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2004 Distinguished Alumni, 2004 Outstanding Recent Graduate Award Recipient David Eisenberg, MD graduated from Stony Brook’s School of Medicine in 1995. Stony Brook University School of Medicine is proud to present its first Outstanding Recent Graduate Award to Dr. David Eisenberg. This award is to recognize the contributions of young alumni who have demonstrated excellence through processional development, research, or community involvement. Dr. Eisenberg’s medical specialty is pediatrics and he is partner at West Sayville Children’s Medical Services, West Sayville, New York. In 1991, he graduated Cum Laude from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and completed his Pediatric Residency at…

2004 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient Doros Platika, MD graduated from Stony Brook’s School of Medicine in 1980 and serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse (PLSG) is a public/private partnership founded through the University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon University, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Health System, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and its regional foundation community. Together with private industry and advanced research and healthcare capabilities of its institutional partners, PLSG invests in and supports the growth of regional life sciences companies in the areas of bioinformatics;…

2004 Distinguished Alumni Award Sharon A. Nachman, MD is a Professor of Pediatrics and the Division Chief for Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Stony Brook University. Her other titles include the Director of Maternal Child HIV Care Center at Stony Brook and the Director of the Pediatric ID fellowship at Stony Brook. She completed her residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center and has board certification in Pediatrics and Pediatric Infectious Diseases. She serves on many committees and professional societies and has lectured around the world. Widely published, Dr. Nachman has more than 115 publications that include original articles, abstracts, treatment…

2004 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient Andrew Matragrano, MD graduated from Stony Brook’s School of Medicine in 1974. He serves as an associate in the Department of Thoracic Medicine at Geisinger Medical Center, a tertiary care center and teaching hospital in Danville, Pennsylvania, where he also directs the Pulmonary Lab and Sleep Lab. He completed his residency and fellowship training at Harlem Hospital in New York and holds certificates in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, and Sleep Disorders. Twelve years ago Dr. Matragrano began participating in medical mission trips to Latin America. For the past six years has worked with Helping Hand…

2003 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient Nilsa S. Gutierrez graduated from Stony Brook’s School of Medicine in 1980. Establishing herself early in her career as a socially conscious practitioner, Nilsa S. Gutierrez started practicing in community health centers in the Lower East Side and Central Harlem. She was soon recruited as a consultant to the AIDS Institute, where she was promoted to associate medical director in 1990. In 1994, Nilsa Gutierrez became the Institute’s medical director. After resigning from the Institute in 1995 in protest of state budget cuts, Dr. Gutierrez moved onto her next position. She served as medical consultant…

2002 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient Dario Gonzales, MD graduated from Stony Brook’s School of Medicine in 2002. When faced with tragedy, Dr. Gonzalez has shown himself to be a true hero. He has been called to aid others through such events as the Oklahoma City bombing and the attacks on September 11, 2001 and has responded without hesitation. Dario Gonzales has worked as medical director of the Office of Emergency Management and medical team manager for New York City’s Task Force One, an urban search and rescue team. Through his work, he has helped innumerable people, offering medical treatment and…

2000 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient Robert Sandhaus, MD graduated from Stony Brook’s School of Medicine in 1976. Dedicating his career to helping others, Dr. Robert Sandhaus has proved to be a valuable contributor to the scientific community. His area of study has focused on alpha 1-antitrypsin deficiency (AIAD), and “a genetic clue” that links emphysema to possible causes. In March of 2000, he was named Executive Vice President and Medical Director of Alpha One Foundation (a not-for-profit Florida corporation that aims to control and cure AIAD and to improve the quality of life for those with the disorder). There, he…

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