACC, joins the Summit Medical Group Board of Directors.

Summit Medical Group (SMG) announces the addition of cardiologist Robert D. Slama, M.D., FACC, to its board of directors.

Robert D. Slama, M.D., is former Chief of Cardiology at Summit Medical Group, serving in that role for the past 12 years. He is also a member of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Consultant Medical Staff.

Since joining SMG in 1980, Dr. Slama has expanded and strengthened cardiology care for his patients. Among his many contributions is the award-winning Coumadin Care Center, designated by Roche Diagnostics as an exemplary Coumadin maintenance facility. Dr. Slama developed a Cardiac Diagnostic Imaging Center, including a digital echocardiology laboratory for which he has been Medical Director. In addition, he was integral in developing a Nuclear Medicine Laboratory for which he has been Radiation Safety Office for the last 6 years. Dr. Slama also implemented a collaborative advanced practice nurse/physician assistant (APN/PA) program that added six associate providers to enhance patient access and cultivate a team approach to cardiac care. He is a vital member of the Group’s Clinical Council and played a key role in acquiring and integrating The Heart Group of Millburn and Bayonne, N.J., into SMG's practice.

Notes Board Chairman, Jeffrey D. Le Benger, M.D., “Dr. Slama’s knowledge, skill, and leadership have positively influenced the Group’s growth and success. He will make a most welcome addition to our board.”

Summit Medical Group’s Board of Directors oversees more than 270 healthcare providers at 18 New Jersey locations. Dr. Slama joins current SMG board members: Adam F. Barrison, M.D., Andrew Beamer, M.D., Eileen Klein, M.D., Eric C.Mirsky, M.D., Reza Momeni, M.D., Laura Zimmerman, M.D., Scott Pacific, M.D., Lloyd Alterman, M.D., and Mark D. Larner, Esq., of Budd Larner, P.C.

Dr. Slama is certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease, echocardiography, and nuclear cardiology. He is listed in Castle Connolly's "Top Doctors in Cardiology for the New York Metropolitan Area," Castle Connolly's "America's Top Doctors," and the 2009 New Jersey Monthly's "Top Doctors." The Consumer Research Council of America lists him in "America's Top Cardiologists." He has been an investigator for several studies in cardiology. Dr. Slama practices at the Group’s 1 Diamond Hill Road facility in Berkeley Heights.

ABOUT SUMMIT MEDICAL GROUP

Summit Medical Group (SMG) is the largest privately held multispecialty medical practice in New Jersey. SMG has pioneered information technology advances in health care with its early adoption of electronic health records and e-prescribing. With more than 270 highly qualified healthcare providers, it is one of the most unique health care models in the state. SMG has an award-winning customer service program and NJBiz magazine has named it one of New Jersey's "Fifty Fastest Growing Companies". SMG treats more than 55,000 patients per month at its main campus in Berkeley Heights as well as its satellites in Berkeley Heights, Morristown, Millburn, Short Hills, Springfield, New Providence, Warren, and Westfield. As one of the East Coast's premier multispecialty groups, SMG has provided exceptional primary and specialty care since 1929. For more information, please visit http://www.summitmedicalgroup.com.

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