Vice Chairman of the Board
Herbert Pardes, MD
Vice Chairman, Board of Trustees
Dr. Herbert Pardes, after serving from January 2000 through September 2011 as President and Chief Executive Officer of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and the New York-Presbyterian Healthcare System, became Executive Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. Under his leadership, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital escalated to one of the highest ranked hospitals and comprehensive healthcare institutions in the United States.
Dr. Pardes has been an outspoken proponent for academic medicine, medical research, children’s health education, mental health, access to care and Information Technology and medicine.
He has chaired three different departments of psychiatry at Downstate Medical Center, the University of Colorado and Columbia University. He served from 1989 to 2000 as the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and Vice President for Health Sciences. A noted psychiatrist, he served as Director of the National Institute of Mental Health and the United States Assistant Surgeon General during the Carter and Reagan Administrations. He was also President of the American Psychiatric Association.
He is a member of the Institute of Medicine and has received the United States Army Commendation Medal as well as being the recipient of the Sarnat International Prize for leadership in the field of mental health.
He has served on commissions related to health policy appointed by Presidents George Bush and Bill Clinton, including the Presidential Advisory Commission on Consumer Protection and Quality in the Healthcare Industry and the Commission on Systemic Interoperability. He serves on the NYeC Board for Information Technology and was former Chairman of the Greater New York Hospital Association, the Association of American Medical Colleges and the New York Association of Medical Schools. He is currently the Chairman of the Hospital Association of New York.