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We asked more than 26,000 New Jersey doctors to tell us which of their fellow practitioners they consider New Jersey’s best doctors. The result: Our 2023 Jersey Choice list of the state’s 1,044 Top Doctors, as chosen by their peers. View our methodology, frequently asked questions and professional advisory board here.

Mark R. Schwartz, MD

About Mark R. Schwartz

“Acclaimed for surgical excellence, Drs. Mark Schwartz, Glenn Parker, and Thomas Lake take pride in striving for excellent patient outcomes by providing compassionate, timely, and state-of-the-art surgical care.

Dr. Schwartz adopted laparoscopic cholecystectomy in the early 1990s, and he is one of the safest and most experienced surgeons performing this procedure in the region. He also performs hundreds of hernia repairs a year, making him one of the highest-volume hernia surgeons in New Jersey.

President of the medical staff and vice chairman of surgery at Jersey Shore University Medical Center (JSUMC), Dr. Parker specializes in robotic, laparoscopic, and open colorectal surgery, inflammatory bowel disease, anorectal disease, and colonoscopy. He is also program director for the surgery residents and students at JSUMC.

Dr. Lake specializes in robotic, colorectal surgery, inflammatory bowel disease, and colonoscopy. He is director of Colon-Rectal Oncology at Hackensack Meridian Health and former chairman of surgery and former medical staff president at Ocean University Medical Center.

HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS: Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch; Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune; Ocean Medical Center, Brick.

MEDICAL TRAINING: Dr. Lake: Saint George’s University, Grenada (MD); Monmouth Medical Center (residency); Saint Francis Medical Center, University of Connecticut School of Medicine (fellowship). Dr. Parker: UMDNJ (MD); SUNY Downstate Medical Center/Kings County Hospital (residency); Saint Francis Medical Center, University of Connecticut School of Medicine (fellowship). Dr. Schwartz: Hahnemann University (MD); Monmouth Medical Center (residency).”