Rod Domingo, M.D.

Rod Domingo, M.D.

Board Certified Anesthesiologist, Chief - LIA PLLC and GSH Department of Anesthesiology

Dr. Domingo is a trusted voice and authority throughout our practice locations for the delivery of safe, high quality anesthesia and medical care. He has over 20 years of experience in general Anesthesiology practice and focused training in Anesthesia for critical illness, organ transplant and cardiac surgery. He has been Chief of the Department of Anesthesiology for 8 years while maintaining a full schedule as an Attending Anesthesiologist and directly contributes daily to the hands-on care of our patients. Notably, Dr. Domingo's father practiced as a Vascular Surgeon at Good Samaritan Hospital as well for many years.
``I am committed, along with every member of our group, to continually advance the safety and quality of our care for the benefit of every patient, at every location where we practice.`` - Rod Domingo, M.D.
Mount Sinai Medical Center
New York Medical College
SUNY Binghamton - Cum Laude

Bimal Massand, M.D.

Bimal Massand, M.D.

Board Certified Anesthesiologist/Pediatric Anesthesiologist, Formerly a Board Certified Pediatrician, Advanced Practice in Cardiothoracic Anesthesia, LIA Executive Committee Member

You will see when you meet him that Dr. Massand is full of energy. It is no surprise then that he is an accomplished and versatile, multi-specialty physician with training, capabilities and experience in nearly all areas of Anesthesiology practice. Before joining LIA he was Director of Pediatric Anesthesiology and Director of Anesthesiology Resident Education at Maimonides Hospital in Brooklyn and he continues to be involved with Medical Student and Resident education at our primary practice location, Good Samaritan Hospital. He is active across the full spectrum of anesthetic care in our department, including the care of our youngest patients. His efforts as a physician educator continually help to elevate and maintain the high level of practice expected throughout our entire group.
Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY
Brookdale University Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY - Chief Resident
Cook County Hospital, Chicago, IL
Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India

Michael Bianco, M.D.

Michael Bianco, M.D.

Board Certified Anesthesiologist, Advanced Practice in Trauma Anesthesia/Regional Anesthesia

Dr. Bianco is always prepared. This hyper-preparedness is because, along with several other members of LIA, Dr. Bianco trained in the high intensity, high acuity milieu of the NYU/Bellevue hospital system in New York City. In those locations, emergency services, including Critical Care, Anesthesiology and Surgery remain ready to provide urgent or emergent care at all times. Through the breadth and depth of surgical and critical care services offered in those locations, Dr. Bianco also developed his broad skills as an anesthesiologist. Now in LIA, Dr. Bianco contributes to patient care at all levels of demand from Pediatric to Major Vascular Surgery and has done focused clinical work related to trauma care and nerve blocks for orthopedic surgery.
New York University Medical Center
NYU Bellevue Hospital and The Hospital for Joint Disease
SUNY Downstate University Medical Center - Brooklyn
SUNY Binghamton - Biological Sciences

Jeff Gropper, D.O.

Jeff Gropper, D.O.

Board Certified Anesthesiologist, Advanced Practice/Fellowship Training in Cardiac Anesthesia/Ambulatory Anesthesia, Co-Coordinator - LIA Ambulatory Services, Member - LIA Executive Committee

Dr. Gropper is experienced and capable across the full range of general Anesthesiology practice and has specialty training in Cardiac Anesthesiology. In recent years, Dr. Gropper's focus has involved the myriad issues relating to the provision of anesthetics for ambulatory surgery. In particular, Dr. Gropper and our entire group have worked to specialize our outpatient anesthetic regimens for optimal analgesia and rapid recovery. Additionally, Dr. Gropper currently helps coordinate our ambulatory anesthesia services.
The Cleveland Clinic Medical Center
Beth Israel Medical Center
New York College of Osteopathic Medicine
University of Michigan

Osborne Williams, M.D.

Osborne Williams, M.D.

Board Certified Anesthesiologist, Member LIA Executive Committee, Advanced Practice in Trauma Management

Dr. Williams brings his clinical acumen, top tier training and broad experience to bear in designing anesthetics with a conservative approach meant to minimize risk and deliver the utmost in safety. Years spent in the high volume, high pressure and high risk surgical areas of New York City Hospitals has fueled and informed his interest in assessing risk and mitigating it. All Anesthesiologists must manage risk and Dr. Williams has done focused clinical work on risk minimization to the benefit of the entire group and our patients. His techniques have time and again delivered quality results for patients across the spectrum of age, illness and surgical procedures.
New York University Medical Center - Chief Resident
NYU Bellevue Hospital and The Hospital for Joint Disease
Hahnemann University Medical College
Rhode Island College - Summa Cum Laude

Claude Gerstenhaber, M.D.

