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Bruce F. Farber, MD, FIDSA, FACP

Chief of Infectious Diseases, Northwell Health

Dr. Farber is a graduate of Northwestern University's honors program in medical education. After receiving his Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Medicine degrees from Northwestern University, he spent three years in Internal Medicine training at the University of Virginia Hospital with an additional year as a fellow in Infectious Diseases and Infection Control at the University of Virginia.

Additionally, Dr. Farber served a year in a clinical fellowship training program in Infectious Diseases at Massachusetts General Hospital, supplemented by further research at the New England Deaconess Hospital and Harvard Medical School. He then joined the medical faculty of the University of Pittsburgh as an infectious diseases expert before joining the staff at North Shore University Hospital in 1985 as a senior member of the Division of Infectious Diseases and as the hospital epidemiologist. In these roles he has excelled and provided excellent leadership as a teacher, clinical investigator and dedicated physician.

Dr. Farber has co-authored 45 peer-reviewed scientific papers, edited two books, and authored multiple review articles and abstracts. His academic interests include hospital infection control and antibiotic resistance. In addition to a very busy clinical schedule, Dr. Farber is the chief of infection control for numerous Northwell Health institutions. He serves on multiple health system committees, sharing his expertise in programs of infection control, emergency preparedness and quality improvement.

Joseph Cervia, MD, MBA, FACP, FAAP, FIDSA, AAHIVS

Dr. Cervia is a board-certified internist, pediatrician, adult and pediatric infectious diseases and HIV medicine specialist. Dr. Cervia has dedicated much of his career to establishing and leading multidisciplinary teams in battling HIV and other infectious diseases, and to education and research in prevention, therapeutics, complicating illnesses and quality of life issues. He has authored over 100 peer-reviewed articles, chapters, and abstracts; mentored numerous clinical investigators; lectures widely; and serves as a consultant to numerous local, national, and international organizations on HIV, infectious diseases and other healthcare-related issues.

Henry J. Donaghy, MD

Dr. Donaghy graduated from Boston College and then attended Georgetown University School of Medicine. He completed his Internal Medicine residency here at North Shore University Hospital. He went on to train in his specialty in Infectious Diseases at Tufts University School of Medicine and returned to North Shore University Hospital where he has been practicing clinical Infectious Diseases. His specific interests include general infectious diseases, antibiotic stewardship and Travel Medicine. He is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases.

Barbara Edwards, MD

Dr. Edwards received her graduate degree from New York Medical College and completed her Infectious Diseases fellowship at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. She is head of infection control at LIJ and board certified in both Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases. Her interests include infection prevention and travel medicine.

Marcia E. Epstein, MD, FIDSA, FIDSA, AAHIVS

Dr. Epstein is a board-certified infectious diseases specialist. Dr. Epstein graduated Harvard Medical School in 1983. She did her medical residency at Montefiore Hospital and Medical Center. She also served as chief resident in medicine. Dr. Epstein continued her training in a fellowship in Infectious Diseases at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Epstein joined the staff at North Shore University Hospital in 1991.

Dr. Epstein's special interests include infections in immune-compromised patients, infections in the ICU setting and antibiotic resistance. Dr. Epstein is the director of Staff Education and Development for the Division of Infectious Diseases, and a fellow of the Infectious Disease Society of America and the American College of Physicians.

Pranisha Gautam-Goyal, MBBS

Dr. Gautam graduated from R.N.T. Medical School in India. She did her residency from New York Methodist Hospital in Brooklyn. She was named Resident of the Year during her residency and was also awarded a Certificate of Excellence in Research. She then pursued her fellowship in Infectious Diseases at North Shore University Hospital. She served as the chief fellow during her fellowship. She then joined the practice and has special interest in general ID, parasitology and is also serving as coordinator of Antibiotic Stewardship Program for the health system to help reduce unnecessary antibiotic use.

Lisa M. Hayes, MD

Dr. Hayes received her undergraduate degree from SUNY Binghamton and her medical degree from SUNY Upstate Medical University. She completed her internal medicine residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center followed by a year as chief resident. This was followed by a fellowship in infectious diseases at Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine (now the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell) where she served as chief fellow. Throughout her training, Dr. Hayes was awarded the honor of becoming a member of the Gold Humanism Honor Society, the Dr. Katzka Memorial Award for humanistic qualities, Intern of the Year, and Fellow of the Year. Clinical interests include inpatient and outpatient infectious disease consultations, HIV medicine and travel medicine. She is a member of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, Long Island Infectious Disease Society and the American College of Physicians. She is currently board certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases.

Bruce E. Hirsch, MD, FACP, AAHIVS 

Dr. Hirsch is an infectious disease specialist at North Shore University Hospital where he is also associate chairman for Clinical Services in the Department of Medicine and chairman of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee. Dr. Hirsch also serves as chairman of the Northwell Health Formulary Committee. He is an assistant professor of NYU School of Medicine, a fellow of the American College of Physicians, and a member of both the American Society of Microbiology and the Long Island Infectious Disease Society.

Dr. Hirsch received his MD degree from Cornell University Medical College where he also completed a fellowship in Geriatrics and Gerontology. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, has a Certificate of Added Qualifications in Geriatric Medicine and a Subspecialty Board Certification in Infectious Disease. He and his wife, Susan Hirsch, MD, have three sons.

