Meet the Faculty

Aaron E. Glatt, MD
Aaron E. Glatt, MD, FACP, FIDSA, FSHEA

Chairman, Department of Medicine and Chief, Infectious Diseases / Hospital Epidemiologist
Clinical Professor of Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Fellowship: State University of New York Downstate Medical Center
Residency: Brookdale Hospital Medical Center
Medical School: Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

Raul Mendoza, MD
Raul Mendoza, MD

Associate Chairman, Department of Medicine
Fellowship: State University of New York Downstate Medical Center (Cardiology)
Residency: State University of New York Downstate Medical Center
Medical School: National Autonomous University of Mexico Medical School

Steven M. Weiss, MD
Steven M. Weiss, MD, FACP

Director, Internal Medicine Residency Program
Fellowship: State University of New York Downstate Medical Center (Infectious Diseases)
Residency: Brookdale Hospital Medical Center
Medical School: New York University School of Medicine

Stanley Goldstein, MD
Stanley Goldstein, MD, FAAP, FAAAAI

Chief, Allergy / Immunology
Fellowship: Children’s Hospital of Buffalo
Residency: Long Island Jewish Medical Center
Medical School: New York Medical College

Lawrence J. Kanner, MD
Lawrence J. Kanner, MD, FACC, FHRS

Chief, Cardiology
Fellowship: North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset
Residency: North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset
Medical School: State University of New York Buffalo Medical College

Steven J. Lomasky, MD
Steven J. Lomasky, MD, FACP, FACE

Chief, Endocrinology
Fellowship: Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Residency: Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Medical School: Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University

Jonathan Zinberg, MD
Jonathan Zinberg, MD

Chief, Gastroenterology
Fellowship: Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Residency: Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center
Medical School: Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

Richard M. Lee, MD
Richard M. Lee, MD

Chief, Hematology / Oncology
Fellowship: Boston University Medical Center
Residency: Loyola University Medical Center
Medical School: University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine

Haiwen Ma, MD
Haiwen Ma, MD, PhD, FACP

Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency
Chief, Hospitalist Services
Residency: Jacobi Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Medical School: Shanghai Medical University

Cheriyan Thomas, MD, MBA
Cheriyan Thomas, MD, MBA

Associate Chief, Hospitalist Services
Fellowship: Flushing Hospital Medical Center (Geriatrics)
Residency: Flushing Hospital Medical Center
Medical School: Kasturba Medical College

Louis Swartz, MD
Louis Swartz, MD

Co-Chief, Nephrology
Fellowship: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Residency: Winthrop University Hospital
Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine

Lawrence Kleinman, MD

Co-Chief, Nephrology
Fellowship: University of Texas at San Antonio Hospital
Residency: Northport Veterans’ Affairs Medical Center
Medical School: Catholic University Louvain Belgium Medical School

Linda Russo, MD
Linda Russo, MD

Chief, Palliative Care
Fellowship: University Hospital at Stony Brook
Residency: Winthrop University Hospital
Medical School: University del Noreste, Tampico, Mexico

Jonathan Altus, MD
Jonathan Altus, MD, FCCP

Co-Chief, Pulmonary / Critical Care
Fellowship: New York University Medical Center
Residency: Beth Israel Medical Center
Medical School: State University of New York Downstate Medical Center

Frank Coletta, MD
Frank Coletta, MD, FCCP

Co-Chief, Pulmonary / Critical Care
Fellowship: Winthrop University Hospital
Residency: Winthrop University Hospital
Medical School: State University of New York Downstate Medical Center

Stuart D. Kaplan, MD
Stuart D. Kaplan, MD

Chief, Rheumatology
Fellowship: North Shore University Hospital
Residency: Maimonides Medical Center
Medical School: Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Eric Hanauer, MD
Eric Hanauer, MD

Chief, Neurology and Stroke Center
Fellowship: University of Rochester, Strong Memorial Hospital
Residency: University of Rochester, Strong Memorial Hospital
Medical School: University of Buffalo

Keith Brennan, MD
Keith Brennan, MD

Hospitalist
Residency: Roger Williams Medical Center
Medical School: American University of Antigua

Andrew Goldstein, MD
Andrew Goldstein, MD

Ambulatory Care
Residency: Lenox Hill Hospital
Medical School: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Ioannis Kariolis, MD
Ioannis Kariolis, MD

Hospitalist
Fellowship: New York Hospital of Queens, Weill-Cornell (Geriatrics)
Residency: New York Hospital of Queens, Weill-Cornell
Medical School: State University of New York Downstate Medical Center

Hina Khan, MD
Hina Khan, MD

Hospitalist
Residency: Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Medical School: Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

Asaf Klein, MD
Asaf Klein, MD

Rheumatology
Fellowship:  Northwell at Manhasset
Residency:   Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Medical School:  State University of New York Downstate Medical Center

Kaushik Mandal, MD
Kaushik Mandal, MD

Hospitalist
Residency: Jamaica Hospital Medical Center
Medical School: University of Calcutta Medical College

 Yelena Markovskaya, MD
Yelena Markovskaya, MD

Infectious Diseases
Fellowship: North Shore University Hospital
Residency: St. Vincent’s Catholic Medical Center
Medical School: Odessa Medical Institute

Panina Niyazova, MD
Panina Niyazova, MD

Geriatrics
Fellowship: New York Hospital of Queens, Weill-Cornell
Residency: Lutheran Medical Center
Medical School: First Tashkent State Medical Institute

Audrey Paulssen-Sorano, DO
Audrey Paulssen-Sorano, DO

Ambulatory Care
Residency: Nassau County Medical Center
Medical School: New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine

 Louis Saffran, MD
Louis Saffran, MD

Pulmonary / Critical Care
Fellowship: North Shore University Hospital
Residency: North Shore University Hospital
Medical School: University of Maryland

Pilar Stevens-Cohen, MD
Pilar Stevens-Cohen, MD

Cardiology
Fellowship: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Residency: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Medical School: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Zev Carrey, MD

Ambulatory Care
Fellowship: McGill University (Pulmonary / Critical Care)
Residency: Brookdale Hospital Medical Center
Medical School:  State University of New York Downstate Medical Center

From the Program Director

From the Program Director

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Application Information

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Our Program

Introduction to South Nassau's Internal Medicine Residency Program...

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Meet the Faculty

Meet the Faculty

Meet the Faculty of South Nassau's Internal Medicine Residency...

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