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Shawn Allen, DDS
Dental

Biography

Dr. Allen has worked at WYH since 2018. He received his Doctor of Dental Surgery from Meharry Medical College/School of Dentistry. He also holds two Associate of Science degrees in Dental Hygiene and Biology from Tennessee State University/Meharry Medical School and East Central College respectively. Dr. Allen has worked in dentistry for almost 30 years in New York State.

Dr. Allen works at Whitney Young Health's Albany Dental Practice.

Licensures and Certifications

NYS Dental License

Languages

English
 
Laurie Apa, LMSW
Mental Health Therapy

Biography

Laurie Apa has worked at WYH since 2018. She received her Master of Social Work in Social Work and her Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Relations from the University at Albany and Plattsburgh State University respectively. Laurie has worked in Social Work for over 5 years from various organizations.

Laurie works at Whitney Young Health's Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Treatment Center.

Licensures and Certifications

Licensed Master Social Worker and CPR/First Aid

Languages

English
 
Kenneth Baker, MD
OB/GYN

Biography

Dr. Baker has worked at WYH since 2007. He received his Doctorate in Medicine at the State University of New York at Buffalo and the Medical College of Wisconsin as well as his Bachelor of Science in Chemistry at LeMoyne College. Dr. Baker completed an internship and a residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at St. Barnabas Medical Center. 

Dr. Baker works at Whitney Young Health's Albany Health Center. 

Licensures and Certifications

NYS Licensed American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology Certified

Languages

English
 
Karen Bedell, BSN, RN, FNP-S
Family Medicine

Biography

Karen Bedell as worked at Whitney Young Health since 2017. She received her Master of Science in Family Nurse Practitoner and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from from the State University of New York Polytechnic Institute, University in Utica as well as her Associate of Applied Science from Albany Memorial College of Nursing. Karen has worked in Family Medicine for almost 5 years.

Karen works at Whitney Young Health's Albany Health Center.

Licensures and Certifications

New York State Nursing License, Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Basic Life Support

Languages

English
 
Monica Bell, RDH
Dental

Biography

Monica Bell has worked at WYH since 2007. She received her Associate of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene at Hudson Valley Community College. Monica has worked for various practices as a Dental Hygienist since 1982. 

Monica works at Whitney Young Health's Troy and Watervliet Health Centers. 

Licensures and Certifications

NYS Licensed Dental Hygienist

Languages

English
 
Sana Bhatti, MHC
Mental Health Therapy

Biography

Sana Bhatti has worked at WYH since 2017. She received her Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling and her Bachelor of Arts in English from The College of Saint Rose and the State University of New York at Albany respectively. 

Sana works at Whitney Young Health's Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Treatment Center.

Licensures and Certifications

Mental Health Counseling Limited Permit

Languages

English
 
Nancy Brennan-Jordan, RN, MS. CFNP,CDE
Family Medicine

Biography

Nancy Brennan-Jordan has worked at WYH since 2016. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the College of St. Vincent and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Notre Dame. 

Nancy works at Whitney Young Health's Albany Health Center. 

Licensures and Certifications

Family Nurse Practitioner, NYS Registered Professional Nurse, NYS Nurse Practitioner in Family Health, IV Therapy/Phlebotomy/EKG/BLS, Certified Diabetes Educator

Languages

English
 
Michael Brito, CASAC
Addictions Medicine

Biography

Michael Brito has worked at WYH since 2018. He received his Associate of Science in Human Services from Onondaga Community College. Michael has worked in mental health for over 23 years, with a focus on substance abuse and HIV/AIDS counseling.

Michael works at Whitney Young Health's Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Treatment Center.

Licensures and Certifications

Gambling Specialist and Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC)

Languages

English
 
Vanessa Calderon, DMD
Dental

Biography

Dr. Calderon is Whitney Young Health's Acting Dental Director and has worked at WYH since 2016. She received her Doctor of Dental Medicine from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark and her Bachelor of Arts degree in Natural Science from Fordham University. 

Dr. Calderon works at Whitney Young Health's Albany Dental Practice.

Licensures and Certifications

NYS Dental License

Languages

English Spanish
 
Jeffrey Cameron, PA
Substance Abuse

Biography

Jeffrey Cameron has worked at WYH since 2014. He received his Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Albany Medical College and Hudson Valley Community College. Jeffrey has also received his Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from Hamilton College. 

