People in the News

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Mercy Medical Center has named Alexandre B. de Moura, MD, and Salvatore J. Corso, MD, Co-directors of Orthopedic Surgery. Both bring extensive experience and robust credentials to the service line.


Alexandre B. de Moura, MD

Dr. de Moura is a board-certified, internationally recognized leader with advanced training in the bone and neurological disorders of the spine. He is the Founder and Medical Director of the New York Spine Institute (NYSI) in Westbury.

In addition to NYSI, Dr. de Moura held clinical positions at Winthrop-University Hospital and Hospital for Joint Diseases. Dr. de Moura is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at NY Medical Center and a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and North American Spine Society. He earned his medical degree from Chicago Medical School and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at Temple University Medical Center. He completed his fellowship in orthopedic and neurosurgical spine surgery at NYU Langone Medical Center.


Salvatore J. Corso, MD

Dr. Corso is a board-certified physician at NYSI specializing in orthopedic surgery and orthopedic sports medicine. He has extensive knowledge in the types of injuries that athletes are most susceptible to, including stress fractures, sprains, concussions, muscle cramps, ACL injuries and shin splints.

Previously, Dr. Corso served as Co-chief of Orthopedics at Northwell’s Plainview Hospital. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Arthroscopy Association of North America and the Nassau County Medical Society. Dr. Corso earned his degree in medicine from the State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. He completed his fellowship in arthroscopy and sports medicine at Orthopaedic Research of Virginia. Dr. Corso is also an Assistant Clinical Professor at NYIT School of Osteopathic Medicine.


John F. Collins, President and CEO of NYU Winthrop Hospital, announces the honorees for the hospital’s 28th Annual Gala, Fusion, taking place Saturday, Oct. 26, at RXR Plaza in Uniondale. Garden City resident Charles M. Strain, Immediate Past Chairman of the Board of Directors at NYU Winthrop Hospital, and Port Washington resident Jonathan A. Haas, MD, Chair, Department of Radiation Oncology at NYU Winthrop, will each receive the hospital’s highest honorary award, the Streaming Star, in recognition of their years of service and vast contributions to NYU Winthrop and its patients.


Charles M. Strain

Strain has had a longstanding relationship with NYU Winthrop Hospital, playing a key leadership role during a time of tremendous growth and elevated prominence for the hospital. In addition to his vast contributions to NYU Winthrop, Strain has been a steadfast leader in the community, with his philanthropic work encompassing health care, medical research, the arts, the business community, and family and children’s charities on Long Island. In 2019, The Best Lawyers in America recognized Strain with the Long Island Healthcare Lawyer of the Year award. He earned his Juris Doctorate from St. John’s University School of Law and is a proud Chaminade High School alumnus.


Jonathan A. Haas, MD

Dr. Haas is Chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology at NYU Winthrop Hospital and Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology at NYU Long Island School of Medicine, as well as a pioneer of CyberKnife. He is a prolific researcher, continually pursuing new avenues to enhance cancer care and improve outcomes. Dr. Haas received his medical degree from Washington University in St. Louis and completed a residency in radiation oncology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, serving as Chief Resident his final year.

Proceeds from this year’s Gala will benefit the expansion and modernization of the hospital’s New Life Center, which provides obstetrical, pediatric and neonatal services.



David J. Chalif, MD, Chief of Neurosurgery

Southside Hospital has appointed David J. Chalif, MD, as Chief of Neurosurgery. In his new role, Dr. Chalif will be tasked with establishing a premier, multidisciplinary neurosurgery program.

Previously, Dr. Chalif served as Northwell Health’s Chief of Vascular Neurosurgery. He founded and directed Northwell Health’s Brain Aneurysm Center — a cutting-edge program that includes microsurgery, neurointerventional radiology, fellowship training and neurointensive care.

Dr. Chalif is the recipient of the national BAF’s 2018 Physician Champion Award and is a member of their Medical Advisory Board. Certified by The American Board of Neurological Surgery, Dr. Chalif is also a member of numerous professional organizations, including the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, (AANS) the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) and the Cerebrovascular Section of the AANS/CNS.


David BenEliyahu, DC, Director of Mather Hospital’s Chiropractic Collaboration and Back & Neck Pain Center, was named Mather’s 2019 Community Honoree. Cardiologist David Shenouda, DO, and neurosurgeon Sumeer Sathi, MD, received the 2019 Theodore Roosevelt Awards for service to the Hospital and to the community. The awards will be presented at Mather’s One Enchanted Evening gala Friday, Nov. 1, at East Wind Long Island in Wading River.


David BenEliyahu, DC

BenEliyahu is the Founder and Administrative Director of Mather’s Back & Neck Pain Center, a comprehensive, multidisciplinary, collaborative spine care center. He also directs the Mather Chiropractic Collaboration program, the first of its kind in New York.

A 1982 graduate of the National College of Chiropractic, he has been in active private practice for 36 years at Coram-Selden Chiropractic. He has advanced postgraduate certifications in sports injuries and pain management.


David Shenouda, DO

Dr. Shenouda is a board-certified cardiologist with Three Village Cardiology, a practice of Harbor View Medical Services. He also serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor at Stony Brook University. He received his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. He completed an internship at Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center, an internal medicine residency at Winthrop-University Hospital and a cardiovascular medicine fellowship at Winthrop.


Sumeer Sathi, MD

Dr. Sathi has been instrumental in building the neurosciences service line at Mather Hospital. He serves as Section Chief of Neurosurgery and as Medical Director of Neurosciences and the Back & Neck Pain Center, an innovative, holistic, multidisciplinary program established in 2016.

Dr. Sathi also is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Sathi received his medical degree at Harvard Medical School in Boston and continued his interest in the neurosciences by training in neurosurgery. He served as general surgery intern and neurosurgery resident at the Harvard Medical School program, The Children’s Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. After finishing his residency, he entered a skull base and cerebrovascular surgery fellowship under John Tew Jr., MD, at Mayfield Institute and the University of Cincinnati.



Elliot Newman, MD

Elliot Newman, MD, has been named Chief of Surgical Oncology, Pancreas and Hepatobiliary Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital, as well as Professor of Surgery at Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell.

As a member of the Northwell Health Cancer Institute, Dr. Newman will oversee the full range of services for Lenox Hill’s oncology programs, providing leadership, strategy and oversight of clinical research. He will expand and integrate the hospital’s multidisciplinary cancer programs. He has expertise in all gastrointestinal cancers, with particular focus in gastric, pancreatic and hepatobiliary cancers.

Dr. Newman earned his undergraduate degree from Yeshiva University College with highest distinction and his medical degree from New York University, graduating Alpha Omega Alpha. He completed his internship and residency in surgery at NYU Medical Center and did both research and clinical fellowships at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.



Sandip R. Parikh, MD, FACS

New York Health welcomes Sandip R. Parikh, MD, FACS, a highly experienced, board-certified surgeon, to the team of skilled practitioners. He practices general, breast and colorectal surgery and will work at the Bayside and New Hyde Park locations. Additionally, he has an office location in Jamaica, Queens, conveniently located in the Rochdale mall.

After earning his medical degree from New York University School of Medicine, Dr. Parikh completed his internship and residency in general surgery at Northwell Long Island Jewish Medical Center, as well as his colorectal surgery fellowship at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s – Roosevelt Hospital Center.

He is a member of the American College of Surgeons and the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons.