2008-09-19 / Community

PHC Names Guiney Director Of Medical Ed

Robert V. Levine, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Peninsula Hospital Center, affiliate of North Shore/Long Island Jewish Health System, recently announced the appointment of Peter A. Guiney, DO, FACOFP, as Director, Department of Medical Education. The position includes the supervision of all resident and student education at the hospital. Peninsula Hospital Center is home to resident training programs in Family Practice, Surgery, and Orthopedics as well as Dentistry and Podiatry. Dr. Guiney has been an active member of the Medical Staff at the hospital since 1991, and has served as Director of the Family Practice Residency Program for the past ten years.

Dr. Guiney came to Peninsula Hospital over 20 years ago in 1986 as a medical student, and later successfully completed both his internship and residency in Family Medicine. Following completion of his Residency, he worked as an Attending Physician in the PHC Emergency Room for several years. He has a private practice in Ozone Park, Queens, and presently serves as a Medical Director at Daytop Village in Arverne.

A graduate of the University Of Notre Dame, and the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine (NYCOM), Dr. Guiney was recognized with a fellowship award by the American College of Osteopathic Family Practitioners in March 2008. His recent accomplishments include the development of the first academic hospitalist fellowship program of its kind in the nation at Peninsula Hospital Center.

"Given Dr. Guiney's close association both with NYCOM and the Rockaway community, I feel that he will not only continue to be an outstanding asset to the resident training programs at the Hospital Center, but to the Rockaway community as a whole," said Dr. Peter Galvin, PHC Medical Director. "We are very privileged indeed to welcome Dr. Guiney as the program director."

Dr. Guiney is the author of several grants and academic articles. He has lectured regularly in the community and nationally on various health and academic topics. He remains professionally committed to encouraging primary care physicians to remain in the Rockaway community following their training at Peninsula Hospital.

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