Lenox Hill Hospital Appoints New Chair of Anesthesiology

NEW YORK, NY – Rajendra H. Majithia, MD, has been named chair of anesthesiology at Lenox Hill Hospital effective October 2016. He previously served as both Acting Chairman and Associate Chairman of the department, and has been a part of Northwell Health, formerly the North Shore-LIJ Health System, since 1990.  He is also an associate attending for Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital’s division of anesthesiology.

As chairman, Dr. Majithia will be responsible for overseeing clinical services, medical education and professional performance within the department of anesthesiology. He will also provide leadership in areas such as business development and strategic planning. 

Dr. Majithia specializes in Cardiac Anesthesia and helped develop the Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery program. He is also a member of the Structural Heart Program at Lenox Hill Hospital. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiology and the National Board of Echocardiography Diplomate in Advanced Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography.

Dr. Majithia received his medical degree from Baroda Medical College and completed his residency at Westchester Medical Center.

To contact Dr. Majithia, please call (212) 434-2878.

About Lenox Hill Hospital
Lenox Hill Hospital, a member of Northwell Health, 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.