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Medical Staff Elects New Officers At St. Elizabeth Medical Center

January 16, 2013


Mark E. Warfel, D.O., of Clinton, Director of Medical Education and Medical Director of the St. Elizabeth Medical Group, has been elected president of the Medical Staff at St. Elizabeth Medical Center for 2013.

Cardiologist Fred L Talarico, M.D., of Utica has been elected vice president and Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Frederic S. Joyce, M.D., of Utica has been elected secretary-treasurer.

Delegates-at-Large to the Medical Executive Committee are: Francis Chabot, M.D., Family Medicine; Ashok Patel, M.D., Cardiologist; Clifford Soults, M.D., Neurosurgeon; James Dennison, M.D., Orthopedic Surgeon; Oleg Dulkin, M.D., Family Medicine and Jeffrey Sekula, M.D., Urologist.

Dr. Warfel is a Family Practitioner and is a graduate of the St. Elizabeth Hospital Family Medicine Program. He received his Doctor of Osteopathy Degree from the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine in Biddeford, ME, and a Bachelor of Pharmacy Degree from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy, Boston. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians; and member of the New York State Academy of Family Practice; Medical Society of the State of New York; the Oneida County Medical Society; American College of Physician Executives; American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine and the American Osteopathic Association. Dr. Warfel and his wife, Katie, reside in Clinton. They are the parents of six children.

Dr. Talarico attended Boston University for undergraduate work and then attended Autonomous University of Guadalajara, and he received his Medical Degree from the State University of New York. He completed Residencies in Pediatrics and Internal Medicine at SUNY Buffalo, where he went on to complete a Fellowship in cardiovascular disease. He is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Cardiology. He is a member of the American Medical Association; Five County Medical Society; Medical Society of the State of New York; Central New York Fellowship Society Academy of Medicine and a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology. Dr. Talarico is an affiliate of the Mohawk Valley Heart Institute. He is a former president of the local volunteer board of the American Heart Association.

He and his wife, Rosemary, reside in Utica. He has two adult daughters, Heather and Lauren, and a step-son, Michael Maurizo.

Dr. Joyce is a Cardiothoracic Surgeon with the Mohawk Valley Surgery Group. Originally from Rhode Island, Dr. Joyce received his Medical Degree from Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark. He has been a cardiothoracic surgeon with the Mohawk Valley Heart Institute since it began in 1997. Dr. Joyce is board certified in thoracic surgery by the Danish Ministry of Health, Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography by the National Board of Echocardiography and is a Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography. He is a member of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons; the American Society of Echocardiography; Medical Society of the State of New York; Central New York Academy of Medicine; the Utica Medical Club and the American College of Phlebology. He and his wife, Lynn Luthern, are the parents of two children, a daughter, Morgan, and a son, Julian.




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