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The Department of Medicine is the largest clinical/research/educational section at New York Medical College and Westchester Medical Center, which share a campus in Valhalla, Westchester County, New York. The affiliated academic medical center enjoys a regional and national reputation for excellence and achievement in all three essential areas. 

Departmental physicians provide compassionate and expert care for an acute care hospital with the highest case mix index (level of patient illness intensity) in the U.S. They manage routine medical problems while providing highly specialized bedside treatment for complicated cases admitted from the emergency room or transferred from the southern Hudson Valley Region of New York—seven counties with a population density of three million. 

Highly specialized care is available at multiple outpatient clinics and private practice facilities on and off campus. Ever ready to upgrade its facilities and services, the department was among the first on the East Coast to provide a 24 hour/7 days a week Hospitalist Service and Cardiac Diagnostic-Intervention Program. 

Department of Medicine physicians participate in the teaching of all students at New York Medical College, one of the largest private medical schools in the nation. Celebrating its 150th anniversary in 2010, the college trains post-graduate physicians as Medicine residents and sub-specialty fellows in all disciplines. The core residency program has been recognized for innovations in clinical training; fellowship programs have attained the highest possible accreditation status.


The Department of Medicine continues to thrive in all of its basic science and clinical research programs that are grant funded by the National Institutes of Health, other government agencies, scientific organizations such as the American Heart Association, and industry. As a marker of research productivity, the department is the most published section at New York Medical College, and a leader among other academic departments in New York State. Two faculty members recently passed the 1,000 publication level.

Together with Westchester Medical Center, the college comprises a major academic medical center, enabling physicians to be active in the basic sciences, and in translational and clinical research. Department physicians and scientists collaborate with their basic science colleagues at the Graduate School of Basic Medical Sciences and with public health and allied medical colleagues at the School of Health Sciences and Practice of New York Medical College. International reputations have been developed in research areas that include Lyme pathogenesis, diagnosis, prevention and treatment; cardiovascular disease, cancer, hypertension, geriatrics, renal disease and influenza. Fundamental discoveries continue to be made in the department’s renal and cancer institutes, and by clinician scientists in the various divisions of the department.

The full-time faculty and trainees within the Westchester Medical Center Heart and Vascular Institute, often in collaboration with scientists from NYMC, are engaged in cutting-edge research investigating multiple aspects of cardiovascular disease.

Ongoing work includes:

  • An international, NIH-funded clinical trial investigating the role of red blood cell transfusion in patients with acute myocardial infarction
  • Multicenter, randomized trials of novel drug therapies in advanced heart failure and pulmonary hypertension
  • Big-data analysis of nationwide cardiovascular databases
  • Investigation of novel methodologies in transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR)
  • Meta-analyses and network meta-analyses of randomized controlled trials in atrial fibrillation, percutaneous coronary intervention, and other impactful topics
  • A large animal translational laboratory exploring the electrophysiologic mechanisms underlying life-threatening cardiac arrhythmias
  • Translational research investigating the relationship between scleroderma and pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH)

The department also provides research mentors for students, residents and fellows. As a result these trainees publish widely and have won various national research competitions. The department office is also an editorial site for The American Journal of Medicine, The Year Book of Medicine and by Cardiology in Review, an affiliated journal of the American Heart Association that is co-edited by Harvard Medical School and The Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in Boston. We have published multiple scientific textbooks on AIDS, Cardiovascular Pharmacology, Hypertension, Geriatrics, Renal Physiology, and Alternative Medicine.

Internal Medicine Residency

The NYMC Internal Medicine Residency Program is committed to outstanding resident training while fostering a supportive and collaborative environment with an emphasis on continuous improvement. We strive to provide exceptional care and performance with every encounter. We deliver healthcare with compassion, dignity and respect for the desires and rights of every individual. We support the communities we serve and aim to provide care that is consistently excellent, responsive and centered around each and every patient. We serve by giving back through charitable care, community partnerships, improving healthcare access, and contributing to local causes that matter most to our patients and their families.

The NYMC Internal Medicine Residency Program at Landmark Medical Center meets the needs of the local community while providing an excellent learning environment for our residents. Starting in 2021, our goal is to ensure that we can best serve the community by teaching and graduating thoughtful, ethical and caring physicians who may want to give back to the community and stay on as primary care physicians, hospitalists or even go on to pursue fellowships.

The NYMC Internal Medicine Residency Program at NYC Health + Hospitals/Metropolitan is an integral part of New York City’s municipal hospital system, a highly respected facility that provides primary and comprehensive care to all patients, from a wide spectrum of ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds. Our trainees encounter the widest possible spectrum of medical problems, from commonplace to the most obscure and perplexing.  The program has a long history of training competent internists who have pursued successful and prestigious careers.  The program also has fellowships in endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism, gastroenterology, hospice and palliative medicine, and nephrology.

Learn more about the NYMC residency programs, including the medicine residency programs.



Department of Medicine Chair

Edward Lebovics, M.D.
Interim Chair and Professor of Medicine
Sarah C. Upham Professor of Gastroenterology

Department of Medicine Administrative Office

Physical Address:
19 Skyline Bldg Room 2N E04
Hawthorne, NY 10532

Mailing Address:
40 Sunshine Cottage Road
Valhalla, NY 10595


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Metropolitan Hospital Center Internal Medicine Residency Program

Simone Brown
NYC Health + Hospitals/Metropolitan
Department of Medicine
1901 First Ave
New York, NY 10029
Tel: (212) 423-8097
Fax: (212) 423-8099

Third-Year Clerkship Program Coordinator

Daly Ocinaldi