NYP MD TopLine - September 2022
Leadership Updates
Watch the Latest Leadership Briefings

Dr. Steven Corwin and Dr. Laura Forese share video messages on a regular basis, which include a number of hospital-related and other updates. Watch the latest video.

News from Across Our Three Institutions
NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Re-Named NewYork-Presbyterian Westchester

The rebranding reflects our commitment to the Westchester community and better aligns with the names of other NYP hospitals. With expanded services in Westchester, residents have easier access to a wider range of specialties and programs, including Och Spine and ambulatory care. Read more.

Inaugural NYP Dalio Center for Health Justice Conference: Race, Racism, and Health on October 3

You are cordially invited to the Inaugural NYP Dalio Center for Health Justice Conference on Race, Racism, and Health. The conference will be held on October 3, 2022 at the Brooklyn Museum. Read more.

COVID-19 Vaccine Bivalent Booster Guidance

The Centers for Disease Control recently published new guidance which recommends a single bivalent booster of either the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines to all adults who fit certain criteria. NYP team members are invited to receive a bivalent booster dose at Workforce Health & Safety clinics or outside of NYP, at no cost. Read more.

NYP Remains Committed to a Culture of Safety

NewYork-Presbyterian is committed to promoting an environment of safety and believes in a non-punitive culture where learning and fixing systems issues are essential to keeping our patients safe and team members supported. Read more.

Register as an Organ and Tissue Donor with New York State Donate Life Registry

More than 8,000 people are currently waiting for a lifesaving transplant in New York State. NYP is working to help solve this public health crisis by partnering with the New York State Donate Life Registry. Team members who are interested can register online and choose which organs and tissues they wish to donate. Read more.

Organizational and Leadership Changes
Dr. Baruch Fertel Named Vice President of Quality and Patient Safety at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Dr. Baruch Fertel, MPA, FACEP, was appointed VP of Quality and Patient Safety. He is responsible for leading the quality and patient safety department of NYPH and providing enterprise leadership around quality and patient safety vision, strategic plan, and goals.

Dr. Ilan Weisberg Named Chief of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital

Dr. llan Weisberg is a leading Gastroenterologist, Hepatologist, and Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. Weisberg will focus on growing the program’s subspecialty care in digestive and liver diseases. Read more.

Spotlight on our Physicians
Infectious Diseases Experts Dr. Yoko Furuya and Dr. Karen Ackner Share What You Need to Know About Polio and How to Protect Yourself

Chief Epidemiologist, Dr. Yoko Furuya, and Pediatric Disease Specialist, Dr. Karen Acker, explain why the polio virus is now a cause for concern and how to prevent it from spreading further. Read more.

Karl Deisseroth, Peter Hegemann and Gero Miesenböck Awarded Horwitz Prize for Foundational Work on Optogenetics

Karl Deisseroth, Peter Hegemann, and Gero Miesenböck will receive the 2022 Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize for their groundbreaking work in medical science. The three awardees have laid the foundation for the field of optogenetics, which has revolutionized the study of the nervous system and helped scientists to have a better understanding of brain circuitry. Read more.

Weill Cornell Medicine, USF Health Earn Funding in NIH’s Newly Launched Bridge2AI Initiative to Create Artificial Intelligence Platform for Using Voice to Diagnose Disease

The University of South Florida in Tampa, FL, in collaboration with Weill Cornell Medicine and others, will receive funding for their Voice as a Biomarker of Health project. This voice project is designed to use artificial intelligence to help doctors diagnose and treat diseases, such as cancer and depression, based on the sound of a patient’s voice. Read more.

LEAD Spotlight
NYP LEAD Academy is Now Recruiting for the 2023-2024 Cohort

LEAD (Leadership Education and Development for Physicians) Academy will select a small group of early to mid-career physicians demonstrating high potential as future leaders to engage in its training program. The 13-month program provides participants with the highest-yield components of an MBA and MHA curriculum, with additional teaching tailored to individual interests, all led by nationally renowned educational institutions. Applications are due by November 16, 2022. Read more.

Please send your questions or comments to Chanelle Green (Chg9152@nyp.org) who will help direct them to the appropriate department.
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