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Department of Surgery

The Department of Surgery at Westchester Medical Center includes general surgery, cardiothoracic surgery, transplantation, burns, plastic and reconstructive surgery, trauma, pediatric, minimally invasive and vascular surgery, and surgical intensive care.

The Department oversees surgical residency training and is responsible for providing outstanding patient care, world-class surgical training, and on-going contributions to academic medical research.


Our Medical Staff

Cardiovascular and Thoracic
Francis Carroll, MD
Masashi Kai, MD
Rocco Lafaro, MD (Section Chief, General Thoracic and Great Vessel)
Steven Lansman, MD (Section Chief, Cardiovascular and Thoracic)
Ramin Malekan, MD
Avraham Merav, MD
David Spielvogel, MD
Gilbert Tang, MD

General Surgery
Andrew Ashikari, MD
Francis Baccay, MD
Thomas Cerabona, MD
Joseph Cleary, MD
Michael Edye, MBBS
Mark Gordon, MD
Ashutosh Kaul, MBBS
Pond Kelemen, MD
Anthony Maffei, MD
Janis Pastena, MD
Heena Rajdeo, MD
Prakashachandra Rao, MD
Aaron Roth, MD
John Savino, MD (Section Chief)
Kathryn Spanknebel, MD
Joseph Turkowski, MD

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Intra-Abdominal Transplantation & Hepatobiliary Surgery
Caroline Rochon, MD

Pediatric Cardiac Surgery
Khanh Nguyen, MD
Suvro Sett, MD (Section Chief)

Pediatric Surgery
Leif Holgersen, MD
Peter Liebert, MD
Whitney McBride, MD
Samir Pandya, MD
Joseph San Filippo, MD
Gustavo Stringel, MD (Section Chief)

Pediatric Trauma
Nebil Aydin, MD
Daniel Brauman, MD
Andrew Friedman, MD
Tae Ho Kim, MD
Robert Koch, MD
Michael Rosenberg, MD
Charles Andrew Salzberg, MD
Matthew Schulman, MD
Gustavo Stringel, MD (Section Chief)
Peter Taub, MD
Steven Wallach, MD
Francis Winski, MD

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Plastic Surgery
Nebil Aydin, MD
Daniel Brauman, MD
Andrew Friedman, MD
Tae Ho Kim, MD
Robert Koch, MD
Michael Rosenberg, MD
Charles Andrew Salzberg, MD (Section Chief)
Matthew Schulman, MD
Peter Taub, MD
Steven Wallach, MD
Francis Winski, MD


Surgical Oncology
Ronald Kaleya MD,FACS
Kathryn Spanknebel, MD (Section Chief)

Trauma/Critical Care
Dmitriy Karev, MD,Ph.D
Gary Lombardo, MD
Corrado Marini, MD (Section Chief, Critical Care)
Anthony Policastro, MD
Cordelia Sharma, MBBS

Vascular Surgery
Sateesh Babu, MD (Section Chief)
Kalyani Bhuta, MD
Arun Goyal, MD, MD
Romeo Mateo MD
Anjali Ratnathicam, DO
Sundaram Ravikumar, MBBS

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Allied Health Practitioners

Cardiovascular and Thoracic
Janet Hilburg - Doak, ANP
Maribeth Jimenez, NP
Deborah Kohrs, NP
Siobhan Lamasney, NP
Marybeth Lawlor, ACNP
Diane Leitner, ANP
Wing Li, PA-C
Andrew Lubeskie, PA-C
Beatrice Maier, FNP
Nisha Manansingh, PA-C
Mary Jean McCarthy, FNP
Susan Pino, FNP
Piotr Prystupa, PA-C
Maureen Raffa, NP
Baohong Shan, PA-C
Emily Singleton, NP
David Stanik, PA-C
Elizabeth Stevens, FNP
David Tecchio, PA-C
Lisa Vanderbeek, NP
Michelle Viglione, PA-C
Marie Wang-Dwyer, PA-C
Cindy Yu, NP
Nasser Zolfaghari, PA-C

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General Surgery
Jaclyn Bruno, PA
Maria Rosario Clemente, NP
Dorothy Day, ANP
Maria Rivera, FNP
Parul Shah, PA

Intra-Abdominal Transplantation & Hepatobiliary Surgery
Susan Skrypack, FNP

Pediatric Cardiac Surgery
John Carlsen, PA-C
Ana Riccio, PA-C
Davide Volpe, PA-C

Pediatric Surgery
Jennifer Bricker, PA-C

Plastic Surgery
Courtney Dunavant, PA-C
Tami Healy, PA

Trauma/Critical Care
Sandy George, NP
Carlo Gwardschaladse, PA-C
Aine McLernon, FNP
Denise Primiano, NP
Anne Marie Purdy, FNP

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For information about our specialists, please visit our online Physician Directory.

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