Warren Licht, MD
An expert clinician with many years of experience in the fields of primary care, preventive medicine and international travel medicine, Dr. Licht serves as Vice President of Ambulatory Operations for Northwell’s western region as well as Medical Director for the Medicine Service line. In this role, he focuses on outpatient clinical operations, business development and ambulatory care strategies.
Dr. Licht also serves as Director of Medical Affairs at Lenox Health Greenwich Village, which opened in 2014, featuring NYC’s first freestanding emergency department, and is a medical staff member at Lenox Hill Hospital. As an internist and member of Northwell Health Physician Partners, he attends patients from his office on upper Park Avenue, on Manhattan’s East side and on West 20th Street in the Chelsea neighborhood.
During his medical career, Dr. Licht spent nearly eight years as Senior Vice President for Medical Affairs at New York Downtown Hospital in Lower Manhattan, where he oversaw all clinical operations.
Dr. Licht has served as a Clinical Instructor of Medicine at Cornell’s Weill Medical College, an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at the New York University School of Medicine and he is currently an Assistant Professor at Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. He is a fellow of the American College of Physicians, a member of the American Association for Physician Leadership, and the medical societies of the State of New York and New York County.
Dr. Licht has devoted much work to nonprofit organizations including Crossing Thresholds, a nonprofit organization which develops and implements sustainable educational opportunities for underprivileged children in Kenya, and Bridges to Community, a nonprofit organization which as part of its mission sends North American volunteers to Central America to share culture and learn about the importance of global interdependence.
Before launching his career as a medical professional and practicing physician, Dr. Licht earned a Bachelor of Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, a Master’s in physiology from Georgetown University, where he also received his medical degree. Since then he has served as class giving chairman of the school's Alumni Association's Medical School Class of 1992.
After completing his internship, Dr. Licht began his residency training in internal medicine at the New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, with culminating responsibilities as Chief Medicine Resident at New York Downtown Hospital.
In his free time, Dr. Licht enjoys spending time on his farm in central Pennsylvania, cycling, mountain trekking, traveling and experiencing a wide range of cultures and culinary tastes.