MEDICAL COMMUNITY

County Societies

Partnership with county societies is a priority at MSSNY.
To assist county society members with membership and operations matters, we provide brochures, forms, fact sheets, printed materials, and other resources.

LEADERSHIP AND ADMINISTRATION: A GUIDE FOR COUNTY MEDICAL SOCIETIES

Congratulations on achieving a leadership role in your county medical society. The information in this handbook is provided as a guide to assist you in learning more about your county and state societies, and to help you in meeting your leadership responsibilities. In addition, should you have aspirations, you can learn about routes to other leadership positions within MSSNY and the AMA.

This manual may also be used by county society staff as a guide to administrative procedures.

Please feel free to contact our Division of Membership Services at any time: 1-800- 523-4405. A list of other MSSNY staff and their areas of expertise can be found in the Appendix.

Prepared by Sandra Bennett, with grateful acknowledgment to Laurel Mayer and Frances Nunez of MSSNY; Nancy Adams, formerly of the Medical Society of the County of Monroe, Cheryl Malone of the New York County Medical Society, and Christine Nadolny, formerly of the Medical Society of the County of Erie.

COUNTY MEDICAL SOCIETY OFFICERS

Figures in parenthesis following name of County Medical Society indicates (1) month of annual meeting and (2) month officers assume office.

President MALCOLM ZACHARY ROTH, MD
President-Elect JONATHAN SAGER HALPERT, MD
Immediate Past President JOSE M. DAVID, MD
Treasurer FRANCIS ROBERT JORDAN, JR., MD
Secretary PETER L. SOSNOW,MD
Executive Vice-President JONATHAN H. DOUGHERTY, MS
Albany and Ulster CMS
408 Kenwood Ave 2nd Fl
Delmar, NY 12054
(518) 439-0626 Fax: (518) 982-1382
Email: doughj@albmed.org
www.albmed.org
Officers of Albany County to Serve from September 1, 2020 to May 31, 2022
MSSNY Liaison BRENDA L. VAN NEST
MSSNY
100 Weatheridge Dr
Camillus, NY 13031
(315) 534-0693
Email: BVanNest@mssny.org
Please address any issues to MSSNY Liaison until Officers and/or Administrator appointed.
President CHANDANA ATTOTI, MD
President-Elect VILMA ANGELLA JOSEPH, MD
Vice-President
SARAH C. NOSAL, MD
Immediate Past President NINA I. HUBERMAN, MD, MPH
Treasurer THAKOR C. RANA, MD
Secretary RIKHIL S. KOCHHAR, MD
Executive Director RONALD L. BLOUNT
Bronx CMS
10 Seeley Bull St
Monroe, NY 10950
(347) 933-0434 Fax: (718) 744-9014
Cell: (347) 933-0434
Email: bronxphysicians@gmail.com
Officers serve June 2022 – June 2023
President JOCELYN C. YOUNG, DO
Vice-President JANE MARIE SIMPSON, DO
Immediate Past President KHALID AHMED SETHI, MD
Treasurer WALID SALIM HAMMOUD, MD
Secretary SANDITA SEECHARAN REDDAMMAGARI, MD
Executive Director SHIRLEY COSGRIFF
Broome, Delaware, Otsego, Tompkins CMS
122 W Main St
Endicott, NY 13760
(607) 772-8493
Email: slcosgriff@medsocieties.org
County Email: medsociety@medsocieties.org
Officers serve until further notice
President ZAHID M. CHOHAN, MD
Vice-President GREGORY BERTON HARE, MD
Secretary/Treasurer THADDEUS STEPHEN WOJCIK, MD
Executive Secretary ANNETTE RICKEY
  Cattaraugus CMS
515 Main St
Olean, NY 14760
(716) 375-6170 Fax: (716) 375-6387
Email: arickey@ogh.org
Officers serve June 2020 thru June 2022
President HEATHER M. MACADAM, MD
Vice-President PHILLIP CHARLES GIOIA, MD
Secretary/Treasurer
CHARLES J. RYAN, III, MD
Executive Director
JOSEPH R. MALDONADO, JR., MD, MSC, MBA
Chief Executive Officer
Oneida, Herkimer, Madison, Chenango, Oswego, Cayuga
17 New Hartford Shopping Center
New Hartford, NY 13413
(315) 735-2204 Fax: (315) 735-1608
Email: jmaldonadomd@medsocieties.com
President BRIAN D. MEAGHER, MD
Treasurer BERT W. RAPPOLE, MD
Executive Director AIMANA ELBAHTITY
Erie – Chautauqua, Genesee, Orleans CMS
40 Gardenville Parkway West, Ste 234
Buffalo, NY 14224
(716) 852-1810 Fax: (716) 852-2930
Email: elbahtitya@wnydocs.org
MSSNY Laison
BRENDA L. VAN NEST
MSSNY
100 Weatheridge Dr
Camillus, NY 13031
(315) 534-0693
Email: BVanNest@mssny.org
Please address any issues to MSSNY Liaison until Officers and/or Administrator appointed.
