Doctors’ Day 2019 | NYC Health + Hospitals

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Doctors’ Day 2019

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With our celebration of Doctors’ Day, NYC Health + Hospitals honors an outstanding array of physicians blazing exciting paths toward a new era of health delivery for our patients. This year’s honorees include pediatricians, primary care physicians, optometrists, dentists, Emergency Room doctors, and more.

Reflecting a range of specialties and years of service, the award-winning physicians were drawn from NYC Health + Hospitals’ multi-ethnic and multi-cultural workforce, showcasing the health system’s strength in providing culturally competent care to all, without exception.


Amit Uppal, MD
Section Chief, Pulmonary Critical Care, & Sleep Medicine, Associate Chief of Medicine, Director of Medical ICU
NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue

Yelena Suler, MD
Chief, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
NYC Health + Hospitals/Carter

Xian Nong Luo, MD, FAAPMR
Attending Physician, Internal Medicine
NYC Health + Hospitals/Coler

Nathaniel Lim Yao, MD
Primary Care Physician, Family Medicine-Integrative Medicine
Chief Medical Information Officer
NYC Health + Hospitals/Gotham Health, Gouverneur

Andrea N. Cotler, OD, FAAO
Director of Eye & Vision Services
Chief of Optometry
NYC Health + Hospitals/Gouverneur

Claricio de Castro, MD
Attending Anesthesiologist
Director, Pain Management Service
NYC Health + Hospitals/Harlem

Jennifer M. Harley, MD
Chief of Gastroenterology and Hepatobiliary Diseases
Director, Gastroenterology and Hepatology Fellowship Programs
NYC Health + Hospitals/Metropolitan


Maritza Brown, MD
Associate Program Director, Inpatient Medicine
Director of Inpatient Hemodialysis
NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst

Staten Island

Mohammad Khalid, DDS
Chief of Dental Service
Vice President of Medical and Dental Board
NYC Health + Hospitals/Sea View