People in the News

Friday, February 3, 2017

The Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) announced the addition of David Ingber as its Senior Vice President, Network Financial Operations.

David Ingber

In this position, Ingber will play a pivotal role in the planning, development and integration of financial operations across the WMCHealth network, which consists of 10 hospitals on eight campuses across the Hudson Valley, as well as a comprehensive roster of healthcare services. He will be responsible for network financial operations, including analytics, annual external audits, general ledger, internal and external financial reporting, tax matters, and treasury functions.

Ingber arrives at WMCHealth with a wealth of financial experience in the healthcare industry. Prior to joining WMCHealth, he enjoyed a 26-year career at Montefiore Health System, where he ascended to the role of vice president, finance, accounting and financial reporting, and was instrumental in the various acquisitions of the multi-hospital network.

A certified public accountant, Ingber received a BBA from Baruch College.

Joshua Ratner

The Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) announced the appointment of Joshua Ratner as Senior Vice President of Network Strategy.

In his new role at WMCHealth, Ratner will collaborate with senior administration and network affiliates to develop and execute strategies that enhance services in order to deliver improved clinical outcomes and an exceptional patient experience.

Ratner transitions into his network role after his tenure as chief strategy officer at HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley (HealthAlliance). There, Ratner was instrumental in the process that brought HealthAlliance into WMCHealth and was a key figure in the planning of the recently announced projects that will result in a 110,000-square-foot expansion and renovation of the HealthAlliance Hospital on Mary’s Avenue in Kingston, New York, as well as a medical village hub at HealthAlliance Hospital: Broadway Campus, also in Kingston.

Ratner earned his BA in sociology from Stony Brook University and his MPA in health policy and management from New York University.

Rand Stack, MD, of Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, a WESTMED Medical Group radiologist, was recently presented with the Dr. Leonard Finkelstein Excellence Award for 2016. The award is the named for the deceased Dr. Finkelstein, a founding member of what was then The Westchester Medical Group, who was known for his dedication to his patients and the respect he showed his colleagues.

Rand Stack, MD

Dr. Stack is board-certified in diagnostic radiology. He received his bachelor’s degree from Yale University, his medical degree from Rutgers University and his MBA degree from Columbia University. Dr. Stack came to Westchester County in 1988 for radiology residency at New York Medical College. He earned the position of chief resident and has practiced in Westchester County almost continuously since that time. In addition to his work at WESTMED, he serves on two national committees — one for the American College of Radiology and another a task force of the Society of Breast Imaging — dedicated to encouraging radiologists to become more accessible to patients, and more conscious of humanizing the patient experience in the department of radiology.

White Plains Hospital is pleased to welcome a new team of dermatologists to its group of integrated physician practices. Lauren Adams, MDAthena Kaporis, MD; and Stuart Zweibel, MD, PhD, have joined the White Plains Hospital Physician Associates (WPHPA) division of the Hospital. The practice will be known as White Plains Hospital Physician Associates–Westchester Dermatology and Mohs Surgery, with locations in Mount Kisco and Scarsdale.

Dr. Adams earned her undergraduate degree from Duke University and her medical degree from the State University of New York Downstate College of Medicine. She completed her internship at Maimonides Medical Center and her dermatology residency at the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn.

Dr. Kaporis graduated magna cum laude from Barnard College. She received her medical degree from, and completed her internship at, New York University School of Medicine. She completed her residency at the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn.

Dr. Zweibel is a dermatologic surgeon specializing in skin cancer, laser surgery and cosmetic dermatology. He graduated from Cornell University and completed his graduate work at Temple University School of Medicine and Harvard School of Public Health, earning a PhD in microbiology and immunology. He received his medical degree from Mount Sinai School of Medicine and completed his residency at Brown University. Dr. Zweibel also completed a fellowship in Mohs and dermatologic surgery in the Department of Surgery at the University of Wisconsin Hospital, under Frederic Mohs, MD, who developed the surgical technique there.

All three physicians are board-certified in dermatology.

NewYork-Presbyterian is pleased to announce that the general OB/GYN practice of ColumbiaDoctors Obstetrics & Gynecology at Scarsdale is now part of NewYork-Presbyterian Medical Group (NYPMG) Westchester. The team of physicians is focused on providing individualized and comprehensive management, treatment and continuing care plans tailored to their patients’ specific needs.

NewYork-Presbyterian welcomes the general OB/GYN practice of ColumbiaDoctors Obstetrics & Gynecology in Scarsdale. From left are Dhruti Mehta, MD; Reut Moyal, MD; Anna Burgansky, MD; Nitasha Jain, MD; and Pearl J. Lim, MD.

Anna Burgansky, MD, leads the NYPMG Westchester OB/GYN Scarsdale practice and serves as the Director of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Chief of the Division of General OB/GYN at NYP Lawrence Hospital and Assistant Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology at CUMC.

Dr. Burgansky co-chairs the Departmental Quality Assurance Committee and is actively involved in the development and implementation of patient safety and quality improvements. She is an active member of The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists District II Safe Motherhood Initiative, where she is involved in development of guidelines and implementation of strategies aiming to reduce preventable obstetrical complications and maternal deaths in hospitals across New York state.

Nitasha Jain, MD, was born and raised in Metro Detroit. She obtained her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan, received her medical degree with honors from St. George’s University, and completed her obstetrics and gynecology training in 2014 at Providence Hospital & Medical Centers in Southfield, Michigan. Dr. Jain is passionate about women’s health and offers a wide variety of services from adolescence through menopause.

Pearl J. Lim, MD, is Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at CUMC. She is an alumna of the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and Barnard College. After practicing for 15 years serving the Korean-American community in Queens as an obstetrician and gynecologist, she has joined the General OB/GYN division of ColumbiaDoctors OB/GYN Scarsdale.

Dhruti Mehta, MD, is Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at CUMC. She obtained her undergraduate degree from George Washington University and received her medical degree from New York Medical College. Dr. Mehta received the Gold Humanism Honor Society Resident Teaching Award while completing her residency at New York Medical College.

Reut Moyal, MD, is Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at CUMC. Dr. Moyal received her medical degree from Sackler School of Medicine at Tel Aviv University in Israel and completed her OB/GYN residency at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York, where she received several awards for academic excellence and patient satisfaction.

Martin Clearwater & Bell LLP announces Ryan T. Cox and Ruth A. Ragan have been named Partners of the firm as of Jan. 1, 2017.

Cox joined MCB as a junior associate in 2011. Since joining MCB, Cox has been involved in a number of practice areas, including medical malpractice, dental/podiatric malpractice, construction site accidents, general liability, professional liability and employment law.

Ragan rejoined MCB in 2014. She began her legal career as a summer associate at MCB in 1999 and after graduating from law school in 2002 returned as a member of MCB’s Class of 2002. Ragan left the firm in 2007 to move in-house in the insurance industry, where she handled claims nationally for major carriers. She has worked on medical malpractice, healthcare law, and employment and labor matters throughout her career at MCB.