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Cathy Caronia, MD

Catherine G. Caronia, MD

Chairman, Department of Medical Education
Chairman, Department of Pediatrics
Chief, Pediatric Critical Care
Associate Dean, Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Undergraduate: Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
Medical School: New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY
Residency Training Specialty/Location: Pediatrics/Cohen Children’s Medical Center (formerly known as Schneider Children’s Hospital) - Long Island Jewish Medical Center, New Hyde Park, NY
Fellowship Training/Location: Pediatric Critical Care/Cohen Children’s Medical Center (formerly known as Schneider Children’s Hospital) - Long Island Jewish Medical Center, New Hyde Park, NY

Board Certifications:

  • Pediatrics - American Board of Pediatrics (ABP)
  • Pediatric Critical Care

Former and first female President of the Medial Board, Chairman of Good Samaritan’s Graduate Medical Education Department, Chairman of Pediatrics, Associate Dean, Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Director of Pediatric Critical Care Services, Catherine G. Caronia, MD, FAAP, FCCP, joined Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in 1997.

Dr. Caronia is responsible for the development of Good Samaritan’s highly advanced pediatric intensive care unit (PICU). The PICU at Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center is the only dedicated ICU for children on Suffolk’s south shore.  In addition she has managed to coordinate the development of Pediatric Specialty services at Good Samaritan Hospital to encompass a wide degree of services. These specialty care services are available to care for the pediatric patient requiring in-patient care as well as out-patient care which is provided at the Center for Pediatric Specialty Care.

Steven Golinowski, DO

Director, Department of Medical Education
Director, Family Medicine Residency Program
Assistant Clinical Professor of Family Medicine New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine

Undergraduate: New York University, New York, NY
Medical School: New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine, Old Westbury, NY
Traditional Rotating Internship: Peninsula Hospital, Far Rockaway, NY
Residency Training Specialty/Location: Family Medicine/Peninsula Hospital, Far Rockaway NY

Board Certifications:
  • Family Medicine (AOBFP)
Dr. Golinowski has been an attending physician at Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center, West Islip, New York since 1994.  He has served as Program Director of the Family Medicine Program at Good Samaritan Medical Center since its inception in June of 1995.

Since May 2003, Dr. Golinowski has also served as Osteopathic Director of Medical Education at Good Samaritan Hospital.  His responsibilities at Good Samaritan also include the position of Medical Director at Martin Luther King Jr., Health Center, the outpatient facility utilized in the training of the Family Medicine,Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Pediatric residents.

Dr. Golinowski also serves in the role of Assistant Clinical Professor at New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine.  He serves in the capacity of instructor for the Physical Diagnosis segment of the core curriculum.  Dr. Golinowski’s commitment to medical education has spanned over two decades during which he has received numerous achievements for teaching excellence.  Finally, Dr. Golinowski is boarded in Family Medicine and is president of South Shore Family Practice, his private practice in Massapequa Park, New York.
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Keith R. Downing, MD, MS, MPA, FACOG, FPMRS

Director, Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery Fellowship Program

Undergraduate:  Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
Medical School:  University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY
Residency:  Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
Fellowship:  Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY

Dr. Downing is an American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology certified fellow, as well as board certified in Female Pelvic Medicine and reconstructive Surgery.  In August, 2018, Dr. Downing joined Good Samaritan Hospital full time, as the Division Chief of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reproductive Surgery. He has participated in multiple regional, national and international conferences presenting topics based upon his expertise and work as principal investigator and collaborator in advancing the field of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reproductive Surgery. Dr. Downing performs the majority of his pelvic reconstructive surgery utilizing a minimally invasive approach.  His curriculum vitae most noticeably provides insight into his dedication to advancing female health and extensive experience in the care of female patients.  Dr. Downing joined the Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery Fellowship program as the Associate Program Director in 2018 and has been the Program Director since 2019.  Dr. Downing is a dedicated advocate for education and is a tremendous asset to the training and education of the fellows within the minimally invasive gynecologic surgery program.

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Rebecca Fishman, DO

Director, PM&R Residency Program

  
Medical School: 
New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine, Old Westbury, NY
TRI: Long Beach Medical Center, Long Beach, NY
Residency:  Nassau Medical Center, East Meadow, NY

Board Certifications:

  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Pain Medicine

Dr. Fishman has a private PM&R and OMM practice in Syosset and Rockville Centre, NY. Dr. Fishman founded the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation program at Long Beach Medical Center in 2005 and served as the program director until 2014 when Long Beach Medical Center closed secondary to damages sustained in Hurricane Sandy. The PM&R residency program moved to Mercy Medical Center in Rockville Center where Dr. Fishman continues to serve as the Program Director as well as the Director of Medical Education. Given her history as a professional singer and dancer, Dr. Fishman maintains her special clinical interest in dance and performing arts medicine.

