2018-01-31 / Features

Dr. Arthur Gualtieri Was 77


Accomplished and prominent local doctor Arthur Gualtieri has recently passed away...Dr. Arthur Gualtieri, MD, JD, was a lifelong resident of Astoria, affiliated with Mount Sinai Queens, and known for his community service and activity on many boards. Accomplished and prominent local doctor Arthur Gualtieri has recently passed away...Dr. Arthur Gualtieri, MD, JD, was a lifelong resident of Astoria, affiliated with Mount Sinai Queens, and known for his community service and activity on many boards. Accomplished and prominent local doctor Arthur Gualtieri has recently passed away.

Dr. Arthur Gualtieri, MD, JD, was a lifelong resident of Astoria, affiliated with Mount Sinai Queens, and known for his community service and activity on many boards.

Dr. Gualtieri received his bachelor’s degree in chemistry at Manhattan College in 1961 and worked at Charles Pfizer & Co. as a process chemist. He went on to earn a master’s degree in management from Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn in 1966, later teaching Management Principles and Organizational Behavior at Manhattan College School of Business.

Gualtieri went to St. John’s University School of Law while working in Colgate Palmolive’s legal department. After earning his Juris Doctorate degree (1971), he was admitted to the New York State Bar, and worked as a patent attorney for four years at Colgate-Palmolive (1968 – 1972) he then went to work at a law firm on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan practicing various areas of law. He was a member of the Queens County Bar Association, American Bar Association and the Columbia Lawyers Association. Recently he had been admitted to the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States.

Gualtieri did basic research at SUNY Downstate Medical School. He got his MD at Autonomous University of Guadalajara, Mexico School of Medicine in 1976 and the College of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey Rutgers University Medical School Fifth Channel Program 1977. Gualtieri completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons Overlook Hospital in New Jersey and went on to complete a gastroenterology fellowship at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Manhattan.

In 1987 Dr. Gualtieri accepted the position of Associate Administrator of Medical Affairs at Astoria General Hospital, which has become Mount Sinai Queens, and he later became Medical Director (1987) and Vice President (2001) at MSQ. In 2005 he moved on to become Deputy Commissioner, Healthcare Access and Improvement Division, of the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

Dr. Gualtieri is a diplomate of the American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians. He is also a member of the Medical Society of the County of Queens, the Medical Society of the State of New York, the American Medical Association, the American College of Physicians and the American College of Physician Executives.

Since 1990 Gualtieri was a member of the board of directors of the Astoria Civic Association; since 1992 he was a member of the board of directors of United Community Civic Association; since 1993 he was a member of the board of directors of SHAREing & CAREing; since 2008 he was a member of Mount Sinai Queens Hospital Advisory Board and Chair of the hospital’s Community Advisory Board. Since 2012 he had been President of the Kiwanis Club of Astoria/Long Island City.

He lived in the Upper Ditmars section of Astoria with his wife, Roberta.

The visitation for Dr. Arthur Gualtieri was held at Joseph Farenga & Sons Funeral Home (38-08 Ditmars Blvd., Astoria) on Sunday and Monday, January 28 and 29. The funeral was held on the morning of Tuesday, January 30 at St. Francis of Assisi Church (21-17 45 St. in Astoria) and he was laid to rest at St. John Cemetery in Middle Village. Many family and community members were on hand.

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