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New York Medical College Names Jerry L. Nadler, M.D., MACP, FAHA, FACE, Dean of the School of Medicine

Dr. Nadler, expert in the pathogenesis of diabetes, previously served as vice dean of research and chair of internal medicine at Eastern Virginia Medical School

Date: September 21, 2018
Jerry L. Nadler, M.D., MACP, FAHA, FACE, Dean SOM
Jerry L. Nadler, M.D., MACP, FAHA, FACE, Dean SOM
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Valhalla, N.Y. – Jerry L. Nadler, M.D., MACP, FAHA, FACE, has been named dean of the School of Medicine at New York Medical College (NYMC) in Valhalla, N.Y. Dr. Nadler comes to NYMC from Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS) where he spent ten years as professor and chair of Internal Medicine, the Harry H. Mansbach Endowed Chair in Internal Medicine and vice dean of research. A renowned expert in diabetes, Dr. Nadler previously served as director of the Strelitz Diabetes Center at EVMS and was a member of a Special Advisory Committee on Type 1 diabetes with the director of the National Institutes of Health. He assumes his role as dean in March 2019. 

“I am very excited and honored to become dean of the New York Medical College School of Medicine to serve the students, residents and faculty. I look forward to partnering with NYMC leadership to advance the mission of the College,“ said Dr. Nadler. “I am impressed by the advances led by the dedicated faculty and leaders and look forward to continuing the School of Medicine’s commitment to developing the highest quality medical professionals devoted to serving their community.”   

As a leading voice in his field, Dr. Nadler has been a standing member of the American Diabetes Association, American Heart Association, and National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant review committees. He has more than 200 peer-reviewed publications in major scientific journals in the field. He also has been an invited speaker at the American Diabetes Association, Australian Diabetes Association, World Diabetes Congress and International Meetings of the European Association of Diabetes. In 2011, he won the Dean’s Outstanding Faculty Award at EVMS and in 2013, he was appointed by the Governor’s office of the Commonwealth of Virginia to sit on the Planning and Oversight Committee of the new Virginia Biosciences Health Research Corporation. He was elected a member of the American Society of Clinical Investigation based on excellence in research accomplishments.

Nadler’s research focuses on understanding the cardiovascular complications of diabetes and obesity. He has helped develop new therapies to prevent inflammatory damage to pancreatic islets and stop the complications of diabetes. He holds 11 patents, has been involved in biotechnology start-up companies and is currently studying new medications that can halt the inflammatory damage to pancreatic islets and reduce atherosclerosis.

“After an intensive faculty-driven search process, Dr. Nadler was selected for the position from a deeply qualified collection of candidates,” said Edward C. Halperin, M.D., M.A., chancellor and chief executive officer. “His dedication to research, innovation, and education are unparalleled. We are excited to welcome him and his wife to NYMC."

Previously, Dr. Nadler served as Chief of Endocrinology and Metabolism at the University of Virginia, Co-Director of the Diabetes and Hormone Center of Excellence and Associate Director of the school’s NIH-funded Diabetes Endocrinology Research Center.

Nadler received his medical degree from the University of Miami, followed by post-graduate training at the University of Southern California.

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