CARTHAGE AREA HOSPITAL
PATRICIA (PATTY) FARMER, CNA, recently retired after nearly 31 years of service to Carthage Area Hospital, its patients, and the community. “We sincerely appreciate the more than three decades of continuous service that Patty gave our patients, the hospital and her community,” Rich Duvall, CEO of the hospital, said in a news release. “On March 1, Patty capped a career with the hospital team that she started in 1986. Her time was marked by faithful service and dedication to others, especially patients and residents of the Skilled Nursing Unit,” Duvall noted. Carthage Area Hospital operates a 30-bed Skilled Nursing Unit that provides 24-hour resident care in a nursing-home setting on its main campus at 1001 West Street. Farmer worked in the Skilled Nursing Unit from September 1986 until her retirement. A Natural Bridge resident, she was educated in Carthage Central Schools and completed certified nursing assistant training at Carthage Area Hospital shortly after being hired.
JUDITH STALLINGS, family nurse practitioner, has joined Oswego Health’s cardiology team at its medical practice at the Oswego Health Services Center. She previously served as coordinator at the Marcus Heart Valve Center-Piedmont Heart Institute in Atlanta. She also previously worked at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta in several cardiology capacities, including education coordinator, clinical coordinator for cardiovascular services, and as a registered nurse in the cardiovascular intensive care unit. She earned her master’s and family nurse practitioner degrees from the University of Mississippi Medical Center.
MALIKA ITON, certified nurse midwife and women’s health nurse practitioner, has joined the professional staff at Oswego County OB-GYN, P.C. and the medical staff at Oswego Health. Iton has relocated to Oswego from New York City, where she provided care at several hospitals as an obstetrical nurse. She has also worked at the University of Pennsylvania, School of Nursing, where she served as a lecturer and clinical instructor. Iton earned her master’s degrees in nursing, nurse midwifery, and women’s health nurse practitioner from the University of Philadelphia School of Nursing. She is certified by the American Midwifery Certification Board and the National Certification Corporation as a women’s health care nurse practitioner.
ST. JOSEPH’S HEALTH
GERALD MCMAHON, M.D., and AJAZ SHAWL, M.D. have joined St. Joseph’s Health, St. Joseph’s Physicians Internal Medicine in Syracuse. The physicians join a team of internal-medicine providers and both serve as faculty for the St. Joseph’s Family Medicine Residency. McMahon and Shawl worked in private practice in Central New York. St. Joseph’s Physicians Internal Medicine specializes in care for adults from age 18 through the end of life. Its physicians are board-certified in internal medicine and treat both acute and chronic medical problems as well as conduct annual preventative physicals. McMahon earned his doctor of medicine from SUNY Health Science Center (now Upstate Medical University) in Syracuse and completed his residency in internal medicine at University of Michigan Hospitals in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He is board-certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and has been in practice for more than 20 years. Shawl earned his doctor of medicine from University of Kashmir, in Kashmir, India, and completed his residency at the State University of New York at Buffalo. His specialties include hospitalist medicine and preventive medicine, and he is board-certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. Shawl has been a practicing physician for more than 20 years.
SUNDAY ASAJU, M.D., specializing in obstetrics and gynecology, has joined St. Joseph’s Health at St. Joseph’s Primary Care centers. He will see patients at St. Joseph’s Primary Care Center-West and at the Primary Care Center on the main campus of St. Joseph’s Hospital in Syracuse. Asaju joins a team of physicians providing women’s care. He previously was with the Slocum-Dickson Medical Group, PLLC, in New Hartford. Asaju earned his doctor of medicine from University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, and completed his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the New York Medical College, Metropolitan Hospital in New York City. He additionally completed a fellowship in integrative medicine at the University of Arizona and training in medical acupuncture at Helm’s Medical Institute in Berkeley, California. Asaju holds a master’s of medical management (MMM) degree from Tulane University School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine in New Orleans, and an MBA from Syracuse University’s Whitman School of Management. Asaju also serves as a clinical assistant professor of OB GYN at Upstate Medical University, an appointment he has held since 1997.
St. Joseph’s Health has hired KATHLEEN (KATIE) MCDONNELL for St. Joseph’s Physicians Internal Medicine in Syracuse. She is board-certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. McDonnell earned her master’s degree in nursing, family nurse practitioner degree from Upstate Medical University, and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in public health at University at Albany. Most recently, she worked as a family nurse practitioner at Compassionate Family Medicine in Syracuse. Her certifications include cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), advanced cardiovascular life support (ACLS) and pediatric advanced life support (PALS).
UPSTATE MEDICAL UNIVERSITY
Upstate Medical University psychologist ROGER P. GREENBERG, Ph.D., has received the Award for Distinguished Career Contributions to Education and Training in Psychology from the American Psychological Association. Greenberg was recognized for his “scholarship that has generated important evidence of psychotherapy process and outcome, personality theories, psychosomatic conditions and the comparative effectiveness of psychological and biological treatments for mental disorders.” His award citation, biography, and a selected bibliography were published in American Psychologist. Greenberg is distinguished professor and head of Psychology Division of Upstate’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science.