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James Gasperino, MD, PhD, MPH, DABT

James Gasperino, MD, PhD, MPH, DABT

Chair, Department of Medicine; Vice President for Critical Care, Perioperative, and Hospital Medicine; Associate Chief Medical Officer
The Brooklyn Hospital Center
Maynard Building - Suite 19C
240 Willoughby Street
Internal Medicine
Critical Care
Medical School: 
State University of New York at Stony Brook School of Medicine
Bellevue Hospital - New York University Medical Center
Bellevue Hospital - New York University Medical Center
New York University School of Medicine; Albert Einstein College of Medicine–Montefiore Medical Center
Board Certification: 
American Board of Internal Medicine; Pulmonary Diseases; Critical Care Medicine; Neurocritical Care (UCNS); Hospice and Palliative Medicine; Nutrition Support (CNSC); American Heart Association Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support
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Hours may vary. Please call office for more information at 718.250.6926

About Dr. James Gasperino: 

Dr. Gasperino joins TBHC as the Chair of the Department of Medicine and Vice President for Critical Care, Perioperative, and Hospitalist Medicine; he will also serve as Associate Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Gasperino will provide clinical and administrative leadership for the Department of Medicine. “We are very pleased to have Dr. Gasperino join The Brooklyn Hospital Center team as Chair of the Department of Medicine,” said Gary Terrinoni, TBHC’s President and CEO. “He possesses significant leadership experience from top medical centers, including the implementation of transformative quality assurance programs.”

Prior to joining TBHC, Dr. Gasperino served as the founding Hospital Director of Critical Care Services and Chief of the Division of Critical Care Medicine at New York-Presbyterian/Queens. There, he implemented a number of important programs, including transforming intensive care services to a model that embraced patient safety, quality and cost reduction. He implemented a high-intensity ICU staffing model, endorsed by the Leapfrog Group for Patient Safety, and he designed a critical care outreach service that provided ICU resources to patients located anywhere in the hospital.

Working closely with quality and technology specialists, Dr. Gasperino also developed a quality dashboard for all ICUs in the hospital. “We tracked more than 10 metrics monthly for each ICU, and I reported these outcomes to the CMO and Quality Council of the Hospital. I implemented a multidisciplinary morning report structure for two of the hospital ICUs, which served as a process-targeted quality improvement tool. This format was associated with a two-fold increase in compliance with the hospital’s recommendations for prophylaxis against venous thromboembolic disease and with a 40 percent reduction in the prevalence of urinary catheters that remain in the bladder,” says Dr. Gasperino.

Previously, Dr. Gasperino held leadership and clinical appointments at Hahnemann University Hospital in Pennsylvania, PA and Montefiore Medical Center in The Bronx. He has held faculty appointments at Weill Cornell Medical School, Drexel University College of Medicine, and Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases, Critical Care Medicine, Neurocritical Care, Hospice and Palliative Medicine, and Nutrition Support. In addition, Dr. Gasperino possesses Board Certification in Toxicology and Certification in ATLS. He also was selected by the Society of Critical Care Medicine as a member of the Academic Leaders in Critical Care Medicine (ALCCM). He is the author of numerous peer reviewed journal articles and book chapters.

Dr. Gasperino received his Medical Degree from State University of New York at Stony Brook School of Medicine, his Master of Public Health from Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, his Doctorate in Nutritional and Metabolic Biology from Columbia University, his Master of Science in Human Nutrition from Columbia University, and his Bachelor of Science from Pace University.