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Richmond University Medical Center Appoints New Medical Staff President

June 30, 2023

Chief of Cardiovascular Department, Francesco Rotatori, MD, FACC, takes the reins as new president

Beginning July 1, Francesco Rotatori, MD, FACC, will assume the role of President of the Medical Staff at Richmond University Medical Center (RUMC). Dr. Rotatori currently serves as Chief of the hospital’s Cardiovascular Department. As president, he will represent the interests of the hospital’s many physicians and medical personnel as well as serve as liaison between the medical staff, hospital executive leadership, and the Board of Trustees.

“I am honored to have the opportunity to serve as President of the Medical Staff at Richmond University Medical Center,” Dr. Rotatori said. “The healthcare profession has been facing a number of challenges recently and the medical staff plays a key role in addressing them. Physicians are always driven by their oath to care for every patient regardless of their social or financial background. In my new role, I am committed to supporting our hospital in this exciting time of growth, knowing that we are striving together to always improve the medical care provided on Staten Island.”

Dr. Rotatori was born and raised in Italy. He completed his Medical School in Milan and in the same city; he obtained specialization in Cardiology at the Centro Cardiologico Monzino. Subsequently he moved to New York City with his wife Susanna and together they have four children. After two years working in basic science research, he proceeded to obtain full US training in Internal Medicine, Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology. During this time, he had the opportunity of working in a variety of hospitals in Brooklyn and Staten Island, under the Institution of SUNY Downstate Medical Center. 

In 2014, he started his own private practice, with offices in different boroughs of New York City. Subsequently, in 2017 he joined RUMC, initially as Associate Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Lab, then as Associate Chief of Cardiology and for the past three years as Chief of the same department. 

He holds Board Certifications in Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology, and Echocardiography granted by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM). At RUMC, he provides prevention and invasive treatment to thousands of patients from across the New York-New Jersey Metropolitan Area. In 2021, he completed an executive MBA from the Quantum School of Business and Technology and he has participated in numerous hospital performance initiatives. 

He was recipient of the 2020 New York City Landmark Hero Award from the New York Landmark Conservancy for his frontline work during the COVID-19 pandemic and in 2022, received the President’s Business Award from the South Shore Rotary Club for his work in the community. A two-year term, Dr. Rotatori succeeds Alexander Beylinson, DO, as President of RUMC’s medical staff.

“The previous presidents that have come before me have done a great job and I hope to be able to continue the work they started in being a voice for our physicians, their suggestions and concerns in a time of expansion and continued modernization at Richmond University Medical Center,” Dr. Rotatori said.

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