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Program Directors - Staten Island, NY

Staten Island, NY Program Directors


Dr. Jay Nfonoyim

Program Director, Chief of Critical Care and Clinical Medicine, Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at NYMC.

Dr Jay M. Nfonoyim, MD is a graduate of our Internal Medicine Residency Program in 1990. He did his Intensive Care training at Mt. Sinai before returning to run our ICU. Prior to coming to SVCMC, he was director of the Surgical Trauma ICU at Elmhurst Hospital Center and Assistant Professor of Surgery at Mt. 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 and is currently the Program Director.

Dr. Sundee Naing

Associate Program Director, Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, and member of the NYMC Faculty.

“I consider it a great honor and privilege to supervise residents and serve excellent medical care to the diverse population of patients in Staten Island. I love practicing medicine and find working 

with residents personally and intellectually rewarding. My goal is to help the residents improving their education and training in medicine to reach their professional goals and personal values.”Dr. Sundee Naing graduated from Institute of Medicine, Yangon, Myanmar and completed her residency in Internal Medicine at the former St. Vincent Medical Center graduating in 2005. She served as a Chief Resident in her third year of residency. Dr. Naing is Board Certified in Internal Medicine. She has been working for several years as a hospitalist and a also as a physician advisor to case management. She is also the director of the Pre- Internship Program (5th Pathway) of New York Medical College. Her experience in private practice brings expertise useful to link residents with community physician preceptors. At RUMC she is also directing the Primary Care Track program of the Internal Medicine Residency.

Dr. Ana Paula Oppenheimer


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, medical education and research to the residency program.  

Administrative Staff

 Ann Marie Cazzetta
 Administrative Secretary
acazzetta@rumcsi.org  718-818-2430 
Sarina Libonati
 Resident Coordinator
slibonati@rumcsi.org
718-818-2419
Jennifer Dominguez
 Medical Education and New Innovations Coordinator
jdominguez@rumcsi.org
718-818-3106
Keisha Daniels-Murrell

5th Pathway Coordinator and Assistant to the Resident Coordinator 

kdaniels@rumcsi.org
718-818-1645

Faculty

Name

Specialty

by alphabetical order

Training affiliation

Year joining RUMC

Frank Tamburrino, MD

Cardiology

Saint Vincent’s Catholic MC

2005

Nidal Isber, MD

Cardiology

SUNY Downstate

1997

Samala Swamy, MD

Cardiology

Saint Vincent’s Catholic MC

1979

Richard Grodman, MD Section Chief

Cardiology

Brown University

1979

Edward Arsura, MD, Dept Head

Critical Care

Maimonides

2005

Jay Nfonoyim, MD

Critical Care

NYMC/ Mount Sinai

1998

Lucia Palladino, MD

Critical Care

George Washington U

2010

Dennis Bloomfield, MD

Clinical Research

Vanderbilt University

1975

Philip Otterbeck, MD Section Chief 

Endocrinology

SUNY Downstate

2012

Lena Leykina, MD

Endocrinology

 

 

