Marc Adler, MD, FACP
Live Online Session: Five Things Doctors Need to Survive and Thrive in 2021
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.
David Edmund Anstey, MD
Recorded Session: Out of Office Blood Pressure Monitoring and How it Impacts Patients
D. Edmund Anstey, MD, MPH is a clinical cardiologist, cardiac intensivist, echocardiographer and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Columbia University Irving Medical Center. His clinical areas of expertise include critical care cardiology, echocardiography, and hypertension. Dr. Anstey is board certified in internal medicine, cardiology, and echocardiography. He is also an NIH funded clinical investigator with a research interest in the cardiovascular manifestations of hypertension, ambulatory and home blood pressure monitoring, and socioeconomic determinants of health.
Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Dr. Anstey received his bachelor’s degree from Washington University in St. Louis. He received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School. He was an Intern and Resident at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. He went on to complete a fellowship in cardiology and was Chief Fellow at Columbia University Irving Medical Center during which time he also obtained a Masters in Public Health from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. He went on to complete his training with an advanced fellowship in echocardiography at Columbia University. Dr. Anstey is Board Certified in Cardiovascular Disease and Internal Medicine.
Marc Braunstein, MD, PhD
Recorded Session: Chemotherapy 101
Dr. Braunstein is Assistant Professor of Medicine and an academic Hematologist/Oncologist at NYU Long Island School of Medicine, NYU Perlmutter Cancer Center, NYU Winthrop Hospital. He serves as Program Director for the Hematology/Oncology fellowship, Co-Directs the Autologous Stem Cell Transplant program at NYU Winthrop, and is also a member of the Admissions Executive Committee at NYU Long Island School of Medicine. Dr. Braunstein received his MD and PhD degrees from SUNY Downstate Medical Center, completed his residency at Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell Health, and his hematology/oncology fellowship at NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Braunstein is board-certified in internal medicine, hematology, and medical oncology.
Dr. Braunstein's research focus is in the area of B cell malignancies, and he has published and presented extensively on basic science and clinical studies in the field of multiple myeloma. Dr. Braunstein also has a passion for medical education and has received accolades for his work, including being voted Teaching Attending of the Year by his fellowship program, serving as Hematology Organ System Co-Director for the NYU Long Island School of Medicine, as well as being selected for the 2020 American Society of Hematology Medical Educators Institute. In addition, Dr. Braunstein serves on the Board of Trustees for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Long Island Chapter, the American Society of Clinical Oncology Technology Research Group, and NYACP Early Career Task Force. His writing can also be found on OncLive, KevinMD, Healio, and NEJM Resident 360.
Cindy Bredefeld, DO, FACE
Live Online Session: Panel: SGLT-2 Inhibitor and Cardiovasucular Risk in Diabetes
Dr. Cindy Bredefeld, NYUWinthrop Attending Physician, specializes in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism. Her clinical focus is the treatment and management of diabetes mellitus and lipid disorders. She works closely with a comprehensive team to offer the newest in medical and technologic advances. 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 Clinical Instructor of Stony Brook School of Medicine. She will also serve as teaching faculty for the NYU long Island School of Medicine. She earned her medical degree from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine in Old Westbury.
Dr. Bredefeld sits on numerous 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.
Maria Carney, MD, FACP
Live Online Session: Panel: SGLT-2 Inhibitor and Cardiovasucular Risk in Diabetes
NYACP is excited to welcome Dr. Maria Torroella Carney as President of the New York Chapter ACP for 2020-21. Dr. Carney is an internist, geriatrician and palliative medicine physician who has had public health experience. She is currently Medical Director for Post Acute Services and Chief of the Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine at Northwell Health and a Professor at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra / Northwell. As medical director of Post Acute Services at Northwell Health, Dr. Carney aligns the health system’s Department of Medicine and Post Acute Services, which includes inpatient palliative care, sub-acute rehabilitation, outpatient geriatric medicine, home care and hospice. Dr. Carney received her MD at New York Medical College, carried out 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 dedicated most of her career to the care and advocacy for older adults and vulnerable populations.
Russell Corker, P.C.
