Saint Francis - Hospital and Health Centers

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A collection of great minds to lead us.



The sacred trust of MidHudson Regional Hospital of Westchester Medical Center is in the hands of some of the talented minds leading business today. With experience across multiple business disciplines our team of experts is more than qualified to usher us through the next 100 years

  • Arthur Nizza, DSW, President
  • J. Keith Festa, MD, Vice President, Medical Operations
  • Joline Frey, Vice President, Professional & Support Services
  • Joseph McCann, Director, Operations/Information Systems
  • Barbara Naru, RN, MA, CNAA, Vice President, Nursing
  • George Prisco, Executive Director, Mid-Hudson Valley Staffco, LLC
Development Office
  • Pamela J. Landolt, Director, Development
  • Barbara Lynch, Development Manager
  • Arlette Porpiglia, Special Events
  • Heather Scism, Database & Research
  • Lisa Caldwell-Moskowitz, Development Assistant
Marketing & Corporate Communications
  • Angela F. Fulton, Director, Marketing & Corporate Communications
  • David Budd, Corporate Communications Associate
  • Mary McCarthy, Internal Physician Liaison
Medical Staff
Department of Medicine
  • Zubair Khan, MD, Associate Director
  • Stephen Shapiro, MD, Associate Chief, Addiction Medicine
  • Anthony Messina, MD, Associate Chief, Cardiology
  • Zubair Khan, MD, Associate Chief, Critical Care/Pulmonary 
  • Angelo DellaPietra, DO, MD, Associate Chief, Family Medicine
  • Tamer Sargios, MD Associate Chief, Gastroenterology
  • Ponciano Reyes, MD, Associate Chief, Hematology/Oncology
  • Stuart Feinstein, MD, Associate Chief, Infectious Disease
  • Asghar Anwar, MD, Associate Chief, General Internal Medicine
  • Rachna Sahityani, MD, Associate Chief, Nephrology
  • Charles Faverio, MD, Associate Chief, Occupational Medicine

Emergency Medicine - Gary Neifeld, MD, Associate Director

Pediatrics - Adrian Gruszko, MD, Associate Director

Physical Medicine - Mark Bodack, MD, Associate Director

Psychiatry - Sadaf Ahsan, MD, Associate Director

Radiology - J. Louis Solis, MD, Associate Director

Radiation Medicine - Lawrence Koutcher, MD, Associate Director


  • Ziad Abouezzi, MD, Associate Director/Associate Chief, General Surgery
  • Celestino, Sepulveda, MD, Associate Chief, Plastic Surgery
  • Darren Rohan, MD, Associate Chief, Thoracic Surgery
  • Zubair Zuha, MD, Associate Chief, Trauma Surgery
  • Jayesh Modi, MD, Associate Chief, Vascular Surgery


  • Leon Basil, MD, Associate Director
  • Robert Tomkins, DO, Associate Chief, Pain Management

Gynecology - Cornelius Verhoest, MD, Associate Director

Neurosurgery - Michael Cho, MD, Associate Director

Ophthalmology - Hugh Sauer, MD, Associate Director

Orthopedics - William Colman, MD, Associate Director

Otolaryngology - Manoj Abraham, MD, Associate Director

Pathology - Daniel Cruser, MD, Associate Director

Urology - Scott Kahn, MD, Associate Director

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