Donald L. Ashkenase, MHA

Special Advisor to the President, Montefiore Medical Center

Donald L. Ashkenase has spent more than 20 years at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, beginning his career as Chief Financial Officer, and has since seen the organization grow from $500 million in revenue to $2.2 billion. Montefiore provides nearly 70,000 discharges and 2 million ambulatory care visits every year to one of New York City’s most medically underserved communities. Mr. Ashkenase has taught at Columbia University since 1978 and currently teaches in their Executive Masters in Public Health program at the Mailman School of Public Health. Prior to Montefiore, Mr. Ashkenase served as Chief Financial Officer of both the Long Island Jewish Medical Center (now North Shore-Long Island Jewish Medical Centers) and the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation, and also served as the Associate Administrator of Ambulatory Care at Cumberland Hospital. Mr. Ashkenase is a graduate of Brooklyn College and received his Masters in Healthcare Administration from Wagner College.