Eric Schackow, MD, PhD, FAAFP

Family Medicine Program Director

 

Specialties: Family Medicine and Clinical Informatics.

Dr. Schackow completed his Family Medicine Residency at Michigan State University/Genesys Regional Medical Center in Grand Blanc, Michigan. He received his Bachelor of Science and his Doctor of Medicine degrees from Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago, Illinois. He also received his PhD and served as a postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Biological Chemistry at Northwestern University.

Mark Warfel, DO

Director of Osteopathic Education

Specialty: Family Medicine

Dr. Warfel is a graduate of the St. Elizabeth Hospital Family Medicine Program. He received his Doctor of Osteopathy Degree from the University Of New England College Of Osteopathic Medicine in Biddeford, Maine, and a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy Degree from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy in Boston, Massachusetts.

Julie Betro-Shkane, DO

Associate Program Director for Outpatient Medicine

Medical Director at the Sister Rose Vincent Family Medicine Center

Specialty: Family Medicine

Dr. Betro-Shkane received her Doctor of Osteopathy from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine in Old Westbury, NY, completed an Osteopathic Internship at the St. Elizabeth-University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine (UNECOM) Osteopathic Internship program and her Residency at the Bassett-St. Elizabeth Family Medicine Program and completed her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Utica College.

Affaf Munir, MD

Associate Program Director for Inpatient Medicine

Specialty: Family Medicine/Inpatient Medicine

Dr. Munir received his medical degree from Saba University School of Medicine and his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology at St. John’s University in New York.  Dr. Munir completed his residency at St. Elizabeth Family Medicine Program in Utica, NY.

Francis Chabot, MD

Sister Rose Vincent Family Medicine Center Lead Preceptor

Specialty: Family Medicine

Dr. Chabot received his medical degree from Tufts University and completed his residency at St. Elizabeth Family Medicine Residency Program, Utica, NY. He completed his Bachelor of Science in Zoology from the University of New Hampshire.

Nay Linn Aung, MD

Specialty: Family Medicine/Diabetes Management

Dr. Aung received his medical degree from the Institution of Medicine-1 in Yangon, Burma. He completed his residency at St. Elizabeth Family Medicine Program in Utica, NY. Dr. Aung also completed the Diabetes Fellowship at East Carolina University in North Carolina.

 

Specialty: Family Medicine/Outpatient Medicine

Dr. Hua practices full spectrum outpatient Family Medicine, including obstetrics and sees patients of all ages at our Sister Rose Vincent Family Medicine Center.  She received her medical degree from American University of Antigua College of Medicine and completed her residency at St. Elizabeth Family Medicine Residency Program in Utica, NY, where she served as Chief Resident.  Dr. Hua earned her Bachelor of Science at Long Island University. 

Goutham Malempati, MD, MHA, FAAFP, SFHM

Director of the Hospitalist Department

Specialty: Family Medicine/Inpatient Medicine

Dr. Malempati received his bachelors degree and medical degree from Mahadevappa Rampure Medical College (India) and his Masters Degree in Health Care Administration from Utica College, Utica, NY. He is a graduate of St. Elizabeth Family Medicine Residency Program in Utica, NY, a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians and a Senior Fellow of Hospital Medicine.

Andrea Johnson, DO

Specialty: Family Medicine/Inpatient Medicine

Dr. Johnson received her medical degree at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Erie, PA. She completed her residency at St. Elizabeth Family Medicine Residency Program, Utica, NY and earned her Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry at Siena College in Loudonville, NY.

Afsar Khan, MD

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Specialty: Family Medicine/Emergency Medicine

Dr. Khan received his medical degree at Allama Iqbal Medical College, Iahore Pakistan. He completed his residency at St. Elizabeth Family Medicine Residency Program in Utica, NY. Dr. Khan has been the Director of Emergency Medicine for Mohawk Valley Health System for five years.

 

John Leuenberger, DO

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Specialty: Family Medicine/Neuromuscular Medicine

Dr. Leuenberger received his medical degree from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Erie, PA. He completed his residency at the United Health Services Family Medicine Residency Program and earned his Associates of Science in Biology from Mohawk Valley Community College, Utica, NY and his Bachelor of Science in Engineering and Management at Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY. Additionally, he completed a Neuromuscular Medicine fellowship at Eastern Maine Medical Center, Bangor, ME. He is also certified in Medical Acupuncture

Rebecca LaValley, MD

Specialty: Family Medicine/Outpatient Medicine

Dr. LaValley received her medical degree from State University of New York Upstate Medical University. She completed her residency at St. Elizabeth Family Medicine Residency Program in Utica, NY and earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Lemoyne College, Syracuse, NY.

