Hebatallah Rashed, MD
Danna Strahl is a registered dietitian who comes to Hospital for Special Surgery with nearly 10 years of medical nutrition therapy experience. She has worked with a diverse patient population in a variety of settings, including oncology, critical care and liver transplant, as well as in general nutrition care. She joined the ALSE clinic in June 2017.
Monika Beliveau, RN, BSN
Devany Tiedeman received her bachelor's degree of health sciences in 1998 and her master's degree in physical therapy in Jan 2000 from Boston University. Since that time she has worked as a physical therapist in many different settings including outpatient orthopedics, pediatrics, long term-acute care and neurological acute rehab. She joined the physical therapy team at HSS 2007 and works part-time in the ALSA clinic./p>
Laura Manfredo received her Masters in Physical Therapy from Mercy College in 2000. She has been employed in acute, sub-acute, long term and home care settings. She has worked with geriatric, neurological, and orthopedic conditions. Laura has been an instructor in disease processes, gait/transfer training and body mechanics for Isabella Visiting Care Inc. She joined HSS in 2014 and works part time in the ALSA/MDA clinic.
Gioia Ciani received her MS in Occupational Therapy from Mercy College and her Doctorate in Occupational Therapy from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions. Gioia works at the Hospital for Special Surgery in their ALS clinic. Gioia is also a faculty member of New York Institute of Technology’s Department of Occupational Therapy.
Shara Holzberg, MS, CCC-SLP
Shara Holzberg is a speech-language pathologist on the ALS/Neuromuscular Disorders team at Hospital for Special Surgery. She is an experienced clinician, who specializes in working with people with communication, speech, voice and/or swallowing difficulties. She is a certified and active member in the American Speech and Hearing Association’s (ASHA) Division of Swallowing Disorders and is certified in Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT-LOUD). She received dual BS degrees in speech-language pathology and psychology from Towson University and her MS degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from William Paterson University. Shara has been active within the ALSA community since 2005 and became a member of this clinical team in January 2012.
Mona Shahbazi, ACNP-BC, OCN, MSN
Neurology Nurse Practitioner
Manager, Clinical Research
Hospital for Special Surgery
525 East 71st Street
Belaire 5th floor
New York, NY 10021