Grand Rounds : Schedule 2016-2017

Dr. Reena Karani

Dr. Karani received a Bachelor of Science from Brown University and a Doctor of Medicine from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She completed her residency and chief residency in Internal Medicine at Montefiore Medical Center of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and her fellowship, chief fellowship and medical education research fellowship in Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine at Mount Sinai. She also received a Master of Health Professions Education from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Karani’s research interests include clinical workplace-based learning, feedback and assessment and innovative ways to teach medical students and train their educators to be outstanding teachers.

Dr. Karani is deeply involved in educating learners at all levels. Currently she oversees the education program leading up to the MD degree at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She serves as faculty and is on the steering committee of Harvard University’s Macy Program for Educators in the Health Professions. In addition, she is a founding Co-Director of the Harvard Program for Postgraduate Trainees. She served as Chair of the Education Committee for the Society of General Internal Medicine and currently chairs the Medical Education Research Review Committee for the American Geriatrics Society. She is a member of the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME), serves on the USMLE Management Committee, the NBME Finance & Audit Committee and Chairs the Step 2CS Test Materials Development Committee. In addition, Dr. Karani serves as a Deputy Editor in Medical Education for the Journal of General Internal Medicine. She serves as a member of the Research in Medical Education Committee for the Association of American Medical Colleges. Dr. Karani is the author of countless peer-reviewed publications focused on medical education and has served as a mentor to innumerable students, residents, fellows and faculty.

Dr. Karani’s honors include the Sigma Xi Scientific Honor Society, Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, the Presidential Award in Medical Education from AGS, the John A. Hartford Center of Excellence Scholar, the Excellence in Teaching Award from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, National Award for Scholarship in Medical Education from SGIM and Master Educator from the Institute of Medical Education, Icahn School of Medicine Mount Sinai.