Dr. Sanjaya Satapathy graduated from Veer Surendra Sai Medical College of Sambalpur University, India. He completed his Residency in Internal Medicine training at the same college, and then 2 years of Hepatology training at the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research at Chandigarh, India.
He then moved to New Delhi where he joined G.B.Pant Hospital as a Gastroenterology Fellow under the mentorship Professor ShivSarin. After completion of his training, he moved to the United States in 2004. He re-trained in Internal Medicine (New York Medical College), Gastroenterology(North Shore LIJ Hospital, New York), and went on to complete a Transplant Hepatology Fellowship at the Mount Sinai Medical Center at New York. Dr. Satapathy is board-certified in Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology, and Transplant Hepatology by the American Board of Internal Medicine. He has also earned a Masters in Epidemiology and Clinical Investigation from the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center.
He is currently a Professor of Medicine at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at the Hofstra University, and serving as the Medical Director of Liver Transplantation at the Northshore University Hospital/Northwell Health. Prior to joining Northwell Health, he was Transplant Hepatologist at the Methodist University Hospital Transplant Institute, University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center, Memphis, and served as a Tenured Associate Professor until 2018. He is also a skilled advanced therapeutic endoscopist, particularly in ERCP and EUS. Dr. Satapathy’s research focuses on post-transplant outcomes, particularly in patients with NASH, and hepatitis C. He has published more than100 peer-reviewed publications.
Dr. Satapathy has received several accolades throughout his career and currently a Fellow of American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (FASGE), American College of Gastroenterology(FACG), American Gastroenterological Association (AGAF), American Association of the Liver Diseases (FAASLD). Dr. Satapathy is serving as an Academic Editor of the journal Medicine, and Editor-in-Chief for Translational Gastroenterology & Hepatology, and reviewer of several international peer-reviewed journals including Hepatology, Gastroenterology, Transplantation and LiverTransplantation to name a few. He has served as Member National Affairs Committee and the International Affairs Committee of the American College of Gastroenterology. He is also spearheading an international collaboration group that aims to study a non-alcoholic fatty liver disease that is now considered a global public health crisis and slated to be the lead indication for liver transplantation in the next decade.
EPM completed college and medical school at Boston University (MMEDIC early admission program, Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa). He did his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital - Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, and his clinical fellowship in adult and pediatric abdominal organ transplantation at the University of Pittsburgh.
In addition to the pediatric training received during the two year fellowship, he spent an additional 3 months at the University of Pittsburgh after his fellowship to further specialize in pediatric and pancreatic transplants prior to joining Baylor University Medical Center and Children’s Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. While in Texas, he performed adult kidney transplants and both adult and pediatric liver transplants. EPM then joined The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine as Associate Professor of Surgery and Surgical Director Kidney/Pancreas Transplantation. There he also obtained his MBA degree. Prior to joining Hofstra Northwell, he was Professor of Surgery and Director of Abdominal Transplantation at the University of Arizona. In Arizona, he re-established the pediatric kidney transplant program and revitalized the adult kidney transplant program. He also re-established the adult and pediatric liver programs, and the adult pancreas program. At Northwell Health, EPM established the adult and pediatric kidney transplant programs. Based on his belief in a multi-specialty and multidisciplinary approach, he has professorships in Surgery, Medicine, and Pediatrics. EPM also founded the Division of Surgical Innovation at Northwell Health.
EPM authored / co-authored over 250 peer-reviewed manuscripts in journals such as the Am J Transplant, Ann Surg, J Am Coll Surg, J Biol Chem, J Clin Invest, J Exp Med, J Immunol, J Pediatr Surg, J Surg Res, Lancet, Langenbecks Arch Surg, Liver Transpl, New Engl J Med, Pediatr Transplant, Proc Natl Acad Sci, Radiology, Surgery, and Transplantation.
He also authored 5 books: Atlas of Liver Transplantation (translated into Chinese and Japanese), Intestinal and Multivisceral Transplantation, Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation (translated into Spanish), Thyroidectomy: Anatomical Basis of Surgical Technique (translated into Spanish), and Liver Transplantation (currently in press).
