Columbia Doctors Join NewYork-Presbyterian/Hudson Valley Hospital

Sep 9, 2014

Cortlandt Manor, NY

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Left to right: Drs. Edward Merker, Christy Joyce and Richard Strongwater at HVHC medical staff meeting September 9.

In a continued expansion of its medical staff, NewYork-Presbyterian/Hudson Valley Hospital welcomed 23 new physicians this month.

Among those appointed to the medical staff on Sept. 8 were 15 physicians who are members of Columbia Doctors group. The group has offices in Ossining, Briarcliff, Buchanan, Pleasantville, Croton-on-Hudson and Sleepy Hollow. They are: David Christensen, MD (Internal Medicine); Richard Findling, MD (Gastroenterology); Bruce Heckman, MD, MPH (Internal Medicine); Christy Joyce, MD (Internal Medicine); David Kauvar, MD (Gastroenterology); Irina Klyatis, MD (Family Practice); Gary Lehrman,MD (Pulmonary Medicine); Bindu Mathew, MD (Family Practice); Martin Melman, MD (Internal Medicine);Edward Merker, MD (Family Practice); Dora Piccirilli, MD (Family Practice);Frank Sokora, MD (Family Practice); Charles Starke, MD (Internal Medicine); Richard Strongwater, MD (Family Practice) and Mary Wolfe, MD (Internal Medicine).

Dr. Arthur J. Pidoriano, President of HVHC’s Medical Staff, welcomed the group at a medical staff meeting on September 9, 2014.

Columbia Physicians come from New York’s top medical school, and all are affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian, the city’s No. 1 hospital. Many are among the most highly regarded healthcare professionals in their fields.