Laureate Winners

Congratulations to the 2020 NYACP Laureate Winners!

The Laureate Award is designed to honor those Fellows and Masters of the College who have demonstrated, by their example and conduct, an abiding commitment to excellence in medical care, education, and research, and service to their community, their chapter, and the ACP.

Mitchell A. Adler, MD, JD, MPH, HEC-C, FACP

 Dr. Adler attended medical school at NYU and received his post-graduate training at the NYU Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital, where he completed a three year residency in Internal Medicine followed by one year as Chief Resident.  He subsequently joined the faculty of NYU School of Medicine and engaged in private practice between 1984 and 2012.  He was a founding partner of the Murray Hill Medical Group (MHMG) in 1992.  He helped implement an electronic medical record (EMR) system at MHMG in 1998, which led to his practice’s becoming paperless several years later.  After using and optimizing his EMR system for 14 years, he left his practice to join the Northwell Health in 2012, where he was Chief Medical Informatics Officer for Northwell Health Physician Partners, which is the health system’s ambulatory network, from 2013-2019.  In that position, he oversaw the ambulatory electronic health record (AEHR), also known as Allscripts TouchWorks.  In January, 2020, he returned to full-time practice and currently sees patients at a Northwell Health Physician Partners office in Dobbs Ferry.

 Along the way, Dr. Adler also attended law school at Fordham, was admitted to the New York Bar, and earned a Master’s Degree in Public Health from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health.  He served a four year tenure as a member of the American College of Physician’s Medical Informatics Committee.  At Northwell Health, he is also a member of the Division of Medical Ethics and an active member of the Ethics Committee.  


Marcus Friedrich, MD, MBA, FACP

Dr. Friedrich is the Chief Medical Officer for the Office of Quality and Patient Safety within the New York State Department of Health. He works with the clinical and administrative leadership at the New York State Department of Health in the development of quality measurement and improvement programs.

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, he served the NY State Department of Health in Emergency Operations, supporting NY State and Governor Cuomo in implementing and managing the response effort. In this capacity, he supported NY State supplies, operations, and provider communication to help control the virus. He managed call centers and supported the inventory and distribution of PPE, medical equipment, drugs, and ventilators for NY State hospitals and nursing homes.

Dr. Friedrich also worked at DOH to implement a CMMI- State Innovation Model Grant to transform primary care in NY State. It included a collaborative of clinical providers, hospitals, and payers in a statewide multi-year medical home demonstration to incorporating care and payment reform, making use of health data exchange engaging claims and clinical, electronic health record information. He is also leading the statewide sepsis campaign, public reporting on cardiac services and stroke, office-based surgery, antibiotic stewardship, prenatal care, and other programs statewide.

Dr. Friedrich joined the Department of Health from NorthWell Health, Manhasset, NY where he worked as a Medical Director for the NorthWell Health Clinical Integrated IPA (CIIPA).

Dr. Friedrich recently completed a two-year leadership training program at Harvard Chan School of Public Health and was awarded a Master of Health Care Management. He received his medical degree from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and his MBA at Hagen University in Hagen, Germany. He did his residency in Internal Medicine at NorthWell Lenox Hill Hospital and completed a physician administrative fellowship at NorthWell Health before becoming an assistant professor and faculty at the North Shore University Hospital Department of Medicine and Albany Medical College. He is a practicing primary care physician providing HIV care in the community.


Aaron Glatt, MD, MACP

Aaron E. Glatt, MD, FACP, is board certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases, and is Chairman, Medicine and the endowed chair Tijori Foundation Chief of Infectious Diseases / Hospital Epidemiologist at Mount Sinai South Nassau. He is a Professor of Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and a spokesperson for the Infectious Diseases Society of America. Previously, he held positions as the Executive Vice President at Mercy Medical Center; President & CEO of St. Joseph Hospital; and Associate Dean at NY Medical College.

 He has served many leadership roles with the ACP, including currently being the NYACP District President (Nassau West District); being a mentor to several winning papers and honorable mention residents and fellows in the ACP Resident's Competition; serving as a judge for decades in this competition; serving on the ACP IMG Committee and the ACP/ASIM - New York GME Subcommittee; and the ACP Public Health Committee.  

 A graduate of Yeshiva University (class valedictorian), he received his MD from Columbia University and did an internal medicine residency/chief residency at Brookdale University Medical Center, and a fellowship in infectious diseases at SUNY Health Sciences Center (Brooklyn). The author of 200+ scientific journal articles, book chapters and presentations, he has served on editorial boards and as a reviewer for many prestigious journals, worked on government, hospital, medical school and public health committees, and has been frequently interviewed by print, television and on-line media. He is also an ordained Rabbi and voluntary hospital chaplain.

Ankita Sagar, MD, MPH, FACP

Dr. Ankita Sagar is the Director of Ambulatory Quality for the Internal Medicine Service Line at Northwell Health. She is a Primary Care Physician and Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. As Director of Ambulatory Quality, she is tasked with developing and maintaining quality initiatives and promoting use of evidence-based medicine in ambulatory practice. Dr. Sagar’s interests include standardization of clinical quality, ambulatory antimicrobial stewardship, judicious prescribing of opioid medications, and continuum of care for cancer survivors. She has represented Northwell Health at various national meetings. She has participated in several grant funded projects, and recently led a grant funded process improvement initiative on improving pneumococcal vaccination rates for immunocompromised and patients at high-risk of invasive pneumococcal infection. She serves as one of the leaders for Northwell's COVID-19 Ambulatory Resource Support (CARES) Program, an multispecialty collaborative approach to patients with acute and chronic effects of COVID-19 infection. As Assistant Professor, she focuses on curriculum development for graduate medical education in health policy & advocacy, as well as ambulatory quality and process improvement

Dr. Sagar is the current Chair for Early Career Physicians Committee for New York Chapter of American College of Physicians (NY-ACP). As Chair, she has co-led in the Well-Being in Difficult Times series for NY-ACP in response to physician needs in COVID-19 Pandemic. She has helped to create a series of webinars targeted towards advancement of early career physicians, residents, fellows, and medical students. In addition, she led the creation of the NYACP Mentorship Program started in 2019. Further, she currently serves on the National Council of Early Career Physicians with American College of Physicians as well as Committee on Ethics, Professionalism, and Human Rights for American College of Physicians. She has a strong interest in health policy, advocacy, and advancement of women leaders in medicine. 


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