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Overlook Medical Center: The Patient Experience
In addition to the full-time faculty members profiled below, eight community-based family physicians precept part-time, and a nutritionist, psychiatrist and more than a dozen medical specialists regularly contribute to our core curriculum.
Susan T. Kaye, MD FAAFP
Dr. Kaye is medical director and designated institutional official in the Division of Academic Affairs for Atlantic Health System and chair for the Department of Family Medicine at Overlook Medical Center. In addition, she is Clinical Associate Professor of Family and Community Medicine at Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University, where she is also Associate Professor of Family and Community Medicine. In her role as medical director of Academic Affairs, her responsibilities include strategic planning for medical education and oversight for 16 residency programs. As chair of the Department of Family Medicine, she is responsible for oversight of the residency training program, the clinical direction of the department and three hospital-owned family medicine practices.
Dr. Kaye earned her Bachelor's of Science in biology, with honors, from Brown University in Providence, RI. After completing her Doctor of Medicine at New York University School of Medicine in New York City, she completed her residency in family medicine at Overlook Medical Center, where she was chief resident. Her fellowship in faculty development was completed at the Family Practice Faculty Development Center of Texas in Waco. Dr. Kaye served as director of the Overlook Family Medicine Residency Program from 1990-2003.
Dr. Kaye's special medical interests include global health, pediatrics, adolescent health and women's health, including office-based gynecologic procedures. Dedicated to promoting volunteerism among medical professionals, Dr. Kaye directs the Benjamin H. Josephson, MD Fund, which provides financial support for medical volunteers who care for patients in underserved communities throughout the world. She is a board member of Shoulder to Shoulder, Inc., a nongovernmental international health organization that provides medical, dental and nutritional care to patients in developing countries, with a specific focus on Honduras. Additionally, she is a board member of the Family Medicine Education Consortium, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to supporting collaboration among family medicine educators and creating links with organizations interested in the growth of family medicine, including foundations, state agencies and corporations with a special interest in strengthening primary care.
Dr. Kaye has maintained a family practice in the Overlook Medical Center community for more than 22 years, and continues to teach both residents and medical students.
Joseph Tribuna, MD
Dr. Tribuna is director of Overlook Family Medicine Residency Program. He is also Clinical Assistant Professor of Family and Community Medicine at Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University and a member of the Overlook Medical Performance Improvement Committee. He is a graduate of St. John's University (Bachelor's of Arts) and SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn (Doctor of Medicine). Dr. Tribuna completed his residency in family medicine at Overlook Medical, where he was chief resident. He is also a graduate of the National Institute for Program Director Development.
Dr. Tribuna joined the Overlook Family Medicine Residency Program as clinical faculty and was director of ambulatory services before assuming his current position as director. His special areas of interest include practice management, evidence-based medicine and continuous quality improvement/performance improvement of medical systems. He also frequently conducts procedure workshops with medical students and residents, with extensive use of models.
A firm believer that you must maintain clinical skills to be a good educator, Dr. Tribuna has held a clinical practice at Chatham Family Medicine for the past 20 years.
Janice Baker, MD
Dr. Baker is clinical faculty at the Overlook Family Medicine Residency Program and Clinical Assistant Professor of Family and Community Medicine at Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University. A diplomate of the American Board of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, she is a medical director of Atlantic Home Care and Hospice. She received a Bachelor's of Arts from Stanford University and a Doctor of Medicine from Chicago Medical School/University of the Health Sciences. Dr. Baker completed her residency in family medicine at Overlook Medical Center, where she was chief resident.
She developed and mentors Overlook Medical Center's Hospice Home Visiting Program for Overlook Family Medicine residents and is an Education for Physicians in End of Life Care (EPEC) trainer.
Elise Butkiewicz, MD
Dr. Butkiewicz has spent her entire career in Family Medicine education, providing care to disparate, primarily underserved communities. She re-joined the Overlook Medical Center community as an associate director of the Family Medicine Residency Program in September 2012, 15 years after completing her residency there. She received her Bachelor of Arts from Rutgers University with honors in English Literature and Biology, and her Doctorate in Medicine from the New Jersey Medical School of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) in Newark. In addition, she is Clinical Assistant Professor of Family and Community Medicine at Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University
Following her residency, Dr. Butkiewicz joined the clinical faculty at Hoboken University Medical Center, with assistant clinical professorships in Family Medicine at UMDNJ and New York Medical College. At Hoboken, Dr. Butkiewicz was most recently the medical director of the residency practice with a focus on patient-centered care, quality improvement, prevention, infection control and patient safety. She also served as school physician and team physician for 14 years and led the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee and Electronic Medical Record Physician Advisory Committee during the transition to inpatient EMR.
Dr. Butkiewicz will teach and see patients in the Summit, NJ office. She will also serve as the medical director at the Overlook Medical Center residency practice, focusing on the Patient-Centered Medical Home and ensuring high-quality clinical care as part of the Atlantic Accountable Care Organization (ACO) practice continuum. Dr. Butkiewicz is excited to be a part of Atlantic Health System’s leadership in health care reform, establishing an ACO to provide consistent, high-quality medical care to New Jersey’s diverse communities.
Stuart Green, DMH, LCSW
Dr. Green is an associate director of Overlook Family Medicine Residency Program, the behavioral sciences director at Overlook Medical Center and Clinical Assistant Professor of Family and Community Medicine at Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University. He obtained his BA from City College of New York, a MSW from Yeshiva University School of Social Work, NY, an MA in Psychology from Hunter College, NY, and a Doctorate in Medical Humanities from Drew University in Madison, NJ.
