Stacey E. Rosen, MD, Partners Council Professor of Women’s Health and Professor of Cardiology at the Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell, is one of the leading experts in the field of cardiovascular disease in women’s health in her role as the Senior Vice President for the Katz Institute for Women’s Health, she oversees the development and coordination of a comprehensive and integrated approach to women’s health services at Northwell Health. In this role her mission has been to focus primarily on the elimination of health care disparities through comprehensive clinical programs, gender-based research, community partnerships and education. She has been a practicing cardiologist for over 30 years.
Stacey has recently co-authored the book, Heart Smart for Women: Six S.T.E.P.S IN Six Weeks to Heart-Healthy Living, published in October 2017 and the Spanish version of the book, Un Corazón Saludable PARA La Mujer Moderna”, Seis P.A.S.O.S. En Seis Semanas Para Mantener La Salud Del Corazón, published January 2019., and has co-produced her first documentary titled “MsDiagnosed” which premiered at the Cinequest film festival on March 7, 2020.
She has served as a longtime volunteer for the American Heart Association with leadership positions at the local, regional and national levels and has been and has been a national spokesperson for the AHA’s Go Red for Women Movement. She served as a member of the AHA national committee 2016-2018 and currently serves as the President, Board of Directors, Eastern States for the AHA. In 2018 she received the AHA’s Women in Cardiology Mentoring Award.
Stacey is a graduate of the six-year medical program at Boston University School of Medicine and is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, the American College of Physicians, and the American Heart Association (AHA).
Stacey is a recipient of numerous media, industry and healthcare awards and is regularly called upon by the media as an expert on women’s heart health.
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Dr. Neil Tanna is a Double Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon with a practice focused on cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the face and breast. Dr. Tanna is a leader in his field, a respected educator, and a prolific author. He serves as Professor of Surgery at Zucker School of Medicine, Associate Program Director of Plastic Surgery at Northwell Health, and Medical Director of the Northwell Health Syosset SurgiCenter.
Dr. Tanna is among a very small group of Plastic Surgeons in the world to have completed formal training in Otolaryngology, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, and Microvascular Surgery. After completing his medical training in one of the few combined six-year accelerated track medical programs in the country, Dr. Tanna spent an additional eight years training to become a Plastic Surgeon. He completed a full Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery residency at The George Washington University. He then pursued further training and completed a second full residency in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at the prestigious University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). This was followed by a fellowship in advanced reconstructive and microvascular surgery at the Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery at New York University (NYU).
Dr. Neil Tanna is passionate about the art and science of plastic surgery. His work has been published in over 90 peer-reviewed articles in prestigious medical journals. He has been invited to present at more than 100 national and international scientific meetings. He is an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, and the American College of Surgeons.
In 2018, Dr. Tanna was promoted to the rank of Professor of Plastic Surgery with the Zucker School of Medicine, making him one of the youngest full professors at Northwell Health. This title was granted after rigorous internal and external review of Dr. Tanna s extraordinary accomplishments. This rank has national significance, as the average full professor in the United States is 55 years old.
As a leader in his field, Dr. Tanna has often been featured in national and international media outlets. He has frequently appeared on television and in award-winning newspapers and magazines. Among several noteworthy honors and awards, Dr. Tanna has also been listed in the New York Magazine Top Doctors, Castle Connolly Top Doctors, New York Times Super Doctors, and Newsday Top Doctors lists. This is a prestigious honor that is reserved for the small percentage of top practitioners that are true standouts in their field, nominated by their peers. Only the most accomplished plastic surgeons are chosen for inclusion on these lists.
Dr. McNeil received her undergraduate degree from Princeton University, her MD degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and a Masters of Public Health from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. She is a Professor Emeritus of Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh and has recently joined the faculty at Brown University where she is a member of the Division of General Internal Medicine and will serve as an academic hospitalist.
Her special interests as an educator have been in the development of training programs designed to develop leaders in women’s health education and research and in the faculty development of educators. She is a founding member of the Academy of Master Educators at the University of Pittsburgh has expertise in curriculum development, management of the struggling learner, and mentorship.
She has been widely recognized both locally and nationally for her achievements in medical education and women’s health. From the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine she has received the Charles Watson Award for Teaching Excellence, the Donald. S Fraley Award for Student Mentoring, the Schuit Award for Master Educator, and the Distinguished Service Award in Medical Education. She was named the Society of General Internal Medicine’s Distinguished Professor of Women’s Health in 2014 and in 2016 received their Career Achievement in Medical Education which recognizes an outstanding clinician-educator for their lifetime contributions in medical education, both at their institution and nationally.
