GREAT NECK, NY -- The North Shore-LIJ Health System today announced the appointment of Steven J. Walerstein, MD, FACP, as senior vice president of medical affairs and associate chief medical officer. In this role, he is responsible for health system-wide leadership in medical affairs, including credentialing, system-wide policies and procedures, and developing physician leaders and mechanisms to address single standards of care.
Dr. Walerstein, 58, a resident of Dix Hills, NY, comes to North Shore-LIJ from NuHealth in East Meadow, NY, where he was executive vice president for medical affairs and medical director, with oversight of clinical care throughout the organization.
Prior to NuHealth, he was vice president of medical affairs and associate medical director for New York Methodist Hospital, Brooklyn. Before that, he served as chair and program director for the department of medicine at Nassau University Medical Center.
Earlier in his career, he spent 12 years at LIJ Medical Center (1987 to 1999), where he held several leadership positions, including associate chair of medicine and director of inpatient and hospitalist services, chief of general internal medicine, and director of the internal medicine residency program.
Dr. Walerstein is an accomplished general internist and a highly respected educator and administrator. He is associate professor of medicine at the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine and has numerous prestigious academic positions, including former governor of the New York State Chapter of the American College of Physicians.
Dr. Walerstein received a Bachelor of Science degree and a Doctor of Medicine degree from the six-year Bio-Medical Program at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Albany Medical College. He completed his post-graduate training in the primary care internal medicine program at George Washington University Hospital, Washington, DC.