Our Speakers

H. E. Sorina Pintea – The Minister of Health of Romania

 Sorina Pintea was born on 13 September 1965. She is an economy graduate from the 'Babes-Bolyai' University of Cluj-Napoca (1984-1988).  She was manager at the Pneumology Hospital Baia Mare (2009-2013) and has been since 2013 manager of the ''Dr. Constantin Opris'' Baia Mare County Emergency Hospital. Complete bio 

Hon. VADM Jerome M. Adams, M.D., M.P.H., US Surgeon General

 Jerome M. Adams, MD, MPH, the 20th Surgeon General of the United States. Dr. Adams, a board-certified anesthesiologist, served as Indiana State Health Commissioner from 2014 to 2017. Dr. Adams, a Maryland native, has bachelor’s degrees in both biochemistry and psychology from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, a master of public health degree from the University of California at Berkeley, and a medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine. Complete bio 

Michael Dowling – President & CEO Northwell Health

 Michael J. Dowling is president and chief executive officer of Northwell Health, which delivers world-class clinical care throughout the New York metropolitan area, pioneering research at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research and a visionary approach to medical education highlighted by the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell and the School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies.  Complete bio 

Arthur Klein, M.D., President of The Mount Sinai Health Network

Arthur Klein, MD, a leader in health care management, has been named President of The Mount Sinai Health Network. In this new role, Dr. Klein will oversee The Mount Sinai Medical Center’s growing network of more than one hundred clinical relationships, including eighteen affiliated hospitals, five nursing homes, and twelve physician group practices throughout New York City, and Nassau, Suffolk, and Westchester counties.  In his new position, Dr. Klein will collaborate with Mount Sinai Care, LLC, Mount Sinai’s Accountable Care Organization, to develop a framework for “Best Practices” that improves coordinated patient care. Complete bio

Angelo Acquista, M.D. - Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan

Angelo Acquista, M.D., received his medical degree from the New York University School of Medicine and is affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan as an attending physician and clinical instructor. He is board-certified in internal medicine, pulmonary medicine, and tropical diseases. He served as medical director for the New York City Office of Emergency Management and on Mayor Guiliani’s Task Force on Bioterrorism. He is the New York Times bestselling author of The Survival Guide: What to Do in a Biological, Chemical, or Nuclear Emergency.
He lives in New York City. 

Yves Duroseau, M.D., MPH Chair of DEM at Lenox Hill Hospital

 Yves Duroseau, MD, MPH is the current Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Lenox Hill Hospital (LHH), NS/LIJ. As Chair, Dr. Duroseau provides overall leadership of the department, with responsibility for strategic planning, development, clinical services, quality, professional performance, and medical education. Dr. Duroseau is also the Co-Chair of the Performance Improvement Coordinating Group (PICG) for Lenox Hill Hospital. The PICG is responsible for overseeing all quality initiatives for the hospital.  Complete bio 

Alexander Hellinger, DPT, MBA, Lenox Health Greenwich Village.

 Alexander Hellinger, DPT, MBA, oversees the operations and development of Lenox Health Greenwich Village. He previously served as associate executive director overseeing and coordinating the development of the first full service emergency department in Manhattan as well as the various facilities and programs to be developed within Lenox Health Greenwich Village including a full-service imaging suite, ambulatory surgery center and physician offices, among others.  Complete bio 

Dr. Lee Rogers - American podiatric surgeon (ABPM, APMA, ADA)

 Dr. Lee Rogers is a fellowship-trained, American podiatric surgeon, who has
designed and implemented systems of care to prevent diabetic lower limb
amputations in the United States and around the world.  He has written more
than 150 publications, including several textbook chapters.  He is a member
of the board of directors of the American Board of Podiatric Medicine
(ABPM), the diabetes liaison to the American Podiatric Medical Association
(APMA), and the former chair of the foot care council of the American
Diabetes Association (ADA).  Complete bio 

Doru Paul M.D., Ph.D. - Weill Cornell Medicine

Dr. Doru Paul has been working as a physician in New York since 1996 and is currently an Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College and a Hematology-Oncology Attending at the New York Presbyterian Hospital. He is an expert in the treatment of head and neck and thoracic cancers. Demonstrating a national and international presence in his field, he has widely presented his research defining specific therapeutic targets or processes that can be targeted for the improved treatment of cancer patients. Complete bio

Hortenzia Beciu M.D., M.P.H. Johns Hopkins Medicine International

Dr. Beciu is director for the Middle East and Africa at Johns Hopkins Medicine International. She provides direction and oversight in project management, research and analysis, and she participates in Johns Hopkins Medicine International strategic planning. Dr. Beciu has extensive experience in the health sector, working with governments, development partners and various health industry groups (hospital sector, pharmaceuticals, medical technology and information technology).

Before joining the Johns Hopkins team, she worked at the International Finance Corporation as coordinator for its relations with the health industry and review of investment climate and business environment issues related to strengthening the role of the private health sector in emerging markets. She also led a large review on the financing and economics of scaling up education for health workers in low- and middle-income countries.

Carmen Orban M.D., Fundeni Clinical Institute Hospital Manager


Carmen Orban is currently Hospital Manager at Fundeni Clinical Institute, Bucharest Romania, a position she has occupied since 2011, and Associate Professor at the  University of Medicine and Phramacy “Carol Davila” Bucharest, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology – Intensive Care  since  2016.  She is the recipient of the “Innovation in Health & Public Management” Excellence Award in 

2015, as well as multiple other awards and distinctions granted for her prodigious managerial activity 

as Hospital Manager.

