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William P. Walsh Named Senior Vice President, Hospital Affairs and Managing Director of University Hospital of Brooklyn

Brooklyn, NY – William P. Walsh, MBA, MSW, has joined SUNY Downstate Medical Center as senior vice president, hospital affairs and managing director of University Hospital of Brooklyn, it was announced by John F. Williams, Jr., MD, EdD, MPH, FCCM, president of SUNY Downstate.

“I am delighted that Bill Walsh is now part of the SUNY Downstate team,” said Dr. Williams. “He brings to our campus many years of experience and a thorough understanding of the important role public medical centers play in keeping our communities healthy.”

In this major position, Mr. Walsh provides leadership for all of University Hospital’s healthcare services at all hospital locations, including Central Brooklyn, Bay Ridge, and its neighborhood satellite centers. University Hospital of Brooklyn is the teaching hospital of SUNY Downstate, the only academic medical center serving the Borough of Brooklyn.

Mr. Walsh also works with the leadership of University Physicians of Brooklyn, the faculty practice of SUNY Downstate Medical Center, which provides Brooklyn's diverse population of 2.5 million people with a comprehensive array of healthcare services.  In addition, Mr. Walsh consults with the deans of SUNY Downstate’s Colleges of Medicine, Nursing, and Health Related Professions and Schools of Graduate Studies and Public Health, to serve the overarching mission of the campus.

Mr. Walsh came to SUNY Downstate from the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (NYCHHC), where he had been senior vice president/network chief executive officer, North Bronx Healthcare Network, since 2005. From 2002 to 2005, he was senior vice president/network chief executive officer for the Southern Brooklyn and Staten Island Health Network. He also was chief executive officer of Coney Island Hospital from 1997 to 2005.

From 1991 to 1996, Mr. Walsh was chief operating officer for Jacobi Medical Center and, for two years prior to that, was associate executive director there. From 1983 to 1989, he worked in a variety of positions in the NYCHHC Central Office. He served as a consultant to the Visiting Nurse Service of New York from 1982 to 1984 and as director of training in the Department of the Aging for Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York from 1981 to 1983. From 1978 to 1981, he was program supervisor of the Bensonhurst Senior Assistance Center.

Mr. Walsh holds a Master of Business Administration degree in health care administration from the Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College/Mount Sinai School of Medicine; a Master of Social Work degree from Fordham University; and a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Iona College.



About SUNY Downstate Medical Center

SUNY Downstate Medical Center, founded in 1860, was the first medical school in the United States to bring teaching out of the lecture hall and to the patient’s bedside. A center of innovation and excellence in research and clinical service delivery, SUNY Downstate Medical Center comprises a College of Medicine, College of Nursing, School of Health Professions, a School of Graduate Studies, School of Public Health, University Hospital of Brooklyn, and a multifaceted biotechnology initiative including the Downstate Biotechnology Incubator and BioBAT for early-stage and more mature companies, respectively.

SUNY Downstate ranks twelfth nationally in the number of alumni who are on the faculty of American medical schools. More physicians practicing in New York City have graduated from SUNY Downstate than from any other medical school.