John F. Vigorita, MD, MHA, FAAP, is president, medical director and founder of Summit Pediatric Associates, PA, in Summit, New Jersey. In addition, he is former president of medical staff at Overlook Medical Center, managing director of Pediatric Urgicare, LLC, in Summit, and chairman of the Board of Managers for Vista Health System, LLC.
Dr. Vigorita earned his BS in psychology at Georgetown University in Washington, DC, his MD at the University of Guadalajara in Mexico, and his MHA at Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey. After graduating, he completed his internship at United Hospitals Medical Center in Newark, NJ. His residency in pediatrics was completed at Overlook Medical in Summit, NJ, where he was designated chief resident.
A practicing pediatrician for more than 25 years, Dr. Vigorita, believes that "…caring for infants, children, and adolescents is constantly challenging because of the scope and variety of problems pediatricians encounter.” He adds, “pediatrics is intrinsically rewarding; its greatest value lies in taking part in a child's life." Particularly interested in medical quality, Dr. Vigorita is one of few physicians in the nation certified in the field. He notes, "Physicians must take a leadership role in medical quality, using evidence-based medicine and employing quality principles and practices to ensure better outcomes for patients."
A fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Dr. Vigorita is a member of the American Medical Association, Medical Society of New Jersey, American College of Medical Quality, and American College of Healthcare Executives. He is also a member of the Atlantic Health System Board of Trustees, former chairman of the Medical Staff Leadership and chairman of Bio-Ethics Oversight for Atlantic Health System.
Dr. Vigorita is the recipient of the Overlook Medical Pediatric Residency Program Outstanding Teacher Award. He is also a Distinguished Fellow of the American College of Medical Quality. He is listed in New York Magazine's “Best Doctors in New York,” New Jersey Monthly's “Best Doctors in New Jersey,” and Castle Connolly's Guide to “Top Doctors in the New York Metropolitan Area.”
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