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ST. JOHN'S EPISCOPAL HOLDS RESIDENCY PROGRAMS GRADUATIONS

(JULY 7, 2010) Far Rockaway, NY - - - In June, the numerous residency programs at St. John's Episcopal Hospital held graduation ceremonies. The first ceremony was held by the Internal Medicine Department for its graduates on June 15, 2010, at the Imperial Room in Inwood, NY. The second ceremony was held on June 22, 2010, at the Inwood Country Club in Inwood, NY, for the graduates of the Osteopathic Programs in Dermatology, Family Practice, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Ophthalmology, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, and Surgery. The Podiatry residency program and Wound Care fellowship held their graduation that evening also. The graduations drew many people, including family members from around the country and the world.

The graduates of the Internal Medicine residency program posed alongside members of the faculty at their graduation ceremony which was held on Tuesday, June 15, 2010, at the Imperial Room in Inwood, NY. Dr. Sheldon Markowitz, Chairman of the Department of Internal Medicine, (center, kneeling) urges the graduates to remember to continute to "serve humanity" during his remarks of congratulations.

Dr. Sheldon Markowitz, Chairman, Department of Internal Medicine (left), presented a plaque to Sheldon Gleich, MD, Chief of Infectious Diseases, upon the occasion of his retirement after serving at St. John's for 25 years.

Some of the residents gave their goodbyes to staff nurses at the graduation ceremony for the Internal Medicine residency program held on Tuesday, June 15, 2010, at the Imperial Room in Inwood, NY.

The graduates of the Osteopathic Programs gathered with Dr. Suzanne Sirota-Rozenberg, Assistant Director, Osteopathic Programs (second from right) and Roy DeBeer, DO, attending, Internal Medicine, at the graduation ceremony held on Tuesday, June 22, 2010, at the Inwood Country Club in Inwood, NY. Dr. Sirota-Rozenberg, who hosted the ceremony, thanked the graduates for their service to their patients.

Dr. Lloyd Bardfeld, Chief of Podiatry (far right), congratulated the graduates and fellows of the Wound Care Fellowship and the Podiatry Residency Program at a graduation ceremony held on Tuesday, June 22, 2010, at the Inwood Country Club in Inwood, NY.

At the graduation ceremony for the Osteopathic Programs residents held on Tuesday, June 22, 2010, various leaders at St. John's Episcopal Hospital attended including (from left to right): Mohan Mahadkar, MD, Chairman, Department of Obstetrics/Gynecology; John Gupta, Chief Executive Officer; and Albert Strojan, DO, Chairman, Department of Family Practice.