Category Archives: Press Releases

PAGNY is Pleased to Announce the Following Appointments

Jan 27 2016

Michael J. Chambers – named PAGNY COO Michael J. Chambers, MPA, has been named PAGNY’s new Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Chambers has served in senior leadership positions in the healthcare industry for the past 30 years. His expertise includes regulatory affairs, compliance and oversight, operations, healthcare finance, performance improvement, proactive risk-assessment and evidence-based practices. Mr. […]



‘PAGNY at a Glance’ Demonstrates Organization’s Wide Reach

Dec 24 2015

PAGNY’s Department of Communications has created a new infographic—”PAGNY at a Glance”—that shows the wide reach and breadth of the organization. Did you know, for example, that there are 2,922 PAGNY professionals—including more than 1,700 doctors? Or that 270 PAGNY members serve in internal medicine, 248 serve in pediatrics and 245 in psychiatry? Or that […]


PAGNY Welcomes 2 New Directors of Affiliation

Nov 30 2015

PAGNY announced that Richard E. Schriner and Bhaskar Sahni were named Directors of Affiliation on November 23rd: Richard E. Schriner Richard E. Schriner has been promoted to Director of Affiliation at NYC Health + Hospitals/Harlem. Previously, Mr. Schriner was the Human Resources Director for PAGNY at Harlem Hospital, where he gained extensive experience in recruiting, […]


The New York Medical College 2015 Founders Dinner

Nov 2 2015

The New York Medical College (NYMC) held its 2015 Founders Dinner on Thursday, October 22nd at the DoubleTree Hilton Hotel in Tarrytown, New York. Attended by numerous influential members of the community, this gala fundraising event generates crucial operating revenues for the College each year by attracting significant supporters. From left: Edward C. Halperin, M.D., M.A., Chancellor and Chief Executive Officer at NYMC; The William Cullen Bryant Award Recipient John C. Duffy, M.D. ’60; The Jackson E. Spears Community Service Award Recipient Ansley Bacon, Ph.D.; The Distinguished Service Award Recipient Bijan Safai, M.D., D.Sc.; and D. Douglas Miller, M.D., C.M., M.B.A., Dean of the School of Medicine at NYMC. We […]


Dr. Barbara S. Koppel

Oct 5 2015

PAGNY Dr. Koppel is the Chief of Neurology at NYC Health + Hospitals/Metropolitan in New York City. She received her BA in Linguistics and General Sciences, with distinction, from the University of Rochester and her medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, both in New York. Dr. Koppel completed her internship in […]


Dr. Aracelis D. Fernandez: New Associate Chair of Pediatrics at Harlem Hospital

Oct 5 2015

PAGNY Dr. Aracelis Fernandez has been named Associate Chair in the Department of Pediatrics at NYC Health + Hospitals/Harlem. After she received her medical degree, cum laude, from Pontificia Universidad Catolica Madre y Maestra in Santiago, Dominican Republic, she completed her internship and residency at The Children’s Hospital at Albany Medical Center in New York. […]


A Warm Welcome to New Medical Director at NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln

Oct 5 2015

Dr. Balvindar S. Sareen, Chief Medical Officer NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln PAGNY Dr. Balvindar S. Sareen, MD, MBA, FACHE, has been appointed as Chief Medical Officer at HHC NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln. Having received his medical degree from the University of Delhi’s Maulana Azad Medical College, he completed his residency in Internal Medicine at North […]


Doctors’ Day Awards

Sep 22 2015

The New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC) held its annual Doctors’ Day celebration on May 20th at Baruch College, where it recognized doctors for their outstanding work. We are pleased to acknowledge the following PAGNY doctors who were honored for their accomplishments: Lana Vardanian, MD, FACP, Medical Director, Ambulatory Care Services, NYC Health […]


Welcome Dr. Carmen J. Sultana

Sep 22 2015

PAGNY Dr. Carmen J. Sultana received her BA degree from The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland in Behavioral Biology/Natural Sciences. She received her medical degree from New York University School of Medicine, New York, New York. She completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and completed a […]