PHC Doctor Wins Outstanding Resident Award
Dr. Valeriy Kayrov, a recent graduate from the Family Practice Residency Program at Peninsula Hospital Center, was one of four nationwide residents to receive the American Osteopathic Foundation’s Pfizer Outstanding Resident Award for 2004. In addition to this prestigious honor, Dr. Kayrov will receive a $5,000 cash award during a reception to be held in San Francisco, California in November 2004.
Dr. Peter A. Guiney, the Director of the Family Practice Residency Program at Peninsula Hospital Center, explained that this annual competition is extremely competitive. “There are only four awards presented throughout the United States, and residents compete in all areas of medicine from neurology to family practice,” says Guiney. Dr. Guiney is very proud of Dr. Kayrov, and is quick to point out that “this is the third time in five years that a resident in the Family Practice Program at the Hospital Center has received such an outstanding award. This speaks to the high quality of the teaching program at the Hospital Center.” Dr. Kayrov has distinguished himself at PHC over the years as well, Family Practice Resident of the Year for 2002-2003; Intern of the Year 2001-2002; Academic Excellence 2002-2003 Award; and he has served as Chief Resident since 2002.
“All too often,” explains Dr. Narendra Hadpawat, Director, Department of Medicine at Peninsula Hospital, “outstanding residents graduate as leaders from our teaching program and move to private practice and/or larger hospitals. We are so pleased that Dr. Kayrov, in addition to his private practice, has now accepted the position of Assistant Director of the Department of Medicine here at the Hospital Center. Dr. Kayrov will be involved in teaching programs, in the Family Health Center and in the Pain Management Center.” Dr. Kayrov is excited about staying in the Rockaways. “I am so happy to be able to continue my medical practice here in the Rockaway community and I am honored that Peninsula Hospital Center is giving me this challenging opportunity,” he said.