NEW YORK, NY (May 6, 2021)—The New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM) has announced the appointment of five new members to its Board of Trustees. The new Trustees hold leadership roles across health systems, healthcare business and academic medicine:

Martine Ferland, President and Chief Executive Officer, Mercer
Julia Iyasere, MD, MBA, Executive Director, the Dalio Center for Health Justice, NewYork-Presbyterian
Jennifer H. Mieres, MD, FACC, MASNC, FAHA, Senior Vice President, Center for Equity of Care and Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, ​Northwell Health; Professor of Cardiology, Occupational Medicine, Epidemiology & Prevention and Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
Philip O. Ozuah, MD, PhD, President and Chief Executive Officer, Montefiore Medicine
Richard Park, MD, FACEP
, Chief Executive Officer, Rendr; Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Ascend Partners; Founder, CityMD

Dr. Richard Park is a healthcare investor, entrepreneur, and board-certified emergency medicine physician. He is currently CEO of Rendr, a primary care practice serving the Asian population in New York City. In 2010, as CEO he founded and led CityMD, an urgent care practice with over 150 locations in the Greater New York area, which expanded to over 200 locations in 2019 after merging with Summit Medical Group. He is co-founder of Ascend Capital Partners, a middle market growth private equity fund investing in healthcare service providers.

“As a child of struggling Asian immigrants, I understand the deeply rooted barriers to equal health services for immigrants and people of color. As an emergency medicine physician, I believe that no one should be discriminated against or face disadvantages—regardless of who they are, where they live, or how much money they make. I am honored to join NYAM in the hope of working with industry leaders to increase opportunities for everyone to live their healthiest life,” Dr. Park said.

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