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Nirav Shah

New York State Health Commissioner

Nirav R. Shah is the 15th New York State Commissioner of Health. He heads one of the nation's leading public health agencies with a budget of more than $50 billion, and administers the state's public health insurance programs, which cover 5 million New Yorkers. The Department also regulates hospitals and other health care facilities, conducts research in a premier biomedical laboratory, and supports public health and prevention initiatives. A native of Buffalo, Dr. Shah is board-certified in Internal Medicine and is an honors graduate of Harvard College and Yale School of Medicine. His vision for New York is a state where every resident has access to affordable health insurance coverage, high quality care, and early screening and other services to prevent chronic disease and improve overall health.