My interest in hypertension started when I was a freshman in medical school and developed during my entire professional career. My ambition in medicine was to be a physician and teacher, and I am fortunate to have succeeded in both endeavors. I have the sublime pleasure of relating personally to my patients, while helping them live their lives to fulfillment by improving their health and comfort. I have gained national recognition in the hypertension field by applying physiology in the office setting, for better understanding of the mechanisms which underly an individual patient's profile. My career has been marked by innovations and initiatives. I founded one of the first ten VA hypertension clinics in the United States, founded the the Hypertension Section at Saint Barnabas Medical center in Livingston, N.J. and founded the N.J Hypertension Society. I was a founding member of the American Society of Hypertension and served as President of its Eastern Chapter from 2013-2016. My devotion to my practice has encouraged me to advance the art, and over my career as a practitioner I authored or coauthored 25 publications, most recently in the American Journal of Hypertension, April 2016. While I enjoy the scientific aspects of medicine, nothing gratifies me as much as taking car of my patients' individual needs.
Dr. Gutkin's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
Specializes in Nephrology
Board certified in Internal Medicine and Nephrology
No malpractice claims found
No sanctions found
No board actions found
Cardiovascular & Metabolic Diseases
Nephrology & Hypertension
Renal Metabolic Disorders
Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
Why It Matters: Dr. Gutkin's Board Certifications
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
Aortic Valve Disease
Aortic Valve Regurgitation
Calcium Metabolism Disorders
Carotid Artery Disease
Chronic Kidney Diseases
Classic Polyarteritis Nodosa
Coarctation of the Aorta
Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
Congenital Renal Agenesis and Dysgenesis
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
Dexamethasone Sensitive Hypertension
Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
Henoch–Schönlein Purpura (HSP)
Hepatitis B - Immune Response
Hypertension in Pheochromocytoma
Hypertension, Nasal Decongestant-Induced
Hypertensive Heart Disease
Hypertensive Hypokalemia Familial
Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
Iron Metabolism Disorders
Isolated Systolic Hypertension
Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
Mineral Metabolism Disorders
Nephritis and Nephropathy
Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
Vitamin D Deficiency
Arterial Doppler Ultrasound
Arterial Duplex Ultrasound
Blood Pressure Management
Non-Invasive Vascular Testing for Arterial Disease
Venous Doppler (Legs and Arms)
0 Malpractice Claims
No malpractice history found for New Jersey.
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How far back does Healthgrades malpractice history go?
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Healthgrades collects malpractice information from California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia. If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact your quality of care. Sometimes multiple states report the same claim. If a provider practices in a state where data is unavailable, please reach out to your local state legislature to help make this data publicly available.
No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What is a sanction or disciplinary action?
A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
If my doctor has sanction history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
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For which states does Healthgrades collect sanction history?
Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
If my doctor has a board action, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor's board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
Undergraduate School | Graduated 1958
University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine
Medical School | Graduated 1962
Jersey City Med Center
Internship Hospital | Completed 1963
Nj College Med
Residency Hospital | Completed 1966
Residency Hospital | Completed 1969
Nj College Med
Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1968
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Healthgrades Honor Roll
faculty, 2012 american society of hypertension annual meeting, 2011
founder and chief, hypertension section, usva hospital, east orange, 1971
president elect, eastern chapter, american society of hypertension, 2011
founding president, nj hypertension society, 1980
fellow of the american heart association, 2011
lifetime achievement award, department of medicine, st barnabas medical center, 2007
blood pressure measurement panel asssociation for the advancement of medical instrumentation, 2011
founder and chief, hypertension section, st barnabas medical center, 1975
Media & Publications
Dr. Gutkin has no media or publications listed.
Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
Memberships & Professional Affiliations
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Likelihood of recommending Dr. Gutkin to family and friends
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Dr. Gutkin Says:
I hope that my patients will appreciate the generous time I give them in the office, the followup I provide them with written letters and phone calls, and direct access to my cell phone for matters of urgency.