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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 Medicine, one of New York’s premiere academic health systems. An accomplished clinician, physician leader, and educator, he was recognized by Modern Healthcare as 13th of the "50 Most Influential Physician Executives in Healthcare"in March 2016.

Prior to being appointed President and CEO of Montefiore in 2008, he held a variety of increasingly senior leadership roles at Montefiore, including Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer from 1998 until 2008. Under his leadership, Montefiore significantly expanded the breadth and depth of its clinical care services. It is now composed of a network of 10 hospitals, including the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore and Burke, a specialized state-of-the-art rehabilitation hospital, plus more than 200 ambulatory care centers in the Bronx and the Hudson Valley. Read more.


Executive Leadership

  Philip O. Ozuah, MD, PhD

Philip O. Ozuah, MD, PhD
Montefiore Health System

  Blye Colleen

Colleen M. Blye
Executive Vice President
Chief Financial Officer

Lynn Richmond, NP Lynn Richmond, NP
Executive Vice President
Chief Strategy Officer
Alfredo Cabrera Alfredo Cabrera
System Senior Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer
  Susan Green-Lorenzen, RN
System Senior Vice President – Operations
  Andrew Racine, MD, PhD
System Senior Vice President & Chief Medical Officer
  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 and Wakefield Campuses


Jack Wolf
Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer

Departmental Chairs

  Jonathan E. Alpert, MD, PhD
Dorothy and Marty Silverman Chair, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
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
  Emad Eskandar, 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
Daphne T. Hsu
Interim Chair, Pediatrics
Physician - in - Chief, CHAM
  Shalom Kalnicki, MD
Chair, Department of Radiation Oncology
  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

  Judy Yee, MD
Chair, Department of Radiology