MSSNY Media Highlights

Group of doctors standing as a team with thumbs up


WCNY Capitol Pressroom – 11/01/21
New York Readies to Vaccinate Kids
President Dr. Joseph Sellers Interviewed

Politico – 11/01/21
Weekly New York Healthcare
New York Readies to Vaccinate Kids
(MSSNY President Dr. Joseph Sellers interviewed)

Niagara Gazette – 11/01/21
Top New York doctor discusses pediatric vaccines following federal approval
(MSSNY President Dr. Joseph Sellers quoted)

Also ran in:
Press Republican
Oneonta Daily Star

Poughkeepsie Journal – 11/01/21
Court upholds religious exemption ban in NY medical worker vaccine mandate. What to know
(MSSNY President Dr. Joseph Sellers quoted)
Also ran in:

Genesee Country Express
Wayne Post
Daily Messenger
Times Telegram
The Steuben Courier Advocate
The Evening Tribune
Wellsville Daily Reporter
The Journal News –
The Leader

Rochester First / News 8 WROC (CBS) – 11/01/21
CDC: Vaccine-induced COVID-19 immunity better protects than infection-induced immunity
(MSSNY President Dr. Joseph Sellers interviewed)


WROC-8 TV (CBS) / Rochester First – 10/26/21
FDA advisers back Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for young kids
(MSSNY President Dr. Joseph Sellers interviewed)

Times News Network – 10/26/21
NYC Shares Timeline for Kids Age 5-11 1st COVID Vaccine Doses Pending Federal OK
(MSSNY President Dr. Joseph Sellers quoted)
Also ran in News Nation USA

WNBC-TV – 10/19/21
White House Says COVID Vaccine For Children Coming in Weeks
(MSSNY President Dr. Joseph Sellers interviewed) 

Medpage Today – 10/14/21
More Physicians are Now Employees Rather Than Owners
(MSSNY President Dr. Joseph Sellers quoted)

Albany Times Union – 10/12/21
Judge issues injunction against New York’s vaccine mandate
(MSSNY President Dr. Joseph Sellers quoted)

The Daily Gazette – 10/13/21
Editorial: Public Health Should Override Religious Views
(MSSNY mentioned)

AMA Advocacy Update– 10/13/21
High court should uphold commonsense N.Y. concealed-carry law
(MSSNY Mentioned)

Buffalo Business First – 10/11/21
Walmart, CVS and Walgreens bring competition to world of primary care
(MSSNY President Dr. Joseph Sellers quoted)


Crain’s New York – 09/30/21
Bassett gets warm reception as next health commissioner
(MSSNY President Dr. Joseph Sellers quoted)

Spectrum News 1 – 09/30/21
Public health community backs Hochul’s health commissioner appointment
(MSSNY President Dr. Joseph Sellers quoted) 

Newsday – 09/29/21
Gov. Kathy Hochul names Mary Bassett as state health commissioner
(MSSNY President Dr. Joseph Sellers quoted) 

Cheddar News – 9/20/21
Dr. Joseph Sellers Answers Your Burning Covid-19 Questions
(MSSNY President Dr. Joseph Sellers interviewed)

WVNY-TV – 09/20/21
Who is the incoming New York DOH Health Commissioner?
(MSSNY President Dr. Joseph Sellers quoted)
Also ran on WTEN

Media Coverage of MSSNY Statement on Decision to Permit Religious Exemptions to State’s Healthcare Worker Vaccination Requirements

MSSNY President Dr. Joseph Sellers was quoted in the following media outlets:

NBC NY 9/15/21
We Have to Continue the Mandates:’ Hochul Vows to Fight Blocked NY Vaccine Rule 

CBS NY – 09/14/21
Judge Blocks New York State Medical Worker Vaccine Mandate 

AP – 09/15/21
Judge blocks medical worker vaccine mandate in NY state 

AP story also ran in:
WDBD FOX 40 Jackson
New York Times Post
Alert Forbes
PostX News
NewsNation USA
Fox News
The Leader Herald
PressFrom – Germany
New York Amsterdam News
Digital Press Network
Think Business Today
Niagara Gazette
NewsNation USA
Lockport Union-Sun & Journal Online
Niagara Gazette
Granthshala News
The Witness Daily
The World Insiders
Travel Leisure Mag
Deck Biz
Buzzing Globe
Eastern Tribunal
In The Headline – [Newswire]
Brown County Democrat
Bay News 9
The Titusville Herald
The Washington Times
The Daily Feeder 

USA Today Network/Evening Tribune – 09/15/21
NY’s medical worker COVID vaccine mandate entangled in lawsuits, protests. What’s next

USA Today Network story also ran in:
The Wellsville Daily Reporter
Times Telegram
The Observer-Dispatch
The Leader 

