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Hospital Medicine at Community Campus

Division of Hospital Medicine

Hospital Medicine, Community Hospital
Upstate Community Hospital
4900 Broad Road
Syracuse, NY 13215
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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 Community Hospital, 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 Upstate Community Hospital 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 of Utilization Management,
Medical Director of Hospital Medicine

Tanya George, MD

Tanya George, MD
Associate Medical Director of Hospital Medicine

Alisa M Albanese, PA
Alisa M Albanese, PA

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Provider; Physician Assistant; Hospital Medicine; Acute Illness & Injury Management; Chronic Disease Management

Emily L Albert, MD, MPH
Emily L Albert, MD, MPH

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Internal Medicine; Acute & Chronic Diseases and Conditions in Adult Patients; Medical Emergencies

Kathryn B Anderson, MD/PhD
Kathryn B Anderson, MD/PhD

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Internal Medicine; Dengue Fever and Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever; Primary Care



Brian A Changlai Jr, MD
Brian A Changlai Jr, MD

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Internal Medicine; Hospital Medicine; Acute & Chronic Diseases and Conditions in Adult Patients; Acute Illness & Injury Management; Chronic Disease Management


Timothy M Creamer, MD
Timothy M Creamer, MD

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Medicine; Hospital Medicine; Acute Illness & Injury Management; Chronic Disease Management



Carolee R Dornau, MSN, ANP, FNP
Carolee R Dornau, MSN, ANP, FNP

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Internal Medicine; Family Medicine; Acute & Chronic Diseases and Conditions in Adult Patients; Chronic Disease Management; Health Maintenance & Clinical Prevention; Primary Care




Tanya George, MD, FACP, CHCQM
Tanya George, MD, FACP, CHCQM

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Internal Medicine; Hospital Medicine; Acute Illness & Injury Management; Chronic Disease Management

Matthew G Glidden, MD
Matthew G Glidden, MD

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Internal Medicine; Hospital Medicine; Acute Illness & Injury Management; Chronic Disease Management

Sriharsha Gowtham, MD
Sriharsha Gowtham, MD

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Acute & Chronic Diseases and Conditions in Adult Patients; Primary Care

Matthew J Guinan, MS, PA-C
Matthew J Guinan, MS, PA-C

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Provider; Physician Assistant; Hospital Medicine; Acute Illness & Injury Management; Chronic Disease Management


Abha Harish, MD, MPH, CHCQM, CCDS
Abha Harish, MD, MPH, CHCQM, CCDS

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Internal Medicine; Nephrology; Hospice and Palliative Medicine; Hospital Medicine; Acute & Chronic Diseases and Conditions in Adult Patients; Acute Kidney Failure; more


Housam Hegazy, MD, MBA, MLS, CPE, SFHM, FACP, CHCQM
Housam Hegazy, MD, MBA, MLS, CPE, SFHM, FACP, CHCQM

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Internal Medicine; Hospital Medicine; Acute & Chronic Diseases and Conditions in Adult Patients

Matthew J Hess, MD
Matthew J Hess, MD

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Acute & Chronic Diseases and Conditions in Adult Patients




Ali Khan, MD
Ali Khan, MD

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Internal Medicine; Acute & Chronic Diseases and Conditions in Adult Patients; Acute Illness & Injury Management; Chronic Disease Management




Lauren M Lagrow, MS, PA-C
Lauren M Lagrow, MS, PA-C

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Provider; Physician Assistant; Hospital Medicine; Acute Illness & Injury Management; Chronic Disease Management

Jivan Lamichhane, MD
Jivan Lamichhane, MD

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Internal Medicine; Hospital Medicine; Acute Illness & Injury Management; Chronic Disease Management

Aisha Lubega, FNP-C, MSN
Aisha Lubega, FNP-C, MSN

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Hospital Medicine; Acute & Chronic Diseases and Conditions in Adult Patients; Acute Illness & Injury Management; Chronic Disease Management

Anupa Mandava, MBBS
Anupa Mandava, MBBS

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

Mallory Manning, MS, PA-C
Mallory Manning, MS, PA-C

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Provider; Physician Assistant; Hospital Medicine; Acute Illness & Injury Management; Chronic Disease Management



Amitpal S Nat, MD
Amitpal S Nat, MD

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Acute & Chronic Diseases and Conditions in Adult Patients


Zaher M Oueida, MBCHB
Zaher M Oueida, MBCHB

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Acute & Chronic Diseases and Conditions in Adult Patients








Zachary J Shepherd, MD, FACP
Zachary J Shepherd, MD, FACP

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Internal Medicine; Acute & Chronic Diseases and Conditions in Adult Patients; Medical Emergencies

Adam A Thabet, MS, PA-C
Adam A Thabet, MS, PA-C

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Provider; Physician Assistant; Hospital Medicine; Acute Pancreatitis; Alcohol Abuse; Arrhythmias; more



Jessica L Wagenblatt, FNP-C
Jessica L Wagenblatt, FNP-C

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Internal Medicine; Hospital Medicine

Jill J Weatherly, RD, MS, PA-C
Jill J Weatherly, RD, MS, PA-C

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Provider; Physician Assistant; Hospital Medicine; Acute & Chronic Diseases and Conditions in Adult Patients; Acute Illness & Injury Management; Chronic Disease Management; more

Catherine White, MD
Catherine White, MD

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Internal Medicine

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