L. Reuven Pasternak, MD, is Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Vice President for Health Systems of Stony Brook University Hospital (SBUH). Dr. Pasternak oversees Long Island’s premier academic medical center, with 597 licensed beds, more than 5,500 employees, and more than 1,000 affiliated and credentialed physicians.
A native of Hempstead, NY, Dr. Pasternak came to Stony Brook in 2012 from Inova Health System in Falls Church, VA, where he served for the previous four years as Chief Executive Officer of the Inova Fairfax Hospital campus and executive vice president of Academic Affairs for the health system. His leadership role included oversight of Inova Fairfax Hospital, Inova Fairfax Hospital for Children and the Inova Heart and Vascular Institute.
Prior to his role at Inova, Dr. Pasternak served as Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of Health Alliance of Greater Cincinnati, a system of eight hospitals and a 200-physician primary care network. Dr. Pasternak spent the majority of his academic career at Johns Hopkins, in the Departments of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, where he served as Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs, and the Departments of Pediatrics and Health Care Policy and Management.
Dr. Pasternak received his medical degree from Duke University School of Medicine. Following his internship in Pediatrics at the University of Minnesota, he completed his residency in Pediatrics and Community Medicine at the University of North Carolina. He completed his fellowship in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, where he also completed his residency in Anesthesiology.