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Richmond University Medical Center Announces New Chair of Medicine

March 13, 2020 – Richmond University Medical Center has announced that Dr. Philip Otterbeck has been promoted to the position of chair of medicine. Dr. Otterbeck has been on staff since 2012 and currently serves as chief of endocrinology.  In his new role as chair of medicine, Dr. Otterbeck will focus on medical education, research, recruitment, quality and communication with community physicians. He will also continue to serve as chief of endocrinology. 

“Dr. Otterbeck brings an unparalleled level of commitment not only to Richmond University Medical Center, but to our communities across Staten Island,” president and chief executive officer, Dr. Daniel J. Messina, said. “His spirit and enthusiasm for his profession and his commitment to his patients makes him a role model for everyone.”

A native of Staten Island who was born at Richmond University Medical Center, Dr. Otterbeck is also a clinical assistant professor of Medicine at SUNY-Downstate and a candidate for an MBA in Health Care Administration at SUNY-Oswego.

“I am deeply honored to assume the position as chair of medicine at Richmond University Medical Center, the hospital where I was born,” Otterbeck said. “I look forward to advancing the training of our young physicians and medical students, who are the future of healthcare in our borough.  Additionally, I am excited to be more involved in expanding our hospital’s reach into the community to ensure our neighbors, families, and friends are receiving the proper preventative care in a setting that fosters clinical and academic excellence.”