Primary Care & Social Internal Medicine Residency

Primary Care & Social Internal Medicine Program Faculty

"I feel the faculty is committed to my development as a physician and leader, and to providing the highest level of care to underserved populations."

Minesh Shah, Program Graduate
Clinical Educator, University of Illinois Medical Center

The core faculty for the Primary Care/Social Internal Medicine Program serves as core teachers in the Department of Medicine. All have developed careers in medical education and are dedicated to underserved communities.

The diversity of faculty interests serves to enrich the program’s innovative curriculum. Our faculty has expertise in clinical epidemiology, clinical reasoning, evidence-based medicine, screening and prevention, behavioral and psychosocial medicine, global health, human rights, women’s health, musculoskeletal medicine, community-oriented primary care, liberation medicine, physical diagnosis, addiction medicine, HIV and pain medicine.

All faculty members act as clinical preceptors, with the ratio of residents to full-time preceptors in clinic less than 4:1.

Program Leadership

Linnea Capps, MD, MPH
Program Director


Shwetha V. Iyer, MD
Associate Program Director


PC/SM Faculty


Robert Beil, MD, AAHIVS 


Chinazo Cunningham, MD, MS  


Joseph Deluca, MD 


Jennifer Egert, PhD 


Aaron Fox, MD 


Gloria Fung-Chaw, MD 


Erin Goss, MD 


Shwetha Iyer, MD 


Felise Milan, MD  


Brianna Norton, DO 


Jerry Paccione, MD  


Amit R. Patel, MD, MPH 


Viraj Patel, MD, MPH 


Calie Santana, MD, MHS 


Lauren Shapiro, MD 


Joanna Starrels, MD, MS  


Deborah Swiderski, MD  


Upcoming Grand Rounds

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Diabetes and Bartleby the Scrivener
Clay F. Semenkovich, MD
8:00 AM: 3rd Floor Lecture Hall

Contact Us

Linnea Capps, MD
Program Director

Shwetha V. Iyer, MD
Associate Program Director

Josephine Byfield
Program Administrator
718 920-2627 

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