Dr Nigel Pereira, an alumnus of Weill Cornell Medicine – Qatar (WCM-Q), has been included on the ‘Super Doctors’ list of elite-level physicians practising in the US.
Dr Pereira, who graduated from WCM-Q in 2010 and now practises in New York City as an assistant professor of Reproductive Medicine and Obstetrics and Gynaecology, was also named as one of New York’s ‘Rising Stars’ for 2019 by the Super Doctors organisation.
The Super Doctors organisation follows a rigorous selection process to identify top doctors in more than 40 medical specialities who have achieved an extremely high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement, WCM-Q has said in a statement.
Only around 5% of all the doctors working in each respective state or region make it onto the ‘Super Doctors’ list.
To be included on the list, candidates must first be nominated by another doctor and cannot self-nominate.
Dr Pereira, who works at the Ronald O Perelman and Claudia Cohen Center for Reproductive Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College/New York-Presbyterian Hospital, said: “This is an incredible honour and I’m very grateful for it. I owe a lot to WCM-Q and its leadership for what I am today. I was blessed to have very supportive and inspiring mentors at WCM-Q. This honour is a testament to all that they’ve taught me.”
Graduating from WCM-Q with academic distinction in 2010, Dr Pereira completed his residency training in Obstetrics/Gynaecology at Hahnemann University Hospital/Drexel University College of Medicine, where he was named chief resident.
During residency, Dr Pereira was the recipient of prestigious awards, including the Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching, the APGO Resident Scholar for Academic Excellence and the Special Resident in Minimally Invasive Gynaecology Award for Surgical Excellence from the American Association of Gynaecologic Laparoscopists.
He completed his sub-speciality fellowship training in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical College.
A prolific clinical researcher, Dr Pereira has published more than 90 research papers in leading scientific journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine, PLOS One, Human Reproduction, Fertility and Sterility, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, and the Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynaecology.
He has also authored more 70 research abstracts and seven book chapters.
Dr Pereira’s broad clinical expertise encompasses a wide range of reproductive disorders and he is also a skilled surgeon, performing minimally invasive hysteroscopic and laparoscopic.
His is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.
He is also certified by the American Association of Bioanalysts as an Andrology and Embryology Laboratory Scientist.
Dr Javaid Sheikh, dean of WCM-Q, said: “Everyone at WCM-Q is absolutely delighted that Dr Pereira’s indisputable excellence as a clinician and a researcher has been acknowledged with this wonderful accolade. Nigel’s dedication to his work and his patients is second to none and in his career as a physician he has had a tremendous positive impact on the lives of many, many people. We could not be prouder or happier for him.”
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