People in the News

Friday, August 7, 2015

Giles Peek, MD, has been named Chief, Division of Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery; and Co-director, Pediatric Heart Center at Montefiore Health System; and professor in the Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Coming from the United Kingdom, he is an internationally renowned pediatric cardiothoracic surgeon with extensive experience in newborn and complex pediatric cardiothoracic surgery, and his surgical outcomes are among the finest in the United Kingdom and the world.

Robert O. Wright, MD, MPH, was appointed Chair of the Department of Preventive Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Dr. Wright will lead a team of physicians and researchers focused on environmental and occupational health concerns, ranging from pediatric patients faced with household hazards to emergency workers with respiratory problems related to heroic service at the World Trade Center site.

Dr. Wright succeeds Philip J. Landrigan, MD, MSc, Ethel H. Wise Professor of Preventive Medicine, who will continue his important work as Dean for Global Health at Mount Sinai.

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Craig Zalvan, MD

Craig Zalvan, MD, laryngologist and Medical Director of the Institute for Voice and Swallowing Disorders at Phelps Memorial Hospital Center, was recently named a 2015 Healthcare Hero by Westchester Magazine. This honor is bestowed upon health professionals who have demonstrated leadership in the local healthcare field, as well as commitment to community service and excellence in patient care.

The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai announced that Joshua Harris, Co-founder of Apollo Global Management, and his wife, Marjorie, have made a $5 million gift to establish the Harris Center for Precision Wellness. The center will be part of the Icahn Institute for Genomics and Multiscale Biology and will be the first of its kind at a major United States academic medical institution. Clinicians at the center will develop innovative approaches to health monitoring and wellness management by integrating emerging technologies in digital health, data science, and genomics to enable precise, highly individualized treatments. The center will centralize the network of precision wellness research programs closely tied to clinical initiatives across the Mount Sinai Health System.

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Henderson Rose

Henderson Rose has been appointed Director of Practice Management at Nyack Hospital. He will oversee Highland Medical P.C., a physician practice group, and assume operations for Nyack Hospital’s Prenatal Clinic and Infusion Center. Rose joins Nyack Hospital and Highland Medical Group from Palisades Medical Center, part of the Hackensack University Health Network, where he served as Director of Physician and Ambulatory Services. Prior to his work at the Hackensack System, Rose was Director of Operations for Primary Care and Specialty Services for more than 200 physicians at Western Connecticut Health Network and Danbury Hospital.

Rose holds a master’s degree in Healthcare Administration from the Ancell School of Business at Western Connecticut State University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Central Connecticut State University. He is a member of the Medical Group Management Association and the American College of Healthcare Executives.