Live Online Session: Avoid Medical Liability Lawsuits
Russell Corker is a 1974 graduate of Boston University School of Law who began his carrier as an Assistant District Attorney in Nassau County. In 1977, he became a medical malpractice defense attorney, and in 1980 switched sides and began representing plaintiff's in medical cases.
He is a medical malpractice lawyer with more than four decades of experience in the courtroom. He has a taught trial practice, medicine, principles of persuasion, courtroom technology, and a host of other subjects to thousands of lawyers over 40 years. Mr. Corker has received a number of awards during his career such as Best Lawyers in New York, New York Metro Super Lawyers, the highest rating by Martindale Hubbell, and Ten Leaders in Civil Trial Practice in Long Island.
He is a member of the New York State Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Executive Committee. He has written numerous articles concerning medical malpractice litigation as well as a chapter in the book entitled Medical Malpractice in New York. He continues to lecture to the legal and medical professions and is an active member of the legal community.
TS Dharmarajan, MD, MACP, AGSF, FRCPE
Recorded Session: The Pharmacology of Aging: Polypharmacy and Role of Deprescribing
T. S. Dharmarajan MD is the Vice-Chairman, Department of Medicine, Clinical Director, Division of Geriatrics and the Program Director, Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Program at Montefiore Medical Center (Wakefield Campus) Bronx, a University Hospital of Albert Einstein College of Medicine (AECOM), Bronx, New York. He is currently Professor of Medicine, AECOM and Adjunct Professor of Medicine, New York Medical College. He was formerly Professor of Medicine and Associate Dean, New York Medical College, Valhalla, New York and Chairman, Department of Medicine, at Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center, until its transition to Montefiore Medical Center.
Dr. Dharmarajan is certified by the American Boards in Internal Medicine, Nephrology and Geriatric Medicine. He is a Fellow of the American Geriatrics Society, In April 2013, he was awarded the prestigious Mastership of the American College of Physicians (MACP); he received the Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh (FRCPE) in November 2018.
Dr. Dharmarajan was instrumental in developing a large inpatient geriatric medicine program at Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center in the Bronx (currently Montefiore Medical Center, Wakefield Campus), with recognized clinical, academic and research components, including a fully accredited fellowship program in Geriatrics with a complement of up to10 fellows.Dr. Dharmarajan is a regular speaker at local, national and international meetings. Some of his numerous recognitions and awards in Medicine include: “Teacher of the Year”; “Peer to Peer” recognition by the Bronx County Society; Dedication as Teacher and Mentor to young Physicians in the Bronx (from American Assn. of Physicians of Indian origin), Unparalleled Leadership in the Medical Community for medicine and research (from the Bronx County Society) and others. In April 2013, he was featured on the cover of AgingWell magazine, as one of five noteworthy geriatricians.
Robert Doherty, Sr, VP. ACP
Live Online Session: ACP Update in Healthcare Policy
Mr. Doherty is Senior Vice President of Governmental Affairs and Public Policy for the American College of Physicians (ACP), the largest physician specialty society and second largest medical organization in the United States. ACP represents 159,000 internal medicine physician and medical student members. Mr. Doherty has more than 41 years of health policy experience and is a regular presenter at health conferences.
From 1979 to 1998, Mr. Doherty worked in the governmental affairs department of the American Society of Internal Medicine, and with the merger of ASIM and ACP in June, 1998, joined the ACP as Senior Vice President for Governmental Affairs and Public Policy. He has senior staff management responsibilities for ACP’s Division of Governmental Affairs and Public Policy, located in Washington, D.C.
Kerry Esquitin, MD, FACP
Session: 10 Life Threatening Things in an Office EKG
Kerry A. Esquitin, MD, FACP is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center with clinical expertise in cardiovascular imaging and an academic interest in medical education. She is appointed as an Associate Program Director of the Cardiology Fellowship and Director of the Advanced Echocardiography Fellowship.
Dr. Esquitin graduated with distinction from Cornell University and received her medical degree from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. During medical school, she served as the Chair of the ACP National Council of Student Members. Dr. Esquitin completed her internship and residency training in Internal Medicine at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center and was honored with the Eileen Gong Weiner Award for Compassionate Care. She continued on to Mount Sinai Beth Israel for her subspecialty training in Cardiovascular Diseases, followed by advanced training in Echocardiography at Columbia University Medical Center.
