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Meet the International Patient Program Physicians Team

Montefiore Medical Center (Montefiore), the academic Medical Center and University Hospital for Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Einstein), is internationally recognized for clinical excellence— breaking new ground in research, training the next generation of healthcare leaders, and delivering science-driven, patient-centered care.

Montefiore is ranked among the top hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. For more than 100 years, we have been innovating new treatments, new procedures and new approaches to patient care, producing stellar outcomes and raising the bar for medical centers in the region and around the world. As we build on this momentum, we continue to advance the practice of medicine and set the standard for excellence.

Montefiore is ranked among the top hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. For more than 100 years, we have been innovating new treatments, new procedures and new approaches to patient care, producing stellar outcomes and raising the bar for medical centers in the region and around the world. As we build on this momentum, we continue to advance the practice of medicine and set the standard for excellence.

Team Leaders

Abbott, Ira R., MD

Abbott, Ira R., MD, Acting Director, Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery; Director, Surgical Neuro-Oncology, CHAM, Craniofacial Reconstruction|Epilepsy|Hydrocephalus|Moyamoya|Pediatric Brain Tumor|Spasticity|Pediatrics - Neurological Surgery|Neurological Surgery
Title Acting Director, Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery; Director, Surgical Neuro-Oncology, CHAM
Medical Education Baylor College of Medicine

Team Members

Ajaimy, Maria, MD

Ajaimy, Maria, MD, Nephrology (Kidney)|Internal Medicine
Medical Education Lebanese University

Bellin, Eran Y., MD

Bellin, Eran Y., MD, Infectious Disease|Internal Medicine
Medical Education Columbia Univ College of Physicians and Surgeons
 

Bent, John P., MD

Bent, John P., MD, Director, Division of Pediatrics; Residency Program Director, Pediatrics|Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (ENT)
Title Director, Division of Pediatrics; Residency Program Director
Medical Education Wake Forest University School of Medicine

Brandt, Lawrence J., MD

Brandt, Lawrence J., MD, Gastroenterology
Medical Education SUNY Downstate College of Medicine
 

Braunschweig, Ira, MD

Braunschweig, Ira, MD, Medical Oncology (Cancer)|Hematology (Blood)|Cancer - Hematologic (Stem Cell Transplant, CART therapy)
Medical Education New York University School of Medicine

Camacho, Diego R., MD

Camacho, Diego R., MD, Director,  Minimally Invasive and Laparoscopic General Surgery; Site Director, Bariatric Surgery, Weiler Division, Surgery
Title Director, Minimally Invasive and Laparoscopic General Surgery; Site Director, Bariatric Surgery, Weiler Division
Medical Education Francisco Marroquin University
 

Camacho, Fernando J., MD

Camacho, Fernando J., MD, Attending Physician, Medical Oncology and Hematology, Montefiore; Director, Community Oncology Program, Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer Care, Medical Oncology (Cancer)|Hematology (Blood)
Title Attending Physician, Medical Oncology and Hematology, Montefiore; Director, Community Oncology Program, Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer Care
Medical Education State University of New York

Chuck, Roy S., MD, PhD

Chuck, Roy S., MD, PhD, Chairman, Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, Ophthalmology (Eyes)
Title Chairman, Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
Medical Education Columbia Univ College of Physicians and Surgeons
 

Cohen, Steven R., MD

Cohen, Steven R., MD, Chief, Dermatology, Montefiore, Dermatology
Title Chief, Dermatology, Montefiore
Medical Education University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

DeRose, Joseph J., MD

DeRose, Joseph J., MD, Chief, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery (Heart)
Title Chief, Cardiothoracic Surgery
Medical Education Columbia Univ. College of Physicians & Surgeons
 

Fineberg, Susan A., MD

Fineberg, Susan A., MD, Anatomic & Clinical Pathology
Medical Education SUNY Health Sciences at Stony Brook

