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Pediatrics

Avi Silber, MD, FAAP


Chief Medical Officer

 

MD: Temple University School of Medicine
Residency: St. Vincent’s Hospital and Medical Center, New York, NY
Board Certified: American Board of Pediatrics
Clinical Interests: Newborn Sleep Problems

 

Dr. Silber was the recipient of the “Jack Jacoby Award for Excellence” in the Care of Cystic Fibrosis patients during his residency.


Tracy Lucas, FNP


Chief of Ambulatory Pediatrics

 

FNP: Dominican College, Masters of Science in Nursing (2001)
Fellowship
: Helene Fuld Fellow, Binghamton University
Clinical Interests
: Premature infants, Developmental Disabilities

 

Clinical Preceptor in Pediatrics – 2005 to present


Adeola Ayodeji, MD, FAAP

 

MD: College of Medicine, University of Lagos
Residency: New York Medical College/Metropolitan Hospital
Board Certified: American Board of Pediatrics.
Clinical Interests: Preterm Infants
Languages: Spanish

 

 

Dr. Ayodeji was chose by the Consumers’ Research Council of America as one of the “Top Pediatricians in the Country” for 2007 and 2008.


Mukai Jaravaza, MD

 

MD: St. George’s University Medical School (2005)
Residency: Brooklyn Hospital – Pediatrics


Alicia Pointer, DO

DO: University of New England (2010)
Board Certified: American Board of Pediatrics

Residency: Baystate Medical Center
Clinical Interests: Toxic stress, foster care, immigrant and refugee health, literacy, parent education


 

Internal medicine

Chanchal Singh, MD

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Chief of Internal Medicine

 

MD: Lady Hardinge Medical College, Delhi, India
Residency: Maryland General Hospital, University of Maryland Medical System
Board Certified: American Board of Internal Medicine
Clinical Interests: Anti-aging and Wellness Therapies


Sneha Shrivastava, MD

MD: St. George University

Residency: Internal Medicine – Allegheny General Hospital
Board Certified: Internal Medicine

 


Ingrid Frengle-Burke, FNP

 

MS: SUNY Stony Brook (2009)
Residency: Hudson River Community
Board Certified: American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Clinical Interests: Family Practice


Penelope Guccione, FNP

 

FNP: Columbia University (2015)
Board Certified: American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
Specialty: Primary Preventative Care


 

Barbara J. Moschitta MPS, RD, CDN

MPS: State University of New York  New Paltz

Licenses: NYS Certified Dietitian Nutritionist , Registered Dietitian  Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Clinical Interests:  Nutrition and GI Health, Stress Management/Mindful eating
Specialty:  Adult and Pediatric Weight Management, Nutrition In Chronic Disease and Prevention ,Diabetes Management, Eating Disorders


Family Medicine

Rocco Russo, MD

 

MD: University of Minnesota School of Medicine (1985)
Residency: Santa Monica Hospital – Family Medicine (1988)

Board Certified: American Board of Family Medicine

 

 


Carin Shapiro, MD

MD: Mount Sinai School of Medicine (1993)
Residency: University of Connecticut Family Medicine Residency Program

Board Certified: American Board of Family Medicine
Clinical Interest: Development Disabilities

 

 


 

Koreen E. Thomas, FNP

 

FNP: SUNY Buffalo (1993) Pace University (1988)
Board Certified: American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)

 


Christine VanHoy, FNP


FNP: Pace University (2009), SUNY Stony Brook (2000)
Specialty: Community Outreach

Board Certified: American Nurses Credentialing Center

 


Andrea Giovinazzo, FNP-C

 

FNP: Binghamton University (2015)
Board Certification: American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)

Clinical Interests: Family Medicine, Palliative Care


 

Hema Dave, DO

DO: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (1991)
Board Certification: American Board of Family Medicine

Residency: Mountainside Hospital


Allan M. Fernandez, MD

MD: Ross University Medical School ( 2006)
Board Certification: American Board of Family Medicine
Clinical Interests: Wound Care, Diabetes, Obesity, minor office procedures, women’s health

Residency: Christus Spohn Medical Center


Evelyn Santiago, FNP-BC

MS: College of Mount Saint Vincent
Clinical Interests: Pediatrics, Women’s Health, Wound Care, family health, adolescent care, veteran’s health

Language: Spanish


LaJuan Booker, NP

MS: Mount Saint Mary College

Clinical Interest: Women’s health and family health


Jennifer McLane, FNP

FNP: Dominican College

Clinical Interest: Women’s Health and Family Practice


Urgent Care

Monica Francis, PA

Clinical Director of Urgent Care

 

PA: Mercy College – Physician Assistant Program (2010)
Board Certified: National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA)
Clinical Interests: Emergency Medicine


Kate Michalak L.Ac., RPAC

 

 

MS: Mercy College in Physician Assistant Studies
PANCE Eligible
Clinical Interests: Acupuncture and Herbology


