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Meet the Team

The Family Health Center at NYMC has top-quality primary care providers who bring their compassion and expertise to care for you during every stage of life.


Chair of Family & Community MedicineLori Solomon, M.D. '99, M.P.H. '09

Director, Family Health Center
Clinical Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Family and Community Medicine, NYMC 

Lori Solomon, M.D. '99, M.P.H. '09, is an alumna of New York Medical College, earning both her Doctor of Medicine and Master of Public Health. She has been an active faculty member since completing her residency in Family Medicine at Brown University, where she served as a chief resident. She has filled many roles in the School of Medicine including associate dean of community health affairs, director of the Family Medicine Clerkship, director of the Foundations of Clinical Medicine course and chair of the third and fourth year curriculum subcommittee. She has led curricular reform initiatives on cultural competency, community and preventive medicine, evidence-based medicine, clinical skill development and longitudinally integrated clerkships. 

Dr. Solomon was raised up in California, earning a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Cell Biology from the University of California in San Diego. She spent a year doing HIV bench research before attending New York Medical College. She is a member of the medical honors society Alpha Omega Alpha and has been awarded for her work in the community in Westchester County and the Bronx. Her research interests include environmental determinants of physical activity in children, health literacy and medical education.brown

Post Graduate Studies: Family Medicine at Brown University
Graduate Degree: M.D., M.P.H.
Graduate Degree Institution: New York Medical College
Undergraduate Institution: University of California in San Diego

Aleena Paul, M.D., M.B.A, M.S.Ed.

Assistant Clerkship Director and Assistant Professor of Family and Community Medicine

Dr. Paul earned her M.D. and M.B.A. in healthcare management at Albany Medical College. She completed a combined internal medicine and pediatrics residency at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and a joint general internal medicine and academic general pediatrics fellowship at Northwell Health, with a focus on medical education scholarship. She obtained a Masters in health professions education from Hofstra University. Dr. Paul has been named director of the School of Medicine (SOM) M.D. curriculum Phase 3 and as assistant clerkship director for family and community medicine. Phase 3, or the Advanced Practice Phase, encompasses a subinternship, advanced clinical courses aligned with the student’s specialty track, and several elective blocks. Board-certified in internal medicine and pediatrics, she practices clinically at the NYMC Family Health Center and with Boston Children’s Health Physicians. 

Post Graduate Studies: Hofstra University
Graduate Degree: M.D.
Graduate Degree Institution: Albany Medical College
Undergraduate Institution: Union College


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.

Zahra Edwards serves at the Administrative Assistant of the Family Health Center. With her BA in Psychology from Hofstra University and over 2 years in an administrative capacity, she provides a well-rounded service to the team and patients alike.