Edited by: TJVNews.com
Daniel Baker, MD, MBA, has been named executive director and Elan Levy, MD, MBA, has been named medical director of Lenox Hill Hospital. In their new roles, Dr. Baker will spearhead the strategic direction of the hospital and manage the efficiency of day-to-day operations, while Dr. Levy will oversee medical affairs, patient safety and quality of care. In addition to Lenox Hill, Dr. Levy will also serve as medical director for Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital and Lenox Health Greenwich Village, Northwell Health’s two other flagship Manhattan campuses.
Dr. Baker most recently served as medical director of the three Manhattan sites. He joined Lenox Hill in 2007 as an attending emergency medicine physician and over the last 15 years has served in a number of progressively senior roles, including as associate medical director and prior to that, as vice chair of emergency medicine. In addition to his tenure at Lenox Hill, Dr. Baker is the medical director of patient experience for Northwell Health and an assistant professor of emergency medicine at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell.
After earning his medical degree from Wayne State University, Dr. Baker completed his residency in emergency medicine at the University of Cincinnati. He graduated from the Northwell Health Physician Leadership Development Program in 2015 and recently earned a Master of Business Administration degree at the New York University Stern School of Business. He is currently pursuing a Master of Health Care Delivery Science degree from Dartmouth College.
Dr. Baker succeeds Mark Schiffer, MD who has been appointed senior vice president of strategic alliances for Northwell Health.
Over the last year, Dr. Levy has served as chair of the emergency medicine department at Lenox Health Greenwich Village, where he led a team of 15 physicians who provide care to more than 38,000 patients each year. He joined the facility when it first opened in 2014 as an attending emergency medicine physician and has held various roles of advancing responsibility, including director of quality and associate chairman of emergency medicine. Previously, he was an emergency physician at Bronx Lebanon Hospital and Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach.
In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Levy serves as an assistant professor of emergency medicine at the Zucker School of Medicine and as assistant professor at the Hofstra Northwell School of Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies. He is currently taking part in Northwell’s Physician Leadership Development Program.
Dr. Levy received his medical degree from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and completed his residency in emergency medicine at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center. He also earned a Master of Business Administration degree at the New York University Stern School of Business.
Lenox Hill Hospital, Northwell Health’s flagship hospital in Manhattan, has delivered world-class care for more than 160 years and treats more than 163,000 patients annually. Healthgrades ranked Lenox Hill Hospital among America’s 50 Best Hospitals in 2022, placing it within the top 1% for clinical care quality. It also recognized the hospital as one of 100 best in the U.S. for cardiac care, coronary intervention, and prostate surgery; within top 5% for patient safety; and as one of 24 leading hospitals for Covid-19 care.
The hospital was also rated the fourth-ranked medical center in New York State for 2021-22by U.S. News and World Report and received top-50 national ratings in seven medical specialties: neurology and neurosurgery), orthopedics, ear, nose and throat, cardiology and heart surgery, gynecology, diabetes and endocrinology and geriatrics. Newsweek named Lenox Hill among the “World’s Best Specialized Hospitals” for 2022 in neurosurgery, orthopedics, and cardiology.
In addition, Lenox Hill’s cardiothoracic program recently earned three-star ratings from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons for complex heart and lung procedures: isolated coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), isolated mitral valve replacement and repair (MVRR), lobectomy for lung cancer, and pulmonary resection for lung cancer. Lenox Hill Hospital, Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital and Lenox Health Greenwich Village have been recognized as national leaders in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) inclusiveness by the Human Rights Campaign’s 2022 Healthcare Equity Index.