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Jerry Balentine, DO, FACOEP, FACEP

Dr. Balentine is New York Institute of Technology’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. In his position, Dr. Balentine spearheads new initiatives involving research for students and faculty, oversees strategic resource allocation, and evaluates new opportunities for NYIT’s growth and expansion. In addition, Dr. Balentine continues his responsibility for the School of Health Professions (including, Occupational Therapy; Physical Therapy; Physician Assistants Program; School of Nursing), the Osteopathic Medical School, two Academic Healthcare Centers as well as the Center for Global Health, the NYIT Center for Sports Medicine, the Ehlers- Danlos Center and the Parkinsonism Center. Dr. Balentine has been a faculty member at NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine since 2009. He became Vice President for Health Sciences and Medical Affairs in 2014 and was appointed NYITCOM Dean in 2018. Before joining NYIT, Dr. Balentine was the Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of the St. Barnabas Hospital and Healthcare System in the Bronx, New York. Dr. Balentine has authored multiple textbook and journal articles in the field of Emergency Medicine and is a frequent contributor and editor of articles in the WebMD network. He graduated from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and the Emergency Medicine Residency at the Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center, where he served as Chief resident. During his career, Dr. Balentine had the opportunity to work as an Emergency Medicine Residency Program Director, Emergency Department Director and Medical Director of a hospital and trauma center. He established the Urgent Care Center on Rikers Island, served as a consultant to SBH Prison Health and owned and operated his own Urgent Care Center in the Bronx for 10 years. Dr. Balentine is the past President of the New York Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians and has served as Vice-Chair of the New York State Board of Medicine, Chair of the finance committee of the NYCOM Educational Consortium and on the Education Committee of the Federation of State Medical Boards.