People in the News

Monday, June 12, 2017

The Medical Society of the State of New York has announced the election results from its Annual House of Delegates Meeting in Tarrytown on April 22.

Charles Rothberg, MD, board-certified ophthalmologist, took office as President.

Thomas J. Madejski, MD, board-certified internist, took office as President-Elect.

Arthur C. Fougner, MD, board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology, was elected Vice President.

Joseph R. Sellers, MD, FAAP, FACP, was re-elected as Treasurer.

Frank Dowling, MD, board-certified in psychiatry and addiction medicine, took office as Secretary.

Kira A. Geraci-Ciardullo, MD, MPH, a Westchester allergist, took office as Speaker.

Internist William Latreille, MD, took office as Vice Speaker.

Mark J. Adams, MD, MBA, FACR, board-certified radiologist, took office as Assistant Treasurer.

Sana Bloch, MD, FAAN, board-certified neurologist, took office as Assistant Secretary.



Robbins Gottlock, MD

Family medicine physician Robbins Gottlock, MD, has been named Vice President and Associate Medical Director at Phelps Hospital, reporting to Vice President and Medical Director Tobe Banc, MD. In this position, Dr. Gottlock has supervisory responsibility for Phelps Medical Associates (the hospital’s multispecialty medical group) and other employed physicians, the NYMC Phelps Family Medicine Residency Program, clinical trials and research, education, and clinical information technology.

Dr. Gottlock began his medical career in 2002 at Beth Israel Medical Center (now Mount Sinai Beth Israel). While at Beth Israel, he earned an MBA from the NYU Stern School of Business. In 2010, Dr. Gottlock left the medical field for two years to serve as a business consultant for the global Boston Consulting Group, handling clients that included pharmaceutical and biotech companies and health systems. He returned to Beth Israel in 2012, working as an internal consultant for senior administrators and seeing patients. When Beth Israel merged with Mount Sinai in 2014, Dr. Gottlock was asked to lead the hospital’s 100-physician outpatient multispecialty medical group.

A board-certified family medicine physician, Dr. Gottlock earned his medical degree at University of Utah School of Medicine and completed his family medicine residency at Swedish Family Medicine Residency at the University of Washington in Seattle. He has a special interest in providing health care for adolescents, adults and the LGBTQ community.



Valiere Alcena, MD

Valiere Alcena, MD, a longtime member of the White Plains Hospital medical staff, has been inducted into the Leo M. Davidoff Society at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Membership in the Davidoff Society recognizes distinguished, caring and committed teaching of medical students at Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

Dr. Alcena, who specializes in internal medicine, hematology and oncology, is on staff at Montefiore Medical Center. He is also a Clinical Professor in the Department of Medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, where he earned his medical degree and completed his residency and fellowship.

Dr. Alcena joined the medical staff of White Plains Hospital more than 40 years ago. At that time, he also founded and served as the medical director of what has become the Neighborhood Health Fair, which provides valuable screenings and health information to hundreds of underinsured individuals in the White Plains community every spring. He was previously honored by the Albert Einstein Chapter of the Student National Medical Association for his contributions to science and the profession of medicine.



From left: Ricardo Esquitin, MD, RPVI; Alan Slater, MD, FACC; Patrick Thomas, MD, FACC, FAHA; Glenn Hamroff, MD, FACC; John Koval, RPA-C; Craig Hametz, MD, FACC; Frank Dorsa, MD, FACC; Howard Tarkin, MD, FACC; and Benjamin Spooner, RPA-C

NewYork-Presbyterian is proud to announce Hudson Valley Cardiology is now part of NewYork-Presbyterian Medical Group Hudson Valley, in collaboration with Columbia University Medical Center.

Hudson Valley Cardiology has operated in northern Westchester and at NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital for more than 30 years. The physicians are affiliated with both NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital in Cortlandt Manor and NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital in Bronxville.

The group will continue to practice at its current locations in Cortlandt Manor, Putnam Valley and Yorktown Heights. They also will operate out of a new office opening in Cold Spring in the coming months. The team includes:

Frank Dorsa, MD, FACC, board-certified in cardiovascular disease and internal medicine. He graduated from New York University and received his medical degree from the Autonomous University of Guadalajara. He completed a fellowship at the noninvasive cardiology laboratory at New York University Medical Center.

Ricardo Esquitin, MD, RPVI, board-certified in cardiovascular disease and internal medicine. He is a graduate of Harvard University and received his medical degree from Mount Sinai School of Medicine, where he also completed his residency. Dr. Esquitin completed a fellowship of cardiovascular disease at Harvard Medical School in Boston.

Craig D. Hametz, MD, FACC, board-certified in cardiovascular disease and internal medicine. He graduated from Cornell University and received his medical degree from Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Following that, Dr. Hametz completed a fellowship at North Shore University Hospital.

Glenn S. Hamroff, MD, FACC, board-certified in cardiovascular disease. He graduated from SUNY Binghamton and received his medical degree from SUNY, Health Science Center at Brooklyn-College of Medicine. He completed fellowships in cardiology at Montefiore and in congestive heart failure at Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

Alan H. Slater, MD, FACC, board-certified in cardiovascular disease. He is a graduate of New York University and received his medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Slater completed his fellowship in cardiovascular medicine and interventional cardiology at Yale University School of Medicine.

Howard Tarkin, MD, FACC, board-certified in cardiovascular disease. He is a graduate of SUNY College at Oneonta and received his medical degree from SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn College of Medicine. Dr. Tarkin completed his fellowship at the University of Connecticut Health Center.

Patrick W. Thomas, MD, FACC, FAHA, board-certified in cardiovascular disease and nuclear cardiology. He graduated from Cornell University and received his medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Thomas completed his fellowship at The University of Chicago Hospitals.


CareMount Medical, the largest independent multispecialty medical group in New York state, is pleased to announce the appointment of six new physicians in internal medicine, pediatrics, neurology, and obstetrics and gynecology:

Howard Hinestroza, MD, MSc, board-certified pediatrician, received his MD from Mount Sinai School of Medicine of New York University and did his residency at Miami Children’s Hospital. He completed a clinical research fellowship at Weill Cornell Medical College and an adolescent medicine fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine.

Paul Magda, DO, board–certified in neurology, electrodiagnostic medicine and neuromuscular medicine, received his DO from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his residency at Saint Vincent’s Hospital. He is an alumnus of fellowships in clinical neurophysiology and neuromuscular diseases at Weill Medical College of Cornell University.

Amy Magneson, MD, FACOG, board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology, received her MD from New York Medical College and completed her residency in OB/GYN at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center.

Paul Mullin, MD, a neurologist, received his MD from Georgetown University and served as an intern in internal medicine at Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown, New York, and the University of Arizona, Maricopa Medical Center in Phoenix. Dr. Mullin completed his neurology residency at UCLA and did a fellowship in epilepsy and clinical neurophysiology at Johns Hopkins Comprehensive Epilepsy Center and UCLA Medical Center.

Carroll Anne Rayner, MD, board-certified in internal medicine, received her MD from Albert Einstein College of Medicine and completed her internship and residency at The Brookdale Foundation Group/National Institute on Aging and Mount Sinai Medical Center.

Jimmy Wong, MD, board-certified in internal medicine, is a graduate of SUNY School of Medicine at Buffalo and completed his residency at Saint Vincent’s Catholic Medical Centers.