PROGRAM LEADERSHIP

Paul Antonecchia, MD

Program Director

Residency: Westchester Medical Center, Internal Medicine

Graduate School: MBA, University of Hartford

Academic Interests: Performance improvement, medical informatics, medical leadership and inflammatory bowel disease

Personal Interests: Science fiction aficionado, following major league baseball and tai chi

Michael DiGiorno, DO

Designated Institutional Official

Residency: Maimonides Medical Center, Internal Medicine

Fellowship: Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center, Nephrology

Academic Interests: Glomerular disease, hypertension, leadership and management

Personal Interests: Baseball, outdoor activities, raising two young children

Anthony Darmiento, MD

Associate Program Director

Residency: Greenwich Hospital, Internal Medicine Academic

Interests: Administration, quality measures, teaching and leadership

Personal Interests: Attending sporting events, exercising, gardening, landscaping and cooking

Mark Kozicky, MD

Assistant Program Director

Residency: Jacobi Medical Center, Internal Medicine

Fellowship: Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, Nephrology

Graduate School: New York Medical College, MS in Basic Medical Sciences

Academic Interests: Nephrology, pathophysiology & management of hypertension, and medical education

Personal Interests: Enjoying quality time with family, watching sports including football, soccer & hockey, Star Wars enthusiast

Marc Fafalak, MD

Chief Resident

Residency: St. John’s Riverside Hospital, Internal Medicine

Academic Interests: Sports medicine, critical care, medical education

Personal Interests: Spending time with family, computer science, hydroponic farming

Richard Ashikari, MBA

Director of Medical Education

Hometown: Chappaqua, NY

Graduate School: University of Pittsburg, Katz School of Business

Personal Interests: Golf, spending time with family, finance

Lauren Shapiro, BA

Associate Program Coordinator

Hometown: New Rochelle, NY

Personal Interests: Trying new workout classes, nutrition, traveling, music, spending time with family and friends

Victoria Monges

Assistant Program Coordinator

Hometown: Ossining, NY

Personal Interests: Music, Dogs, Cats, Movies, Books, Documentaries, Musicals