Peter Fleischut, MD

Dr. Peter Fleischut is the Senior Vice President & Chief Transformation Officer of NewYork-Presbyterian (NYP). Most recently, Dr. Fleischut served as the Chief Innovation Officer & Chief Medical Operating Officer for NewYork-Presbyterian and an Associate Professor of Anesthesiology in the Department of Anesthesiology at Weill Cornell Medical College (WCMC). In addition, Dr. Fleischut serves as the Founding Director for the Center for Perioperative Outcomes (CPO), the Medical Director of the Main Operating Rooms at NYP, and on the executive leadership team of the Department of Anesthesiology. 

Dr. Fleischut, a graduate of Jefferson Medical College and the Wharton Program for Working Professionals at the University of Pennsylvania, completed his residency training in Anesthesiology at NYP/WCMC. He distinguished himself by becoming one of the founding members of the Housestaff Quality Council©, an organization formed to improve patient care and safety at NYP by creating a culture that promotes greater housestaff participation, and served as Resident Quality and Patient Safety Officer for NYP. Upon graduation in 2010, he was named the Deputy Quality and Patient Safety Officer for NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell.

Dr. Fleischut has received several awards, including the David A. Leach Award for Innovation in Quality from the Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education, the John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Award from the National Quality Forum and The Joint Commission, and the Weill Cornell Medical College Healthcare Leadership Award. In 2013, he was named one of twelve Up and Comers by Modern Healthcare, recognizing healthcare leaders under the age of 40, and was also named Physician of the Year at NYP/Weill Cornell. In 2014, he was named one of the 25 healthcare leaders under 40 by Becker’s Hospital Review. In 2015, he received the InformationWeek Elite 100 Award, the City & State Reports Corporate Social Responsibility Vanguard Award, and named to City & State Reports Responsible 100 List. In 2016, he received the InformationWeek Elite 100 Award as well as the CIO 100 Award.