New Year’s Message from Dr. Bijan Safai, President, PAGNY Board of Directors, and Dr. Luis R. Marcos, Chief Executive Officer


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

We would like to extend a Happy New Year and best wishes to everyone in the PAGNY family as we move into 2017. The last year has been very successful for PAGNY and the nearly 3,500 physicians and healthcare providers in the PAGNY family. We continue to grow and recruit new members who provide essential healthcare services to some of the most diverse communities in New York City. Most importantly, PAGNY has demonstrated that it is a vital part of the City’s medical community, providing stability and leadership in a very challenging time for the...




Congenital Craniofacial Care Center at NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi Receives Accreditation as a Specialized Care Center

Dr. Eugene J. Sidoti Jr.

The Congenital Craniofacial Care Center at NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi has received its official accreditation, making it the only accredited specialized care center in the New York City hospital system for children with cleft palates and cleft lips. The accreditation, by the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association, is a major boost for the Center, which was created only three years ago. "They make sure your team is providing comprehensive care...


Training, Research, & Education


Dr. Michael Girshin of NYC Health + Hospitals/Metropolitan Leads Medical Mission to Kenya — and Kenyan Colleagues Return the Favor

(From left to right) CRNA Ashley Kydes, Dr. Michael Girshin and Senior Resident Kristen Finazzo on the Kenyan medical mission

Dr. Michael Girshin, Chief of Anesthesiology at New York City Health + Hospitals/ Metropolitan, recently went on a week-long medical mission to Kenya to help local medical providers improve gynecological services and healthcare for pregnant women. In return, two of the medical professions he met in Kenya — Dr. Dan Munyuny and County Health Administrator Christine Akuto — visited Metropolitan and spent a day observing best medical practices in Metropolitan's Operating Room and visiting with the hospital's nursing corps. "Part of the mission is teaching...



Grant Opportunities

New Research Grant Opportunities

PAGNY is committed to promoting scholarly activities and enhancing faculty participation in biomedical research. Here is a link to the website of the Federal Health Resources and Services Administration that lists upcoming grant opportunities. And here is a link to the Fiscal Year 2017 Grants Bulletin issued by the Bureau of Health Workforce.

Here are upcoming grant opportunities:

Earliest Application deadline: Jan. 25, 2017

No Deadline.


PAGNY Holiday Party a Big Success!


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PAGNY’s name up in lights

PAGNY's holiday party was a rousing success again this year. About 75 PAGNY members attended the festive holiday celebration at Hudson Terrace, a magnificent event space in Midtown West along the Hudson River. There were speeches and dancing and of course a dance contest — all attended by PAGNY Board members, medical directors, department chairs and guests. A great time was had by all. Check out the photos!



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

As we welcome in the New Year, I would like to extend my personal thanks to the many PAGNY physicians and healthcare professionals who shared their impressive and uplifting stories in the pages of The PAGNY Advance over the past year.

It is a privilege and a pleasure to work with you all, and I thank you for taking the time to share your successes, accomplishments and awards with your PAGNY colleagues. Your camaraderie, professionalism and expertise are truly appreciated.

With heartfelt thanks, I wish a healthy, prosperous and peaceful New Year to everyone in the PAGNY family.

And, as always, don’t hesitate to let us know about your programs, achievements and successes so we can include them in a future edition of The PAGNY Advance.

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