Jeffrey works at Whitney Young Health's Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Treatment Center. 

Licensures and Certifications

National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants Certified, Basic Life Support Certified, Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certified

Languages

English
 
Heather Chase
Addictions Medicine

Biography

Heather Chase has worked at WYH since 2018. Heather received her Master of Arts in Counseling and Community Psychology from the Sage Colleges of Albany Graduate School and her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Southern Vermont College.

Heather works at Whitney Young Health's Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Treatment Center. 

Languages

English
 
Yun Chon, DMD
Dental

Biography

Dr. Chon has worked at WYH since 2017. He received his Doctor of Dental Medicine from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and completed his General Practice Residency at Wyckoff Height Medical Center. Dr. Chon has also received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from University of Tennessee-Knoxville. 

Dr. Chon works at Whitney Young Health's Albany Dental Practice.

Licensures and Certifications

NYS Dental License

Languages

English, Korean and Spanish (limited)
 
Shannon Craig, LCSW, CDC II
Mental Health Therapy

Biography

Shannon Craig has worked at WYH since 2017. She received her Master of Science in Social Work at the State University at Albany and her Bachelor of Science in Social Work at Adelphi University, School of Social Work. Before her career in social work, Shannon worked in the criminal justice system as well as a member of the New York Air National Guard. 

Shannon works at Whitney Young Health's Albany Health Center

Licensures and Certifications

NYS Licensed Social Worker

Languages

English
 
Sally Delory, FNP, RN
Family Medicine

Biography

Sally Delory has worked at WYH since 2018. She received her Master of Science as a Family Nurse Practitioner at SUNY Polytechnic Institute as well as holding two Bachelor degrees, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from SUNY Polytechnic Institute and a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from State University of New York (SUNY) at Albany. Sally has previously worked as a Registered Nurse at both Albany Medical Center and St. Peter's Health Partners.

Sally works at Whitney Young Health’s Albany Health Center. 

Licensures and Certifications

Basic Life Support, Advanced Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner, NIHSS Stroke Certification and MLMIC Proactive Basic Risk Management Program

Languages

English
 
Jolanta Drzymalski, DDS
Dental

Biography

Dr. Drzymalski has worked at WYH since 2003. She received her Doctor of Dental Surgery at New York University and her Doctor of Dentistry from Gdansk Medical Academy in Poland.

Dr. Drzymalski works at Whitney Young Health's Troy and Watervliet Health Centers. 

Licensures and Certifications

NYS Doctor of Dental Surgery Licensed

Languages

English, Polish
 
Michael Dygert, LMHC
Mental Health Therapy

Biography

Michael Dygert has worked at WYH since 2018. He received his Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Education Minor and Media Studies Minor from the University at Albany and University at Buffalo respectively.

Michael works at Whitney Young Health's Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Treatment Center.

Licensures and Certifications

New York State Department of Education Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Languages

English
 
Melissa Feltman, PNP
Pediatrics,School Based Health

Biography

Melissa Feltman has worked at WYH since 2018. She received her Master of Nursing in a Child Health/Pediatric Nurse Practitioner program at the State University of New York at Stony Brook School of Nursing. Melissa has also received her Bachelor in Science in Ecology and her Associate of Science in Nursing from the University of Georgia and Hudson Valley Community College respectively.

Melissa works at Whitney Young Health’s Whitney on Wheels and School-Based Health Center program. 

Licensures and Certifications

NYS Licensed Nurse Practitioner in Pediatrics, NYS Licensed Registered Professional Nurse, Pediatric Nursing Certification Board: Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner – Primary Care, Neonatal Resuscitation Program Provider, American Heart Association BLS Instructor

Languages

English
 
Laura Fernandez, MHC
Mental Health Therapy

Biography

Laura Fernandez has worked at WYH since 2017. She received her Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling and her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Sociology from the State University of New York at Albany.

Laura works at Whitney Young Health's Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Treatment Center. 

Licensures and Certifications

Mental Health Counseling Limited Permit

Languages

English
 
Nora Flores, RN, MSN, FNP, BC
Adult Medicine,Family Medicine

Biography

Nora Flores has worked at WYH since 2017. She completed her Master of Science in Family Nurse Practitioner at the State University of New York Institute of Technology. Nora has also received to Bachelor of Sciences in Nursing and Criminal Justice from Russell Sage College and the Rochester Institute of Technology respectively, as well as her Associate of Science in Advanced Emergency Medical Training from Hudson Valley Community College. She has worked in the medical field for over 10 years. 

