Physician Leadership. 2015. Alessandro Bellucci, MD, FACP. Executive Director . Dr. . Sandro Bellucci is the Executive Director of North Shore University Hospital where he is responsible for the daily operations of that 804 bed facility which supports approximately 3,000 specialist and subspeciali.... ID: 697317
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North Shore University Hospital
Alessandro Bellucci, MD, FACP
. Sandro Bellucci is the Executive Director of North Shore University Hospital where he is responsible for the daily operations of that 804 bed facility which supports approximately 3,000 specialist and subspecialist physicians, 16 clinical service lines and corresponding support staff.
Dr. Bellucci joined the NSUH medical staff in 1982 and has practiced there for over 30 years. Prior to his appointment as
Executive Director he
held numerous leadership positions within the Division of Nephrology and Department of Medicine, including serving as executive vice chair and interim chair of the Department of Medicine.
of the Medical Staff from May 1999 to April
at the time of the merger of the North Shore Health System with the Long Island Jewish Health System.
Dr. Bellucci is
professor of medicine at the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of
a practicing nephrologist, Dr. Bellucci specializes in acute renal failure, vascular access, acid base disturbances, hypertension, evaluation of renal function and kidney stones. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, and a member of the American Society of Nephrology, the International Society of Nephrology and the National Kidney Foundation.
Dr. Bellucci graduated summa cum laude from the University of Medicine and Surgery in
, and completed his residency
and chief residency in NYC at an affiliate of New York Medical College. He
completed clinical and research fellowships in nephrology at NSUH
can be reached at
Michael Gitman, MD, FACP
Dr. Gitman serves as North Shore University Hospital’s Medical Director where he oversees the hospital’s medical affairs, quality management, and patient safety efforts. Dr. Gitman previously served as associate medical director at NSUH.
Prior to his current role Dr. Gitman served as the Vice Chairman for Academic Affairs and Quality in the NSLIJ Department of Medicine. During that time he held multiple committee roles including Chair of the LIJ Medication Safety committee, Associate Chair of the LIJ Performance Improvement Coordination Group and Chair of the NSLIJ Department of Medicine Performance Improvement Coordination Group.
Dr. Gitman is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Hofstra North Shore LIJ School of Medicine. Over the past decade Dr. Gitman has been extensively involved in physician education. He served as Program Director for the NSUH Nephrology Fellowship and AECOM LIJ Internal Medicine Clerkship Site Director. He has been awarded the NSUH Full-Time Faculty Teacher of the Year Award and the AECOM Samuel M. Rosen Outstanding Teacher Award. Dr. Gitman has multiple publications and presentations in the field of clinical nephrology.
Dr. Gitman is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, and a member of the American Society of Nephrology. He received a bachelor’s degree from Columbia University and a medical degree from SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse where he was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. He completed a residency and chief residency in internal medicine, as well as fellowship in nephrology at Mount Sinai Medical Center. Subsequently he completed the Greater New York Hospital Association Clinical Quality Fellowship.
In addition to his administrative duties, Dr. Gitman continues to maintain a clinical practice in nephrology.
Dr. Gitman can be reached
Matthew Bank, MD, FACS
Chief, Division of Acute Care Surgery
Matthew Bank, MD, FACS is the Chief, Division of Acute Care Surgery, at North Shore University Hospital. In addition, Dr. Bank has served as the Trauma Medical Director of North Shore’s Trauma Center since 2007. In this capacity, in he lead North Shore’s successful efforts to become the first American College of Surgeons Verified Level One Trauma Center in the New York City / Long Island Region. Dr. Bank also has served as the Program Director of North Shore’s Surgical Critical Care Fellowship, and Co-Director, Surgical Intensive Care Unit, since 2006.
Dr. Bank is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and a New York Surgical Society member. In addition, he is a member of the New York Department of Health (DOH) State Trauma Advisory Committee and the Chairman of the New York State DOH Subcommittee on Trauma Center Performance Improvement.
Dr. Bank has published numerous articles relating to trauma and critical care. He is a Department of Defense funded investigator and his current research interests include the immunological response to spinal cord injuries and the outcomes of trauma patients.
Dr. Bank grew up on Long Island, graduated from New York Medical College, trained in General Surgery at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, and completed his training as a critical care fellow at Yale University School of Medicine. Dr. Bank came to North Shore University Hospital immediately after graduating his fellowship in 2001.
