Herbert Pardes, M.D., is the Executive Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees, New York-Presbyterian Hospital. He was the President and Chief Executive Officer of the hospital and its health care system, the largest not-for-profit hospital in the world.
He is a noted psychiatrist and nationally recognized for his broad expertise in medical education, research, clinical care, mental health and health policy. He has held a number of leadership positions in clinical and academic medicine at the national level.
Prior to his appointment at the New York-Presbyterian Hospital in 1999, Pardes served as Vice President for Health Sciences at Columbia University and Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at Columbia's College of Physicians and Surgeons. At the national level, he served as Director of the National Institute of Mental Health and as U.S. Assistant Surgeon General during the Carter and Reagan administrations. He was also president of the American Psychiatric Association.
Pardes has been appointed to serve on numerous health policy commissions by Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton, including the Presidential Advisory Commission on Consumer Protection and Quality in the Healthcare Industry, and the Commission on Systemic Interoperability.
Pardes is the former Chairman of the Greater New York Hospital Association, the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and the New York Association of Medical Schools. Pardes is an elected member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, and earned the Sarnat International Prize in Mental Health from the Institute of Medicine.
Pardes is on the editorial boards of numerous medical and psychiatric journals and has written over one hundred articles and chapters on diverse topics in mental health. He is a Board Member of the Markle Foundation.