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NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center - Center for Advanced Digestive Care

Awards and Honors


NYP Honored by US News for Children's Hospitals

June 2015:

US News Best Children's

NewYork-Presbyterian is again the top hospital for children in the New York metro area, according to U.S. News and World Report. The publication's Best Children's Hospitals listing for 2015 placed NYP among the top in nation for all 10 specialties the publication ranked, including Gastroenterology and GI Surgery, the leading focus of the Center for Advanced Digestive Care. See the rankings, or learn more about pediatric care at the CADC.




Digestive-Focused Hospital Wing Given Top Marks for Patient Centered Care

June 2015:

We Put Patients First - NYP

The digestive-focused wing of the 14th floor in the Greenberg wing of NewYork-Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical Center received top marks from the hospital system for their patient centered care in 2014. Devoted to patients with digestive conditions or recovering from digestive surgery, 14-North received the hospital's award for "best unit" on the campus, as well as a physician award for "best department", recognizing colorectal surgeons and others who collaborate on care. In addition, the unit received an award for exceeding the national average in 7 metrics developed by the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey, the first national, standardized, publicly reported survey of patients' perspectives of hospital care. Learn more about our patient-centered care initiatives, including care coordination and our many support and wellness services.




CADC Doctors Well Represented on New York Magazine's Annual 'Best Doctors' List

June 2015:

In the latest New York Magazine "Best Doctors" issue, published June 8, 2015, 230 physicians from across the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital system have been recognized as among the top doctors in the New York metropolitan region

Physicians listed on New York's 18th annual "Best Doctors" list were selected through a peer-nomination process. New York magazine compiles its "Best Doctors" list using Castle Connolly's book, Top Doctors: New York Metro Area, adjusting for factors including geographic balance to better reflect the magazine's readership across New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut.

View full listing of physicians at nymag.com/bestdoctors as well as methodology and results on a per-hospital basis.

Center for Advanced Digestive Care doctors receiving this distinction in 2015:

COLON AND RECTAL SURGERY
Jeffrey W. Milsom, MD, FACS
Toyooki Sonoda, MD

GASTROENTEROLOGY
Robert S. Brown, MD
Ellen J. Scherl, MD

GASTROINTESTINAL SURGERY
Thomas J. Fahey, MD
Michael D. Lieberman, MD
Fabrizio Michelassi, MD, FACS
Alfons Pomp, MD, FACS, FRCSC

THORACIC SURGERY
Nasser K. Altorki, MB, BCh
Paul C. Lee, MD
Subroto Paul, MD
Jeffrey L. Port, MD

PEDIATRIC SURGERY
Nitsana A. Spigland, MD




Dr. Heather Yeo receives SSAT Career Development Award

May 2015:

SSAT logo

Dr. Heather Yeo, colorectal surgeon with the Center for Advanced Digestive Care, received the 2015 Career Development Award for Clinical/Outcomes/Education Research from the Society of Surgery of the Alimentary Tract (SSAT). The award is given at the SSAT's annual meeting, which takes place in conjunction with Digestive Disease Week, a leading conference for physicians and surgeons with digestive specialization.Learn more about Dr. Yeo, or follow her on Twitter.




Castle Connolly honors Dr. Fabrizio Michelassi with Physician of the Year award

March 2015:

Fabrizio Michelassi, MD, FACS

Dr. Fabrizio Michelassi, Surgeon-in-Chief at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, plus the Lewis Atterbury Stimson Professor of Surgery and Chairman of Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College, received the Physician of the Year award from Castle Connolly, one of the foremost company devoted to finding America's best doctors and surgeons. Dr. Michelassi received the award in March in New York City. Learn more about Dr. Michelassi and his work.



Dr. Neera Gupta to lead NIH-funded study to help young patients with Crohn's disease

January 2015:

Growth Study

The National Insitute of Health will fund a study initiated by a CADC pediatric gastroenterologist. Dr. Neera Gupta, MD, MAS will lead an NIH-funded research study into the effects of Crohn's disease on the growth of pediatric patients. The NIH funding was awarded in early 2015 and enrollment is currently underway for the study. Learn more about the study including how to enroll, learn more about Dr. Gupta and her work, or follow her on Twitter.




Crohn's and Colitis Foundation honors Dr. Brian Bosworth

November 2014:

NY Mag Best Hospitals 2014

Dr. Brian Bosworth of the Center for Advanced Digestive Care and the Jill Roberts Center for Inflammatory Bowel Disease received the annual "Distinguished Physician Award" from the Long Island Chapter of the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA). Bestowed at their 'A Toast to Tomorrow' event on November 13, this CCFA honor is given to a physician making progress in the treatment and cure of inflammatory bowel disease. Learn more about Dr. Bosworth.




Dr. Felice Schnoll-Sussman named Mother of the Year by American Cancer Society

October 2014:

NY Mag Best Hospitals 2014

The American Cancer Society has given its 2014-2015 Mother of the Year award on Dr. Felice Schnoll-Sussman, Director of the Jay Monahan Center for Gastrointestinal Health and co-director of the CADC's Esophageal Program. Dr. Schnoll-Sussman received the award for her work at NewYork-Presbyterian and the Jay Monahan Center. News reporter Katie Couric, whose husband's death from colon cancer led to the formation of the Jay Monahan Center, introduced Dr. Schnoll-Sussman at the award event in October. Learn more about Dr. Schnoll-Sussman.




Dr. Toyooki Sonoda named a 2014 NYP Physician of the Year

October 2014:

NY Mag Best Hospitals 2014

Dr. Toyooki Sonoda of the Center for Advanced Digestive Care was named Physician of the Year for 2014 by NewYork-Presbyterian's Department of Nursing. This award is given in conjunction with the Weill Cornell Medical College Recruitment, Retention, and Recognition Council. Among the reasons for his nomination were his commitment to patient care and safety, as well as his accessibility to all members of the medical team, from nurses to new interns.

Dr. Sonoda is an Associate Attending Surgeon at the Center for Advanced Digestive Care at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, as well as an Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical Center. He is also Residency Director for the combined NewYork-Presbyterian/Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Colon and Rectal Surgery Residency Program, and Medical Director of the the Greenberg 14 North gastrointestinal surgery floor.

Dr. Sonoda has been recognized for many years as one of "America's Top Doctors" by Castle Connolly and US News & World Report annually since 2011. Learn more about Dr. Sonoda.




NewYork-Presbyterian & CADC Rank High in Nationwide Hospital Survey from U.S. News & World Report

July 2014:

NY Mag Best Hospitals 2014

In their 2014 'Best Hospitals' issue, U.S. News & World Report ranked NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital #1 in the New York City metro area and #8 nationwide for Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, covering the CADC and its affiliated centers of excellence. As a complete hospital system, U.S. News also ranked NYP #1 in the NYC metro area, and #7 nationwide. NewYork-Presbyterian also achieved Honor Roll status, a distinction bestowed on only 17 hospitals nationwide.

U.S. News considers objective data on hospital performance in its ranking methodology, such as patient survival rates, nurse staffing, availability of cutting-edge technology and advanced procedures. A survey of physicians nationwide on hospital reputation is also a factor in its overall scoring.

See the rankings for all hospitals and specialties, learn more about our services, or find a CADC member physician.