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Dr. Robert Sideli Joins Common Ground Board

Common Ground, New York City’s largest supportive housing developer and manager, announced that Robert V. Sideli, MD has joined its Board of Directors. Dr. Sideli is the Chief Information Officer for the Columbia University Medical Center. Supportive housing is increasingly viewed as a critical component to our healthcare system and, as a member of the board, Dr. Sideli will support Common Ground with his analytic and medical expertise.

“Stable supportive housing and improving our healthcare system go hand in hand. It helps cut down on repeat emergency room visits and hospitalization, reducing Medicaid expenses. I am thrilled to welcome Bob to Common Ground’s Board of Directors, and know his experience will be invaluable to us,” said Common Ground Executive Director Brenda Rosen.

“As the only physician on our board, Bob brings a unique and much-needed perspective to our discussions in planning and oversight for Common Ground. I know he will be a great addition to our team,” said Jamie Rubin, President and Chair of Common Ground’s Board of Directors.

“I am very happy to be joining Common Ground’s board in support of their vital purpose to reduce homelessness. Common Ground’s Housing First model is fundamental for the chronically homeless to lead healthy, stable lives. Their approach has enormous benefits for our healthcare system and our communities,” said Dr. Robert V. Sideli.

Dr. Sideli has been the Chief Information Officer at the Columbia University Medical Center since 2007. He previously served as the Director of the Cerner Corporation and as the Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for the Metropolitan Jewish Health System. He was also a Partner at Preferred Health Strategies, the Director of Administrative Information Systems at Presbyterian Hospital in New York City and an associate research scientist at Columbia
University’s Department of Medical Informatics. Dr. Sideli graduated from Middlebury College in Vermont and earned his medical degree at the University of Rome in Italy.