The Hospitalist Program
at St. Francis Hospital

Hospitalists are physicians trained in Internal Medicine or Family Practice who specialize in caring for patients while they are in the hospital. They manage all aspects of a patient’s medical treatment from the time of admission until the time of discharge, working in collaboration with the patient’s own doctor.

Hospitalists are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They only see patients within the hospital.

How does the Hospitalist service work?
What are the benefits of having a Hospitalist?

The Hospitalist in charge of your care will see you every day and can even see you more than once a day if needed. Hospitalists can quickly follow up on tests and adjust your treatment regimen as needed throughout the day. They also update your primary care doctor on any changes in your condition. Hospitalists are on-site at the hospital every day and are readily available to answer any of your questions.

Being cared for by a Hospitalist can often help speed your recovery and shorten your hospital stay. Since Hospitalists do not have an outside office, they can focus their attention exclusively on your medical care in the hospital. This enables your primary care doctor to be more available to you and your family in the office.

What is the relationship between the Hospitalist and my outside doctor?

At the time of your admission, the Hospitalist will speak with your primary care doctor or specialist, who will share as much information about your medical history as possible.

The Hospitalist will then maintain ongoing communication with your doctor and give him or her updates on your condition.

Why might I see more than one Hospitalist while I’m in the hospital?

Hospitalists are a team of doctors available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. As no one doctor can do this alone, you might be cared for by more than one Hospitalist during your stay. Rest assured that each Hospitalist involved in your care will be fully acquainted with your condition and attentive to your needs while in the hospital.

What happens when I am discharged from the hospital?

When you are discharged, the Hospitalist will discuss your discharge plan with you and prescribe the necessary medications.

The Hospitalist will transfer your care back to your primary care doctor or specialist and provide him or her with a detailed report of your hospital stay, including test results and treatment plan.

How do I contact the Hospitalist?

To speak with your Hospitalist while you are in the hospital, you can ask your nurse to call the doctor. If your assigned Hospitalist is not on duty, then another Hospitalist will be able to help you.

For more information on the Hospitalist Program, contact:

Mhroos Peters, M.D., Hospital Medicine Director: (516) 562-6383 Mhroos.Peters@chsli.org

Karin Oberlander, Hospital Medicine Program Coordinator: (516) 562-6385 Karin.Oberlander@chsli.org

St. Francis Hospital Hospitalist Team

Mhroos Peters, M.D., F.H.M, Director, Division of Hospital Medicine, and Director of the Medical Weight Management Program, is board-certified in Family Medicine since 2008, and Hospice and Palliative Medicine since 2010. He is also board certified in Obesity Medicine since 2016. He completed his residency at The Christ Hospital in Cincinnati, OH, where he also served as a chief resident. Dr. Peters obtained his Medical Degree in 1997 at Ain Shams University in Cairo, Egypt. He has been practicing Family and Hospital Medicine on Long Island since 2008. Dr. Peters is an active member of the St Francis Hospital Medical Staff, where he serves as a key member of several committees. He is also active in the local Long Island chapter of Society of Hospital Medicine. He holds membership with the American Academy of Family Physicians, Society of Hospital Medicine, Christian Medical & Dental Association. He also has interest in post-acute care and healthcare delivery after hospital discharge. Dr. Peters has particular interest in Obesity Medicine, Nutrition, Palliative Medicine, and the interplay between Spirituality and Medicine. Dr. Peters has also co-authored a chapter in Taylor’s Manual of Family Practice.

Ilanit Aminow, M.D., is a board certified internal medicine physician who has been practicing hospital medicine for over seven years. She earned her medical degree from the Sackler School of Medicine at Tel Aviv University in 2005 and completed her residency training at North Shore University Hospital in 2008, where she was recipient of the Lawrence Scherr, M.D. Department of Medicine Award for Outstanding Scholarly Activity. Dr. Aminow has earned the Fellow in Hospital Medicine (FHM) designation from the Society of Hospital Medicine through her commitment to hospital medicine, system change and quality improvement principles. She is an active member of the American College of Physicians and also serves as a member of the St. Francis Hospital Health Information Management Committee and the Nutrition Committee.

Mohammed Bari, M.D., is a Hospitalist who has been board certified in internal medicine since 2010. He completed his residency training at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center in Queens, NY, in 2010. After receiving his medical degree from Bangladesh Medical School in 1994, Dr. Bari gained experience by working as a house officer in Urology and Neurosurgery for several years. He also worked as a research assistant in the Stroke Unit at Lutheran Medical Center where he was actively involved in clinical research. Dr. Bari currently serves as a member of the Stroke Committee in addition to the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee at St. Francis Hospital.

