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Joseph J. Greco, MD

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

Joseph J. Greco, MDJoseph J. Greco, MD, is executive vice president and chief of hospital operations at NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island, where he oversees the strategic direction and daily operations of the hospital and NYU Long Island School of Medicine, as well as directing the delivery of excellence in clinical care and patient safety.

Dr. Greco assumed the hospital’s leadership in 2019 and skillfully guided it through the COVID-19 pandemic, one of the most challenging periods in the hospital’s 125-year history. He has over 30 years of clinical experience and previously served as the hospital’s chief medical officer. Under Dr. Greco’s stewardship, NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island introduced an advanced heart failure program, offering patients the latest clinical advances, including heart-assist devices and access to a transplant program with the fastest transplant rates in the state. The hospital is also recognized by The Joint Commission and the New York State Department of Health as a Comprehensive Stroke Center, among other noteworthy achievements.

Dr. Greco serves as the chair of the NYU Long Island School of Medicine Department of Anesthesiology, and he is board-certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology. His experience also includes serving as the hospital’s chief patient safety officer, driving the introduction of quality and patient safety initiatives to the hospital long before they became standards in the medical community. In addition, he chaired key hospital committees, including the Quality Improvement and Advisory Committee and the Operating Room Committee.

A resident of Garden City, New York, Dr. Greco earned his medical degree at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. His postgraduate training included an internship in internal medicine and a residency in anesthesiology at Mount Sinai, where he served as chief resident for anesthesiology. He is a member of the American Society of Anesthesia, the New York Society of Anesthesiologists, and the American Society of Professionals in Patient Safety.