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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

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 excellence to New York City’s most vulnerable patient populations. Dr. Safyer was a leader in expanding Montefiore's ambulatory healthcare network and developing innovative business and clinical strategies to provide care management under prepayment arrangements. He championed the adoption of cutting-edge 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 which has resulted in superior, comprehensive specialty care being provided in Montefiore’s notable Centers of Excellence in the areas of heart, transplant, cancer, child health, neurosciences and others. Read more.


Executive Leadership

  Philip O. Ozuah, MD, PhD Philip O. Ozuah, MD, PhD
Executive Vice President
Chief Operating Officer
  Joel A. Perlman
Executive Vice President
Chief Financial Officer
Lynn Richmond, NP Lynn Richmond, NP
Executive Vice President
Alfredo Cabrera Alfredo Cabrera
Senior Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer
  Susan Green-Lorenzen, RN
Senior Vice President – Operations
  Jeffrey Menkes Jeffrey Menkes
Senior Vice President - System Network Development
  Christopher S. Panczner
Senior Vice President & General Counsel
  Andrew Racine, MD, PhD
Senior Vice President & Chief Medical 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
  Laurie G. Jacobs, MD
Interim Chair, Department of 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