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Active in primary care and preventive medicine for the past two decades, Dr. Warren Licht works for the North Shore-LIJ Health System as the Director of the Medicine Service Line in Manhattan. Dr. Licht handles planning, physician recruitment, business development, and develops ambulatory care strategies. Along with this executive role, he is a staff member with the North Shore-LIJ Health System’s Lenox Hill Hospital. In addition, Dr. Warren Licht practices Internal Medicine from his office on Manhattan's Upper East Side at 927 Park Avenue in affiliation with North Shore-LIJ Medical Group, currently on of the largest medical groups in the country. Dr. Licht also serves as the Director for Medical Affairs for the Lenox Hill HealthPlex.

After earning his bachelor of science in biology at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Dr. Licht completed his doctor of medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine. He undertook internship and residency training at New York Hospital - Cornell Medical Center and held Chief Medicine Resident responsibilities at New York Downtown Hospital.

In addition to his work as a practicing physician, Dr. Warren Licht previously held responsibilities as Program Director of the Internal Medicine Residency Training Program, Institutional Director of Graduate Medical Education, Chief Medical Officer, Chief Medical Information Officer and Senior Vice President for Medical Affairs with New York Downtown Hospital. In the latter capacity, he oversaw all aspects of physician operations at the hospital, focusing on facilities expansion and quality improvement opportunities. Among his administrative responsibilities, Dr. Warren Licht has headed the Quality Council, led the Faculty Practices, and chaired the Graduate Medical Education Committee.

Dr. Warren Licht and his colleagues were called upon to provide leadership in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001, World Trade Center attacks. He helped guide the largest single medical center response to the tragedy. Dr. Licht has also been involved in volunteer capacities as past Medical Director of Bridges to Community, Inc. The nonprofit facilitates cross-cultural awareness-building efforts and sends volunteer teams to Central America.


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Work experience

Jan 2012Jun 2013

Director,  Wellness and Prevention Center

New York Downtown Hospital
Dec 2004Dec 2011

SVP for Medical Affairs/Chief Medical Officer

New York Downtown Hospital


Jan 1992Jan 1995


Joan & Sanford I. Weill Medical College of Cornell University
Jan 1988Jan 1992


Georgetown University School of Medicine
Jan 1987Jan 1988


Georgetown University
Jan 1983Jan 1987


Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute