Chief Medical Officer Named Clinical Professor of Medicine at Hofstra NSLIJ School of Medicine

South Nassau and Hofstra NSLIJ School of Medicine have an academic affiliation agreement that combines the school’s academic and clinical resources with the hospital's clinical programs and physicians to provide world class medical training.
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Oct. 18, 2012 - PRLog -- Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine at Hofstra University recently promoted Linda S. Efferen, MD, senior vice president and chief medical officer at South Nassau Communities Hospital, to clinical professor of medicine.

A resident of South Huntington, Dr. Efferen is board-certified in hospice and palliative medicine, critical care medicine, pulmonary medicine and internal medicine.  She has been listed in the Best Doctors in America database, Becker’s Hospital Review List of 56 Women Hospital and Healthcare Leaders to Know, Consumers Research Council of America’s Guide to America’s Top Physicians and Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors: New York Metro Area (for seven years).

She has received a host of awards/honors, including a spot in the 2010 class of Long Island Business News’ Long Island’s Top 50 Business Women.  She is a member of a number of professional organizations, including the New York Academy of Science, American College of Physicians, American College of Chest Physicians, American College of Critical Care Physicians, , American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

South Nassau and Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine have an academic affiliation agreement that combines the School of Medicine’s academic and clinical resources with South Nassau’s clinical programs and physicians to provide world class medical training opportunities and facilitate collaboration on leading-edge medical education initiatives.  Under the agreement, Hofstra North Shore-LIJ medical students are offered clinical assignments and training opportunities with South Nassau’s community and hospital-based physicians encompassing ambulatory, in-patient and emergency services.

South Nassau Communities Hospital is one of the region’s largest hospitals, with 435 beds, more than 900 physicians and 3,000 employees.  Located in Oceanside, NY, the hospital is an acute-care, not-for-profit teaching hospital that provides state-of-the-art care in cardiac, oncologic, orthopedic, bariatric, pain management, mental health and emergency services.  In addition to its extensive outpatient specialty centers, South Nassau provides emergency and elective angioplasty and is the only hospital on Long Island with the Novalis Tx™ and Gamma Knife® Perfexion radiosurgery technologies.  South Nassau is a designated Stroke Center by the New York State Department of Health and Comprehensive Community Cancer Center by the American College of Surgeons and is recognized as a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.  For more information, visit
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