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Jericho Doc Gets Honor, Heads To Haiti

Jericho’s Michael  Ziegelbaum, a board-certified urologist at Advanced Urology Centers of New York (AUCNY), has been elected as an At-Large Member of the North Shore University Hospital (NSUH) Medical Staff Society in Lake Success.

“It is a great honor to be elected to the NSUH Medical Society,” said Ziegelbaum. “I look forward to contributing to such an important organization and acting on behalf my medical colleagues, peers and AUCNY.”

In his new role, Ziegelbaum will help the organization in its mission of promoting, providing and supporting medical education.

“We are proud that Dr. Ziegelbaum has been elected and commend him for his hard work and dedication,” said Dr. Deepak Kapoor, president of AUCNY. “The doctors at AUCNY continue to be leaders in the medical community, further demonstrating our commitment to providing the best medical services possible for our patients.”

Ziegelbaum will  also be attending a medical mission to Haiti from November 16-23.

The mission will look to create sustainable solutions for the area. Not only will doctors help perform medical check ups and procedures, but they will also teach local doctors to help the community long after the mission is over.

Use of endourologic and laparoscopic skills employing state-of-the art technology, the mainstays of American urology, are almost nonexistent. Doctors will attempt to upgrade urologic technologies, while training residents and practicing urologists. 

“In a country where 80 percent of the population makes less then $200 per year, 50 percent of people do not have access to clean water, and the average life expectancy is 54 years, we will provide help and resources that will result in sustainable change in the medical care for Haitian people,” said Ziegelbaum.

The goal of the mission is to cooperate with the local medical work force and its resources to provide medical expertise.

Ziegelbaum will work to elevate the level of care, support local health care with educational material, medications, supplies and equipment, and empower the Haitian health care professional to practice better medicine, while exploring ways to provide sustainable improvements in Haitian health care delivery.

Prior to the mission, a focused meeting bringing together a coalition of American urologists, a pathologist and a radiologist with the Haitian urologists and hospital administrators will be held in Port au Prince.

The mission will deliver a week of hospital services at Justinien University Hospital, which benefits the 250,000 people of Cap Haitien and an additional 250,000 in surrounding areas.

Ziegelbaum is assistant clinical professor at Hofstra-LIJ-North Shore Medical School, and an active member of the attending staff at Long Island Jewish Hospital, North Shore-Manhasset and St. Francis hospitals.

He is also a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, the president-elect of the Nassau County Medical Society, an assistant clinical professor at Hofstra North Shore – LIJ School of Medicine and is one of Castle Connolly’s 2013 Top Doctors.