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Eleven Specialists Join Stamford Health Network

William Hines, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Stamford Health Medical Group, announced the addition of eleven specialists, joining between July and September 2019, to Stamford Health’s network of physicians employed by the health system.

“Stamford Health Medical Group is pleased to welcome eleven new physicians on board, who are partnering with Stamford Health to care for patients in Stamford and surrounding communities,” said Dr. Hines.

The Stamford Health Medical Group offers access to more than 130 physicians at locations around lower Fairfield County. Recently joining the Medical Group are:

Cardiology

Anna Koulova, MD, specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of the heart and cardiovascular system. Dr. Koulova practices at 29 Hospital Plaza, Suite 502 in Stamford. After studying biology at Duke University, she earned her medical degree from New York Medical College. Dr. Koulova completed an internal medicine residency at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s West Program. She was a cardiovascular disease fellow at Westchester Medical Center. Dr. Koulova is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, the National Board of Echocardiography, and the American Board of Radiology, Nuclear Cardiology. Learn more about Dr. Koulova, or call (203) 348-7410.

Nikhil Sikand, MD, specializes in cardiovascular disease and offers innovative care to heart patients of all ages. After earning his medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine, Dr. Sikand completed an internal medicine internship and residency at Yale University School of Medicine. Dr. Sikand completed a fellowship in cardiovascular disease at New York University School of Medicine, where he was Chief Clinic Fellow. He is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and in Adult Comprehensive Echocardiography by the National Board of Echocardiography. Dr. Sikand practices at 29 Hospital Plaza, Suite 502 in Stamford. Learn more about Dr. Sikand, or call (203) 348-7410.

Family Medicine

Ashley Rountree, MD, specializes in family medicine and treats a wide array of illnesses and injuries. Her special interests include preventive medicine, adolescent medicine and mental health. Dr. Rountree earned a Bachelor of Health Science degree at the University of Florida. She received her medical degree at Ross University School of Medicine and completed her family medicine residency at Stamford Hospital/Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Rountree practices at 32 Strawberry Hill Court, 4th Floor, Suite 6 in Stamford. Learn more about Dr. Rountree, or call (203) 276-2566.

Lyuba Polinkovsky, MD, is a board-certified, family medicine physician with special interests in preventive and behavioral medicine. Dr. Polinkovsky approaches medicine holistically by addressing the physical, psychological and social aspects of health and wellness. After graduating from Syracuse University with a Bachelor of Science in biology, she earned a Doctor of Medicine at Ross University School of Medicine. Dr. Polinkovsky pursued her interest in family medicine during her residency at Stamford Hospital/Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Polinkovksy is located at 75 Holly Hill Lane in Greenwich. Learn more about Dr. Polinkovsky or call (203) 869-6960.

Geriatric Medicine

Alison McElhone, MD, specializes in geriatric medicine and practices at the Geriatric Assessment Center, 435 Danbury Road in Wilton. Dr. McElhone understands the impact of social factors, mood and cognitive disorders, chronic pain and functional impairment on quality of life. Her individualized approach that addresses these issues, together with treatment of the patient’s chronic medical conditions, results in improved outcomes and quality of life. Dr. McElhone earned her medical degree from State University of New York Downstate College of Medicine. Dr. McElhone completed an internal medicine residency at Stony Brook Hospital where she completed a geriatric medicine fellowship. She is board certified in internal medicine, geriatric medicine, hospice and palliative care medicine. Learn more about Dr. McElhone, or call (203) 276-2516.

Internal Medicine

Andrea Shahum, MD, PhD, specializes in both internal medicine and infectious diseases, and is located at Stamford Health’s Tully Health Center, 32 Strawberry Hill Court, 4th Floor, Suite 6 in Stamford. She earned her medical degree at Comenius University in Bratislava and post-doctoral degree at University of Trnava, Faculty of Health Sciences and Social Work, both in Slovakia. Before relocating to the United States, she became a faculty member and acting vice dean while coordinating humanitarian projects in resource-poor settings supported by Trnava University. At that time, she was instrumental in creating integrated medical training programs and experiential learning opportunities in Sub-Saharan Africa and Cambodia. After Trnava University, Dr. Shahum completed her internal medicine residency at Norwalk Hospital, where she served as chief resident. She later completed a fellowship in infectious diseases at the University of North Carolina, where she worked as a clinical assistant professor and continued to work on her research in HIV and sexually transmitted diseases both nationally and internationally. Dr. Shahum is board certified in both internal medicine and infectious diseases. Learn more about Dr. Shahum, or call (203) 276-2566.

