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Catskill Regional Medical Group Physician Honored for Leadership

(Harris, NY) – Catskill Regional Medical Group General Surgeon, Abdul Shahzad, M.D, was recently presented with the Leadership Award at the 2016 Physician Appreciation Dinner hosted by Catskill Regional Medical Center.

The Appreciation Dinner allows Catskill Regional to publicly recognize members of its medical staff for their commitment to medical excellence. Catskill Regional’s Board of Directors and Executive Management team hosted the business event which took place at Bernie’s Holiday Restaurant.

Each year, a physician is chosen by peers for the Leadership Award. The Leadership Award recognizes involvement in the development of new or enhanced medical programs, promotion of staff education within the physician’s field and professional excellence.

“Dr. Shahzad is wonderful colleague and an excellent surgeon who is so deserving of this leadership award. The fact that he was selected among his peers speaks volumes,” said Dr. Gerard Galarneau, Catskill Regional Medical Center CEO & CMO.

Dr. Shahzad, a physician with Catskill Regional Medical Group, receiving an award for his leadership.

Dr. Shahzad is a General Surgeon who performs vascular, thoracic and laparoscopic surgeries for Catskill Regional Medical Center and Catskill Regional Medical Group patients. A certified Wound Care Specialist, he is also the Director of Department of Surgery, Director of Trauma and Co-Director of the Intensive Care Unit at Catskill Regional Medical Center.

Dr. Shahzad received his medical degree from Technical University of Santiago in the Dominican Republic and performed his surgical residency at Lincoln Hospital and Our Lady of Mercy Hospital in New York City. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS) and liaison for the American Cancer Society.

Catskill Regional Medical Group (CRMG) and Orange Regional Medical Group (ORMG) are part of the Greater Hudson Valley Health System, comprised of the well-established and highly regarded Orange Regional Medical Center and Catskill Regional Medical Center. CRMG and ORMG are new and growing multi-specialty, hospital-supported group medical practices with Board-certified Doctors, Board-certified Nurse Practitioners and Board-certified Advanced Practice Professionals providing outpatient and inpatient care servicing Orange, Sullivan, Ulster Counties and beyond. For more information, visit and

Catskill Regional Medical Center is a member of the Greater Hudson Valley Health System.

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