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Valerie Parkas

  • ASSOCIATE DEAN FOR ADMISSIONS
  • ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR Medical Education
  • ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR Medicine, Infectious Diseases
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Specialty

Certifications

  • Infectious Disease

  • American Board of Internal Medicine

Education

  • MD, Brown University

  • Residency, Internal Medicine
    New York Hospital

  • Fellowship, Infectious Disease
    Memorial Sloan-Kettering

Biography

    Dr. Parkas received both her undergraduate and medical degrees from Brown University and completed her residency training in internal medicine at New York Hospital-Cornell University Medical School and her fellowship in Infectious Diseases at Memorial Sloan Kettering. She came to Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai as an attending in the Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases in 1997. Dr. Parkas has been involved in both clinical care and medical education from the start of her career.

    Clinically, Dr. Parkas works at the HIV outpatient practice and takes care of HIV-infected inpatients as well.

    Educationally, Dr. Parkas has been committed to teaching the Icahn School of Medicine students clinical medicine for years.  In 2002, she became a course director in the Art and Science of Medicine Course and developed a clinical curriculum which included physical diagnosis, communication, cultural competency, health systems, medical ethics and medical law. In 2004, Dr. Parkas started the Longitudinal Clinical Experience (LCE), an innovative program which allows all medical students to follow chronically ill patients longitudinally for their first two years of medical school. In 2009, she was part of a team that developed an innovative longitudinal clerkship for select medical students committed to urban primary care.

    Dr. Parkas has received numerous awards that reflect her commitment to teaching and to her students including the Excellence in Teaching Award from the Institute of Medical Education, the Student Council Award of Appreciation, the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award, the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching and she was elected as a faculty member of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.

    In 2009, Dr. Parkas became the Associate Dean of Admissions for Icahn School of Medicine. In this role she has worked to enhance the recruitment of committed, passionate, scholarly medical school applicants.

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. Parkas 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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