Symposium Speaker

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Dr. Lawrence Eisenstein


Lawrence Eisenstein, MD, MPH, FACP, is Vice President and Chief Public and Community Health Officer for Catholic Health on Long Island. Prior to joining Catholic Health in August of 2022,  Dr. Eisenstein served as Commissioner of Health for the Nassau County Department of Health, Mineola, New York for more than 11 years. Dr. Eisenstein also served as President of the New York State Association of County Health Officials (NYSACHO,) and he was on their Board of Directors for 9 years. 

Dr. Eisenstein is Board Certified in Infectious Diseases through the American Board of Internal Medicine. He completed an Internal Medicine Residency, Chief Residency, and Fellowship in Infectious Diseases at Winthrop University Hospital in Mineola, NY. Dr. Eisenstein began his Medical Education at Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara before finishing it at New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY. He also earned his Master of Public Health degree from New York Medical College. 

Dr. Eisenstein has a long commitment to training the next generation in medicine and public health. He was Assistant Adjunct professor at Hofstra University’s Department of Health Professions and Kinesiology from 2011-2022. Dr. Eisenstein continues to serve as Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Family, Population & Preventive Medicine, State University of New York at Stony Brook (since 2011.)

Dr. Eisenstein has presented numerous grand rounds, guest lectures, keynote speeches, and television,   newspaper, and other media interviews. He has received numerous honors, awards, and accolades including being named the Bellmore Herald’s Person of the Year in 2020, and leading the Nassau County Department of Health to the “Health Department of the Year Award” as given by the National Association of County and City Health Officials in 2018. Dr. Eisenstein was named to the New York State Ending the Epidemic Taskforce, and following Superstorm Sandy Dr. Eisenstein was able to serve his community by being appointed by the Governor as Community Rising Co-Chairman for the Bellmore/Merrick community. He continues to live in Bellmore, NY with his wife and daughters.