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WCM-Q Alumnus Named ‘Super Doctor’ and ‘New York Rising Star’

Super Doctor

Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) alumnus Dr Nigel Pereira has been included in the ‘Super Doctors’ list of elite-level physicians practicing medicine in the United States.

Dr Pereira, who graduated from WCM-Q in 2010 and now practices 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.

Super Doctors

Dr Nigel Pereira

‘Super Doctor’ and ‘New York Rising Star’ Dr Nigel Pereira

The Super Doctors organisation follows a rigorous selection process to identify top doctors in more than 40 medical specialities who have an extremely high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Only around 5% of all doctors working in each state or region make it to the Super Doctors list. To be included in the list, candidates must first be nominated by another doctor. They cannot nominate themselves.

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 he is very grateful for making it to the list.

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.’

After 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 Gynecology Award for Surgical Excellence from the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists. He completed his sub-specialty 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 & Gynecology, and the Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology. 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. He is also a skilled surgeon, performing minimally invasive hysteroscopic and laparoscopic and is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. He is certified by the American Association of Bioanalysts as an Andrology and Embryology Laboratory Scientist.

WCM-Q Dean Dr Javaid Sheikh said that everyone at WCM-Q is delighted that Dr Pereira’s indisputable excellence as clinician and researcher has been acknowledged with this wonderful accolade.

Nigel’s dedication to his work and his patients is second to none. He has had a tremendous positive impact on the lives of many, many people. We could not be prouder or happier for him.’

For updates and more information about WCM-Q, visit their website at qatar-weill.cornell.edu.

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