Chief Executive Officer, Adjuvant.Health & Allied Physicians Group
Dr. Kerry Frommer Fierstein is Chief Executive Officer of Allied Physicians Group, a primary care independent physician group with over 30 locations throughout the New York metropolitan area. Dr. Fierstein is also Chief Executive Officer of Adjuvant.Health, a premier Managed Services Organization, offering a wide range of medical practice solutions and administrative consultative services. She has been an active Executive Chair since its’ inception in 2017 and is also a Board Member of Allied Foundation and United Health Care Children’s Fund. In 2018, she was a recipient of Bridges to Excellence (a physician office systems recognition program). This program recognizes practices that use systems to enhance the quality of patient care, a huge accomplishment.
She was Managing Partner of Pediatrics Health Associates prior to joining Adjuvant.Health in 2011, retains this title and has held additional roles with increasing responsibility during her tenure with Adjuvant. As a leader, Dr. Fierstein is consistent, logical and clear headed. She understands the big picture and ties projects and work into the organizational goals seamlessly. The organization and her teams have grown under her leadership in roles including Treasurer and Chief Medical Officer. Her presence and style foster a strong confidence in her abilities. As CMO, Dr. Fierstein greatly impacted many competencies within the business and her subject matter expertise in Pediatrics is demonstrated by her successful speaking engagements with Pediatric Supergroup, at the Molloy Early Childhood Conferences and the Academy of Pediatrics National Convention. She is Pediatric Board Certified, a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and on Healthgrades Honor Roll.
Dr. Fierstein believes strongly in the importance of physician leadership in the healthcare arena, and that physician independence leads to premier quality healthcare and better experiences for both the doctor and the patient. It is her mission, and that of Allied and Adjuvant, to give physicians the support necessary to be the drivers in healthcare delivery. She is an active practitioner and is trained in Pediatric Clinical Hypnosis.
Born in the Bronx and raised in Queens, Dr. Fierstein is a New Yorker all the way! She attended New York University where she attained her undergraduate degree. She then earned her Doctorate in 1987 at New York Medical College where she also met her husband David, an internist. She completed her residency at North Shore University Hospital. Here, her passion and excellence in pediatrics soared and in 1990 she joined Pediatrics Health Associates. Dr. Fierstein and David have three children, Dana, Evan and Andrew. She is also the proud grandmother to her first grandchild, Aiden.
Chief Medical Officer, Allied Physicians Group
Dr. Shaer is a pediatrician, the Chief Medical Officer of Allied Physicians Group, and a certified executive and life coach. In addition to general pediatrics, she spends much of her time coaching parents and patients on healthy habits, behavior, mental health, and breastfeeding. Dr. Shaer believes strongly in harnessing the power of the mind to maximize health and wellbeing and spends much of her time empowering teens, parents, and fellow physicians, to step up and live their best life.
Dr. Shaer is a graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She completed her pediatrics residency at Albert Einstein/ Montefiore Medical Center and was chief resident at Jacobi Medical Center. Dr. Shaer is a board-certified pediatrician, a certified executive and life coach, an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and a fellow of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine. She is a practicing partner at Peconic Pediatrics in Riverhead & Southold, New York. Dr. Shaer also serves as the Chief Medical Officer at Allied Physicians Group, a primary care independent physician group with over 30 locations throughout the New York metropolitan area and is on the Board of Directors of Allied Foundation.
In her free time, she enjoys yoga, meditation, reading, hiking, nature, and spending time with her husband, three children, and dog.
Compliance & Privacy Officer, Allied Physicians Group
Dr. Fell is a graduate of The Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education and SUNY Health Science Center in Syracuse. He completed his Internship and Residency at Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children’s Medical Center (formerly Schneider Children’s Hospital), where he also served as Chief Resident. He is a board-certified pediatrician and has been practicing medicine for 30 years. Dr. Fell is a practicing partner at Peconic Pediatrics in Riverhead & Southold, New York. He was a founding member of Allied Physicians Group, where he has been the company’s Compliance Officer and Privacy Officer, as well as the Billing and Coding Chairman. He became the company’s Chief Operations Officer in August 2022.
President, Allied Physicians Group & Board Member, Adjuvant.Health
Dr. Gary Mirkin, a founding member of Allied Physicians Group, graduated from The Ohio State University with a B.S. in Microbiology in 1979. He then went on to The Ohio State University College of Medicine, which he completed in 3 years, graduating in 1982. Dr. Mirkin completed his residency in Pediatrics at The New York Hospital-Cornell University Medical Center from 1982-1985. He has been board certified in Pediatrics since 1989, is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and has a special interest in dealing with infectious disease and autism. He has been honored with the Healthcare Heroes Physician Hero Award in 2013 as well as a “Top CEO” in 2016 by Long Island Business News. Dr. Mirkin serves as the President of Allied Physicians Group and is a practicing partner at MDs4Kids in Great Neck, New York.
