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David Reich, MD, Named Interim President Of The Mount Sinai Hospital

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New York, NY (PRWEB) January 08, 2013

The Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City announced today that David L. Reich, MD, has been named Interim President of The Mount Sinai Hospital. Mount Sinai is one of the nation’s largest academic medical centers, which also includes the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. A national search for President has commenced, and Dr. Reich will be a candidate for that position.

Mr. Wayne Keathley has stepped down as President and Chief Operating Officer of The Mount Sinai Hospital to become President of Baylor College of Medicine Medical Center and Health Network in Houston, TX.

“We would like to thank Mr. Keathley for his outstanding service to Mount Sinai over the past nine years,” said Kenneth L. Davis, MD, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Mount Sinai Medical Center. “During this time, Mount Sinai has experienced tremendous growth and change, and we are confident this outstanding growth will continue under the leadership of Dr. Reich, who has assumed the interim position.”

Dennis S. Charney, MD, Joel and Anne Ehrenkranz Dean, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, The Mount Sinai Medical Center, said, “Dr. Reich has many years of leadership experience at Mount Sinai and has been deeply involved in process improvement throughout the hospital, school, and Mount Sinai Doctors Faculty Practice. We are thrilled that he can take on this new role during this exciting time of  opportunity at Mount Sinai.”

Dr. Reich arrived at Mount Sinai in 1984 and completed a residency in anesthesiology and a fellowship in cardiothoracic anesthesia. He was named Horace W. Goldsmith Professor and Chair of Anesthesiology in 2004. His research interests include neurocognitive outcome following thoracic aortic surgery; outcome effects of intraoperative hemodynamics; medical informatics; and hemodynamic monitoring. 

As a thought leader in his field, Dr. Reich has published more than 130 peer-reviewed articles, 30 invited articles or editorials, and 30 book chapters. He has also served on numerous committees and boards of anesthesiology societies, as well as on the editorial board of the Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia.

Dr. Reich has been on the Appointments and Promotions Committee at Mount Sinai for the past 10 years, and has served on the Executive Committee of Mount Sinai Doctors Faculty Practice for eight years. He also serves as President of the Medical Board and has been keenly focused on strategic improvements in Hospital, School, and Faculty Practice operations over the past decade.

In accepting the interim position, Dr. Reich said, “The doctors, nurses, and allied medical staff at this institution are second to none, and it is an honor to be asked to work with them in such a role.”

About The Mount Sinai Medical Center

The Mount Sinai Medical Center encompasses both The Mount Sinai Hospital and Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Established in 1968, Mount Sinai School of Medicine is one of the leading medical schools in the United States. The Medical School is noted for innovation in education, biomedical research, clinical care delivery, and local and global community service. It has more than 3,400 faculty in 32 departments and 14 research institutes, and ranks among the top 20 medical schools both in National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding and by U.S. News & World Report.

The Mount Sinai Hospital, founded in 1852, is a 1,171-bed tertiary- and quaternary-care teaching facility and one of the nation's oldest, largest and most-respected voluntary hospitals. In 2012, U.S. News & World Report ranked The Mount Sinai Hospital 14th on its elite Honor Roll of the nation's top hospitals based on reputation, safety, and other patient-care factors. Mount Sinai is one of 12 integrated academic medical centers whose medical school ranks among the top 20 in NIH funding and by U.S. News & World Report and whose hospital is on the U.S. News & World Report Honor Roll. Nearly 60,000 people were treated at Mount Sinai as inpatients last year, and approximately 560,000 outpatient visits took place.

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