Arthur N. Gualtieri, M.S. (Mgt.), J.D. ’71, M.D.
Retired Vice President and Medical Director, The Mount Sinai
Hospital of Queens
Health Care Consultant
“My career has been a rich mosaic of theory and applied
Graduating from Manhattan College in 1961 with a degree in
Chemistry, Arthur Gualtieri knew that he still possessed an
insatiable desire for knowledge that spanned a breadth of subject
areas. Fifty years later, Arthur N. Gualtieri, M.S., J.D.
’71, M.D., still seeks answers to questions that converge at the
intersection of law, medicine, public administration, education,
community service, religion and the humanity of mankind.
While working in the Legal Department’s Industrial Property
Section of Colgate Palmolive in the late sixties, early seventies,
Mr. Gualtieri attended St. John’s Law during the Dean John J.
Murphy era. Daily he was challenged by the legal minds of
Professors: David Siegel, Patrick Rohan, Edward D. Re, Mario M.
Cuomo, Harold F. McNiece and Robert E. Parella. Upon passing
the Bar Exam and the Patent Bar, he continued working at Colgate
Palmolive as a Patent Attorney addressing issues involving the law,
intellectual property and product innovation.
Always thirsting for knowledge and inspired by his uncle, a
Queens physician, Arthur Gualtieri took a nine-year hiatus from his
legal practice to pursue a degree in medicine coupled with a
fellowship in gastroenterology. Upon completion of his
residency and fellowship, Dr. Gualtieri engaged in the private
practice of Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology in Astoria,
Queens. Vested in his local community, Dr. Gualtieri
recognized that he could serve his neighbors better by combining
his administrative capabilities with his medical applicability in
an Administrative position at his local hospital.
With legal medical and management credentials, Dr. Gualtieri
helped The Mount Sinai Hospital of Queens (formerly the Western
Queens Community Hospital) navigate the provision of healthcare to
the community in his successive roles as Medical Director and
ultimately Vice President and Medical Director. In these
roles, Dr. Gualtieri was responsible for: the medical staff,
quality, credentialing, regulatory compliance and performance of a
community hospital that served a large, urban constituent
base. Concurrently, Dr. Gualtieri returned to academia to
secure a professional certificate in Healthcare Delivery
Management. Admittedly, Dr. Gualtieri would not be able to
undertake these challenges without the endorsement and support of
his wife Roberta Gualtieri. Mrs. Gualtieri is an accomplished
business woman who started her career as a legal assistant and went
onto spearhead Minority and Women’s Business Development efforts
for Time Warner Inc. over her thirty-seven year career.
At present, Dr. Gualtieri volunteers his time with numerous
civic and medical organizations. He has been a consultant
since 2006 specializing in issues pertaining to the convergence of
healthcare delivery and the law.
Dr. Gualtieri’s advice for the Class of 2011 resonates with
inspiration, “be steadfast in the pursuit of your dream but
flexible in the path that you follow of said pursuit. There
is a myriad of opportunities to gain applied experience in the law
for individuals interested in serving their communities.
Individuals interested in Healthcare Law should pursue a well
rounded curriculum that has a foundation in Administrative and
Regulatory Law, Compliance and Risk Management.”