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 2021 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. Harvir GambhirHarvir Singh Gambhir, MD, FACP

 Dr. Harvir S Gambhir is an Assistant Professor, Division of Hospital Medicine, Department of Medicine and Associate Program Director for Internal Medicine Residency Program, SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, New York. He serves as Associate Vice-Chair for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Program, Department of Medicine. He did his residency, chief residency at SUNY Upstate Medical University. He is Councilor for Upstate at Large for NYACP and also serves as a Co-Chair for Early Career Physicians Task Force for NYACP. He has keen interest in improving communication between physicians and patients and his educational interest are in leadership and mentorship. He currently co-chairs the Leadership Academy for NYACP.



Dr. Viren KaulViren Kaul MD, FACP

Dr. Viren Kaul, MD, FACP is a pulmonary and critical care physician at Crouse Health, an Assistant Professor of Medicine, and Assistant Program Director of the Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship at Upstate Medical University.  Dr. Kaul serves as the Vice-Chair of the Resident Committee and Chair of the Member Engagement Committee of the NYACP.

Dr. Kaul has published and actively researches the application of technology and social media for the enhancement of patient-centered care and medical education. He has a thriving pulmonary practice and works with the chronic disease management team led by Respiratory Therapists at his institution. Their well-known Lung Partners Program provides RT-led cross-spectrum care to patients with COPD with interprofessional collaborative care focus. His clinical interests include airway management in critically ill patients; pleural diseases; interstitial lung diseases (ILD); and pulmonary hypertension. He was part of a writing group that recently published guidelines in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine on the use of fibrinolytics and deoxyribonuclease in adult patients with pleural empyema.

He completed his Residency in Internal Medicine at SUNY Upstate Medical University, followed by Chief Residency at Lahey Hospital and Medical Center. At the Mount Sinai School of Medicine/Elmhurst Hospital Center, Dr. Kaul completed a Fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Medicine, where he had also served as the Chief Fellow in this discipline.  As part of his academic work, he is an Assistant Professor of Medicine and the Assistant Program Director of the Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship at Upstate Medical University. Board certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine and Critical Care Medicine, Dr. Kaul earned his medical degree at Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences in India.


Dr. Susan LeeSusan Lee, MD, FACP

Dr. Susan Lee is Governor for the Long Island District of NYACP and medical educator at RSOM SUNY Stony Brook where she is an Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine. Dr. Lee is an internist at Stony Brook Primary Care where she is the Medical Director of their Patient Centered Medical Home and lead physician for Ambulatory QI.  Dr. Lee attended medical school at New York University School of Medicine and received her post-doctoral training at New York Hospital Cornell Medical Center. Dr. Lee was involved with the NYACP/Costs of Care Early Adopter Program and has been involved on a national level as a QI champion/physician leader for ACP's Improving Immunization Rates with ACP Advance. She was selected to serve on National ACP's Immunization Committee and the Patient and Interprofessional Partnership Committee.  Her other areas of professional interest and expertise include Team Based Primary Care, PCMH, WIM, DEI, medical mentorship, and physician wellness.


Member Recognition

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! 
Contact Loretta Ponesse @ or call the NYACP office at (518) 427-0366.

Congratulations to ACP's 2020 Elected Masters!

Dr. Aaron Glatt

Aaron Glatt, MD, MACP

Dr. Thomas McGinn

Thomas McGinn, MD,MACP

Dr. Louis Snitkoff

Louis Snitkoff, MD, MACP

2019 ACP Elected Masters

Dr. Douglas DeLong

Douglas DeLong, MD, MACP 

Dr. Lawrence Phillips


Lawrence Phillips, MD, MACP






Congratulations to the Following Chapter Member Accomplishments:

Dr. Roberto Cerrud-RodriguezRoberto Cerrud-Rodriguez, MD- Elected to Serve as a Representative on ACP's Council of Resident Fellow Members
(CRFM) . Dr. Cerrud Rodriguez  will began his 3-year term in 2021!


Dr. Ankita Sagar
Ankita Sagar, MD, FACP - Elected to Serve as a Representative on ACP's Council of Early Career Physicians (CECP)
-  Dr. Sagar (Brooklyn, NY) will begin serving a three-year term at ACP's Internal Medicine Meeting 2020. 



Congratulations to Maria Torroella Carney, MD, FACP  
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.   

2018 ACP Masters and Awardees

  • 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, MACPNew 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, MACPRecipient - ACP John Phillips Memorial Award for Outstanding Work in Clinical Medicine

Pictures from ACP Convocation 2019

Last Updated: 7.23.2021

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