SUMMIT, NJ - Summit resident, and current member of the City's Common Council, Dr. Robert J. Rubino, M.D., has been appointed to the Board of Directors of University Hospital by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.

University Hospital is an independent, separate medical center in Newark that is owned by the State of New Jersey with 519 licensed beds, an active medical staff of more than 600, and more than 3,100 employees. University Hospital is home to northern New Jersey’s Level I Trauma Center.

Of the direct appointment by Christie, Rubino said, "I am grateful for the confidence that Governor Christie has in me and I look forward to serving on the University Hospital board,. The medical school and hospital provided me with an excellent, affordable education. Giving back is a driving principle for me and I plan to work on behalf of University Hospital with the same vigor I have for Summit.”

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Rubino is the CEO of the Rubino OBGYN Group, which includes 10 physicians with five offices, and is active in clinical research as well as in providing medical care to women and families since 1995. He is an alumnus of Rutgers Medial School and completed his obstetrics and gynecology residency at University Hospital. 

A Summit resident for more than two decades, Rubino was first elected to the Summit Common Council in 2011, and re-elected in 2014. He served as Council President for two successive terms, in 2014 and 2015. He has also served as President of the Board of Health.

Rubino has been active on many initiatives for Summit including the Community Center renovation and Glenside parking expansion projects, the downtown 'parklet' and ridesharing pilot programs, establishing bike lanes on DeForest Avenue and the Summit Park Line project to convert abandoned rail lines for use by pedestrians and cyclists. Rubino frequently represents the City at Union County Freeholder meetings.