New UMPA Specialty Center at Columbus Circle Offers Extensive Specialty Services in the Heart of Manhattan


NEW YORK, NY, August 12, 2013 – St. Luke’s and Roosevelt Hospitals (SLR) and University Medical Practice Associates (UMPA) announce the opening of a new multispecialty medical practice in the heart of one of Manhattan’s busiest and most iconic metropolitan centers. UMPA Specialty Center at Columbus Circle, located on West 60th Street between Columbus Avenue and Broadway, reaches new heights in convenience and quality care through the world-class services it offers to patients from throughout the greater New York City area.

Poised to meet the diverse healthcare demands of the country’s largest urban community, the distinguished physicians at UMPA Specialty Center at Columbus Circle include experts in a wide range of medical disciplines. Vahid Rahimian, DO, an experienced immunologist, diagnoses and treats the most common to the most complex disorders of the immune system, such as recurrent allergies and chronic asthma. Robert S. Klein, MD, renowned for his work with HIV research and care, leads a team of accomplished infectious disease and travel medicine physicians, including John Cahill, MD, George McKinley, MD, and Bruce Polsky, MD, esteemed chair of the Department of Medicine at SLR.

Skilled endocrinologists at UMPA Specialty Center at Columbus Circle provide vital care for diabetes, obesity, and other hormone-related maladies. Using state-of-the-art equipment, they are able to offer neck ultrasonography and the latest thyroid treatments. Leading sleep medicine physicians are available to address an array of conditions, such as insomnia and obstructive sleep apnea. A team of notable pulmonary medicine specialists are also on staff to help patients understand and manage breathing disorders, ranging from bronchitis to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Nazia Hussain, MD, and Melissa LaRusso, MD, are skilled rheumatologists who bring their combined experience diagnosing and treating immunologic diseases to UMPA Specialty Center at Columbus Circle. Ira Meisels, MD, a talented nephrologist, helps patients recognize and manage kidney disorders. Jean Saleh, MD, an acclaimed gastroenterologist and irritable bowel syndrome expert, oversees the gastroenterology services at UMPA Specialty Center at Columbus Circle.

With close to 30 board-certified physicians, UMPA Specialty Center at Columbus Circle provides the highest standards of care in a broad range of medical specialties. Conveniently located near multiple train and bus lines, the practice opens its doors to residents of New York City and visitors to Manhattan five days a week. UMPA Specialty Center at Columbus Circle (36 West 60th Street, New York, NY 10023) is currently accepting new patients. To schedule an appointment or to learn more, please visit or call 212-523-UMPA (8672).

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