Annual Meeting Speaker Highlights

Meet Your Faculty:

 

Marc Adler,  MD, FACP
Session: MIPs and MACRA Update

Dr. Adler received a Medical Degree from the State University of New York at Syracuse and completed a residency in Internal Medicine at Winthrop-University Hospital. He received an MBA from the Mount-Sinai School of Medicine/Baruch College Executive Program in Healthcare Administration. A Diplomate of both the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Hospice/Palliative Care Medicine, he is also certified by the American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians.

As Associate Chief Medical Officer, Physician Director of Value Based Purchasing, and Senior Physician Advisor, he supports the effective integration of clinical activities and assists in hospital-wide goals and initiatives. He chairs both the Institutional Utilization Review and Continuum of Care Committees and is charged with regulatory interpretation, oversight, and variance resolution for government regulations including State requirements and the Medicare 2- Midnight Rule. He has served as a liaison between clinicians and the Hospital in matters relating to length of stay and appropriate utilization and adjudicates commercial and government insurance appeals on behalf of the Hospital.

Integrating the needs of clinicians, educators, and patients to achieve best practices and efficient high quality care, Dr. Adler has helped facilitate observation care services, measures to achieve appropriate length of stay, clinical documentation initiatives, quality pilots, and ICD-10 physician education. He has lectured locally and nationally and has been interviewed by several publications on healthcare topics affecting hospitals and providers.

Prior to his current roles, Dr. Adler served as Chief of the Hospitalist Program successfully increasing its referral base and creating safety and quality safeguards to ensure uniformity and patient risk reduction. He also provided medical care to local active and retired military service personnel. Devoted to medical education, he continues to serve as an Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine and actively practices hospital-based medicine.


Louis Aledort, MD, MACP
Session: Gene Therapy and Editing

Dr. Aledort earned his medical degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and completed his residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Virginia Health System. He then went on to do his fellowship in Hematology at the University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry. Dr. Aledort joined the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in 1966 and was former Dean for Faculty and Hospital Affairs. Dr. Aledort has been the Mary Weinfeld Professor of Clinical Research in Hemophilia since 1993.

In his over 40 years in medicine, Dr. Aledort has published numerous papers and clinical trials. Presently, Dr. Aledort is researching clotting disorders, bleeding disorders, von Willebrand's disease and hemophilia. He has served as consultant to the World Health Organization, Pan American Health Organization, and the House Ways & Means Committee. Dr. Aledort has chaired and/or been a member of the practice committees of the American Society of Hematology and American College of Physicians. He has written more than 300 articles on several aspects of bleeding and clotting disorders. Emphasis has been on the supply availability and affordability of blood products. He has been involved in developing health-care programs and their underwriting in developing nations.
 
Dr. Aledort had numerous awards and honors. He is a Master of the American College of Physicians. Dr. Aledort has been awarded "Educator of the Year" and  Laureate Award Winner by the NY Chapter ACP
  



Mallory Barnett, MD
Session: Use in Decision Support Tools in Cardiac Imaging

Med School: Georgetown Univ. School of Med
Residency: NYU School of Medicine

 

 

 


 

Anjori Bhatia Dunbar, MD
Session: ABIM MOC Session: 2017-18 Update in Cardiovascular Disease

Anjori Bhatia Dunbar, MD, is currently an Instructor in Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center, completing her Advanced Echocardiography Fellowship in the Division of Cardiology. 

Dr. Dunbar graduated from Stony Brook University School of Medicine and completed her internal medicine internship and residency at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York, NY. She continued to Tufts Medical Center in Boston, MA for her subspecialty training in cardiovascular disease. Dr. Dunbar is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Glasgow-Rubin Award for Academic Achievement from the American Medical Women's Association and the American Heart Association's Women in Cardiology Trainee Award for Excellence. 

Following completion of her echocardiography training, Dr. Dunbar will be appointed as Assistant Professor of Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center in the Division of Cardiology, and Interim Director of the Cardiology Diagnostic Center at NewYork-Presbyterian/Allen Hospital.

