Alan H. Kadish (born August 18, 1956), is the second president of the Touro College System. Kadish succeeded Touro's founder, Rabbi Dr. Bernard Lander, who died February 8, 2010. Dr. Kadish came to Touro in 2009 as senior provost and chief operating officer. At the time of his appointment, Touro’s Board of Trustees stated that Dr. Kadish eventually would succeed Dr. Lander as president.
The Touro College and University System includes Touro College (based in Manhattan) and New York Medical College, which are accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and Touro University, accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
Early life and education
Born in Brooklyn, Dr. Kadish graduated summa cum laude from Columbia University in 1977 and was elected Phi Beta Kappa. He received his M.D. from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Yeshiva University, followed by his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston (1983), and a fellowship in cardiology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia (1987). He then joined the faculty of the University of Michigan as an associate professor of internal medicine.
In 1990, Dr. Kadish began his long association with Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago. He was named the Chester C. and Deborah M. Cooley Distinguished Professor of Cardiology in 1993 and eventually rose to the position of Associate Chief of Cardiology and Director of Clinical Trials at the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, the primary teaching affiliate for the Feinberg School of Medicine.
Though Dr. Kadish left Chicago at the time of his appointment at Touro, he retains an affiliation with the Feinberg Cardiovascular Research Institute and continues on the Feinberg faculty as an Adjunct Professor in Medicine – Cardiology. He is board-certified in cardiovascular disease, clinical cardiac electrophysiology and internal medicine.
A dedicated clinical researcher and prolific writer, Dr. Kadish is the author or co-author of more than 150 peer-reviewed articles in his field. He is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology. He also is a member of the American Heart Association, American Association of Professors, American Society for Clinical Investigation and the American Society of Physicians.
Kadish and his wife, the former Connie Eleff, have four children.
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