New York Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine Educational Consortium

Committed to Quality Osteopathic Postdoctoral Education
ISSUE 137                                                                                                  April 14, 2017
In This Issue
Upcoming NYCOMEC Meetings/Events
NYCOMEC Board Executive Committee Meeting
8:30 a.m.
NYCOMEC Hospitality Reception at AACOM & AODME Annual Conference 
6:45 p.m.
Apropoe's Restaurant
700 Aliceanna St., Baltimore, MD
(inside Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel)
Global Health Grand Rounds
12:00 noon -1:00 p.m.
Mollie Auditorium
Serota Academic Center
NYITCOM-Old Westbury Campus
Board of Directors Meeting
8:30 a.m.
Viana Hotel & Spa
3998 Brush Hollow Road Westbury, NY 
Research Poster Competition
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon
New York LaGuardia Airport Marriott
102-05 Ditmars Blvd
East Elmhurst, NY
Spring Grand Rounds
10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
New York LaGuardia Airport Marriott
102-05 Ditmars Blvd
East Elmhurst, NY
Leadership Course: 
Conflict Resolution & Negotiation
Stuart Almer, FACHE
1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
Garden Room North
Jamaica Hospital Med. Ctr.
New Trump Pavilion
89-40 135 Street
Jamaica, NY  11418
Graduate Medical Education Committee Meeting
8:00 a.m.-9:45 a.m.
Rockefeller Auditorium
Old Westbury Campus
Upcoming National
NYCOMEC Staff Will Be Promoting Your Programs at the Following Events:

PCOM Hospital Day
Friday, April 21, 2017
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Philadelphia, PA
Upcoming National GME Meetings/Events
2017 Joint AACOM & AODME Annual Conference
April 26-29, 2017
Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel
Baltimore, Maryland
NYCOMEC Blue Webinars
Research Webin ar: Proposal and Protocol Development, Research Laws, Ethics and IRB Submission/ Processing

David Yens, Ph.D.
12:0 0 noon
O.R. Webin ar:  
An Application of the Osteopathic Primary Care Sports Medicine Model

Naresh Rao, D.O.
12:0 0 noon
O.R. Webin ar:  
Osteopathic Considerations for the Patients with TMJ

R. Keith Felstead, D.O.
12:0 0 noon
Research Webin ar: Funding Research, Preparing and Applying for Grand Funding

David Yens, Ph.D.
12:0 0 noon
O.R. Webin ar:  
OMM Resources in Complying with NYS Pain Management Guidelines

Jeffrey Perry, D.O.
12:0 0 noon
O.R. Webin ar:  
The Osteopathic Dermatologist

Peter Ilowite, D.O.
12:0 0 noon
O.R. Webin ar:  
OMM Use in the Emergency Department

Micky Deel, D.O.
12:0 0 noon
O.R. Webin ar:  
OMM Use in the Prenatal Patient

Amanda Deel, D.O.
12:0 0 noon
NYCOMEC Mission Statement

To continually improve the quality and scope of graduate medical education within the continuum of osteopathic medical education. 

NYCOMEC Happenings
Reminder to All Graduate Medical Education Faculty & Staff

NYCOMEC is pleased to assist our member institutions with all documentation requirements related to contracts, registration, completion of training and verification of education. We are currently processing the trainee registration forms and hospital contracts for the new academic year (2017-2018).  For your convenience, the Registration Form can be found on our  website Please be reminded to submit them before trainees begin the academic year. 

In addition, please notify NYCOMEC of any trainee status changes, (i.e. medical leave, resignation or termination).  Please contact Stephanie LaBarbera , M.H.A., Manager of Trainee Services, with any questions or concerns.
NYCOMEC Blue Osteopathic Recognition Webinar Series

These webinars are for NYCOMEC Trainees, Faculty, Medical Staff, and NYITCOM and TouroCOM Students.

An Application of the osteopathic Primary Care Sports Medicine Model
April 26, 2017
12:00 noon
Naresh Rao, D.O., FAOSM, Associate Director, Sports Medicine Fellowship Program, Plainview Hospital

NYCOMEC Spring Grand Rounds
NYCOMEC Spring Grand Rounds, in conjunction with the 16th Research Poster Competition, will take place on  May 25, 2017, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. , at   LaGuardia Marriott Hotel , East Elmhurst, NY. The Grand Rounds program is open to all NYCOMEC trainees and faculty.  Registration is requiredPlease register by Thursday, May 18, 2017.

KEY NOTE SPEAKER: Jay Lombard, D.O., Co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer and Medical Director, Genomind
Title: Functional Medicine in the Era of Personalized Health: How the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Can Help Patients Find the Care They Are Looking For

Jerry Balentine, D.O., Vice President, Medical Affairs & Global Health, New York Institute of Technology
Title: Leadership Strategies for Everyday Practice

Alexander Chiu, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, Ross Medical Corporation
Title: Telemedicine Secrets Companies Don't Tell You - Avoid Risking Your License and Enjoy Working from Home and Anywhere

Steven Golinowski, D.O., Director of Medical Education and Director, Family Medicine Residency Program, Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center
Title: Contemporary Management HIV

Lawrence Kobak, DPM, JD ,
Attorney, Kurt Augustine P.C.
Employment Contracts: Don't Ignore the Fine Print!

