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Edward C. Halperin, M.D., M.A., Chancellor and Chief Executive Officer

Edward HalperinDr. Halperin is a pediatric radiation oncologist, medical historian and health sciences educator. Under the leadership of Dr. Halperin, NYMC has transformed to offer students, faculty and staff, new opportunities to enhance the academic experience and highlight NYMC’s rich history. 

Prior to joining NYMC in 2012, Dr. Halperin served as dean of the School of Medicine, the Ford Foundation Professor of Medical Education and professor of radiation oncology, pediatrics and history at the University of Louisville, and in 2011 took on the additional position of university vice provost. He was also on the faculty at Duke University for 23 years, serving as professor and chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology, vice dean of the School of Medicine and associate vice chancellor. 

Dr. Halperin received a bachelor’s degree in economics summa cum laude from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, his M.D. cum laude from Yale University and a master’s degree in liberal studies from Duke University. He completed his medical internship in internal medicine at Stanford University and his radiology oncology residency at Harvard Medical School’s Massachusetts General Hospital where he also served as chief resident. 

Dr. Halperin is the author/editor of two leading textbooks in radiology oncology and has more than 240 articles in peer-reviewed scientific, historical, education and ethics literature. He teaches graduate-level history and oncology classes and practices medicine at NYC Health + Hospitals/Metropolitan in East Harlem and at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital/Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, New York.