Dr Warren Licht
New York Physician and 9/11 First Responder
About Dr Warren Licht
Board certified in internal medicine since 1995, Dr. Warren Licht has over 20 years of clinical and management experience in medicine. A longtime physician at New York Downtown Hospital, he served as Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President for Medical Affairs from 2003 to 2011. Earlier, Dr. Warren Licht participated in the hospital’s response to the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. His most memorable action during the search-and-rescue effort came when he began carrying a poster around the disaster zone to remind his fellow rescuers of the need to wear a protective mask.
A member of the American Medical Association and fellow of the American College of Physicians, Dr. Warren Licht has earned several awards, including New York Downtown Hospital’s 2011 Distinguished Physician Award for lifetime leadership and service and the 2006 New York State Patient Safety Award.
Dr. Licht earned his doctor of medicine at the Georgetown University School of Medicine in 1992, after completing a master of science in physiology there. He joined New York Downtown Hospital in 1995 as chief medicine resident, later becoming an attending physician and senior administrator.