Four NYCOMEC Program Directors Honored at ROC-NY 2017 

On April 7, 2017, at the Annual Reception of the NYSOMS ROC-NY Convention, the Medical Society bestowed UnSung Hero Awards on four graduate medical education leaders, all from NYCOMEC member institutions. Freda Lozanoff, DO, FACOEP, NYSOMS past-president, presented the awards to:

E. Kenneth Freiberg, D.O., Wyckoff Heights Medical Center Steven C. Golinowski, D.O., Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center
Claudia L. Lyon, D.O., NYU Lutheran Medical Center Alan Roth, D.O., MediSys Health Network
The Unsung Hero Award is given to  those individuals w ho demonstrate unwavering commitment to patient care, excellent bedside manner and mentorship of students
ROC-NY 2017 Educational CME Programs

The New York State Osteopathic Medical Society held its annual Regional Osteopathic Convention-New York (ROC-NY 2017) on Thursday, April 6, to Sunday, April 9, 2017, at the Hyatt Regency Long Island hotel located in Hauppauge, NY. The theme of the convention was  Embracing Change

Eight presenters were osteopathic physicians affiliated with NYCOMEC's member institutions: 
  • Lewis Bass, D.O., NYITCOM, who presented on NYS Infection Control Barrier Precautions Course
  • Thomas Chan, D.O., NYITCOM, spoke on Environmental Concerns in Pediatrics
  • Dennis Dowling, D.O., Nassau University Medical Center, spoke on The Evolution of the Still Technique: Still, Hoover, Schiowitz, Van Buskirk
  • Sharon Koehler, D.O., Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center, presented on Breast Cancer: An Update on Screening and Treatment
  • Martin S. Levine, D.O., TouroCOM, presented the Eric Sheflin Memorial Lecture
  • Joseph L. Saraceno, D.O., Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center, spoke on Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  • Stephanie L. Zeszutek, D.O., TouroCOM, presented on Zika and the Impact on Women's Health; and 
  • Hallie Zwibel, D.O., NYITCOM, updated on Advances in Concussions: Biomarkers and More.
ROC-NY 2017: NYSOMS Annual Business Meeting

Among the many lectures and meetings taking place at the annual Regional Osteopathic Convention (ROC-NY 2017) was the NYSOM Annual Business M eeting, presided by  David Broder, D.O., NYSOMS Parliamentarian.   At the meeting, NYSOMS members elected/ reelected the executive officers and directors, which included the following physicians from NYCOMEC member institutions:  Sherman Dunn, D.O. , Coney Island Hospital, Bernadette Riley, D.O., South Nassau Communities Hospital, Lawrence L. Northorn, D.O., Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center, Barbara Capozzi, D.O ., NYITCOM, Harold K. Sirota, D.O., TouroCOM, Eric Appelbaum, D.O., St. Barnabas Hospital, Wolfgang Gilliar, D.O., NYITCOM, and  Kenneth Steier, D.O., TouroCOM.

Also, the following NYCOMEC members were elected to represent New York at the AOA House of Delegates: David L. Broder, D.O., NYCOMEC, Barbara Capozzi, D.O., NYITCOM, Kym M. Carpentieri, D.O., Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center, Martin Diamond, D.O., Nassau University Medical Center, Denis J. Dowling, D.O., Nassau University Medical Center, Sherman Dunn, D.O., Coney Island Hospital, Wolfgang Gilliar D.O.Delegation Vice Chairman, NYITCOM, Robert B. Goldberg, D.O., Delegation Chairman, TouroCOM, Ronald Langman, D.O., Wyckoff Heights Medical Center, Lynn G. Mark, D.O., NYCOMEC, Donna-Marie McMahon, D.O., NYITCOM, Lawrence L. Northorn, D.O., Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center, Jeffrey Perry, D.O., NYU Hospitals Center, Bernadette Riley, D.O., South Nassau Communities Hospital, Sonia Rivera - Martinez, D.O., NYITCOM, Gregory P. Saggio, D.O., NYITCOM, and Kenneth J. Steier, D.O., TouroCOM.
NYCOMEC Represented at ROC-NY 2017

On Friday, April 7th, NYCOMEC participated in the exhibit portion of the 2017 Regional Osteopathic Convention New York (ROC-NY). Sharon Player, Manager, Communication & Special Projects, engaged with students and residents attending the NYSOMS poster competition, informing them of the upcoming educational programs, webinars and Grand Rounds programs available to NYCOMEC member institutions. Various members of the medical society stopped by the NYCOMEC table in between lectures to learn more about NYCOMEC and its member institutions.  
NYCOMEC Member Institutions Represented at LECOM Erie Hospital Day

