Physician Leadership Development Program

Physician Leadership Development Program

Making the transition from highly accomplished physician to that of a proficient physician leader in healthcare takes more than strong clinical skills – it takes a fundamental shift in thinking. To be highly effective, physician leaders must be able to understand how key decisions will impact each facet of our rapidly changing healthcare environment.

This program provides top performing physicians with the skills to excel in the clinical realm and lead the transformation of care.  Over the course of two years, physicians receive exposure to the organization’s top leaders, the best internal and external educational opportunities and  extensive cross-training. Internally we offer business-related courses taught by the Center for Learning and Innovation team, as well as many physicians and leaders in the health system. We have also partnered with many leading institutions like Harvard University and Cornell University to offer physicians the opportunity to attend courses. The participating academic institutions vary each year. 

Participants leave the program with both a readiness to advance their careers and the skill set necessary to assume highly visible leadership positions.

Application process

In order to participate in the program, individuals must be nominated by their site or service line leaders. Eligible nominees need to demonstrate the ability to provide excellent service and the potential to lead the organization in transforming the delivery of care.  The nomination process is coordinated through the Talent Management Department and the Physician Leadership Institute every August.  If you are interested in a nomination form, please contact [email protected].

Current Cohorts

2014-2016 Cohort Class

Mark Hillel Auerbach, MD

  • Assistant Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
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Jahn T. Avarello, MD

  • Assistant Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
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Anthony M. Caporaso, MD

  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
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John David Chelico, MD

  • Assistant Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
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William C. Gehrhardt, MD

  • Head of Section - Dolan Health Ctr Medical Director of Pediatrics, Huntington Hospital
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
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Craig Robert Greben, MD

  • Chief of Division - System Chief of the Vascular/Intervent of Radiology - Vascular/Interventional Radiology, Long Island Jewish Medical Center
  • Chief of Division - Interventional Radiology of Radiology - Interventional & Vascular, North Shore University Hospital
  • Associate Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
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David Henry Hiltzik, MD

  • Director of Service - Director of Otolaryngology of Surgery - Otolaryngology, Staten Island University Hospital
  • Assistant Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
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Leonardo Huertas, MD

  • Interim Chairman - As per Natalie Calinda of Emergency Medicine, Huntington Hospital
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Valeriy Kraydman, MD

  • Assistant Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
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Kazunari Kuno, MD

  • Assistant Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
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Natalie Beth Meirowitz, MD

  • Chief of Division of Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine, Long Island Jewish Medical Center
  • Associate Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
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Joseph Milano, MD

  • Assistant Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
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Mangala Narasimhan, DO

  • Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
  • Clinical Professor, Hofstra Northwell School of Nursing
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Michael Leslie Nimaroff, MD

  • Chief of Division - Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery of Obstetrics & Gynecology - Minimally InvasiveGynecologic Surgery, Long Island Jewish Medical Center
  • Chief of Division - Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery of Obstetrics & Gynecology, North Shore University Hospital
  • Vice Chairman of Obstetrics & Gynecology, North Shore University Hospital
  • Associate Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
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2015-2017 Cohort Class

Daniel James Baker, MD

  • Vice Chairman - see scanned link of Emergency Medicine, Lenox Hill Hospital
  • Assistant Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
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Maria-Louise Barilla-Labarca, MD

  • Associate Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
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Andrew David Blaufox, MD

  • Associate Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
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Ethan Daniel Fried, MD

  • Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
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Karen E. Gibbs, MD

  • Director of Service - Director of Bariatric Surgery of Surgery - Bariatric Surgery, Staten Island University Hospital
  • Director of Service - Director of Laparoscopic Surgery of Surgery - Bariatric Surgery, Staten Island University Hospital
  • Program Director - Program Director, General Surgery of Surgery - Bariatric Surgery, Staten Island University Hospital
  • Assistant Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
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Azzour D. Hazzan, MD

  • Associate Chairman of Medicine - Kidney Diseases and Hypertension, Long Island Jewish Medical Center
  • Associate Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
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Tara Liberman, DO

  • Assistant Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
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Leonardo Vicente Lopez, MD

  • Assistant Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
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Andrew William Menzin, MD

  • Vice Chairman - Academic Affairs, Department of OB/GYN
  • Chief - Gynecologic Oncology, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Long Island Jewish Medical Center
  • Chief - Gynecologic Oncology, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, North Shore University Hospital
  • Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
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Yasser Naveed Mir, MD

  • Chairman of Radiology, Southside Hospital
  • Assistant Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
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Kate Wikins Nellans, MD, MPH

  • Assistant Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
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Rafael Alexander Ortiz, MD

  • Chief, Neuro-Endovascular Surgery and Interventional Neuroradiology,
    Lenox Hill Hospital
  • Associate Professor, Neurosurgery, Neurology and Radiology,
    Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
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Tony Philip, MD

  • Assistant Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
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Syed Samar Raza, MD

  • Assistant Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
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Sadia Riaz, DO

  • Assistant Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
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Annabella V. Salvador-Kelly, MD

  • Associate Chairman - Emergency Medicine of Emergency Medicine, Long Island Jewish Medical Center
  • Associate Medical Director of Emergency Medicine, Long Island Jewish Medical Center
  • Associate Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
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For more information

To learn more about the Physician Leadership Institute and our physician development programs, please contact Patti Adelman during normal business hours.

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