January 15, 2015
Governor Cuomo Appoints ASA Member to Serve as New York Health Commissioner
On January 13, 2015 Governor Cuomo (D-NY) appointed ASA Member Howard Zucker, M.D., J.D., LL.M. to serve as Commissioner of the State Department of Health. Dr. Zucker has been serving as Acting Commissioner since June of last year. Prior to serving as Acting Commissioner, Dr. Zucker served as the department’s First Deputy Commissioner.
Dr. Zucker previously served as a clinical professor of anesthesiology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and a pediatric cardiac anesthesiologist at Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Zucker trained in pediatrics at Johns Hopkins Hospital, anesthesiology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, pediatric critical care medicine/pediatric anesthesiology at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, and pediatric cardiology at Children's Hospital Boston/Harvard Medical School.
Congratulations to Dr. Zucker on his appointment!