Nicolae Bănicioiu, M.D.

Mr. Nicolae Bănicioiu graduated from the Faculty of Dental Medicine of the Medicine and Pharmacy University Carol Davila in Bucharest in 2004. Between 2002 and 2004, he was the President of the Romanian Students' Union and coordinated the anti-drug campaign named “Choose Life in 2003”, and the festival of the Romanian students UNIFEST in 2002 and 2003.  In his last term as deputy, he was quaestor of the Chamber of Deputies and was member of Labour and Social Protection Committee, Committee for Equal Opportunities for Women and Men, Committee on European Affairs and Committee for Culture, Arts, Mass Information Means. On February 2014 took over the position of Minister of Health. 

Stefan Minovici, President - RABC

Stefan A. Minovici is a Romanian American businessman and developer with strong ties to one of the best-known families of doctors in Romania. He is the president of the Romanian-American Business Council, on of the most respected   bilateral  investment, trade and advocacy origination in  the United Sates. He is the first member of the family to continue the work of two generations in trying to establish the first American Hospital in Romania, covering key medical specialties such as oncology, cardiology and neurosurgery. Stefan has worked on various projects with Fortune 100 and 500 companies from CEMEX to Raytheon, ITT Defense, Honeywell and Johns Hopkins International, on projects such as defense and homeland security, healthcare, environment and infrastructure. Complete bio

Daniel Kline, Executive Director - New York State Podiatric Medicine

 Dan is the Executive Director for the New York State Podiatric Medicine, a position he’s held for the past 18 months. Dan has 30 years of experience in health system leadership including strategic planning, marketing, policy and advocacy, physician relations and joint ventures and hospital management in academic medical centers and Catholic health care systems in Nebraska, Delaware and northern New Jersey. Dan’s most recent position was as a Vice President with St. Josephs Healthcare System in Paterson and Wayne New Jersey from 2007 thru 2017.  During that time he was the Site Executive for St. Josephs Wayne Hospital and also held organizational responsibility for marketing, public relations, and the physician joint ventures.  Complete bio

Dr. Lucian Dorobanțu - primary cardiovascular surgeon, Monza Hospital

 Dr. Lucian Dorobanţu is a primary cardiovascular surgeon and coordinator of the Cardyomyopathy Center, a center specialized in the diagnosis and surgical treatment of obstructive hypotrophic cardiomyopathy. He is also part of the surgical team at the Cardiac Center at Monza Hospital. 

H.E. Dr. Ion Jinga, Romanian ambassador to the United Nations


Mr. Jinga held diplomatic and Government positions for more than two decades, serving as Ambassador to the United Kingdom between 2008 and 2015 and as Doyen of the European Ambassadors to the United Kingdom from 2012 to 2015.  From 2003 to 2008, he served as Ambassador to Belgium.

Mr. Jinga was Director-General for European Union Affairs in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Bucharest from 2002 to 2003.  In 2002, he served as a Member of the Romanian delegation to the Convention on the Future of Europe and was Coordinator of the delegation’s national secretariat. Complete bio

Usama Gergis, M.D., MBA


Usama Gergis, M.D., MBA, has been serving as a faculty of Weill Cornell Medicine (WCM) since September 2007. He is board certified in Hematology and Medical Oncology. His clinical specialization lies in refining stem cell graft options for patients who lack suitable stem cell donors, using novel cellular therapy for high-risk myeloid malignancies such as acute myeloid leukemia, myelodysplastic syndromes and myelofibrosis, as well as decreasing post-transplant complications. Together with the Weill Cornell Medicine (WCM) and New York-Presbyterian (NYP) Bone Marrow and Stem Cell (BMT) Transplant team he continues progress towards finding the best treatment options for cancer patients. He completed a fellowship in bone marrow transplantation at the Lee Moffitt Cancer and Research Institute at the University of South Florida. Most recently, Dr. Gergis obtained a Master Degree in Business Administration at Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management of Cornell University in 2017.

Hon. VADM Jerome M. Adams, M.D., M.P.H., US Surgeon General (invited)

Vice Deans (Clinical and Transnational Research, Research or Graduate Biomedical Education), Johns Hopkins University 

Johns Hopkins Medicine International Leadership 

Mr. Michael Dowling – President & CEO Northwell Health

Arthur Klein, MD, President of The Mount Sinai Health Network

Mr. Yves Durorseau, M.D., Chairman Emergency Med. - Lennox Hill Northwell Health 

Mr. Alexander Hellinger, DPT, MBA, GM operations and development Lenox Health Greenwich Village

Mr. Szabi Dorotovics, M.D., MBA V.P. for International Business Mt. Sinai Hospital

Mrs. Carmen Orban, M.D.  General Manager - Fundeni General Hospital Bucharest .  RABC Project Coordinator for Romania

Mr. Daniel Fitzgerald, M.D., Director for Global Health at Weill Cornell Medicine

Mr. Peter L. Slavin, M.D. President of Massachusetts General Hospital

Dr. Nicolae Banicioiu, former Minister of Heath of Romania 

Mr. Lucian Dorobantu, M.D. Cardiovascular Surgeon - Monza Hospital 

Prof. Alexandru Irimie, MD, PhD - “Iuliu Hatieganu" University of Medicine and University of Medicine and Pharmacy Cluj

Mr. Tudor Socea, Founder and General Manager – Polaris Recovery Hospital Cluj 

Mr. Peter D. McCann, M.D. Northwell Health – Zucker School of Medicine  / Director of Orthopedic Surgery