 


Cindy Bredefeld, DO, FACE
Session 1: SGLT2 Inhibitors: Clinical Implications & Review of Cardiovascular Outcome Trials
Session 2: Application of PCSK9 Inhibitors in Clinical Practice

Dr. Cindy Bredefeld, NYUWinthrop Attending Physician, specializes in the management of disorders in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism. She is particularly interested in treating diabetes mellitus and works closely with the Diabetes Education Center at NYUWinthrop Hospital to offer the newest advances in technology. Additionally, her clinical work concentrates on treating patients with various lipid disorders. Dr. Bredefeld is Board Certified in Endocrinology as well as Lipidology.

Her post-graduate training includes a Fellowship in Endocrinology at Winthrop University Hospital. She also completed a residency and served as the Chief Medical Resident at Winthrop where she was appointed as a Clinical Instructor of Stony Brook School of Medicine. She earned her medical degree from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine in Old Westbury.

Currently, Dr. Bredefeld sits on numerous hospital committees and has promoted safety and quality initiatives in diabetes management including the Joint Commission Disease Specific Care Certification for Advanced Inpatient Diabetes Management.  Dr. Bredefeld has presented at local and international professional meetings and is the director of diabetes clinical research trials at NYUWinthrop.



Joshua Brody, MD
Session: Immunotherapy for Neoplasia

Dr. Joshua Brody is an Assistant Professor in Hematology and Medical Oncology and the Director of the Lymphoma Immunotherapy Program at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He received his MD from State University of New York Stony Brook School of Medicine and his BA in molecular and cellular biology from Harvard University. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Yale New Haven Hospital and his fellowship in Medical Oncology at Stanford University School of Medicine. With clinical focus in chronic lymphoid leukemia, cutaneous lymphomas, follicular lymphoma, mantle cell lymphoma, and post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorders, his lab at Mount Sinai focuses on basic and applied tumor immunology. 

The research being conducted in Dr. Brody’s lab has been published in high impact journals, including Blood and Journal of Clinical Oncology and has received numerous awards, including an NIH K99/R00 award, a Damon Runyon Clinical Investigator Clinical Investigator Award and a Cancer Research Institution “Clinic and Laboratory Integration Program” award.  The opportunity to work with a wide variety of patients- young and old, men and women, rich and poor, some incurable with standard therapies and some curable- was what originally drew Dr. Brody to the field of lymphoma.  When advising a newly diagnosed patient, Dr. Brody compares a good physician to a good car mechanic. He says, “Your doctor needs to talk to you, answer your questions, and be trustworthy, so much so that you know they are not going to sell you a new alternator when all you need is to replace a fuse.  There are so many unanswered questions in lymphoma so patients need to find a physician whom they trust will come up with the best answers for them, as individuals, and acknowledge that they are not only patients, but also people.”


Phillippa Cheetham, MD
Prostate Cancer: To Treat or Not to Treat?

Philippa J. Cheetham, M.D, is a board-certified Urological Surgeon from the United Kingdom (UK). Dr. Cheetham graduated with honors from the University of Bristol Medical School in the UK. She completed a 5-year general surgery residency at Oxford University's John Radcliffe Teaching Hospital and was awarded a prestigious research fellowship from the Royal College of Surgeons of England. Dr. Cheetham spent two years studying in the Department of Pharmacology at Oxford University and was subsequently awarded a higher research degree for her thesis on the pacemaker activity and contractility in the neurogenic bladder. Dr. Cheetham completed a 6-year urology residency at Oxford University, followed by a 12-month stone fellowship before being board certified in Urology by the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2007. She then completed a two-year minimally invasive surgical oncology fellowship as well as an 18-month oncology fellowship with Professor Daniel Petrylak at Columbia University Medical Center.

Dr. Cheetham is a Member of General Medical Council (GMC), Royal College of Surgeons of England (RCSEng), American Urological Association (AUA), British Association of Urological Surgeons (BAUS) and The European Association of Urology (EAU), Royal Society of Medicine (RSM), Foundation for Advancement of Minimally Invasive Surgery, and British Medical Association

Dr. Cheetham is a published author & frequent guest on TV and radio stations across the country. She is a regular medical correspondent for Fox News (with multiple appearances on Studio B with Sheppard Smith, The O'Reilly Factor, Megyn Kelly, Fox and Friends, The Willis Report, Varney and Co and Health Talk with Dr. Manny) as well as WPIX11 and the Saudi Arabia National TV Network KSA2. She is also a weekly co-host on Katz's Corner Live Radio, a radio program on men's health and urology issues broadcasted 7am every Sunday morning on WABC.

