About the Center


The Tick-Borne Disease Resource Center at Southampton Hospital educates the public, promotes collaboration in the medical community, and facilitates access to diagnosis and treatment of tick-borne diseases.

Advisory Panel

Christine Coolidge, PhD – Psychology
George P. Dempsey, MD – Family Medicine
Alexandra Halitsky, MD – Pediatrics
Elaine Karis, MD – Rheumatology
Deborah Maile, RN, BSN – Infection Prevention
Olga McAbee, MD – Neurology
Erin McGintee, MD – Allergy
Max Minnerop, MD –  Emergency Medicine
Joseph B. Quinn, MD – Pediatrics
Gerald T. Simons, PA-C – Family Medicine
Anna-Marie Wellins, DNP – Family Medicine
Fred Weinbaum, MD, EVP/COO/CMO


Scientific Advisory Panel    

The Center’s Scientific Advisory Panel includes physicians who are actively involved in research related to tick-borne disease: 

Benjamin J. Luft, MD
Edmund D. Pellegrino Professor of Medicine
SUNY Stony Brook University School of Medicine  

Patricia K. Coyle, MD
Professor of Neurology
SUNY Stony Brook University School of Medicine  

Steven E. Schutzer, MD
Professor of Medicine
Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School