About the Tick Resource Center


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

Advisory PanelTick borne disease panel

Travis Bench, MD – Cardiology
Christine Coolidge, PhD – Psychology
Alexandra Halitsky, MD – Pediatrics
William B. Kerr, MD – General Practice
Olga McAbee, MD, FAAN – Neurology
Erin McGintee, MD – Allergy
Luis A. Marcos, MD, MPH - Infectious Disease
Max Minnerop, MD –  Emergency Medicine
Dhaval C. Patel, MD –  Cardiology
Joseph B. Quinn, MD – Pediatrics
Heidi Roppelt, MD – Rheumatology
Gerald T. Simons, PA-C – Family Medicine
Anna-Marie Wellins, DNP – Family Medicine
Fred Weinbaum, MD, EVP/COO/CMO
Rebecca Young, RN, BSN – Infection Prevention


Scientific Advisory Panel    

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

Scott R. Campbell, PhD
Laboratory Chief, Arthropod-Borne Disease Laboratory
Suffolk County Department of Health Services

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

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

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

Jorge L. Benach, PhD
Toll Distinguished Professor of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology
Stony Brook University