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May 23, 2018

Real Estate Leader to go from Shaping New York’s Skyline to Transforming its Healthcare Landscape

NEW YORK (May 23, 2018) – Daniel R. Tishman has been named Chair of the Board of Trustees of Montefiore Medicine, the umbrella organization for Montefiore Health System and Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Mr. Tishman succeeds David A. Tanner, who served as Chair since 2007. The change became effective May 7, 2018.

“My longtime interest in life sciences and public health have led me to years of committed environmental activism,” said Mr. Tishman. “Now I’m thrilled to continue and expand that work as Chair, and I’m grateful to have the opportunity to advise Montefiore and Einstein on how to grow its research enterprise, advance its medical and scientific education programs, and continue to provide the best patient care in the Bronx, Westchester and beyond. I look forward to building on this rich track record of community service and leadership.”

Mr. Tishman is a longtime supporter of Montefiore Einstein and has been a member of the Board of Trustees for 15 years. He recently served as Vice Chair and member of the Executive Committee. In 2011, Montefiore Einstein recognized Mr. Tishman and his wife, Sheryl, by building The Sheryl and Daniel R. Tishman Cognition Neurophysiology Laboratory at Einstein. The lab investigates the neurobiology of developmental disorders and evaluates interventions for young children with autism, Rett syndrome, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, dyslexia and adolescent schizophrenia. In 2003, the College of Medicine awarded Mr. Tishman the Albert Einstein Humanitarian Award to commend his leadership.

“Montefiore and Einstein are advancing research and medical education, as well as reimagining healthcare to make it more responsive, compassionate and easy to access,” said Steven M. Safyer, M.D., president and CEO, Montefiore Medicine. “Dan’s passion for social justice, and his experience leading large companies will be crucial for the next phase of Montefiore and Einstein’s growth.”

Outgoing Board Chair David Tanner also voiced enthusiasm for his successor. 

“It has been a true honor and privilege to serve as the Chair of the Board of Montefiore Medicine during a time of great growth and transformation, including the integration of Einstein into Montefiore,” said David Tanner, who has transitioned from Chair to active Trustee. “I can’t think of anyone better or more capable than Dan to help Montefiore Einstein navigate today’s healthcare, life science research, and teaching landscape, as well as guide Montefiore Einstein’s strategic vision.”

As the Principal and Vice Chairman of Tishman Realty and former CEO and Chairman of Tishman Construction, Mr. Tishman’s work has helped shape the New York skyline and made it a “greener” city.  Some groundbreaking Tishman projects include 4 Times Square, the first sustainable skyscraper in New York; 1 Bryant Park, the first commercial high-rise in the United States to earn Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum certification; and 7 World Trade Center, the first LEED-certified office tower. Mr. Tishman was also at the helm of Tishman Construction when it built One World Trade Center, an especially poignant project because the company also constructed the original World Trade Center under Dan’s father John. 

In addition to his commitment to Montefiore Einstein, Mr. Tishman is a former Chairman of the Board of the Natural Resources Defense Council. He headed the building committee of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum and serves on the Board of the Conservation Fund. He and his wife, Sheryl, created the NorthLight Foundation, which focuses on climate change, land conservation and human health and education. Mr. Tishman previously chaired Governor Cuomo’s Airport Advisory Panel, was a commissioner of the Moreland Commission, and serves as a member of the Executive Committee of the Real Estate Board of New York.