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Close to 70 CareMount Medical Physicians Named to Prestigious 2019-2020 Best Doctors in America® List

Chappaqua, New York—June 20, 2019—CareMount Medical, the largest independent multi-specialty medical group in New York State, is pleased to announce that 68 of its physicians in 21 specialties have been peer selected to the Best Doctors in America® List for 2019-2020. Renowned for its patient-centered care close to home, CareMount Medical has more than 600 physicians and advanced practice professionals representing nearly 50 specialties. CareMount Medical physicians provide superior healthcare to patients in over 45 locations in Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Columbia and Ulster counties and New York City.

“CareMount Medical is renowned for providing exceptional patient-centered care, close to home. This latest Best Doctors in America® recognition is not only a testament to our physicians and the quality of care they provide to our patients but reflects the respect of their peers,” said Scott D. Hayworth, MD, FACOG, President and CEO of CareMount Medical.

Approximately, four percent of doctors in America earn this prestigious honor, as a result of the biennial Best Doctors Poll.  Each listed physician has received peer consensus as a physician from whom other physicians would seek care and is verified as being clinically active with an active medical license free from disqualifying disciplinary actions.

Following is the list of CareMount Medical’s Best Doctors in America®:

Cardiovascular Disease:

  • Scott A. Gottesfeld, MD, FACC
  • Richard Keating, MD, FACC
  • Daniel A. Leonard, MD, FACC
  • Mark E. Lieb, MD
  • Francis J. O’Brien, MD, FACP, FACC

Colon and Rectal Surgery:

  • Jerald D. Wishner, MD, FACS

Endocrinology and Metabolism:

  • Melissa A. Price, MD, FACE


  • Jane M. Geders, MD, PhD

Geriatric Medicine:

  • Margaret E. Vaughan, MD, FACP

Hand Surgery:

  • Alan J. Schefer, MD

Infectious Disease:

  • Neeta Chitkara, MD
  • John T. Raffalli, MD, FACP

Internal Medicine:

  • Barbara Alpert, MD, PhD, FACP
  • Arbie B. Baccay, MD
  • Lisa R. Bardack, MD
  • Jimmy Bhatt, MD
  • Thomas M. Burnette, MD
  • Richard Cho, DO
  • Bernadette E. Davis, MD
  • Joseph DeVito, MD
  • Jeffrey P. Friedman, MD, FACP
  • Brandi D. Gestri, MD
  • David Gotlieb, MD, FACP
  • Edward J. Greaney, MD
  • Jeffrey D. Gross, MD
  • Allen S. Hauptman, MD
  • Nilo E. Herrera, MD
  • Matthew P. Howard, MD
  • Marilyn F. Jacobowitz, MD
  • Sharon Krieger, MD, FACP
  • Paul G. Mangiafico, MD
  • Matthew R. Mannini, DO
  • Steven M. Margulis, MD
  • Donna E. Morrison, MD, FACP
  • Dana L. Murphy, MD
  • Adam P. Ozols, MD
  • Eugene Rajaratnam, MD
  • Michael A. Rizzi, MD
  • Jenny So, MD
  • Annette Van Der Hoeven, MD
  • Michael S. Wein, MD
  • Robert A. Wolfson, MD


  • Michael A. Rosen, MD


  • Albert Z. Szabo, MD, FAAN

Obstetrics & Gynecology:

  • Angelo Cumella, MD, FACOG
  • Alyssa Dweck, MS, MD, FACOG
  • Jennifer B. Gannon, MD, FACOG
  • Christine Herde, MD, FACOG
  • Laura M. Kaye, MD, FACOG
  • Yafit Partouche, MD
  • Michael Shaw, MD, FACOG


  • Michael L. Cohen, MD, FAAO

Orthopedic Surgery:

  • Alan J. Schefer, MD


  • Gregory S. Wisdom, MD

Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology:                  

  • Adina H. Keller, MD, FACOG

Pediatric Gastroenterology:

  • Bhanu K. Sunku, MD

Pediatric Otolaryngology:

  • Jeffrey Keller, MD, FACS, FAAP


  • Elliot B. Barsh, MD
  • Margaret A. Collins, MD, FAAP
  • Alice W. Huang, MD, FAAP
  • Douglas L. Krohn, MD
  • Karen B. Pasieka, MD
  • Allison Platt, MD, FAAP
  • Traci Toll-Griffin, MD


  • Mark A. Nogueira, MD

Vitreo-Retinal Surgery:

  • Howard Charles, MD


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