Dr. Bank can be reached at
Maria Torroella Carney, MD
Chief, Division of Geriatric and Palliative Medicine
Dr. Maria Carney serves as Chief, Division of Geriatric and Palliative Medicine in the Department of Medicine and the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine. She is an internist, geriatrician, and palliative care physician with experience in public health who has dedicated most of her career to the care and advocacy of the elderly and vulnerable populations.
Dr. Carney received her medical degree from New York Medical College, completed her residency training in Internal Medicine at New York Presbyterian Hospital - Weill/Cornell Medical Center, and completed a research oriented fellowship in Geriatric Medicine at The Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City.
She has published articles, chapters, and edited medical books in the areas of dementia, advance directives, palliative medicine, and emergency response for vulnerable populations. From early 2008 through 2011, she was Commissioner of the Nassau County Department of Health on Long Island serving a population of 1.3 million residents. She is the first known physician with a specialty in Geriatric Medicine to serve as commissioner of a health department in New York State. She effectively addressed major challenges including the 2010 H1N1 influenza response, for which she received the
BOCES (Board of Cooperative Education Services) Nassau County Council of Superintendents’ Award
and the New York State Association of County Health Officials’
Public Health Professional of the Year Award
. Her career focus has been to promote longevity and to educate, advocate, and care for the most vulnerable in society.
She is a Long Island Trustee of the Energeia Partnership Class of 2011, and founding board member for Nassau Center for Health Initiatives, a 501c3 non for profit public health institute for the Long Island region. She has an interest in partnering with community organizations to serve an aging and advanced ill population in the region.
Dr. Carney can be reached at 718-470-7270.Slide6
Tylis Y Chang MD
Medical Director, Laboratories, NSUH
Vice-Chair, Pathology InformaticsChief Medical Information Officer, Pathology Service LineDr Chang joined NSUH and North Shore LIJ in 2014 in the capacity of Medical Director for the NSUH Laboratories, as well as Vice-Chair and CMIO for Pathology. In these roles, Dr Chang was tasked with leading Pathology to better serve patients, clinicians and the health care system by leveraging the existing infrastructure as well as evaluating and implementing new IT technologies that could create value to our customers.
Prior to joining North Shore, Dr. Chang spent 12 years at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, where he served as the Director of Pathology Informatics as well as the Director of Laboratories at the Weiler Hospital and Montefiore Medical Park overseeing rapid response, transfusion, surgical pathology, oncology, molecular and cytogenetics laboratories. Prior to that, Dr Chang worked as an engineer in Silicon Valley (1998-2001) and was NIH funded at the University of Rochester and University of Pennsylvania; at the latter, he completed his residency and transfusion medicine fellowship training (1993-1998).
In his spare time, Dr. Chang is a Conservation Fellow at the Wildlife Conservation Society where he helped found a mobile molecular infectious disease laboratory. This laboratory travels around the globe to diagnose disease outbreaks and perform disease surveillance in wildlife of conservation interest.
Dr. Chang can be reached at 516-975-1339 or email@example.com.
Vishesh Chhibber, MD
Medical Director, Transfusion Medicine
Vishesh Chhibber, M.D. is currently the Medical Director of Transfusion Medicine at North Shore University Hospital. Dr. Chhibber provides medical oversight of the therapeutic apheresis services, donor center operations and our blood bank that supports a level 1 trauma center and a bone marrow transplant program. Prior to arriving at North Shore University Hospital, Dr. Chhibber was the Associate Medical Director of Transfusion Medicine at UMass Memorial Medical Center for approximately 4.5
Dr. Chhibber graduated with honors from the Ross University School of Medicine in 2002. His post graduate training included an internship in Internal Medicine at Staten Island University Hospital, followed by an Anatomic and Clinical Pathology residency at the University of Massachusetts and a Transfusion Medicine fellowship at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Chhibber is board certified in Transfusion Medicine as well as Anatomic and Clinical Pathology.
authored several publications in the field of Transfusion Medicine and
for the most recent edition of the Principles of Apheresis Technology-5th Edition textbook. He also serves on several national committees including the AABB Transfusion Medicine Standards committee. Dr. Vishesh Chhibber can be reached at 516-562-4200.Slide8
Jesse Chusid, MD, MBA
Associate Medical Director
Vice Chairman, Department of RadiologyDr. Jesse Chusid currently serves as the Vice Chairman of Quality and Informatics for the Department of Radiology and as the Associate Medical Director for North Shore University Hospital.
