NewYork-Presbyterian Medical Group Brooklyn and the Downtown Brooklyn Neighborhood Alliance Celebrate Grand Opening of New Medical Group Office in Downtown Brooklyn

New Downtown Brooklyn Office to Provide Orthopedic, Podiatry, Neurosurgery, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Urology, Primary Care and Other Specialty Services

Nov 16, 2018

Brooklyn, NY

Today, NewYork-Presbyterian Medical Group Brooklyn celebrated the grand opening of new medical offices at 38 Sixth Avenue with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The downtown location, just steps from the Barclays Center, brings to the community a team of specialists – including experts from Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital - on-site procedures, and seamless access to the resources and services of NYP Brooklyn Methodist Hospital.

The state-of-the-art medical offices currently house adult and pediatric orthopedic, radiology, podiatry, neurosurgery and physical medicine and rehabilitation services. Procedures offered on site include X-rays, casting, blood drawing, fluoroscopic and other pain management modalities and nerve blocks. The medical group will also soon expand clinical services to include comprehensive urological services. Urologists will perform vasectomy, lithotripsy, urodynamic testing, cystoscopy and other procedures on site. Additionally, NYP Medical Group Brooklyn will offer primary care, geriatrics, neurology and cardiology services, which will include cardiac stress testing, cardiac ultrasound and electrocardiogram (EKG).

Working closely with the Downtown Brooklyn Neighborhood Alliance, Inc. (DBNA), NewYork-Presbyterian Medical Group Brooklyn developed the site with the aim of meeting the community’s needs and providing convenient access to exceptional care in one of the borough’s fastest growing neighborhoods. The medical office was built in fulfillment of the historic 2005 Atlantic Yards Community Benefits Agreement. Seeing the need for more comprehensive, quality health care in the downtown Brooklyn area, the DBNA negotiated with the Atlantic Yards Project Developer to place a community health facility in the footprint of the project. The developer agreed, built the facility, and helped to facilitate a partnership between the DBNA and New York Presbyterian Medical Group Brooklyn.

Robert Guimento, president of NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital; Steven Silber, D.O., chief medical officer and chief quality officer of New York-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital, regional executive medical director of NewYork-Presbyterian Medical Group Brooklyn and a clinical assistant professor of emergency medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine; Reverend Dr. Herbert D. Daughtry, and founding chair of DBNA, Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams gave remarks and cut the ribbon to officially unveil the new facility.

“With this beautiful new facility, patients in this part of Brooklyn have incomparable care right at their doorstep,” said Dr. Silber. “Combining outstanding care with unmatched convenience is our goal in opening NYP Medical Group Brooklyn locations throughout the borough.”

“We want to make healthcare easy to access for the people of Brooklyn,” says Robert Guimento, president of NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital. “At this location, we have had the privilege of working with the DBNA, an outstanding group with years of experience serving this community. We expect our patients will greatly benefit from the unique insight and guidance provided to us by the DBNA.”

“This health care facility represents what can happen when developers, health and social services, and community based organizations work together. Everyone wins,” said Reverend Dr. Herbert D. Daughtry, founding chair of the DBNA and minister of The House of the Lord Churches.

Guests and media were invited on a tour to see the new location.

The physicians who treat patients at the practice have expertise in various specialties:

  • Martin Zonenshayn, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurological Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College 
  • Alexandros Zouzias, MD
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Mike Mizrahi, DO, Assistant Professor in Clinical Rehabilitation Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College
  • Ernest Megdanis, DPM
  • Samuel Parmar, MD
Orthopedic Surgery 
  • Daniel R. O’Connor, MD
  • Claude Scott, MD
Pediatric Orthopedics
  • Christen M. Russo, MD, Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Columbia University Medical Center
  • Claude Scott, MD 
Primary Care &Specialty Services (Coming Soon) 
Urology (Coming Soon) 
  • Ivan Colon, MD, urologist
  • Ivan Grunberger, MD, Professor of Clinical Urology at Weill Cornell Medicine
  • Edmund Mandel, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Urology at Weill Cornell Medicine 
  • Michael B. Marean, Assistant Professor of Clinical Urology at Weill Cornell Medicine
  • Brent Yanke, MD
  • Edward Zoltan, MD

PHOTO: 38 Sixth Avenue Ribbon Cutting (L-R): Perminder Dhillon, MD, Attending Physician at NYP Brooklyn Methodist Hospital; Hon. J. Kevin McKay, NYP Community Board of Directors; Dr. Henry Tischler, Chief of Orthopedics at NYP Brooklyn Methodist Hospital; Dr. Ivan Grunberger, Chief of Urology at NYP Brooklyn Methodist Hospital; Robert Guimento, President of NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital; Rev. Dr. Herbert Daughtry, Founding Chair of Downtown Brooklyn Neighborhood Alliance, Inc. (DBNA); Rev. Dr. Karen S. Daughtry, Chair, National Department of Women’s Work, DBNA; Alan Lee, Chief Operating Officer of NYP Brooklyn Methodist Hospital; Sharon Daughtry, Executive Director of DBNA; Eric Adams, Brooklyn Borough President; Dr. Steven Silber, Regional Executive Medical Director of NYP Medical Group Brooklyn. 

NewYork-Presbyterian Medical Group Brooklyn 

NewYork-Presbyterian Medical Group Brooklyn offers easy access to amazing care for adults and children throughout the New York metropolitan region.  The Medical Group is a collaboration between the outstanding physicians in communities throughout the New York metropolitan area and NewYork-Presbyterian, one of the nation’s most recognized academic medical centers. Our network of primary care and specialty physicians and clinicians is seamlessly integrated with the world-class medical research, treatment and healing of NewYork-Presbyterian, in collaboration with Weill Cornell Medicine. We put patients at the center of our care and use the latest healthcare technology to make it easy for you to access and manage your family’s healthcare. For more information visit

Weill Cornell Medicine

Weill Cornell Medicine is committed to excellence in patient care, scientific discovery and the education of future physicians in New York City and around the world. The doctors and scientists of Weill Cornell Medicine—faculty from Weill Cornell Medical College, Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences, and Weill Cornell Physician Organization—are engaged in world-class clinical care and cutting-edge research that connect patients to the latest treatment innovations and prevention strategies. Located in the heart of the Upper East Side’s scientific corridor, Weill Cornell Medicine’s powerful network of collaborators extends to its parent university Cornell University; to Qatar, where Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar offers a Cornell University medical degree; and to programs in Tanzania, Haiti, Brazil, Austria and Turkey. Weill Cornell Medicine faculty provide comprehensive patient care at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital, NewYork-Presbyterian Queens and NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital. Weill Cornell Medicine is also affiliated with Houston Methodist. For more information, visit

Downtown Brooklyn Neighborhood Alliance, Inc.

The Downtown Brooklyn Neighborhood Alliance, Inc. (DBNA) is an organization working to enhance life for residents affected by the Pacific Park Project. DBNA seeks to create a vibrant community for those of all ages and income levels through the establishment of a comprehensive community health and wellness center; early childhood, youth, and senior citizens centers linked through an intergenerational initiative; an office of Arena-Related Programs, responsible for making Barclays Center available to the community throughout the year by providing complimentary tickets to games and events and the ability to host events in Barclays Center; and, a Project Gallery for documenting and celebrating the creation of the Community Benefits Agreement (CBA) as well as Brooklyn’s rich history. DBNA’s Community Foundation also provides outreach assistance to nonprofit organizations, including prison populations. DBNA is a signatory of the historic 2005 Atlantic Yards Community Benefits Agreement.

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