Oceanside, NY, November 22, 2018 --(PR.com
)-- South Nassau Communities Hospital has appointed Clifford Feiner, DO, FACP, Chief, Division of Geriatric Medicine within the Department of Medicine effective August 2018. Dr. Feiner is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Geriatrics/Palliative Care and Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He served as founding chief of the Division of Geriatric Medicine at Queens Hospital Center (QHC).
"Dr. Feiner is a proven visionary and innovator in his field, serving as the catalyst and providing the direction for enhanced geriatric services to meet the healthcare needs of our area's burgeoning aging population," said Aaron E. Glatt, MD, FACP, FIDSA, FSHEA, chair of the Department of Medicine at South Nassau. "I am pleased to announce that under Dr. Feiner's leadership, South Nassau's geriatric medicine program and services will greatly expand and the residents and communities we serve will greatly benefit from his continued commitment to compassionate care."
While leading the expansion of South Nassau's geriatric in-patient, outpatient and nursing home services, Dr. Feiner will also be actively involved in the Geriatrics component of South Nassau's new Internal Medicine Residency program beginning in July 2019.
As chief of QHC's geriatric medicine program, Dr. Feiner spearheaded the reorganization of the hospital's community-based off-site facilities and was instrumental in the planning, development and implementation of a 4,400 square foot of outpatient geriatric clinic. He also established a geriatric medicine curriculum for residents in internal medicine and OB/GYN and medical students.
A Fellow in the American College of Physicians and invited speaker at medical seminars throughout the New York metro area, Dr. Feiner has practiced both Internal Medicine and Geriatrics for 31 years. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Metropolitan Area Geriatrics Society where he organized conferences and mentored geriatricians-in-training. Dr. Feiner graduated from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine at the New York Institute of Technology in 1987, completed an internal medicine residency at Long Island College Hospital and trained at the world renowned Mount Sinai Medical Center geriatrics fellowship training program. In addition to geriatric medicine, Dr. Feiner also specializes in Internal Medicine.
The Department of Medicine at South Nassau is comprised of 400 of the most highly trained, board certified voluntary and full-time Internists and subspecialists, who provide patient centered care in the hospital and community-based medical practices; conduct vital research for the advancement of medicine; serve as active members and leaders of prestigious national medical societies and teach and mentor medical students, residents, and fellows.
The Department provides hospital patients with innovative, high-quality medical care through a coordinated network of clinical services including the Divisions of Allergy and Immunology, Cardiology, Clinical Nutrition, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology and Hepatology, General Internal Medicine, Hospital Medicine, Infectious Disease, Pediatrics, Nephrology, Pulmonary Critical Care and Sleep Medicine and Rheumatology.