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Howard Feldfogel, DO

Dr. Feldfogel is an internal medicine physician and practices at Clarkstown Medical Associates, an internal medicine practice in New City, NY. He is also the Director of the Department of Medicine at Montefiore Nyack Hospital where he also serves as the Director of Medical Education. Dr. Feldfogel is licensed to practice medicine in New York and New Jersey.

Dr. Feldfogel received his Doctor of Osteopathy degree from New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his Internship at Coney Island Hospital and his Internal Medicine Residency and Chief Residency at The Mountainside Hospital in Montclair, NJ. During his career he has been honored with the Top Doctors of Rockland Award in 1999, and in 2009 he was named Montefiore Nyack Hospital Physician of the Year. 

Additionally, he has held many leadership positions at Montefiore Nyack Hospital, including President of the Montefiore Nyack Hospital Medical Staff, Subsection Chief of Internal Medicine and Chief of Medicine.


John Fitzpatrick, MD

Dr. Fitzpatrick has been caring for patients for more than 36 years. He is Chief, Subsection of Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine at Montefiore Nyack Hospital. He is a founding partner with Clarkstown Medical Associates, in New City, NY, an internal medicine and urgent care practice. Dr. Fitzpatrick is also Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at New York Medical College.

Dr. Fitzpatrick earned his medical doctorate from New York Medical College. He completed his Internship and Internal Medicine Residency at Westchester County Medical Center, the University Hospital of New York Medical College. During his residency at New York Medical College he received the “Resident’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.” In 2004, he was honored as the Physician of the Year by Montefiore Nyack Hospital.

Since 1987 Dr. Fitzpatrick has contributed to improving community health care by serving on several medical review committees at Montefiore Nyack Hospital. 


Charles E. O'Dowd, MD, FACP

Dr. O’Dowd continues a family tradition at Montefiore Nyack Hospital, as his mother worked as an ER Nurse and his grandfather was a Surgeon. He practices at Clarkstown Medical Associates in New City, NY. Furthermore, he is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at New York Medical College, and Clinical Professor at the Pace University Lienhard School of Nursing.

Dr. O’Dowd earned his medical doctorate from New York Medical College. He completed his Internship and Residency at New York Medical College/Westchester County Medical Center.

Dr. O’Dowd also takes great pleasure in teaching medical students from New York Medical College, and Nurse Practitioner Students from Pace University and has done so for more than 15 years.


Gerard F. Sykes, MD

Gerard F. Sykes, MD is a board-certified internist with Highland Medical, Clarkstown Medical Associates in New City, NY. Dr. Sykes comes to Highland Medical with over thirty years of experience practicing internal medicine/primary care serving a diverse patient base.

Dr. Sykes received his Medical Doctorate from the University of Benin in Benin, Nigeria and completed his residency at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center where he was a Chief Resident Physician in his fourth year.

Dr. Sykes comes to Highland Medical from Montefiore Medical Group in the Bronx, NY where he has specialized in Internal Medicine and Primary Care since 2005. Prior to that, he provided care at Open Access Center in the Bronx, NY and Ambucare Clinic in Marion, IN. He was a preceptor for medical residents and taught physician examination to first-year medical students at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

Ellen Brunetti, FNP-C

Ellen Brunetti, FNP-C is a board-certified family nurse practitioner at Highland Medical, Clarkstown Medical Associates. She is licensed to provide family-centered healthcare to patients of all ages.  It was her childhood dream to care for the sick and provide well care to individuals.  Her scope of practice focuses on health promotion, disease prevention and diagnosis and management of common and complex healthcare problems.  Ellen stays informed and up-to-date with the latest medical practices with constant reading and research.

Ellen received her Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Fairfield University in Fairfield, CT.  She received her nursing and master’s degrees from Pace University, Lienhard School of Nursing.

Ellen enjoys her free time by spending it with her husband and three sons.


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