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Meet the Department

Maridalia Lillis, BA is the Medical Assistant at the NYMC Family Health Center. She has a BA in Biology from Nyack College. With more than 8 years of experience as a MA, she enjoys the interaction with patients and helping people achieve healthy outcomes.

Albert B.  Lowenfels, M.D.  a graduate of New York University School of Medicine, received his initial training in surgery at Bellevue hospital and additional education  at the International Agency for Research on Cancer (WHO), the New England Epidemiology Institute, and the European Institute of Oncology. He has been a member of the department of Family and Community Medicine throughout the 21st century and is currently Director of Research for the department.  His publication record based on >200 peer-reviewed publications and several textbooks, reflects an interest in cancer, gastroenterology, infectious disease, trauma, alcoholism, and lifestyle diseases such as diabetes.

Lori Scaringi-Coletta came to NYMC 25 years ago after a 10 year career in advertising. She spent 8 years with the Department of Medicine; 4 years as Administrator for the Chief of Hematology, and 3 years as the Practice Administrator for the Department of Medicine. She then moved on as Academic Administrator for the Department of Urology for 3 years; finally moving to the Department of Family & Community Medicine for the past 15 years as Department Administrator and Coordinator for the Family Medicine Clerkship.

Alice Teich MD is the NYMC Family Medicine Clerkship Director. She is a theme director for undergraduate clinical nutrition and serves as the Faculty Advisor for several student groups at NYMC, including the Family Medicine Interest Group, the Campaign for Human Rights, and Medical Students For Choice.  Dr. Teich graduated from University of South Carolina SOM in 2009 and completed Residency in 2012 at Albert Einstein COM/Montefiore. She provides patient care at the Open Door Family Medical Center, which is a multi-site FQHC and NYMC affiliate.  Dr. Teich has additional training and interests in reproductive health care, addiction medicine, and healthcare for homeless individuals and families.

Dailyn Torres came to New York Medical College in February of 2004 as Department Secretary for the Department of Family & Community Medicine with a focus on running the Standardized Patient Program..  During her time as Department Secretary, Dailyn obtained a degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in Police Studies.  She became Administrative Coordinator in 2014 where she continued to support the Department of Family Medicine but her focus was shifted to the newly expanded Community & Preventive Medicine course and coordination of the events such as the Department Annual Research Day.