Nora works at Whitney Young Health's Albany Health Center.

Licensures and Certifications

NYS Licensed Registered Professional Nurse, NYS Licensed Professional Nurse Practitioner in Family Health, American Nursing Credentialing Center: Family Nurse Practitioner Board Certification, American Association for Critical Care Nurses: Critical Care Registered Nurse Acute and Critical Care Nursing in Adults, American Heart Association Advanced Life Support Instructor and Provider, Basic Life Support Provider, Pediatric Advanced Life Support Provider, Child Abuse Medical Provider Program Certification, Smiles for Life National Oral Health Curriculum Certification, Physician's Guide to Culturally Competent Care, and Medical Liability Mutual Insurance Company Proactive Basic Risk Management

Languages

English
 
James Galati, DDS
Dental

Biography

Dr. Galati has worked at WYH since 1991. He received his Doctor of Dental Surgery from Georgetown University School of Dentistry and completed a General Residency at Albany Medical Center Hospital. Dr. Galati has also received his Bachelor of Science from the University of Maryland. 

Dr. Galati works at Whitney Young Health's Albany Dental Practice.

Licensures and Certifications

NYS Doctor of Dental Surgery Licensed

Languages

English
 
Denise Gangi-Pollacek, MPAS, PA-C
Adult Medicine

Biography

Denise Gangi-Pollacek has worked at WYH since 2016. She received her Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies at Albany Medical College and her Bachelor of Science in Microbiology at Arizona State University. 

Denise works at Whitney Young Health's Watervliet Health Center.

Licensures and Certifications

National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistant Certificate

Languages

English
 
Sabira Ghauri, MD
Psychiatry

Biography

Dr. Ghauri has worked at WYH since 2018. She received her Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from Quaid-e-Azam Medical College in Pakistan. Upon graduation, Dr, Ghauri completed her Externship in Psychiatry at Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago, her Residency in Psychiatry at Albany Medical Center and finally her in Psychosomatic Medicine from SUNY Upstate Medical University. Dr. Ghauri has worked in the medical field for over 25 years.

Dr. Ghauri works at Whitney Young Health's Albany Health Center.

Licensures and Certifications

The University of the State of New York Education Department in Medicine

Languages

English and Urdu
 
Carrie Gordon-Stacey, CNM
OB/GYN
“I enjoy getting to see the same patients again and again.”

Biography

Carrie Gordon-Stacey has worked with WYH since 2014. She received her Master of Science in Nursing from Frontier Nursing University and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Russell Sage College. Carrie is a local to the Capital Region and now lives in Selkirk on a small farm with her husband, two teenage children, various farm animals, and three dogs.

Carrie works at Whitney Young Health’s Albany Health Center.

Licensures and Certifications

Certified Nurse Midwife

Languages

English
 
Richard Goyer, MD
OB/GYN

Biography

Dr. Goyer has worked at WYH since 2000. He received his Doctor of Medicine at the State University of New York Health Science Center and his Bachelor of Science in Biological Science and German at the State University at Albany. Dr. Goyer was a Resident and then Administrative Chief Resident in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Albany Medical Center. 

Dr. Goyer works at Whitney Young Health's Albany Health Center. 

Licensures and Certifications

NYS Medicine and Surgery Licensed, National Board of Medical Examiners, American Board of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Languages

English, German
 
Michael Gregg, MD
Psychiatry

Biography

Dr. Gregg has worked at WYH since 2002. He received his Doctor of Medicine at the University of Louvain in Belgium and his Bachelor of Arts at Columbia University. 

Dr. Gregg works at Whitney Young Health's Albany Health Center. 

Licensures and Certifications

NYS Licensed

Languages

English
 
Richard Haldeman, RPA-C
Adult Medicine
"I love the patients and the people I work with. I believe in WYH's mission and it's a great place to be."

Biography

Richard Haldeman has worked at WYH since 2013. He received his Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies at Albany Medical College and his Associate of Applied Science in Physician Assistant at Hudson Valley Community College. Richard has also received his Bachelor of Arts in History at the State University at Albany. 

Richard Haldeman works at Whitney Young Health's Albany Health Center. 

