Officers of GLIPS

RISA GOLD, MD
President
2016-2018
After graduating from Harvard College, Dr. Gold completed her residency training in Psychiatry at Paine Whitney Clinic and a Child Psychiatry Fellowship at North Shore University Hospital. She is Board Certified in Adult Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Dr. Gold is currently as assistant attending at North Shore University Hospital, where responsibilities have included supervision of residents and mock Board exams. Since completing her Fellowship in 1987, Dr Gold has been in private practice for Adult, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in Cold Spring Harbor. In response to a request from Columbia University Department of Psychiatry, Dr. Gold helped organize a network of Long Island psychiatrists and social workers to help the New York City Police Department treat officers after 9/11. The program has been a success and Dr. Gold is now an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. Her clinical interests include guided imagery and visualization as well as psychoanalytically oriented psychotherapy and play therapy.

STEPHEN PERRET, MD
President-Elect
2016-2018
Dr. Perret recently completed training in both General and Child Psychiatry at Hofstra North Shore- LIJ. Currently, he is a full-time Attending at Long Island Jewish, working as both an Adult Psychiatry Attending in the Consultation-Liaison Department where he supervises residents, fellows, and students and also serves as the staff Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist at the Fay J. Lindner Center in partnership with A.H.R.C., treating adults and children with Developmental Disabilities and Autism.

SCOTT KRAKOWER, DO
Secretary-Treasurer
2016-2018
Dr. Krakower completed his training in general psychiatry at the Albert Einstein-Long Island Jewish Medical Center Psychiatry program, and served as Chief Resident. He subsequently completed his Child and Adolescent Psychiatry training at the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ fellowship program, and served as Chief Fellow and is Board Certified in Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He currently serves in the North Shore-LIJ Health System as the Medical Director of the Mineola Community Treatment Center, where he treats patients with addiction disorders. He also works for the School Based Health Center to help provide psychiatric care to children in the underserved schools. Dr. Krakower has a private outpatient practice for General and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

JACQUELINE CAST
Executive Director
1976-Present
Ms. Cast served as Executive Director of the former Nassau Psychiatric Society and the Suffolk District Branch, APA before their consolidation to form the Greater Long Island Psychiatric Society. In addition to overseeing the general operation of the organization, Ms. Cast is the link between members, the public and the organization. She served as a Consultant to the American Psychiatric Association's National Membership Committee for ten years (1999-2009), and chaired the Ad-Hoc Workgroup on Centralized Membership Processing.

JUDITH MARCUS, MD
Councillor
2012-2018
Dr. Judith Marcus graduated from Cornell University and Downstate Medical Center. She completed her psychiatric residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center in the Bronx. After serving briefly as an attending at the day hospital at Jacobi Municipal Medical Center, she was appointed Assistant Director at the Montefiore Outpatient Clinic where she stayed for two years. Her responsibilities included teaching, supervision and administration. From 1989-94, Dr. Marcus was in private practice in Great Neck and trained as a psychoanalyst at The Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research. While continuing in private practice, she has taught a course in Dynamic Psychotherapy and supervised residents at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset for the last 15 years. She recently joined the faculty at LIJ and supervises a resident there. Dr. Marcus has been a member of GLIPS for many years.

SASHI SHUKLA, MD
Councillor
2014-2020
Dr. Shukla is a graduate of Delhi University, New Delhi, India. She completed her psychiatric residency training at New York Medical College. Currently she is an Assistant Clinical Professor, Dept. of Psychiatry, Behavioral Science SUNY, Stony Brook. An APA Fellow, and International Medical Graduate representative to the GLIPS Board, she maintains a private practice and is Attending Psychiatrist at John T. Mather Memorial Hospital and St. Charles Hospital in Port Jefferson, NY.

RUTH WALDBAUM, MD
Councillor
2016-2022

DANA COHEN, MD
Director
2013-2017

Dr. Cohen received a Bachelor of Science with Distinction from Cornell University in 2001, and attended SUNY Upstate Medical University for both medical school as well as adult psychiatric residency. She served as Chief Resident during her last year of training, and received the Chairman's Commendation for superior performance in psychiatry. She is Board Certified in Adult Psychiatry. She presently works for the Northport VA Medical Center, and provides outpatient psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy at the Riverhead community-based clinic.

PATRICE REIVES-BRIGHT, MD
Director
2013-2017

Patrice Reives-Bright, MD is a graduate of University of North Carolina School of Medicine in Chapel Hill, NC. She then went on to complete both General Psychiatry residency and Child and Adolescent fellowship at Zucker-Hillside Hospital. Following graduation from the two-year fellowship, she developed a private practice in Merrick, NY where she treated a child, adolescent and adult population with individual psychotherapy and medication management services. The time following residency also included part-time work as a consulting psychiatrist at St. John's University Counseling Center. During these years, Dr. Reives-Bright also took on the role of Medical Director for Harmony Heights Residential Treatment Center, a therapeutic school-based placement for high school females and continues to provide weekly consultation there at present. In 2008, Dr. Reives-Bright joined the staff at South Oaks Hospital in Amityville, NY. There she helped to develop the hospital's child and adolescent outpatient program that currently provides comprehensive psychiatric services to youth and their families. Dr. Reives-Bright is currently the Director of Child Psychiatry where she now provides predominantly inpatient services to children and adolescents. She is currently the President of the Medical staff at South Oaks Hospital. Other activities include previous term of service on the Board of Mental Health Association in Suffolk County.

