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First Physician Group Joins White Plains Hospital Physician Associates

First Physician Group Joins White Plains Hospital Physician Associates
08/01/2011

8/1/2011

Father & son surgeons Carl, Philip and Kaare Weber and surgeon Kimberly Yee join the White Plains Hospital family

White Plains Hospital recently welcomed Surgical Specialists, formerly known as Weber, Weber and Yee, to the White Plains Hospital family. Additionally, as of August 1st, surgeon Kaare Weber joined the group. The practice becomes the first member of White Plains Hospital Physician Associates, a newly formed division of the Hospital, developed with the intent of aligning local practicing physicians with the Hospital. This new venture enables physicians and the Hospital to share information, promote growth, best utilize resources and develop quality care to its fullest potential.

“Strong physician relationships are an essential part of our Hospital’s ongoing success,” said Jon B. Schandler, President and CEO, White Plains Hospital. “We are especially pleased to have Carl, Philip and Kaare Weber and Kimberly Yee as the first practice of White Plains Hospital Physician Associates.”

“Health care has changed and physicians are looking to partners to help them succeed in this new era,” said Susan Fox, Senior Vice President of Administration focusing on physician practice development. “White Plains Hospital Physician Associates will let our doctors focus on the medical side of running their practices, letting them do what they do best – care for patients.”

“We have always considered White Plains Hospital our home and have chosen to solidify our relationship by collaborating as partners,” said Carl Weber, MD. “We are very proud to be members of the White Plains Hospital family because of the exceptional care it provides to our community and the commitment of its leadership to the future growth of the Hospital.”

Carl Weber has been closely connected to the Hospital for decades and is a well-known and highly regarded surgeon in the region. A Purchase resident, he attended Cornell University and New York University. His surgical training was completed at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Yeshiva University in New York. In his more than 30 years in practice in Westchester County, Dr. Carl Weber has operated on thousands of patients and has earned a reputation as a skilled and compassionate surgeon.

Dr. Philip Weber of Ardsley is a graduate of Brown University School of Medicine. He completed his surgical training at MCP Hahnemann University and is fellowship trained in minimally invasive and robotic surgery. Dr. Weber’s expertise includes minimally invasive surgery of the stomach and esophagus, as well as solid organs such as spleen and pancreas. Dr. Weber is also the director of the weight loss surgery program at White Plains Hospital.

Previously an attending surgeon at Mount Sinai Medical Center, Dr. Kaare Weber of Scarsdale joins his father and brother in the practice as of August 1.  He will also serve in an administrative role at White Plains Hospital, focusing on surgical quality initiatives. Dr. Kaare Weber earned his medical degree at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He completed a fellowship in advanced endocrine surgery at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. Dr. Weber’s surgical expertise is in the minimally invasive management of diseases of the thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal glands.

Kimberly Yee of Ardsley joined the practice several years ago and has been quickly establishing herself as a leading colorectal surgeon in the area.  Dr. Yee graduated from the SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY and completed a General Surgery Residency and a Colon and Rectal Surgery Fellowship at the Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC. She then completed a Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Surgery at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas.

In addition, the practice performs acute care surgery, complex hernia repairs as well as all aspects of wound care.

About White Plains Hospital

White Plains Hospital (WPH) is a proud member of the Montefiore Health System, serving as its tertiary hub of advanced care in the Hudson Valley. WPH is a 292-bed not-for-profit health care organization with the primary mission of providing exceptional acute and preventive medical care to all people who live in, work in or visit Westchester County and its surrounding areas.

Centers of Excellence include the Center for Cancer Care, The William & Sylvia Silberstein Neonatal & Maternity Center and The Ruth and Jerome A. Siegel Stroke Center. The Hospital’s Flanzer Emergency Department is the busiest in Westchester County, seeing nearly 60,000 visits a year. White Plains Hospital performs lifesaving emergency and elective angioplasty in its Joan and Alan Herfort, M.D. Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory and Marie Promuto Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory.

White Plains Hospital also has outpatient medical facilities in Armonk and New Rochelle. The Hospital is fully accredited by the Joint Commission and earned its recognition as a Top Performer for Key Quality Measures® in 2015 and 2013. The Hospital is also an eleven-time winner of the Consumer Choice Award, an honor given to the nation’s top hospitals by the National Research Corporation. In 2012, the Hospital received Magnet® designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and, in 2016, earned re-designation as a Magnet hospital. In 2014 and 2016, White Plains Hospital received the Outstanding Patient Experience Award from Healthgrades®, given to only 10% of hospitals nationwide.

For additional information, visit http://www.wphospital.org.