Surgery – American Board of Surgery
Assistant Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
North Shore University Hospital
Temple University School of Medicine
North Shore University Hospital
Tulane University Hospital School of Medicine
Glen Cove Hospital
Lenox Hill Hospital
Long Island Jewish Forest Hills
Long Island Jewish Medical Center
North Shore University Hospital
South Shore University Hospital
Northwell Health Cancer Institute
Dr. Cindy Cen is a board-certified, fellowship-trained breast surgical oncologist. She received her undergraduate degree in Biochemistry from Harvard, and attended medical school at NYU. She completed her surgical residency at Northwell Health which included dedicated time for basic science and led to numerous peer-reviewed publications and presentations at national conferences. She returned to NYU for breast surgical oncology fellowship, then ultimately joining the surgical oncology group at Northwell Health.
Dr. Bhumika Chudasama comes from the Golden State of California. She did her medical school in Europe with enriching experiences that brought her to the Big Apple state of New York. It was here where she completed her residency at Coney Island Hospital and furthered her interests into a fellowship in Geriatric and Palliative Care Medicine. Currently she is our outpatient Geriatric and Palliative Care physician here at Northwell.
Rosemarie L. Conigliaro, MD, FACP, NCMP, a native of Queens, received her undergraduate degree in Chemistry from NYU, her medical education at the State University of New York (SUNY) Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, and completed her internal medicine training at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Jacobi Medical Center.
Her career as a Clinician-Educator and Clinician-Administrator includes leaderships roles at the University of Pittsburgh, the University of Kentucky, Montefiore/Albert Einstein in the Bronx, and Westchester Medical Center/New York Medical College. Currently she is the Section Chief for Women’s Health in the Division of General Internal Medicine, Director of Katz Institute for Women’s Health for the Deparment of Internal Medicine, and Professor of Medicine, Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell.
Dr. Conigliaro has longstanding experience in both teaching and providing clinical care in Women’s Health, and recently became a NAMS Certified Menopause Provider. She is currently developing the Section of Women’s Health at Northwell to provide outstanding clinical care, educational and research programs within the Women’s Health arena.
Obstetrics and Gynecology – American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Montefiore Hospital and Medical Center-GRE
North Shore University Hospital
Glen Cove Hospital
Long Island Jewish Medical Center
North Shore University Hospital
Katz Institute for Women’s Health
Reva Gajer is a senior nurse practitioner in clinical cardiology for the Katz Institute for the Women’s Cardiac Program for the last 7 years. She acts as the supervising clinical coordinator for the program.
Her clinical practice includes the subspecialties of cardio oncology and high-risk cardio obstetrics.
Prior to her role in the Women’s Cardiac program, she was the senior nurse practitioner for 10+ years in Electrophysiology as an arrythmia consultant and supervisor for the cardiac device clinic.
Her clinical experience includes surgical management of cardiothoracic patients, adjunct professor at Nassau Community College and staff educator in critical care.
Dr. Eugenia Gianos is the director of Women s Heart Health at Lenox Hill Hospital and director of Cardiovascular Prevention for Northwell Health. As a clinical cardiologist with expertise in preventive cardiology, lipidology, imaging and women s heart disease, she sees patients with various cardiovascular diseases and has a specific interest in those with a genetic predisposition or heart disease, at a young age, lipid disorders, complex coronary disease, and uncontrolled risk factors for heart disease. Her main goal through education, research and clinical care is to recognize those patients at risk for cardiovascular disease and use lifestyle programs and optimal individualized medical therapy to improve patient outcomes and quality of life.
After earning an undergraduate degree in psychiatry from Barnard College at Columbia, Dr. Gianos earned her medical degree from New York Medical College. She completed her internship and residency in internal medicine, as well as her fellowship in cardiology at Northwell s Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Dr. Gianos holds board certification in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease, echocardiography and nuclear cardiology and she is certified in lipidology through the National Lipid Association. Dr. Gianos comes to Lenox Hill from NYU Langone Health (Bellevue and Tisch Hospitals), where she held various clinical and administrative roles of progressive responsibility for the past 11 years. In her first years at NYU, she won a cardiology faculty teaching award and most recently, served as co-clinical director of the NYU Langone Center for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease, associate professor of medicine at the NYU School of Medicine, and director of the NYU Preventive Cardiology fellowship program. In addition, she was an active member of the hospital s women s heart group. Dr. Gianos s experiences at NYU over the past 11 years have prepared her well to return to the health system she considered home with a clear vision for advancing patient-centered care.