Stephanie LaBarbera, M.H.A., Manager of Trainee Services, NYCOMEC, represented NYCOMEC member institutions o n Friday, April 7, 2017, at the LECOM Hospital Day in Erie, Pennsylvania. The event was well attended by close to 300 first, second and third year medical students. Many students were drawn to the NYCOMEC table because of the vast amount of specialties, with the most popular being Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine. Students were happy to see that the NYCOMEC brochure highlighted the programs that have received initial ACGME accreditation. 
NYCOMEC Co-Sponsored Second NYIT Global Health Grand Rounds

NYCOMEC co-sponsored the NYIT Center for Global Health's second Grand Rounds on Monday, April 3, 2017.  Kwadwo Sarpong , Chief Executive Officer, African Academies for Women taught faculty members and students about bridging the gender gap in global health with his presentation titled   Global Health: Beyond Disease.   The presentation was very well received by a close to a hundred people comprised of faculty, students and trainees.
TouroCOM Students Celebrate Doctors' Day

On March 31, 2017, students from TouroCOM - Middletown Campus surprised the college administration and faculty with delicious donuts, coffee, and a poster signed by students with notes of appreciation in celebration of Doctors' Day.
"Today they expressed their respect and appreciation to our administration and faculty by holding this Doctors Day event and presenting us with a large signed thank you card which is displayed in these pictures" said Kenneth J. Steier, D.O., M.B.A., M.P.H., Executive Dean, TouroCOM NY. 
National Osteopathic Medicine Week

National Osteopathic Medicine (NOM) Week will take place  April 16-22, 2017. NOM Week brings the osteopathic medical profession together to focus on one common goal: increasing awareness of osteopathic medicine and D.O.s in communities across the country.

To read more please click here.

Ulrick Vieux, D.O., M.S., Director,  Psychiatry Residency Program and  Chief, Outpatient Clinic, Orange Regional Medical Center, and Associate Professor, Clinical Psychiatry, TouroCOM, will present a two-part webinar, hosted by AODME, on mental health concerns among medical students, residents/fellows and physicians on the following dates:
  • Wednesday, May 10th, 2017: Confronting Reality Part 1 - Addressing mental illness among medical students and physicians;
  • Wednesday, May 17th, 2017: Confronting Reality Part 2 - Suicidal Risk Among Medical Students and Physicians.  
For more information and to register, please click here .  
In the News
NYIT Names Henry C. "Hank" Foley as Forth President

The Board of Trustees of New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) announced on Mach 29, 2017, the appointment of Henry C. "Hank" Foley, Ph.D., as the fourth President of NYIT, effective June 1, 2017.

To read more, please click  here .   
Changes Coming to COMLEX-USA Exams: NBOME Is Using Evidence-Based Research to Redesign the COMLEX-USA

To ensure that the Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination-USA (COMLEX-USA) reflects the evolving practice of osteopathic medicine, the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners (NBOME) has developed new content and format specifications for an enhanced, competency-based examination program to be implemented with COMLEX-USA Level 3 in 2018. 

To read the article published in the Journal of American Osteopathic Association, April 2017, Vol. 117, please click here.
Sisters of Charity Hospital's New CEO

Martin Boryszak, M.B.A., Chief Operating Officer of Sisters of Charity Hospital, Buffalo, NY, has been named the hospital's President and Chief Executive Officer, the Catholic Health Hospital System announced on March 27, 2017.

To read the article in the Becker's Hospital Review please click here.
Commendation Corner
Inside Jersey Magazine's 2017 Top Hospital Results

Inside Jersey magazine and Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. have released their annual survey of top hospitals in the state of New Jersey. All NYCOMEC member institutions located in New Jersey are on top 15 overall as follows:
  • Saint Barnabas Medical Center ranked # 4 in overall more than 350 beds hospitals;
  • HackensackUMC Palisades ranked # 4 in overall 350 or fewer beds hospitals;
  • Jersey Medical Center ranked # 7 in overall 350 or fewer beds hospitals;
  • Newark Beth Israel Medical Center ranked # 9 in overall more than 350 beds hospitals;
  • Trinitas Regional Medical Center ranked # 13 in overall more than 350 beds hospitals.
The prestigious "2017 Top Hospitals in New Jersey" list is tabulated based on votes from 2,915 licensed physicians in the state. 

To read more, please click here
NYSOMS Student-of-the-Year Awards Presented at ROC-NY 2017

Three students from NYCOMEC member medical schools were honored as NYSOMS' Students of the Year at the Medical Society's Annual Regional Osteopathic Convention-NY on April 7, 2017.  The awards were presented to Richard Gyi,  OMS IV, NYITCOM, Brittni Alexander, OMS II, TouroCOM - Harlem Campus, and Erawadi Singh, OMS II, TouroCOM - Middletown Campus.  

Also presented at the event were Student Scholarships, which were awarded to Angelo Mascia, OMS IV, NYITCOM and Christine Choi, OMS III, TouroCOM - Harlem Campus.