26th Annual Tribute to Leadership
Philip O. Ozuah, MD, PhD
Dr. Ozuah is the President and CEO of Montefiore Medicine, the umbrella organization for Montefiore Health System and Albert Einstein College of Medicine. A nationally recognized physician, leader, executive, researcher, teacher and author, Dr. Ozuah previously served as President of Montefiore Health System. A National Institutes of Health (NIH)–funded researcher and award-winning educator, he also served as Professor and University Chairman of Pediatrics at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Physician-in-Chief of Children’s Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM).
In these roles, Dr. Ozuah expanded access for underserved communities, recruited and cultivated outstanding talent, advanced programs of excellence, fostered innovations in medical education, and improved financial and operational performance by integrating care across a rapidly growing and evolving Montefiore system that sees over six million patient interactions a year. Under his leadership, Montefiore Health System’s specialties ranked in the top 1 percent of the nation’s hospitals, and CHAM was recognized as one of “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals” according to U.S. News & World Report.
Dr. Ozuah has been recognized locally and nationally for excellence in teaching and patient care, including as an inductee into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society and a two-time recipient of the Academic Pediatric Association’s prestigious Helfer Award for Innovation in Medical Education. Along with his various awards for teaching and clinical excellence, Dr. Ozuah has also been recognized by Modern Healthcare as one of the “Top 25 COOs in Healthcare.”
Dr. Ozuah earned his medical degree from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, a Master’s Degree in Education from the University of Southern California and a PhD in Educational Leadership and Administration from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. He completed his Pediatric Internship and Residency at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore, and his Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Medical Education at the University of Southern California School of Medicine.
Richard Park, MD
Dr. Richard Park is founder and chief executive officer of CityMD, the leading urgent care provider in the New York Metro Area and Seattle, Washington. He is board-certified in emergency medicine and completed his medical studies at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. Dr. Park studied emergency medicine in the Long Island Jewish Medical Center’s residency program, where he served as chief resident. He then worked as the Associate Program Director of the residency program in NS-LIJ’s emergency department and was awarded the Teaching Attending of the Year Award by his residents in 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006.
Michael Rendel, MD
Michael is the firm’s global medical director. He is also a senior managing director champion from the Human Capital Management Division for the Disability Interest Forum. Previously, Michael served as global head of Benefits and Wellness until 2019. He joined Goldman Sachs in 2009 as US medical director and was named managing director in 2013.
Prior to joining the firm, Michael was medical director at Merrill Lynch from 2007 to 2009. Previously, he was a physician in private practice in Manhattan from 1990 to 2007, specializing in internal medicine and infectious diseases. During that time, Michael also served as a medical consultant at Merrill Lynch.
He serves on the board of the Northeast Business Group on Health. From 2009 to 2017, Michael also served on the board of Fedcap, a nonprofit that works to remove barriers to employment for the disabled and disadvantaged.
Michael earned a BA in Biology from Brown University in 1979 and an MD from the University of Maryland in 1984. He completed his training in Internal Medicine at Medical College of Pennsylvania in 1987 and in Infectious Diseases at New York University in 1990.