Treasurer, Allied Physicians Group & Board Member, Adjuvant.Health
Dr. Cohen was born and raised in New York. She received her bachelor’s degree from Binghamton University and then went on to receive her medical degree from SUNY Syracuse. She completed her pediatric residency at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset. She has enjoyed caring for the Garden City Pediatric community for the past 20 years. Dr. Cohen serves as the Allied Physicians Group Treasurer.
Marketing Committee Chair, Allied Physicians Group
Dr. Eric Levene joined Chester Pediatrics in 1993. Dr. Levene grew up on Long Island. He obtained his undergraduate degree in Mathematics from Franklin and Marshall College and received his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He completed his residency at Long Island Jewish Hospital where he then continued for one more year as Chief Resident. Dr. Levene serves as the Allied Physicians Group Marketing Committee Chair.
Chief Quality Officer, Allied Physicians Group
Dr. Salvatore Caravella did a three-year research fellowship at Westchester County Medical Center. During his fellowship, he participated in numerous research endeavors and is well-published in the pediatric medical literature. After his arrival in Huntington, NY his main goal was to modernize the neonatology service at Huntington Hospital which came to fruition in 1994 when full-time 24hour/7 day neonatology in-house coverage began at the hospital. Dr. Caravella is a member of the American Medical Association, the New York State Medical Society, the New York Pediatric Society, The Suffolk County Medical Society, the Suffolk County Pediatric Society and is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He is double board-certified in Pediatrics and Neonatology. Dr. Caravella serves as the Chief Quality Officer for Allied Physicians Group.
Safety Officer, Human Resources Committee Chair, RISE Committee, Credentialing Committee Allied Physicians Group
Dr. Scott Svitek received his Bachelor of Science in Molecular Genetics at the University of Rochester and Medical degree at the University of Buffalo. He completed his pediatric training at LIJ medical center and then served as the Senior Chief Resident. But after serving several years than an academic setting at the Schneider’s Children’s Hospital t LIJ, Dr. Svitek returned home and has been at Commack Pediatric Associated since 1998. Dr. Svitek serves as the Human Resources Committee chair for Allied Physicians Group.
IT Steering Committee Chair, Allied Physicians Group
Born and raised in Kentucky, Dr. Stewart Samuel graduated from Indiana University and the University of Louisville School of Medicine. He completed his pediatric training at the Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati and then spent four years in the US Army at FT Knox where he served as Chief of Pediatrics, Medical Director for the Early Intervention Program, and coordinator of services for child abuse victims. Dr. Samuel is a practicing partner at Pediatric Health Associates in Plainview, New York. He also serves as Chairperson of the IT Steering Committee for Allied Physicians Group.
Secretary of the Board, Allied Physicians Group
Dr. Battista earned a B.S. in Biology at St. John’s University and received his medical degree Sum Laude from SUNY Brooklyn Health Science Centers. He did his training in pediatrics at the Steve & Alexandra Cohen Children’s Medical Center in New Hyde Park and is Board Certified in Pediatrics. He had practiced Pediatrics in Mineola for 24 years before moving to Garden City in 2008. He is a Clinical Instructor of Pediatrics at Hofstra University Medical School. He has served as President of the Nassau Pediatric Society and President of the American Academy of Pediatrics New York Chapter 2. Dr. Battista is currently a member of the Nassau County Board of Health and President of the Nassau County Medical Society. Dr. Battista serves as a Physician Leader of Allied Physicians Group.
Physician Leader, Allied Physicians Group
Dr. Lashley’s undergraduate training was at Vanderbilt University. Dr. Lashley finished his medical training at Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn and completed his residency in pediatrics at The Brookdale Hospital Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. Dr. Lashley is Board Certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and is a Fellow in the American Academy of Pediatrics, and Nassau Academy of Medicine. He was president of the local chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics from 2013-2015 and now serves as an advisor to them. Dr. Lashley also has been on the Executive Board of the Nassau Pediatric Society for several years as the Chairman of both the Membership and Immunization Committees and was President of the Nassau Pediatric Society in 2002. Dr. Lashley has been appointed to the faculty of Hofstra Medical School and is a student mentor for them. In 2018, Dr. Lashley was given the prestigious Top Doctor Award from NY TopDocs. Dr. Lashley also serves as a Physician Leader for Allied Physicians Group.
Physician Leader, Allied Physicians Group
Dr. Raphael (Ralph) Strauss has been a practicing allergist for over 23 years. In 2007 he opened, Strauss Allergy & Asthma Therapy’s Westbury office. He is certified by the American Board of Allergy & Immunology. After graduating cum laude from Brandeis University, he began his medical career at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, where he received his medical degree in 1986. He did his internship and residency in pediatrics at Schneider Children’s Hospital/ Long Island Jewish Medical Center. There, he was recognized with the Best Resident Teaching Award in 1989. He followed up his residency with a two-year fellowship in allergy and immunology at the Long Island Jewish Medical Center. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Nassau County Medical Society, and the American College and the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. He has authored and co-authored a number of publications for professional journals. Dr. Strauss has made several TV appearances as an expert in allergy and has been quoted in media publications such as the New York Times. Dr. Strauss serves as a Physician Leader for Allied Physicians Group.