New York Medical College

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School Of Medicine Alumni

Alumni Association President's Message


Lee DieckDear Alumni:

As the newly elected president of the Alumni Association of New York Medical College, I welcome you to the beginning of the “next 150 years" of NYMC’s remarkable historyas a premier medical school.

My personal involvement with NYMC dates back to my birth at the College’s Flower and Fifth Avenue Hospital and my subsequent training there as a medical student and OB/GYN resident. My brother, Albert, followed a similar path, and I met my wife, Marieanna, when she was training to become a registered nurse there. With my roots firmly planted in NYMC, my commitment to the Alumni Association has steadily grown over the years, and I’m extremely proud to serve as its president today.

Since 1883, the objective of the Alumni Association has been “promoting the interests and extending the influence of the College… By uniting in an organization of this kind, we are not only enabled to meet old friends and classmates in social reunion, clasp hands and recall memories of our College days, but also to aid materially in the advancement of medical education, for it is the intention to make this association a potent force in attaining a still higher degree of excellence in the various departments of the College, and also to use its best efforts to advance her interests and extend her influence, thereby maintaining her position in the front rank of medical colleges."

Over the years, the Alumni Association has successfully undertaken numerous projects on behalf of the College and its students, from establishing sorely-needed scholarship funds to constructing our beloved Alumni Center. And we’re going to continue to do that, because that’s what medicine is all about: you build upon success, and as success increases, everyone benefits.

Our alumni are the most important constituency that the College has, and my door will always be open to you and your family members. I invite you to join us in making history during this very exciting new era at New York Medical College. 

With very warm regards,
Henry I. Saphier, MD ‘61


Page updated: October 19, 2012