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

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

Awards and Honors


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.




Another Strong Showing for NewYork-Presbyterian on New York Magazine's Annual 'Best Doctors' List

June 2014:

NY Mag Best Hospitals 2014

In the latest New York Magazine "Best Doctors" issue, published June 9, 2014, 215 physicians from NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital have been recognized as among the top doctors in the New York metropolitan region

"New Yorkers are fortunate to have some of the nation's best physician's right in their backyard," says Dr. Steven J. Corwin, CEO of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. "We are thrilled to have so many of our doctors listed in New York magazine, as it reinforces what is most important to us - providing the highest-quality, most compassionate care. We thank all of our doctors for helping to make a difference in the lives of our patients and families every day."

Physicians listed on New York's 17th 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.

View full listing of physicians and methodology at nymag.com/bestdoctors.

Congratulations to the Center for Advanced Digestive Care physicians who received this honor:

COLON AND RECTAL SURGERY
Sang Lee, MD
Jeffrey W. Milsom, MD, FACS

GASTROENTEROLOGY
Ira M. Jacobson, MD
Ellen J. Scherl, MD

PEDIATRIC GASTROENTEROLOGY
Robbyn E. Sockolow, MD

PEDIATRIC SURGERY
Nitsana A. Spigland, MD

GASTROINTESTINAL SURGERY
Gregory F. Dakin, MD
Thomas J. Fahey, MD
Michael D. Lieberman, MD
Fabrizio Michelassi, MD, FACS
Alfons Pomp, MD, FACS, FRCSC
Rasa Zarnegar, MD

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




Dr. Robbyn Sockolow honored by the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America

May 2014:

Dr Sockolow

In May of 2014, the Crohns and Colitis Foundation of America’s greater New York chapter honored the Center for Advanced Digestive Care’s own Dr. Robbyn Sockolow with its 2014 Woman of Distinction Award in Medicine. The CCFA bestowed the honor for Dr. Sockolow’s dedication to pediatric patients with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.

Dr. Sockolow is co-director of education at the CADC and director of gastroenterology and nutrition at the Phyllis and David Komansky Center for Children’s Health at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. Learn more about Dr. Sockolow.