• Press Release

Dr. Jose M. Wiley of The Mount Sinai Medical Center recognized as "Man of the Year”

  • New York, NY
  • (September 14, 2012)

On August 16, Jose M. Wiley MD, FACC, FACP, FSCAI of The Mount Sinai Medical Center, was recognized by the New York League of Puerto Rican Women – NYLPRW as Man of the Year.  The award was presented to Dr. Wiley during the annual gala of the NYLPRW in recognition to his professional achievements and for providing exceptional services to the Hispanic community.

NYLPRW’s mission is to help Puerto Rican women in seeking higher education, by giving them financial support to obtain their college degree. Other awardees included: Ralina Cardona, Director New York State, LULAC; Antonio Perez, President of the Borough of Manhattan Community College; and Iris Jimenez-Hernandez, Executive Director Lincoln Health Center.

About this recognition Dr. Wiley said, "As a Latino and Puerto Rican, I am deeply grateful and honored by this recognition.  The role of NYLPRW is vital to the development of Latinas. It is time we break barriers." During the same ceremony and in recognition of the award granted from NYLPRW, Dr. Wiley also received from Congressman Tim Bishop a certificate for outstanding achievement awarded to him by the United States Congress.

In May of this year, Dr. Wiley also received the Ellis Island Medal of Honor, awarded by NECO (National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations), which is included in the files of Congress.  This award is given annually to citizens who have distinguished themselves within their ethnic groups, while exemplifying the values of American life. Six U.S. presidents, and other foreign ones, as well as Nobel Prize winners, and in general citizens who have distinguished themselves, have received this award.

¡Congratulations Dr. Wiley!

About the Mount Sinai Health System

The Mount Sinai Health System is New York City's largest academic medical system, encompassing eight hospitals, a leading medical school, and a vast network of ambulatory practices throughout the greater New York region. Mount Sinai advances medicine and health through unrivaled education and translational research and discovery to deliver care that is the safest, highest-quality, most accessible and equitable, and the best value of any health system in the nation. The Health System includes approximately 7,300 primary and specialty care physicians; 13 joint-venture ambulatory surgery centers; more than 415 ambulatory practices throughout the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester, Long Island, and Florida; and more than 30 affiliated community health centers. The Mount Sinai Hospital is ranked on U.S. News & World Report's "Honor Roll" of the top 20 U.S. hospitals and is top in the nation by specialty: No. 1 in Geriatrics and top 20 in Cardiology/Heart Surgery, Diabetes/Endocrinology, Gastroenterology/GI Surgery, Neurology/Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, Pulmonology/Lung Surgery, Rehabilitation, and Urology. New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai is ranked No. 12 in Ophthalmology. Mount Sinai Kravis Children's Hospital is ranked in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Children’s Hospitals” among the country’s best in four out of 10 pediatric specialties. The Icahn School of Medicine is one of three medical schools that have earned distinction by multiple indicators: ranked in the top 20 by U.S. News & World Report's "Best Medical Schools," aligned with a U.S. News & World Report "Honor Roll" Hospital, and No. 14 in the nation for National Institutes of Health funding. Newsweek’s “The World’s Best Smart Hospitals” ranks The Mount Sinai Hospital as No. 1 in New York and in the top five globally, and Mount Sinai Morningside in the top 20 globally.

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