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Interim Chief Medical Officer: Michael Lucchesi, MD
(718) 270-2401
Personnel / Benefits Office: Doriel Forde
(718) 270-1686
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University Hospital (UHB) opened in 1966 is an 8 story, 376 bed tertiary care academic center is the teaching and research facility of SUNY Downstate. Although established to provide accessible, technologically advanced, tertiary care clinical services, UHB offers significant amounts of primary care, preventive services and education programs through the ambulatory care departments, community outreach and its patient education services. It is the preeminent point of academic medical access for underserved minority patients. The Hospital has 8 intensive care and step-down units, 12 operating rooms, and emergency services department, a diagnostic and ambulatory surgery facility, and ambulatory care center with some 75 clinics, plus 3 satellite Health Centers, a Regional Perinatal Center, the Children's Hospital at Downstate and a nearby Dialysis Center and Endoscopy Center as well as a satellite center at Victory Memorial. The hospital serves as a major training facility for forty-nine graduate medical education programs with more than 900 residents and fellows.

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DIO & Chief Medical Officer: Estevan Garcia, MD
(718) 240-5722
Personnel / Benefits Office: (718) 240-5331
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The 520 bed Brookdale Hospital Medical Center is one of Brooklyn's largest voluntary, nonprofit teaching hospitals. The Radutsky Emergency Care Pavilion is a New York City certified Emergency Trauma Center. Brookdale's outpatient services include more than 40 general and specialty clinics, a community mental health center, and a 16-chair dental suite.

Other services of special interest include: an Ambulatory Surgical Center, Interventional Radiology, an Ambulatory Treatment Suite for chemotherapy patients; a full-service Heart Center; medical surgical, neonatal and pediatric intensive care units; inpatient and outpatient hemodialysis programs; a Women's Health Center for diagnosis and treatment of infertility (including laser surgery) and pre- and postmenopause syndromes, including osteoporosis; a full-service Department of Rehabilitation Medicine for both acute and long-term therapy; a full-service Geriatric Program that includes diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer's Disease, a Genetics counseling and research unit; a complete Psychiatric Service including both inpatient and outpatient facilities, community education, an HIV outreach program, and home visits for the elderly and a full-service Hyperbaric Oxygen and Wound Healing Center.

The institution offers undergraduate clerkships and elective rotations to third and fourth-year medical students.

Brookdale has integrated programs with SUNY Downstate in Dermatology, Emergency Medicine, Cardiovascular diseases, Gastroenterology, and Orthopedic Surgery, other file standing residencies sponsored by Brookdale and fellowships are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. The hospital is fully accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations.

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Director of Medical Education/DIO:

Terence Brady, MD
(718) 616-3786
Personnel / Benefits Office: (718) 616-5369
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Coney Island Hospital, a municipal facility of the Health & Hospitals Corporation (HHC), is a 363 bed hospital at 2601 Ocean Parkway in southern Brooklyn. The hospital has ACGME-approved residencies in Internal Medicine and integrated/affiliated residencies in Surgery, Pediatrics, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Anesthesiology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics and Urology. There is also a Podiatry Residency and integrated/affiliated Fellowships in Gastroenterology, Cardiology, Pulmonary/Critical Care, Hematology/Oncology, Infectious Diseases and Geriatrics. Residents receive full benefits including comprehensive family health insurance, life insurance and disability insurance. There is on-campus parking for all physicians.

The hospital offers clinical care in Dermatology, Allergy and Immunology, Rheumatology, Nephrology, Endocrinology, Neurology, Neonatology, Pediatric Pulmonary Disease, Pediatric Endocrinology, Adolescent Medicine, Vascular Surgery, Neurosurgery, Plastic Surgery, Rectal Surgery, Chest Surgery, Oral Surgery, Head and Neck Surgery, Dentistry, ENT, Emergency Medicine, Pathology, Interventional Radiology, Maternal Fetal Medicine, Radiology, Nuclear Medicine and Gynecology Oncology, as well as Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Alcohol and Drug Detox, and Psychiatric Services. There are comprehensive services in Ambulatory Diagnostic and Therapeutic services, Ambulatory Surgery, Laser Surgery, Cardiac Diagnostic Center including catheterization, Pulmonary Function Testing, Computerized Tomography, MRI, Inpatient Dialysis and a Pre-Deposit Autologous Blood Transfusion program.

