Faculty & Residents
PRACTICE WITH PASSION.
The Institute’s Family Medicine Residency programs attract talented and diverse faculty and residents committed to high-quality family health services for medically underserved communities. The spotlights below highlight the compassion, dedication and skill that our faculty and residents bring to their practice. You can also view our complete lists of faculty and resident bios.
Susruth Pinnamaneni, DO
Dr. Pinnamaneni was born in San Fernando, Trinidad and grew up in Brooklyn, NY and Tampa, FL. He is a 2011 graduate of the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and is interested in international and preventive medicine. He believes the residency does an excellent job of promoting community health and caring for the underserved. In his free time,...
Linda Prine, MD
Medical Director, Reproductive Health Access Project
Director, Women's Health, Institute for Family Health
Cornell University Medical College, New York,NY, MD
Montefiore Medical Center - Family Practice Program in Social Medicine, Residency
Dr. Linda Prine is the Director of Women’s Health at the Institute for Family Health, co-director of the Reproductive Health Care and Advocacy Fellowship, and Professor of Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Dr. Prine is a national leader in reproductive healthcare advocacy and recently celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Reproductive Health Care and Advocacy...
Stephanie Richers, LCSW
Behavioral Science Faculty
Fordham University, Master's in Social Work
Stephanie Richers joined the Mid-Hudson residency faculty in May 2016 but has been with the Institute for Family Health for over five years. She started working for the Institute as a graduate level social work intern. Ms. Richers received her Master of Social Work degree from Fordham University. She has been involved in mental/behavioral health service delivery for almost...
Veronica Rivera, MD
Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA – MD
University of California – San Francisco/ San Francisco General Hospital, San Francisco, CA – Residency
University of California, San Francisco, CA – Geriatrics Fellowship
Veronica Rivera, MD completed her residency in Family and Community Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco / San Francisco General Hospital program. She served an additional year as chief resident and then stayed at UCSF to complete a clinical geriatrics fellowship. In addition to seeing patients at the Family Health Center of Harlem, she also practices outpatient...
Rachel Roth, MD
Washington Irving High School
Saba University School of Medicine
Beth Israel Family Medicine Residency Program in Urban Family Medicine
Dr. Roth’s interests include HIV care, pediatric and adolescent medicine, women’s health, and integrative medicine. She is the medical director for the school based health program, faculty responsible for the pediatric and adolescent curriculum, one of the HIV providers, and part of the core inpatient faculty. After her initial elective rotation here as a medical student she could not...
Susan Rubin, MD, MPH
Reproductive Health Research Director
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Mount Sinai Downtown Residency in Urban Family Medicine
Dr. Susan E. Rubin is the reproductive health research director at the Institute for Family Health and associate professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She provides patient care as a family physician at the Institute’s Amsterdam Family Health Center. She has conducted numerous health services...
Beth Saltzman, CNM, MS, Lac
Medical University of Charleston, SC -Midwifery Program
Tri-State College of Acupuncture
Beth Saltzman is a certified Nurse Midwife with 25 years of experience in OB/GYN. She sees patients at our Specialty Care Center site for obstetric and gynecologic care and delivers babies at the Kingston Hospital. She takes an active role in education of our residents and precepts during group prenatal care at our Kingston Sites. Beth likes to golf...
Marta Sanchez, MD
Marta Sanchez started her career for medicine at a young age by volunteering at local hospitals and hospice. She completed her undergraduate at California State University Long Beach with a B.S. in Physiology and a minor in Chemistry. Her pursuit into the medical field led her to Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara in Jalisco. Her Pre-Internship studies were completed through...
Jaime Schehr, ND, RD
Dr. Jaime Schehr holds duel licenses as a Naturopathic Physician and Registered Dietitian, making her one of the few practitioners in the country with both. After receiving her undergraduate degree in health and nutrition, she pursued a masters in sports nutrition and ultimately her doctorate in integrative medicine. Dr. Schehr has been working with the Institute for Family Health for eleven years...
Robert “Red” Schiller
Robert “Red” Schiller, MD
Senior Vice President, Clinical Affairs
Chair, Graduate Medical Education
Chair, Alfred and Gail Engelberg Department of Family Medicine at Mount Sinai Beth Israel
Robert (Red) Schiller is the Institute’s senior vice president for clinical affairs and chief medical officer. Dr. Schiller, who joined the Institute in 1987, oversees clinical affairs and graduate medical education across the Institute’s network of practices. Dr. Schiller is a practicing family physician certified by the American Board of Family Practice. In addition to his activities at the...
Melissa Schiskie, DO
Student Training Director, Mid-Hudson Osteopathic Residency
New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, Old Westbury, NY – DO
UHS/Wilson Hospital, Johnson City, NY – Residency
Dr. Schiskie began her work with the Institute during her third year of medical school, as her first clinical experience was a family medicine rotation at the Institute. After completing the rest of her training, which included a...
Aimee Smith, DO
BS/DO seven-year program at SUNY New Paltz / New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, NY – DO
NYCOM/Mid-Hudson Family Practice Residency Program – Residency
Dr. Smith joined the Residency Program as an attending in 2009. She was the recipient of the 2009 STFM Resident Teacher award and the Harri Janssen, MD Memorial Award (for excellence and commitment to Ob-Gyn). Dr. Smith is an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine, New York College of Osteopathic Medicine (NYCOM).
Dr.Smith loves to bake...
