Clinical Science

Vice President of Global Medical Education and Executive Dean of Clinical Sciences - Dr. Peter Bell Peter Bell, MD  

Vice President of Global Medical Education and Executive Dean of Clinical Sciences

William Anthony, MD – Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs

Dr. Anthony is the Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs


Mark Adler, MD – Internal Medicine co-chair

Internal Medicine.

Surgery co-chair - Dr. Peter DeVito

Peter DeVito, MD – Surgery co-chair

Dr. DeVito graduated from NEOMED in 1991. He was in a General Surgery residency from 1991-1996 and started his private practice in 1996. He is began serving as a program director in 2006. He has been published in 25 publications and gave 20 grand rounds presentations. He was a Tumor Board Moderator, Morbidity, and Mortality Moderator. He was a President of Staff from 2008-2010. He is a member of MEC, GMEC, and the ACS Cancer Committee. He is a part of the following medical societies: ACS, SAGES, APDS, and OSMA. He has received honors from Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society and ABS Certifying Examiner. Currently, he is the co-chairman of the AUA Surgery Department 2011- present.

Alvin Eden, MD - Pediatrics Clinical Chair

Alvin Eden, MD – Pediatrics

Dr. Alvin Eden is the Clinical Chair of Pediatrics. He received his medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine. He completed his internship in medicine at Bellevue and his residency in pediatrics at University Hospital.

Internal Medicine co-chair - Dr. Matthew Hogan

Matthew Hogan, MD – Internal Medicine co-chair

Dr Matthew Hogan is a board-certified internist who received his medical degree at Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, where he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.  He completed his internal medicine residency at Emory University in Atlanta.

 Pediatrics co-chair - Dr. Teresa Lemma

Teresa Lemma, MD – Pediatrics co-chair

Dr. Teresa Lemma, Co-Chair for Pediatrics works together with Dr. Alvin Eden, AUA’s long-term Chair of Pediatrics.

As the Program Director for the Pediatric Residency Program and the Medical Student Pediatric Clerkship Director at Richmond University Medical Center, Dr. Lemma is an experienced medical educator. In addition to hospital pediatric care Dr. Lemma is also is in private practice on Staten Island, NY.
A Graduate of Universidad del Noreste Tampico, Mexico, Dr. Lemma completed her pediatric residency at St. Vincent’s Medical Center (now: Richmond University Medical Center).

Surgery co-chair - Dr. William Lois

William Lois, MD – Surgery co-chair

Dr. William Lois specialty is in General Surgery.  He received his education at SUNY-Fredonia and went to the Universidao de Navarra.  He did his residency at Brooklyn Jewish Medical Center (Interfaith Medical Center).  Dr. Lois has practiced in Brooklyn for the past 25 years in Vascular and General Surgery.   Dr. Lois was Director of Vascular Surgery at Kingsbrook Jewish Med. Ctr. from 1993-2000.He was Assistant Director of Surgery at Interfaith Med. Ctr. From 2000-2002.  Dr. Lois is now Chairman of Surgery at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center since 2002.

Dr. Lois is Board Certified in General Surgery.  He was Assistant Clinical Professor at SUNY Downstate from 1993-present.  He has written multiple papers and did many clinical presentations. He also patented 3 medical devices and 2 non-medical devices. His honors/recognitions were “Castle Connelly “Top Doctors” 1999-2013, NY Times “Top Surgeons In Nation” 2011, Homero Rosado Leadership Award, 2008, Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center’s “President Award” 2010 and NOAH-NY Distinguished Medical Service Award 2010.

Sanjeev Nischal - Family Medicine Clinical Chair

Sanjeev Nischal – Family Medicine

Dr. Sanjeev Nischal is the Clinical Chair of Family Practice. He is certified by the American Board of Family Medicine. He is a member of the Society of Teachers for Family Medicine.

Pankaj Patel - Psychiatry clinical chair 

Pankaj Patel – Psychiatry

Dr. Pankaj Patel grew up in Kenya and attended Kasturba Medical College at Mangalore, India and graduated in February, 1980. He trained in Psychiatry at New York Medical College (Richmond) Program at St. Vincent’s Medical Center, Staten Island, NY from 1981-84 and was the Chief Resident in Psychiatry in his final year of training. He joined St. Vincent’s Medical Center as an Attending Psychiatry following his residency. He was the Associate Chair and Director of the Residency Training in Psychiatry at Richmond University Medical center formally St. Vincent’s Catholic Medical Center of New York, Staten Island Region from November 2002 to April 2008. He was also Acting Chairman and Director Training in Psychiatry from April 2008 to October 2008. He was the Clerkship Director for Psychiatry for New York Medical College at Richmond University Medical Center from November 2002 to January 2008.

He was appointed Chairman of Psychiatry at Richmond University Medical Center October 2008. He has been Co-Chair of Psychiatry at AUA School of Medicine from May 2010 to present. He has been Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at New York Medical College from August 1995 to present. In May 2008, Dr. Patel was awarded the Nancy A. Roeske Teaching Award by the American Psychiatric Association. Dr. Patel has been involved in various committees at Richmond University Medical Center and has been Chair of the Credentials Committee at Richmond University Medical Center from July 2008 to present.

John Riggs - Obstetrics and Gynecology clinical chair

John Riggs – Obstetrics and Gynecology

Dr. John C. Riggs is the Clinical Chair of OB/GYN. He received his B.S. in Biology from Georgetown University in 1981 and earned his M.D. from Georgetown University School of Medicine in 1985.


 Lee Stevens

Lee Stevens, MD – Psychiatry co-chair

Colonel Lee Stevens, MD directs the Partial Hospitalization Program at Brentwood Hospital in Shreveport, Louisiana. He joined Brentwood’s staff in 1995. Dr. Stevens retired from the US Army in 2009 as a 25-year veteran. He is a board-certified psychiatrist with sub-certifications in Adolescent Psychiatry, Geriatrics, and Substance Abuse, and is board-certified in Family Medicine and Emergency Medicine as well. Dr. Stevens is the author of several published articles and has conducted research on a variety of medical topics. He is a lifetime member of both the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and the American Academy of Family Physicians. Dr. Stevens is also a professor at Louisiana State University Health Shreveport, where he supervises the child and adolescent psychiatry fellows, and an American Medical Association delegate.