State Names Building for Herbert Pardes

A NYAS Board Member is honored by the state mental health department.

Published May 15, 2009

Academy Governor Herbert Pardes, MD, was honored in a May 15 ceremony in which the New York State Office of Mental Health, the New York State Psychiatric Institute, and its partner institutions, New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center, dedicated the institute’s main building in his name.

A longtime leader in psychiatry and health care, Pardes is President and CEO of New York-Presbyterian Hospital and New York-Presbyterian Healthcare System. He directed the state psychiatric institute from 1984 until 1989. He is former director of the National Institute of Mental Health and former president of the American Psychiatric Association, in addition to numerous other professional positions.

State Mental Health Commissioner Michael F. Hogan said it was fitting for the building to be named in Pardes’ honor because “his achievements in education, research, clinical care and health policy demonstrate his dedication to medicine and his commitment to people.”