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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 the Division of Geriatric Medicine and Palliative Care at NYU Grossman School of Medicine are leaders in academia, research, and patient care.

Our Leadership

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Joshua Chodosh, MD, MSHS

Director, Division of Geriatric Medicine and Palliative Care
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 Medicine and Department of Population Health

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Saima Ajmal, MD

Section Chief, Geriatrics, NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue
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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Nina Blachman, MD, MHPE

Director, Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Program
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

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Sathya Maheswaran, MD

Section Chief, Geriatrics, VA NY Harbor Healthcare System
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine

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Lauren A. Parker, MD

Medical Director, Geriatrics and Palliative Care, NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine

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Megan E. Rau, MD, MPH*

Section Chief, Geriatrics, Tisch Hospital
Associate Program Director, Integrated Geriatrics and Palliative Care Fellowship Program
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine

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Nina J. Ricci, DO

Section Chief, Palliative Care, Tisch Hospital
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Medicine

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Susan M. Talbot, MD

Director, Palliative Care, VA NY Harbor Healthcare System, Manhattan
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine

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

Geriatric Medicine Faculty and Staff

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Caroline S. Blaum, MD, MS*

Adjunct Professor, Division of Geriatric Medicine and Palliative Care

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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Jacob Dimant, MD*

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

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Laszlo A. Feher, DO

Clinical Instructor, Department of Medicine

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John P. Getsos, MD

Clinical Instructor, Department of Medicine

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Esha Gurnani, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine

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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 Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine

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Marilyn Lopez, MA, RN, GNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner

Laleh Moazen, MD

Laleh Moazen, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine

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Elena Nemytova, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine

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Berkay Otkur, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine

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Sakina Ouedraogo Tall, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine

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Michael H. Perskin, MD

Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Medicine

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

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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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Yael Zweig, NP

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine

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

Palliative Care Faculty and Staff

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Ambika Babbar, MD

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine

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

Nurse Practitioner

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Annette A. Georgia, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine

Angelika Golebiowska, MD

Angelika Golebiowska, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine

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Yolanda Guzman, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine

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Christina S. Heo, MS, NP-C, ACHPN

Nurse Practitioner

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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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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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Olivia Seecof, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine

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Jennifer S. Scherer, MD

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine

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Stephanie Schmitz, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor, Departments of Medicine and Psychiatry

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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

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Susan M. Talbot, MD

Director, Palliative Care, VA NY Harbor Healthcare System, Manhattan
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine

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Yijie Xu, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine

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Luyi Zhang, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine

Administrative Staff

Susan Amato, MBA
Division Administrator
susan.amato@nyulangone.org
212-263-9068

Lissa Lefevre, MBA
Senior Fellowship Coordinator
lissa.lefevre@nyulangone.org
212-263-6613

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

Louise de Silva
Program Coordinator
Palliative Care
louise.desilva@nyulangone.org
646-501-4160

Arlenis Ferreiras
Administrative Coordinator
arlenis.ferreiras@nyulangone.org
646-501-0735