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Dr. Ira Nash

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Dr. Nash is the inaugural senior VP for physician leadership development at Northwell Health and associate dean for leadership development at the Donald and Barbara School of Medicine at Hofstra-Northwell, where he is a professor in the departments of Cardiology and Occupational Medicine, Epidemiology and Prevention. 

After graduating summa cum laude from Harvard College, Dr. Nash received his MD degree cum laude from the Harvard-MIT Program in Health Sciences and Technology at Harvard Medical School. He is board certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular diseases. Before assuming his current responsibilities in July of 2022, Dr. Nash initiated the role of executive director of Northwell Health Physician Partners, the medical group composed of the over 4000 physicians employed by Northwell Health. Prior to joining Northwell in 2012, he held several senior positions at Mount Sinai Medical Center in NY, including associate director of the Zena and Michael Wiener Cardiovascular Institute and chief medical officer. 

Dr. Nash is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology (ACC), the American Heart Association and the American College of Physicians. He was an associate editor of Hurst’s the Heart, a major textbook and online reference for cardiovascular medicine. He is a former national spokesman for the American Heart Association. In 2015, he was awarded the first national “Physician of the Year” award by Press Ganey, for his leadership in improving the patient experience. 

He is passionate about the need for effective physician leadership, and about engaging patients through transparency and data sharing. Dr. Nash is also the on-air host of “Well Said with Dr. Ira Nash” an award-winning health and wellness radio show and podcast, produced in association with WRHU, Radio Hofstra University (www.medicine.hofstra.edu/wellsaid).

In addition to his professional responsibilities, Dr. Nash served his country as a Commander in the Medical Corps of the United States Navy Reserve. He is married and has two adult children and one super-adorable grandchild.