Medical Staff Biographies
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  • Medical Staff

    Brijender Batra, MD

    Specialty: Pulmonology
    Medical School: Himachal Pradesh University, Simla
    Residency(ies): Internal Medicine, Brooklyn Hospital Center; Surgery, Flushing Hospital
    Fellowship(s): Pulmonary Medicine, Brooklyn Hospital Center

    Mathias Bostrom, MD

    Mathias Bostrom, MDTitle(s): Director, Orthopedic Service; Professor Dept. of Orthopedic Surgery Attending Orthopedic Surgeon, Hospital for Special Surgery
    Specialty: Orthopedic Surgery
    Board Certification(s): American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
    Medical School: John Hopkins University School of Medicine
    Internship(s): General Surgery, Union Memorial Hospital, Baltimore, MD
    Residency(ies): Orthopaedic Surgery, The Hospital for Special Surgery, Cornell University Medical Center, New York, NY
    Fellowship(s): Hip and Knee Fellowship, Research Fellowship, The Hospital for Special Surgery, Cornell University Medical Center, New York, NY

    Vivian Breslin,  R.N., M.S., M.S.N.,  N.P.

    Vivian Breslin
    Title(s): Nurse Practitioner
    Specialty: Psychiatry & Neurology
    Board Certification(s): Licensed in State of New York
    School: NP, MSN – Pace University; MS in Counseling- Long Island University

    Felicia Cosman, MD

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    Title(s): Endocrinologist, Osteoporosis Specialist; Professor of Clinical Medicine, Columbia University
    Medical Director, Clinical Research Center
    Specialty: Endocrinology, Osteoporosis
    Board Certification(s): Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners; Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine; Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine, Endocrinology & Metabolism
    Medical School: Stony Brook University Medical School, Stony Brook, NY
    Internship(s): Department of Medicine, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, New York
    Residency(ies): Department of Medicine, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, New York
    Fellowship(s): Division of Endocrinology, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, NY

    Jason P. Greenberg, MD

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    Title(s): Director, Stroke Rehabilitation Services; Assistant Clinical Professor of Neurology, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
    Specialty: Neurology
    Medical School: Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, Hershey Pa
    Internship(s): Roger Williams General Hospital/Brown University, Providence, RI
    Residency(ies): Boston University/Boston Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Boston, MA
    Fellowship(s): Radiology/Neurology (Stroke), Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA; Stroke Rehabilitation, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Boston, MA

    Mary Guarracini, MD

    mary-guaraciniTitle(s): Director, Rehabilitation Medicine & Director SubAcute Rehabilitation Service; Assistant Professor of Clinical Rehabilitation Medicine
    Specialty: Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
    Board Certification(s): American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
    Medical School: St. Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
    Internship(s): Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
    Residency(ies): Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

    Robert D. Holland, MD

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    Specialty: Rehabilitation Medicine
    Board Certification(s):
    Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
    Title: Director, Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation, Assistant Clinical Professor of Clinical Rehabilitation Medicine, Columbia College of Physicians & Surgeons.
    Specialty: Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
    Medical School: St. George’s University School of Medicine
    Internship(s): St. Barnabas Medical Center, NJ
    Residency(ies): Boston Medical Center<

    Andrew Hornstein, MD

    andrew-hornsteinSpecialty: Psychiatry
    Board Certification(s): American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
    Medical School: Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY
    Residency(ies): Downstate Medical Center, Kings County Hospital, Brooklyn, NY

    Marjorie L. King, MD, FACC, FAACVPR

    marjorie-kingTitle(s): Director, Cardiac Rehabilitation Services, Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, Columbia University
    Specialty: Cardiology, Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation
    Board Certification(s): Internal Medicine, Cardiology
    Medical School: MS Hershey Medical Center, Pennsylvania State University, Hershey, PA
    Internship(s): Internal Medicine at New York University, Manhattan Veterans Administration Medical Center, New York, NY
    Residency(ies): Internal Medicine at New York University, Manhattan Veterans Administration Medical Center, New York, NY
    Fellowship(s): Cardiology at New York University, Manhattan VA Medical Center, New York, NY

    Steven W. Lichtman, Ed.D., FAACVPR

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    Title(s):  Director, Cardiopulmonary Outpatient Rehabilitation Services; Research Scientist
    Specialty:  Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation
    Graduate School: Columbia University

    Robert Lindsay, MD, PhD

    robert-lindsayTitle(s): Chief, Internal Medicine; Professor of Clinical Medicine, Columbia University
    Specialty: Endocrinology
    Board Certification(s): Medicine and Endocrinology (UK)
    Medical School: Glasgow University
    Internship(s): Western Infirmary Glasgow
    Residency(ies): Department of Academic Medicine, Western Infirmary Glasgow
    Fellowship(s): Endocrinology, Department of Academic Medicine, Glasgow University

    Bruce Lowenstein PsyD

    bruce-lowensteinTitle(s): Principal Psychologist
    Specialty: Psychology
    Board Certification(s): APA Alcoholism and Substance Abuse
    Medical School: Yeshiva University

