York Hospital is excited to welcome the following physicians and providers to its medical staff this summer. June brought Mark Cartier, MD, to Kittery Family Practice, Ali Al-Awan, MD, to the hospital’s Intensive Care Unit, and Breast Radiologist, Kristen Koconis, MD, to the Breast Care Team. Radiologist Jian Dong, MD, and Gastroenterologist Khushboo Munot, MD arrive in July, along with Hospitalist Hussein Raef, MD, and Mark Mooradian, PA-C. In August, York Hospital’s OB/GYN staff welcomes Morgan Mandigo, MD, while Samuel Kingsley, PMH-NP, joins the providers at Psychiatry Associates of York Hospital.
Mark Cartier, MD, joins the staff at Kittery Family Practice following years of successfully owning and managing an independent family care practice in Portsmouth, NH and most recently, York, ME. After earning his BS from Boston College, in Chestnut Hill, MA, Dr. Cartier completed his MD at Georgetown University, in Washington D.C., followed by an internship and residency in family care at Madigan Army Medical Center, in Tacoma, WA. When this empathetic and experienced physician is not caring for patients, you can find him enjoying travel, house projects and gardening with his family, and the occasional visit to the golf course.
Ali Al-Alwan, MD, is the newest addition to York Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit team. Dr. Al-Alwan received his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degrees (MBBS) from the University of Jordan in Amman, Jordan (the equivalent of the US medical degree). A residency in internal medicine at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University in Providence, RI was followed by a fellowship in pulmonary & critical care medicine at Fletcher Allen Health Care and the University of Vermont in Burlington. He has held positions of Medical Director, Multidisciplinary Chest Clinic, Respiratory Therapy and Critical Care & Pulmonary Medicine at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital in Dover and additionally, as a clinical instructor, in the Department of Medicine at Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and also the University of Vermont. Dr. Al-Alwan looks forward to providing patient-centered care in a family atmosphere, with the goal of continued improvement of the patient experience. When away from the ICU, you may see him playing soccer, hiking, scuba diving or planning his next trip.
Kristen Koconis, MD, joins the hospital’s Breast Care Services as a board-certified breast care radiologist. Dr. Koconis’ penchant for the sciences predates her medical degree. Prior to earning her MD at Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University in Providence, RI, she earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering at Cornell University, followed by an MS in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Stanford University. After medical school, Dr. Koconis completed both her internship and residency in radiology at Pennsylvania State Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, PA, and continued her education, completing their Breast Imaging Fellowship program as well. Following this post-graduate training, she maintained her position as a breast imaging radiologist at Geisinger Medical Group, where she served as breast MRI modality chief, until accepting the position at York Hospital. When Dr. Koconis is not meeting and providing excellent care to the breast care patients throughout Southern Maine, she may be gardening, exercising while enjoying the fresh air of the Seacoast – and when the conditions allow, star-gazing in the night sky.
Jian Wilson Dong, MD, joins the Radiology team after completing his residency in radiology and nuclear medicine at Brigham & Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School. However, Dr. Dong’s journey toward medicine began as a student at New York City’s High School for Environmental Studies, followed by Columbia University where he earned a BS in mechanical engineering, along with a certificate in post-baccalaureate pre-medicine studies, and eventually arriving at New York University School of Medicine, where he earned his MD. Dr. Dong performed his internship in internal medicine at Mount Sinai Health System – Saint Luke/West in New York City prior to his residency. Dr. Dong’s extra-curricular experiences have included mentoring students at Brothers & Sisters in Science, Treasurer for Columbia University’s Global Health Club and co-founding NYU’s chapter of the Asian-Pacific American Medical Student Association coordinating improved access in local NYC communities. In addition to general and nuclear radiology, Dr. Dong has particular interests in dementia and oncological imaging. When not working or staying current with the world’s latest technology advances, he enjoys spending time with his wife and dogs, planning their next trip and biking.
Khushboo Munot, MD joins her colleagues at Atlantic Digestive Specialists this July. After earning her Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) at Government Medical College in Nagpur, India, Dr. Munot performed her residency in internal medicine at Mt. Sinai St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York City. Three distinct fellowships followed, including: Gastroenterology and Transplant Hepatology at Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York and an Advanced Endoscopy Fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX, where she has also maintained a position as an associate professor in the Gastroenterology Department. She is board-certified in gastroenterology and internal medicine, “Having trained in India, New York City and Houston, I look forward to bringing this varied experience to the Seacoast,” said Dr. Munot. “In particular, a special interest in advanced endoscopy, where procedures can help my patients to avoid or delay surgery.” She looks forward to practicing in such a beautiful region, where she and her husband have loved to hike and vacation over the years.
Hussein Raef, MD joins the Hospitalist team, bringing significant experience to his role. His career has included the following positions: Clinical Instructor at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX., Endocrinologist at Oak Ridge Diabetes & Endocrinology Center, and Medical Director of the Diabetes Unit at Methodist Medical Center both in Oak Ridge, TN, Head of Endocrinology, King Faisal Hospital & Research Center, and Associate clinical professor, Al Faisal University School of Medicine, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He has also worked as a locum hospitalist/internist at York Hospital, Southern Maine Medical Center and Aroostook Medical Center. Dr. Raef earned his MD at Aleppo University Medical School in Syria, performed his residency in Internal Medicine at Lutheran Medical Center in Cleveland, OH followed by an Endocrinology & Metabolism Fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX.
Mark Mooradian, PA-C, Walk-In Care, began his career as a critical care technician in the ER at St. Vincent Hospital in Worcester, MA after earning his BS in neuroscience at St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY. He continued his education, completing his Masters of Physician Assistant Studies at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences in Manchester, NH. In his PA position at Spectrum Orthopedics in Portland, ME, Mark has assisted in surgical cases such as joint replacement, sports medicine, spine, trauma and pediatrics, and was also responsible for patient treatment in both outpatient, inpatient and ER settings. He is excited to become a member of the urgent care team and help provide compassionate care to the local community. When not at one of York Hospital’s Walk-In Care centers, you’ll find him enjoying life with his wife and toddler daughter, volunteering for the Eliot Fire Department, and looking forward to “catching the big one” with his brother at Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass & Bluefish Derby each fall.
Morgan Mandigo, MD, joins her colleagues at York Hospital’s OB/GYN, Surgical & Midwifery Associates this August. Having earned a BA in biology from Harvard University, she continued her education at Oxford, England, where she was conferred a M.Sc. in Clinical Medicine by Oxford University. After returning to the U.S., Dr. Mandigo worked at Harvard Medical School as a Paul Farmer Global Surgery Research Associate for their Program in Global Surgery and Social Change. She earned her MD at University of Miami Miller School of Medicine in Miami, FL, followed by a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD. Dr. Mandigo’s volunteer efforts have taken her to many locations. As a research volunteer at Hospitalito Atitlan in Guatemala she developed a laparoscopic training program for gynecologists, assisted with surgical care while volunteering with Partners in Health in Haiti and acted as liaison to the United Nations, also in Haiti, attending UN meeting and developing proposals to implement health education. Domestically, she has mentored students for socially responsible business ventures in New York City, and trained volunteers at the Venice Family Clinic in Los Angeles, CA. When Dr. Mandigo isn’t working or travelling, she enjoys keeping busy on her bike, hiking and camping.
Samuel Kingsley, PMH-NP, will soon join the team at Psychiatric Associates of York Hospital. He comes to this position after earning both his BA and RN from the University of Southern Maine in Portland, followed by an MSN in Psychiatric Mental Health. Sam gained years of clinical experience in the field of mental health serving as a Youth & Family Counselor and Day Treatment Supervisor at Sweetser, Inc. in Saco, and also as an RN at Maine Behavioral Healthcare at Spring Harbor Hospital, in Westbrook. He also managed complex and co-occurring mental illnesses, via in-person, telephone and telehealth technology at various VA Maine Health Care System appointments in Saco and Augusta. Additionally, Sam is a US Army veteran, having served in Afghanistan with honor and distinction in various capacities. He is excited to join in the effort to expand access to mental health services in the community. When relaxing, you can find Sam on his way to hiking all of New England’s 67 peaks greater than 4,000 feet, fishing and camping with his son or planning his next trip abroad.
For more information about the newest members of the York Hospital medical staff, please call York Hospital at 207-351-2273. For further details about other York Hospital providers and services, visit www.yorkhospital.com or contact Community Relations at 207 351-2385 or [email protected].