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SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University

Department of Otolaryngology

Awards, Honors, and Special Achievements - July 2018 through June 2019

Richard M. Rosenfeld, MD, MPH, MBA

  • Completed a Health Services Administration MBA degree from SUNY Oswego

  • Keynote Speaker, Guideline International Network North American Community Meeting, HHS/AHRQ Conference Center, Rockville, MD, 2019

  • Program Chair, 8th Annual Meeting of the SUNY Distinguished Academy, 2019

  • Co-Chair, Harnessing the Power of Plant Based Nutrition, SUNY Downstate 2019

  • President of the University Hospital of Brooklyn Medical & Dental Staff

  • Keynote Speaker, SUNY Undergraduate Research Conference, Farmingdale State College, Farmingdale, NY, 2019

  • Senior Advisor for Guidelines and Measures, AAO-HNS

  • America’s Top Doctors, Castle-Connolly Medical Ltd

  • Top Doctors in America, Consumer Research Council

  • Best Doctors in America, Best Doctors, Inc.

  • Best Doctors in NY, New York Magazine, Inc.

Boris Bentsianov, MD

  • American Academy of Otolaryngology- Outstanding Committee Award-Airway and Swallowing Committee

Marina Boruk, MD

  • Lead Chair of Home Study Course working group
  • Invited to AAOA Faculty retreat for web content development
  • ARS Physician Champion at SUNY Downstate Medical Center – nominated by ARS Marketing committee
  • Re-Elected as UPB representative alternate by peer faculty
  • Functioned in a role of Faculty Physician Practice Administrator
  • Super-user and support of EMR for faculty practice (Patient portal,questionnaires, staff support and continued development on use of HER)
  • Successful completion of MIPS reporting with REG-ENT (2018) on behalf of the Department of Otolaryngology

Sydney C. Butts, MD

  • Brooklyn Children’s Society Award

  • UUP Professional Development Award

  • Chapter Author-Essentials of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery

  • Co-Director, Annual Head Neck Conference on Management of Facial Paralysis  

Natalya Chernichenko, MD

  • Course Director, Annual Multidisciplinary Head & Neck Symposium

Nira A. Goldstein, MD, MPH

  • New York Super Doctors 2019

  • Appointed Co-Chair of GMEC Clinical Learning Environment Committee

Matthew B. Hanson, MD

  • America’s Top Doctors, Castle-Connolly Medical Ltd

  • Super Doctors (NY Times Sunday magazine), Best Doctors

  • Senior author, “The COACH Score” Oral Presentation at COSM, won Best Resident Presentation Award

Ann Plum, MD

  • Kings County Health Center’s Department of Otolaryngology 2019 Doctors Week Faculty Honoree
  • SUNY Downstate’s GME Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
  • Leadership Forum and BOG Spring Meeting, April 2019

Abraham Shulman, MD

  • Castle Connolly Top doctors: 5 Years Award  

  • Marquis Who’s Who in America 2018

Krishnamurthi Sundaram, MD

  • NY Superdoctor

  • Marquis Who’s Who

  • Division Chief, Department of Otolaryngology, NYPBMH

  • NYPBMH Healers Hall of Fame

  • Outstanding Teaching Award, presented by graduating SUNY Downstate 2019 -Department of Otolaryngology Residents

Chris deSouza, MD, DORL, MS, DNB

  • Honorary FRCS (Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons) England, 2018

  • Editor in Chief - The International Journal of Head and Neck Surgery

  • Fellow, American Neurotologic Society

Richard Westreich, MD

  • Chair of the AAFRPS Publications Sub-committee

  • NY Magazine Best Doctors for 2019

Anthony Alessi, MD

  • Resident Honoree, SUNY Downstate - Department of Otolaryngology Resident Graduation

Gerge Ferzli, MD

  • Kings County Doctors Day Award

Rachel Irizarry, MD

  • 14th Annual New York Metropolitan Resident Research Day Competition - Second Place

Sandra Ho, MD

  • John Conley Resident Research Award

Daniel Sukato, MD

  • Resident Reviewer for 2019 American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery CORE Study Section

  • American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and neck Trauma Committee 2019

  • American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery Microvascular Committee 2019

Ryan Tabtabai, MD

  • Appointed KCHC CIR representative for Otolaryngology.
  • Preparer and recipient of Kings County Hospital Center equipment grant.
  • Appointed to AAOHNS committee on medical devices and drugs.

Derek Wu, MD

  • Fellowship match at Northwestern University - Feinberg School of Medicine Rhinology and Skull Base Surgery 2020-2021