Hospital Medicine

The division is run by 14 hospitalists who have about 12,000 discharges per year. Every resident team is supervised by one hospitalist. Also, one hospitalist is on call every night. Telemetry and ventilator units are part of the in-patient service outside the ICU


Moiz Kasubhai, MD : Associate Chair of Medicine & Chief Hospitalist
Nehad Shabarek, MD: Program Director



Jean Pratt Daniel, MD:  Program Director, Transitional Year Program
Ma. Carla Hernaez-Evangelista, MD: Associate Program Director

I completed residency in Lincoln Hospital 2014 and immediately got an offer to work in primary care. I headed the Accountable Care Organization-High Risk Patients Performance Improvement project in Medicine Clinic aiming to decrease unnecessary utilization of ED and hospitalization and link patient more to primary care for their health care needs. 
In 2017, I was appointed as the APD of IM Residency Program. I was elected in the same year to be a member/faculty representative of the General Faculty Council of Weil Medical College of Cornell University, NY. In 2019, I became an Adjuct Assistant professor of New York Medical College. In 2020, I joined the Hospitalist Department. I lead learning activities in the residency program which includes simulation lab, ventilator management sessions etc. Lincoln has help me through the years to explore my capabilities that I did not know existed before, and for that I will forever be grateful. 

Usha Venugopal, MD: Chief Quality Officer- Lincoln Medical Center

Dr. Usha Venugopal is the Chief Quality Officer at Lincoln Medical Center. She is also an Academic Hospitalist in the Internal Medicine Program. A graduate of the Internal Medicine program at Lincoln she held various roles in the GME such as Program Director for Transitional Year Residency, and an Associate program director for Internal Medicine Program. Her interest in Quality Improvement started with training IM residents in IHI Model for Improvement curriculum and since then she has completed the Clinical Quality Fellowship Program by GNYHA/ UHF and is a Certified Professional In Health Care Quality. She continues to mentor residents in Quality Improvement Activities. Achievements:

  1. United Hospital Fund Excellence in Health Care Award for Health and Hospitals System 2020
  2. Certificate of appreciation for Commitment and Contribution towards improving the Quality of Resident Education in the Department of Transitional Year, 2019
  3. Physician recognition Award for Lincoln Medical Center, March 2018
  4. Certificate of appreciation from NYCHHC during the Women’s History Month, March 2014
Vipul Shah, MD: Physician Advisor – Lincoln Medical Center
Ammar Nasser, MD: Students Clerkship Director
Rajan Khanna, MD: Director of Inpatient Diabetes Care and Stroke Management for the Division of Hospital Medicine
Vidya Menon, MD: Associate Program Director & Department Research Director
Daniel Sittler, MD: Director of Medical Standards and Care Implementation
Amandeep Singh, MD
Richa Aggarwal, MD
Jose Amaya Suarez, MD : Director of Patient Safety for the Division of Hospital Medicine