Jean M. Cacciabaudo, MD

Peconic Bay Medical Center has named Jean M. Cacciabaudo, MD, as its new medical director. A fellowship-trained cardiologist, Cacciabaudo was formerly the chief of cardiology at Southside Hospital, and director of nuclear cardiology and associate medical director at Long Island Jewish Medical Center.

“Jean Cacciabaudo is the ideal leader for our medical staff as we transition and grow into a regional medical center,” PBMC president and CEO Andrew Mitchell said.

Cacciabaudo received her medical training at New York Medical College and served her internship and residency at New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, where her training also included clinical fellowships in hypertension and cardiology. As an educator, she has served on the faculties of the Hofstra Northwell Health School of Medicine, the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Cornell University Medical College.

PBMC medical staff president Dr. Agostino Cervone said Cacciabaudo has “a combination of medical accomplishment and leadership capability that is truly inspiring.”

“Cacciabaudo will join the hospital during the most transformative time in the 65-year history of PBMC,” the hospital said in a press release issued Wednesday.

PBMC became part of the Northwell Health system early last year. It plans to break ground this spring on a $60 million critical care tower that will include the East End’s most comprehensive trauma, intensive care and cardiac catheterization suite as well as a rooftop helipad certified by the Federal Aviation Administration, according to the press release.

“I am looking forward to the challenge of bringing a new focus on advanced medical services to the East End,” Cacciabaudo said. “We are going to improve the quality of care with an expanding range of services for the East End with Peconic Bay Medical Center as the hub.”

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