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Brian Mehling, MD, an orthopedic trauma surgeon, has been selected for the 2020 Best of West Islip Award in the Physicians & Surgeons category by the West Islip Award Program.

Each year, the West Islip Award Program identifies companies and individuals that have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. They enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and the community. As a result, the recipients help make the West Islip area a great place to live, work, and play.

Dr. Mehling is the founder and chief medical officer of Mehling Orthopedics and BHI Therapeutic Sciences (BHITS). He is a practicing American orthopedic trauma surgeon, researcher, and philanthropist. He is also spearheading groundbreaking research in stem cell therapy. Notably, BHITS is currently engaged in an FDA Investigational New Drug trial for stroke, using human umbilical cord blood (hUCB) stem cells. 

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2020 West Islip Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the West Islip Award Program and data provided by third parties.

Dr. Mehling started his path in medicine through undergraduate study at Harvard University, obtaining his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Science degrees in Biochemistry from Ohio State University.

“While I appreciate being recognized with this award, it is more of an honor to know that we are providing the highest quality care to our patients” said Dr. Mehling.

Completing his degree of medicine at Wright State University School of Medicine, Dr. Mehling received post graduate education through residencies and fellowships at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Paterson, NJ and the Graduate Hospital in Philadelphia, PA, while pursuing a Ph.D. in Chemistry (which he is currently completing at Seton Hall University). Dr. Mehling is also a member of the prestigious International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR).

Mehling Orthopedics is an orthopedic trauma practice dedicated to creating individualized treatment plans for traumatic injuries and disabilities. With convenient locations in Hackensack, New Jersey, and West Islip, New York, Mehling Orthopedics provides specialized care for orthopedic trauma and sports-related injuries.

The experienced board-certified orthopedic surgeons at Mehling Orthopedics understand that patients need individualized treatment and follow-up care from only the finest medical professionals available. That’s why the team has hired fellowship-trained experts with experience in the latest advances in biomedical processes, autologous stem cell treatments, arthroscopic, and minimally invasive techniques. The team’s physician assistants are specialized in orthopedic trauma and sports medicine.

At Mehling Orthopedics, patient satisfaction is a top priority. With highly-skilled, compassionate physicians, state-of-the-art medical equipment, and the most advanced orthopedic treatment options available, the team makes each one of their patients feel like a member of the family.

In addition to the practice, the Mehling Orthopedics team holds surgical privileges at Hackensack Meridian Health, Hackensack Meridian Health Palisades Medical Center, Hackensack University Medical Center, Hackensack University Medical Center at Pascack Valley, Hudson Regional Hospital, St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center, and Mount Sinai St. Luke’s and Mount Sinai West.

Brian Mehling, MD, and Pavel Yufit, MD, are also board-certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons and members of the American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons. To learn more about the services available at Mehling Orthopedics, visit 

About West Islip Award Program

The West Islip Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the West Islip area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.

The West Islip Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community’s contributions to the U.S. economy.

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