Edward C. Halperin, M.D., M.A., chancellor and chief executive officer of New York Medical College (NYMC) and provost for biomedical affairs of Touro University, 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 residency at Harvard Medical School’s Massachusetts General Hospital where he served as chief resident.
Dr. Halperin has more than 220 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 Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, New York.