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LONG ISLAND ANESTHESIA PHYSICIANS

MANAGEMENT TEAM 

.The management leadership of LIAP and its affiliates is comprised of the following professionals: 

 Jeffrey C. Rubenstein, M.D. – Managing Partner

 Jeffrey Rubenstein joined the practice in 2003 and is a Board Certified Anesthesiologist and the Chief Executive Officer. Dr. Rubenstein completed his Anesthesia Residency at Harvard University Brigham and Women’s Hospital following his surgical internship at Harvard University Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He is a Summa Cum Laude graduate from The George Washington University School of Medicine. Dr. Rubenstein is a member of the American, New York State and Suffolk County Societies of Anesthesiologists, the Medical Society of the State of New York and Suffolk County MedicalSociety.

Thomas M. Cottone, M.D. – Chief Financial Officer

Thomas Cottone joined the practice in 2002 and is a Board Certified Anesthesiologist and the Chief Financial Officer. Dr. Cottone completed his Anesthesia Residency, as Chief Resident, at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York following his Internship at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, New York. He received his medical degree from the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. Dr. Cottone is a member of the American, New York State and Suffolk County Societies of Anesthesiologists, having held executive leadership positions including President of the latter.

Derick T. George, M.D., M.B.A. – Director of Anesthesia Services

Derick George, is a Board Certified Anesthesiologist and Founding Member. He is the Director of Anesthesia Services at all LIAP hospitals. Dr. George was a Neurosurgical Anesthesia Research Fellow at Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, completed his Residency in Anesthesiology and Internship in General Surgery at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York, and received his medical degree from New York University School of Medicine.  In 2014, Dr. George received his Master of Business Administration from Adelphi University. He is a member of the American, New York State and Suffolk County Societies of Anesthesiologists, the American Medical Association, the National Medical Association, and the Medical Society of the State of NewYork.

Christine M. Ruggiero, M.D. – Assistant Managing Partner & Compliance Officer

Christine Ruggiero is a Board Certified Anesthesiologist and joined the practice in 2006 .  Dr. Ruggiero completed her anesthesia residency at Yale New Haven Hospital and is a graduate of Albany Medical College.

Howard A. Lasner, M.D. – Managing Committee Member

Howard Lasner joined LIAP in 2006 and is also Board Certified in Anesthesiology. Dr. Lasner received his medical degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and completed his residency in anesthesia at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center.

Frederick R. Lehman, M.D. – Managing Committee Member

Frederick Lehman is a Board Certified Anesthesiologist and joined the practice in 2003. Dr. Lehman competed his residency in anesthesia at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and is a graduate of the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn.

David B. Paul, M.D. – Managing Committee Member

David Paul joined LIAP in 2000 and is also Board Certified in Anesthesiology.  Dr. Paul received his medical degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo and completed his residency in anesthesia at the State University of New York at Stony Brook.

Steven H. Pinsky, M.D. – Managing Committee Member

Steven Pinsky is Board Certified in Pain Management and Anesthesiology and joined the practice in 2018.  Dr. Pinsky completed a Fellowship in Pain Management at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.  He also completed his residency in anesthesia at the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn and received his medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

John H. Von Lintig, C.P.A., C.G.M.A. – Chief Operating Officer

John Von Lintig joined the practice in 2013 and serves as Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Von Lintig is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of New York and a Chartered Global Management Accountant. He has more than 30 years of business experience formerly serving as the Chief Operating and/or Financial Officer of several medical and commercial organizations as well as a Partner of the international accounting firm of Deloitte LLP. A Cum Laude graduate of the University of Miami, Florida with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting, Mr. Von Lintig is a member of the Medical Group Management Association, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants.  He is also a licensed real estate broker in the State of New York and a member of the National Association of Realtors and New York State Society of Realtors.

Cynthia S. Cataudella, M.A. – Executive Director of Human Resources

Cynthia Cataudella is the newest executive to join the LIAP team.  She joined the practice in early 2019 and serves as Executive Director of Human Resources. Cynthia has more than 25 years of workforce management experience in healthcare, finance, management consulting, manufacturing and academia, serving in leadership roles in many Fortune 500 companies.  A summa cum laude graduate of Columbia University with a Master of Arts degree in Organizational Psychology, and a cum laude graduate of The City University of New York at Brooklyn College with a dual bachelor of arts degree in Psychology and Sociology. Cynthia holds professional memberships with The Society for Human Resources Management, The National Association of Professional Women, and The Organization Development Network of Greater New York.