The PAGNY family would like to extend hearty congratulations to Dr. Steven C. Yap, Director of Pain Management at NYC Health + Hospitals/Coney Island, for being named Coney Island’s January Employee of the Month.
Dr. Yap was honored for the transformation he has brought to Coney Island’s Pain Management Clinic, creating a pleasant atmosphere for both patients and employees. Patients who were once angry and frustrated are now happy and satisfied, colleagues say. Dr. Yap is considered by patients, staff and peers to be an excellent, committed and caring physician.
“With his arrival, tireless work, boundless energy, great knowledge and skills, sunny personality, bursting enthusiasm and unrelenting demand for perfection and quality, the Pain Management services at CIH were reborn and entirely transformed,” said Dr. Gregory Girshin, Chairman of the Department of Anesthesiology. “Under Dr. Yap’s leadership, we will be in a position to apply for a Center of Excellence in Pain Management in the near future.”
Colleagues say that Dr. Yap places a high priority on loyalty, compassion and dedication to the patients he serves and performs on a level that goes beyond the scope of his regular responsibilities.
Dr. Yap completed his medical education degree in May 2006 from the Chicago Medical School. He did his residency in Anesthesia and a Fellowship at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons from 2007 through 2011.
Dr. Steven Yap joined NYC Health + Hospitals/Coney Island in 2015 as Director of Pain Management. He is a member of the American Board of Anesthesiology and has earned additional qualifications and certification in Pain Management.