Dec 14, 2016

The AIDS Institute recently recognized NewYork-Presbyterian's Dr. Samuel Merrick for his contributions to clinical excellence in New York State, by naming him a recipient of the prestigious Dr. Linda Laubenstein HIV Clinical Excellence Award. It is the highest honor bestowed by the State for HIV clinical care and leadership.

Dr. Merrick is medical director of the Center for Special Studies at NewYork-Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center and serves as chair of the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) AIDS Institute's Medical Care Criteria Committee (MCCC), which produces guidelines for the care of adults with HIV infection. Dr. Merrick's guidance and contributions to the Clinical Guidelines Program have enhanced the quality of care for patients throughout New York State. 

The NYSDOH AIDS Institute established the Dr. Linda Laubenstein HIV Clinical Excellence Award in 1992 to highlight the contributions of clinicians whose record of service has been extraordinary and to publicly thank them for their accomplishments.

Read More about Dr. Merrick and this Award

Media Contact:

Office of Public Affairs     pr@nyp.org