Dr. Chusid earned his Bachelor of Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his Doctor of Medicine from Cornell University Medical College. He completed a radiology residency and served as chief resident at North Shore University Hospital and completed a Cardiac and Thoracic Imaging fellowship at the University of Maryland Medical Center. He subsequently earned a Master of Business Administration from the New York University, Stern School of Business.
Dr. Chusid serves as the Chairman of the Imaging Service Line PICG and is a member of the Medical Group Board of Governors and of the Medical Group Quality and HIT subcommittees.
Dr. Chusid can be reached at 516-562-4801.Slide9
Gene Coppa, MD, MBA
SVP of Surgical Services for NSLIJHS
Chairman of Surgery, NSUH
Gene F. Coppa, MD, is senior vice president of surgical services for the North Shore-LIJ Health System, and chairman of surgery at North Shore University Hospital (NSUH) and LIJ Medical Center. In these roles, he is responsible for developing a strategic plan for surgical services, and facilitating quality improvements in all surgical disciplines across the health system. In addition, he directs program development for the Department of Surgery at NSUH and LIJ, and oversees its surgical residency program.
. Coppa received his medical degree from the New York University School of Medicine and a Bachelor of Science degree from Manhattan College in Riverdale, NY. He completed his residency at New York University–Bellevue Hospital Department of Surgery. He previously served as vice president for surgical services and chairman of surgery at Staten Island University Hospital (SIUH). He also was SIUH's program director of both the general surgery residency training program as well as the minimally invasive surgery fellowship.
diplomate of the American Board of Surgery, Dr. Coppa's areas of surgical expertise include hepatic and biliary tract, pancreatic, colorectal, trauma and bariatric surgery. He is presently the John D. Mountain, MD, professor of surgery. In addition, he is on the American College of Surgeons' New York State faculty and a course director/instructor for advanced trauma life support.
. Coppa is a member of numerous professional societies, including the Fellowship Council in Surgery, American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, the New York State Society of Surgeons, the American Society of General Surgeons, the American College of Gastroenterology, the American College of Surgeons and the New York Academy of Science. During his extensive career, he has conducted research, authored articles, books and book chapters, and presented and lectured on a variety of surgical topics. He has been listed in
America's Top Surgeons, New York Metro Top Doctors, New York Top 100 Minimally Invasive Surgeons, and New York Best Doctors
Dr. Coppa can be reached at 516-562-2870.Slide10
JoAnne Gottridge, MD
Executive Vice Chairman
Department of Medicine
Dr. Gottridge currently serve as Executive Vice Chair, Department of Medicine at North Shore University Hospital and Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center, Associate Professor of Medicine at the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine, and actively practices Primary Care General Internal Medicine as a member of the North Shore-LIJ Medical Group. Dr. Gottridge received her undergraduate and medical degrees from Case Western Reserve University and completed her Internal Medicine Residency Training at North Shore University Hospital.
During her 35-year tenure at North Shore-LIJ, Dr Gottridge has held various leadership positions in the Department of Medicine, including Primary Care and Internal Medicine Residency Program Director, and Division Chief for General Internal Medicine.
As Division Chief for General Internal Medicine for 20 years, Dr Gottridge oversaw the development of an innovative primary care practice that achieved NCQA recognition as a Patient Centered Medical Home and serves as a teaching site for the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ Internal Medicine Residents and medical students. Dr Gottridge also oversaw the growth and development of hospital medicine programs at both the North Shore and LIJ campuses.
Dr. Gottridge can be reached at 718-470- 7270 or 516-622-5000.Slide11
Craig Greben, MD FSIR
, Vascular & Interventional RadiologyDr. Greben joined the staff of North Shore University Hospital in
1997, after completing
Fellowship training in Vascular & Interventional Radiology at The New York Hospital and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer
2001 he was named
and in 2014 was promoted to
Chief of Vascular & Interventional Radiology for the health system.
