White Plains, N.Y. (January 25, 2024) – White Plains Hospital announced today that Claudia Felberg, MD has been elected the new President of the Medical Staff at White Plains Hospital, a position she will hold until the end of 2025. Dr. Felberg, who was previously Vice President of the Medical Staff, succeeds Dr. George Anastasian as President.
Board-certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine and Critical Care Medicine, Dr. Felberg is the Medical Director of Scarsdale Medical Group (SMG) and serves as Chief of Pulmonology at the Hospital. Selected as a Healthcare Hero by Westchester Magazine last year, Dr. Felberg is the first female to hold the President position.
Practicing at 600 Mamaroneck Ave. in Harrison, Dr. Felberg received her undergraduate degree from Barnard College and her medical degree from New York Medical College in Valhalla. She completed an internship and residency in Internal Medicine at the Yale University School of Medicine and earned a fellowship in Pulmonary Diseases and Critical Care at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine.
In addition, Otolaryngologist Jk Rasamny, MD, who specializes in head and neck surgery, succeeds Dr. Felberg as Vice President of the Medical Staff, while Pulmonologist Emanuel Wurm, DO was elected Secretary/Treasurer.
While those officers will serve two-year terms, three physicians were elected to three-year terms as delegates. They are breast surgeon Preya Ananthakrishnan, MD; cardiac electrophysiologist James Peacock, MD; and Randy Stevens, MD, Director of Radiation Oncology at the White Plains Hospital Center for Cancer Care.
"I am pleased to welcome Claudia, Jk and Emanuel to these leadership positions. Their depth of knowledge and experience in both the clinical and administrative areas will serve our entire medical staff well," said Michael Palumbo, MD, Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer at White Plains Hospital.
About White Plains Hospital
White Plains Hospital is a proud member of the Montefiore Health System, serving as its tertiary hub of advanced care in the Hudson Valley. The Hospital is a 292-bed not-for-profit health care organization with the primary mission of providing exceptional acute and preventive medical care to all people who live in, work in or visit Westchester County and its surrounding areas. White Plains Hospital has outpatient medical facilities across Westchester, including multispecialty practices in Armonk, Larchmont, New Rochelle, Rye Brook, Somers and Yorktown Heights; and Scarsdale Medical Group locations in Harrison and Scarsdale.
The Hospital is fully accredited by the Joint Commission and in 2023, White Plains Hospital received another 5-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) — the highest distinction offered by that federal agency for the second consecutive year. In addition, the Hospital received its third Magnet® designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), a distinction held by only two percent of hospitals in the country. White Plains Hospital has consistently received the Outstanding Patient Experience Award from Healthgrades®, and in 2022 became the only Hospital in Westchester to be awarded with an A Safety Grade from the Leapfrog Group for the 9th time.