Dr. Benjamin H. Josephson was one of the founding directors and mentors of the Overlook Family Practice Residency Program, a community based teaching
hospital located in Summit, New Jersey, and a member of Atlantic Health System. Dr. Josephson, a pediatrician in private solo practice for 18
years prior to joining the residency faculty, was a dedicated humanitarian who volunteered his time and expertise throughout his career. His
love of travel, coupled with his unbridled passion for protecting human rights, took him to assist the sick and wounded children in the war-torn
countries of Bosnia, Rwanda, Zaire, and Iraq and to impoverished areas of Honduras, Russia, Appalachia and Native American Reservations.
Additionally, he devoted his time to the Morristown Soup Kitchen, the VA Hospital, a local public health clinic, and a shelter for battered
The Benjamin H. Josephson, MD Fund was founded following Ben's death in 1998 with a grant from the New York Community Trust---the Donald R. Gant Fund. The Fund is designed to encourage residents, attendings, and other medical professionals to volunteer their time to deliver medical services to underserved populations throughout the world. Although the Fund's first priority is to support healthcare professionals from the Atlantic Health System professional community, program administrators also consider applications from residents, attendings, and nurses from outside the system.
Susan T. Kaye, MD
Chairwoman, Department of Family Medicine
Overlook Medical Center
Summit, New Jersey
Medical Director, Division of Academic Affairs
Atlantic Health System