In this role
helped coordinate and standardize Interventional Radiology care across our healthcare network.Dr. Greben has been appointed to many hospital and medical school committee assignments, including Radiology PICG; Chair, Radiology Research Advisory Committee; Admissions Committee, Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine; School of Medicine representative, AAMC Council of Faculty and Academic Societies (CFAS); and Board of Governors Managed Care Subcommittee member.His major clinical and research interests include interventional oncology, endovascular management of complex vascular diseases, and embolic therapies. Dr. Greben mentors medical students and residents on clinical research projects, conducts sponsored research, invented several medical devices, lectures nationally and internationally, and published numerous peer-reviewed original reports. For these achievements he was inducted as a Fellow in the Society of Interventional Radiology (FSIR) in 2008 and promoted to Associate Professor of Radiology and Surgery at the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine in 2013. He will complete his Masters in Business Administration in 2016.Dr. Greben can be reached at 516-562-4834.Slide12
Alan R. Hartman, MD
Senior Vice President & Executive Director, Cardiothoracic Services
North Shore-LIJ Health SystemDr. Hartman oversees one of New York State’s busiest and most successful cardiothoracic programs. The combined Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery includes North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, LIJ Medical Center in New Hyde Park, and Southside Hospital in Bay Shore, Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan and Staten Island University Hospital. He is chair and associate professor of cardiovascular and thoracic surgery at the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine.
Recently, the North Shore-LIJ cardiac program was selected by the Cleveland Clinic Heart and Vascular Institute as an exclusive New York area-member of its Cardiovascular Specialty Network which provides cardiac patients with new and enhanced treatment options and greater access to clinical trials.
Dr. Hartman, who joined North Shore-LIJ in 2002 as chairman of cardiothoracic surgery, is also one of New York’s most active open-heart surgeons. He is routinely ranked in New York State Department of Health (DOH) reports on cardiac surgery as having among the state’s best outcomes.
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David Hirschwerk, MD
Associate Chairman, Department
David Hirschwerk, MD
has served as Associate Chairman, in the Department of Medicine at NSUH-Manhasset since
Dr. Hirschwerk is an attending physician in the division of infectious diseases at NSUH-Manhasset
and LIJ Medical Center. He
has served, since 2006, as
the chair of the infection control committee at North Shore-Glen Cove. His predominant area of clinical interest is the management of infections in immunocompromised patients. He partners closely with the renal transplant team at NSUH-Manhasset in advising on infection prevention and management protocols.
Dr. Hirschwerk is an assistant professor
at the Hofstra University School of Medicine at NS-LIJ. He is the chair of the student advancement committee at the medical school and he leads and facilitates lectures in the infectious diseases and immunology courses that comprise the curriculum.
completed his undergraduate education at Brown University and received his Medical Degree at The
School of Medicine where he was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. Dr.
Hirschwerk completed his internal medicine residency training at Mount Sinai. He remained at Mount Sinai to serve as a chief resident and subsequently completed his
Infectious Diseases fellowship at Mount Sinai in 2004. He has been part of the NS-LIJ system since that time.
Dr. Hirschwerk can
be reached at 516
Barry Kaplan, MD
Chairman, NSUH Cardiovascular Services
Dr. Kaplan was appointed
chairman of cardiology at North Shore University Hospital (NSUH) and LIJ Medical
Center in 2015. Dr
. Kaplan joined the health system in 1996 as an interventional cardiologist at NSUH after training at one of the most prestigious interventional cardiology training programs in the country. He was promoted to become the director of the catheterization labs at LIJ in 1999. Under Dr. Kaplan’s leadership, LIJ’s catheterization program flourished with dramatic improvement in volume and quality. In addition to the hospital’s superb performance on quality metrics, Dr. Kaplan has personally earned the New York State Department of Health’s double-asterisk numerous times for patient outcomes that were significantly better than the statewide average among cardiologists performing the procedure. Since 2011, Dr. Kaplan has served as vice chair of cardiology at NSUH and LIJ. He moved his clinical practice from LIJ to NSUH in 2013 and assumed the role of chief of cardiology at NSUH
Board certified in cardiovascular disease and interventional cardiology, Dr. Kaplan has focused on specialized inpatient care for cardiovascular patients. He has published extensively in several cardiology journals, written numerous book chapters and has presented his work at many national meetings. He is an assistant professor of medicine at the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine, a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and a member of the American Heart Association.
