Perry Avenue Family Medical CenterMaking the Bronx a Healthier Place
The physicians and clinical Staff at Perry Avenue Family Medical Center (PAFM) have been providing comprehensive medical care to The Bronx for over 35 years.
Our clinc was recently recognized as a level 3 NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home.
We are located in the north Bronx, close to The Montefiore Medical Center. We are sure our team’s range of expertise will make you and your family feel comfortable with your visit.
Dr. Rita Ahuja received her M.D. from Lady Harding Medical College in New Delhi, India in 1973. She then completed her residency in pediatrics at Lincoln and Metropolitan Hospitals in New York City in 1980. Dr. Ahuja is American Board Certified in pediatrics, and has served as president of The American Association of Physicians and of Indian Origin (AAPI) tri-state chapter.
Dr. Kishore Ahuja received his M.D. from Armed Forces Medical College, a top-ranked medical institution in India, in 1973. He completed his residency and American Board Certification in pathology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 1978. He then completed his residency and American Board certification in internal medicine in 1981. Dr. Ahuja then completed his fellowship and American Board certification in allergy from roosevelt Hospital at Columbia University. He has practiced patient care at PAFM since it’s inception in 1983. He currently serves as Medical Director at PAFM. Dr. Ahuja is also Associate Professor of Allergy and Immunology at Montefiore Hospital at Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
Dr. Svetlana Tokar received her Doctor of Osteopathy from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine with honors in family medicine and ophthalmology in 2002. She has worked in various medical clinics in The Bronx area including Montefiore Medical Center, St. Barnabas Hospital, and PAFM for the last 18 years. Dr. Tokar is certified by the American Board of Osteopathic Family Physicians.
Dr. Sneha Gandhi received her Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of surgery at S.S. Medical College. She performed her pediatric residency at Brooklyn Hospital and has served as staff pediatrician at a number of clinical centers (NY Downtown Hospital, The Long Island College Hospital, Hackensack University Hospital) over the past 20 years. Dr. Gandhi is an American Board certified pediatrician.
Dr. Drepaul received the B.A. and B.S. degrees in biology and philosophy Magna Cum Laude from Brooklyn College, and his M.D. from NYU in 1989. he did his post-graduate training in internal medicine first as an intern at st Luke’s Hospital at Columbia University then as resident at Booth Memorial Medical Center at NYU. He has practiced treatment of infectious disease for 20 years. Dr. Drepaul is a member of The Bronx Medical Society and NYC Medical Reserve Corps and is fluent in Spanish.
Dr. Jian Zhang received his B.S. in Biochemistry from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1992 and his Doctor of Podiatry from the New York college of Podiatric Medicine in 1996. He did his post-graduate training at Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center from 1996-1999. In addition to taking care of patients at PAFM, Dr. Zhang is currently Assistant Director of Podiatric Residency at Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center. He is also an American Board certified Podiatric Surgeon.
Dr. Dankner has practiced Ophthalmology in Manhattan and the Bronx for over thirty years. He has performed over twenty thousand surgical procedures. An innovator, Dr. Dankner was a pioneer in no stitch clear cornea topical cataract surgery, and was one of the first ophthalmologists to use lasers in his office for the treatment of glaucoma and diabetes. Dr. Dankner is a well known for his philanthropic contributions to the community. Throughout his career, he has provided care and treatment to financially underprivileged individuals in Harlem and the South Bronx. Born and raised in Queens, New York, Dr. Dankner now makes his home in Long Island with his wife of thirty years, Karen, and their two children, Robert and Stacey. Dr. Dankner served in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War. His personal interests including skiing, snorkeling and traveling. Dr. Dankner has just returned from attending the World Ophthalmology Congress in Hong Kong, China.
Dr. Jeremy Gutwein was born in Bronx, NY and grew up in Westchester county. He received his B.A. from New York University, Magna Cum Laude with Honors in Psychology in 1998. He received his medical degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 2002 and completed his internship and residency training in Internal Medicine at Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Gutwein earned an M.S. in Nutrition at New York University in 2006 and went on to receive his training in Gastroenterology, which he completed in 2009, at Montefiore Medical Center. He joined Riverdale Gastroenterology and Liver Diseases immediately following his fellowship training. Dr. Gutwein is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and is board eligible in Gastroenterology. He is a member of the American College of Gastroenterology, the American Gastroenterological Association, and the New York Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. Dr. Gutwein is on the medical staff of Montefiore Medical Center, which includes the Moses division, the Montefiore North division (formerly Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center) and the Einstein (Weiler) division.
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Dr. Ligsay received his B.S. in physical therapy from Perpetual Help College of Medicine Laguna Philippines in 1985. He has practiced physical therapy in many area hospitals over the last 20 years. Dr. Ligsay currently heads physical therapy services at PAFM.
Dr. Milosevic received his M.D. from the University of Belgrade Medical School in 1969. He comes to PAFM with over 40 years of clinical experience in gynecology. Dr. Milosevic is Assistant Professor of obstetrics and gynecology at New York Medical College and clinical instructor of gynecology at Mount Sinai School of Medicine.
Dr. Nordin received his B.A. Summa Cum Laude from Yale in 1971 and his M.D. from Harvard University in 1976. He conducted basic research in cardiac electrophysiology from 1983 to 1997, and has continued with clinical research in diabetes screening and arrhythmic effects of hypoglycemia since 2004. In addition to helping with patient care at PAFM, Dr. Nordin has served as faculty at Albert Einstein Medical College since 1983, and was Chairman of Medicine at Jacobi Medical Center from 1997-2009. Dr. Nordin has published more than 30 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters, and is American Board certified in internal medicine and cardiology.
Dr. Gunjeet Sahni received her M.D. from Goa Medical College in 1988. She did residencies at the department of pediatrics at The College of Physician and Surgeons of Columbia University and the department of pediatrics at Brookdale University Hospital. Dr. Sahni has 25 years of clinical experience.
Dr. Patterson received her M.D. from Harvard School of Medicine in 1974 and is an American Board certified dermatologist. As a resident Dr. Patterson worked at a number of top medical institutions including the National Institute of Health and Georgetown University Hospital. She is currently Attending Dermatologist at The Cornell Medical Center, Our Lady of Mercy Hospital, and at The Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Patterson brings 30 years of private practice experience to PAFM.
Dr. Binod Shah received his Bachelor of Medicine & Surgery from the Institute of Post-graduate Medicine and Research in Dhaka, Bangladesh. He is certified in Pain Medicine by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and has 15 years of experience in orthopedics. Dr. Shah is inventor of two issued U.S. patents, and has authored multiple publications in peer-reviewed medical journals.