Monica Lypson, MD, MPH

Primary Care
Primary Care

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CUIMC/Presbyterian Hospital and Vanderbilt Clinic

622 West 168th Street
New York, NY 10032
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About Monica Lypson, MD, MPH

Monica Lypson MD MHPE is the Rolf H. Scholdager Professor of Medicine at Columbia University Irving Medical Center and the Vice Dean for Medical Education. She previously served as a professor, Vice-Chair of Medicine and Division Director of General Internal Medicine at The George Washington University School of Medical and Health Sciences and was President of the Society of General Internal Medicine from 2021-22. Her work focuses on innovations and improvements in health professions education and assessment, health equity, workforce diversity, faculty development, medical care delivery, and provider communication skills. Dr. Lypson's prior role in government included a position as the Director for Medical and Dental Education for the Veterans Health Administration, where she oversaw undergraduate and graduate medical education across the nation within the Department of Veteran Affairs. Dr. Lypson has held many national roles focused on health professions education, including with the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education, the Association of American Medical Colleges, and the National Board of Medical Examiners.

She is a board-certified general internist with significant leadership experience in clinical, educational, and administrative arenas. She is a clinician educator and has published over 100 peer-reviewed publications in top-tier medical education journals in the areas of resident assessment, communication skills, cultural competency education, workforce diversity and faculty development.

Dr. Lypson graduated from Brown University and received her medical degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. She completed her graduate medical training at the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Internal Medicine - Primary Care, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School. Subsequently, she went on to complete a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars program at the University of Chicago and a master's in Health Professions Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is also a former Aspen Institute Health Innovators Fellow.


  • Fellowship: University of Chicago Medical Center
  • Internship: Brigham and Women's Hospital
  • Medical School: Case Western Reserve University
  • Residency: Harvard Medical School

Leadership, Titles & Positions

  • Rolf H. Scholdager Professor of Medicine at CUMC
  • Vice Dean for Education

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