The Segreto name has been synonymous with Dowling College for many years.
Growing up in Brooklyn, Dr. Segreto started is career practicing medicine at the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center. He began is residency in General Surgery at the Staten Island Hospital in 1981, where he started covering football games in the New York metropolitan area. .
His love for sports would eventually lead to an internship with world renowned sports physician Robert “Doc” Fallot. From 1982-1985 he would work in the Department of Orthopaedics at the State University of New York at Stony Brook were he would earn a reputation as one of the best orthopaedic surgeons in the region.
In 1987, Dr. Segreto signed on as the team doctor for Dowling College. A resident of the Oakdale community, Segreto’s service is unmatched by any professional in the industry. Since the start, he takes pride in the fact that he has always made himself available and ready to respond to the needs of the Dowling student-athlete.
His hands on approach to treating sports related injuries starts with his on-field work. A fixture on the sideline of all Golden Lions athletic contests, Dr. Segreto has developed a long lasting relationship with players, coaches and administrators past and present. He his worked with over 1,000 Dowling College student-athletes and performed sports related surgeries for over 75 of them.
In 1995 he opened Elite Sports Medcine, a state of the art multi-faceted rehabilitation and treatment facility located in Ronkonkoma. Thanks to his generosity, Elite has become the foundation and satellite facility for all training programs for Dowling College Athletics. It also has been the first job for many former Dowling student-athletes throughout the years/
The Good Doctor has dedicated a great portion of his time to philanthropy and community service.
Dr. Segreto has established seven scholarships for high school seniors in the Long Island Community. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Pupils Benefits, is an active member of the Chamber of Commerce for Oakdale and Sayville, a member of the Suffolk County Sports Hall of Fame and sits on various Dowling College committees. He also completely subsidizes the production and broadcast of The Elite Sports Forum, a weekly interscholastic highlight show.
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