Executive Vice President for Medical Affairs and Medical Director
In his role as medical director, Dr. Walerstein is responsible for the oversight of the provision of medical care throughout the corporation. Working closely with the clinical chairs and the department of quality improvement, he reviews the quality of care provided and identifies opportunities for improvement. He also works collaboratively with the dean of medical education in assuring the highest quality training programs for medical students and residents.
Prior to being appointed medical director for the NuHealth System, Dr. Walerstein served as vice president for medical affairs and associate medical director for New York Methodist Hospital in Brooklyn, New York from August of 2002 through July of 2005. Dr. Walerstein served as chairman and program director for the department of medicine at Nassau University Medical Center from September 1999 until March 2002.
Dr. Walerstein has received numerous university appointments. Currently, he serves as associate professor for the Hofstra Medical School and adjunct professor for The New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Walerstein has also served as associate professor of clinical medicine for Weill-Cornell Medical College and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He is currently the Governor of the L.I. region of the American College of Physicians.
Dr. Walerstein graduated in 1979 from the Six Year Bio-Medical Program at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Albany Medical College with a Bachelor of Science, Magna Cum Laude, and a Doctor of Medicine. He went on to complete his postgraduate training in the primary care internal medicine program at George Washington University Hospital in Washington, DC. Dr. Walerstein currently resides in Dix Hills, Suffolk County.