As a resident of Mather Hospital, you will have the distinction of working with, and being mentored by, a remarkable group of board-certified physicians. Our faculty includes nationally recognized clinicians and researchers, with vast levels of experience teaching and guiding students in their journey to becoming licensed physicians. All of our faculty are board certified, some in in multiple specialties, bringing a well-rounded knowledge to each rotation they supervise. The physicians listed below are considered the core faculty of the residency program. All of these physicians hold academic appointments at Stony Brook Medicine.
Avraham Bluestone, MD/PhD is the Program Director of the Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program. He also serves as the Sub Specialty Education Coordinator of Neuroradiology at Mather and a clinical faculty member of Neuroradiology at Stony Brook Medicine. After receiving his medical and PhD degrees from SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Dr. Bluestone completed an internship in Internal Medicine at Maimonides Medical Center and a residency in Diagnostic Radiology at SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He then went on to complete a fellowship in Neuroradiology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. An Assistant Professor of Radiology at Stony Brook, Dr. Bluestone has written multiple papers and is an active contributor to ACR Case in Point. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family, volunteering as a high school coding instructor and participating in outdoor activities.
Dvorah Balsam, MD is both a core faculty member of the residency program and the Chief of Pediatric Radiology at Stony Brook Medicine. A graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine, she completed her internship in Mixed Medicine/Pediatrics at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center, her residency in Radiology at Albert Einstein/Jacobi Hospital and a fellowship in Pediatric Radiology at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital. Since beginning her tenure as an attending, she has been honored with the Teacher of the Year Award 10 times. Dr. Balsam currently holds the titles of Professor of Radiology at Stony Brook Medicine and Adjunct Clinical Professor of Radiology at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Mohammed Bilal, MD is a core faculty member and the Sub Specialty Education Coordinator of Interventional Radiology. Dr. Bilal earned his medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine and completed a Transitional Year internship at MetroWest Medical Center in Framingham, MA. He then completed his residency in Diagnostic Radiology and a fellowship in Vascular and Interventional Radiology at Long Island Jewish Medical Center before joining the staff at Mather Hospital. During his residency, he was the junior and senior Chief Resident. Dr. Bilal is the Director of Vascular and Interventional Radiology at Mather, a member of the Cancer Committee and a clinical advisory board member of the Mather Spine Center. He also holds the academic title of Clinical Assistant Professor of Radiology at Stony Brook Medicine. Dr. Bilal specializes in all aspects of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology with particular expertise in oncologic interventions, women’s interventional health and spine intervention. He enjoys local and global traveling, dining, watching movies, painting and cycling.
Joseph Carrucciu, MD is a core faculty member the Sub Specialty Education Coordinator of Breast Imaging. A graduate of SUNY Upstate Medical Center, he completed his intern year in Internal Medicine at Stony Brook and both a Diagnostic Radiology residency and Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology fellowship at St. Vincent’s Hospital in New York. Dr. Carrucciu held the positions of the Chief of Interventional Service and the Assistant Program Director of the Radiology Residency at Stony Brook Medicine before joining Mather Hospital. A recipient of the 2012 Long Island Healthcare Heroes award, he founded the Mather Hospital Interventional Service and the Fortunato Breast Health Center, where he has served as the Co-Medical Director since 1994. In his spare time he can be found in the garden or at an antiques auction.
Joan C. Faro, MD is the Chief Medical Officer at Mather Hospital and the President of Harbor View Medical Services, a physician practice group that is part of the Mather Health System. As a member of the hospital’s executive team, Dr. Faro works on a number of initiatives including evaluating and implementing best practices in quality and patient safety, developing physician leaders, motivating change, and developing methodologies for measuring, tracking and reporting both process and outcomes measures to ensure improvement. Dr. Faro believes that physicians must take active roles in designing systems to ensure optimal healthcare delivery and that they should begin preparing themselves for leadership opportunities early in their career. She serves as faculty for the GNYHA Clinical Quality Fellowship Program, designed to deliver formal training in quality improvement principles and techniques to physicians and other healthcare providers. Dr. Faro earned her medical degree from Stony Brook Medicine and completed her residency in Internal Medicine and a fellowship in General Medicine at Stony Brook Hospital. She went on to serve as a member of the Internal Medicine faculty at Stony Brook Medicine from 1985 until 1994. She is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and has served on several of the national committees of the Society for Hospital Medicine, including Leadership and Quality. She joined APM/CSC Healthcare Consulting in 1994 while earning her MBA from NYU Stern School of Business. She has been at Mather since 2001. In her spare time, Dr. Faro collects wine and enjoys travel, gourmet cooking and a variety of winter sports.
