Department Chair Dr. Mary D'Alton receives Milstein Service Award

May 24, 2019

Mary E. D’Alton, MD, Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center, recently received the Seymour Milstein Distinguished Service Award on Wednesday, May 22, 2019.

The award, now in its second year, is presented annually to a senior member of the medical staff at NYP/CUIMC and Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons (VP&S) for exceptional and long-standing service. Established by the Vivian and Seymour Milstein family, longtime and generous benefactors of the institution, the Milstein Award recognizes the excellence of our physicians and celebrates their vital role in making our Medical Center a leader in academic medicine and patient care.

“It’s an honor for us to be able to honor Mary D’Alton,” said Lee Goldman, MD, Chief Executive of CUIMC and Executive Vice President and Dean of the Faculties of Health Sciences and Medicine. "One of Mary’s great skills is bringing people together. Dr. D’Alton makes both our school and our hospital stronger, and as a result we can better serve our students and our patients, and move research forward as well.”

Dr. D’Alton is the Willard C. Rappleye Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology of Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons and the the Director of Services for the Sloane Hospital for Women and NYP/CUIMC and Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. During her tenure as Department Chair, Dr. D’Alton has strengthened the medical center’s programs in infertility, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery, gynecologic oncology, family planning, and integrated women’s healthcare. Focusing on patients with high-risk pregnancies because of complex fetal or maternal conditions, she implemented a multidisciplinary, coordinated approach to managing the most challenging pregnancies at the Carmen and John Thain Center for Prenatal Pediatrics and the Mothers Center.

“Dr. D’Alton’s work in women’s health, both nationally and at our Medical Center, exemplifies the Milstein family’s deep commitment to service, leadership, and excellence,” said Steven J. Corwin, MD, President and Chief Executive Officer of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. “Under her leadership, our programs have grown in size, scope, and reputation.”