Fisher, John D., MD

Fisher, John D., MD, Attending Physician, Cardiac Electrophysiology Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology|Cardiology (Heart)|Internal Medicine
Title Attending Physician
Medical Education Wayne State University
 

Fox, Jana L., MD

Fox, Jana L., MD, Cancer - Breast|Cancer - Melanoma/Sarcoma|Radiation Oncology (Cancer)
Medical Education State University of NY at Stony Brook School of Medicine

Garcia, Mario J., MD

Garcia, Mario J., MD, Chief, Division of Cardiology, Cardiology (Heart)
Title Chief, Division of Cardiology
Medical Education Universidad Nacional Pedro Henriquez Urena
 

Garfein, Evan S., MD

Garfein, Evan S., MD, Chief, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery , Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Title Chief, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Medical Education Columbia Univ College of Physicians and Surgeons

Garg, Madhur K., MD, MBA

Garg, Madhur K., MD, MBA, Clinical Director, Radiation Oncology; Co-Director, Stereotactic Radiosurgery Program, Radiation Oncology (Cancer)|Cancer - Brain|Cancer - Head and Neck|Cancer - Urological (Prostate, Bladder, Kidney, Testicular)
Title Clinical Director, Radiation Oncology; Co-Director, Stereotactic Radiosurgery Program
Medical Education King George Medical College
 

Gartrell, Benjamin A., MD

Gartrell, Benjamin A., MD, Medical Oncology (Cancer)|Cancer - Urological (Prostate, Bladder, Kidney, Testicular)
Medical Education Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University

Goldstein, Daniel, MD

Goldstein, Daniel, MD, Vice Chairman, Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery; Director, Mechanical Assistance Program; Co-Director, Center for Advanced Cardiac Therapy; Surgical Director of Cardiac Transplantation, Cardiothoracic Surgery (Heart)
Title Vice Chairman, Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery; Director, Mechanical Assistance Program; Co-Director, Center for Advanced Cardiac Therapy; Surgical Director of Cardiac Transplantation
Medical Education Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai
 

Greenberg, Mark A., MD

Greenberg, Mark A., MD, Section Head, Northern Region, Interventional Cardiology (Heart)|Cardiology (Heart)|Internal Medicine
Title Section Head, Northern Region
Medical Education University of Illinois College of Medicine

Gucalp, Rasim A., MD

Gucalp, Rasim A., MD, Cancer - Brain|Cancer - Lung|Medical Oncology (Cancer)|Internal Medicine
Medical Education Hacettepe Universitesi Tip Fakultesi
 

Guha, Chandan, MD, PhD

Guha, Chandan, MD, PhD, Cancer - Gastrointestinal (Liver)|Cancer - Urological (Prostate, Bladder, Kidney, Testicular)|Radiation Oncology (Cancer)
Medical Education Calcutta University

Gupta, Sanjeev, MD

Gupta, Sanjeev, MD, Gastroenterology|Hepatology (Liver, Gallbladder, Pancreas)
Medical Education University of Rajasthan, Sardar Patel Med Coll
 

Ho, Sammy, MD

Ho, Sammy, MD, Gastroenterology
Medical Education State University of NY at Stony Brook School of Medicine

Hsu, Daphne T., MD

Hsu, Daphne T., MD, Pediatrics - Cardiology (Heart)|Adult Congenital Heart Disease
Medical Education Yale University School of Medicine
 

Jacobson, Mark I., MD

Jacobson, Mark I., MD, Anatomic Pathology|Dermatopathology
Medical Education University of Witwatersrand, S. Africa

Jan, Dominique M., MD

Jan, Dominique M., MD, Chief, Division of Pediatric Surgery; Director, Pediatric Transplantation Surgery, General Surgery|Pediatric Transplant|Gastroenterology|Pediatrics - Surgery
Title Chief, Division of Pediatric Surgery; Director, Pediatric Transplantation Surgery
Medical Education Pierre et Marie Curie Universite
 