Dr. Kaplan earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Cornell University and received his medical degree from the Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv, Israel. He completed a residency in internal medicine from the NYU School of Medicine, a fellowship in cardiovascular disease at the Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and a second fellowship in interventional cardiology at William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, Michigan
Dr. Kaplan can be reached at 516-562-4100.Slide15
Jeffrey Katz, MD
of Neurovascular in the Dept of Neurology;
Director of the Stroke Center and Stroke Unit
Shore University Hospital
Jeffrey M. Katz, MD joined the North Shore-LIJ Health System in 2006 and is the Chief of Neurovascular Services in the Department of Neurology, and Director of the Stroke Center and Stroke Unit at North Shore University Hospital (NSUH) and the Director of the North Shore-LIJ Health System TeleStroke Program. Dr. Katz specializes in cerebrovascular disease and endovascular surgery. Working with colleagues, the stroke center's comprehensive treatment has expanded to include intra-arterial thrombolysis and mechanical embolectomy for acute stroke therapy. Under his directorship, NSUH received Joint Commission disease specific certification in stroke in 2008 and recertification in 2010 and 2012.
In a synchronized effort between the Health System’s Stroke Task Force and the Center for Emergency Medical Services, Dr. Katz was integral in the development of the Health System’s Stroke Rescue Program, which coordinates emergency transfers of stroke patients from neighboring Health System and non-system hospitals to NSUH for comprehensive acute stroke care. He and colleagues are currently creating the North Shore-LIJ Health System TeleStroke
Dr. Katz received his MD from New York University School of Medicine. He completed his neurology residency at New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical Center. Dr. Katz then went on to complete fellowship training at Cornell in stroke, neurointensive care and interventional neuroradiology and is board certified in Neurology and Vascular Neurology. Dr. Katz is a member of several professional societies, including the Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery, the Society of Vascular and Interventional Neurology, the American Heart Association, the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) and the Interventional Section of the AAN. Dr. Katz has published numerous chapters and peer-reviewed articles and is an Assistant Professor of Neurology at the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine. He is also a member of many hospital and Health System committees and sits on the New York State Department of Health Stroke Advisory Committee. Dr. Katz can be reached at 516-562-3064.Slide16
Dr. Thomas Mauri serves as Vice Chair of Orthopaedic Surgery for both North Shore University Hospital and Long Island Jewish Medical Center, as well as Vice President of the Orthopaedic Service Line for the North Shore-LIJ Health System. He has been intimately involved in the North Shore University Hospital Medical Staff Society for many years, serving as President in 2002-2003. He was appointed as a trustee of the NSLIJ Health System and served in that role from 2004 until 2007 until he was made Associate Chair of Orthopaedic Surgery for North Shore and LIJ that year. He has been Chief of Orthopaedic Spine Surgery at North Shore University Hospital since 1999.
Dr. Mauri graduated with a BS/MD degree from the 6 year combined biomedical program at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute/Albany Medical College in 1980, then trained 1 year each at North Shore University Hospital in general surgery and neurosurgery, before entering orthopaedic residency at the Hospital for Special Surgery, finishing in 1985. He went on to Spine Surgery fellowship at the prestigious Rancho Los Amigos Medical Center in Los Angeles, California, then entered private practice as an attending spine surgeon at North Shore in 1986. Dr. Mauri has been co-chair of the Peri-operative Committee at North Shore for over 10 years and has served on the Medical Board for many years as well. He is an active member of the Health System Committee on Quality and Surgical PICG.
Nationally, Dr. Mauri has been a long-standing member of the North American Spine Society, where he serves as Co-Chair for the Patient Safety Committee. He has also participated in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Patient Safety Ad Hoc council. He has made podium presentations at the Scoliosis Research Society and the International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine. He is an Assistant Professor at the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine and was a founding member of the Admissions Committee, and continues to serve as an extended interviewer for the medical school.
Dr. Mauri can be reached at
Thomas M. Mauri, MD
Vice Chair, Department of
Jason J Naidich, MD, MBA has served as Chairman of the Department of Radiology at North Shore University Hospital and Long Island Jewish Medical Center since January 2013. He also serves as Senior Vice President and Executive Director of Imaging Services for the North Shore – LIJ Health System. Dr. Naidich is Associate Professor and Chairman of Radiology at the Hofstra North Shore – LIJ School of Medicine.
