NYC Health + Hospitals' Doctors' Day Celebration Recognizes 23 Physicians From Across Its Health System

This year's honorees include primary care physicians, psychiatrists, pediatricians, and ER doctors.

Apr 30, 2019

New York, NY

NYC Health + Hospitals today honored 23 physicians during its annual “Doctors’ Day” celebration. Physicians from the health system’s hospitals, community health centers, and post-acute care facilities were recognized for being highly skilled, mission-driven physicians dedicated to advancing public health. 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. The ceremony was held at Baruch College, with honorees surrounded by close family and friends.

“Every day the physicians at NYC Health + Hospitals ensure that New Yorkers – their patients – are living their healthiest lives,” said Mitchell Katz, MD, President and CEO of NYC Health + Hospitals. “The 23 physicians that we recognize today are nominated by their peers and represent the heart of our health system. They embody our mission to care for all, without exception, and regardless of income, immigration or insurance status. Congratulations to all our honorees.”

“The honorees today reflect the nationalities of the hundreds of thousands of patients we see every year across the health system in our hospitals and ambulatory care clinics,” said Machelle Allen, MD, Chief Medical Officer of NYC Health + Hospitals. “Their individual stories – from evacuating patients during Hurricane Sandy to seeing trauma patients in the Bronx – are rich with demonstrated commitment to the patients they treat. Above all, the physicians honored here today have a shared connection – they strive to make a difference in the lives of their patients. Congratulations!”

NYC Health + Hospitals Doctors’ Day Award Recipients:

For a full list of bios, visit the Doctors Day 2019 webpage.

Bronx

NYC HEALTH + HOSPITALS/GOTHAM HEALTH, BELVIS
Oyebisi Jegede, MD
Attending Physician, Infectious Disease and Internal Medicine

NYC HEALTH + HOSPITALS/JACOBI
Sheldon H. Teperman, MD, FACS
Trauma Medical Director

NYC HEALTH + HOSPITALS/LINCOLN
Pronoy Kumar Roy, MD
Unit Chief, Inpatient Psychiatry

NYC HEALTH + HOSPITALS/GOTHAM HEALTH, MORRISANIA
Belkis J. Vizcaino-Reyes, MD, MPH, FAAP
Attending Physician, Pediatrics

NYC HEALTH + HOSPITALS/NORTH CENTRAL BRONX
Lorenzo L. Scotti, DPM, DABFAS
Director of Podiatry

Brooklyn

NYC HEALTH + HOSPITALS/CONEY ISLAND
Regina Hammock, DO
Program Director, Emergency Medicine Residency

Aristotle Lyssikatos, DDS, MS, FAGD
Attending Dentist and Program Director of the Dental Practice Residency Program

NYC HEALTH + HOSPITALS/GOTHAM HEALTH, CUMBERLAND
Magalie Pierre-Louis, MD
Pediatric Attending

NYC HEALTH + HOSPITALS/GOTHAM HEALTH, EAST NEW YORK
Lloyd P. Haskes, OD, FAAO
Chief, Eye Care Services

NYC HEALTH + HOSPITALS/KINGS COUNTY
Andrew G. Winer, MD
Chief of Urology

NYC HEALTH + HOSPITALS/MCKINNEY
Inna Sosina, MD
Attending Physician

NYC HEALTH + HOSPITALS/WOODHULL
Ershad Elahi, MD
Vice Chief, Emergency Department

Manhattan

NYC HEALTH + HOSPITALS/BELLEVUE
Amit Uppal, MD
Section Chief, Pulmonary Critical Care, & Sleep Medicine

NYC HEALTH + HOSPITALS/CARTER
Yelena Suler, MD
Chief, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

NYC HEALTH + HOSPITALS/COLER
Xian Nong Luo, MD, FAAPMR
Attending Physician, Internal Medicine

NYC HEALTH + HOSPITALS/GOTHAM HEALTH, GOUVERNEUR
Nathaniel Lim Yao, MD
Primary Care Physician, Family Medicine-Integrative Medicine
Chief Medical Information Officer

NYC HEALTH + HOSPITALS/ GOTHAM HEALTH, SYDENHAM
Francisco Santoni, MD
Internist

NYC HEALTH + HOSPITALS/GOUVERNEUR
Andrea N. Cotler, OD, FAAO
Director of Eye & Vision Services
Chief of Optometry

NYC HEALTH + HOSPITALS/HARLEM
Claricio de Castro, MD
Attending Anesthesiologist
Director, Pain Management Service

NYC HEALTH + HOSPITALS/METROPOLITAN
Jennifer M. Harley, MD
Chief of Gastroenterology and Hepatobiliary Diseases
Director, Gastroenterology and Hepatology Fellowship Programs

Queens

NYC HEALTH + HOSPITALS/ELMHURST
Maritza Brown, MD
Associate Program Director, Inpatient Medicine
Director of Inpatient Hemodialysis

NYC HEALTH + HOSPITALS/QUEENS
M. Margaret Kemeny, MD, FACS
Director, Cancer Center

Staten Island

NYC HEALTH + HOSPITALS/SEA VIEW
Mohammad Khalid, DDS
Chief of Dental Service
Vice President of Medical and Dental Board


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