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Saint Joseph's Medical Center: Primary Care for the Full Spectrum of Life

May 10, 2018

Generic NYMC in the News LogoNYMC faculty: Sonia A. Velez, M.D., J.D., interim chair and assistant professor of family and community medicine, Maria Rita Aszalos, M.D., clinical assistant professor of family and community medicine' Rodika Coloka-Kump, D.O., clinical assistant professor of family and community medicine, Jennifer  L. Ringstad, M.D., M.P.H., assistant professor of family and community medicine

MD News Online

Stem Cells Might Provide Breakthrough In Treating Severe Blistering Disease, RDEB

May 10, 2018

Mitchell S. Cairo, M.D."In the study published in SCTM, a multi-institutional team demonstrated significant therapeutic benefits of human placental derived stem cells. The investigation was led by Mitchell Cairo, M.D., chief of Pediatric Hematology, Oncology and Stem Cell Transplantation."

NYMC faculty: Mitchell Cairo, M.D., professor of pediatrics, medicine, pathology, microbiology and immunology and cell biology and anatomy, associate chairman of the Department of Pediatrics


Stem Cells Portal

Why parents are ditching traditional parenting methods for this controversial style

May 09, 2018

Generic NYMC in the News Logo“There are so many well-meaning parents who just want an instruction manual for their kids, which no one has,” says Rachel Biller, a pediatrician with Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, a member of Westchester Medical Center’s Hospital Network.

NYMC faculty: Rachel Biller, M.D., assistant professor of pediatrics

New York Post

25 Reasons to do Business Here

May 09, 2018

BioInc"Westchester is home to such prestigious institutions of higher learning as New York Medical College...We’ve also got BioInc@NYMC, the Hudson Valley’s only biotech incubator, as well as a pending $1.2 billion deal for a major bioscience-and-tech center in Valhalla."

NYMC news: BioInc@NYMC

Westchester Magazine

One-of-a-Kind Cystic Fibrosis Screening at Westchester Med

May 08, 2018

John Fallon“This transformative diagnostic offering will help families avoid long waiting periods for results, false positives and additional testing,” said John Fallon, MD, Director of Pathology at Westchester Medical Center.  “If medical treatment is needed, they will be able to receive it in a timely fashion, which is so vital in the treatment of cystic fibrosis.”

NYMC faculty news: John T. Fallon III, M.D., Ph.D., professor and chairman of the Department of Pathology and professor of medicine


Business Council of Westchester Announces Appointment of Co-Chairs of Not-For-Profit Council

May 07, 2018

Susan FoxThe Business Council of Westchester has announced the appointment of Susan Fox, President and CEO of the Westchester Institute for Human Development as aco-chair of the BCW’s Not-for-Profit Council.

NYMC faculty: Susan W. Fox, Ph.D., associate professor of public health and director of the Center on Disability and Health

Inside Chappaqua

Why infants and toddlers in daycare need to get the flu vaccine

May 07, 2018

Westchester Medical Center and Maria Fareri Children’s HospitalAs pediatricians in the neonatal intensive care unit, we cared for several babies whose influenza was so severe they required mechanical ventilators to help them breathe and intravenous medication to help their hearts beat stronger. Our patients survived, but  about 150 other children weren’t so fortunate.

NYMC faculty: Shetal I. Shah, M.D., professor of pediatrics, Heather L. Brumberg, M.D., M.P.H., associate professor of pediatrics

The Journal News

The Complete List of Genius Black American (African American) Inventors, Scientists and Engineers with Their Revolutionary Inventions

May 04, 2018

Jane Cooke WrightJane C. Wright, also known as Jane Jones, was an American pioneering cancer research scientist and surgeon. She is noted for her contributions to the field of chemotherapy.

Alumni news: Jane Cooke Wright, M.D. ’45. She served as associate dean at NYMC from 1967 to 1975.

Interesting Engineering

Honorees Celebrated At Good Samaritan Hospital's 33rd Annual Spring Ball

May 02, 2018

Cary L. Hirsch, M.D.Dr. Hirsch is Medical Director, Active International Cardiovascular Institute; Co- Director, Good Samaritan Hospital Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory; President, Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Staff and President, Metropolitan Cardiology Consultants. 

NYMC faculty: Cary L. Hirsch, M.D., adjunct assistant professor of medicine

Daily Voice

In The Face Of Sorrow, One Family Rallies Around Mother's Disorder

May 02, 2018

Ramandeep Sahni, M.D.Dr. Ramandeep Sahni, a neurologist at Westchester Medical Center, the flagship of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth)


NYMC faculty: Ramandeep Sahni, M.D., assistant professor of neurology

The Daily Voice

Schumer: The Feds Need To Send In The Dollars Rockland/Westchester/Putnam Need To Fight The Tick War

May 02, 2018

“When it comes to our exploding tick-borne disease problem, the Hudson Valley has been feeling the brunt of the brutal bite for years and would greatly benefit from an increase in federal funding necessary to head this tick season off at the pass,” said U.S. Senator Charles Schumer.