Dr. Fishman dedicates her time as an AOCPMR representative on the American Osteopathic Association’s Program and Trainee Review Council. She is currently the Vice President of the American Osteopathic College of Physical Medicine and serves as an Oral Board Examiner for the American Osteopathic Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

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Robert Gekle, MD, RDMS

Associate Director, Emergency Medicine Residency Program
Associate Director, Emergency Ultrasound
Associate Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine, New York
Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine

Undergraduate: Fairfield University, Fairfield CT
Medical School: New York Medical College, Valhalla NY
Residency Training Specialty/Location: Emergency Medicine/North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset NY
Fellowship Training: Emergency Ultrasound/North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset NY

Board Certifications:

  • Emergency Medicine (ABEM)    

Dr. Gekle is currently an attending physician and the Associate Residency Program Director of the Emergency Medicine Residency Program at Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Gekle serves on a national level as a member of the Academic Affairs Committee and the Ultrasound Section Committee of the American College of Emergency Physicians.  He has served as a director of Quality Assurance and Simulation. Dr. Gekle has served as faculty at multiple emergency ultrasound training courses across the country through Yale University. His research has been presented at the Scientific assemblies of ACEP, NYACEP, NYCOMEC, NYSOMS, SAEM, and others.  His research has been published in several Emergency Medicine Journals. He currently sits on the Academic Development Committee (research committee) at GSHMC. 

 

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John Kannengieser DPM

John Kannengieser, DPM

Associate Director, Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residency Program

Undergraduate: Georgetown University, Washington, DC
Medical School: New York College of Podiatric Medicine, New York, NY
Residency Training Specialty/Location: Podiatric Medicine and Surgery/Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center, West Islip, NY

Board Certifications:
  • American Board of Podiatric Medicine (ABPM)
Dr. Kannengieser has been an attending and core faculty member of the Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residency Program at Good Samaritian Hospital Medical Center since 2015. During this time he has worked with residents as well as fourth year podiatric medicine students rotating through Good Samaritan Hopsital and the HRHCare Martin Luther King Jr. Health Center in Wyandanch, NY. Currently, Dr. Kannengieser also works in an outpatient private practice as well as a specialized would care center.

Helaine Larsen, DO - Family Medicine Associate Program Director

Helaine Larsen, DO

Associate Director, Family Medicine Residency Program
Associate Clinic Professor of Family Medicine, New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine

Undergraduate: St. Joseph's College, Patchogue, NY
Medical School: New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine, Old Westbury, NY
Residency Training Specialty/Location: Family Medicine/Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center, West Islip, NY

Board Certifications:

  • Family Medicine (AOBFP)

Dr. Larsen has been an attending physician and core faculty member for the Family Medicine Residency Program at the Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center since 2007. During this time she has served as the coordinator for third and fourth year medical students rotating through Family Medicine at the HRHCare Martin Luther King Jr. Health Center in Wyandanch, NY. Currently, Dr. Larsen also serves as the student coordinator for Internal Medicine at the Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Larsen maintains an outpatient private practice including home visitations and inpatient consultation. She also provides onsite medical consulting for several Long Island school districts.

David Levy, DO

Director, Emergency Medicine Residency Program
Associate Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine, New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine
Assistant Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine

Undergraduate: SUNY Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY
Medical School: New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine, Old Westbury, NY
Traditional Rotating Internship: Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center, West Islip, NY
Residency Training Specialty/Location: Emergency Medicine/Long Island Jewish Medical Center, New Hyde Park, NY

Board Certifications:

  • Emergency Medicine (ABEM & AOBEM)

Dr. Levy currently is an attending physician and the Residency Program Director of the Emergency Medicine Residency Program at Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center. Dr Levy serves on a national level as a member of the Board of Directors of the American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians, Chairman of the American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians Resident In-Service Examination Committee, and a New York State Delegate to the American Osteopathic Association's House of Delegates. He is also dual boarded by both the American Board of Emergency Medicine and The American Osteopathic Board of Emergency Medicine.

