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Alfred Burger

  • ASSISTANT PROFESSOR Medicine, Hospital Medicine
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  • American Board of Internal Medicine


  • MD, St. George's University

  • Internship, Surgery
    Beth Israel Medical Center

  • Residency, Internal Medicine
    Pennsylvania Hospital


    Dr. Burger completed his residency in Internal Medicine at the Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia, PA where he was also asked to stay on for an additional year and have the honor of serving as the Chief Resident in Internal Medicine. He then went on to serve as a clinician, educator and hositalist with the Yale Primary Care Internal Medicine residency and Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine and later served as an Associate Program Director for the Internal Medicine Residency and as a hospitalist at Jacobi Medical Center, prior to 2009 when Dr. Burger moved to Mount Sinai Beth Israel where he serves as an Associate Program Director for the residency and as a hospitalist.

    During his time at Mount Sinai Beth Israel he has published in the Journal of Hospital Medicine on academic hospitalist oversite of medical trainnees and on the use of "STAT" labratory orders in the hospital. He has also been an author of the Society of General Internal Medicine's Choosing Wisely recommendations.

    Currently Dr. Burger is an active member of multiple medical organizations and serves on committees at regional and national organizations such as the New York Chapter of the American College of Physicians, the Sociey of Hospital Medicine, the Society of General Inetenal Medicine and the Clerkship Directors of Internal Medicine.


  • 2015 -
    Senior Fellow of the Society of Hospital Medicine

  • 2012 -
    Fellow of the Society of Hospital Medicine

  • 2011 -
    Elected to the Leo M. Davidoff Society
    Albert Einstein College of Medicine

  • 2010 -
    Fellow of American College of Physicians


Dr. Burger's research has focused on hospital medicine, medical systems, medical care delivery and medical education. He has published papers in Journal of Hospital Medicine, the American Journal of Managed Care, Journal of General Internal Medicine and in Teaching and Learning in Medicine.


Farnan JM, Burger A, Boonyasai RT, Boonayasai RT, Leykum L, Harrison R, Machulsky J, Parekh V, Sharpe BA, Schleyer AM, Arora VM. Survey of overnight academic hospitalist supervision of trainees. Journal of hospital medicine 2012 Sep; 7(7).

McMahon LF, Beyth RJ, Burger A, Chopra V, Feldstein D, Korenstein D, Subramanian U, Sussman J, Petty B, Tice J. Enhancing patient-centered care: SGIM and choosing wisely. Journal of general internal medicine 2014 Mar; 29(3).

Sorita A, Steinberg DI, Leitman M, Burger A, Husk G, Sivaprasad L. The assessment of stat laboratory test ordering practice and impact of targeted individual feedback in an urban teaching hospital. Journal of hospital medicine 2014 Jan; 9(1).

Alexandraki I, Pincavage AT, Glod S, Liston B, Palacio C, DeWaay D, Chheda SG, Van Wagoner NJ, LaRochelle JS, Burger AP, Shaheen A, Simmons L, Fagan MJ, Leizman DS, Wayne JT, Levine DL, Szauter K, Chretien KC. Journal watch from ACE (Alliance for Clinical Education): annual review of medical education articles in internal medicine journals, 2012-2013. Teaching and learning in medicine 2014; 26(4).

Rifkin WD, Burger A, Holmboe ES, Sturdevant B. Comparison of hospitalists and nonhospitalists regarding core measures of pneumonia care. The American journal of managed care 2007 Mar; 13(3).

Industry Relationships

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Below are financial relationships with industry reported by Dr. Burger during 2014 and/or 2015. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.


  • Marwood Group

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