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Neil Calman

  • PROFESSOR AND SYSTEM CHAIR Family Medicine & Community Health
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  • American Board of Family Medicine


  • MD, Rush University Medical Center

  • Residency, Family Medicine
    Montefiore Medical Center


    Neil S. Calman, MD is chair of Mount Sinai’s Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, which was launched in 2012 in collaboration with the Institute for Family Health. Dr. Calman is the president, Chief Executive Officer, and a cofounder of the Institute for Family Health, one of the largest networks of community health centers in New York State. He is a board-certified family physician who has practiced in the Bronx and Manhattan for more than 30 years.

    Dr. Calman leads a variety of cutting-edge programs to provide high quality care in medically underserved communities. He is an active advocate for eliminating racial and ethnic disparities in health care and health outcomes. Since1999, he has led a multiyear grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to work towards eliminating racial and ethnic disparities in health outcomes in the Bronx. He conducts research in the health services and health policy arenas related to disparities.


    Dr. Calman has been recognized for his work in advancing the use of electronic health records to improve care and address health disparities with awards such as The Physician’s Information Technology Leadership Award presented annually by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS). In April 2009, Dr. Calman was appointed by the Obama Administration to serve on the national Health Information Technology Policy Committee, which makes recommendations on the development of a nationwide health information technology infrastructure.


    He has received a variety of national awards for his leadership and advocacy, including: the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Community Health Leadership Award; the American Academy of Family Physicians’ Public Health Award; the Pew Charitable Trusts’ Primary Care Achievement Award and the National Physician Advocacy Merit Award given by the Institute on Medicine as a Profession (IMAP) and its partner, the Center on Medicine as a Profession (CMAP) at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. Most recently, he was awarded a Kanter Prize from the Health Legacy Partnership and the Felix A. Fishman Award for Extraordinary Advocacy from New York Lawyers for the Public Interest.


Calman N, Hauser D, Lurio J, Wu WY, Pichardo M. Strengthening public health and primary care collaboration through electronic health records. American journal of public health 2012 Nov; 102(11).

Calman NS, Golub M, Shuman S. Primary care and health reform. The Mount Sinai journal of medicine, New York; 79(5).

Calman NS, Hauser D, Chokshi DA. . Archives of internal medicine 2012 Apr; 172(7).

Ancker JS, Barrón Y, Rockoff ML, Hauser D, Pichardo M, Szerencsy A, Calman N. Use of an electronic patient portal among disadvantaged populations. Journal of general internal medicine 2011 Oct; 26(10).

Golub M, Charlop M, Groisman-Perelstein AE, Ruddock C, Calman N. Got low-fat milk? How a community-based coalition changed school milk policy in New York City. Family & community health; 34 Suppl 1.

Lurio J, Morrison FP, Pichardo M, Berg R, Buck MD, Wu W, Kitson K, Mostashari F, Calman N. Using electronic health record alerts to provide public health situational awareness to clinicians. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association : JAMIA; 17(2).

Kaplan SA, Ruddock C, Golub M, Davis J, Foley R, Devia C, Rosen R, Berry C, Barretto B, Carter T, Irish-Spencer E, Marchena M, Purcaro E, Calman N. Stirring up the mud: using a community-based participatory approach to address health disparities through a faith-based initiative. Journal of health care for the poor and underserved 2009 Nov; 20(4).

Plagianos MG, Wu WY, McCullough C, Paladini M, Lurio J, Buck MD, Calman N, Soulakis N. Syndromic surveillance during pandemic (H1N1) 2009 outbreak, New York, New York, USA. Emerging infectious diseases 2011 Sep; 17(9).

Calman N, Kitson K, Hauser D. Using information technology to improve health quality and safety in community health centers. Progress in community health partnerships : research, education, and action 2007; 1(1).

Calman NS, Golub M, Ruddock C, Le L, Hauser D. Separate and unequal care in New York City. Journal of health care law & policy 2006; 9(1).

Kaplan SA, Calman NS, Golub M, Davis JH, Ruddock C, Billings J. Racial and ethnic disparities in health: a view from the South Bronx. Journal of health care for the poor and underserved 2006 Feb; 17(1).

Calman N. Making health equality a reality: the Bronx takes action. Health affairs (Project Hope); 24(2).

Calman NS. Out of the shadow. Health affairs (Project Hope); 19(1).

Calman NS, Hyman RB, Licht W. Variability in consultation rates and practitioner level of diagnostic certainty. The Journal of family practice 1992 Jul; 35(1).

Calman NS, Eng B, Slater LM, Wallerstein H. Antigenic changes associated with resistance to methotrexate and 6-mercaptopurine in L1210 ascites lymphoma. Journal of the National Cancer Institute 1974 Mar; 52(3).

Golub M, Calman N, Ruddock C, Agarwal N, Davis JH, Foley RL, Purcaro E, Backer BA, Devia C, Linnell J, Mathur R, Sachdev N. A community mobilizes to end medical apartheid. Progress in community health partnerships : research, education, and action 2011; 5(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. Calman 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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