 

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Bruce McLaughlin DPM

Bruce Mclaughlin, DPM

Director, Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residency Program

Undergraduate: Union College, Schenectady, NY
Medical School: Temple University, School of Podiatric Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Residency Training Specialty/Location: Monsignor Clement Kern Hospital for Special Surgery, MI

Board Certifications:
  • American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery (ABFAS)
  • American Board of Podiatric Medicine (ABPM)
Dr. McLaughlin has been an attending physician at Good Samaritan Hospital Medicine Center, West Islip, New York since 1983. He has been a member of the teaching faculty of the podiatric residency since ts inception. He has served as the Residency Director since 2015. Dr. McLaughlin's involvment with medical education has spanned over two decades during which he has received numerous recognition for his dedication including Attending of the Year. He is active in advancing the podiatric profession and has served as past president of the New York State Podiatric Medical Association from 1999-2000, President of the Foundation for Podiatric Medicine from 1989-2000, and president of the Suffolk County Podiatric Medical Association from 1984-86. Dr. McLaughlin is a partner at Island Foot and Ankle, his private practice on Long Island, with locations in Amityville, West Islip and Riverhead.
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Nimkoff-Merola, Laura MD

Laura Nimkoff, MD

Director, Pediatric Residency Program
Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics, New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine

Undergraduate: Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
Medical School: SUNY Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY
Residency Training Specialty/Location: Pediatrics/Cohen Children’s Medical Center (formerly known as Schneider Children’s Hospital) - Long Island Jewish Medical Center, New Hyde Park, NY
Fellowship Training/Location: Pediatric Critical Care/Cohen Children’s Medical Center (formerly known as Schneider Children’s Hospital) - Long Island Jewish Medical Center, New Hyde Park, NY

Board Certifications:

  • Pediatrics (ABP)
  • Pediatric Critical Care

Dr. Nimkoff became the Program Director in April of 2017. She has been an attending Pediatric Critical Care physician at Good Samaritan Hospital since 2001. She is the Chairman of the Academic Development Committee, reviewing and assisting with all resident scholarly activity. She is a member of the Institutional Review Board and sits on the Pediatric Trauma Committee, Graduate Medical Education Committee, a system-wide Medication Standardization Committee for Pediatrics as well as the committee for the establishment of a pediatric sepsis pathway. Dr. Nimkoff has been active in resident and student education since 1989.

 Anthony Sampino, DO

Program Director, Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program
Associate Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine

Undergraduate: New York University, New York, NY
Medical School: New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine, Old Westbury, NY
Traditional Rotating Internship: St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx, NY
Residency Training Specialty/Location: Obstetrics and Gynecology/New York Medical College - St. Vincent’s Medical Center of Richmond, Staten Island, NY

Board Certifications:
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology (AOBOG & ABOG)
Dr. Sampino has served as Director of the Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program at Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center from July 2003 until present. He also served as the Director of Medical Education from July 1998 to April 2003. His commitment to medical education has spanned over a decade. During this time, he has received multiple awards for teaching excellence.

Dr. Sampino also has served as an advisor to the New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine Obstetrics and Gynecology Club since 2001. He is an attending physician in the department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center and maintains a private practice. He also is one of a growing number of surgeons in the world that have received state-of-the-art robotic training and certification on the minimally invasive da Vinci® Robotic Surgical System.

Rajesh Savargaonkar, MD, MRCP (UK)

Associate Director, Pediatric Residency Program
Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine

Undergraduate/Medical School: MBBS Bombay University, Bombay, India
Residency Training Specialty/Location: Pediatrics/Bombay University, Bombay, India; Pediatrics/Cohen Children’s Medical Center (formerly known as Schneider Children’s Hospital)  - Long Island Jewish Medical Center, New Hyde Park, NY

Board Certifications:
  • Pediatrics (ABP)
Dr. Rajesh Savargaonkar completed his postgraduate training in Pediatrics at Bombay University, as well as in United Kingdom where he achieved the prestigious Membership of the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP), England. Dr. Savargaonkar has been serving as an Associate Director of the Pediatric Residency Program at Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center since 1999. He is an active member of the core faculty and supervisor of ambulatory rotations. He has a keen interest in teaching and conducts on-going board reviews for the residents, and has won Teaching Attending of the Year awards.

John J. Vullo, DO

Associate Director, Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program
Associate Director, Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery Fellowship Program
Assistant Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine


Undergraduate: New York University, New York, NY
Medical School: New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine, Old Westbury, NY
Traditional Rotating Internship: Coney Island Hospital, Brooklyn, NY
Residency Training Specialty/Location: Obstetrics and Gynecology/New York Medical College - St. Vincent’s Medical Center of Richmond, Staten Island, NY

Board Certifications:

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology (AOBOG & ABOG)
Dr. Vullo is the Associate Director of the Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program at Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center since 2001 and had served in the capacity of Program Director from 1997-2001. Dr. Vullo is the Long Island Section Chairman for the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and sits on the New York State Advisory counsel for said College. He is also a member of the New York State Patient Safety Committee and a Assistant Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Dr. Vullo sits on both the Performance Improvement and the Graduate Medical Education Committees at Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center. He is currently an attending physician in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and maintains a private practice.

 

 

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