Gary Cohn Named Chair of Hospital for Joint Diseases Advisory Board

Musculoskeletal Clinical Care and Research Top Priorities for Medical Center

July 22, 2010 - 4:00am

The Hospital for Joint Diseases at NYU Langone Medical Center (HJD) announced today that Gary D. Cohn, president and COO at Goldman Sachs, was appointed chair of the HJD Advisory Board. This appointment continues Mr. Cohn’s active involvement with the medical center where he also serves as a member of the NYU Langone Medical Center Board of Trustees. Cohn assumes a three-year term as chair from the previous co-chair, Robin Smith, MD, MBA. 

“We are delighted that Gary has accepted this important leadership role at HJD,” said Robert I. Grossman, MD, dean and CEO of NYU Langone Medical Center. “His extraordinary business acumen and understanding of philanthropic programs, combined with a deep understanding of our medical center, makes him an invaluable asset to HJD.”

HJD is a 190-bed hospital located at 17th Street and Second Avenue in Manhattan specializing in orthopaedic surgery, rheumatology and rehabilitation medicine and research.  The HJD Advisory Board provides advice and counsel to the medical and administrative leadership at HJD and to the NYU Langone Medical Center Board of Trustees, dean and senior leadership about clinical, research and educational initiatives at HJD.

“I am honored to accept this new role as chair of the HJD advisory board,” said Gary Cohn. “HJD is a world recognized leader in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal and rheumatologic diseases and injuries and I look forward to working with them to elevate already world-class programs to even greater heights.”

“Having someone of Gary’s experience and innate ability to see ‘the big picture’ will be a tremendous asset to HJD,” said Joseph Zuckerman, surgeon-in-chief of the Hospital for Joint Diseases and the Walter A.L. Thompson Professor of Orthopedic Surgery. “He is an ideal candidate to help us evolve and meet the ever-changing needs of our patients.”

Gary D. Cohn is president and COO of investment banking and securities firm Goldman Sachs and a trustee of Gilmour Academy, NYU Langone Medical Center, the Harlem Children’s Zone and American University. Mr. Cohn is a founding board member with his wife, Lisa Pevaroff Cohn, of the NYU Child Study Center. Together, they also funded the Pevaroff Cohn Professorship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the NYU School of Medicine in 1999. He has also endowed the Gary D. Cohn Endowed Research Professorship in Finance at American University, his alma mater.

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