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Medical Economics

May 28, 2019

BioIncOf the many reasons to pursue medicine, dealing with insurance companies and perfecting the skill of entering data into the EHR likely do not make the list. Instead, you will hear stories about family members who were sick, admiration for a parent who is a doctor, or a love of helping others.  

BioInc@NYMC News: Samant Virk, M.D., founder and chief executive officer of MediSprout, a BioInc client

Medical Economics

Tick-borne diseases take many forms

May 24, 2019

Dr. Robert OllarRemember: prevention is the best way to avoid tick bites. Robert-A. Ollar is consulting microbiologist for the Pike County Tick Borne Diseases Task Force Committee in Milford; consulting microbiologist, TBD Support Network, Milford

Faculty news: Robert A. Ollar, Ph.D., clinical assistant professor of neurology

The Pike County Courier

Expect Further Growth and Competition in Westchester's 2019 Healthcare Industry

May 23, 2019

Edward Halperin“Our research laboratories are on track for an 18 percent growth in funded medical research. We will launch a new master’s program to educate laboratory technologists and a new certificate program in pediatric speech and swallowing disorders.”

NYMC Leadership News: Edward C. Halperin, M.D., M.A., chancellor and chief executive officer

Westchester Magazine 914Inc

Peak season for Lyme disease nears

May 23, 2019

Gary Wormser, M.D. headshotOfficials at the New York Medical College are preparing to open its Lyme Disease Diagnostic Center for the summer season. It’s a clinic run by Dr. Gary Wormser, one of the top infectious disease physicians in the nation. Dr. Wormser says there are many things one can do to protect themselves, including dressing in long pants and using tick repellent if walking through wooded areas.

NYMC Faculty: Gary P. Wormser, M.D., professor of medicine, microbiology and immunology, and pharmacology, and vice chair of medicine for research and development

News 12 Westchester

Lyme Disease Diagnostic Center to Open in Westchester

May 22, 2019

Established in 1989 and headed by Gary P. Wormser, M.D., professor of medicine, microbiology and immunology, and pharmacology, and vice chairman of medicine and research and development at NYMC, the Lyme Disease Diagnostic Center is staffed by experienced infectious diseases physicians and nurses with special expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of people with tick bites, early/acute Lyme disease, Anaplasmosis (Ehrlichiosis), Babesiosis, Borrelia miyamotoi infections and Powassan virus infections.

NYMC Faculty: Gary P. Wormser, M.D., professor of medicine, microbiology and immunology, and pharmacology, and vice chair of medicine for research and development


Chronic Anxiety Is Troubling but Treatable

May 22, 2019

Stephen FerrandoNearly everyone is a little anxious — or even very anxious — sometimes. And that periodic feeling of worry or dread can be protective. Feeling nervous about whether you'll give a good presentation, for example, can keep you alert and maybe help you ace it.

NYMC Faculty: Stephen J. Ferrando, M.D., Har Esh Professor and Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences


Good Things Westchester County

May 21, 2019

Generic NYMC in the News LogoThe honorees include Dr. Valiere Alcena, professor, Einstein Medical College and New York Medical College attending physician, Montefiore Medical Center and White Plains Medical Center. She will receive the Achievement Award. The Mount Vernon Police Foundation will receive the Community Service Award and Dr. Markos Asamenew, chief medical officer for the Mount Vernon Neighborhood Health Center Network, will be recognized with the Leadership Award.

NYMC Faculty: Valiere Alcena, M.D., adjunct professor of medicine

Advisor News

Just the Facts: Are the signs for a heart attack different in women?

May 17, 2019

Tanya DuttaHeart disease claims the lives of one in four women in the United States. Women may not experience the classic chest-and-radiating-arm pains associated with a heart attack, and, because symptoms may be subtle, they may wait too long for treatment.

NYMC Faculty News: Tanya Dutta, M.D., M.A., clinical assistant professor medicine and assistant professor of radiology

Advancing Care in the Hudson Valley

“Having Cancer Taught Me How to Live”

May 17, 2019

Christine Pellegrino, M.D."Breast cancer today is not a death sentence. We're in a very exciting time in oncology and the world of breast cancer. Everyday day we learn something new, and even women with metastatic breast cancer can now live years with the disease."

NYMC Faculty News: Christine M. Pellegrino, M.D., clinical assistant professor of medicine

Advancing Care in the Hudson Valley

As Abortion Laws Tighten, Health Concerns Grow

May 17, 2019

Keosha T. Bond“They are trying to legislate who can and cannot have abortions. If you have money or access to money to have the ability to travel, you can have an abortion. [Without abortion access], this is going to keep people trapped in poverty for generations.”

NYMC Faculty: Keosha T. Bond, Ed.D., M.P.H., CHES, assistant professor of public health

Everyday Health

Unstoppable Determination

May 17, 2019

David Asprinio

"The dead tissue in the lower leg is toxic to the body and can lead to infection or the failure of other organs, like the kidney," Dr. Asprinio says. "We needed to preserve as much of the leg as we could while removing all the dead tissue to fight the infection."

