Andrew Leibowitz, MD Appointed Chairman of the Department of Anesthesiology at Mount Sinai
Dr. Leibowitz succeeds David L. Reich, MD, who was recently named President and Chief Operating Officer of The Mount Sinai Hospital.
In the latest step of a more than 30-year career that began as a medical student at Mount Sinai, Andrew Leibowitz, MD has been appointed Chair of Anesthesiology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Prior to this post, Dr. Leibowitz served as Executive Vice Chair of Anesthesiology and is a Professor of Anesthesiology and Surgery; he succeeds David L. Reich, MD, who was recently named President and Chief Operating Officer of The Mount Sinai Hospital.
"From his years as a medical student at Mount Sinai to his roles in academic and clinical medicine, Dr. Leibowitz has proven himself as an invaluable asset in the field of anesthesiology, and we are thrilled to have him assume this leadership role during a time of growth and integration for the Mount Sinai Health System," said Dennis S. Charney, MD, Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Dean, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
Dr. Leibowitz earned his medical degree from what was then called the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in 1983 and graduated with a BA in Chemistry from Queens College of CUNY summa cum laude. He completed training in Internal Medicine, Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine and was an attending physician in the Department of Medicine – Emergency Services at Montefiore Hospital in the Bronx before returning to Mount Sinai in July 1989, where he has served to present day.
In his role as Executive Vice Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology, Dr. Leibowitz helped oversee the deployment of a staff of more than 150 personnel across the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, The Mount Sinai Hospital and Mount Sinai Queens. He was also responsible for authoring and implementing clinical policies and procedures, patient triage and conflict resolution. His clinical duties include Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine that have entailed a leadership role in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit, including significant founding contributions to the Surgical Nutrition Support Service and the Central Venous Access Service. Until taking on his new responsibility as Chair, he was also the Director of the Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine Fellowship. Dr. Leibowitz has authored or co-authored 25 original investigations in several peer-reviewed journals and has contributed to more than 20 other peer-reviewed publications. Dr. Leibowitz is on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia and ICU Director and reviews frequently for several other journals, including Critical Care Medicine and Chest.
"Having spent a long, productive, and enjoyable career at Mount Sinai, I am excited and proud to have been promoted into this leadership position at a time of our System’s unlimited potential for growth and success," said Dr. Leibowitz.
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.