Bob Grossman, Dean & CEO of NYU Langone Health | #75

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Robert I. Grossman, MD, was named Saul J. Farber Dean and chief executive officer of NYU Langone Health in July 2007. Dr. Grossman joined NYU Langone in 2001 as the Louis Marx Professor of Radiology, chairman of the Department of Radiology, and professor of neurology, neurosurgery, and physiology and neuroscience. In his previous position at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, he was a professor of radiology, neurosurgery, and neurology; chief of neuroradiology; and associate chairman of radiology.

Early in his tenure, Dr. Grossman launched a major campus transformation that has resulted in the addition of more than 7 million square feet of clinical, educational, and research space.

In collaboration with the Board of Trustees and institutional leadership, Dr. Grossman has increased NYU Langone’s revenue by more than $7 billion and has raised more than $2.7 billion in philanthropy. In addition, NYU Langone’s National Institutes of Health (NIH) 2017 research awards totaled $451 million—an increase of more than 250 percent since 2007.

As dean of NYU School of Medicine, he presided over the announcement of tuition-free medical education for all current and future students in its MD degree program. Dr. Grossman also curated a new approach to medical education, called Curriculum for the 21st Century (C21).

In 2018, Dr. Grossman was named to Time magazine’s inaugural Health Care 50 list of the 50 most influential healthcare leaders who changed the state of healthcare in America, together with Ken Langone, chairman of NYU Langone’s Board of Trustees. Additionally, Dr. Grossman was named a “Living Landmark” by the New York Landmarks Conservancy in 2013 for his leadership in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, which caused unprecedented damage to NYU Langone’s facilities and required the safe evacuation of 322 patients.

Dr. Grossman is a passionate educator and widely published scholar. He has trained more than 100 fellows, many of whom occupy prominent positions worldwide, and has authored 338 publications and 5 books, including Neuroradiology: The Requisites.

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