Andrew Y. Kleinman, MD, Elected President of State Medical Society

WESTBURY, NY (04/14/2014)(readMedia)-- Tarrytown, NY (4/14/14) – Westchester plastic surgeon Andrew Y. Kleinman, MD, was elected President of the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) at its 208th annual House of Delegates (HOD) meeting in Tarrytown, NY, on April 12. He previously served as President-Elect of MSSNY. Dr. Kleinman has a private practice in Rye Brook and is on the plastic surgical staff of Montefiore New Rochelle Hospital.

A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dr. Kleinman earned his medical degree from the University of Rochester. He received residency training in general surgery at George Washington University Hospital in Washington, DC and at Harvard Surgical Service in Boston. Dr. Kleinman worked as a research fellow at Massachusetts General Hospital and then completed his plastic surgery residency training at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. He subsequently gained certification from both the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the National Board of Medical examiners.

Dr. Kleinman is listed as a top doctor in his field by several consumer publications, including Castle Connolly Guide, Consumer Checkbook Guide and US News and World Report. He has also gained prominence for his efforts on behalf of organized medicine and is particularly noted for his ongoing attempts to obtain fair payments to patients from insurers.

Dr. Kleinman has held several leadership positions for the Westchester County Medical Society, including president, and is currently vice president of the Ninth District, which represents physicians in several counties. He is also a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and past president of the New York State Society of Plastic Surgeons.

A member of MSSNY since 1992, Dr. Kleinman has served the organization in many capacities, including as commissioner of its Socio-Economics Division-which oversees all health insurance issues. He was a councilor for six years and has been part of MSSNY's AMA delegation for the past five years. He currently chairs MSSNY's Professional Ethics and Medical Conduct Committee and its Long Range Planning Committee. Additionally, he serves on the Long Term Care and the Legislative and Physician Advocacy committees.

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Founded in 1807, the Medical Society of the State of New York is the state's principal non-profit professional organization for physicians, residents and medical students of all specialties. Its mission is to represent the interests of patients and physicians to assure quality healthcare services for all.