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NYMC Honored at "Westchester Doctors of Distinction"

This year’s recognition celebration was a virtual one on September 24, honoring those who have had an influential impact on health care or medical science in Westchester County.

October 05, 2020
Doctors of Distinction
Doctors of Distinction

NYMC is proud of the 2020 Doctors of Distinction:

Biomedical Breakthrough

Salomon Amar, D.D.S., Ph.D.
Vice President for Research, NYMC, and Provost for Biomedical Research, Touro College and University System

Lifetime Achievement Award

John A. Savino, M.D.
Professor of Surgery and former Felicien Steichen Professor and Chair of the Department of Surgery

No Land Too Far

Kelly A. Hutcheson, M.D., M.B.A.
Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology

Andrew C. Swiderski, M.D., M.P.H.
Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Promise for the Future

Ebrahim Afshinnekoo
School of Medicine Class of 2021 

This year’s awards also included a special category for COVID-19 Heroes for their heroic efforts on the frontline of the pandemic:

Sherlita Amler, M.D., M.S.
Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Adjunct Professor of Public Health and Senior Fellow for Center for Disaster Medicine

Donald Chen, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine

George W. Contreras, M.P.H., M.S., M.E.P., CEM, FAcEM
Assistant Director, NYMC Center for Disaster Medicine, and Assistant Professor in the Institute of Public Health, School of Health Sciences and Practice