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Allen Hyman MD, FCCM, was Professor of Anesthesiology at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and served as Senior Physician and Special Advisor to the CEO, and consultant to the Development Office, of New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Hyman, having done extensive research on the respiratory distress syndrome in premature infants, helped establish the Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in the 1960’s and developed innovative methods of ventilating very small babies with immature lungs. In 1980, Dr. Hyman’s focus shifted from pediatric to adult critical care. He served as co-director of the Surgery-Anesthesiology Intensive Care Unit. In 1987, he became health aide to Senator Bob Dole, as a Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellow in Washington. He remains active in policy issues, and served on the Government Committee of the American Society of Anesthesiologists and the Society for Critical Care Medicine. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and was listed in The Best Doctors in America. He chairs the Columbia University’s Honors & Prizes committee. In 1996, Dr. Hyman was appointed to Governor George Pataki’s Ad Hoc Task Force on New York’s Prospective Hospital Reimbursement Methodology and in September 2000, Donna Shalala, Secretary of Health and Human Services, appointed Dr. Hyman to a four-year term serving on the Council of Graduate Medical Education (COGME).

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Email: aih1@columbia.edu
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