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Alan Kadish, M.D., President

Alan Kadish, M.D. became president of New York Medical College in May, 2011, when the College joined with the Touro College and University System, creating one of the largest affiliations of medical and health education and biological studies programs under one institutional banner. Dr. Kadish concurrently serves as president and chief executive officer of the Touro College and University System. Chartered in 1970, Touro has grown to become the largest Jewish-sponsored educational institution in the United States, educating approximately 19,000 students at 32 locations throughout the world.

Alan Kadish was born in Brooklyn, raised in Queens and educated in yeshivas in New York. He received his M.D. degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Yeshiva University and his postdoctoral medical training at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School, and at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, where he was a fellow in cardiology. He is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease and cardiac electrophysiology.

A prominent cardiologist and a distinguished scholar, academic and administrator, Dr. Kadish joined Touro in September 2009 as senior provost and chief operating officer from Northwestern University in Chicago, Ill. At Northwestern, he served on the faculty and as an administrator for the previous 19 years. He has worked as a teacher, research scholar and scientist, and clinician, holding numerous senior-level administrative positions at Northwestern and the University of Michigan. A prolific researcher and writer, he has written extensively in his field, authoring more than 300 peer-reviewed papers and contributing to several textbooks.

At Northwestern, Dr. Kadish served as senior associate chief of the cardiology division; the Chester and Deborah Cooley Professor of Medicine; and director of the cardiovascular clinical trials unit. He also served on the finance and investment committees of the Northwestern clinical practice plan. Nationally, he serves as chairman of the Clinical Cardiology Program Committee of the American Heart Association, and has been elected to prestigious scientific research and education societies including the American Association of Professors, the American Society for Clinical Investigation, and the American Society of Physicians.

He has been the recipient of numerous research grants, including from the National Institutes of Health, where he served extensively on review panels, the National Science Foundation and other not-for-profit organizations. He has been involved in Jewish education and communal affairs for many years, serving on the boards of directors of several educational, philanthropic and religious institutions in Chicago. Recently Dr. Kadish and his wife Connie were honored by the Ida Crown Jewish Academy, a Jewish high school located in Chicago recognized as a leading institution in the field of Jewish education.

He and Connie are the proud parents of four children.

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