Health Notes: Gala Honoree, Health Forum

Women’s Health Forum
NYU-Langone experts will talk about risk of heart disease, fitness and dietary tips, and breast self-examinations at a forum set for Thursday Sept. 27. .Physicians are available to answer health questions. This event is led by cardiology nurse

Sharon C. Cote

practitioner Wendy Beckman, NP; cardiologist Raman Bhasin, MD; obstetrician–gynecologists Sharon C. Cote, MD, and Elisa Felsen-Singer, DO; board-certified genetic counselor Lee Ann McCoy; rheumatologist Anang H. Modi, DO; registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator Melanie Perlson; and general and breast surgeon Faisal Siddiqui, MD.

The forum will run from  5:30-7 PM. To register, please call 631 425-2241.

Huntington Hospital Gala

Huntington Hospital will honor plastic surgeon James N. Romanelli at its gala on Nov. 30.

Romanelli, who grew up in Cold Spring Harbor, began practicing at Huntington Hospital in the 1990s. He served as the hospital’s chief of surgery from 2000 to 2012 and is currently the hospital’s chief of staff.

 Romanelli has performed pro bono surgeries for children with congenital issues and feels a real sense of purpose and satisfaction in helping these children.

“Jim’s contributions to Huntington Hospital and, most notably, the many children he has changed the lives of through his pro bono work, are why we are excited to have this opportunity to honor him,” said Gerard Brogan, Jr., MD, executive director of Huntington Hospital.

As a member of the hospital’s medical board, Dr. Romanelli has seen Huntington Hospital bloom from community hospital to comprehensive medical center as part of the Northwell Health system.

“Huntington Hospital is the safety net for our families when they become ill or experience a medical crisis,” Dr. Romanelli said. “With all of the different subspecialty physicians and medical teams available at the hospital, there is no longer a need to travel for care. That’s why although there are many worthy charitable causes, Huntington Hospital is an extraordinary resource in our area that is deserving of all of the philanthropic aid we can give.”

After graduating from the University of Notre Dame with honors, Romanelli attended medical school at the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center.  Then, followed six years of training in general surgery and hand surgery, after which Romanelli undertook plastic surgery residency at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.  At Baylor, he trained with the inventors of the original silicone gel breast implant as well as many of the “founding fathers” of cosmetic plastic surgery.

For more information about the gala, contact Dolli Bross at 631-470-5204 or [email protected].

Colorectal Cancer
The Suffolk County Department of Health encourages residents to get colorectal cancer screenings; those who do not have insurance coverage for the procedure are invited to contact  the Cancer Services Program of Suffolk County at 631-548-6329.

Human Trafficking
Huntington Hospital’s program to spot victims of human trafficking was highlighted on NPR this week.

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2018/07/24/631517533/hospitals-gear-up-for-new-diagnosis-human-trafficking?dm_i=1Y9P,5RGZS,NFVNE0,MIZIP,1

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