• Press Release

Healthcare Leader Joins American Heart Association New York City Board

  • New York, NY
  • (October 13, 2021)

The American Heart Association, the world’s leading nonprofit organization focused on heart and brain health for all, named Arthur Klein, M.D., to the New York City board of directors serving a two-year term through June 2023.    

Arthur A. Klein, MD, a leader in health care management, was named President of the Mount Sinai Health Network in February 2013, but currently serves as President, Emeritus. In his role, Dr. Klein has overseen the institution’s growing network of many clinical relationships, including multiple affiliated hospitals, nursing homes, and physician group practices throughout New York City, Nassau, Suffolk, and Westchester counties. Dr. Klein has also overseen national and international initiatives for Mount Sinai and has served as Executive Vice President of The Mount Sinai Hospital and Executive Vice President of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

“I am honored to serve on the New York City Board of Directors of the American Heart Association,” said Dr. Klein.  “The American Heart Association’s dedication to improving the health and well-being of all Americans is critical work, now more than ever. I look forward to working with the board to promote cardiovascular wellness through science, education, diversity and advocacy.”  

“We are proud and excited to have Arthur Klein join our board and to help advance our organization’s mission,” said Meg Gilmartin, Executive Director and Senior Vice President of the American Heart Association in New York City. 

The work of local volunteers and staff will focus on five priority areas with an emphasis on scale and driving sustainable and equitable change: controlling blood pressure, eliminating tobacco use and vaping, community response, reducing risk for women and increasing food security.

About the Mount Sinai Health System

The Mount Sinai Health System is New York City's largest academic medical system, encompassing eight hospitals, a leading medical school, and a vast network of ambulatory practices throughout the greater New York region. Mount Sinai advances medicine and health through unrivaled education and translational research and discovery to deliver care that is the safest, highest-quality, most accessible and equitable, and the best value of any health system in the nation. The Health System includes approximately 7,300 primary and specialty care physicians; 13 joint-venture ambulatory surgery centers; more than 415 ambulatory practices throughout the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester, Long Island, and Florida; and more than 30 affiliated community health centers. The Mount Sinai Hospital is ranked on U.S. News & World Report's "Honor Roll" of the top 20 U.S. hospitals and is top in the nation by specialty: No. 1 in Geriatrics and top 20 in Cardiology/Heart Surgery, Diabetes/Endocrinology, Gastroenterology/GI Surgery, Neurology/Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, Pulmonology/Lung Surgery, Rehabilitation, and Urology. New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai is ranked No. 12 in Ophthalmology. Mount Sinai Kravis Children's Hospital is ranked in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Children’s Hospitals” among the country’s best in four out of 10 pediatric specialties. The Icahn School of Medicine is one of three medical schools that have earned distinction by multiple indicators: ranked in the top 20 by U.S. News & World Report's "Best Medical Schools," aligned with a U.S. News & World Report "Honor Roll" Hospital, and No. 14 in the nation for National Institutes of Health funding. Newsweek’s “The World’s Best Smart Hospitals” ranks The Mount Sinai Hospital as No. 1 in New York and in the top five globally, and Mount Sinai Morningside in the top 20 globally.

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