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Leslie Kerr

  • PROFESSOR Medicine, Rheumatology
  • PROFESSOR (PENDING) Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine
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Specialty

Certifications

  • Rheumatology

  • American Board of Internal Medicine

Education

  • MD, Columbia University

  • Internship, Internal Medicine
    Mount Sinai Hospital

  • Residency, Internal Medicine
    Mount Sinai Hospital

  • Fellowship, Rheumatology
    Mount Sinai Hospital

Biography

    Dr. Kerr maintains an active clinical practice in rheumatology, including providing consultative services for other sub-specialists at the Medical Center. Since the mid-1980s, Dr. Kerr initiated and has expanded rheumatology clinics at North General Hospital, bringing expertise in rheumatology to an area in East Harlem where none previously existed. Her research has included studies of tumor necrosis factor inhibition for the treatment of severe psoriatic arthritis. She has a particular interest in geriatric rheumatology and runs a rheumatology clinic within the Coffey Geriatric Practice. In addition, she developed the Annenberg Connective tissue Disease clinic, run with our fellows, which is a significant component of of the rotation for this speciality for residents and medical students. The complexity and challenging nature of inner city connective tissue disease, have led to this clinic becoming a referral resource for clinical trials and observational studies.

    Dr. Kerr is no longer accepting new patients.

Publications

Kerr L. Inflammatory arthritis in the elderly [review]. Mt Sinai J Med 2003 January; 70(1): 23-26.

Kerr LD. Inflammatory arthropathy: a review of rheumatoid arthritis in older patients [review]. Geriatrics 2004 October; 59(10): 32-35.

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. Kerr did not report having any of the following types of financial relationships with industry during 2013 and/or 2014: 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.

Mount Sinai's faculty policies relating to faculty collaboration with industry are posted on our website at http://icahn.mssm.edu/about-us/services-and-resources/faculty-resources/handbooks-and-policies/faculty-handbook. Patients may wish to ask their physician about the activities they perform for companies.

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Annenberg Building Floor 21 Room 21-56
1468 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10029

Department of Medicine-Rheumatology

5 East 98th Street
11th Floor
New York, NY 10029

Tel: 212-241-1671
Fax: 212-987-5584
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  • Monday 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Wednesday 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Thursday 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Insurance Plans
  • Aetna PPO
  • Aetna U.S. Healthcare - HMO
  • Amerigroup
  • BCBS Child Health Plus
  • BCBS Direct HMO
  • BCBS Direct POS
  • BCBS Direct Pay HMO
  • BCBS Direct Pay HMO/POS
  • BCBS DirectShare POS
  • BCBS EPO
  • BCBS Empire Prism EPO
  • BCBS Empire Prism PPO
  • BCBS HMO
  • BCBS Health New York
  • BCBS Indemnity
  • BCBS PPO
  • Beech Street
  • CIGNA Healthcare HMO
  • CenterCare, Inc.
  • Choice Care
  • Cigna - PPO
  • Cigna EPO
  • Cigna POS
  • Devon Health Services
  • First Health
  • Group Health Insurance (GHI) - HMO
  • Group Health Insurance (GHI) - PPO
  • HIP Commercial
  • HIP Medicaid
  • HIP Medicare
  • HealthFirst/Medicaid HMO
  • HealthNet
  • HealthPlus, Inc.
  • Island Group
  • Local 1199
  • Magnacare
  • MedCare International
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • MetroPlus Health Plan
  • Multiplan/PHCS
  • Neighborhood Health Providers, LLC
  • Oxford Freedom
  • Oxford Liberty
  • Travel Care Services
  • United Health Care - Mount Sinai Top Tier
  • United Health Care Commercial
  • United Health Care Empire Plan
Payment Methods
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