STEPHEN GEISLER, MD
Director
2015-2017

Dr. Geisler is a graduate of the New York University School of Medicine and completed his psychiatry residency training at the Zucker Hillside Hospital of the North Shore - Long Island Jewish Health System where he also completed a Psychotherapy Fellowship. Dr. Geisler is Board Certified in Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He has been on staff at the Zucker Hillside Hospital (ZHH) since 1985 and is currently the Clinical Director of Adult Ambulatory Services.

Dr. Geisler has been the recipient of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill Exemplary Psychiatrist Award, the APA's Irma Bland, MD Certificate of Excellence in Teaching Residents Award and twice received the Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award from ZHH graduating residents' classes. He is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the Hofstra North Shore LIJ School of Medicine. Dr. Geisler is also a member of the American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology.

LAWRENCE CHALIF, MD
Director
2016-2018

Dr. Chalif is Board Certified in Adult Psychiatry and has been a member of the APA for 26 years. A graduate of Dartmouth College, Dr. Chalif attended George Washington Medical School and did his internship at Pennsylvania Hospital, his residency at the Institute of Pennsylvania Hospital, and two years of post-residency training at the NYU Psychoanalytic Institute. He was the Medical Director of a mental health clinic in Hempstead from 1991-93 and during those years also did inpatient and consult-liaison work while building an outpatient practice. Since 1993, he has worked exclusively with outpatients in his Huntington and Roslyn offices where he sees individuals from early adolescence to old age, as well as couples and families, sometimes across several generations. He treats a wide diversity of problems in patients ranging from very high functioning to seriously impaired, with a particular interest in intensive psychotherapy. He also specializes in pharmacotherapy, often working in conjunction with psychologists and social workers. As a GLIPS Board member, he is interested in pursuing ways in which our local branch could help address the concerns of an outpatient psychiatrist, both clinically and administratively. Dr. Chalif grew up on the South Shore of Long Island and currently resides in Huntington.

SOHAG SANGHANI, MD
Director
2016-2018

Dr. Sanghani is a Diplomat of the American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology in both General Psychiatry as well as Geriatric Psychiatry. He also holds a Master of Public Health (MPH) along with a Certificate in Public Mental Health Research from Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.

Dr. Sanghani is the Director of Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) Service at The Zucker Hillside Hospital (ZHH), which is one of the busiest ECT services in the country. He is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine. In addition to teaching medical and nursing students, residents and fellows from various institutions rotating through the ECT service, he is actively involved in teaching various didactic courses to ZHH residents. As a faculty member for the ECT fellowship course offered at ZHH, he provides ECT training to psychiatrists from all over the world.

Dr. Sanghani is a graduate of the medical school and psychiatry residency training program of The Gujarat University, India. Following his studies, he worked in the public mental health sector in India with the prestigious Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad, and was involved in the evaluation of various mental health projects implemented by non-profit organizations. After receiving his MPH degree from Johns Hopkins, Dr. Sanghani moved to Long Island and completed his psychiatry residency at ZHH of the Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine in 2013. During the last year of his residency training, he served as Chief Resident and was an active member of many scientific and administrative committees. He subsequently completed a Fellowship in Geriatric Psychiatry at the same institution in 2014. During his fellowship training, he pursued a public health track at the Pilgrim State Psychiatric Center. He co-authored a paper detailing the efficacy of ECT augmentation in clozapine-resistant Schizophrenia, which was regarded by NEJM as one of the 10 most influential papers in Psychiatry for the year of 2014. In addition, he has participated in various studies and presented at national meetings.

LAURA SCHNEIDER, MD
Director
2016-2018

Dr. Laura Schneider is a Board Certified psychiatrist, who has been in practice for the past 25 years. She graduated from Yale College, summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, with honors in the major of psychology. She went to NYU Medical School, where she was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society and received a Women's Medical Association Citation for Outstanding Academic Achievement. She completed her psychiatric residency training at NYU-Bellevue Medical Center and served as Chief Resident at Bellevue and the Manhattan VA Hospital. Following residency, Dr. Schneider worked on the Resident Teaching Unit at the Manhattan Psychiatric Center, teaching residents and treating chronically mentally ill patients. She then served as an attending at the Hillside Hospital Walk-In-Clinic for five years, where she provided assessment, crisis intervention and referral of patients as well as supervision of residents. In 1996, Dr. Schneider joined the staff at Pride of Judea, a community mental health center in Douglaston, New York, where she worked for the next ten years. At Pride, she treated adults suffering from a wide range of both acute and chronic psychiatric disorders, working closely with a team of other mental health professionals. Dr. Schneider has been in private practice in Roslyn, New York, since 2004, where she provides psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy to adults with a broad spectrum of psychiatric disorders.

MARY URICCHIO, MD
Director
2016-2018

Dr. Mary C. Uricchio has been in private practice in Huntington, New York, for the past twenty-four years. She attended medical school at The George Washington University School of Medicine, and completed her residency in Adult Psychiatry at North Shore Hospital in Manhasset, where she served as Chief Resident as well. Following the completion of residency, Dr. Uricchio remained as the Assistant Unit Chief on the Psychiatry Unit for two years.

Dr. Uricchio's practice is centered on the adult population, and is not limited to any particular diagnosis. Her special areas of interest are oncology and geriatrics.

VADIM IZGUR, MD
Director
2013-2017

Dr. Izgur graduated from the SUNY Upstate residency program in 2010 where he also functioned as Chief Resident in the last year. Since graduation he has been on the medical staff at Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center in a Consultation-Liaison capacity for the past two years. Once every other week he provides coverage for the Inpatient Psychiatric unit of the hospital. He is Board Certified in General Psychiatry. As a General Member of GLIPS, he is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry with NYCOM. He also has an outpatient private practice in Commack, NY.