President JOSEPH H. ARGUELLES, MD
Send copy of all correspondence to the President
Officers serve until June 2016
Vice-President STEPHEN G. HAUSRATH, MD
Secretary BIJOY B. SARMAROY, MD
President HENRY LOUIS CLINTON, JR., MD
Secretary/Treasurer BRIAN G. DAGGETT, MD
President CHRISTOPHER H. MOHEIMANI, MD
Secretary Clerical
SUSAN MCCALL
Medical Staff Coordinator
Cortland Regional Medical Center
134 Homer Ave
PO Box 2010
Cortland, NY 13045
(607) 756-3522 Fax: (607) 756-3287
Email: smccall@cortlandregional.org
WebSite: www.medsocieties.org
Officers serve until futher notice
President ALISON THERESA O’BRIEN, MD
Immediate Past President JULIUS IULIU EMERIC NAGY, MD
Executive Director SHIRLEY COSGRIFF
Broome, Delaware, Otsego, Tompkins CMS
122 W Main St
Endicott, NY 13760
(607) 772-8493
Email: slcosgriff@medsocieties.org
County Email: medsociety@medsocieties.org
Website: www.medsocieties.org
Officers Serve until further notice.
President ADELE EL KAREH, MD, PHD
President-Elect ADAM RUBINSTEIN, MD
Vice-President
SURINDER PAUL JINDAL, MD
Immediate Past President MANOJ T. ABRAHAM, MD
Treasurer VIKASH SINGH PANGHAAL, MD
Secretary RACHANA TYAGI, MD
Executive Director BRENDA LYNCH
Dutchess CMS
P O Box 496
Rhinebeck, NY 12572
(845) 452-2140
Fax: (888) 578-2211
Cell: 914-456-4074
Email: blynch@dcms.org
Officers Serve Thru October 2022
President ROBERT S. ARMSTRONG, MD
President-Elect ROSE BERKUN, MD
Vice-President
JOHN RAYMOND FUDYMA, MD
Immediate Past President STANLEY JAMES PIETRAK, MD
Treasurer STACEY A. WATT, MD
Secretary IRIS ROSE DANZIGER, MD
Executive Director AIMANA ELBAHTITY
Erie – Chautauqua, Genesee, Orleans CMS
40 Gardenville Parkway West, Ste 234
Buffalo, NY 14224
(716) 852-1810
Fax: (716) 852-2930
Email: elbahtitya@wnydocs.org
Officers serve: Sept 2021 thru Sept 20221
President ROB LUKE DE MURO, MD
Executive Director JEANNE HUMMEL
Essex CMS
C/O Elizabethtown Community Health Ctr
66 Park St PO Box 277
Elizabethtown, NY 12932
(518) 873-3113
Fax: (518) 873-6578
Email: jhummel@ech.org
Officers serve until further notice
President NIKALESH REDDY, MD
Vice-President JAY SAMUEL FEDERMAN, MD
Secretary/Treasurer
WILLIAM R. LATREILLE, JR., MD, FACP, AME
Executive Director MYRNA ANGIOLINNA SANCHEZ, MD
Send all correspondence to Myrna Sanchez, MD, Exective Director
Officers serve until further notice
President MOHAMMAD RUMI, MD
Secretary/Treasurer
JOHN C. JAEGER, MD
Executive Director AIMANA ELBAHTITY
Secretary/Treasurer CATALINA ALEGRE, MD
Send copy of all correspondence to the Secretary/Treasurer. No other officers at this time
Officers serve until further notice.
