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Langone vice president joins de Blasio staff

Posted on December 10, 2013 | by Michael Domanico



Anthony Shorris, NYU Langone Medical Center’s chief of staff, senior vice president and vice dean, was selected to be New York City Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio’s deputy mayor.

“I am profoundly excited about the chance to support this mayor,” Shorris said when the announcement was made on Dec. 4.

As deputy mayor, de Blasio said, Shorris will be charged with the day-to-day operations of the city.

“This will be the person who will have my imprimatur to help make sure that our agenda is implemented each and every day in the government,” de Blasio said at the public announcement.

Shorris’ resume includes working as the executive director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, the director of NYU’s Rudin Center for Transportation Policy and Management and a professor at the Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. Even though Shorris is leaving three positions at Langone, there has been no update on who will succeed him in these positions.

Several of his colleagues wished him well on his new role in city government.

“Tony is a great colleague, mentor and friend. He will be sorely missed,” Langone CFO Michael Burke said. “Our loss is the city’s gain.”

Richard Donoghue, Langone’s senior vice president for strategy, planning and business development, said he worked closely with Shorris as a member of the executive leadership.

“[Shorris] has a long history of leadership roles in New York City government, which were beneficial in his role at NYU Langone,” Donoghue said. “His time at NYU Langone will have provided him with new experiences that will make him very effective as a deputy mayor.”

Shorris, who has known de Blasio for 20 years, said he trusted de Blasio’s left-of-center politics and was optimistic about his plans.

“I do think there are people who worried about it because they don’t know Bill as well as I did or have as much exposure to him over those years,” Shorris said at the event. “I think once they understand that our agenda is about a better, fairer, stronger city, they’ll be signing on with this mayor as they have with mayors past.”

A version of this article appeared in the Tuesday, Dec. 10 print edition. Michael Domanico is a news editor. Email him at


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