Edited by: JV Staff
The New York Chapter of the American College of Physicians recently announced that Aaron E. Glatt, MD, Chair of the Department of Medicine and Chief of Infectious Diseases at Mount Sinai South Nassau, is the 2020 recipient of its prestigious Laureate Award. Dr. Glatt has also been designated a Master of the American College of Physicians (MACP) by the American College of Physicians Awards Committee.
The Laureate Award honors Fellows and Masters of the College who have demonstrated, by their example and conduct, an abiding commitment to excellence in medical care, education, or research through service to their community, their Chapter, and the American College of Physicians. The American College of Physicians is the second-largest physician group in the United States. Membership includes more than 137,000 internists, related subspecialists, and medical students.
“I am humbled and honored to be the recipient of my chapter’s Laureate Award,” said Dr. Glatt. “As much as it speaks to my career-long passion for medicine and commitment to fulfill the many responsibilities and roles of a doctor, it also speaks to the many fine clinicians, nurses, healthcare professionals and administrators whom I have been blessed to work with and to be mentored by throughout my career.”
An author of 200 scientific journal articles, Dr. Glatt is an internationally renowned medical and medical ethics lecturer who has presented at numerous national conferences. He was a guest editor of the Infectious Diseases Clinic of North America and infectious diseases editor of Dorland’s Illustrated Medical Dictionary. In addition, he has served on the editorial boards of major publications, has been a reviewer for many prestigious journals, and has served on many government, hospital, medical school and local public health committees. Dr. Glatt is a spokesperson for the Arlington, Virginia-based Infectious Diseases Society of America. His medical interests include general infectious diseases, infection control, Clostridium difficile, tuberculosis, fungal infection, occupational-related HIV seroconversion, appropriate antibiotic utilization, and medical ethics.
Under Dr. Glatt‘s leadership, Mount Sinai South Nassau treated more than 1,400 COVID-19 patients, many of them critically ill. Dr. Glatt guided the hospital’s use of experimental drugs and therapies, overseeing safety precautions for staff and patients and repeatedly serving as a trusted source on the pandemic for local, national and international media. He was also appointed by Nassau Country Executive Laura Curran as a liaison to the Orthodox community for public health and infectious disease matters.
Board certified in both internal medicine and infectious diseases, Dr. Glatt earned a bachelor’s degree from Yeshiva University, where he was class valedictorian, and a medical degree from New York’s Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. After completing an internship, residency, and chief residency in internal medicine at the Brookdale Hospital Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York, he completed a fellowship in infectious diseases at the State University of New York Health Sciences Center in Brooklyn. He is also an ordained rabbi and is the Associate Rabbi at the Young Israel of Woodmere.
Dr. Glatt has extensive administrative, academic, clinical and grant experience in healthcare. The former Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of Mercy Medical Center in Rockville Centre, New York, he was a Professor of Clinical Medicine (and former Associate Dean) at New York Medical College. Prior to his position at Mercy, Dr. Glatt served as President and Chief Executive Officer at New Island Hospital in Bethpage, New York, where he had been the Vice President of Medical Affairs from 2005-06. From 2003-05 he served as the Medical Director of Mercy Ambulatory Care Center and Chair of the Department of Medicine at Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center, Bronx, New York. His impressive career in healthcare also includes more than a decade of service at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers, where he served as Director of Graduate Medical Education, Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases and Chair of Infection Control for the eight-hospital system.
About Mount Sinai South Nassau
The Long Island flagship hospital of the Mount Sinai Health System, Mount Sinai South Nassau is designated a Magnet® hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) for outstanding nursing care. Mount Sinai South Nassau is one of the region’s largest hospitals, with 455 beds, more than 900 physicians and 3,500 employees. Located in Oceanside, New York, the hospital is an acute-care, not-for-profit teaching hospital that provides state-of-the-art care in cardiac, oncologic, orthopedic, bariatric, pain management, mental health and emergency services and operates the only Trauma Center on the South Shore of Nassau County, along with Long Island’s only free-standing Emergency Department in Long Beach.
In addition to its extensive outpatient specialty centers, Mount Sinai South Nassau provides emergency and elective angioplasty, and offers Novalis Tx™ and Gamma Knife® radiosurgery technologies.
Mount Sinai South Nassau operates the only Trauma Center on the South Shore of Nassau County verified by the American College of Surgeons as well as Long Island’s only free-standing, 9-1-1 receiving Emergency Department in Long Beach. Mount Sinai South Nassau also is a designated Stroke Center by the New York State Department of Health and Comprehensive Community Cancer Center by the American College of Surgeons; is an accredited center of the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Association and Quality Improvement Program; and an Infectious Diseases Society of America Antimicrobial Stewardship Center of Excellence. For more information, go to www.mountsinai.org/southnassau