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New York Medical College’s 157th Commencement Exercises Set for May 23

Steven A. Wartman, M.D., Ph.D., MACP, president and chief executive officer of the (AAHC) to deliver commencement address

Date: May 20, 2016
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Leader in Academic Medicine to Address the Class of 2016

Steven A. Wartman, M.D., Ph.D., MACP, president and chief executive officer of the Association of Academic Health Centers (AAHC) and Association of Academic Health Centers International, will deliver the Commencement address to graduates of New York Medical College (NYMC) on May 23 at 5:00 p.m. at Carnegie Hall in New York City. New York Medical will award 193 doctor of medicine (M.D.) degrees, 34 doctor of physical therapy (D.P.T.) degrees, 6 doctor of philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees, 77 master of science (M.S.) degrees, 76 master of public health (M.P.H.) degrees and 3 doctor of public health (Dr.P.H.) degrees to the Class of 2016.

Dr. Wartman is recognized internationally for his work in the organization and management of academic health centers, the degree-granting institutions of higher education that educate the next generation of health care professionals, offer comprehensive basic and advanced patient care, and conduct a broad spectrum of biomedical and health services research. He is a board-certified internist, sociologist and Master of the American College of Physicians. He received his B.A. degree from Cornell University and his M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Wartman was also a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar at Johns Hopkins and a Henry Luce Scholar in Indonesia. 

Before joining AAHC, Dr. Wartman served in the dual role of executive vice president for academic and health affairs and dean of the School of Medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. Prior to that, Dr. Wartman served as chair of the Department of Medicine at Long Island Jewish Medical Center and at Mount Sinai Medical Center of Greater Miami.  He earlier founded and directed the Division of General Internal Medicine at Rhode Island Hospital and Brown University.

Lawrence Eisenstein, M.D., Commissioner of Health for the Nassau County Department of Health, Mineola, New York, was selected to address his classmates. He will receive his Master of Public Health degree in health policy and management from the New York Medical College School of Health Sciences and Practice at the ceremony.

About New York Medical College

Founded in 1860, NYMC is one of the oldest and largest health sciences colleges in the country with more than 1,400 students, 1,300 residents and clinical fellows, nearly 3,000 faculty members, and 19,000 living alumni. The College, which joined the Touro College and University System in 2011, is located in Westchester County, New York, and offers advanced degrees from the School of Medicine, the Graduate School of Basic Medical Sciences, and the School of Health Sciences and Practice. The College manages more than $32.6 million in research and other sponsored programs, notably in the areas of cancer, cardiovascular disease, infectious diseases, kidney disease, the neurosciences, disaster medicine, and vaccine development. With a network of affiliated hospitals that includes large urban medical centers, small suburban clinics and high-tech regional tertiary care facilities, NYMC provides a wide variety of clinical training opportunities throughout the tri-state region for medical students, residents, and other health providers. For more information, visit www.nymc.edu.