Office of Compliance & Audit Services

The Office of Compliance and Audit Service

State University of New York Downstate is proud of its long tradition of ethical and responsible conduct and is committed to continuing to conduct its business lawfully and ethically. Each member of Downstate Health Sciences University (Downstate) is expected to adhere to this high standard whenever he or she acts on behalf of Downstate. This includes, but is not limited to, when dealing with other employees, patients and their families, vendors, government regulators or the general public. Violations of legal or ethical requirements jeopardize the welfare of Downstate, its employees, patients and the communities it serves.

The Compliance Program is intended to define the conduct expected of colleagues and employees, to provide guidance on how to resolve questions regarding legal and ethical issues, and to establish a mechanism for reporting of possible violations of law or ethical principles within Downstate.

The Compliance Program applies to all Downstate entities, including the Colleges of Medicine, Nursing and Health Related Professions, Downstate Health Physicians (DHP), Clinical Practice Management Plan (CPMP), University Hospital of Downstate (UHD) and the Research Foundation.

Please feel free to contact the Office of Compliance & Audit Services at (718) 270-4033 and use this website to support your compliance activities. Compliance is everyone's responsibility.

OCAS Divisions

The Office of Compliance and Audit Services (OCAS) serves the entire Downstate and includes the following divisions:


Vice President

Office of Compliance & Audit Services


Clinical Reimbursement Division




Internal Audit Division


Research Compliance Division


Internal Control Program


Compliance Coordination



The Office of Compliance and Audit Services is staffed by the following professionals:


Shoshana Milstein, CHC, CHP, RHIA, CCS - Vice President, Compliance and Audit Services

Alexandra Bliss, CHC, CPHIT, CPEHR - Director of Compliance

Sefilat Ajishafe, CHRC - Senior Compliance Manager

Jessica Chen - Compliance Training Specialist

Cheryl Kilkenny, CPA, MS - Director of Internal Audit

Andrew Yoo, CPA - Senior Audit Manager

Kizzie Rodriguez-Inniss, RHIA, CCS - Director of Clinical Reimbursement

Ingrid Morris, MA, CCS-P - Compliance Training & Coding Documentation Manager