BELLEVILLE, NJ – Robert A. Brautigan, M.D., a General Surgeon who practices at Clara Maass
Medical Center, an RWJBarnabas Health facility, has been named to the
hospital’s Board of Trustees.
Affiliated with Clara Maass Medical Center (CMMC) since 2002, Dr. Brautigan
served as Chief of General Surgery for the Medical Center and currently
serves as Chair of the Surgical Care Committee. He is also a Vice President
of the CMMC Medical Staff and a Member of the Medical Staff Executive
“Dr. Brautigan brings a deep understanding of both patient and physician
needs to his role on our Board,” said Robert Gaccione, Chairman
of the Clara Maass Medical Center Board of Trustees.
“We look forward to his valuable insights to help guide our institution
into the future.”
Dr. Brautigan, of North Caldwell, has been recognized as a Top Doctor by
New Jersey Monthly seven times: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, and
2016. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and a member
of the New Jersey Medical Society and Essex County Medical Society.
Mary Ellen Clyne, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of Clara
Maass Medical Center, said, “Dr. Brautigan is a well-respected Surgeon
and Leader at Clara Maass. I am pleased that he’s expanding his
role even further by serving on our Board of Trustees.”
Dr. Brautigan earned his Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree at the University
of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ (UMDNJ), New Jersey Medical School in
Newark, NJ. He also completed his residency at UMDNJ, where he served
as administrative chief resident. He received his Master of Science (MS)
degree in Biology at Georgetown University in Washington, DC and his Bachelor
of Science (BS) degree in Biology with a minor in Chemistry at Villanova
University in Villanova, Pa. Dr. Brautigan is a former Chief of General
Surgery and a former Chair of the Surgical Care Committee both at Clara Maass.