CDPHP Physicians' Academy Inducts Class of 2013

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The Physicians’ Academy pays tribute to CDPHP network physicians who have made outstanding contributions to the health plan and local community.

The CDPHP Physicians' Academy Class of 2013

"The CDPHP Physicians’ Academy is just one way that we celebrate the work being done by local physicians to achieve better health, better care, and lower costs,” said Dr. John Bennett, president and CEO, CDPHP.

CDPHP is pleased to announce the addition of three local physicians who have been inducted into the CDPHP Physicians' Academy. The honorees include: Anthony Malone, MD, Fouad Sattar, MD, and Robin Tassinari, MD.

“This year’s honorees are being recognized for their commitment to improving the quality of health care in our community,” said John D. Bennett, MD, president and CEO, CDPHP. “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 is just one way that we celebrate the work being done by local physicians to achieve better health, better care, and lower costs,” added Bennett.

Created in 2004, the CDPHP Physicians’ Academy recognizes extraordinary network physicians who are nominated by their peers and selected by an esteemed panel of CDPHP Board and Physicians’ Academy members. The honorees are selected 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, and under the leadership of its dean, Anthony Tartaglia, MD, CDPHP has inducted 36 physicians from a variety of specialties.

More information on the CDPHP Physicians’ Academy Class of 2013 can be found below:

Anthony Malone, MD
Partner and Co-founder, CapitalCare Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics
Anthony Malone, MD, is the co-founder of Scott Bello and Anthony Malone, MDs Pediatric Practice (now CapitalCare Pediatrics) in Troy, NY, 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, NY. Dr. 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.

Fouad Sattar, MD
President, Fouad Sattar, MD, PC
Fouad Sattar, MD, is the president and founder of Fouad Sattar, MD, PC in Schenectady, NY, 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 earned several community service and teaching awards for excellence of care and mentoring. Dr. Sattar is certified by the American Board of OB/GYN and is fluent in English, Arabic, French, and Welsh. His work has been published in several national and international medical journals and he often lectures at local, national, and international conferences and meetings.

Robin Tassinari, MD
Attending Psychiatrist, Albany Medical Center; Professor of Psychiatry and Internal Medicine, Albany Medical College
Robin Tassinari, MD, is a dedicated psychiatrist and masterful educator who has been practicing in the Capital Region for 38 years. He recently retired from the Capital District Psychiatric Center, where he spent 25 years working evenings in the crisis unit. Dr. 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.

About CDPHP®
Established in 1984, CDPHP is a physician-founded, member-focused and community-based not-for-profit health plan that offers high-quality affordable health insurance plans to members in 24 counties throughout New York. CDPHP is also on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Pinterest.


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