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 the Chair of the Department of Family Medicine at Overlook Medical Center and the Medical Director of the Division of Academic Affairs for Atlantic Health System. In addition, she is clinical associate professor of Family and Community Medicine at Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University. In her role as Medical Director of Academic Affairs, she is involved in strategic planning for medical education and oversight of undergraduate and graduate medical education at the system level. 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 integration of primary care services across the Overlook Medical Center community. Additionally, Dr. Kaye has been actively involved in the Atlantic Accountable Care Organization since its inception in 2011, and is currently the Board Chair.
Dr. Kaye earned her Bachelor of Science degree, with honors, from Brown University. After completing her medical degree at New York University School of Medicine, 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.
Dr. Kaye served as director of the Overlook Family Medicine Residency Program from 1990-2003, prior to assuming her role as department chair. Her special clinical 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, nutritional and educational services 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 residency programs, medical school departments, foundations, state agencies and corporations with a special interest in strengthening primary care.
Dr. Kaye has maintained a family medicine practice in the Overlook Medical Center community for 33 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 Center 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 Center, 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 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 25 years. He also does inpatient rounding (and precepting with residents) on FM patients, as well as home visits. He is a member of the Community Health Committee at Overlook Medical Center and serves on the Grants Subcommittee. He volunteers at the Church of The Little Flower in Berkeley Heights food pantry, and with Overlook’s Healthy Avenues Van for community health screenings, is a Trustee of the Summit Area YMCA, and on the Advisory Board of the Berkeley Heights YMCA.
Janice Baker, MD
Dr. Baker is an Associate Director of Overlook Family Medicine Residency Program and Assistant Professor of family and Community Medicine at Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University. She received a Bachelor of Arts from Stanford University and her Medical Degree from Chicago Medical School- University of the Health Sciences. She completed her residency at Overlook Medical Center where she also served as chief resident. She has maintained a clinical practice at Chatham Family Medicine for more than 25 years.
Having developed a passion for hospice and end-of life care as well as geriatric medicine, she is also a Medical Director for Atlantic Hospice, and was the first physician at Overlook Medical Center to become a diplomate of the American Board of Hospice and palliative Medicine. She developed and mentors Overlook Family Medicine residents in Overlook’s Hospice Home Visiting Program, as program developed to provide home hospice care to a diverse patient population throughout the four counties that Atlantic Hospice serves. She also coordinates the Geriatrics curriculum and supervises residents’ care of patients at Autumn Lake Healthcare at Berkeley Heights. Most recently, Dr. Baker has become an active advocate of New Jersey’s new “Medical-Aid-in-Dying” law, and is a member of the Atlantic Medical Group’s Medical Aid in Dying Workgroup.
Dr. Baker also has a strong interest in Global Health, and has been a part of a weeklong medical mission trip to Guatemala for the past four years, providing care to desperately poor patients in the country. Also, as a health and fitness enthusiast, she volunteers on the advisory board of the Scotch Plains YMCA. Most recently she has coordinated with the YMCA and the residency program to begin a program of health education for the YMCA patrons given by the family medicine residents.
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 degree from Rutgers University with honors in English Literature and Biology, and her medical degree from the New Jersey Medical School of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (now Rutgers) 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 family medicine faculty at Hoboken University Medical Center, with assistant clinical professorships in Family Medicine at UMDNJ and New York Medical College. At Hoboken, Dr. Butkiewicz served as medical director, school physician and team physician and led the Pharmacy and Therapeutics and Electronic Medical Record Physician Advisory Committees during the transition to inpatient EMR.
Dr. Butkiewicz teaches and sees patients in the Summit office. She serves 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). She is a recipient of the Healthcare Foundation of NJ’s Diabetes Health Partnership grant which provides funds to provide diabetes self-management education and social determinants of health interventions for our most vulnerable diabetes patients in Union and Essex counties. She also serves as the Union/Essex Primary Care Physician Liaison for our AHS physician-led Atlantic Medical Group (AMG).
