2014 School of Medicine Outstanding Recent Graduate Award

James Gasperino ’99 MD, PhD, MPH, DABT
Dr-GasperinoDr. James Gasperino, MD, PhD, MPH, DAB, has recently joined New York Hospital, Queens (NYHQ), a member of the New York Presbyterian-Health System, as Hospital Director, Critical Care Services and Chief, Division of Critical Care Medicine. In this new dual role, he will provide leadership in determining the goals, plans and resources needed for all of the hospital’s critical care services; and direct the integration and coordination of critical care services for the purpose of improving clinical and financial performance.
Dr. Gasperino brings to NYHQ leadership experience gained as Chief, Section of Critical Care and Director of Critical Care Medicine at Drexel University College of Medicine. There, he was Chairman of Process Improvement Committee for the Department of Medicine, and held faculty appointments in the Departments of Medicine and Neurology, and was an associate professor in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health at Drexel University School of Public Health. Throughout his career as a full-time intensivist, Dr. Gasperino has directed and worked in medical, neurologic, and surgical, and cardiac intensive care units.
He completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Bellevue Hospital-New York University Medical Center, where he also completed his fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine though the clinical investigator pathway. At Drexel University College of Medicine, Dr. Gasperino was the recipient of the Golden Apple Teaching Award in 2010, and was nominated for the same award in 2009 and 2011. Dr. Gasperino was also nominated for the Shubin-Weil Master Clinician/Teacher: Excellence In Bedside Teaching Award in 2008. The award is meant to honor someone who is a role model of excellence in both the teaching and ethical practice of critical care.
Dr. Gasperino holds multiple active certifications in disciplines related to critical care medicine including internal medicine, pulmonary diseases, critical care medicine, neurologic critical care, hospice and palliative medicine, nutrition support and toxicology. He also has earned several advanced degrees from Columbia University including a PhD in nutritional and metabolic biology, and most recently an MPH in Environmental Toxicology. Dr. Gasperino remains active in hospital–wide quality improvement and comparative effectiveness research.

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