In June, the family medicine residency program at Phelps Memorial Hospital Center will graduate its first class of residents. One of the members of the inaugural class, Anesh Badiwala, MD, has accepted a position with Phelps Medical Associates, the hospital’s primary and specialty care medical group.
“From the beginning, a fundamental goal of our program has been to cultivate the best and brightest family physician leaders for our community through innovation and partnership,” says Shantie Harkisoon, MD, program director. “We are very proud of Dr. Badiwala for being one of the first residents to fulfill that vision. Westchester is fortunate to be gaining such a fine physician and we look forward to working with him in his new capacity as a member of Phelps Medical Associates.”
“Achieving a position with Phelps has been a personal goal of mine since starting with the residency program in 2012,” said Dr. Badiwala, who earned his medical degree from the American University of Antigua. “I feel grateful, jubilant and honored. The program has accelerated my skills and knowledge with the support of exemplary faculty and medical staff. I look forward to serving the community and supporting Phelps’ visionary plan for the future.”
In congratulating Dr. Badiwala on his appointment, Phelps President and CEO Daniel Blum said, “I’m ecstatic you’re joining us and look forward to seeing the growth of your practice. I know you will serve as a role model to every new physician minted at Phelps and an inspiration to those physicians who have been in practice for many years. Welcome aboard!”
The new residency program in Family Medicine received national accreditation in 2011 and was designed to help meet the growing shortage of primary care physicians in the U.S. and in Westchester County. The first such program to be established in New York State since 1995, the NYMC Phelps Family Medicine Residency Program is a collaboration between three major health institutions in Westchester County: New York Medical College, Phelps Memorial Hospital Center and Open Door Family Medical Centers.
To learn more about the NYMC-Phelps Family Medicine Residency Program, go to www.nymcphelpsresidency.org.
About Phelps Hospital
Phelps Hospital, part of Northwell Health, is a full-service 238-bed acute care community hospital located in Sleepy Hollow, NY. With more than 1,700 employees and 500 medical staff members representing 60 medical specialties, Phelps offers one of the broadest ranges of community hospital services in Westchester County. Patients benefit from distinguished physicians, many of whom are pioneers in their field, offering the most advanced procedures using the latest technology. www.phelpshospital.org. Phelps’ primary and specialty care medical group, Phelps Medical Associates, has nearly 20 practices located on the hospital campus and in the surrounding communities. www.phelpsmedicalassociates.org.
About Northwell Health
Northwell Health is New York State’s largest health care provider and private employer, with 23 hospitals, nearly 700 outpatient facilities and more than 18,500 affiliated physicians. We care for over two million people annually in the New York metro area and beyond, thanks to philanthropic support from our communities. Our 68,000 employees – 16,000-plus nurses and 4,000 employed doctors, including members of Northwell Health Physician Partners – are working to change health care for the better. We’re making breakthroughs in medicine at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research. We’re training the next generation of medical professionals at the visionary Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell and the Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies. For information on our more than 100 medical specialties, visit Northwell.edu.