Dr. Esquitin has been invited to national conferences hosted by the American College of Physicians and the Cardiovascular Research Foundation. For her efforts as a medicine educator, Dr. Esqutin was awarded Teacher of the Year in the Division of Cardiology in 2016 and she is recognized as a Ewig Clinical Scholar in the Department of Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center.
Nisha Jhalani, MD
Live Online Session: Panel: SGLT-2 Inhibitor and Cardiovasucular Risk in Diabetes
Dr. Jhalani is the Director of Clinical and Educational Services at the Center for Interventional Vascular Therapy at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons. She received her medical degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and completed her residency in internal medicine and fellowship in cardiovascular diseases at Weill Cornell Medical Center. She is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular diseases and echocardiography. Her clinical interests include preventative cardiology, personalized cardiovascular risk assessment and women’s heart health.
Dr. Jhalani believes heart disease is the leading cause of death in the US for both men and women, and yet many people are not aware of their risk. Her interest is in raising awareness about heart disease among the general public and empowering people to take their heart health into their own hands. Prevention through healthy living, diet and exercise are the key to defying heart disease.
Viren Kaul, MD FACP
Recorded Session: E-Cigarett's and Vaping Discussions
Viren is a pulmonary and critical care medicine physician at Crouse Health and an Assistant Professor of Medicine at SUNY Upstate Medical University. His clinical interests include airway management, pleural diseases, ILDs and pulmonary hypertension.
Dr. Kaul has published and actively researches application of technology and social media for enhancement of patient centered care as well as medical education. Dr. Kaul recently received his FACP from the American College of Physicians and is an active member for the NY Chapter. Dr. Kaul is Vice Chair of the Residents committee and participates on the Education and Member Engagement Committees. Dr. Kaul has produced and spoke on several webinars and education sessions for the NY Chapter ACP.
When not at work, he loves spending time outdoors with his family, especially, his wife Lauren and two pups: Shae and Gordon.
Stanislaw Klek, MD
Recorded Session: Managing Diabetes
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, and Medical Director of Diabetes Care at NYU Winthrop Hospital. He is the course director for the Endocrine and Reproductive organ system and a mentor for students in the Learning Communities at NYU Long Island School of Medicine.
Dr. Klek's clinical and research interests include the treatment of diabetes, where he is studying the management of DKA utilizing Glucostabilizer.
Naveed Masani, MD, FACP
Live Online Session: Panel: SGLT-2 Inhibitor and Cardiovasucular Risk in Diabetes
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.
Parag Mehta, MD, FACP
Recorded Session: Happiness and Living with Purpose
Dr. Parag Mehta, MD FACP is the Senior Vice Chairman of the Department of Medicine at New York Methodist Hospital, affiliated with New York Presbyterian Hospital System. He is also the Chief Medical Information Officer (CMIO) and a Clinical Assistant Professor at Weil Medical College, a Cornell University affiliate.
He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Hospital Medicine, as well as Hospice & Palliative Care Medicine, Integrative and Holistic Medicine. He is also certified in Health Information Technology. Prior to coming to the United States from India, he was trained in a technical school of engineering. Afterwards, he went onto study medicine at NHL Medical College which is one of the top schools in Gujarat, India. Upon graduating Medical School in 1986, he was trained and board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology in 1989 at Gujarat University, where he received training in microsurgery, laparoscopy, and uro-gynecology. Later, he was a Master Trainer for the US Agency for International Development. He practiced OB/GYN until 1995. He did his residency in Internal Medicine at New York Methodist Hospital. As an internal medicine resident, he was awarded Best Resident and he stayed on the program as a faculty attending.
Dr. Mehta is extremely passionate about teaching and founded the New York Methodist (NYM) Board Review Course in 1999. He has been awarded Best Teacher and Best Research Mentor Award on numerous occasions. He is clearly very well-liked as a NYM faculty member as he is a dedicated and compassionate clinician with a large faculty practice. He is a strong advocate for resident education, patient safety, and quality improvement. His students respect and admire him as a teacher as he continuously strives to help them fulfill their goals. He always pushes his students to reach their full potential and to succeed in the future as physicians.