Dr. Cheetham is a Urologist at NYUWinthrop Hospital and Mount Sinai Medical Center.



Kevin Curley, MD, FACP
Session: The Approach of Musculoskeletal Injuries: Things Internists Should Know

Kevin Curley, MD is a graduate of the College of the Holy Cross and the Georgetown University School of Medicine. He then completed a residency in internal medicine at North Shore University Hospital/Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Following residency he completed a fellowship in primary care sports medicine at Pennsylvania Hospital/University of Pennsylvania Health System. While there he was involved in the medical care of various high school, college and professional teams including the Philadelphia Eagles and Philadelphia Flyers.

Dr. Curley is assistant professor at the Stony Brook University School of Medicine. He completed the prestigious SUNY Stony Brook leadership in medical education fellowship, and acts as site director for the introduction to clinical medicine course at NYU Winthrop. Dr. Curley practices general internal medicine and sports medicine at NYU Winthrop. He also is a certified medical acupuncturist at NYU Winthrop. Dr. Curley has been part of the division of General internal medicine at Winthrop University hospital since 2006 and he is also medical director for the physical therapy department. Dr. Curley serves as medical director for the Adelphi University student health service and acts as a consultant for Adelphi University Athletics as well as many local high schools.

Dr. Curley is also involved in research in sports medicine, concussion management and acupuncture as related to human performance. He has been an invited speaker at both local and national meetings


 

Ralph Della Ratta, MD, FACP
Session: The Approach of Musculoskeletal Injuries: Things Internists Should Know

Dr. Ralph Della Ratta is currently an Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine at the State University of New York at Stony Brook School of Medicine. Dr. Della Ratta has spent the past 30 years instructing at SUNY Stony Brook, where he began his residency training.  Dr. Della Ratta has been an attending physician in the Department of Medicine at NYU Winthrop Hospital, Mineola, NY since 1989.  He is a recipient of the Attending Teacher of the Year award.  Among Dr. Della Ratta's many accomplishments, he has won the Excellence in Teaching Award and Aesculapius Award in Recognition of Outstanding Teaching from SUNY Stony Brook School of Medicine. He has been the Director of the Third-Year Medicine Clerkship for SUNY Stony Brook since 1993.

Dr. Della Ratta has had multiple publications in peer review journals and several acknowledgements in book chapters where his articles have been focusing on various topics including sports medicine, exercise tolerance and perioperative consultation. Dr. Della Ratta is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, and member of the American Medical Association, Medical Society of NY, Nassau County Chapter and the American College of Sports Medicine. Dr. Della Ratta has held the certificate of added qualifications in Sports Medicine from American Board of Internal Medicine since 1997. Dr. Della Ratta earned the NYACP Laureate Award in 2008.


Kerry Esquitin, MD, FACC
ABIM MOC Course: 2017-18 Update in Cardiovascular Disease

Kerry A. Esquitin, MD, FACC, RPVI is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center with clinical expertise in cardiovascular imaging and an academic interest in medical education. Dr. Esquitin is the Assistant Director of Cardiovascular Ultrasound Laboratory Operations, Assistant Director of the Vascular Medicine Laboratory, and Assistant Director of Echocardiography Education.

Dr. Esquitin attended Cornell University and was recognized as a Graduate with Distinction. She earned her medical degree at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and completed her residency training at Weill Cornell Medical Center, where she received the Eileen Gong Weiner Award for Compassionate Care. Dr. Esquitin pursued her fellowship in cardiovascular diseases at Mount Sinai Beth Israel (formerly Beth Israel Medical Center) followed by advanced training in echocardiography at Columbia University Medical Center.

Dr. Esquitin’s areas of expertise include transthoracic, transesophageal, and stress echocardiography, 3D and peri-procedural imaging, and vascular ultrasound. She also serves as a clinical cardiologist on the inpatient cardiology service. Dr. Esquitin has been invited to national conferences hosted by the American College of Physicians and the Cardiovascular Research Foundation to speak on topics related to cardiovascular disease. For her efforts as a medicine educator, Dr. Esquitin was awarded Teacher of the Year in the Division of Cardiology and she is recognized as a Ewig Clinical Scholar in the Department of Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center.


