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The Department

 Joseph Mattana, M.D., Chair of Medicine, MHC 


Joseph Mattana, M.D.
Chair, Department of Medicine
Metropolitan Hospital Center

Dr. Joseph Mattana received his medical degree from SUNY Downstate College of Medicine. He completed a residency and fellowship in both clinical and research Nephrology at the Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Dr. Mattana received numerous awards during his training and research while at Long Island Jewish Medical Center and received the Teacher of the Year award and Faculty Research Award as a staff Nephrologist. He is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Nephrology and a Fellow of the American College of Physicians.

Dr. Mattana became the Chief of the Division of Kidney Diseases and Hypertension at Long Island Jewish Medical Center and went on to become the Chief of the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension at the Winthrop-University Hospital. Later, he became the Chief of Medicine at Kings County Hospital Center and the Vice Chair of medicine at SUNY Downstate College of Medicine. Before he joined Metropolitan Hospital, he was a Chairperson of Medicine and the Program Director of Internal Medicine Residency Program at St. Vincent’s and a Professor of Medicine at the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University. Dr. Mattana has held many academic appointments in his career, most notably a Professor of Clinical Medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine.

At Metropolitan Hospital Center, Dr. Mattana leads the Department of Medicine to assure that the policies and procedures of the Medical Executive Board and of the organization are followed and that the provision of care is consistent with current medical standards. The Department is comprised of the Sections of Internal Medicine and Hospital Medicine, headed by their respective directors, and the Divisions of Nephrology, Pulmonary and Critical Care, Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Cardiology, Infectious Diseases, Geriatrics, Rheumatology, Hematology and Oncology, and Endocrinology, headed by their chiefs. 

The faculty in the Department of Medicine is, in its majority, comprised of members of the Physician Affiliate Group of New York, one of the largest multispecialty groups in the country. Faculty members also have academic appointments with New York Medical College, with which the hospital has had an academic affiliation for over one hundred years.