Theodore S. Strange, MD, Appointed Vice Chair of Primary Care at Northwell Health

STATEN ISLAND, NY -- Northwell Health (formerly North Shore-LIJ Health System) today announced the appointment of Theodore Strange, MD, as the health system’s vice chair of primary care at Northwell Health.

In his new position, Dr. Strange will assume a role pivotal to the development of a primary care network in Northwell’s southwestern region incorporating Staten Island, Brooklyn and New Jersey while working with Thomas McGinn, MD, Northwell’s chair of medicine, in managing primary care services system-wide and creating new clinical programs.

“With more and more care being delivered outside of the hospitals and in community-based settings, we continue to focus on expanding our primary care network and improving access to high-value, cost-effective, quality services,” said Dr. McGinn. “As a highly respected academic clinician, medical practitioner, teacher and administrator, Dr. Strange has vast experience in managing a large multispecialty group practice, making him an ideal choice to help lay the groundwork for Northwell Health’s ambulatory network on Staten Island, in Brooklyn and New Jersey.”

As executive director and co-founder of University Physicians Group (UPG), a group of 50 physicians specializing in primary care medicine at 25 Staten Island and Brooklyn locations, Dr. Strange entered into an agreement with Northwell Health that officially integrated UPG into the health system’s growing medical group practice, called Northwell Health Physician Partners.

Dr. Strange, who founded UPG 25 years ago, has been in private practice medicine since 1988, specializing in internal medicine and geriatrics and is board-certified in both. In 2005, he was appointed associate chairman of medicine at Staten Island University Hospital, after 20 years of dedicated leadership within the hospital organization and has served as vice president of medical operations at Staten Island’s South Site campus.

An active educator, Dr. Strange holds the faculty appointment of Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at the State University Health Science Center in Brooklyn, has published in peer-reviewed journals, such as the Archives of Internal Medicine and has lectured widely.

In 2011, the New York State senate confirmed Governor Andrew Cuomo’s nomination of Dr. Strange as a member of the Public Health and Health Planning Council.


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