MANHASSET, NY – Three recognized leaders in the field of behavioral health and substance abuse have assumed new key roles in the North Shore-LIJ Health System, the health system announced today.
Brian Keefe, MD, will become acting medical director of the Zucker Hillside Hospital; Blaine Greenwald, MD, has assumed the role of executive director and vice president of the health system’s Behavioral Health Service Line; and Jon Morgenstern, PhD, has joined the health system as director of addiction services and associate vice president of substance abuse services.
Dr. Keefe, succeeds Dr. Greenwald, who served as medical director at Zucker for nine years. Prior to this appointment, Dr. Keefe served as medical director for Long Island Behavioral Health Management, a joint venture between North Shore-LIJ and ValueOptions, a behavioral health managed-care company. From this platform, Dr. Keefe played an important role in advancing New York State’s health reform agenda for behavioral health.
Dr. Greenwald will continue as vice chair of the Department of Psychiatry at LIJ Medical Center and North Shore University Hospital
Prior to joining the health system, Dr. Morgenstern, an internationally known expert in addiction clinical research, served as director of addiction services and professor of psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center. His lab is currently conducting research using novel strategies such as neuroimaging, genetics and mobile communications in the treatment of alcohol abuse.