Eve Lupenko bridges medicine, community


Connie Pinilla, president of the North Shore Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, vividly remembers meeting Dr. Eve Lupenko for the first time at a food drive during the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic. Even though it was raining heavily that day, Pinilla recognized Lupenko’s unwavering commitment to the community.
“She didn’t hesitate to roll up her sleeves; she wasn’t there for a photo-op for five minutes,” Pinilla recalled. “She never shied away from really helping out. She’s such an accomplished professional in her field, but she takes the time to do things for our community.”
In addition to her volunteerism with the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce during the pandemic, Lupenko took proactive steps to support those in need by founding Glen Cove’s “Do Good to Feel Good” program. This initiative provided groceries to individuals and families facing financial hardships and essential workers. The program still drops off food to the police department and the Department of Public Works.
Throughout her career, Lupenko has received numerous accolades and honors, recognizing her contributions to both the field of dermatology and Glen Cove. Recent recognitions include being honored by the North Shore Hispanic Chamber of Commerce during Women’s History Month in March, and by the Herald as a Premier Woman in Business in the health and wellness category. She has also received the prestigious Castle Connolly Top Doctor Award as well as the Top Women in Medicine Award for 2024.
Lupenko knew she wanted a career in health care since she was in elementary school. She engaged in various volunteer positions and activities, including volunteering at North Shore Hospital and the University of Virginia Hospital throughout her college years. She also participated in internships and externships with doctors in different specialties to explore her options. Lupenko’s own dermatologist allowed her to shadow him in his office, providing insight into patient care and medical training. Despite initially wanting to explore different specialties, she ultimately chose dermatology, a decision she is grateful for each day. She finds joy in helping people feel and look better, particularly through skin cancer screenings for patients who may struggle with health care costs.

The Syosett transplant says she loves being part of the fabric that makes up Glen Cove, and even served as a member of the City Council from 2020 to 2022, saying her term served as a “natural progression of being involved in so many other organizations.”
“As a councilwoman, I got to meet so many new people in the different neighborhoods, and in City Hall, ” Lupenko said. “I enjoyed the challenge for how to help improve the city that’s been my home for over 30 years.”
Lupenko stands out not only as a leading dermatologist but also as a dedicated community advocate. She serves on the boards of several local service organizations, including the Glen Cove Chamber of Commerce, the Community Scholarship Fund, Glen Cove CARES, the Glen Cove Arts Council, as well as the North Shore Historical Museum. Lupenko actively contributes to the betterment of her community.
As the director of dermatology at Greenberg Cosmetic Surgery and Dermatology in Woodbury and Smithtown, Lupenko brings a wealth of expertise to her practice. Specializing in medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology for patients of all ages, she has earned a stellar reputation for her compassionate approach and exceptional skill.
Lupenko’s passion for community involvement stems from her upbringing, where she learned the value of service from her parents. She instills these principles to her two sons, emphasizing the importance of giving back and fostering strong community bonds.
“We’re all put on this planet for a purpose, and I believe that mine is to serve and to be generous,” Lupenko said. “It’s a pretty wonderful thing to make people happy, and to make them feel safe and secure and this is what my parents taught me. I hope that I lead by example for my own children.”