Anastasia Slobodnick, MD, will see rheumatology and internal medicine patients at 75 Holly Hill Lane, 2nd Floor in Greenwich and 292 Long Ridge Rd., Suite 103, Stamford. She sees patients who have medical conditions that affect their joints, tendons, ligaments, bones and muscles. Dr. Slobodnick completed her medical education, residency in internal medicine and fellowship in rheumatology at New York University School of Medicine. To best address the individual needs of each patient and ensure optimal outcomes, Dr. Slobodnick develops personalized plans to help diagnose and treat a patient’s condition. She is board certified by American Board of Internal Medicine. Learn more about Dr. Slobodnick, or call (203) 869-6960.

Neurology

Mark Landreneau, MD, is a neurologist practicing at 29 Hospital Plaza, 6th floor, Suite 602 in Stamford. He provides expert care for patients who have medical conditions or injuries involving the brain, spinal cord and nervous system. Dr. Landreneau’s special interests include treating patients with acute and severe neurological injury including stroke, aneurysms and arteriovenous malformations, acute traumatic brain injury and seizures. After earning his medical degree from Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York, Dr. Landreneau continued his medical studies at Yale-New Haven Hospital, where he completed an internship in internal medicine, a residency in neurology and a fellowship in neurocritical care. He is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (Neurology Certification). Learn more about Dr. Landreneau, or call (203) 276-4464.

Podiatry

Rachel Albright, DPM, MPH, is a podiatric surgeon practicing at 800 Post Road, Suite 302 in Darien. Dr. Albright earned her doctor of podiatric medicine from Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine in North Chicago. She completed residencies at the John H. Stroger Hospital of Cook County and Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in Chicago, IL. In Hanover, New Hampshire, she earned a Master of Public Health from the Dartmouth Institute, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College, specializing in clinical practice, health policy, and epidemiology. Dr. Albright is board certified by both the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery and the American Board of Podiatric Medicine. Learn more about Dr. Albright, or call (203) 656-1696.

Pulmonology 

Frantz C. Hastrup, MD, specializes in pulmonology, and provides expert care for patients with breathing issues and other conditions that affect the lungs and respiratory system. He also helps patients find solutions to sleep issues such as sleep apnea, severe snoring, narcolepsy and restless leg syndrome. Dr. Hastrup earned his medical degree from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine in Philadelphia, now Drexel University College of Medicine. He completed his residency at Boston Medical Center and a fellowship at Harvard Medical School, where he focused on pulmonary and critical care medicine. Dr. Hastrup is board certified in internal medicine as well as pulmonary medicine and critical care medicine. Learn more about Dr. Hastrup, or call (203) 348-2437.

Urology

Matthew Goland-Van Ryn, MD, ­specializes in Urology at 29 Hospital Plaza in Stamford. He cares for people with conditions affecting the genitourinary tract, kidneys, bladder and prostate, as well as abnormalities with the male reproductive system. After attending Cornell University, Dr. Goland-Van Ryn earned his medical degree from Stony Brook University School of Medicine. He completed a general surgery internship and urology residency at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and a fellowship in endourology and minimally invasive surgery at Yale New Haven Hospital. Dr. Goland-Van Ryn is board certified in urology. Learn more about Dr. Goland-Van Ryn, or call (203) 276-8545.

Stamford Health is a non-profit independent healthcare system with more than 3,500 employees committed to compassionately caring for the community and offering a wide-range of high-quality health and wellness services. Patients and their families can rely on comprehensive person-centered care through the system’s 305-bed Stamford Hospital; Stamford Health Medical Group, with more than 30 offices in lower Fairfield County offering primary and specialty care; a growing number of ambulatory locations across the region; and support through the Stamford Hospital Foundation.  

Stamford Health is also a major teaching affiliate of the Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dedicated to being the community’s most trusted healthcare partner, Stamford Health puts patients first to build long-lasting relationships. For more information, visit StamfordHealth.org. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Linked In.

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