We are pleased to introduce ourselves:
Jonathan Zelen, M.D., F.A.C.S – Advisor
Chief, Thoracic Surgery, John T. Mather Memorial Hospital
Dr. Jonathan Zelen is a Chief of Thoracic Surgery at John T. Mather Memorial Hospital and has over 25 years of experience as a medical professional. He obtained a B.S. in Biology from Denver University in 1981 and went on to receive his medical degree from the University of Colorado School of Medicine in 1986.
He is licensed to practice medicine in New York State (1989) and is certified by the National Board of Medical Examiners (1987), the American Board of Surgery (1995) and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery (2000).
Dr. Zelen performed his residency training in general surgery at SUNY Stony Brook’s Department of Surgery from July 1, 1986 to June 30, 1992, where he would later complete his chief residency in general surgery.
He participated in a surgical research fellowship from July 1, 1989 to June 30, 1991 at SUNY Stony Brook’s Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery. His thoracic surgery fellowship was complete at Long Island Jewish Medical Center’s Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery and spanned from July 1, 1992 to June 30, 1995.
Dr. Zelen’s hospital appointments include the following: Huntington Hospital, Mather Hospital, St. Charles Hospital, Central Suffolk Hospital, Southampton Hospital and St. Catherine’s Hospital.
Dimitri C. Pyrros, M.D., F.A.C.S – Emeritus
Chief, Thoracic Surgery, St. Charles Hospital
Dr. Dimitri C. Pyrros is a Chief of Thoracic Surgery at St. Charles Hospital and has over 25 years of experience in the field of medicine. After graduating from the University of Rochester in 1981 with a BS in chemical engineering and a BA in chemistry, Dr. Pyrros attended Columbia University where he graduated with degrees in biochemistry and biophysical chemistry.
He graduated from Hahnemann Medical College with a degree in applied physiology and went on to obtain his medical degree from St. Louis University in 1987 with honors in surgery, surgical research, obstetrics and gynecology, physiology and pathology and radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Dr. Pyrros is licensed to practice medicine in New York State and Florida and is certified by the American Board of Surgery (1997 and 2006) and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery (2001).
He was an intern and resident in surgery at the SUNY Stony Brook School of Medicine from 1987 to 1989 and was also a resident in surgery at the University of Colorado School of Medicine from 1989-1993. He participated in a fellowship of cardiovascular and thoracic surgery at the Boston University School of Medicine from 1993 to 1996.
Dr. Pyrros has served as an attending physician of thoracic surgery in New York State at the following locations: Southampton Hospital, Huntington Hospital, Peconic Bay Medical Center, John T. Mather Memorial Hospital, St. Charles Medical Center and St. Catherine’s Medical Center.
From 1996 to 2002, Dr. Pyrros was an attending physician of cardiovascular and thoracic surgery in Florida at the following locations: Broward General Medical Center, Coral Spring General Medical Center, Florida Medical Center, Holy Cross Hospital, North Broward Medical Center, North Ridge Medical Center, Northwest Regional Medical Center and University Hospital.
Sheppard C. Webb, M.D. – Advisor
Dr. Sheppard C. Webb specializes in thoracic surgery and has over 25 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Webb graduated from Hamilton College with departmental honors in 1980 and went on to receive his D.M.D from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine in 1984.
He completed his residency in pediatric dentistry at Interfaith Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY in 1987, followed by his dental residency in anesthesiology in 1989 at Brookdale Hospital Medical Center.
Dr. Webb served as a clinical instructor in dental anesthesiology and pediatric dentistry at Interfaith Medical Center from 1989 to 1991 and as clinical instructor of special care dentistry at Long Island College Hospital and Stanley Lam Institute at the same time. From 1989 to 1991, Dr. Webb worked with private dental practice Brook and Manos and the Lincoln Hall Institution. From 1990 to 1991, Dr. Webb assumed the role of assistant professor of anxiety and pain control at New York University College of Dentistry.
