MANHASSET, NY – North Shore University Hospital (NSUH) today announced the appointments of Alessandro Bellucci, MD, as executive director, Michael Gitman, MD, as medical director and Jon Sendach as deputy executive director.
Dr. Bellucci, a nephrologist and associate professor of medicine at the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine, previously served as NSUH’s medical director and has held numerous leadership positions over the years with the Division of Nephrology and Department of Medicine at NSUH and LIJ Medical Center. He received his medical degree from the University of Medicine and Surgery in Florence, Italy, and completed his residency at a New York University-affiliated residency program in New York City. After completing clinical and research fellowships in nephrology at NSUH, Dr. Bellucci joined the hospital's medical staff in 1982 and has practiced there for nearly 32 years. He is a long-time resident of Manhasset, NY.
“We are fortunate to have an individual of Dr. Bellucci's caliber and reputation to head North Shore University Hospital during the exciting -- yet challenging -- years ahead,” said Michael J. Dowling, president and chief executive officer of the North Shore-LIJ Health System. “Having joined the hospital medical staff in 1982 and practicing here for nearly 32 years, Dr. Bellucci is uniquely qualified to assume this important leadership post, given his extensive insight and understanding of the hospital and its staff.”
Succeeding Dr. Bellucci as medical director is Dr. Gitman, who has served as NSUH’s associate medical director since early 2013, working on a number of important administrative and clinical initiatives. He has led hospital quality, safety and patient throughput initiatives, and supported clinical departments as a liaison to hospital administration. As medical director, he is responsible for overseeing medical affairs, quality management, patient safety and standards of care. Dr. Gitman earned a BA in psychology from Columbia University, and his medical degree from SUNY Health Science Center in Syracuse. He completed his internship, residency and fellowship in nephrology at Mount Sinai Medical Center. He is a resident of Port Washington, NY.
Mr. Sendach has been promoted to the position of deputy executive director, overseeing day-to-day, non-clinical operations among the facility’s more than 6,000 employees. For the past 4-1/2 years, he served as the hospital’s associate executive director. Before coming to NSUH, Mr. Sendach was associate executive director for finance at Glen Cove Hospital, where he managed financial operations and had oversight of patient financial services, health information management and the hospital’s faculty practice. A Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, Mr. Sendach holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Colgate University and a Master of Public Administration degree from the Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at New York University. He is a resident of Oyster Bay, NY.
About North Shore University Hospital
North Shore University Hospital (NSUH) is a 764-bed teaching hospital in Manhasset, NY. One of the clinical and academic hubs of the North Shore-LIJ Health System and the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine, NSUH is home to one of the two Katz Women’s Hospitals, The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, The Stern Family Center for Extended Care and Rehabilitation and The Schwartz Ambulatory Surgery Center.