Alan Kadish, M.D.

President, Touro University


Alan Kadish

Alan Kadish, M.D., is President of Touro University, the largest Jewish-sponsored educational institution in the United States. Before succeeding as Touro’s second president in March 2010, Dr. Kadish distinguished himself as a prominent cardiologist, dedicated teacher and researcher and experienced administrator.

From the Classroom to the Boardroom

A graduate of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Yeshiva University, Dr. Kadish received postdoctoral training at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School, and at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, where he was a fellow in cardiology. He is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease, and cardiac electrophysiology.

Prior to joining Touro in 2009 as Senior Provost and Chief Operating Officer, Dr. Kadish taught at the University of Michigan and held a 19-year tenure at Northwestern University. He served Northwestern as the Chester and Deborah Cooley Professor of Medicine, Senior Associate Chief of the Cardiology division, Director of the Cardiovascular Clinical Trials unit, and sat on the finance and investment committees of the Northwestern clinical practice plan.

An accomplished and prolific research scientist, he has published over 280 peer-reviewed papers, received numerous grants, including from the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation, and contributed to several textbooks.

Dr. Kadish has been elected to prestigious scientific research and education societies including the American Association of Professors, the American Society for Clinical Investigation, and the American Society of Physicians.

Jewish Values, Global Mission

As a deeply committed observant Jew and a forward thinker, Dr. Kadish helped Touro expand its unique offerings for Jewish and underserved communities while becoming a top-tier institution for the study of health sciences and medicine. The University serves increasingly large and dynamic student populations. As one of the leading healthcare educational systems in the U.S., educating just under 3% of the doctors in the U.S., Touro has been positioned by Dr. Kadish to lead a new era in medicine. He is author (with Dr. Michael Schmidman) of The Jewish Intellectual Tradition.

Dr. Kadish, who was born in Brooklyn, raised in Queens, and educated in yeshivas in New York, is married with four children.