Linda A Lambert
Executive Director Emeritus
American College of Physicians - New York Chapter
A graduate of SUNY Empire State College with a BS in Business and minor in Political Science, Linda served as Executive Director of the NYACP (formerly NYSSIM and NYACP-ASIM) for over twenty years taking on the role in 1997. She has overseen the merger of the organizations and restructuring to allow tremendous growth and expansion of programs and services, including multiple lines of grant activity. The Chapter is the largest of all ACP Chapters and is very highly respected. In the advocacy part of her work, Linda built a level of credibility with the New York State Legislature and governmental agencies that clearly reflected the Chapter’s mission and purpose. Prior to ACP, she served as Associate Director of Governmental Affairs for the Medical Society of the State of New York, and later as Administrator of MSSNY’s Committee for Physicians Health, and as Executive Director of the Orange and Ulster County Medical Societies in NY.
Linda has been frequently recognized for her role in the house of medicine. She received a Proclamation from the New York State Department of Health Board for Professional Medical Conduct citing “Service with Exceptional Distinction” as well as a Citation from the Executive Chamber under Governor George Pataki for Outstanding Contributions to Organized Medicine and New York State Government. She received the American Medical Association’s Medical Executive Lifetime Achievement Award in 2013 and the George C. Burton Memorial Award from ESSAE in 2012. Linda also served as a Member of the Board of Directors and eventually made her way to the Presidency of the American Association of Medical Society Executives spanning a 12 year period and was recently awarded Fellowship status in AAMSE. Most recently, in 2018, Linda was awarded the prestigious New York eHealth Collaborative Honoree Award for her dedication and accomplishments for the advancement of healthcare technology in New York State. Among her many achievements, Linda was the first Chapter staff person to serve as an official member of an ACP Committee by serving on the Chapters sub-committee for two years, and assisted in the development of new Chapter Excellence criteria that will improve the services delivered by Chapters across the country. The ACP awarded Linda a Citation for Distinguished Service in 2020.
In April 2019 Linda was recognized with a formal Resolution by the New York State Senate and Assembly – this is a formal action, by vote, of the New York State Legislature recognizing her commitment and service to the health and welfare of the people of the State of New York.
Since full time retirement in May of 2019, Linda served as part time Executive Director of Physicians for Patient Protection, a physician/medical student national organization devoted to fostering physician-led care and truth and transparency in healthcare credentialling. She now works on PPP special projects, and also serves as an Advisor to the national Federation of Physician Health Programs.