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Center Alumni Council Honors Faculty and Staff

Dr. Roger Yurt is presented with the 2009 Outstanding Service Award by Dr. Frank Chervenak and Dr. Vinod Malhotra

 The NewYork Weill Cornell Medical Center Alumni Council Outstanding Service Award was presented to Dr. Roger Yurt, the Johnson & Johnson Distinguished Professor of Surgery at the Medical College and director of the Hearst Burn Center at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, at the Center Alumni Council Awards Dinner on Nov. 4. 

The Lifetime Dedication Award is presented to Dr. Leonard H. Schuyler.

This award was established in 2005 and is presented biennially to a Center Alumni Council member who is currently on staff and has dedicated many years of service and commitment to NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center. Dr. Yurt is the third recipient to date.

The NewYork Weill Cornell Medical Center Alumni Council Board of Trustees was proud to introduce a new award, the Lifetime Dedication Award, in celebration of a physician who has demonstrated a lifetime of loyalty and dedication to NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center and the NewYork Weill Cornell Medical Center Alumni Council. Dr. Leonard H. Schuyler, who served as clinical professor of medicine and is an active member of the NewYork Weill Cornell Medical Center Alumni Council, was presented with this award.

The Distinguished Housestaff Awards are presented annually to a resident or member of the housestaff from each department who has been nominated by their department chair and residency program director for all-around excellence. There were 24 award recipients this year. They are:

Brian D. Cohen, M.D.
Department of Plastic Surgery 

Kathleen Meghan Doherty, M.D.
Department of Radiology 

Tanya Ellman, M.D.
Department of Medicine 

James K. Farry, M.D. 
Department of Transplantation Medicine 

Peter M. Fleischut, M.D.
Housestaff Quality Council 

Christina Gagliardo, M.D. 
Department of Pediatrics 

Alina Hirsh, M.D.
Department of Radiation Oncology 

Jason Hu, M.D. 
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine 

Recipients of the Distinguished Housestaff Award and members of the CAC.

Andrew J. Kaufman, M.D.
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery 

Alisa M. Koval, M.D. 
Department of Public Health 

Joshua I. Levinger, M.D. 
Department of Otorhinolaryngology 

Sarah E. Meyer, M.D.
Department of Psychiatry

Anna N. Miller, M.D.
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery 

Jennis H. Pae, M.D.
Department of Ophthalmology 

Nicole C. Panarelli, M.D. 
Department of Pathology 

Dimitris G. Placantonakis, M.D.
Department of Neurological Surgery 

Dara Shalom, M.D. 
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology 

Meredith A. Spindler, M.D.
Department of Neurology & Neuroscience 

Peter J. Stahl, M.D.
Department of Urology 

Jennifer P. Toyohara, M.D. 
Department of Dermatology 

Patrick L. Wagner, M.D.
Department of Surgery 

David D.Wu, M.D. 
Department of Anesthesiology 

David Yang, D.D.S.
Department of Dentistry 

Christine L. Zink, M.D. 
Department of Emergency Medicine

New members of the Medical Center Circle.

The 12 newest members of the Medical Center Circle — a group of Center Alumni Council members who have made a significant philanthropic commitment to the future of patient care, physician training and medical research at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center by making a gift or pledge of $25,000 or more — were also honored at this event. They are:

Frank A. Chervenak, M.D.
Angie Man-Chi Eng, M.D.
Frederick J. Feuerbach, M.D.
Lawrence A. Katz, M.D., M.P.H.
Bruce David Kaufman, M.D.
Elisabeth Lachmann, M.D.
Martin R. Post, M.D.
Bonnie S. Reichman, M.D.
Zev Rosenwaks, M.D.
Michael J. Schmerin, M.D.
Allison Spatz, M.D.
Theodore Tyberg, M.D. 

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