Meet the Staff

Edward Fruitman, MD

Dr. Edward Fruitman graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. He went on to receive his Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree from Michigan State University, College of Human Medicine. Dr. Fruitman completed his residency at Einstein/Montefiore. He is a Diplomat of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

Dr. Fruitman is nationally recognized as an expert in the field of Psychopharmacology.


Michelle Barnathan, LMHC-Psychotherapist

Michelle Barnathan, LMHC joined the clinical team at South Shore Neuropsychiatric Center in 2015 after many years of working within the educational system as a school counselor.  Michelle completed her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Adelphi University and went on to earn both a Master’s degree in School Counseling, from Long Island University – CW Post, as well as an advanced certificate in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Buffalo. 



Sharon DiMauro, HC, CCH- Practice Manager, Counselor

Sharon has been managing South Shore Neuropsychiatric Center since 2010. She specializes in Hypnotherapy, Executive Coaching, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Therapy and Anger Management.  Sharon has helped clients struggling with generalized anxiety, phobias, job and sports performance and socialization.  She earned her degree at New York University and has worked with athletes, corporate and clinical professionals to help them achieve their personal goals.  Dr. Fruitman collaborates with Sharon in severe, treatment resistant cases of depression and anxiety. 



Jennifer Flores, Case Manager, TMS Coordinator

Specializes in Trans-cranial Magnetic Stimulation therapy and oversees all special authorizations and pre-certifications.