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Dr. Marcelle Morcos of Nassau University Medical Center Honored With 2017 Year of Women Award in Field of Ophthalmology

Victor F. Politi, MD, FACP, FACEP                                         Michael B. Mirotznik, Esq.,

President/CEO                                                                             Chairman Board of Directors


December 5, 2017



Shelley Lotenberg



Dr. Marcelle Morcos of Nassau University Medical Center Honored With 2017 Year of Women Award in Field of Ophthalmology

East Meadow, NY (December 5, 2017)— Nassau University Medical Center announced today that t Dr. Marcelle Morcos, Chair of Ophthalmology at NUMC, has been named the 2017 Year of Women Award by Women in Ophthalmology. The award was presented to Dr. Morcos during the association’s annual reception held at the American Academy of Ophthalmology. During the event, Dr. Morcos was recognized for her accomplishments in the field of ophthalmology, the care she provides patients, and her help in advancing the ophthalmology industry through research and teaching ophthalmology students and new doctors.

“The high quality of patient care Nassau University Medical Center has become known for is, in large part, due to its exceptional physicians across the board, and Dr. Morcos is second to none. She is an exceptional physician and truly deserving of such a prestigious recognition,” said Victor F. Politi, MD, FACP, FACEP, NuHealth/NUMC’s President/CEO. “Nassau University Medical Center shares Women in Ophthalmology’s core values in offering an optimal work environment for doctors at all levels and fields of study. Dr. Morcos has helped further that mission in the ophthalmology department, and we commend her efforts.”

Dr. Morcos has been in practice for more than 20 years. She is dedicated to patient care and vision restoration, and she is well known throughout the industry for her commitment to medical education. In 2015, Dr. Morcos was selected as Top Ophthalmologist by the International Association of Ophthalmology. She has also been featured in several trade media outlets, including The Leading Physicians of the World in which she was highlighted as one of the best international ophthalmologists. She graduated from Cairo University Medical Center in Egypt and completed her Ophthalmology residency at Nassau University Medical center.

Women in Ophthalmology is an organization that focuses on enhancing and improving the professional environment for women ophthalmologists.

“It is an incredible honor to have received this recognition from Women in Ophthalmology,” said Dr. Morcos. “Nassau University Medical Center’s commitment to patient care and education has given me the platform to succeed professionally and also help facilitate the growth of the next generation of women ophthalmologists. Women in Ophthalmology and the American Academy of Ophthalmology are wonderful organizations that strive to empower women ophthalmologists, and I am grateful for their support and recognition. I look forward to continuing to help make this industry more accessible to women.”

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