Geriatrics
Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Rheumatology
Cardiology
Hospice & Palliative Care
Neurology & Ethics
Hematology and Medical Oncology
Endocrinology
Nephrology
Pulmonary & Critical Care



 

Geriatrics

Chief: Dr. Malay Das. Attended Calcutta Medical College. Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, Weill Cornell. Bridges to Excellence Medical Home Recognition
The south Bronx has a very large geriatric population making it an excellent place to learn comprehensive geriatric care of complicated patients. This service utilizes a team-based approach with its own dedicated pharmacist, psychiatrist, social worker and physiotherapist. Issues of polypharmacy, dementia, falls, functional independence and rehabilitation are addressed in detail. The geriatric clinic is integrated with the Palliative service to ensure the patients’ goals of care are properly addressed.

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Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Chief: Dr. Sulaiman Azeez. Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, Weill Cornell. Attended the University of Ibadan.
This procedure intense service offers exposure to colonoscopy, upper endoscopy (elective / emergent unstable upper GI bleeds) and ERCP. Dr. Azeez is very focused on evidenced based practice and this provides an excellent learning experience.

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Rheumatology

Chief: Dr. Shante Hinson. Attended Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and New York Presbyterian Columbia
Specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases affecting joints and connective tissues and autoimmune diseases, this rotation provides exposure to care of patients with rheumatoid arthritis, gout, vasculitis, lupus and a wide range of autoimmune disorders in both an inpatient and outpatient setting.

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Cardiology

Chief: Dr. Kenneth Ong. 32 years of experience, Attended the Health Science Center at Stony Brook and
Dr. Ong recently joined the 5 team faculty from New York Presbyterian/Brooklyn Hospital Center.
This busy service provides experience in both inpatient and outpatient non-invasive cardiology care. Pathology includes cardiomyopathies, congestive heart failure, arrhythmias and MI. Teaching in interpretation of EKGs, perfusion studies and cardiac ECHOs are provided. An optional 4 week rotation at Bellevue hospital in Manhattan under the auspices of NYU is available during residency and focuses on CCU care and invasive cardiology.

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Hospice & Palliative Care

Chief: Dr. Puneeta Sharma, Instructor in Clinical Medicine, Weill Cornell. Attended Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences.

Our Palliative care service has won several awards and is well known for its patient, detailed and comprehensive approach to pain management and end of life care. A fellowship run by Lincoln Hospital is available.More information.

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Neurology & Ethics

Chief: Dr. James Zisfein. Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurology at Weill Cornell. Attended University of Maryland School of Medicine and Fellowship at Mount Sinai School of Medicine.
Lincoln Hospital is a premier stroke center and the Neurology services plays an integral part in this role. This inpatient and outpatient service also provides expertise in ataxic disorders, epilepsy, autonomic dysfunction, movement disorders as well as an in-house specialist in EEGs and EMGs. Dr. Zisfein also heads the Ethics committee.

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Hematology and Medical Oncology

Chief: Dr. Niyati Bhagwati, 20 years of experience. Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine Weill Cornell. Attended Topiwala National Medical College.
This service provides experience in a wide variety of solid and liquid malignancies. Lincoln serves a high prevalence population of patients with sickle Cell disease and thalassemias. There is a fully staffed outpatient chemotherapy unit and bone marrow collection, testing and genetic analysis is provided through a third party. The cancer center is run in close proximity to Breast and GI surgery, Urology and Palliative services with a dedicated social worker and pharmacist. Inpatient apheresis is commonly performed. Residents are also encouraged to attend Tumor Board on Wednesdays mornings which integrates Pathologists, Radiation Oncologists, Oncologists, and Pharmacists to provide comprehensive care to our patients.
A Fellowship in conjunction with New York Medical College, Westchester is available.

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Endocrinology

Chief: Dr. Tamseem Zahra, 27 years of experience and Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine Weill Cornell.
Attended Dow Medical College. Winner of the Bridges to Excellence Recognition award for diabetes care 2014-2016
South Bronx is a food desert and as a result, we have a high prevalence of type 2 diabetes and obesity. The Endocrinology services provides a wealth of experience in managing complicated diabetes cases, as running dedicated clinics for thyroid and pituitary disorders as well as incidentalomas.
The clinic includes a Certified Nursing Diabetic Educators and Registered Dietitians to assist the physicians in caring for patients.

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Nephrology

Chief: Dr. Isaiarasi Gnanasekaran, Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine Weill Cornell, 36 years of experience. Attended Madras Medical College and University of the State of New York
The Nephrology service provides both clinical and inpatient learning opportunities for residents. This is a busy service specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of Chronic Kidney disease, End Stage Renal Disease, and manages a busy inpatient Hemodialysis center that runs 3 full shifts with an on call service for the frequent emergency dialysis patients. They also provided expertise in the management of hypertension, common and rare electrolyte and mineral disorders and acid-base derangements. There are 4 full time faculty attached to this service.

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Pulmonary & Critical Care

Chief: Dr. Riyad Basir, 36 years of experience. Attended University of Baghdad, College of Medicine and New York Medical College, Westchester
The pulmonary service not only leads our renowned medical ICU, but also has a busy clinic service. Due to environmental factors, south Bronx is the asthma capital of the United States and Lincoln Medical Center is at the heart of it. There is a comprehensive Asthma clinic with asthma education services and dedicated social workers to assist the patients. Five to eight full-time faculty provide both clinical and inpatient education. The scope of illness is broad including asthma, COPD, occupational and environmental lung diseases, lung cancer and critically ill adult patients which are typically uniquely complicated cases.
A Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship in conjunction with New York Medical College, Westchester is available.

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