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Family Medicine Practitioners Drs. Shekhar Palekar and Seth Leven Join White Plains Hospital Physician Associates

May 2, 2022

Harrison Medical Group Transitions to WPHPA Harrison

White Plains, N.Y. (May 2, 2022) – White Plains Hospital Physician Associates welcomes Drs. Shekhar Palekar and Seth Leven, whose longtime practice Harrison Medical Group has transitioned to WPHPA Harrison.

Specializing in geriatric medicine and preventive care, Dr. Palekar founded Harrison Medical Group in 1999. In addition to his clinical work, he is an adjunct professor of family medicine at New York Medical College and a clinical instructor in family medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Palekar earned his medical degree and a master’s degree in surgery from Topiwala National Medical College in Mumbai, India, followed by fellowships at both the Royal College of Surgeons in Glasgow and the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. He completed his residency in family medicine at St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Yonkers, N.Y.

Dr. Leven is a board-certified internist with extensive knowledge of several internal medical subspecialties. His interests include preventative medicine, with special emphasis on promoting a healthy lifestyle. He earned his medical degree from St. George’s University in Grenada, West Indies, after which he completed an internship and residency in internal medicine at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Palekar or Dr. Leven at WPHPA Harrison, call (914) 835-0073.

About White Plains Hospital

White Plains Hospital is a proud member of the Montefiore Health System, serving as its tertiary hub of advanced care in the Hudson Valley. The Hospital is a 292-bed not-for-profit health care organization with the primary mission of providing exceptional acute and preventive medical care to all people who live in, work in or visit Westchester County and its surrounding areas. Centers of Excellence include the Center for Cancer Care, The William & Sylvia Silberstein Neonatal & Maternity Center and The Ruth and Jerome A. Siegel Stroke Center. The Hospital’s Flanzer Emergency Department is the busiest in Westchester County, with more than 64,000 patient visits a year. White Plains Hospital performs lifesaving emergency and elective angioplasty in its Joan and Alan Herfort, MD, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory and Marie Promuto Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory. White Plains Hospital has outpatient medical facilities across Westchester, including multispecialty practices in Armonk, New Rochelle, Somers and Yorktown Heights; and Scarsdale Medical Group locations in Harrison and Scarsdale.

The Hospital is fully accredited by the Joint Commission and earned its recognition as a Top Performer for Key Quality Measures® in 2019, 2015 and 2013. The Hospital received Magnet® designation in 2021, 2016 and 2012 from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). The Hospital recently received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline® Gold Achievement Award for its treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks in its Emergency Department and Cardiac Catherization labs and its mortality rate is amongst the lowest in the country according to the National Cardiovascular Data Registry (NCDR). The Hospital earned a three-year accreditation from the National Accreditation Program for Rectal Cancer (NAPRC), one of 16 hospitals in the nation, and the Hospital's Bariatric Surgical Center is accredited as a Comprehensive Center under the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP). White Plains Hospital has also received full accreditation for its breast cancer program from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) and The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP®) recognized White Plains Hospital as a top 10% performing hospital for achieving meritorious outcomes for surgical patient care in 2019. In 2021, White Plains Hospital received the Outstanding Patient Experience Award from Healthgrades® for the sixth time and was the only Hospital in Westchester to be awarded with an A Safety Grade from the Leapfrog Group for the 7th consecutive time.