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OB/GYN Residency Leadership and Faculty

Administrative Leadership

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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
Internship: St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx, NY
Residency Training Specialty/Location: Obstetrics and Gynecolog/New York Medical College - St. Vincent’s Medical Center of Richmond, Staten Island, NY

Board Certifications:

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology (AOBOG and ABOG)

Hobbies: Scuba Diving, Basketball, Racquetball

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John J. Vullo, DO

Associate Director, Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency 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
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 and ABOG)

Hobbies: Gardening

Core Faculty

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John Franchina, DO

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Undergraduate: New York Institute of Technology, Old Westbury, NY
Medical School: New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine, Old Westbury, NY
Residency Training Specialty/Location: Obstetrics and Gynecology/Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center, West Islip, NY

Board Certification:

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology (AOBOG)

Hobbies: Gardening, CrossFit, Snowboarding

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Padmalatha Gurram, MD

Maternal Fetal Medicine

Undergraduate: Guntur Medical College, Nagarjuna University, India, MBBS, 08/ 1991
Medical School: Andhra Medical College, University of Health Sciences, India, MD, 08/1998
Residency Training Specialty/Location:North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset, NY, Residency
Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Center, Queens, NY, Residency
The Master of Science  in Clinical and Translational Research (MSCTR)
Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship / University of Connecticut, Farmington, CT

Board Certification:

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG)
  • Maternal Fetal Medicine (ABOG)

Hobbies: reading and spending time with her family

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Richard Klein, MD

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Undergraduate: Tufts University, Medford, MA
Medical School:  New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine, Old Westbury, NY
Residency Training Specialty/Location: Obstetrics and Gynecology/Albert Einstein, Bronx, NY

Board Certification:

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG)

Hobbies: playing tennis and going for drives in his Porsche

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Dimitrios Mastrogiannis, MD

Maternal Fetal Medicine

Undergraduate: University of Patras - Patras, Greece
Medical School: University of Patras - Patras, Greece                
Graduate Education: University of Patras - Patras, Greece /PhD in Pharmacology                                
Fairleigh Dickinson University Madison, New Jersey / MBA
Albert Einstein College of Medicine /  Research Associate     
Residency Training Specialty/Location: Residency, Internal Medicine / LaGuardia Hospital New York, New York     
Residency OB/GYN / Nassau University Medical Center East Meadow, New York
Fellowship, Maternal Fetal Medicine / University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida    

Board Certification:

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG)
  • Maternal Fetal Medicine (ABOG)

Hobbies: traveling, reading and spending time with family

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Mark Pillitteri, DO

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Undergraduate: Adelphi University, Garden City, NY
Medical School: Kansas City College of Osteopathic Medicine, Kansas, NY
Residency Training Specialty/Location: Obstetrics and Gynecology/Brooklyn Hospital, Brooklyn, NY

Board Certification:

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology (AOBOG)

Hobbies: Skiing, boating, Penn State football

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Satya Polavarapu, MD

Maternal Fetal Medicine

Undergraduate:
Medical School: Siddhartha Medical College
Residency Training Specialty/Location: Obstetrics and Gynecology /  Brooklyn Hospital Center- 2000
Fellowship Training Specialty/Location: Maternal Fetal Medicine /  Westchester Medical Center- 2004
Board Certifications:

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG)

Hobbies: traveling, reading and spending time with family

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Laura Sheridan-Kelchner, DO

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Undergraduate: BS in Biology, Elizabethtown College, Elizabethtown, PA
Medical School: New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency Training Specialty/Location: Obstetrics/Gynecology - Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center West Islip, NY

Hobbies: Traveling, Cooking, Reading

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Pankaj Singhal, MD

Gynecologic Oncology

Undergraduate:
Medical School: Madras Medical College
Internship Training Specialty/Location: Wright State University School of Medicine
Residency Training Specialty/Location: New Jersey Medical School
Fellowship Training Specialty/Location: Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Graduate: Masters of Health Care Management/ Harvard University

Board Certifications:

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG)
  • Gynecological Oncology


Hobbies: Cycling, and Kayaking

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James R. Stelling, MD

Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

Undergraduate: BS Biology, Cornell University, New York, NY
Medical School: SUNY - Stony Brook School of Medicine, Stony Brook, NY
Residency Training Specialty/Location: Obstetrics and Gynecology/SUNY - Stony Brook School of Medicine, Stony Brook, NY
Fellowship Training/Location: Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility/Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Board Certifications:

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG)
  • Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

Hobbies: Listening to Jimmy Buffet

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Kiran Trivedi, DO

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Undergraduate: New York Institute of Technology, Old Westbury, NY
Medical School: New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine, Old Westbury, NY
Residency Training Specialty/Location:Obstetrics and Gynecology/Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center, West Islip, NY

Board Certifications:

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology (AOBOG)

Hobbies: NY Yankees and NY Jets

Teaching Faculty

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Jacqueline Ammirata, MD

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Undergraduate: SUNY Stony Book University, Stony Book, NY
Medical School: SUNY Stony Book University School of Medicine, Stony Book, NY
Residency Training Specialty/Location: Obstetrics and Gynecology/Nassau University Medical Center, East Meadow, NY; Obstetrics and Gynecology/University Hospital at Stony Book, Stony Book, NY

Board Certifications:

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG)

Hobbies: Running and Cooking

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Athanasios Antoniadis, MD

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Undergraduate:
Medical School: University of Miami School of Medicine
Residency Training Specialty/Location: Obstetrics and Gynecology/ Nassau University Medical Center, East Meadow, NY

Board Certifications:

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG)

Hobbies: Enjoys watching football

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Aaron David, MD

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Undergraduate:
Medical School: Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency Training Specialty/Location:
Internship: SUNY Stony Brook Hospital & Medical Center, Stony Brook, NY
Residency: Obstetrics and Gynecology / Winthrop-University Hospital, Mineola, NY

Board Certifications:

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG)

Hobbies: Spending time with his children and grandchildren

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Mark Foehr, MD

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Undergraduate: Columbia College, Columbia University, New York, NY
Medical School: SUNY Health Science Center, Brooklyn, NY
Residency Training Specialty/Location: Obstetrics and Gynecology/ The Brooklyn Hospital Center, Brooklyn, NY

Hobbies: Listening to music and spending Time with Family

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Larissa Fomitcheva, MD

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Undergraduate:
Medical School: Omsk State Medical Academy
Residency Training Specialty/Location: Obstetrics and Gynecology / State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center and Allegheny General Hospital / Western Pennsylvania Hospital.

Hobbies: is fluent in 5 languages and enjoys traveling and spending time with her family

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Alan Garley, MD

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Undergraduate: Hampshire College, Amherst, MA
Medical School: Saint George's University School of Medicine, St. George, Grenada
Residency Training Specialty/Location: Obstetrics and Gynecology/Saint Vincent's Hospital and Medical Center, New York, NY
Fellowship Training/Location: Urogynecology/University of Connecticut - Mt. Sinai Hospital, Hartford, CT ; Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery/Louisiana State University Medical Center, New Orleans, Louisiana

Board Certification:

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG)
  • Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery Subspecialty Certification (ABOG)

Hobbies: Listening to music, and spending time with his family and dog.

 
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Ilene Gewirtz, MD

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Undergraduate:
Medical School: New York Medical College
Residency Training Specialty/Location: New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY

Board Certifications:

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG)

Hobbies: shopping, and spending time with her children and grandchildren

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Emily Gubert, MD

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Undergraduate: Hunter College CUNY
Medical School: Mount Sinai/ICAHN School of Medicine
Residency Training Specialty/Location: Residency training program in Obstetrics and Gynecology at St. Lukes/ Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York City.

Board Certifications:

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG)

Hobbies: Yoga, Horseback Riding, Hiking and Reading.

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Angelica Hernandez, MD

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Undergraduate:
Medical School: The University of Valle in Cali, Colombia
Residency Training Specialty/Location: N.Y.U. Downtown Hospital in New York, NY

Board Certifications:

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG)

Hobbies: Horseback riding, Scuba diving and Freelance writing for local newspapers and magazines

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Paula Hirt, MD

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Undergraduate: Brooklyn College
Medical School: New York University School of Medicine
Residency Training Specialty/Location: Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency at Bellevue Hospital-NYU Medical Center, New York, NY

Board Certifications:

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG)

Hobbies: Gardening, Taking care of her Koi Pond, and extensive collection of beautiful fish.

