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.
Dr. Ana Paula Oppenheimer, M.D.
Associate Program Director
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, and member of the NYMC Faculty and Director of ASSIST, NYS Anti-Smoking Program
“The RUMC IM program has old and deep routes within the institution. We want to preserve that history while bringing in the technologies and innovation of the 21st century, to make it a stellar program. We are deeply invested in increasing the Internal Medicine passing rates by emphasizing diverse and stimulating educational activities, while maintaining a high quality care for our patients. The 3 years at RUMC will be counted among the best in your professional career as it will shape your thinking about medicine and your professionalism and provision of care for the rest of your life. You will get new skills in clinical medicine, research, management and quality improvement. You will foster the best friendships here. We count with mature and seasoned faculty that will challenge you all along and great ancillary services. We seek reliable, inquisitive, dynamic, forthcoming, studious and dependable, residents who will continue to make us proud of our work”.
Dr. Ana Paula Oppenheimer graduated in Medicine from the University Agostinho Neto in Luanda, Angola in 1986. She has clinical experience working in less developed countries, where she also developed experience managing and evaluating public health programs in the areas of immunization, essential drugs, maternal and child care, and medical education among others. She received a Masters of Public Health degree from Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) in 1996 after which she worked as an international consultant in several countries in Africa and Mexico and Central America. She is a graduate of our Internal Medicine Residency Program of 2008. Subsequently she completed a fellowship in Infectious Diseases at Wake Forest University Medical Center in 2011 after which she joined RUMC as Associate Program Director. In addition to clinical experience Dr. Oppenheimer brings her expertise in program development and evaluation, and medical education to the residency program.
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.