 

Kevin Mathews, MD, FAAFP

Specialty: Family Medicine/Hospice and Palliative Care/Complementary and Integrative Medicine

Dr. Mathews received his medical degree from University of Rome (Rome, Italy). He is a graduate of St. Elizabeth Family Medicine Residency Program in Utica, NY and earned his Bachelor of Science in Biology at Manhattan College, Bronx, NY. Dr. Mathews also completed a fellowship at the University of Arizona in Complementary Integrative Medicine.

Tatyana Misyulya, MD

Specialty: Family Medicine

Dr. Misyulya received her medical degree from Dnepropetrovsk State Medical Academy in Ukraine and completed her residency at St. Elizabeth Family Medicine Residency Program in Utica, NY.  Dr. Misyulya’s special interests include Women’s Health and Preventative Medicine.

 

Janki Patel, MD

Specialty: Family Medicine/Geriatrics

Dr. Patel received her medical degree from American University of Antigua and completed her residency at St. Elizabeth Family Medicine Residency Program in Utica, NY., and completed her Geriatric Fellowship at the University of Rochester Strong Memorial Health System.  She earned her Bachelor of Science in Human Biology from the University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA.

Vishal Vakani, MD

Specialty: Family Medicine/Inpatient Medicine

Dr. Vakani received his medical degree from American University of Antigua and completed his residency at St. Elizabeth Family Medicine Residency Program in Utica, NY.  He earned his Bachelor of Science in Biological Science at Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA.

 

Katherine Warden, PhD

Specialty: Behavioral Health

Dr. Warden earned her doctorate in Clinical Forensic Psychology and her Master of Arts in Forensic Psychology at Alliant International University, California School of Forensic Studies in Fresno, California. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology at State University of New York (SUNY) at Cortland in Cortland, New York. Dr. Warden is a licensed psychologist and a Batterer’s Intervention Program (BIP) Facilitator, having completed BIP Facilitator training and domestic violence training. Dr. Warden is the Director of our Behavioral Medicine Program.

Ashraf Aly, MD

Specialty: Obstetrics/Gynecology

Dr. Aly received his medical degree from Faculty of Medicine at Cairo University (Cairo, Egypt). He completed an internship at Cairo University Hospitals (Cairo, Egypt) and his residency at Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo (Buffalo, NY)

 

Margaret Cooper, DO

Specialty: Pediatrics

Dr. Cooper received her medical degree at Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine (Blacksburg, VA) and completed her residency in Pediatrics at Cooper University Hospital (Camden, NJ). She earned her Associates of Science from Mohawk Valley Community College, Utica, NY in Business Administration and her Bachelor of Science in Biology with a Minor in Business Administration from Northeastern University, Boston MA.

Stephen Hudyncia, MD

Specialty: Psychiatry/Neurology

Dr. Hudyncia earned his residency at Albany Medical center Hospital in Albany, New York. He attended medical school at the SUNY Buffalo School of Medicine in Buffalo, New York and earned his bachelor’s degree from Hamilton College in Clinton, New York.

 

Sushma Kaul, MD

Specialty: Critical Care Medicine

Dr. Kaul earned her Doctor of Medicine and a pre-medical degree in Medical Sciences from Kashmir University in Srinagar, India. She completed a fellowship in Critical Care Medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx, New York, a fellowship in Pulmonary Diseases from St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital at Columbia University in New York, New York, a residency and internship in Internal Medicine at Catholic Medical Center, a hospital affiliated with Cornell University in Jamaica, New York, and a rotating internship in Medicine, Surgery and Obstetrics/Gynecology at Shri Maharaja Hari Singh Hospital in Srinagar, India.

Ashok Patel, MD, FACC

Specialty: Cardiology

Dr. Patel received his medical degree from B.J. Medical College (Ahmedabad, India). He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Coney Island Hospital (Brooklyn, NY) and a fellowship in Cardiology at Coney Island Hospital (Brooklyn, NY). 

 

Leo Sullivan, MD, FACS

Leo P. Sullivan, MD, FACS

Specialty: Surgery

Dr. Sullivan received his medical degree from New York University (New York, NY). He completed an internship and residency in Surgery at New York University (New York, NY) and an additional residency in General/Vascular Surgery at Staten Island Hospital (Staten Island, NY).

Dr. Sullivan is also a Medical Director of our Trauma Center.

Jonathan Wigderson, DO

Specialty: Orthopedics

Dr. Wigderson earned his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from the Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Athens, Ohio. He completed a residency in Orthopedic Surgery at Peninsula Hospital Center in Far Rockaway, New York, and fellowships in Orthopedic Trauma at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York, New York, and in Orthopedics at Booth Memorial Medical Center in Flushing, New York. He also completed a rotating internship at Mount Clemens General Hospital in Mount Clemens, Michigan.