New York City / Westchester Chapter

Contacts

President: Jeffrey Gindi, MD
Email: jeffgindi@gmail.com
Phone: (347) 566-1644

Vice President: Jaya Saxena, MD
Email: jsaxena@hotmail.com

Secretary: Alfred Burger, MD
Email: aburger@chpnet.org



Geography

Brooklyn, Bronx, Kings, Manhattan, Staten Island and Westchester counties represent the New York City/Westchester Chapter.



Upcoming Meetings

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 6:15 pm
Bond Street Restaurant
6 Bond Street,
New York, NY 10012
RSVP

*CME Credit Available 
Topic: Role of Procalcitonin in Hospitalized Patients
Speaker: Robert J. Fakheri, MD
Agenda: Registration / Networking
RIV Poster competition Winner -- Valerie Gausman, MD
Brief Presentation on Retirement Planning and Asset Protection


About

Below you will find meeting details about the most recent events.



News
August 2016

On Tuesday, August 16, 2016, the New York City/Westchester Chapter held a meeting at Gaucho Grill in White Plains, New York. Approximately 20 attendees from six different hospital medicine groups were present.

Key Take-Home Points:
  1. Identify heart failure patients by their clinical profiles and phenotypes and assess comorbid conditions.
  2. Produce the diagnosis of acute heart failure based on clinical presentation, history, labs and radiologic findings.
  3. Integrate the data of relevant clinical trials and the evidence to support use of current therapies.
  4. Collaborate with the interdisciplinary team to properly assess when HF patients need to be admitted to hospital vs. observation vs. discharge.
  5. Describe evidence-based practices, including methods to improve care for transitions for HF patients once they are ready for discharge. All attendees participated in sharing some of their institutional experiences that contributed to delayed care and sepsis recognition in the past. The new sepsis tools and team roles should facilitate improvement in expedited care and better outcomes for those ward patients cared for by hospitalists.

All attendees participated in sharing some of their institutional experiences and treatment practices with respect to heart failure.


June 2016
On Thursday, June 23, 2016, the New York City/Westchester Chapter held a meeting at KEE Oyster House in White Plains, New York. Approximately 22 attendees from six different hospital medicine groups were present.

Savneek Chugh, MD, an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Nephrology at NY Medical College, spoke on approaches to renal failure in the hospitalized patient. Also, Richard Zimmerman, a healthcare attorney, spoke on important points to consider when negotiating a healthcare contract.


April 2016
On Tuesday, April 5, 2016 the New York City/Westchester Chapter held a meeting at Capital Grille in New York, New York. Approximately 45 people from 11 different hospital medicine groups attended. Ron Greeno, MD, FCCP, MHM, President-Elect, Society of Hospital Medicine, presented on “Health Care Policy and Its Impact on Hospitalists.”

February 2016
On Tuesday, February 23, 2016, the NYC/Westchester Chapter held a meeting at Heartland Chophouse in New York, New York. Approximately 20 attendees from seven different hospital medicine groups were present. Guest speaker Moshe Heching, Resident at Beth Israel/Mount Sinai, and winner of the chapter’s local Research, Innovations and Clinical Vignettes (RIV) competition, presented his poster.

October 2015
On Tuesday, October 27, 2015, the NYC/Westchester Chapter held a meeting at Benjamin Steakhouse in White Plains, New York. Attendees from six different hospital medicine groups were present. Guest speaker, Scott Tenner, MD, MPH, JD, FACG, Clinical Professor of Medicine, State University of New York – Health Sciences Center, Board of Trustees, American College of Gastroenterology and Co-Author of Pancreatitis Guidelines, presented on acute pancreatitis.

June 2015
On Tuesday, June 23, 2015, the New York City/Westchester Chapter held chapter meeting at Ben Jack Steakhouse in New York, New York. This meeting featured a follow-up talk from the chapter meeting held on April 28, 2015 with Scott Tenner, MD, JD, on physician collective bargaining. Approximately 20 people were in attendance representing 12 different hospital medicine groups.

April 2015
On Tuesday, April 28, 2015, the New York City/Westchester Chapter held a chapter meeting at Le Marais Restaurant in New York, New York. Approximately 40 people attended, representing 11 different hospital medicine groups. Speaker Scott Tenner, MD, JD, presented on legislative and legal issues in medicine. Upon request from attendees, a follow-up talk by Dr. Tenner will be held on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at Ben and Jack’s Steakhouse.

September 2014
On Tuesday, September 30, 2014, the New York City/Westchester Chapter hosted a meeting at the Chophouse Brewery in New York, New York. Speaker Alfred Burger, MD, Assistant Dean at Beth Israel Medical Center, and Shai Gavi, DO, MPH, presented on Choosing Wisely®.

October 2013
On Tuesday, October 1, 2013, the New York City/Westchester Chapter held a meeting at Cellini in New York, New York. Speaker John K. Maesaka, MD, presented on “Integrating Innovation into Hospital Practice: The Hospitalist’s Role in Optimal Management of Hyponatremia.” Complimentary CMEs were provided at this meeting.

April 2013
On April 30, 2013, the New York City/Westchester Chapter held its meeting at Haiku in White Plains, New York. The hospitalists representing local hospitals were in attendance. The keynote speaker was Dr. Navneet Kathuria, VP of Joint Quality and Clinical Integration at Stellarishealth, who provided a talk on “Hospitalists at the Crossroads for Change.” This was a very interactive and engaging lecture on the growth of the hospitalist industry over past few years and the current and future practice scopes for hospitalists. Dr Kathuria expanded on this topic from the vast experience he has had in hospital administration, and physicians had an opportunity to further their knowledge about the current and future challenges in their professional growth.