Claude Gerstenhaber, M.D.

Board Certified Anesthesiologist, Member - LIA Executive Committee, Advanced Practice in Trauma Anesthesia

Dr. Gerstenhaber is a veteran Anesthesiologist with broad training and experience in all areas of general anesthetic practice including pediatrics, trauma, critical care, regional anesthesia and high risk patient and surgical categories. He has trained and practiced at some of the nation's best and busiest hospitals and has enthusiastically brought his knowledge and experience to bear in setting and maintaining the high standards of practice in our group.
New York University Medical Center
NYU Bellevue Hospital and The Hospital for Joint Disease
Medical College of Pennsylvania
Johns Hopkins University

Adam Lesser, M.D.

Adam Lesser, M.D.

Board Certified Anesthesiologist, Member LIA Executive Committee, Co-Coordinator LIA Ambulatory Services, Advanced Practice in Ambulatory Anesthesiology

Dr. Lesser is one of Medicine's fine examples of intellect, passion and positivity. Amidst the stress of surgery, patients, colleagues and staff can almost always look to Dr. Lesser for invigorating support, encouragement and reassurance. Additionally, Dr. Lesser is a highly trained and skilled clinician with accomplishments and experience from some of the nation's premiere medical training and patient care sites. In recent years, he has focused some of his energies on developing anesthetic strategies for ambulatory surgery and he continues to practice at every level of LIA's patient care.
Mount Sinai Medical Center - Chief Resident
University of Buffalo School of Medicine
SUNY Binghamton

Tom Tomaselli, M.D.

Tom Tomaselli, M.D.

Board Certified Anesthesiologist, Direct - GSH Credentials Committee

Dr. Tomaselli is one of the seniormost Anesthesiologists in our group with over 30 years of experience delivering anesthetics. You name it, he has seen it. Dr. Tomaselli has seen and contributed to the advancement of anesthetic practice throughout an era of continual change and development in the field. He delivered safe anesthetics before the advanced monitoring and airway management tools that now offer our patients tremendous safety. As new medicines and techniques have emerged, he has always worked to keep our practice and his own at the forefront of optimized anesthetic care.
Nassau County Medical Center
University of Rome (La Sapienza)
Fairleigh Dickinson University

Terence O'Malley, M.D.

Terence O'Malley, M.D.

Board Certified Anesthesiologist - Advanced Practice in Pediatric Anesthesiology/Obstetrical Anesthesiology

Dr. O'Malley has been with Long Island Anesthesiologists for nearly two decades. Like many in our group he did his training at one of New York's high acuity and high volume academic medical centers where he gained experience in all aspects of high level anesthetic care. He completed his training with an Advanced Clinical Year and Fellowship in Pediatric and Obstetrical Anesthesiology. After joining what would become LIA at Good Samaritan Hospital in 1989, he helped make significant advances in both Pediatric and Obstetrical Anesthesiology care. For many years he provided the bulk of pediatric anesthetics and encouraged the development of our Pediatric Anesthesiology Team, now one of the biggest in the area. He continues to deliver pediatric and obstetrical care as well as general anesthetic care across the spectrum of our practice. Additionally at Good Samaritan Hospital, Dr.O'Malley follows his father who was an Orthopedic Surgeon in the area for many years.
SUNY Downstate Medical Center - Chief Resident
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Colgate University

Marc Soojian, M.D.

Marc Soojian, M.D.

Board Certified Anesthesiologist, Co-Director GSH Acute Pain Service, Advanced Practice in Regional Anesthesia/Acute Pain Management/Ambulatory Anesthesia/Pediatric Anesthesia

Dr. Soojian's reputation speaks for itself and he is therefore one of our departments most active and often requested anesthesiologists. Dr. Soojian is experienced with the delivery of anesthesia across the spectrum of patient illness, anesthetic practice and surgical necessity. He is known for his conscientious and complete patient care from the delivery of anesthesia into the recovery period and beyond. With this scope of practice in mind he and Dr. Ziegler established and now oversee our Acute Pain Service. Additionally, he specializes in Regional Anesthesia and the use of ultrasound for peripheral nerve blocks.
New York University Medical Center
Bellevue Hospital and The Hospital for Joint Disease
New York Medical College
Fairfield University - Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa

Rakesh Patel, M.D.

