Medical Staff Biographies

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.

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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

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Title(s): Director, Rehabilitation Medicine & Director Amputee & SubAcute Rehabilitation Service; Assistant Professor of Clinical Rehabilitation Medicine, Dept. of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine, Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons
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

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Specialty: 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

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Title(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., MAACVPR

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

Robert Lindsay, MD, PhD

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Title(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

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Title(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

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Title(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.

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Title(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.

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

John T. Pellicone MD, FCCP FACP

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Title(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

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Title(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

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Title(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

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Title(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.

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Title: 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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