Dr. Leslie Bennett received his Bachelor of Arts from Yeshiva University in 1969 and graduated from New York Medical College in 1973. Dr. Bennett’s internship in Internal Medicine at Long Island Jewish Medical Center was completed in 1974 and he spent the next two years at Maimonides Medical Center finishing his residency.
In 1978, Dr. Bennett completed a Fellowship in Hematology /Oncology at Long Island Jewish. In 1996 he was certified in Nutrition Support and successfully incorporated nutrition and weight management to his medical practice. From 1990-2008 he was Chairman of the Nutrition Committee at the The Parkway Hospital in Forest Hills, as well as Chairman of the Transfusion Committee from 1986-2008.
He was an Associate Professor of Medicine at Touro College from 1977-1980, as well as a Clinical Preceptor, Division of Medical Student Education at Albert Einstein College of Medicine from 2000-2007.
Dr. Bennett is currently an Attending Physician in the Department of Medicine at Long Island Jewish Medical Center as well as New York Hospital of Queens and Flushing Hospital Medical Center. In addition, he is a consultant in Hematology/Oncology and Nutrition Support at New York Hospital Queens.
Dr. Bennett divides his time between his private medical practices in Queens and Brooklyn and his hospital consultation services.
Dr. Bennett’s wife, Deborah Bennett received a Bachelor’s degree in 1975 from Stern College for Women followed by graduate work at The Ferkauf Graduate Center of Yeshiva University. Together they have successfully run Doctors Diet Medical Center, a medically supervised weight loss program in Queens and Brooklyn, for more than 30 years.
Dr. Bennett is a life-long resident of Queens. He graduated with honors, Cum Laude, with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Queens College in 1998. He earned his MD at New York Medical College in Valhalla, Westchester in 2002. Dr. Bennett is double Board-Certified having completed residencies at New York Hospital Queens (NYHQ) in both Internal Medicine (2005) and Emergency Medicine (2009). In addition, he was appointed an Instructor of Emergency Medicine in Clinical Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College in July 2011.
Dr. Bennett has been an active member of Hatzalah Volunteer Ambulance Service, serving as a volunteer Paramedic since 1999 and was a first-responder on 9/11 in New York City. For his commitment to the New York City Police Department, Dr. Bennett was appointed an Honorary NYPD Police Surgeon by former Commissioner Ray Kelly in 2013.
He served as Medical Director of Emergency Medical Services at JFK Airport at the Port Authority of NY/NJ from 2010- 2018 and was the Director of the Emergency Medicine Training Center at NYHQ from 2008-2018. He is an On-Line Medical Control Physician for New York City as well as the Hudson Valley.
Dr. Bennett divides his time working as a full-time Attending Physician in the Emergency Room at NYHQ and tending to the Internal Medicine practice he shares with his father Dr. Leslie Bennett. His patients range in age from 1 day to 120 years old.
David Pinter, MD was born and raised in Brooklyn, and has lived in Kew Gardens Hills for the past 10 years. He graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Brooklyn College and earned his medical degree at Sackler School of Medicine in Tel Aviv, Israel in 2004. Prior to starting residency, he did research at Maimonides Medical Center and published in the Journal of Perinatology.
Dr. Pinter completed his residency in Pediatrics at Flushing Hospital Medical Center in 2011 and is Board Certified in Pediatrics. In addition to general pediatrics, he has many years of experience in emergency pediatrics after working in both Jamaica Hospital Emergency Room and NYU Langone-Lutheran Medical Center ER.
Dr. Pinter has been the recipient of the Resident Teacher Award and has also been recognized by the American Academy of Family Physicians multiple times for his devotion in educating future physicians
Diana Khaimov was born and raised here in Kew Gardens Hills, where she lives with her husband and two children.
She attended Touro College, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude and recieved her Bachelor of Science degree. Diana then went on to graduate from Touro Physician Assistant Program with a combined bachelor’s/master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies. From there, she was awarded the Pi Alpha Award from the National Honor Society for Physician Assistants along with Outstanding Academic and Clinical Achievement awards.
After graduating, Diana worked as an Emergency Medicine PA at St. John’s Episcopal Hospital for over two years, where she was trained in acute care and received certification in ATLS/PALS/ACLS.
