Dr. Theodore Kastner to Assume Leadership Role at the Kennedy Center at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center (NY UCEDD)

April 8, 2015

Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and Montefiore Health System have named Theodore A. Kastner, M.D., co-director of the Kennedy Center, whose mission is to improve the quality of life of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families, and director of its primary clinical arm, the Children's Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center (CERC). Dr. Kastner assumed the new post on April 6.

In these capacities, Dr. Kastner will work closely with Steven U. Walkley, D.V.M., Ph.D., and John Foxe, Ph.D. Dr. Walkley will co-direct the Kennedy Center with Dr. Kastner and continue as director of the Rose F. Kennedy Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center (IDDRC). Dr. Foxe will continue as director of research at CERC.

"Ted has a remarkable skill for developing and managing innovative and integrated models of patient-centered care and care coordination for those with complex needs," said Judy Aschner, M.D., physician-in-chief, the Children's Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM), professor and Michael I. Cohen, M.D., University Chair of Pediatrics at Einstein. "This talent, coupled with his compassion for patients and their families, will enhance and expand the capabilities and reach of the Kennedy Center and CERC to children and adults with developmental disabilities throughout the Bronx and Westchester County and beyond."

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