David A. Hirschwerk, MD, FIDSA, AAHIVS

Dr. Hirschwerk graduated with honors from Brown University and received his medical degree from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in Manhattan. During medical school, Dr. Hirschwerk published his research on HIV infection. He performed his internship and residency training in internal medicine at Mount Sinai Medical Center. He spent a year as chief resident and then underwent fellowship training in infectious diseases at Mount Sinai.

Dr. Hirschwerk's clinical interests include caring for patients with infections after solid organ transplantation, caring for HIV infected individuals as well as hospital epidemiology. Dr. Hirschwerk is a vice chair in the Department of Medicine at North Shore University Hospital and Long Island Jewish Medical Center. He works on several hospital-based quality improvement initiatives.

Angela C. Kim, MD, FACP, FIDSA

Dr. Kim graduated from Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts, and completed her Internal Medicine residency here at North Shore University Hospital. She went on to train in her specialty in Infectious Diseases at New York University Medical Center and returned to North Shore University Hospital where she has been practicing clinical Infectious Diseases. Her specific interests include general infectious diseases, HIV in women and fever of unknown origin. She is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases.

Robin V. Koshy, MBBS

Dr. Koshy was born in New York and went to India to complete medical school at P.S.G. Institute of Medical Sciences and Research. He returned and did his medical residency at Flushing Hospital Medical Center. He then went on to complete his Infectious Disease fellowship at North Shore University Hospital. He has been a part of the division since fellowship and rounds on inpatients at North Shore University Hospital and Long Island Jewish Hospital. He also sees ID and HIV outpatients and travelers for travel medicine. His interests are general ID, travel medicine and HIV. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Disease.

Prashant Malhotra, MBBS, FACP, FIDSA 

Dr. Malhotra is a graduate of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, which is considered one of India`s most prestigious medical schools. He did his residency in Internal Medicine at New York Medical College-Metropolitan Hospital Center where he also was the assistant chief medical resident and delegate of the hospital to the Committee of Interns and Residents. After finishing his fellowship in Infectious Diseases at North Shore University Hospital, he worked as an attending in Iowa where he was also an adjunct clinical faculty at the University of Iowa`s Carver School of medicine.

He rejoined the division in 2008 and is an assistant professor of medicine at the Zucker School of Medicine. He is a fellow of both the American College of Physicians and Infectious Diseases Society of America. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases. In addition to serving on many hospital committees, he is also presently the general secretary of the Long Island Infectious Disease Society.

His research interests include clinical prediction rules, mycobacterial and respiratory viral infections. He has published many journal articles, book chapters and presented at national conferences. He also serves on the editorial board of peer reviewed journals.

Joseph P. McGowan, MD, FIDSA, FACP, AAHIVS 

Dr. McGowan is the medical director of the Center for AIDS Research and Treatment (CART) at North Shore University Hospital. The center is the largest AIDS Designated Center of Excellence on Long Island. Dr. McGowan is an associate professor of Clinical Medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and has been directly involved in the care of people living with HIV for the last 15 years. Prior to coming to North Shore, he was the director of Outpatient HIV Services at the Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center where he coordinated the care of almost 3,000 people living with HIV.

Dr. McGowan received a BA from Columbia University and his medical degree from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He completed his Infectious Diseases fellowship and an NIH fellowship in Immunology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. In addition to his clinical activities, Dr. McGowan has been actively involved in clinical research on HIV/AIDS, including studies on the management of HIV in pregnancy, treatment adherence, HIV infection in the elderly and HIV/hepatitis C co-infection.

Michael Oey, MD

Dr. Oey obtained his medical degree from the Drexel University College of Medicine. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center where he received the Resident of the Year award. He came to Northwell Health for fellowship training in Infectious Diseases at North Shore University Hospital and Long Island Jewish Medical Center, and served as chief fellow during training. His interests include general infectious disease, antimicrobial resistance, and infection control.

Elizabeth K. Revere, MD, AAHIVS

Dr. Revere received a BA from Cornell University and her medical degree from New York Medical College. She completed her internal medicine residency training at Long Island Jewish Medical Center where she also served as chief resident. This was followed by an Infectious Disease fellowship at Montefiore Medical Center. She is currently assistant professor of Medicine at the Zucker School of Medicine. Her interests include HIV, MRSA, sexually transmitted diseases and travel medicine. She is board certified in internal medicine, infectious disease and certified in HIV medicine.

David Shepp, MD

Dr. Shepp is a specialist in Infectious Disease and HIV Medicine. His career has focused on antiviral therapy of HIV and other diseases of the immunocompromised host. His experience in health care has spanned academia, government, and the pharmaceutical industry. Previous responsibilities included both clinical and laboratory research, program director of the Infectious Disease Fellowship Training Program at North Shore University Hospital and medical director of the largest HIV care clinic on Long Island. He is currently an associate professor of Medicine at the Zucker School of Medicine, involved in both medical education and patient care, and medical consultant to the Long Island Association for AIDS Care (LIAAC). He is a recognized expert in HIV, known for his online contributions to the National AIDS Treatment Advocacy Project (NATAP) and infectiousdiseaseadvisor.com.

Fran Wallach, MD

Dr. Wallach is a board certified infectious disease specialist. She graduated from the Union College-Albany Medical College accelerated six year medical program. She did her Internal Medicine residency at Montefiore Hospital and Medical Center and her fellowship in Infectious Diseases at Weill Cornell New York Hospital. Dr. Wallach’s clinical and research interests are focused on the care of immune compromised and HIV patients, as well as infection prevention and hospital quality. 

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