The 2018 One Enchanted Evening event raised $262,481 to benefit the Emergency Department at Mather Hospital.  Please join us for our next One Enchanted Evening on Friday, November 1, 2019

Honoree Bios

David BenEliyahu, DC, is the founder and Administrative Director of the Back and Neck Pain Center at Mather Hospital, and the Mather Chiropractic Collaboration Program. He has advanced certification in Sports Injuries and Pain Management. A strong proponent of education, Dr. BenEliyahu started Mather’s NeuroSpine Summit, an interdisciplinary symposium that features presentations of complex spine cases with expert roundtable discussion. Dr. BenEliyahu is widely published on spine care in peer reviewed journals, and has made many presentations on spine care at multiple conferences. He is a member of the USA Olympic Medical Society having been selected to spend a month at the U.S. Olympic Training Center treating Olympic and USA elite athletes. Dr. BenEliyahu has been in private practice in Selden, NY for 36 years, where he directs an integrated and collaborative spine and musculoskeletal practice.

David Shenouda, DO, is a board certified cardiologist with Three Village Cardiology, a practice of Harbor View Medical Services. He graduated from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, School of Osteopathic Medicine and completed both a residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in cardiovascular medicine at Winthrop University Hospital. He also serves as a clinical assistant professor at the State University of New York at Stony Brook.

He most recently served as President of the Medical Staff. During his tenure in that role he was a founding member of the Committee on Promoting Physician Excellence, which is a subcommittee of Quality Management, that establishes expectations for the medical staff regarding standards of performance in professionalism, wellness, communications and team work skills.  Dr. Shenouda partnered with the American Academy for Physician Leadership to develop training and lectures for the Medical Staff.   He is a champion in engaging the medical staff in Mather’s journey to becoming a high reliability organization.

Sumeer Sathi, MD, is a neurosurgeon who finished his medical degree at Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA, and continued his interest in the neurosciences by training in neurosurgery.  He served as general surgery intern and neurosurgery resident at the Harvard Medical School program, The Children’s Hospital and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA. He also supervised the cerebrovascular research laboratory involved in neuroprotection. After finishing his residency, he entered a skull base and cerebrovascular surgery fellowship under the tutelage of Dr. John Tew, Jr. at Mayfield Institute and the University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH.


Instrumental in building the neurosciences service line at Mather Hospital, Dr. Sathi serves as Section Chief of Neurosurgery, Medical Director of Neurosciences and Back & Neck Center, an innovative holistic, multidisciplinary program established in 2016. He is a perennial presenter at Mather Hospital’s Annual Spine Summit. Dr. Sathi also is a clinical assistant professor of neurological surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College.