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About Eastchester Medical Associates

At Eastchester Medical Associates, PC we are dedicated to the health and vitality of our patients. It is the vision of the physicians who started EMA, that this practice provides access to patients of all different ages and ethnic groups in the Bronx. We believe the care provided should be of the highest standard, compassionate, and designed to meet the needs of every patient. Our team of physicians and health care providers come from a comprehensive background of education and experience.


We are committed to providing next-level care for the Bronx, New York City community. Whether you seek family medicine, women’s wellness visits, or medical weight loss, our staff is committed to bringing you the best experience possible.

Meet Our Team

Nereida Correa


Nereida Correa is a Women’s Health Specialist and works as an obstetrician/gynecologist here at Eastchester Medical Associates, PC (EMA). She is an Associate Professor and Senior Advisor of the first Hispanic Center of Excellence in New York State at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Correa has been in practice for over 30 years, is fluent in Spanish and brings her experience and understanding of countess medical issues affecting women of all ages. She also collaborates with the Nurse Practitioners and Physicians Assistants to provide support and assistance to all of the members here at EMA. Dr. Correa strives to assure that all our patients receive high quality care.

Nereida Correa, MD, MPH

Elizabeth Lee-Rey


Elizabeth Lee-Rey has been a Family Medicine physician since 1990 and a founding partner of Eastchester Medical Associates, PC since 2011. As a clinician, her inspiration remains to be- her patients who she often reflects, “care for her as much as she cares for them.” In the era of Covid 19 and beyond, ever more pertinent, will be to meet the challenges of treating and ensuring good health and wellbeing for patients and community. Dr. Lee-Rey believes having healthy attitudes and habits can translate into happy and healthy lives for her patients and in turn the entire family.


Her career includes 11 years as a clinical educator and NIH researcher and was privileged to have led and directed NYS’s first Hispanic Center of Excellence at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. In that role, she headed initiatives in cultural competency and health disparities through high school and college pipeline programming, medical school curriculum initiatives and in faculty development. Dr. Lee-Rey continues to advocate for national policies in health and health disparities in medicine as it relates to communities of color. She has been recognized for her research in health disparities and has publications to her credit.


Dr. Lee-Rey completed her undergraduate education at New York University and graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. She received her MPH from the Mailman Columbia School of Public Health.

Elizabeth Lee-Rey, MD, MPH

Regina Cardaci


Regina Cardaci has been a provider at Eastchester Medical Associates since 2017. They have been providing gynecologic health care for over 30 years, first as a midwife providing full scope care, including prenatal care, attending births and gynecologic care to people throughout the life span including family planning, cancer screening, colposcopy and menopause care.


Since 2002, they have been working as a Nurse-Practitioner in various gynecologic settings, including oncology, reproductive endocrinology/infertility as well as full scope gynecology including colposcopy. In addition, they have held various faculty appointments, most recently at New York University. Regina received her BS and Masters degrees from Adelphi University, a post-master’s certificate in Midwifery from SUNY Downstate and a PhD from the CUNY Graduate Center.

Regina Cardaci, PhD NP, RN, CNM

Elijah A.J. Salzer


Elijah Salzer has practiced obstetrics and gynecology as a physician assistant for 30 years. He has practiced at Eastchester Medical Associates, P.C. since 2010. Dr. Salzer is also clinical professor at the Pace University-Lenox Hill Hospital Department of Physician Assistant Studies in New York. He graduated from the LIU-Brooklyn PA Program with highest honors and completed the Montefiore Medical Center Postgraduate PA Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology.


He received the Doctor of Medical Science degree from the University of Lynchburg. He has lectured on topics in obstetrics and gynecology at international, national and state and local conferences, and is a guest lecturer in numerous PA programs in the metropolitan area. Dr. Salzer also continues to practice at Mount Sinai Medical Center as a licensed sexual assault forensic examiner.

Elijah A.J. Salzer, DMSc, PA-C

Our Mission

Our mission at Eastchester Medical Associates, PC is to utilize our resources to provide our communities with a patient-centered health and wellness approach to healthcare. Patient engagement is critical to improving outcomes. Our healthcare providers seek to achieve the “Triple Aim” of better health, better care, and lower costs. We are committed to complementing the goals set forth by the Affordable Care Act (ACA), as well as participating in the transformation of New York’s health care system from a volume to value based incentive model.

Goals and Core Values


Building effective strategies to meet health goals and to improve the quality of life in our communities.


Building successful long-term healthcare provider and patient relationships.


Building a comprehensive platform that is inclusive, efficient and adaptable.


Building positive community based support teams and strategic linkages.


I have been going to this facility for years. The staff is professional and always makes my experience a good one. The facility is extremely clean. Dr. Cardaci is pleasant and extremely professional. I highly recommend Eastchester Medical Associates.

Felicia P.

This was my first time at this office and my experience was great. I was able to make an appointment the very next day after contacting them. When I arrived I was seen right away, the staff was welcoming and friendly and Dr. NEREIDA was also nice and answered my questions and concerns. I will definitely be returning.


Had the most welcoming and caring service at this clinic. The front staff is very helpful, patient, and careful. Dr. Cardaci made me feel understood and educated me about everything that was to get done. Highly recommend!

Miranda T.


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