Linda S. EfferenLinda S. Efferen, MD, MBA, FACP, FCCP, FCCM
Executive Director & Vice President, Medical Director
Office of Population Health
Linda.Efferen@stonybrookmedicine.edu (link sends e-mail)
Tel: (631) 638-1318
As the Executive Director, Dr. Efferen has overall responsibility for the Suffolk Care Collaborative’s operations. In her role as Medical Director she oversees Clinical Innovation for the Chronic Disease Programs, Care Transitions, Behavioral Health Services Integration; and Care Coordination and Care Management.
Dr. Efferen comes to Stony Brook from South Nassau Communities Hospital, where she served as Senior Vice President & Chief Medical Officer and Clinical Professor of Medicine at Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine. Prior to that, she was affiliated with the NSLIJ Health System as Associate Chair in the Department of Medicine at Long Island Jewish Medical Center after serving as Division Chief for Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at SUNY Downstate. A member of many professional organizations, she has held leadership positions at the local, state and national levels.
A graduate of Fordham University and the Sackler School of Medicine in Tel Aviv, Israel, Dr. Efferen is board-certified in internal medicine, pulmonary disease, critical care medicine and palliative care. She has received numerous awards/honors, including a spot in the 2010 class of LI Business News’ Long Island’s Top 50 Business Woman and has been listed in Becker’s Hospital Review of the top “130 Women Hospital and Healthcare Leaders to know” and “100 Chief Medical Officers to know,” Consumers Research Council of America’s Guide to America’s Top Physicians, Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors: New York Metro Area Guide, and Best Doctors’ Best Doctors in America.