MSSNY Councilor Dr. Daniel Choi Named to NASS’ 2023 SpineLine 20 Under 40 List

Congratulations to MSSNY Councilor Dr. Daniel Choi on being named to the North American Spine Association’s (NASS) 2023 SpineLine 20 Under 40 list. Dr. Choi was recognized for his commitment to building a thriving independent practice in an era of consolidation, as well as for his outstanding advocacy work, especially for physician-friendly provisions in the No Surprises Act. Dr. Choi’s dedication to advocating for physician autonomy and the advancement of medicine has made him a respected figure in the industry.

“It is a tremendous honor to be featured on the 20 Under 40 List by North American Spine Society in 2023,” said Dr Choi. “I appreciate the shoutout for my advocacy work to protect physician autonomy and independent practice. Many physicians like Amy Cho, Damian Caraballo, and Purvi Parikh and I who have been engaged in grueling grassroots advocacy efforts on the No Surprises Act know advocacy can feel like a thankless effort at times. I am a fierce believer that independent practice viability is essential to our healthcare system and one of the key answers to physician burnout.”

Dr. Choi has been actively involved with MSSNY, the American Medical Association, and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and is pleased that NASS recognizes the importance of advocacy work performed by major medical societies on behalf of their members and the medical profession.

Dr. Courtney Toombs, the newest associate at Dr. Choi’s practice, also received the 20 Under 40 Award for her remarkable research and writing accomplishments. During her residency and fellowship, Dr. Toombs was highly published, showcasing her commitment to advancing medical knowledge and patient care. The coincidence of both Dr. Choi and Dr. Toombs receiving this prestigious award highlights the exceptional talent within their practice and the dedication they bring to serving their patients in Long Island.

The 20 Under 40 Award is an esteemed recognition presented annually by NASS. The SpineLine Editorial Board, which takes a holistic approach in the selection process, considers various factors such as published research, community service, and involvement with NASS when choosing the final class.

Dr. Choi’s and Dr. Toombs’ achievements and recognition through the 20 Under 40 Award reflect their exceptional contributions to the medical field. Their dedication to advocating for their patients and their commitment to advancing the field of medicine and make them valuable assets to their practice and the community they serve.

Categories: Latest News, PulsePublished On: October 27th, 2023Tags: , ,


Related Posts

  • Register for the NYSDOH Commissioner Grand Rounds An Introduction to Working with People with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities Across Health Care Settings. Friday, December 15th, 2023 from 12:00 – 2:00pm To register click here Additional information can be found on the event webpage here NYSDOH CGR 12.15.23

  • NY Docs To Gov Hochul: Veto Wrongful Death Bill Colleagues: MSSNY is working hard to encourage Governor Hochul to veto the wrongful death bill, which could land on her desk at any time now. We recently sent her a letter detailing the opinion-editorials and letters-to-the-editor by physician leaders from around the state voicing their concerns […]

  • New York Proposes ‘Nation-Leading’ Hospital Cybersecurity Regulations Cybersecurity poses a growing challenge for hospitals, with a stark rise in data breaches and hacking incidents threatening patient safety and privacy. The healthcare sector, especially in New York, has become a prime target for cybercriminals using tactics like ransomware, which can severely disrupt medical services. Recognizing this […]

  • How to Heal After a Toxic Incident at Work Navigating the complex aftermath of toxic incidents in the workplace involves a nuanced understanding of the emotional and practical challenges one faces. Research involving over 400 professionals highlights the tenacity required in deciding whether to report an incident, the ongoing struggle during and after reporting, and […]