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Leigh Kwak, MD, Joins White Plains Hospital Physician Associates

Leigh Kwak, MD, Joins White Plains Hospital Physician Associates
08/02/2021

White Plains, N.Y. – White Plains Hospital is pleased to welcome Dr. Leigh Kwak to its Physician Associates Division. Dr. Kwak is a skilled endocrinologist who will see patients in the Yorktown Heights and Larchmont locations. He specializes in thyroid abnormalities, pituitary gland disorders; diabetes; hormonal imbalance; brittle bone disease/osteoporosis and vitamin D deficiency; calcium abnormalities; obesity; and weight loss.

Dr. Kwak earned his medical degree from the Ross University School of Medicine. He completed his residency and internship in Internal Medicine at NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens, and his Endocrinology Fellowship at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. Dr. Kwak is board certified in internal medicine.

His expertise includes serving as Instructor in Medicine at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and as a clinical investigator at John’s Hopkins University and Dartmouth. Dr. Kwak has been involved in research projects on diabetes management and Alzheimer’s disease, and is the author of several poster presentations including topics of adrenal hyperplasia, thryrotoxicosis, and diabetic ketoacidosis.

He will see patients at the White Plains Hospital Physician Associates offices at 3379 Crompond Rd., Yorktown Heights and 2071 Boston Post Rd., Larchmont. Please call 914-849-7068 for appointments.

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About White Plains Hospital 

White Plains Hospital is a proud member of the Montefiore Health System, serving as its tertiary hub of advanced care in the Hudson Valley. The Hospital 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, with more than 64,000 patient visits a year. White Plains Hospital performs lifesaving emergency and elective angioplasty in its Joan and Alan Herfort, MD, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory and Marie Promuto Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory. White Plains Hospital has outpatient medical facilities across Westchester, including multispecialty practices in Armonk, New Rochelle, Somers and Yorktown Heights; and Scarsdale Medical Group locations in Harrison and Scarsdale.

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 received Magnet® designation in 2012 and 2016 from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). The Hospital earned a three-year accreditation from the National Accreditation Program for Rectal Cancer (NAPRC), one of 16 hospitals in the nation, and the Hospital’s Bariatric Surgical Center is accredited as a Comprehensive Center under the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP). White Plains Hospital has also received full accreditation for its breast cancer program from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) and The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP®) recognized White Plains Hospital as a top 10% performing hospital for achieving meritorious outcomes for surgical patient care in 2019. In 2021, White Plains Hospital received the Outstanding Patient Experience Award from Healthgrades® for the sixth time and was the only Hospital in Westchester to be awarded with an A Safety Grade from the Leapfrog Group for the 5th consecutive time.

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