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Bret J. Rudy, MD

Executive Vice President and Chief of Hospital Operations, NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn

Bret J. Rudy, MDBret J. Rudy, MD, is executive vice president and chief of hospital operations of NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn. Dr. Rudy, who has also served as NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn’s chief medical officer, has been instrumental in the hospital’s transformation and implementation of quality initiatives and clinical programs.

Dr. Rudy facilitated the integration of what was formerly known as Lutheran Medical Center with NYU Langone Health, building a full complement of medical and technological services while implementing the same high standard of patient care for the Brooklyn community. Since Dr. Rudy’s appointment in 2016, NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn has received multiple quality and safety accolades, including being the only hospital in Brooklyn to receive an “A” rating in the fall 2022 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades and the first hospital in Brooklyn to receive Magnet® designation for excellence in nursing from the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Board-certified in adolescent medicine, Dr. Rudy is professor of pediatrics at NYU Grossman School of Medicine and has been on the staff of NYU Langone since 2009. Before being named to his post at NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn, he was vice chair of the Department of Pediatrics and spearheaded the expansion of inpatient services and quality initiatives for children’s services, as well as faculty recruitment and program development. He helped lay the groundwork for establishing pediatric subspecialty services, including pediatric gastroenterology, pulmonology, cardiology, and a pediatric hospitalist program.

Dr. Rudy is internationally recognized as a leader in HIV care and research in adolescents and young adults. He led numerous nationwide studies involving novel treatment and prevention strategies. His extensive research has been presented at national and international conferences and published in peer-reviewed journals.

A graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Dr. Rudy completed his residency in pediatrics and fellowships in hematology–oncology and in general pediatrics/HIV at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, where he was associate chief and then acting chief of the Craig-Dalsimer Division of Adolescent Medicine.