(NY- April 20, 2016)—Jamee Goldstein, DO, of Allied Physicians Group’s Monroe Pediatrics, located at 70 Gilbert Street, in Monroe, NY, was presented with the American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians (ACOP) 2016 Harold H. Finkel, DO and Arnold Melnick, DO Community Pediatrician of the Year Award at an award reception at the ACOP 2016 Spring Conference in Phoenix, AZ, on Saturday, April 16.
The Harold H. Finkel, DO award was established in memory of Dr. Finkel, whose career spanned over 50 years of community pediatric practice. He was known for his exceptional care and availability to his patients, his commitment to students, interns, residents, addressing community child health needs, advocating for the most vulnerable children and service to the ACOP. His memory is honored by recognizing colleagues through this award who have embraced those values and by their actions have distinguished themselves in their community and served the profession with distinction.
In 2013, the ACOP, with the blessing from Dr. Finkel’s family, added Arnold Melnick, DO to the name of the award. Dr. Melnick, who serves as Emeritus Editor of PULSE, has served the ACOP in many capacities since 1946. Both are Past Presidents of the ACOP. Close personal friends, they collaborated for years on many ACOP activities, and this award memorializes their friendship and partnership.
Dr. Goldstein was nominated by Kelly Parness, a second-year medical student at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine. Parness’ mother has worked at Monroe Pediatrics Billing Office for almost 12 years.
Dr. Goldstein received her Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies from Cornell University: College of Human Ecology in 1995. She received a Graduate Certificate in Premedical Sciences from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh in 1997 and her Doctor of Osteopathy from the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Erie, Pennsylvania in 2001. Dr. Goldstein completed her residency in pediatrics at The Infants’ and Children’s Hospital of Brooklyn, Maimonides Medical Center, in 2004. She returned home to join Monroe Pediatrics and to work alongside her mentor, Dr. Alan Harawitz, in July of 2004. She is board certified and a Fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians.
While in medical school, Dr. Goldstein presented her lecture “Osteopathic Manipulation and Pediatric Sinusitis” at the Professional Rounds of the Department of Pediatrics at Maimonides Medical Center. She also received the International Osteopathic Awareness Award in 2001 from the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. In 2005 she was recognized as a “Caring Physician” by the Emergency Department at Arden Hill Hospital in Goshen, New York.
Dr. Goldstein lives in Monroe with her husband, Jeff and sons Ethan and Spencer. She is involved in precepting/mentoring students from the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine and West Point Military Academy. She teaches tap dancing at Terpsichore: the Dancerschool, in the evenings, and enjoys theatre, music and being outdoors. Dr. Goldstein is interested in diet and exercise, pediatric gynecology and adolescent medicine.