Richard Liebowitz

  • Richard Liebowitz, MD
    Richard S. Liebowitz, MD, MHS
    Chief Medical Officer NYP-Columbia, Vice President, Medical Affairs New York-Presbyterian The University Hospital of Columbia and Cornell

    Dr. Richard S. Liebowitz received a B.A. degree with distinction in biochemistry from Rutgers University, where he was elected Phi Beta Kappa.  Dr. Liebowitz graduated Rutgers Medical School, now Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, in 1980.  He completed his residency in internal medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center and was appointed to the faculty.

    In 1995, Dr. Liebowitz joined the faculty at the University of Arizona and was appointed medical director of the Department of Medicine Out-Patient Clinics.  After three years in this position, he was appointed medical director of the Patient Care Center, with responsibility for all Medicine in-patient units.  Dr. Liebowitz served as section chief for the Division of General Internal Medicine and was honored on seven separate occasions for excellence in education and in teaching medical students and residents.  In November 2000, Dr. Liebowitz relocated to Duke University, where he was appointed executive medical director for the Duke Center for Living Campus and medical director for Strategic Planning and Network Services.  Dr. Liebowitz accepted the position of Vice President, Medical Affairs, at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital in 2006.

    Dr. Liebowitz is an experienced medical journalist, serving as deputy editor of Archives of Internal Medicine and section editor of  the  American Journal of Medicine.  He has also served as a peer reviewer for Annals of Internal Medicine, the Journal of the American Medical Association, and the Journal of Respiratory Disease.  Dr. Liebowitz has consulted extensively in health care education, including Web-based learning, and has served as medical editor for Challenger-MD, a CD-ROM-based board preparation course for internists.  In addition, he has spoken nationally on topics in both conventional and integrative medicine.