Herbert Pardes, MD
Dr. Herbert Pardes, after serving from January 2000 through September 2011 as President and Chief Executive Officer of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and the New York-Presbyterian Healthcare System, became Executive Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. Under his leadership, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital has risen to be to one of the highest-ranked hospitals and comprehensive health care institutions in the United States.
Dr. Pardes has been an outspoken proponent for academic medicine, medical research, children’s health education, mental health, access to care, humanism and empathy in care delivery, information technology, and medicine.
He has chaired three different departments of psychiatry at Downstate Medical Center, the University of Colorado and Columbia University. He served from 1989 to 2000 as the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and Vice President for Health Sciences. A noted psychiatrist, he served as Director of the National Institute of Mental Health and the United States Assistant Surgeon General during the Carter and Reagan Administrations. He was also President of the American Psychiatric Association.
Dr. Pardes is a member of the Institute of Medicine and of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and has received the United States Army Commendation Medal in addition to the Sarnat International Prize for leadership in the field of mental health. In 2014 he was given the first Pardes Humanitarian Award in mental health sponsored in part by leaders of the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation (BBRF).
Dr. Pardes has served on various commissions related to health policy appointed by Presidents George Bush and Bill Clinton, including the Presidential Advisory Commission on Consumer Protection and Quality in the Healthcare Industry, and the Commission on Systemic Interoperability. He serves on the NYeC Board Executive Committee for Information Technology, and is Vice Chairman of the New York Genome Center. Dr. Pardes is also former Chairman of the Greater New York Hospital Association, the Hospital Association of New York (on whose Board he continues to sit), the Association of American Medical Colleges and the New York Association of Medical Schools.
Dr. Pardes has served on many for profit and not-for-profit boards. He is Chair of the Scientific Council of the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation and serves on the UCLA Advisory Council as well as on the Board of Autism Speaks and as Chair of the Science Review Committee.