Dr. Giliberto’s approach to medicine, Neurology and Alzheimer’s disease (AD) has always been dual: Basic research and clinical practice. The journey started during medical school where he was exposed to the genetics of AD, and to the intricacies of its pathology. During his career, he had the honor to work with great mentors and collaborators, such as Massimo Tabaton, George Perry, Mark Smith, Pierluigi Gambetti, Antonio Uccelli, Luciano D’Adamio, Peter Davies and many more, focusing on all aspect of AD, including amyloid, tau, cell cycle, immune response and more recently microglia and immunotherapy.
Along with basic research, Dr. Giliberto works with patients affected by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, providing clinical care, offering clinical trials through the Feinstein Institutes’ Litwin-Zucker center, helping them and their families to cope with the disruption that this disease brings to their lives. This dual role has allowed him to broaden his view of the disease, as the inspiration he receives from patients at every encounter is invaluable.
Dr. Giliberto teaches clinical Neurology to medical students, Neurology and Psychiatry residents at Hofstra University and North Shore University Hospital, and trains MD/PhD and PhD students in the laboratory at the Feinstein Institutes.
Dr Rodriguez-Ayala is a board-certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist and Assistant Professor for the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine. She completed her undergraduate and medical school studies in Puerto Rico and moved to New York to complete a fellowship in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery with Northwell Health. She practices in the Eastern region offering minimally invasive options to patients.
She is the Chair of Gynecology Quality and Safety Committee at Huntington Hospital, Co-Chair of Surgical Site Infection Prevention Committee for Northwell Health, is a member of the Emerging Female Physicians Program, and is passionate for patient education as evidenced by multiple features in patient outreach literature and programs that include, among others, Women’s Heath magazine, The Well and Katz Institute for Women’s Health.
Dr. Noah Rosen M.D. FAHS FANA has been a headache specialist since 2003. He is an Associate Professor in Neurology and Psychiatry at Zucker School of Medicine and an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Neurology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He is board certified in 4 areas: Neurology, Psychiatry, Pain Management and Headache Medicine and is the Director of the Northwell Headache Center. He currently is the Residency Training Director of Neurology at Zucker SOM Northwell Health Medical Center in Great Neck, New York and has previously been the Fellowship Director for Headache Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University. He is also cochair of the Academic Headache Program Director Consortium of the American Headache Society, sits on the board of the American Headache Society and on the board of the UCNS (United Council of Neurologic Subspecialities.).
His major research interests are in Headache Comorbidities including Psychiatric and Psychological Issues, access to subspecialist care and validating educational activities. He has additional interests in using technology to improve healthcare outcomes and empower consumers self determination, national healthcare advocacy issues and medical education.
Dr. Lauren Shikowitz-Behr is a Long Island native, Harvard fellowship-trained, and Board Certified Plastic and Reconstructive surgeon with expertise in cosmetic surgery of the breast, body, and face, plastic surgery after weight loss, and breast reconstruction. A true New Yorker, Dr. Shikowitz-Behr graduated with honors from New York University and subsequently went on to receive her medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She was then accepted into the integrated Plastic Surgery residency program at Northwell Health where she trained in the full breadth of plastic surgery from complex microsurgical reconstruction to intricate aesthetic surgery and served as chief resident. Dr. Shikowitz-Behr was then selected to complete a highly specialized fellowship in advanced cosmetic and reconstructive breast surgery at the Massachusetts General Hospital, where she also served as an assistant instructor in plastic surgery for the Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Shikowitz-Behr is dedicated to advancing the field of plastic surgery. Her clinical research has been presented at regional and national meetings, and she has multiple publications in peer-reviewed journals. She enjoys teaching medical students and residents the intricate details of plastic and reconstructive surgery. Dr. Shikowitz-Behr is proud to be a female plastic surgeon taking care of the Long Island community. She is passionate about plastic surgery and dedicated to providing the most up-to-date, compassionate, and comprehensive care to all of her patients.
