Peconic Bay Medical Center’s Hospital Medicine Specialists deliver expertise along with personalized care.
Hospital Medicine Specialists are specialists in hospital medicine, which means they have a detailed knowledge of Peconic Bay Medical Center’s technological, diagnostic, and treatment resources to make sure patients receive the best care possible.
Often referred to as Hospitalists, they are highly trained, experienced medical professionals: Physicians, Physician Assistants, and Certified Nurse Practitioners.
A Hospital Medicine Specialist is not a doctor-in-training like an intern or resident. In fact, he or she is likely to also be a medical school professor or medical-practice educator who lends a hand in training new practitioners.
At Peconic Bay Medical Center, each patient is assigned a specific team of Hospital Medicine Specialists so there is always an experienced medical professional who is familiar with each patient’s clinical plan of care on duty 24 hours a day.
They improve our hospital’s quality of care.
Studies have shown that patients who are cared for by Hospital Medicine Specialists receive better care. They have better outcomes, are discharged sooner, and have fewer post-discharge problems or readmissions.
Call for more information about any of our clinical services or to schedule an appointment with one of our experts. Representatives are available on weekdays from 8am to 6pm and weekends from 9am to 5pm.
Chair of Medicine
Kenneth Mayer, MD
Director, Hospital Medicine
Rishma Kamta, MBA
For more information about Peconic Bay Medical Center’s Hospital Medicine program or your team of Hospital Medicine Specialists, contact Rishma Kamta at (631) 548-6467 weekdays between 8 am and 4 pm.
Dr. Ahmed is a family medicine doctor who is trained to meet the diverse health needs of children and families. His subspecialties include General Family Medicine, Geriatric Medicine, Preventive Medicine, and Hospital Medicine. He received his medical degree from Universidad Iberoamericana (UNIBE) and has been in practice for more than 10 years.
Jason Meyer brings eight years of professional certified experience to Peconic Bay Medical Center in the area of adult health and hospital medicine with additional experience practicing in the settings of outpatient private practice as well as skilled nursing facilities across Long Island.
Licensed by New York State as an Adult Health Nurse Practitioner, and board certified by ANCC, Jason holds a MS in Nursing/Adult Health Nurse Practitioner and BS in Nursing from Stony Brook University. He earned his RN at Suffolk County Community College. Jason started off his nursing career here at Peconic Bay Medical Center 13 years ago and is proud to be able to practice Hospital Medicine as a Nurse Practitioner in the same location.
Jason's biggest hobby is following the New York Mets and attending as many games as possible including visiting all the ballparks around the country. He’s almost done—only 4 to go!
Dr. Conor Parks brings more than four years of professional experience and certified expertise to Peconic Bay Medical Center in the areas of hospital medicine and family medicine.
Dr. Parks is a graduate of Fordham University, obtaining his Bachelor of Science in 2010. He obtained his medical degree from New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2014. After medical school, he completed a three-year residency in Family Medicine at Plainview Hospital, a part of the Northwell Health.
Dr. Parks serves as core faculty for both the family medicine and transitional year residencies at Peconic Bay Medical Center. In addition, Dr. Parks holds facultyappointments at the Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell and NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Parks’s clinical interests include sepsis and resident education.
In his spare time, Dr. Parks enjoys spending time with his family and dog, Hank.
Dr. Andrianov completed his Internal Medicine residency in 2005 at Nassau University Medical Center and has been practicing as a leader in Hospital Medicine since. He served as a Hospitalist Medical Director at Good Samaritan Hospital before joining Peconic Bay Medical Center in 2017 as Chair of Medicine. Dr. Andrianov is Board Certified in Internal Medicine since 2006. He also holds an MBA from Adelphi University. His professional interests include bedside ultrasound examinations, including Cardiac ECHO. Dr. Andrianov loves summertime boating on the South Shore of Long Island. He is a huge hockey fan as well.
Fred Kavanagh brings more than 23 years of professional experience and certified expertise to Peconic Bay Medical Center in the areas of family practice and hospital medicine. Licensed by New York State as a Physician Assistant, Fred graduated from the Physician Assistant Education program at Stony Brook University.
Prior to his career as a Physician Assistant, Fred worked as a New York City Paramedic. Fred has also volunteered for over 20 years as a youth hockey coach and referee.
I was born and grew up in Ukraine. From my earliest childhood, it was my dream to become a physician, but it seemed an impossible dream. As a result of excellent grades in high school, I was accepted to the National Music Academy of Ukraine. At that time, it was impossible for me to enter medical school, so I was happy to accept the opportunity to gain musical knowledge. I earned a PhD in music, and after graduation I taught musical sciences in high school and played violin in the Opera House Orchestra.
