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Deborah Korenstein

  • ADJUNCT ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR Medicine, General Internal Medicine
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    Dr. Deborah Korenstein received her BA from the University of Pennsylvania and her MD from the College of Physicians & Surgeons of Columbia University. She completed residency training at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston. Since 2007 she has been a member of the Division of General Internal Medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, with the current rank of Associate Professor of Medicine. She serves as Associate Program Director for the Internal Medicine Residency Program and Director of Education for the Division of General Internal Medicine, and was the founding Director of the Primary Care Residency Program at Mount Sinai. Dr. Korenstein’s teaching and research interests center around evidence-based medicine (EBM) and conflicts of interest in medical education and the medical literature. She is a member of the Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM) EBM Task Force (2009-present), has taught numerous EBM workshops and directs EBM education for the Mt. Sinai medicine residency, including leading journal club and an EBM seminar series. She has lectured widely on conflicts of interest in Medicine and the overuse of resources. In addition to her research and educational work, she is the Co-Editor of the PIER, the ACP’s evidence-based clinical decision-support tool. 


  • 2010 -
    Chairman's Award
    Mount Sinai Department of Medicine

  • 2009 -
    Teaching Excellence Award
    Mount Sinai Department of Medicine


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Evidence-based medicine
Conflicts of interest
Stewardship of resources


Korenstein D, Falk R, Howell EA, Bishop T, Keyhani S. Overuse of health care services in the United States: an understudied problem. Archives of internal medicine 2012 Jan; 172(2).

Keyhani S, Falk R, Bishop T, Howell E, Korenstein D. The relationship between geographic variations and overuse of healthcare services: a systematic review. Medical care 2012 Mar; 50(3).

Mazurkiewicz R, Korenstein D, Fallar R, Ripp J. The prevalence and correlations of medical student burnout in the pre-clinical years: a cross-sectional study. Psychology, health & medicine 2012; 17(2).

Korenstein D, Keyhani S, Mendelson A, Ross JS. Adherence of pharmaceutical advertisements in medical journals to FDA guidelines and content for safe prescribing. PloS one 2011; 6(8).

Keyhani S, Kim A, Mann M, Korenstein D. A new independent authority is needed to issue National Health Care guidelines. Health affairs (Project Hope) 2011 Feb; 30(2).

Neuman J, Korenstein D, Ross JS, Keyhani S. Prevalence of financial conflicts of interest among panel members producing clinical practice guidelines in Canada and United States: cross sectional study. BMJ (Clinical research ed.) 2011; 343.

Ripp J, Babyatsky M, Fallar R, Bazari H, Bellini L, Kapadia C, Katz JT, Pecker M, Korenstein D. The incidence and predictors of job burnout in first-year internal medicine residents: a five-institution study. Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges 2011 Oct; 86(10).

Peccoralo L, Karani R, Coplit L, Korenstein D. Pocket card and dedicated feedback session to improve feedback to ward residents: A randomized trial. Journal of hospital medicine : an official publication of the Society of Hospital Medicine 2011 Oct;.

Korenstein D, Keyhani S, Ross JS. Physician attitudes toward industry: a view across the specialties. Archives of surgery (Chicago, Ill. : 1960) 2010 Jun; 145(6).

Ripp J, Fallar R, Babyatsky M, David R, Reich L, Korenstein D. Prevalence of resident burnout at the start of training. Teaching and learning in medicine 2010 Jul; 22(3).

Ross JS, Keyhani S, Korenstein D. Appropriateness of collaborations between industry and the medical profession: physicians' perceptions. The American journal of medicine 2009 Oct; 122(10).

Stark R, Korenstein D, Karani R. Impact of a 360-degree professionalism assessment on faculty comfort and skills in feedback delivery. Journal of general internal medicine 2008 Jul; 23(7).

Korenstein D, Wisnivesky JP, Wyer P, Adler R, Ponieman D, McGinn T. The utility of B-type natriuretic peptide in the diagnosis of heart failure in the emergency department: a systematic review. BMC emergency medicine 2007; 7.

Stark R, Helenius IM, Schimming LM, Takahara N, Kronish I, Korenstein D. Real-time EBM: from bed board to keyboard and back. Journal of general internal medicine 2007 Dec; 22(12).

Helenius IM, Goldstein CE, Halm EA, Korenstein D. Using structured debate to teach a controversial topic: mammography for women in their 40s. Teaching and learning in medicine 2006; 18(4).

Goldstein CE, Helenius I, Foldes C, McGinn T, Korenstein D. Internists training medical residents in pelvic examination: impact of an educational program. Teaching and learning in medicine 2005; 17(3).

Industry Relationships

Physicians and scientists on the faculty of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai often interact with pharmaceutical, device and biotechnology companies to improve patient care, develop new therapies and achieve scientific breakthroughs. In order to promote an ethical and transparent environment for conducting research, providing clinical care and teaching, Mount Sinai requires that salaried faculty inform the School of their relationships with such companies.

Dr.Korenstein is not currently required to report Industry relationships.

Mount Sinai's faculty policies relating to faculty collaboration with industry are posted on our website. Patients may wish to ask their physician about the activities they perform for companies.

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