Summit Medical Group Physicians Earn Patient Recognition

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Several Summit Medical Group physicians have earned awards from MDx Medical, Inc.

Several Summit Medical Group physicians have earned awards from MDx Medical, Inc.

MDx offers an online service through, which allows patients to evaluate physicians. Patients nominated their Summit Medical Group doctors for this honor, complimenting their bedside manner, amount of time spent with them, courtesy of their office staff, appropriate follow-up, and their overall opinion of them as physicians. In 2011, patients chose only 5% of the nation's physicians for the MDx honor.

Internist, Stephen K. Bobella, M.D., has earned the 2011 MDx Patients’ Choice Award. Before joining the Group, Dr. Bobella practiced privately with Paramount Medical Group/Warren Primary Care in Warren, New Jersey. He also has practiced with Saint Barnabas Outpatient Center and Warren-Watchung Internal Medicine Associates. He has had positions with Lockheed Electronics, Hoechst-Celanese Corporation, and Lucent Technologies-Bell Laboratories.

Dermatologist Monib A. Zirvi, PhD, M.D., has earned the 2011 MDx Medical, Inc. Patients' Choice Award. Dr. Zirvi has been an investigator for research projects on diagnostics for DNA cancer detection. He is the coauthor of articles concerning topics in dermatology, which are published in Archives of Dermatology, a prestigious, peer-reviewed scientific journal. He is a recipient of the 2009 American Registry Patients' Choice Award. Dr. Zirvi is listed in the 2009 New Jersey Monthly "Top Doctors."

Spine surgeon Ilya Kupershtein, M.D., has earned the earned the 2011 MDx Medical, Inc. Compassionate Doctor Award. Dr. Kupershtein specializes in surgery of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine to treat degenerative conditions, deformities, infections, tumors, and metabolic diseases such as osteoporosis. Experienced and caring, he provides the finest individualized care to help relieve debilitating back pain through conservative, minimally invasive, and traditional surgical techniques.


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 serves as a unique health care model for 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, visit

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