All GNYHA Staff
Foster Gesten, MD
Chief Medical Advisor for Quality and Health Care Delivery
Legal, Regulatory, and Professional Affairs

Foster Gesten, MD provides clinical direction and strategic guidance to GNYHA’s quality, patient safety, and health care delivery initiatives. Dr. Gesten supports existing initiatives, including the NYS Partnership for Patients, and the development of new programs that serve the evolving needs of clinical leadership at member institutions. Prior to joining GNYHA, he held several senior medical director positions within the New York State Department of Health (DOH) including Chief Medical Officer within the Office of Quality and Patient Safety. Prior to DOH, he practiced general internal medicine within a large multispecialty group. Dr. Gesten received his MD from Michigan State University and completed his residency training at Rhode Island Hospital, Brown University.