In her spare time, you can find her staying active, enjoying the outdoors, spending time with her family or curled up with a good book.
Yitzhak was born and raised in Shiraz, Iran. He moved to Baltimore MD at age 17 years old, along with his family. He completed his undergraduate at Towson University and Ner Israel Rabbinical college in Maryland. While in College he was certified as an emergency medical technician and responded to many emergency medical assistant calls over several years.
He graduated from Touro college 2021 with dual Bachelor and Master of Physician Assistant degree. He graduated with outstanding highest academic achievement as well as highest clinical achievement award. He has worked over 2 years in Urgent care and Family medicine serving the Brooklyn Community. His patients know him as someone who is compassionate and empathetic with the needs of his clients.
In his spare time, Yitzhak loves playing ping pong professionally. He won championship of state of Maryland in the past. His hobbies also including hiking and playing soccer. He currently lives in Great Neck, NY with his wife.
June Stein, PA-C graduated from Long Island University in 2005. She spent a year working in Internal Medicine and Critical Care but has since spent most of her career in Emergency Medicine and Urgent Care. Prior to becoming a Physician Assistant, June received her undergraduate degree in Psychology and Master’s degree in Neuropsychology at Queens College. Whilst earning her Master’s degree, June was the lead researcher in a study that was accepted for publication in the prestigious Journal Brain Research. However she always knew she wanted to work with and take care of people and so she finally left the lab and went to PA school.
June now lives in West Hempstead with her husband and son and works full time at a highly reputable urgent care practice. June lived in Kew Garden Hills for 25 years and knows the community well.
June enjoys many hobbies including gardening, crafting, travelling and kickboxing.
Dovid was born and raised right here in Kew Gardens Hills, Queens where he currently resides with his wife and five children.
Dovid attended Lander College of Arts and Science/ Touro College where he worked in the Organic Chemistry Lab as a tech and teaching assistant ultimately graduating Summa Cum Laude with a major in Psychology and minor in Biology. As an undergraduate, Dovid participated in research, publishing articles in the American Journal of Clinical Dermatology and Cosmetic Dermatology.
Dovid went on to earn his degree as a Physician Assistant from SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY. He has worked as a PA for nearly half a decade in both adult and pediatric Emergency Departments of New York Presbyterian Queens and Queens Hospital Center. Dovid holds certifications in Basic Life Support, Advanced Adult Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support. His medical knowledge, care, and compassion for his patients makes him stand out among his colleagues in the hospital and has earned him several certificates of recognition and achievement.
When not at work, Dovid can be found riding bikes with his children through the alleys of Kew Gardens Hills, mowing his lawn, or trekking through the remote forests of upstate New York fishing for Bass or Pickerel.
Sarah Chaya is a seasoned Physician Assistant with a career emphasis on Emergency Medicine. With over a decade of high-quality clinical experience, she worked in the Emergency Department at a large, diverse level 1 trauma center for 7 years prior to joining forces with Dr. Bennett in 2014, crafting and supporting the transition from after-hours office to full-time, full-service medical practice. Sarah Chaya completed her undergraduate studies at Queens College with a 4.0 GPA, and then went on to do an Internship at Yale-New Haven Hospital prior to attending the Touro PA program, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude and was named class Valedictorian with Honors for Highest Academic Achievement as well as Highest Clinical Achievement. She is also a DOH-certified Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner, responding on-call to perform evidence collection and provide court testimony on behalf of the Queens District Attorney’s Office. An avid hiker, camper, and lover of the outdoors, Sarah Chaya has conquered peaks from the Andes to the Alps, and when not in the office, she can usually be found in some remote corner of the world, collecting more stories to share with her extended family here in the KGH community.
Shira is an energetic young professional with the ability to juggle many tasks and solve problems on the fly. As office manager in the office, she is responsible for scheduling patients, taking care of referrals, and making sure everything runs smoothly- which she does with a smile and the utmost professionalism. During her free time she participates in many chessed- oriented activities, socializes with friends, and spoils her niece and nephew.
Samantha Belsky is a Medical Assistant with an Associate Degree in Health Science. She is duely certified in Phlebotomy and EKG Technician with 8+ years of experience. Samantha lives in KGH with her husband and two children. She always greets with a smile and goes above and beyond to help our patients.