Amit Gupta, MD is a core faculty member and the Sub Specialty Education Coordinator of Nuclear Radiology. A graduate of K.E.M. Hospital and Seth G.S. Medical College of India, he completed fellowships in Nuclear, Thoracic, Vascular and Interventional, and Musculoskeletal Radiology at the Imaging Institute of the Cleveland Clinic.
Alan T. Kaell, MD serves as the Director of Resident Scholarly Activity and Faculty Development at Mather Hospital. Board certified in Internal Medicine, Rheumatology and Geriatrics, Dr. Kaell has been an active investigator since 1983, focusing on rheumatology and immunology, resulting in numerous published research articles and chapters. He has lectured on his findings internationally, has had privileges at four major hospitals in Suffolk County and has been a reviewer and editor of various national journals for more than 30 years. Dr. Kaell has conducted more than 20 Phase II, III and IV clinical trials for anti-rheumatic therapies and has been the recipient of NIH and Fetzer research grants. He has taught medical students, residents and fellows for the past 30 years and is currently a participant in the Academy of Rheumatology Medical Educators, whose mission is to develop, implement and assess novel teaching techniques by incorporating Patient Reported Outcomes and evaluating patient and physician behavioral changes.
Maryanna Mason, MD is Director of the Depatment of Imaging Services at Mather Hospital and Assistant Director, Outpatient Imaging Center, Stony Brook University. She received her MD from New York Medical College, Valhalla NY and completed her residency in Radiology at Long Island Jewish Medical Center and her fellowship in Cross Sectional Imaging at Stony Brook University.
Kenny Lien, MD is a core faculty member and an Assistant Clinical Professor in Radiology at Stony Brook Medicine. Dr. Lien holds a master’s degree in Physiology and Biophysics from Georgetown University and worked as a Research Associate at Cedars Sinai Medical Center prior to earning his medical degree from Drexel University College of Medicine. He completed his Transitional Year at Mercy Catholic Medical Center in Philadelphia, a residency in Diagnostic Radiology at Stony Brook Medicine and a fellowship in Vascular and Interventional Radiology from NYU.
Michelle Price, MD is a core faculty member and the Co-Medical Director of the Mather Hospital Fortunato Breast Health Center. A graduate of Cornell University Medical College, she completed both her intern year in Pathology and residency in Radiology at The New York Hospital along with a fellowship in Breast Imaging at New York Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Price held the title of Assistant Attending Professor of Radiology at New York Presbyterian before joining Mather Hospital in 2003. She has been honored numerous times for her work on Long Island including the 2012 Healthcare Heroes and the 2013 Town of Brookhaven Women’s Recognition Night in the field of Medicine.
Michael Reiter, DO is a core faculty member and the Sub Specialty Education Coordinator of Cardiothoracic Radiology. He received his medical degree from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, before completing his Transitional Year at Eisenhower Army Medical Center in Georgia and a residency in Diagnostic Radiology at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC. Dr. Reiter was the Section Head of the Cardiothoracic Imaging Division and Deputy Chief of Diagnostic Radiology at San Antonio Military Medical Center before joining Mather Hospital. He holds an academic title of Assistant Professor of Radiology at both Stony Brook Medicine and Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with family and traveling.
Kimberly Wilson is the Program Coordinator for the Mather Hospital Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program. A graduate of Dowling College, she has been a proud member of the Mather Imaging Services Family since 1989 and has received multiple service excellence awards for her dedication to both the hospital and the community. Ms. Wilson has helped to develop and write Imaging Services IRB research studies. She also operates as the liaison between Mather Professional Services and Stony Brook Medicine. In addition, she has assisted the Administration Team in the start-up of Collaborative Chiropractic Affiliation, and the CyberKnife Facility. Ms. Wilson has served as the Co-chair of the Standards of Performance Team for the past 18 months. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and three children. They are an athletic family that loves the outdoors.