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James J. Peters VA Medical Center


Erik Langhoff, MD, PhD, appointed Director of JJPVAMC

Erik Langhoff, MD, PhD

Dr. Erik Langhoff, Medical Center Director

Wednesday, November 21, 2012


VA New York New Jersey Healthcare Network Announces
New Bronx VA Medical Center Director

Erik Langhoff, MD, PhD Brings Leadership, Proven Experience to Bronx VAMC

Bronx, NY — The Department of Veterans Affairs is pleased to announce the appointment of Erik Langhoff, MD, PhD as the new director of the James J. Peters VA Medical Center (JJP), Bronx, NY.  Dr. Langhoffwill oversee the delivery of health care to more than 37,600 Veterans and a $280 million operating budget at this tertiary care VA Medical Center.

"We are excited to bring on board Dr. Langhoff as the new director of the James J. Peters VA Medical Center," said VA New York/New Jersey Healthcare Network Director Michael A. Sabo, FACHE.  "His sound leadership qualities and proven experience will be valuable assets for the facility, the employees and volunteers, and most importantly, for the Veterans we are honored to serve.  Dr. Langhoff will assume responsibilities at the medical center effective December 2, 2012."

Dr. Langhoffjoined VA more than 13 years ago and has held progressive leadership positions at JJP. Prior to that, he was an Attending Physician in Nephrology at the Hershey Medical Center in Hersey, PA and at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA. He joined VA in 1999 as Chief of Nephrology at JJP. In 2002, he was appointed Chief of Staff at the James J. Peters VA Medical Center.

The James J. Peters VA Medical Center employs 1937 staff, has a community living center, and operates VA community based outpatient clinics in Queens, Yonkers and White Plains, NY.  The facility has 120 bed nursing home facility on site and a Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) unit with 60 beds that serves as a hub for VA's SCI services in the northeast. The JJP VA Medical Center was recently granted status as one of 4 national referral centers for polytrauma, traumatic brain injury, and amputee services.

The facility provides extensive education programs for doctors, nurses, and other allied health professionals through a $25 million research program, the largest in the VA New York/New Jersey Healthcare Network, which includes a Mental Illness Research Education and Clinical Center (MIRECC), Geriatric Education and Clinical Center (GRECC) and Rehabilitation Research and Development site (RR&D). 

Langhoff is a graduate of the Soro Academy, Soro, Denmark and completed his MD and PhD at the University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Medicine, Denmark. He is an Associate Professor of Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY, and since 2002 has been the Associate Dean VA Affairs, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY. Langhoff is a graduate of the VHA Healthcare Leadership Institute and is a certified VHA mentor. He has achieved expertise as a green belt in LEAN and has led his facility and its teams in many successful projects.


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