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Michael A. Berman, M.D., Named Executive Vice President and Director of New York Presbyterian Hospital

NEW YORK (Jun 1, 1999)

Michael A. Berman, M.D., renowned pediatric cardiologist and an expert on faculty practice plans and clinical productivity issues, has been named Executive Vice President and Director of New York Presbyterian Hospital.

Dr. Berman joined New York Presbyterian Hospital in 1997 as Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer. Prior to that, he served as Professor and Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. During his tenure at Maryland, he was elected president of University Physicians, Inc., the faculty practice plan for the University of Maryland, and also served as chairman of the physician's and hospital's malpractice self-insurance program.

Dr. Berman began his medical career as a pediatric cardiologist for the National Heart Institute at the National Institutes of Health. He also held positions as the chief of clinical pediatric cardiology and director of the cardiac catheterization laboratory at Yale University School of Medicine. From there, he moved to the University of Maryland to serve as director of pediatric cardiology until his appointment as chairman of pediatrics in 1984.

A native of Brooklyn, Dr. Berman received his medical degree in 1967 from the State University of New York, Upstate Medical Center at Syracuse, and subsequently, his post-graduate training in pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

Among his accomplishments is the development of a flow-guided balloon catheter—the Berman Angiographic Catheter—which is used in hospitals throughout the world. He has also published extensively on pediatric cardiology and has received many awards and honors for his research in this area.

New York Presbyterian Hospital is the largest academic health center in New York and one of the largest and most comprehensive healthcare institutions in the world, with 2,515 beds, 89,500 patient discharges annually, 1,003,542 ambulatory care visits annually, 6,217 physicians and $1.5 billion in revenues. The Hospital, which was formed by the full asset merger of The New York Hospital and The Presbyterian Hospital on December 31, 1997, offers a full range of healthcare services in all medical and surgical specialties and subspecialties. New York Presbyterian Hospital Healthcare Network links acute care and community hospitals, long-term care facilities, home health agencies, ambulatory sites and other healthcare entities committed to providing high quality, cost-effective and conveniently accessible care to the communities they serve.

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