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Schenectady Physicians Practice Joins Albany Med Faculty Physicians Group

ALBANY, N.Y., July 23, 2014 — Albany Medical Center today announced that Digestive Disease Associates of Schenectady has joined the Albany Med Faculty Physicians Group. It is the first physician practice based in Schenectady County to join Albany Medical Center as part of a strategy to facilitate access to Albany Med expertise at convenient locations throughout the region.

The new Albany Med Community Division of Gastroenterology will continue to treat patients in its current location at 2147 Eastern Parkway in Schenectady and in satellite offices in Guilderland and Clifton Park. Its physicians will continue to perform inpatient and outpatient gastroenterology services at Ellis Hospital and gastroenterological consultative services at Sunnyview Rehabilitation Hospital.

“Albany Med Faculty Physicians is proud to partner with the health care providers at Digestive Disease Associates, who have built a reputation for expert, compassionate care and excellent service over many years,” said Ferdinand Venditti, M.D., vice dean for clinical affairs and head of the Albany Med Faculty Physicians Group. “We look forward to collaborating with these exceptional caregivers to provide rapid and convenient access to the full range of specialty services offered at Albany Med.”

James Litynski, M.D., who is joining the Albany Med Faculty Physicians Group, said, “Albany Med offers our patients the opportunity to be seen and treated by world-class specialists who offer the latest technologies and procedures along with a team approach to treating all conditions, from the routine to the highly complex. As part of Albany Med, we know that we will be working with a group that is respected throughout this region and beyond.”

The Albany Med Faculty Physicians Group is comprised of nearly 500 physicians practicing the full spectrum of medical and surgical specialties. In addition to treating patients at the main site in Albany, Albany Med providers also treat patients at more than 20 community-based locations throughout the region, including Clifton Park, Latham, Malta, North Greenbush, Saratoga, Glens Falls, Delmar and others. Patients also can receive urgent care at the Malta Med facility, operated jointly with Saratoga Hospital, and EmUrgentCare facilities in Greene and Ulster counties and, as of August 1, in Glenville.

Caregivers joining Albany Med Faculty Physicians include Dr. Peter Purcell, Dr. James Litynski, Dr. Zainul Syed and Jill Hoffman, RPA. 

Albany Medical Center, northeastern New York’s only academic health sciences center, is one of the largest private employers in the Capital Region. It incorporates the 734-bed Albany Medical Center Hospital, which offers the widest range of medical and surgical services in the region, and the Albany Medical College, which trains the next generation of doctors, scientists and other healthcare professionals, and also includes a biomedical research enterprise and the region’s largest physicians practice with more than 400 doctors. Albany Medical Center works with dozens of community partners to improve the region’s health and quality of life. For more information: or


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