People in the News

Monday, October 21, 2019

White Plains Hospital welcomes four new physicians to its Physician Associates Division.


Pavan J. Dalal, MD

Pavan J. Dalal, MD, is highly skilled in pain management and anesthesiology, having worked with a diverse patient pain population at several Manhattan medical centers.

Dr. Dalal has a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University and a Master of Engineering in Bioengineering from the University of California, San Diego. He received his medical degree from Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, where he was an AFAR Medical Student Training in Aging Research Grant recipient. Dr. Dalal completed his anesthesiology internship and residency at Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, and his fellowship in pain medicine at Mount Sinai West & Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, New York.

With experience managing diverse patient pain populations, Dr. Dalal specializes in using multiple multimodal strategies to treat spine and joint pain, as well as pain caused by chronic cancer, using a combination of medication, procedures and rehabilitation. As Attending Anesthesiologist at NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst, New York, he covered the Level 1 Trauma Center and served as an on-call trauma and obstetrics anesthesiologist. While in medical school, Dr. Dalal conducted a study of patients undergoing craniotomy, leading to published work in the Journal of Neurological Anesthesiology. He is co-author of several other publications.

He will see patients at several White Plains Hospital Physician Associates offices in Westchester County.


Mason Gomberg, MD

Mason Gomberg, MD, of Harrison, New York, is a highly experienced pediatrician who has served on the voluntary faculty of the Hospital since 1985. He will treat patients in Somers and Yorktown.

Dr. Gomberg completed his medical degree at Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center, where he also completed his internship and residency in pediatrics. He is board-certified in pediatrics and is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He will see patients at the White Plains Hospital Physician Associates offices in Somers and Yorktown Heights.


Isaac Livshetz, MD

Isaac Livshetz, MD, of New York, New York, is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in adult reconstruction of the hip and knee. He will also be seeing patients for general orthopedic and joint issues.

Dr. Livshetz is a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in total joint arthroplasty. He completed his undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering at McGill University and was a medical device engineer prior to obtaining his medical degree at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He went on to an orthopedic surgery residency at The University of Illinois at Chicago and completed fellowship training in adult reconstruction at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York.

Dr. Livshetz specializes in joint replacement of the hip and knee, including complicated initial joint replacements as well as revision surgery.

He has published research in multiple publications and has presented his work at national and international academic meetings. Dr. Livshetz will see patients at several White Plains Hospital Physician Associates offices in Westchester County.


Myung-Ho Lee, MD

Myung-Ho Lee, MD, of West Harrison, New York, is a cardiologist and internal medicine provider who has served on the voluntary faculty of the Hospital since 2005.

He will continue to treat patients in Rye Brook.

Dr. Lee completed his medical degree at the College of Medicine, Seoul National University, in Seoul, Korea.

He completed his residency in internal medicine at New York Medical College and a fellowship in echocardiography at Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He completed two additional fellowships: one in cardiology at Westchester Medical Center and another in critical care medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York.

Dr. Lee is board-certified in internal medicine and cardiology and is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology. He will see patients at the White Plains Hospital Physician Associates office at 14 Rye Ridge Plaza, Suite 234 in Rye Brook.


The Foundation for Vassar Brothers Medical Center honored ear, nose and throat specialist Rami Payman, MD, and Daniel O’DeaMD, a pioneering cardiologist at the Poughkeepsie hospital, at its 30th Diamond Gala.

The annual event was held at Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum in Hyde Park. The event Co-Chairs were Geeta and Simon Gorwara, MD, and Marabeth and Thomas S. Robinson, MD.

“It gives us great pleasure to honor these outstanding members of our medical community, who bring exceptional expertise and compassion to our patients,” says Sarah Levine, Chair of the Foundation for Vassar Brothers Medical Center. “This is a great social event, and it’s also a wonderful opportunity to raise important financial support for Vassar Brothers Medical Center, which will open its new patient pavilion in 2020.”


Rami Payman, MD

Dr. Payman is with ENT and Allergy Associates LLP. He is the Chair for the Department of Otolaryngology at Vassar Brothers Medical Center and is a member of both the Medical Executive Committee and the Operating Room Committee at the hospital. He has been involved as a clinical instructor teaching the family practice residents from The Institute for Family Health in Kingston, New York, and maintains an appointment as Visiting Attending, Assistant Clinical Professor at Mount Sinai School of Medicine Department of Otolaryngology.


Daniel O’Dea, MD

Dr. O’Dea was one of the pioneering cardiologists who helped open the cardiac catheterization lab at Vassar Brothers Medical Center in October 1993. The lab was the first building block of what has developed into the area’s only cardiac-thoracic surgery service. He is also the former Managing Partner/President of The Heart Center, or Hudson Valley Cardiovascular Practice PC. He is now Vice President of Cardiovascular Services for Nuvance Health, formerly Health Quest.


White Plains Hospital welcomes Craig Berzofsky, MD, Ameet Kamat, MD, and Jk Rasamny, MD, to its Physician Associates Division. The group is the first otolaryngology practice to join White Plains Hospital Physician Associates, further advancing the Hospital’s commitment to the community to provide complex care close to home. The addition of the practice expands the breadth of advanced head and neck services provided by the Hospital’s employed medical staff, which now comprises more than 300 physicians and surgeons.


Craig Berzofsky, MD

Dr. Berzofsky received his undergraduate degree from Emory University and his medical degree from New York Medical College, where he was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. He completed his residency in otolaryngology/head and neck surgery at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary and a fellowship in laryngology at Southern Illinois University. Dr. Berzofsky also received a master’s degree in biochemistry and molecular biology from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Dr. Berzofsky’s clinical focus is in treating voice, airway and swallowing disorders.


Ameet Kamat, MD

Dr. Kamat graduated Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Brooklyn College and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine in their combined bachelor’s/medical degree program. He completed his otolaryngology residency at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary and completed a rhinology and skull base fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Kamat specializes in medical and surgical therapies for advanced sinonasal disease in both adults and children.


Jk Rasamny, MD

Dr. Rasamny received his undergraduate degree from Duke University and his medical degree from the University of Virginia, where he was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. He completed his residency in otolaryngology/head and neck surgery at the University of Virginia, followed by a fellowship in head and neck oncology at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Rasamny focuses on the care of adult patients with malignant and benign tumors of the head and neck and has specific expertise in the application of transoral robotic surgery, a minimally invasive treatment for tumors of the tongue base, tonsil, pharynx, larynx and parpharyngeal space.

The group will see patients at multiple locations, including the White Plains Hospital Center for Cancer Care in White Plains, the White Plains Hospital Medical and Wellness facility in Armonk, and the White Plains Hospital Physician Associates practice in Somers.