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VP, Chief of Community and
Public Health

Catholic Health

Chief Executive Officer

Community Care Rx

Lawrence Einstein Bio

LAWRENCE EISENSTEIN, MD, MPH, FACP, is Vice President and Chief Public and Community Health Officer for Catholic Health on Long Island. Prior to joining Catholic Health in August of 2022, Dr. Eisenstein served as Commissioner of Health for the Nassau County Department of Health, Mineola, New York for more than 11 years. Dr. Eisenstein also served as president of the New York State Association of County Health Officials (NYSACHO,) and he was on their Board of Directors for nine years.


Dr. Eisenstein is board certified in Infectious Diseases through the American Board of Internal Medicine. He completed an Internal Medicine Residency, Chief Residency, and Fellowship in Infectious Diseases at Winthrop-University Hospital in Mineola, NY. Dr. Eisenstein began his Medical Education at Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara before finishing it at New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY. He also earned his Master of Public Health degree from New York Medical College.


Dr. Eisenstein has a long commitment to training the next generation in medicine and public health. He has been Assistant Adjunct professor at Hofstra University’s Department of Health Professions and Kinesiology since 2011. Dr. Eisenstein continues to serve as Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Family, Population & Preventive Medicine, State University of New York at Stony Brook (since 2011.)


Dr. Eisenstein has presented numerous grand rounds, guest lectures, keynote speeches, and given television, print, and other media interviews. He has received numerous honors, awards, and accolades including being named the Bellmore Herald’s Person of the Year in 2020, and leading the Nassau County Department of Health to the “Health Department of the Year Award” as given by the National Association of County and City Health Officials in 2018. Dr. Eisenstein was named to the New York State Ending the Epidemic Taskforce, and following Superstorm Sandy Dr. Eisenstein was able to serve his community by being appointed by the Governor as Community Rising Co-Chairman for the Bellmore/Merrick community. He lives in Bellmore, NY with his wife and daughters.

Hossam Maksoud Bio

HOSSAM MAKSOUD, PharmD, is the Chairman and Founder of Community Care Rx, a unique pharmacy that provides comprehensive pharmacy services to assisted living facilities, skilled nursing facilities, OPWDD residential facilities and other long-term-care providers. Mr. Maksoud holds a Bachelor of Science in pharmacy from St. John’s University. In 1993, he established Maksoud Pharm Inc., a chain of independent retail pharmacies in the New York metropolitan area. He later launched Community Care Rx, based in Plainview, N.Y., with offices in Totowa, N.J. The company, with more than 150 employees, provides pharmaceutical services to the tristate area and beyond.


Recently, Mr. Maksoud established Community Care Specialty Pharmacy which works with the entire healthcare ecosystem to connect patients with chronic and rare conditions to medication, information, and financial assistance. Mr. Maksoud and his team have special expertise providing services to patients who have catastrophic health conditions and the company bolstered its specialty pharmacy services with the acquisition of Orphan Pharmacy Services in Syosset, NY.


In 2018, Mr. Maksoud and partners co-founded Dawah Pharmaceuticals Inc. The goal of the company, of which Mr. Maksoud serves as CEO, is to design and build an FDA-compliant pharmaceutical manufacturing facility to address the need for high-quality products in the global sterile injectable and ophthalmology marketplace.


In all of his endeavors, Mr. Maksoud focuses on providing clients with excellent and dependable customer service. To further assist nonprofits and the individuals they support, Mr. Maksoud recently launched The Maksoud Foundation. The foundation’s mission is to provide financial and other support to organizations that assist seniors and individuals with developmental, intellectual and psychological disabilities.

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