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Executive Director: Ernest J. Baptiste
Chief Medical Director: Ghassan Jamaleddine, MD
Personnel / Benefits Office: (718) 245-2010
House Staff Office: (718) 245-2026
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Kings County Hospital Center (KCHC) is a member of the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation; and one of the largest municipal hospital facilities in the country. KCHC is located in Central Brooklyn and provides services to several culturally diverse communities.

KCHC is a Level I Trauma Center and the official training site for the United States Army Reservists Medical Staff prior to their deployment. KCHC has AIDS Center and Stroke Center designations; and has been recognized as a Center of Excellence for Diabetes Education and Parkinson's Disease. In addition, KCHC is also a Level III Perinatal Center. KCHC is a major academic affiliate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center.

KCHC operates 627 inpatient beds. In FY 2013, KCHC provided more than 145,000 emergency room visits, 580,000 outpatient clinic visits and over 26,000 discharges.

The Committee of Interns and Residents (CIR) is the sole Collective Bargaining Representative for all Residents in all PGY titles paid by HHC. Enrollment forms and additional information regarding the services provided by CIR are available from the union office at (212) 356-8100 or by going to the KCHC House Staff Affairs Office, "T" Building, 3rd Floor, Room T-316.

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Chief Medical Officer: Sibte Burney, MD
(718) 604-5546
Personnel / Benefits Office: (718) 604-5244
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Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center, located in the East Flatbush section of Central Brooklyn, was founded in 1926 as a chronic care facility to serve the then Jewish Community within a cultural context. As the community has evolved and diversified, Kingsbrook has expanded its services and programs, to meet the needs of the large culturally diverse communities that it now serves and is now a large Medical Center comprising of an acute hospital, nursing home and rehabilitation center.

Kingsbrook is an 864-bed medical training institution, comprised of a 318-bed acute care hospital and a 538-bed adult and pediatric skilled nursing long-term care facility. In addition to its celebrated Kingsbrook Rehabilitation Institute, Kingsbrook's Centers of Excellence include Brooklyn's only NYS licensed Traumatic Brain Injury and Coma Recovery Unit, and a Geriatric Inpatient Psychiatry service, a premiere program serving the mentally challenged elderly throughout the borough. Kingsbrook has a large Department of Medicine that caters to all types of needs from the community.

There is a 54 resident free standing, accredited residency program in Internal Medicine that provides services to patients under the supervision of a large teaching staff. In addition, there are two other accredited programs in Orthopaedic Surgery and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, which provides similar services in their perspective specialties. There is also a 10 beds ICU and 10 beds CCU to support all the critical care needs of the Institution.

Currently, Kingsbrook sponsors three free residency programs and two SUNY Downstate integrated programs. Kingsbrook's graduate medical training programs are continually improving to provide an enhanced ambulatory care emphasis as well as competent and proficient healthcare providers.

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Vice-President Academic Affairs & DIO: Robin Gitman
(718) 283-8245
Personnel / Benefits Office: (718) 283-7510

Maimonides Medical Center is an urban acute care hospital providing emergency, primary, secondary and tertiary care services to the communities it serves. The history of Maimonides Medical Center spans more than a century. It was originally founded in 1911 as the New Utrecht Infirmary in the rural settlement called Brooklyn. Brooklyn would eventually become New York City's largest borough and one of the largest cities in America with a population of over 2.3 million. Maimonides as we know it today was a product of a 1947 merger of two hospitals, Beth Moses and Israel Zion Hospital. It is a not-for-profit, non-sectarian, voluntary hospital affiliated with the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies.

Maimonides is located in the Borough Park section of Southwestern Brooklyn. With 24 fully accredited residency and fellowship programs, over 1000 full-time and voluntary faculties; over 480 residents and fellows and approximately 800 medical student rotations per year, it is one of the largest independent academic medical centers in the United States. It is a major teaching affiliate of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, the State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn and the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, providing valuable clinical experiences for medical students.

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GME Office: (212) 639-6788
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Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) is the largest privately operated non-profit cancer center in the world. For more than a century, MSKCC has been dedicated to caring for patients afflicted with cancer, advancing biomedical knowledge through research, and training health care professionals in the specialties and subspecialties of cancer care.

