Preventive Medicine Experts
The Elitra Health team is made up of industry leading preventive medicine physicians who are experts in the field of preventative medicine and health care. Our medical team and executive board are composed of innovators and difference makers who have positively affected the lives of countless patients and their families. For more than 30 years, the founders of Elitra Health have empowered more than 200,000 patients to take control of their health through early detection of chronic illness and disease. And our patients have benefited from recommendations to improve their health, referrals to trusted specialists, and potentially lifesaving diagnoses.
Executives within many of the nation’s largest organizations including Fortune 100 and 500 companies, professional sports organizations and even government agencies trust Elitra Health to safe-guard their most valuable assets – their employees. When the goal is to live a long and healthy life, patients can be assured that the Elitra Health team is providing them the most complete, focused, medically appropriate premium experience available.
Through continuous research, evolving technologies and evolving healthcare practices, we continue to lead the revolution of proactive preventative medicine with one simple mission.
To keep you Well Above All.
OUR PHYSICIANS – Prevention Medicine Experts
Avram Nemetz, Medical Director
Dr. Avram Nemetz is our medical director, and he is a renowned physician and a pioneer in preventative medicines, caring for tens of thousands of patients over his heralded career. Dr. Nemetz graduated from Cornell University and earned his Medical Doctorate degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Nemetz completed his residency in Internal Medicine at the Bronx Municipal Hospital Center (now Jacobi Medical Center), and prior to joining Elitra Health was an emergency physician at St. Vincent’s Hospital. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and highly respected among his peers here in NYC as a “Pioneer in Preventive Medicine” and has been with us since the inception of our parent company Affiliated Physicians over 30 years ago.
He is one of the preventive medicine specialists who may be spending 2+ hours with you during your stay here, performing your physical exam, and reviewing the preventive medicine reports of all the testing that you receive during your Elitra Exam. View Dr. Nemetz’s video about the Elitra Exam above or read his preventive health blog.
Richard Hernandez, Physician
Dr. Richard Hernandez is one of our Elitra preventive medicine physicians, and has specialized in preventative exams, cardiac health, and lifestyle medicine for nearly 20 years. A graduate of New York University and New Jersey Medical School where he received his Medical Doctorate degree. Prior to joining Elitra Health in 2002, Dr. Hernandez was as an emergency room physician at Lenox Hill Hospital where he was responsible for the implementation of standards-of-care protocols, held several teaching appointments, and was responsible for training medical students, multi-specialty residents and fellows in advanced preventive medicine. Richard Hernandez, MD has been an Associate Clinical Professor at New York Medical College and at New York University Medical School. He is board certified in Internal Medicine.
Dr Hernandez may be one of the doctors spending 2+ hours with you during your stay at our center for preventive medicine, performing your physical exam, and reviewing the results of all the testing that you receive during your Elitra Exam.
Galit Sacajiu, Physician
Dr. Sacajiu graduated from New York University’s College of Arts and Sciences, and then continued at the NYU School of Medicine. She completed an Internal Medicine Residency at NYU/Bellevue Hospital and Preventative Medicine training at the NYC Department of Health and the Columbia School of Public Health, where she also earned a Master’s in Public health. After completing her training, she worked as a preventive medicine doctor at Montefiore Medical Center (MMC) and Albert Einstein College of Medicine (AECOM), where she served as the associate director of the Social Medicine and Primary Care Residency programs.
Dr. Sacajiu has presented at numerous national and international meetings, published multiple original articles in peer reviewed journals and has been invited as a book-reviewer by leading academic publishers. She is one of the physicians you may meet at our preventive medicine clinic.
Nonkulie Dladla, Physician
Dr. Dladla is an Internal Medicine Physician who graduated from Cornell Medical School and Cornell Graduate School where she studied preventative medicine health research and Epidemiology. She has practiced Internal Medicine for close to 20 years and has over 10 years in leadership roles as Chief Medical Officer and Medical Director. Dr Dladla has also trained with the Institute for Functional Medicine and Anti-aging and Metabolic Institute. She has a passion for preventative health and lives with her husband and two young children in NJ. She is one of the physicians you may see for a private health checkup.
