Professor, Department of Medicine (Administration)
Chair, Conflict of Interest Committee
Michael J. Reichgott is responsible currently for Conflict of Interest oversight and for Human Subjects Protection at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. A 1965 Einstein graduate, he trained in Internal Medicine at UC San Francisco Medical Center, where he completed fellowship in Clinical Pharmacology and the PhD in Pharmacology. Dr. Reichgott joined the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania in 1972, conducting clinical research in hypertension and clinical pharmacology. A founding member of Penn’s Section on General Internal Medicine, he became director of ambulatory care and clinical practice programs for the Department of Internal Medicine. In 1980, Dr. Reichgott was appointed Chief of the Section of General Internal Medicine and Associate Chief of Staff for Ambulatory Care at the Philadelphia VA Med Center. He returned to Einstein in 1984 as Medical Director of Bronx Municipal Hospital Center. He was appointed as Einstein’s Associate Dean for Students and first Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education in 1989, transitioned to Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs in 1999, while continuing to serve as Designated Institutional Official for Einstein’s ACGME-accredited programs. He was appointed to his current position in 2010.
For the AAMC, Dr. Reichgott was a member of the governing council of the Group on Educational Affairs, and a founding member of the Section on Resident Education and the Group on Resident Affairs. He was the organizing Chair of the GEA Section on Graduate Medical Education. As AAMC appointee, he was a founding member of the ACGME Institutional Review Committee 1996-2002, and continues to serve on the ACGME’s Standing Appeals Panel.
For the AMA, Dr. Reichgott is past Chair of the Governing Council of the Section on Medical Schools and has served as the section’s Delegate to the House of Delegates. He was an AMA appointee to the LCME, where he served as Chair of the Sub-committee on Standards from 2005 to 2008, and as co-Chair of the LCME 2008-2009. In 2011, Dr. Reichgott was appointed as AMA co-chair of an ad hoc task force established to evaluate the organizational structure and scope of responsibility of the LCME.
In New York State, Dr. Reichgott is the Chair of the Medical Education Committee of the Associated Medical Schools of New York (AMSNY), convener of the AMSNY-led Consortium on Medical Workforce, and Chairman of the Planning Committee for the implementation of a state-wide Institute for Faculty Development. He was appointed to the State Board for Professional Medical Conduct in 2009. In 2011 he was appointed to the State Department of Education Advisory Committee on Long Term Clinical Clerkships
In 2011, Dr. Reichgott was awarded Einstein’s Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Teaching.
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New York Times interviews Einstein medical student, Joseph Gotesman, and Michael Reichgott, M.D., Ph.D., about VetConnect, an organization to help homeless veterans.