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.

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Meanwhile, Adams tapped Dr. Ashwin Vasan to be the city’s next health commissioner.

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Vasan is the president and CEO of Fountain House, a nationwide nonprofit that helps people will mental illness.

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He will serve as the city’s senior advisor for public health until he takes over the Department of Health.

CBSNewYork Team