Seshadri Das, MD

Endocrinology

SUNY Downstate

2010

Sunil H Patel, MD Section Chief

Gastro-Enterology

UMDNJ

1998

Prasanna Wickremesinghe, MD

Gastro-Enterology

Maimonides H

1977

Sheriff Farag, MD

Gastro-Enterology

UMDNJ

2000

Deepak Vadada, MD

Gastro-Enterology

Lenox Hill H

2012

Keith Dahl, DO

Gastro-Enterology

Nassau University MC

2012

William M. Tursi, MD Section Chief

Geriatrics

Saint Barnabas H

1981

Shamin Salman, MD

Hematology/Oncology

Maimonides H

1992

Mahmoud Aly, MD Section Chief

Hematology/Oncology

UMDNJ

1995

Thomas Forlenza, MD

Hematology/Oncology

NYU/SUNY Downstate

1983

Ana Paula Oppenheimer, MD MPH

Infectious Diseases

NYMC/Wake Forest U

2011

Frank Scafuri, DO Section Chief

Infectious Diseases

Saint Vincent’s Catholic MC

2004

Jessie Saverimuttu, MD

Infectious Diseases

Saint Vincent’s Catholic MC

2010

Suzy Bibawy, MD Section Chief

Internal Medicine

Saint Vincent’s Catholic MC

1998

Vikrant Pandian, MD 

Internal Medicine

NYMC

2013

Lyudmila Rubinshteyn, MD

Internal Medicine

NYMC

2010

Sundee Naing, MD

Internal Medicine

NYMC

2010

Farhang Ebrahimi, MD Section Chief

Nephrology

Brookdale

1998

John Pepe, MD

Nephrology

Albert Einstein

1980

Allan Perel, MD Section Chief

Neurology

Columbia Presbiterian

2006

Keith Diaz, MD

Pulmonology, Critical Care

Stony Brook

2011

Peter Gotlieb, MD

Pulmonology, Critical Care

Beth Israel

1998

Philip Cosentino, MD Section Chief

Pulmonology, Critical Care

NYMC

1994

Peggy Garjian, MD Section Chief

Rheumathology

U Conn Hartford

1988

                                              

Life After Residency (where do our residents go)

                           

Specialty

Institution

Location

Year

Cardiology

SUNY Downstate

Ochsner Health System

Albert Einstein Philadelphia

SUNY Downstate

St Vincent Catholic Medical Center

St Vincent Catholic Medical Center

University of Iowa

Brooklyn, NY

NO, LA

Brooklyn, NY

NY, NY

NY, NY

NY, NY

Iowa City, IA

2015

2011

2001

2010

2009

2008

2007

Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Vermont

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Cook County Hospital

Louisiana State University

Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Stony Brook University Medical Center

Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Vermont

NY, NY

Chicago, IL

Shreveport, LA

NY, NY

Stony Brook, NY

NY, NY

2015

2011

2011

2008

2008

2007

2007

Hematology/Oncology

NYMC Westchester Medical Center

Maimonides Medical Center

NYMC Westchester Medical Center

NYMC Westchester Medical Center

NYU

NYMC Westchester Medical Center

National Institutes of Health

NYU

Baylor College of Medicine

NYMC Westchester Medical Center

NYMC Westchester Medical Center

Valhalla, NY

Brooklyn, NY

NY, NY

NY, NY

NY, NY

Valhalla, NY

Bethesda, MD

NY, NY

Houston, TX

Valhalla, NY

Valhalla, NY

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2008

2008

2007

Infectious Diseases

UC San Francisco

Rutgers NJ School of Medicine

University of Wisconsin

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

UC San Francisco

New Jersey

Madison, WI

Winston Salem, NC

2015

2015

2011

2009

Nephrology

Rutgers, NJ School of Medicine

SUNY Downstate

Richmond University Medical Center

Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI

Allegheny Medical Center

Metropolitan Hospital Center

John Hopkins University

NYMC, RUMC

NYMC, RUMC

New Jersey

Brooklyn, NY

Staten Island, NY

Detroit, MI

Pittsburg, PA

NY, NY

Baltimore, MD

SI, NY

SI, NY

2015

2015

2014

2013

2011

2010

2009

2009

2007

Gastroenterology

Rutgers, NJ School of Medicine

SUNY Downstate

St Vincent Medical Center

New Jersey

Brooklyn, NY

NY, NY

2015

2009

2007

Geriatrics

Staten Island University Hospital

Cornell University

SI, NY

NY, NY

2012?

2008

Endocrinology

Phoenix VA HCS

University of Arizona

University of Kentucky

Phoenix, AZ

Phoenix, AZ

Louisville, KY

2015

2008

2008

Rheumatology

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital

New Brunswick, NJ

2007

Hospitalist

Other Centers

RUMC

Coastal Medical Services

Samaritan Hospital

Kimball Medical Center

Northwest Regional

Other Centers

NJ, NV, NY

Staten Island, NY

Savannah, GA

Troy, NY

Lakewood, NJ

Clarksdale, MS

SI, Brooklyn, LI, NY, NJ, PA, VA, MD, ME, OH, NC, WI, CA, TX, PL, KY

2015

2013

2013

2013

2011

2011

07-13

Director of AUA and SGU*

RUMC

SI, NY

2011