Letter from the Director

Cheryl Pegus, MD, MPH
Director, Division of General
Internal Medicine and
Clinical Innovation

We in the Division have been making strides towards our core goal of improving the health of patients seen in diverse health care settings using strategies that are both practical to implement and translatable beyond our walls.

As teachers, we offer cutting-edge programs to train tomorrow’s clinicians, investigators and educators in the complex skills required to advance health. Programs offered range from innovative web-based initiatives for medical students, to a renowned residency training program in primary care internal medicine, to unique fellowships in medicine and public health research and in medical education. Research meets education through our initiatives to improve the science of refining medical education by examining outcomes associated with specific teaching strategies.

As clinicians, we deliver the highest quality of care to all patients across diverse urban practice settings that include our exceptional Tisch Hospital, the legendary Bellevue Hospital Center, the Veteran’s Affairs NY Harbor Healthcare System, a magnificent array of affiliated practices led by our talented faculty, and also diverse community-based sites as well.

Our portfolio of funded research addresses challenges in improving prevention and chronic disease care among urban populations, including diseases ranging from hypertension to alcohol dependence, social determinants of health including immigration and health literacy, and applications of information technology and behavior change strategies to improve health among diverse populations.

I invite you to explore our website. Many rich programs are represented here, which together should give you a fuller sense for our thriving Division of General Internal Medicine and Clinical Innovation.

Cheryl Pegus, MD, MPH
Director: Division of General Internal Medicine and Clinical Innovation