Dr. Green has helped develop hospital and community programs addressing tobacco use, domestic violence, bioethics and palliative care, and childhood bullying. He is a consultant to the Overlook Palliative Care Program and a member of its Bioethics Committee. He founded and directs a statewide network of groups addressing childhood bullying, chaired New Jersey's Commission on Bullying in Schools and helped develop and obtain passage of the NJ Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights. He is an advisor to the NJ School Age Child Care Coalition, and to several state and national organization campaigns addressing childhood bullying and school climate, including United Way, Center for Responsive Schools and Garden State Equality. He helped start and was first president of the Board of Directors of Curemenos, a non-profit advocacy organization for underserved women with breast cancer. His grant-funded work includes developing a guide for family caregivers, starting a breast cancer training project led by women with breast cancer, the Pathways Women Cancer Teaching Project, and developing patient-led teaching programs in diabetes, chronic pain and Tourette Syndrome, the latter in partnership with the NJ Center for Tourette Syndrome. His published work includes several articles in peer-reviewed journals on childhood bullying and patient-centered medical education, as well as book chapters on team-based diabetes care and teaching communication skills to physicians.
In 2007, he received the American Cancer Society's Jody A. Morrow Humanitarian Award, and in 2011 was designated by the National Association of Social Workers as NJ Social Worker of the Year. His publications include an edited volume of the writings of Overlook Family Medicine founder Donald F. Kent, MD, PhD; professional articles and three novels. Before coming to Overlook Medical Center, Dr. Green held a variety of social work and psychologist positions in New York, including as a psychiatric social work supervisor at Bellevue Psychiatric Hospital, and had a private practice in marital and family therapy in New York.
Amy Gruber, MD
Dr. Gruber is associate director of Overlook Family Medicine Residency Program and is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Family and Community Medicine at Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University. She obtained her Bachelor's of Science from Brown University and her Doctor of Medicine from Robert Wood Johnson Medical School before doing her residency in family medicine at Overlook Medical Center. She completed the Fellowship in Educational Leadership at University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine. Prior to joining the residency program faculty, she was medical director of Seton Hall University Health Services.
Her areas of special interest include women’s health and adolescent and school health. She directs school health services for the school districts of Summit and Chatham, NJ. She received national recognition from the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) when she won a Star Award for her work in directing Overlook Family Medicine's implementation of the “Tar Wars” youth tobacco prevention project. She also coordinates our residents' work with “Medfest” for Special Olympics. Additionally, Dr. Gruber acts as Clerkship Director for the medical students who rotate through our program.
Steven M. Levine, DO
Dr. Levine received his Bachelor's of Arts in Psychology from Marietta College, OH. He continued on to medical school and graduated from the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, MO. He interned and completed his family medicine residency at JFK Hospital (UMDNJ/SOM) in Stratford, NJ. After completing a family medicine faculty development course at Michigan State University, he joined his grandfather and father in their family practice in Bayonne, NJ, where he now practices (with his brother and cousin).
Additionally, Dr. Levine is the director of the Osteopathic Family Medicine Residency (in the dually-accredited - osteopathic and allopathic - program) at Overlook Medical Center, and holds a clinical professorship at Rowan University School of Medicine. He encourages osteopathic residents and students to use manual medicine (osteopathic manipulation) as often as possible. Dr. Levine has also served as a nursing home and hospice director, and is currently a school physician. He won an award as Hudson County Home Care Physician of the Year and has served as past president of the New Jersey Association of Osteopathic Family Practitioners.
Matthew Resciniti, DO
Dr. Resciniti is a clinical faculty member of Overlook Family Medicine Residency Program and a Clinical Assistant Professor of Family and Community Medicine at Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University. He obtained his Bachelors of Science from Rowan University and Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is a graduate of Overlook Family Medicine Residency Program and Atlantic Health Osteopathic Sports Medicine Fellowship, and is dually board-certified in Family Medicine and Sports Medicine.
He spent three years in private practice at Creekside Osteopathic Family Medicine in California, where he was active in sports medicine, covering football games and treating student athletes, in addition to providing the full scope of family medicine and osteopathic manipulative therapy. He also worked at Med 7 Urgent Care.
Dr. Resciniti is passionate about both OMT and sports medicine and plans to utilize his clinical skills and experience to educate residents and provide excellent, comprehensive patient care.
Judy C. Washington, MD
Dr. Washington is associate director and the Women’s Health Coordinator for Overlook Family Medicine. She supervises the residents in the Health Start OB Clinic along with the OB/GYN medical director. She co-chairs the Clinical Competency Committee and the Research and Scholarly Activities Committees. Dr. Washington has been involved in graduate and medical students education since 1996 when she joined the faculty of the East Tennessee State- James Quillen School of Medicine as assistant professor and residency program faculty at the Chattanooga Family Medicine Residency Program. She was an assistant professor at the UMDNJ-NJ Medical School (now Rutgers School of Health Science) Family Medicine Department, assistant director of medical student educational and the family medicine clerkship director.
Dr. Washington completed training in family planning while UMDNJ and later became assistant director and coordinator of Women’s Health at the Mountainside Family Medicine Residency Program. Prior to entering academic family medicine medical education, she spent 6 years in private practice in a rural community on the eastern shore of Maryland where her practice included care of patients with HIV/AIDS, hospice care and women’s health.
Dr. Washington received her bachelor of science degree from the University of Montevallo in Montevallo, AL, and her medical degree from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, TN. She completed her residency in family medicine at Mountainside Family Medicine in Verona, NJ. Prior to joining Overlook Family Medicine, Dr. Washington was the medical director of student health services at the New Jersey Institute of Technology and Women and Family Health in Brooklyn.
She is committed to physician wellness and will complete yoga teacher training and certification. Her goal is to continue and expand the wellness program for the Overlook Family Medicine residents, faculty and staff.