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Portrait of John J. Connolly, Ed.D.

Portrait of John Connolly, Ed.D

Brief Biographical Sketch

NYMC History:

  • 1981- 1992 President, New York Medical College


Biographical Information: ¹·²

John Connolly completed his doctorate of Education at Columbia University in 1972. From 1974 until 1981 he was the President of Dutchess Community College in Poughkeepsie, NY. He then served as President of New York Medical College from 1981 to 1992.³ He co-founded the American Lyme Disease Foundation with David Weld in 1985, is a Fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine and a Fellow of the New York Academy of Sciences. Since 2006 he has been President & CEO of Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., a publisher best known for America’s Top Doctors.

  • CEO Castle Connolly, 2006-present
  • Director, New York Business Group on Health [n.d.]
  • Chairman, Alpha Gene [n.d.]
  • Senior Advisor, Castle Harlan [n.d.]
  • Co-founder & Chair, American Lyme Disease Foundation, 1985
  • Fellow, New York Academy of Medicine [n.d.]
  • Fellow, New York Academy of Sciences [n.d.]
  • Director, Northeast Business Group on Health [n.d.]
  • Member, President's Council of the United Hospital Fund [n.d.]
  • Member Board of Advisors of the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research [n.d.]
  • Chairman Emeritus, Culinary Institute of America [n.d.]
  • Director and Chairman of the Professional Examination Service [n.d.]
  • Member, The American Swiss Foundation board [n.d.]
  • Member, Baker and Taylor board [n.d.]
  • Member, Dearborn Risk Management board [n.d.]
  • Member, the Advisory Board of the Hudson Group [n.d.]
  • President, Dutchess Community College, 1974-1981 ³
  • Doctorate of Education, Teachers College, Columbia University,1972
  • Master's degree, University of Connecticut [n.d.]
  • Bachelor of Science degree, Worcester State College [n.d.]
  • Honorary doctorates from Mercy College (LHD) and from Worcester State University (LHD) [n.d.]



  1. Castle Connolly Top Doctors: Who We Are. Accessed 06/06/2013.
  2. WebMD: Biography: John J. Connolly. Accessed 5/28/2013.
  3. Advantage Design Group: Dutchess History. Accessed 1/12/2016.