But my dream of becoming a physician never died. Finally, I was accepted to one of the best medical academies in Siberia, and upon completion I was awarded a degree as Doctor of Medicine with honors, and I was recruited as a chief doctor in Obstetrics and Gynecology in that area.
When I came to the USA, I started all over again, and entered the NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine. I chose Family Medicine as my specialty. After graduation and completion of a medical residency at PBMC, I started working as an attending physician here. I use music—playing piano and violin—for healing and recovery of my patients. This is my mission in life.
A proud member of Peconic Bay Medical Center since 2006, Maureen Ruga brings more than 25 years of acute care experience. She is passionate about patient safety and quality of care. A graduate of Stony Brook University, she enjoys family time and music.
As a valued member of Northwell and Peconic Bay Medical Center, Dr. Barjinder Buttar brings a wide range of professional and personal experience to our institution. He is a graduate of Stony Brook University with a B.S. in General Biology and an M.S. in Physiology and Biophysics. He is licensed by New York State as a medical doctor and received his M.D. and M.B.A. in Multi-Sector Health Management from St. George’s University School of Medicine. Barjinder enjoys the outdoors and playing tennis. Although he is not well-versed in the culinary arts, he enjoys finding great places to eat on weekends.
Dr. Kaushik Manthani brings seven years of experience to the field of Family Medicine, including more than four years as a Hospitalist in the academic setting. His diverse experiences, which including working in the outpatient setting, working nights, teaching resident physicians, and currently working as a day-hospitalist, provide him with a comprehensive understanding of the healthcare system and a holistic vision towards medical care.
He is licensed in the state of New York by the American Board of Osteopathic Family Practice. He graduated medical school from New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine (NYITCOM) in Old Westbury, NY, in 2010. He served his residency in Family Medicine at St. John’s Episcopal Hospital in Far Rockaway, NY.
He enjoys trying various hot sauces, drinking coffee, and playing with his kids.
Dr. Blaise Napolitano brings more than 13 years of professional experience and certified expertise to Peconic Bay Medical Center in the areas of Family Medicine and Hospital Medicine. Fluent in English and Spanish, Dr. Napolitano earned his Medical Doctorate from Ponce Health Sciences University and completed his residency in Family Medicine at Stony Brook University Hospital.
Before joining Northwell Health in 2015, Dr. Napolitano served as Site Medical and Regional Medical Director for Hudson River Healthcare. Dr. Napolitano’s area of interests include hospital medicine, provision of medicine to the underserved, and graduate medical education. When he is not in the hospital he is likely spending time with his family or engaging in the often fishless endeavor of saltwater fly fishing from his kayak, “Hobie-Dick.”
Dr. Clifton Umstead brings to Peconic Bay Medical Center over five years of experience as a Family Medicine Physician who specializes in Hospital Medicine. Licensed by New York State to practice medicine as a Physician, Dr. Umstead received his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Charleston.
As full-time clinical Family Medicine residency staff faculty member, Dr. Umstead brings a rounded practice-based approach to his patients. He is devoted to the ongoing improvement of the practice of medicine by helping his team of residents to learn expertise in diagnosis and treatment for improved outcomes.
Besides teaching, Dr. Umstead enjoys spending time with his family, boating, fishing (especially shark fishing), running and snowboarding.
Licensed by New York State as a Physician in Internal Medicine, Dr. Dalton received his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. He also holds Bachelor and Master of Health Sciences, Physician Assistant degrees from Duquesne University. Dr. Dalton brings residency experience in the areas of hospital medicine to Peconic Bay Medical Center.
Dr. Kenneth Mayer brings 10+ years of clinical experience and expertise in hospital medicine to Peconic Bay Medical Center. He is board certified and licensed in New York State in Internal Medicine. Dr. Mayer graduated from New Jersey Medical School in 2008 and completed his residency at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital in Manhattan in 2011. He joined Peconic Bay Medical Center in 2013 and was named Director of Hospital Medicine in 2017. He has also served as president of the PBMC medical staff.
In his off time he enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters engaging in all the wonderful activities on the East End.
A Hospital Medicine Specialist since 2004, Dr. Yaqab Noori received his MD from the Ross University School of Medicine and his Residency Training in Internal Medicine at St. Vincent-Catholic Medical Center, a part of New York Medical College. He is a Senior Fellow of Hospital Medicine, a designation awarded by the Society of Hospital Medicine recognizing a physician’s experience and dedication to improving the quality of patient care in a hospital setting.