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South Nassau Names New Chief of Geriatric Medicine

Cliff Feiner, DO, to help hospital expand geriatrics medicine program

Posted: Nov. 13, 2018

Chief, Division of Geriatric Medicine within the Department of Medicine effective August 2018. Dr. Feiner is Assistant Professor in the Departments of Geriatrics/Palliative Care and Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount. Sinai. He served as founding chief of the Division of Geriatric Medicine at Queens Hospital Center (QHC).

“Dr. Feiner is a proven visionary and innovator in his field, serving as the catalyst and providing the direction for enhanced geriatric services to meet the healthcare needs of our area’s burgeoning aging population,” said Aaron E. Glatt, MD, FACP, FIDSA, FSHEA, chair of the Department of Medicine at South Nassau. “I am pleased to announce that under Dr. Feiner’s leadership, South Nassau’s geriatric medicine program and services will greatly expand and the residents and communities we serve will greatly benefit from his continued commitment to compassionate care.”

While leading the expansion of South Nassau’s geriatric in-patient, outpatient and nursing home services, Dr. Feiner will also be actively involved in the Geriatrics component of South Nassau’s new Internal Medicine Residency program beginning in July 2019.

As chief of QHC’s geriatric medicine program, Dr. Feiner spearheaded the reorganization of the hospital’s community-based off-site facilities and was instrumental in the planning, development and implementation of a 4,400 square foot of outpatient geriatric clinic. He also established a geriatric medicine curriculum for residents in internal medicine and OB/GYN and medical students.

A Fellow in the American College of Physicians and invited speaker at medical seminars throughout the New York metro area, Dr. Feiner has practiced both Internal Medicine and Geriatrics for 31 years. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Metropolitan Area Geriatrics Society where he organized conferences and mentored geriatricians-in-training. Dr. Feiner graduated from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine at the New York Institute of Technology in 1987, completed an internal medicine residency at Long Island College Hospital and trained at the world renowned Mount Sinai Medical Center geriatrics fellowship training program. In addition to geriatric medicine, Dr. Feiner also specializes in Internal Medicine.

The Department of Medicine at South Nassau is comprised of 400 of the most highly trained, board certified voluntary and full-time Internists and subspecialists, who provide patient centered care in the hospital and community-based medical practices; conduct vital research for the advancement of medicine; serve as active members and leaders of prestigious national medical societies and teach and mentor medical students, residents, and fellows.

The Department provides hospital patients with innovative, high-quality medical care through a coordinated network of clinical services including the Divisions of Allergy and Immunology, Cardiology, Clinical Nutrition, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology and Hepatology, General Internal Medicine, Hospital Medicine, Infectious Disease, Pediatrics, Nephrology, Pulmonary Critical Care and Sleep Medicine and Rheumatology.

Located in Oceanside, NY, South Nassau Communities Hospital is one of the region’s largest hospitals, with 455 beds, more than 900 physicians and 3,500 employees. The hospital is an acute-care, not-for-profit teaching hospital that provides state-of-the-art care. South Nassau also operates Long Island’s only free-standing, 9-1-1 receiving Emergency Department, located in Long Beach. In addition to its extensive outpatient specialty centers, South Nassau provides emergency and elective angioplasty, as well as being a designated Stroke Center by the New York State Department of Health and Comprehensive Community Cancer Center by the American College of Surgeons and an accredited center of the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Association and Quality Improvement Program.

The hospital has been awarded the Joint Commission’s gold seal of approval for disease-specific care for heart failure, primary stroke, hip replacement, knee replacement, wound care, bariatric surgery, and end-stage renal disease, and recently was named as one of only 18 programs in the US by the Infectious Diseases Society of America as a Center of Excellence for Antimicrobial Stewardship.

Designated a Magnet® hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) for outstanding nursing care, the hospital is an acute-care, not-for-profit teaching hospital that provides state-of-the-art care in cardiac, oncologic, orthopedic, bariatric, pain management, mental health and emergency services.South Nassau also offers Novalis Tx and Gamma Knife® radiosurgery technologies, and operates the only Trauma Center on the South Shore of Nassau County verified by the American College of Surgeons.

South Nassau is the only hospital on Long Island in 2018 to achieve Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award and 5-star rating for Total Hip Replacement, and it was one of just two hospitals on Long Island to achieve Healthgrades 5-stars in Hip Fracture Treatment. For more information, visit www.southnassau.org.