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A Message from the Associate Medical Director

A Message from the Associate Medical Director

UR Medicine works collaboratively with regional hospitals to strengthen health care services for patients across the Southern Tier. In addition to Strong Memorial and Highland Hospitals, affiliates of UR Medicine also include Jones Memorial Hospital in Wellsville, Noyes Health in Dansville, and FF Thompson in Canandaigua.

Michael J. Apostolakos, M.D., Appointed New CMO of Strong Memorial and Highland Hospitals

Michael J. Apostolakos, M.D., Appointed New CMO of Strong Memorial and Highland Hospitals

Michael J. Apostolakos, M.D., who has led Strong Memorial Hospital’s adult critical care program for 20 years, will serve Chief Medical Officer of both Strong Memorial and Highland Hospitals. Dr. Apostolakos succeeds Raymond Mayewski, M.D., who recently retired. Robert Panzer, M.D., served as interim CMO during the transition.

Abby McCarthy, RPA-C, Named Advanced Practice Provider of the Year

Abby McCarthy, RPA-C, Named Advanced Practice Provider of the Year

Highland Hospital medical staff recently honored Abby McCarthy, RPA-C, a certified physician assistant in the department of Orthopaedics, with the Advanced Practice Provider of the Year award. The annual award is presented to a nurse practitioner or a physician assistant who is recognized for outstanding patient care and commitment to the mission of Highland Hospital.

Youngrin Kim, M.D., Named Highland Division Chief of Hospital Medicine

Youngrin Kim, M.D., Named Highland Division Chief of Hospital Medicine

After 11 years as the Highland nocturnist, Dr. Youngrin Kim is now seeing the light of day as Division Chief of Hospital Medicine, (Chief of Hospitalists) at Highland. He brings with him some inspiration from the highly successful team-based environment he experienced during the night at Highland.

Spotlight on Ashish Boghani, M.D., FACP, FHM

Spotlight on Ashish Boghani, M.D., FACP, FHM

Ashish Boghani, M.D.,FACP, FHM, founded Highland's Hospitalist group with Dr. Bilal Ahmed in 1998. At a time when hospitalists were new to the United States, Dr. Boghani worked closely with primary care physicians to develop a program that enhances the patient care experience and improves both patient-centered and system outcomes.