Dr. Naidich first joined the health system in 2001 as an attending interventional radiologist. Prior to becoming chairman, he served as an Associate Chairman of the Department of Radiology and Vice President of the Imaging Service Line.
Dr. Naidich received his medical degree from Cornell University Medical College, he completed his residency in Diagnostic Radiology at the NYU Medical Center, where he served as Chief Resident. He completed a fellowship in Vascular and Interventional Radiology at NYU and a fellowship in Magnetic Resonance Imaging at Beth Israel-Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School. Dr. Naidich is Board Certified by the American Board of Radiology in Diagnostic Radiology. He received his MBA with a concentration in Healthcare Management from Yale University.
Dr. Naidich serves on the Executive Committee of the North Shore – LIJ Medical Group. In addition, he holds leadership positions in the American College of Radiology and serves on the Executive Committee of the New York State Radiological Society.
Dr. Naidich can be reached at 516-562-4800.
Jason J. Naidich, MD, MBA
SVP/Executive Director, Imaging ServicesSlide18
Dr. Narayan serves as Senior Vice President and Executive Director of the Neurosurgery Service Line at the North Shore-LIJ System. Dr. Narayan oversees all neurosurgery programs within the North Shore-LIJ Health System, including 18 full-time neurosurgeons and more than 30 voluntary neurosurgeons at North Shore University Hospital and LIJ Medical Center. As director of the Cushing Neuroscience Institute, he has responsibility for all the neurosurgical and neurological institutes and programs within the health system. Dr. Narayan is chair and professor of neurosurgery at the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine.
Dr. Narayan came to North Shore-LIJ from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and The Mayfield Clinic, where he was the Frank H. Mayfield Professor and Chairman of Neurosurgery. Prior to that, he was chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery at Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia. Dr. Narayan also served on the faculty of Baylor College of Medicine, Houston.
A diplomate of the American Board of Neurological Surgery, Dr. Narayan’s professional affiliations include membership in the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Congress of Neurological Surgeons, The Society of Neurological Surgeons, and the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Narayan’s research interests include head injury and brain tumors. He has published more than 110 papers and over 50 book chapters, as well as co-edited a noted textbook, Neurotrauma. He also helped develop the national Traumatic Brain Injury Management Guidelines.
Dr. Narayan has held more than 60 visiting professorships and honored lectureships in several countries. He is a recipient of the Brain Injury Association’s William Fields Caveness Award given in recognition of contributions to the field of neurosurgery. In addition, he has been listed multiple times in Best Doctors in America. Dr. Narayan received his medical degree from Christian Medical College, Vellore, India. He completed a residency in neurosurgery at the Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, VA, and a fellowship at the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD.
Dr. Narayan can be reached at 516-562-3816.
Raj K. Narayan, MD, FACS, FAANS
Chairman, Department of Neurosurgery
Senior Vice President and Executive Director, North Shore-LIJ Health SystemSlide19
Michael Nimaroff, MD, FACOG
Executive Vice Chairman
Chief, Minimally Invasive Gynecologic SurgeryDepartment
Of Obstetrics and Gynecology
North Shore-LIJ Health System
Dr. Michael Nimaroff is the Executive Vice Chairman of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the
the Division of Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery for the North Shore-LIJ Health System. Additionally, he is the Director of the AAGL accredited Fellowship Program in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery at North Shore University Hospital, and Assistant Professor of
at the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine.
the past two decades his practice has evolved from general obstetrics and gynecology to a subspecialty practice focused on gynecologic surgery. Dr. Nimaroff offers his patients the full range of minimally invasive surgical procedures and treatment alternatives, and uses a multidisciplinary and individualized treatment approach utilizing both surgical and non-surgical methods. In 2005, Dr. Nimaroff established one of the first gynecologic robotic surgical programs in the New York metropolitan area and has been actively involved in the development of single port surgical techniques in gynecology. Dr. Nimaroff is committed to exceptional patient care through research, education and clinical experience.
Dr. Nimaroff can be reached at 516-472-5700.Slide20
Vice Chairperson, North Shore University Hospital Emergency Department Dr. Pardo was announced as the Vice Chair of the Emergency Department at North Shore University Hospital (NSUH) in July 2015. The ED at NSUH serves over 90 thousand visitors per year and houses an accredited emergency medicine residency as well as fellowships in ultrasound, toxicology, and sports medicine.
