Dr. Joseph Tenenbaum Named New Chief of Medicine Division at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/The Allen Pavilion

Appointment Brings a Wealth of Experience and Leadership<br /><br />New Division of Geriatric Medicine Will Be a Top Priority

Mar 23, 2006


With decades of distinguished academic, clinical and administrative achievements to his credit, Dr. Joseph Tenenbaum has been appointed the new Chief of Medicine at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/The Allen Pavilion.

"This is a win-win situation for the hospital, given Dr. Tenenbaum's extensive experience in administration, both at the Hospital and at Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons," said Dr. Herbert Pardes, President and CEO of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital.

A cardiologist by training, Dr. Tenenbaum received his medical degree from Harvard University and completed his training at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia and Mount Sinai Hospital. Since 1979, he has been a full time faculty member at Columbia University Medical Center and an attending cardiologist at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia. Dr. Tenenbaum was also appointed Edgar Leifer Professor of Clinical Medicine in 2001.

"His long history of excellence in general clinical medicine teaching is coupled with real insight into the needs of the community The Allen serves," said Michael Fosina, Vice President and Executive Director of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/The Allen Pavilion. "This should really help us as we move forward."

Dr. Tenenbaum has also held a wide number of administrative posts, including Director of Education for the Heart Institute, Interim Chairman of the Department of Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center, Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs at the medical college, and Chairman of the Finance Committee, Columbia Cornell Care, LLC.

"I'm honored to be appointed Chief of Medicine at NewYork-Presbyterian/The Allen Pavilion, with its rich legacy of leadership in academic medicine and clinical excellence," Dr. Tenenbaum said. "Challenges lie ahead, but so does real promise. One major priority in the short-term will be the establishment of a world-class Division of Geriatric Medicine at the Hospital – that effort is already underway."

According to Mr. Fosina, Dr. Tenenbaum's appointment means that both those goals – and many more – are closer to being realized. "I'm confident that Dr. Tenenbaum's energy, experience, and depth of knowledge will be an asset to the hospital now more than ever before," he said.

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/The Allen Pavilion

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/The Allen Pavilion is a 226-bed full-service community hospital serving upper Manhattan and the Bronx. It has 13,500 discharges and approximately 26,000 Emergency Department visits each year. All Allen Pavilion physicians are part of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and members of the faculty of Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. Among its specialties, The Allen Pavilion offers patients the most advanced research in geriatric medicine and heart failure; progressive educational programs in diabetes management; stress management; maternal and fetal health; and vascular surgery – all in a warm, family-friendly environment.

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital – based in New York City – is the largest not-for-profit, non-sectarian hospital in the country, with 2,344 beds. It provides state-of-the-art inpatient, ambulatory, and preventive care in all areas of medicine at five major centers: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center, Children's Hospital of NewYork-Presbyterian, The Allen Pavilion, and The Westchester Division. One of the largest and most comprehensive health-care institutions in the world, the Hospital is committed to excellence in patient care, research, education, and community service. It consistently ranks as one of the top hospitals in the country in U.S.News & World Report's guide to "America's Best Hospitals," in New York magazine's Best Doctors issue, in Solucient's top 15 major teaching hospitals, and in many other leading surveys. The Hospital has academic affiliations with two of the country's leading medical colleges: Joan and Sanford I. Weill Medical College of Cornell University and Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons.

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