Northern Dutchess Hospital’s general surgery team expands



Rhinebeck – General surgeon Dr. Gregory Zale recently joined Health Quest Medical Practice’s Division of General Surgery in Rhinebeck.


In this role, he sees patients at the medical practice’s suite in Northern Dutchess Hospital’s new pavilion, and performs outpatient and emergency surgeries in the hospital’s new state-of-the-art operating rooms.


Zale has been practicing for about 20 years, including 14 years as a mid-Hudson Valley hospital trauma surgeon, as an emergency physician on the medical staff of Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie and most recently as a per diem surgeon on Northern Dutchess Hospital’s medical staff.


He was also with the Adirondack Surgical Group in Franklin County and Hudson Valley Plastic and Hand Surgeons of Poughkeepsie.


A resident of LaGrange, he is board certified by the American Board of Surgery in surgery and hand surgery, and holds a doctorate of medicine degree from what is now called the Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thompson Jefferson University in Philadelphia.


For information on Health Quest Medical Practice surgical services, visit To reach Health Quest Medical Practice’s Division of General Surgery in Rhinebeck, call 845-871-4275 (TTY 1-800-421-1220).