Harold I. Jawetz, MD, FACP, specializes in internal medicine with special interest in pulmonology. His expertise includes a wide range of lung diseases such as asthma, chronic obstrutive pulmonary disease (COPD), emphysema, and sleep apnea. Dr. Jawetz oversees hospitalized patients who must use a ventilator. A former Air Force physician, he has experience caring for a wide range of patients.
Dr. Jawetz is Comanaging Partner for New Jersey Physicians at Summit Medical Group. He has practiced with New Jersey Physicians since 1998. In addition, he is Medical Director of the Daughters of Miriam Center Gallen Institute in Passaic. Dr. Jawetz is Chairman of the St. Mary's Hospital Critical Care Committee and a member of the St. Mary's Hospital Board of Trustees and Ethics Committee. He is a member of the American College of Physicians, American College of Chest Physicians, American Thoracic Society, New Jersey Medical Society, Passaic County Medical Society, American Medical Association, and American Society of Internal Medicine.
Dr. Jawetz is Past President of the Passaic Beth Israel Regional Medical Center Medical Staff, and a former staff member at Passaic Beth Israel Hospital and Passaic General Hospital. He is Former Chairman of the Medical Staff Executive Committee and Former Chairman of the Department of Medicine for Beth Israel Hospital. He has been a member of the Beth Israel Hospital Credentials Committee, Ethics Committee, and Critical Care Committee.
Dr. Jawetz says, "Medicine has allowed me to combine my interest in science with my interpersonal skills to deliver compassionate care to each of my patients." He adds, "It is gratifying for me to educate my patients about their conditions / diseases and treatment options so that they can partner with me in decisions about their health care."
Dr. Jawetz has been featured in Castle Connolly "Top Doctors" listings for his professional excellence, clinical skills, and accomplishments. His Castle Connolly listings are reprinted in US News and World Report.
Active in his community, Dr. Jawetz is President and Former Vice President of the Passaic Hillel Academy and Former Vice President of the Passaic Jewish Federation. When he is not working with his patients, Dr. Jawetz enjoys spending time with his wife and adult children. Each of his children are now physicians.