Penny Stern, MD
Chief, Preventive & Lifestyle Medicine, Katz Institute for Women’s Health
Penny Stern MD, MPH, FACPM, FACOEM is the Chief, Preventive & Lifestyle Medicine at the Katz Institute for Women’s Health and the Department of Occupational Medicine, Epidemiology, and Prevention. Dr. Stern is an Assistant Professor at the Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell and is physician oversight for the Center for Wellness and Integrative Medicine. Deeply involved in public health education, she routinely presents to dozens of community and workplace groups each year, as well as at various Northwell site under the auspices of the Employee Wellness Team. She is a facilitator and speaker for Unconscious Bias training as part of the Northwell Center for Equity of Care’s efforts throughout the system and has presented hundreds of Unconscious Bias workshops. Dr. Stern earned her MD with special distinction for research in neuropathology from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, where she was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha National Honor Medical Society. As part of her residency training in Preventive Medicine at Cornell, she earned her MPH at the Columbia (now Mailman) School of Public Health. She completed an additional residency in Occupational Medicine at the Mount Sinai Medical Center. She maintains appointments as a Clinical Assistant Professor at both Weill-Cornell and Mount Sinai and has taught medical students at Cornell for over two decades. Dr. Stern is board-certified and is a fellow of both the American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM) and the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM). She is also New York State-certified in medical acupuncture. She is also an experienced medical editor and journalist, having worked in television, on-line, and print. In those capacities, she published hundreds of medical news articles for both consumer and professional audiences.