Leader in Medicine

William Speck

MD

The American Health Council warmly welcomes Dr. William Speck to the prestigious Board of Physicians. Working in the healthcare sector for 48 years, Dr. Speck is an expert in a number of areas, including Pediatrics, Pediatric Diabetes, Check-Up, Immunization and Vaccination. He is now a Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University, where he is a key figure.

Dr. Speck completed his undergraduate degree at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey and went on to continue his studies by gaining his Medical Degree from Wake Forest University School of Medicine in 1968. In addition to two degrees, Dr. Speck attained his Fellowship in Infectious Disease from the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University and Residency from New York Presbyterian Hospital.

Currently working at Columbia University as Professor, Dr. Speck is a key figure throughout the university, serving as the in-house Officer for Education and also on its Institutional Review Board.

Columbia University is one of the world’s most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields. The University understands the importance of its location in New York City. It looks to attract a diverse and international faculty and student body, to support research and teaching on global issues, and to create academic relationships with many countries and regions. It requires all areas of the university to advance knowledge and learning at the top level and to transfer the products of its efforts to the world. Furthermore, the University offers a variety of services and products within the sectors of Education, Research and Medical School.

With the initial interest of medicine, Dr. Speck always wanted to become involved within the healthcare sector. He began doing home visits for the underserved population which is what inspired him into becoming a Professor. His attributes his own success to having strong mentors, so he is thrilled he is now able to share his knowledge and experience with graduates.

Dr. Speck has a number of responsibilities under his job role. On a daily basis, he oversees the coordination of the Community Home Health Care Program
as well as performing intake and grand rounds with the residents.

Throughout the 48 years Dr. Speck has had within the healthcare sector, he has been acknowledged on a number of occasions. Outstandingly, he has been published over 120 times – something he is extremely proud of. In addition to this, he
has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Presbyterian Hospital, Rainbow Babies, and Children’s Hospital, as well as a Director of Gill St. Bernard’s School, Hadassah Medical Organization, and Citymeals-on-Wheels.

To keep up to date with current news that is happening within the sector, Dr. Speck is a member of professional associations. He continues in his role as Director of Hadassah Medical Organization (HMO), is a trustee of the Marine Biological Laboratory, a member of Wake Forest University Medical School and Hope for Depression Research Foundation. Dr. Speck is also certified by the American Board of Pediatrics.

Dr. Speck professional plans for the future are to continue to grow, research, and to pursue educating his patients at Columbia University.

Emeritus Professor at Colombia University

  • Columbia University is one of the world’s most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields.
  • The University recognizes the importance of its location in New York City and seeks to attract a diverse and international faculty and student body, to support research and teaching on global issues, and to create academic relationships with many countries and regions.
  • It expects all areas of the university to advance knowledge and learning at the highest level and to convey the products of its efforts to the world.

Source: https://www.columbia.edu/

Professional Associations

  • Director of Hadassah Medical Organization
  • Trustee of the Marine Biological Laboratory
  • Wake Forest University Medical School
  • Hope for Depression Research Foundation