President SURESH KUMAR SHARMA, MD
Vice-President DEEPAK D. BUCH, MD
Executive Director JOSEPH R. MALDONADO, JR., MD, MSC, MBA
Chief Executive Officer
Oneida, Herkimer, Madison, Chenango, Oswego, Cayuga
17 New Hartford Shopping Center
New Hartford, NY 13413
(315) 735-2204
Fax: (315) 735-1608
Email: jmaldonadomd@medsocieties.com
President ROBERT O. KIMBALL, MD
Immediate Past President HOWARD H. HUANG, MD
Executive Director LORRAINE M. CLEMENT
Jefferson CMS
531 Washington St Ste 3607
Watertown, NY 13601
(315) 788-1879
Fax: (315) 788-6323
Email: lclement@thejpo.com
Officer will serve until further notice
President JAGDISH K. GUPTA, MD
President-Elect MADHU RINDU GUDAVALLI, MD
Vice-President
RAJENDRA DAMODAR BHAYANI, MD
Immediate Past President LAWRENCE ARON MELNIKER, MD
Treasurer NIRAJ N. ACHARYA, MD
Executive Director JOSELIN LAJARA
Kings CMS
480 77th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11209-3206
(718) 745-5800
Fax: (718) 745-5833
Email: exec@msck.org
Officers Serve Through May 2023
President STEVEN LEHMAN LYNDAKER, MD
Send a copy of all correspondence to the President
Officers serve until further notice
District Branch Exec Director LUCIA CASTILLEJO, MS
Email: lcastillejo@mcms.org
President JENNIFER ERIN CONGDON, MD
Vice-President KEITH MARSHALL, MD
Secretary/Treasurer
WILLIAM S. COOLEY, JR., MD
President MATHEW J. DEVINE, DO
President-Elect HEMANT KALIA, MD
Immediate Past President SUSAN A. DANAHY, MD
Treasurer SCOTT GREGORY HARTMAN, MD
Secretary JANINE L. FOGARTY, MD
Executive Director LUCIA CASTILLEJO, MS
Monroe CMS
200 Canal View Blvd Ste 202
Rochester, NY 14623
(585) 473-4072
Fax: (585) 473-7641
Cell: 585-729-5166
Email: lcastillejo@mcms.org
Officers serve through April 2023
President GERALD J. ORTIZ, MD
Send copy of all correspondence to the President and Treasurer.
Officers serve until further notice.
Vice-President PAUL W. SALERNO, MD
Treasurer RUSSELL N. A. CECIL, MD
President DAVID PODWALL, MD
President-Elect ROBERT T. SCHREIBER, MD
Vice-President
ELLEN JOY BRAUNSTEIN, MD
Immediate Past President RONALD B. MENZIN, MD
Treasurer BERNADETTE ANN RILEY, DO
Secretary JOEL EVAN PORTNOY, MD
Executive Director STAVROULA SAVELIDIS
Nassau CMS
666 Old Country Rd, Ste 705
Garden City, NY 11530
(516) 832-2300
Fax: (516) 407-5158
Email: stavroula@nassaucountymedicalsociety.org
www.nassaucountymedicalsociety.org
Officers serve thru June 30, 2022
President ERICK A. EITING, MD,MPH
President-Elect THOMAS PATRICK STERRY, MD
Immediate Past President KEITH A. LASCALEA, MD
Treasurer JILL R. BARON, MD, P.C.
