New York Bone & Joint Specialists Host Networking Night Bringing Awareness to Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education

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With the networking event, the New York Bone & Joint Specialists aim was for medical professionals to become aware of, and begin to support, the programs of Sophie Davis.

The Dean of the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education,, Maurizio Trevisan, MD, with New York Bone and Joint Specialists Co-Founders Leon E. Popovitz, MD, and Michael Y. Mizhiritsky, MD.

"It's the American dream that anyone from any socioeconomic background has the opportunity to become a doctor or anything that they dream of."

New York Bone & Joint Specialists hosted an event, sponsored by Lenox Hill Radiology, for medical professionals. The event was a networking night conducted to bring awareness to the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education at the City College of New York. The event was Thursday, 7th of April at the Vaucluse NYC, 100E 63rd Street, New York City from 6 to 8 pm. The event consisted of networking for the medical professionals, along with a silent auction and drinks and hors d'oeuvres on the side.

Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education is known to many as the founding medical institution of the City College and is geared to provide the most outstanding teaching, learning and research. The institution works to provide outstanding education to underprivileged students so that these students may practice their medical knowledge to underprivileged areas and people. This way, areas that lack medical professionals can be helped by people who can understand the lack of medical professionals in their area.

The students of Sophie Davis are encouraged to enroll right after high school, and in their time at the institution, they are driven to become the best in the field of medicine. Being highly motivated and driven students, Sophie Davis believes they can provide the many underprivileged areas in the country with superior quality health care. With the networking event, the New York Bone & Joint Specialists aim was for medical professionals to become aware of, and begin to support, the programs of Sophie Davis.

The night event was made possible thanks to the founders of New York Bone and Joint Specialists, Leon E. Popovitz, MD, and Michael Y. Mizhiritsky, MD, who are both graduates of the premier school of Sophie Davis. Born in Ukraine, Dr. Popovitz and his family immigrated to the US when he was a child while Dr. Mizhiritsky was born in Russia and immigrated to the US when he was 11. Dr. Popovitz lived and grew up in Queens, NY, with very modest means and was then accepted to the Sophie Davis School when he was 17. Dr. Mizhiritsky lived in the Bronx.

The two doctors then developed a lifelong friendship that sustained even after their time at the Sophie Davis School. Their friendship then evolved to the co-founding of New York Bone & Joint Specialists. For the two doctors, the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education has been their stepping stone in achieving everything they are today. For that, they want to give back what the Sophie Davis School has given them, by helping the school achieve its goal of helping young people in realizing their potential in the medical industry.

Leon E. Popovitz, MD, and his family emigrated from Russia. Sophie Davis gave him his career. He gave them back a $100,000 scholarship fund. Sophie Davis students who are recipients of Dr. Popovitz's scholarship fund were in attendance.

"It's the American dream that anyone from any socioeconomic background has the opportunity to become a doctor or anything that they dream of," Dr. Popovitz said.

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