RMED Preceptor Spotlight

Robert Ostrander, MDRobert Ostrander, M.D.

Dr. Ostrander grew up in Clifton Springs and graduated from Union College in Schenectady, NY with a double major in German literature and Biology. He received his M.D. from SUNY Upstate. He completed a 3-year Family Practice Residency at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Syracuse. Dr. Ostrander has lived in Rushville, NY since starting his practice, Valley View Family Practice in 1986. He is actively involved with the New York State Academy of Family Physicians, and is the 2016-2017 President of that organization. He also sits on the NY Governor’s Rural Health Council, which provides advice to the Governor and Department of Health.

Dr. Ostrander has been a preceptor in the RMED program since 1995. He resides in Rushville, NY with his wife Maribeth. They have four adult children. Their son Geoffrey Ostrander, M.D., who joined the practice in 2015, was a former RMED student and now serves as a community preceptor.

Anthony diGiovanna, MDAnthony diGiovanna M.D.

Dr. diGiovanna was born in New York city and grew up on Long Island. He graduated from Williams College in Massachusetts, with a double major in Biology and English. He received his M.D. from SUNY Upstate. He completed his residency in Family Medicine at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Syracuse, serving as chief resident in his 3rd year. He practiced for 2 years in the eastern Adirondacks with the Upper Hudson Primary Care Consortium, before returning to central New York at the Groton Community Health Care Center. After 5 years there, in 1995  he moved to the Cortland Health Center, where he continues to practice as part of a 5 physician private family medicine group, which is now affiliated with Family Care Medical Group of Syracuse.

Dr. diGiovanna has been a preceptor in the RMED program since 1992, and has hosted many RMED students. He resides in Tully, New York with his wife Patricia, a family nurse practitioner who also works at the Cortland Health Center. His interests include boating, fishing, scuba diving, woodworking, photography, and old MG sports cars.