Secretary RICHARD SCHUTZER, MD
Executive Director CHERYL MALONE, CAE
New York CMS
261 West 35 Street Ste 504
New York, NY 10001
(212) 684-4670
Fax: (212) 684-4741
Email: cmalone@nycms.org
www.nycms.org
Direct Line: 212 684-4691
Officers serve from June 2022 to June 2023
Interim President JOHN CLARKE NEWMAN, MD
MSSNY Liaison
BRENDA L. VAN NEST
MSSNY
100 Weatheridge Dr
Camillus, NY 13031
(315) 534-0693
Email: BVanNest@mssny.org
Phone: 1-800-523-4405 x403
Officers will remain until further notice
President MARYBETH K. MCCALL, MD
Vice-President KENNETH JOSEPH VISALLI, JR., DO
Treasurer FRANK J. DUBECK, MD
Executive Director JOSEPH R. MALDONADO, JR., MD, MSC, MBA
Chief Executive Officer
Oneida, Herkimer, Madison, Chenango, Oswego, Cayuga
17 New Hartford Shopping Center
New Hartford, NY 13413
(315) 735-2204
Fax: (315) 735-1608
Email: jmaldonadomd@medsocieties.com
President ROBERT A. DRACKER, MD
President-Elect DIGANT M. NANAVATI, MD
Vice-President
LYNN MARIE CLEARY, MD
Immediate Past President DAVID PAGE, MD
Treasurer MICHAEL GERARD SHEEHAN, MD
Executive Director JULIE PANNA
Onondaga CMS
125 East Jefferson St, 1st FL
Syracuse, NY 13202
(315) 424-8118
Fax: (315) 424-0614
Email: jpanna@onmeddocs.org
Officers serve November 2021 thru November 2022
President MARK STEPHEN RYAN, MD
Secretary/Treasurer ERIC ARAC BIRKEN, MD
Officers serve until further notice
Send a copy of all correspondence to Secretarty/Treasurer
Staff Contact
Staff Contact LUCIA ACOSTA-CASTILLEJO, MS
Monroe CMS
200 Canal View Blvd Ste 202
Rochester, NY 14623
(585) 473-4072
Fax: (585) 473-7641
Cell: 585-729-5166
Email: lacosta@mcms.org
Officers serve until further notice
President MANDES R. KATES, MD
Immediate Past President MARK STAMM, MD
Secretary/Treasurer
RAYMOND SAUL BASRI, MD
Executive Director RONALD L. BLOUNT
Orange CMS
PO Box 237
Goshen, NY 10924
(845) 561-0381
Fax: (845) 294-0917
Email: ocmedsocietyny@gmail.com
Officers Serve until May 2022
President MARY ANN RYKERT-WOLF, MD
Executive Director AIMANA ELBAHTITY
Erie – Chautauqua, Genesee, Orleans CMS
40 Gardenville Parkway West, Ste 234
Buffalo, NY 14224
(716) 852-1810
Fax: (716) 852-2930
Email: elbahtitya@wnydocs.org
President MATTHEW J. LIEPKE, MD
Vice-President ELIZABETH W. BOZEMAN, MD
Executive Director JOSEPH R. MALDONADO, JR., MD, MSC, MBA
Chief Executive Officer
Oneida, Herkimer, Madison, Chenango, Oswego, Cayuga
17 New Hartford Shopping Center
New Hartford, NY 13413
(315) 735-2204
Fax: (315) 735-1608
Email: jmaldonadomd@medsocieties.com
President SUBASHINI DANIEL, MD
Immediate Past President REGINALD Q. KNIGHT, MD
Secretary/Treasurer BRIANA L. CALORE, MD
Executive Director SHIRLEY COSGRIFF
Broome, Delaware, Otsego, Tompkins CMS
122 W Main St
Endicott, NY 13760
(607) 772-8493
Email: slcosgriff@medsocieties.org
County Email: medsociety@medsocieties.org
WebSite: www.medsocieties.org
Send a copy of all correspondence to Executive Director and President
Officers will serve until further notice
President NORMA M. KURTZ, MD
Immediate Past President WILLIAM MILLAR ZURHELLEN, MD
Executive Director JANINE MILLER
Westchester CMS & Putnam CMS
40 Sunshine Cottage Rd
Valhalla, NY 10595
(914) 967-9100
Fax: (914) 967-9232
Email: jmiller@wcms.org
Officers will serve until further notice
President JOSEPH T. COOKE, MD
Vice-President
CHARLES SALVATORE LOPRESTO, DO
Immediate Past President DAVID A. FISHMAN, MD
Treasurer AYMAN ZEIDAN ATTIA ALLA, MD
Assistant Treasurer SOHAYLA ROSTAMI, DO
Secretary ERIK J. BLUTINGER, MD, MSC
Assistant Secretary SOPHIA SPADAFORE, MD
Executive Director AMELIA M. SOTO
Queens CMS
