Members in the News


Joseph J. Fins, MD, MACP, FRCP

Professor of Medical Ethics and Chief of the Division of Medical Ethics at Weill Cornell Medical College where he also serves as Professor of Medicine, Professor of Public Health and Professor of Medicine in Psychiatry 
Published in the Health Law Journal of the New York State Bar Association on June 1, 2020.
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   John Maese, MD, MACP, Donna Seminara, MD, FACP,  Zeel Shah, MD and Anita Szerszen MD, FACP

    Published in the American Journal of Medical Quality (2020).
     “What a Difference a Disaster Makes: The Telehealth Revolution in the Age of COVID-19 Pandemic.”
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Wayne Riley, MD, MACP

SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University President Wayne J. Riley, M.D. Appointed to Medicare Payment Advisory Commission

SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University President Wayne J, Riley, M.D., MPH, MBA, MACP, has been appointed by the United States Comptroller General Gene L. Dodaro to the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC). The announcement was made today by the U.S. General Accountability Office. Dr. Riley was appointed to a three-year term that runs through April of 2023. 
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Joseph Wayne, MD, MACP
Professor of Medicine & Pediatrics Clerkship Director Internal Medicine Associate Program Director Internal Medicine

Joseph Wayne, an internal medicine physician at Albany Med and professor of medicine and pediatrics at Albany Medical College, has been selected as a fellow of Royal College of Physicians of London. Fellowship at the college is a prestigious honor that recognizes’ physicians ongoing contributions to the profession. Dr. Wayne is also a Master of the American College of Physicians.


Paula Lester, MD, FACP
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Medicine and Geriatrician, NYU Winthrop Hospital NYU Langone
Interviewed for a March 17, 2020
AARP article: Practical Tips for Caregivers Concerned About Coronavirus 


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Karen Friedman, MD, MS, FACP
Residency Program Director , Vice Chair for Education,
Associate Professor of Medicine -Donald and Barbara
Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell

Interviewed on April 2, 2020
for a Today Show piece describing life on the front lines of coronavirus battle


Inderpal Chhabra, MD, FACP
Lefferts Medical Associates, PC
Inderpal Chhabra, MD, FACP, Founder/Owner

Interviewed for an April 6, 2020
Crain’s New York Business article:  As Covid-19 Keeps Patients Away, Small Medical Practices Turn to Telemedicine  (article pending permission)

July 9, 2020: New York Times Article: Grave Shortages of Protective Gear Flare Again as Covid Cases Surge

Niket Sonpal, MD, FACP
Associate Program Director - Internal Medicine Residency, Brookdale Medical Center

Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, Co-author of Master the Boards Step 2 and Step 3
Interviewed on March 19, 2020  with WPLG Local 10 in Miami on GI symptoms of COVID19 and 
interviewed on April 6, 2020 on the The Joe Piscopo Show

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