Alan J. Schecter, MD, FCCP, FACP
Alan J. Schecter, MD, FCCP, FACP is a founding member of Nassau Chest Physician, P.C. and has been in private practice since July 1982. He attended City College of New York and earned his B.S. degree in Chemistry, cum laude, in 1972.
He pursued his medical education at The State University of New York-Downstate Medical Center, College of Medicine and received the Doctor of Medicine degree in 1976. After graduating medical school he completed an internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Long Island Jewish-Hillside Medical Center, New Hyde Park, NY. He then entered fellowship training in Pulmonary Medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He returned to Long Island Jewish-Hillside Medical Center in 1981 to serve a year as Chief Resident in the Department of Medicine.
Dr. Schecter is board certified in four specialties. He attained certification by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Internal Medicine and Pulmonary Disease. In 1987 he attained board certification in Critical Care Medicine. He holds a certificate of Added Qualifications in the area of Critical Care Medicine. He received certification in the specialty of Sleep Medicine in 2011.
Dr. Schecter is actively involved in the teaching of medical students as well as residents in Internal Medicine and fellows in Pulmonary Medicine. He holds teaching appointments at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine as Assistant Professor Medicine. He is also Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at Hofstra University Medical School.
Dr. Schecter is a fellow in the American College of Physicians and the American College of Chest Physicians. He is also a member of the American Medical Association, American Thoracic Society and the Society of Critical Care Medicine and American Society of Sleep Medicine.
Dr. Schecter is the director of the Division of Pulmonary Medicine at St. Francis Hospital and co-director of Critical Care Medicine. He is a senior attending at North Shore University Hospital –Manhasset and Plainview. He is also on staff at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Bethpage. He serves on many committees and is actively involved in hospital affairs at these institutions.
Dr. Schecter has special interests in the areas of asthma and COPD-chronic obstructive pulmonary disease as well as sleep medicine.