Licensures and Certifications

Physician Assistant Certified

Languages

English
 
Janice Kao, MD
Pediatrics

Biography

Dr. Kao has worked at WYH since 2017. She received her Doctor of Medicine from the Boston Medical College and her Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from Al Fateh University Faculty of Medicine in Libya. Dr. Kao has worked in the medical field for over 20 years. 

Dr. Kao works at Whitney Young Health’s Albany Health Center.

Licensures and Certifications

NYS Licensed and MA Licensed

Languages

English

Ages Served

Pediatrics
 
Pamela Kaw, MD
Ophthalmology

Biography

Dr. Kaw has worked at WYH since 2010. She received her Master of Science in Ophthalmology at Loreto Convent College and completed her residency and chief residency at King George Medical College in India. Dr. Kaw completed her externship at VA Stratton Medical Center. Prior to working at WYH, she had been in private practice since 2006. In her spare time, Dr. Kaw enjoys eating international cuisines, painting landscapes, gardening, and playing the Hawaiian guitar.

Dr. Kaw works at Whitney Young Health's Albany Health Center. 

Licensures and Certifications

Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates Certified

Languages

English
 
Sandra Laity, DPM
Podiatry
“I really enjoy interacting with patients and helping them to attain optimal foot health.”

Biography

Dr. Laity has worked at WYH since 2004. She received her Doctor of Podiatric Medicine from the New York College of Podiatric Medicine and her Master of Science from Mankato State University. Dr. Laity has also received her Bachelor of Science East Stroudsburg University. She completed externships and preceptorships at many hospitals throughout the country. Dr. Laity has been in private podiatric medical practice in Albany since 1989. Before becoming a podiatrist, Dr. Laity was a science teacher. In her spare time, she enjoys practicing yoga, going on nature walks, reading, and going to plays and movies.

Dr. Laity works at Whitney Young Health’s Albany and Watervliet Health Centers.

Licensures and Certifications

NYS Licensed

Languages

English
 
Jessica Leslie, LMHC
Mental Health Therapy

Biography

Jessica Leslie has worked at WYH since 2018. She received her Master of Science in Counseling from NOVA Southeastern University and her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the State University of New York at Oswego with minors in Spanish and Athletic Coaching. Jessica has worked in various aspects in therapy for over 5 years.

Jessica works at Whitney Young Health's Albany Health Center and the School-Based Health Center at Watervliet City Schools.

Licensures and Certifications

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Languages

English
 
Padmaja Madala, MD
Addictions Medicine,Family Medicine
“Taking care of people as they pass through different stages of life is meaningful for me. I enjoy having the opportunity to give back.”

Biography

Dr. Madala has worked at WYH since 2008. She received her Doctorate of Medicine in Anesthesiology and her MBBS in India and completed her Family Practice Residency Program at St. Clare’s Hospital (now Ellis Hospital). She enjoys spending time with her family.

Dr. Madala works at Whitney Young Health’s Albany Health Center and the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Treatment Center.

Licensures and Certifications

NYS Licensed American Board of Family Medicine Board Certified

Languages

English
 
Deborah Matott, MHC
Mental Health Therapy

Biography

Deborah Mattot has worked at WYH since 2017. She received her Master of Arts in Counseling and Community Psychology from Sage Graduate School. Deborah has also received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology and her Associate in Applied Science in Early Childhood Education from Sage College of Albany and Hudson Valley Community College respectively. 

Deborah works at Whitney Young Health's Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Treatment Center. 

Licensures and Certifications

NYS Mental Health Counselor Limited Permit and International Co-Occuring Gambling Specialist

Languages

English
 
Samina Mian, MD
Pediatrics

Biography

Dr. Mian has worked at WYH since 2017. She received her Doctor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from King Edward Medical College in Pakistan and completed a residency in Pediatrics at St. Luke's Hospital Center in New York City. Dr. Mian has worked in the medical field for over 25 years. 

Dr. Mian works at Whitney Young Health’s Albany and Watervliet Health Centers.

Licensures and Certifications

NYS Licensed

Languages

English
 
Ivy Morris
Substance Abuse
"My favorite thing about Whitney Young Health is the realization of the dream from the man who made it possible, Whitney M. Young Jr."

Biography

Ivy Morris has worked at WYH since 2013 and is a Peer Support Counselor. She is currently working on her Peer Specialist Certification.

Ivy works at Whitney Young Health's Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Treatment Center. 

