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Winthrop-University Hospital Expands Pediatric Surgical Services Team
March 25, 2015

In the latest step to enhance the breadth and depth of surgical services available to pediatric patients and their families, Winthrop-University Hospital is pleased to announce the expansion of its pediatric surgical services team through a clinical partnership with the Department of Surgery at Montefiore Medical Center.

Sathyaprasad Burjonrappa, MD, MS, FRCS (Ed), FACS, MBA, a member of the Division of Pediatric Surgery at Montefiore Medical Center joins Winthrop and will serve as the Hospital’s new Director of Pediatric Surgery. Charles Coren, MD, a longtime member of Winthrop’s attending medical staff, has been named Section Head of Pediatric Trauma Surgery.

In addition, four experienced surgeons on the pediatric surgical faculty at Montefiore Medical Center − Dominique M. Jan, MD; Steven Borenstein, MD; Mindy Statter, MD; and Gerard Weinberg, MD − join Winthrop’s pediatric surgical services team.

“Each of these physicians brings a wealth of experience to their new roles at Winthrop,” said Collin Brathwaite, MD, FACS, FASMBS, Chairman of the Department of Surgery at Winthrop. “We are pleased to partner with Montefiore Medical Center to bring some of their highly skilled and esteemed physicians onto our team. They will be an incredible asset to Winthrop’s already world-class surgical services.”

Robert Michler, MD, Surgeon-in-Chief of the Montefiore Healthsystem and Chairman of the Department of Surgery, believes this relationship “fosters the desire of Montefiore to provide world class care to families throughout the New York region and is a testament of the high caliber of our surgical faculty.”

The newly expanded team enables Winthrop to provide around-the-clock general and specialized pediatric surgical care services to treat patients with a wide range of acquired and congenital conditions. Working closely with a variety of programs and services throughout the Hospital to diagnose and manage patients’conditions, Winthrop’s Pediatric Surgical Team offers advanced laparoscopic surgery and neonatal surgery techniques to treat diaphragmatic hernia, anorectal malformations, and esophageal and biliary atresias; laparoscopic hernia repair; and thoracoscopic repair of pulmonary malformations among other conditions.

“The breadth and depth of Winthrop’s pediatric surgical services has grown and we are committed to providing high quality, compassionate care for infants, children and adolescents,” added Dr. Brathwaite.

A resident of Brooklyn, NY, Dr. Burjonrappa is among a select group of physicians who are Board Certified in General Surgery and Pediatric Surgery. Dr. Burjonrappa completed his residency at Creighton University Medical Center’s Department of Surgery in Omaha, NE. He went on to fulfill a Fellowship in General Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh, Scotland, as well as one in Pediatric Surgery at Hospital St. Justine, University of Montreal. Dr. Burjonrappa holds a Bachelor of Medicine & Surgery Degree from Stanley Medical College in Madras, India and a Masters in Surgery Degree from Municipal Medical College, Gujarat University in Ahmedabad, India. He is currently pursuing a Masters of Business Administration at University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Dr. Burjonrappa is an Associate Professor of Surgery & Pediatrics in the Department of Surgery at Montefiore Medical Center and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He has held faculty appointments at NYMC, Valhalla and SUNY Buffalo previously. He is widely published in prominent medical journals, including the Journal of Pediatric Surgery, the European Journal of Pediatric Surgery and Pediatric Surgery International, and has presented both nationally and internationally. He is on the editorial and review boards of several prominent pediatric and surgical journals and is a member of several professional societies including American Pediatric Surgeons Association, The American College of Surgeons, and The Association of Academic Surgery. In addition, Dr. Burjonrappa was recently elected to the prestigious Society of University Surgeons.

A resident of Rockville Centre, Dr. Coren has been a member of Winthrop’s attending surgical staff since 1988. He received his Bachelor of Science, Cum Laude, with Honors in Biology, and his Medical Degree, with Honors in Surgery, from the University of Cincinnati. His post-doctoral training includes an Internship in General Surgery at New York University Medical Center, Bellevue Hospital Center, where he then became a Resident and Chief Resident Surgeon. He completed his Pediatric Surgery Fellowship training at SUNY-Health Sciences Center at Brooklyn Kings County Hospital Center. Dr. Coren is Board Certified and holds the appointment of Assistant Professor of Surgery at Columbia University Medical Center, among others. Dr. Coren was elected a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American Academy of Pediatrics, and is a member of many professional organizations, including the National Board of Medical Examiners and American Pediatric Surgical Association.

Dr. Jan is the Chief of the Division of Pediatric Surgery, Professor of Surgery and Director of the Pediatric Abdominal Transplant Program in the Department of Surgery at Montefiore Medical Center and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. An accomplished researcher who has published over 100 articles and book chapters, Dr. Jan also serves on the Pediatric Council Board at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

Dr. Borenstein currently serves as an Attending Pediatric Surgeon and Assistant Professor of Surgery in the Department of Surgery at Montefiore Medical Center and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. The recipient of several prestigious honors, Dr. Borenstein has also authored and co-authored several peer-reviewed articles on topics related to pediatric surgery.

The Director of the General Surgery Residency Program in the Department of Surgery at Montefiore, Dr. Statter brings nearly three decades of experience to her new role at Winthrop. Board Certified in General Surgery, Pediatric Surgery, and Surgical Critical Care Medicine, she also serves as an Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery at Montefiore Medical Center and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Recognized by the American College of Surgeons’ Chicago Committee on Trauma ATLS Instructor of the Year, Dr. Statter also recently served on the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Committee on Bioethics.

In addition to his new role at Winthrop, Dr. Weinberg holds several professional appointments including Chief of Pediatric Trauma at Jacobi Medical Center, and an attending surgeon at St. Barnabas Medical Center. He is also a Professor of Clinical Pediatrics in the Department of Surgery at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Named to New York Magazine’s Best Doctors in New York and Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors: New York Metro Area several years in a row, Dr. Weinberg is a welcome addition to the Winthrop team.

Dr. Burjonrappa will hold office hours at Winthrop at 120 Mineola Blvd. Suite 210 in Mineola, NY on Friday’s between 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Burjonrappa, call (516) 663-8488.

For additional information about the Department of Surgery at Winthrop-University Hospital, call 1-866-WINTHROP.


Leanna Cherry
Assistant Director, PR
(516) 663-2234