Buffalo News – 09/15/21
Judge issues temporary halt to state’s Covid vaccine mandate on all health care workers

Buffalo News story also ran in:
The Marietta Daily Journal
The Cherokee Ledger News
Curated Tncontentexchange
The Evening Tribune 

Newsday – 09/15/21
Judge: Temporary religious exemption for health workers refusing vaccine

WBFO NPR – 09/15/21
NY may have to allow religious exemptions to the COVID vaccine for healthcare workers, judge says

NPR story also ran in:
WMHT – 09/15/21


Cheddar – 08/25/21
Covid-19 Cases Among Children Skyrocket as Kids Head Back to the Classroom
(MSSNY President Dr. Joseph Sellers Interviewed)

WNYT HealthBeat – 08/19/21
Health Beat: Medical Records
(MSSNY President Dr. Joseph Sellers Interviewed)

CNY Central – 08/19/21
Doctor weighs in on vaccine misconceptions
(MSSNY President Dr. Joseph Sellers Interviewed)

DNYUZ – 08/16/21
Health Care Workers in New York Must Get Vaccine, Cuomo Says

(MSSNY mentioned)LoHud – 08/16/21
NY mandates COVID vaccine for health care workers, nursing home staff. What to know
(MSSNY mentioned)

WNYT HealthBeat – 08/12/21
Health Beat: Getting People Vaccinated
(MSSNY President Dr. Joseph Sellers Interviewed)


Medpage Today -07/21/21
Is the ‘Open Notes’ Rule as Good in Practice as It Is in Theory?
(MSSNY President Dr. Joseph Sellers Quoted)

Newsday – 07/20/21
An Olympian task awaits Great Neck physician for U.S. team in Tokyo
(MSSNY member Dr. Ariel Nassim mentioned)

CNY Central – 07/10/21
If a booster shot becomes necessary, don’t expect to get it at the Fairgrounds
(MSSNY Immediate Past President Dr. Bonnie Litvack quoted)


Crain’s Health Pulse – 06/24/21
Telehealth waivers are set to expire, but advocates are hopeful for a fix
(Moe Auster, MSSNY Moe Auster, Vice President of Legislative Affairs, quoted)

Crain’s New York – 06/17/21
Supreme Court dismisses GOP challenge to Affordable Care Act
(MSSNY President Dr. Joseph Sellers Quoted)

CNY Central – 06/16/21
As the state reopens, Syracuse vaccine rates lag behind – what that means for the city
(MSSNY Immediate Past President Dr. Bonnie Litvack quoted)

Medpage Today – 06/16/21
AMA Supports Docs Receiving MAT for Substance Use
(MSSNY Secretary Dr. Frank Dowling Quoted

Medpage Today – 06/14/21
Medical Residents Need Better Working Conditions, AMA Delegates Say
(MSSNY Secretary Dr. Frank Dowling quoted)

Empire State Weekly 06/05/21
End of Legislative Session and increasing vaccine confidence
(MSSNY President Dr. Joseph Sellers interviewed)

May – 5/24/21
Some are hesitant to get the COVID vaccine. Here’s how doctors are convincing them.
MSSNY President Dr. Joseph Sellers quoted)

Also ran in:
The Poughkeepsie Journal
Ithaca Journal
Democrat and Chronicle
The Wellsville Daily Reporter
The Leader
Evening Tribune
Wayne Post
Times Telegram
The Dansville Online
The Observer-Dispatch
The Steuben Courier Advocate

Newsday – 05/17/21
People on the Move

(MSSNY President-elect Dr. Parag Mehta, VP Dr. Paul Pipia, Secretary Dr. Frank Dowling mentioned)

Rochester Business Journal – 05/12/21
People and Awards
(MSSNY Treasurer, Dr. Mark Adams mentioned)

Crain’s Health Pulse – 05/04/21
Who’s News
(MSSNY  Officer Appointments Mentioned)


Spectrum News – 04/27/21
Husband and wife helping to vaccinate Hudson Valley community
(MSSNY member Dr. Neal Dunkelman mentioned)

Crain’s Health Pulse 04/19/21
Doctors sustain their income level during pandemic: Medscape report
(MSSNY President Dr. Bonnie Litvack quoted)

WABC-TV (NY) – 04/06/21
Coronavirus NY: Gov. Cuomo announces memorial to New York essential workers
(MSSNY President Dr. Bonnie Litvack mentioned)

Also ran in WTEN
Rochester First

Adirondack Daily Enterprise – 04/05/21
Vaccine ‘passport’ possible reopening tool
(MSSNY President Dr. Bonnie Litvack quoted)


Spectrum News Albany: New York State of Politics – 03/29/21 Medical Society Urges RestoMedical Society Urges Restoration for Malpractice Program(MSSNY President Dr. Bonnie Litvack quoted)

