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SOM/GBSMS Academic Chairs

The academic chairs listed below are categorized by their respective school.

School of Medicine and Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Academic Department Chairs

Peter Panzica, M.D., Chair of Anesthesiology   


Peter Panzica, M.D.
Chair and Associate Professor

WMC Macy Pavilion, 2389
Phone: (914) 493-7693
Fax: (914) 493-7927
Email: ppanzica@nymc.edu

Marina Kaufman Holz  

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Marina K. Holz, Ph.D.
Dean, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
Interim Chair, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Professor of Cell Biology and Anatomy
Integrated Ph.D. Program Director

Basic Sciences Building (BSB), A42
Phone: (914) 594-4110
Email: marina_holz@nymc.edu

Joseph Etlinger  

Cell Biology and Anatomy

Joseph D. Etlinger, Ph.D.
Chair and Professor

Basic Sciences Building, 212
Phone: (914) 594-4028
Fax: (914) 594-4653
Email: joseph_etlinger@nymc.edu

 Joseph Morales  

Dental Medicine

Joseph F. Morales, D.D.S. 
Chair and Professor of Clinical Dental Medicine

NYC Health + Hospitals/Metropolitan Hospital, 2nd Floor
Phone: (212) 423-8977
Fax: (212) 423-8495
Email: joseph_morales@nymc.edu



Bijan Safai, M.D.
Chair and Professor

NYC Health + Hospitals/Metropolitan Hospital, Room 1208
Phone: (212) 423-7467
Fax: (212) 423-8464 
Email: bijan_safai@nymc.edu


Emergency Medicine

Gregory L. Almond, M.D., M.P.H., M.S.
Chair and Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine 

NYC Health + Hospitals/Metropolitan Hospital, Room 2A18
Phone: (212) 423-7175
Fax: (212) 423-6383
Email: Gregory.almond@nychhc.org

Lori Solomon, M.D., M.P.H.   

Family and Community Medicine

Lori A. Solomon, M.D. '99, M.P.H. '09
Chair and Clinical Associate Professor

19 Skyline Drive, 1S-D43
Phone: (914) 594-2263
Fax (914) 594-2261
Email: lori_solomon@nymc.edu



Edward Lebovics, M.D.
Interim Chair and Professor Sarah C. Upham Professor of Gastroenterology

19 Skyline Drive, 2N-D24
Phone: (914) 594-2080
Fax: (914) 594-2081
Email: edward_lebovics@nymc.edu

Tracey Milligan   


Tracey A. Milligan, M.D.
Chair and Professor

19 Skyline Drive, 1S-K09
Phone: (914) 594-2200
Fax: (914) 594-2201
Email: tmilliga@nymc.edu

Chirag D. Gandhi, M.D.   


Chirag D. Gandhi, M.D.
Chair and Professor

19 Skyline Drive, 1S-M05 
Phone: (914) 493-5098
Fax: (914) 493-2424

 Sean Tedjarati, MD, MPH, MBA, FRCS, FACOG  

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Sean Shaheen Tedjarati, M.D., M.P.H., M.B.A.
Chair and Clinical Professor

19 Skyline Drive, 2N-B04
Phone: (914) 594-2110
Fax: (914) 594-2111

Kelly A. Hutcheson, M.D., M.B.A.   


Kelly A. Hutcheson, M.D., M.B.A.
Chair and Professor

Phone: (914) 493-3619


Orthopedic Surgery

David E. Asprinio, M.D.
Chair and Professor of Clinical Orthopedic Surgery

Macy Pavilion, S-008
Phone: (914) 493-8743     
Fax: (914) 493-1230
Bradhurst: (914) 789-2734
NYMC email: david_asprinio@nymc.edu
Preferred email: david.asprinio@wmchealth.org

 ‌Augustine Moscatello (11-17-16)  


Augustine Moscatello, M.D.
Chair and Professor of Clinical Otolaryngology

Otolaryngology Faculty Practice
1055 Saw Mill River Rd. Ste. 101, Ardsley, NY 10502
Phone: (914) 693-7636
Fax: (914) 693-5994
Email: a_moscatello@nymc.edu

Humayun Islam, M.D., Ph.D.  

Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology

Humayun Islam, M.D., Ph.D.
Chair and Clinical Professor of Pathology
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine

Basic Sciences Building, 413
Phone: (914) 594-4545
Fax: (914) 594-4163
Email: Humayun.Islam@wmchealth.org



Leonard J. Newman, M.D.
Chair and Professor

19 Skyline Drive, 1N-C26
Phone: (914) 594-2100
Fax (914) 594-2101
Email: lnewman21@aol.com



Michal Laniado Schwartzman, Ph.D.
Chair and Professor

Basic Sciences Building, 527A
Phone: (914) 594-3116
Fax: (914) 347-4956
Email: michal_schwartzman@nymc.edu

Christopher Leonard, Interim Chair of Physiology   


Christopher S. Leonard, Ph.D.
Interim Chair and Professor

Basic Sciences Building, 611
Phone: (914) 594-3123
Fax: (914) 594-4018
Email: chris_leonard@nymc.edu


Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Stephen Ferrando, M.D.
Chair and Har Esh Professor

WMC Health/Behavioral Health Center, N325
Phone: (914) 493-7120
Fax (914) 493-1015
Email: stephen_ferrando@nymc.edu

Mark D. Hurwitz, M.D.   

Radiation Medicine

Mark D. Hurwitz, M.D.
Chair and Professor of Clinical Radiation Medicine

WMC Macy Pavilion, 1297
Phone: (914) 493-1408
Fax: (914) 493-8321



Zvi Lefkovitz, M.D.
Chair and Director
Professor of Clinical Radiology 

WMC University Hospital Main Building, SW 266
Phone: (914) 493-6692
Fax (914) 493-6932
Email: Zvi.Lefkovitz@wmchealth.org

Man smiling in front of gray background smiling wearing a suit and tie  

Rehabilitation Medicine

Robert D. Holland M.D., M.H.A.
Catherine and Vladislav P. Hinterbuchner Professor and Chair of Rehabilitation Medicine

19 Skyline Drive, 2N-B24
Email: rholland6@nymc.edu 

Photo of Dr. Steven Lansman  


Steven Lansman, M.D., Ph.D.
Chair and Professor

Phone: (914) 594-2050



Muhammad Choudhury, M.D.
Chair and Professor

19 Skyline Drive, 1S-B48 
Phone: (914) 594-2430
Fax (914) 594-2431
Email: muhammad_choudhury@nymc.edu


School of Health Sciences and Practice Department Chairs and Chiefs

headshot of Sambit Mohapatra, Ph.D., M.S., PT  

Rehabilitation Sciences

 Sambit Mohapatra, Ph.D., PT
 Chair and Professor
 Phone: (914) 594-2076
 Email: smohapat2@nymc.edu
     Public Health

Kenneth A. Knapp, Ph.D.
Interim Chair and Assistant Professor
Phone: (914) 594-2043
Email: Kenneth_knapp@nymc.edu
Janet P. Dolot, P.T., D.P.T., Dr.P.H.’14, OCS  

Physical Therapy

Janet Dolot, P.T., D.P.T., Dr.P.H. ’14, OCS
Division Chief and Assistant Professor
SHSP Building, Room 301
Email: janet_dolot@nymc.edu

Vikas Grover, Ph.D., CCC-SLP -9.21.22cm  

Speech-Language Pathology

Vikas Grover, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Division Chief and Associate Professor
SHSP Building, Room 221
Phone: (914) 594-4449
Email: vgrover2@nymc.edu