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Winthrop-University Hospital Announces Honorees for 2012 Gala - Archived
August 21, 2012
  •  Glen Cove resident Michael Ammazzalorso, MD, Chief Medical Officer at Winthrop
  • Lloyd Harbor resident Edward Travaglianti of TD Bank and Member of

Winthrop’s Board of Directors

 John F. Collins, President and CEO of Winthrop-University Hospital, is pleased to announce the honorees for the Hospital’s Annual Gala, “The Big Easy,” a spectacular evening celebrating the sights and sounds of New Orleans that will take place on Saturday, October 20, 2012 at the RXR Plaza in Uniondale. Glen Cove resident Michael Ammazzalorso, MD, Chief Medical Officer at Winthrop, and Lloyd Harbor resident Edward Travaglianti of TD Bank and member of Winthrop’s Board of Directors, will each receive the Streaming Star Award in recognition of their years of loyal service to Winthrop-University Hospital and its patients.

“Dr. Ammazzalorso and Mr. Travaglianti are extraordinary individuals who not only excel in their professions, but in their service to the community. Their remarkable contributions have impacted countless lives at Winthrop and we are pleased to pay honor to them at this year’s Gala,” said Mr. Collins.  

Dr. Michael Ammazzalorso has been an esteemed member of Winthrop’s medical staff since 1995. As the Hospital’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Ammazzalorso is the primary liaison between Winthrop practitioners and the Administration and Board of Directors. He serves in this capacity concurrent with his role as Associate Chairman for Academic and Clinical Affairs in Winthrop’s Department of Medicine and Senior Associate Program Director for the Internal Medicine Residency Training Program

Recently, Dr. Ammazzalorso was appointed by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to the New York State Council on Graduate Medical Education (GME) – a group of experts who provide advice to the Governor and Commissioner of Health on the formulation and implementation of State policies relating to medical education and training. Dr. Ammazzalorso is a Master of the American College of Physicians – the nation’s largest medical specialty society – as well as a past Governor representing New York, and he is a fellow of the Nassau Academy of Medicine.

Throughout his career, Dr. Ammazzalorso has been consistently recognized for his outstanding commitment and service to both patients and medical students. He was named the Department of Medicine’s Attending of the Year in 2012, 1996 and 1990, and has been the recipient of several Excellence in Teaching Awards and the Aesculapius Award in Recognition of Outstanding Teaching from Stony Brook University College of Medicine. An exceptional physician who is dedicated to the health and well-being of his patients, Dr. Ammazzalorso is continuously named to Castle Connolly’s Top Doctor’s list.

As a 42-year veteran of commercial banking in the New York Metropolitan area, Edward Travaglianti has had a distinguished career and prominent role in the banking industry. Garnering a broad range of experience as he rose through the organization, Mr. Travaglianti helped lead the growth and success of European American Bank (EAB), which culminated with his appointment as the Bank’s President and subsequently its Chairman and CEO for more than a decade.  At the time of EAB’s 2001 acquisition by Citibank, he was appointed Citibank N.A.’s President of Commercial Markets with responsibility for nationwide Middle Market and Small Business activities.  After retiring from Citibank in 2002, Mr. Travaglianti resumed his banking career at Commerce Bank in 2004.  Upon its acquisition by TD Bank in 2008, he joined TD Bank where he continues as President of the Long Island Market.

Mr. Travaglianti’s career in finance has always been synonymous with vigorous personal leadership across a broad spectrum of community organizations and institutions dedicated to improving economic, health and educational opportunities in the region.  In addition to serving on the Board of Directors for Winthrop-University Hospital since 1988, Mr. Travaglianti is a member of the Board of Directors of the Winthrop-South Nassau University Health System, the Pall Corporation and a founding member of the Board of Directors of Cop-Shot, Inc. 

Advocacy of education, research and health issues have also led Mr. Travaglianti to be appointed Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Long Island University. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and serves as its Secretary.  In addition, Mr. Travaglianti serves on the Board of the Don Monti Memorial Cancer Research Foundation and is the Long Island Chair of The Corporate Volunteer Leadership Campaign for The New York Blood Center.  In 2005, he joined the Board of Trustees of Tomorrow’s Hope Foundation and became a founding member of the Board of Trustees of the Energeia Partnership.  Mr. Travaglianti is also a member of the Long Island Index Advisory Committee.

The committee overseeing this year’s Gala is co-chaired by Nicholas Berbari, MD, FACP, Associate Program Director for Winthrop’s Internal Medicine Residency Program, and Jason M. Hill, Vice President, Healthcare Financial Services, TD Bank. 

Winthrop-University Hospital’s annual Gala raises essential support for the Research Institute Building Fund and the Research Endowment. The event also provides an opportunity to honor the individuals whose hard work and dedication to Winthrop go above and beyond in service to the community.  Guests of this year’s Gala will enjoy cocktails, fine dining and special entertainment.

For more information about the Winthrop Gala or its honorees, please call (516) 663-3398.


Leanna Cherry
Public Relations Manager
(516) 663-2234

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Michael Ammazzalorso, MD

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Edward Travaglianti