Lynn Higgins, PA

 

PA Program: Long Island University
Residency: Albany Medical Center (2014)

Specialty: Urgent Care

Clinical Interests: Infection prevention, HIV/Hepatitis C Care


 

Noelle Petrone, FNP-BC

FNP: Pace University

Clinical Interests: Family Practice


 

 

 

Women’s Health

Stanley Swaby, DO

SwabyOB/GYN Clinical Director

 

DO: Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific (1995)
Residency: Bronx Lebanon Hospital/Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Board Certified: American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology


Raphael Osei, MD

 

MD: Howard University – College of Medicine
Residency: Cook County Hospital, Chicago, IL
Board Eligible: American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Languages: Fluent in Spanish


E. Clarice Schwartz, CNM

 

CNM: University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
Accredited by American College of Nurse Midwives


Marian Seliquini, CM, LM, MS


License: Certified Midwife – Midwifery Institute, Philadelphia University (2014)
Board Certification: American Midwifery Certification Board


Amina A. Ahmed , MD, FACOG


MD: Grants Medical College

Residency: Sinai Hospital of Detroit
Board Certification: American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Languages: Hindi and Urdu


Dental

Alban Burke, DDS, FACD

Chief Of Dentistry

 

DDS: New York University College of Dentistry
Residency: Columbia University

Clinical Interests: Dental Implants, Link between Periodontal Disease & Alzheimer’s


Ackeilia Heatrice, DDS

 

DDS: Howard University (2009)
Residency: St. Elizabeth Hospital, Washington DC


Mark Hyman, DDS

 

DDS: University of NY at Buffalo, School of Dental Medicine (1989)


Richard Gruffi, DDS

 

DDS: New York University
Residency: New York Medical College, Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla, NY
Clinical Interests: Auto fluorescence of Oral Lesions


Judith Mori, DDS

 

DDS: New York University College of Dentistry (1985)

Residency: Long Island College Hospital


Tiana Osbourne, DDS

DDS: Loma Linda University School of Dentistry  (2015)
Residency: Bronx Lebanon Health Center ( 2016)
Clinical Interests: Prosthodontics and Periodontics


Christina Garufi , RDH

 

AAS: Dental Hygiene, SUNY Orange.
Certified to Perform Anesthesia and Nitrous Oxide. Christina was awarded the DHSNY President’s Award for Excellence


Yesenia Rivera, RDH

 

AAS: Dental Hygiene, SUNY Orange.
Certifications: National Board of Dental Hygiene


 

Susan Furman, RDH

AAS: Dental Hygiene, SUNY Orange.
Certifications: NYS Licensure in Dental Hygiene, National Board of Dental Hygiene, NYS Clinical Board Certified

 


 

 

 

Jessica Kalajian, RDH

Certifications: Perform Anesthesia and Nitrous Oxide


 

behavioral health

Saeed Bhatti, MD

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MD: USTESA School of Medicine (1986)
Residency: Elmhurst Hospital and Medical Center; Brookdale Hospital and Medical Center
Fellowship: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry – Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center

 


Hugh McKenzie, PNP


MSN: Stony Brook University (2012)
Nurse Practitioner Psychiatry

Board Certified: American Nurses Credentialing Center


Denise Morales, LCSW

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NYS Licensed Master of Social work
Hunter College Graduate School of Social Work (1990)


Sandy Rivera, LCSW

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Licensed Master of Social Work
Rutgers University, Masters of Social Work (1998)


Emily Silver, LMSW


Licensed Master of Social Work
Fordham University Graduate School of Social Work (2013)


Kristen Verge, LMSW

Licensed Master of Social Work
NYU Silver School of Social Work (2015)

Specialty and Sub-Specialty: Primary & Behavioral Healthcare Integration


 

 

 

Jessica Wolsiefer, LMSW

Licensed Master of Social Work

Adelphi University

Specialty and Sub-Specialty: Substance abuse and adolescents


 

Yong-Suk Zarski, PNP, DNP

PNP: SUNY at Stony Brook (2010)

Board Certified: ANCC, Adult Psychiatric/Mental Health NP

License/Certifications: NP in Psychiatry

Clinical Interest: Adult Psychiatry


Audiology

Elaine Bochnovich, Audiologist

Audiologist: University of Tennessee
Member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association


center for recovery

Judith Branche, MD


Medical Director

MD: Universidad del Noreste (1984) & Albert Einstein College of Medicine 5th Pathway Program (1985)
Residency: Internal Medicine
Board Certified: Addiction Medicine


Joseph Praino, PA

PA: Mercy College P.A. School 2007
Board Certified: National Commission on Certification Of Physician Assistant (NCCPA)

Specialty: Orthopedics, Pain management


 

 

Optometry

Neha Dada, O.D.

Optometrist: SUNY College of Optometry 2010
Clinical Interests: Preventative Care, i.e. Diabetic Eye Care, Glaucoma and Macular Degeneration
Languages: English and Hindi