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The leaders of Montefiore Medical Center exhibit a deep knowledge of their professions and of the organization. With an unwavering dedication to Montefiore's mission, vision and values, our executives and clinical chairs have transformed the state of healthcare in order to benefit patients in the New York metropolitan region and around the globe.

Exhibiting and upholding the highest standards of excellence, they inspire their teams and associates to continually advance Montefiore and medicine. Their strategic vision and implementation have resulted in Montefiore's growth as a leading academic medical center and an integrated healthcare delivery system.

President and Chief Executive Officer

Steven M. Safyer, MD

Steven M. Safyer, MD, is President and Chief Executive Officer of Montefiore Health System. Montefiore is the University Hospital and academic medical center for Albert Einstein College of Medicine and an integrated academic health system serving the New York metropolitan region. An accomplished physician leader and highly respected healthcare executive, Dr. Safyer has been at Montefiore since 1982, previously serving as Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer.

Throughout his career at Montefiore, Dr. Safyer has been a leader in advancing Montefiore's position as a preeminent, innovative and equitable healthcare system. He has been a strong advocate for delivering a single standard of excellence to all, regardless of social or economic circumstances. He began his career with a deep commitment to improving health care for the underserved and early on galvanized a city-wide effort to stem the burgeoning epidemics of HIV and TB that were taking the greatest toll on the poor. Dr. Safyer then assumed a more senior role at Montefiore and led the expansion of Montefiore's ambulatory healthcare network and developed innovative business and clinical strategies to provide care management under prepayment arrangements. He championed the early adoption of physician order entry clinical information systems and created nationally recognized quality and safety programs. In his position as President and CEO, he has strengthened Montefiore’s partnership with Einstein, the results of which have included exceptional research and treatment being provided through the creation of Montefiore’s notable Centers of Excellence in the areas of heart, transplant, cancer, child health, neurosciences and others. Read more.


Executive Leadership

  Blye Colleen

Colleen M. Blye
Executive Vice President
Chief Financial Officer

  Philip O. Ozuah, MD, PhD

Philip O. Ozuah, MD, PhD
Executive Vice President
Chief Operating Officer

Lynn Richmond, NP Lynn Richmond, NP
Executive Vice President
Alfredo Cabrera Alfredo Cabrera
System Senior Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer
  Susan Green-Lorenzen, RN
System Senior Vice President – Operations
  Jeffrey Menkes Jeffrey Menkes
System Senior Vice President – Network Development
  Andrew Racine, MD, PhD
System Senior Vice President & Chief Medical Officer

Jon M. Finger
Senior Vice President – Strategic Planning & Business Development

  Christopher S. Panczner
Senior Vice President & General Counsel

Edward Pfleging, PE
Senior Vice President - Facilities and Real Estate


Stephen Rosenthal
Senior Vice President – Population Health Management


Peter P. Semczuk, DDS, MPH
Senior Vice President & Executive Director, Moses Campus


Jack Wolf
Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer

Departmental Chairs

  E. Stephen Amis, MD
Chair, Department of Radiology
Judy Aschner, MD Judy L. Aschner, MD
Chair, Department of Pediatrics
Physician-In-Chief, The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore
Matthew Bartels, MD Matthew N. Bartels, MD, MPH
Chair, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  Roy Chuck, MD Roy Chuck, MD, PhD
Chair, Department of Ophthalmology
  Neil J. Cobelli, MD
Chair, Department of Orthopedics
  Ellise Delphin, MD, MPH
Chair, Department of Anesthesiology
  Eugene S. Flamm, MD
Chair, Department of Neurosurgery
  Marvin P. Fried, MD
Chair, Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery
  E. John Gallagher, MD
Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine
  Shalom Kalnicki, MD
Chair, Department of Radiation Oncology
  T. Byram Karasu, MD
Chair, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
  Richard A. Kraut, DDS
Chair, Department of Dentistry
  Mark F. Mehler, MD
Chair, Department of Neurology
  Sharmila K. Makhija, MD, MBA
Chair, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Women's Health
  Robert E. Michler, MD
Chair, Department of Surgery 
Chair, Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
  Roman Perez-Soler, MD
Chair, Department of Oncology
  Michael B. Prystowsky, MD, PhD
Chair, Department of Pathology
  Thomas Rohan, MD
Chair, Department of Epidemiology & Population Health
Mark Schoenberg, MD Mark Schoenberg, MD
Chair, Department of Urology
  Peter Selwyn, MD
Chair, Department of Family and Social Medicine

Yaron Tomer, MD
Chair, Department of Medicine