A Warm Welcome to New Medical Director at Lincoln Medical Center

Dr. Balvindar S. Sareen
Chief Medical Officer | Lincoln Medical Center
PAGNY Dr. Balvindar S. Sareen, MD, MBA, FACHE, has been appointed as Chief Medical Officer at HHC Lincoln Medical Center. Having received his medical degree from the University of Delhi’s Maulana Azad Medical College, he completed his residency in Internal Medicine at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, New York. In addition, he holds a Master of Business Administration degree from New York University’s Stern School of Business...

New Associate Chair of Pediatrics at Harlem Hospital

Dr. Aracelis D. Fernandez
Associate Chair in the Department of Pediatrics | Harlem Hospital Center
PAGNY Dr. Aracelis Fernandez has been named Associate Chair in the Department of Pediatrics at Harlem Hospital Center. 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. Dr. Fernandez completed a Fellowship in Pediatric Infectious Diseases and HIV in the Department of Pediatrics at New York... Read more...



PAGNY Dr. Barbara S. Koppel, was presented with two awards from the New York Medical College (NYMC) Health Sciences Library

We're Delighted to Announce that PAGNY Dr. Barbara S. Koppel, was presented with two awards from the New York Medical College (NYMC) Health Sciences Library during their annual celebration of faculty research and authorship. Presently Metropolitan Hospital Center’s Chief of Neurology, Dr. Koppel received awards for "Most Cited Paper" and "Highest Altmetric Score" (most talked about in media/social media). The awards were in recognition of her article in the April 2014 issue of the journal Neurology* on the use of medical marijuana for selected neurologic disorders, and her appearance on the CBS Evening News** regarding the treatment of multiple sclerosis symptoms with medical marijuana. Read more...


Dr. Barbara S. Koppel
Chief of Neurology

PAGNY Dr. Koppel is the Chief of Neurology at Metropolitan Hospital Center 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... Read more...



Happy 85th Anniversary!

We're pleased to announce that Lincoln Medical Center’s Auxiliary celebrated its 85th Anniversary on Thursday, September 17, 2015 at a gala held at the Marina del Rey in Throgs Neck, New York...


PAGNY Holds Successful Resident Fair

On September 24, 2015, twenty eight residents joined PAGNY Physicians at the New York Academy of Medicine for our second annual Resident Job Fair. This great event provides PAGNY with the opportunity to meet and recruit highly qualified residents who are currently training in programs across the NYC metropolitan area. The residents are training in a wide range of specialties including “hard to recruit” areas, such as emergency medicine and psychiatry.




Worldwide Recognition for Burn Center at Jacobi Medical Center

With its hyperbaric chamber and ability to simultaneously treat multiple patients for smoke inhalation, carbon monoxide poisoning, and more, Jacobi Medical Center has long served as the premiere burn center in the tri-state area. In the wake of the establishment of the Second Annual Burn Symposium, however, the hospital has also started to garner international attention...


Message from Jane D. Zimmerman, Ph.D.
PAGNY Chief Communications Officer

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual international campaign to bring awareness of the disease to the public and raise funds for research, prevention, diagnoses, and cure. Breast Cancer Awareness Month publicizes the need for early detection and treatment. The disturbing reality is that about one in eight women born today in the United States will develop breast cancer. Women whose breast cancer is detected in early stages and localized now have a five-year survival rate of 100 percent.

We salute all of the PAGNY Professionals who work tirelessly to raise awareness and treat patients suffering from this devastating disease not only this month but throughout the year.

As always, if you have any news that you’d like to share with your colleagues, please let us know. We’ll include it in a future edition of The PAGNY Advance.

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To everyone’s good health.


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