Clinical Leadership Team

Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center

Christopher Raio, MD, MBA

Christopher Raio, MD, MBA

Chairman of Emergency Medicine at Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center

Dr. Raio currently serves as the Chief of Emergency Medicine for Catholic Health Services of Long Island and Chairman of Emergency Medicine at Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center. He completed his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with honors at the University of Florida and graduated from the Howard University College of Medicine in 2000.  He later finished his Emergency Medicine residency training as chief resident at North Shore University Hospital in 2003 and pursued emergency ultrasound fellowship training the following year.  Dr. Raio received his MBA in Health Services Management with Distinction from Hofstra University in 2012. Prior to joining Progressive Emergency Physicians, Dr. Raio served as Vice Chairman of Emergency Medicine at the North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, New York. He has extensive experience in Emergency Department operations and Observation Medicine, having also served as the Medical Director of North Shore’s Clinical Decision Unit. Dr. Raio is well-published and has held several academic appointments including Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at The Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine.  He also currently serves on the Board of Directors for the New York Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians.
Eric Decena, MD, FACEP

Eric Decena, MD, FACEP

Vice Chairman of Emergency Medicine at Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center

Dr. Decena currently serves as the Vice Chairman of Emergency Medicine at Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center. He earned his medical degree from St. George’s University School of Medicine in 2001 and completed his residency training in Emergency Medicine at Stony Brook University. Dr. Decena currently has academic appointments as an Assistant Clinical Professor at the Stony Brook School of Medicine and NYCOM.
Reethamma Daniel, MD, FAAP

Reethamma Daniel, MD, FAAP

Vice Chairperson of Emergency Medicine at Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center

Dr. Daniel is the Vice Chairperson for the Department of Emergency Medicine at Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center. She earned her MBBS degree from the University of Calicut and completed a fellowship in pediatric emergency medicine at St. Luke’s/Roosevelt Hospital, NY. Currently, she is board certified in Pediatrics and Pediatric Emergency Medicine. She began working at Good Samaritan in 1992 and was instrumental in developing the first Pediatric Emergency Department in Suffolk County in 1998.
Robert Bramante, MD, FACEP

Robert Bramante, MD, FACEP

Associate Chairman of Emergency Medicine at Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center

Dr. Bramante currently serves as the Associate Chairman at Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center. He graduated from Drexel College of Medicine in 2007 and completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at North Shore University Hospital. Following his residency, he completed a fellowship in Emergency Ultrasound at North Shore University Hospital. Dr. Bramante currently holds an academic appointment as a Clinical Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at NYCOM and is an active member of the American College of Emergency Physicians.
Veena Modayil, MD

Veena Modayil, MD

Co-Director of the Clinical Decision Unit at Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center

Dr. Veena Modayil currently serves as Co-Director of the Emergency Department Observation Unit at Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center. The majority of her clinical and administrative efforts are now dedicated towards observation medicine focusing on Clinical  Decision Unit operations and quality/performance improvement.

Dr. Modayil earned her medical degree from New York Medical College in 2006. She completed her residency training in Emergency Medicine at North Shore University Hospital and finished her fellowship training in Emergency Ultrasound the following year. Prior to joining Progressive, Dr. Modayil served as the Emergency Ultrasound fellowship Director at North Shore University Hospital and remains an active member of the emergency ultrasound community through ultrasound education of residents at the Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center.

Steven Sattler, DO, FACOEP

Steven Sattler, DO, FACOEP

Co-Director of the Clinical Decision Unit at Good Samaritan Hospital Medicine Center

Dr. Sattler currently serves as Co-Director of the Clinical Decision Unit at the Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center Emergency Department. Additionally, he serves as the Research Director and is a member of the Core Faculty for the Emergency Medicine Residency Program. Dr. Sattler completed his medical degree at the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2004. He completed his residency training in the combined Emergency Medicine/Internal Medicine program at St. Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx, NY. He is an active member of ACOEP and has an academic appointment as Assistant Clinical Professor at NYCOM.
Heather Hughes, DO

Heather Hughes, DO

Director of Physician Assistant Services at Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center

Dr. Heather Hughes serves as the Director of Physician Assistant Services at the Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center Emergency Department. In addition to her Directorship, Dr. Hughes  – a board certified Emergency Physician – is a Core Faculty member for the Emergency Residency Program at Good Samaritan. She earned her medical degree from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2010 and went on to complete her residency in Emergency Medicine at the Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Hughes is currently an active member of the ACOEP and also has an academic appointment as an Assistant Clinical Professor at NYCOM.

St. John’s Episcopal Hospital

Joseph Zito, MD, MHA, EMT-P

Joseph Zito, MD, MHA, EMT-P

Vice Chairman of Emergency Medicine at St. John’s Episcopal Hospital

Dr. Joseph Zito currently serves as the Vice Chairman of Emergency Medicine at St. John’s Episcopal Hospital. Before serving as the Vice Chairman of Emergency Medicine at St. John’s Hospital, Dr. Zito worked alongside Dr. Mathew as the Associate Director of Emergency Medicine at St. Joseph Hospital.

Dr. Zito earned his medical degree from the Ross University School of Medicine. Prior to completing his medical degree, Dr. Zito completed the North Shore University Hospital training program to become a paramedic and completed his Master’s of Health Administration program at Hofstra University.

St. Joseph Hospital

Adam Ash, DO, FACEP

Adam Ash, DO, FACEP

Associate Director of Emergency Medicine at St. Joseph Hospital

Dr. Ash currently serves as the Associate Director of Emergency Medicine at St. Joseph Hospital. He graduated from the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2003 and completed his Emergency Medicine residency at Seton Hall University in 2007. From 2007-2013, Dr. Ash served on active duty with the United States Army Medical Corps. Before joining Progressive, Dr. Ash was the Ultrasound Fellowship Director at the North Shore University Hospital and an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Hofstra North Shore-Long Island Jewish School of Medicine.
Tadeusz Korszun, MD, RDMS, FACEP

Tadeusz Korszun, MD, RDMS, FACEP

Director of the Clinical Decision Unit at St. Joseph Hospital

Dr. Korszun currently serves as the Director of the Clinical Decision Unit at St. Joseph Hospital. Before serving as the Director of the Clinical Decision Unit at St. Joseph Hospital, Dr. Korszun worked as the Director of the Clinical Decision Unit at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, NY. He completed his medical education at Poznan University of Medical Sciences in Poznan, Poland in 1999. He successfully completed a Family Medicine residency at Glen Cove hospital and served as chief resident in his final year. Dr. Korszun additionally completed an emergency medicine residency at North Shore University Hospital at Manhassett and served as chief resident in the final year of residency. In 2015, Dr. Korszun also received his MBA in Healthcare Management from Hofstra University. Currently, Dr. Korszun serves as an assistant professor of Emergency Medicine at the Hofstra North Shore-Long Island Jewish School of Medicine.

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