Core Faculty

Garnet Health
 Middletown, NY


Garnet Health (formerly Greater Hudson Valley Health System,) is a New York State, not-for-profit corporation headquartered in Middletown, New York, approximately 60 miles north of New York City. Garnet Health is comprised of Garnet Health Medical Center, Garnet Health Medical Center - Catskills, Garnet Health Doctors, Garnet Health Foundation and Garnet Health Foundation - Catskills. Garnet Health is dedicated to developing specialty services, medical programs and needed healthcare services that allow residents to remain close to home to receive quality care.

Providing healthcare to nearly 450,000 residents in Orange, Sullivan and Ulster Counties, Garnet Health was designed to improve the quality, stability and efficiency of healthcare services in the mid-Hudson and Catskill region. Services provided by more than 3,300 employed professionals and over 850 medical staff members, makes Garnet Health one of the largest healthcare providers in the tri-county area. The System’s three hospital campuses (Garnet Health Medical Center - Catskills (Harris and Callicoon, NY) and Garnet Health Medical Center (Middletown, NY) plus several outpatient facilities, offer a broad spectrum of care including:

  • 601 licensed inpatient beds
  • Emergency medicine
  • Surgical services
  • Ambulatory surgery services
  • Skilled nursing unit
  • Cardiology services including emergency and elective angioplasty
  • Oncology services from diagnosis to treatment
  • Orthopedic services including joint replacements
  • Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence
  • Birthing centers
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • Outpatient diagnostic imaging
  • Geriatric assessment
  • Primary, Specialty, and Urgent care practices
  • Adult day care
  • Mental health and chemical dependency programs
  • Diabetes program
  • Wound care
  • Sleep Center Services
  • Outpatient infusion services
  • Rehabilitation services including: physical, occupational and speech therapy
  • Hospitalist services
  • Rape intervention and support services
  • Community screenings and support groups


A core faculty physician is a member of the Internal Medicine Residency Program faculty. He / She will provide clinical services and teaching, will devote their professional efforts to the program, and have sufficient time protected from direct service responsibilities to meet the educational requirements of the program. The Core Faculty are the expert competency evaluators who work closely with the Program Director and Associate Program Director, who assist in developing and implementing the evaluation system, and who teach and advise residents. A core faculty physician is expected to dedicate an average of 15 hours a week and comply with ACGME Core Faculty requirements.

Core Faculty Responsibilities

Clinical Time involves, but is not limited to:

  • Teaches and supervises internal medicine residents.
  • Timely completion of evaluations and real time “face to face” feedback to residents
  • Completion of CEX on residents
  • Participating in the remediation of residents

Non-clinical Time involves, but is not limited to

  • Participation in resident didactic conferences including but not limited to M&M, EBM, Journal Club, and Intern / Resident Report.
  • Participation in noon conference as a lecturer.
  • Attends all faculty meetings, department of medicine meetings, and other meetings as necessary or directed.
  • Participates in committees as requested with mandatory participation in CCC and PEC. Mandatory attendance is required for majority (> 70%) of the meetings.
  • Mandatory participation in faculty development activities.
  • Participation in the Residency Selection Committee, including application review and interviews
  • Mentors residents with regard to scholarly activity with participation in a minimum of two scholarly activities per year (including at least 1 QI project).
  • Develops strategies in collaboration with the PD and APD to design performance improvement plans for the struggling resident and serves as a mentor to that resident.
  • Participate in Internal Medicine Board review activities with the residents.
  • Must complete the annual ACGME Faculty Survey

Academic Conferences

  • Attends at least one academic conference every 2 years - From list of IM program approved conferences (ie: ACGME, AAIM, AHME, SHM academic hospitalist, etc).


Minimum Education: M.D. or D.O. degree from an accredited school of medicine or osteopathy.

Minimum Experience: Currently practicing

Required Certification/Registration: NY State Medical License

Active and Unrestricted D.E.A. Certificate

Board Certification or Board Eligibility in Hospital Medicine and Internal Medicine,

ACLS and BLS certifications

Physical Requirements:

Working Conditions:

  • Environmental Demands and Exposure to Hazards: Works in a clean, well- lighted, heated or ventilated facility. No routine exposure to hazards.
  • Physical Demands: Demonstrates physical and functional ability to perform full anatomical range of motion to accomplish tasks. Evidence of visual and aural acuity and finger and hand dexterity to operate computer and office equipment. Can withstand long periods of sitting, standing and/or constant walking. Ability to lift 10 lbs.
  • Mental Demands: Ability to foster collaborative relationships, to work well under pressure, to organize and synthesize new information, and prioritize tasks. Possesses critical thinking, analytical skills and flexibility. Ability to multi-task. Required detailed attention to work in an environment where interruptions cannot be controlled. Demonstrates sensitivity to customer needs and expectations. May be subject to irregular hours including evenings or potentially weekends to participate in operational and community events as necessary.

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