EPM served as ad-hoc scientific reviewer for the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases of the National Institutes of Health and was an invited member of the Allergy, Immunology and Transplantation Research Committee (AITRC) NIH – NIAID. He is a former member of the Editorial Board of the journals Transplantation and International Journal of Angiology, and frequently reviews for academic publications in his specialty.
EPM is a member of the American Society of Transplant Surgeons, where he served on the Reimbursement, Bylaws, and Program, Publications & Postgraduate Course Committees. Currently he is a member of the UNOS national Kidney Transplantation Committee (representing the New York region), the Medical Advisory Board of LiveOnNY (also served on the Board, Finance Committee, and Research Workgroup), President of the International College of Angiology (also held the office of Secretary General and of President-elect), member of the Executive Council and Board of Directors and Advocacy Committee of the Brooklyn & Long Island Chapter of the American College of Surgeons. He is as well a founding member of multiple committees at Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. In the past he was also Board member of the Donor Network of Arizona (also Medical Advisory Committee member) and of the South-Eastern Organ Procurement Foundation (SEOPF), as well as a member of the Kidney/Pancreas Transplantation Committee of the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network / United Network for Organ Sharing (OPTN/UNOS), the Program Committee of the National Kidney Foundation (NKF New York), the Medical Advisory Committee of the American Liver Foundation (Arizona), and the Research Committee of the American Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association.
EPM believes in the importance of media as a way to further benefit society. He has been featured in international, national, and local radio and television programs such as CNN Medical Consult, CNN in Spanish, The Today Show, Fox and Friends, and The View.
EPM has been involved in education, and both clinical and basic science research. During his residency, he dedicated three years to basic science research (received the Abbott Laboratories Research Fellowship of the Crohns and Colitis Foundation of America), ranked in the national top 1% of his clinical residency class, and was named Instructor in Anatomy. Also during this time he received multiple teaching awards. This interest continued during his fellowship, when he received Young Investigator Awards at the First Joint Annual Meeting of the American Society of Transplant Surgeons / American Society of Transplantation and at the XVII World Congress of The Transplantation Society. While at Johns Hopkins, he was awarded a Faculty Research Fellowship by the American College of Surgeons as well as the Bernard Amos Young Investigator Immunology Award for his work on proteomic characterization of organ transplant rejection.
EPM’s current interests include transplant innovation as well as medical technology. He has recently proposed (in a publication in The Lancet) a new approach to directed organ donation and incompatible kidney chains. Through his membership in the UNOS national Kidney Transplantation Committee he contributes to the mandated re-design of the kidney allocation system in the US. EPM also has multiple patents for medical devices. In 2019, Northwell Health invested 2.5 million in the development of one of these devices.
Ramona Rajapakse graduated from medical school at the Royal College of Surgeons in Dublin, Ireland. She did her medicine residency and Gastroenterology Fellowship at the Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester, England, and Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City where she trained with one of the pioneering physicians in Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). After fellowship, she joined faculty at Stony Brook University teaching hospital in New York where she was for 20 years. She set up the clinical IBD Service and the IBD Center at Stony Brook hospital, of which she was a director. During her time there she taught many generations of medical students, residents and fellows and was a coauthor for the GI curriculum for the medical students and author of the IBD curriculum for the fellows. She was a clinical director and practiced Gastroenterology with a focus on IBD. At StonyBrook, She was involved in policy as a faculty senator, and was chairperson of GI QA. As a member of the public policy council of the American College of Gastroenterology, she has travelled to Washington to advocate for IBD patients and received a Distinguished Physician award from the Crohn’s and Colitis foundation for her efforts. She was involved in many IBD clinical trials, authored numerous papers and edited a book on IBD.
She left Stony Brook University to set up a new Gastroenterology fellowship at Mather Hospital of which she is the Program Director. She is board certified in Gastroenterology and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in the UK, a Fellow of the American College of Gastroenterology, and an Associate Professor of Medicine at the Zucker School of Medicine, Hofstra, Northwell.