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Thursday, November 16, 2017
6:00–8:00 p.m.


Alumni House
Adelphi University
154 Cambridge Avenue
Garden City, NY 11530

Also available via Facebook Live

Sexuality and Breast Cancer

The Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Program in Garden City presents a forum discussing how treatments for breast cancer can have a negative impact on a woman’s body image and sexuality. A panel of experts in the medical and behavioral health field will discuss Sexuality and breast Cancer.  

» Register online for the forum 


Jill Maura Rabin, MD
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine,
Co-Chief, Division of Ambulatory Care & Women’s Health Programs-PCAP Services, Northwell Health

Dr. Rabin is a Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Co-Director of the Advanced Clinical Experience (ACE) in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine, and Co-Chief of the Division of Ambulatory Care, Women’s Health Programs, PCAP Services at Northwell Health and Head of Urogynecology at Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New Hyde Park, New York. Dr. Rabin earned her MD from the State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center, in Brooklyn in 1981. She then served a residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine until 1985, followed by a fellowship in Urogynecology at the Long Island Jewish Medical Center from 1989 to 1992.

A Diplomate of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dr. Rabin is a journal reviewer for several peer-reviewed medical journals including the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the International Urogynecologic Journal. She is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Urogynecologic Society and the International Continence Society. In addition, she is an active researcher, consultant, frequently invited lecturer and media spokesperson. A practicing urogynecologist for over thirty years, Dr. Rabin has authored three books on women’s health including “Mind Over Bladder”, a step-by-step guide to continence and holds several patents for medical devices designed to increase safety and comfort for patients and their physicians.

Music has played a key role in Dr. Rabin’s life for as long as she can remember; she has held a student pulpit as Cantor of Congregation Adath Israel, in Newtown, Connecticut for over twenty years.

Research Focus

Dr. Rabin’s research ranges from basic science work (on estrogen receptor heterogeneity) to clinical (from various ambulatory care issues in Obstetrics and Gynecology to Urogynecology) as well as medical device development and testing (resulting in six patents and one copyright, to date). Currently she is focusing on methods to improve efficacy, quality and patient safety in ambulatory care and in the ‘voltage change’ that occurs from the hospital to the outpatient setting. Bringing urinary incontinence to the fore of our national conscience is a passion and area of current research; an extrapolation of her clinical subspecialty of Urogynecology. Reducing the clinical impact of incontinence has the potential to vastly improve people’s lives (women in particular) and reduce healthcare costs associated with this condition (currently nearly thirty billion dollars per year).

Dr. Rabin has a long-standing interest in the emotional health and well-being of women of reproductive age/pregnant and postpartum and have worked clinically with our Ambulatory Psychiatry Team and Dr. Tina Walch regarding these perinatal mood/postpartum issues. We have issued clinical material for patients and their caregivers in this regard, including two videos-‘Why am I Blue?’ and “Ask the Question” as well as “It’s You and Me Baby”, a guide for patients and their families on preconceptional counseling and prenatal care. In addition, Dr. Rabin is interested in the role periodontal health impacts on Perinatal course and postpartum outcome and have helped to develop a program for all pregnant women at our Medical Center. This program targets those who have oral health needs who have not seen a dentist with the past six months and refers them to a dental office for needed dental and periodontal care.

Scientific presentations have included issues pertaining to women’s health, treatment of urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse as well as medical and surgical device development and results of trials. Various venues include local, national and international scientific meetings as well as radio, television, internet and print media. Dr. Rabin holds an online presence as well through her website ‘’ and via social media (YouTube, etc) posting health education videos via Northwell Public Relations division.

Published research thus far includes peer-reviewed papers, several chapters and three books. Major areas of interest include ambulatory care and women’s health (breast cancer, adolescent and adult health and comprehensive health programs), urogynecology, medical education and medical device research and development. Particular interests are the development and implementation of a graduate medical ambulatory curriculum in Obstetrics and Gynecology as well as a multi-dimensional, integrated curriculum in Obstetrics and Gynecology for the undergraduate medical student.

Chris Karampahtsis, MD., MPH

Department of Behavioral Health at NYU Winthrop Hospital

Dr. Chris Karampahtsis is a dually board-certified adult and child & adolescent psychiatrist who practices in the Department of Behavioral Health at NYU Winthrop Hospital. Dr. Karampahtsis performs comprehensive psychiatric evaluations and provides psychopharmacologic and psychotherapy services as a consult-liaison to the medical inpatient in addition to having an outpatient practice. Dr. Karampahtsis has expertise in working with children and adolescents, specifically in the areas of ADHD, anxiety, and mood disorders. Dr. Karampahtsis has a particular interest in neuroscience, teaching, and medical education.


Lori LeGrand, LCSW

Department of Behavioral Health at NYU Winthrop Hospital

Lori LeGrand is a New York State licensed clinical social worker who practices in the Department of Behavioral Health at NYU Winthrop Hospital, where she provides psychotherapy services for both inpatients and outpatients. Ms. Legrand has extensive experience working with children, adolescents and adults in individual, family and group settings. Ms. LeGrand has a special interest in women’s mental health, especially perinatal and postpartum mood disorders.

Carole Filangieri, Ph.D.

Department of Behavioral Health at NYU Winthrop Hospital

Dr. Carole Filangieri is a New York State licensed psychologist who practices in the Department of Behavioral Health at NYU Winthrop Hospital, where she treats adults and adolescents using a variety of therapeutic methods and conducts comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations. Dr. Filangieri also lectures 3rd year medical students on anxiety disorders, disorders of sexual function, gender dysphoria, and systems of psychotherapy. Dr. Filangieri’s clinical interests include geropsychology, traumatic brain injury, LGBT issues, and coping with stress using mindfulness techniques. She has been invited to talk to mental health professionals about treating transgender patients and has presented public workshops on using mindfulness techniques to reduce stress.

All forums are free and open to the public.

Seating is limited. Pre-registration is required.

If you are unable to attend our forum, it will be on Facebook Live from 6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.

A video of the event will also be available on our YouTube channel.

» Register online for the forum

The Junior Coalition of the Manhasset Women’s Coalition Against Breast Cancer is sponsoring the 2017 forums.



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