A day to honor the more than 2,000 doctors in the PAGNY family

Dr. Bijan Safai, President, PAGNY Board of Directors and Dr. Luis R. Marcos, Chief Executive Officer, PAGNY

Today, March 30th, is National Doctors Day -- a day for all of us at PAGNY to honor the more than 2,000 doctors in the PAGNY family who have dedicated themselves to improving the lives and health of our patients and our communities. From the specialist to the researcher to the general practitioner, each PAGNY doctor works tirelessly to prevent and treat illness and injury, and to provide high quality care to our...




Dr. Kaminsky Guides Metropolitan’s OB/GYN Department Through Many Changes in the Medical Environment

Dr. Sari Kaminsky

Dr. Sari J. Kaminsky has seen many changes in the healthcare environment and the field of obstetrics and gynecology during the 26 years she has served as Chief of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Metropolitan Hospital. Most notably, OB/GYN practice has improved with the implementation of evidence-based medicine, minimally invasive surgical techniques and diagnostic...




Dr. Stephen D. Apfelroth has been appointed to the PAGNY Board of Directors

Dr. Stephen Apfelroth

PAGNY is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Stephen D. Apfelroth to the PAGNY Board of Directors. Dr. Apfelroth has been the Director of Clinical Laboratories and Blood Bank at North Central Bronx Hospital and Jacobi Medical Center since 1998, and is also an Assistant Professor of Pathology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. A native of the Bronx, Dr. Apfelroth graduated from...




PAGNY's First Annual Research Day

First Annual Research Day on May 4, 2016

PAGNY is pleased to announce that it will hold its First Annual Research Day on May 4, 2016, to focus attention on the biomedical research being conducted by PAGNY physicians. The event will promote the commitment of NYC Health + Hospitals to support and promote research aimed at improving patient care at its facilities. “In addition to promoting the scope and quality of research activities being pursued at PAGNY facilities...



Performance Improvement

North Central Bronx Hospital

PAGNY congratulates North Central Bronx Hospital for performing so well on the Performance Improvement Indicators for the second quarter of Fiscal Year 2016.This is particularly impressive given all the complexities and constraints across the system. The diligence and dedication shown by your physicians and staff are remarkable. ...



Grant Opportunities

New Research Grant Opportunities

PAGNY is committed to promoting scholarly activities and enhancing faculty participation in biomedical research. Here are new research grant opportunities for PAGNY professionals:

Click the "read more" link below to apply.

April 1 Deadline:

  • National Safety Net Advancement Center
  • Accelerating Value-Based Payment and Care Delivery in the Health Care Safety Net

April 19 Deadline:

  • Interdisciplinary Research Leaders
  • Clinical Scholars
  • Culture of Health Leaders
  • Health Policy Research Scholars

May 4 Deadline:

  • New Connections: Increasing Diversity of RWJF Programming

May 5 Deadline:

  • Maternal and Child Health Workforce Development Center Program

May 17 Deadline:

  • Coordinating Center for Strategic Approaches to Improving Access to Quality Health Care for Children and Youth with Epilepsy
  • Life Course Research Network

May 31 Deadline:

  • Global Ideas for U. S. Solutions



Health Care Reform Event

All PAGNY members are invited to attend a forum on the future of health care reform in New York State on Monday, April 18th, sponsored by the New York Academy of Medicine. Panelists for the event include...


From left to right: Paul Francis, Deputy Secretary for Health and Human Services for Gov. Andrew Cuomo; Stephen Berger, Chairman and Founder of Odyssey Investment Partners LLC and Chairman of the New York State Commission on Health Care Facilities; Arthur Y. Webb, a health care expert

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

April 7th is World Health Day, which marks the founding of the World Health Organization (WHO) and an opportunity for WHO to draw attention to an important global health issue. World Health Day 2016 will focus on efforts to stop the growth of diabetes around the world. More than 350 million people worldwide have diabetes and that figure is expected to double over the next 20 years. To avoid diabetes, it is important to eat healthy—with a diet high in fruits and vegetables and low in sugar, stay physically active and get regular checkups with your doctor. World Health Day is a good time to remember these tips!

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