Advisory Board

Juan Acosta (D.O. '97)
Emergency Medicine Physician
St. Catherine’s of Sienna Hospital

Juan F. Acosta, DO, MS, FACOEP-D, FACEP is a 1997 graduate of New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. After an Osteopathic Internship and Residency in Emergency Medicine at St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx, NY, he received a Master’s in Clinical Investigation from Weill Cornell Medical College... Read more

Marsha Alexander (D.O. '02)
Northport VA, Private Practice

Dr. Marsha Alexander is a board certified psychiatrist. She obtained her medical degree from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine where she received the Award for Excellence in Behavioral Medicine... Read more

Irfan Buddha
Head of North American Operations
Aerogen Inc.

Irfan is a Performance management driven executive with more than twenty-five years of healthcare and business development experience. He utilizes process improvement, change management and financial analysis to lead, mentor and develop teams to peak performance... Read more

Elissa J. Charbonneau (D.O. '88, M.S.)
Diplomate, ABPMR, AOBRM
Associate Professor, Tufts Medical School
Chief Medical Officer, Encompass Health Corporation

Elissa (Lisa) Charbonneau, D.O., M.S., was appointed to chief medical officer of Encompass Health in June 2015. As chief medical officer, Dr. Charbonneau oversees medical operations, quality and patient care for the Company’s 150+ hospitals across the country, which have a combined annual discharge of more than 200,000 patients... Read more

Humayun J. Chaudhry (D.O. '91)
President & CEO
Federation of State Medical Boards

Dr. Humayun “Hank” Chaudhry is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) of the United States, which represents the nation’s state medical licensing boards and co-sponsors the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE)... Read more

Raysha J. Crawford (D.O. '14)
Amwell Medical Group

Raysha J. Crawford, DO is originally from Webster, NY and now currently calls Long Island her home. She received her undergraduate degree in Biochemistry from State University of New York, in Brockport, NY where she graduated Cum Laude. ... Read more

Daniel Ferrara (D.O. '86)
Alteon Health

Daniel Ferrara, D.O., is currently a consultant and former founder and Northeast Regional President at US Acute Care Solutions – Alteon. a physician-led organization that supports some of the most respected health systems in the United States... Read more

Jason M. Golbin (D.O., M.B.A., M.S. '00)
Chief Medical Officer, Executive Vice President
Catholic Health

Jason M. Golbin, D.O., M.B.A., M.S., FCCP, FACP, FACHE, FACMQ, FABQAURP, is chief medical officer and executive vice president of Catholic Health in Rockville Centre, N.Y. Previously, he served as chief quality officer, chief patient experience officer, and senior vice president from 2017 to 2021, and chief medical officer at St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center in Smithtown, N.Y., from 2013 to 2017. ... Read more

Murray Goldstein (D.O.)
Retired, NIH
Founding NYITCOM Member

Dr. Murray Goldstein served for 40 years as a US Public Health Service commissioned medical officer. He was posted to the NIH from1953-1993. He was Director of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke of the National Institutes of Health (1983-1993) and an Assistant Surgeon General in Public Health Service at the 2 star rank of Rear Admiral (1981-1993)... Read more

Elizabeth Haines (D.O. ’05)
Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital-NYU Langone Health

Elizabeth Haines, DO, MSc, FACEP is the Service Chief of Quality and the Patient Safety Officer at Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital-NYU Langone Health. She is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine at NYU and Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital... Read more

Cindy Hoffman (D.O. '85)
Cindy Hoffman Dermatology

Cindy Hoffman, D.O., FAOCD, graduated from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine (NYCOM) in 1985, completed a Family Practice and Dermatology Residency by 1990, and has been in practice for over 25 years. She is a Board Certified Dermatologist... Read more

Helen Irving (B.S., M.B.A.)

Helen Irving’s career has focused on organ donation and transplantation with a particular interest in access to these services. Most recently she served as the President and CEO of LiveOnNY from September of 2011 until December 2021. She holds significant clinical, administrative, and business expertise coupled with both an understanding of New York healthcare and a national perspective on issues in transplantation... Read more

Michael Keane (J.D.)
Garfunkel Wild, P.C.

