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Annual Meeting - June 2011

National Arts Club, New York, NY

The Alumni Association of New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai held its annual awards ceremony at the National Arts Club on June 23. The title Alumni of the Year was bestowed upon:

Jeanne Rosenthal, MD, FACS, vitreoretinal specialist and surgeon director, senior attending in the Department of Ophthalmology, and Anthony P. Sclafani, MD, director of Facial Plastic Service in the Department of Otolaryngology/ Head & Neck Surgery.

Dr. Rosenthal, Class of 1983, is the third generation of ophthalmologists who trained and were affiliated with NYEE throughout their professional careers. Dr. Sclafani, a graduate of the Otolaryngology Class of 1995, earlier did his internship at Beth Israel Medical Center. He has held many research grants and published papers, chapters and books on all forms of tissue repair.

Sara Shippman, BA, CO, director of Orthoptics, was a special honoree for her 43 years of service instructing literally hundreds of residents who rotated through Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus.

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Dr. Jeanne Rosenthal, ophthalmology alumnus of the year, receives award from (left to right) colleague John Flanagan, MD, association president Richard DeLuca, MD, and professor & chair, Joseph Walsh, MD

Dr. Sclafani (center), otolaryngology alumnus of the Year, receives award from association president Richard DeLuca, MD, and previous recipient Claude Douge, MD.

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Director of pediatric ophthalmology Lisabeth Hall, MD, association president Richard DeLuca, MD, honoree Sara Shippman, past director of pediatric ophthalmology Alan Weseley, MD, and chairman Joseph Walsh.

Dr. Jeanne Rosenthal & family

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Dr. Sclafani & family

Left to right: associate director Steven Rosenberg, MD; orthoptists Margarita Mendy and Larisa Heiser; Ms. Shippman, retired director Alan Weseley, MD, and current director Lisa Hall, MD.

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Classical music graced the reception.

Ceremony in the National Arts Club dining room

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ENT and Eye alumni included Grigoriy Mashkevich, MD, Douglas Buxton, MD and Ronald Halweil, MD.

Eye Alumni Douglas Buxton, MD and Uri Shabto, MD

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