Alvin I. Mushlin, MD

Internal Medicine
Office Phone: (212) 746-9663


Alvin Mushlin, M.D., Sc.M., is the Nanette Laitman Distinguished Professor of Public Health in the Department of Healthcare Policy and Research and a Professor of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. From 1999 to 2013, he served as Chairman of the medical college’s Department of Public Health (now Healthcare Policy and Research), and Public Health Physician-in-Chief at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center. Earlier, he had been Professor of Community Medicine and Medicine at the University of Rochester since 1976, where he was active in research and teaching programs, as well as in clinical practice as a primary care internist.

Dr. Mushlin's research focuses on the application of decision and cost-effectiveness analysis to the evaluation of clinical policies and medical technologies, with the aim of making medical care and public health more evidence-based and priority setting more rational. Specifically, he conducts studies to quantify the value and accuracy of diagnostic tests and procedures, understand the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of interventions for common clinical problems, and measure the quality of medical care. He is the author of over 100 publications in the fields of primary care, clinical epidemiology and medical technology assessment. He has been a consultant to many national groups, including the Clinical Efficacy Assessment Project of the American College of Physicians, the National Blue Cross Association and the United States Preventive Health Services Task Force.

Aetna [HMO, Medicare]

Aetna [Weill Cornell Employee Plan]

Affinity [Medicaid, Medicare]

Affinity [HMO]

Health First [HMO, Medicaid]

Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [HMO, Medicaid, Medicare, POS]

Health Plus - Amerigroup [HMO, Medicaid]

Medicare [Medicare]

Oxford Health Plans [Medicare]

Rockefeller University - CoreSource [PPO]

United Empire

UnitedHealthcare [HMO, Medicare, PPO]


1966 Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Residency: 1968 NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center

Residency: 1972 Johns Hopkins Hospital


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Professor of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell Univ