Eric Rackow, M.D., has been named the new president of NYU Hospitals Center in New York City and will be starting his new post in January, the hospital reports.
Rackow, a critical care specialist, has been the center's chief medical officer for the last four years and was recently named a senior vice president, an NYU release from Wednesday states.
He graduated in 1971 from the State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn and did his training at Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn, the AMA reports.
Rackow will succeed Theresa Bischoff when she steps down in January, NYU says.
"With his knowledge of our institution and its needs for the future, he will be a superb partner with whom we can build on our long tradition of providing the best possible care for our patients and maintain our leadership in healthcare for years to come," says Robert Glickman, M.D., CEO of NYU Hospitals Center, in a release.
Crain's New York Business reports that in the wake of a recent unraveling of NYU's merger with Mount Sinai Medical Center, also in New York City, the NYU president's job has been "pared down" to simply running the single campus.