Dr. William Martimucci, geriatric and internal medicine, was recently honored as the 2017 recipient of Westmed Medical Group’s Dr. Leonard Finkelstein Excellence Award. Each year, the Finkelstein award goes to the doctor voted by his peers and employees as embodying the clinical quality and selfless devotion to patient care of the award’s namesake, the deceased Dr. Leonard Finkelstein, a founding and admired member of, then, The Westchester Medical Group.
In her award presentation, Dr. Jenifer Johnson, chair of the nominating committee, said his colleagues describe Dr. Martimucci as “dedicated, persistent, hardworking, conscientious, approachable and genuine”. He is a founding member of Westmed Medical Group, then known as the Westchester Medical Group.
Dr. Martimucci was awarded his medical degree from St. George’s University School of Medicine. He did his internal medicine residency at The Brooklyn-Calidonian Hospital and a fellowship in geriatrics at Mount Sinai Medical Center. After two years in private practice, he joined The Osborn retirement community in Rye, NY as the onsite medical director from Westmed, a position he would stay in for the next 25 years. Concurrently, he provided—and still provides–primary and geriatric care at Westmed’s office at 1 Theall Rd., Rye.
His patients have written in about his attention to details and personal touch. One wrote: “He was my mom’s doctor through her very difficult last years. And now I am lucky to have Dr. Martimucci as my doctor. He is the most compassionate, competent, and kind doctor I have ever known. Whenever I thank him for all he did for my mother and for me when I was her caregiver, he humbly refuses to take full credit and reminds me, it’s always a partnership. Truth be told, we would have been lost without him.”
For his special evening, Dr. Martimucci was joined by his wife, Edie, two daughters and several other extended family members.