Resolution J347-2013

Honoring Dr. Israel Jacobowitz upon the occasion of his designation as recipient of the Physician of the Year Award by the Aleh Foundation

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  • Feb 5, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Feb 5, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Jan 30, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION honoring Dr. Israel Jacobowitz upon the occasion
of his designation as recipient of the Physician of the  Year  Award  by
the Aleh Foundation

WHEREAS,  It  is  incumbent  upon the people of the State of New York to
recognize and acknowledge those within our midst who have  made  signif-
icant contributions to the quality of life therein; and
  WHEREAS,  This  Legislative  Body  is justly proud to honor Dr. Israel
Jacobowitz upon the occasion of his  designation  as  recipient  of  the
Physician  of the Year Award by the Aleh Foundation, to be celebrated at
its 29th Anniversary Awards Dinner Ceremony on Wednesday, May  8,  2013,
at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City; and
  WHEREAS,  Dr. Israel Jacobowitz is a cardiothoracic surgeon and co-Di-
rector of the Atrial Fibrillation Center at Maimonides Medical Center in
Brooklyn, New York; he completed his residency at  New  York  University
Medical  Center,  as well as his fellowship at Buffalo Children's Hospi-
tal; and
  WHEREAS, Dr. Jacobowitz has been one of the leading figures in cardiac
surgery in New York State for more than 30 years; he has been the  foun-
dation of the Maimonides Medical Center Cardiac Surgery program since he
first  joined  the  staff in 1982, and served for many years as chief of
cardiothoracic surgery; in addition, he has an  enormous  experience  in
all  aspects  of  cardiac  surgery,  including  valve  repair  and valve
replacement, aortic root surgery, left  ventricular  reconstruction  for
heart failure, and coronary artery surgery; and
  WHEREAS,  Publishing  extensively  and continually active in research,
Dr. Jacobowitz has been one of the leading pioneers  internationally  in
"beating  heart  surgery"  (off-pump  coronary  artery  bypass - OPCAB),
having performed thousands of these operations; with the advance of  new
technology  in 1997, he became the leading figure in OPCAB in the North-
east; and
  WHEREAS, Dr. Jacobowitz is a fellow of both the  American  College  of
Cardiology  and  the American College of Surgeons; he is a member of the
Academy of Surgical Research, the American Heart Association Council  on
Cardiothoracic  and  Vascular  Surgery,  the  American  College of Chest
Physicians, the American Society of Artificial Organs,  the  Association
for  Academic  Surgery, the Brooklyn Surgical Society, the International
Society for Minimally  Invasive  Cardiothoracic  Surgery,  Kings  County
Medical Society, the New York Cardiological Society, the New York Socie-
ty  for  Thoracic Surgery, the New York Surgical Society, the Society of
Thoracic Surgeons and the Spencer Surgical Society; and
  WHEREAS, A true asset to  society,  Dr.  Israel  Jacobowitz's  distin-
guished  record  merits  the  recognition and respectful tribute of this
Legislative Body; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause  in  its  deliberations  to
honor  Dr.  Israel  Jacobowitz  upon  the occasion of his designation as
recipient of the Physician of the Year Award by the Aleh Foundation; and
be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Dr. Israel Jacobowitz.

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