As CMIO, he has successfully implemented an electronic health record system and his efforts have transformed EHR efficacy and have allowed NYM to be among the top hospitals in the United States with Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) level 6. He is able to find simple, creative and new solutions to complex problems by applying his superb clinical acumen and by using his analytical skills. He was the team leader of several successfully implemented programs.
He is an energetic leader who is active with American College of Physician (ACP), American Medical Association (AMA), American Association of physician from Indian origin (AAPI), Medical Society of state of New York (MSSNY), American College of Physician Executive (ACPE) and many other charitable organizations. He is the councilor of MSSNY and has played a leadership role in many organizations. He was the President of Resident Fellow Section of the NYACP, President of Brooklyn district of the NYACP, Chair of Young Physician Section of MSSNY, President and Chair of the Board of Trustees of Kings County Medical Society. His many accomplishments include several accolades from different organizations including the most prestigious Laureate Award from the New York chapter of ACP, Healers' hall of fame award, and community award by Town of North Hempstead.
Dr. Mehta has an unquenchable thirst for knowledge and is on an endless quest to learn new things. With his years of experience as a clinician, administrator, and teacher, he takes the utmost pride having trained many generations of young and enthusiastic physicians. He feels privileged to have made a difference in the lives of his many patients.
Al Mercado, Esq.
Fager Amsler Keller & Schoppmann
Final Plenary Session: Avoiding Medical Liability Lawsuits
Al Anthony Mercado is the Managing Attorney of the Downstate Region for Fager Amsler Keller & Schoppmann, LLP. In addition to his managerial responsibilities, Mr. Mercado practices in the fields of professional liability, premises liability, insurance litigation, and healthcare law.
Mr. Mercado litigates cases in both the New York state and federal courts involving professional malpractice, general negligence, contractual issues, and insurance coverage. He has successfully litigated insurance coverage cases at the trial and appellate level, and has prepared and successfully argued appeals in various appellate courts in New York State, including motions to the Court of Appeals.
As a counselor-at-law, Mr. Mercado regularly provides risk management advice to physicians, dentists, hospitals, and medical organizations throughout New York State on various risk management topics. In doing so, Mr. Mercado provides practical guidance on many medical-legal and regulatory issues.
Mr. Mercado has presented lectures to various organizations and medical societies, including the Richmond County Medical Society, the Myanmar American Medical Education Society, the Nassau County Dental Society, the New York State Dental Association, the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, and the MLMIC Insurance Company, as well as numerous hospitals throughout the New York metropolitan area. Moreover, he was featured with ophthalmologist John Lombardo, MD, in a highly rated risk management module on the medical-legal issues surrounding LASIK procedures. Similarly, Mr. Mercado has authored and published articles on various legal and risk management topics.
Mr. Mercado is admitted to practice law in New York State and the Eastern District of the State of New York (1993). He is a graduate of the State University of New York at Stony Brook (Bachelor of Science, magna cum laude, 1989) and Hofstra University School of Law (1992). Mr. Mercado is a member of the New York State Bar Association as well as the Suffolk County Bar Association.
Recorded Breakout Session: Point of Care Ultrasound
Ashutossh Naaraayan MD FACP is an assistant professor in Medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, NY. Dr Naaraayan graduated from All India Institute of Medical Sciences and obtained his residency training from Montefiore New Rochelle Hospital. He is actively involved in teaching medical students and residents as well as runs the program for database based research at Montefiore New Rochelle Hospital.
Dr Naaraayan obtained hands-on training in bedside ultrasonography from the American College of Chest Physicians. Point-of-Care Ultrasonography (POCUS) has been his focus for more than a year. He is the Director of the Point-of-Care Ultrasonography program at Montefiore New Rochelle Hospital. He is also the content provider for online lung ultrasonography modules and live lectures for American College of Physicians POCUS workshops. Dr Naaraayan is an invited expert faculty for hands-on training in the Live Ultrasound Courses for Physicians organized by the ACP.
