Dr. Reena Karani

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

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Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai


Reena Karani, MD is Professor in the Departments of Medical Education, Geriatrics & Palliative Medicine and Medicine and Senior Associate Dean, Undergraduate Medical Education and Curricular Affairs at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Dr. Karani’s clinical interests include care of the hospitalized older adult, perioperative management and consultative models of care in geriatrics. Her research and career interests include performance based learner evaluation and psychometrics of various evaluation methods. Dr. Karani is deeply involved in educating learners at all levels. Currently she oversees the education program leading up to the MD degree at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She serves as faculty and is on the steering committee of Harvard University’s Macy Program for Educators in the Health Professions. She is the author of numerous peer-reviewed publications focused on medical education and has served as a mentor to innumerable students, residents, fellows and faculty.