Department & Staff
Edward Arsura, M.D., MS, Ed.D., FACP, CPE, CMO
Chair, Department of Medicine
Chief Medical Officer
Associate Dean & Professor of Clinical Medicine, New York Medical College
Dr. Edward Arsura graduated from the University of Bologna in 1978. He completed an Internal Medicine Residency in 1981 and went on to serve as Chief Resident. After his residency, he achieved added qualifications in Geriatric Medicine and Critical Care. He continued to be actively involved in graduate and undergraduate medical education as Associate Director Department of Internal Medicine at Maimonides Medical Center from 1984 to 1987; Director of Residency Training at St. Vincent’s Catholic Medical Center, Manhattan from 1987 to 1989; Chairman and Program Director, at Kern Medical Center in Bakersfield California from 1989 to 1997; Chief Medical Care Service Line at the Salem VAMC; and Vice Chairman Department of Medicine at the University of Virginia from 1997 to 2005.
Dr. Arsura enjoys sharing his enthusiasm for Internal Medicine with students and residents. He believes in working with other educators at RUMC to develop a clinical service and training program to develop internists who can contribute to advancing Internal Medicine for years to come.
Dr. Arsura has received numerous teaching awards, has numerous peer-reviewed publications in many areas of Internal Medicine, including myasthenia gravis, coccidioidomycosis, multifocal atrial tachycardia and atrial fibrillation, among other topics. He has authored several book chapters and numerous presentations. He is a fellow of the American College of Physicians; Diplomate and Certified Physician Executive of the American College of Physician Executives; and a long-standing member of a number of Internal Medicine Societies, APDIM, SCCM and SGIM.
Jay Nfonoyim, M.D.
Program Director & Chief, Critical Care
Dr. Jay Nfonoyim is a graduate of Richmond University Medical Center’s Internal Medicine Residency who did his intensive care training at Mount Sinai before returning to run the Intensive Care Unit. Previously, he was Director of the Surgical/Trauma ICU at Elmhurst Hospital Center and Assistant Professor of Surgery at Mount Sinai Medical School. He is now a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at New York Medical College. In July 2003, he became an Associate Program Director.
Ana Paula Oppenheimer, M.D.
Associate Program Director
Sundee Naing, M.D.
Associate Program Director
Dr. Sundee Naing is a graduate of the Institute of Medicine in Yagon, Myanmar. She completed her training at St. Vincent’s Catholic Medical Center and has worked as a hospitalist for several years. Dr. Naing, who is board-certified in Internal Medicine, holds a clinical appointment as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Clinical Medicine with New York Medical College.