Ryan Terribilini

COO & Administrator

Ryan joined us from Columbia’s Department of Ophthalmology, where he was formerly the Assistant Director of Clinical Operations. At Columbia, he oversaw daily operations for 28 providers at the Harkness Eye Institute, as well as two satellite locations.

Ryan brings his extensive experience in complex clinical operations to our practice with a focus on creating an exceptional patient experience. Originally from Northern California, he enjoys visiting art galleries, hiking, and swimming laps at the pool.

Zuri Hannibal

Clinical Care Coordinator and Technician

Zuri earned her BS in Biological Sciences from Cornell University. Her work experience includes roles such as Clinical Research Assistant, Peer Consultant and has tutored Biology and Chemistry to first- and second-year students. A native New Yorker, Zuri grew up in Brooklyn, New York and speaks Mandarin. If she has any free time outside of her busy schedule, she enjoys painting, drawing and yoga.

Jennings Lobel

Clinical Care Coordinator and Technician

Jennings obtained his BS in Biology with a minor in Chemistry from Wake Forest University, graduating Magna Cum Laude. He then attended NOLS Emergency Medical Technician and Wilderness EMT training. His work experience includes Emergency Medical Technician, medical scribe, and cardiology technician. Jennings is originally from Burlington, Vermont and enjoys golfing, surfing, and skiing. He is an accomplished mountaineer and has summited peaks over 15,000 feet in elevation in Argentina, Ecuador and Peru.

Melissa Schuster, MS, RDN, CDN, IFNCP

Melissa Schuster, MS, RDN, CDN, IFNCP is a registered dietitian specializing in integrative nutrition. She takes a whole health individualized approach, focusing not only on nutrition but on systemic and root causes for health concerns such as sleep, stress, lifestyle, and relationships. Melissa has experience providing nutrition counseling for a variety of health issues, including weight management, gastrointestinal and gut health, cardiovascular disease, inflammatory diseases, hyperlipidemia, metabolic syndrome, diabetes and insulin resistance.

Melissa has her Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics from New York University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from University of Pennsylvania. She holds an advanced certification in Integrative and Functional Nutrition (IFNCP) from the Integrative and Functional Nutrition Academy (IFNA). In her free time, Melissa enjoys spending time with her daughter and husband, teaching yoga, reading, cooking and traveling. Melissa is the owner of Schuster Nutrition, PLLC, a private practice based in New York.

Thaismel Bencosme

Clinical Care Coordinator & Technician

Thaismel’s parents immigrated to New York from the Dominican Republic, and she grew up in the Washington Heights area. She was influenced by the diverse community she grew up in and saw the disparity in healthcare in the Latin American community. This inspired her to pursue an education in science and medicine. Thaismel will be the first doctor in her family, but, as she says, not the first patient. Seeing her family members navigate health challenges made her realize how she wanted to bring the same compassion and empathy to her future patients.

Thaismel’s goal is to continue on to medical school, and she’s excited to work with Dr. Sindwani in bettering the lives of patients. She finds joy in the little things…a home cooked meal, lighting a candle, time at the beach, as well as quality time and laughter with her friends and family.

To get to know more about our team at Tina Sindwani, MD in New York City, New York, contact our office at (646) 820-7101. or request an appointment online to schedule your first appointment.