Program Leadership

Paul Antonecchia, MD

Program Director


Residency: Westchester Medical Center, Internal Medicine
Graduate School: MBA, University of Hartford
Academic Interests: Performance improvement,medical informatics, medical leadership and inflammatory bowel disease
Personal Interests: Science fiction aficionado, following major league baseball and tai chi

Michael DiGiorno, DO

Designated Institutional Official


Residency: Maimonides Medical Center, Internal Medicine
Fellowship: Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center, Nephrology
Academic Interests: Glomerular disease, hypertension, leadership and management
Personal Interests: Baseball, outdoor activities, raising two young children

Anthony Darmiento, MD

Associate Program Director


Residency: Greenwich Hospital, Internal Medicine
Academic Interests: Administration, quality measures, teaching and leadership
Personal Interests: Attending sporting events, exercising, gardening, landscaping and cooking

Mark Kozicky, MD

Assistant Program Director

Residency: Jacobi Medical Center, Internal Medicine
Fellowship: Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, Nephrology
Graduate School: New York Medical College, MS in Basic Medical Sciences
Academic Interests: Nephrology, pathophysiology & management of hypertension, and medical education
Personal Interests: Enjoying quality time with family, watching sports including football, soccer & hockey, Star Wars enthusiast

Marc Fafalak, MD

Chief Resident


Residency: St. John's Riverside Hospital, Internal Medicine
Academic Interests: Sports medicine, critical care, medical education
Personal Interests: Spending time with family, computer science, hydroponic farming

Richard Ashikari, MBA

Director of Medical Education


Hometown: Chappaqua, NY
Graduate School: University of Pittsburg, Katz School of Business
Personal Interests: Golf, spending time with family, finance

Lauren Shapiro, BA

Associate Program Coordinator


Hometown: New Rochelle, NY
Personal Interests: Trying new workout classes, nutrition, traveling, music, spending time with family and friends

Victoria Monges

Assistant Program Coordinator


Hometown: Ossining, NY
Personal Interests: Music, Dogs, Cats, Movies, Books, Documentaries, Musicals