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 The Community Memorial (CMH) healthcare system is excited to welcome Kareem Hamad, MD, and Matthew McKay, MD, who will both join the organization’s Hospitalist Team.

Expanding the current team of CMH hospitalists compiled of Nathan Keever, DO; April Lamunion FNP; and Lynette Champagne, NP; Dr. Hamad and Dr. McKay will round out the group of inpatient physicians and nurse practitioners who work exclusively inside the hospital. These providers care for patients admitted to the organization, collaborating with other departments during patient admissions, post-surgical care and swing bed patients.

“I knew joining CMH would be a great fit for me when I saw that the team is just as committed to providing patients with quality, patient-centered care as I am,” noted Dr. Hamad. “I look forward to collaborating with nurses and other medical staff to ensure patients receive the best care possible.”

Hamad studied medicine at the Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine in Alexandria, Egypt, where he received his Bachelors of Internal Medicine and General Surgery.  After that, Hamad studied General Surgery and Etymology at Trafford Hospital in Manchester, United Kingdom.  He received his Boards in Family Medicine in 2013 and Fellowship of Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine in 2016.

Dr. Hamad has been providing care to patients in Central New York since 2010.  He brings experience in inpatient management, integrative medicine, wound care, minor surgeries and rapid response/code management.  His experience adds to the high quality of care patients expect from CMH’s healthcare system.

“We are excited to have Dr. Hamad join our team.  His focus on providing high quality, patient-centered, evidence-based care to our community and surrounding areas furthers Community Memorial’s commitment to excellence,” commented Dr. Michael Walsh, Chief Medical Officer.

McKay comes to Community Memorial after an extensive career as a local physician. Graduating from St. George’s University School of Medicine and completing his family medicine residency at Mountainside Hospital, McKay was a private practice primary care provider with a local group and has served as a hospitalist in a neighboring facility since 2018 as well. As an Oneida native, McKay has served as the President and Vice President of a medical staff group as well as the Chairperson of the Department of Internal Medicine. “Community Memorial has an outstanding reputation for providing superior care to patients, and I’m excited to begin collaborative care between my fellow colleagues and hospital departments,” remarked McKay.

“Dr. McKay and Dr. Hamad bring experience a wealth of knowledge from larger health systems that will benefit patients in Hamilton without having to travel to other hospitals in the region,” noted Jeff Coakley, President and CEO. “We’re excited for the expansion of skill that these providers bring to our Hospitalist Team.”