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Steven M. Safyer, MD, Appointed President and CEO of Montefiore Medical Center
Date:11/27/2007

Vows Commitment to Innovation in Specialty Medical Care, Research and Community Partnerships

Pledges Stronger Strategic Alignment with Albert Einstein College of Medicine

NEW YORK, Nov.27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Steven M. Safyer, MD, has been appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Montefiore Medical Center, the University Hospital for the Albert Einstein College of Medicine (AECOM). The appointment was announced today by David A. Tanner, chairman of Montefiore's Board of Trustees. An accomplished physician leader and highly respected healthcare executive, Dr. Safyer, 58, succeeds retiring President Spencer Foreman, MD, to the top medical center post effective January 7, 2008.

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Throughout his 25-year career at Montefiore, Dr. Safyer has held increasingly senior leadership positions. As senior vice president and chief medical officer since 1998, he has directed all clinical operations of Montefiore's integrated delivery system and provided oversight of the faculty, academic programs and clinical information systems. Dr. Safyer is a professor of medicine and professor of epidemiology and population health at AECOM.

"After a rigorous, eight-month, national search, the Search Committee determined that Dr. Safyer is the best person to lead Montefiore into the future, particularly because he has played such a key role in making Montefiore the successful, innovative health system it is today," said Tanner. "Steve Safyer is the right person at the right time for Montefiore. He has proven himself to be an extraordinary leader with the experience, vision and drive for excellence needed in these challenging times for healthcare providers."

"I am honored by the opportunity to lead an institution known for its innovation in medicine and health services," said Dr. Sa
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