Arthur Klein, MD, a leader in health care management, has been named President of The Mount Sinai Health Network. In this new role, Dr. Klein will oversee The Mount Sinai Medical Center’s growing network of more than one hundred clinical relationships, including eighteen affiliated hospitals, five nursing homes, and twelve physician group practices throughout New York City, and Nassau, Suffolk, and
“Dr. Klein is known as an innovator in the evolving health care landscape,” says Kenneth L. Davis, MD, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Mount Sinai Medical Center. “His leadership will help invigorate and integrate our growing network of hospitals, clinical practices, and polyclinics.”
Prior to joining Mount Sinai, Dr. Klein, a pediatric cardiologist, served as Western Regional Executive Director for the North Shore-LIJ Health System, where he oversaw all health facilities in western Queens, Manhattan, and Staten Island.
“We are confident that Dr. Klein’s leadership and communication skills will make him a natural in working with our full-time and voluntary physicians, as well as all clinical staff and our business development team,” says Dennis S. Charney, MD, Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Dean, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, The Mount Sinai Medical Center.
Mount Sinai’s growing health network includes a recent clinical affiliation with Staten Island’s Richmond University Medical Center, a new 75,000 square-foot multispecialty physician practice in Brooklyn Heights, an Urgent Care Facility on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, and a multispecialty clinic in Chinatown.
In his new position, Dr. Klein will collaborate with Mount Sinai Care, LLC, Mount Sinai’s Accountable Care Organization, to develop a framework for “Best Practices” that improves coordinated patient care.
“Mount Sinai has always been a trailblazer in research, education, and patient care, including the development of even better models of care to benefit patients,” says Dr. Klein. “This is an exciting moment to join Mount Sinai, when the institution is expanding its reach to better serve individuals and families living not only in the five boroughs, but also in Westchester and Long Island.
Dr. Klein joined North Shore-LIJ in 2009, as Senior Vice President of Children’s Services. As Executive Director of the Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children’s Medical Center (CCMC) of New York from 2009-2011, he was responsible for the quality and growth of pediatric medicine across the entire North Shore-LIJ Health System.
Prior to that, Dr. Klein was Senior Vice President and Chief Physician Officer at Lifespan Corporation in Providence, Rhode Island, where he was also Associate Dean for Strategy and Special Projects at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.
He also served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at The New York-Presbyterian Healthcare System, and as Executive Vice Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics at New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, where he completed his residency and fellowship.
A fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Cardiology, Dr. Klein has written extensively on pediatric cardiology. He received his medical degree from the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center, and a bachelor’s degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
This article was first published in Inside Mount Sinai.