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Samaritan Welcomes Eight New Physicians

WATERTOWN – Samaritan Medical Center is pleased to welcome Nathanial R. Miletta, MD; Casey M. Chern, MD; Sara L. Cederstrand, MD; Agnieszka K. Dombrowska, DO; John J. Burnett, DO; Anita N. Lwanga, MD; Gillian V. Kupakuwana-Suk, MD; and Dmitry A. Drozhzhin, DO, to the hospital medical staff within the past few months.

Dr. Miletta and Dr. Chern joined the Samaritan Dermatology office at its new location in the Samaritan Medical Office Building, 826 Washington St. Their office can be reached at 315-755-3670.

Dr. Miletta completed his medical degree at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY. He completed dermatology residency training at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, MD, followed by fellowship training in dermatologic surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA. He is board certified with the American Board of Dermatology.

Dr. Miletta is a Harvard-trained dermatologic surgeon that is committed to providing the best medical, surgical, and cosmetic care to his patients. He serves as the Samaritan Medical Center Chief of Mohs Surgery and his specialties include: skin cancer screening and surgery; scar improvement and revision; psoriasis; acne and rosacea; skin growth removal, and spider vein injections, among others. Dr. Miletta is accepting new patients.

Dr. Chern received her Bachelor of Science from the University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN, and graduated from the Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN. She completed her internship and dermatology residency with National Capital Consortium at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, MD.

She is board certified by the American Board of Dermatology and is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology. Dr. Chern is affiliated with the 10th Mountain Division on Fort Drum and is providing part-time dermatology services for Samaritan.

Dr. Cederstrand is new to Samaritan’s Surgery Department, working in the division of general surgery with a sub-specialty of vascular surgery. Dr. Cederstrand joins the Samaritan General Surgery and Vascular Surgery practice located in the Samaritan Medical Office Building, 826 Washington St.

She completed her medical degree and general surgery residency training at St. Louis University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO. She completed fellowship training in vascular surgery at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, and is board certified with the American Board of Surgery with sub-specialty certification in vascular surgery. Dr. Cederstrand is accepting new patients by referral. Her office can be reached at 315-782-1505.

Dr. Dombrowska also joins Samaritan’s Department of Surgery, serving as the hospital’s breast surgeon and leading breast care services at the new Women’s Wellness and Breast Care, located in the Samaritan Health and Wellness Plaza, 1575 Washington St.

Dr. Dombrowska earned her medical degree at A.T. Still University – Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kirksville, MO. She completed her general surgery residency training at South Pointe Hospital – Cleveland Clinic, Warrensville Heights, OH, followed by fellowship training in breast surgery at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD. Dr. Dombrowska is board certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Surgery.

She offers a wide range of services, including: management of breast cancer and benign breast diseases; high-risk screening and evaluation; breast cyst aspiration; ultrasound-guided breast biopsies; stereotactic breast biopsies; and nipple- and skin-sparing mastectomies. Dr. Dombrowska is accepting new patients and can be reached at 315-785-4155.

Dr. Burnett is Samaritan’s newest family practice physician, providing primary services at the LeRay Family Health Center, 26908 Independence Way, Suite 101, Evans Mills.

He completed his medical degree at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, North Lewisburg, WV, and performed his family medicine residency training locally through Samaritan Medical Center’s Graduate Medical Education program. Dr. Burnett is board certified with the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians. He is accepting new patients and his office can be reached at 315-629-4525.

Dr. Drozhzhin, Dr. Kupakuwana-Suk and Dr. Lwanga are new hospitalists with the Apogee Physicians Hospitalist Group. They will be caring for inpatients at Samaritan Medical Center’s main campus, 830 Washington St.

Dr. Drozhzhin completed his medical degree at NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine, Old Westbury, NY, followed by internal medicine residency training at Kent Hospital/Brown University in Warwick, RI. Dr. Drozhzhin is in process for certification with the American Board of Internal Medicine.

Dr. Lwanga completed her Doctor of Medicine at St. Matthew’s University School of Medicine, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, followed by internal medicine residency training in the Sinai Health System’s Department of Internal Medicine in Chicago, IL. She previously worked as a hospitalist at Alice Hyde Medical Center in Malone, NY, and is board certified with the American Board of Internal Medicine.

Dr. Kupakuwana-Suk completed her PhD in Structural Biology, Biochemistry and Biophysics at Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY. She earned her Doctor of Medicine at Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY, followed by internal medicine residency training at Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT. Dr. Kupakuwana-Suk is in the process for board certification with the American Board of Internal Medicine.