Kalnicki, Shalom, MD

Kalnicki, Shalom, MD, Chairman, Department of Radiation Oncology, Radiation Oncology (Cancer)|Cancer - Breast|Cancer - Neuroendocrine Tumor|Cancer - Urological (Prostate, Bladder, Kidney, Testicular)
Title Chairman, Department of Radiation Oncology
Medical Education University of Sao Paulo

Kaskel, Frederick J., MD, PhD

Kaskel, Frederick J., MD, PhD, Vice Chair, Affiliate and Network Relations, Children’s Hospital at Montefiore, Pediatrics - Nephrology (Kidney)
Title Vice Chair, Affiliate and Network Relations, Children’s Hospital at Montefiore
Medical Education University of Cincinnati
 

Kaubisch, Andreas, MD

Kaubisch, Andreas, MD, Cancer - Gastrointestinal (Liver)|Cancer - Gastrointestinal (Pancreas)|Medical Oncology (Cancer)
Medical Education Columbia Univ. College of Physicians & Surgeons

Kennedy, Gary J., MD

Kennedy, Gary J., MD, Geriatric Psychiatry
Medical Education University of Texas, San Antonio
 

Kinkhabwala, Milan M., MD

Kinkhabwala, Milan M., MD, Chief, Transplantation; Director, Abdominal Transplantation, Transplant and Hepatobiliary Surgery|Surgery
Title Chief, Transplantation; Director, Abdominal Transplantation
Medical Education Cornell University Medical College

Kuo, Dennis Y., MD

Kuo, Dennis Y., MD, Gynecologic Oncology (Cancer)
Medical Education New York University School of Medicine
 

Levy, Adam S., MD

Levy, Adam S., MD, Medical Director, Pediatric Ambulatory Subspecialty Services, Children’s Hospital at Montefiore, Pediatrics - Hematology-Oncology (Cancer)|Pediatrics
Title Medical Director, Pediatric Ambulatory Subspecialty Services, Children’s Hospital at Montefiore
Medical Education New York University School of Medicine

Levy, Paul A., MD

Levy, Paul A., MD, Clinical Genetics|Clinical Biochemical Genetics
Medical Education Tulane University School of Medicine
 

Lipton, Richard B., MD

Lipton, Richard B., MD, Neurology
Medical Education University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine

Loehner, John, MD

Loehner, John, MD, Internal Medicine
Medical Education SUNY Downstate College of Medicine
 

Louard, Rita J., MD

Louard, Rita J., MD, Endocrinology, Diabetes, Metabolism
Medical Education Columbia Univ. College of Physicians & Surgeons

Medow, Norman B., MD

Medow, Norman B., MD, Director, Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus Service, Ophthalmology (Eyes)
Title Director, Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus Service
Medical Education SUNY Downstate College of Medicine
 

Mehta, Keyur J., MD

Mehta, Keyur J., MD, Cancer - Gynecologic (Uterine)|Radiation Oncology (Cancer)|Cancer - Gynecologic (Cervical)|Cancer - Gynecologic (Ovarian)|Cancer - Melanoma/Sarcoma
Medical Education Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Menegus, Mark A., MD

Menegus, Mark A., MD, Interventional Cardiology (Heart)|Cardiology (Heart)|Internal Medicine
Medical Education Rutgers University Medical School
 

Michler, Robert E., MD

Michler, Robert E., MD, Surgeon-in-Chief; Chairman, Surgery; Chairman,  Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery; Co-Director, Montefiore Einstein Center for Heart and Vascular Care, Cardiothoracic Surgery (Heart)
Title Surgeon-in-Chief; Chairman, Surgery; Chairman, Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery; Co-Director, Montefiore Einstein Center for Heart and Vascular Care
Medical Education Dartmouth Medical School

Moshe, Solomon L., MD

Moshe, Solomon L., MD, The Isabelle Rapin Division of Child Neurology, The Saul R. Korey Department of Neurology, Pediatric Neurology|Clinical Neurophysiology|Epilepsy
Title The Isabelle Rapin Division of Child Neurology, The Saul R. Korey Department of Neurology
Medical Education University of Athens Medical School
 

