David L. Reich, MD, Named President of The Mount Sinai Hospital

Dr. Reich has served in an interim capacity since January 2013.

New York
 – October 8, 2013 /Press Release/  –– 

David L. Reich, MD, has been named President and Chief Operating Officer of The Mount Sinai Hospital, effective immediately.   He has served in an interim capacity since January 2013, when Mount Sinai began a nationwide search for this position, with Dr. Reich as a candidate. 
 
Dr. Reich, the Horace W. Goldsmith Professor and Chair of Anesthesiology since 2004, will continue to serve as Chair, while Mount Sinai conducts a new search to fill the Chair position.

"We are confident that The Mount Sinai Hospital will thrive under Dr. Reich’s leadership and guidance," said Kenneth L. Davis, MD, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Mount Sinai Health System. "He has provided exceptional leadership during his interim period, engineering creative solutions to relieve overcrowding in the Emergency Department, improving utilization of our operating rooms, and initiating design and construction projects to improve our capacity to deliver quaternary care and improve our infrastructure."

Dennis S. Charney, MD, Joel and Anne Ehrenkranz Dean, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and President for Academic Affairs, the Mount Sinai Health System, said, "Dr. Reich has created a new and refreshing esprit des corps in hospital administration with his extensive clinical experience and with his collaborative relationship with the Icahn School of Medicine. He possesses a warm and inclusive leadership style."

In accepting his new position, Dr. Reich said, "It is truly an honor to be a member of such an extraordinary team of medical professionals and to participate as Mount Sinai expands its services to patients not only in the metropolitan area, but also to patients worldwide."

Dr. Reich first arrived at Mount Sinai in 1984, and later completed a residency in anesthesiology and a fellowship in cardiothoracic anesthesia. Prior to his residency in anesthesiology, Dr. Reich completed two years of general surgery residency training at Harbor/UCLA Medical Center in Torrance, California.  He received his Bachelor of Science degree with highest distinction from Pennsylvania State University in 1980, and his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia in 1982, through the Penn State-Jefferson Five-Year Cooperative Program.
 
Dr. Reich served as President of The Mount Sinai Hospital Medical Board in 2011-2012. For 11 years, he has served on Mount Sinai's Appointments and Promotions Committee, and for nine years on the Executive Committee of the Mount Sinai Doctors Faculty Practice, Mount Sinai's multispecialty group practice. Dr. Reich also chairs the Faculty Practice Contracts Committee and serves on the Board of the Independent Practice Association.  In 2011, Mount Sinai's nurses and Nursing leadership honored Dr. Reich with the 24th Annual Physician of the Year Special Recognition Award.
 
His research interests include neurocognitive outcome following cardiac surgery, outcome effects of intraoperative hemodynamics, medical informatics, and hemodynamic monitoring.  He has published greater than 130 peer-reviewed articles, 30 invited articles or editorials, and 35 book chapters.  He remains actively involved as a lecturer and leader in anesthesiology societies and international efforts to standardize medical ontologies.
 
In addition, Dr. Reich is an associate editor of the text Cardiac Anesthesia, lead editor of Monitoring in Anesthesia and Perioperative Care, and co-editor of the first edition of Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography, which is currently in press.  He remains actively involved in clinical and informatics research in perioperative outcomes.

About the Mount Sinai Health System
The Mount Sinai Health System is an integrated health system committed to providing distinguished care, conducting transformative research, and advancing biomedical education. Structured around seven member hospital campuses and a single medical school, the Health System has an extensive ambulatory network and a range of inpatient and outpatient services—from community-based facilities to tertiary and quaternary care. 

The System includes approximately 6,600 primary and specialty care physicians, 12-minority-owned free-standing ambulatory surgery centers, over 45 ambulatory practices throughout the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester, and Long Island, as well as 31 affiliated community health centers. Physicians are affiliated with the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, which is ranked among the top 20 medical schools both in National Institutes of Health funding and by U.S. News & World Report.

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