Richard B. Becker, MD

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Posted on: August 19, 2020

Richard B. Becker MD, has been appointed New York’s Deputy Secretary for Health and Human Services by Governor Andrew Cuomo.

Becker was previously a senior managing director at ToneyKorf Partners, a strategic advisory and interim management firm with a focus on complex or distressed healthcare situations. Prior to joining ToneyKorf Partners, he led the clinical, operational and financial turnaround of The Brooklyn Hospital Center, a 464-bed safety net teaching hospital in Brooklyn, New York, where, as president and CEO, he re-established the medical center’s commitment to clinical and academic excellence, as well as its reputation in the New York region, while developing a strong healthcare network involving physicians and community-based institutions. Becker previously served as CEO and medical director of the George Washington University Hospital in Washington, DC, where he is also credited with leading a comprehensive clinical and financial turnaround. During his tenure at the George Washington University Medical Center, Becker was an associate professor of anesthesiology and critical care medicine with active roles in patient care, research and education.

His recent experience involves providing strategic advisory and diligence services to assist mission-based healthcare organizations with sustainable transformation through a variety of partnership structures. Becker holds a BA from the University of Virginia College of Arts and Sciences, an MD from the University of Virginia School of Medicine, and an MBA from The George Washington University School of Business.