Martha L. Smith
Martha L. Smith, MD, FAAP
Medical School: SUNY Buffalo, School of Medicine-MD
Children’s Hospital of Buffalo, Pediatric Residency – Residency
Dr. Smith has worked at the Kingston Family Health Center since 1999. She has been actively involved with family medicine pediatric education since that time. She is most interested in growth and development in infants and children. Her hobbies include quilting.
C. Davis Sprague
C. Davis Sprague, MD
New York Medical College – MD
Stamford Hospital, Stamford, CT – Residency in Internal Medicine
Dr. Sprague is a board-certified internist. For 22 years he has practiced medicine in New Paltz, NY, the town he grew up in. His other interests include the complementary and spiritual aspects of healing as well as the social and political aspects of physician activism.
Gabrielle Surick, MD
Undergraduate - Washington University in St. Louis
Medical School - Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Dr. Gabrielle Surick grew up in northern New Jersey. She graduated magna cum laude from Washington University in St. Louis, with a major in the Interdisciplinary Project in the Humanities, and wrote her honors thesis on narrative medicine. She received her medical degree from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. While there Dr. Surick continued to work...
Raymond Teets, MD
MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Trident Family Medicine, Charleston, SC
University of Arizona Program in Integrative Medicine Fellow
Dr. Raymond Teets is faculty and director of integrative medicine at the Mount Sinai Downtown Residency in Urban Family Medicine, and Assistant Professor at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He is a Bravewell Fellow and Associate Fellow of the University of Arizona Program in Integrative Medicine. Dr. Teets is director of the pilot program of the Integrative...
Kristina Ursitti, DO
Dr. Ursitti is a 2011 Graduate of New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is from Carmel, New York. Dr. Ursitti enjoys learning in a community program and has a strong interest in Women’s Health and Maternity Care. She loves the Mid-Hudson Valley’s beautiful scenery and outdoor activities.
Zahra Virani, MD
Bio information coming soon.
Margaret Walsh, RN, FNP-C
Director, Family Nurse Practitioner Fellowship in Primary Care for the Underserved
SUNY Buffalo - MS
Columbia University - MS, Family Nurse Practitioner Program
Margaret Walsh is the director of the Institute's Family Nurse Practitioner Fellowship. Since 1994, she has provided primary care at the Institute's Walton Family Health Center in the Bronx, where she still maintains an active patient panel. She has been responsible for the development of interdisciplinary models of care at the Institute, including several curriculums for group medical...
Eve Walter, PhD
Senior Research Scientist
The State University of New York at Albany - PhD
Dr. Eve Walter is a senior research scientist and holds a PhD in Epidemiology from the University at Albany’s department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Dr. Walter has conducted research, evaluation and statistical analysis for over eighteen years in areas including: diabetes, behavioral health, alternative medicine, risk factors such as social determinants of health as well as studying the medical and...
Caitlin Weber, MD, MS
Undergraduate: College of William and Mary
Medical school: Albany Medical College
Residency: University of Texas at Austin Family Medicine Residency
Fellowship: Fellowship in Family Planning at Columbia University
Graduate: Master of Science in Epidemiology at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
Dr. Caitlin Weber is from Connecticut. She attended the College of William and Mary in Virginia, where she majored in biology and English, followed by medical school at Albany Medical College. She then moved to Texas, completing a family medicine residency at the University of Texas at Austin and serving as chief resident during her third year of training....
Monica Weinberg, MD
Undergraduate: Dartmouth College
Medical School: Tufts University School of Medicine
Residency: Mount Sinai Hospital, New York
Dr. Monica Weinberg is board certified in internal medicine and completed her residency at New York-based Mount Sinai Hospital. Prior to joining The Institute for Family Health, Dr. Weinberg was on the faculty at NYU Langone Department of Medicine for 12 years (2005-2017), where she had a robust internal medicine practice and taught NYU residents and medical students. She...
Philip Weiss, MD
The Medical College of Virginia -MD
The University of Wisconsin at Madison- Residency
Dr. Weiss is interested in the developmentally disabled adult population and with his long time associate, Dr. William Gessner, provides care in the Access Program at the Kingston Family Health Center. Dr. Weiss is also interested in geriatrics and is medical director of a local nursing home. He was formerly the medical director at the Institute’s Woodstock, NY center...
David Weiss, MD, MPH
Medical School & Public Health - Tufts University
Family Medicine Residency - Center For Family And Community Medicine Columbia University Medical Center
Dr. David Weiss studied Medicine and Public Health at Tufts University and then trained in Family Medicine at Columbia University/NY Presbyterian, where he served as chief resident. Dr. Weiss loves the broad range of care family doctors provide, and has a passion for work with marginalized/underserved communities - particularly LGBTQ folks, people affected by the criminal justice system, and...
Bryant Williams, PhD
Columbia University Medical Center, Internship in Clinical Psychology
Teachers College, Columbia University, PhD
Dr. Bryant Williams is a psychologist and is a faculty member in the Mount Sinai Downtown Residency in Urban Family Medicine. Dr. Williams received his doctorate from Columbia University and completed his clinical training at Columbia University Medical Center. His research focused on factors that lead to clinical bias. Prior to moving to New York, Dr. Williams lived in...
Walter Woodley, MD
Vice President, Medical Services
Regional Medical Director, Mid-Hudson Valley
Dr. Woodley has more than 20 years of experience in practice management, community outreach, and medical resident education. He is keenly interested in youth health and development, and is Medical Director of the Kingston City Consolidated School District. He also serves as a mentor for pre-med students at the State University of New York in New Paltz. Dr. Woodley...