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Alex Federman

  • ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR Medicine, General Internal Medicine
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  • American Board of Internal Medicine

Clinical Focus

  • Internal Medicine


  • MD, S.U.N.Y., Downstate Medical Center

  • MPH, Harvard Medical School

  • Residency, Internal Medicine
    Montefiore Medical Center

  • Fellowship, Health Policy
    Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School


    Dr. Federman earned his medical degree from the State University of New York, Health Sciences Center in Brooklyn, completed his residency in Primary Care Internal Medicine at Montefiore Medical Center, and received clinical research training through the Harvard Medical School Faculty Development and Fellowship Program in General Internal Medicine. He also earned a Masters in public health degree from the Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Federman is a board-certified internist who practices general internal medicine. His clinical interests include preventive medicine and hypertension management. His research focuses on financial and insurance-related barriers to healthcare for older adults. In addition to research and clinical activities, Dr. Federman teaches medical residents and students at Mount Sinai.

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  • 2006 -
    Paul B. Beeson Scholar in Aging Related Research
    the National Institute on Aging and the American Federation for Aging Research

  • 2004 -
    Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Generalist Physician Faculty Scholar Award

  • 1999 -
    Outstanding Senior Resident
    Montefiore Medical Center


Dr. Federman's research interests include use of healthcare by low-income and elderly populations, cost and access to care, patient-provider communication about healthcare costs, supplemental health insurance, delays in care, and pharmacoepidemiology. His recent research has examined the influence of supplemental insurance and assistance programs on the use of medications and healthcare services among low-income elderly patients with chronic disease


Federman AD, Cook EF, Phillips RS, Puopolo AL, Haas JS, Brennan TA, Burstin HR. Influence of physician behavior and process of care on unwillingness to return in the primary care setting. J Gen Intern Med 2001; 16: 668-674.

Federman AD, Adams AS, Ross-Degnan D, Soumerai SB, Ayanian JZ. Supplemental insurance and use of effective cardiovascular drugs among elderly Medicare beneficiaries with coronary heart disease. JAMA 2001; 286: 1732-1739.

Federman AD, Siu AL. The challenge of studying the effects of managed care as managed care evolves. Health Serv Res 2004; 39(1): 7-12.

Federman AD. Don't ask, don't tell: the status of doctor-patient communication about healthcare costs. Arch Intern Med 2004; 164: 1723-1724.

Federman AD, Vladeck BC, Siu AL. Avoidance of healthcare services due to cost by low-income seniors: the impact of enrollment in the Qualified Medicare Beneficiary Program. Health Aff 2005; 24: 263-270.

Federman AD, Alexander GC, Shrank WH. A practical physician guide to the Medicare drug benefit. Mayo Clin Proc 2006; 81: 1217-1221.

Federman A. Can We Just Drop the Copay?. Virtual Mentor 2006; 8: 130-134.

Federman AD, Halm EA, Siu AL. Use of generic cardiovascular medications by elderly Medicare beneficiaries receiving generalist or cardiologist care. Medical Care;.

Federman AD, Halm EA, Zhu C , Hochman T , Siu AL. Association of income and prescription drug coverage with generic medication use among older adults with hypertension. Am J Manag Care;.

Industry Relationships

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Dr. Federman did not report having any of the following types of financial relationships with industry during 2015 and/or 2016: consulting, scientific advisory board, industry-sponsored lectures, service on Board of Directors, participation on industry-sponsored committees, equity ownership valued at greater than 5% of a publicly traded company or any value in a privately held company. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.

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