People in the News

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Victoria Lent, MD

Helen Hayes Hospital has appointed Victoria Lent, MD, to Director of Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation at the physical rehabilitation hospital. Dr. Lent will manage the care of inpatients on the hospital’s SCI unit and provide outpatient medical care to this patient population.

Dr. Lent joins the hospital from Stanford University in Palo Alto, where she completed her fellowship in spinal cord injury medicine. She completed her internship and residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill, where she served as a chief resident. She received her undergraduate degree from Yale University and her medical degree from UMDNJ–Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

Dr. Lent is a member of the Academy of Spinal Cord Injury Professionals, the Association of Academic Physiatrists, and both the International Society and American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. She is the recipient of awards from the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago.



Jeffrey S. Rabrich, DO, FACEP

Jeffrey S. Rabrich, DO, FACEP, has been appointed Medical Director for Emergency Medicine at Nyack Hospital. Dr. Rabrich is board-certified in emergency medicine and subspecialty-boarded in EMS medicine. He is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and a member of the emergency medicine faculty on the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners.

Dr. Rabrich joins Nyack Hospital from St. Luke’s in New York City, where he was medical director for the Level II Trauma Center. At Nyack Hospital, he will oversee operations for the Emergency Department, which has over 60,000 visits annually, making it one of the busiest in the Lower Hudson Valley.

Dr. Rabrich started his career in emergency medicine as a volunteer EMT and then full-time paramedic, which gives him the unique and invaluable perspective of understanding emergency medicine services from the point of incident through medical care in the hospital.



Teresa Alasio, MD

CareMount Medical, the largest independent multispecialty medical group in New York state, announces the appointment of Teresa Alasio, MD, as Medical Director of Pathology. Dr. Alasio will manage all efforts related to lab test procedures, quality management, safety and consultation for CareMount Medical’s pathology department. She specializes in cytopathology and general anatomic pathology.

Dr. Alasio received her medical degree from Mount Sinai School of Medicine and completed her internship in general surgery at Maimonides Medical Center, Department of Surgery. She completed her residency in anatomic and clinical pathology at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Department of Pathology, and fellowship in cytopathology at New York University, Department of Pathology. Dr. Alasio is board-certified in anatomic pathology and cytopathology. Prior to joining CareMount Medical, Dr. Alasio was a pathologist and assistant laboratory director at Cairo Diagnostics laboratory in White Plains.



Sasan Roayaie, MD

White Plains Hospital welcomes Sasan Roayaie, MD, to its Physician Associates Division. Dr. Roayaie received his medical degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. He completed his residency in general surgery at Mount Sinai Medical Center. He completed a fellowship in multi-organ abdominal transplantation at Mount Sinai Medical Center. He is a member of the American College of Surgeons.

Dr. Roayaie has published extensively in the field of liver cancer and is frequently invited internationally to lecture and demonstrate his techniques for liver resection. He is also very active in volunteer missions to improve the standard of surgical care in countries such as Liberia, Haiti and Mongolia. Dr. Roayaie speaks Spanish and Farsi.



Robert Fargione, MD

Three physicians recently joined WESTMED Medical Group (WMG), an award-winning, multispecialty medical group based in Purchase, New York:

Robert Fargione, MD, of White Plains, an ophthalmologist specializing in the medical and surgical management of glaucoma, has joined WMG’s 210 Westchester Ave., White Plains, and 1 Theall Road, Rye, offices. He is a cum laude graduate of Harvard University, where he studied biochemical sciences and earned a foreign language citation in Spanish. He obtained his medical degree from the University of Rochester, followed by an internship in internal medicine at the University of Rochester Medical Center/Strong Memorial Hospital. After this, he completed a residency in ophthalmology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, working at Montefiore and Jacobi medical centers, and later finished a fellowship in glaucoma at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai.


Ross E. Mazo, MD

Ross E. Mazo, MD, pulmonary medicine/critical care, was awarded his medical degree by Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. He then completed his residency at Mount Sinai Saint Luke’s and Mount Sinai West. He went on to complete a fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center and Jacobi Medical Center. He was elected chief, Jacobi Medical Center Pulmonary Fellows Clinic. Dr. Mazo is board-certified in internal medicine and pulmonary medicine. Additionally, he has undergone training in advanced bronchoscopy and ultrasound. He is a member of the American Thoracic Society and the Society of Critical Care Medicine.


Daniel Mohrer, MD

Daniel Mohrer, MD, pediatrics, received a Bachelor of Arts degree with a pre-medical concentration in mathematics from Columbia College at Columbia University, New York. He then, for a year, was a full-time research associate in the Center for Biomedical Informatics at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital. Dr. Mohrer went on to earn his medical degree from New York Medical College and completed his pediatric residency at Yale New Haven Hospital in New Haven, Connecticut. He is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics.



Calvary Hospital presented the 2017 Eddie Higgins Scholarship to Tiana Webber. Pictured from left to right: Charlene Malone, Webber’s mother; Webber; and Michael T. Troncone, FACHE, SHRM-SCP, Vice President, Human Resources, Calvary Hospital

Calvary Hospital recently awarded the 2017 Eddie Higgins Scholarship to an outstanding student, Tiana Webber. Webber’s mother, Charlene Malone, is a 34-year Calvary veteran who currently works in the hospital’s Nursing Department as a Cancer Care Technician. To win the scholarship, Webber had to demonstrate academic excellence, financial need, and the determination and spirit of Eddie Higgins. Webber, 17, is a recent graduate of Preston High School in Bronx, New York. She was involved in The Italian Club, Italian Honor Society, Compassion Connection, National Honor Society, National English Honor Society and Preston Scholars Program. This fall, she matriculates at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, for an undergraduate degree in biology. Her ultimate goal is to become a physician specializing in pediatrics.

The Eddie Higgins Scholarship is named after a cherished member of the Calvary family who came to the hospital as a young boy. Higgins was hospitalized intermittently for 15 years at Calvary until his death in 1982 at the age of 29. He is remembered for his love of God and his remarkable courage despite his illness. Calvary has given this annual scholarship since 1985.



Marva Harvey, CNA, received the second annual St. Elizabeth Seton Children’s Foundation Certified Nursing Assistant Mission Award in Recognition of Compassion in Action in Honor of Sr. Mary Kay Finneran, SC, during a ceremony at Elizabeth Seton Pediatric Center.

On July 26, 2017, Marva Harvey, CNA, received the second annual St. Elizabeth Seton Children’s Foundation Certified Nursing Assistant Mission Award in Recognition of Compassion in Action in Honor of Sr. Mary Kay Finneran, SC, during a ceremony at Elizabeth Seton Pediatric Center. Sen. Andrea Stewart-Cousins and Assembly member Shelley Mayer attended the celebration and presented Harvey with proclamations from both the Senate and the Assembly to honor her accomplishments.

The St. Elizabeth Seton Children’s Foundation established this award to be given annually to a CNA who demonstrates through his or her commitment and service to our residents and families the mission of St. Elizabeth Seton.

Harvey has worked as a CNA at the Pediatric Center since 1990.