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RUMC Names Dr. Marianne La Barbera New President of Medical Staff

Monday, July 23, 2018 – Earlier this month, Richmond University Medical Center (RUMC) named Dr. Marianne La Barbera as President of the Medical Staff. Dr. La Barbera becomes the first women to hold this position in RUMC’s 115 year history. Born and raised on Staten Island, Dr. La Barbera has practiced family medicine for the past 29 years.

In her new role, which officially began on July 1st, Dr. La Barbera serves as the direct link to the hospital’s senior management for the thousands of physicians, nurses, and medical staff members at RUMC. No stranger to RUMC, Dr. La Barbera completed part of her clinical training from 1983 to 1984 when the hospital was known as St. Vincent’s Medical Center. Dr. La Barbera returned to RUMC as part of the medical staff in 1989. Working at RUMC could be considered a family tradition as Dr. La Barbera’s mother served as a nurse in the hospital for over 40 years, from 1957 through 1999. She worked alongside her mother beginning in 1975 when she started as a ward clerk.

In her distinguished career, Dr. La Barbera has worked in hospitals around New York City and on Long Island, including six years as team physician for Oyster Bay High School. Today, she continues to care for young people, serving as the student physician at Wagner College’s Center for Health and Wellness. She also has had the honor of serving as a national delegate to the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) for 12 years.

Outside of her medical responsibilities, Dr. La Barbera is active in the Staten Island community. She has served on the boards of several non-profit organizations including Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden, the Staten Island Zoo, and the Staten Island Historical Society.


RUMC Names Dr. Marianne La Barbera New President of Medical Staff