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Richard Becker

Dr. Richard Becker was appointed Chief Executive Officer at PAGNY in September 2021. Dr. Becker came to PAGNY after serving as New York State’s Deputy Secretary for Health and then Deputy Commissioner of the Office of Primary Care and Health Systems Management where he has provided leadership both with the State’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and with creating and implementing policies to improve access to high quality healthcare for all New Yorkers. 

Prior to his service with the New York State government, Dr. Becker was a senior managing director at ToneyKorf Partners, a strategic management firm where he focused on complex challenges at healthcare institutions. He previously served for seven years as the President and CEO of The Brooklyn Hospital Center, which includes a 464-bed teaching hospital, family health centers, and ambulatory care sites, where he successfully developed and implemented a turnaround strategy. He was also the CEO and Medical Director of the George Washington University Hospital in Washington, D.C. There, he was an associate professor of anesthesiology and critical care medicine and was actively engaged in patient care and clinical research. Dr. Becker holds a BA from the University of Virginia College of Arts and Sciences, an MD from the University of Virginia School of Medicine, and an MBA from The George Washington University School of Business.