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NYC Health + Hospitals' Annual "Doctors' Day" Celebration Honors 25 Physicians Across the Health System

Honorees Represent Thousands of Highly Skilled Physicians Dedicated to Advancing Public Health

Apr 26, 2018

New York, NY

NYC Health + Hospitals today honored 25 physicians during its annual “Doctors’ Day” celebration. Physicians from the health system’s hospitals, community health centers, post-acute care facilities, and correctional health services, as well as its MetroPlusHealth Health Plan, were recognized for being highly skilled, mission-driven physicians dedicated to advancing public health.

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“I am so grateful to the thousands of physicians who, every day of the year, dedicate their professional lives to ensuring New Yorkers live their heathiest lives,” said Mitchell Katz, MD, president and chief executive officer of NYC Health + Hospitals. “Our physicians are at the heart of this amazing and essential health care system. They are the embodiment of our mission to serve all, no matter who the patients are, where they’re from, what language they speak, or how many dollars they have in their pockets.”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.

“This select group of 25 outstanding physicians personify the dedication, compassion, and excellence required to practice in the nation’s largest public health care system,” said Machelle Allen, MD, chief medical officer of NYC Health + Hospitals. “Today’s honorees have made the important choice not simply to be doctors, but to be doctors committed to providing care to anyone who needs care—where the work they do makes a difference in the lives of more than a million patients each year. We salute them, and we offer them our deepest appreciation.”

NYC Health + Hospitals Doctors’ Day Award Recipients:

Manhattan

NYC HEALTH + HOSPITALS/BELLEVUE
Susan E. Cohen, MD FAAHPM
Medical Director, Palliative Care

NYC HEALTH + HOSPITALS/CARTER
Joseph Robert Mazza, MD
Attending Physician

NYC HEALTH + HOSPITALS/COLER
Khoi Luong, DO
Chief Medical Officer

NYC HEALTH + HOSPITALS/GOTHAM HEALTH, GOUVERNEUR
Melissa Walsh, MD FACOG
Attending Physician – Women’s Health

NYC HEALTH + HOSPITALS/HARLEM
Alvin Adell, MD
Associate Director, Department of Anesthesia

NYC HEALTH + HOSPITALS/GOTHAM HEALTH, SYDENHAM
Handel G. White, MD
Attending Physician

NYC HEALTH + HOSPITALS/GOUVERNEUR – PAC
Amit K. Bansal, DO
Associate Medical Director

NYC HEALTH + HOSPITALS/METROPOLITAN
Shobhana Chaudhari, MD, FACP, AGSF
Deputy Chief of Medicine/Medicine Residency Program Director

Brooklyn

NYC HEALTH + HOSPITALS/CONEY ISLAND
Frida Popilevsky, MD
Director, Surgical Intensive Care Unit and Respiratory Therapy

NYC HEALTH + HOSPITALS/KINGS COUNTY
Howard Levitt, MD
Chief of Cardiology

NYC HEALTH + HOSPITALS/WOODHULL
Earl I. Clarkson, DDS
Chairman, Department of Dentistry and Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

NYC HEALTH + HOSPITALS/GOTHAM HEALTH, CUMBERLAND
Genevieve Icart-Bandali, DDS
Attending Dentist

NYC HEALTH + HOSPITALS/GOTHAM HEALTH, EAST NEW YORK
Sandra R. Glasgow, MD
Attending Physician – Obstetrics and Gynecology

NYC HEALTH + HOSPITALS/MCKINNEY
Albert Edano, MD
Internist

Queens

NYC HEALTH + HOSPITALS/ELMHURST
Rohit Hasija, MD
Attending Orthopaedic Surgeon

NYC HEALTH + HOSPITALS/QUEENS
Tayyaba Bashir, MD
Associate Director, Cancer Center

Bronx

NYC HEALTH + HOSPITALS/JACOBI
John McNelis, MD, FACS, FCCM, MHCM
Chairman, Department of Surgery

NYC HEALTH + HOSPITALS/GOTHAM HEALTH, BELVIS
Rita Santana, MD
Ambulatory Primary Care Pediatrics

NYC HEALTH + HOSPITALS/GOTHAM HEALTH, MORRISANIA
Serge Nazon, MD
Attending Physician

NYC HEALTH + HOSPITALS/NORTH CENTRAL BRONX
Lori Ciuffo, MD
Associate Director, Ambulatory Medicine

NYC HEALTH + HOSPITALS/LINCOLN
Akinola Olufemi Fisher, MD
Chief of Ambulatory Care

Staten Island

NYC HEALTH + HOSPITALS/SEA VIEW
Robert D. Engel, DPM, DAPMSB
Podiatrist

NYC HEALTH + HOSPITALS/CORRECTIONAL HEALTH
Myoe Minn, MD
Medical Officer

NYC HEALTH + HOSPITALS/SIMULATION CENTER
Anjoinette M. Minors, MD, FACOG
Attending Physician – Obstetrics and Gynecology

NYC HEALTH + HOSPITALS/MetroPlusHealth
Talya Schwartz, MD FACP AGSF
Chief Medical Officer

For a full list of bios, visit /doctors-day-2018/.