Changes in Medical Leadership at Phelps Memorial Hospital

Two physicians at Phelps Memorial Hospital Center have been appointed to medical leadership roles.

Craig Zalvan, MD, FACS, a laryngologist and Medical Director of the Institute for Voice and Swallowing Disorders at Phelps, has been appointed Chief of Otorhinolaryngology (also known as otolaryngology or ENT), the medical and surgical specialty concerned with conditions of the ear, nose and throat.  Board certified in otolaryngology, Dr. Zalvan is on the Phelps board of directors and is a senior member of ENT Faculty Practice. He is an associate professor at New York Medical College, a faculty member of the NYMC Phelps Family Medicine Residency Program, and an adjunct professor at Mercy College. Dr. Zalvan received his medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He completed a residency in general surgery at New York Hospital Medical Center and one in otolaryngology at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital, New York Presbyterian Hospital and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, followed by a fellowship in laryngology (voice, swallow and cough disorders) at St. Luke’s/Roosevelt Hospital Center. He is an active member of the New York Laryngological Association, the American Laryngological Association and the American Brocho-esophageal Association.

Jack Hershman, MD, FACS, has been appointed Chief of Urology. Dr. Hershman is board certified in urology and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He received his medical degree from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He then completed a general surgery internship and residency at Lenox Hill Hospital and a urology residency at Montefiore Hospital and Medical Center at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He also completed advanced training in urological oncology (bladder, kidney, prostate and testicular cancer) at Memorial Sloan-Kettering and training in infertility and vasectomy reversal at Rockefeller University. Dr. Hershman is a clinical instructor and an assistant attending urologist at New York Medical College. He is a member of the American Urologic Association, the American Association of Clinical Urologists and the New York Urologic Association.

About Phelps Hospital

Phelps Hospital, part of Northwell Health, is a full-service 238-bed acute care community hospital located in Sleepy Hollow, NY. With more than 1,700 employees and 500 medical staff members representing 60 medical specialties, Phelps offers one of the broadest ranges of community hospital services in Westchester County. Patients benefit from distinguished physicians, many of whom are pioneers in their field, offering the most advanced procedures using the latest technology. Phelps’ primary and specialty care medical group, Phelps Medical Associates, has nearly 20 practices located on the hospital campus and in the surrounding communities.

About Northwell Health
Northwell Health is New York State’s largest health care provider and private employer, with 23 hospitals, about 750 outpatient facilities and more than 13,600 affiliated physicians. We care for over two million people annually in the New York metro area and beyond, thanks to philanthropic support from our communities. Our 68,000 employees – 16,000-plus nurses and 4,000 employed doctors, including members of Northwell Health Physician Partners – are working to change health care for the better. We’re making breakthroughs in medicine at the Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research. We’re training the next generation of medical professionals at the visionary Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell and the Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies. For information on our more than 100 medical specialties, visit

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