Jas Matharu, Physician
Dr. Matharu graduated from Manchester University, England and trained in General Practice / Family Medicine working as a primary care specialist for the NHS for over 15 years. She qualified for a Membership of the Royal College of General Practice (UK) and Boarded in Family Medicine (US). In New York, Dr. Matharu was residency trained in Occupational and Environmental Medicine and General Preventive Medicine at Mount Sinai. Post-graduate qualifications include a Masters in Community Medicine, Diploma in Practical Dermatology, and A Women’s Fellowship in Women’s Health. Dr Matharu has work experience in primary care and dermatology practices. She is one of the physicians you may see for a preventive medicine exam at Elitra.
Katherine Van Oss, Physician
Dr. Van Oss is a Public Health and General Preventive Medicine physician with a particular focus on Lifestyle Medicine. She received her Doctor of Medicine degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin and completed residency training at New York-Presbyterian / Weill Cornell Medical Center where she also earned a Master’s degree in Clinical and Translational Investigation. Prior to joining Elitra Health, Dr. Van Oss held roles at New York-Presbyterian / Weill Cornell Medical Center as well as the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Areas of professional interest include obesity prevention and treatment, nutrition, physical activity, and health equity. She has a diverse clinical background including experience in preventive medicine, occupational medicine, worksite wellness, smoking cessation and, briefly, general surgery. Dr. Katherine Van Oss is one of the preventative medicine experts you may see for an Elitra Exam.
Lyne Geneste, Physician
Dr. Geneste graduated from Pennsylvania State University and earned her Medical Doctorate from Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Geneste completed her residency in Family Medicine at East Liverpool City Hospital in Ohio. Dr. Geneste is an integral member of Elitra Health since 2021 and is board certified in Family Medicine. She is one of the physicians you may meet for a private health check up.
Prevention Medicine Specialists
Simon Weber, Clinical Exercise Specialist and Cardiograph Technician
Simon Weber graduated from Indiana University in Bloomington where he began his career as a personal trainer. He’s a certified strength and conditioning coach with about 9 years of hands-on experience working with executive level professionals who want to continue being top performers at work without sacrificing their fitness and health.
If you’re someone with nagging or chronic injuries, Simon can often help pinpoint what’s causing that pain, and often it’s due to muscle weaknesses and imbalances. During your Elitra Exam you’ll spend up to an hour with Simon doing your Cardiac Stress Test and completing a movement screening that he’ll use to help you map out a plan to optimize your fitness, overcome and prevent injuries, and introduce proper recovery strategies for your busy life.
Dania Brener, Registered Dietician
Originally from Venezuela, Dania Brener, MS, RD is a Registered Dietitian who earned her Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology from the University of Miami, and Master of Science Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from New York University. Dania has built her nutrition and counseling experience in preventive medical nutrition therapy by completing her dietetic internship at New York University and by working as an outpatient private health practice dietitian treating clients with a wide variety of health and behavioral conditions. She is passionate about making her patients feel their very best, help them create a healthy relationship with food, and prevent and/or treat markers of chronic disease. She is keen on making each session individualized to the needs of her patients. Dania is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the Greater New York Dietetic Association and of the Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine.
Dania believes that all patients can attain a healthy relationship with food with proper guidance and support. She helps her clients feel empowered to make the choices that are right for them when it comes to food, hydration, physical activity, sleep, and controlling stress levels. Predominantly, she makes sure her clients have an individualized plan with their specific needs and food preferences while achieving their health goals in a sustainable way. Dania also believes that all foods fit in a healthy meal plan and knows the harm that can come from eating a restrictive diet. She believes that there is a balance between creating healthy habits while still enjoying favorite foods.