NYMC faculty: Sheila M. Nolan, M.D., assistant professor of pediatrics, Sherlita Amler, M.D., clinical associate professor of pediatrics

Charles E. Schumer United States Senator for New York Press Release

5 Grilling Tips For Avoiding Acid Reflux

May 01, 2018

Craig Zalvan“For those with reflux disease, drinking alkaline water [with an acid level of pH 8.0 or higher] can naturally neutralize acid,” says Dr. Craig Zalvan, associate professor at New York Medical College and an expert on acid reflux.

NYMC faculty: Craig Zalvan, M.D., associate professor of Clinical Otolaryngology


Ecstasy May Help Some With PTSD, but Risks Remain

May 01, 2018

Matthew Lorber, M.D., M.P.A.Dr. Matthew Lorber, a psychiatrist at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, said that MDMA may help people with PTSD remember traumatic incidents and make them easier to deal with in therapy.


NYMC faculty: Matthew Lorber, M.D., M.P.A., clinical assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences


Is Alkaline Water Really Better for You?

April 27, 2018

Craig Zalvan“I think that it can be a helpful tool for patients to help with their symptoms while they’re transitioning to a more plant-based diet,” said Dr. Craig Zalvan.


NYMC faculty: Craig H. Zalvan, M.D., associate professor of clinical otolaryngology

The New York Times

Engineering Change with Data Analytics & Innovation

April 27, 2018

Padmini MurthyPadmini Murthy, Global Health Director, New York Medical College, USA highlighted, “You have to be practical if you have a mission. It takes a small group of dedicated people to bring in the change. Women, men are in the spelling of women.”

NYMC faculty: Padmini Murthy, M.D., M.P.H., M.S., M.Phil., CHES, professor of health policy and management and global health director and clinical assistant professor of family and community medicine

Business World

Westchester Medical Center reverified as Level I trauma center

April 26, 2018

Westchester Medical Center and Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital“We are proud to receive this prestigious reverification of our Regional Level I trauma designation from the American College of Surgeons for Westchester Medical Center and Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital,” said Rifat Latifi, MD, Director of Surgery and Chief of General Surgery at WMCHealth.

Affiliate and faculty news: Rifat Latifi, M.D., professor of surgery


Poughkeepsie Journal

NYMC Marks Holocaust Remembrance Day

April 26, 2018

NYMC Marks Holocaust Remembrance DayThe New York Medical College (NYMC) community commemorated Yom Hashaoh, Holocaust Remembrance Day, on April 17. Guest speaker Howard Israel gave a presentation on the role of Nazi medicine in the holocaust.

NYMC and Touro leadership:
Marie T. Ascher, M.S., M.P.H., the Lillian Hetrick Huber Endowed Director of the Health Sciences Library
Edward C. Halperin, M.D., M.A., chancellor and chief executive officer
Matthew Pravetz, O.F.M., Ph.D. ’88, professor of cell biology and anatomy, program director and assistant dean for basic sciences
Anne Bayefsky, director, Touro Institute on Human Rights and the Holocaust
Rabbi Moshe D. Krupka, executive vice president, Touro College and University System

The Business Journal

Westchester Medical Center Health Expands Network with Innovative Telehealth Tools and Tactics

April 24, 2018

Westchester Medical Center and Maria Fareri Children’s HospitalAmong many virtues, telehealth has helped the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) grapple with patient population challenges and a relative shortage of healthcare professionals to maintain more consistent levels of care throughout its service region, says Christian Becker, MD, PhD, associate medical director, Westchester Medical Center Health Network.

NYMC faculty: Christian D. Becker, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of medicine


Healthy Teens Rally to Escape the Vape

April 24, 2018

Allen Dozor, M.D."There are chemicals in [e-cigarettes] that not only scar the lung, but cause cancer. There's lead inside the air that you breath in when you vape. And I need your help to spread the word. Get out there and spread the word that just because it looks clear that it doesn't mean that it's safe," said Dr. Allen Dozer.

NYMC faculty: Allen J. Dozor, M.D., professor of pediatrics and clinical public health, chief of pediatric pulmonology, allergy and sleep medicine and director, Children's Environmental Health Center of the Hudson Valley


Congresswoman Nita Lowey Marks Launch of Open Door Family Medical Centers New Sleepy Hollow Location

April 23, 2018

Generic NYMC in the News LogoCommunity health centers like Open Door are instrumental in providing health care to New Yorkers throughout the Lower Hudson Valley,” said Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-NY17/Rockland-Westchester).


NYMC affiliate news: Open Door Family Medical Centers

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