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New Co-Medical Directors

Released: 7/31/2015

Drs. Richard Morel and Steven Meixler have been appointed co-medical directors of WESTMED Medical Group (WMG). In morel and meixler 2015their new roles, they succeed Dr. Barney Newman, the former medical director, who retired on June 30th, having held the position for 16 years. Drs. Morel and Meixler are also vice presidents of WMG.

 

Dr. Morel is board certified in internal medicine. He graduated from College of the Holy Cross with a bachelor of arts degree in chemistry. After receiving his medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, he completed his postgraduate training at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center. He also received a master of medical management degree from Carnegie Mellon University. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and a member of the American College of Physician Executives.

 

Before joining WESTMED Medical Group in July 2008, he was in a private practice affiliated with Columbia-Presbyterian Riverdale for 12 years. He is affiliated with White Plains Hospital. 

 

Dr. Meixler is board certified in internal medicine, pulmonary diseases and critical care medicine. He was awarded his medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine and went on to complete his internship and residency training at the Manhattan VA/New York University Medical Center, where he served as chief medical resident. He completed a fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine at New York University Medical Center / Bellevue Hospital Center.

 

He is affiliated with White Plains Hospital, where he served as chief of the division of pulmonary and critical care medicine and as director of the Internal Medicine Department.

 

Dr. Meixler is a Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians, and is a member of the American College of Physicians and the American Thoracic Society.