Clinical Leadership

At South Nassau Communities Hospital, our clinical leaders and their departments work diligently to ensure your safety, comfort and satisfaction.


Jonathan E. Singer, MD
Department Chair

Neil Kirschen, MD
Director of Pain Management

Emergency Services

Joshua Kugler, MD
Department Chair

Lincoln Ferguson, MD
Chief of Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Family Practice

Scott Ippolito, MD 
Department Chair

Samuel Sandowski, MD
Director of Family Practice Residency

Cheryl Carrao, DO
Director of Osteopathic Medical Education

Laboratory & Pathology

Susan Wu, MD
Department Chair


Aaron Glatt, MD
Department Chair; Chief, Infectious Diseases

Raul Mendoza, MD
Associate Chair of Medicine, Physician-in-Charge, Critical Care Unit

Lawrence Kanner, MD
Chief of Cardiology; Director of Electrophysiology/Arrhythmia Services

Jason Freeman, MD
Director of Interventional Cardiology

Asif Rehman, MD
Associate Director of Interventional Cardiology

Jonathan Altus, MD
Co-Director of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Frank Coletta, MD
Co-Director of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Jeffrey Behar, MD
Director of Neurology

Russell Cohen, MD
Chief of Dermatology

Steven Lomasky, MD
Chief of Endocrinology

Jonathan Zinberg, MD
Chief of Gastroenterology

Stephen Kadish, MD
Physician-in-Charge of Endoscopy Unit

Louis Swartz, MD
Co-Chief of Nephrology

Lawrence Kleinman, MD
Co-Chief of Nephrology

Richard M. Lee, MD
Interim Director of Oncology/Hematology

Eric Cruz, MD
Director of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Obstetrics & Gynecology

Alan Garely, MD
Chair of Obstetrics & Gynecology; Director of Urogynecology

Edmund Tomlinson, MD
Vice Chair of Obstetrics & Gynecology; Chief of Obstetrics

Robert Dean, MD
Coordinator of Resident & Medical Student Education

Dina El Kady, MD
Chief of Maternal Fetal Medicine

Ira Bachman, MD
Director of Gynecology

Ann Buhl, MD
Director of Gynecologic Oncology


Warren Rosenfeld, MD

Lincoln Ferguson, MD
Associate Chair of Pediatrics

Psychiatry & Behavioral Health

Stanley Reddy, MD
Department Chair


Matthew Rifkin, MD
Department Chair

Edward Mullen, MD
Director of Radiation Oncology; Co-Director of Gamma Knife®

Michael Brisman, MD
Chief of Surgical Neuro-Oncology; Co-Director, Gamma Knife


Rajiv Datta, MD
Department Chair; Director of the Gertrude & Louis Feil Cancer Center; Director of Surgical Oncology/Head & Neck

Kenneth Becker, MD
Director of General Surgery

Christine Hodyl, DO
Director of Breast Services

Dean Pappas, MD
Chief of Colon & Rectal Surgery

Rajeev Vohra, MD 
Director of Minimally Invasive & Bariatric Surgery

Stephen Onesti, MD
Director of Neurosurgery

Richard Nauheim, MD
Director of Ophthalmology; Director of Ophthalmology Residency

Robert Licul, DDS
Director of Oral Surgery

Louis Rosner, MD
Director of Otorhinolarygology

Stelios Koutsoumbelis, MD
Interim Chief of Orthopedic Surgery

John Feder, MD
Director of Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery

Juan Goez, DPM
Director of Podiatry, Orthopedic Surgery

Martin Kessler, MD
Director of Plastic Surgery

Shahriyour Andaz, MD
Director of Thoracic Oncology

Michael Herman, MD
Director of Urology

Daniel McCally, MD
Assistant Director of Urology

Harmandeep Singh, MD
Medical Director, Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

Charles C. Sticco, DO
Medical Director, Wound Care Center


Board of Directors

Board of Directors

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Administrative Team

Administrative Team

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Clinical Leadership

Clinical Leadership

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