About // Leadership Team

Jeffrey Le Benger, MD, FACS - Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer

Jeffrey Le Benger, MD, FACS - Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer

In the last 15 years, Jeffrey Le Benger, MD, FACS has navigated SMG’s dramatic transition from a small medical practice to a comprehensive, integrated delivery system with more than 600 providers, 70 locations, and 1.2 million annual patient visits. SMG’s coordinated model of care has simultaneously improved care for individuals, lowered costs of care, and improved care quality. Recognized for its consistent and progressive contributions to the state’s economic growth, SMG has been named one of New Jersey’s “50 Fastest Growing Companies” by NJBiz magazine for the last eight consecutive years.

Committed to medical leadership, Dr. Le Benger serves as Chairman of the Board of the Summit Medical Group Foundation (SMGF) a nonprofit 501(c)(3) foundation. Founded in 2013, SMGF’s mission is to enrich community members through health promotion, medical research and medical education.

Dr. Le Benger earned his medical degree from New York Medical College. He completed two residencies at Mount Sinai Medical Center in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, and in otolaryngology, head and neck surgery, respectively. He is board certified in otolaryngology, head and neck surgery, and facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. Committed to high professional standards, Dr. Le Benger has achieved Fellowship status with the American College of Surgeons, American Rhinologic Society and American Society of Head and Neck Surgery.

Dr. Le Benger is the recipient of the MDx Medical, Inc. “Patients Choice” award and is featured in the New Jersey Family “NJ’s Favorite Kids’ Docs” listing.  He has been recognized as a New Jersey Monthly “Top Doctor” for the last four consecutive years and is included on the 2015 NJBiz “Power 100” (No. 16) and the 2014, 2015 and 2016 “Power 50 in Health Care” lists, where he has been in the top 10 for the last two consecutive years. He was named Healthcare Professional of the Year by NJBiz in 2015, and was the EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2015 Award Winner in New Jersey.