Columbia Health Sciences Appoints Ross A. Frommer Deputy Vice President For Government And Community Affairs

Former State Director For Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan To Oversee Government And Community Affairs

New York, NY -- Gerald Fischbach, MD, vice president for health and biomedical sciences, today announced that Ross A. Frommer has joined the Health Sciences Division as the new deputy vice president for government and community affairs. Mr. Frommer will represent the Health Sciences on legislative and executive branch matters at the federal, state and local levels and also will assist with the strategic development and implementation of programs with the surrounding communities of the Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center. Mr. Frommer comes to Columbia after spending five years with former Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan, serving first as the upstate regional director in Oneonta and then as state director in New York City. Dr. Fischbach said, "We are delighted that Ross has joined us here at Columbia. He will give us a strong presence at all levels of government." A graduate of Tufts University and the Georgetown University Law Center, Mr. Frommer has more than 10 of years experience in government and politics. In addition to working for Sen. Moynihan, he served as legislative director for the Northeast/Midwest Senate Coalition, legislative counsel for the New York State Office of Federal Affairs, legislative assistant to Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur, and legislative assistant and counsel to former Congressman James H. Scheuer. During the last presidential race, he took a leave of absence from Senator Moynihan's office and was New York political director for the Bill Bradley campaign. Mr. Frommer is also a disaster assistance employee with the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Upon hearing that Columbia had hired his former state director, Sen. Moynihan said: “The issues facing academic medicine in America today are critical. Ross will be a wonderfully effective representative for Columbia University in Washington, D.C., and in Albany as these issues are resolved.” Mr. Frommer, a native New Yorker added: “I am thrilled to be working with Dean Fischbach and joining Columbia. This is a great opportunity.”



Bill Bradley, Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur, Daniel Patrick Moynihan, Senator Moynihan