The PAGNY family would like to extend our hearty congratulations to Dr. Ashraf Elshafei, the Unit Chief of the Detoxification Unit at NYC Health + Hospitals/Metropolitan, for being recognized and named Metropolitan’s August Employee of the Month. Dr. Elshafei was nominated by Dr. Ronnie Swift, Chief of Psychiatry and Associate Medical Director at NYC Health + Hospitals/Metropolitan.
Dr. Elshafei received the award because of his sensitive and caring ability as well as his expertise in helping patients who struggle with addiction. One long-time patient said of Dr. Elshafei: “He has been like a father to me. He has helped me through thick and thin for the last four years while I battled my addiction. He never judged me and has always taken care of me and welcomed me with kind words.”
Dr. Elshafei, who did his residency at Metropolitan, also serves as an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at New York Medical College, is the Associate Training Director of the Psychiatry Residency Program and is the Clerkship’s Student Training Director at Metropolitan/New York Medical Center.