Celebrating 20 Years of Training Family Physicians and Honoring Dr. Red Schiller
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Celebrating 20 Years of Training Family Physicians and Honoring Dr. Red Schiller

May 24, 2017

On Friday, May 19th, the Institute for Family Health celebrated the 20th Anniversary of the Beth Israel/Mount Sinai Downtown Family Medicine Residency. The event honored Dr. Robert “Red” Schiller for his years of dedication and leadership to family medicine training. Over 100 alumni, faculty, former faculty, and long-time supporters attended.

The event began with remarks from Neil Calman, MD, Institute President & CEO, acknowledging the many accomplishments of the program, including graduating 175 residents who are “making a tremendous impact in the communities they serve.” Dr. Calman shared information about the future of the residency program, which will soon relocate its inpatient training to Mount Sinai Hospital.

Remarks were also provided by Mr. Alfred Engelberg, founder of the Engelberg Foundation; Ms. Carol Green, director of the The Phillips-Green Foundation, Inc.; and Dr. Robert Newman, President Emeritus of Beth Israel Medical Center and Continuum Health Partners, Inc. Each has played an instrumental role in the residency program since its inception, and has supported the success of the program throughout the years.

Andreas Cohrssen, MD, residency program director, offered a poignant reflection on Dr. Schiller’s leadership and stewardship of the residency over two decades. The program culminated with an awards presentation honoring Dr. Schiller, where he shared what it’s meant to be part of the Institute: “I can’t tell you how lucky I am. I have been working at the same place for 30 years. When I come to work I’m surrounded by people who share a calling, and to me that’s a priceless gift. I am thankful for all the people I have worked with who have allowed me to do that, and not only do it with grace, but with pleasure and enjoyment.”

The Institute would like to give a special thanks to our generous platinum and gold sponsors!


Alfred and Gail Engelberg

Carol and Janet Green

Alan Raymond

Walter Woodley


Marc Calman

Stephen Dahmer

Jonathan Fader

Maria Gbur

Mark Josefski

Lisa Maldonado

Aimee Mankodi

       Andrea Maritato

Kathleen O’Donnell

Richard O’Keefe

Russell Portenoy

Linda Prine

Janet Stein

Yolanda Tun-Chiong

Yolanda Wade


Photos of the evening can be viewed here. Interested in joining us at a future event? Make sure you subscribe to our email list.