Five Penn State Health doctors have been named among the Pennsylvania Medical Society's “Top Physicians Under 40.”
Winners were nominated by colleagues and selected by a statewide committee of the society's member physicians.
In all, the list includes 38 physicians representing 19 different medical specialties and 18 different cities. They include 20 women and 18 men who work in practice settings that range from large health systems to smaller medical practices.
The Penn State Health physicians recognized are:
- Todd Felix, a family physician at Penn State Health Medical Group – Nyes Road. Felix was nominated by a patient for going above and beyond in his care for a serious condition. He teaches evidence-based medicine and information mastery to medical students.
- Benjamin Fogel, who serves as medical director of the largest pediatric primary care center at Penn State Health. Fogel had led several quality improvement efforts for primary care pediatrics in the health system, including projects that have improved HPV vaccination rates, recognition and follow-up of elevated blood pressure, and screening for depression and anxiety.
- Andrew Lutzkanin III, a family medicine physician with advanced training in obstetrical care. In his role with Penn State Health Medical Group – Middletown, he provides care for the whole family's needs before, during and after pregnancy.
- Michael Pfeiffer, a cardiologist at Penn State Heart and Vascular Institute. He is the imaging leader for the organization's structural heart disease program and, for the past five years, has served as the quality officer for the echocardiology lab.
- Hyma Polimera, a hospitalist at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center who serves as a role model for younger academic hospitalists. She played an active part in developing a national model for anti-bias policies that protect providers.
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