New York City Westchester Chapter


President: Jeffrey Gindi, MD
Phone: (347) 566-1644

Vice President: Jaya Saxena, MD

Secretary: Alfred Burger, MD


Brooklyn, Bronx, Kings, Manhattan, Staten Island and Westchester counties represent the New York City/Westchester Chapter.

Upcoming Meetings

NYC/Westchester Chapter Meeting
Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 6:45 p.m.
Heartland Brewery
Times Square
127 West 43rd Street
Between Broadway & 6th Ave
New York, NY 10018
(646) 366-0235
RSVP Required:

Topic: RIV Poster Competition Presentation
Speaker: Moshe Heching, MD, Resident, Internal Medicine, Mount Sinai Beth Israel

NYC/Westchester Chapter Meeting
Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.
The Capital Grill
155 East 42nd Street
New York,  NY  10017
(212) 953-2000

Topic: Health Care Policy
Speaker: Ron Greeno, MD, FCCP, MHM, Society of Hospital Medicine Board Member

October 2015
On Tuesday, October 27, 2015, the NYC/Westchester Chapter held a meeting at Benjamin Steakhouse in White Plains, New York. Attendees from six different hospital medicine groups were present. Guest speaker, Scott Tenner, MD, MPH, JD, FACG, Clinical Professor of Medicine, State University of New York – Health Sciences Center, Board of Trustees, American College of Gastroenterology and Co-Author of Pancreatitis Guidelines, presented on acute pancreatitis.

June 2015
On Tuesday, June 23, 2015, the New York City/Westchester Chapter held chapter meeting at Ben Jack Steakhouse in New York, New York. This meeting featured a follow-up talk from the chapter meeting held on April 28, 2015 with Scott Tenner, MD, JD, on physician collective bargaining. Approximately 20 people were in attendance representing 12 different hospital medicine groups.

April 2015
On Tuesday, April 28, 2015, the New York City/Westchester Chapter held a chapter meeting at Le Marais Restaurant in New York, New York. Approximately 40 people attended, representing 11 different hospital medicine groups. Speaker Scott Tenner, MD, JD, presented on legislative and legal issues in medicine. Upon request from attendees, a follow-up talk by Dr. Tenner will be held on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at Ben and Jack’s Steakhouse.

September 2014
On Tuesday, September 30, 2014, the New York City/Westchester Chapter hosted a meeting at the Chophouse Brewery in New York, New York. Speaker Alfred Burger, MD, Assistant Dean at Beth Israel Medical Center, and Shai Gavi, DO, MPH, presented on Choosing Wisely®.

October 2013
On Tuesday, October 1, 2013, the New York City/Westchester Chapter held a meeting at Cellini in New York, New York. Speaker John K. Maesaka, MD, presented on “Integrating Innovation into Hospital Practice: The Hospitalist’s Role in Optimal Management of Hyponatremia.” Complimentary CMEs were provided at this meeting.

April 2013
On April 30, 2013, the New York City/Westchester Chapter held its meeting at Haiku in White Plains, New York. The hospitalists representing local hospitals were in attendance. The keynote speaker was Dr. Navneet Kathuria, VP of Joint Quality and Clinical Integration at Stellarishealth, who provided a talk on “Hospitalists at the Crossroads for Change.” This was a very interactive and engaging lecture on the growth of the hospitalist industry over past few years and the current and future practice scopes for hospitalists. Dr Kathuria expanded on this topic from the vast experience he has had in hospital administration, and physicians had an opportunity to further their knowledge about the current and future challenges in their professional growth.