New York Medical College

2004 press releases


VALHALLA, N.Y., December 15, 2004 - Robert W. Amler, M.D., a 25-year veteran of the U.S. Public Health Service who has served as advisor to the U.S. Surgeon General and other national leaders on a broad range of medical, safety and professional issues, has been named dean of the School of Public Health at New York Medical College.

An experienced public health administrator, epidemiologist and pediatrician, Dr. Amler has held federal posts at the Office of the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), and Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). In his most recent position as a regional health administrator, he led a response task force that integrated public health departments with hospital systems, commanded health and medical emergency forces during heightened terror alerts, and established a regional network of volunteer Medical Reserve Corps units.

Board certified in pediatrics and preventive medicine, Dr. Amler is a fellow of the American College of Preventive Medicine and the American Academy of Pediatrics. Co-author of more than 200 scientific publications, he has held faculty appointments at Columbia University in New York, Emory University in Atlanta and at Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences in Bethesda. Dr. Amler is a graduate of Dartmouth College, Rutgers Medical School and the CDC's Epidemic Intelligence Service. He completed his residency in pediatrics at Bellevue Hospital and St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital in New York City.

As Dean of one of only 36 fully accredited schools of public health in the nation, Dr. Amler will serve as the top academic and administrative officer of the New York Medical College School of Public Health, which includes among its offerings a doctor of public health (Dr.PH) degree, a range of master of public health (M.P.H.) and master of science (M.S.) degrees, including a medically-oriented speech-language pathology master's, and a doctor of physical therapy (DPT) degree.