New York-based Montefiore Medicine's board of trustees has recently appointed Dr. Philip O. Ozuah as the new CEO of Montefiore Medicine, the parent organization of Montefiore Health System and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
He has also held the positions of Professor and University Chairman of Pediatrics at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Physician-in-Chief of the Children's Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM), where he worked to deliver best-in-class clinical care with a commitment to healthcare access for the underserved. Under his leadership, U.S. News and World Report ranked Montefiore Health System’s specialties in the top 1% of the nation’s hospitals and CHAM as one of “America’s Best Children Hospitals.” Dr. Ozuah also has a strong commitment to medical education as well as deep academic medical research expertise, including as an NIH-funded investigator and as Professor and Chairman of Pediatrics at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
In these roles, Dr. Ozuah expanded access for underserved communities, recruited and cultivated outstanding talent, advanced programs of excellence, fostered innovations in medical education, and improved financial and operational performance by integrating care across a rapidly growing and evolving Montefiore system that sees over six million patient interactions a year. He’s been recognized regionally and nationally for excellence in teaching and patient care, including as an inductee into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society and a two-time recipient of the Academic Pediatric Association’s prestigious Helfer Award for Innovation in Medical Education. Along with his various awards for teaching and clinical excellence, Dr. Ozuah has also been recognized by Modern Healthcare as one of the “Top 25 COOs in Healthcare.”
Dr. Ozuah earned his medical degree from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, a Master’s Degree in Education from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, and a PhD in Educational Leadership and Administration from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. He completed his Pediatric Internship and Residency at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore, and his Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Medical Education at the University of Southern California School of Medicine, Los Angeles.
Sources: modernhealthcare dot com, einstein dot yu dot edu. Photo: einstein dot yu dot edu. Thanks: Ndidi Nwuneli