New York (August 7, 2018) – The New York Academy of Medicine is pleased to announce that its President, Judith A. Salerno, MD, MS, has been selected by Crain’s New York Business as one of the 2018 Notable Women in Health Care for her distinguished career in health and her visionary leadership of the Academy.

Dr. Judith A. SalernoNotable Women in Health Care celebrates a history uniquely shaped by women. Nationally, women accounted for 76% of the hospital workforce in 2017, and 78.5% of all non-hospital health services jobs. Crain’s inaugural list of 78 notable women is inclusive and reflective of the thousands of talented women in all corners of the industry.

Crain’s also spoke with Dr. Salerno and the other featured health care luminaries about their experiences with gender bias, pay equity, mentoring and outright gender discrimination. The Notable Women in Health Care supplement chronicles their career war stories, tales of achievement, inspiration and leadership advice, all through the lens of extraordinary women in health care. The full issue can be read here.

A physician executive and one of the nation’s pre-eminent leaders in health and health care, Dr. Salerno most recently served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Susan G. Komen ™, the world’s largest breast cancer organization. She also served as the Leonard D. Schaeffer Executive Officer of the IOM, Deputy Director of the National Institute on Aging at the NIH, and Associate Chief of Staff at the VA Medical Center in Washington, D.C. Dr. Salerno is a board-certified physician in internal medicine and holds an MD degree from Harvard Medical School and a Master of Science in Health Policy from the Harvard School of Public Health.

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