NYMC Faculty: David E. Asprinio, M.D., professor of clinical orthopaedic surgery and pharmacology, and chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Advancing Care in the Hudson Valley

Back in the Saddle

May 17, 2019

Julio Panza"The early intervention of CPR, the ambulance arrival with a defibrillator, the quick transfer from a community hospital to our academic medical center, where we could care for him properly, all contributed to a successful outcome."

NYMC Faculty News: Julio A. Panza, M.D., professor of medicine


Advancing Care in the Hudson Valley

Good Samaritan Earns Top Rating from Healthgrades

May 17, 2019

Cary L. Hirsch, M.D.Good Samaritan Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Health Network(WMCHealth), recently became one of the only two hospitals in Orange and Rockland Counties to receive the 2018 and 2019 Five-Star rating for Coronary Intervention, along with the Coronary Intervention Excellence Award from Healthgrades.

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

Advancing Care in the Hudson Valley

Local Youth Hockey Players Help Unveil ‘Westchester Warriors Way’

May 17, 2019

Youth hockey players joined Maria Fareri Children's Hospital to unveil "Westchester Warriors Way," the new entrance to the hospital's Center for Pediatric Oncology and Cellular Therapy.


NYMC Mentions
Michael H. Gewitz, M.D., professor and vice chair of the Department of Pediatrics
Mitchell S. Cairo, M.D., professor of pediatrics, division of pediatric hematology, oncology and stem cell transplantation, and professor of medicine, pathology, microbiology and immunology, and cell biology and anatomy

Advancing Care in the Hudson Valley

Gary P. Wormser, M.D., on Coinfections in Lyme Disease

May 15, 2019

Gary Wormser, M.D.Gary P. Wormser, MD, from New York Medical College, talks about his research "Co-infections in Persons with Early Lyme Disease, New York, USA," which was published in Emerging Infectious Diseases

NYMC Faculty News: Gary P. Wormser, M.D., professor of medicine, microbiology and immunology, and pharmacology, and vice chair of medicine for research and development

Infectious Diseases Consultant

Dental Students Join RAM Clinic In Memphis

May 15, 2019

Touro College of Dental MedicineFaculty and students from the Touro College of Dental Medicine (TCDM) volunteered their time to treat approximately 150 patients in need during the school’s first coordinated mission trip to the Maxine Smith STEAM Academy in Memphis, Tennessee, earlier this month.

Touro Mentions:
Alexander Hall, D.M.D., clinical practice leader, assistant director of removable prosthodontics and associate professor of dental medicine
Isabel Garcia, D.D.S., clinic practice leader and assistant professor of dental medicine
Bert Goldfinger, D.D.S., director of pre-clinical and associate professor of dental medicine
Shreya Jha, TouroCDM Class of 2020 

Dentistry Today

Dr. Karl Adler Retires as Cardinal’s Delegate for Health Care

May 09, 2019

Dr. Adler held his position during a time of health care transition for the archdiocese. He was a member of the board of trustees with ArchCare, the continuing care community of the archdiocese, and was an original board member for Fidelis Care New York. He was on Fidelis Care’s board of directors when it was sold to Centene Corp. in 2017. Funds from the sale were used to establish the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation to help New Yorkers in need.

NYMC Leadership News: Karl P. Adler, M.D., former president and chief executive officer (2007-2011) and former dean and provost of the School of Medicine (1987 – 1994)

Catholic New York

Increasing early beta-cell proliferation could halt development of type 1 diabetes

May 07, 2019

"It is very exciting to observe that inducing beta cell replication in a timely manner resulted in a reshaped immune profile which specifically protects beta cells being targeted," said Dr. Dirice, who has recently been appointed to the faculty of the New York Medical College, School of Medicine.

NYMC Faculty News: Ercument Dirice, Ph.D., assistant professor of pharmacology

News Medical Life Sciences

NYMC to receive $925K in bioterrorism and disaster response training funds

May 03, 2019

NYMC to receive $925K in bioterrorism and disaster response training fundsNYMC has committed to funding renovation of the facility housing the Center of Excellence in Precision Responses to Bioterrorism and Disasters (CEPRBD) to create additional space for classroom learning along with hands-on training for disaster and terrorism events.

NYMC Mentions
David Markenson, M.D., medical director of the Center for Disaster Medicine
Alan Kadish, M.D., president
Robert Amler, M.D. dean of the School of Health Sciences and Practice and vice president for government affairs

Westfair Online

Touro Releases Video to Debunk Misinformation on Measles Vaccine

May 02, 2019

Alan KadishDr. Alan Kadish, the president of Touro and New York Medical College, said his team is eager to educate the public, and doctors affiliated with its school are happy to speak with institutions interested in educating their membership on measles vaccinations. Touro has also offered New York City’s Health Department its facilities and staff to help get people vaccinated.

NYMC Leadership News: Alan Kadish, M.D., president

The Jewish Link