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Four Inducted into CDPHP Physicians’ Academy

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Four Inducted into CDPHP Physicians’ Academy

2017 physician academy award winners
From left, the CDPHP Physicians’ Academy inductees are Dr. David Tucker Slingerland, Dr. Mary Ellen Drislane,
Dr. Paul Sorum, and Dr. Lee Shapiro. Photo courtesy of Glenn Davenport

ALBANY, N.Y. – April 17, 2017 – Four upstate New York physicians were recently inducted into the CDPHP® Physicians’ Academy™ during a special awards dinner. Each was recognized for his or her outstanding contributions to the medical community.

The region was well-represented in this year’s class – from Albany to the North Country. The inductees are:

Mary Ellen Drislane, MD, is a board-certified physician specializing in internal and geriatric medicine at St. Peter’s Health Partners Medical Associates. She is also an attending physician at St. Peter’s Hospital and Albany Memorial Hospital.

Lee Shapiro, MD, a board-certified rheumatologist, is a partner at The Center for Rheumatology, medical director of its Saratoga Springs office, and clinical professor of medicine at Albany Medical College. He developed and directs the Steffens Scleroderma Center.

David Tucker Slingerland, MD
, a board-certified family physician, is currently the deputy chief executive officer at Hudson Headwaters Health Network. This July, he will become Hudson Headwaters’ new CEO.

Paul Sorum, MD, PhD, is a board-certified physician specializing in adult and pediatric primary care at Albany Medical Center’s Latham Medicine/Pediatrics Group, where he serves as practice manager. He is also a professor at Albany Medical College.

The physicians were nominated by their peers and selected by an esteemed panel of judges for providing high-quality care, for their development and observation of best practices, and for their contributions as mentors to colleagues and staff, as well as for their commitment to supporting the CDPHP mission of achieving the Triple Aim.

About CDPHP®
Established in 1984, CDPHP is a physician-founded, member-focused, and community-based not-for-profit health plan that offers high-quality affordable health insurance plans to members in 24 counties throughout New York. CDPHP is also on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Instagram.

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