Languages

English
 
Gurkirpal Nijjar, MD
Psychiatry

Biography

Dr. Nijjar has worked at WYH since 2010. He received his MBBS from the Armed Forces Medical College in India and completed several internships and a fellowship in India, Pennsylvania, and Missouri. He is married and has 2 children.

Dr. Nijjar works at Whitney Young Health's Albany Health Center. 

Licensures and Certifications

NYS License

Languages

English
 
Russell Otto, PA-C
Adult Medicine

Biography

Russell Otto has worked at WYH since 2018. He completed his Physician Assistant Certificate from Albany Medical College and received his Associate of Science in Physician Assistant from Hudson Valley Community College.

Russell works at Whitney Young Health's Troy Health Center.

Licensures and Certifications

New York State Education Department, National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants Certificate, DEA Certificate, NYSDOH HCS, NYS NEAT Certificate, NYS Controlled Substance Certificate, and a BLS

Languages

English
 
Elizabeth Pradhan, OD
Optometry

Biography

Dr. Pradhan has worked at WYH since 2010. She received her Doctor of Optometry and Vision Therapy Residency Certificates from the State University of New York State College of Optometry and was pre-med at Hunter College. Dr. Pradhan has also received a Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance at the Manhattan School of Music.

Dr. Pradhan works at Whitney Young Health's Albany Health Center. 

Licensures and Certifications

NYS License

Languages

English
 
Walter Redden, CASAC
Addictions Medicine

Biography

Walter Redden has worked at WYH since 2018. He received his Bachelor of Science in Human Services from Empire State College in 2017. 

Walter works at Whitney Young Health's Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Treatment Center.

Licensures and Certifications

Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC)

Languages

English
 
Judi Santopietro, LMHC
Mental Health Therapy

Biography

Judi Santopietro has worked at WYH since 2017. She received her Master of Arts in Psychology with a concentration in Counseling and her Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from the State University of New York at New Paltz and Monmouth College respectively. Judi has worked in the mental health field for over 25 years. 

Judi works at Whitney Young Health's Albany Health Center.

Licensures and Certifications

NYS Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Languages

English
 
Augusto Sarmiento, DDS
Dental
"I like that WYH provides what we need to do our job well."

Biography

Dr. Sarmiento has worked at WYH since 2007. He received his Doctor of Dental Surgery at the University of the East, College of Dentistry in the Philippines and completed his residency at the NYU College of Dentistry’s Institute for Foreign Trained Dentists Program. 

Dr. Sarmiento works at Whitney Young Health's Troy Health Center. 

Licensures and Certifications

NYS Dental License

Languages

English, Tagalog, Some Spanish
 
Tina Sciotto, LMHC
Mental Health Therapy

Biography

Tina Sciotto has worked at WYH since 2017. She received her Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling from State University of New York at Albany and also her Bachelor of Science in Psychology. 

Tina works at Whitney Young Health's Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Treatment Center. 

Licensures and Certifications

NYS Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Languages

English
 
David Skory, MD
OB/GYN

Biography

Dr. Skory is our Associate Medical Director for Women’s Health and Clinical Quality and has worked at WYH since 2016, after working over 40 years in various aspects of the medical industry. He earned his Doctorate of Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University-Medical College of Virginia and also his Bachelor of Arts at the University of Notre Dame. 

Dr. Skory works at Whitney Young Health's Albany Health Center.

Licensures and Certifications

NYS Licensed, American Board of OB/GYN, American Board of Internal Medicine

Languages

English
 
Rhonda Stein, MD
Pediatrics
“My favorite part of my job is watching the children I work with grow from infancy into early adulthood, experiencing the challenges of life with them, and sharing in their everyday experiences.”

Biography

Dr. Stein has worked at WYH since 2004. She received her Doctor of Medicine from New York Medical College and also her Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science at the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education. Dr. Stein completed her residency at the University Hospital at Stony Brook in the Pediatrics department. In her spare time, Dr. Stein enjoys reading, watching her three boys, participating in extracurricular activities, making desserts, and spending time with her 3 cats.

Dr. Stein works at Whitney Young Health’s Albany Health Center.

Licensures and Certifications

NYS Licensed in Medicine and Surgery, American Board of Pediatrics Diplomat, Drug Enforcement Administration Licensed, Basic Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, Neonatal Advanced Life Support

Languages

English
 
Noel Varghese, DO
OB/GYN
“I truly have a fun job, working with new mothers and their babies.”

