NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn names new president

The hospital’s chief medical officer, Richard Liebowitz, will succeed Mark Mundy, who announced his retirement earlier this year.
By Bernie Monegain
10:13 AM
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Richard Liebowitz, MD, has been appointed president of NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital.

Liebowitz, NewYork-Presbyterian’s chief medical officer, will take the helm on February 6 and, in so doing, succeed Mark Mundy, who announced his retirement earlier this year after more than two decades of leadership.

As president of NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist, Liebowitz will be responsible for leadership and oversight of the tertiary care facility.

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“Liebowitz is an outstanding physician leader who has helped expand NewYork-Presbyterian’s state-of-the-art care across the New York metro region,” NewYork-Presbyterian CEO Steven Corwin said in a statement.

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Since joining NewYork-Presbyterian in 2006, Liebowitz has served as vice president of medical affairs, associate chief medical officer and most recently as chief medical officer. His responsibilities have included overseeing the institution’s service lines, clinical program development, physician recruitment and the NYP Making Care Better initiative.

In recent years, Liebowitz has focused on regionalization of NewYork-Presbyterian’s clinical care. Under his leadership, NewYork-Presbyterian has increased access to clinical trials, reduced unwanted variability in care across its sites and enhanced the continuum of care between NewYork-Presbyterian’s regional hospitals and its academic medical center.

Prior to joining NewYork-Presbyterian, Liebowitz was the medical director of strategic initiatives and network business development at Duke University Health System. He also served as the section chief of general medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine.

Liebowitz, a certified internist, completed his residency in internal medicine at the University of Massachusetts. He received his medical degree from Rutgers Medical School, as well as a master’s degree in clinical research from a combined program between Duke University and the National Institutes of Health. 

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