Igor Elman, D.O., is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, and a recent graduate of AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center’s Internal Medicine Residency Program with a dual degree of Allopathic and Osteopathic Internist training in Southern New Jersey. He earned his Doctor of Osteopathy (D.O.) degree in 2012 from NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine in Old Westbury, New York. He completed his undergraduate education with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. Dr. Elman is a passionate about community service and volunteerism since high school and throughout college. He also worked as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). Dr. Elman is committed to outstanding excellence in patient care and is passionate about improving the wellbeing of his patients.

Maria Fedoseeva, M.D., is an experienced Hospitalist who is board certified in Internal Medicine. She completed her residency training at St John’s Episcopal Hospital in 2011 in Far Rockaway, NY. She earned her medical degree from Arkhangelsk State Medical Academy in Arkhangelsk, Russia. Prior to joining St. Francis Hospital, she practiced as an Internist in traditional internal medicine practice in Queens for three years. During that time, she worked as a hospitalist for QLIMG at St. John’s Episcopal Hospital, in Far Rockaway, NY, and also as a primary care physician at QLIMG Rockaway office in Far Rockaway for two years.

Rachelle de la Fuente, M.D., completed her residency training in internal medicine at Bronx Lebanon Hospital affiliated to Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 2005. She graduated from the School of Medicine and Pharmacy from the State University of Haiti in 1992 and had prior experience as an ophthalmologist. Prior to joining St Francis Hospital, she practiced as a teaching attending physician at Bronx Lebanon Hospital and as an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Clinical Educator Track at Mount Sinai School of Medicine since 2013, as well as an Adjunct clinical Assistant Professor at NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine since 2011. Dr. de la Fuente is board certified in Internal Medicine.

Doina Glodan, M.D., is an experienced Hospitalist who is Board-Certified in Internal Medicine and in Geriatrics. She completed her residency and fellowship training at NY Methodist Hospital in 2003 in Brooklyn, NY. She earned her Medical Degree from Gr. T. Popa University of Medicine in Iasi, Romania, where she also has prior experience as a cardiologist. Prior to joining St Francis Hospital, she practiced as a Hospitalist at Glen Cove Hospital in the North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System for three years. Before that she worked at Hebrew Health Care, a state-of-the-art nursing home and geriatric hospital in West Hartford, CT. She is a dedicated and compassionate physician, committed to excellence in patient care.

Jasmeet Kaur, M.D., is certified in internal medicine, nephrology, and is also board certified as a clinical hypertension specialist. Dr. Kaur graduated from St. George's University and then went on to complete her medical residency at SUNY Stony Brook University Hospital in 2007 and nephrology fellowship at SUNY Stony Brook University Hospital in 2010. Since then, she has had the opportunity to work both as a hospitalist and as a nephrologist. She was previously working as a nephrologist for past five years with-in the NSLIJ system before joining the St. Francis Hospitalist program.

Dr. Sandra Krauthamer graduated from Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, and completed her residency training at Temple University Hospital. She is board certified in Internal Medicine and is a member of the American College of Physicians and the Society of Hospital Medicine. Prior to joining St. Francis, Dr. Krauthamer held the position of assistant professor of clinical medicine at Stony Brook University Hospital. She is fluent in Spanish.

Anna Siasoco, M.D., is a board certified family physician. She attended medical school at the University of Santo Tomas in Manila, Philippines. She completed her training in family medicine at St. Clare’s Hospital in Schenectady, N.Y., where she was chief resident. She remained at St. Clare’s Hospital after completing her training and worked as a Hospitalist. Afterwards, she went into private practice on Long Island where she worked for the last eight years admitting patients to St. Francis Hospital. During this time, she also worked at an urgent care center and was a preceptor at North Shore Long Island Jewish for the internal medicine residents prior to becoming a Hospitalist at St. Francis Hospital.

Alvin Varghese, D.O., is a Family Physician. He attended Binghamton University for his undergraduate studies in Molecular Psychobiology and then completed his medical degree at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. He then went on to residency training in Family Medicine at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady, N.Y. His academic interests include Hospital Medicine and Global Health. His passion to help others motivates him to deliver excellent patient care. Dr. Varghese’s colleagues and mentors describe him as a compassionate physician with excellent clinical skills.

Qian Yang, D.O., is a Board certified Internist. She earned her medical degree at University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey – School of Osteopathic Medicine, now known as Rowan School of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine at New York Presbyterian Queens. She speaks conversational Mandarin, Chinese.