NYMC Set to Host Golf Tournament and Reception
Sponsored by the NYMC Board of Advisors, the Annual Golf Tournament is a Fundraiser to Benefit Scholarship and Other Initiatives at NYMC
The New York Medical College (NYMC) community is invited to gather and hit the links at Saint Andrew's Golf Course, in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York, on Monday, June 26. The third annual event begins with a shotgun start on the 18-hole golf course designed by golf course architects William H. Tucker and Harry Talmadge. This year’s event will honor Steven Lansman, M.D., Ph.D., professor and chair of the Department of Surgery at NYMC and Rubén A. Medina, M.B.A., M.P.H., founder of RC Solutions, Inc. and member of the NYMC Board of Advisors, at a reception following the tournament. Martin Katzenstein, M.D. '78, assistant dean for clinical affiliations, associate professor of pediatrics and chair of the Board of Advisors, serves as chair for the third annual golf outing.
Dr. Lansman who also serves as director of the Department of Surgery at Westchester Medical Center (WMC) joined the faculty of NYMC as professor of surgery and the clinical staff of WMC as chief of the Section of Cardiothoracic Surgery in 2005. He was instrumental in building WMC’s cardiac transplant program and introducing the use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, among other healthcare therapy advances at WMC.
Previously, Dr. Lansman was on the medical staff of Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City, where he started the hospital’s heart transplant program and performed the first cardiac transplant at Mount Sinai in 1986. He also directed Mount Sinai’s Mechanical Assist and Heart and Lung Transplant Program. Before joining Mount Sinai Medical Center, Dr. Lansman served as interim chief of cardiothoracic surgery for State University of New York (SUNY) Brooklyn, the Brooklyn VA Hospital and Kings County Hospital.
Dr. Lansman also oversaw the addition of a hybrid operating room at WMC, and the related expansion of minimally invasive and catheter-based approaches to aortic valve replacement and mitral valve repairs. He has an extensive bibliography in aortic aneurysm surgery and has authored or co-authored more than 100 peer-reviewed publications, 100 abstracts and presentations and a dozen books and chapters.
Dr. Lansman received his M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from the SUNY Downstate Health Science Center.
Medina is founding partner and managing director of RC Solutions Inc., where he consults with various corporations and not-for-profit organizations on implementing optimal organizational structures and restructuring processes, payer negotiations, interim management, product line entry, development and repositioning, and business development opportunities.
Through his various engagements, he has spent time working on the provision of affordable, supportive and transitional housing for single adults and families with children, implementation of care at home services to the Medicaid, Medicare and the dually eligible populations with a focus on the Black and Brown communities in the Western New York and New York City markets, and implementation of integrated programs for the dually eligible patient populations in New York and California.
He has developed full-risk total cost of care contracts for IPAs with national and locally based health plans in the upstate and downstate markets. Currently he is assisting a kidney disease management company in developing independent provider networks to manage patients with chronic kidney disease in Puerto Rico and the Northeastern United States.
Medina earned an A.B. degree in biology from Harvard College and M.B.A. and M.P.H. degrees from Columbia University.