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Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine

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Administration

Dean’s Office

Lawrence Smith, MD, MACP

Dean
Professor of Medicine

516-463-7517

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Veronica Catanese, MD, MBA

Vice Dean, Dean for Academic Affairs
Professor of Medicine

516-463-7204

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David Battinelli, MD

Dean for Medical Education
Professor of Medicine

516-463-7198

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Associate and Assistant Deans

Adam Aponte, MD, MSc, FAAP

Assistant Dean, Office of Diversity & Inclusion
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

516-463-7528

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Judith Brenner, MD

Associate Dean for Curricular Integration and Assessment
Assistant Professor of Medicine

516-463-7570

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David Elkowitz, DO

Associate Dean and Director of the Academy of Medical Educators
Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and Science Education

516-463-7511

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Alice Fornari, EdD, RD

Associate Dean for Educational Skills Development 
Associate Professor of Science Education and Occupational Medicine, Epidemiology and Prevention

516-463-7522

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Samara Ginzburg, MD

Associate Dean for Case-Based Learning and Assistant Professor of Medicine

516-463-7501

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Ronald Kanner, MD

Associate Dean
Professor and Chairman Emeritus, Department of Neurology

516-463-7533

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Jeffrey Kraut, MBA

Associate Dean for Strategic Planning, Assistant Professor of Science Education

516-465-8041

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Thomas Kwiatkowski, MD

Assistant Dean for Simulation and
Professor of Emergency Medicine

516-463-7551

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R. Ellen Pearlman, MD

Associate Dean for Advanced Clinical Learning 
Assistant Professor of Medicine

516-463-7512

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Debra Rand, MS

Associate Dean for Library Services and Assistant Professor of Science Education

516-463-7537

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Kevin J. Tracey, MD

Associate Dean for Research and
Professor of Molecular Medicine and Neurosurgery

516-562-2813

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Andrew Yacht, MD, MSc

Associate Dean for Graduate Education and Associate Professor of Medicine

516-465-7935

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Academic Affairs

Veronica Catanese, MD, MBA

Vice Dean, Dean for Academic Affairs
Professor of Medicine

516-463-7204

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Annalise Ellis, MHA

Director of Academic Affairs and Registrar

516-463-7576

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Theresa Miller

Academic Affairs Coordinator

516-463-7525

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Vanessa Fyfe

Elective Coordinator

516-463-7278

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Chelsea Dunham

Administrative Assistant

516-463-7596

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Admissions

Rona Woldenberg, MD

Associate Dean for Admissions
Associate Professor of Radiology

516-463-7519

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Joseph Nicolini, MHA

Director of Admissions and Student Finance

516-463-7277

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Brian Stordeur, MBA

Assistant Director of Admissions

516-463-7508

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Christopher Fazio

Admissions Coordinator

516-463-7509

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Annemarie Kollmer

Clerk Specialist

516-463-7519

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Budget

Corinne Amato, MBA

Budget Coordinator

516-463-7566

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Communications

Adrienne Stoller, MA

Communications Manager

516-463-7585

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Curriculum Support and Assessment

Carole Bates, MPH, MBA

Director, Office of Curriculum Support and Assessment

516-463-7199

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Salaahuddin Akbar, MA

Coordinator, Assessment and Evaluation

516-463-7530

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Giuseppe Collete, MA

Assessment and Education Research Assistant

516-463-7607

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Heather Quinn

Assessment Manger

516-463-7294

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Anu Anish

Course Manager

516-463-7534

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Stephen Butkus, MS

Course Manger

516-463-7545

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Katie Frey

Course Manager

516-463-7531

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Nicholas Mercado

Course Manager

516-463-7588

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Lauren Tesoriero

Course Manager

516-463-7521

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Lauren Roseman

ACE Manager

516-463-7435

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Thomas Schoenthaler

ACE Manager

516-463-7597

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MaryBeth Wright

ACE Manager

516-463-7499

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Jessica Byrne, MPH

Manager, Preparation for Residency

516-463-7597

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Diversity and Inclusion

Adam Aponte, MD, MSc, FAAP

Assistant Dean, Office of Diversity & Inclusion
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

516-463-7528

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Financial Aid

Joseph Nicolini, MHA

Director of Admissions and Student Finance

516-463-7277

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Korinne Suter, MSEd

Financial Aid Coordinator

516-463-7387

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Grants Management and Research

Billi Vernillo, MA

Director of Grants Management

516-463-7582

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Information Technology

Nikia Lubin, MS

Assistant Director of Information Services

516-463-7558

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Dhanya Manu

Web Application Architect

516-463-7529

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Library

Debra Rand, MS, AHIP

Associate Dean for Library Services, Assistant Professor of Science Education

516-463-7537

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Wendy Herman, MLIS, AHIP

Education and Liaison Librarian

516-463-7594

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Leanna Stager, MLIS

Scholarly Publications Librarian

516-463-7510

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Operations     

Melissa Jonker, MPA

Director of Operations

516-463-7515

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Barbara Moran

Administrative Assistant

516-463-7524

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Regulatory and External Affairs

Brittani Raulerson, Esq

Director of Regulatory and External Affairs

516-463-7526

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Special Programs

Gina Granger, MA

Coordinator for Special Programs

516-463-7550

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Strategic Planning 

Jeffrey Kraut, MBA

Associate Dean for Strategic Planning, Assistant Professor of Science Education

516-465-8041

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Student Affairs

Jodi Langsfeld, MSEd

Associate Dean for Student Affairs

516-463-7145

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Susan Caulfield, MSEd

Assistant Director for Student Affairs

516-463-7536

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Kathleen Conti

Administrative Assistant

516-463-7347

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Support Staff

Eileen Kirby

Administrative Assistant to
the Dean,
Dean for Academic Affairs, & 
Dean for Medical Education

516-463-7202

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Krista Paxton

Administrative Assistant to
Associate Dean for Curricular Integration & Assessment,
Advanced Clinical Learning, &
Case Based Learning

516-463-7571

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Christina DeRespino

Clerk Specialist

516-463-7546

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Ivonne Viders

Clerk Specialist

516-463-7549

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