Kira A. Geraci-Ciardullo, MD, Re-Elected Vice Speaker Of State Medical Society

WESTBURY, NY (04/14/2014)(readMedia)-- Tarrytown, NY (4/14/14) – Mamaroneck allergist Kira A. Geraci-Ciardullo, MD, MPH, was re-elected Vice Speaker of the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) at MSSNY's 208th annual House of Delegates (HOD) meeting in Tarrytown, NY on April 12. Only one other woman has achieved this honor.

Dr. Geraci-Ciardullo earned her MD degree from the Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons. She received her residency training in pediatrics at New York Hospital, where she then completed a two-year fellowship in allergy/immunology. She subsequently earned board certification in both disciplines and has voluntarily recertified in her specialty of allergy/immunology twice. Additionally, she earned a master's degree in public health (MPH) in health care policy and management from the New York Medical College School of Public Health.

Dr. Geraci-Ciardullo has been in private practice for the past 29 years and is listed as a Castle Connolly Top Doctor Metro New York and Westchester County. She is on staff at New York Presbyterian Hospital, Westchester Medical Center, Montefiore New Rochelle Hospital and White Plains Hospital Center, where she recently completed a five-year term as Chief of Allergy. She teaches at both Weill Medical College of Cornell University and at New York Medical College.

Dr. Geraci-Ciardullo has been a dedicated member of MSSNY for over fourteen years and has held many leadership positions, including chair of MSSNY's emergency preparedness committee and vice-chair of MSSNY's preventative health subcommittee. She currently serves on MSSNY committees for quality improvement, emergency preparedness, and preventive medicine and family health. Previously, she served on the health care reform committee. She is also a member of MSSNY's Medical, Educational and Scientific Foundation. Dr. Geraci-Ciardullo represented MSSNY at SHIP (State Health Improvement Plan), the NYS Department of Health planning council for the 2013-17 state health prevention agenda.

Dr. Geraci-Ciardullo has served organized medicine as president of the Westchester County Medical Society, the Westchester Academy of Medicine and the Westchester Allergy Society. She has been part of MSSNY's AMA delegation for eight years and represents MSSNY at the AMA-sponsored Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement. In her community, she volunteers for asthma education programs and serves on the Hudson Valley Asthma Coalition Steering Committee.

Dr. Geraci is married to plastic surgeon Robert Ciardullo, MD, also an active MSSNY member and delegate to MSSNY's HOD. They have two children, Jean Paul, a patent attorney, and Christina, an architect.

Founded in 1807, the Medical Society of the State of New York is the state's principal non-profit professional organization for physicians, residents and medical students of all specialties. Its mission is to represent the interests of patients and physicians to assure quality healthcare services for all.