Hospital Medicine at Community Campus

Section of Hospital Medicine

Hospital Medicine, Community Campus
Upstate University Hospital - Community Campus
4900 Broad Road
Syracuse, NY 13215
Map & directions
Phone: 315 492-5305
Fax: 315 492-5320
Name: Christine Arabik, Program Assistant
Email: arabikc@upstate.edu

A hospitalist is a physician who specializes in treating hospitalized patients. At Upstate University Hospital Community Campus, hospitalists concentrate on the unique aspects of patient care during their stay. Hospitalists manage medical problems throughout your hospital admission, coordinating and consulting with specialists, closely monitoring your progress, and staying in close contact with you, your family and your primary care physician.

Hospitalists at the Community Campus are available around the clock and are dedicated to providing safe, high quality care to you during your hospital stay.

The benefits of a hospitalist include:

  • Professional 24-hour care by highly trained physicians experienced in the specialized area of inpatient hospital care.
  • Prompt follow up of tests and adjustment of your treatment regimen throughout the day as needed.
  • Intense focus on patient education.
  • Convenient and timely access to hospitalist staff for medical treatment and family conferences.
  • Member of the hospitalist team is available immediately in case of an emergency.

What role will your primary care physician have during your hospital stay?

Your hospitalist knows that excellent communication is the key to providing quality care and will be in close contact with your primary care physician when you are admitted to the hospital, throughout your hospital stay as needed and again when you are discharged. Of course, your physician can also contact the hospitalist at anytime during your stay to learn about your progress.

When you go home

When you are discharged from the hospital, your primary care physician will resume management of your medical care. To continue your care with as little interruption as possible, our hospitalists will provide you with discharge instructions regarding medications, activity, and information about when to schedule a follow-up appointment with your primary care physician or other specialist. It is essential that you keep your follow up appointments made at the time of discharge. Additionally, to make this transition as smooth as possible, your primary care doctor will have direct access to all medical records from your hospitalization.

Our Team

Housam Hegazy, MD, FACP

Housam Hegazy, MD, FACP
Chief of Hospital Medicine,
Medical Director for Utilization Management


Brian A Changlai Jr, MD
Brian A Changlai Jr, MD
315 464-5774
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Hospital Medicine; Acute & Chronic Diseases and Conditions in Adult Patients; Acute Illness & Injury Management; Chronic Disease Management
Education: St. George's University School of Medicine, Grenada
Associations/Memberships: American Medical Association

Timothy M Creamer, MD
Timothy M Creamer, MD
315 492-5305
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Medicine; Hospital Medicine; Acute Illness & Injury Management; Chronic Disease Management
Education: New York Medical College
Associations/Memberships: Society for Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM); Onondaga County Medical Society; Medical Society of The State of New York; New York State Society of Internal Medicine

Amit S Dhamoon, MD, PhD
Amit S Dhamoon, MD, PhD
315 464-5774
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Internal Medicine; Hospital Medicine; Acute & Chronic Diseases and Conditions in Adult Patients; Acute Illness & Injury Management; Chronic Disease Management
Education: SUNY Upstate Medical University

Vincent E Frechette, MD
Vincent E Frechette, MD
315 464-6527
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Internal Medicine
Education: SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse
Research Interests:

Hypertension; diabetes; hypercholesterolemia; depression; coronary artery disease; obstructive lung diease/asthma; arthritis; headache; gastroesophageal reflux disease; sinusitis; bronchitis

Associations/Memberships: American College of Physicians (ACP)

Tanya George, MD
Tanya George, MD
315 464-5774
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Internal Medicine; Hospital Medicine; Acute Illness & Injury Management; Chronic Disease Management
Education: Maulana Azad Medical College

Aart Geurtsen, MD
Aart Geurtsen, MD
315 492-5305
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Hospital Medicine; Family Medicine; Acute Illness & Injury Management; Chronic Disease Management
Education: SUNY Upstate Medical University

Matthew G Glidden, MD
Matthew G Glidden, MD
315 492-5551
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Internal Medicine; Hospital Medicine; Acute Illness & Injury Management; Chronic Disease Management
Education: SUNY Upstate Medical University

Housam Hegazy, MD, FACP
Housam Hegazy, MD, FACP
315 464-7020
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Internal Medicine; Hospital Medicine; Acute & Chronic Diseases and Conditions in Adult Patients
Education: University of Damascus, Syria
Research Interests:

Coronary Artery Disease

Clinical Interests: Heart disease; Hypertension; Diabetes; Dyslipidemia; COPD/Asthma; Arthritis; Headache; Preventive medicine.
Associations/Memberships: American College of Physicians (ACP), Fellow

Ali Khan, MD
Ali Khan, MD
315 492-5305
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Internal Medicine; Acute & Chronic Diseases and Conditions in Adult Patients; Acute Illness & Injury Management; Chronic Disease Management
Education: Ross University School of Medicine

Lauren M Lagrow, PA
Lauren M Lagrow, PA
315 492-5305
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Physician Assistant; Hospital Medicine; Acute Illness & Injury Management; Chronic Disease Management

Jivan Lamichhane, MD
Jivan Lamichhane, MD
315 464-5774
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Internal Medicine; Hospital Medicine; Acute Illness & Injury Management; Chronic Disease Management
Education: Nepal Medical College

Anupa Mandava, MBBS
Anupa Mandava, MBBS
315 492-5205
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Provider; Internal Medicine; Hospital Medicine; Acute & Chronic Diseases and Conditions in Adult Patients; Acute Illness & Injury Management; Chronic Disease Management
Education: Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Belgaum, Karnataka, India
Associations/Memberships: American College of Physicians (ACP)

Dinesh Subedi, MD
Dinesh Subedi, MD
315 464-5774
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Internal Medicine; Hospital Medicine; Acute & Chronic Diseases and Conditions in Adult Patients; Acute Illness & Injury Management; Chronic Disease Management
Education: Tribhuvan University, Nepal
Research Interests:

Clinical Informatics

Education Interests:

Bedside teaching pearls with humor

Clinical Interests:

Perioperative Medicine

High Altitude Medicine

Associations/Memberships: American Medical Association

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