New York Medical College

2007 press releases



Valhalla, N.Y., October 31, 2007— The Board of Trustees has approved the appointments of two new chairmen: Howard Blanchette, M.D., chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Thomas H. Hintze, Ph.D. ’80, chairman of the Department of Physiology.

Dr. Blanchette also has been named director of ob/gyn at Westchester Medical Center. He has served on the medical faculty at U.S.C., Yale, and Tufts. Until recently, he was chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Danbury Hospital. He received his B.S. and M.D. degrees from McGill University in Montreal and completed his residency at the University of Southern California Medical Center in Los Angeles. For his teaching skills and dedication, students recognized Dr. Blanchette with an Excellence in Teaching Award in 2006. Dr. Blanchette resides in Danbury, Conn.

Thomas H. Hintze, Ph.D. ’80, one of the College’s most productive researchers in cardiac physiology, joined the faculty as assistant professor of physiology in 1982, rising to full professor in 1993. He served a post-doctoral fellowship at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital at Harvard University, and another at the New England Regional Primate Research Center in Southborough, Mass. He received his B.A. from Ohio Wesleyan and his Ph.D. from New York Medical College in 1980. Dr Hintze received the Dean’s Distinguished Research Award in 1997 and in 2006 he was honored with the American Physiological Society (APS) Berne Distinguished Lectureship, awarded to a fellow of the APS whose research is especially stimulating and demonstrates a lasting contribution throughout his or her career. He resides in Montrose, N.Y.