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CornerStone Vol. 22, No. 2, Summer 2012
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A Legacy Lives on to Help Others
NYU Winthrop Names Three New Members to Board of Directors
NYU Winthrop Offers Heart Valve Replacement with No Open Surgery
NYU Winthrop: The First Hospital on Long Island to Offer Expectant Parents New Blood Test
NYU Winthrop’s Orthopaedic Surgeons: Helping Patients Live their Fullest Life
NYU Winthrop Designated a NAEC Level 4 Epilepsy Center
NYU Winthrop Named Health Care's Most Wired Winner 2012
NYU Winthrop’s Neuroscience Special Care Unit Celebrates Milestone Anniversary
Ask the Doctor: Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery Additional videos
The World’s Smallest Microscope is at NYU Winthrop
27th Annual Golf Tournament Raises $512,000 for NYU Winthrop’s Research Institute
A Cause to Celebrate... Child Life
An Evening of Reflection
Sixth Annual Black & White Ball Raises Nearly $275,000 for NYU Winthrop’s Cancer Center for Kids
NYU Winthrop’s “Top Doctors”
Astoria Federal Savings Shows Support for NYU Winthrop’s Child Life Program
A Life-Long Dream Fulfilled
Friends of NYU Winthrop Donate Special Goodies to Pediatric Patients
Once Again, The Children’s Medical Center at NYU Winthrop Earns High Rankings
Golfing ‘Fore’ the Kids
Passion & Purpose: The Foundation for NYU Winthrop’s Annual Swim-a-thon
Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano’s 2012 “Welcome Back Warriors”

NYU Winthrop’s “Top Doctors”

Ninety-four NYU Winthrop physicians have been named “Top Doctors” by U.S. News & World Report. U.S. News’ Top Doctors was developed in collaboration with Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., publisher of America's Top Doctors® and other guides, and was built upon data from Castle Connolly's Top Doctors™. Criteria considered for this prestigious designation include medical education and training, professional accomplishments, demonstrated excellence in academic medicine and research, and superior patient care.

Kaveh Alizadeh, MD – Plastic Surgery
John Aloia, MD – Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
Michael Ammazzalorso, MD – Internal Medicine
Anthony Arcati, MD – Family Medicine
Robert Arcati, MD – Family Medicine
Vijaya Atluru, MD – Child Neurology
Robert Bartolomeo, MD – Gastroenterology
Elise Belilos, MD – Rheumatology
Nicholas Berbari, MD – Internal Medicine
Jeffrey Berger, MD – Internal Medicine
Donna Better, MD – Pediatric Cardiology
Sheldon Blau, MD – Rheumatology
Jeffrey Brown, MD – Neurological Surgery
Anthony Bruno, MD – Urology
James Capozzi, MD – Orthopaedic Surgery
Steven Carsons, MD – Rheumatology
Mariano Castro-Magana, MD – Pediatric Endocrinology
Eva Chalas, MD – Gynecologic Oncology
Seymour Cooper, MD – Pediatrics
Mark Corapi, MD – Internal Medicine
Charles Coren, MD – Pediatric Surgery
Burke Cunha, MD* – Infectious Disease
Stephen Cusumano, MD – Internal Medicine
Fredric Daum, MD – Pediatric Gastroenterology
Frank Demento, MD – Dermatology
Robert D’Esposito, MD – Urology
Vincent DiGregorio, MD – Plastic Surgery
Naishad Doctor, MD – Plastic Surgery
Dennis Draizin, MD – Otolaryngology
Anthony Durante, MD – Otolaryngology
Robert Edelman, MD – Urology
Nancy Epstein, MD – Neurological Surgery
Alan Ettinger, MD – Neurology
Frederick Fein, MD – Cardiovascular Disease
Luz Fonacier, MD – Allergy & Immunology
Jeanne Franck, MD – Dermatology
Eugene Friedman, MD – Pediatrics
Pamela Gallagher, MD – Plastic Surgery
Irving Gomolin, MD – Geriatric Medicine
Mark Goodman, MD – Cardiovascular Disease
Lydia Gorski, MD – Internal Medicine
Perry Gould, MD – Gastroenterology
Abraham Green, MD – Pediatrics
James Grendell, MD – Gastroenterology
Jonathan Haas, MD – Radiation Oncology
Dorie Hankin, MD – Pediatrics
Alexander Hindenburg, MD – Medical Oncology
Diane Johnson, MD – Infectious Disease
William Kasper, MD – Ophthalmology
Eli Katus, MD – Psychiatry
Aaron Katz, MD* – Urology
Alex Keller, MD – Plastic Surgery
Michael Khalife, MD – Surgery
Natalie Klein, MD – Infectious Disease
Gary Kline, MD – Thoracic Surgery
Leonard Krilov, MD* – Pediatric Infectious Disease
Justine Lachmann, MD – Cardiovascular Disease
Paul Lang, MD – Allergy & Immunology
Jill Leavens-Maurer, MD – Pediatrics
Laurie Levine, MD – Dermatology
Ronald Lewis, MD – Orthopaedic Surgery
Lucy Macina, MD – Geriatric Medicine
Sajid Malik, MD – Ophthalmology
Ronald Marino, DO – Pediatrics
Brett Mellinger, MD – Urology
Michael Niederman, MD* – Pulmonary Medicine
Orlando Ortiz, MD – Neuroradiology
Robert Paltzik, MD – Dermatology
John Pile-Spellman, MD* – Neuroradiology
Philip Ragno, MD – Cardiovascular Disease
William Reed, MD – Surgery
Carlos Romero, MD – Surgery
Paul Saenger, MD – Pediatric Endocrinology
Sherif Sami, MD – Psychiatry
David Schlessinger, MD – Ophthalmology
Scott Schubach, MD – Thoracic Surgery
Gary Schwartz, MD – Gastroenterology
Lawrence Shapiro, MD – Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
Barry Shepard, MD – Urology
Roger Simpson, MD – Plastic Surgery
Harry Staszewski, MD – Hematology
James Sullivan, MD – Rheumatology
Jane Swedler, MD – Adolescent Medicine
Bernard Tawfik, MD – Otolaryngology
Glenn Teplitz, MD – Hand Surgery
Louis Tiger, MD – Rheumatology
Ashok Vaswani, MD – Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
Anthony Vintzileos, MD – Maternal & Fetal Medicine
Mark Weinblatt, MD* – Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
Scott Wells, MD – Plastic Surgery
Perry Wyner, MD – Pulmonary Medicine
Elizabeth Yung, MD – Nuclear Medicine
Steven Zeldis, MD – Cardiovascular Disease
Warren Zelman, MD – Otolaryngology

*Denotes a Top Doctor who, in Castle Connolly’s estimation, is among the top one percent in the nation in his or her specialty.