Our Division of Endocrinology aims not only to provide outstanding consultative and specialty support to our professional colleagues and patients but also to effectively partner with other ambulatory clinical practices and inpatient services to improve patient outcomes with respect to endocrine diseases. This means developing close working relationships with internal medicine and geriatrics to improve the quality of diabetes management provided in primary care.
The Division of Gastroenterology has grown to lead Northwell Health's hospitals as well as multiple outpatient gastroenterology practices across the New York metro area, at which virtually any gastrointestinal disorder can be diagnosed and treated. Our core values include the promotion of quality, professionalism, honesty, respect, support, compassion, and communication. All of our efforts are centered on the health and welfare of the patients within the gastroenterology practices.
The Division of General Internal Medicine is composed of a large, dynamic, and diverse group of clinicians, educators, and researchers eager to take on that challenge. The division provides comprehensive primary care services. We also offer preventive care with a particular emphasis on managing chronic conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease
The older patient with multiple chronic illnesses and other acute issues superimposed is among the greatest challenges confronting the nation's healthcare system.The Division of Geriatric and Palliative Medicine is committed to providing the highest quality of care to older patients and to all patients who are suffering with pain and with other symptoms that are associated with serious illness.
The Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology is an integral part of the centers that make up the Northwell Health Cancer Institute. Our full-time oncologists and hematologists are patient-oriented and collaborate with cancer specialists in surgery, radiation oncology, pathology, radiology, and supportive care across the health system. As investigators, faculty participate in national federal and pharmaceutical clinical studies, ranging from fundamental cellular investigations to the latest cutting-edge translational and clinical research. As educators, they train tomorrow’s generation of oncologists and hematologists through their academic activities at the Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine.
The Division of Hepatology is a multifaceted program that offers the latest clinical treatment and research in one hospital system. We are patient-centric and need to be. With over 70 million Americans who have chronic liver disease, the number of advanced liver diseases being diagnosed is increasing and, as a result, so is the cost of effective healthcare delivery. In response to this need, substantial advances in treatment options and research have been made. Our division integrates all available options into our practice and, where possible, we draw from our research.
In the Division of Hospital Medicine, we play a central role in the Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine's program in internal medicine, serving as teaching attendings and mentors for the residents as well as for medical students. The division is dedicated to providing high-quality, comprehensive care to hospitalized patients, with a special focus on interdisciplinary care and communication. Essential to our work as hospitalists is our focus on enhancing the performance of our institutions through quality and process improvement initiatives, collaboration with other disciplines, safe transitions of care, and efficient use of resources.
With the number of resistant infections increasing around the globe, the Division of Infectious Disease is prepared to offer a spectrum of services and information. Our doctors come from a variety of specializations. Their expertise provides infectious disease education to a wide range of healthcare workers. They also participate in many research projects, from which our division integrates new findings. In addition, we operate an onsite pharmacy dedicated to infectious diseases, as well as infection control programs for many of our health system hospitals.
The Division of Medical Ethics was created in 2011 in the Department of Medicine to build upon the health system’s successful track record and commitment to incorporate bioethics into clinical practice and physician education. In addition, we have an Ethics Fellowship Program and significant responsibilities for professionalism education at the Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine. Our focus is clinical medical ethics, both in practice and in education.
The Division of Nephrology is focused on providing outstanding medical care. Our faculty members, who have encountered virtually every condition in the field, are dedicated to state-of-the-art care provided with compassion and sensitivity. In addition to providing outstanding medical care, we are committed to advancing knowledge of kidney disease and its treatment through science, discovery, and innovation. We are at the forefront of research into a large number of critical aspects of kidney disease and provide our patients access to the newest treatment options. At one of the most productive laboratories in the country, we continue to advance knowledge on the mechanisms of kidney disease and treatment. Discoveries from our laboratory are presented at national meetings and published in scientific journals. The clinical research team works directly with patients at the forefront of the clinical science of kidney disease. Various members of our faculty disseminate this knowledge through publication of scientific work, serving on editorial boards of major scientific journals, and via new media.
The Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine first opened its doors in the 1980s with one faculty member; it has grown to become a faculty of 24 dedicated physicians of pulmonary medicine, a critical care unit, and a center including sleep medicine. Our clinician researchers, eight professors, four associate professors, and 12 assistant professors, are all engaged in scholarly activity including teaching, research, and mentorship of our fellows and residents. We are proud to have several of our faculty conducting federally funded clinical research projects on asthma, COPD, and basic research at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research.
The Division of Rheumatology is on the cutting edge of the field. Major diagnostic and therapeutic advances over the last two decades have greatly improved the outlook for patients with diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, vasculitis, lupus, myositis, gout, and scleroderma. Our division integrates the latest research findings into clinical practice and offers students a unique bedside view of this expanding area of specialization.