Papalezova, Katia T., MD

Papalezova, Katia T., MD, Surgical Oncologist, Department of Surgery, Surgery|Surgical Oncology|Cancer - Melanoma/Sarcoma
Title Surgical Oncologist, Department of Surgery
Medical Education Sofia Medical School, Bulgaria

Perez-Soler, Roman, MD

Perez-Soler, Roman, MD, Chairman, Department of Oncology; Chief, Division of Medical Oncology; Deputy Director, Albert Einstein Cancer Center, Cancer - Lung|Cancer - Lung (Mesothelioma)|Medical Oncology (Cancer)
Title Chairman, Department of Oncology; Chief, Division of Medical Oncology; Deputy Director, Albert Einstein Cancer Center
Medical Education Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona
 

Piperdi, Bilal, MD

Piperdi, Bilal, MD, Medical Oncology (Cancer)|Hematology (Blood)|Internal Medicine
Medical Education University of Hacettepe Medical School

Pullman, James M., MD, PhD

Pullman, James M., MD, PhD, Anatomic Pathology
Medical Education University of Chicago
 

Rocca, Juan P., MD, Masters in Health Administration

Rocca, Juan P., MD, Masters in Health Administration, Surgical Director, Kidney Transplantation, Transplant and Hepatobiliary Surgery|Surgery
Title Surgical Director, Kidney Transplantation
Medical Education Universidad De Buenos Aires

Shaparin, Naum, MD

Shaparin, Naum, MD, Director, Pain Service, Pain Medicine|Anesthesiology|Hospice & Palliative Medicine
Title Director, Pain Service
Medical Education University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey
 

Shinnar, Shlomo, MD, PhD

Shinnar, Shlomo, MD, PhD, The Isabelle Rapin Division of Child Neurology, The Saul R. Korey Department of Neurology, Pediatric Neurology|Epilepsy
Title The Isabelle Rapin Division of Child Neurology, The Saul R. Korey Department of Neurology
Medical Education Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Suhrland, Mark J., MD

Suhrland, Mark J., MD, Cytopathology|Anatomic & Clinical Pathology
Medical Education SUNY Downstate College of Medicine
 

Surks, Martin I., MD

Surks, Martin I., MD, Endocrinology, Diabetes, Metabolism
Medical Education New York University School of Medicine

Tepper, Oren M., MD

Tepper, Oren M., MD, Director, Craniofacial Surgery Program, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Title Director, Craniofacial Surgery Program
Medical Education New York University School of Medicine
 

Thompson, John F., MD

Thompson, John F., MD, Chief, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Children’s Hospital at Montefiore, Pediatrics - Gastroenterology
Title Chief, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Children’s Hospital at Montefiore
Medical Education Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine

Verma, Amit K., MD

Verma, Amit K., MD, Director, Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS) Program; Director, Division of Hemato-Oncology, Department of Oncology, Hematology (Blood)|Medical Oncology (Cancer)|Cancer - Hematologic (Myelodysplastic Syndrome)
Title Director, Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS) Program; Director, Division of Hemato-Oncology, Department of Oncology
Medical Education All-India Institute of Medical Sciences
 

Wolkoff, Allan W., MD

Wolkoff, Allan W., MD, Hepatology (Liver, Gallbladder, Pancreas)|Gastroenterology
Medical Education Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Yassari, Reza, MD

Yassari, Reza, MD, Chief, Division of Spinal Neurosurgery; Director, Neurosurgery Residency, Neurological Surgery|Minimally-invasive Spine Surgery|Spinal Deformity|Spinal Tumors|Spine Disease
Title Chief, Division of Spinal Neurosurgery; Director, Neurosurgery Residency
Medical Education Medical University of Vienna
 

Zingman, Barry S., MD

Zingman, Barry S., MD, Infectious Disease
Medical Education New York University School of Medicine