About Us

Research is an essential component of a major medical center. The Theresa and Eugene M. Lang Center for Research and Education was founded in 2000, to provide a major research presence at New York Hospital Queens. The center was made possible through a generous gift from philanthropists and friends Theresa and Eugene Lang. The goal of the center is to promote a new emphasis in clinical research by conducting studies in the community setting.

The research center's activities complement a robust training program for residents and fellows and the advanced level of patient care that make New York Hospital Queens a major medical center.

Research activity has traditionally been carried out in major academic centers, where the clinical problems are often rare and highly complex. Studies of those conditions are frequently not generalizable to the majority of people suffering from common but serious illnesses.

The community hospital is better suited to addressing common diseases such as cancer, heart attack, stroke, diabetes, kidney failure, and hypertension in the setting where most patients will be treated.

Mission

The Lang Center’s mission is to promote a high standard of research for community teaching hospitals by creating a national model at New York Hospital Queens.

Vision

Our goal is to conduct innovative, high quality clinical research. A community hospital is well suited to addressing the more common diseases such as cancer, heart attack, stroke, diabetes, kidney failure and hypertension. It makes sense to study these diseases where most people live and will be treated.

Meet the Lang Center Staff

Phyllis August, M.D., M.P.H., is the Theresa Lang Director for the Theresa and Eugene M. Lang Center for Research and Education. She holds the hospital’s first endowed chair for research at New York Hospital Queens.

Dr. August is also a professor of Medicine and Public Health at Weill Medical College of Cornell University and serves as an attending physician at New York Hospital Queens and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Cornell campus. Dr. August earned a B.A. degree from Harvard College, an M.D. from Yale University and a master's degree in Public Health from Harvard University School of Public Health. She completed her graduate medical education at the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and is board certified in internal medicine and nephrology.

In 2006, Dr. August became the first recipient of the Ralph A. Baer, M.D. Professorship of Medical Research at Weill Cornell, which was established to support research in public health and cardiovascular diseases. Dr. August's research career has focused on hypertension, particularly in pregnancy, kidney disease and diabetes. She has written numerous scientific manuscripts and book chapters and is frequently asked to speak at national and international meetings.  718-670-2840

Karen A. Hultberg is the Administrator of The Theresa and Eugene M. Lang Center for Research and Education, and has been instrumental in the growth and development of the robust research program at the center. She has developed programs for human subject protection, regulatory agency compliance, grants submission, and financial management. Ms. Hultberg provides one-to-one consultation for investigators as needed and oversees all activities of the research center on an ongoing basis.

She came to New York Hospital Queens in 2000 with management experience from Sandler Occupational Medicine Associates, Inc., a consulting firm, and Physicians Reciprocal Insurers, a medical malpractice insurance company.

She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the State University of New York and is currently completing her Masters of Science in Healthcare Administration at New York University. In addition to her responsibilities as research administrator, Ms. Hultberg is also Administrator for the Medical Staff Office, the hospital's credentialing program. 718-670-2840/ kah9005@nyp.org  

Daniel L. Lorber, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.D.E., is the Associate Director of The Theresa and Eugene M. Lang Center for Research and Education and the Director of Diabetes and Metabolic Research for New York Hospital Queens. He is also Director of Endocrinology at New York Hospital Queens and Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at Weill Medical College, Cornell University. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Endocrinology. He is also a certified Diabetes Educator and a Fellow of the American College of Physicians.

Dr. Lorber gained national recognition for his work in diabetes in 2009 when he was chosen as "Outstanding Physician Clinician in Diabetes" by the American Diabetes Association.

Dr. Lorber earned his B.A. degree at Columbia College and an M.D. at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He completed his internship and residency at the Bronx Municipal Hospital Center and a fellowship in Endocrinology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN, where he was a Clinical Research Center Associate Physician. Dr. Lorber has been an active member of the American Diabetes Association throughout his career, and is recognized nationally as an expert in fighting employment discrimination against people with diabetes. He is the author and co-author of numerous articles and book chapters. 718-670-2561                      

 
Nancy Garcia

Office Manager
718-670-2914
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Susan Ingenito

Senior Medical Assistant
718-670-2414
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Joy Lee, RN

Research Coordinator
718-670-2305
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Mari Tsovian

Research Coordinator
718-670-1827
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Jackson Ng

Research Coordinator
718-670-2136
jan9044@nyp.org 

Priscilla Chu
Research Coordinator
718-670-1431
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Kevin Morrow
Research Coordinator
718-670-1633
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Michaela Greenbaum

Assistant Study Coordinator
718-670-1462 
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Marisela Rodriguez
Recruiter
718-670-2837
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Founding Benefactors and Supporters

Theresa and Eugene M. Lang

Our research center was made possible through the generous gift from philanthropists and friends, Theresa and Eugene M. Lang

Scientific Advisory Board

The Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) adds an important dimension to the Lang Research Center. Comprised of New York Hospital Queens faculty from the major clinical departments, the SAB meets monthly to work with the Lang Research Center staff to ensure that the center is meeting the research needs of the hospital.


Phyllis August, M.D., M.P.H.
Theresa Lang Director, Lang Center for Research and Education

Armando E. Castro, M.D.
Program Director, Surgical Residency Program
Department of Surgery

Chaim Charytan, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Director, Nephrology and Medical Director, Dialysis Units
Department of Medicine

Gary Eglinton, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.
Chairman, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Daniel Lorber, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Associate Director, Lang Center for Research and Education

Dattatreyudu Nori, M.D., F.A.C.R., F.A.C.R.O.
Chairman, Department of Radiation Oncology, and Director, The Cancer Center

Stephen Rimar, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President for Medical Affairs

James G. Ryan, M.D., F.A.C.E.P.
Director, Emergency Medicine Residency Program

Sorana Segal-Maurer, M.D.
Director, Infectious Disease
Department of Medicine

 
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