Biography

Dr. Varghese has worked at WYH since 2014. He received his Doctorate of Medicine in Osteopathy at the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and also his Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Dr. Varghese completed postgraduate training at Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center.

Dr. Varghese works at Whitney Young Health’s Albany Health Center.

Licensures and Certifications

NYS License

Languages

English
 
Deborah Vasquez, MD
Pediatrics
“I enjoy meeting families from many diverse cultures and discussing their children’s health.”

Biography

Dr. Vasquez is our Director of Pediatrics and has worked at WYH since 2013. She received her Doctor of Medicine at Sackler School of Medicine in Israel and her Master of Public Health at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She completed postgraduate training at Jacobi Medical Center - Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Mt. Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Vasquez also received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology/Health and Society at the University of Rochester.

Dr. Vasquez grew up in New York City and is a 1st generation American from the Dominican Republic and enjoys reading with her kids, gardening, biking, and learning how to bake. 

Dr. Vasquez works at Whitney Young Health’s Albany Health Center.

Licensures and Certifications

American Board of Preventive Medicine Diplomat, American Board of Pediatrics Diplomat, NYS License to Practice Medicine, Drug Enforcement Administration Licensed in Controlled Substances

Languages

English, Spanish, Conversational Hebrew
 
Molly Ward RD, CDN, CDE
Adult and Pediatric Nutrition
I love teaching my patients how they can eat to live a longer, healthier and happier life.

Biography

Molly Ward has worked at WYH since 2016. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Minor in Personal Training at the State University of New York at Plattsburgh and completed her postgraduate training Virginia Commonwealth University Health System in Richmond, VA. 

Molly works at Whitney Young Health's Albany, Troy and Watervliet Health Centers.

Licensures and Certifications

Registered Dietitian, NYS Certified Dietitian Nutritionist, and Certified Diabetes Educator
 
Robert Weissberg, MD
Family Medicine,Pediatrics
“I enjoy the opportunity to serve the community by providing and supporting good health care. My colleagues are supportive, congenial, dedicated and competent.”

Biography

Dr. Weissberg has worked at WYH since 2014 and has been affiliated with us since the early 1980s. He earned his Doctor of Medicine at University of Michigan and his Bachelor of Arts in Psychobiology at NYU. Dr. Weissberg completed residencies at St. Clare’s Hospital (now Ellis Hospital) and at FAHEF (Duke University affiliate in North Carolina) as well as a fellowship at University of Arizona Health Sciences Department of Integrative Medicine.

After many years in various practices in the Capital Region and most recently in Massachusetts, he returned and began a part-time position at WYH. He enjoys folk music and dance, jazz, percussion, bike riding, hiking and traveling. He is the father of 2 sons and has lived in Niskayuna since 1980.

Dr. Weissberg works at Whitney Young Health’s Troy Health Center.

Licensures and Certifications

NYS Licensed, Family Medicine Certified, American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine Diplomate, Drug Enforcement Administration Licensed

Languages

English
 
Smyrna Wilson, MA, CASAC-T
HIV Medicine,Mental Health Therapy

Biography

Smyrna Wilson has worked at WYH since 2018 as a Peer Support Counselor.

Smyrna works at Whitney Young Health's Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Treatment Center. 

Licensures and Certifications

Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC)

Languages

English
 
Theodore Zeltner, MD
Adult Medicine
"I enjoy my job because I love interacting with patients. I have kept patients for 30+ years, so it's gratifying to develop relationships and know my patients as people, not just patients. Patients put a lot of trust and confidence in their doctors, so I'm glad to be here to help."

Biography

Dr. Zeltner is our Chief Medical Officer and has worked at WYH since 2014, after 32 years of working in private practice in Albany. He received his Master in Business Administration in Healthcare Administration from Union University, his Doctor of Medicine from Albany Medical College, and his Bachelor of Science in Biology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Dr. Zeltner completed postgraduate training at Albany Medical Center Hospital.

He enjoys Community Theater, spending time with his dogs (two Boston Terriers and a Pug) and music and lives in Guilderland with his wife and has a stepson.

Dr. Zeltner works at Whitney Young Health's Albany Health Center and is also the Chief Medical Officer. 

Licensures and Certifications

NYS Licensed, National Board of Medical Examiners Certified, American Board of Internal Medicine Certified, Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs

Languages

English