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Division of Geriatric Medicine & Palliative Care Faculty & Staff

Meet our geriatric medicine and palliative care faculty and staff.

Faculty and staff in NYU Langone’s Division of Geriatric Medicine and Palliative Care faculty are leaders in academia, research, and patient care.

Our Leadership

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Caroline S. Blaum, MD, MS*

Director, Division of Geriatric Medicine and Palliative Care
The Diane and Arthur Belfer Professor of Geriatric Medicine, Department of Medicine
Professor, Department of Population Health

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Joshua Chodosh, MD, MSHS

Director, The Michael L. Freedman Research Center on Aging, Technology, and Cognitive Health
The Michael L. Freedman Professor of Geriatric Research, Department of Medicine
Professor, Department of Population Health

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Saima Ajmal, MD

Section Chief, Geriatrics, NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine

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Nina Blachman, MD, MHPE

Director, Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Program
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine

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Jacob Dimant, MD*

Chief, Geriatrics Service, NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Medicine

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Michael H. Perskin, MD

Section Chief, Geriatrics, Tisch Hospital
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Medicine

Nancy E. Bael, MD

Nancy E. Bael, MD

Section Chief, Palliative Care, NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine

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Susan E. Cohen, MD

Medical Director, Hospice and Palliative Care, NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue
Director, Section of Hospice and Palliative Care
Director, Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program
Director, Medical Student Selective Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine

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Joseph Lowy, MD

Director, Palliative Care, NYU Langone Health
Clinical Professor, Department of Medicine

*Dual certification in geriatric medicine and hospice and palliative medicine.

Geriatric Medicine Faculty and Staff

Amna B. Buttar, MD

Amna B. Buttar, MD

Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Medicine

Abraham A. Brody, PhD, RN

Abraham A. Brody, PhD, RN*

Associate Director, Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing
Associate Professor, Nursing and Medicine

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Laszlo A. Feher, DO

Clinical Instructor, Department of Medicine

Martin S. Finkelstein, MD

Martin S. Finkelstein, MD

Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Medicine

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John P. Getsos, MD

Clinical Instructor, Department of Medicine

Benjamin Han, MD, MPH

Benjamin Han, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor, Departments of Medicine and Population Health

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Adam Karp, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine

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Sharmin Khan, MD

Director, Medical Psychiatry, NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue

Alexander Kolessa, MD

Alexander Kolessa, MD

Attending Physician, NYC Health + Hospitals/Gouverneur

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Elena Kuzin-Palmeri, NP

Nurse Practitioner

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Meghan E. Lembeck, MD

Clinical Instructor, Department of Medicine

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Marilyn Lopez, MA, RN, GNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner

Sathya Maheswaran, MD

Sathya Maheswaran, MD

Section Chief, Geriatrics, VA NY Harbor Healthcare System

Joseph Marchisella, DO

Joseph Marchisella, DO

Clinical Instructor, Department of Medicine

Laleh Moazen, MD

Laleh Moazen, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine

Santhini Namagiri, MD

Santhini Namagiri, MD

Clinical Instructor, Department of Medicine

Jeffrey N. Nichols, MD

Jeffrey N. Nichols, MD*

Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Medicine

Irina T. Powers, MD

Irina T. Powers, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine

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Megan E. Rau, MD, MPH*

Instructor, Department of Medicine

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Stephanie Schmitz, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor, Departments of Medicine and Psychiatry

Marie Sedlackova, MD

Marie Sedlackova, MD

Clinical Instructor, Department of Medicine

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Scott E. Sherman, MD

Professor, Departments of Medicine, Population Health, and Psychiatry

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Smitha Shetty, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine

Surinder Singh, MD

Surinder Singh, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine

David G. Sutin, MD

David G. Sutin, MD

Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Medicine

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Anna M. Warchol, MD

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine

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Luyi Zhang, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine

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Yael Zweig, NP

Nurse Practitioner

*Dual certification in geriatric medicine and hospice and palliative medicine.

Palliative Care Faculty and Staff

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Arpit Arora, MD

Clinical Instructor, Departments of Medicine and Rehabilitation Medicine

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Erin Barnes, MSN, RN, FNP-C, ACHPN

Nurse Practitioner

Angelika Golebiowska, MD

Angelika Golebiowska, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine

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Arum Kim, MD

Director, Supportive Oncology Program, Perlmutter Cancer Center
Assistant Professor, Departments of Medicine and Rehabilitation Medicine

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Reverend Kaylin Milazzo, BCC

Palliative Care Chaplain

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Janelle Mendoza, MS, AGPCNP-BC, ACHPN, OCN

Nurse Practitioner

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Melissa Moskowitz, LCSW

Social Worker

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Christopher Oates, LCSW, MPA

Social Work Manager

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Molly Padgett, MDiv

Chaplain

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Rebecca Rubacky, LMSW

Social Worker

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Jennifer S. Scherer, MD

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine

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Amy Sevick, MS, RN, FNP-BC, CHPN

Nurse Practitioner

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Renata Shabin, MSN, RN, AGPCNP-BC, ACHPN

Nurse Practitioner

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Akash Shah, MD

Clinical Instructor, Department of Medicine

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Robert L. Smeltz, NP, ACHPN

Clinical Instructor, Department of Medicine

Susan M. Talbot, MD

Susan M. Talbot, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine

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Audrey Tan, DO

Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Medicine and Ronald O. Perelman Department of Emergency Medicine

Administrative Staff

Susan Lucaj, MBA
Division Administrator
susan.lucaj@nyulangone.org
212-263-9068

Hibah Khan, MPA
Program Coordinator and Administrative Assistant to the Division Director
hibah.khan@nyulangone.org
646-501-2323

Janelle Linton, MPH
Program Coordinator, Palliative Care
janelle.linton@nyulangone.org
646-501-4160

Mimi Merkin, MPA
Fellowship Coordinator
miriam.merkin@nyulangone.org
212-263-6613

Brittany Morrongiello
Program Coordinator, The Michael L. Freedman Research Center on Aging, Technology, and Cognitive Health
brittany.morrongiello@nyulangone.org
646-501-4139