Valerie Parkas, MD Email Valerie Parkas
- SENIOR ASSOCIATE DEAN OF ADMISSIONS, RECRUITMENT, AND ALUMNI AFFAIRS
- ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR | Medical Education
- ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR | Medicine, Infectious Diseases
- Infectious Disease
- Hospital Affiliation
- The Mount Sinai Hospital
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.
MD, Brown University
Residency, Internal Medicine
New York Hospital
Fellowship, Infectious Disease
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Dr.Parkas did not report having any of the following types of financial relationships with industry during 2017 and/or 2018: 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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