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Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano Appoints Members to New Health Advisory Board

Post Date:04/09/2018 11:32 AM

Mayor's News



YONKERS, NY – April 9, 2018 – Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano announced the members he appointed to serve on the Mayor’s newly created Health Advisory Board. The Board’s goal will be to create and recommend effective policies, programs, and projects in the City of Yonkers in regards to the health and well-being of its residents.  

“It’s great to have licensed professionals who care about the vitality of our city. Taking time out of their busy schedules and volunteering their skills to expand the knowledge of our residents about common health practices will be a great benefit,” said Mayor Mike Spano. “The Board will provide and recommend policies to implement and provide educational sessions to help increase community participation, and enhance the quality of life for all who reside in our city.”

The new members appointed by the Mayor to serve on the board include: 

Co-Chair: Dr. Ammir Rabadi: Board Certified Family Medicine, Medical Director San Souci Rehab/Nursing, Associate Director of Education St Johns Riverside Hospital, Medical Board Secretary/Treasurer St. John’s Riverside Hospital, Medical Board and Outpatient Care Director St. Joseph’s Medical Center, Clinical Professor at NY Medical College and Lake Eerie Osteopathic School of Medicine

Co-Chair: Dr. Iyad Annabi: Board Certified Family Medicine, Medical Director of Adira Nursing and Rehab, Director of Family Medicine St John’s Riverside Hospital, Board of Trustees St. John’s Riverside Hospital, Clinical Professor at NY Medical College and Lake Eerie Osteopathic School of Medicine

Pulmonary Medicine: Dr. Robert Dematteo, Pulmonary Medicine, and Chief of Medical Board St. John’s Riverside Hospital

OB/GYN: Dr. Suzanne Greenidge, Obstetrics and Gynecology Woman to Woman

Substance Abuse/Opioid Dependence: Dr. Randy Seewald, Medical Director Park Care Rehab St. John’s Riverside Hospital

Dentist: Dr. John C. Castanaro has been in practice for over ten years and in that time has become renowned as one of New York’s most acclaimed dentists. 

Gastrologist: Dr. Jose Lantin is a gastroenterologist serving the community of Yonkers for more than 20 years. Recently he opened a brand new Endoscopy Center in Boyce Thompson.

Neurologist:  Dr. David J. Dickoff has practiced Neurology in Yonkers for 30 years. He has served as Chief of Neurology at St. Joseph's and Yonkers General and is currently Chief of the Division of Neurology at the St. John’s Riverside Hospital.

Chiropractor: Dr. Stephen Giuffrida DC Chiropractor practices in Tuckahoe and Yonkers. He is founder of Joint and Spine disease center treating musculoskeletal and physical medicine diseases -- non-invasive narcotic free pain relief.

Electronic Medical Records Specialist/Professor: Dr. Reeham Neshiwat trains in medical billing and coding. Dr. Neshiwat is a professor and pioneer in advancing electronic medical records.

Endocrinologists: Dr. Nadem Sayegh and Lawrence Neshiwat MD endocrinologists specialize in Diabetes, thyroid disorders and obesity. Dr. Lawrence Neshiwat has been practicing in Yonkers for over 25 years.

Director of Family Medicine: Dr. Sonia Velez is the director of the family medicine residency program at St. Joseph's Medical Center.

Nephrology: Dr. Majeed Samarneh is one of the newest physicians to start his practice in Yonkers. Dr. Samarneh is a lifelong Yonkers resident who specializes in renal disorders affected by diabetes, hypertension, and genetic disorders.

Members of Mayor Spano’s Health Advisory Board will serve one-year terms. A member of the Mayor’s staff will serve as the Health Advisory Board Liaison.