Albany Med Physician Elected President of the NYSSOS
ALBANY, N.Y., July 21, 2014 Jeffrey Lozman, M.D., attending surgeon and professor of Surgery and Orthopaedics at Albany Medical Center, has been elected president of the New York State Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons (NYSSOS).
Dr. Lozman, who also practices with Capital Region Orthopaedics, has long been active in lobbying for patients’ rights in Albany and Washington, D.C.
My goals, and the goals of the NYSSOS, are to improve the delivery and quality of patient care, Dr. Lozman said. At NYSSOS, we review and work with legislators to improve both state and federal legislation as it pertains to patients who have musculoskeletal problems or other injuries.
He said the organization will focus on issues that involve truth in advertising by medical practitioners, workers’ compensation and regulations concerning surgical permissions.
Dr. Lozman is a 1972 graduate of Albany Medical College and served as a lieutenant commander of the U.S. Navy, completing his tour of duty in Okinawa. A resident of Delmar, he has taught at Albany Medical College since 1981. In 2008, he was named Physician of the Year by the Visiting Nurses Association of Northeast New York.
Albany Medical Center, northeastern New York’s only academic health sciences center, is one of the largest private employers in the Capital Region. It incorporates the 734-bed Albany Medical Center Hospital, which offers the widest range of medical and surgical services in the region, and the Albany Medical College, which trains the next generation of doctors, scientists and other healthcare professionals, and also includes a biomedical research enterprise and the region’s largest physicians practice with nearly 400 doctors. Albany Medical Center works with dozens of community partners to improve the region’s health and quality of life. For more information: www.amc.edu or www.facebook.com/albanymedicalcenter.
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