People in the News

Monday, April 29, 2019

Barry Kraushaar, MD

Northeast Orthopedics announces the appointment of Barry Kraushaar, MD, to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons’ national Board of Councilors (AAOS-BOC). The AAOS-BOC is a grassroots advisory board that addresses issues affecting orthopedic surgeons and their patients.

The Board is made up of 100 members nationwide, five of whom are from New York. Dr. Kraushaar is one of them. The councilors provide internal advice to the Academy about education and professionalism. They meet with Congress and other federal officials about healthcare policy.

Dr. Kraushaar was invited to the national Board after more than a decade of contribution on the Board of Directors of the NYS Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He remains on the Legislative and Advocacy Committee, participating in policymaking that affects our region through Albany.

Valerie Vermiglio-Kohn RN, MSN, CRRN

Burke Rehabilitation Hospital recently named Valerie Vermiglio-Kohn RN, MSN, CRRN, as its new Chief Nursing Officer.

In this position, Vermiglio-Kohn will oversee all nursing-related activities in the hospital, as well as alignment with the standards of nursing care defined by Montefiore Health System. Vermiglio-Kohn is taking over for Marie Spencer, RN, PhD, who is retiring in April after 18 years at Burke.

Nursing is a second career for Vermiglio-Kohn, who worked as a chemical engineer for 10 years in the coffee manufacturing industry, as well as on the first test kit to screen blood for the AIDS virus.

Vermiglio-Kohn received her Master of Science in Nursing from Saint Joseph’s College of Maine. She also holds a Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering from Rutgers University, a Master’s in Food Science from Rutgers University and an Associate of Science in Nursing from Bergen Community College.

Richard Zuniga, MD

New York Cancer & Blood Specialists (NYCBS) welcomes Richard Zuniga, MD, to its practice of physicians as a board-certified hematologist-oncologist.

Dr. Zuniga earned his medical degree at Universidad de San Martín de Porres in Peru. Dr. Zuniga completed his residency and his first fellowship at Henry Ford Hospital, where he also practiced as an attending physician. He went on to complete two more fellowships, in hematology-oncology and drug development research at the University of Texas Health Service Center. He has been recognized for his fight against breast cancer, receiving the Breast Cancer Achievement Award from the Lynn Sage Breast Cancer Symposium in 2010. He is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, The European Hematology Association and the Society for Neuro-Oncology.

Elan Goldwaser, DO, at the annual Westchester County Parks Staff Conference

Elan Goldwaser, DO, a sports medicine specialist at NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital, delivered the opening keynote address at the annual Westchester County Parks Staff Conference. Dr. Goldwaser spoke to over 300 parks and recreation employees on the topic “Masters of Our Own Health.” In his speech and the brief Q&A that followed, Dr. Goldwaser talked about how daily exercise and good meal management can keep you living happier, healthier and longer, with less pain. The event was held at the County Center.

Michael J. Fosina, FACHE

Michael J. Fosina, FACHE, President, NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital, Bronxville, and Senior Vice President, NewYork-Presbyterian, New York, has been elected 2019–2020 Chairman-Elect of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). Fosina took office at the Council of Regents Meeting preceding ACHE’s 62nd Congress on Healthcare Leadership. As Chairman-Elect, Fosina will serve the first part of a three-year term followed by serving as Chairman and Immediate Past Chairman.

Helen Hayes Hospital Director of Dietary Catherine Golub, MS, RD, CDN

Helen Hayes Hospital welcomes Catherine Golub, MS, RD, CDN, to the position of Director of Dietary. In her new position, Golub will oversee all functions of the hospital’s Dietary Department, ensuring that patients at the specialty physical rehabilitation hospital receive nutritionally balanced meals that will enhance their rehabilitative care.

Golub is a registered dietitian with over 30 years of experience in clinical nutrition and food service operations for organizations including Mount Sinai Medical Center, Cleveland Clinic health system, Metropolitan Medical Center and Hudson Valley Hospital.

