Dr. Purvi Shah Named Chief Medical Officer at NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital

Apr 2, 2019

Brooklyn, New York

Purvi Shah, MD, MSC, has been named Chief Medical Officer at NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital. In her new role, Dr. Shah will be responsible for medical staff affairs, oversight of clinical departmental activities, hospital clinical program development, clinical program integration with the NewYork-Presbyterian enterprise, and oversight of graduate medical education.

The announcement was made by Robert Guimento, President of NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital, who noted that Dr. Shah will replace Steven H. Silber, MS, DO, MHCM, who has been named Regional Executive Medical Director of the NewYork-Presbyterian Medical Group Brooklyn.

“Dr. Shah is an outstanding leader and clinician who is deeply committed to providing the highest quality care to our patients,” said Guimento. “We are delighted to have her step in to this key role at NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital and look forward to her contributions as a skilled leader, physician, and mentor to physicians and staff.”

Most recently, Dr. Shah was Medical Director of the Wakefield Campus and Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, where she focused on clinical quality, efficiency and growth, physician/provider management, and maintaining regulatory standards. Before that, she served as Montefiore’s Associate Director of the Emergency Department.

Earlier in her career, Dr. Shah served as Co-Chair of the Quality Committee in the Emergency Department and Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at what is now NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital. Before that, she was a Don Hoskins fellow in Quality, Safety and Administration and Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at Beth Israel Medical Center in Manhattan.

Dr. Shah is a graduate of the Health Management Academy’s Physician Leadership Program and received a master’s degree in Health Care Management from the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston. She was also a fellow in the Greater New York Hospital Association/United Hospital Fund Clinical Quality Fellowship Program.

She completed her residency and internship in emergency medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, and received a doctorate of medicine from the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Washington, D.C. Dr. Shah is a graduate of the seven-year BA/MD program, a joint program of the George Washington University Columbian College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

About NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital

NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital has been providing outstanding medical care to the surrounding communities for over 135 years. Located in Park Slope, Brooklyn, the 591-bed teaching hospital, in collaboration with Weill Cornell Medicine, provides specialized services in advanced and minimally invasive surgery, neurosciences, orthopedics, digestive and liver disorders, and cancer and cardiac care. The Hospital’s Emergency Department provides separate areas for adult and pediatric patients, as well as a separate women-only area. More than 5,000 babies are delivered annually in the Hospital’s Department of Maternal Child Health. The Hospital houses Centers of Excellence for bariatric surgery and breast imaging, a cancer program accredited by the Commission on Cancer, and a New York State-designated stroke center. NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital is a member of the NewYork-Presbyterian Regional Hospital Network. For more information or to find a physician, please call 718-499-2273 or visit nyp.org/brooklyn.