Stony Brook University Hospital Names New CEO

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Stony Brook University Hospital Names New CEO
L. Reuven Pasternak, MD, named Chief Executive Officer and Vice President for Health Systems of Long Island’s premier academic medical center effective Sept. 1

L. Reuven Pasternak, MD,

STONY BROOK, N.Y., June 6, 2012 – L. Reuven Pasternak, MD, has been named Vice President for Health Systems and Chief Executive Officer of Stony Brook University Hospital (SBUH) effective Sept. 1, announced Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., M.D., and Sr. Vice President for Health Sciences and Dean, School of Medicine, Kenneth Kaushansky, M.D. A native of Hempstead, NY, Pasternak comes to Stony Brook from Inova Health System in Falls Church, VA, where he has served for the past four years as Chief Executive Officer of the Inova Fairfax Hospital campus and executive vice president of Academic Affairs. His leadership role included oversight of Inova Fairfax Hospital, Inova Fairfax Hospital for Children and the Inova Heart and Vascular Institute. “Reuven Pasternak is a proven leader who has outstanding credentials and leadership qualities that make him an enormous asset to the University and our academic medical center,” said President Stanley. “We are pleased that he has joined our team during this transformative period for Stony Brook Medicine, and look forward to his future contributions to the Hospital enterprise.” “There was little doubt among our search committee that Reuven was simply outstanding,” said Kenneth Kaushansky, MD, MACP, Senior Vice President, Health Sciences, and Dean, Stony Brook University School of Medicine, who chaired the committee that conducted a nationwide search. “Every one of his academic and management experiences to date prepared him extremely well for the challenges and opportunities here at Stony Brook University.” Pasternak’s title of Vice President for Health Systems reflects a new role at SBUH, a 597-bed academic medical center with 5,500 employees. “The Vice President for Health Systems will help me in …

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