The New York Regional Chapter of the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine is a multidisciplinary organization of professionals committed to serving adolescents.

The goal of the regional chapter is to help professionals devoted to the care of adolescents in our region deliver the highest quality of care.

The objectives are to provide:

· A local forum for communication and continuing education among professionals by conducting meetings each year as a collaboration between downstate and upstate attendants via teleconferencing
· Information dissemination, including regular newsletters
· A network for adolescent health care referrals
· Advocacy for adolescent health care needs
· Collaboration with other regional professional organizations and national SAHM on issues related to adolescent health care delivery

You can help support our efforts to bring adolescent health professionals in New York State together by paying your Annual Dues! Due-paying members vote to help us make decisions and get special perks throughout the year.

Dues are $25, or $20 if you are currently in training or less than one year out of training (please select from drop down menu when applying for membership). Dues are for memberships between January 1 – December 31 annually. You do not need to be a member of SAHM to be a member of NYSAHM, but we encourage you to learn more about SAHM at

If you would like your annual membership dues to be automatically deducted from your account/card, please use the Subscribe button on the membership join page. Otherwise, use Buy Now for a one year - one time - subscription. Membership Dues are tax-deductible. You will receive a receipt via email for your contribution.

New York Regional Chapter Leadership:

President – Jenny Francis, MD MPH
Columbia University Medical Center, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital
Vice President – Nadia Saldanha, MD
Northwell Health (formerly North Shore-LIJ Health System)  
Treasurer – Risa Fridy, MD
Children's Hospital at Montefiore (fellow)
Communications – Randi Teplow-Phipps, MD
State University of New York (SUNY) at Purchase College
Member at Large, Upstate – Taylor Starr, DO
Rochester University Medical Center
Member at Large, Downstate – Dina Romo, MD
Jacobi Medical Center
Advocacy Chair – Janet Lee, MD
Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center
Trainee Representatives –
Sari Bentsianov, MD,
Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center (fellow)
Sona Chauhan, MD
Northwell Health (formerly North Shore- LIJ) (fellow)
Social Media Correspondent – Khalida Itriyeva, MD
Northwell Health (formerly North Shore-LIJ Health System) (fellow)
Event Planner – Julie Nagpal, MD
Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center

Join this chapter — membership in SAHM is not required to join a chapter, but you are invited to join. Members: log in and visit My Communities to network with other chapter members.

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