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Obstetrics and Gynecology Chair Named at South Nassau Communities Hospital

Prior to this appointment, Dr. Alan Garely was the Director of Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery at The Mount Sinai School of Medicine and here at South Nassau.

Oceanside, NY, October 17, 2012 --( South Nassau Communities Hospital has named Alan D. Garely, M.D., chair of obstetrics and gynecology. Dr. Garely is board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology and is a fellowship-trained pelvic reconstructive surgeon. He succeeds Robert Hock, MD, who served South Nassau’s obstetrics and gynecology program for more than two decades.

“Dr. Garely is at the forefront of obstetrical and gynecologic medicine,” said Linda Efferen, MD, South Nassau’s chief medical officer. “Under the leadership of Dr. Garely, the women in the communities we serve can count on South Nassau to continue its tradition of excellence in the delivery of patient-centered, compassionate obstetrical and gynecologic care.”

Dr. Garely completed residency training in obstetrics and gynecology at Saint Vincent's Hospital and Medical Center in New York. His fellowship training was at Mt. Sinai Hospital, New York/University of Connecticut and Louisiana State University Medical Center in New Orleans. Dr. Garely is a member of numerous professional societies, has served on the Board of Directors for the American Urogynecologic Society, and is a highly regarded international lecturer and author. Dr. Garely is an oral examiner for the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Prior to this appointment, Dr. Garely was the Director of Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery at The Mount Sinai School of Medicine and here at South Nassau. He is an Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Mount Sinai and active in their accredited fellowship program.

South Nassau Communities Hospital is one of the region’s largest hospitals, with 435 beds, more than 900 physicians and 3,000 employees. Located in Oceanside, NY, the hospital is an acute-care, not-for-profit teaching hospital that provides state-of-the-art care in cardiac, oncologic, orthopedic, bariatric, pain management, mental health and emergency services. In addition to its extensive outpatient specialty centers, South Nassau provides emergency and elective angioplasty and is the only hospital on Long Island with the Novalis Tx™ and Gamma Knife® Perfexion radiosurgery technologies. South Nassau is a designated Stroke Center by the New York State Department of Health and Comprehensive Community Cancer Center by the American College of Surgeons and is recognized as a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. For more information, visit
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