New York, NY – Rafael A. Ortiz, MD, chief, neuro-endovascular surgery and interventional neuroradiology at Lenox Hill Hospital, received the Latino Trendsetter Award at the 14th Annual LatinTRENDS magazine celebration held on May 10th at the Symphony Space Theater in Manhattan.
Since 2002, the Latino Trendsetter Awards recognizes organizations and individuals impacting the Hispanic community.
Dr. Ortiz was selected as a recipient of this prestigious award because of his dedication to patient education and community health in the Latino community. He is nationally recognized for his expertise in the endovascular treatment of cerebral aneurysms, embolization of brain tumors and vascular tumors of the head and neck region, treatment of cerebral and arteriovenous malformations, craniofacial vascular lesions in adults and children, as well as revascularization procedures for acute stroke.
Among his numerous accolades, Dr. Ortiz was honored with a Proclamation by the New York State Senate in 2012 for his dedication to community education and outstanding patient care. In 2010, he received The American Heart Association’s Young Heart Award for achievements in Cardiovascular Science and Medicine and also the American Heart Association’s Tu Corazon Latino Award for dedication to patient education and community health. Tu Corazon Latino is an innovative health movement that brings physicians, executives, public servants and community leaders together to explore health issues and solutions for at risk populations. More recently, in 2013, he was recognized as one of the Men of the Year in the City of New York by El Diario La Prensa newspaper. In 2014, he received the Leadership and Vision Award of the American Heart and Stroke Association.
As a recipient of the 2016 Latino Trendsetter Award, Dr. Ortiz joins a distinguished list of past honorees including Mayor Michael Bloomberg; Pulitzer Prize-winning author Junot Diaz; Giants player Victor Cruz; Major League Baseball player Robinson Cano and television and film stars Roselyn Sanchez and Gina Rodriguez.
About Lenox Hill Hospital
Lenox Hill Hospital, a member of Northwell Health, is a 652-bed, fully accredited, acute care hospital located on Manhattan’s Upper East Side with a national reputation for outstanding patient care and innovative medical and surgical treatments. US News & World Report has ranked the hospital among the nation’s top 50 in Cardiology and Heart Surgery and among the top 10 hospitals in the state of New York with a total of 11 “high performing” designations for its clinical performance in Cancer, Diabetes & Endocrinology, Ear, Nose & Throat, Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Nephrology, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, Pulmonology and Urology. For more information, go to www.lenoxhillhospital.org.
About Northwell Health
Northwell Health (formerly North Shore-LIJ Health System) is New York State’s largest health care provider and private employer. With 21 hospitals and nearly 450 outpatient practices, we serve more than 1.8 million people annually in the metro New York area and beyond. Our 61,000 employees work to change health care for the better. We’re making breakthroughs in medicine at the Feinstein Institute. We're training the next generation of medical professionals at the visionary Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine and the School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies. And we offer health insurance through CareConnect. For information on our services in more than 100 medical specialties, visit Northwell.edu.