Stephan Kamholz, MD, MACP
Plenary Session: Top Ten Annals of Internal Medicine Articles that Impacted My Practice

Dr. Stephan Kamholz is currently Chair of the Department of Medicine at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY. He is Professor of Medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and has held continuous faculty appointments there for more than 40 years. He is also Adjunct Professor of Medicine at the SUNY Downstate College of Medicine.  At Maimonides, Dr. Kamholz serves as Program Director of the Pulmonary Medicine Fellowship as well as Chair of the Department. Over the past 4.5 years, he has reinvigorated the Department of Medicine, enhanced a program of academic faculty attending hospitalists, and re-established enhanced academic relationships with SUNY Downstate Medical Center.
 
Originally serving as Chief of the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center [1986-93] he became Interim Chair [September 1991] and then Chair [October 1993 through December 2000] of the Department of Medicine at SUNY Downstate and at Kings County Hospital Center.  Dr. Kamholz became Professor of Medicine at S.U.N.Y. in 1988 and was tenured at that faculty rank in 1991. He rebuilt a strong clinical pulmonary division which had a broad range of interests and a well recognized track record of clinical investigation, particularly in the area of pulmonary disease associated with human immunodeficiency virus infection. As SUNY Department Chair, he was a highly involved leader and a "front line" educator of housestaff and students. These efforts were recognized by his induction as a faculty member of the campus chapter of Alpha Omega Alpha, by his election to the status of "Honorary Alumnus" by the College of Medicine at S.U.N.Y. Health Science Center [both in 1993], and by his selection as "Medical Housestaff Teacher of the Year" in 1992. In 1995-96 and again in 1998-99 he was named "Outstanding Educator of the Year" of the Clinical Faculty at S.U.N.Y. Brooklyn by the respective graduating medical student classes.  His contributions to healthcare in the general community were recognized by a U. S. Congressional Citation (Congressional Record, Vol. 140, No. 84, June 28, 1994). Dr Kamholz has authored or co-authored more than 160 contributions to the medical literature, and has served as Visiting Professor and Lecturer at numerous academic medical centers.  Dr. Kamholz served as Governor for the New York Downstate II region of the American College of Physicians (ACP) (1996-2000), and was elevated to Mastership in the American College of Physicians in 2001. Dr. Kamholz is also a Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians (he served as ACCP Governor for New York City for the Fall 1996 - Fall 1999 term and represented ACCP on the ACP Council of Sub-Specialty Societies).  He is a Fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine, an Overseas Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine (UK) and is a member of the American Clinical and Climatological Association, the American Thoracic Society, and the International society for Heart and Lung Transplantation. He has been an active member of the Association for Academic Minority Physicians for more than 30 years, is a Past President of AAMP and currently serves as Chair of its Board of Directors. 


Linda Lambert, CAE
Small Group Teaching: Health and Public Policy

Mrs. Lambert is a graduate of the State University of New York, Empire State College with a BS in Business, Management and Economics with a concentration in Health Policy and Management. She has been in Medical Society Management for more than 40 years, and is a Certified Association Executive (CAE).  In 2013 Linda was awarded the American Medical Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award for “contributing substantially to the goals and ideals of the medical profession” and in 2014 received the ESSAE George Burton Award for her efforts to promote CAE certification.  She was also awarded a Proclamation of Merit for Service with Exceptional Distinction by the New York State Department of Health, Board of Professional Medical Conduct and was cited in a Health Department report “as a model for successful state government/private sector partnerships”. 

Mrs. Lambert has served on numerous national and state health care organizations' Board of Directors including the Federation of State Physician Health Programs and as President of the American Association of Medical Society Executives.  She currently serves as Executive Director of the New York Chapter of the American College of Physicians (an organization representing 12,000 New York Internists), Executive Director of NYACP Services, Inc. and as President of its subsidiary, I M Research and Service Corp.  Linda is a registered lobbyist and has worked for more than 35 years with members of the New York State Legislature, the Governors’ office and the State Education and Health Departments to monitor, draft and modify various legislative and regulatory proposals in the area of health care delivery.  

