David Battinelli, MD

David Battinelli, MD

Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer
Northwell Health

Dean for Medical Education and Betsy Cushing Whitney Professor of Medicine
Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell

David Battinelli, MD, is responsible for the overall professional management of clinical, education, research and operational issues related to medical and clinical affairs.

Previously, he served as the health system’s chief academic officer and senior vice president of academic affairs, in charge of all undergraduate and graduate educational programs, all continuing medical education, and academic affairs and institutional relationships.

Dr. Battinelli is dean for medical education and the Betsy Cushing Whitney Professor of Medicine at the Zucker School of Medicine.

A board-certified internist, Dr. Battinelli came to Northwell Health from Boston Medical Center (BMC), where he served as vice chair for education, program director, internal medicine residency program and professor of medicine at Boston University School of Medicine. He was also an active staff physician at BMC and the Boston Veterans Administration.

Dr. Battinelli is a past-president of the Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine. He has worked closely with and served on numerous committees for a variety of national medical organizations including the Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine, American College of Physicians, and the Accreditation Committee on Graduate Medical Education, among others. In addition, he has lectured extensively on clinical education, faculty development of teaching skills and internal medicine, and is a noted workshop leader and author on these subjects.

Dr. Battinelli earned his medical degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry, Newark, NJ, and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Scranton.

Zucker School of Medicine

The Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell is dedicated to inspiring diverse, promising students to lead and transform medicine for the betterment of humanity.

Honors and awards

Northwell Health facilities, programs and clinicians have received many national, state and local accolades for superior outcomes, quality care and positive impacts on the communities we serve.