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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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NEW YORK

New York's Best in Medicine
Barbara Nye, MD currently serving as co-director of the Headache Clinic at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. Dr. Nye provides comprehensive services in migraine management, neurology and headaches.
William Dillon, MD
Dr. William Dillon, Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at SUNY Buffalo, will be sharing his knowledge and expertise in Medicine, Biology, Chemistry, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Maternal Fetal Medicine, and High-Risk Pregnancies.
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.
Gary Huber, DO, President of Huber Personalized Medicine, with 30 years in the healthcare industry, including 3.5 years in his present role. Dr. Huber’s self-practice specializing in numerous products and services, including Integrative Medicine, Hormone Balancing, Biotoxin.
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. Alice V. Cheuk, Practice Chief of the Radiation Oncology Department at the James J. Peters VA Medical Center. She shares her knowledge and expertise in Radiation Oncology, Cancer, and Radiation Therapy.
Dr. Irwin has been active in the healthcare industry for the past 35 years. He obtained his MD from the University of California, San Diego, in 1981, and completed his Residency at the UCLA School of Medicine in 1985. Dr. Irwin’s strong interest in behavioral health led him to his current profession.
Dr. Bittner performs cardiothoracic surgery and vascular surgery. Additionally, he is also involved in a dedicated leadership role where he conducts cardiothoracic research. During his 28-year career, Dr. Bittner gained skills and knowledge in minimally-invasive cardiac surgery, minimally-invasive aortic and mitral valve repairs and replacement, advanced heart failure surgery, heart and lung transplantation and coronary revascularization and off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery.
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.
Nicholas Avitabile, MD
An endocrinologist at Crystal Run Healthcare in Middletown, N.Y., Dr. Avitabile treats patients suffering from an array of ailments including diabetes, thyroid disorders, osteoporosis and other endocrine conditions and disorders in an outpatient setting.
Best in Medicine
Nikalesh Reddy, MD, FACS, FICS has been a Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Vermont for the past 5 years. He is a consultant surgeon at Alice Hyde Medical Center which is part of The University of Vermont Health Network which offers the knowledge and resources needed to give their patients access to leading-edge technology...
Todd Heaton, MD, MPH
Dr. Heaton’s 15 years in the healthcare industry and four years in his current role as Assistant Attending Physician at the renowned Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center are marked by a passion for advanced medical practice.
Dr. Carolyne Jean-Philippe, Attending Physician at PM Pediatrics and Coney Island Hospital’s Pediatric Department, has an expertise in Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine. Dr. Jean-Phillipe worked as an Attending Physician in the Pediatric Emergency department at JFK Medical Center in Edison, NJ.
Alice Cheuk
Dr. Alice V. Cheuk, Practice Chief of the Radiation Oncology Department at the James J. Peters VA Medical Center. She shares her knowledge and expertise in Radiation Oncology, Cancer, and Radiation Therapy.

Debasis Adhikari, MD

Medical Director
Cross Island Diagnostic & Research Laboratory

Alexey Amchentsev, MD

Attending
Crystal Run Healthcare

Barbara Allis, MD

Attending Physician
Mount Sinai

Marta Anghel, MD

Internal Medicine
Claxton Hepburn Hospital

James Aquavella, MD

Distinguished Professor
University of Rochester

Joy Awoniyi, PharmD

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Department of Veterans Affairs

Peter Barry, DO, FACOI, CAQ

Physician
SMG

Emily Carmody, MD

Division Chief
University of Rochester Medical Center

Krystal Cascetta, MD

Attending Physician
Mount Sinai

Eudes Francilot, PA-C

Physician Assistant
Woodhull Hospital

Morris Friedman, DO

Internist
Refuah Health Center

David Gallagher, M.D.

Surgeon
UHS Orthopedics

Matthew Golkar, M.D.

Hospitalist
New York Presbyterian-Hudson Valley Medical Group

Aasha Gopal, MD, MS

Director, Assoc. Prof.
St. Francis Hospital

Todd Heaton, MD, MPH

Assist. Attending
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Imtiaz Mallick, MD, FACP

Associate VP
Health-Quest

Yelena Novik, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine
NYU Langone Medical Center

Jamel Patterson, MS, MD, MPH

Retired Emerg. Medicine Physician
Retired

Carolyne Jean-Philippe, MD

Attending
Pm Pediatrics

Jay Rosen, MD

Urologic Surgeon
Sovereign Medical Group

Jason Sample, MD

Chief
New York Presbyterian Queens

Michael Sedrish, MD

MD, Finance
MediSys Management

Binod Shah, MD

Attending
Spinal Pain & Rehab Med. PC

Phyllis Simon-Goldman, MD

Pediatrician/Partner
Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine- Division of ProHealth

Troy Singh, MD

Lead Physician
WellSpace Health

Mongkae Siripornsawan, MD

Assoc. Prof.
Univ. of Rochester Med. Center

Heidi Schwarz, MD, FAAN

Professor
University of Rochester Medical Center