Stuart Green, DMH, LCSW, MA
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, his MSW from Yeshiva University School of Social Work, an MA in psychology from Hunter College, and a doctorate in medical humanities from Drew University.
Dr. Green has helped develop hospital and community programs addressing tobacco use, intimate partner violence, bioethics and palliative care, childhood bullying, and LGBT health care. He is a member of Overlook Medical Center’s Bioethics Committee and Atlantic's LGBT working group and diversity council. 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 also co-chair of the residency's Clinical Competency Committee and the residency's Program Evaluation Committee.
He is a leader of United Way’s SEL4NJ (social-emotional learning) and organizes an annual conference on bullying and the law for the NJ State Bar Association. He 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 development of a guide for family caregivers, starting a breast cancer training project led by women with breast cancer (Pathways Women's Cancer Teaching Project), and developing patient-led teaching programs in diabetes, chronic pain, and Tourette Syndrome, the latter in partnership with NJ Center for Tourette Syndrome.
In 2007, he received the American Cancer Society's Jody A. Morrow Humanitarian Award, in 2011 was designated by the National Association of Social Workers as NJ Social Worker of the Year and in 2014 was recognized for his anti-bullying advocacy by a NJ State Senate Resolution. His publications include an edited volume of the writings of Overlook Family Medicine founder Donald F. Kent, MD, PhD; professional articles on childhood bullying, and patient-centered medical education, and book chapters on team-based diabetes care, and teaching communication skills to physicians, 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.
Christina Johnson, MD, PhD
Dr. Johnson is a physician at Maplewood Family Medicine and is on faculty at Overlook Family Medicine. Born and raised in Philadelphia, she is an honors graduate of Ursinus College. She is a board-certified family medicine physician who completed her family medicine residency at Overlook Medical Center in Summit, NJ, upon graduating from the Howard University College of Medicine. She also earned her doctorate in microbiology from Howard University.
Her professional interests include preventive medicine, community medicine and primary care research. She has served on the community board of Family Promise of Union County since 2016, where she has helped to develop a longitudinal health education curriculum and where she organizes a biannual community health fair. She is actively involved on the Overlook Medical Center Community Health committee and regularly performs health screenings in the area. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and loves to learn about art and music.
Steven Levine, DO
Dr. Levine is Clinical Faculty at Overlook Family Medicine Residency Program and also holds a clinical professorship at Rowan University School of Medicine. From 2006 to 2017, he directed osteopathic residency training at OFM. Dr. Levine has also served as a nursing home and hospice director, and a school physician. He has been honored as Hudson County Home Care Physician of the Year and has served as past president of the New Jersey Association of Osteopathic Family Practitioners.
He received his bachelor of arts degree in psychology from Marietta College, then attended medical school at Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. He interned and completed his family medicine residency at Kennedy Hospital (UMDNJ/SOM). 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, and later practiced with his brother and cousin there until he retired from that office in 2015.
At Overlook, he encourages osteopathic residents and students to use manual medicine (osteopathic manipulation) as often as possible, and also helps familiarize allopathic residents with OMT (osteopathic manipulative therapy).
Currently, he loves grandfathering and competing in Masters Swimming and USA Triathlon, qualifying for nationals in his age group.
Matthew Resciniti, DO
Dr. Resciniti is director of osteopathic training at 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 student 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 at 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. 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. She is also a member of the Atlantic Health System Bioethics Committee and the Atlantic Medical Group Physician Resiliency Team.
Through her work with the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Foundation, she is committed to increasing the number of URM (underrepresented in medicine) family medicine residents and faculty and mentoring the next generation of Family Medicine educators. She was the chair of the STFM URM Initiative for two-years. She is presently serving a two-year term as president of the STFM Foundation and member of the Board of Directors. She is working with the URM Faculty Mentoring Program and the URM Oversight Committee, which convened to guide the progress of the Underrepresented in Medicine Initiative work.