Rafael Pajaro, MD, has recently joined Summit Medical Group as the Director of the Hospitalist service.

Dr. Pajaro received his B.A. in Biology and Psychology from Columbia University. He received his Doctor of Medicine and Master of Science in Exercise Physiology from New York Medical College. Dr. Pajaro completed his Internal Medicine Residency at Overlook Hospital, Summit, N.J. Before joining Summit Medical Group, he was in private practice in Chester, N.J. and has also served as a physician and hospitalist at the Somerset Medical Center as well as Director of Hospitalist Physicians of Somerville, N.J. Dr. Pajaro has also been an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City, N.Y.

In addition to his new position with Summit Medical Group, he is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at UMDNJ - Newark. Dr. Pajaro is a member of the American College of Physicians, Society of Hospital Medicine, and Anticoagulation Forum. He is board certified in internal medicine.


Summit Medical Group is the largest privately held multi-specialty medical practice in New Jersey. Summit Medical Group pioneered information technology advances in healthcare with its early adoption of electronic health records and e-prescribing. With more than 150 highly qualified physicians, it is one of the most unique healthcare models in the state. The Group has been named as one of the "Fifty Fastest Growing Companies" in the state by NJBiz Magazine and has a national award-winning customer service program. SMG treats over 55,000 patients per month at its main campus in Berkeley Heights, and area satellites in Berkeley Heights, Morristown, Millburn, Shorts Hills, Summit, Warren, and Westfield. Summit Medical Group plays a major role in the American Medical Group Association (AMGA) along with the Mayo Clinic, the Lahey Clinic and the Geisinger Clinic. As one of the premier multi-specialty groups on the East Coast, Summit Medical Group has provided exceptional primary and specialty care since 1929. For more information, visit www.summitmedicalgroup.com