Bronx, NY (Feb. 1, 2016) – The New York State Education Department announced the appointment of Sumir Sahgal, M.D., Founder and Chief Medical Officer of Essen Health, to the State Board of Medicine, as one of its newest members. The selection, based on recommendations by the Commissioner and by the board of regents, is for a five-year term. Dr. Sahgal, will serve as a Medical Board Member, assisting the board of regents and the department on matters of professional licensing requirements, examinations, and practice issues.
“I’m honored to be a member of this esteemed board. The opportunity to help guide the caliber of future colleagues and practitioners in our State is a tremendous privilege,” shared Dr. Sahgal. As a board member, he plans to advocate for further improvements in patient care quality and workforce development especially to supplement physician shortages plaguing underserved communities.
A patient champion at his core, Dr. Sahgal established Essen Medical Associates, P.C. 15 years ago to bring primary care to an underserved community in the Bronx. What was once a single primary care office has since evolved into Essen Health, an integrated healthcare delivery organization, catering to the diverse medical needs of New York City residents. Essen Health’s divisions of care currently include eight multispecialty medical offices, a house calls program, urgent care centers, physician services in nursing homes, and a hospitalist program.
Dr. Sahgal holds a Master’s degree in Health Policy and Management from New York University. Among his notable accomplishments and leadership roles, Dr. Sahgal is currently the Chief Medical Office of Balance ACO, and also serves on a number of committees including, the International Medical Graduates Governing Council of the American Medical Association (AMA), and is the Chair of the Committee for International Medical Graduates at the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY). He also serves as Bronx District Councilor for the American College of Physicians.
About Essen Health: Essen Health is an integrated healthcare delivery organization that provides high quality, compassionate, and accessible medical care to many of the most underserved residents of New York State. Guided by a population health model of care delivery, Essen’s patient-centric approach is focused on meeting patient needs in all care settings. With five clinical divisions, patient care is provided in medial offices, urgent care centers, hospitals, and nursing homes, as well as directly to patients in their homes. Founded in 1999, Essen clinicians provides care in all five boroughs of New York City and the surrounding communities.
For more information, please visit essenmd.com.