Arnold Pallay, MD

Family Medicine



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Family Medicine

Primary Location:

Montville Office

170 Changebridge Road, Suite C3

Montville, NJ 07045

Tel: 973.575.5540

Fax: 973.575.4885


Magna Cum Laude, Boston University, Boston, MA


Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA


Mountainside Hospital Family Practice, Montclair, NJ


Mountainside Hospital Family Practice, Montclair, NJ

Board Certifications:

American Board of Family Practice, Diplomate

National Board of Medical Examiners, Diplomate

Professional Associations:

American Academy of Family Physicians, Fellow

American Society of Human Genetics

Hospital Affiliations:

Morristown Medical Center, Morristown, NJ

St. Clare’s Hospital, Denville, NJ

Chilton Medical Center, Pequannock, NJ

Accepts New Patients
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Dr. Arnold Pallay Blends Family and Precision Medicine for Personalized Health Care

“My patients know that I am a little bit of a Sherlock Holmes, or sleuth, when it comes to their health and wellness. With exams, diagnostic testing and a family history, I’m able to arrive at a very detailed diagnosis, including forecasting possible diseases to which they might be susceptible.”

Before he even graduated from high school, Dr. Arnold Pallay was accepted into the medical school of his choice. He knew early on that he wanted to use his talent in math and science to “give back,” and he chose the accelerated MD program at Boston University to start him on that path.

Today, Dr. Pallay enjoys the variety of a family medical practice, from sports medicine to pediatrics, geriatrics and more. Importantly, if a patient wishes to be seen on a given day, Dr. Pallay makes sure it happens. “When a patient needs me, he or she can be certain that I will spend the additional time and go the extra measure to ensure their health. I also am diligent in my follow-up, whether it’s the same day or a weekend. Even on vacation, I call my patients. That’s how I built my practice, and it’s the foundation of Vanguard.”

A lifelong learner, Dr. Pallay continues to further his medical education, and in mid-career he began extensive training in genetics/genomics at Harvard University, Scripps Clinic and Cleveland Clinic. Known also as precision medicine, this new area of medicine allows physicians to predict diseases by examining genetic codes. They can then design highly personalized care plans. “Predicting cardiac disease or cancer aligns perfectly with the work that I do as a family physician,” he notes. “Through knowing my patients’ family histories, I can identify who would benefit from this specialized testing.”

Dr. Pallay’s expertise extends well beyond Vanguard. He is founding director of the Jacobs Levy Equity Management Personalized Genomic Medicine Program at Atlantic Health System, and currently serves as its associate medical director. He has served as president of the New Jersey Academy of Family Physicians and the Morris County Medical Society. He also has served on the Montville Board of Health for over 10 years. He is the senior New Jersey delegate to the American Academy of Family Physicians. He writes for the Core Content of Family Practice on medical genetics, and lectures extensively on issues in primary care, health care reform and medical genetics.

When he’s not working, Dr. Pallay enjoys playing golf and tennis, photography, traveling, and spending time with his family. Visit Dr. Pallay’s leadership biography to learn more about his role as Director of Practice Development. 

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The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our independent rating system, the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score. Learn more about our patient satisfaction survey.

Aug 29, 2018

Dr Pallay has been my PC physician for 25+ years, I have a great history of trust in him, and based on results

Aug 13, 2018

Excellent Doctor Pallay could never have a bad rating.

Jul 24, 2018

*Dr. Pallay is A+ amazing I have total confidence in him.

Jul 12, 2018

Dr. Pallay is one of the best... Knowledgeable, direct, funny... I always feel like I;m in good hands...

Jun 29, 2018

The Doctor was excellent! Spent time with us explaining the options and provided additional information to us both in the office and via email. Very pleased with the visit.

Jun 22, 2018

I have been a patient of *Dr. Pallay for many years and the quality of his care remains excellent.

Jun 12, 2018

Dr. Pallay is a very caring physician.

May 24, 2018

Dr Pallay has been my doctor for 30 years and is Great

Apr 10, 2018

All told a very reassuring experience

Mar 22, 2018

Great doctor. Gave me a card with his cell phone number in case I have any questions

Mar 20, 2018

I have been going to dr Pallay since he started his practice. I wouldn't change drs

Mar 04, 2018

Dr. Pallay is patient and kind. He asks questions to really gauge what you are feeling and takes his time to determine the best course of action. I felt and feel very confident in him and this I will try to continue with him when he is available.

Jan 30, 2018

first time in many years i finally got the doctor to listen to my problems...i had to tell him how disappointed i was with his office to finally get some results...

Jan 24, 2018

Overall an excellent experience

Jan 06, 2018

*Dr. Pallay is marvelous - we did blood work - but I'm never sure if I need to call back for results or the office should call me.