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Chief Medical Officer

Albert Riddle, MD, CMD - Chief Medical Officer

Albert Riddle, MD, CMD

Hudson Valley Hospice and Hudson Valley Medical Health Choices

Dr. Albert Riddle as Hudson Valley Hospice’s Chief Medical Officer, is responsible for the leadership, oversight and management of the medical component of hospice care.  In addition, he is responsible for the supervision of hospice’s medical staff and nurse practitioners, as well as, the coordination of clinical support activities with Hudson Valley Hospice’s hospital and nursing home liaison staffs.

Hudson Valley Medical Health Choices, a community based palliative care practice that is affiliated with Hudson Valley Hospice is also under Dr. Riddle’s leadership.

Dr. Riddle is a long term care physician and educator, and is the founder and president of the Riddle Medical Group, which provides medical direction, primary care services and quality assurance consulting to long term care facilities. He was awarded the designation of Certified Medical Director by the American Medical Directors Association and serves on their National Clinical Practices Guidelines Committee. Dr. Riddle also serves as the Medical Director in a number of local skilled nursing facilities.

Hospice Team Physician

Hudson Valley Hospice

Ruchira Chandra, MD

Hudson Valley Hospice and Hudson Valley Hospice Foundation

Dr. Chandra is a Geriatric Medicine Specialist with over 20 years in the medical field. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from SUNY Albany, as well as a Doctor of Medicine from the SUNY Health Science Center of Brooklyn – College of Medicine.

She is currently a member of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, as well as the American Geriatrics Society. Dr. Chandra currently lives in Forest Hills, NY.

Hospice Team Physician

Supriyo Das

Supriyo Das, MD

Hudson Valley Hospice and Hudson Valley Hospice Foundation

Dr. Das received his initial medical education at Odessa State Medical University in the Ukraine, before moving on to participate in medical research and complete his Post Doctoral Research Fellowship at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.

Dr. Das is currently employed as a Staff Physician at the VA Hudson Valley Health Care System, as well as MidHudson Regional Hospital and also works as a per diem Clinical Physician for the New York State Department of Correctional Services. He is an active member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, and lives in Wappingers Falls, NY

Hospice Team Physician

Dr Peter Fish

Peter Fish, MD

Hudson Valley Hospice and Hudson Valley Medical Health Choices

Dr. Peter Fish is Board Certified in Internal and Geriatric Medicine, as has had a long and distinguished career in the US Army. During the COVID Emergency, he was activated by the Army to provide medical oversight of medical logistics in New York State and medical oversight of the Javits Center Vaccine site, all while attending to patients (via telemedicine) in over twelve states.

He lectures at the University of Kentucky and at Marist College in Poughkeepsie.

Hospice Team Physician

Hudson Valley Hospice

Sharad Kothari, MD

Hudson Valley Hospice and Hudson Valley Hospice Foundation

In addition to serving as an integral part of the Hudson Valley Hospice medical team, Dr. Sharad Kothari is currently employed as an Attending Physician at Mehta Medical PC, the Ten Broeck Center for Rehab and Nursing and Regeis Care Center.

He received his Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from the Dr. Sampurnan and Medical College in Jodhpur, India and completed a Fellowship in Geriatric Medicine at Staten Island University Hospital. Dr. Kouthari currently lives in Bronx, NY.

Hospice Team Physician

 

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Lisa Sager, MD

Hudson Valley Hospice and Hudson Valley Medical Health Choices

Dr. Sager not only serves as a Hospice Team Physician for Hudson Valley Hospice, but also for Hudson Valley Medical Health Choices.  Additionally, she is currently working as a Primary Care and Palliative Medicine Physician at Health Quest Medical Practice, and also holds a certification from the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. Her entire career has been dedicated to ensuring that patients who are at the end of their life receive the best and most compassionate care possible.

She received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from SUNY Binghamton, as well as a Doctor of Medicine from the SUNY Health Science Center in Syracuse. Dr. Sager currently resides in Highland, NY.

Lead Nurse Practitioner

Alison Greene

Alison Greene, NP

Hudson Valley Hospice and Hudson Valley Medical Health Choices

As Lead Nurse Practitioner of Hudson Valley Hospice, Alison fulfills the role of clinical team leader, mentor, and clinician resource. She possesses a wealth of experience as a registered nurse and has previously worked as a hospice volunteer as part of the hospital site evaluation team at the Regional Hospice and Home Care site in Jinotega, Nicaragua.

