NYU Langone's tuition-free medical school renamed after dean-CEO

NYU Langone Health is renaming its medical school to NYU Robert I. Grossman School of Medicine in honor of the current dean, who was the mastermind behind the school's free-tuition program, according to a surprise announcement at an annual fundraising gala Nov. 4. Robert Grossman, MD, is also the CEO of the New York City-based health system.

In more than a decade of service at NYU Langone Health and the NYU School of Medicine, Dr. Grossman created a new curriculum, including a three-year MD track, and spearheaded the creation of the NYU Long Island School of Medicine, which is focused on training primary care physicians.

"None of the milestones NYU Langone has achieved would have been possible without the boldness, resiliency and the passion for patient care and quality that Bob Grossman brings to this institution," said Kenneth Langone, chairman of the health system board, according to a press release. "He always strives to elevate the quality of what we do, he brings out the best in people and he's brought out the best in this institution. I am so proud to partner with him, and we're honored to rename the NYU School of Medicine on his behalf."

Mr. Langone and his wife Elaine were also honored at the event for their 20 years of commitment and donations to the health system, for which they received naming rights for the medical school. The Nov. 4 event raised $150 million, which will be used to support the free-tuition program at the medical school and biomedical research education.

 

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