J. Frederick Eagle Jr., M.D., served as dean from 1967 to 1973. Dr. Eagle served as associate dean of Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons before coming to NYMC.
Dr. Eagle was instrumental in moving the College to the Valhalla in Westchester from its location in New York City. At the time, Dr. Eagle advocated the move because there were no medical schools in Westchester County.
Dr. Eagle graduated from the University of Buffalo Medical School and was a resident at Babies Hospital in New York City and at Children's Hospital in Buffalo. He also taught pediatrics at the University of Buffalo Medical School, and later served as chief of pediatrics at St. Luke's Hospital in New York City.
Among his multiple appointments during his career, Dr. Eagle was president of the Associated Medical Schools of Greater New York, a member of the New York City Board of Health and a scientific director of the city's Health Research Council.