Rakesh Patel, M.D.

Board Certified Anesthesiologist

One of the hardest working physicians around, Dr. Patel is seemingly always available and willing to care for someone in need. He has spent over ten years providing anesthesia in high acuity trauma centers and tertiary care hospitals. Work in these environments requires an anesthesiologist to support a wide range of patients across a spectrum of potentially very serious surgical and care situations. So, with broad skills and experience, a tenacious work ethic and a stalwart care for patients, Dr. Patel fits the LIA mold well. We are fortunate to have his dedication and his skill set in our group.
Stony Brook University Medical Center
State University of New York - Binghamton

Richard Moore, M.D.

Richard Moore, M.D.

General Practice Attending Anesthesiologist

Dr. Moore is an accomplished, veteran Anesthesiologist with over three decades of experience delivering anesthetic and preoperative care to the full spectrum of surgical and procedural patients. From extremity surgery to major vascular and open chest procedures, and from Pediatric to Geriatric patients, Dr. Moore knows what to expect and how to manage it. He is known throughout our practice locations for his care, compassion and consistently delivered quality anesthesia and analgesia. And he is a shining example of conscientious consistency, time after time.
Nassau County Medical Center
Johns Hopkins University

Brian Nowak, M.D.

Brian Nowak, M.D.

Board Certified in Anesthesiology, Formerly Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Advanced Practice in Pediatric and Obstetrical Anesthesiology

Dr. Nowak has brought a diverse and unique skill set to our group and our patients. Prior to joining Long Island Anesthesiologists, Dr. Nowak was the Residency Program Director for the Department of Anesthesiology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and its associated hospitals. While there he was also the Director of Pediatric Anesthesiology at the Montefiore Children's Hospital. In those roles he was responsible for being at the forefront of Anesthesia practice and he has brought his passion for cutting edge medicine to our group. In addition to academic responsibilities, Dr. Nowak has always been involved with direct patient care and is skilled and experienced across the breadth of anesthetic practice with particular specialization in the care of children and the delivery of anesthetics for pediatric surgery.
Montefiore/AECOM/Jacobi Hospital Complex - Residency Program Director and Director of Pediatric Anesthesiology
The Albert Einstein College of Medicine - Chief Resident
Beth Israel Medical Center
SUNY Downstate Medical Center
University of Pennsylvania - Magna Cum Laude

Sam Ziegler, M.D.

Sam Ziegler, M.D.

Board Certified Anesthesiologist, Co-Director - Acute Pain Service, Advanced Practice in Regional Anesthesia/Acute Pain Management/Ambulatory Anesthesia/Pediatric Anesthesia

Dr. Ziegler is experienced across the spectrum of general Anesthesiology practice and has had focused training in Pediatric Anesthesiology and neural blockade. He specializes in Regional Anesthesia of both the body and extremities, particularly the use of ultrasound for placement of peripheral nerve blocks. Along with Dr. Soojian, Dr. Ziegler has pioneered the use of ultrasound in our group and across our practice locations, enhancing safety, analgesia and anesthetic outcomes for our patients. He is known for his attention to detail in delivering care and for commitment to optimal pain relief and enhanced patient experience for the entirety of their operative and post operative course.
New York University Medical Center - Chief Resident
NYU Bellevue Hospital and The Hospital for Joint Disease
The Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Emory University

Venkata Maddineni, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A.

Venkata Maddineni, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A.

Board Certified in Anesthesiology/Pediatric Anesthesiology, Advanced Practice in Neuroanesthesia, Director – LIA Neuroanesthesia Section

Dr. Maddineni is a senior member of our department and our Pediatric Anesthesiology Team. In that role, he is involved in both routine pediatric care as well as critical care for our smallest and youngest patients. Before joining our group, Dr. Maddineni also spent several years as a Neuroanesthesiologist at Beth Israel North in Manhattan, at that time specializing in the most advanced Neurosurgical services. Dr. Maddineni also has a background in research and is involved in our ongoing effort to provide evidence based care and to continually update our skills based on the best research data available.
Cornell University
Queen's University Medical Center of Belfast
Royal College of Surgeons (FFARCSI) - Dublin, Ireland
Royal College of Anesthetists, London, UK
PGIMER, Chandigarh, India
SV Medical College, Tirupati, India

Paul Scarola, D.O.

