Dr. Robert Kelly abruptly steps down as president of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital: 3 things to know

Robert Kelly, MD, president of New York City-based NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, suddenly resigned Thursday from his position, according to a Crain's New York Business report.

Here are three things to know about Dr. Kelly and his departure.

1. A hospital spokeswoman said Dr. Kelly resigned "for personal reasons."

2. Dr. Kelly, an anesthesiologist, served as president for four years, reporting to CEO Steven J. Corwin, MD. Prior to that, he was group senior vice president at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital.

3. It is speculated Dr. Kelly may be succeeded by Laura Forese, MD, according to the report. Dr. Forese holds the title of president of the NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System as well as group senior vice president and COO of the Weill Cornell campuses of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, known as NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center.  


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