NYP MD TopLine - October 2020
Epic Together
Epic is Now Live at Four Additional NYP Campuses

Epic is now live at NYP Lower Manhattan, NYP/Weill Cornell, WCM, and NYP Westchester Behavioral Health Center. It has been seven months from our first go-live and Epic is now up at six of the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital campuses. Read More

Watch the Physician Town Hall Hosted By Dr. Corwin & Dr. Forese

Dr. Steven Corwin and Dr. Laura Forese held a live town hall for all physicians across the NYP enterprise.  Watch

Vaccine Update from Dr. Laura Forese and Dr. Roy Gulick

Dr. Laura Forese and Dr. Roy Gulick discuss the news of the FDA’s approval of Remdesivr as a therapeutic, the clinical trial and approval process that vaccines are going through, and NYP’s role in this care and testing. Dr. Forese and Dr. Gulick also discuss the significant value of the flu shot.  Watch

News from Across Our Three Institutions
NewYork Quality Care Saves Medicare $23.3M and Improves Quality of Care for Patients

NewYork Quality Care, the accountable care organization (ACO) of NewYork-Presbyterian, Columbia University Irving Medical Center, and Weill Cornell Medicine, saved Medicare $23,288,625 in 2019 and improved the quality of care for Medicare beneficiaries, according to performance results recently released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Read More

NewYork-Presbyterian Launched Dalio Center for Health Justice

NYP launched the Dalio Center for Health Justice, dedicated to understanding and improving health equity, addressing health justice, and driving action that results in measurable improvements in health outcomes for all. The Dalio Center for Health Justice is the result of a $50 million grant from Dalio Philanthropies, whose founder Ray Dalio is a NewYork-Presbyterian Trustee. Read More

NYP Announces the Launch of the Imagine Program

Weill Cornell Medicine, NewYork-Presbyterian, and Columbia Doctors have launched a new technological program aimed to improve the provider, consumer and workforce experience at NYP. Read More

NewYork-Presbyterian Medical Group Queens Announced Opening of New Fresh Meadows Pediatric Multispecialty Office

NewYork-Presbyterian Medical Group Queens announced the grand opening of a new, state-of-the-art medical group pediatric multispecialty office. The new office is the only site in Queens to offer general pediatrics, pediatric cardiology, gastroenterology, neurology and surgery services. Read More

Employee Resources and Services
2020-2021 NewYork-Presbyterian Flu Vaccination Program

The deadline for being vaccinated or completing the declination process is November 9, 2020. Declination will be allowed for medical or religious reasons and any requests for declination will be reviewed. Read More

New Hours for Workforce Health & Safety COVID-19 Hotline

Workforce Health & Safety (WHS) COVID-19 Hotline is now operating under new hours. The hotline is available to all Columbia University, Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian employees and volunteers to answer questions regarding COVID-19 symptoms. Read More

Organizational and Leadership Changes
Dr. Manish Parikh Appointed Chief of Cardiology at NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital

Dr. Manish A. Parikh, an internationally renowned clinical interventional cardiologist and educator, has been named Chief of Cardiology at NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital. Dr. Parikh will lead NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital’s cardiology division, which offers treatment of a broad array of heart conditions, including complex coronary artery disease; structural and valvular heart disease; and advanced heart failure and complex arrhythmias. Read More

Dr. Alessio Pigazzi Appointed Chief of Colorectal Surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and Weill Cornell Medicine

Dr. Alessio Pigazzi, has been named Chief of Colorectal Surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and Weill Cornell Medicine, effective September 28. He will also serve on Weill Cornell Medicine’s faculty. Dr. Pigazzi leads a world-class team of colorectal surgeons that uses state-of-the-art technologies and innovative surgical techniques to provide patients with the very best in comprehensive colorectal care. Read More

Dr. R. Kumar Kadiyala is the new Chief of Orthopedic Surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital.

R. Kumar Kadiyala, MD, PhD, is the new Chief of Orthopedic Surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital. He specializes in the non-operative and operative treatment of chronic conditions and muskuloskeletal injuries affecting the hands, elbows, and shoulders in both adult and pediatric patients.

Tiffany Sullivan, MPH, is the new Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Physician Services

Tiffany Sullivan, MPH, joins us from University of Maryland-Capital Region Health where she served as Senior Vice President, Clinical Integration and Ambulatory Services. Tiffany brings extraordinary experience in ambulatory strategy and operations to NYP.

Deepa Kumaraiah, MD, MBA, Appointed Senior Vice President, Service Line Integration and Chief Physician for NYP Medical Groups

Dr. Deepa Kumaraiah will act as strategic physician partner to Tiffany Sullivan, MPH, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Physician Services. Dr. Kumaraiah brings a wealth of knowledge and experience from her role as Vice President and Associate Chief Medical Officer at NYP.

Spotlight on our Physicians
Weill Cornell Faculty Members Help Launch Competition to Develop Affordable, Accurate and Scalable COVID-19 Tests

A group from Weill Cornell Medicine and other academic medical centers and research organizations announced the launch of a global competition for low-cost, high-quality and scalable COVID-19 tests, called the COVID-19 XPRIZE. Read More

Five Columbia Scientists Receive NIH High-Risk, High-Reward Grants

The National Institute of Mental Health awarded High-Risk, High-Reward grants to five researchers at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons who are pursuing highly innovative research with the potential for broad impact. Read More

Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian Conduct a Study to Investigate Underlying Factors Driving COVID-19 Outcomes

A study conducted by investigators at Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian seek to identify underlying genetic and immune factors that contribute to varying outcomes of COVID-19. The study aims to understand why some are asymptomatic and others fall ill, and to help guide the development of precision prevention and treatment efforts. Read More

Dr. Vivian J. Bea Spoke With CBS News About Disparities Seen in Women With Breast Cancer

Dr. Vivian J. Bea, an expert in breast cancer disparities and Chief of Breast Surgical Oncology at NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital, spoke with "CBS News Anchor Elise Preston" about the growing disparities seen among Black women diagnosed with breast cancer. Read More

70 Faculty Members Receive Seed Funding for Projects that Address Structural Racism

Seventy CUIMC faculty members have received seed funding from the Office of the Provost for projects that engage with issues of structural racism. The funding is part of Columbia University’s “Addressing Racism: A Call for Action for Higher Education” initiative. Read More

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