Paul Scarola, D.O.

Pediatric Anesthesiologist, Co-Director Pediatric Acute Pain Service

Dr. Scarola is another dedicated and accomplished member of our outstanding Pediatric Anesthesiology Team. He received his Pediatric Anesthesiology training at the world renowned Emory University Medical Center. Training at Emory brought him exposure and experience with Pediatric Anesthesiology care from routine surgery to open heart and transplant cases on the hospitals smallest patients. Additionally, He has broad training and experience with routine and high acuity patients garnered at Stony Brook University Medical Center. LIA is fortunate to have yet another Anesthesiologist with both broad capabilities and specialty expertise.
Emory University Medical Center
Stony Brook University Medical Center - Chief Resident
New York College of Osteopathic Medicine
New York Intitute of Technology - 7 Year Combined BS/DO Program

Joe Nicosia, M.D.

Joe Nicosia, M.D.

Board Certified Anesthesiologist, Advanced Practice Focus in Anesthesia for Vascular Surgery and Trauma

Dr. Nicosia has been a stalwart member of our department and group for nearly 20 years. He is known for his dedication and ability to care for our patients at their most critical times and has in the past focused his practice on the anesthetic care of patients suffering from traumatic injury and vascular disease. These patients are both often considered high risk for surgery and Dr. Nicosia is experienced and skilled both in their care and the care of our general patient population.
New York University Medical Center
NYU Bellevue Hospital and The Hospital for Joint Disease
SUNY Stony Brook School of Medicine
New York University - Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa

Don Han, M.D.

Don Han, M.D.

Board Certified Anesthesiologist, Chairman - GSH PI Committee, NYCOM Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery

Dr. Han has had an accomplished career in both academic medicine and private practice. In recent years he has been able to blend those two interests and is both an active and contributing member of our patient care team as well as a clinical educator for medical students. He has significant experience with anesthesia for transplant surgery as well as general anesthetic care. Additionally, throughout his career he has been involved in physician and hospital Quality Assurance efforts and he helps maintain only the highest standards for anesthetic practice in our group.
Mount Sinai Medical Center
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
City University of New York - Combined B.S/M.D.

Steve Cagen, M.D.

Steve Cagen, M.D.

Board Certified in Anesthesiology/Critical Care/Internal Medicine/Nephrology - Fellowship Training/Advanced Practice in Pediatric Anesthesiology, Pain Management and Neurophysiologic Monitoring;Director - GSH PACU Services

Dr. Steve Cagen is one of the rare members of the medical community with knowledge, experience, capabilities and certifications across several medical disciplines. As noted above, one of Dr. Cagen's specialties is Pediatric Anesthesiology and he is a dedicated member of our Pediatrics team. We are very fortunate that he has brought his diverse set of skills to our group. Dr. Cagen is a repository of information and a primary mover for multidisciplinary care by our physicians and for our patients.
Mount Sinai Medical Center - Chief Resident
Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center
Beth Israel Medical Center
Howard University Medical Center
City College of New York

Wai Chin, M.D.

Wai Chin, M.D.

Board Certified Anesthesiologist, Advanced Practice in Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Management

Dr. Chin is both broadly experienced and capable in general practice Anesthesiology and also a specialist in the delivery of Regional Anesthesia for surgery and post-operative pain management. In his prior practice at Stony Brook University Medical Center he coordinated an Acute Pain Management Service and through that experience has made significant contributions to pain management efforts in our group. Additionally, he is one of several members of our group pioneering the use of ultrasound guided neural blockade, enhancing patient safety and pain relief.
SUNY Stony Brook University Medical Center
SUNY Downstate University Medical Center
SUNY Stony Brook University

Bill Maiorino, M.D.

Bill Maiorino, M.D.

