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Department of Medicine

Faculty

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Melissa Lee, MD, FACP

Program Director

Director of Adult Primary Care, NYC Health + Hospitals/Kings County

Internal Medicine Primary Care

Medical School: Yale University School of Medicine

Residency: Harvard Combined Program in Medicine and Pediatrics

Fellowship: Clinical Quality

Career / Research Focus: Medical Education, Ambulatory Care Quality Improvement, Patient Centered Care, Community Outreach / Patient Education, Population Health

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Andrew A. Chang, MD, MPH, MA

Associate Program Director

FIT, Academy for Communication in Healthcare

Internal Medicine Primary Care

Medical School: New York Medical College

Residency: NYU/Bellevue Internal Medicine Primary Care Program

Chief Residency: NYU/Bellevue Internal Medicine Primary Care Program

Career / Research Focus: Communication Skills, Teaching to Teach, Care for Underserved Populations, Resident Education and Curriculum Development, Teaching to Teach, Population Health, Quality Improvement, Social Determinants of Health



 

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Nikita Gupta, DO

Chief Resident

Medical School: New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) College of Osteopathic Medicine

Residency: SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Career / Research Focus: Quality Improvement, Gastroenterology, Patient-Provider Communication, Healthcare Disparities, Serving the Underserved

 

 


 

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David Stevens, MD, MMM

Core Faculty

Chief of Ambulatory Care, NYC Health + Hospitals / Kings County

Chief Medical Officer, NYC Health + Hospitals Accountable Care Organization

Internal Medicine Primary Care

Medical School: NYU School of Medicine

Residency: Johns Hopkins Bayview - General Internal Medicine

Career / Research Focus: Team-Based Care for Chronic Disease, Physician Leadership, Healthcare System Transformation

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Nikita Barai, MD

Core Faculty

Internal Medicine/Pediatrics Primary Care

Medical School: Indiana University School of Medicine

Residency: Johns Hopkins Hospital Internal Medicine-Pediatrics

Career / Research Focus: Chronic disease management in vulnerable populations, Adolescent Medicine, Transitions of Care, Population Health, Preventative Medicine, Social Determinants of Health

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Lucas Dreamer, MD

Core Faculty

Internal Medicine Primary Care & Addiction Medicine

Medical School: Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Residency: NYU/Bellevue, Primary Care Internal Medicine

Career / Research Focus: Addition Medicine (Board Certified), Primary Care-Mental Health Integration, Psychosocial Medicine, Doctor-Patient Communication


 

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Madhavi Kolla, MD

Core Faculty

Internal Medicine Primary Care

Medical School: Sri Devraj Urs Medical College

Residency: Richmond University Medical Center

Career / Research Focus: Resident education

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Scott McGarvey, MD

Core Faculty

Director of Occupational Medicine

Internal Medicine/Pediatrics Primary Care & Palliative Medicine

Medical School: University of Chicago-Pritzker

Residency: Harvard Combined Medicine and Pediatrics Residency

Fellowship: Hospice and Palliative Care

Career / Research Focus: Rural Primary Care Medicine with prior experience in Navajo Area Indian Health Service, Palliative Care, Healthcare Workers and Trainees Wellness

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Lavonne Valembrun, MD

Core Faculty

Internal Medicine Primary Care

Medical School: SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Residency: North Shore University Hospital

Career / Research Focus: Primary Care, Resident Education


 

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Marie Abdallah, MD

Director of HIV Primary Care

Internal Medicine Primary Care & Infectious Diseases

Medical School: Lebanese University of Medical Sciences

Residency: Staten Island Hospital

Fellowship: Infectious Diseases- SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Career / Research Focus: HIV, Sexually Transmitted Infections Research, Syphilis-Gonorrhea Resistance

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Ismaila Adiatu, MD, FACP

Internal Medicine Primary Care

Medical School: University of Lagos College of Medicine, Lagos, Nigeria

Residency: Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Interests: Medical student and resident education, underserved populations

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Olusegun Bankole, MD, FACP

Internal Medicine Primary Care

Medical School: University of Lagos College of Medicine, Lagos, Nigeria

Residency: SUNY Downstate Health Science Center at Brooklyn

Interests: Electronic medical records, EPIC Superuser, and technology


 

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Raphael Bergman, MD

Family Medicine Primary Care, Palliative Medicine

Medical School: Ross University Medical School

Residency: Jamaica Hospital Medical Center - Family Medicine 

Fellowship: Hospice and Palliative Care - NYU

Interests: Patient centered medical care, Palliative Care, Advanced Care Planning, Geriatric medicine, Community Health, Pain management

 

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Leena Bodapati, MD

Internal Medicine Primary Care

Medical School: Mahadevappa Rampure Medical College, India

Residency: Saint Peters University Hospital, NJ

Interests: Resident Education, EM/IM Education

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Lwin M. Cho, MD

Geriatrics Primary Care

Medical School: Institute of Medicine 1 Yangon, Myanmar

Residency: Wyckoff Heights Medical Center

Fellowship: Geriatrics, University of Nevada

Interests: Care for Patients with Complex Illness, Transitions of Care


 

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John Gibbons, MD

Internal Medicine Primary Care & Cardiology

Medical School: Brown University

Residency: SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Fellowships: Cardiology, SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Nuclear Cardiology-Columbia New York Presbyterian Hospital

Career / Research Focus: Noninvasive cardiology

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Mie Mie Han, MD

Internal Medicine Primary Care & Geriatrics

Medical School: Institute of Medicine 1 Yangon, Myanmar

Residency: Coney Island Hospital

Fellowship: Geriatrics- SUNY Downstate Medical Center

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David Little, MD

Internal Medicine Primary Care

Medical School: University of Michigan

Residency: University of Colorado, Internal Medicine

Career / Research Focus: HIV Primary Care, Social Determinants of Health, Quality Improvement, Information Technology in Medicine

 


 

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Marie Reid-Durant, MD

Geriatrics & Palliative Medicine

Medical School: Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Residency: Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Fellowship: Geriatrics, North Shore University Hospital/Long Island Jewish Health System, Hospice & Palliative Medicine

Interests: Care for patients with serious illness, Transitions of Care

 

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Henry Thukha, MD

Internal Medicine Primary Care & Geriatrics

Medical School: Institute of Medicine 1 Yangon, Myanmar

Residency: Coney Island Hospital

Fellowship: Geriatrics - NYU School of Medicine

Career Interests: Patient-Centered Primary Care, Preventive medicine, Geriatric medicine, prevention of medication errors, prevention of re-hospitalization, goals of care planning


 

 

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