FOUNDING AND CURRENT PRESIDENT OF THE SCIENTIFIC COUNCIL
Executive Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees
An outspoken proponent for academic medicine, children’s health education, mental health issues and access to care and information technology in medicine, Dr. Pardes is nationally recognized for his expertise in education, research, clinical care and health policy. He is active at the state and federal level, supporting legislation to help hospitals provide quality health care while balancing today’s economic realities with making the best possible medical care available to all who need it.
Prior to joining New York-Presbyterian Hospital in 1999, Dr. Pardes served as Vice President for Health Sciences at Columbia University and Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. A noted psychiatrist, he served as Director of the NIMH and U.S. Assistant Surgeon General during the Carter and Reagan administrations, and was also President of the American Psychiatric Association.