"Photos of the 6 Recipients of the 2023 Physician Awards - see article text for names of recipients"MIDDLETOWN, NY (Jan. 22, 2024) — Garnet Health recently announced the recipients of their 2023 Physician Awards. Physicians were selected by the Medical Executive Committees of Garnet Health Medical Center and Garnet Health Medical Center – Catskills and were recognized by Garnet Health Board of Directors Chair Phillip Massengill, MD. Honorees were selected based on their commitment to their patients and community; each standing out in their respective fields as honorable physicians who go above and beyond for patient care. 
“On behalf of the Garnet Health Board of Directors, we congratulate Garnet Health’s 2023 Physician Award honorees,” said Dr. Massengill. “While we are proud of all our extremely talented physicians, each year we like to take a moment to honor those who exemplify the very best and bring out the best in their peers and clinical teams. We thank them for all they have done to provide exceptional healthcare to our patients.”
Below lists those who were honored.

Garnet Health Medical Center 2023 Lifetime Awards:

Vincent Gulfo, MD, Rehabilitation Medicine
Dr. Gulfo joined the medical staff in 1999 and has been a fixture of the rehabilitation unit. With over 33 years of service to our community, he is well respected by staff and patients. The care Dr. Gulfo provides goes beyond a patient’s rehabilitation needs. He is dedicated to providing all patients with the care they need and deserve. 
Deborah Spencer, MD, Obstetrics and Gynecology 
Dr. Spenser joined the medical staff in 1996 and has delivered more than 3,000 babies throughout her time as an expert physician. With a career spanning more than 33 years of providing quality OB/GYN care to women in our community, Dr. Spenser has gone above and beyond delivering joy to her patients with exceptional care, grace, and compassion.  

Garnet Health Medical Center 2023 Leadership Awards:

William Gotsis, MD, Interventional Cardiology
Having joined the medical staff in 1996, Dr. Gotsis has provided expert cardiac interventional care to more than 7,000 patients, many in their greatest hour of need, and has cared for nearly 500 patients since the start of interventions for acute myocardial infarction (MI). Over his nearly three decades of service, he has worked diligently in helping to establish and increase performance outcomes of Garnet Health Medical Center’s cardiac catheterization lab to be one of the best in the region. A physician who never says no and is always available for patients and staff, Dr. Gotsis’s leadership skills have further assisted and supported new providers throughout the years.   
Gary Silverman, MD, Interventional Cardiology
Dr. Silverman joined the medical staff in 1999 and has since performed more than 5,000 cardiac catheterizations and has cared for nearly 450 patients since the start of interventions for acute MIs. Dr. Silverman is the epitome of professionalism and is often the first to provide guidance, support, assistance and education to all staff. Even as a leader he is a consummate team player. 
Together, the team of Dr. Gotsis and Dr. Silverman has lead Garnet Health Medical Center to a new level of cardiac care in the Hudson Valley.

Garnet Health Medical Center – Catskills 2023 Lifetime Achievement Award

Phone Win, MD, Psychiatry 
Having joined the medical staff in 2001, Dr. Win has exhibited exceptional dedication to patient care. He is actively involved in medical staff developments and resident growth. His dedication and talent have played a key role in psychiatry care to our patients. 

Garnet Health Medical Center – Catskills 2023 Leadership Award

Tejas Parikh, MD, Radiology
Dr. Parikh joined the medical staff in 2006 and has been an active leader in the development of the radiology department. With exemplary professionalism, Dr. Parikh’s leadership has been integral to orienting new providers – offering guidance, assistance and education. 

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About Garnet Health

Garnet Health is a New York State, not-for-profit corporation headquartered in Middletown, New York, approximately 60 miles northwest of New York City. It is the corporate parent of Garnet Health Medical Center, Garnet Health Medical Center – Catskills, Garnet Health Doctors, Garnet Health Urgent Care, Garnet Health Foundation and Garnet Health Foundation – Catskills. Garnet Health is dedicated to developing specialty services, medical programs and needed healthcare services that allow residents to remain close to home to receive quality care.

Providing healthcare to approximately 450,000 residents in Orange, Sullivan and Ulster counties, Garnet Health was designed to improve the quality, stability and efficiency of healthcare services in the mid-Hudson and Catskill region. Garnet Health provides services by more than 4,000 employed professionals and over 850 medical staff members. An academic affiliate of the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, Garnet Health retains compassionate professionals who continually strive toward the hospital’s mission to improve the health of our community by providing exceptional healthcare. To learn more about Garnet Health, visit