Dr. Nash is Senior Vice President of North Shore-LIJ Health System and Executive Director of the NSLIJ Medical Group, and Professor of Cardiology and Population Health at the Hofstra-NSLIJ School of Medicine.

After graduating summa cum laude from Harvard College, Dr. Nash received his MD degree cum laude from the Harvard-MIT Program in Health Sciences and Technology at Harvard Medical School. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Diseases, and was in the private practice of cardiology before he joined the full-time academic staff of the Cardiac Unit at the Massachusetts General Hospital and the faculty of Harvard Medical School. He moved to Mount Sinai in 1995, and held a number of senior positions, including Associate Director of the Zena and Michael Wiener Cardiovascular Institute, and Chief of Internal Medicine at the affiliated James J. Peters Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He was named the Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President for Medical Affairs in 2009, a position he held until moving to North Shore-LIJ in 2012.

The North Shore LIJ Medical Group has over 2200 physician members, and was cited as the 6th largest medical groups in the country by Modern Healthcare.

Dr. Nash has been a fellow of the American College of Cardiology (ACC) since 1992, and is also a fellow of the American Heart Association and the American College of Physicians. He is a member of the Clinical Council of the American Heart Association (AHA), and served on the ACC/AHA Joint Task Force on Clinical Competence, which sets standards for training and expertise in cardiovascular Medicine.

Dr. Nash is on the editorial board of the American Journal of Medical Quality. He has edited a book on myocardial infarction care, and was an Associate Editor of Hurst s the Heart, a major textbook and online reference for cardiovascular medicine.

As a former national spokesman for the American Heart Association, Dr. Nash has been interviewed frequently to provide information and commentary on current topics in cardiovascular care. He has appeared on local and national television broadcasts, and has been widely quoted by newspapers and popular magazines. His blog, Auscultation, is available at http://nslijmdblog.com/ and addresses contemporary issues of medical practice and health policy.

In addition to his professional responsibilities, Dr. Nash served his country as a Commander in the Medical Corps of the United States Navy Reserve. He is married and has two daughters.



  • Board certifications

    • Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine

    • Cardiovascular Disease - American Board of IM/Cardiovascular Disease

  • Administrative titles

    • Executive Director - Northwell Physician Partners,

    • Senior Vice President - Northwell Health,

  • Academic titles

    • Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell

  • Medical school

    • Harvard University

  • Residencies

    • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center-Boston

  • Internships

    • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center-Boston

  • Fellowships

    • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center-Boston

  • Affiliations

    • Huntington Hospital

    • Lenox Hill Hospital

    • Long Island Jewish Medical Center

    • North Shore University Hospital

    • Plainview Hospital

    • Southside Hospital

    • Syosset Hospital

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