President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
John D. Bennett, MD, FACC, FACP was named president and CEO in July 2008 after serving as chairman of the CDPHP® board since September 2003, vice chairman since 1999, and board member since 1996.
Prior to joining CDPHP, Dr. Bennett served as CEO, Prime Care Physicians, PLLC. During his tenure there, he practiced cardiology with Albany Associates in Cardiology. He also chaired the department of medicine, served as chief of the division of cardiology at Albany Memorial Hospital, and was a member of Northeast Health Systems’ board of directors.
Dr. Bennett is board certified by the National Board of Medical Examiners and the American Board of Internal Medicine, with subspecialties in internal medicine and cardiology. He earned his medical degree at SUNY-Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, and a Bachelor of Science degree at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Dr. Bennett completed an internship and residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in cardiovascular disease at Albany Medical Center. He is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the American College of Physicians.
Dr. Bennett chairs the board of directors for the Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Healthcare Information Xchange of New York (Hixny). He also serves on the boards of the Alliance of Community Health Plans, America’s Health Insurance Plans, Colonie Senior Service Centers, the American Red Cross of Northeastern New York, the Center for Economic Growth, New York eHealth Collaborative (NYeC), and the Palace Theatre.
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