SBH appoints Perlstein executive vice president

Dr. David A. Perlstein was named St. Barnabas Hospital’s executive vice president on Tuesday, February 11.
Photo courtesy of St. Barnabas Hospital Health System

St. Barnabas Hospital has a new executive vice president after a recent promotion.

On Tuesday, February 10, St. Barnabas Hospital Health System, located at 4422 3rd Avenue, announced that chief medical officer Dr. David A. Perlstein has been named their executive vice president.

Dr. Perlstein, who started at SBH in 1999 as director of ambulatory pediatrics and vice chairman, was named to the chief medical officer just last year.

He received his medical degrees from the University of Cincinnati, before completing an internship and residency in pediatrics at the Cornell Medical Center of New York Hospital. He then worked as a pediatrician in private practice.

He has accomplished a great deal in the field of medicine in his career – he has been the recipient of numerous medical student teaching awards and has served on several New York City Department of Health sub-committees focused on immunization practices

Currently, the newly-appointed executive vice president for SBH is also a faculty member at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, a member of the AHA Committee on Clinical Leadership and serves as an abstract reviewer for the Pediatric Academic Society’s annual meeting.

Dr. Perlstein has remained clinically active by managing the hospital’s clinical operations, quality programs and medical staff.

This move marks another recent SBH change. Since 2014, SBH has also named new chairs – Dr. Ridwan Shabsigh of Surgery, Dr. Edward Telzak of Medicine, Dr. Daniel Murphy of Emergency Medicine and Dr. Lizica Troneci of Psychiatry.

It is more than apparent that SBH has also put their trust in Dr. Perlstein, and that they are happy to welcome the well-experienced doctor into his new position.

“Dr. Perlstein is a highly experienced and well respected leader who has played a major role in enhancing and shaping the culture and reputation of the medical staff over the years that he’s been here,” said Dr. Scott Cooper, president and chief executive officer of SBH Health System.

“We believe that with him and the other additions we have recently made to our medical leadership, we are well poised to meet the changes that the hospital system and medical community will face in the years ahead.”

Reach Reporter Steven Goodstein at (718) 742–3384. E-mail him at sgood‌stein‌@cngl‌ocal.com.

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