COMMUNITY HEALTH AND BEHAVIOR SERVICES
JAMES FREDERICK, M.D. of Community Health and Behavior Services (CHBS) at Upstate Cerebral Palsy will transition to the chief medical officer of the Upstate Family Health Center, Inc. in 2017, coinciding with CHBS’ primary-care services name change to Upstate Family Health Center, Inc. He has been a primary care provider in the Utica area for more than 35 years. Frederick currently cares for patient populations which include developmentally disabled individuals as well as refugee populations and the homeless.
Crouse Health recently announced additions to its senior leadership and management teams. CARLEEN PENSARO was named VP of physician enterprise and innovation and executive director of Crouse Medical Practice; RHONDA READER was named VP of education and nursing support; and JEFF TETRAULTwas named VP of facilities management. In addition, JOAN DADEY has been named director of women and infants services, and MIKE RULFFES has been appointed director of provider services and service line development. Pensero joined Crouse in 2015 as the director of provider services, after 15 years at St. Joseph’s Health Hospital. She earned an MBA from Columbia College, and is a 2011 graduate of Leadership Greater Syracuse. In addition to her new role, Reader will remain dean of the Pomeroy College of Nursing at Crouse Hospital. She joined Crouse in 2014, having served in a variety of roles at St. Joseph’s Health Hospital and Oneida Hospital and as an adjunct faculty member at Le Moyne College. A graduate of St. Joseph’s School of Nursing, Reader holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing from SUNY College of Technology; a master’s degree in nursing from Syracuse University; and a doctorate in nursing education and leadership from The Sage Colleges in Albany. Tetrault joined Crouse in 2006, serving most recently as director of facilities and construction. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business and health care administration, and is a certified health care facility manager, and certified health care constructor. Tetrault is a graduate of Leadership Greater Syracuse. Dadey, with Crouse since 1987, has spent much of her career at the hospital in the women and infants service line. She earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nursing from Syracuse University. Rulffes joined Crouse Hospital in 2014 as the manager for the Orthopedic and Spine Co-Management group, with more than nine years of experience in the health-care field. He previously served at St. Joseph’s Health Hospital and at the Cleveland Clinic from 2007 to 2012. Rulffes holds a bachelor’s degree from Oswego State University and an MBA from Cleveland State University.
DANLEE MEDICAL PRODUCTS
Danlee Medical Products has appointed LORRIE ANDERSON to further develop its profile of growing regional and national accounts. Anderson has more than 25 years of experience in the sales industry. During her time with Romano Mazda in auto sales, Anderson ranked among the top 10 percent in new auto sales for four consecutive years.
Oswego Health has announced the physicians from Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists (SOS) who will be performing surgeries in Oswego Hospital’s surgery center.
Coordinating the SOS team at Oswego Health is I. MICHAEL VELLA, M.D., a board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in joint replacement surgery, sports medicine, and fracture care. He earned his medical degree from SUNY Upstate Medical Center and fulfilled his orthopedic residency training at Rhode Island Hospital. Vella completed his fellowship at Harvard Medical School.
Also providing care from SOS will be NAVEN DUGGAL, M.D., a board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of foot and ankle problems, as well as the correction of deformities involving the foot, ankle, and knee. Prior to joining SOS, Duggal was the chief of the orthopedic foot and ankle service at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. He completed his orthopedic residency training at the University of Western Ontario, which is part of the London Health Sciences Centre, located in Canada, and completed two orthopedic fellowship trainings at the Sydney Orthopedic Arthritis & Sports Medicine, in Sydney, Australia, and at the University of Toronto, St. Michaels Hospital.
NATHAN EVERDING, M.D. is a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of upper extremity injuries, arthritis, tendinopathies, rotator cuff disorders, and nerve compression syndromes. He earned his medical degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and completed his orthopedic residency training at Boston University’s Medical Center.
SETH GREENKY, M.D. is a board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon who specializes in adult reconstruction, including total joint replacement, sports injuries, and fracture care. He has a medical degree from SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse and his bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University.
J. ALAN LEMLEY, M.D. specializes in surgery of the hand and wrist. He earned his medical degree at Upstate Medical University, and his bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College. Lemley completed his surgical internship and wrist and hand pain residency at the West Virginia University Department of Orthopedics.
FREDERICK LEMLEY, M.D. is a board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of foot and ankle injuries. He received his medical degree from SUNY Upstate Medical Center. Lemley completed his residency training at West Virginia University, Morgantown and his orthopedic fellowship at the Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Center, Columbus, Ohio. He is one of only two fellowship-trained foot and ankle orthopedic specialists in the Syracuse area.
BRADLEY RAPHAEL, M.D. is a board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in arthroscopic and ligament reconstructive surgery of the shoulder, elbow, knee, and ankle. He is a team physician for Syracuse University. Raphael is a graduate of Yale University School of Medicine and completed his orthopedic residency at Hospital for Special Surgery at Cornell-Weill Medical School in New York City. He has also completed a sports-medicine fellowship at Kerlan-Jobe Orthopedic Clinic in Los Angeles.
IRVING RAPHAEL, M.D. is a board-certified, orthopedic surgeon specializing in arthroscopic and ligament reconstructive surgery of the shoulder, hip, knee, and ankle. He has served as the head team physician for Syracuse University for more than 20 years, along with numerous area high schools. Raphael is a graduate of Yale University Medical School in New Haven, Conn., and completed his orthopedic residency training at Upstate Medical Center.
L. RYAN SMART, M.D. is a board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon, who is extensively trained in treating adult and pediatric sports injuries, including treatment and surgical repair of injuries of the shoulder, knee, hip, and elbow. He received his medical degree from the University of Michigan Medical School and his bachelor’s degree from Cornell University.
ST. JOSEPH’S HEALTH
St. Joseph’s Health psychiatrists ARCHANA KATHPAL, M.D. and TARUN KUMAR, M.D. have joined St. Joseph’s Health’s Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program (CPEP).
Kathpal earned her doctorate in medicine from Government Medical College, Patiala, India, and a master’s degree in clinical psychology from California State Polytechnic University in Pomona. She completed her residency in adult psychiatry at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine – Elmhurst Hospital and completed fellowships in child/adolescent psychiatry and forensic psychiatry at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse and Rutgers University’s Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Brunswick, New Jersey, respectively. Prior to joining St. Joseph’s Health, Kathpal worked as a psychiatrist at Samaritan Medical Center in Watertown.
Kumar earned his doctorate in medicine from Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore (Manipal University) in India. He completed his adult psychiatry residency at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine – Elmhurst Hospital and a fellowship in child/adolescent psychiatry at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse. He also completed a fellowship in forensic psychiatry at Rutgers University’s Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Prior to joining St. Joseph’s Health, Kumar worked as a psychiatrist providing services at Carthage Behavioral Health and Samaritan Medical Center in Watertown. He is currently working as the medical director at Behavioral Health & Wellness Center (an entity of Transitional Living Services) in Lowville. In addition to other research projects, Kumar contributed to the development of substance abuse guidelines, which are now being used as the University Correctional Healthcare Guideline for Substance Use Disorder Treatment in New Jersey Department of Corrections.
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