People in the News

Friday, January 12, 2018

Harris M. Nagler, MD

Harris M. Nagler, MD, a urologist with Northwell Health’s Smith Institute for Urology in Lake Success, has been named President of the Urology Care Foundation Board (UCF), part of the American Urological Association (AUA). The Urology Care Foundation is committed to advancing urology research and education. Dr. Nagler’s term as president began Jan. 1, 2018.

With offices in Great Neck and Manhattan, Dr. Nagler’s clinical practice focuses on male infertility, erectile dysfunction and general urology. He is a Professor of Urology at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell.

As an active member of the UCF Board, Dr. Nagler succeeds Richard A. Memo, MD, who led the Maryland-based Urology Care Foundation since 2014.

Over the last year, Dr. Nagler has helped drive the Foundation’s outreach and development efforts, and has made great strides in establishing the UCF as the single largest resource for medically approved urologic patient education information. The organization also supports research funding for many of our young scientists dedicated to preventing, diagnosing and treating urologic conditions and diseases.

Dr. Nagler has been recognized numerous times in New York Magazine’s Best Doctors, Best Doctors in America and The New York Times’ Super Doctors. Additionally, he has been listed in the Best Doctors in the United States and has been recognized in Becker’s Hospital Review as one of the 130 Nonprofit Hospital Leaders to Know, as well as one of the 300 Hospital and Health System Leaders to Know.

He has served on the boards of many organizations, including the Society for the Study of Male Reproduction and the New York Section of the AUA. Dr. Nagler previously served as president of Beth Israel Medical Center, chair of the Sol and Margaret Berger Department of Urology at Beth Israel Medical Center and professor of urology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.



Frank Coletta, MD, FCCP

South Nassau Communities Hospital recently appointed Rockville Centre pulmonologist Frank Coletta, MD, FCCP, as Co-chair of its President’s Club.

Comprised of more than 350 physicians, local business leaders and South Nassau administrators, staff and board members, the President’s Club has been at the forefront of leadership and philanthropy at South Nassau. The President’s Club has raised over $3.5 million, providing a solid foundation to support the growing needs and demand for service at the hospital.

In addition to serving as its Medical Staff President and Co-director of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Dr. Coletta holds numerous leadership positions at South Nassau including Co-director of the Respiratory Care Department, and Co-director of the Center for Sleep Medicine and board member of its ACO. He also serves on the hospital’s Ethics Committee, Physicians Advisory Group, EMR Steering Committee, Trauma Committee and Medical Board. He previously served as chair of the Critical Care Steering and Performance Improvement Committee.

Dr. Coletta, who joined South Nassau’s medical staff in July 1996, is board certified in pulmonary medicine and sleep medicine. He completed his residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine.



Jana Deitch, MD

Jana Deitch, MD, has been named Medical Director of the Breast Health Program — a division of Siena Women’s Health, at St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center in Smithtown. Prior to her new appointment, Dr. Deitch practiced as a breast surgeon at the hospital.

Dr. Deitch is board certified by the American Board of Surgery and is a fellowship-trained breast surgical oncologist. She completed her general surgery residency at Maimonides Medical Center and completed a breast surgical oncology fellowship at Beth Israel and Mount Sinai, which is accredited by the Society of Surgical Oncology.



Laurence M. Epstein, MD

Laurence M. Epstein, MD, a globally known leader in cardiac electrophysiology, has been named System Director of Electrophysiology (EP) at Northwell Health. He was also appointed Professor of Medicine at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell.

With more than 25 years of experience, Dr. Epstein’s clinical and research expertise has spanned the creation and evolution of the field of invasive cardiac electrophysiology. He has pioneered many of the procedures that are now routinely performed.

In this newly created position, Dr. Epstein will have oversight of all Northwell electrophysiology programs, harnessing the volume of procedures and talent across the network. He will treat patients at the Sandra Atlas Bass Heart Hospital at North Shore University Hospital and at Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan.

Dr. Epstein comes to Northwell from Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston, where he was chief of cardiac arrhythmia service and a professor of medicine. He held several leadership positions there from 2000 to 2017. Prior to that, Dr. Epstein held major administrative cardiac electrophysiology roles at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston.

Dr. Epstein received his medical degree from the University of Chicago Pretzker School of Medicine in Chicago, and completed his residency at the University of California, San Francisco. He completed three fellowships: one in cardiac electrophysiology research at the Cardiovascular Research Institute at UCSF, another in cardiac electrophysiology at UCSF and third cardiology at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.

Dr. Epstein has given presentations at all major national and international cardiology conferences. He has held many leadership roles in the Heart Rhythm Society. Under Dr. Epstein’s leadership, the arrhythmia service of Brigham and Women’s Hospital published more than 100 peer-reviewed scholarly articles, as well as hundreds of book chapters and review articles.



Noah Rosen, MD

Noah Rosen, MD, director of Northwell Health’s Headache Center in Great Neck, has been appointed to the board of the United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties (UCNS). The American Headache Society (AHS) and the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) nominated Dr. Rosen for the appointment.

The UCNS is a nonprofit organization that accredits training programs in neurologic subspecialties and awards certification to physicians who demonstrate their competence in these subspecialties. UCNS is governed by a board of distinguished neurologists, which oversees an Accreditation Council and Certification Council.

As a UCNS board member, Dr. Rosen will represent the subspecialty of headache medicine and provide input and oversight to the accreditation and certification process of the specialties under the UCNS – neurocritical care, neuro-oncology, neuroimaging, neural repair and rehabilitation, geriatric neurology, behavioral neurology, autonomic disorders, and clinical neuromuscular pathology.

As a nationally recognized expert in the treatment of migraine and other headache disorders, Dr. Rosen is board certified by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) in neurology, pain management and psychiatry and by the UCNS in headache medicine. In addition to his role as director of Northwell Health’s Headache Center, Dr. Rosen also serves as Director of Northwell Health’s Neurology Residency Program and as Associate Professor of Neurology at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell.

Dr. Rosen is a longstanding member of the AAN and AHS, as well as the American Neurological Association and International Headache Society. He has been an invited guest speaker for numerous professional conferences.

As a resident member of the Neurology Residency Review Committee of the ACGME over the past 15 years, Dr. Rosen has also served as a neurology clerkship director and headache fellowship director at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. He is currently Chair of the Academic Headache Center Consortium of the AHS and is looking forward to furthering the recognition of neurological subspecialty training.



CHS’s President and CEO Alan D. Guerci, MD (left), presented the Living the Mission Award to Babylon resident Michele Staats.

Catholic Health Services (CHS) presented its Living the Mission Award to Michele Staats, Patient Access Representative, for exemplifying CHS’s mission and values. Nominated for her outstanding qualities, Staats was recently honored at the system’s Melville office.

Staats joined CHS’s Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in 1973, serving in various roles over the years and eventually transferring to CHS Services. A Babylon resident, Staats received an associate’s degree from Suffolk County Community College and went on to earn her bachelor’s in business and accounting at LIU C.W. Post.