OMM Department Faculty and Staff

Sheldon Yao, D.O.
Acting Chair/Assistant Professor

Serota Building, Room: 128
Clinical Office: 516.686.1300
Clinical Fax: 516.686.7890
OMM Academic Department: 516.686.3754
syao@nyit.edu

Area of expertise: Board certified in Family medicine and Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine, my practice emphasizes the integration of osteopathic manipulative medicine to treat newborns, children, adults, and geriatrics.  I have special interest in the osteopathic management of headache, sports injuries, asthma, lymphedema, neurological diseases, and Parkinson’s disease.
   

Edward Gotfried, D.O., FACOS
Associate Professor

Serota Building, Room: 129
Clinical Office: 516.686.1300
Clinical Fax: 516.686.7890
OMM Academic Department: 516.686.3799
egotfrie@nyit.edu
 

   

Hugh Ettlinger, D.O., FAAO
Associate Professor

Director College of Osteopathic Medicine /St. Barnabas NMM/OMT Residency
Serota Building, Room 126
Office: St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx: 718-960-9000 x2261
OMM Academic Department: 516.686.3799
hettli01@nyit.edu
 

   

Reem Y. Abu-Sbaih, D.O.
Assistant Professor

Serota Building, Room: 134
Clinical Office: 516.686.1300
Clinical Fax: 516.686.7890
OMM Academic Department: 516.686.3799
rabusbai@nyit.edu
 

   

Elizabeth Caron, D.O.
Assistant Professor

Serota Building, Room: 139
Clinical Office: 516.686.1300
Clinical Fax: 516.686.7890
OMM Academic Department: 516.686.4027
ecaron@nyit.edu

Read about Dr. Caron's experience and background


George Cheriyan, D.O.
Instructor

Serota Building, Room 138
Clinical Office: 516.686.1300 
Clinical Fax: 516.686.7890 
OMM Academic Department: 516.686.3765
gcheriya@nyit.edu


Dawn Cieplensky, D.O.
Clinical Assistant Professor

Serota Building, Room 126
Office: Manhattan: 212-465-3175
OMM Academic Department: 516.686.3799
dcieplen@nyit.edu
 

   

Theodore Flaum, D.O.
Assistant Professor

Serota Building, Room: 134
Clinical Office: 516.686.1300
Clinical Fax: 516.686.7890
OMM Academic Department: 516.686.3799
tflaum@nyit.edu
 

   

Patricia Kooyman, D.O.
Assistant Professor

Serota Building, Room: 134
Clinical Office: 516.686.1300
Clinical Fax: 516.686.7890
OMM Academic Department: 516.686.3799
pkooyman@nyit.edu

Area of expertise: Board certification in Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (NMM/OMM). Through this specialization, I treat people of all ages – infants, children, adolescents, and adults to seniors. Together with the person seeking treatment, we work to optimize health concerns that could be related to musculoskeletal, neurological, visceral, or even psychological/emotional issues, among other health issues or concerns...read more

   

To Shan Li, D.O.
Assistant Professor

Serota Building, Room: 136
Clinical Office: 516.686.1300
Clinical Fax: 516.686.7890
OMM Academic Department: 516.686.3799
tli05@nyit.edu
   

Michael Terzella, D.O.
Assistant Professor

Serota Building, Room: 136
Clinical Office: 516.686.1300
Clinical Fax: 516.686.7890
OMM Academic Department: 516.686.3799
mterzell@nyit.edu
 

   

Melissa Ventimiglia, D.O.
Clinical Assistant Professor

Serota Building, Room 126
Office: Manhattan: 212-662-6560
Queens: 347-960-9439
OMM Academic Department: 516.686.3799
mventimi@nyit.edu
 

   
   

Helen Graneto
Administrative Assistant

Serota Building, Room: 126
OMM Academic Department: 516.686.3799
hgraneto@nyit.edu
 

   

Barbara Nelson
Office Assistant

Serota Building, Room: 125
OMM Academic Department: 516.686.3972
bnelson@nyit.edu
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Contact Us

Old Westbury
Northern Boulevard, P.O. Box 8000, Old Westbury, NY 11568
516.686.3747 | Email | Map

Academic Health Care Center
Northern Boulevard, P.O. Box 8000,  Old Westbury, NY 11568
516.686.1300 | Email | Map

Family Health Care Center
267 Carleton Ave., Central Islip, NY
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Family Health Care Center at Uniondale
433 Uniondale Ave., Uniondale, NY
516.483.8798