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Three doctors receive CDPHP honors

Three doctors receive CDPHP honors

Three local physicians have been inducted into the CDPHP Physicians’ Academy.

Three local physicians have been inducted into the CDPHP Physicians’ Academy.

The honorees are Dr. Anthony Malone, Dr. Fouad Sattar and Dr. Robin Tassinari.

Malone is the co-founder of Scott Bello and Anthony Malone, MDs Pediatric Practice (now CapitalCare Pediatrics) in Troy, a practice handling more than 15,000 visits per year. He is also a full partner and co-founder of Developmental Pediatrics (now CapitalCare Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics) in Latham.

Malone is a developmental and general pediatrician with extensive experience in the care of special needs children, including those with birth defects, autism, or in foster care. He has won numerous awards and grants for the care of children with Down syndrome, community pediatrics, lead poisoning prevention, the prevention of child abuse and neglect and ecumenical medical missions.

Sattar is the president and founder of Fouad Sattar PC in Schenectady, a private practice that has served the obstetrical and gynecological needs of Capital Region women for more than 25 years. Over the years, he has received several community service and teaching awards for excellence of care and mentoring.

Tassinari is an attending psychiatrist at Albany Medical Center and professor of psychiatry and internal medicine at Albany Medical College. He recently retired from the Capital District Psychiatric Center, where he spent 25 years working evenings in the crisis unit. Tassinari has received numerous awards and honors for his commitment to teaching, including the Psychiatry Distinguished Teacher’s Award on 19 occasions and the Outstanding Golden Apple Award from Albany Medical College.

“This year’s honorees are being recognized for their commitment to improving the quality of health care in our community,” said John D. Bennett, president and chief executive officer of CDPHP in a news release. “As a physician-founded and guided health plan, the connection we share with our network physicians is what sets us apart.”

The CDPHP Physicians’ Academy recognizes network physicians who are nominated by their peers for their delivery of high-quality care, development and observance of best practices and their willingness to mentor colleagues and staff. Each of them receives a $1,000 honorarium for training or education.

Since the Academy’s inception in 2004, CDPHP has inducted 36 physicians from a variety of specialties.

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