Purpose

State of New York
Commissioner of Health Nomination Hearing
Nirav Ramesh Shah, M.D., M.P.H.


Senate Standing Committee on Health
Kemp Hannon,
Chair


Monday, January 24, 2011 at 10:30 am
New York State Capitol
Room 124
Albany, New York 12224



SUBJECT: The Senate Standing Committee on Health, chaired by Senator Kemp Hannon (R, C, I - Garden City), will hear from witnesses on the nomination of Nirav Ramesh Shah, M.D., M.P.H., as the Commissioner of Health for New York State.

WHO:    Senate Standing Committee on Health Chair Kemp Hannon

              Members of the Senate Standing Committee on Health

              Nirav Ramesh Shah, M.D., M.P.H.

              Marc Gourevitch, MD, MPH, Chief, Division of General Internal Medicine, NYU School of Medicine

              Carl Henningson, MD, MPhil, Attending Physician Jersey Shore University Medical Center

              Mack Lipkin, MD, Professor of Medicine and Director, Primary Care Residency Education Program of NYU School of Medicine

              Gbenga Ogedegbe, MD, MPH, MS Director, Center for Healthful Behavior Change and Associate Professor, NYU School of Medicine

PURPOSE: To examine the background, character, and qualifications of Nirav Ramesh Shah, M.D., M.P.H., for the position of Commissioner of Health for New York State in light of his work experience and research in the public health arena. The Committee will be conducting an examination of these characteristics with the cooperation of several colleagues and associates of Dr. Shah.

Oral testimony is by invitation only, however, written testimony is welcome and may be mailed or emailed to:


Senator Kemp Hannon
NYS Senate Committee Health
Attn: Kristin Sinclair
Room 420 – State Capitol, Albany, New York 12247
Hannon@nysenate.gov