Dr. Barney Newman, medical director of the WESTMED Medical Group (WMG), based in Purchase, NY, announces two promotions to vice president: Dr. Steven Meixler of White Plains, a pulmonologist and critical care specialist, who is associate medical director for medical specialties and Dr. Richard Morel of Pelham, an internist, who is associate medical director for internal medicine.
Both physicians will be facilitating the medical oversight of services offered by WMG, the onboarding and orientation of physicians at all WMG locations and the physician credentialing and privileging process. Drs. Meixler and Morel are also involved in WMG’s ongoing development and achievement of quality initiatives as an accountable care organization (ACO)—providing patients with the right care at the right time in the right setting at the right cost.
• Dr. Steven Meixler is board certified in internal medicine and pulmonary disease/ critical care medicine. He received his medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine and completed his residency training through Manhattan VA/New York University Medical Center, where he served as chief resident. He completed a fellowship in pulmonary/critical care medicine at New York University Medical Center/Bellevue Hospital Center. Dr. Meixler was in private practice in White Plains before joining WMG in September 2005. He is also director of the Department of Internal Medicine at White Plains Hospital and has served as chief of pulmonary/critical care medicine.
• Dr. Richard Morel is board certified in internal medicine. He was awarded his medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, and completed his postgraduate training at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center. In addition, he has recently completed a master’s of medical management degree at Carnegie Mellon University. Before joining WMG in July 2008, he was in a private practice affiliated with Columbia-Presbyterian Riverdale for 12 years.