Alex Federman, MD, MPH is Division Chief of General Internal Medicine

After serving as Interim Chief for six months, Alex Federman, MD, MPH is named Division Chief of General Internal Medicine

 – June 29, 2011 /Press Release/  –– 

After acting as Interim Division Chief for six months, Alex Federman, MD, MPH is the official Division Chief of General Internal Medicine.

Dr. Federman received his BA in Biochemistry from the University of California, Berkeley and his Medical Degree from the SUNY Downstate in 1996. He completed his residency training in Primary Care Internal Medicine at the Montefiore Medical Center Albert Einstein College of Medicine three years later. He then went to Boston to obtain health services training in the Harvard Medical School Faculty Development Program in General Internal Medicine. He served as a research fellow in the medical school’s Department of Health Policy and the Division of General Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. In 2001 he returned to Montefiore Medical Center as an Attending Physician in the Department of Medicine and one year later he joined us here at Mount Sinai as an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Department of Medicine.

Currently, Dr. Federman is an Associate Professor and Co-Director of the Primary Care Research Fellowship in the division and Director of the Clinical Outcomes Track for Mount Sinai’s Master of Public Health Degree Program. He also serves on the planning committee for Mount Sinai’s new Primary Care residency tracks. He has mentored medical students, residents, fellows and junior faculty who have gone on to build successful careers at Mount Sinai and other leading academic medical centers.

On top of being an excellent clinician and dedicated teacher, Dr. Federman is also a thorough and thoughtful researcher who has received a number of significant awards. In 2010, two papers he wrote with colleague Salomeh Keyhani, MD, MPH were listed among the 20 most influential health policy studies of the year by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and an abstract they presented at the Academy Health Annual Research Meeting was named Best Abstract. Dr. Federman received a 2009 Research Excellence Award from Mount Sinai School of Medicine and he earned the Distinguished Professor in Geriatrics Award at the Society of General Internal Medicine 2008 National Meeting for the Best Geriatrics Oral Abstract Presentation. The National Institute on Aging and the American Federation for Aging Research conferred a Paul B. Beeson Scholar Award in Aging Related Research upon him in 2006. He was also a Robert Wood Johnson Generalist Faculty Scholar from 2004 through 2007.

In addition to his work at Mount Sinai, Dr. Federman has a longstanding involvement in and deep commitment to community outreach. He previously served on the East Harlem Community Health Committee and the Medicare Rights Center Physician Advocacy Program.

Dr. Federman’s work has contributed substantially to the national debate on healthcare reform and he will continue to be a major player in this increasingly important issue as well as building all parts of the tripartite mission of General Internal Medicine.