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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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Chief Academic Officer & Senior Vice-President: Andrew C. Yacht, MD
Director of Graduate Medical Education: Venice VanHuse, MPA
(516) 465-3178
Personnel / Benefits: (516) 734-7000
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The North Shore-LIJ Health System (NSLIJHS) is a premier integrated health network with sites on Long Island, as well as in Queens, Manhattan, Staten Island, and Westchester. Aligned as one organization, the Health System is comprised of 19 hospitals making it one of the largest secular, nonprofit health systems in the United States. NSLIJHS has over 6400 hospital and long- term beds and employs over 2,750 physicians. The Health System is one of the largest clinical medical educational institutions in the country responsible for over 1,500 residents and fellows and over 100 graduate medical education programs. Ten of our hospitals are teaching facilities that are involved in both graduate and undergraduate medical education, including North Shore University Hospital, Long Island Jewish Medical Center, The Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children's Medical Center, The Zucker-Hillside Hospital, Lenox Hill Hospital, Glen Cove Hospital, Forest Hills Hospital, Plainview Hospital, Southside Hospital and Staten Island University Hospital. These outstanding institutions are dedicated to quality medical education coupled with compassionate and sophisticated patient care.

While the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine is the “home” medical school, NSLIJ Health System is proud to maintain close relationships and offer hundreds of clinical rotations for students at SUNY Downstate College of Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York Medical College and New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. Another major feature of NSLIJHS is the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research (FIMR) where significant basic and clinical research is conducted by top researchers. FIMR is ranked in the top sixth percentile of all institutions that receive NIH funding.

The major clinical sites for undergraduate education include:

Long Island Jewish Medical Center (LIJ)

Long Island Jewish Medical Center (LIJMC) is an 888-certified bed, tertiary care teaching medical center serving the greater metropolitan New York area, Queens, and Long Island. The LIJMC has three divisions: (1) Long Island Jewish Hospital (LIJ), a 488-bed tertiary hospital; (2) Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children’s Medical Center of NY (CCMC), formerly known as Schneider Children’s Hospital, a 164-bed children’s hospital; and (3) the Zucker Hillside Hospital (ZHH), a 236-bed psychiatric hospital.

LIJ’s specialty programs include the Sandra Atlas Bass Cardiology Center and the Harris Chasanoff Heart Institute, a major cardiac diagnostic, interventional, and open heart surgical center; the Francis and Alexander Cohen Institute of Oncology; the Joel Finkelstein Cancer Foundation Radiation Oncology Institute, a cancer patient care, medical research, and education network; the Ann and Jules Gottlieb Women’s Comprehensive Health Center, one of the largest providers of  women’s health services in New York State; and the Apelian Cochlear Implant Center, a major center for the advanced treatment of hearing loss disorders. Other major clinical centers include the Hearing and Speech Center, Epilepsy Center, Stroke Center, Comprehensive Hemophilia Treatment Center, Pain and Headache Treatment Center, Sleep/Wake Disorders Center, and the Ambulatory Care Unit.

North Shore University Hospital (NSUH)

North Shore University Hospital is an 804-bed quaternary care teaching hospital that provides a comprehensive continuum of inpatient and outpatient services for adults and children, providing medical, surgical, obstetrics/gynecology, dental, and psychiatric services. The NSUH offers a wide range of specialty and subspecialty residency and post-graduate training programs as well as various clinical fellowships.

In addition to the main tertiary hospital, its facilities include a Level 1 Trauma Center, the Schwartz Ambulatory Surgery Center, the Goldman Family Care Center, the Eye Center, the Israel and Julia Waldbaum Dialysis Center, and the Fay J. Lindner Autism Pavilion.

The NSUH is also a major cardiac diagnostic, interventional, and open heart surgical center. The hospital offers the largest network of cancer patient care, medical research, and education on Long Island. The NSUH is home to the Stern Family Center for Extended Care & Rehabilitation, a 256-bed rehabilitation and care center.

Lenox Hill Hospital (LHH)

Lenox Hill Hospital, a 652-bed acute care teaching hospital located on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, has a tradition of providing outstanding patient care and innovative medical and surgical treatment. The hospital serves the residents of its surrounding Manhattan communities and also attracts patients from the Greater New York area, throughout the nation, and abroad.

An acute, tertiary care facility that has earned a national reputation for outstanding patient care and innovative medical and surgical treatments, LHH is well known for excellence in a variety of specialty services, including cardiovascular disease, orthopedic surgery, sports medicine, total joint replacement, maternal-child health, neurology and neurosurgery, ophthalmology, otolaryngology, digestive disorders, psychiatry, and bariatric surgery. The LHH is a New York State-designated Stroke Center, Level III Perinatal Center and AIDS Center, and an American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery-Designated Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence.

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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

St. John's Episcopal Hospital, the only multidisciplinary teaching hospital on the South Shore, serves more than 100,000 residents of Queens and Nassau each year including a large geriatric population. The 306-bed, modern facility houses a cardiac nuclear scanner, Doppler echocardiograph, CT scanner, MRI, a DEXA Scanner, a Coronary Care Unit with computerized cardiac monitors, and, for patients who need eye surgery, an ophthalmologic microscope with state-of-the-art lasers. St. John's Episcopal Hospital has a pediatric immunology service, an ambulatory surgery Unit, digital subtraction angiography units, and a chemical dependency unit. The Emergency Center is an accredited Emergency Heart Care Station and 911 receiving hospital. The hospital is also a recently approved Stroke Center.

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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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