Michael Novak, MSM, MBA, FACHE

Michael Novak, MSM, MBA, FACHE, has been appointed Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Montefiore Nyack Hospital. In this role, he will provide leadership for all Hospital staff, with particular emphasis on information technology and support services.

Novak joins the Hospital from St. Mary’s Health System, part of Trinity Health, where he spent several years as Vice President of Administration and Chief Operating Officer. He holds a Master of Business Administration and Master of Science in Management from Albertus Magnus College, as well as a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Boston University. He is a Six-Sigma Green Belt.

Theresa Madaline, MD

Montefiore Health System has promoted Theresa Madaline, MD, to the position of Hospital Epidemiologist, a role dedicated to safeguarding the hospital and its patients against infectious diseases.

Dr. Madaline, Assistant Professor of Medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, will lead infection prevention and control efforts at Montefiore and serve as its point person with the New York State Department of Health and other public health authorities.

In her new role, Dr. Madaline plans to develop and expand Montefiore’s infection control team, including additional certified infection prevention nurses, infectious diseases physicians and data analysts, furthering Montefiore’s commitment to providing the best care to its patients.

Laurence Smith

White Plains Hospital Board of Directors Chair Laurence Smith has been appointed to the Board of the Healthcare Trustees of New York State (HTNYS), an affiliate of the Healthcare Association of New York State.

Smith will serve as one of 25 trustees of HTNYS, representing different types of hospitals, continuing care organizations and health systems from all regions across the state. He and fellow Board members will be responsible for providing guidance and oversight for the activities and programs of HTNYS that aim to strengthen the voluntary healthcare system through improved leadership and increased involvement by healthcare trustees.

Elizabeth Alderman, MD, Interim Chief, Adolescent Medicine, Children’s Hospital at Montefiore, and Professor of Pediatrics at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, has been named Chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Adolescence, effective July 1.

The Westchester Institute for Human Development (WIHD) recently saluted 22 dedicated employees at its annual Longevity Awards program. Their employment at WIHD ranged from five to 45 years. Susan Fox, PhD, President and CEO, presented each person with their award, and their supervisors shared stories of each individual’s achievements.

The Westchester Institute for Human Development’s annual Longevity Awards program

“These honorees have demonstrated tremendous commitment and dedication to our mission. We are very proud to have such talented and caring professionals at WIHD,” Fox said at the event, held at WIHD’s headquarters in Valhalla.

Boris Chulpayev, MD

Holly Hensley, MD

White Plains Hospital is expanding its already robust stroke treatment program to include two highly specialized physicians.

Boris Chulpayev, MD, is leading the expansion of clinical services for patients at The Ruth & Jerome A. Siegel Stroke Center at White Plains Hospital. Both he and his partner, Holly Hensley, MD, are neurohospitalists — skilled at managing the care of inpatients who have had or are at risk for a stroke, or who have other neurologic disorders.

Dr. Chulpayev received his medical degree from St. George’s University School of Medicine in Grenada and completed his residency at the University of South Florida in Tampa. He completed a fellowship in vascular neurology at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis and another with the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. Dr. Hensley received her medical degree from the University of Louisville School of Medicine in Kentucky and completed her internship and residency at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, where she also completed a fellowship in epilepsy and clinical neurophysiology.

Rockland Renal Associates has joined Highland Medical PC, a multispecialty physicians group affiliated with Montefiore Nyack Hospital. This addition expands the services offered by Highland Medical to include renal care delivered by five area experts.

Rockland Renal Associates

Nephrologists Arthur M. Kozin, MD, FACP, FASN; Kenneth S. Shapiro, MD, FACP; Michael J. Tracz, MD; Jonathan S. Wolf, MD; and Steven B. Yablon, MD, will continue seeing patients in their office at 2 Crosfield Ave., Suite 312, in West Nyack. For more information, visit