Robert I. Grossman, MD, Dean and CEO of NYU Langone Medical Center Recognized by Becker's Hospital Review As “Hospital and Health System Leader to Know”

September 16, 2011 - 4:09pm

Robert I. Grossman, MD, the Saul J. Farber Dean and CEO of NYU Langone Medical Center, was recognized by Becker's Hospital Review on its annual "291 Hospital and Health System Leaders to Know" listing, highlighting leaders of prominent institutions who are actively involved in American healthcare. NYU Langone, composed of NYU School of Medicine and three hospitals – Tisch Hospital, the Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine, and the Hospital for Joint Diseases – is a world-class patient-centered integrated academic medical center and is one of the nation’s premier centers for excellence in healthcare, biomedical research and medical education (

Dr. Grossman is well known for his work as a neuroradiologist in developing imaging techniques that have led to important new insights into multiple sclerosis, for which he received the prestigious Javits Neuroscience Investigator Award by the National Institutes of Health, and other diseases of the brain. Additionally, in 2004, he became the first recipient of the American Society of Neuroradiology Education and the Research Foundation’s annual Outstanding Contributions in Research Award in recognition of lifelong accomplishment and consistent excellence in clinical neuroscience.

Prior to becoming dean and CEO of NYU Langone Medical Center in 2007, Dr. Grossman served as chairman of the Department of Radiology at the medical center beginning in 2001. In 2010, he received the International Society in Magnetic Resonance in Medicine’s (ISMRM) Gold Medal for his pioneering research in magnetic resonance in medicine and biology. In addition, he was named as a Distinguished Graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Bordeaux, France.

Alongside his award-winning research, Dr. Grossman is a widely published scholar, passionate educator and a mentor to over 100 fellows, many of whom occupy prominent positions worldwide. He has authored over 300 publications and five books, including Neuroradiology: The Requisites, a best-selling textbook in neuroradiology, with over 45,000 copies sold. He also served as editor-in-chief of the American Journal of Neuroradiology from 2005 to 2007 and sits on the editorial boards of several scientific journals. Dr. Grossman received his MD from the University of Pennsylvania.

This award is just the latest recognition for the Medical Center. Recently, the Niagara Health Quality Coalition (NHQC), a nonprofit health-quality group that publishes the annual New York State Hospital Report Card, included NYU Langone on its Honor Roll for the third year in a row, and recognized the Medical Center on its America’s Safest Hospitals list, honoring hospitals that performed better than the New York State average. Additionally, NYU Langone was again nationally recognized by U.S. News & World Report in its 2011 “Best Hospitals in America” issue and ranked #2 on U.S. News' Regional “Best Hospitals” rankings. The Medical Center also received a 98.50% overall Recommended Care score (a weighted average of the process-of-care scores) by, an online tool that allows the public to track performance, using CMS data, on various measures of healthcare quality.


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