Walter Palmas, MD

Walter Palmas, MD


Specialties: Internal Medicine

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622 West 168th Street
New York, NY 10032
US

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About Walter Palmas, MD


Dr. Palmas graduated magna cum laude from the University of Buenos Aires' School of Medicine. He completed cardiology training in Buenos Aires, a nuclear cardiology fellowship at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center/UCLA, and internal medicine residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Medical Center. He has a masters degree in biostatistics from Columbia University. Honors include the Rotary Foundation Post-Doctoral Scholarship, and the Ewig Clinical Scholarship. He teaches the medicine residency Evidence Based Medicine seminar. His research ranges from epidemiology and genetics to randomized trials. Currently, he is principal investigator of the Northern Manhattan Diabetes Community Outreach Project, which studies the efficacy of a Community Health Worker intervention to improve diabetes care in Hispanic adults. He leads the MESA SHARE blood pressure working group and the Genomics in Hispanics for Blood Pressure consortium, participating in global efforts to identify genetic causes of hypertension.


Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine

Languages Spoken

  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Education

  • Internship: St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center
  • Fellowship: Cedars Sinai Medical Center
  • Residency: St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center
  • Medical School: University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine (Argentina)

Titles & Positions

  • Associate Professor of Medicine at CUMC
  • Chair, Institutional Review Board (IRB)-5
  • Director, Evidence Based Medicine Course for Residents, Department of Medicine
  • Director, Evidence Based Medicine Seminar, Columbia Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Awards & Honors

  • Ewig Clinical Scholar, Columbia University.
  • Rotary Foundation Scholar.

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