Montefiore Einstein Department of Medicine

Safyer to Join Mayor-Elect de Blasio's Transition Team

Steven M. Safyer, MD

Dr. Steven Safyer, CEO and President of Montefiore, has been invited by Mayor-Elect Bill de Blasio to join a transition team of 60 prominent individuals who will select the city’s next mayoral administration, announced November 20, 2013.

Dr. Safyer will work with the group's esteemed members, including Sex and the City star Cynthia Nixon, President and FOunder of The Black Institute Bertha Lewis, and Huffington Post Chairman and Co-Founder Ken Lerer. Members from healthcare include George Gresham, president of 1199 SEIU; Dr. Katherine LaGuardia, assistant clinical professor in OB/GYN at Mount Sinai Medical Center; Dr. Conchita Mendoza, chief of geriatrics at University Hospital in Brooklyn; and Dr. Rafael Lantigua, professor of clinical medicine at New York-Presbyterian/Columbia. In addition, his transition committee co-chair Carl Weisbrod is chairman of the New York State Health Foundation's board of directors.

According to mayor-elect de Blasio, the transition team will identify men and women from throughout the city who are united in their "commitment to progressive and competent city government”.

The full list of committee members is available on Mayor- Elect de Blasio's website.

"Our congratulations to Dr. Safyer on this influential appointment," said Dr. Victor Schuster, Chairman of the Department of Medicine.

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