Michael Keane is a Partner/Director of Garfunkel Wild, P.C., which he joined in 1992. He is a Co-Chair of the firm’s Litigation and Arbitration Group, Chair of the Environmental Group, and a member of the firm’s Corporate Reorganization and Bankruptcy and Health Care Information and Technology Practice Groups. Michael primarily handles clients’ pre-dispute, litigation, and alternate dispute resolution needs. ... Read more

Andrea Klemes (D.O. '87)
Chief Medical Officer

Board certified in internal medicine and endocrinology, Andrea’s principal role as Chief Medical Officer is leading and shaping MDVIP’s physician-led primary care model.... Read more

Atul Kukar (D.O. '00)
Chief, Division of Cardiology, Mt. Sinai Queens
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine

Dr. Atul Kukar completed his undergraduate education from Georgetown University and earned his medical degree from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, where he graduated with honors as a member of the Psi Sigma Alpha Honor Society... Read more

Krishan Kumar (M.D.)
Clinical Professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine, NYITCOM
Director of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, NUMC

Krishan Kumar, MD, FAAP, FACEP

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Matthew Mackay
Business Development Executive
Henry Schein Inc.

Henry Schein Inc. Business Development Executive Matthew Mackay, joined Henry Schein in 2010 as a sales leader who transitioned over to business development after receiving his Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certification... Read more

Kate Maitland

Her professional career began as Executive Personal Assistant to Beatrice Renfield, Senior Vice President of Renfield Importers. She oversaw the Harold and Beatrice Renfield Foundation and managed a household budget, accounts payable, and six staff members. ... Read more

Matthew Mene (D.O. '90)
Integrated Medical Professionals

Dr. Matthew Mené, a native of Long Island, received his BS degree in Life Sciences at New York Institute of Technology in 1987 as part of a 7 year medical program. He received his Doctor of Osteopathy Degree from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1990. ... Read more

Kevin O’Connor (D.O. '92)
Director, Executive Medicine
The GW Medical Faculty Associates
Medical Director, Inter. & Diplomatic Affairs
The George Washington University Hospital
Senior Medical Advisor, Health Sciences Programs
The George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences

John Rimmer (D.O. ’05)
Chief Medical Officer,
Carepoint Health System

Dr. Rimmer is a dually Board Certified Physician Leader with extensive clinical, administrative and creative competencies. Currently serving as Chief Medical Officer of Carepoint Health System, Dr. Rimmer strives to bring creative problem solving to the bedside, with pragmatic strategies to streamline care delivery... Read more

Sonia Rivera-Martinez (D.O. '02)
Assoc. Professor, Dept. of Family Medicine
Assoc. Medical Director, Family Healthcare Center
Director, NYIT Community Free Clinic & Outreach
NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine

Robert Rizzuto
Director, Dining Services NYIT

Francis Russo
Chief Operating Officer
Assisi Animal health

Steven H. Silber (M.S., D.O., M.H.C.M. '82)
Regional Executive Medical Director
New York-Presbyterian Medical Group - Brooklyn

Phil Spadafora, D.O. (‘89)
Internal Medicine

Dr. Spadafora is a 1989 graduate of NYITCOM and is currently an Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine at NYU Long Island School of Medicine. He also practices at Long Island Professional Medical Services. He’s board-certified in Internal Medicine and completed his IM residency at Winthrop University Hospital. Dr. Spadafora has been published in topics and titles such as “Pseudosepsis: rectus sheath hematoma mimicking septic shock,” and “Fulminant hepatic failure.”

Domenick Sportelli (D.O. '09)
NJ Advanced Psychiatry

Dr. Domenick J. Sportelli is Board Certified in both Adult General Psychiatry as well as Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. He began his journey with a Bachelor's degree in Biology as well as a Master of Science degree in Biology from Montclair State University... Read more

Norman Sveilich (D.O.)
Associate Professor Orthopedics
NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine

Dr Norman Sveilich is a Graduate of University Health Sciences Kansas City Missouri with DO Degree. Internship Grandview Hospital, Dayton Ohio 1964. He was a Family Practioner in Miami, Florida from1965-1970... Read more

Philip Volpe (D.O. '83)
U.S. Army

Major General Philip Volpe retired from the United States Army after 30 years of distinguished service on 1 June 2013. His final two duty assignments were as the Commanding General of the Army’s Western Regional Medical Command responsible for, and overseeing, two medical centers, eight community hospitals, and several stand-alone outpatient centers covering greater than twelve installations … Read more

Alan Wong (M.B.A., D.O. '03)
Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President
Medical Affairs

Dr. Wong joined Mount Sinai South Nassau from Catholic Health Services, where he served in multiple leadership roles at Mercy Medical Center in Rockville Centre, NY, including Vice President for Patient Safety and Chief Quality Officer, Chair of Internal Medicine and Chief of Pulmonary Critical Care. ... Read more