112-25 Queens Blvd 4th Fl
Suite 1
Forest Hills, NY 11375
(718) 268-7328
Email: ExecutiveDirector@queensmedicalsociety.org
Officers serve through May 2023
President JOSEPH M. ROGLIERI, DO
Vice-President FAITH LARDIZABAL CRUZ, MD
Secretary/Treasurer JOHN KRISA, MD
County Staff JANE BERNACKI
Rensselaer CMS
47 1st Street
Waterford, NY 12188
(518) 268-6442
Fax: (518) 268-5896
Email: jbernack@nycap.rr.com
President BRIAN R. MCMAHON, MD
President-Elect MELISSA RENEE RICAFRENTE GRAGEDA, MD
Vice-President
MURLIDHAR PAHUJA, MD
Immediate Past President RADHA SYED, MD
Treasurer ANA VERONICA MENDEZ, MD
Secretary ISHITA KHARODE, MD
Executive Administrator LINDA SABATINO
Richmond CMS
900 South Avenue
3rd Floor Suite 35
Staten Island, NY 10314
(347) 533-1113
Cell: (347) 533-1113
Email: RCMS.exec@gmail.com
Officers will serve until further notice
President STUART G. RASCH, MD
Vice-President GERALD NORMAN SAFFER, MD
Treasurer DAVID ALAN LIEBERGALL, MD
Secretary ERIC JASON ROFFMAN, MD
Executive Director CHRISTA CASTELLI
Rockland CMS
55 Old Turnpike Way
Ste 504
Nanuet, NY 10954
(845) 623-3408
Fax: (845) 356-1850
Cell: 845-323-5534
Email: cclifeplex@aol.com
Officers will serve until further notice
President GREGORY L. PINTO, MD
Treasurer GORDON MICHAEL ORTIZ, MD
Officers serve until further notice.
President GLENN THOMPSON, MD
Immediate Past President MALENE K. INGRAM, MD
Secretary Clerical
CHRISTINE MOLLUSO
Schenectady CMS
600 McClellan St
Rm 264-2W
Schenectady, NY 12304
(518) 346-3300 Fax: (518) 347-5222
Email: medicalsocietyschenectady@gmail.com
Officers will serve until further notice
President ROY J. KORN, JR., MD
Send copy of all correspondence to the President
Email: roy.korn@bassett.org
Officers serve untill further notice
Vice-President CYRIL KOZAK, MD
Secretary/Treasurer JOYCE BITRAN, DO
President ASHRAF SABAHAT, MD
Officers serve until further notice
President JOSEPH A. LORENZETTI, MD
Send copy of all correspondence to the President
Officers serve until futher notice
President-Elect LUKE B. CHEN, MD
Secretary/Treasurer ANDREW B. REESE, MD
President LARS THOMPSON, MD
Vice-President MARK HEALEY, MD
Treasurer CYNTHIA J. BALTAZAR, MD
MAGENDRA THAKUR, MD
Secretary BRIAN KERRIGAN, MD
Executive Director KIM JONES
St Lawrence CMS
PO Box 962
Potsdam, NY 13676
(614) 565-5144
Email: st.lawrencecms@gmail.com
Officers will serve until further notice
President WERNER K. BRAMMER, MD
Vice-President SPENCER. P. ANNAEL, MD
Administrative Coordinator KELLY L. GRILLO
Medical Staff Coordinator
URMC St. James Hospital
7329 Seneca Road N
Hornell, NY 14843
(607) 385-3922 Fax: (607) 385-3195
Email: Kelly_Grillo@URMC.Rochester.edu
Term of Office: Officers will serve until further notice
Staff Contact
BRENDA L. VAN NEST
  MSSNY
100 Weatheridge Dr
Camillus, NY 13031
(315) 534-0693 Fax: (315) 468-1483
Email: BVanNest@mssny.org
Phone: 1-800-523-4405 x403
President RICHARD A. SCHOOR, MD
President-Elect LESLIE MARINO, MD, MPH
Vice-President
WILLIAM JOSEPH SELLERS, DO
Immediate Past President MARIA A. BASILE, MD
Treasurer BEVERLY HANNAH ORTIZ, MD
Secretary DEBORAH BLENNER, MD
Executive Director AARON KUMAR, MD
Suffolk CMS
331 E Main St
Patchogue, NY 11772
(631) 851-1400
Fax: (631) 851-1212
Email: AKumar.scms@outlook.com
Society email: scms@optonline.net
Web Site:http://www.scms-sam.org
Officers serve until June 30 2023
President PAUL D. SALZBERG, MD
Vice-President ABDUL R. SHAHZAD, MD
Secretary/Treasurer PREM PRAKASH GUPTA, MD
Secretary CYNTHIA HERRING
Sullivan CMS
PO Box 915
Liberty, NY 12754
(845) 292-3439
Fax: (845) 292-3439
Officers serve until further notice.
