Dr. Alfred Roston Assumes Post as Medical Staff President; New Positions Effective January 1, 2013
White Plains, NY (January 30, 2013) – Alfred Roston, M.D., a respected board-certified gastroenterologist, has assumed the role of President of the Medical and Dental Staff at White Plains Hospital, a two-year position which he will hold until the end of 2014.
Dr. Roston is on staff with the Digestive Disease and Nutrition Center of Westchester, a GI practice located on Gannet Drive in White Plains, where he specializes in the treatment of all digestive diseases including colon cancer, polyps, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and Crohn’s disease, as well as nutritional diseases such as malnutrition, overweight, and obesity. He completed an advanced therapeutic endoscopy fellowship at Harvard Medical School, following his residency in internal medicine at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York. Dr. Roston received his medical degree from the New York University School of Medicine after graduating magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania. He has been on staff at White Plains Hospital since 1995.
As Medical and Dental Staff President, he succeeds Roger V. Cappucci, M.D., a cardiologist with the Scarsdale Medical Group who completed his two-year term at the end of 2012.
Dr. Robert Small, a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon specializing in joint replacement, assumes the role of Vice President of the Medical and Dental staff. Dr. Small is affiliated with the White Plains Hospital Physician Associates Orthopaedic Specialists in White Plains.
Dr. Benjamin Marano, a board-certified gastroenterologist, assumed the position of Secretary and Treasurer of the Medical and Dental staff. Dr. Marano is affiliated with the Digestive Disease and Nutrition Center of Westchester in White Plains.
Dr. Claudia Felberg and Dr. Joanne Tamburri assumed roles of delegates-at-large. Dr. Felberg is on staff with the Scarsdale Medical Group and is board-certified in internal medicine, pulmonary medicine and critical care medicine. Dr. Tamburri is a board-certified internal medicine physician with the Maple Medical Group in White Plains.
Dr. Kaare Weber of Scarsdale, an endocrine surgeon with White Plains Hospital Physician Associates Surgical Specialists, was appointed the Hospital’s Director of Surgery. Dr. Weber specializes in open and minimally invasive surgery for thyroid cancer and has been on staff with the Hospital since 2004. He is board-certified in general surgery.
Dr. Bonnie Greenwald, a board-certified endocrinologist with the Maple Medical Group in White Plains, was appointed Chief of Endocrinology.
Dr. Joshua Greenwald, a board-certified Plastic Surgeon with Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery Associates of Westchester, was appointed Chief of Plastic Surgery.
“I’m so pleased that these talented physicians will be expanding their roles into the leadership of the Hospital,” said Michael Palumbo, M.D., Executive Vice President and Medical Director at White Plains Hospital. “Their knowledge and expertise in clinical and administrative functions will continue to be a great asset to us over the next few years.”
White Plains Hospital (WPH) is a 292-bed voluntary, not-for-profit health care organization with the primary mission of offering high quality, acute health care and preventive medical care to all people who live in, work in or visit Westchester County and its surrounding areas. Centers of Excellence include the Dickstein Cancer Center, The William & Sylvia Silberstein Neonatal & Maternity Center, The Ruth and Jerome A. Siegel Stroke Center and The Westchester Orthopedic Institute. The Hospital has the busiest Emergency Department in Westchester County, with more than 55,000 visits a year. White Plains Hospital is the only community hospital in Westchester County licensed to perform emergency & elective angioplasty. The Hospital is a nine-time winner of the Consumer Choice Award, an honor given to the nation’s top hospitals by the National Research Corporation, and received Magnet designation in 2012 from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. WPH is a member of the New York-Presbyterian Healthcare System and the Stellaris Health Network, Inc. For additional information, visit http://www.wphospital.org.