 


Naveed Masani, MD, FACP
ABIM MOC Session: 2017-18 Update in Nephrology

Naveed Masani, MD, FACP is Assistant Professor of Medicine at SUNY Stonybrook and is Attending Nephrologist, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension at Winthrop University Hospital.
Dr. Masani serves as Co-Chair for the Winthrop University Hospital Department of Medicine’s Quality Improvement Committee since 2010. Dr. Masani is currently Medical Director for the Outpatient Dialysis Unit at Winthrop University Hospital in Mineola and is Acting Medical Director for Dialysis Unit at Glen Gariff Rehabilitation Facility since 2011. Dr. Masani is Board Certified in both ABIM Nephrology and ABIM Internal Medicine. Dr. Masani has written several publications and is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, and a member of multiple other organizations.

Dr. Masani earned his Medical Degree from State University of NY at Stony Brook, and completed his residency and fellowship at NYU Winthrop. Dr. Masani won the NYACP Laureate Award in 2015 and is Chair of the NYACP’s Education Committee.


Small Group Teachings: Transitions of Care
 

Dr. Parag Mehta, initially hailing from India, earned his medical degree at the Medical College of Ahmedabad. He went on to do his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Gujurat University, India and his United States Residency in Internal Medicine at the New York Methodist Hospital in Brooklyn, New York. Dr. Mehta was Board Certified in 1998 in Internal Medicine and currently Vice-Chair of Medicine and a practicing Internist at New York Methodist Hospital. Dr. Mehta also serves as Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Weil Cornell Medical College.

Dr. Mehta was a resident member of the Board of Directors of the New York State Society of Internal Medicine prior to its merger with ACP. Dr. Mehta also represented the resident (associate) members as well as the international medical graduate members with distinction; developing programs and services to enrich membership in these categories.Dr. Mehta became a fellow of the American College of Physicians in 2003 and went on to be Brooklyn District President from 2006 to 2009. Presently, Dr. Mehta had served as the Brooklyn District Councilor from 2009-2012 and is currently Governor-Elect for the Brooklyn, Queens Staten Island Region. Dr. Mehta has been actively involved in ACP advocacy and public policy; he has attended numerous Albany (State) and Washington D.C. (National) lobby days and is a delegate to the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY).  Dr. Mehta won the NYACP Laureate Award in 2011.

Along with his advocacy and lobbying expertise, Dr. Mehta is also a distinguished professor who takes great joy in teaching the future generations of physicians. As a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Weil Cornell Medical College, Dr. Mehta has the opportunity not only to teach medical students, but also instruct residents and mentor fellows. Dr. Mehta is also a big proponent of Health Information Technology (HIT) and is the Director of Information Technology at New York Methodist.


Lawrence Phillips, MD, FACP, FASNC, FACC
Session: Use of Decision Support Tools in Cardiac Imaging

Lawrence Phillips, MD, FACP is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Leon H. Charney Division of Cardiology, Medical Director of the Cardiology Faculty Group Practice and the Director of Nuclear Cardiology at New York University Langone Medical Center. In addition, Dr. Phillips serves as Associate Program Director of the Training Program for Cardiovascular Diseases.

Dr. Phillips clinical cardiology interests  includes cardiovascular risk assessment, noninvasive cardiac imaging, valvular heart disease and coronary artery disease. Dr. Phillips has been an active member of the ACP for over 10 years having, served as the national Chair of the Council of Associates as well as a member of the National Council of Young Physicians.

Dr. Phillips currently serves as the Governor for the NYACP Manhattan and the Bronx Region.


Stanislaw Klek, MD
ABIM MOC Session: 2017-18 Update in Endocrinology

Stanislaw P. Klek joined NYU Winthrop Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism in August 2016.  Following the completion of high school, he attended Poznan University of Medical Science's six year MD program, graduating in 2009.  He completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at NYU Winthrop Hospital, after which he was selected to serve as Chief Medical Resident.  Dr. Klek stayed on at NYU Winthrop Hospital to complete his fellowship training in Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism. 

Dr. Klek is actively engaged in the education of students, residents and fellows on the hospital treatment of hyperglycemia and DKA management via simulation training.  He currently serves as the Associate Program Director for the Endocrine, Diabetes and Metabolism Fellowship Program, is a member of the Mortality & Morbidity Committee as well as a mentor to Stony Brook medical students in their Learning Communities.

