January 23, 2013, Brooklyn, NY…Lutheran
Medical Center announces its 2013 Medical and Dental Staff officers.
New leaders include (from left to right above) Naser Yazigi, M.D.,
president; John Trillo, M.D., vice president; George Fernaine, M.D.,
treasurer; and Ralph Ruggiero, M.D., secretary.
history at Lutheran dates back to 1990 when he completed his internal
medicine residency at the hospital. Since then he has served as a
full-time attending physician covering critical care service and also in
private practice specializing in internal medicine, infectious diseases
and critical care medicine. Dr. Yazigi has also served at Jacobi
Medical Center and North Central Bronx Hospital. He is the recipient of
multiple teaching awards from Lutheran Medical Center including Teacher
of the Year. Dr. Yazigi has been a member of the Medical and Dental
Staff leadership for the last three years, serving as secretary,
treasurer and vice president.
Dr. Trillo, a gastrointestinal and
liver disease specialist, has been with Lutheran Medical Center since
2004. He is a member of the American College of Physicians, the American
Gastroenterology Association, the Brooklyn Gastroenterology Association
and the American Medical Association. Dr. Trillo has been a member of
the Medical and Dental Staff leadership for two years, serving as
secretary and treasurer.
Dr. Fernaine currently serves as the
director of Interventional Cardiology. He has been with Lutheran Medical
Center since 2007 and also currently serves as the associate director
of the catheterization laboratory, medical director of cardiac
rehabilitation and site director of the cardiology fellowship. This is
Dr. Fernaine's first year serving as a Medical and Dental Staff officer.
Dr. Ruggiero is Lutheran's network chief of women's health. He
has a long history at Lutheran dating back to 1980 when he served as an
intern and completed his residency. Dr. Ruggiero has previously served
at Richmond University Medical Center and New York Methodist Hospital as
well as at private practices. This is Dr. Ruggiero's first year serving
at a Medical and Dental Staff officer.