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Medical Education Leadership

Today's Medical Leaders Training the Leaders of Tomorrow


Educating residents, fellows and other doctors is central to our mission. That is why we have assembled an extraordinary team of physicians to fulfill that mission, each of whom are not only leaders of our graduate medical education program, but also renowned leaders in their respective fields.


Javier Beltran, MD
Chair, Department of Radiology
Professor of Radiology, NYU School of Medicine

Dr. Beltran is a graduate of the University of Barcelona School of Medicine in Spain. He completed his diagnostic radiology residency at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. Prior to joining Maimonides, Dr. Beltran was the chairman of the Department of Radiology at the Hospital for Joint Diseases Orthopedic Institute.

Patrick I. Borgen, MD
Chair, Department of Surgery
Director, Maimonides Breast Cancer Center

A graduate of Louisiana State University Medical School, Dr. Borgen received his residency training in surgery at Ochsner Medical Institution. He completed his fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

Jack Choueka, MD
Chair, Department of Orthopedics



Dr. Choueka received his MD from SUNY Downstate and completed his residency at the Hospital for Joint Diseases in New York. Dr. Choueka went on to complete a fellowship at the University of Chicago. He is board certified in Orthopedic Surgery and has a sub-specialty in Surgery of the Hand. In 2006, Dr. Choueka was appointed Chair of Orthopedics.

Stephan Kamholz, MD
Chair, Department of Medicine
Professor of Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Dr. Kamholz earned his BA from New York University and his MD degree from New York Medical College. He completed residency training at Montefiore Medical Center in internal medicine, and in pulmonary diseases. Dr. Kamholz has authored or co-authored more than 160 contributions to medical literature, and has served as visiting professor and lecturer at numerous academic medical centers.

Steven Konstadt, MD, MBA, FACC
Chair, Department of Anesthesiology


Dr. Steven Konstadt obtained a B.S. from Columbia University and his M.D. from Yale University. Dr. Konstadt completed his residency in Anesthesia at Massachusetts General Hospital. He also became the Chief Cardiothoracic Anesthesia Fellow at Mount Sinai Hospital. Dr. Konstadt's clinical expertise is Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology.


Scot McAfee, MD
Chair, Department of Psychiatry



Dr. McAfee completed his medical training at New York Medical College. He then completed his residency in psychiatry at the St. Vincent's Hospital, where he also completed an internship. His clinical areas of interest have included pro-dromal psychotic states, the mental health care of those with chronic medical illnesses and adolescent psychiatry, as well as sexuality and LGBT mental healthcare.

Howard L. Minkoff, MD, FACOG
Chair, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Distinguished Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology, SUNY-Brooklyn

Dr. Minkoff received his B.A. from SUNY-Binghamton, his Ph.D. from Pennsylvania State University and his OB/GYN training at SUNY/HSCB. Prior to his arrival, he was distinguished professor of OB/GYN and director of Maternal Fetal Medicine at SUNY/HSCB.


Jacob Shani, MD
Diplomat, American Boards of Interventional Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease, and Internal Medicine

 Dr. Shani received his MD from the Israel Institute of Technology. Dr. Shani is on the advisory board of several companies in the field of Interventional Cardiology and holds the patent to several devices. Under his leadership, Maimonides Medical Center has achieved stellar patient outcomes for angioplasty, according to the most recently published data by Health Grades and the Federal Government.


Chisai Tse, DO, MPH
Program Director, Traditional Rotating Internship
Director of Osteopathic Medical Education

Tse, Chisai DO

Dr. Tse received his DO from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. He earned his MPH from Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health. Dr. Tse completed his rotating internship at Lutheran Medical Center, and his residency in Internal Medicine at Beth Israel Medical Center.