NEW YORK, NY – Jill Kalman, MD, a renowned cardiologist and expert in the field of congestive heart failure, has been appointed medical director at Lenox Hill Hospital. As the hospital’s physician leader, she will oversee the delivery of patient care, safety issues and medical affairs.
Dr. Kalman previously served as associate medical director at LIJ Medical Center in Queens, working with hospital leaders in overseeing clinical care at the hospital. Prior to her position at North Shore-LIJ, she served as associate professor of medicine at Mount Sinai Medical Center, where she held a series of cardiology and quality improvement leadership positions.
A clinical expert in heart failure, she served as the director of the hospital's cardiomyopathy program and medical director for Mount Sinai’s preventable admissions care team program. She led quality, patient safety and healthcare delivery initiatives across Mount Sinai as well as quality initiatives in heart failure.
Prior to Mount Sinai, she was director of the cardiomyopathy program and chief of cardiac service at New York University Medical Center’s Tisch Hospital. Previously, she was director of the heart failure program at Beth Israel Medical Center.
Dr. Kalman is extensively published in the field of congestive heart failure. Her primary focus in clinical investigation focused on novel medical therapies, technologies and device therapy. She has dedicated her career to improving the quality and quantity of life in patients with all stages of heart disease, and has extensive experience managing patients with advanced heart disease.
Dr. Kalman is a member of the American College of Physicians, Heart Failure Society of America and the American Heart Association, as a member of the AHA heart failure and transplantation committee. She received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a medical degree from The Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She completed her residency in internal medicine as well as fellowships in cardiology and heart failure/cardiac transplant research, all at Mount Sinai.
In addition to her administrative duties, Dr. Kalman will maintain a clinical practice in cardiology at Lenox Hill Hospital.
About Lenox Hill Hospital
Lenox Hill Hospital, a member of the North Shore-LIJ Health System, is a 652-bed, fully accredited, acute care hospital located on Manhattan’s Upper East Side with a national reputation for outstanding patient care and innovative medical and surgical treatments. US News & World Report has ranked the hospital among the nation’s top 50 in Cardiology and Heart Surgery and among the top 10 hospitals in the state of New York with a total of 11 “high performing” designations for its clinical performance in Cancer, Diabetes & Endocrinology, Ear, Nose & Throat, Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Nephrology, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, Pulmonology and Urology. For more information, go to www.lenoxhillhospital.org