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Peter Judge, MD

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Undergraduate:  Boston College, Chester Hill, MA
Medical School:  Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC
Residency Training Specialty/Location: Obstetrics and Gynecology/St. Vincent’s Hospital and Medical Center, New York, NY

Board Certification:

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG)

Hobbies: Skiing, Spending time with family and Sailing

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Magarita Jurak, MD DO(E)

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Undergraduate: Riga School #79, Riga, Latvia
Medical School: Latvian Academy of Medicine, Riga, Latvia; Ecole Superieure d’Osteopathie, Paris, France (DO(E))
Residency Training Specialty/Location: Obstetrics and Gynecology/Queens Hospital, Jamaica, NY

Board Certification:

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG)
Hobbies: Spending time with family, Painting, Gardening and Yoga

 

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Aimee L. Leo, DO

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Undergraduate: Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT
Medical School: New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine, Old Westbury, NY
Residency Training Specialty/Location: Obstetrics and Gynecology/Good Samaritan Hospital West Islip, NY

Board Certification:

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology (AOBOG)

Hobbies: Reading, going to the beach and spending time with family

Salvatore Leo, DO

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Undergraduate:
Medical School: Universita Degli Studi Di Bologna, Facolta De Medicina E Chirurgia
Residency Training Specialty/Location:

Board Certifications:

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG)

Hobbies: bird-watching, spending time with his family

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Denise Lester, MD

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Medical School: Catholic University of the Sacred Heart School of Medicine and Surgery, Rome, Italy
Residency Training Specialty/Location: Obstetrics and Gynecology Intern/Long Island College Hospital, Brooklyn, NY; Obstetrics and Gynecology/Nassau University Medical Center, East Meadow, NY
Fellowship Training/Location: Urodynamics/Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, NY

Board Certification:

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG)

Hobbies: Traveling and visiting museums

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Olga Lieberman, MD

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Undergraduate: Hunter College - CUNY, New York, NY
Medical School: New York Medical College. Valhalla, NY
Residency Training Specialty/Location: Obstetrics and Gynecology/Stony Brook University Hospital, Stony Brook, NY
Fellowship Training/Location: Urogynecology/Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY

Board Certification:

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG)
  • Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery Subspecialty Certification

Hobbies: spending time with her children and her new puppy

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Joseph Livoti, MD

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Undergraduate:
Medical School: George Washington University Medical Center, Washington, DC
Residency Training Specialty/Location:
Internship: Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY
Residency: SUNY Stony Brook Hospital Medical Center, Stony Brook, NY
Residency: Brookdale University Hospital & Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY

Board Certifications:

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG)

Hobbies: coaching his son’s basketball team

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Maria E. Lockhart, MD

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Undergraduate: Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
Medical School: Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Residency Training Specialty/Location: Obstetrics and Gynecology/St Luke's Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York, NY

Board Certification:

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG)

Hobbies: Traveling and working out

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Jay Miller, MD

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Undergraduate: Brooklyn College
Medical School: State University of New York, Downstate
Residency Training Specialty/Location: Obstetrics/Gynecology Residency Training completed at Mt. Sinai Hospital, New York, NY

Board Certification:

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG)

Hobbies: Military Veteran, enjoys spending time with family, and playing the piano

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Joseph E. Pena, MD

Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

Undergraduate: BS in Biology, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY
Medical School: New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY
Residency Training Specialty/Location: Obstetrics and Gynecology/Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Fellowship Training/Location: Reproductive Endocrinology and  Infertility/Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, New York, NY

Board Certifications:

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG)
  • Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

Hobbies: Watching football and spending time with family

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Michael Polcino, MD

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Undergraduate:
Medical School:
Residency Training Specialty/Location:

Board Certifications:

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG)

Hobbies: going to the opera, photography, and hiking

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Arthur Rosenman, MD

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Undergraduate:
Medical School: Akademia Medyczna Wroclawiu Im Piastow Slaskich, Wroclaw, Poland
Residency Training Specialty/Location:
Internship: Queens Hospital Center
Residency: Obstetrics and Gynecology/ Long Island Jewish Medical Center

Board Certifications:

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG)

Hobbies: Spending time with family

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Jeffrey Wanerman, MD

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Undergraduate: Ohio State University
Medical School: New York Medical College
Residency Training Specialty/Location:
Internship: Long Island Jewish Hospital
Residency: Obstetrics and Gynecology/ Long Island Jewish Medical Center

Board Certifications:

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG)

Hobbies: Speed Skating, Biking  
 

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