Dr. Barry S. Prystowsky, M.D., F.A.A.P.

dr. barry prystowsky

Dr. Barry S. Prystowsky, M.D., F.A.A.P.

Dr. Prystowsky graduated from the University of Medicine & Dentistry – NJMS in 1981 and trained in pediatrics at Montefiore Hospital in New York 1981-82 and Children’s Hospital in New Jersey 1982-84. After completing his residency training, he joined his father’s pediatric practice in Nutley, served as the school physician for Nutley since 1987 and teaches medical students and residents in the office as a Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the New Jersey Medical School.

Dr. Prystowsky has been a very vocal and effective public health advocate. On many occasions he has initiated public health policies of the Medical Society of New Jersey (MSNJ). At MSNJ he formed and chaired the Domestic Violence Committee which was instrumental in passing legislation designating women’s and children’s domestic violence centers. Dozens of regulations and legislative bills in social service, in public health and in patient advocacy were initiated through his long term participation in the county and state medical society.

He is co-founder of the Children’s Emergency Medical Fund of New Jersey. This charity cares for critically ill children not eligible for the State Catastrophic Emergency Fund. The latter was created by Barry’s father, Dr. Milton Prystowsky.

Dr. Prystowsky is past president of The Essex County Medical Society (ECMS). He has served as ECMS School Health Committee Chairman for many years and worked together with the Medical Disaster Preparedness Committee and the School Nurses Association to sponsor disaster planning and school evacuation for school emergencies.

Dr. Prystowsky has worked on state committees including: the Governor’s Council on Child Abuse, the Pediatric Clinical Advisory Committee to the Commissioner of Health, the Healthcare Emergency Policy Advisory Committee, the State Lead Task Force, the Healthcare Advisory Committee to State Senator Rice, the Health Advisory Committee to Candidate Whitman and the Committee to established New Jersey Kid Care.

Dr. Prystowsky co-founded the New Jersey Pediatric Society which for twenty years has served the needs of the total office staff teaching: physicians, nurses, medical assistants and office managers. This society has been at the cutting edge of the physician’s fight to maintain quality healthcare and has reshaped office policy, billing procedures, appeal mechanisms, networking and physician-patient advocacy. In addition, Dr. Prystowsky served as physician and patient advocate through his role on the Board of Directors of the Physician’s Healthplan of New Jersey, on the East Coast Advisory Board of the FPA management company and numerous insurance company health advisory committees, the Board of Trustees of the Academy of Medicine and two terms as councilor to the American Academy of Pediatric NJ Chapter. He has always donated many volunteer hours of community services in his area of expertise and has been of immense benefit to the children of our state.

EDUCATION: 1976 – BA-Undergraduate

Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH

1981 – MD – University of Medicine & Dentistry of NJ
Newark, NJ

1984 – Completed Pediatric Residency
University of Medicine & Dentistry of NJ, Newark Campus
Children’s Hospital of New Jersey, Newark Campus




CLINICAL ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF PEDIATRICS: University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey




AWARDS: Delta Award: Advancement in Community Health
Essex County Medical Society – May 9, 2007

Distinguished Healthcare Service Award
Boy Scouts Northern New Jersey – June3, 2010

• Former Board of Directors Healthcare Plan of New Jersey
• Former F.P.A. East Coast Advisory Board for Pediatrics
• Co-Founder, Children’s Emergency Medical Fund of NJ
• Governor’s Council of Child Abuse
• Advisory Board NJ Kid Care
• NJ State Senate Health Committee Advisory Board
• NJ State Dept. of Health Clinical Advisory Board
• NJ State Dept. of Health Emergency Disaster Advisory Council
• NJ Homeland Security Critical Infrastructure Health Advisory Board
• NJ State Dept. of Health Advisory Sub-Committee on Lead Poisoning
• NJ Dept. of Education Sub-Committee:
– Privacy Act
– School Health Code Revision
• Former Healthcare Advisory Team to Governor Elect Whitman


Clara Maass Medical Center – Belleville, NJ
Saint Barnabas Medical Center – Livingston, NJ
Newark Beth Israel Medical Center – Newark, NJ
St. Mary’s Hospital – Passaic, NJ

• American Medical Association
• American Academy of Pediatrics
• Medical Society of New Jersey
• New Jersey Pediatric Society – President
• American Academy of Pediatrics, New Jersey Chapter
• Essex County Medical Society
• Academy of Medicine, NJ
• House of Delegates Medical Society of NJ – 1987 – Present

1984 – Present
Essex County Medical Society – Past President 2009
– Chairman, School Health Committee
– Chairman, Medical Disaster Preparedness Committee

1987 – Present
Clara Maass Medical Center
– Former Chairman Pharmacy Committee
– Served on the Physician Hospital Organization Board

American Academy of Pediatrics
– District councilor two terms
– School Health Committee
– Former Chairman Practice Management Committee

Medical Society of NJ
– Council on Public Health
– Former Chairman: Sub-Committee on Violence Prevention
– Policy and Strategy Advisory Board

American Lung Association, NJ Chapter

Insurance Company Advisory Boards
– Served on Medical Advisory Committee on BCBS
– Served on Credential Committee on HMO Blue
– Served on Grievance Committee on NYLcare

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