. Pardo joined the NS-LIJ Health System in 2001 as an attending physician. He has served in leadership roles at Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center, where he was the Associate Chairperson since 2008 and then Vice Chairperson of the department since 2013. During his time there, he was instrumental in the implementation of the Split Flow Model
department, which greatly enhanced
to care. Dr. Pardo has also served as physician champion for Sunrise Emergency Care since its implementation at LIJMC, which has brought many improvements thus far to documentation, reports, and order sets.
also served as the Chairperson for the LIJMC Performance Improvement Coordinating Group (PICG) as well as secretary for the physicians’ staff society at LIJ. In 2014, Dr. Pardo and the ED team were recognized by being awarded the prestigious President’s award for teamwork from the Health System. Other collaborative efforts include his work with sepsis, performance improvement and the development of clinical guidelines.Outside of the Health System, Dr. Pardo represents his regional and national professional organization by serving on the reimbursement committee for American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP). He is also a counselor for NYACEP and participates in it’s practice management committee. He was recognized as a fellow in ACEP in 2005.Dr. Pardo received his medical degree at SUNY Downstate Medical Center and completed residency training at NYU Medical Center in 2001. He is currently enrolled in the MBA program at the Zarb School of Business at Hofstra University. His concentration is on healthcare management. He will receive his degree in 2016.Dr. Pardo can be reached at 516-562-3090.Slide21
Chief of Urology, NSUHSystem Vice Chairman, UrologyLee Richstone, MD is the Chief of Urology at the North Shore University Hospital and is Vice Chairman of Urology for the North Shore - Long Island Jewish Health System. He also serves as the program director for the urology residency and co-director of the endourology fellowship.
Dr. Richstone completed medical school at the Cornell University Medical College in New York City. There he won early acceptance into Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA), the prestigious national medical honor society. He pursued his urologic training and chief residency at New York Presbyterian (Weill-Cornell) and Memorial Sloan Kettering hospitals. Dr. Richstone completed his fellowship training in urologic laparoscopic and robotic surgery and joined the North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System in 2007 as Director of Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery.
Dr. Richstone is an internationally recognized urologic surgeon who has helped pioneer laparoscopic and robotic surgery for cancer of the prostate, kidney and bladder, as well as for various forms of urinary obstructions. In addition to multiple book chapters and editing roles, he has over 80 peer-reviewed publications in leading national and international journals including The Journal of Urology, Urology, The British Journal of Urology, The Journal of Endourology, Cancer, and Cell.
Dr. Richstone is a member of the Society of Urologic Oncology (SUO), the America Urological Association (AUA), and the
be reached at
Burton Rochelson, MD
of Maternal-Fetal Medicine (High Risk Pregnancies) for the North Shore LIJ Health System
Dr. Rochelson serves
as Chief of Maternal-Fetal Medicine (High Risk Pregnancies) for the North Shore LIJ Health System.
He is also the
Director of Obstetrics and Gynecology at North Shore University Hospital.
He is the
Co-Director of the Regional Perinatal Center at North Shore
is responsible for education, performance improvement and transport of high risk mothers and babies from System community hospitals to the tertiary care center at North Shore University Hospital.
In his role as Director of the Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellowship Program at the Hofstra North Shore LIJ School of Medicine, Dr. Rochelson supervises the training of, and is mentor to, physicians training in the care of women with high risk pregnancies. Active in both clinical and translational research, Dr. Rochelson has authored or co-authored over 70 peer reviewed publications, and his research has been presented at over 75 national and international conferences. He is internationally known for his work in abnormal blood flow in the fetus in complicated pregnancies. Dr. Rochelson maintains an active clinical practice, specializing in consultation, prenatal diagnosis and care of women with high risk pregnancies. A graduate of Columbia College and the University of Michigan School of Medicine, Dr. Rochelson then pursued a residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Long Island Jewish Medical Center and completed a Fellowship in Maternal-Fetal Medicine at SUNY Stony Brook/Winthrop University Hospital. Dr. Rochelson can be reached at 516-562-2892.Slide23
Inderjit Singh, MD has served as Associate Chairman, Combined Department of Psychiatry, Long Island Jewish Medical Center/North Shore University Hospital since March 2014. In this role, he has been involved in various departmental activities and has provided oversight for the psychiatric services at North Shore University Hospital.