CBS News NY – 03/29/21New York Lawmakers To Start Process Of Legalizing Recreational Marijuana After Reaching Deal Over Weekend
(MSSNY Past President, Dr. Thomas Madejski interviewed)

Westchester & Fairfield County Business Journals – 03/28/21Cuomo, legislative leaders agree to legalize recreational marijuana; votes expected this week
(MSSNY mentioned)The Guardian – 03/28/21
New York lawmakers reach agreement to legalize recreational marijuana
(MSSNY mentioned)

Archyde – 03/28/21New York lawmakers agreed to legalize the recreational use of marijuana(MSSNY mentioned)

CNY Central – 03/17/21
Supply will determine how quickly NYS can expand vaccine eligibility to all adults(MSSNY President Dr. Bonnie Litvack interviewed)Spectrum News Albany – 03/17/21Vaccine Eligibility Expands, But Not All New Yorkers are Covered
(MSSNY President Dr. Bonnie Litvack quoted)

MSN Money / Bloomberg – 03/11/21New York Tries to Rein In the Laser Hair Removal Industry
(Former #MSSNY President, dr. Andrew Kleinman and VP Legislative Affairs, Morris Auster quoted)

CNY Central – 03/03/21 (Briskin)Who could be eligible next for COVID-19 vaccines?
(MSSNY President Dr. Bonnie Litvack interviewed)


Crain’s Health Pulse – 02/21/21
At a Glance – Who’s News
MSSNY New EVP Troy Oechsner Announced

Associated Press – 02/19/21
Troy Oechsner Named Executive VP of Medical Society
(New MSSNY EVP Troy Oechsner mentioned)

Other Coverage:
1st Discount Brokerage
The Antlers American
Benton Courier
Big Spring Herald
Borger News Herald
Buffalo News
Chronicle Journal
Crain Business Insurance
Crain’s Health Pulse
Daily Herald
Daily Press
Daily Times Leader
Decatur Daily Democrat
Deer Park Tribune
Dental Economics
Digital Journal
Dow Theory Letters
Evening Leader
Fat Pitch Financials
Franklin Credit Business Services
International Business Times
Inyo Register
Kane Republican
KTVN Channel 2 -Reno, NV
KUTV – Salt Lake City
Lethbridge Herald
Livermore News
Medicine Hat News
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Morning News
Newport Daily Express
Observer News Enterprise
Observer Reporter
Pawtucket Times
Penticton Herald
Pilot News
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Post and Mail
Poteau Daily News
Punxsutawney Spirit
RI Central
Ridgway Record
Rockford Register Star
Saline Courier
Silicon Investor
Star Tribune
Starkville Daily News
Statesman Examiner
Sweetwater Reporter
Tamar Securities
Valley City Times Record
Value Investing News
Wapakoneta Daily News
Woonsocket Call
Workboat Indexes
Observer Reporter

NY1 Spectrum News 02/04/21
Community Based Physicians Seek more Vaccine Doses
(MSSNY President Dr.  Bonnie Litvack quoted)

Medpage Today – 02/03/21
Frustrating Ordeal for Community Doc Seeking COVID Shot
(MSSNY President Dr.  Bonnie Litvack quoted)

Buffalo News 02/02/21
Unapproved by FDA, Ivermectin useful as Covid-19 treatment, local doctors say | Local News |
(Former MSSNY President D. Thomas Madejski Quoted)


LoHud – 01/27/21
Legalizing marijuana in NY: Concerns persist over funds to communities of color
(MSSNY mentioned)

NY Daily News – 01/25/21
Advocates make renewed push for ‘death with dignity’ legislation in N.Y.
(MSSNY mentioned)

Also ran in:
Ithaca Journal
Democrat and Chronicle
Star Gazette
The Wellsville Daily Reporter
The Observer-Dispatch
Times Telegram
Wayne Post
The Leader

Crain’s New York – 01/06/21
5 issues to watch in New York’s quest to legalize marijuana
(MSSNY mentioned)

Bloomberg Law – 01/05/21
Cuomo Softens Threat to Fine New York Hospitals for Vaccine Woes
(MSSNY mentioned)

City and State NY –
The 2021 Health Power 100: 51-100 | City & State NY
(MSSNY President Dr. Bonnie Litvack #53)

Stat News – 01/04/21
‘Still waiting for my turn’: Primary care doctors are being left behind in the vaccine rollout
(MSSNY mentioned)

NY Times – 01/04/21
Vaccine Rollout Is Sluggish. Can These Pop-Up Inoculation Sites Help?
(MSSNY President Dr. Bonnie Litvack quoted)

Niagara Gazette – 01/04/21
Cuomo threatens to fine hospitals for dawdling with COVID vaccine
(MSSNY President Dr. Bonnie Litvack quoted)

Also ran in Lockport Union Sun &  Journal

Oneonta Daily Star