Board Certified Anesthesiologist, Co-Director - Obstetrical Anesthesiology/Obstetrical Anesthesia Liaison

Dr. Maiorino has over 20 years of experience in the delivery of complex anesthetics for both routine and specialty surgeries. He has focused training in Obstetric and Cardiac Anesthesia and he has helped to introduce new techniques and maintain the highest standards for our care of obstetric patients, both routine and high-risk. Additionally, Dr. Maiorino continues in the path of his father who practiced as a Obstetrician and Gynecologist at Good Samaritan Hospital for many years.
New York University Medical Center
New York Medical College
Colgate Univeristy - Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa

Margaret Abiona, M.D.

Margaret Abiona, M.D.

Board Certified Anesthesiologist/Pediatric Anesthesiologist, Formerly a Board Certified Pediatrician

Dr. Abiona is both one of our full, General Practice Anesthesiologists and one of our Pediatric Anesthesiologists. Additionally she was a fully trained and board certified Pediatrician prior to advancing her practice with Residency and Fellowship training in Anesthesiology. This broad medical training is evident from the institutions she has attended including hospitals in Nigeria and some of not only the best but the busiest and highest acuity hospitals in the Northeast. Her Fellowship training in Pediatric Anesthesiology was completed at one of the nations top children's hospitals, the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Our group is fortunate to have Dr. Abiona as one of our Anesthesiologists and our Pediatric Anesthesiology team.
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)
SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
University College Teaching Hospital - Ibadan, Nigeria
University of Iloriin College of Health Sciences - Nigeria

Leo Musacchia, D.O.

Leo Musacchia, D.O.

Board Certified in Anesthesiology/Pediatric Anesthesiology, Co-Director Pediatric Acute Pain Service

Dr. Musacchia is a dedicated member of our Pediatric Anesthesiology team and has special training and experience in the treatment of acute post-surgical pain in children. He is additionally capable and experienced in the broad spectrum of general practice Anesthesiology. He was formerly a member of the Pediatric Anesthesiology Department at Schneider's Children's Hospital on Long Island and did his Pediatrics training at the University of Pittsburgh, well known as one of the top children's hospitals in the country and a major center for pediatric organ transplantation. We are fortunate to have Dr. Musacchia and his knowledge of advanced pediatric care in our department and at our practice locations.
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center - Chief Resident
New York College of Osteopathic Medicine
SUNY at Stony Brook - Magna Cum Laude

Ilya Krayevsky, M.D.

Ilya Krayevsky, M.D.

Board Certified Anesthesiologist, Advanced Practice in Trauma and Transplant Anesthesiology

Before joining LIA, Dr. Krayevsky both trained and worked as an Anesthesiologist at some of the nations busiest and highest acuity hospitals, including the SUNY Downstate University Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. He has broad training in General Practice Anesthesiology and has advanced practice experience with Trauma and Transplant Anesthesiology. He continually helps to maintain the high standards valued by our group for Anesthetic care of routine patients and those in extremis.
SUNY Downstate University Medical Center
Ross University School of Medicine - M.D. with Honors
CUNY - Hunter College - Chemistry

Andrei Radianu, M.D.

Andrei Radianu, M.D.

Board Certified in Anesthesiology/Pediatric Anesthesiology/Critical Care

Dr. Radianu is a wealth of experience and knowledge and we are proud to have him as a member of our team. He began his training and practice in Europe where Critical Care Medicine is emphasized with particular focus in Anesthesiology. In the United States he took his practice further receiving Residency and Fellowship training in both Pediatric Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, a hospital caring for patients from all over the world with some of the nation's highest acuity illnesses and injuries. Dr. Radianu has brought his knowledge and experience to both our general practice and pediatric care teams with commitment and vigor.
SUNY Downstate Medical Center
C. Davilla University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucharest, Romania

Jairo Vedra, D.O.

Jairo Vedra, D.O.

Attending Anesthesiologist

Dr. Vedra is one of our highly requested Anesthesiologists particularly in Obstetrics. Perhaps his training and experience in Family Practice and General Medicine prior to Anesthesiology connect him deeply to his patients. He has broad knowledge of medical diagnosis and treatment and now years of experience as an Anesthesiologist all lending to his well-demonstrated ability to care for the full range of patients form simple to the most complex and critical.
Stony Brook University Medical Center
New York College of Osteopathic Medicine
SUNY Old Westbury

Sandeep Annam, M.D.

Sandeep Annam, M.D.

Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellow

Dr. Annam is currently completing Fellowship training in Pediatric Anesthesiology and will be rejoining the staff of LIA in July of 2016.