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Dr. Nate Link

Dr. Nate Link is the Chief Medical Officer at Bellevue Hospital, America's oldest public hospital, in New York City, standing at the epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak. He has practiced at Bellevue for 37 years since arriving as an intern at the onset of the AIDS epidemic.

Dr. Link graduated from Washington University School of Medicine in 1983, completed his residency training in internal medicine at New York University/Bellevue Hospital in 1986, and has continued as practitioner, teacher, and physician leader at Bellevue ever since. In 1989, Dr. Link earned a Master of Public Health (MPH) Degree in Health Policy and Management at Columbia University School of Public Health while working full time as an NYU faculty member in the Bellevue Primary Care Clinic.

In 2001, Dr. Link was named Chief of the Bellevue Medicine Service, a position that he held until 2012, at which time he was appointed Chief Medical Officer (CMO) for Bellevue Hospital. During his tenure as CMO, Dr. Link has helped lead the hospital through the harrowing Hurricane Sandy evacuation in 2012, the successful care of New York City’s only Ebola patient in 2014, and the COVID-19 surge in the Spring of 2020.

Dr. Link is the author of The Ailing Nation: Lessons from the Bedside for America’s Leaders. For more information on Dr. Link, visit his website View book trailer here: