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Leader in Medicine

Selection for the American Health Council’s “Leader in Medicine” award is reserved for those individuals who have exhibited exemplary conduct in their field. These doctors and medical educators serve as the guiding light for advancement from the classroom to the consultation room to the operating room. Leading by example, the difference begins with them.

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CONNECTICUT

Connecticut's Best in Medicine
Debbie Palmer, BBA, DO, FAOCD, FAAD
Medical Director and Co-founder of Dermatology Associates of New York, Debbie Palmer BBA, DO, FAOCD, FAAD, has almost two decades of experience in the healthcare industry. Dr. Palmer will be bringing her expertise in Dermatology and subspecialty Laser Procedures to American Health Council’s Board of Physicians.
Kori Anderson, MMS, PA-C, a Physician Assistant at North Jersey Health and Wellness in New Jersey, Ms. Anderson diagnoses and manages patients’ treatment plans. While she has held her current role for about four months, she has spent the last five years in the healthcare industry expanding her skills and knowledge in neuropsychiatric and neuropsychological disorders, substance abuse, and chronic pain.
Dr. Laura Rainer, Physician at Gulf Coast Medical Group will be sharing her knowledge and expertise in General Endocrinology. Board Certified in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism by the American Board of Internal Medicine, Dr. Rainer utilizes her eleven years of expertise in her role as a Physician at Gulf Coast Medical Group.
Dr. Laura Rainer, Physician at Gulf Coast Medical Group will be sharing her knowledge and expertise in General Endocrinology. Board Certified in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism by the American Board of Internal Medicine, Dr. Rainer utilizes her eleven years of expertise in her role as a Physician at Gulf Coast Medical Group.
Michael Feltes, MD
Dr. Feltes is the founder of Mystic Geriatrics, LLC, a home visit based, concierge model primary care practice for the senior population of Southeastern CT and adjacent Rhode Island. Dr. Feltes’s interest in medicine originated in childhood. 
Dr. Glenn G. Taylor of NOSS – Neurosurgery, Orthopedics & Spine Specialists, PC, Waterbury, Connecticut, shares his knowledge and expertise on orthopedic surgery, spine care, complex & revision spine surgery, trauma, general orthopedics and sports medicine.
Richard S. Casden, MD, FAAO
Dr. Richard S. Casden, Senior Surgeon/Founder at Acuity Eye Care and Medical Director will be sharing his knowledge and expertise in Ophthalmology and Intraocular Surgery.

Steven Angus, MD, FACP

Designated Instit. Official
Univ. of Connecticut

Veronica Chiang, MD

Associate Professor
Yale Som

Leon Goldstein, MD

Plastic Surgeon
Coastal Plastic Surg. Center

Ramon Gonzalez, MD

Medical Director
Quinnipiac Univ.

Si-Hoi Lam, MD

Asst. Clinical Prof.
Si-Hoi Lam, MD., LLC.

Angelique W. Levi, M.D.

Dir., Assoc. Prof., Attending Physician
Yale Univ./Yale New Haven Hospital

Duarte Machado, MD

Co-Director, Movement Disorders Clinic
Hartford Healthcare

Daniel O’Neill, MD, MA(Th)

Physician
Day Kimball Medical Group

Lubna Pal, MBBS, MS, FRCOG, FACOG

Interim Section Chief
Yale University

Debbie Palmer, DO, FAAD, FAOCD

Medical Director& Physician
DANY

Melissa Perkal, MD

Director Surgical ICU, Assoc. Dir of Surgery
CT Healthcare System

Marguerite Pinto, MBBS

Assist Prof.
Yale School of Med.

Robin Roman, MD

Senior Staff
IAA

Marvin Sears, MD

Professor
Self

Cynthia Silva, MD, FAAP

Division Head
Connecticut Children’s Medical Center

Merceditas Villanueva, MD

Director HIV/Aids Program
Yale Univ. School of Medicine