The NYS Department of Health announced the hiring of Dr. Howard Zucker as first Deputy Commissioner of Health. Dr. Zucker will be responsible for DOH’s preparedness and response initiatives in natural disasters and emergencies, an occurrence all too common in recent years. He also will work closely with the New York City Department of Health in leading DOH’s efforts on issues that affect NYC.
Dr. Zucker is currently a professor of clinical anesthesiology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and pediatric cardiac anesthesiologist at Montefiore.
Here’s the full release from DOH.
-Jaime Venditti, 9/16/13