Creators





Jose Taveras M.D., F.A.C.C.

Dr Taveras works for the Montefiore Center for Heart and Vascular Cares’ Outreach division caring for spanish speaking communities in the Bronx. He completed a dual residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics and then served as chief resident of internal medicine at the St. Vincent’s Catholic Medical Center of New York. He went on to specialize in cardiovascular disease at NYU Winthrop Hospital , under the mentorship of Dr. Kevin Marzo, chief of Cardiology at Winthrop. He is board certified in both internal medicine and cardiovascular diseases, and sub specializes in echocardiography, nuclear cardiology and computed tomography of the heart. Apart from his work in community outreach, Dr. Taveras’ career focuses on innovation and technology. Dr. Taveras is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology. 

Christopher Palmeiro D.O., M.Sc.

Dr. Christopher Palmeiro serves patients with intellectual and developmental disabilities at the Westchester Institute for Human Development in Valhalla, New York. He currently practices as the only endocrinologist in a critical access community in Margaretville, New York. Dr. Palmeiro is also the Medical Director at Margaretville Hospital and Chairman of Endocrinology at the HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley. Prior to his current positions, Dr. Palmeiro completed his fellowship in endocrinology, diabetes, and metabolism at Westchester Medical Center. He completed both his residency and chief residency in internal medicine at St. Vincent’s Catholic Medical Center in Manhattan. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine.  Dr. Palmeiro’s areas of interest within the realm of endocrinology include nutrition support, obesity counseling and the progressive management of diabetes. He completed a Master of Science degree in clinical nutrition while in medical school at the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, and was the first graduate of an innovative program that incorporated this degree into the medical school curriculum, earning him the John J. Theobald Graduate Achievement award.                          

Collaborators

Dr. Jorge Romero M.D., F.A.C.C., F.H.R.S.

Jorge Romero, MD, is an Attending Physician and Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Arrhythmia Service in the Cardiology Division at the MontefioreEinstein Center for Vascular Care. Dr. Romero specializes in the treatment of complex arrhythmias, particularly in catheter ablation of ventricular tachycardia and atrial fibrillation using cutting-edge technology. He is one of the few electrophysiologists in the country who performs these procedures without fluoroscopy, which avoids radiation exposure to the patients and his staff. Dr. Romero, who hails from Colombia, earned his medical degree at the Universidad del Valle in Cali Colombia. Following graduation from medical school, he spent a year working as a community physician in rural areas in his country before coming to the United States to embark on a series of residencies and cardiovascular and cardiac electrophysiology fellowships, including at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, and finally at Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School. Dr. Romero has been recognized with several awards, including the Cardiology Fellowship Training Program Director’s Award at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and two Young Investigator Awards—one from the American Heart Association and the other from the American Society of Hypertension. Dr. Romero is a member of the American Heart Association (AHA), and a fellow of the Heart Rhythm Society (FHRS) and the American College of Cardiology (FACC). Dr. Romero is the author of about 80 publications in indexed journals, about 150 abstracts, and eight electrophysiology book chapters. He serves as a reviewer for major electrophysiology and cardiology journals.

Dr. Rishi Anand M.D.

Dr. Anand is a board certified Endocrinologist. He graduated magna cum laude from the accelerated 7 year Renssaelear Polytechnic Institute-Albany Medical College combined physician scientist program. He went on to complete his residency training at UMDNJ- Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, NJ and is board certified in Internal Medicine. Subsequently, Dr. Anand did his Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism fellowship at Westchester Medical Center in NY. Dr.Anand practices Endocrinology in Bristol, PA. There, he treats a wide range of Endocrine disorders including diabetes, thyroid disease, and other hormonal imbalances.

Mark Greenberg M.D., F.A.C.C., F.S.C.A.I.

Dr. Greenberg is the associate chief of cardiology and medical director of interventional cardiology at Montefiore Medical Center. He is a professor of clinical medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He received his medical degree from the University of Illinois Medical College and then went on to complete his training at Montefiore. His years of experience have earned him a reputation of excellence in the field of interventional cardiology.

Dr. Susan Kim M.D.

Dr. Kim earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania and her medical degree from Rutgers Medical School. She completed residency in Internal Medicine at St. Vincent’s Hospital in New York City followed by fellowship in Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism at both St. Vincent’s Hospital and NYU-Langone Medical Center. Currently, Dr. Kim is a clinical endocrinologist at St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany, New York, where she serves as Chief of the Division of Endocrinology. She is also a consultant at the Sergievsky Center-Taub Institute at Columbia University, with a focus on metabolomics and its applications on the epidemiology of diabetes.

Dr. Kevin Marzo M.D., F.A.C.C., F.S.C.A.I.

Dr. Marzo has served as the chief of cardiology at NYU Winthrop Hospital since 2003. He is a graduate of Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine and trained in Internal Medicine at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York. He then went on to the University of Pennsylvania where he trained in cardiology. He currently specializes in interventional cardiology, including coronary intervention and percutaneous aortic valve replacement as well as in women’s health. Dr. Marzo has an extensive resume of publications in his field of expertise, but more importantly his unique method of educating his patients is one of the primary sources of inspiration for the creation of Doctablet.

Tanya L. Lopez, MS, RD, CDN
Tanya L. Lopez M.S. R.D. C.D.N.

Tanya L. Lopez is a registered dietitian who works for Medical Associates of the Hudson Valley in Kingston, New York. She received a Master’s in Nutrition from Lehman College. She went on to complete a Chef’s Training Program at the Natural Gourmet Institute in N.Y. and obtained a Certificate of Training in Adult Weight Management from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Tanya has been President of the Mid Hudson Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and now volunteers as social media manager.

Julia Lucresia Taveras
Julia Lucrecia Taveras

Julia received an interdisciplinary bachelor of arts from Eugene Lang College at The New School University in New York, focusing on creative writing and performance. After spending two years working with various arts and education outlets in Central America and the Caribbean, she was awarded an English Teaching Assistantship grant from the joint Fulbright Commission. Currently, she is completing a Master’s in Translation at the University of Puerto Rico. She is the editor of Doctablet Español.