At its commencement for the Class of 2017 on Thursday May 25, the New York College of Podiatric Medicine will grant 96 Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degrees to its graduates as well as four honorary degrees. The ceremony will take place at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. NYCPM NEWS New York College of Podiatric Medicine
The keynote speaker will be Edward C. Halperin, MD, MA, Chancellor and Chief Executive Officer of New York Medical College. Dr. Halperin will receive the degree of Doctor of Science, Honoris Causa, and address the graduates, their guests, and the NYCPM Board of Trustees. The three additional honorees -- Benjamin B. Choi, Esq., of The Choi Law Group, LLC and a Trustee of NYCPM; Stuart Salles, Esq., of The Law Office of Stuart Salles and legal consultant; and Ross E. Taubman, DPM, President and Chief Medical Officer of the PICA Group -- will receive the degree of Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa at the ceremony. Edward C. Halperin, MD, MA is Chancellor and CEO of New York Medical College, Professor of Radiation Oncology, Pediatrics, and History, and Provost for Biomedical Affairs of the Touro College and University System. Dr. Halperin’s medical specialty is the care of children with cancer who require radiation therapy. He is the author and/or editor of seven editions of the textbook Pediatric Radiation Oncology, four editions of the textbook Principles and Practice of Radiation Oncology, and over 210 articles in the peer-reviewed literature on the subjects of childhood cancer, brain tumors, radiation-induced immunosuppression, and the history of racial, religious, and gender discrimination in health professions education.
NYMC Mention: Edward C. Halperin, M.D., M.A., chancellor and chief executive officer