Saint Francis - Hospital and Health Centers

(845) 483-5000
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A collection of great minds to lead us.


  • Paul S. Hochenberg, Executive Director
  • John Savino, MD, Senior Vice President, Medical Operations
  • Catherine Spratt, Regional Vice President, Patient Care Services
  • George Prisco, Executive Director, Mid-Hudson Valley Staffco, LLC
  • Barbara Naru, RN, MA, CNAA, Vice President, Nursing
  • Joline Frey, Vice President, Laboratory & MHRH Operations Support
  • Joseph McCann, Director, Operations/Information Systems


  • Gloria Cukar, Senior Director, External Affairs
  • Pamela J. Landolt, Director, Major Gifts
  • Barbara Lynch, Manager, Annual Giving
  • Arlette Porpiglia, Coordinator, Special Events
  • Lisa Caldwell-Moskowitz, Administrative Assistant
Marketing & Corporate Communications
  • Angela F. Fulton, Director, Marketing & Corporate Communications
  • Heather Scism, Supervisor, Community Relations & Employee Engagement
  • David Budd, Corporate Communications Associate
  • Geoff Brault, Digital & Brand Strategist
  • John Santangelo, Physician Liaison
Service Excellence
  • Latisha Balogh-Robinson, RN, MA, Director, Service Excellence
  • Margaret Greenly, Patient Representative
Medical Staff

Department of Medicine - Zubair Khan, MD, Associate Director

  • Stephen Shapiro, MD, Associate Chief, Addiction Medicine
  • Anthony Messina, MD, Associate Chief, Cardiology
  • Zubair Khan, MD, Associate Chief, Critical Care/Pulmonary 
  • Angelo DellaPietra, DO, MD, Associate Chief, Family Medicine
  • Tamer Sargios, MD Associate Chief, Gastroenterology
  • Ponciano Reyes, MD, Associate Chief, Hematology/Oncology
  • Stuart Feinstein, MD, Associate Chief, Infectious Disease
  • Asghar Anwar, MD, Associate Chief, General Internal Medicine
  • Rachna Sahityani, MD, Associate Chief, Nephrology
  • Charles Faverio, MD, Associate Chief, Occupational Medicine

Department of Emergency Medicine - Gary Neifeld, MD, Associate Director

Department of Pediatrics - Adrian Gruszko, MD, Associate Director

Department of Physical Medicine - Mark Bodack, MD, Associate Director

Department of Psychiatry - Sadaf Ahsan, MD, Associate Director

Department of Radiology - J. Louis Solis, MD, Associate Director

Department of Radiation Medicine - Lawrence Koutcher, MD, Associate Director

Department of Surgery

  • Ziad Abouezzi, MD, Associate Director/Associate Chief, General Surgery
  • Celestino Sepulveda, MD, Associate Chief, Plastic Surgery
  • Darren Rohan, MD, Associate Chief, Thoracic Surgery
  • Zubair Zuha, MD, Associate Chief, Trauma Surgery
  • Jayesh Modi, MD, Associate Chief, Vascular Surgery

Department of Anesthesiology

  • Leon Basil, MD, Associate Director
  • Robert Tomkins, DO, Associate Chief, Pain Management

Department of Gynecology - Cornelius Verhoest, MD, Associate Director

Department of Neurosurgery - Michael Cho, MD, Associate Director

Department of Ophthalmology - Hugh Sauer, MD, Associate Director

Department of Orthopedics - William Colman, MD, Associate Director

Department of Otolaryngology - Manoj Abraham, MD, Associate Director

Department of Urology - Scott Kahn, MD, Associate Director

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