Penny Stern MD, MPH, FACPM, FACOEM is the AVP of Preventive Medicine & Clinical Programs in the Katz Institute for Women’s Health and the Department of Occupational Medicine, Epidemiology, and Prevention. She is also a team member of the Center for Equity of Care and serves on the Employee Wellness Team. Dr. Stern is the Immediate Past President, Faculty Council of the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell, the Co-Chair of Northwell’s Continuing Medical Education (CME) Committee and an Assistant Professor at the School of Medicine, where she serves on the Admissions Committee.
Dr. Stern earned her MD with special distinction for research in neuropathology from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, where she was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha National Honor Medical Society. As part of her residency training in Preventive Medicine at Cornell, she earned her MPH at the Columbia (now Mailman) School of Public Health. She completed an additional residency in Occupational Medicine at the Mount Sinai Medical Center. She maintains appointments as a Clinical Assistant Professor at both Weill-Cornell and Mount Sinai and has taught medical students at Cornell for over two decades. Dr. Stern is board-certified and is a fellow of both the American College of Preventive Medicine and the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. She is also New York State-certified in medical acupuncture. Prior to coming to Northwell, Dr. Stern was the Associate Medical Director and later the Deputy Medical Director at the World Trade Center Health Program at Mount Sinai and served as Medical Director at the Pfizer manufacturing facility in Brooklyn NY until its closure. At Pfizer, where she oversaw the medical department, she was responsible for the workplace health and safety of over 1200 employees.
A former president of the Queens County Medical Society and the New York Occupational and Environmental Medicine Association, Dr. Stern continues to be involved in organized medicine on both the local and national levels. She is also an experienced medical editor and journalist, having worked in television (Lifetime Medical Television), on-line (ReutersHealth.com), and print (multiple outlets). At ReutersHealth, she published hundreds of medical news articles for both consumer and professional audiences.
Stephanie Trentacoste McNally, MD, FACOG, FACS is the Associate Regional Ambulatory Physician Executive and the Director of OB/GYN Services at the Katz Institute for Women’s Health. She helps direct a clinically busy OB/GYN practice in Garden City and Lynbrook. Under her leadership and oversight, the new satellite office in Lynbrook has grown.
Dr. McNally has a deep passion for community outreach, which stems from her work as a Fulbright Scholar in Kenya. Dr. McNally embraces integrative medicine and actively incorporates the aspects of the Katz Women’s Hospital into her daily practice. Dr. McNally also plays a pivotal role in the development a robust, cross institutional in-situ OB simulation program that aims to improve response time for Obstetrical emergencies and improve quality measures. She is physician lead for the Katz Women’s Hospital experience team.
Dr. McNally’s most notable contribution to Northwell to date is as the co-founder and co-director of the CALLS (Career Advancement Learning Leadership and Strategy) Program, which provides a two-tier approach for women physicians, early in their academic careers. This program provides participants a mentor and an high-level administrative advocate, to foster career advancement and health system networking. Dr. McNally has been with the health system since 2013.
You can reach out to Dr. McNally at StephTMcNally on Instagram/Twitter
Dr. Catherine Weinberg is the Director of the Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program and High Risk Cardiovascular Obstetrics at Lenox Hill Hospital and serves as Assistant Professor at the Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra. She is a board-certified cardiologist, with advanced training in adult congenital heart disease.
After earning an undergraduate degree from Lawrence University in Wisconsin, Dr. Weinberg received her medical degree from St. George’s University School of Medicine where she was a member of Iota Epsilon Alpha Honor Society. She completed her Internal Medicine residency and Cardiology fellowship at St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York City. Dr. Weinberg’s passion for treating adults with congenital heart disease led her to complete an advanced fellowship at the Wisconsin Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program at the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.
After fellowship, Dr. Weinberg served as Assistant Professor, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases and Hypertension at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick, NJ. She joined Concorde Medical Group in 2012. Dr. Weinberg comes to Lenox Hill from NYU Langone Health, where she helped build and grow the Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program.
Dr. Weinberg seeks to provide the highest quality care to her patients and shares her knowledge by teaching medical school students, residents, and fellows. She has co-authored journal articles and textbook chapters on protein purification, advancements in echocardiography, women with coronary artery disease, pregnancy, and heart disease, and adult congenital heart disease. Dr. Weinberg has been named one of New York’s Super Doctors.