Specialties:

Biography:

Robert Amler, MD, MBA

“My goal at Boston Children’s Health Physicians is to help you and your family get the best available health guidance as well as appropriate medical attention and followup when you need it.”

Position:
New York Medical College: Vice President for Government Affairs
Dean, School of Health Sciences and Practice, and Institute of Public Health
Professor of Public Health, Pediatrics, and Environmental Health Science

Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital at Westchester Medical Center:
Medical Staff and Co-Founder, Children’s Environmental Health Center of the Hudson Valley

Education & Training:
Undergraduate:  Dartmouth College
Business School (MBA):  New York University, The Executive Program
Medical School (MD): Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (formerly UMDNJ)
Graduate School (MMS): Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (formerly UMDNJ)

Residency:
Preventive Medicine: Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS), Atlanta
Pediatrics: New York University–Bellevue Hospital Center and  Columbia University–St.Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital (formerly The Roosevelt Hospital), New York
Visiting Resident (Pediatrics):  Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York

Board Certifications:
American Board of Pediatrics
American Board of Preventive Medicine

Leadership in Government (formerly):
Regional Health Administrator, US Department of Health and Human Services, 2003-2005
Chair, Berger Commission (New York State Commission on Health Care Facilities in the 21st Century) Regional Advisory Council, 2005-2006
Director, Office of Children’s Health and Chief Medical Officer,  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, 1996-2003

Committee Co-chair:
President’s Task Force on Children’s Environmental Health1998-2003

Agency Liaison:
US Surgeon General’s Professional Advisory Council 1997-2003
Founder of the international network of Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Units (PEHSU) 1997-2003
Founding member International Network for Children’s Health and Environmental Safety (INCHES) 1997

Founding Director:
CDC/Carter Center Health Risk Appraisal Program 1985-87
Member US EPA Children’s Health Protection Advisory Committee (CHPAC) 2009-13

Special Interests:
Health policy and management
Disease control and prevention
Biotechnology, disaster medicine and biodefense
Children’s environmental health and toxicology
Environmental biomarkers and neurobehavioral testing

Boards of Directors:
Westchester County Association
Hudson Valley Economic Development Corporation
National Healthy Schools Network (formerly)
Hudson Valley Cerebral Palsy Association (formerly)

Professional Associations:
Fellow and former Chapter President, American Academy of Pediatrics
Fellow, American College of Preventive Medicine
Fellow, New York Academy of Medicine
Life Member, Association of Military Surgeons of the United States
Member, Westchester County Medical Society, MSSNY and AMA