Dr. Steven J. Corwin Named CEO of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, Dr. Robert E. Kelly Named President

Jun 28, 2011


The Board of Trustees of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital announced today that it has named Steven J. Corwin, M.D., as the new Chief Executive Officer of the Hospital. Dr. Corwin succeeds Herbert Pardes, M.D., who is retiring as head of the Hospital and will become Executive Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees.

The Board also announced that Robert E. Kelly, M.D., has been named President of the Hospital, reporting to Dr. Corwin. The new appointments follow a national search by a committee of the Board of Trustees and are effective Sept. 6, 2011.

John J. Mack, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, said: "I am delighted to make this announcement about the new leadership at NewYork-Presbyterian. Steve Corwin is uniquely qualified to chart a course through the opportunities and challenges ahead for this great hospital. He is a thoughtful and bold leader who has already made a significant mark on NewYork-Presbyterian. He and Dr. Kelly represent the next generation of leadership for this remarkable institution. They, along with the rest of our senior executive team, have exceeded ambitious objectives in a very challenging environment to enhance patient care, to strengthen the Hospital's financial stability and to promote community health. They will continue NewYork-Presbyterian's commitment to advancing quality care for patients and their families."

Mr. Mack and the Board of Trustees, including vice chairs Frank A. Bennack Jr., Charlotte M. Ford, Peter A. Georgescu and Jerry I. Speyer, paid tribute to the extraordinary service rendered by Dr. Pardes during his 11-year tenure.

"We all owe Dr. Pardes a tremendous debt of gratitude for his outstanding leadership. He has transformed NewYork-Presbyterian into a national leader amongst academic medical centers, making the 1997 merger of The New York Hospital and The Presbyterian Hospital a success, raising the worldwide profile of the Hospital and ensuring its strength into the future," Mr. Mack said.

Dr. Steven J. Corwin

Dr. Corwin is currently Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at NewYork-Presbyterian, a position he has held since 2005. Dr. Corwin joined the management team of Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center (today known as NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center) in 1991 and served in various management capacities. From 1998 to 2005, he was Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer at NewYork-Presbyterian.

In addition to overseeing day-to-day operations across all five Hospital campuses, Dr. Corwin has been responsible for advancing the institution's strategic initiatives to fulfill its core mission of serving patients. This has included an intense focus on quality and patient safety, cultivating people and talent, advancing clinical and technological innovation, building physician and institutional partnerships, meeting the medical needs of underserved communities, and maintaining financial and operational strength.

A cardiologist and internist, Dr. Corwin received his undergraduate and medical degrees from Northwestern University, summa cum laude. He completed training in internal medicine and cardiology at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, and, in 1986, was named to the faculty of Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.

Dr. Robert E. Kelly

Dr. Kelly is currently Group Senior Vice President at NewYork-Presbyterian. In 1995, Dr. Kelly joined the management team of The New York Hospital (today known as NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center), serving in various management capacities. From 1999 to 2007, he served as Senior Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Medical Officer at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center.

An anesthesiologist, Dr. Kelly received his M.D. from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and completed his internship at The Christ Hospital in Cincinnati, and his residency in anesthesiology and fellowship in cardiac anesthesiology at The New York Hospital–Cornell Medical Center (today known as NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center). In 1987, he was named to the faculty of Cornell University Medical College (today known as Weill Cornell Medical College) and served as an anesthesiologist at The New York Hospital.

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, based in New York City, is the nation's largest not-for-profit, non-sectarian hospital, with 2,353 beds. The Hospital has more than 2 million inpatient and outpatient visits in a year, including more than 220,000 visits to its emergency departments — more than any other area hospital. NewYork-Presbyterian 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, NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital, NewYork-Presbyterian/The Allen Hospital and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Westchester Division. One of the most comprehensive health care institutions in the world, the Hospital is committed to excellence in patient care, research, education and community service. NewYork-Presbyterian is the #1 hospital in the New York metropolitan area and is consistently ranked among the best academic medical institutions in the nation, according to U.S.News & World Report. The Hospital has academic affiliations with two of the nation's leading medical colleges: Weill Cornell Medical College and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. For more information, visit www.nyp.org.

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