    Bruce Marshall, DDS, MPH


    Title(s): Assistant Professor of Clinical Dental Medicine, Columbia University
    Specialty: General Dentistry
    Medical School: University of Otago, New Zealand
    Graduate School: John Hopkins University

    Jayesh Mehta, MD

    Specialty: Pulmonology
    Board Certification(s)
    : Critical Care Medicine; Pulmonary Medicine; Internal Medicine 
    Medical School
    : T.N. Medical College & B.Y.L. Nair Hospital
    Internship(s)
    : B.Y.L. Nair Hospital
    Residency(ies)
    : Anesthesiology, B.Y.L. Nair Hospital, Bombay; Anesthesiology, North Middlesex Hospital, London; Internal Medicine, Cabrini Medical Center, NY
    Fellowship(s)
    : Pulmonary Medicine, Cabrini Medical Center; Critical Care Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center

    Marc W. Michalowicz, DDS, MSc, FICD

    marc-michalowiczTitle(s): Chief, Dental Medicine; Attending, Anesthesiology; Asst. Professor of Dental Medicine, Columbia University, College of Dental Medicine
    Specialty: Dentistry for the Special Needs Patient/Anesthesiology
    Board Certification(s): Anesthesiology
    Medical School: The Ohio State University College of Dentistry
    Internship(s): Bird S. Coler Hospital, Roosevelt Island, NY
    Residency(ies): The Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY
    Fellowship(s): The Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY

    Michael S. Monto, D.M.D., M.D.

    michael-montoTitle(s): Chief, Division of Oral-Maxillofacial Surgery, Dental Medicine Service
    Specialty: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
    Board Certification(s): Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
    Medical School: Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons
    Dental School: University of Pennsylvania, School of Dental Medicine
    Internship(s): Department of Surgery, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, New York
    Residency(ies): Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, New York
    Fellowship(s): Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, New York

    Kathleen Nicpon, N.P.

    kathleen-nicponSpecialty: Clinical Nurse Practitioner in Osteoporosis
    Board Certification(s): American Nurses Credentialing Center
    Graduate School: Sage Graduate School

    John T. Pellicone MD, FCCP FACP

    john-pelliconeTitle(s): Chief Medical Officer; Assistant Professor of Medicine, Columbia University
    Specialty: Pulmonary/Critical Care
    Board Certification(s): Internal Medicine/Pulmonary/Critical Care
    Medical School: Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons
    Internship(s): Internal Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY
    Residency(ies): Internal Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY
    Fellowship(s): Pulmonary, NYU-Bellevue Medical Center, New York, NY

    Ferne R. Pomerantz, MD

    ferne-pomerantzTitle(s): Director of Spinal Cord Injury Program
    Specialty: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation; Subspecialty: Spinal Cord Injury Medicine
    Board Certification(s): Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation; Spinal Cord Injury Medicine
    Medical School: Sackler School of Medicine/Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Internship(s): North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset, NY
    Residency(ies): Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine/New York University, New York, NY
    Memberships: American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation; Academy of Spinal Cord Injury Professionals; American Spinal Injury Association; International Spinal Cord Society

    Brian M. Quail, PsyD

    brian-quailTitle(s): Licensed Psychologist
    Specialty: Clinical Neuropsychology
    Board Certification(s):
    Medical School: University of Hartford
    Internship(s): Bronx VA Hospital
    Residency(ies): Norwalk Hospital

    Nester G. Santos, D.D.S.

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    Specialty: General Dentistry
    Medical School: New York University College of Dentistry
    Residency(ies): GPR Staten Island University Hospital
    Fellowship(s): Special Care Dentistry, Helen Hayes Hospital; Special Fellowship Pediatric Dentistry, Beth Israel Medical Center, NY

    Glenn Seliger, MD

    glenn-seligerTitle(s): Director of Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation Services; Asst. Professor of Clinical Neurology, Columbia University
    Specialty: Neurology, Neurobehavior and Neurorehabilitation
    Board Certification(s): Neurology
    Medical School: Downstate Medical College
    Internship(s): UMDNJ-Rutgers, New Jersey
    Residency(ies): Columbia University, New York
    Fellowship(s): Neurologic Rehabilitation and Behavioral Neurology, Braintree Rehabilitation Hospital/Boston University

    Steven L. Spitalnik, MD

    Title(s): Director, Laboratory
    Specialty: Pathology
    Board Certification(s): American Board of Pathology
    Medical School: University of Chicago
    Internship(s): University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry
    Residency(ies): University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry
    Fellowship(s): University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry; National Institutes of Health

    Tushar S. Udeshi, D.D.S.

    tushar-udeshiTitle: Director, General Practice Residency, Assistant Professor of Dental Medicine
    Specialty: General Dentistry
    Dental School: Columbia University, College of Dental Medicine
    Residency: Department of Dentistry, Robert Wood Johnson Hospital

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