Member Recognition and Chapter Awards


Chapter Awards

2021 NYACP Chapter Award Winners

NYACP is excited to increase member recognition for excellence and distinguished contributions to Internal Medicine.  The Chapter Awards committee will be issuing a total of 3-5 awards and is accepting nominations in the following categories: Education, Advocacy, Clinical Excellence, Research, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) and Public Health. 

award nomination form The nomination requires a completed online form, a 500-word Letter of Nomination, and a copy of the nominee’s CV.  The submission deadline is July 31, 2022.  Self-Nominations will not be accepted.

Please help the New York Chapter ACP recognize, honor and congratulate the truly deserving members of our Chapter for their amazing and outstanding work.


Congratulations to the 2022 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.

Dr. Inderpal Chhabra

Inderpal Chhabra, MD, FACP

Dr. Inderpal Chhabra earned a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) degree from Maulana Azad Medical College, University of Delhi, India in 1991. He  completed his Internal Medicine residency at the Brookdale University Medical Center in 1996. Dr. Chhabra is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and is a Fellow of The American College of Physicians. He has extensive experience in healthcare as a leader, as President of the Queens County Medical Society in 2005, and as President of the Long Island Jewish Medical Center Medical Staff Society.  He has been a Medical director of a major New York Metro area health Plan. Dr. Chhabra is a member of the Medical Society of the State of New York and has served as the President of Queens County Medical Society in 2005-2006. He has also served as the President of the Long Island Jewish Medical Center Medical Staff Society.  Continue Reading

Dr. Chhabra currently serves as the Chair of the NYACP Liaison Committee and as the Councilor-At-Large for the Brooklyn/Queens/Staten Island Region.  He has also participated in the Chapter's Cost of Care Conversations grant project, poster judging and as faculty for multiple events. 

Dr. TS Dharmarajan

TS Dharmarajan, MD, MACP

T. S. Dharmarajan, MD, MACP is the Vice-Chairman, Department of Medicine, Clinical Director, Division of Geriatrics and the Program Director, Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Program at Montefiore Medical Center (Wakefield Campus) Bronx, a University Hospital of Albert Einstein College of Medicine (AECOM), Bronx, New York. He is a Professor of Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine  and Adjunct Professor of Medicine, New York Medical College. He was formerly Professor of Medicine and Associate Dean, New York Medical College, Valhalla, New York and Chairman, Department of Medicine, at Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center, until its transition to Montefiore Medical Center.

Dr. Dharmarajan is certified by the American Boards in Internal Medicine, Nephrology and Geriatric Medicine. He is a Fellow of the American Geriatrics Society (AGSF), Master of the American College of Physicians (MACP) and Fellow, Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh (FRCPE). Continue Reading

Dr. Dharmarajan currently serves on the NYACP Geriatric Task Force.  He has acted as a primary author on a paper published by the Task Force, authored multiple articles for the IM Connected Geriatric Spotlight and presented as a faculty member at multiple Chapter events. 

Tina Dobsevage, MD, FACP

Tina Dobsevage, MD, FACP

Dr. Tina Dobsevage is a private practitioner in New York City since 2002, and she also has affiliations at Northwell Health and Mount Sinai Hospital.

Dr. Dobsevage graduated from SUNY Stony Brook medical School in 1978. At the time, the school did not yet have its own hospital. As a result, medical students had clinical rotations in a wide variety of New York State hospitals - from County Hospitals such as Nassau County Medical Center to City Hospitals to VA Hospitals to large and small voluntary hospitals. After graduation from medical school, she pursued an internship in Internal Medicine in the program based at Long Island Jewish Medical Center during which, in addition to rotations at LU itself, she worked at Queens General, an HHC hospital, and at LaGuardia Hospital which at the time was run by HIP. After her internship she continued her residency in Internal Medicine at Harlem Hospital and stayed at Harlem to pursue a Cardiology Fellowship, finishing in 1983, followed by a position in Nuclear Cardiology at St. Luke's Hospital. Dr. Dobsevage worked in a physician shortage area at the Harlem HIP Center. Continue Reading

Dr. Dobsevage has been a member of ACP since early in her career and advanced to Fellowship in 2015. Since then, she has been increasingly involved in the Chapter Activities, including Lobby Days, Poster judging, and serving as Manhattan District President. Dr. Dobsevage is immediate past Councilor-at-Large for the Bronx/­ Manhattan Region of the NY Chapter. Dr. Dobsevage currently serves as a member of the NYACP Geriatrics Task Force and Health and Public Policy Committee.

Dr. Moro Salifu

Moro Salifu, MD, MACP

Dr. Moro Salifu is a tenured Professor of Medicine and Chairman of the Department of Medicine at State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn. He is also the Edwin C. and Anne K. Weiskopf Endowed Chair in Nephrology and Transplantation. For his exemplary contributions in science and in leadership, Dr. Salifu was recognized as Master of the American College of Physicians in 2018 in the Annual ACP Convocation ceremony in New Orleans. 

Following completion of medical school in Turkey, Dr. Salifu came to Downstate for his residency and never left. He completed fellowships in nephrology and transplant nephrology at Downstate and interventional nephrology fellowship at Emory University, following which he joined the faculty at Downstate. While a resident and fellow at Downstate, Dr. Salifu won 6 house staff research abstract competition awards as well as 3 time finalist at the NYACP Associate Poster competitions.  Continue reading

Doctor Salifu currently serves at the Chair of the NYACP DEI Task Force.  He has presented as faculty at multiple Chapter events and previously served as District Councilor in the Brooklyn/Queens/Staten Island Region.


Member Recognition

Please visit the Chapter's Members in the New Page.  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!

Congratulations to ACP's 2022 Elected Masters and Awardees!

Connie Newman, MD, MACP

Connie Newman, MD, MACP
New Master

Dr. Gabriela Bernal

Gabriela Bernal, MD
Recipient of the Joseph E. Johnson Leadership Award

Congratulations to the Following Chapter Member Accomplishments:

Dr. Roberto Cerrud-Rodriguez

Roberto Cerrud-Rodriguez, MD

Elected to Serve as a Representative on ACP's Council of Resident Fellow Members (CRFM) 2021-2023

Dr. Ankita Sagar

Ankita Sagar, MD, FACP

Elected to Serve as a Representative on ACP's Council of Early Career Physicians (CECP) 2020-2022. 


2020 ACP Masters and Awardees

  • Aaron Glatt, MD, MACP
  • Thomas McGinn, MD,MACP
  • Louis Snitkoff, MD, MACP

2019 ACP Master and Awardees

  • Douglas DeLong, MD, MACP 
  • Lawrence Phillips, MD, MACP

Pictures from ACP Convocation 2019

2018 ACP Masters and Awardees

  • Lynn Cleary, MD, MACP
  • Andrew Dunn, MD, MACP
  • Linda Efferen, MD, MACP
  • John LaRosa, MD, MACP
  • Donna Seminara, MD, MACP
  • 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, MACPRecipient - ACP John Phillips Memorial Award for Outstanding Work in Clinical Medicine


Last Updated: 7.18.2022

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