Meet Our Board of Directors

Physician Alliance of Stamford is led by physicians for physicians. The Board of Directors is led by Todd Palker, MD and comprised of nine members — six of which are from independent community practices. The centerpiece of our business model is our commitment to providing continuous value to independent practices – both large and small. Board members set policies, develop goals, evaluate management’s performance, and ensure operations keep the needs of the independent physician practice the top priority.

Sharon Kiely, MDSharon Kiely, MD

President, Physician Alliance of Stamford
Senior Vice President Medical Affairs & Chief Medical Officer, Stamford Health

Shieva Ghofrany, MDShieva Ghofrany, MD

Vice Chair, Physician Alliance of Stamford

Dr. Shieva Ghofrany is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology (OB/GYN). She has been in private practice for over 15 years at Coastal Obstetrics & Gynecology in Stamford. 

Tulin Koparan, MDTulin Koparen, MD, MPH

Board Member

Dr. Tulin Koparan, MD is an internal medicine specialist in Stamford, CT and has been practicing for 27 years. She graduated from Med U Of Guadalajara in 1987 and specializes in internal medicine.

Rohit Bhalla, MDRohit Bhalla, MD, MPH

Board Member
Vice President, Quality and Patient Safety, Stamford Health

Dr. Bhalla is the Vice President, Chief Quality Officer at Stamford Health and Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Public Health/General Preventive Medicine.

Todd Palker, MDTodd Palker, MD

Chair, Physician Alliance of Stamford

Dr. Palker serves as the Chairman of the Pediatric Peer Review Committee at Stamford Health. Since joining New England Pediatrics as an associate, I have been fortunate to work with senior colleagues and excellent mentors, who have greatly influenced my success in pediatric general practice. I became a Partner in 2010, and I look forward to many years of growth, collaboration and rewarding patient care.

Robert Shapiro, MDRobert Shapiro, MD

Board Member

Dr. Robert Shapiro, MD is an internal medicine specialist in Stamford, CT. He graduated from Univ Of Cincinnati College Of Medicine and specializes in internal medicine. He has been providing outstanding services to patients and their families throughout our community for over three decades.

Scott Chudnoff, MDScott Chudnoff, MD

Board Member
Chair, Department of OB/GYN, Stamford Health

Dr. Chudnoff is Stamford Health’s new Chair of the Hugh K. Miller, MD, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology (OBGYN). He is responsible for the overall direction of obstetrics, gynecologic oncology, maternal/fetal medicine and reproductive endocrinology at the Hospital and the Tully Health Center.