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High quality hospital care
The Division of Hospital Medicine is committed to providing world-class medical care to hospitalized patients, with a focus on innovative clinical research and hospitalist training.


The Division of Hospital Medicine is dedicated to providing evidence-based medical care, promoting continuous quality and process improvement, and emphasizing appropriate medical resource utilization. Our division actively partakes in leading medical research and is committed to educating the next generation of inpatient physicians.

The hospital is one of the most complex environments within the healthcare ecosystem. Originating from one of the oldest hospitalist programs in the country, the Northwell Health Division of Hospital Medicine effectively navigates this complex ecosystem by providing the highest quality medical care to hospitalized patients, with emphasis on care coordination across the vast continuum of care.

With nearly 110 adult academic hospitalists at North Shore University Hospital and Long Island Jewish Medical Center, we care for a diverse patient population, and are responsible for approximately 20,000 discharges annually. Our hospitalists also co-manage hospitalized patients with various surgical and other medical specialties.

As an academic division, our hospitalist faculty are integrally involved with the graduate and undergraduate medical education efforts of the Northwell Department of Medicine. We serve as teaching attendings and mentors to our internal medicine residents, as well as to medical students of the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. Our division also participates in international clinical trials, staying actively involved in both grant and non-grant supported research. We continue to be a leader in quality and process improvement initiatives locally, regionally and nationally.

Honors & awards

Society of Hospital Medicine top oral research and innovation abstracts

  • Society of Hospital Medicine annual meeting, best research oral presentation, “The Patient Engagement Specialists (PES) Model: A New Paradigm in the Management of Hospitalized Older Patients with Cognitive Impairment,” Liron Sinvani
  • Society of Hospital Medicine annual meeting, innovation oral presentation: “Can Innovative Co-Management Models Reduce Burnout?” Corey Karlin-Zysman and Mark Goldin
  • Society of Hospital Medicine annual meeting, innovation oral presentation, “Implementing ACOVE Quality Indicators as an Intervention Checklist to Improve Care for Hospitalized Older Adults,” Liron Sinvani
  • Society of Hospital Medicine annual meeting; innovation oral presentation, “Setting New Standards: A Novel Approach to Large Volume Paracentesis,” Linda Kurian and Nayla Idriss

Local awards

  • Northwell Health President’s Award for Innovation, the MindFULL C.A.R.E. unit
  • NSUH Medical Staff Society Patient Safety and Innovation Award, Closed-Loop Multidisciplinary Medication Reconciliation Process, Corey Karlin-Zysman, MD
  • Northwell Health Outstanding Teacher Award, John Raimo, MD

Research grants

  • Empire Clinical Research Investigator Program (ECRIP), “Warfarin Quality Metrics for Hospitalized Older Adults,” Jessica Cohen, MD
  • Empire Clinical Research Investigator Program (ECRIP), “Utility of a CT Scan of the Chest in the Diagnosis of Pneumonia,” Alex Makhnevich, MD
  • CMS Award for MAPPP App: “A Two-Pronged Approach to Management of Anticoagulation in the Peri-procedural Period: Operationalization of a Mobile/Web Based Application for Clinical Decision Support in Hospital/Ambulatory Surgery Settings and Optimization of Patient Education using Health Information Technology,” Jessica Cohen, MD


Linda Maria Kurian, MD

Specialties: Internal Medicine

Sean Patrick LaVine, MD

Specialties: Internal Medicine

Charles Louis Kast, MD

Specialties: Internal Medicine
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