Dr. Singh assumed the role of Associate Vice President, Clinical Operations, NSLIJ Behavioral Health Service Line in July 2014. In this role he is responsible for standardizing and improving the quality of psychiatric care at all North Shore LIJ hospitals, including developing systems to ensure the highest level of care and standardizing policies and processes across the service line. Dr. Singh is also the Medical Director for Behavioral Health at the North Shore LIJ Care Connect Insurance Company.
Prior to joining the North Shore LIJ Health System, Dr. Singh worked for the New York State Office of Mental Health from 1985 to 2014. Dr. Singh served in multiple administrative roles from 2000 to 2014 and was the Clinical Director at Pilgrim Psychiatric Center from 2008 to 2014. He has also served on the OMH Clinical Outcomes Review Committee, which reviews adverse outcomes at OMH licensed programs in New York State. Dr. Singh is a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and the American Board of Addiction Medicine.
Dr. Singh can be reached at 718-470-8976.
Inderjit Singh, MD
Associate Vice President, Clinical Operations
NSLIJ Behavioral Health Service Line
Associate Chairman, Combined Department of Psychiatry, Long Island Jewish Medical Center/North Shore University HospitalSlide24
Regina Spinazzola, MD
eonatal Services at
North Shore University Hospital
Dr. Spinazzola serves as North Shore University Hospital’s Director of Neonatal Services and oversees the delivery of patient care, and safety issues for the infants admitted to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and the Katz Women’s
ospital at North Shore. Dr. Spinazzola came to North Shore-LIJ from Babies Hospital-Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center where
she completed her fellowship in
eonatal-perinatal medicine. She is an assistant professor of pediatrics at the Hofstra-NS-LIJ School of Medicine. A clinical expert in the care of critically ill neonates, she also serves as the neonatology director for the regional perinatal center at North Shore University Hospital. Dr. Spinazzola serves on numerous hospital committees and has been instrumental in developing and implementing quality
improvement initiatives to further breast feeding, safe sleep and reduction in long term morbidity in both the NICU and nursery populations. She is an active participant in the Neonatal Service line collaboratives. Dr. Spinazzola’s primary focus is neonatal outcomes research and she has also had career interests in multiple gestations and neonatal ethics. Dr. Spinazzola is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, The AAP Committee on the Fetus and newborn, AAP section on breastfeeding medicine and section on perinatal medicine. She received a bachelor’s degree from the City university of New York at Brooklyn College, and a medical degree from New York Medical College. She completed her residency in pediatrics at NYU-Bellevue. Dr. Spinazzola can be reached at 516-562-4665.Slide25
Paul Wright, M.D.
Chairman, Department of Neurology
Dr. Paul Wright is Chair of Neurology for North Shore University Hospital and LIJ Medical Center. He is also Vice President of Neurology Services for the North Shore-LIJ Health System, Central and Eastern Regions. Dr. Wright has clinical oversight of neurology services at North Shore University Hospital (NSUH), LIJ Medical Center and other facilities on Long Island and in Queens.
Dr. Wright has served as an attending neurologist at NSUH and LIJ Medical Center for the past 14 years. Most recently, he served as director of performance improvement at North Shore-LIJ’s Cushing Neuroscience Institute. He is also assistant professor of neurology at the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine.
Dr. Wright has held a number of elected and appointed positions at NSUH. He is the current president of the hospital's medical staff society. Dr. Wright also continues to serve on several hospital committees. He previously served on the medical staff credentials committee for 4 years. He has extensive research experience, having served as co-investigator on numerous studies related to carotid artery disease and stroke. Dr. Wright was also the primary investigator on the CLOSURE 1 trial for PFO (patent foramen ovale) closure for stroke/transient ischemic attack. He is a member of numerous professional societies, including the American Academy of Neurology, the American Heart Association, the American Medical Association and the Nassau County Medical Society.
Dr. Wright earned his undergraduate degree in neuroscience from Cornell University and his medical degree from the Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv, Israel. He completed his residency in neurology and a fellowship in stroke at Mount Sinai Medical Center.
Dr. Paul Wright can be reached at 516-562-3029.
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