Meet Our Department Chiefs

At Syracuse Community Health, our providers have advanced training and lead with compassion, care and experience. Each of our medical specialties is led by one of our department chiefs.

Providers

Ofrona Reid, MD

Internal Medicine Physician

Ofrona Reid, MD, Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Reid came to Syracuse Community Health in December of 2021. Formerly he served as the chief medical officer and senior vice president of Oneida Health, and dually as the president of Oneida Medical Services, a multispecialty group affiliated with Oneida Health. Dr. Reid received his undergraduate degree from Manhattan College and then attended Ross University School of Medicine, where he received his Doctor of Medicine degree. Following medical school, he completed a residency in Internal Medicine at Seton Hall University. A life-long learner, Dr. Reid also holds an MBA from Cornell University and an MS degree in Health Care Leadership from the Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences. Dr. Reid regularly sees patients in addition to his duties as chief medical officer.

Providers

Frankie Quarles, DO

OBGYN Physician

Frankie Quarles, DO, Chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Dr. Quarles has served as chief of obstetrics and gynecology at Syracuse Community Health since 2012. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in biology and psychology from Queens College of the City University of New York. He then attended the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine of New York, graduating with a Doctor of Osteopathy degree in 1989. Dr. Quarles completed his residency in obstetrics and gynecology in 1994, serving as chief resident in his final year. He has been associated with Syracuse Community Health since 1994, serving in several capacities, including interim chief medical officer in 2021. Dr. Quarles additionally holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration.

Providers

Sunny Aslam, MD

Psychiatrist

Sunny Aslam, MD, Chief of Psychiatric and Addiction Services

Dr. Aslam received his Bachelor of Arts in Biology and Chemistry from the University of Maine. He later received his Master in Science degree in Recreation from Virginia Commonwealth University. Dr. Aslam received his Medical degree from Saba University School of Medicine in the Netherlands Antilles. He is board certified through the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He is also board certified in Addiction Medicine through the American Board of Preventative Medicine. Prior to joining SCH, Dr. Aslam worked at Upstate as the Addiction Psychiatrist/Ambulatory Medicine Liaison and Medical Director

Providers

Chima Chionuma, MD, FAAP, Chief of Pediatrics

Dr. Chionuma has served as chief of pediatrics for Syracuse Community Health since 2007. Originally from Nigeria, she graduated from the College of Medicine at the University of Lagos. Dr. Chionuma was then accepted into the pediatric residency program at Upstate Medical University, graduating in 1992. Dr. Chionuma is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatrics, and has served as a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Upstate Medical University since 2006.

Providers

Vardaan Sood, OD, Chief of Optometry

Dr. Sood is a 2007 graduate of the Bausch and Lomb School of Optometry in Hyderabad, India. Four years later he graduated with a Doctor of Optometry degree from the New England College of Optometry in Boston, MA. Since 2008, Dr. Sood has authored and published a number of research papers and has spoken internationally. Dr. Sood sees patients of all ages and is fluent in English, Hindi and Punjabi, and clinically fluent in Spanish. He has been the chief of optometry at Syracuse Community Health since 2017.

Providers

Harold A. Horowitz, DPM, Chief of Podiatry

Dr. Horowitz came to Syracuse Community Health in 1997 as an associate podiatrist. He received his undergraduate degree in biochemistry from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, where he was admitted to the Alpha Epsilon Delta Pre-Med Honor Society. Dr. Horowitz earned his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine from the Pennsylvania College of Podiatry and then completed his residency at the Neumann Medical Center of Temple University Health System.

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