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Philip O. Ozuah, MD, PhD, Appointed Executive VP and Chief Operating Officer of Montefiore

Robert B. Conaty to Step Down after 25 Years of Service  

NEW YORK CITY, NY (September 7, 2011) - Robert B. Conaty, who has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Montefiore for 25 years, will step down effective January 1, 2012.   Philip O. Ozuah, MD, PhD, Professor and University Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics and Physician-in-Chief of The Children's Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM), will succeed Mr. Conaty.  

Mr. Conaty was appointed Executive Vice President, Operations, in 1986, and has provided strategic and organizational direction at Montefiore during a period of tremendous growth and development.  Prior to joining Montefiore, he held appointments of increasing responsibility at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore and was named Executive Vice President in 1985.

A nationally recognized physician, leader, executive, researcher, teacher and author, Dr. Ozuah completed his residency in social pediatrics at Montefiore. He also holds a Doctorate in Educational Leadership and Administration. As the leader of CHAM and Chair of the Department of Pediatrics, he expanded access for underserved communities, recruited and cultivated outstanding talent, advanced programs of excellence, fostered innovations in medical education, quadrupled specialty case volumes and National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding, enhanced CHAM's regional and national reputation, and improved financial and operational performance. Under his leadership, the Department of Pediatrics became a Top-20 ranked NIH-funded department, and CHAM became one of "America's Best Children's Hospitals."  Dr. Ozuah will continue to serve as Chair of Pediatrics until a successor has been appointed.