Phelps Medical Associates News
Imaan Chowdhury, MD
Montgomery Douglas, MD
Mark Homonoff, MD
Rebecca L. McCracken, CNM
Two New Physicians Join Phelps Medical Associates
Phelps Medical Associates, the hospital’s multi-specialty medical group, continues to expand. The latest additions to the group are internal medicine physician Imaan Chowdhury, MD, and neurologist Mark Homonoff, MD. Phelps Medical Associates now includes 34 clinicians in 12 practice locations in Briarcliff, Croton, Dobbs Ferry, Ossining, Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown.
Dr. Chowdhury received her medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine. She conducted research in the anesthesiology department at Cleveland Clinic and completed a residency in internal medicine at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center in Brooklyn.
Dr. Homonoff practices general neurology with a special interest in problems of higher cortical function, including Alzheimer’s disease. Before coming to Phelps, he was on the medical staff of Beth Israel Medical Center in Manhattan and held a faculty appointment at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Homonoff earned his medical degree at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx and completed residency training in neurology at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center. He was a post-doctoral and research fellow at Rockefeller University and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory.
Both physicians are now accepting new patients on the Phelps campus in Suite 417 of the 755 building. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Homonoff, call 914-366-5330. Dr. Chowdhury can be reached at 914-366-5490 and also sees patients at Phelps’ primary care medical suite in Dobbs Ferry at 18 Ashford Avenue, 914-478-1384.
Nurse Midwife Joins Sleepy Hollow Medical Group
Rebecca L. McCracken, CNM, RN, BS, MS, a Certified Nurse Midwife, has joined the Sleepy Hollow Medical Group, a Phelps Medical Associates practice located on the hospital campus at 755 North Broadway. She provides prenatal care and delivery for normal pregnancies, routine gynecology and family planning services.
McCracken served most recently as a midwife at Nyack Hospital and at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City. Prior to that, she worked as a registered nurse at Lenox Hill Hospital and New York University Medical Center.
McCracken holds a bachelor of science degree in nursing from University of Rochester and a master of science degree in midwifery from New York University. She is certified in Basic Life Support (BLS) and as a Neonatal Resuscitation Provider (NRP). She is a member of the American College of Nurse Midwives, Midwives Alliance of North America and the New York State Association of Licensed Midwives.
Appointments may be made by calling 914-366-5400.
Montgomery Douglas, MD, Elected to American Board of Family Medicine
Family physician Montgomery Douglas, MD, who sees patients at the Phelps Medical Associates primary care practice in Dobbs Ferry, was one of three new board members recently elected to the American Board of Family Medicine. The ABFM, the second largest medical specialty board in the United States, administers the exams and maintenance of certification programs taken by board-certified family physicians nationwide.
Dr. Douglas is chairman of the Department of Family and Community Medicine at New York Medical College (NYMC) and is immediate past chair of the board of directors of the New York State Academy of Family Physicians. Board certified in family medicine and geriatrics, he played a critical role in the development of the NYMC Phelps Family Medicine Residency Program, the first residency program of its kind established in New York State since 1995.
“Monty is a passionate advocate for excellence in medical education and clinical practice,” says Lawrence Faltz, MD, Senior VP of Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer at Phelps. “It was his vision and energy that brought the family medicine residency program to Phelps.”
The Dobbs Ferry practice of Phelps Medical Associates is at 18 Ashford Avenue, Suite MW (914-478-1384).