Alison has a Bachelor of Science in Dietetics, Nutrition and Food Science from the University of California at Berkeley, as well as a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Arizona State University and a Master of Science, Family Nurse Practitioner degree from Pace University. She currently resides in Pawling, New York.

Nurse Practitioner

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Marsha Guy, MS, RN, AGPCNP-BC

Hudson Valley Hospice and Hudson Valley Medical Health Choices

Marsha is a compassionate, quality focused nurse practitioner with experience in outpatient and long-term care for adults and older adults of all socioeconomic backgrounds. She is currently employed by the Federal Bureau of Prisons in Danbury, CT, and holds certifications as an Adult Health Nurse Practitioner, Certified Nurse Practitioner (MA), Advanced Practice RN (TX), and Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner.

She received her undergraduate Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from Oberlin College, and her Master of Science degree in Nursing from Boston College. Marsha’s work has been featured in several publications and she currently lives in Poughkeepsie, NY.

Nurse Practitioner

Dina Kravtsov

Dina Kravtsov, RN, NP

Hudson Valley Hospice and Hudson Valley Medical Health Choices

Dina is a compassionate and dedicated Nurse Practitioner who plays a vital role in providing holistic care for patients, caregivers, and family members. Possessing previous volunteer experience at the Rondout Valley Holistic Health Care Community, she understands the importance of healthcare methods that address the mind, body, and spirit of patients.

She received a Bachelor of Science in Psychobiology from SUNY New Paltz, an Associate of Science in Nursing from SUNY Ulster, as well as a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Kaplan University and a Masters – Family Nurse Practitioner degree from Pace University.

Dina has a wide range of work experience, including as an RN for hospice prior to becoming an FNP, after which she continued on as a clinician, as well as a primary care provider in a private practice where she practiced conventional and functional medicine. She also works as an End of Life Doula, is fluent in Russian, and is a mural artist in her free time.

Nurse Practitioner

Lauren Lundy

Lauren Lundy, RN, MSN, FNP-C

Hudson Valley Hospice and Hudson Valley Medical Health Choices

As a Nurse Practitioner, Lauren provides constant and ongoing care for elderly and terminally ill patients by evaluating patient needs, creating care plans, and providing end-of-life support to patients and their families. She received a Bachelor of Science in Recreation from the University of Florida, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Mount Saint Mary College and a Master of Science in Nursing – Family Nurse Practitioner degree from Duquesne University. In addition, Lauren also holds a National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners, Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (CT) certification.

She is also currently employed by TEK Medical Services and resides in Poughquag, NY with her family.

Nurse Practitioner

Margaret Thurin McClure

Margaret Thurin McClure, RN, NP

Hudson Valley Hospice and Hudson Valley Medical Health Choices

Margaret “Midge” McClure is a dedicated medical professional who provides care for patients diagnosed with terminal illnesses. She is also currently employed as a Nurse Practitioner at the Marlboro Central School District.

Midge has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from SUNY New Paltz, as well as a Masters of Science in Nursing – Family Nurse Practitioner degree from SUNY Stony Brook. She also holds certifications as a BLS Instructor, as well as a Family Nurse Practitioner from the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.  She and her family reside in Kingston, NY

Nurse Practitioner

Charlene Riach

Charlene Riach, MS, RN, FNP, BC

Hudson Valley Hospice and Hudson Valley Medical Health Choices

Charlene is an Advance Practice Registered Nurse, and Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She possesses a diverse history of work experience, ranging from the hospital emergency room to the college classroom, and is currently certified to prescribe medicine. After receiving her Associate of Science in Nursing Degree from Dutchess Community College, she went on to obtain a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree from Mount Saint Mary College, as well as a Masters of Science in Nursing – Family Nurse Practitioner from Pace University.

She currently serves as an Adjunct Clinical Nursing Instructor for nursing students at Mount Saint Mary College, and resides in Wallkill, NY with her family.

Nurse Practitioner

Pamela Viani

Pamela Viani, NP, MSN

Hudson Valley Hospice and Hudson Valley Medical Health Choices

Pamela Viani is a Nurse Practitioner for Hudson Valley Hospice and Hudson Valley Medical Health Choices.

Pamela holds a Diploma in Nursing from Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from SUNY College of Technology, as well as a Masters of Science in Nursing – Adult Nurse Practitioner degree from Western Connecticut State University. She is also currently employed by the Riddle Medical Group, LLC and lives in Pleasant Valley, NY.