Connie Newman, MD, FACP
Recorded Breakout Session: Obesity and Its Management
Connie B. Newman, MD is an endocrinologist and Adjunct Professor of Medicine at New York University Grossman School of Medicine, and a graduate of Wellesley College and Weill Cornell Medical College. She is Board certified in Internal Medicine, Endocrinology and Metabolism, and by the American Board of Obesity Medicine. She works as an attending physician in the weight management clinic of the New York VA Harbor Medical Center. Dr. Newman has made significant contributions to cardiovascular medicine through her work on the efficacy and safety of the statin class of medications, taken by about 25 million people in the United States. She is Chair of the writing committee for an Endocrine Society clinical practice guideline on the management of cholesterol and triglycerides in patients with endocrine disorders, and was Chair of the writing committee for the 2019 American Heart Association Scientific Statement on statin safety. Dr. Newman is an appointed member of the FDA Endocrine and Metabolic Drugs Advisory Committee. Dr. Newman has a long standing interest in medical education and serves on the Education Committee of the New York Chapter of the American College of Physicians.
Committed to the advancement of women in medicine, and health and gender equity, Dr. Newman writes and lectures on equity in the medical profession, and burnout in women physicians. She served as the 2018-2019 President of the American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA), and led the development of a three year strategic plan for AMWA. She is a Founding Member of TIME’S UP Healthcare. Dr. Newman is the 2020 recipient of the AMWA Bertha Van Hoosen Award, named for the founder of AMWA. She is also featured in “20 Women, 20 Years”, an online exhibit of the Women in Medicine Legacy Foundation.
Dedicated to helping other women pursue a medical career, Dr. Newman mentors pre-medical and medical students, and young physicians through the American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA), Wellesley College, NYU, and Weill Cornell Medicine. In 2011, she founded the Wellesley in Medicine Group, a network of over 1000 pre-medical and medical students, and physicians of all ages, that participate in online conversations on topics such as medical training, career paths, work-life balance, and gender discrimination.
Dr. Newman is working with AMWA to incorporate into the medical school curriculum information about sex and gender influences on disease presentation, diagnosis and treatment. Dr. Newman is co-editor of a new clinical textbook related to this topic. The book, “How Sex and Gender Impact Clinical Practice: An Evidence Based Approach to Patient Care”, will be published by Elsevier in 2020.
Danielle Ofri, MD, PhD is an internist at Bellevue Hospital, the oldest public hospital in the country. She is a founder and Editor-in-Chief of the Bellevue Literary Review, and is a clinical professor of medicine at NYU School of Medicine.
Her newest book—“When We Do Harm: A Doctor Confronts Medical Error”— will became avaialble April, 2020.
Danielle Ofri is the author of five other books about life in medicine:
She was also editor of a medical textbook—The Bellevue Guide to Outpatient Medicine—which won a Best Medical Textbook award.
Danielle Ofri writes regularly for the New York Times, the Lancet, the New England Journal of Medicine, and Slate Magazine about medicine and the doctor-patient relationship. Her articles have also appeared in the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, the Atlantic, CNN and on National Public Radio.
Her writings have been selected twice for Best American Essays and also for Best American Science Writing. She is the recipient of the McGovern Award from the American Medical Writers Association for “preeminent contributions to medical communication.”
Danielle Ofri has given TED talks on Deconstructing Perfection and Fear: A Necessary Emotion, and has also performed stories for the Moth. She is featured in the upcoming documentary: “Why Doctors Write.”
In lieu of going to the gym, she spend most evenings wrestling with the Bach cello suites, routinely bested by a guy who’s been dead for 270 years.
She strives for a serene, uncluttered life of Zen, but has three teenagers instead.
Dr. Urban is a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, New York University School of Medicine. She is board-certified in internal medicine. Throughout her career in clinical medicine, Dr. Urban has been involved in education of clinicians, residents, medical students, and other health professionals both within the New York University School of Medicine and in outside organizations. Her interests have included prevention, smoking cessation, communication skills and motivational interviewing.
Dr Urban is an active member of the Health and Public Policy Committee, Tobacco Task Force, and the Education Committee of the NY Chapter of the American College of Physicians. She is also a member of the New York State Smokers’ Quitline Health Professionals Task Force. Recently, she recorded a webinar on Medications for Smoking Cessation for the New York Chapter of the American College of Physicians, which is available on the Chapter’s website.