Member Accomplishments

If you or a colleague you know has recently received local recognition, an award, or has been published in a scholarly journal, the Chapter wants to know!
You can contact Loretta Ponesse @ or call the NYACP office at (518) 427-0366 with any recommendations.

Congratulations to Maria Torroella Carney, MD, FACP (NYACP Governor - Long Island Region)! -  Dr. Carney  was recently named one of Crain's 2019 Most Notable Women in Healthcare.  Crain's stated that "honorees include exceptional clinical and administrative leaders, entrepreneurs, health care providers, physicians and scientists".  Dr. Carney is the Medical Director for Post-Acute Services and Chief of the Geriatric Division at Northwell Health.   

New Masters, Fellows and Awardees from ACP's Internal Medicine Meeting 2019

  • Lynn Cleary, MD, MACP:  New ACP Master
  • Andrew Dunn, MD, MACP:  New ACP Master
  • Linda Efferen, MD, MACP:  New ACP Master
  • John LaRosa, MD, MACP:  New ACP Master
  • Donna Seminara, MD, MACP:  New ACP Master
  • Ruth Weinstock, MD, FACP:  Recipient - ACP Samuel Eichold II Memorial Award for Contributions in Diabetes
  • Joseph Fins, MD, MACP:  Recipient - ACP Nicholas E. Davies Memorial Scholar Award for Scholarly Activities in the Humanities and
    History of Medicine ("Davies Award")
  • John LaRosa, MD, MACP:  Recipient - ACP John Phillips Memorial Award for Outstanding Work in Clinical Medicine

Pictures from ACP Convocation 2019

Congratulations ACP Longtime Members!

The Chapter is pleased to congratulate and thank the following members who have maintained membership in ACP for 40 years or more years:

Louis Aledort, MD, MACP

Julian L. Ambrus, MD, FACP

George W. Benninger, MD, FACP

Henry Black, MD, MACP

Donald C. Blair, MD, FACP

Manfred Blum, MD, FACP

Bernard Boal, MD, FACP

Morton Coleman, MD, FACP

Barry Coller, MD, MACP

Paul J. Davis, MD, MACP

Harvey Dosik, MD, MACP

Lawrence Faltz, MD, MACP

Paul Gitman, MD, MACP

Warren Glaser, MD, FACP

Morton Gluck, MD, FACP

Anthony Grieco, MD, MACP

C. Maynard Guest, MD, FACP

Robert Holzman, MD, FACP

Norman Javitt, MD, FACP

Sandra Kammerman, MD, FACP

Howard Kerpen, MD, FACP

Edgar Lichstein, MD, FACP

Arthur Lindner, MD, FACP

Lionel Mailloux, MD, FACP

William Manger, MD, FACP

Raymond E. Phillips, MD, FACP

Richard Pierson, MD, FACP

Kanti Rai, MD, FACP

Michael J. Reichgott, MD, FACP

Lawrence Scharer, MD, FACP

John H. Sipple, MD, FACP

Harry Spiera, MD, FACP


If you or a colleague have been a College member for 40 or more years, please let us know by contacting Loretta Ponesse by email (

2018 Chapter Laureate Award Recipients:

  • John Fudyma, MD, FACP - Upstate Region
  • John Hall, MD, FACP - Upstate Region
  • Susan Lane, MD, FACP - Long Island Region
  • Michael LoCurcio, MD, FACP - Manhattan Bronx Region
  • Todd Simon, MD, FACP - Brooklyn/Queens/Staten Island Region

    Pictures from ACP Convocation 2018

Below are some our members' most recent accomplishments:

Sima Pendharkar, MD, FACP - Dr. Pendharkar was recently named a Top Hospitalist for 2017 by the American College of Physicians for her work in using technology to engage patients. As CEO and founder of Valeet Healthcare, her own health IT company, she is working to streamline diagnosis by using data analytics, machine learning, and artificial intelligence to process and synthesize information “so that doctors can focus on the important piece, which is interacting with the patient and making those connections,” she said. To read more about her nomination and work, please click here. Congratulations Dr. Pendharkar!

Lynn Cleary, MD, FACP, Current NYACP Co-President, recently received the Alpha Omega Alpha Robert J. Glaser Distinguished Teacher Award at the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) annual meeting November 5 in Boston. The award recognizes faculty members who have distinguished themselves in medical education. Dr. Cleary is Professor of Medicine and SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor. Below is the video detailing her award. Congratulations, Dr. Cleary!

Nick Fitterman, MD, FACP, Immediate Past Chapter President, whose “invited Commentary” was published in the December 12, 2016 online JAMA Internal Medicine on the subject of “Why Oxygen is Not Necessary for All STEMIs" << Read the Abstact and First Page here

Salvatore Volpe, MD, FACP - Dr. Volpe will receive the  Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC) Patient-Centered Medical Home Practice Award for his outstanding dedication to promoting a coordinated health care system that achieves improved quality and access at lower costs. Dr. Volpe’s unparalleled commitment to improving care is evident in how he created a patient-focused environment within his medical practice, as well as his relentless work as a physician champion in promoting the use of electronic health records and health information technology for quality improvement.

James Desemone, MD, FACP - The Chapter wanted to acknowledge Dr. James Desemone, Associate Professor at Albany Medical Center as principal investigator on an applied sensor technology product from KemSENSE, a resident company at the Biomedical Acceleration and Commercialization Center of Albany Medical College.  It has applied advanced sensor technology, originally developed by General Electric researchers to detect explosives and hazardous chemicals, to notify care staff whether a patient’s bedding needs to be changed because of wetness.  To read this article in its entirety featured in the Sunday, August 20th edition of the Albany Times Union, please click here.

Calvin Q. Pan, MD, FAASLD, FACG, FACP: Dr. Pan was recently published in the June 2016 issue of New England Journal of Medicine. The article details a large multiple center randomized control trial he conducted for the prevention of vertical transmission and global control of hepatitis B. Dr. Pan advocated that the Department of Health in New York City or other cities with a high concentration of Asian immigrants should adopt the policy of mandating physicians to perform a HBV DNA screening test at the second trimester during pregnancy. Providing antiviral treatment to hepatitis B mothers with high viral load during the third trimester should be a government response to control hepatitis B.

Susan Lane, MD, FACP: Dr. Lane recently co-authored an ACP Position Paper relating to  Graduate Medical Education (GME) funding entitled, "Financing U.S. Graduate Medical Education: A Policy Position Paper of the Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine and the American College of Physicians." The paper makes a series of recommendations to reform the current GME financing system to better align GME with the needs of the nation's health care workforce.To read the full text of the paper, please click here.

Also contributing to this paper were former NYACP President Doug Delong, MD, FACP and former NYACP Health and Public Policy Chair Alwin Steinmann, MD, FACP.

Samy I. McFarlane, MD, MPH, MBA, FACP was recently named Distinguished Teaching Professor, College of Medicine, SUNY-Downstate.

Last Updated: 8.23.19

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