After more than decade in dentistry, Dr. Webb attended New York Medical College where he was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society and received the Cor et Manus Award for extraordinary contributions to the community.
He was a resident in general surgery at SUNY Stony Brook from 1995 to 1998 before he became the surgical house officer at Beth Israel Medical Center in Brooklyn where he provided management of the surgical ward and SICU patients, participated in emergency department consultations and assisted at surgery in the divisions of general, vascular, thoracic, orthopedic, plastic and gynecology and orthopedics from 1998-2003.
From 2003 to 2007, Dr. Webb held a residency at St. Vincent Catholic Medic al Center of New York. He went on to participate in a fellowship in cardiothoracic surgery at Milton S. Hershey Penn State Medical Center from 2007 to 2009.
Gregory Babigian, M.D., D.A.B.R. – Advisor
Director of Imaging Services, American Diagnostics Medical
Dr. Gregory Babigian has nearly 30 years of experience in the field of medicine and is a licensed diplomat of the American Board of Radiology. He holds two fellowships to his credit, is level three cardiac CT scan certified and licensed to practice in nine states, including New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Florida, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Georgia, Tennessee and South Carolina.
Dr. Babigian graduated from Clark University in 1975 with a B.A. in Biology and History before attending medical school at Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara (1979-1981) and Ross University School of Medicine (1982-1983).
After achieving his medical degree from the latter university, Dr. Babigian completed an internship in internal medicine and pediatrics from July 1983 to June 1984 at St. Michael’s Medical Center. He completed his residency training in diagnostic radiology at Beth Israel Medical Center from 1984 to 1988 and served as a chief radiology resident from January 1987 until his residency was complete.
Dr. Babigian participated in two fellowships at Albany Medical Center. One of which was in neuroradiology and the other in vascular and interventional radiology. Both were completed in 1990.
His academic appointments include: Assistant Professor of Radiology, Section Chief of Neuroradiology and Research and Grant Proposal Coordinator at the University of Connecticut Health Center, Assistant Professor of Radiology and Surgery and Section Chief of Vascular and Invasive Procedure Services at the Texas Tech University Health and Science Center, Assistant Professor of Radiology at SUNY Stony Brook and Instructor of Radiology at Albany Medical College.
Dr. Babigian has coauthored five textbook chapters in radiology, written a scientific paper on MRI of Intraventricular Tumors, received nearly $300,000 in grants as the principle or co-investigator of 10 studies and headlined numerous radiology exhibits all over the country.
Dr. Babigian has worked at Huntington Hospital, Brookhaven Memorial Hospital, North Shore Long Island Jewish where he was the Director of Vascular and Interventional Radiology, Providence Veterans Administration Medical Center, Texas Tech University Health Science Center where he was the Section Chief of Interventional Radiology, Stony Brook Medical Center, Arden Hill Hospital, Bergen Pines County Hospital, Veterans Administration Medical Center, Alexian Brothers Hospital and Union Hospital of the Bronx.
He has served as American Diagnostics Medical’s Director of Imaging Services since its inception.
Rodney W. Sappington, Ph.D.
Chief Executive Officer, American Diagnostics Medical
Dr. Sappington brings to ADM a range of healthcare leadership, imaging informatics, radiology and clinical data science to the promotion of early-detection of lung cancer and business development. He has held leadership positions in hospital management, radiology departments, teleradiology companies, medical startups, health systems, and academic medical centers. Under his leadership he has improved the strategic, financial and technological capabilities of organizations while remaining deeply committed to improving the patient’s experience.
Dr. Sappington is active in data science and machine learning research, exploring the uses of these technologies on care outcomes, early diagnosis and disease prevention. As a researcher from Johns Hopkins Krieger School of Arts and Science his research focuses on artificial intelligence and Big Data in correlating health behavior and prediction.
In addition to his healthcare leadership, he writes and gives lectures widely on current clinical data science, artificial intelligence, healthcare restructuring as well as medical technology innovation in the developing world.