October 20, 2021 Business Resources

2021 Top Doctors People’s Choice Award Winner: Dr. Samuel Volo, Albany Associates in Cardiology

The People’s Choice Awards.

Choosing the right doctor is an important decision. That is why we created CDPHP Top Doctors, a comprehensive list of the Capital Region’s most trusted and top-performing primary care practices. Now in its fifth year, Top Doctors provides you and your loved ones with the information you need to make the most informed decisions about your care.

New this year, CDPHP celebrates local specialty medicine providers with the Top Doctors People’s Choice awards. Nominated by their patients and peers, the People’s Choice award winners have devoted their lives and careers to helping others.

Dr. Samuel Volo

He doesn’t talk at you. He speaks to you.”

Samuel Volo, MD, is known for his proactive approach to cardiac care.

“He always provides patients with answers. He doesn’t rush you through your visit. And he always gets back to you with your test results.” That’s according to Jay Verro of Kinderhook, N.Y., a patient who nominated Volo for the prestigious CDPHP Top Doctors People’s Choice award.

Speaking about his cardiologist, Verro goes on to say, “He doesn’t talk at you. He speaks to you.”

Volo was both surprised and honored to learn one of his patients had nominated him for the award. He’s been on the job at Albany Associates in Cardiology for seven years; it’s his first job after completing his residency and fellowship in cardiology.

Humble in his work, Volo says he enjoys meeting patients at the bedside and in the office, interpreting test results, and most of all, “feeling like I’m doing something important.” He admits a lot has changed over the last 18 months, but he remains impressed by how his colleagues have stepped up in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

As far as what his professional future holds, Volo is looking forward to meeting and helping new patients. On a personal level, he’s excited to start a family with his wife, Tara, a nurse from St. Peter’s Hospital he married in September 2021.

Dr. Samuel Volo

Congratulations to our Top Doctors – People’s Choice award winners!

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John D. Bennett, MD, FACC, FACP
About the Author

John D. Bennett, MD, FACC, FACP, is president and CEO of Capital District Physicians’ Health Plan, Inc. (CDPHP), an award-winning, physician aligned, not-for-profit health plan based in Albany, NY. Bennett has held the position since 2008 after serving more than 10 years as chair, vice chair, and board member for CDPHP. During his tenure, CDPHP has been ranked among the top-performing health plans in New York and the nation, most recently named #1 in Customer Satisfaction in the 2023 J.D. Power Member Health Plan Study. Under his leadership, CDPHP has also become known as a model employer regionally and nationally and was recently named among the top five Best Companies to Work for in New York by the Society for Human Resource Management, as well as Forbes Best-in-State Employers 2022. Prior to joining CDPHP, Bennett served as founding member and CEO of Prime Care Physicians, PLLC. During his tenure, he co-led a team of 25 cardiologists and helped grow the practice to a 100-physician multi-specialty group. Bennett is board certified by the National Board of Medical Examiners and the American Board of Internal Medicine, with subspecialties in internal medicine and cardiology. He earned his medical degree at SUNY-Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, and a Bachelor of Science degree at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Bennett completed an internship and residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in cardiovascular disease at Albany Medical Center. He is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the American College of Physicians. Bennett is currently board chair for the Center for Economic Growth and the Capital Region Chamber, and vice chair for the Palace Theatre. Bennett also serves on the boards of the New York eHealth Collaborative (NYeC), the Alliance of Community Health Plans (ACHP), America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and Russell Sage Colleges. Bennett is a member of the New York Public Health and Health Planning Council where he helps shape decisions related to New York State's public health and health care delivery system. Well-known locally and nationally for advancing health care innovation, Bennett was recently named to Crain’s New York Business 2021 Notable in Health Care, as well as the Albany Business Review’s Power 50 list.

2 Responses to “2021 Top Doctors People’s Choice Award Winner: Dr. Samuel Volo, Albany Associates in Cardiology”

  1. Pat Caliguire

    Congratulations Dr. Volo. You certainly deserve this award. I know how you tracked me, and when it was time to replace my parts. You saved my life. Thank you.

    • John Bennett

      Hi Pat, Thanks for the very kind words for Dr. Volo. I will be sure he gets the message!

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