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Latifi, Rifat, MD, FACS 
Director, Department of Surgery
Chief, General Surgery
Professor of Surgery

Latifi, Rifat
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Department: Surgery
Division: General Surgery
Division Title: Chief
Board Certification: Surgery, Surgical Critical Care

Dr. Latifi oversees all surgical operations in nearly every specialty, including general, trauma, cardiac, vascular, thoracic, transplant, pediatric and minimally invasive surgery.

Most recently, Dr. Latifi served as a Professor of Surgery and Vice-Chairman for International Relations in the Department of Surgery at the University of Arizona in Tucson, AZ.

Dr. Latifi has served in leadership roles internationally, including an appointment as Director of the Trauma Center at Hamad General Hospital, the only Level I trauma center in Doha, Qatar.

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Westchester Medical Center’s Ambulatory Care Pavilion: A New Era in Outpatient Care for the Hudson Valley



Medical School: University of Prishtina, Kosovo
Residency: General Surgery Residency: Yale University School of Medicine
Fellowship: Surgical Critical Care Fellowship: Lincoln Medical Center/Cornell Medical College


Specialties: Critical Care Surgery
General Surgery
Trauma Surgery
Special Clinical Interest:

Dr. Latifi brings expertise in general surgery, particularly complex abdominal wall hernias, advanced laparoscopy, acute care surgery, trauma and surgical critical care, as well as telemedicine.


Westchester Medical Center
Ambulatory Care Pavilion, 3rd Floor

100 Woods Road
Valhalla, NY 10595
Phone: 914.372.7196
Fax: 914.909.6417

MidHudson Regional Hospital

241 North Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601