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Herbert Pardes, M.D.
Herbert Pardes, M.D., President and CEO of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, has an extensive background in healthcare and academic medicine. His origins are in the field of psychiatry, and he chaired three departments of psychiatry before becoming Vice President for Health Sciences and Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at the College of Physicians & Surgeons of Columbia University. He is nationally recognized for his broad expertise in education, research, clinical care, and health policy, and as an ardent advocate of support for academic medicine. As President and CEO of NewYork-Presbyterian, Dr. Pardes has embraced a clinical mission to provide each patient with the highest quality care delivered in the most compassionate manner.
Dr. Pardes served as Director of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and U.S. Assistant Surgeon General during the Carter and Reagan Administrations (1978-84). He has also served as President of the American Psychiatric Association (1989).
Dr. Pardes left NIMH in 1984 to become Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry at Columbia University's College of Physicians & Surgeons and in 1989 was also appointed Vice President for Health Sciences for Columbia University and Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at the College of Physicians & Surgeons.
He served as Chairman of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) for 1995-96 and was Chairman of the AAMC's Council of Deans for 1994-95. In addition, he served two terms as Chairman of the New York Association of Medical Schools.
Dr. Pardes received his medical degree from the State University of New York- Downstate Medical Center (Brooklyn) in 1960. He received his Bachelor of Science degree summa cum laude from Rutgers University in 1956. He completed his internship and residency training in psychiatry at Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn and also did psychoanalytic training at the New York Psychoanalytic Institute.
Dr. Pardes chaired the Intramural Research Program Planning Committee of the NIH from 1996-1997, served on the Presidential Advisory Commission on Consumer Protection and Quality in the Healthcare Industry, and is President of the Scientific Council of the National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression. He serves on numerous editorial boards, has written over 130 articles and chapters on mental health and academic medicine topics, and has negotiated and conducted international collaborations with a variety of countries including India, China and the former Soviet Union.
Dr. Pardes has earned numerous honors and awards, including election to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences (1997), the Sarnat International Prize in Mental Health (1997), and the U.S. Army Commendation Medal (1964) and elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2002).