NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — New York City Mayor-elect Eric Adams says the current health commissioner will remain in place through the transition to the new administration.
Dr. Dave Chokshi will stay on until March 15.READ MORE: Mayor Adams' Plan To Address Gun Violence Includes Return Of Plainclothes Police Unit
Meanwhile, Adams tapped Dr. Ashwin Vasan to be the city’s next health commissioner.READ MORE: New York State Supreme Court Strikes Down Gov. Kathy Hochul's Mask Mandate
Vasan is the president and CEO of Fountain House, a nationwide nonprofit that helps people will mental illness.MORE NEWS: NYPD Officer Wilbert Mora Remains In Grave Condition At NYU Langone
He will serve as the city’s senior advisor for public health until he takes over the Department of Health.