Dean Fine honored
Dr. Richard N. Fine, Renowned Pediatric Nephrologist Recognized by Angela’s House
Richard N. Fine., M.D., Dean of Stony Brook University School of Medicine, was honored by Angela’s House, a Long Island-based organization that provides special homes for medically fragile children at its Spring Gala. Dr. Fine received the honor for his long and continued support of Angela’s House. The event took place at the Watermill in Smithtown on April 3.
Assembled at the Angela’s House Spring Gala at the Watermill in Smithtown are, from left: Carolyn Milana, M.D., Stony Brook University Medical Center (SBUMC) pediatrician; Steven L. Strongwater, M.D., CEO, SBUMC; Margaret McGovern, M.D., Ph.D., Chair of Pediatrics, SBUMC; Bob Policastro, founder of Angela’s House; Richard N. Fine, M.D., Dean, Stony Brook University School of Medicine, and Gala Honoree; and Latha Chandran, M.D., M.P.H., Associate Dean for Academic and Faculty Affairs, SMUMC.
A world-renowned pediatric nephrologist, Dr. Fine has cared for countless children with debilitating diseases and in fragile conditions. Dr. Fine is internationally recognized for his expertise in the management of children requiring renal transplantation and is well-known for his pioneering efforts to adopt dialysis and renal transplantation for pediatric patients and for establishing peritoneal dialysis as an alternative for children with end-stage renal disease.
“I am truly honored to be associated with such a wonderful organization and am grateful to be designated the Honoree of the Angela’s House gala this year,” says Dr. Fine. “It is exceedingly difficult for families to cope with caring for a child with a devastating illness, and Angela’s House has provided special health care needs for many children.”
“Dr. Fine’s concern for children and his support of Angela’s House has been helpful and inspiring for the work we do in caring for and providing a home environment for very ill and fragile …