President JOSEPH A. MANNINO, MD
Vice-President GEOFFREY E. MOORE, MD
Immediate Past President JOSEPHINE C. MCALLISTER, MD
Secretary/Treasurer MARGUERITE H. M. UPHOFF, MD
Executive Director SHIRLEY COSGRIFF
Broome, Delaware, Otsego, Tompkins CMS
122 W Main St
Endicott, NY 13760
(607) 772-8493
Email: slcosgriff@medsocieties.org
County Email: medsociety@medsocieties.org
WebSite: www.medsocieties.org
Officers will serve until further notice
President STEVEN D. SCHWARTZ, MD
Vice-President STEPHEN L. HERMELE, MD
Secretary/Treasurer DINESHKANT N. PARIKH, MD
Executive Director JONATHAN H. DOUGHERTY, MS
Albany and Ulster CMS
408 Kenwood Ave 2nd Fl
Delmar, NY 12054
(518) 439-0626
Fax: (518) 982-1382
Email: doughj@albmed.org
www.albmed.org
Officers will serve until further notice
President WILLIAM C. BRENDER, MD
President Warren and Washington Counties
Treasurer PETER M. HUGHES, MD
President WILLIAM C. BRENDER, MD
President Warren and Washington Counties
Treasurer PETER M. HUGHES, MD
President JOHN F. CENTONZE, MD
Secretary/Treasurer MARY SUSAN NAPOLEON, MD
Secretary Clerical KAREN VANBORTEL
Wayne CMS
1206 Driving Park Ave
Newark, NY 14513
(315) 331-1313
Fax: (315) 331-5828
Email: kvanbortel@flent.com
Officers serve until further notice
Administrative Assistant
Administrative Assistant MS. KELLY SHAY
Newark Wayne Community Hospital
Medical Staff Office – Attn Kelly Shay
1200 Driving Park Ave
Newark, NY 14513
(315) 332-2457
Email: Kelly.Shay@rochesterregional.org
Officers serve until further notice
President BRUCE MARK MOLINELLI, MD
President-Elect TOBI B. KLAR, MD
Vice-President
KHAMEINEI ALI, MD
Immediate Past President JEFFREY JACOBSON, MD
Treasurer THOMAS T. LEE, MD
Secretary ANAIS LYNN CARNICIU, MD
Executive Director JANINE MILLER
Westchester CMS & Putnam CMS
40 Sunshine Cottage Rd
Valhalla, NY 10595
(914) 967-9100
Fax: (914) 967-9232
Email: janine.miller@wcms.org
Officers will serve until thru June 2023
President DALE L. DEAHN, MD
Send copy of all correspondence to the President
Secretary/Treasurer DANIEL L. ZERBE, MD
President WAYNE S. STROUSE, MD
Send all Correspondence to the Officers.
Officers serve until further notice.
Secretary/Treasurer WILLIAM DEAN, JR., MD