Dr. Charles Accurso is the Medical Director of Digestive HealthCare Center and the Central Jersey Ambulatory Surgery Center. He is the founder of both organizations, which are focused on providing quality based, cost conscious, premier, diagnostic and therapeutic services for digestive disorders in a convenient location for the community. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology.
After attending Seton Hall University, Dr. Accurso completed his medical degree at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, and finished his internal medicine and gastroenterology training at the same institution. He trained additionally in therapeutic endoscopy in Denmark.
He started Digestive HealthCare Center in 1989, and has been an attending physician at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset, Somerville since that time. There, he was a past Chairman of Medicine and has served on numerous leadership committees including the executive committee and several hospital board committees.
Dr. Accurso is a Fellow of the American College of Gastroenterology. He is also a member of the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and the American Gastroenterology Association.
He has 30 years of experience treating patients in the community and has been recognized continuously for the past 12 years as a peer-selected Castle Connolly Top Doctor in New Jersey and in the New York metropolitan area. He has also been recognized as a Top Doctor multiple times in Inside Jersey magazine. He is a leading national figure in the process of changing healthcare to document and improve quality for patients and decrease healthcare costs. He developed the first “bundled” colonoscopy program in New Jersey, and has lectured nationally on this topic.
Dr. Accurso was born in Italy and emigrated with his parents to the U.S. in 1968. Working in his father’s bakery as a young man gave him the opportunity to learn the value of providing “superior service”.
He has been married for over 30 years to his wife, Monica. They have two daughters and live in central New Jersey. He enjoys practicing gastroenterology, playing golf, reading, sailing and traveling.