Howard Alan Zucker, MD, JD

Howard Alan Zucker

Title: Commissioner of Health of the State of New York
Company: New York State
Location: Rensselaer, New York, United States

Howard Zucker, Commissioner of Health of the State of New York, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in pediatric care and public health.

Dr. Zucker has had a longstanding interest in medicine and health, but his focus to public health was incited after 9/11/2001. As a public advocate, he is in a unique position to weigh in and address issues on a national and international stage. Since 2015, he has served as the Commissioner of Health of New York State. He brings to this position more two decades of work in the medical and academia fields. He has taught as a professor at the Montefiore Medical Center at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine since 2011, but has been a teacher for the majority of his career. He started as an assistant professor of anesthesiology and pediatrics at the Yale School of Medicine. Since then, he was worked at the Children’s Hospital of New York, the National Institutes of Health, Harvard University, Georgetown University, NASA and Weill Cornell Medicine among a variety of other institutions.

Dr. Zucker’s career wouldn’t be possible if it were not for the concrete education he received. He first earned a Bachelor of Science at McGill University in 1979 before receiving an MD at The George Washington University in 1982. Following this, he fulfilled a pediatric internship and residency at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, and followed these positions with an anesthesiology residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Continuously dedicated to education and on ways he can better serve the community, he earned a JD from Fordham University and holds an Honorary LHD from the Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and an Honorary DSc from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. From 2001 to 2002, Dr. Zucker served a White House Fellowship. His other accolades include being selected as a Person of the Week by ABC World News Tonight in 1993. In addition, Dr. Zucker has participated in medical mission across the globe, lending a helping hand in places such as China and Haiti.

For more information, please visit:

Press Release

New York State Department of Health Profile

Lifetime Achievement

Apicha CHC’s 28th Anniversary Gala Honoree

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