Memorial Hospital incorporates a 471 bed inpatient unit with outpatient services delivered within the hospital as well as off-site program locations within Manhattan and surrounding communities. Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center's clinical fellowships offer invaluable educational opportunities in an academic medical center dedicated to cancer research, patient care, and education. Our renowned training programs prepare physicians for leadership roles in the care of cancer patients around the world.

A major referral center (over 22,000 patients admitted yearly), Memorial Hospital for Cancer and Allied Diseases, the patient care arm of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, provides a unique environment for learning.

With over 900 attending staff, our programs offer valuable educational opportunities.

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Corporate VP of Academic Affairs/DIO: Jenny Kakleas, MPA; 718-630-7300
GME Office: Administrative Director:                        GME Coordinator: Lauren McGuire, MBA, C-TAGME;  718-630-8519 
Joan Bresil 718-630-6374
Personnel / Benefits Office: 718-630-7280 (Select Option 1 then Option 1 again)
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Since it's founding in 1883, NYU-Lutheran (formerly Lutheran Medical Center), located in the Sunset Park/Bay Ridge area of Brooklyn, has been committed to its community and to training health care professionals. As a nationally recognized community teaching health system, NYU-Lutheran is a major teaching affiliate of State University of New York (SUNY) Health Sciences Center at Brooklyn. Services include a 450-bed hospital, a 240-bed nursing home, an innovative managed care program, community and educational programs and a comprehensive primary care delivery system and school health program, along with housing and social support services for older adults.

At NYU-Lutheran Medical Center we offer a model of comprehensive health care delivery that ensures access to high-quality health care and promotes well-being within the context of family and community. NYU-Lutheran sponsors fully accredited residency-training programs in Dentistry, Family Practice, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Podiatry, Surgery, Surgical Critical Care, and Vascular Surgery. We are committed to educating a new generation of physicians who will possess a balance between clinical excellence and sensitivity to individual patient needs. NYU-Lutheran is also committed to the education of medical students and offers a variety of third year clinical clerkships and fourth year electives to SUNY students. In 1996, the Office of Clinical Research was also established to help residents and students develop a deeper understanding of relevant medical literature and clinical investigation.

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DIO & Chairman of Medicine: Sheldon Markowitz, MD
(718) 869-7672
Personnel / Benefits Office: (718) 868-7650

Providing Quality Care and Resident Training
St. John’s Episcopal Hospital is the only hospital providing emergency and ambulatory care to the densely populated, culturally and economically diverse, and medically underserved populations of the Rockaways and Five Towns in southern Queens County and southwestern Nassau County, New York. Celebrating over 110 years of community care in 2016, the 257-bed facility provides people of all faiths with comprehensive preventive, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative services, regardless of ability to pay.

St. John's is accredited by The Joint Commission’s Health Facilities Accreditation Program and is approved by the New York State Department of Health. The Hospital is a New York State Designated Stroke Center, a recipient of the Gold-Plus Get with the Guidelines®-Stroke Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association, and is a certified emergency heart care station. It is also designated as a 911/Level II trauma receiving hospital by the New York City Department of Health. St. John's meets and even exceeds national and state averages on many important quality indicators.

St. John’s is also a well-respected teaching hospital, training over 180 residents annually in 9 Graduate Medical Education Programs accredited by the New York State Department of Education. Our Family Practice, Surgery, Obstetrics, Ophthalmology and Dermatology Programs are accredited by the American Osteopathic Association and affiliated with Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. Internal Medicine and Psychiatry are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Graduate Medical Education Programs in Podiatry and Wound Care are accredited by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education and affiliated with Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine.

The hospital strives to support area residents to achieve optimal health outcomes and quality of life. Services extend beyond inpatient and outpatient care to include outreach to the community to improve health status. Outreach services include behavioral health screening, screening for hypertension, asthma and diabetes, information on health insurance, social work and nutrition counseling, and the Speaker's Bureau, which offers assistance to community organizations by arranging for doctors, nurses, social workers, pastors, nutritionists, and other healthcare professionals who conduct health education on topics such as childbirth and parenting, diabetes, asthma, hypertension, grieving, weight management and nutrition, osteoporosis, cholesterol management, substance abuse, scabies, exercise, aging, depression and emergency care. The hospital's mobile health van offers Education on Wheels programs to support the community’s health initiatives and healthcare partners on the Peninsula.

St. John’s Episcopal Hospital in partnership with our community provides exceptional health care and education programs in an academic setting across the continuum of care. We deliver high quality, value based services with cultural sensitivity to the faiths and traditions of those we serve.

St. John's Episcopal Hospital will build an effective coalition aimed at achieving improved community health status in a financially stable environment, with emphasis on serving the needs of our patients and families, while training the physicians and healthcare providers of tomorrow.

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SIUH DIO & VP, Medical Education: Philip Roth, MD, PhD
Manager, GME & Academic Affairs: Amy Lefkovic, MHA
GME Coordinator: Sabrina Kovler, MHA
(718) 226-1296
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Staten Island University Hospital offers residency training in a modern and well-equipped medical facility with a diverse patient population and a high-quality teaching staff. Our institution is located in the desirable, suburban community with excellent schools and recreational facilities within 30 minutes of New York City, the world's cultural center. University Hospital has over 40,000 admissions annually and nearly 100,000 ambulatory visits to the Emergency Department and over 200,000 ambulatory visits.

Staten Island University Hospital is a 714-bed, specialized teaching hospital located in New York City's 5th and fastest-growing borough. Occupying two large campuses, plus a number of community-based health centers and labs, the hospital provides quality care to the people of Staten Island, the New York metropolitan region, and to patients from around the world.The 17-acre north campus (475 Seaview Avenue, Ocean Breeze) features the architecturally beautiful six-story Tower Pavilion; home of the renowned Heart Institute of Staten Island, a joint venture with Richmond University Medical Center. The Heart Institute rivals the best cardiac centers in the nation, and offers advanced cardiothoracic surgeries, including "continuous beating heart" surgery plus sophisticated invasive and non-invasive diagnostics. The north campus also is home to the prestigious Nalitt Institute for Cancer and Blood-Related Diseases, which was New York State's very first freestanding ambulatory cancer care facility, and remains an innovator with leading-edge research protocols and a compassionate, caring ethic. Other vital north site locales include the multi-specialty Irving R. Boody, Jr. Medical Arts Pavilion, the hospital's Regional Burn Center with its deserved national reputation for Pediatric burn care, plus a Trauma Center, Center for Women's Health, and widely-acclaimed programs for high-risk pregnancies and maternal care.The south campus (375 Seguine Avenue, Princes Bay) offers specialty programs that include Geriatric Psychiatry, the hospital's accredited Institute for Sleep Medicine, and a range of behavioral health and substance abuse services.

Both campuses have 911-receiving Emergency Departments. Staten Island's fully-modern, new Emergency Department and Education Center is currently under construction at the north site.

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Designated Education Official (DEO): Richard Hanson, MD
(212) 686-7500 Ext 7432
Personnel / Benefits Office: (718) 630-3661
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The VA New York Harbor Healthcare System (NYHHS) was formed in January 1999 with the integration of the Brooklyn VAMC and the New York VAMC. NYHHS is part of the twenty-two Veterans Integrated Service Networks (VISN) that exist nationally and one of the 144 medical centers and health care systems in the nation. NYHHS belongs to VISN 3 which includes five medical centers and health care systems located in the southern New York and New Jersey area.

The Brooklyn Campus is located at the southern end of Brooklyn, facing the Narrows at the entrance to New York Harbor and in the shadow of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. The facility stands on property deeded to the VA from the Fort Hamilton Army Garrison in 1947. The medical center was dedicated on February 12, 1950 as a 1000-bed facility.

The Brooklyn Campus presently has a 150 bed in-patient service in acute medicine, surgery, psychiatry and residential substance abuse and sees over 300,000 outpatients each year. The medical center has 111 resident and fellow trainees in a broad spectrum of clinical program including internal medicine, general and vascular surgery, emergency medicine, cardiology, pulmonary and critical care, infectious diseases, nephrology, endocrinology, rheumatology, hematology/oncology, dermatology, pathology, orthopedics, ophthalmology, urology, otolaryngology, radiology, radiation oncology. Specialized clinical programs exist in comprehensive cancer care, non-special expertise in palliative care and radiation oncology. It has an active and productive basic research program.

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