Dr. Klek's clinical and research interests include the treatment of diabetes, where he is studying the effectiveness of NYU Winthrop’s Hospital Wide Hypoglycemia Protocol.


Kelly  Ramsey, MD, FACP
Session: The Opioid Epidemic: Disorder and Treatment
Small Group Teaching: Suicide, Depression and Drugs

Kelly S. Ramsey, MD graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, OH in 2003, and from the School of Graduate Studies with an MA in Bioethics in 2004. She finished her residency in Social Internal Medicine from Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, NYC in 2006 after completing one year at the University Hospitals Health Systems affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. She also has an MPH in Epidemiology from the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health, and a BSFS in International Politics from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service.

Dr. Ramsey came to HRHCare in 2011 after serving as the Medical Director of the Wellness Center at Port Morris in the Division of Substance Abuse at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and as an attending Physician in Internal Medicine at Montefiore Medical Center.

With a specialty in HIV care, Dr. Ramsey provides expert advice to the New York State DOH AIDS Institute by serving as:

• Co-Chair of the Quality of Care Advisory Committee (QAC)
• HIV Clinical Guidelines Program’s Steering Committee (affiliated with Johns Hopkins University)
• Member of the Committee for the Care of Substance Users with HIV Infections
• Chair of the QAC Substance Use Indicators Subcommittee
• Member of the QAC Pharmacy Subcommittee
• Member of the QAC Deaf and Hard of Hearing Subcommittee
• Member of the QAC General Indicators Subcommittee

Dr. Ramsey also serves on the following General Internal Medicine committees in New York:

• Member of the Ethics Committee of the NY American College of Physicians (NYACP) Chapter
• Member of the Quality and Patient Safety Committee of the NY American College of Physicians (NYACP) Chapter

Previously, Dr. Ramsey had served as a member of the Bioethics Committee at Montefiore Medical Center from 2007-2011 and of the NYS DOH AIDS Institute’s Substance Use Learning Network from 2009-2011. She is a National Health Service Corps scholarship and loan repayment recipient and was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. She is bilingual and biliterate in English and Spanish, and conversant in French. Dr. Ramsey is Board Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in New York State.

 


John Sellick, DO, FACP
ABIM MOC Session: 2017-18 Update in Infectious Disease

Dr. Sellick's is Associate Professor of Medicine,Division of Infectious Diseases School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences- University at Buffalo, State University of New York. His primary patient care activities involve hospitalized patients at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VA) in Buffalo. He also has an outpatient clinic at UB's Student Health Center on the South Campus. Dr. Sellick teaches medical students, residents, and fellows on the infectious diseases and internal medicine services at the VA. He also lectures and leads small groups in the preclinical curriculum.

In addition to patient care and teaching, Dr. Sellick has significant roles related to infection prevention and antimicrobial stewardship at two of Buffalo's major health care systems, and he serves as Hospital Epidemiologist for both. Dr. Sellick's work includes pandemic and bioterrorism planning activities for these hospital systems as well as the University at Buffalo. These responsibilities require that Dr. Sellick collaborate with hospital infection control teams, pharmacists, microbiologists and administrators (particularly the offices of quality management, risk management and patient safety) and with UB's Student Affairs team. He also interacts frequently with local health department staff.


Niket Sonpal, MD, FACP
ABIM MOC Session: 2017-18 Update in Gastroenterology

Dr. Niket Sonpal is Gastroenterologist and Associate Program Director of the Internal Medicine Residency at Brookdale Hospital Medical Center in Brooklyn. Dr. Sonpal was Chief Resident aand completed his GI Fellowship at Lenox Hill Hospital-Northwell Health in New York City.  Dr. Sonpal is co-author for the best selling Master of the Boards US MLE Step 2 CK and Master of the Boards Internal Medicine.

Dr. Sonpal has spoken to over 30 National and regional conferences . Dr. Sonpal is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and is Chair of the  Residents Committee for the NY Chapter American College of Physicians. Dr. Sonpal recently won the  Laureate Award for the NY Chapter ACP in June 2016.

 


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